Posts Tagged ‘Imran Khan’

Imran and Sonam All Set for a Hit with IHLS

‘I Hate Luv Storys’ had everything going in its favour and that showed in the way it opened at the box office. As predicted last week, an opening of more than 70% was pretty much on the cards and this is exactly how the collections stood. With the opening weekend business being huge (~23 crores) and next only to the likes of ‘Raajneeti’, ‘Kites’, ‘Housefull’ and ‘My Name Is Khan’ this year, ‘I Hate Luv Storys’ brought smiles back on the faces of those who were looking for feel good entertainment.

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Posted by Editor on 6 July, 2010

“People are Reacting Positively to IHLS”: Karan Johar

Karan Johar and Co. has cracked it well with I Hate Luv Storys. The romcom is basically a packaged affair. Despite a thin storyline it has clicked at the box office with mega collections coming in over the weekend. Producer Karan Johar is, of course, happy with the state of affairs and clearly understands the factors that led to the film’s big opening.

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“We never proclaimed that we were in the process of making some edgy, out of the world entertainer. The idea was to make a fun, young, romcom popcorn entertainer and we achieved that with IHLS”, says Karan in an excited tone. “We had to pep it with good comic and heart-warming moments and rope in good looking protagonists. Also, music was of paramount importance and Vishal-Shekhar did the trick for us.”

He denies that with the film, he and director Punit Malhotra were trying to break the cliché of conventional love stories. “On the contrary, we were playing with the clichés here”, he smiles. “See, people are reacting positively to IHLS because ever since Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Naa, there hasn’t been a movie belonging to romcom genre coming out of Bollywood. People were waiting to catch something like this and got it with IHLS.”

Talking about the dramatic elements that fill the second-half of the film, Karan says, “Yes, there was a little bit of drama but nothing was melodramatic or unusual. Everything happens as it does in the real world”.

On a parting note, one can’t help but ask Karan if he too truly believes that love stories in today’s generation have actually moved on from what they used to be a decade ago.

“That’s right”, admits Karan, “My parents saw a different kind of romance on screen. Later in 90s, there was a different syntax that came in. Today, it is different altogether. For quite some time, there wasn’t a love story which was reflective of today’s time. IHLS managed to fit that bill and hence it succeeded”.

–Joginder Tuteja/ Sampurn Wire

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Posted by Editor on 5 July, 2010

Disasters go Unreported in IHLS Frenzy

With I Hate Luv Storys being the flavour of the season and brickbats still coming in for a debacle called Raavan, the newer releases were royally ignored. Films like Krantiveer – The Revolution and Mr. Singh Mrs. Mehta were never expected to change the face of Indian cinema. But the least that the makers would have expected was to have a face-saving release, if not an opening.

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Posted by Editor on 3 July, 2010

“IHLS Is A Tribute, Not A Parody”: Sonam Kapoor

I Hate Luv Storys has released and opened to a very good response all over. This also means that Sonam Kapoor now has a definite hit up her sleeves more than two years after making her debut with Saawariya and following it up with Delhi 6. Now that this Punit Malhotra directed film had made an impact amongst the youth, one can’t help but ask Sonam whether IHLS intended to break the cliché of conventional love stories?

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Posted by Editor on 3 July, 2010

Movie Review: I Hate Luv Storys (2010)

I Hate Luv Storys: Fun Till It Lasts

I Hate Luv Storys

Rating: 3 out of 5*

Starring: Imran Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Sammir Dattani, Sameer Soni and Kavin Dave

Director: Punit Malhotra

Boy hates mushy love stories, doesn’t believe in love and all those things that come along with it whereas the girl is a big believer in romance and is living her own perfect love story with a childhood pal. Boy meets this girl and don’t get along but eventually love strikes! First for the girl but the boy rejects it explaining that he only thought of her as a friend. Soon love strikes him too but by then it is too late. He tries to woo her back and ends up doing all those mushy things that he hated in the first place. Punit Malhotra’s debut directorial venture, I Hate Luv Storys works well when it tries to poke fun at these elements but eventually falls in the same clichéd trap when it comes to delivering as a film.

I Hate Luv Storys’ main lead character, J (Imran Khan) tries to poke fun of all the mush and romance ideas that generate from Bollywood. Ironically, working with Bollywood’s King of mush, filmmaker Veer Kapoor, he barely manages to keep a straight face about all that’s happening around him. A complete opposite of J, Simran (Sonam) joins Veer Kapoor’s production as a set designer. As expected clashes take place between the two but eventually they end up becoming good friends. Gradually she ends up falling for, Mr. Wrong at the risk of dumping her loyal perfect Mr. Right Raj (Sammir). J rebuffs her. Hurt, she tries to get over her fixation for J and decides to concentrate on her relationship with Raj. But by then J has fallen head over heels in love with Simran and wants her back. How he tries to use all the tricks from the clichéd Bollywood references and much more to woo Simran back, forms the rest of the film.

