Director Vinil Mathew produced a smashing debut with the light-hearted entertainer, HASEE TOH PHASEE . 7 years later, he’s back with his subsequent outing, HASEEN DILLRUBA. This time, he has selected a dark topic with a dash of thrill and whodunit. The casting and the intriguing trailer has currently produced men and women curious. So does HASEEN DILLRUBA handle to shock and entertain the audiences? Or does it fail to impress? Let’s analyse.
HASEEN DILLRUBA is the story of a wife accused of murdering her husband. Rishabh Saxena aka Rishu (Vikrant Massey) resides in Jwalapur along with his mother Lata (Yamini Das) and father Brijraj (Daya Shankar Pandey). He is hunting for a girl for marriage and his search leads him to Rani Kashyap (Taapsee Pannu) in Delhi. Rishu falls for Rani instantaneously. Lata realizes that Rani is not the very simple and homely girl that she’s hunting for. But Rishu is adamant. The marriage requires spot. A nervous Rishu fails to consummate the marriage. Lata, meanwhile, begins chiding Rani for lying that she can cook. One particular day, Rishu overhears Rani speaking to her mother (Alka Kaushal) and her masi (Puja Sarup) that Rishu is not great in bed. Rishu is hurt and retreats into a shell. Rani gets lonely. One particular day, Rishu’s cousin Neel Tripathi (Harshvardhan Rane) comes to keep with the Saxena’s. Neel is dashing and properly-constructed and Rani gets charmed by her. Neel realizes that Rani is attracted to her and each commence a fling. Rani falls in adore with Neel to the extent that she starts to study cooking so that she can feed him his favourite dishes. One particular day, Neel expresses the wish to have mutton. Rani, who’s a vegetarian, agrees and goes out to invest in meat. The very same day, she tells Neel that she’d like to finish the marriage and move in with him. A commitment-phobic Neel panics and runs away. Rani is hurt and she blurts the truth to Rishu. Rishu wanted to have a fresh commence but this confession hurts him even additional. A handful of months later, an explosion requires spot in the Saxena residence, killing Rishu. The investigating officer, Kishore Rawat (Aditya Srivastava), is positive that Rani has killed Rishu. What occurs subsequent types the rest of the film.
Kanika Dhillon’s story performs only in components. The characters are fascinating and coupled with the setting, the story had the prospective to be a excellent murder mystery. But items go haywire in the second half. Kanika Dhillon’s screenplay is not constant. Some scenes are incredibly properly written and believed of. The 1st 45 minutes raises the expectations of a thrilling subsequent hour and keeps you hooked. But the subsequent portions endure due to inept writing. Kanika Dhillon’s dialogues are sharp and properly-worded.
HASEEN DILLRUBA starts on a thrilling note and instantaneously sets the mood. The scene exactly where Rishu meets Rani for the 1st time is hilarious and the very same goes for the scene exactly where Lata protests by pretending to kill herself. Then the sequence exactly where Rani blasts Rishu in the bedroom is positive to make viewers chuckle. In other words, the 1st 45 minutes to 60 minutes does not give viewers any purpose to complain. Later, even so, the film slows down and even becomes unconvincing. A handful of developments are not uncomplicated to digest and are positive to get thumbs down from the viewers. In the pre-climax, the interest rises when once again, specifically in the lie detector scene. But the finale acts as a disappointment.
Vinil Mathew’s path could have been greater, specifically when we have noticed what he’s capable of in his debut film. The narrative is like a see-saw – when the film goes on yet another level at some locations, there are scenes exactly where the interest level drops. The initial portions are fascinating and even Neel’s entry adds spice to the narrative. Even so, the greatest difficulty of the film is the climax. In a suspense thriller, the viewer is keen to know the suspects, the actual murderer and the motive behind the murder. The climax exactly where the identity of the murderer as properly as the motive is revealed comes across as a downer, outright unconvincing and tricky to fathom.
Speaking of performances, Taapsee Pannu however once again delivers a smashing functionality. The actress has raised a specific bar for herself and thankfully, she manages to meet the expectations via her act. The function and script expected her to switch amongst becoming vulnerable and bold, and she manages to be totally convincing. Vikrant Massey, also, provides his most effective shot. In truth, his function has a lot of shades and it is a treat to see how he essays the aspect. Harshvardhan Rane has a late entry and has restricted screen time. But he puts up a excellent show. Aditya Srivastava does remind 1 of his function in the Television show ‘CID’. But he is also great and also raises laughs in a handful of scenes. Yamini Das is hilarious when Daya Shankar Pandey is fine. Alka Kaushal and Puja Sarup are decent in their modest roles. Ashish Verma (Afzar) is fair.
Amit Trivedi’s music is forgettable. ‘Dil Melt Melt’ is placed in a excellent scenario. ‘Lakeeran’, ‘Phisal Ja Tu’ and ‘Mila Tu’ fail to register. Amar Mangrulkar’s background score is greater and leaves a mark in the thrilling scenes. Jayakrishna Gummadi’s cinematography is suitable and the locales of Rishikesh are properly shot. Madhur Madhavan and Swapnil Bhalerao’s production style is straight out of life. Varsha Chandanani and Shilpa Makhija’s costumes are realistic with Taapsee’s clothing standing out. Vikramjeet Dahiya’s action is convincing and not more than the major. Shweta Venkat Mathew’s editing is not up to the mark as the film should really have been shorter.
On the complete, HASEEN DILLRUBA is embellished with some fine performances but the unconvincing narrative in the second half and the disappointing climax spoils the show.