The director’s attempt to make Hastey Hastey a youthful, musical, romantic comedy with a twist in the tale, has met with lukewarm response. We also have the three Rajpal Yadavs who “tries” to be funny but audience is not amused with this guy who keeps saying “dude” and starts running after every white-skinned girl.
The film Hastey Hastey is about Neel (Jimmy Sheirgill), a brilliant student at Columbia University and the pretty Maya Fernandez (Nisha Rawal) the love of his life, are on the verge of starting a new life together in New York. Sunny Malhotra (Rajpal Yadav) is Neel’s roommate, teammate and conscience.
Academically challenged and a compulsive flirt, he gets involved in a series of hilarious situations with his American love Tina (Sarah Thomas).
Just when life seems perfect, Neel accepts a career opportunity that requires him to go to India to set up a call centre business. Much against Maya’s wishes Neel travels to India with Sunny.
In India, Tanvi (Monishka Gupta) is a young executive who goes out of her way to help Neel and his team here. She goes out of her way to make things comfortable for Neel and his team. Her reason for doing so is that she is attracted to Neel and tries to make her way into his heart. However, Neel being deeply in love with his US girlfriend Maya, rejects Tanvi.
Rejection is something that Tanvi is unable to handle, and now this revenge seeking girl creates a trap which leads Neel in to deep trouble professionally and personally. Now a packet containing pics showing Jimmy getting cozy with Tanvi reaches Maya in the US. Maya’s father now is not keen on Neel and even Maya dumps Neel and is ready for marriage with anyone else but him. Here in India, Tanvi plots and gets Neel involved in a fraud, making his life more miserable.
Then there is one very famous author who is a friend of Jimmy who always knew that Neel was innocent. After much struggle, Neel manages to prove his innocence. On the TV, this author informs audience how Jimmy is a gem of a person, after all he has now been acquitted of fraud. Nisha manages to catch this footage, instantly changes her mind and even calls off her impending marriage. She comes back to India in search of Jimmy and in the end … like any other bollywood movie.
Jimmy Shergill the usually talented actor, struggles here to carry off convincingly as the student in the US. Rajpal Yadav though given 3 different roles in this film is barely okay with his usual buffoonery. Infact, the comic angle in Hastey Hastey does not work well as most of the jokes are tasteless.
Cast of Hastey Hastey:
Neel – Jimmy Sheirgill
Sunny Malhotra / Mad Uncle / Father – Rajpal Yadav
Maya Fernandez – Nisha Rawal
Tanvi – Monishka Gupta
Jawed Sheikh, Shivaram Kumar, Charlie Durso, Ashutosh Bajpay, Manoj Joshi, Shakti Kapoor, Upasana Singh, Ben Warner, Samuel Byen,Puja Gupta, Sarah Thomas, Albert Jasani, John Buckovec, Vikas Anand
CREDITS of Hastey Hastey:
Directed by – Toony
Producers – Ashutosh Bajpay & Shivaram Kumar
Co-Producers – Kanti Gala, Arvin Shah, Manipal Reddy
Associate Producers – Viswa Mandalapu, Mahendra Reddy, Sanjay Reddy
Music Director – Anu Malik
Lyrics – Sameer
Cinematographer – Damodar Naidu
Editor : Sanjay Sankla
Choreography : Pony Verma
Costume : Subarna Ray Choudhary
Art Director : Lindsay Potter & Raju Choudhary
Mixing : Anup Dev (at Anand Recording Studio)
Audiography : Anoop Mishra
Story Idea : Rohit Batra (USA)
Screenplay : Gavender Agarwal & Ritesh Pandey
Scenario & Dialogue : Bholu Khan
Line Producer : Raj Rahi
Production Executives : Sunil Sharma, Puja Gupta
Administrative Director : M.P. Khanna
Office Administration : Ramesh Kumar Jhamb
Motivational Messages : BWW Leadership
Campaign Creative : P9 Integrated
Chief Assistant Director : Suraj Prakash Chaturvedi, Ritesh Kumar Verma
Chief Assistant Cameraman : Kunhi Raman Thamban, Rajesh Pawar
Playback Singers : Shaan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Kunal Ganjawala, Zubin Garg, Shivaram Kumar
Film Processed at : Adlabs
D.I. & Special Effects : Pixion
Equipment : Prime Focus
Background Music : Sanjoy Chaudhary
Banker : HDFC Bank, Dadar T.T., Mumbai
Chartered Accountant : Champak Dedhia (U.K. Gala & Associates)
Direction : Arijit Biswas,Amol Kamble
Editing : Biren Jyoti Mohanty
Choreography : Rupesh, Shilpy
Costume : Karan Mehra
Mixing : Subir Kumar Das
Art : Rizwan Shaikh, Ravi
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