Karan Johar , Imran Khan, Sonam ‘A’ Kapoor, the names themselves are big to lure the audience to watch the much anticipated movie of 2010- I Hate luv Storys, or IHLS. The movie is a so called love story between the protagonists, Jay (Imran Khan) and Simran (Sonam Kapoor) who meet while collectively working for a love story specialist director Veer Kapoor (Sameer Soni).
Enough of the introduction part and being sweet, the unmasked fun begins now. IHLS is not a love story, err… ‘luv story.’ In fact there is no story at all. I wonder what made Karan Johar make this one. The so called something which we un alienated people call a story, loses its grip right from the introductory shots of Jay and Simran. Barely fifteen minutes and I was tweeting about the biggest mistake I made, yes that was to watch this movie. Sonam Kapoor and Imran Khan do look pretty and cute, but so are the characters of cliché soaps on television or even better. What differentiates them are the acting skills. Yes, gulp down the truth: TV actors can act way better than these two. Imran’s face is expressionless most of the times. He seems a robot trying to act. There is absolutely no chemistry between the two and there was no moment that I felt ‘connected’ with any of them or their magical moments. The airport scenes reminds us of Imran’s Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, literally, same place , same actor, similar dialogues and similar acting .
Talking about the writer and director , Punit Malhotra, one thing is apparent, either he is a kin of KJo or KJo owes him big money and inability to pay the debt, he let him direct this one. He tried to present old wine in a new bottle, and it seemed he himself got high on this wine and wrote this movie. This one doesn’t fit into any of the romantic, tragic, action or not even comic categories. It just have one category, trash. The only good part is the music , the background score which is an amalgamation of Bollywood and contemporary which is at times funny. The super hero of the movie is character played by Jay’s friend Kunal who will surely give u few moments of laugh in this otherwise obsolete one. FREE advice to Imran: start consulting your Maamu for the choice of scripts, and Sonam A Kapoor: addition of an A in the name will not take you anywhere, its time you add the A of Acting in you.
Rating : 2/5