I Hate Luv Storys

Whether you like I Hate Luv Storys or not will depend a lot on your like/dislike of romantic comedies. The ones which Hollywood churns out so regularly. If you like them, then you wouldn’t mind I Hate Luv Storys – because some parts of the movie definitely are as clever as its Hollywood counterparts. But if you cant stand romantic comedies, you are so going to ‘hate’ this movie. Because looked at from a dispassionate logical angle, the movie is just dumb.

Really really dumb !

But as I said before, if you like your romantic comedies, then Imran Khan and Sonam Kapoor will win you over – atleast in the first half of the movie. Playing the cynical cassanova and the cute-girl-in-pink respectively, both Sonam and Imran bring a really frothy youthful charm to the movie. They are effortless in their roles – and you cant help but like them - he is like a lovable rascal and she is this really beautiful girl that everyone cant help but love.

They are ably supported by the guy’s nerdy best friend from the Sprite ad – who comes up with an amazing graph to analyze girls with – made me wonder why no one in my engineering college came up with that one :) Gabbar Singh also steals a couple of scenes – though not in a way you’d think.

However, even the zesty performance of the two leads cant make up for the really weak second half – even by rom com standards. The movie begins to drag and you start to realize how terrible the soundtrack by Vishal Shekhar is (among other things). You know how things are going to end eventually – but debutant director Punit Malhotra takes a really slow torturous road towards it.

And if you were to take off the rose-tinted glasses earlier, you’d see how silly the script is. Why would a acclaimed romantic movie director employ someone so cynical like Jay as his assistant in the first place ? And which ibanker has so much time in the world ? Seriously !

Actually, this outburst is all because of the terrible second half of the movie. I love watching romantic movies – and I enjoyed the first half a lot. Overall, I had a good time watching the movie. For others, I am sure it would be a decent time pass. Just don’t take the movie too seriously ..

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