I Hate Luv Storys is a Bollywood film starring Imran Khan and Sonam Kapoor in the lead roles. The film is a romantic comedy, written and directed by newcomer, Punit Malhotra and produced under Karan Johars Dharma Productions and Ronnie Screwvalas UTV Motion Pictures. The film was released on 2 July 2010.
Simran [Sonam Kapoor] loves Bollywood romances — so much so that her life has begun to resemble one. With her awesome job and a "Mr. Perfect" fiancÚ named Raj [Sameer Dattani], she lives a blissful, dreamy life. But in the frame comes Jay, who brings a fresh light and joy in her life. Jay [Imran Khan] is an assistant to a director who is famous for his love story films; however, Jay hates love stories. He believes love is nothing but a "sickness" that must be cured. Quite blunt in his ways, he first hates Simran for her "romantic" nature but soon after becomes her best friend.
After meeting Jay in a movie theater, and getting irritated by him, Simran leaves with a bad impression of him. The next day Simran appoints Jay as her assistant, however she plots to get revenge. But seeing Jays soft heart behind the cool guy attitude stops her. Soon she develops a bond with him, which brings problems in her life with Raj, her fiancÚ. Soon, she falls head-over-heels in love with Jay and dreams of spending her entire life with him. She decides to tell him by inviting him to a hotel dinner.
Simran is awakened from a dream by seeing Jay kissing another girls hand. She explains that she loves him and thinks he loves her. Jay explains that he never thought of her that way. After being heartbroken, she leaves. The story then unfolds, moving from Mumbai to New Zealand for further shooting of the film and premiere. Simran had not given up her love for Jay until now, and Jay began realising that she is going far away. He realises his love for her and plays some dramas with his friends that arise jealousy in Simran. But then he realized that it was wrong to make her feel bad or jealous to make him come back with him.
At a dinner with Raj, Simran tells him that she didnt love him and goes to the movie premiere where she expected to meet Jay. In the end, after much talk with his mother, Jay, who was about to leave Mumbai, runs back to the premiere but cannot find her. Outside the cinema, he finds her and tell her that he loves her very much. She also expresses to him that she loves him and they embrace.
The film was partly filmed in Queenstown, New Zealand.
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The soundtrack of I Hate Luv Storys is composed by Vishal-Shekhar. The film has 5 original songs followed by 3 remixes. The soundtrack was released on 27 May 2010. It received a favourable review from Parimal M. Rohit of Buzzine Bollywood, with the author saying, "the soundtrack is phenomenally and breathtakingly romantic. The smooth beats and hypnotic vocals are second to none, and very few soundtracks are as complete as this one."
The film had a strong opening in multiplexes and an average opening in single screens. It grossed 43.30 crores in three weeks and was declared a "hit" at the box office.
| Song || Singer[s] || Lyrics || Length
| Bin Tere || Shafqat Amanat Ali, Sunidhi Chauhan || Vishal Dadlani || 5:30
| Bahara || Shreya Ghoshal, Sona Mohapatra || Kumaar || 5:26
| I Hate Love Stories || Vishal Dadlani || Kumaar || 4:45
| Bahara [Chill Version] || Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Samishka Chandra || Kumaar || 4:05
| Sadka || Suraj Jagan, Mahalaxmi Iyer || Anvita Dutt Guptan || 5:44
| Bin Tere - Reprise || Shekhar Ravjiani || Kumaar || 3:40
| Jab Tu Mila || Vishal Dadlani || Anvita Dutt Guptan || 4:12
| Bin Tere - Remix || Shafqat Amanat Ali, Sunidhi Chauhan || Vishal Dadlani, Remix by DJ Kiran || 5:29
Among Indian film critics on the review-aggregation website, ReviewGang, the film scored 4.5/10 based on 6 reviews. Sukanya Verma of Rediff praised the lead performances and rated the movie 3/5 saying, "Its Imran and Sonams collective persona and their free-flowing chemistry that makes all the difference. Although the pair deserve better than an amateurishly written romance to scoop out their terrific potential as a combination". Gauarv Malani of IndiaTimes rated the movie 2/5 and said, "If you hate love stories this one''s certainly not for you. Which means this ends up being another love story and that too a dull one!". Nikhat Kazmi of Times of India also praised the lead performances but found the plot predictable and rated the movie 3/5 saying, "Thematically, I Hate Luv Storys, is extremely simplistic, uni-layered and terribly predictable". Rahul Nanda of Filmfare rated it 2/5 and said, "The film never equals the sum of all its part, but it''s impossible to deny the energy with which it keeps the plot ticking on".Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave it 3.5/5 saying, "On the whole, I Hate Luv Storys is a young and vibrant love story with tremendous appeal for the yuppies. The fresh pairing and the on-screen electrifying chemistry, the lilting musical score and the magical moments in the film should attract its target audience". Noyon Jyoti Parasara of AOL rated it 3/5 and stated "The best part of ''IHLS'' - apart from the characters - is the dialogues. There are some cool one-liners and hilarious incidents which will keep one laughing." Parimal M. Rohit of Buzzine Bollywood added, "I Hate Luv Storys features no shortage of cheesy dialogue, simplistically thematic humor, and unrealistic depictions of lifestyles" but still has "some redeeming values [such as] the chemistry between Sonam Kapoor and Imran Khan ... strong individual performances, genuine corniness, and memorable avatars....". Subhash K Jha was not impressed by the movie, calling it "a disappointment". Mathures Paul of The Statesman criticised the film, rating it 2/5 and said, "It gets heavy on the eyelids as early as the first 30 minutes".
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