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Not a Love Story Review (RGV)


Not a Love Story Rating 2.45/5

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Ratings:2/5 Reviewer:Rajeev Masand Site:IBNLive
'Not A Love Story' is voyeuristic and exploitative, and shamelessly borders on soft-porn. Ramgopal Varma gives us 'Not A Love Story', whose protagonist is also a wannabe star, but one who doesn't get a fairytale ending. If Varma succeeds at anything at all, it's the uncharacteristically romantic note he strikes between his protagonists, making the point that you can love someone deeply, and still do things to hurt them. In a strange sort of way, the film's bizarre climax makes complete sense. And maybe, just maybe, this s**-and-murder saga could be Ramgopal Varma's most romantic film yet.I'm going with two out of five for 'Not A Love Story'. It's far from Varma's best work, but it's not entirely unwatchable.
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 Ratings:4/5 Reviewer:Taran Adarsh Site:BollywoodHungama
On the whole, NOT A LOVE STORY shocks and stuns, which only goes to prove how impactful the film is. But, most importantly, it reiterates the age-old adage, anger is short-lived madness and how things can change for worse at the spur of the moment. NOT A LOVE STORY leaves you shocked, stunned and aghast and at the same time, you feel sad for the lovers in the final sequence, when Mahie pours her heart out to Dobriyal. Though the film depicts a brutal crime, there's hardly any blood [except when the guy is murdered] or gore here.It must be said that NOT A LOVE STORY is amongst Ramgopal Varma's best works. An intense mindbender, NOT A LOVE STORY is a wonderful illustration of how the accurate approach to storytelling can levitate a film. Try not to miss this one!
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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Nikhat Kazmi Site:TimesOfIndia
Not A Love Story is a startling film. Startling, because it captures the nasty, brutal side of seemingly normal and nice people who sometimes, see nothing amiss in the most heinous of crimes.Of course, the film ends abruptly and leaves you with a sense of incompleteness, but while it lasts, it holds your interest.Gory, yes but Not A Love Story is an interesting study of the darker and more devious spots of friendly neighbourhood types.
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 Ratings:1.5/5 Reviewer:Raja Sen Site:Rediff
This isn't a film where the director draws up different versions of the crime and steps back and lets us pick a side. This isn't a film that justifies, condemns or leaves room for debate, for ambiguity. Not A Love Story is a sadly simplistic project, one showing a version of the crime -- Varma's film would have us believe the court recently got it right -- without comment or craftsmanship.For a film like this, it is essential that the filmmaker have something he believes in, something to stand by, to emphasise, to question. Something to say. All Ramu seems to be saying is 'look at me,' and we've seen most of that before. This is a film made in bad taste
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 Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Saibal Chatterjee Site:NDTV
A dark, disturbing reconstruction of a senseless crime of passion that shook the nation three years ago, Not A Love Story sees director Ram Gopal Verma hitting the right buttons for a change. Obsession, passion, murder, crime, guilt, punishment – these are the key elements that constitute the crux of Not A Love Story. Varma cloaks his narrative in a grimy, grainy shell as a means to capturing the tale’s claustrophobic core. The lovers are anything but loveable characters. And this tale is a tragedy woven around the ugly face of love. Downbeat? Yes. But it’s engaging and watchable – if for nothing else, for the flashes of the RGV of yore.
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Ratings:1.5/5 Reviewer:Komal Nahata Site:Koimoi
What’s Good: The fast pace of the film; the performances of the four main actors.What’s Bad: The loopholes in the screenplay; the open-ended climax which will not find universal favour; lack of hit music; too much tension in the drama.Verdict: Not A Love Story is an ordinary fare.Watch or Not?: Watch it for the artistes’ performances.
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 Ratings:2/5 Reviewer:Daily Bhaskar Site:Dainik Bhaskar
Not A Love Story’ is unconvincing from the word go. The characters of Anusha and Robin don’t evoke sympathy, even though they have been shown as victims of circumstances. So, the effort of the filmmaker to show them in a positive light, goes in vain. Direction, music and cinematography are the strengths of this film. Slow-paced screenplay, loopholes in the storyline and impactless performances are the drawbacks.Overall, ‘Not A Love Story’ lacks impact and thus leaves one numb. Go and watch it, if you have nothing to do this weekend.
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Ratings:2/5 Reviewer:Mayank Shekhar Site:HindustanTimes
Not a Love story is still the first film from the director, since Sarkar Raj (2008), which comes with a script. Or at least an appealing story line. The shaking camera's also placed right at the heart of India's pop-culture capital: a quasi-independent republic called Andheri. We delve deeper into neither the young dream-chasers of a scary celeb industry nor chilling procedurals of an infamous police case, let alone the juicy tabloid drama that followed it. The narrative is predictably linear.
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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:-- Site:SuperGoodMovies
Making a film on a true story that isn’t very old is a bold thing to do and this was totally acceptable from RGV. The way he handled the story of Not a Love Story and the way he showcased how truth was molded in the court room is really worth a watch.Plus Points: Performances, direction.Minus Points: background score, weird camera angles.Final Word: Watch it if you like RGV’s direction
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24 comments:

