Title of the Movie: I Hate Love storys
Director: Punit Malhotra
Producer: Karan Johar
Music: Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani
Cast: Imraan Khan, Sonam Kapoor
Love stories are a sure shot formula in Bollywood. Anything works here or not but love stories have always been appreciated by the Indian audiences. ‘I hate love storys’ as the title goes is just too apt as Jay (Imaraan Khan) believes that there is no feeling in this world called LOVE. May be he feels so because his parents never enjoyed the nuptial bliss. While on the other hand Simran (Sonam Kapoor) is the filmy type girl. She lives in the utopian world of love and is engaged to her childhood friend Raj.
But when she meets Jay her life changes, she gets to know what real love is. It is not always being cuddly bubbly. She prefers Mr. Wrong (Imraan) over Mr. Right and expresses her feelings to him but Jay rejects her proposal after which Simran steps out of his life. But in her absence he realizes that he was in love with her though with the help of his friends and colleagues. After much pondering he makes a proposal to her but this time Simran rejects. He doesn’t give up and tries to woo her back. And as all the love storys have a happy ending, this one is no exception. Jay succeeds to woo Simran back in his life. May be “And they lived happily ever after’.
Imraan and Sonam have acted very well though in some scenes when Imraan delivers a dialogue or wear some expression, we are reminded of Aamir Khan’s signature style of acting. The chemistry between the two is amazing. A fresh pair for Bollywood fraternity indeed. Sonam is looking simply gorgeous and Imraan a perfect Mr. Right or may be Mr. Wrong.
The first half of the movie is fast paced and too exciting. This entertainment comes and goes in the second half. Punit has directed the film well. A simple yet good script and a wonderful job by the cast and crew of the film. You will love the locales in some of the scenes like when the airplane flies over the snow capped mountains. The music of the film is also great, from the leg tapping number –the title track of the film, to some sad songs – ‘Jab mila tu’ though one might feel no need of one or two songs at some places in the second half. But that can be overlooked as it goes with the story line.
Over all the movie is good and you should go for it at least once to come out from the hangover of Kites and Raavan. I give four of five stars to the film. Go and enjoy it today at the nearest cinemas showing it.