Posted by: S/J | 07/06/2010

Review: I Hate Luv Storys

Directed by: Punit Malhotra
Cast: Bruna Abdullah, Sameer Dattani, Sonam Kapoor, Imran Khan, Samir Soni
Rating: 4/5
Review Type: The biased kind, where we love everything because it was so awesome!

ihateluvstorys Wahi puraani pyar ki kahani, no saga, but hatke!

Okay, so this is really hard to do. We’re miserable, ergo no new updates. But, of course we had to “review” this movie, we had been looking forward to a good old fashion Hindi pyar ki kahani for a while now, since Love Aaj Kal.

You’d think after we watched the movie, we’d feel better right? But, of course we don’t, because of all the things the movie could be based around, it had to be on the sets of a damn Hindi movie. So, the whole time all we did was wallow in our misery because we wanted Sonam and Imran’s jobs…or Simran and J’s jobs. And obviously befkoof Karan’s not calling us. Hint hint Karan! 😉

Jasmine: Is using befkoof too mean?
Sona: I don’t think so.
Jasmine: You think they’ll understand our NRI humor?
Sona: I’m sure they will, don’t worry. If they don’t Imran will explain it to them…(Yeah that’s right we get all of Imran’s jokes on Twitter.)

So, anyway on to the movie review. We loved it. There was a scene with Imran and Sonam in the beginning in the theater, it was so brilliantly written that we wanted to keep rewinding it with our imaginary remote and keep watching it over and over again. Imran was especially good in that scene.

It was a really really good romantic comedy. Really good! We feel like watching it again right now, again. We should get into the technicalities now, even though we don’t really feel like it. But the things we do for love…so costumes first? still7

Manish outdid himself. He’s grown, you can tell…his pants are short now. Hahaha! No, but seriously. The clothing was very much in character, in his earlier movies there was always a ‘Filminess’ to them, which we obviously appreciate, but it was really nice to see this side of Manish. Really loved Sonam’s clothes, so yeh Manish! Oh, we hate your assistants ‘A and A’ (we’re not naming them), we wish they were S and J! Sona and Jasmine, if you’re slow on the uptake.

Jasmine: Don’t do that, don’t do that! Sona: Okay fine. “if you’re slow on the uptake.”

Music, next. We don’t have enough words to describe how beautiful the music was. The lyrics of ‘Bin Tere – Reprise’ are so good; they’re heart-wrenching. Kumaar wrote the song and Shekhar did such an amazing job singing it…wish we could ask Javed Saab to praise Shekhar for the way he sang this song, obviously we have no talent! (Karan: this doesn’t mean we won’t be talented ADs, Art Directors, Production designers, and costume assistants and than of course later with experience costume designers…just making sure you know this!) Sajda, written by Anvita Dutt Guptan is also beautiful, actually the whole album is really listenable (it’s a real word). Vishal and Shekhar continue to work their jaadu on the world of Filmi music.

Punit Malhota, you evil genius! Why do you torture us with this world? The movie was obviously really good, the story while ghisi piti had a twist to it and you created characters that were realistic and relate-able, but also so Filmi! (That is a very good thing, if you’re unsure.)Editing, by Akiv Ali, was excellent because you know we didn’t notice it. Cinematography, by Ayananka Bose (yeh a woman!!), was exceptional, especially for the title song.

Both, Sonam (we love you!) and Imran (we love you too!) are naturals for these kinds of roles. Really liked Sameer Soni, he played the combination of Karan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali perfectly. Did we get this right Punit? Or are we just spreading afwaaein? We think we’re right, of course. Tweet us and let us know for sure.

still17Dialogues were amazing, Imran definitely got the good end of those because of the way his character thought. We LAUUUVED all the movie references in the movie, obviously we had seen every one of them multiple times. And while the movie was of course really romantic and cute, it was also really….

1 a funny movie | these guys are really funny amusing, humorous, witty, comic, comical, facetious, jocular, jokey; hilarious, hysterical, riotous, uproarious; entertaining, diverting, sparkling, scintillating; silly, farcical, slapstick; informal side-splitting, rib-tickling, laugh-a-minute, wacky, zany, off the wall, a scream, rich, priceless.

Mentionable Doohickeys
Ek: Scene in the theater. Kya dialogues the. “Tumhara naam Simran hai? Don’t tell me, tumhara boyfriend Raj hai?” [Or something like that, it was very jokey…hahahahah!] Imran was amazing in that scene, kya dialogue delivery thi. Wah Wah! Mashallah.

Do: Simran being an Art Director. We would kill for that job and we might really soon if Karan doesn’t call us.

Teen: Sonam’s hair! Stupid bitch with her perfect hair! (Don’t worry, you know we love her…yeh toh hum sirf apne bohat pyaare doston ko kehte hain.)

Chaar: The clothes. The places, like all Dharma/Yash Raj movies were very beautiful.

Paanch: Liked the characters because they were very confused, like us. Very Imtiazy. Is this a new trend in Hindi films? It is…it’s a good trend, we don’t feel so bad about being bhoole-bhatke.

Che: The fact that we like the title song is a really big deal. We despise Hindi songs when they put English in them, it totally kills them, but this one wasn’t annoying. It was in fact really very good.

Saat: The kadak chai cheers. Sampooran awesomeness.

Overall, a really sweet, kweet (if you don’t get the reference you’re a dhabba) romantic comedy that’s actually funny!

Hamarein khayalon mein aksar yeh baatein hoti hain ki Tarun, Karan se kehta hai:
Tarun: Hey Karan did you read this review of IHLS?
Karan: Yeah! Wasn’t it hatke?
Tarun: They were so funny! I think we should hire them for the dialogues of Dostana 2.
Karan: Haan and than they should be on the permanent staff of Dharma or Karma.

P.S. While we know we’re hilarious and get our own jokes, sometimes other people don’t get them. Just so you know, there were no malicious intentions. We really loved the movie and we really really want to work with Karan, pretty please with strawberries on top! Call us Karan!

P.P.S Go watch the movie!


  1. You two are so cute you crack me up! Darlings, if I HAD a business, I’D employ you. 🙂

  2. We’d love to work for you too! We ❤ you V!

  3. You gals are too funny! I hope Karan hires you both! And if he does, hire me please as the official stylist! HEHEH

  4. Thanks Bollywood! We hope he hires us too, than we can all just take over! Hahaha…everyone will definitely dress better once we do, that’s for sure!

  5. Hey just wanted to say thanks for sharing the interesting stuff you have put on your blog. I just happened to come to this site searching about Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani on Google and your blog came in the listing as it somewhere mentions it. Keep up the good work and all the best.

  6. Thank you!

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