  1. Ram gopal verma rocks and always makes different kind of films. I am sure and as Taran's review says this would be an amazing movie i am gonna watch it tomorrow

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  2. Waiting for Rajeev's review, Taran's reviews mean shite.

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  3. RGV has the balls and his mind is so different.....thats why i like his movies...yes, he has had his lows, but he is only human...im gonna watch this...bollywood has mostly been too pesimistic or too optimistic about anything...lets get real guys..

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  4. rgv rockZ............

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  5. total crap movie don't waste your money on this one

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  6. Its a crappy movie

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  7. Ramgopal Varma has been proving time and again that the ramgopal varma which directed Shiva , Rangeela, satya... is long gone and dead. Pls do not waste your time , money and energy watching this film.Its absolutely crappy... Infact Ramgopal varma should learn film making and also a virtue called honesty from Mr. Kanti Shah who is at least not pretentious in his offerings.

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  8. film simply rocked....nice review by taran adarsh and nikhat kazmi. people who did not like the movie might got few reasons but who is critisizing the brilliance of RGV....wear nappy pants and watch KJO movies and tele serials.........

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  9. this is the worst movie i ever seen ....crappy camera work..i felt this movie shooted by ordinary camcorders....don't watch it....

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  10. ek dum bakwaas movie hai doston ........... galti se bhi dekhne mat chale jaana

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  11. disguting movie... please don't watch it !

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  12. RVG is idiot, if actress allowed him to focus camera, sry put the camera in between the legs he surly do it...such a insane ....totally shit movie...
    how much taran got kickback from RVG for such movie calling it as best one till date...u sucks man...

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  13. it is shit movie

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  14. its a nice ,movie over all

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  15. Raja Sen... man!! YOU SUCK!!!!!!!!!! leave this business and do something else... you are good for nothing..!!

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  16. simply woww..awsm vision...rgv back wid grt flick

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  17. it is a screwed up movie....

    no story line, no acting, nothing is there in this movie that will entertain u. it looks like a cheap b grade movie, nothing else...

    i read several reviews before going for this movie, but still since my wife insisted i still went.. and it was a total waste of time.

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  18. i really like RGV, he really has the guts to make something different, that doesnt mean that i like all of his works, but satya, company, jungle and kaun all are in the list of my all time favs....here my only grudge is that anyone conversant with maria susairaj case would find this film utterly predictable....should have focused more on the murder....but deepak dobriyal....u r the finest..i pity u in omkara, admired u in gulal, laughed with u in tanu manu and here i said what a jerk....

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  19. the movie grabs ur attention from start to end.u will not know when ur two hours will pass. brilliant acting by all the actors and it gives a nice topic for discussion. RGV camera work is unique. this movie is completely paisa vasool

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  20. worst movie ever seen...worst cinematography ever done in the bollywood history...it was like hammer in the heads

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  21. what a movie,,ramu keep going another great one from u..i want to mention 1 seen from the movie i like most when akash is dead and camera shakes with his heartbeat and blood. like he is watching all the event before his death,,like it superlike it

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  22. Really this time ramu rocks best sound by sandeep chowta, camera work is also very good

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