Haseen Dillruba Movie Story
Haseen Dilruba, directed by Vinil Mathew debut with a light hearted movie Hasse toh phase and after 7 long years , he is back with a murder mystery which somehow results in no mystery at all. It is the story of a wife accused of murdering her husband, Rishabh Saxena aka Rishu (Vikrant Massey) who resides in Jwalapur along with his mother Lata (Yamini Das) and father Brijraj (Daya Shankar Pandey). He is looking for a girl for marriage and his search leads him to Rani Kashyap (Taapsee Pannu) in Delhi.
After marriage, the family realized that she is not as homely as they thought her to be. And Rani dreams shattered when she founds her husband to be cold and funless guy. A nervous Rishu fails to consummate the marriage. Then comes the entry of Rishu’s cousin Neel Tripathi (Harshvardhan Rane) who comes to stay with the Saxena’s. Neel is dashing and well-built and Rani gets charmed by her as she was lonely too.
Neel realizes that Rani is attracted to her and both begin a fling. Rani falls in love with Neel to the extent that she tells Neel that she’d like to end 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 start but this confession hurts him even more. A few months later, an explosion takes place in the Saxena residence, killing Rishu. The investigating officer, Kishore Rawat (Aditya Srivastava), is sure that Rani has killed Rishu. What happens next forms the rest of the film.
The movie is intricately woven to create an atmosphere of suspense and whodunnit feel. In the opening scene itself, Rani Kashyap ,a housewife is in front of her house feeding the dogs with mutton when suddenly the house is exploded killing her husband who’s found with a decomposed hand with a tattoo of his wife’s name but nothing else. Police suspects Rani and handles the case to Kishore Rawat.
Then the story moves in flashback mode. Kishore Rawat, the investigating officer, is sure that Rani had killed Rishu and helped her lover in escaping. Later on, police found a CCTV footage which shows Neel ,escaping just before the explosion happened by swimming in a river behind the house. There were few scenes of investigation too showing lie detection test and Rani wearing a footwear which has a nail in it, just to pass the lie test.
All and all, the movie to an extent , is successful in holding the attention and interest of the audience. But there were many loose corners. The climax of the movie was very disappointing and un-real. There were few episodes too in which Rishu tried to kill Rani and even then Rani is romanticizing that act, which seems real weird. Mentioning Pandit ji, a crime novel writer in her interrogation seems useless .
In the end, the interrogation officer also read that same novel and thought Rishu to be dead as that was how the novel ended. He also praises the love of the couple which somehow does not look as love to the audiences. The case is already closed but the couple escaping the crime reunite, their love now more vital than ever.
As far as performances are concerned, Tapsee has excelled herself as Rani. Vikrant is average and couldn’t justify many scenes. Harshvardhan is handsome. Script -writing is not sharp and editing is loose.
Haseen Dillruba Movie Cast
Taapsee Pannu as Rani Kashyap
Vikrant Massey as Rishabh Saxena “Rishu”
Harshvardhan Rane as Neel Tripathi
Aditya Srivastava as Inspector Kishore Rawat
Ashish Verma as Afzar
Yamini Das as Lata
Daya Shankar Pandey as Brijraj Saxena
Alka Kaushal as Mrs. Kashyap
Amit Singh Thakur as Mr. Kashyap
Puja Sarup as Beena Masi
Atul Tiwari as Senior Inspector
Deepesh Jagdish as Navrangi
Aashiq Hussein as Rastogi
Alok Chatterjee as Gandhi
Preeti Singh as Bindiya
Shyaam Kishore as Misra
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Haseen Dillruba Movie Credits
Directed by : Vinil Mathew
Produced by : Aanand L. Rai | Himanshu Sharma
Bhushan Kumar | Krishan Kumar
Music by : Score : Amar Mangrulkar | Songs: Amit Trivedi
Written by : Kanika Dhillon
Haseen Dillruba Review
Haseen Dillruba is a onetime watch but it lacks conviction. Talking of performances, Taapsee Pannu yet again delivers a smashing performance. The actress has raised a certain bar for herself and fortunately, she manages to meet the expectations through her act. The role and script required her to switch between being vulnerable and bold, and she manages to be fully convincing. Vikrant Massey, too, tries to give his best but in many scenes , falls short.
Amit Trivedi’s music is forgettable. None of the songs seem to register. Amar Mangrulkar’s background score is better and leaves a mark in the thrilling scenes. Jayakrishna Gummadi’s cinematography is appropriate and the locales of Rishikesh are well shot. Madhur Madhavan and Swapnil Bhalerao’s production design is straight out of life. Varsha Chandanani and Shilpa Makhija’s costumes are realistic with Taapsee’s clothes standing out. Vikramjeet Dahiya’s action is convincing and not over the top. Shweta Venkat Mathew’s editing is not up to the mark as the film should have been shorter.
On the whole, Haseen Dilruba seems to be impressive with some fine performances but the unconvincing narrative in the second half and the disappointing climax spoils the show. To More Stay tuned with us
Haseen Dillruba Movie Releasing Date
2 July 2021
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Haseen Dillruba Short Description
Haseen Dillruba is a romantic mystery thriller film directed by Vinil Mathew starring Taapsee Pannu, Vikrant Massey and Harshvardhan Rane.