You can almost feel Vikram Bhatt’s hand writing this
screenplay which is so much like some of his more successful films have been.
He shares the writing credit with Madhuri Banerji but Vikram’s formula is evident.
Influential industrialist Aditya Diwan has it all – a
sprawling empire, high-level contacts and beautiful wife Siya by his side.
Never mind her wrestler’s thighs.
But game spoiler Saurav Singhania has blown into town.
He’s compiled Aditya’s complete history and is willing to fund him any amount
without interest. What Saurav desires in return is what no self-respecting
husband can give another man – one night with wife Siya.
Soon Diwan Industries is hit by sabotage. What does
mystery man Saurav really want? And who is he anyway? His goal seems to be
simple: the downfall of Aditya.
Aditya decides to pick up the gauntlet. But it
backfires on him, again and again. He’s in danger of losing his business, his
reputation, his political reach, everything he holds dear. When yet another
charge is hurled at him – the murder of loyal worker Kavya.
It’s when Siya finally decides to give Saurav what he
wants that she discovers who he is.
There are enough twists and turns to keep the story
going. And director Vishal Pandya packs it with the Hate Story franchise’s mainstay: plenty of skin and steamy song
picturisations. Top it with suspense and there’s a carefully-budgeted
One did wonder why the picky Sharman Joshi strayed
into territory that’s not quite A-grade. But as Aditya Diwan, Sharman goes from
playing victim to villain, and has plenty to justify his talent and
presence. Karan Grover as Saurav
Singhania gets to show his body and walks away with all the steamy scenes with
Zarine Khan, who was once known as Fatrina, and with Daisy Shah who is also one
of Salman Khan’s discoveries. The two
well-endowed girls sway, pout, smooch and seduce as required. Priyanshu Chatterjee makes a pleasant
appearance to add another twist to the mystery.
Ultimately, it’s all about a crime behind every
big-time business and yes, the favourite theme of never take anyone at face
value, especially a woman.
If you don’t look for svelte girls or too much
sophistication, and if you’re not hung up on silly questions about logic,
Vishal Pandya’s Hate Story 3
successfully takes the franchise forward, leaving plenty of room for many more
in the series. Packed with listenable songs, the whole package works.
For a film that provides suspense and sex, Hate Story 3 gets a 3* rating.
Reviewed byJournalist & Author
Bharathi S Pradhan