What is it with Taapsee Pannu and her never-ending search for the perfect “marriage material”? In Manmarziyan, we watched her be indecisive and torn over who to select, eventually deciding on Robbie (Abishek Bahchan) and finishing the chapter with her ex-boyfriend Vicky (Vicky Kaushal). Taapsee finds herself in a same position of indecision in Haseen Dillruba, torn between two men: the one she wants and the one she settles for. Of course, the query is addressed at Kanika Dhillon, the writer of these two films, rather than Taapsee. Haseen Dillruba like a Manmarziyan clone, except a lot less cool and a lot dirtier.
The idea of a ‘arranged’ marriage is a common thread that runs through each of them. Unlike Rumi, Rani Kashyap (Taapsee Pannu, one of Haseen Dillruba’s two redeeming qualities; the other is Vikrant Massey) appears to be in order. In her brain, at least. She’s looking for a banda who’s six feet tall, well-built, occasionally humorous, and a big fan of Dinesh Pandit’s books. She only gets the five-foot-eight-inch engineer banda Rishabh Saxena because of the planned marriage (Vikrant Massey). Rishu, as he is known, is a master of repair. When he first meets Rani, she requests that he repair the ceiling fan. And he succeeds. We learn afterwards that the single problem he can’t solve is his marriage. IMDB