ApunKaChoice.com
site  movies  celebs  music  news  showtimes  user  
Hello, Stranger Login | Sign up
ApunKaChoice » Article » I Hate Luv Storys movie review
 

I Hate Luv Storys movie review

A Hatke Romantic Saga
By Naresh Kumar Deoshi
Fri, Jul 02, 2010 11:22:40 GMT
 

Confession time! I’ve hated Bollywood love stories. The panoramic shots of a swashbuckling, mandolin wielding hero and a sari clad heroine dancing in slow motion against the backdrop of heavenly Swiss Alps inspired more slumber in me than a valium does. And - forgive me - those Karvachauth sequences when the heroine looks at the moon through the sieve and the dapperly hero steps in the frame just in the nick of time to consolidate her faith that theirs is janam janam ka saath have unfailingly resulted in me digging my head deep in popcorn buckets. Well, that was then. Now, I’m nearly a convert - thanks to Punit Malhotra’s debut film I Hate Luv Storys, which is - pardon the cliché - a hatke romantic saga.

Malhotra sifts mush out of romance and instead of giving us a fairytale love story of epic proportions, expansive sweep and overblown emotions, he simply gives us an every-day date flick which you can relate to and definitely enjoy with or without your girlfriend or boyfriend. Going further, Malhotra even cocks a snook at the syrupy love stories that Bollywood’s mush factory keeps churning out with clockwork consistency, not sparing in the process even the likes of Karan Johar (the film’s producer) and Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

Jay (Imran Khan) hates love stories. The cool dude’s attraction towards fairer sex doesn’t go beyond flirtatious friendships or one night stands. Love, for him, doesn’t exist. So we can understand his plight when he has to work under Veer (Samir Soni), the flamboyant filmmaker known for making melodramatic romantic movies, the kind I spoke of earlier. To make matters worse, Jay is made an assistant to production designer Simran (Sonam Kapoor) who loves filmi love stories and even has a fiancé named Raj (Sammir Dattani).

Simran thinks her love story with Raj is just perfect; but Jay, the cynic that he is, thinks otherwise and keeps reminding her of Raj’s ‘fugly’ shirts and sugar-sweet overtures of love that are found only in films, not in real. The constant banter between Jay and Simran gives way to friendship, and before she knows it, Simran is in love with him. But the cool dude is blissfully unaware of her feelings. Will this love-atheist ever believe in the power of cupid’s arrow? Will Jay discover love?
« Previous 1 | 2 Next »  
Kareena Kapoor’s ‘Milenge Milenge’ photoshoot
 
Sherlyn Chopra in gents’ loo!
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Style Check: Sonam Kapoor, Esha Gupta, Aditi Rao Hydari among best-dressed at Grazia Young Fashion Awards 2014
Style Check: Sonam Kapoor, Esha Gupta, Aditi Rao Hydari among best-dressed at Grazia Young Fashion Awards 2014
'Kochadaiiyaan' a boost for Indian animation: Imran Khan
'Kochadaiiyaan' a boost for Indian animation: Imran Khan
Box office: 'Rio 2' does well in opening weekend in India
Box office: 'Rio 2' does well in opening weekend in India
Check out: Sonam, Shraddha, Jacqueline among cover girls of April
Check out: Sonam, Shraddha, Jacqueline among cover girls of April
Tags :
,
,
,
,
,
comments powered by Disqus


 
Now Trending : Salman Khan | Shahrukh Khan | Ranbir Kapoor | Aishwarya Rai | Katrina Kaif | Kareena Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra | Poonam Pandey | Sherlyn Chopra | Alia Bhatt | New Hindi Movies

Photo Galleries 

Video: ‘Game of Thrones’ season 4, episode 3 preview

Gulzar inaugurates Epic on Rock Shelters painting exhibition

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra launches music of ‘Ek Hazarachi Note’

Hot or not: Sakshi Chaudhary is Bollywood’s new Julie

Nagma, Salma Agha, Raza Murad clicked during Lok Sabha election campaigns

Ankita Shorey at the launch of Fitt Zone

Check out: Bloodied Sooraj Pancholi shoots 'Hero' with Athiya Shetty

Sussanne Roshan launches The Charcoal Project Scholarship at Pearl Academy
Wallpapers 

Lucky Kabootar Wallpapers

Shilpa Shetty Wallpapers

Holiday - A Soldier Is Never Off Duty Wallpapers

Salman Khan Wallpapers

The Xpose Wallpapers

Dishkiyaaoon Wallpapers
Hot Celebrities 

Vivek Oberoi

Sherlyn Chopra

Ileana
New Movies 

Bhoothnath Returns

Divergent

Rio 2
Videos 

‘2 States’ song ‘Mast Magan’ featuring Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor

Trailer: Allu Arjun-Shruti Haasan spice up 'Race Gurram'

Amole Gupte’s 'Hawaa Hawaai' trailer is impressive

Dekh Tamasha Dekh trailer

Varun Dhawan shows his dance moves in ‘Main Tera Hero’ song ‘Palat’

Main Tera Hero song ‘Besharmi Ki Height’ Varun Dhawan and Ileana D’Cruz


Copyright © ApunKaChoice.com
ApunKaChoice.com : Latest Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies Reviews, Bollywood Wallpapers
privacy policy
Partner Sites : Sports - CricketZone - IndiaExpress.com [ Mobiles Festivals Bikes Cars ] - CardWeaver

photo gallery - new movies - celebs - wallpapers - the celeb A-Z - News & Gossip - Music - Video - Hot Topics
Anushka Sharma - Katrina Kaif - Kareena Kapoor - Priyanka Chopra - Deepika Padukone - Sonakshi Sinha - Aishwarya Rai - Poonam Pandey - Sherlyn Chopra
Salman Khan ( Bigg Boss 6 ) - Shahrukh Khan - Shahid Kapoor - Hrithik Roshan - Aamir Khan - Ranbir Kapoor