Passionate love can make you do unimaginable things. This is what the latest Netflix release Haseen Dillruba focuses on. It will show you the divinity of love. Does such kind of pure love exist in the 21st century is still a question? Lust, madness, regret, and sometimes even redemption – love exists in different forms, and it can be brutal at times.
“Amar Prem Wahi Hai, Jispe Khoon Ke Halke Halke Se Cheete Ho, Taaki Usse Buri Nazar Naa Lage” As intense, scary, and confusing these dialogues may sound, the film equally gets embroiled in a series of shocking events and you wouldn’t know whom to root for? A blood-drenched love triangle starring the absolute fine artists the industry has ever seen – Taapsee Pannu, Vikrant Massey, and Harshvardhan Rane.
Taapsee Pannu plays the character of Rani in Haseen Dilruba, which reminds us of Rumi from Manmarziyaa. The similarity between the two is that the patriarchal society named these outgoing, bubbly women who refuse to stay within the Lakshman Rekha as the witches or daayan of the films. Now, are they really? Is something that you will find out at the end of the film.
Taapsee as always nailed the character given to her. She is a middle-class Delhi girl who finds her interest in crime novels – specially written by Dinesh Pandit. She is a girl who wants to fall in love with someone who is the ideal hero figure established in the minds of the audience by cinema – handsome, witty, and volatile. But Rani ends up marrying Rishu (Vikrant Massey), who hails from a small town Jwalapur. Vikrant, as a simple man wins heart right from the moment he is seen onscreen. Rani and Rishu fail to connect.
This is when Rishu’s cousin Neel played by Harshvardhan Rane enters the scene. Hot, dashing and Lothario Neel. He is shown as the embodiment of lust and Rani immediately falls for him. Well, this definitely means trouble!
The story of Haseen Dilruba begins with a murder. Rani is the prime suspect of the murder. She is being questioned left, right and centre, only to hear her version of story which is decorated with the poetic style writing of the crime novelist Dinesh Pandit. Each character of the film plays their part well, including Yamini Dass, who plays Vikrant’s mother. She has added the essence of reality to the film. Film goes from portraying the emotions of two strangers who got married to lust filled relation with another man and then it ends up bloody and messy. Kanika Dhillon and director Vinil Mathew succeeded in making the characters feel real.
Speaking of Vikrant Massey, he has given a terrific performance. The shades of him have been well captured. At one point you fall in love with him, and at the very next you are frightened to be next to him.
Now who is the murderer, is a must watch hunt. But it borders on the ridiculous. The film is a one-time watch. Though it is quite stretchy in the beginning, the film takes pace eventually. We just wished the ending to the film was breath taking and not something to which one will laugh at. But then, the motive to show the passion for love has been succeeded, only at the cost of losing the grip of the film.
You will find this film on Netflix India. Do watch the film and let us know what your views are on the same.