Star Cast: Sharman Joshi, Karan Singh Grover, Zareen Khan, Daisy Shah, Priyanshu Chatterjee and Puja Gupta.
Director: Vishal Pandya
Producer: Bhushan Kumar and Vikram Bhatt
Claps For: Screenplay, Editing, Direction, Background music, and Performances by Sharman Joshi and Karan Singh Grover.
Slaps For: Daisy Shah, and Too many songs.
What’s New: A ‘Hate Story’ movie about two men at loggerheads, along with many twists and turns, unlike the first two installments.
Popcorn Refill: Interval
Big industrialist Aditya Deewan and his wife Siya’s world turns upside down when a mysterious man named Saurav Singhania enters their life with a new business prospect. However, the only thing he needs in return for funding them is a one-night-stand with Siya. This angers Siya and the two men swear to destroy each other.
What follows next is how the two make continuous attempts to destroy each other, with Aditya still trying to find out what Saurav really wants!
Performance wise, it is undoubtedly Sharman Joshi who steals the show. The actor displays so many shades of his character in such a terrific way. While he has played such kind of a role previously too, the boldness quotient is something new and he does complete justice to it!
Karan Singh Grover’s evil act along with a pinch of mysterious charm is something really to watch out for! He displays every bit of kameenapan without going overboard, and allowing his eyes and smirk to speak for him at places. And the performance just keeps getting better towards the climax. However, his character could have been handled with more care during the scripting stage.
Zareen Khan surely shows a lot of improvement since her ‘Veer’ days and does justice to the role. She looks extremely gorgeous and sexy.
However Daisy Shah, who has a much meatier role than Zareen, is a complete let-down. She looks way too fake on-screen and disappoints big time!
While nothing can be spoken about the character Priyanshu Chatterjee plays (as that would reveal a lot about the movie’s plot), it can surely be mentioned that he has done a decent job.
One of the best things about Vishal Pandya’s ‘Hate Story 2’, and now, ‘Hate Story 3’ is that it isn’t about sex, as the movies are promoted to be! It is more than that- about the revenge story, with sex just being a small part of the movie. The erotica is limited to only where required.
Vishal takes this movie to an altogether different and higher level. This one is much grander than the previous ones. And looks like the director had taken a lot of cues from Abbas-Mustan…yes, the flick is filled with several twists and turns!
However, he could have handled the half-baked characters with more care at the scripting stage. Neither does the movie let Sharman’s character gain sympathy, nor does it allow Karan Singh Grover’s character to infuse fear within the audiences.
Also, too many songs get irritating after a point…especially the Puja Gupta item number! The only two songs worth the money are Tumhe Apna Banane Ka and Wajah Tum Ho.
Combo On Offer: Drama + Thriller + Erotica
Verdict: Overall, the movie is much better than the previous ‘Hate Story’ movies, and is worth the watch for all thriller-genre lovers (Just do not end up predicting the plot)! We give it CLAPS.