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I Hate Luv Storys (2010)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2 July 2010 (India)
2:15 | Trailer
Jay doesn't believe in love Stories, and Simran, is a girl who's in love with the idea of Love itself.


Punit Malhotra


Punit Malhotra (story, screenplay & dialogue)
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Credited cast:
Imran Khan ... Jay Dhingra
Sonam Kapoor ... Simran
Sammir Dattani ... Raj Dholakia
Samir Soni ... Veer Kapoor
Kavin Dave ... Kunal
Bruna Abdullah ... Gisele
Aseem Tiwari ... Nikhil
Aamir Ali ... Rajiv
Pooja Ghai Rawal ... Priya (as Pooja Ghai)
Ketki Dave ... Simran's mom
Anju Mahendru ... Mrs. Dhingra
Shireesh Sharma ... Simran's dad
Khushboo Shroff Khushboo Shroff ... Nidhi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rohit D'Souza Rohit D'Souza ... Peter
Avantika Malik Khan Avantika Malik Khan ... Special Appearance


Born from a Gujarati mother and a Punjabi father, Mumbai-based Bollywood Art Director, Simran, is in love with her childhood sweetheart, Raj Dholakia, who is also her mother's choice. Then her employer, Veer Kapoor, assigns a slacker-Casanova, Jay Dhingra, to work as her subordinate. Jay turns on his charm - albeit in vain - and almost gets fired. Both eventually patch-up and get engrossed in the making of a movie 'