Rating : 3/5.
Cast : Sharman Joshi, Zareena Khan, Karan Singh Grover, Daisy Shah and Others.
Directed by : Vishal Pandya.
Language : Hindi.
Genre : Romance, Drama, Thriller.
Release date : 4th December 2015.
Music : Meet Bros.
Bottom Line : Not bad, but Not good enough.
Revenge is the primary asset for Hate Story franchise. In the first two instalments, Women took revenge on men, who ruin their lives. but here the premise is different, where a man takes his revenge on man. Although, the plot has as twists as its previous installments. Vivek Agnihotri helmed the first project and the remaining two instalments are directed by Vishal Pandya. The latter’s previous outing, Hate Story 2 performed well at the box office. The franchise name and sensual promos helped to bring the audience to theatres.
Hate story 3 kicks off with an industrialist, Aditya Diwan (Sharman Joshi) inaugurates a hospital, which is memorial to his elder brother, Vikram Diwani. In an interview, His wife Siya Diwan reveals that she was in relationship with Vikram Diwan before marrying Aditya. In the meantime, Aditya gets an undeniable gift from an another industrialist, Sourav Singhania, ( Karan Singh Grover). On the invitation of Sourav, Aditya goes for lunch along with his wife. Sourav eyes on Siya. In a business proposal Sourav extend his support to Diwan on one condition. It infuriate Aditya and leave the place. As a result, One of Diwan companies gets seized in a plan of Sourav. Aditya ropes in Kaaya ( Daisy Shah) to retrieve the true identity of Sourav.But his attempt goes in vain. Sourav kills Kaaya for sabotage and projects it as Aditya killed the poor girl. Diwani scion gets imprisonment. What happens next is rest of the story.
Screen writer Vikram bhatt’s stories are full of Romance, Drama and thrilling moments. Revenge is the primary asset for Hate story installments. Director Vishal pandya’s previous outing, Hate story 2 hits the bull-eye at the box office. But here, the director has failed to generate a good chemistry between the lead actors and the narrative lacks the intensity which doesn’t even to match up the hate story franchise. Visuals are superbly supported by Music.
This is a typical role for Sharman Joshi. He doesn’t fit into the shoes of anti hero role. Karan Singh might have done his best but the character demands much intensity which he failed to reach. Zareena Khan excelled in his role. she sets fire on the screen whenever narrative demands. Even Jai ho actress Daisy Shah gives enough oomph factor.
Hate story 3 fails to emulate their previous installments. It lacks the intensity as it needs. Mismatching cast is the minus thing to this revenge Drama.However, A few erotic scenes managed to get whistles from the front seats.I will go with three out of five stars.
Reviewed by Shrinu Nakka.