The Fact that we all have witnessed in recent times but have not admitted is that every romantic story has the same old story but they change the theme and the atmosphere both and say "Humara Film Hatke Hai". Admitting it at first, this film has done the same thing as it has said, that's why this one's also "Hatke". But the main thing that someone has dared to say the truth. Nephew of Manish Malhotra, Punit Malhotra has conducted this truth through his debut in bollywood and that's very honest of him. The film is not so special because the substance is the same that we have seen a ton of in past romantic movies, but some things catch our eyes like Imran Khan's Improvement as an actor, Punit's well-handled direction, Vishal-Shekhar's Foot Tapping Music, Great Humor rising in bolywood and over all Style, Technique & Locations in New Zealand. But The Lover Boy Impression by Imran Khan, inexpert story, Youth-stalking screenplay, non-veg jokes in some places - these ingredients will not be liked by all ages, it will only call youths to watch it again and again. And I want to clear one thing that I am young but my criticism is not as young as me.
PLOT - Every Emotional girl or boy gets emotional and excited when they watch any love story(Even they know that they all are the same) but Jay Dhingra[J](Imran Khan) is not one of them. His opinion is that Every Love Story has the same old "Ghisa Pita" story and dialouges. In movies, directors change the theme and claim it as "Hatke". He is assistant of such a director, Veer Kapoor(Samir Soni). Things get worse when Veer starts shooting of "Pyaar Pyaar Pyaar" and J is made to work under Simran(Sonam A Kapoor), the prosuction designer of "Pyaar Pyaar Pyaar". She is the kind of emotional, love lover girl whom he hates. Gradually, Cupid made them friends and the arrow of love Struck in Simran's heart for J. But Simran realises that her love can't change J's Love Hating Habit. But slowly as time flew the arrow of love struck J's heart also for Simran. After That, what has happened in past love stories, the same has taken place here.
MUSIC - Fascinating! One of the best music director duos in the industry have taken over it, so it can't be bad at any means. The Title Track, Bin Tere were The Best ones. But what was another praiseworthy part of the crew was brilliant background scores by Salim-Sulaiman, the best in it. Placings of old numbers, new English short scores, Great Guitar based instrumentals - everything was perfect. For Songs, Background Scores(And Great Location Shots of New Zealand), This one's a pleasure to watch in plexes.
DIRECTION - Punit Malhotra has handled this same old love story well with the help of newness in screenplay and much slapstick humor. Humor is the most praiseworthy item in the movie. Especially, some vulgar jokes has made the audience laugh much. But if I Come to the substance, nothing so special. But the film has admitted first that Love Stories are all the same. In that way, the film is honest in its means.
ACTING - The most "Dhansu" performance was given by Imran Khan. His improvement as an actor is conspicuous. Sonam was sweet and gorgeous but her acting skills can be more enhanced. Samir Dattani and Samir Soni were fare. But Making "Mahi Ve" the background theme of Veer Kapoor(Samir Soni) was very funny. Shotting of "Pyaar Pyaar Pyaar" which had small small clippings of every Shahrukh acted Romantic movies was also tremendously funny.
VERDICT - I HATE LUV STORYS will leave its mark only in College Gores or Young Hearts. It's Funny, Vulgar, Romantic, Young in itself. I Hate Luv Storys reveals the young mind of the creator Punit Malhotra. No very experienced director could have made this movie better, I mean that with this plot, very old-styled love story can't look good. So, if you're young and if you love good humor, this one's especially for You.