Director Vinil Mathew’s new Hasee Toh Phasee is the new rom com on screen, but looks more like a 60s melodrama made worse with hints of a Gujarati soap opera. That sums up what the flick is all about.
The presence of talented Parineeti Chopra does nothing much to aspire for, and it also ends up giving her nothing to smile about. Sidharth Malhotra is one plus we would like to applaud, but he too ends up having nothing to boast about at the end of the day.
According to what Indian Express wrote on February 7, Hasee Toh Phasee has so much to boast about at the outset, but falls flat.
Co-producers Karan Johar and Anurag Kashyap, a watchable hero and a crazy looking heroine are what the film could have looked up to. But the absence of a story pushes it down the cliff.
The plot doesn’t have any direction whatsoever, and that does the film in. At times, it looks like characters like those played by the dependable Manoj Joshi try to save it from sinking but can do much about it. Go watch it if you have some idle time.
NDTV Movies wrote, “It is an unpretentious little odd-couple romantic comedy. But the plot of Hasee Toh Phasee is a conundrum that takes some doing to crack.
“True to the norms of Bollywood love triangles, Hasee Toh Phasee has more than its share of departures and homecomings, of abrupt partings and dramatic reunions. So what if some of them appear to be merrily arbitrary?”