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I Hate Luv Storys Movie Review – Is it watchable?

Posted by on Jul 02, 2010 | Leave a Comment

The title of the movie “I Hate Luv Storys” attracts you to watch this movie which is released on 2nd July, 2010. Punit Malhotra’s directed and Karan Johar produced “I Hate Luv Storys” is a take on some of the most popular love stories. The music of the movies’ songs is become very popular and the film has vast buzz surrounding.  The film is starring by Hollywood stars Imran Khan and Sonam Kapoor, both look quite amazing in the film. The movie is produced at Dharma Productions.

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  • Movie title:I Hate Luv Storys
  • Genre: Romantic Comedy
  • Director: Punit Malhotra
  • Producer: Karan Johar
  • Writter: Punit Malhotra
  • Cast: Imran Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Sameer Dattani. Sameer Soni, Bruna Abdulla

I Hate Luv Stories is story of Jay (Imran Khan) and Simran (Sonam Kapoor). Jay basically hates love stories and for Simran its all about love stories. Both work in Bollywood, Simran is an art director, while Jay is an assistant director to Veer (Samir Sony), who is one of the most famous romantic directors in the Indian film industry. Unfortunately for Jay, he has to live in this world of love and unrealistic larger than life characters.

Simran is engaged to the man of her dreams, Raj (Sameer Dattani), who is well, Raj straight out of DDLJ. But the film isn’t about Raj and Simran here, as Jay’s dislike towards love soon becomes one of the main reasons for the two Jay and Simran to fall in love.

Review of I Hate Luv Stories:

The first half of movie is stretched too long. The film rests on a thin plot and there is nothing much to miss if you walk in a few minutes late. As mentioned above the film is very predictable and although the climax seemed to have worked big time with the audience, it wasn’t great.

In this movie the character of Sonam Kapoor is immensely likable and her performance with a touch of innocence and plenty of charm makes it easily the best performance in the film. Imran Khan is brilliant and in form for the first time since his first film Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na. The audience, especially girls, will love him in the film. Kavin Dave is very good. Sameer Dattani is wasted. Bruna Abdullah can’t act to save her life. Samir Soni is okay. Aamir Ali is good.

Jay prefers to call himself ‘J’ because it’s ‘cool’, is a complete Casanova. He loves to flirt with girls and is always thinking about ways to woo them. He finds himself drawn to a girl Simran at first sight. Turns out they are going to be working together too, she’s the set designer of Veer Chopra’s latest film, and he’s going to be her assistant. And, yes, while he hates love stories, she’s an ardent devotee.

Imran Khan impresses in his hate for love stories but fails when he falls in love. He just about holds the first half together, which is briskly paced but doesn’t take the story forward. However, his quant nature drastically changes when he realizes that he’s in love. The narrative takes a complete romantic detour from thereon and starts cracking.

Simran appears to have the perfect life including an adoring boyfriend aptly named Raj who brings her flowers every day. And this is where the film falters: in its extreme characterization. Eventually we are to see Simran’s character in a dilemma over whom to choose.

Raj is an investment banker from London, who is so boring and the exact opposite Jay, who lies to women to sleep with them. And then asks them to leave early next morning without breakfast, and at times, without their shoes. (Of course, the dumped girl in question is portrayed as being an air-head and with a fake accent, so as to dilute our sympathy).

The film wants us to believe that he’s a better option over Raj. Why? Because of his fun and brings her red flowers instead of Raj’s dreary white.

The relationship between Jai and his mother is again filmi-friendly, and his aversion towards love is hurriedly explained off in the parents’ divorce. Strange, and seriously objectionable, is the mother telling her heart-broken son, “I had asked God for a son, but he gave me a daughter who’s crying over the phone.”

Costumes by Manish Malhotra are chic. He makes Sonam Kapoor look ravishing in those exotic sarees. The picturisation of the songs are a big let down and doesn’t do justice at all to Vishal-Shekhar’s eclectic music. In fact, the songs at times appear to be forced in the narrative. Ayanka Bose’s cinematography is passable. The film has a few vivid locations but it is not something which we haven’t seen in the past. The dialogues by Punit Malhotra are very urban.

The film is bland without Imran Khan. As the boy-man who’s quite confused himself most of the times, Imran Khan is masterful.

Hey finally I checkout the movie “I Hate Luv Storys”…its just stupendous …..i really like it…. Sonam Kapoor looks great in the film….yeah!! Chocolaty boy Imaran khan looks superb…As per my view, i am giving 3 point out of 5 to this movie. Me and mah friends enjoyed the film…. So, I personally advice you just go and enjoy the film with your friends and family and have fun!!!!


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