I Hate Luv Stories Review, Ratings, Audience Response



You don’t really hate love stories if you are a chocolate- faced hero dripping syrup and your stray past shots at playing man on fire have bombed. And more so if you are a producer who has defined candyfloss for Gen Now and who can actually even turn Hurricane Katrina into an elaborate fest for designer mush.

Imran Khan and Karan Johar were obviously playing with a smart title ( they get oversmart with the spellings in the film’s name, but never mind). Beyond the immense promise that the title I Hate Luv Storys holds, it’s just another girl- meets- boy love story, standard accessories attached. Sorry... make that pretty girl- meets- prettier boy love story, standard accessories attached.

What gives the film a smart spin and, indeed, could have raised this love story to a different level is the cynicism that debutant director Punit Malhotra brings into Imran’s character Jay Dhingra.

As the dude with film direction dreams who’s allergic to Bollywood romances, Imran cuts a cool picture for Jay. It’s the best part of the film, but then films scripts can’t wholly rest on one fine character sketch.

IN contrast, Sonam Kapoor as Simran looks like she was born to be dumb. It’s a different thing she’s playing art director of a mega Bollywood production. Simran makes you realise the standard Bollywood lovergirl hasn’t moved beyond the days when Madhuri Dixit swayed and cooed about chocolates and teddies in a room full of pink curtains and linens in Hum Aapke Hain Koun . Perhaps Johar, Malhotra and company never had the ambition to push the masala rom- com beyond all that it’s already been.

So Jay represents the flawed but lovable hero. True to formula, He’s not happy — he’s forced to slog it out as an assistant director to Veer Kapoor ( Samir Soni), a hit machine who churns out all those filmy romances Jay hates.

And he has to report to Simran, who simply l- o- o- o- ves love stories. She’s having one going on in her own life too. True to formula again, Simran’s boyfriend ( Sammir Dattani) is Mr Perfect — super rich, super successful investment banker, who’s sensitive in the right proportions.

It’s just another girl- meets- boy love story, standard accessories attached. Sorry... make that pretty girl- meets- prettier boy love story, standard accessories attached. Out take Sure there are the shots at self- sarcasm, winking at the trademark K. Jo romantic tripe. But the effect wears off after a point.

What you get is a film that is so vehement in its attempt to stick to the rut that you really want to join Jay in crying out loud its title as you leave the audi. If you don’t, it’s just because of Imran’s act.

Rating - 2.5 / 5

44 comments:

Anonymous { July 3, 2010 at 1:38 AM }
Movie sucks all thru....
Jackie { July 3, 2010 at 1:46 AM }
Im waiting for box office report b4 watching...
Anonymous { July 3, 2010 at 2:11 AM }
bakawas hai
Anonymous { July 3, 2010 at 2:28 AM }
can any 1 tell howz da film........i think sonam luking hot as b4 ......n imran acted well ??????
Anonymous { July 3, 2010 at 2:36 AM }
It is horrible
love { July 3, 2010 at 2:36 AM }
sonam sonam sonam
Anonymous { July 3, 2010 at 2:44 AM }
full of bullshit
Anonymous { July 3, 2010 at 3:10 AM }
I just want to say...

Watching a bad movie on big screen makes it double as BAD.

