Not a Love Story (2011) Review Aggregator
Not a Love Story; Ram Gopal Verma’s new film that stars Mahie Gill, Deepak Dobriyal and Ajay Dehi has been released. The film is based on the brutal murder of Neeraj Grover in 2008. Not everyone seems to have loved this story though.
Rediff says this film was made in bad taste: “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, and — with apologies to Mr Capote — in old blood.”
DNAIndia warns that the film will give you motion sickness: “This is a hand-held camera zooming in and out of the character’s face, bosom, upper thighs and butt that is sure to give you motion sickness. More importantly, it does nothing to the plot. Kanti Shah’s B films — the Gunda variety — had more class than Not A Love Story.”
Nowrunning laments a lost cause: “RGV’s obsession with maverick camera work goes to a whole new level altogether with NALS as he tries to create shots never before seen in Hindi cinema.Not A Love Story gets mired by poor story-telling. Despite having a very gruesome and shocking subject, the faulty narrative makes it lose its impact leading to boredom.”
Tags: Ajay Dehi, Deepak Dobriyal, Mahie Gill, Not a Love Story, Ram Gopal Verma