‘Haseen Dillruba’ Review: A Ridiculous Story of Love and Crime | Bollywood
Consider this: a man (Rishu, real name Rishabh) marries a girl (Rani), fully aware of her “limits” (she cannot cook, you see? She is only a good beautician, where among his first guinea pigs after his marriage is his stepfather). They stay in the small town of Jwalapur and it is from Delhi. But marriage is not a bed of roses. They are unable to consummate their marriage, and Rishu (Vikrant massey) overhears (from the bathroom!) Rani (Taapsee Pannu) confiding in her mother that Rishu was not good in bed.
Because of this, a distance occurs between the newlyweds and the fact that Rishu’s mother Lata (Yamini Das) was shocked that Rani couldn’t cook adds to the mess. In this traumatic phase comes Rishu Neel’s cousin (Harshvardhan Rane) to spend a few days there. A lover of Rani falls in love with him and they become physical, with Rani now wanting to end her marriage. However, Neel, phobic of commitment, runs away and when Rani confesses to her husband that she is in love with Neel, Rishu’s worst streak surfaces and he begins to physically hurt her.
A distraught Rani asks for her forgiveness, and he relents after she attempts to kill herself and they decide to start over. But Neel hasn’t finished yet.
The film begins with Rishu’s death in an explosion, with Rani seeing his dismembered arm (with his name tattooed on it from the moment he was love-struck after their engagement) in the debris. A police officer questions him relentlessly, and the truth is incredibly absurd and ridiculous, one of the many ridiculous nonsense we see in this silly story.
Pannu looks good but his performance is anything but that. Massey is partially effective, as is Harshvardhan Rane. The best performances easily come from Yamini Das and Daya Shankar Pandey as Rishu’s parents.
It is shocking to see the accomplished first director of “Hasee Toh Phasee” deliver such nonsense. But, unfortunately these days a director is only as good as he is allowed to be, and that includes making a movie from a script that has fooled everyone!
Because Kanika Dhillon, an overrated writer (“Always Kabhi Kabhi”, “RA.One”, “Manmarziyaan”, “Kedarnath”, “Judgmentall Hai Kya”) so far, is weaving a thread that has somehow deceived her. creators (including director of the franchise “Tanu Weds Manu” who is a co-producer and actress (one wonders how !!! – and again Pannu after “Manmarziyaan”, who had at least a decent role for her!) but didn’t makes no sense. Next:
A man uses a helicopter to cut his arm. He never cares about infection, sepsis, and blood loss – it’s as easy as taking off a shirt. He certainly never sees a doctor.
He even swims in a river in this state and holds his breath underwater. This grotesque idea comes from a pulp fiction that he reads.
The main conspirators have no conscience of blowing up a house just to protect their skin and their interests. They just want to be together.
The cop interrogates Rani several times, in sight of a crowd of onlookers, including the closest friend of her late husband. A lie detector test is inconclusive as Rani wears a slipper with a nail thrown through her leg. The pain gives a false report as his heart rate increases!
The cop ends up understanding the truth FIVE YEARS LATER when he reads the same pulp fiction that inspired the crime! He doesn’t bother to reopen the crime – after all, he’s now moved to another location!
Rishu and Rani’s parents conveniently disappear from the plot at the appropriate time.
I may have missed some crazy points.
So you can also miss the movie. Despite a bit of humor in the first half.
And yes, the movie is about Uttar Pradesh-ites, and two of the four or five forgettable songs, “Dil Melt Karda” and “Lakeeran” are in trendy Punjabi. This is what we call “Udta Punjab!” “
Note: * 1/2
“Haseen Dillruba” by T-Series Films and Color Yellow Productions
Produced By: Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Aanand L. Rai & Himanshu Sharma
Directed by: Vinil Mathew
Written by: Kanika Dhillon
Music: Amit Trivedi
With: Taapsee Pannu, Vikrant Massey, Harshvardhan Rane, Aditya Srivastava,
Ashish Verma, Yamini Das, Daya Shankar Pandey, Alka Kaushal, Amit Singh Thakur, Puja Sarup, Atul Tiwari, Deepesh Jagdish, Aashiq Hussein, Alok Chatterjee, Preeti Singh, Shyaam Kishore and others