Sunil
note: Do go watch only if u want to make a record to see worst movie ever.
Anonymous { July 3, 2010 at 3:15 AM }
bakwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssssssssssssssss movie
Anonymous { July 3, 2010 at 3:19 AM }
kon? tum?????????????
Anonymous { July 3, 2010 at 3:29 AM }
dkhi he nai to kya btaye ji.....
Anonymous { July 3, 2010 at 3:43 AM }
One time watch
Anonymous { July 3, 2010 at 3:45 AM }
Bakwass karan johar aur yash raj yash chopra ka ghisapita formula
Anonymous { July 3, 2010 at 5:23 AM }
all i had to say bakw"ASS"...
sameer { July 3, 2010 at 5:24 AM }
howz the movie...?
vinay { July 3, 2010 at 5:24 AM }
handsome imran and very sexy sonam
Anonymous { July 3, 2010 at 6:14 AM }
wht a stupid film yaar......
Anonymous { July 3, 2010 at 9:03 AM }
bullshit,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,and full of asshole...............
rajnishmishra { July 3, 2010 at 9:58 PM }
ok bro,s i will not go with my gf
Anonymous { July 3, 2010 at 10:54 PM }
dre r 2 reasons of watching it: one if u r wid gf dn go n do romance dre coz dre is nobdy in d hall to disturb u.. secone: if u r upset wid d power cuts den go n have a sound sleep in a.c. hall
Anonymous { July 3, 2010 at 11:02 PM }
not that bad
Chanchal { July 3, 2010 at 11:33 PM }
Holy crap .. !
priyanka { July 4, 2010 at 2:07 AM }
What a nice movie!!!!!!!!!!!!Wid a statement saying "BakkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkWAS"
priyanka { July 4, 2010 at 2:09 AM }
What a nice movie!!!!!!!!!!Congrats to KJo 4 making such a BakkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkWAS movie...........
Anonymous { July 4, 2010 at 4:01 AM }
sonam rocks
mycreations { July 4, 2010 at 6:33 AM }
i agree........the movie is pathetically stretched.
Anonymous { July 4, 2010 at 7:13 AM }
totally useless...waste of time..maha bakwaas movie
Otty { July 4, 2010 at 9:30 PM }
i think....bollywood just lost its form....flops...in a row...shit shit...
Anonymous { July 4, 2010 at 11:53 PM }
Aisiiii sadiiii hui muvi maine to aajtak nai deki koi MAT JANA VARNA INTERWAL KA INTEZAR KAROGE....
Anonymous { July 5, 2010 at 3:08 AM }
It's a bakvas movie......don't waste ur movie.....,.
Anonymous { July 5, 2010 at 5:53 AM }
bakwass movie ,,, sonam khapoor u cant compete deepika loser ! u always talk abt ur father .1st c urself and stop competing ash .. plzzz u have to agree dat u r a looser .
ash { July 5, 2010 at 5:57 AM }
looser sonam
Anonymous { July 5, 2010 at 5:57 AM }
bakwass movie and sonam je stop competing with ash ..tum bachi nahin houn and u cant compete deepika tum sirf baatin karoo my father my father .. plzz now u have to realize u r a looser
Anonymous { July 5, 2010 at 5:58 AM }
bullshit
Anonymous { July 5, 2010 at 2:43 PM }
karan johar pagaal ho gaya hai, jo aisi bakwaas movie banai hai, saale ko paisa jyada ho gaya hai.
Anonymous { July 5, 2010 at 10:45 PM }
meaning less totally waist of time and money....
Anonymous { July 6, 2010 at 3:42 AM }
yaar koi to ache comments do bechari movie ko !!!!!
Anonymous { July 6, 2010 at 5:18 AM }
I was thinking to watch it but reading all the reviews I will not waste my time..thanks guys for wasting yours but saving others time!
Anonymous { July 6, 2010 at 5:20 AM }
thanks guys for saving others time however you've wasted yours!
supercool { July 6, 2010 at 7:43 AM }
the movie is ghisa pita....... i tink i hav watch such kind of movie b4...........
Anonymous { July 7, 2010 at 3:44 AM }
i have not seen movie, pls suggest should i see or not.
Anonymous { July 7, 2010 at 9:45 AM }
never.....totally time waste.
all ghissi pitti story tried to make it work but failled
Anonymous { July 7, 2010 at 11:01 AM }
Dont waste your time. Horrible movie, no connnection, poor direction and half of the music is stolen from other KJO movies. Also there are stupid sounds in the movie at every stupid joke.
Only good thing in the movie is that Sonam looks pretty
Anonymous { July 8, 2010 at 1:44 AM }
so that sounds like i should not see the movie

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