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Hate Story 4 movie review: A franchise that gets worse with every installment

Similar to its predecessors, Multi-starrer film Hate Story 4 is a trashy, mildly entertaining film

Starring: Urvashi Rautela, Karan Wahi, Vivan Bhatena, Ihana Dhillon

How is demand generated for not one or two, but four installments of an absurd idea being produced repeatedly is something I wonder as I walk out of the cinema after watching the fourth tale of the Hate Story franchise – a series of films unrelated to each other but built upon the same nonsensical formula of passion, betrayal and revenge.

Set in London this time, the film beings with the murder of one of the protagonists, followed by a flashback of the series of events unfolding that lead up to the kill. It’s a 145-min fest of awful acting by good looking actors trying to sell you their silliness yet another time. All of this is peppered with a decent background score which makes the film bearable, but definitely not pardonable.

In terms of performances, Urvashi Rautela as Tasha proves that some beautiful faces should be left to rest within music videos, and on the other hand Vivan Bhatena from the Judwaa 2 fame is suave and tries hard to play his character with conviction. Debutante Ihana Dhillon is terrible beyond words and Karan Wahi is charming but forgettable. Perhaps the most exciting and corrupt character of the film is played by Gulshan Grover, who sometimes tries too hard and falls into the trap of overacting.

Stitch all of this together with unintentionally funny dialogues such as “I am somebody who can get anybody, but I want nobody other than your body” and you have another typical Hate Story.

Rating: 1.5/5

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Music & background score2.2
1.5Overall Score