Producer-director Siddharth P Malhotra can be credited for making some of the most hatke and visually appealing shows in recent times. From Love Ka Hai Intezaar to woh Apna Sa, the man has been trying to tell different stories in the most aesthetic manner. His latest offering, Haasil that premiered last night on Sony TV is being talked about for different reasons. It is a finite series that is not being shot on a single set, it marks the TV debut of Zayed Khan and we saw Nikita Dutta flaunting a tangerine swimsuit in the music video. The story is touted as a politics of love with Vatsal Sheth and Zayed falling for Nikita who as firebrand lawyer Aanchal Srivastava has her own scores to settle. The last episode went on air last night and here's what we felt.
The thing we totally loved was the dialogues. It has some lovely dialogues like the one where Aanchal's mom says Sapney Kal Ka Haqeeqat Umeed Aaj Ki Musibat Hai. They will stay with you for a long time. Of course, the visuals are extravagant. From Vatsal Sheth's entry on a boat much like the Oberoi brothers in Ishqbaaz and the stunning mansion, it is opulence personified. The editing is also crisp. We also enjoyed the character of the leading lady, someone who has a mind of her own, and knows her advice is valuable enough to demand a fee for it. Coming to the performances, Nikita Dutta outshines Zayed Khan and Vatsal Sheth in the first episode by a huge margin. All her expressions are on point. Vatsal is decent and we think we will see better stuff as the character gets wilder. Zayed Khan is suitably restrained and looks damn handsome and dapper.
Now, we could have understood if the employees threw a party or planned a special dedication for Ranveer Raichand (Zayed Khan). Who holds placards and barges into his mansion. The feel was more of a morcha/strike. We have heard of the generous businessman from Surat who gifted cars/flats/gold to his employees for achieving their targets on Diwali but who gives birthday gift of one crore and flats. This OTT treatment is the biggest letdown of the show.
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If you ignore the two OTT scenes, Haasil does stay true to its essence of a romantic thriller. You are intrigued enough to know what the real faces of the main protagonists are. The makers have shown the sincere effort to bring forth something different, and that is commendable. This one deserves a chance!