Hate Story 3 Hindi Movie Review
A conversation that I had with a friend as I walked out of theater could sum up Hate Story 3 pretty well.
"How was it," he asked.
"Pretty bad. Dumb actually," I said.
"But it would be a hit anyway. India is a sex-starved country and there will be enough willing to pay to watch this," he pointed.
There, he said it. And he was probably right. I watched an early morning show and there were enough people in the theater to indicate a trend. The first two films in the franchise have worked well for the producers, while they revived dying careers of two directors. Third one has no reasons not work. There are hit songs with two heroines dancing seductively, enough sleaze, some action scenes [really, action. Action as in fight between two men].
Screenplay never mattered anyway.
Not that they did not try. Writer Vikram Bhatt even came up with something different this time. Unlike the first two films, this time it is about a guy's revenge. Two brothers. Oops, I don't intend to give away spoilers, but then any regular movie lover would probably get the big 'twist' in the first five minutes itself. From there on it will only one long wait for you to be proven right. It was for me. And the songs did not make my life easier.
What did make my life easier was trying to find logic defying acts. That made sure my attention would not waver. It's another matter that I lost count. Most notable among them - A man survives a mid-air plane explosion and lands on ground, without a parachute or anything else.
It is these lunacies that make Hate Story 3 entertaining than anything else. And of course the CBFC steps in too, cutting own some words and replace them with something totally unrelated. Like, they replace 'whore' with 'slave' and 'bastard' with 'rascal'. And this as they allow a whole lot of 'f' word in this undoubtedly adult flick.
Hate Story 3 is one of those films that have nothing appealing about it. It has below par performances by all its actors. Daisy Shah has a laughable role and she enacts it as badly as the part deserves. Most of Karan Singh Grover and Zarine's concentration seems to be on looking seductive rather than act.
If there is anyone who should be happy with this film, it is Sharman. Hate Story 3 is in fact a half a step up for him since his last - Super Nani.
I think I have one word for Hate Story 3 - atrocious! Watch and decide.