Haseen Dilruba review: Taapsee Pannu, Vikrant Massey & Harshvardhan Rane bring a tale of love & lust but with a lot of mess


A twisted story of love, lust and betrayal, Haseen Dillruba sums up these three feelings. The story starts and we see Taapsee Pannu (Rani) feeding some dogs when a blast happens and the story takes you to flashbacks where Taapsee is narrating the story to the investigating officer of the case. We meet Rani and Rishu. Rishu played by Vikrant Massey who is an engineer and a very shy boy is meeting Rani for the marriage purpose. He falls in love with her at the first sight. They both get married, but despite loving Rani so much he couldn’t satisfy her sexually. In the middle of all this Rishu’s cousin enters the story and their life gets upside down. Neel Tripathi (Harshvardhan Rane) is everything Rani wanted in her partner. She starts falling for him and they eventually involve in an extramarital affair. However, things again take a turn when Neel leaves Rani secretly and Rani decides to tell Rishu the truth. Whats happens next is interesting to watch.

Direction and screenplay:

Director Vinil Mathew has done good camera work. It is raw but there are some loopholes. What we can’t ignore is the speed of the film, sometimes the story is running on the horse but at some point, it runs the tortoise speed.

Kanika Dhillon has done a commendable job in the screenplay. The comedy quotient was enough to giggle us but the serious and sentimental quotients are the proof of Kanika’s sensible writing.


Taapsee Pannu and Vikrant Massey as usual collect all the sweets. Every character in the film has a unique flavor. We love watching them.

Harshvardhan Rane however, has to work hard on his expressions. Despite his good looks, there was nothing we call good in the entire film.

Aditya Srivastava as the investigating officer is remarkable. After a very long time, he has braked his CID officer stereotype look. Though his screen time was less, he managed to pull out the best in him in a little time.


All in all, Haseen Dillruba is not the perfect entertainer buy it’s definitely a one time watch. There is suspense, ❲even though you predict the ending at one point❳ thriller, comedy and of course good content. This is not the usual Bollywood masala but beyond it.












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