First timer, Punit delivers big when it comes to giving the film a fresh treatment in terms of narrative and style and laces it with some extremely laugh out loud one liners. But as a writer, he falls short of offering anything new when it comes to the script. Agreed, it tries to take a funny look at the romance seen through the typical eyes of Bollywood, by doing a parody of sorts on filmmakers. He includes his own producer Karan Johar, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and even Aditya Chopra in it but one fails to understand why Punit doesn’t give a new perspective about the same in his own film given the resources he had in hand.

The jovial first half has its moments but the second half tends to drag, especially since you can predict well in advance how and where it is all heading. But, full marks to his actors including the periphery ones, who keep it rocking with their perfect acts. Vishal and Shekhar’s chart topping music also aids IHLS and lifts it above the average. The innovative production design works well with the theme of the film. Ayananka Bose continues to surprise with camerawork with each passing film. She has captured the New Zealand locales superbly.

Imran Khan, after a lackluster performances in Kidnap and Luck is back in top form and very much at ease playing a rom com lead. He adds more fun to his character with his body language and facial expressions. Sonam Kapoor is aptly cast as the dreamy lover girl and wows in her more contemporary city gal avatar unlike her first two films Saawariya and Delhi 6 which presented her in a more ethnic way. The chemistry between this fresh pairing is amazing. Kavin Dave as Imran’s office colleague is hilariously good. The graffiti on his Tees make you LOL as well. Sammir Dattani delivers his lines monotonously. Perhaps he was asked to appear as a boring boy friend. But he does it well. Sameer Soni is fun with his take on Karan Johar and so is Aamir Ali as the hot shot romantic star of the film he is shooting. Bruna Abdullah is smoking hot in her special appearance as Imran’s flirt interest.

IHLS is fun till it lasts but once you come out of the cinema hall you realize that it fails to make an impact as a romantic comedy thanks to the feeling of déjà vu. IHLS works as pure popcorn fun.

Abhijit Mhamunkar /Sampurn Wire

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Posted by Editor on 2 July, 2010

Imran’s IHLS All Set to Open Well

If Bollywood’s future for the second decade of the millennium is to be gauged, 2010 is just the right year. Ranbir Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Imran Khan and Neil Nitin Mukesh are said to be the future of Hindi film industry and each of the actors has prestigious films lined for release this year. Shahid Kapoor has got success in the form of ‘Badmaash Company’ while Neil Nitin Mukesh is gearing up for ‘Lafange Parinde’. Meanwhile Ranbir Kapoor has seen a blockbuster for himself in the form of ‘Raajneeti’. Now it’s the turn of Imran Khan to repeat the same with ‘I Hate Luv Storys’ which is carrying very good reports.

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Posted by Editor on 1 July, 2010

AACT and I Hate Luv Storys Come Together to Launch – 1800-103-1919 – A Toll Free Number to Report Piracy

The recently formed coalition between the Hindi and Hollywood studios will now be known as the “Alliance Against Copyright Theft – AACT”. It has been formed to create a common voice to fight piracy; AACT has Reliance Big Entertainment, Moser Baer Entertainment, UTV Motion Pictures, Eros International and the Motion Picture Dist. Association as its founding members.

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Today, AACT launches its toll-free anti-piracy hotline – 1800-103-1919 – to report piracy in the Mumbai and Thane districts. The launch is in association with UTV Motion Pictures and Dharma Productions’ I Hate Luv Storys. Actors Imran Khan and Sonam Kapoor will publicize the toll free number as part of the film’s promotional campaign across India.

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Posted by Editor on 30 June, 2010

Stars Favour ‘I Hate Luv Storys’ !

When even successful makers like Karan Johar turn to ‘numerology’ to spell their film titles, it only makes people like us more proud.

His latest outing ‘I Hate Luv Storys’ has already created super craze amongst the youth, mainly due to its soulful music and catchy promos. But will the film leave up to the hype and sky high expectations?

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Posted by Editor on 29 June, 2010

I Hate Luv Storys Wallpapers

I Hate Luv Storys is now a Big Buzz in Bollywood and all die-hard fans of Imran and sonam are excited for it’s release on 2 July 2010.

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Here are the beautiful wallpapers of I Hate Luv Storys for download. The stills have come out nice specially Simran (Sonam Kapoor) she looks cute. By seeing the stills and trailers we assume that I Hate Luv Storys might be a complete Paisa Vasool movie!

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Posted by Editor on 28 June, 2010