I Hate Luv Storys - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?) - unless you don't mind a half-bad film
quick review:

Was there any good reason why they had to give us one more reason to cringe at love stories? Sure, I hate luv storys makes for a decent date flick, but it's not perfect and neither is it the kind of imperfect which is out and out enjoyable.

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44 reviewers have given I Hate Luv Storys an average rating of 2.4/5.0 (?)

15 yays
16 nays
13 so-so

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So-So by Stefan S, A Nutshell Review ...while it doesn't stand out, it also doesn't fall flat on its face as well, making this a simple, breezy romantic tale to sit through... full review

Thumbs up by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...an every-day date flick which you can relate to and definitely enjoy with or without your girlfriend or boyfriend... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...The jury is still out with respect to her range of talents, but she has a summery presence that intensifies the wattage of every frame she’s in... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...ery unexpectedly the film is as predictable as the night coming after the day.... full review

So-So by Roshni Mulchandani, Bolly Spice ...The film in itself is a fresh attempt by Punit Malhotra however, has Karan Johar written all over it.... full review

Thumbs up by Akhlaq, BollyPlus ...the list of positives is much longer... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...Writer-director Punit Malhotra wins Round 1 by casting the right actors in the roles of Jay and Simran... full review

So-So by Daliya Ghose, Bollywood Mantra ...Manish Mahotra’s costume is mind-blowing, very trendy and appealing.... full review

Thumbs down by Aditya Mehta, BookmyShow ...tries to get away with being what it is by poking fun of its own predictability... full review

So-So by Bollyfan, Cinemaa Online ...In a time when candyfloss romance is the most prolific genre in Bollywood, to the extent that even films of other genres tend to end up as one, there has been an understandable backlash from the audience in general and the critics in particular against it.... full review

Thumbs up by Citizen Journalist, Daily Latest News ...In the last few years there has seldom been such chemistry among the lead actors.... full review

So-So by Johnson Thomas, DNA ...The discontent is verbalized but visually there appears to be a disconnect. We get to know all this mainly from the superbly written dialogues and not from the visual plotting. ... full review

Thumbs up by SpiceZee Bureau, eTalkIndia ...n. With a good dose of jaunting and jiving on screen, the physical compatibity between this irresistible jodi will have you asking or more.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions ...There is no substance to the fluffy plot... full review

So-So by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...The genre demands running along a predictable course... full review

So-So by Manisha Lakhe, Film Impressions ...Loved Sonam's clothes. Her make-up is patchy, but the dress she wears to the cinema where Imran stares at her, is awesome... full review

Thumbs up by Guneet Wadera, filmi cafe ...Special mention must be made to Kavin Dave ...He plays Imran’s friend and confidant and is the film’s scene stealer with his witty banter and amusingly hilarious t-shirts... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Garimella, fullhyd.com ...As for the visuals, they're expectedly slick, but the obsession with all the movies makes it a uni-themed approach to the story.... full review

Thumbs down by Pankaj Sabnani, Glamsham.com ...The most novel part of I HATE LUV STORYS is its interesting title and cast. But that's just about it.... full review

Thumbs up by Divya Solgama, Gomolo.in ...Story is typical popcorn type film, but the treatment in first half works brilliantly.... full review

Thumbs up by Lisa Tsering, Hollywood Reporter ...But nepotism can only go so far, and Malhotra, Khan and Kapoor are naturally talented enough to deliver the goods... full review

So-So by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...it's no small feat to make a romantic comedy. You have to marry a self-mocking tone with a sensibility that believes in pink hearts, cuddly toys and cute-as-a-button clothes... full review

Thumbs down by Mihir Fadnavis, india.com ...Vishal-Shekhar's catchy music does gel well with the candyfloss nature of IHLS, so does Ayananka Bose's glossy cinematography... full review

Thumbs down by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ... the film has some funny scenes, comical one-liners plus some hilarious love graphs and T-shirt graffiti... full review

Thumbs down by Amrita, Indiequill ...If you don’t know where this movie is going by now, you should get your noodle checked coz it’s turned into soup. ... full review

Thumbs up by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...What’s Bad: Nothing really except, perhaps, the slow pace at times and the film industry-centric jokes.... full review

Thumbs down by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...It’s a world far removed from today’s India, which is not necessarily a bad thing if I Hate Luv Storys (produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions) was a period film... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...even then, what handicaps the film is its thin plotline.... full review

Thumbs down by Mr Inketi, Mr. Inketis Weblog ...There is no context for the characters to become who they are... full review

Thumbs down by Minty Tejpal, Mumbai Mirror ... In between everyone sings a few smart songs, Bruna Abdullah pops up with her cleavage in a ridiculous side track, and the film travels to New Zealand, but the story refuses to go anywhere... full review

Thumbs up by IANS, NDTV ... Punit Malhotra proves his mettle by narrating a predictable story in such an interesting manner that you are hooked till the end.... full review

Thumbs down by Sujoy, OneKnightStands.net ...its unashamed and narcissistic self-promotion of supposed Hindi ‘romantic cult favourites’... full review

So-So by Abhijit Mhamunkar, real bollywoood ...Imran Khan, after a lackluster performances in Kidnap and Luck is back in top form and very much at ease playing a rom com lead... full review

Thumbs down by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...Malhotra seems to take every single cliché you can think of and insert that into his film – while pretending that this is a different love story.... full review

So-So by Khalid Mohamed, Review and views uncensored ...But hey when the temperamental director morphs into a Chweetie-pooh Cupid, the changeover strikes you as counterfeit as a Rs 30 currency note.... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...you're delighted at Johar's self-derogatory humorous stance... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ...dialogues are enchanting.... full review

So-So by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...What is endearing about IHLS is that it is a fitting tribute to every prominent romantic comedy of the 1990s and the new millennium.... full review

Thumbs up by K K Rai, STARDUST ...Sonam Kapoor looks so comfortable in her new glam avatar that the character seems to be tailor made for her... full review

Thumbs down by Amitabh Thakur, Sulekha ...I Hate Luv Storys has all of them exactly in this manner, in ample amounts and in a well-ritualized manner. It had to be that way because it is a Karan Johar movie and Karan Johar movies must exactly be so. ... full review

So-So by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...Punit Malhotra's story is ekdum simple and predictable. But then, when was romance supposed to be rocket science! ... full review

Thumbs down by flyingrodent, Upper Stall ... Sammir Dattani as the clueless fiancee appears to be earnest but actually has no clue what he is doing or what his character is supposed to do... full review

So-So V Love Movies ...Director Punit Malhotra has a knack for non sequiturs and sight gags, and the less filmi the movie gets the better the humour plays. ... full review