Imran Khan is a good actor and seems rather confident about his stuff now. He gives up his softie ways to portray an impudent, petulant brat with truckloads of photogenic charm and disarming nonchalance. He just continues to exert his distinct lip movements while speaking but you get used to it in due course. Though the role doesn't demand histrionics, you keep reacting to Imran because of the magnetism he radiates. The devilish streak in his character is sure to appeal to the youth. Watch out for Imran's endless emoticons (eyebrow lifts, smirks, smileys) and his pronounced pout. Besides, he has also been photographed and presented very well.
Sonam too have performed well and had she been used well in the film. She brings a refreshing appeal to her sugar-sweet character and finally gets a role that does justice to her as an actress. Thus an exceptional actress at all times, she gets into Simran's head lending nuances of a hesitant child and defensive woman making it at once real and relatable. Also the ease and class with which she carries off the glam look is fantastic.
Imran Khan and Sonam Kapoor make an interesting pair. It’s Imran and Sonam's collective persona and their free-flowing chemistry that makes all the difference. Together, they share a lively chemistry that keeps the fun rolling. In fact, I HATE LUV STORYS will only multiply Imran and Sonam's fan base manifold.
Kudos to the two of them to carry forth a film which once again doesn't really have anything to boast about in the `storys' department. Thus at no point do Imran and Sonam disappoint but also at no point do they make an impression beyond expectation.
Kavin Dave, as Imran's buddy, is first-rate and steals the show in several scenes and he has impeccable comic timing and is hilarious with his straight-faced expressions.
Sammir Dattani is suitably stiff and decent and is supposed to play a bore and he does just that getting no scope, but his role gets sidelined as the story moves forward.
Sameer Soni as the eccentric and traditional filmmaker is amusing, but his spoof on Karan Johar - Sanjay Leela Bhansali is cute. His character reminds you of a certain hi-profile director and he plays the part extremely well.
Bruna Abdullah enchants with her sex-appeal in her short part. Barring her obvious proficiency at looking hot, she doesn't even have a real role. But she looks very sensuous and adds to the glam quotient.
3 / 5