I Hate Luv Storys - Movie Review

I Hate Luv Storys is a barrage of clichs all put together in such good style that you'll love it for all the kiddish silliness that it is!

Friday, July 02, 2010 | 11:55:55 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Cast: Imran Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Sameer Dattani
Punit Malhotra

I Hate Luv Storys – Fully Fun-tastic!

What is love? I Corinthians chapter 13 of the Bible gives a brief definition. William Shakespeare tried to decrypt it with his various poems and plays. And our Bollywood film makers are forever trying to explain it!

But I'll tell you what. Love is one helluva thing that we can never fully get right about. And certainly watching this movie isn't going to enlighten you any more on this topic. Nor is it going to miraculously convert an 'unbeliever- in- love' to a 'super-mushy softie'. Nope! No can Do!!

In, I Hate Luv Storys, we have J (Imran Khan) (which seems to be the 'it' name in Bollywood these days. Remember Hrithik Roshan in Kites?) who doesn't believe in love. We have Simran (Sonam Kapoor) who does. And why wouldn't she for she has her perfect love story to corroborate her beliefs. Yupp! She is engaged to her childhood sweetheart Raj (Sameer Dattani). They are so compatible, they even dress up in colours that match!

J is as messed a man can be. A perfect contradiction to perfect Simran. He's always late for work. He's a boozard. AND - he trashes women once he's bedded them. Nope! Commitment is not this fella's cup of coffee.

However bad boy J pushes Simran to give a thought for guilty pleasure. She falls head over heels for him- the ultimate romantic that she is! However, as she does this she tips over her aptly perched life. But does she rebuild her life from scratch or does it just come crashing down is something you all have to watch out for.

The whole movie is full of cliches, straight and indirect lifts from the better Bollywood fare and very stupid or illogical scenes that make you go – how bizarre!

You'll only get to wonder what sense the film made, after the screening gets over because the whole time the movie is on…there's so much fun, half the time you're laughing, half the time, well you're smirking! With the very contemporary dialogues and fresh –in-your-face- sarcasm, the film's comedy is pure pleasure. Period.

The music is not breathtaking but catchy and fun! There are a lot of adult jokes cracked so no taking your kids for over-sensitive parents.

The girl getting the very trashy guy to clean up his act is something that touches a chord. What about the girl? Well, she finally learns to let go and have fun in her life. Also, she learns that 'perfect' does not mean 'happy'. So true. About time we accept flaws in us and our loved ones.

Sonam Kapoor
is lissome and sweet. She gets to play her age, which works so wonderfully for her! Her strength is in her fragile features, which she uses excellently to express her emotions. Imran Khan is just adorable! Some may call him plastic but it just seems he is not into hyper-histrionics. He has his own unique, light style and it's charming!

Sameer Dattani is forgettable. Sameer Soni is funny as the whacky director. Bruna Abdulla sizzles. Ketki Dave is a class act. Kavin Dave is super-cool as Imran's super-sized pal. Aamir Ali is well-tuned. Avantika Malik's blink and you miss cameo is sweet. Anju Mahendru's cameo is sharp.

Let me get this straight- of you're looking for logic in love you'll never find it. This film so totally symbolifies love. 'Cause there's no logic in the film either! Ha ha. But just like love, if this film clicks with you, you'll end up with a warm, fuzzy feeling … you will smile, laugh and glow with glee!


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Posted on: 12 September 2010 at 9:39pm
I loved this movie! :D it was amazingly cute and Imran looked adorable! :D

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Posted on: 18 August 2010 at 1:34pm
I hate luv storiesthe sons are excellent the acting is out standing i llike i hate luv stories movie its cool even little sad..............

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Posted on: 04 August 2010 at 9:25pm
i love imran khan ,,,,bt honestly ,movie ws hectic

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Posted on: 25 July 2010 at 10:12pm
Sonam KapoorSonam Kapoor is very pretty..

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Posted on: 18 July 2010 at 11:51am
hmmmm...wts wrong with directors these dys

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Posted on: 16 July 2010 at 2:20am
i was a bit dissapionted to be honest.

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Posted on: 07 July 2010 at 1:27pm
This is what happens when Bollywood tries to go turns up all glamor no substance instead...

Puhllleeeaaassseee directors we want ur originality....don't try to wear boots bigger than urs...

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Posted on: 07 July 2010 at 11:00am

It's a little clich but that's with a lot of romantic comedies. Its was nice to see Sonam Kapoor and Imran Khan working together. They both preformed well and looked cute together. The movies doing pretty well in the UK as its top 5 at the moment.

Good work both of you it was decent enough TP (Time Pass) ?

Edited on:07 July 2010 at 11:00am

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Posted on: 05 July 2010 at 11:14pm
Kya bakwaas hai yaar !!!why can't someone make a decent love story??? whats wrong with these directors.. I felt like this movie was a review of all love stories.. why does it say I hate love story when it is a stupid love story.. subh bakwaasss

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Posted on: 04 July 2010 at 1:22pm
i loveeeeeed this movieimran was soo good and sonam was okay but the movie was light-hearted and deffo worth a dekko!

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