Hate Story

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Hate Story
Hate Story Film Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Vivek Agnihotri
Produced by Vikram Bhatt
Written by Vikram Bhatt
Starring Paoli Dam
Gulshan Devaiya
Nikhil Dwivedi
Music by Harshit Saxena
Cinematography Attar Singh Saini
Distributed by BVG Films
Release date(s) 20 April 2012
Running time 139 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget INR60 million (US$1.0 million)
Box office INR150 million (US$2.5 million)

Hate Story is a 2012 Indian erotic thriller film directed by Vivek Agnihotri and produced by Vikram Bhatt.[1][2][3] It stars Paoli Dam, Gulshan Devaiya and Nikhil Dwivedi in lead roles and trailer was released on 18 March.[4][5][6][7] It was given an 'A' certificate for its erotic theme, sexual content and nudity. It did well at box office and was commercially successful.

Plot[edit]

Kavyah Krishna (Paoli Dam) and her best friend, Vicky, pull an anti-operation against one of the biggest business tycoons, which happens to be Siddharth Dhanrajgir's company. They take pictures of a few black-business deals and write an article that gets published. Siddharth, being a rich and cocky tycoon, wants revenge, so he calls Kavyah up for coffee. He offers her a job in his company with a three hundred percentage raise in income, and Kavyah accepts his offer immediately. They go on a business trip together, and Kavyah helps Siddharth get his company a good deal. That night, Siddharth takes Kavyah to dinner, where they both connect romantically and end up having sex. Upon returning, Kaavya meets Vicky and gives him the gifts she got for him and says 'I love my job'. An upset Vicky is silent and sad, but does not show his feelings.

The next day, Kavyah goes to work and finds out that her entry pass to the office has been cancelled. She goes to talk to Siddharth, who arrogantly talks about his plan and pulls a gun out, tortures her, and says that he never had any feelings for her; he just wanted revenge for the sting operation she pulled. He tells her that he punishes people who mess with him, and tells her to get out of his office. Heartbroken, Kavyah leaves and applies for another job, with Vicky's support. While Vicky is dropping her, she runs out of the car and vomits. He takes her to the doctor, only to find out that she is now pregnant.

Kavyah immediately meets Siddharth again, and he once again humiliates her, but she informs him that she is pregnant and says that she can prove that it's Siddharth's child (through DNA testing). That night, Siddharth calls her and pretends to be sorry for what happened. Kavyah immediately runs to meet him. He kidnaps her, kills the fetus, takes out her ovaries, and dumps her. Kavyah becomes a sex worker and sleeps with many people to get to Siddharth. First she contacts the CEO of Cementec, Rajdev Singh, sleeps with him and without his knowledge copies email from his phone. From there she comes to know that Cementec is going to do a joint venture with a German company due to which all shares of Delhi Cements company will fall. She leaks this information to Delhi Cements Chairman at the cost of INR 40 million. She reveals this to Siddharth and challenges him that she will destroy him. Siddharth then puts cameras all over her house without her knowledge but she somehow comes to know and uses his weapon against him only. Due to this Cementec suffers a loss of INR 100 billion. Siddharth kills Rajdev and puts the blame on Kavyah by showing fake evidences. Kavyah takes Cabinet minister's help to escape from jail by blackmailing him. She also offers to sleep with him at the cost of recovering the police file which contains her name and nominating her to the post of director of IIBI bank which holds accounts details of Cementec. After becoming the board member of Cementec, Kavyah asks for Balance sheets, all files access and all accounts passwords for tally. She goes through all papers with the help of Vicky and comes to know that Cementec has done a big scam. Kavyah exposes this scam in the Annual General Meeting of Cementec. Finally Siddharth is arrested for stealing millions from share holders. Kavyah goes back to her own house to get the watch gifted to her by Vicky. There she finds Rajdev's wife waiting for her with a gun. Rajdev's wife shoots Kavyah thinking that she killed her husband. After killing Kavyah she shoots herself too. The movie ends with Kavyah's background voice saying, "Mare hue log kabra se nai dara karte, Vicky...".(Dead people are not scared of Grave.)

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

Censorship[edit]

Before the release of the film, the CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) ordered the sex scenes in the movie to be reduced by 50%, dialogues were left untouched. Vikaram Bhatt has praised the censors and was quoted to have said - . "The censor board has been great. They've passed all the dialogues and only got us to cut the excesses in the love-making scenes. I'm extremely pleased with their progressive thinking".[8] One sex scene that was cut in particular can be viewed in the trailer, although no uncut version of the film is available via home entertainment.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional reviews
Review scores
Source Rating
IANS 3.5/5 stars
Bismay biswal 3/5 stars
Rediff.com 1.5/5 stars
Tehelka.com 0.5/5 stars
The Times of India 3/5 stars

It opened to mixed reviews. Subhash K. Jha of IANS has given 3.5 out of 5 Stars by saying "'Hate Story' is a most riveting and aesthetic saga of a woman's revenge against the man.".[9] Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave the film a score of 3 out of 5 and said, "On the whole, HATE STORY banks on the age-old vendetta theme, but what takes it beyond the mediocre mark is the cat and mouse game played by the protagonist and antagonist, besides, of course, the bold and provocative scenes that add spice to the proceedings. Though engaging in parts, there's no denying that the second hour seizes your attention, making it a watchable experience.".[10] Srijana Mitra Das for The Times of India has given 3 out of 5 stars and says "'So, yeah, Hate Story exposes a lot - underneath Delhi's surface, that is, not really, as the adverts so tantalizingly showcased, of leading lady Paoli Dam. The film instead blows the top right off the dirty deals, the, well, intercourse between different power spheres ruling India's capital - business, politics, journalism, police, all meet in this slick flick. Depending on who you are, the intersections provide some pleasure - and lots of pain."[10] Review Aggregator Bollymoviereviewz gave it a score of 2.28 out of 5[11]

Raja Sen for Rediff.com has given 1.5/5 stars and says "Despites its bold promos, Hate Story offers very little skin show.".[10]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music is composed by Harshit Saxena.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Mahee Jaan"   Harshit Saxena  
2. "Dil Kanch Sa"   Krishna Beura  
3. "Raat"   Sunidhi Chauhan  
4. "Mahee Jaan(Rock version)"   Harshit Saxena  
5. "Dil Kaanch Sa (Heart & Soul Version)"   Harshit Saxena  
6. "Raat (Remix)"   Sunidhi Chauhan  

Box office[edit]

Hate Story had a decent opening of INR16.5 million (US$280,000) and grossed a good figure of INR65.0 million (US$1.1 million) in the first weekend. The first week figures were also good, where it grossed INR110 million (US$1.8 million). It ultimately earned INR149 million (US$2.5 million) in India and was declared an Above Average performer.[12]

Sequel[edit]

A sequel to the movie entitled Hate Story 2 is currently in production with a release date of 18 July 2014.[13][14] The film is to star Surveen Chawla and Jay Bhanushali are in the lead roles

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