Cast: Tapsee Pannu, Vikrant Massey and Harshvardhan Rane
Director: Vinil Mathew
Writer: Kanika Dhillon
Music: Amit Trivedi
Haseen Dillruba released on Netflix today. The trailer of the film was more exciting and promising than the final content we received. The plot of the film revolves around the love/lust triangle, featuring Tapsee Pannu, Vikrant Massey and Harshvardhan Rane. The film was expected to be a mystery thriller along with black comedy, but what we got in return seems like a huge drag!
The story starts and we see a blast due to leaking gas in the passage of Jwalapur. Meanwhile when the incident happened. The bahu of the house, Rani (played by Tapsee Pannu) was feeding the dogs outside. After the incident all Rani could find was the torned hand of her husband Rishu (played by Vikrant Massey). She identifies it by the name tattooed on his wrists which said, Rani.
The tragic incident leads to the investigation. The investigation officer (Aditya Shrivastava) believes that what happened wasn’t an accident, instead, it was a planned murder. For which he considers Rani as a culprit. He starts the interrogation process, during which he learns many things about Rishu and Rani’s marriage right from the start. From the dispute between saas-bahu to unsatisfied sex. Rani’s extrovert and fierce nature leaves meek Rishu overwhelmed every time. Rishu is an ideal loving husband, who is loyal to her and loves her to death but The base of their marriage was all about adjustment and compromise.
And while going through this turbulent phase, arrives Neel (Harshvardhan Rane) who is Rishu’s distant cousin. He is everything that Rani wanted in a man. As expected the extramarital affair goes wrong and Rishu comes to know about everything which was happening behind his back. From here, the movie takes a very ugly turn.
In the movie, Rani is a huge fan of murder mystery novels of a Hindi author called Dinesh Pandit. From the cops being obsessed with the ‘killer’ bhabhi in the movie to the hilarious clashes between Rani and her Mother-in-law are very hilarious. The arrival of Neel in the story makes it more interesting along with the investigation case running in parallel.
In my opinion, the movie is more of an insight into a troubled marriage after being hit by an extramarital affair. Some of the motives which the film was showcasing are not understandable. Specifically, Rani whose idea of coming into marriage and then staying into one is something you can’t understand. Also the idea of the film to promote feminism. Being rude and condescending to your partner isn’t feminism.