Hate Story 4

Urvashi Rautela, Karan Wahi, Vivan Bhatena
Vishal Pandya

The basic premise of the film is about what happens when love gets ugly? Well, obviously it turns to hate! With a tale that’s as old as time, and supposed to be as simple too, things get mighty complicated for
Tasha (Urvashi Rautela), Rajveer (Karan Wahi) and Aaryan (Vivan Bhatena)

As we sensed from the trailers, Tasha is a girl with big dreams, she is beautiful and she knows how to use her beauty too. It is in London that she meets Rajveer, who is known to make stars out of people he
photographs. He is good at his job, and mostly professional but Tasha completely turns him around his head. He introduces her to his brother, Aaryan, and his girlfriend Rishma (Ihana Dhillon) knowing nothing about how that one rendezvous will turn his life around.

While Rajveer and Aaryan both keep meeting Tasha professionally, they are both trying their best to get closer. In the oneupmanship between brothers, Aaryan makes things a little too risqué when he tries to get physical with Tasha after drugging her. The morning after is not pleasant and Tasha ensures he realises the mess he has put his relationships through by acting callously. The tongue slashing (no pun
intended) is very 90s but we are reminded that the protagonists are ‘progressive’ individuals when Aaryan suggests that he would ‘set’ Tasha up nicely.

In the meanwhile, the boys’ father, Vikram (Gulshan Grover) knowing well what his boys are capable of, warns them to not get into any mess. Papa has political aspirations and doesn’t want his boys to muck it up. Unfortunately, karma catches on… or does it?  The fact of the matter is that all of protagonists start getting blackmailed soon after… clearly, the thing gets ugly… very ugly.

Now, here is a story, that perhaps would have been really interesting in 1969. However, we are in 2018 and the director, actor, writers and even the music director seem to have forgotten that tiny update.
Everything in the film is so archaic, that Urvashi who is supposed to be the center of all the love and hate and more, ends up looking like an overtly done up vamp, rather than the heroine of the film. Her makeup, her body language and her acting – all earn her negative markings. It is a fact that there was not much that could have been done in the sketchy parts that was written for her but she needn’t have done it badly.  Karan Wahi and Vivan take their competitiveness very seriously. It does look like both are competing in a hamming competition. It is rather obvious that all the three protagonists were given just one
brief - they are only trying to look ‘sexy’ and show off their bods. There is nothing, absolutely nothing original in the film. The story line is a mix of a million stories you might have read or seen. The music, which could have worked for the film, is also mediocre and don’t get me started about the direction.

Being a layman, only someone who has learnt about cinema through watching a lot of it – I might not know technicalities of things – yet, even for a layman it is evident that Vishal Pandya didn’t do the one job he was supposed to do – he didn’t direct anyone towards the story. Each of the actors were on different frequency, there was no chemistry at all between them. They story being a thriller, has a decent build-up, but there are loose-ends, there are bloopers and moreso, there is no logic – to think, Pandya has actually opted to share screenplay credits for this two hours and twenty minutes of bad movie making!

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