Haseen Dillruba

Haseen Dillruba ★★

the use of some catchy hip-hop to fill silence or surround moments of heightened sensitivity puts it in the same league as all the cool hindi productions that have no sense of rhythm, cutting or cohesion. some of the cuts are so bad that it leaves gaping holes in the plot. the sense of accomplishment that it manages to establish by the end as something sincere bases itself on themes of misogyny, reinforcing stereotypes and rationalizing toxic masculinity. apart from some of the well earned humour and a somewhat tight 2 hour runtime (most of it complemented by Trivedi's score), Haseen Dillruba is exactly the kind of a film that convulses with a variety of elements, achieving a high that lasts as long as you don't care to think about any of it.

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