What is it
Looks can be deceptive and it's not easy to match the hype every time.. the movie is getting attention thanks to the dictate in Bengal which are helping the producers in gaining publicity.. but inside the stylishly and smartly packed cover hate story disappoints at multiple levels.. Neither it s titillating nor its alluring to that matter.. The so called erotic scenes are thanda and boring..
This Vivek Agnihotri directed picture is a simple revenge drama with a helping of soft porn thrown in for no effect.
The Story of course..
The story revolves around Kaavya (Paoli Dam) and her transformation from a simple middle class journalist to a sex worker to seek revenge. Kaavya, who doesn't have anything to lose anymore, uses her sexuality as a lethal weapon to rip Siddharth (Gulshan Devaiah) apart by using everyone connected to him one way or another. Thus begins the journey of hatred and brutal vengeance. This affects everyone around Kaavya, including her family and her best friend Vicky (Nikhil Dwivedi), who secretly loves her.
What to look out for
Well for those who still cling on clichÃ© of the 70's and 80's where a battered women comes back in a glamour's avatar to avenge her loss.. well here Vikram Bhatt in his script shows some involvement during the mind games in the second half..
Gulshan Devaiya as Siddharth is the major highlight
The list is long but to make a long story short Hate Story tries to ignore logics to bring in the sex appeal but alas fails cause Paoli is good as an actress but she appears cold on screen as the seductress..
Conclusion: Hate Story fails to rise above an average revenge story in spite of all the hype and publicity glory