Director Vinil Mathew Says, “Hasee Toh Phasee Is Very Close To My Heart”

Vinil Mathew, known for debuting as the director of Dharma Productions Hasee Toh Phasee with Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra in the lead. It was a romantic comedy film released in the year 2014. Mathew who was a graduate of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune, started his career by directing advertisements for numerous brands including the popular organizations Vodafone, Nescafe and Cadbury. He expresses his joy for his debut film Hasee Toh Phasee which has completed eight years since its release. The director says the film is very close to his heart.

The story of Hasee Toh Phasee revolves around the two lead characters Nikhil and Mita played by Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra respectively. They first meet in a very unusual way which has a special place in Nikhil’s memory as even after many years he reminds Mita about it, which she pays no attention to. The film later shows Nikhil’s engagement falling apart and Mita trying to get accepted by her family again which leads to Nikhil and Mita bonding while sharing their troubles and ultimately falling in love.

While talking about the film, Mathew said: “Hasee Toh Phasee is very close to my heart and not only because it was my debut project but also because it gave me a lot to explore as a filmmaker. I had a great time working on it, and I am so glad that the audience is still showering it with so much love.”

Mathew after the success of Hasee Toh Phasee, dived into experimenting with a romantic thriller movie Haseena Dilruba starring Tapsee Pannu, Vikrant Massey and Harshvardhan Rane in lead roles. The film was produced by Anand L. Rai of Tanu Weds Manu fame and was released on the popular streaming service Netflix. It was a completely different genre from his debut movie Hasee Toh Phasee. The film got mixed reviews from both audiences and critics. It also proved that Mathew as a director was able to break the mould by not being stereotyped by the industry after his first film.

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‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ is a romantic comedy-drama that was released in 2014. He added: “It was a challenging call to take Sidharth Malhotra out of his heroic image and have him play an unheroic hero. Similarly, Parineeti Chopra portrayed a new shade of a lead female character.” You can watch the movie on the popular streaming service Netflix.

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