Since a couple of years, I have continued with the tradition of watching Vikram Bhatt’s films on the first day itself. Believe it or not, Bhatt is on a serious stroll of outdoing himself with each successive film, not with excellence but with absolute sub-par trashiness. There is nothing more disheartening than seeing a decent filmmaker go to the dogs. But once you realize that he wants to masquerade it as a formula for commercial cinema, and repetitively and surreptitiously makes films in similar genres, you wait for the next piece of trash installment to come, because it is going to be so much fun seeing him hit new lows.
Bhatt’s filmography boasts of Shaapit, Haunted 3D, Dangerous Ishq, Raaz 3D, Creature 3D and Mr X in the past 5-6 years as a director. As a writer, he has written many more films which have been more or less despicable such as Hate Story, 1920 Evil Returns and Khamoshiyaan. And now he serves us Love Games.
There are some films which are so bad and unpalatable that you want to find the makers, hold them by their collars and whisper in their ears, “Thank you! That was so disgusting, I actually kind of liked it!” Hate Story 3 falls under this rare, coveted category – nauseating and headache-inducing to such an extent that you want to thank God for all the good things in your life.Continue reading “Hate Story 3 Movie Review: This One Deserves all the Hatred in Your Heart”
I did not like Vivek Agnihotroi’s Hate Story (produced by Vikram Bhatt), which came a couple of years ago, largely because the film looked like a massive exercise in selling shock and sleaze, making the revenge saga go tediously trashy and unbelievable. Vishal Pandya’s Hate Story 2 is only a sequel by virtue of its brand name, but tells a new story all together with a new cast. But the covert revelation is that this one is not half as bad. Yes, contrary to the popular belief, Hate Story 2 is not easily hated, despite being an old concoction served in a new glass. Continue reading “Hate Story 2 Movie Review : Inconsistent, But Better Than You Expect It To Be”
So if the first look of Hate Story was a surprise then the trailer might even tend to shock all of you. Produced by Vikram Bhatt and directed by Vivek Agnihotri ( who’s made Chocolate and Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal earlier ), Hate Story stars Paoli Dam, Gulshan Devaiah and Nikhil Dwivedi in the lead along with a host of other supporting actors.Continue reading “Hate Story-Trailer”