Hate Story 2 springs a big surprise at the box office by opening well compared to other releases.
“Hate Story 2“, a sequel to the Paoli Dam starrer “Hate Story“, marks the Bollywood debut of television actors Surveen Chawla and Jay Bhanushali.
The movie was much-awaited by Suvreen’s fans as she shed her former doll-look and adopted a far more bold and sexy image for this movie.
Hate Story 2, meaning to carry on the erotic thriller vibe of its 2012 predecessor, was the person receiving such exasperated indifference in the theatre.
Under any other circumstances, I’d have protested but this second one, directed by Vishal Pandya, in the Hate series is really as gutless, brainless, soulless and sexless as the first.
‘Hate Story 2’ is woman-oriented revenge drama based on the lines of ‘Kill Bill’ movies. Sonika (Suvreen), a ravishing beauty is the keep of the powerful and wicked politician Mandar Mhatre (Sushant Singh). He exploits Sonika in every method in which is possible. But secretly she longs for true love and wants to have a go in internet marketing.
And as luck would have it, cupid strikes and she falls head over heels in love with her fellow photography student Akshay (Jay Bhanushali). The two love birds attest to each other’s feelings and decide to run away from Mhatre’s reach.
Though Sonika warns Akshay of the danger he’s in and of her reputation, he stands by his word of true love. And so they elope and are lost in their own individual dreamland, singing and making love.
What follows once Mhatre hunts the two down is really a something to watch out for.
The end is quite predictable, where Sonika is viewed taking successful revenge from Mhatre for all the wrong he has completed to uproot her peaceful love life.
Singh is competent , but even he can’t do much having a plot that keeps him in repeat mode. Chawla shows occasional spark, but that’s not enough to front a complete film. Even Sunny Leone’s pink lips, which she pouts most enticingly inside a song, don’t do the trick.
Directed by Vishal Pandya, the movie lacks a powerful screen play. Surveen, Jay and Sushant have huge fan following in the TV world and also have managed to deliver fair performances. However, the show stealer is Sushant who plays a negative role with precision.
Suvreen is laudable as she has done considerable justice to her character of the woman seeking revenge. Other supporting actors aren’t anything great to write about and therefore are rather loud. Jay’s role doesn’t offer much and can be cancelled as a decent act.
What it lacks is a strong plot to have an erotic thriller. The film is certainly not high on sex as it’s trailer and posters promised. Dialogues are crisp and never unnecessarly burdened. The story line is quite stale and script quite illogical. Apart from that the story is very overdone and predictable. A significant disappointing thriller as it fails to keep you engaged.
If you’re a Surveen fan, you can give it a try!