Release date : July 18 2014
bollywood3.com Rating : 2 /5
Producer : Bhushan Kumar, Vikram Bhatt
Director : Vishal Pandya
Music Director : Mithoon, Meet Bros Anjjan, Arko Pravo Mukherjee
Starring : Jay Bhanushali, Surveen Chawla
Director Vishal Pandya comes up with a revenge drama in the sequel to the super hit film ‘Hate Story’. Titled ‘Hate Story 2’, the movie stars Surveen Chawla, Sushant Singh and Jay Bhanushali in the lead roles. The music has already become quite popular and finally this film has released today. So, let’s see how the movie turns out to be…
Sonica (Surveen) and Akshay (Jay) are madly in love with each other while Mandar (Sushant), a local politician is also in love with Sonica. Since Mandar cannot accept the fact that that Sonica loves Akshay, he and his gang of goons beat up Akshay and also assault Sonica at the same time. Fed up of all the problems she has been facing from Mandar and his gang, the pretty and sensitive Sonica comes up to plot a plan to destroy him. Will Sonica succeed in seeking revenge, or will she also be crushed by Mandar who has strong political backing? The answers to these questions are what forms the rest of ‘Hate Story 2’…
Let’s start with the performances. There is no doubt about the fact that Sushant Singh is a brilliant actor and he pretty much steals the show in every scene and the movie reaches a particular level only because of his act.While Jay Bhanushali did not have much scope in the film to showcase his talent, Surveen is a good addition in a bad movie. The actress has done a good job with her act as the avenging woman and she provides the necessary oomph factor in the film. The movie belongs to Surveen and Sushant and only their scenes and confrontations are executed well.
It’s high time that a few filmmakers of Bollywood make peace with the fact that erotica doesn’t always help movies turn out to be a hit at the box-office. Though the story is good, thanks to its bad execution, the film gets illogical at one point and the viewer fail to understand why Surveen can’t actually walk out of all the problems that she has been facing.After a hell lot of negatives, even if you want to watch the film because of its erotica, then let me kill that for you! The chemistry between Surveen and Jay lacks the essential heat and the duo fail to create the so-called sensual environment needed for the audiences to stay glued to their seats.
The film sure has an engaging story, but Vishal Pandya’s direction lacks substance. Bollywood has earlier delivered some remarkable revenge dramas in the form of ‘Khoon Bhari Maang’, ‘Intaquam’, ‘Oh Bewafaa’, but ‘Hate Story 2’ is not at all on par with these cult classics. From direction to songs, everything is below the mark.The sound track of the film, apart from ‘Aaj Fir Tumpe’, is the only savior but it also doesn’t create much impact. The cinematography is shabby and the part where Sonica gets assaulted is pathetically shot and looks extremely unconvincing. The editing could have been crisper.
Overall, Hate Story 2 is the typical example of a film where the viewers get attracted to the film because of its erotic trailers. Other than one song and some decent performances from Surveen and Sushant, this film has nothing much to offer!
Bollywood3 Rating : 2/5
Reviewed by Neha Prashar Gupta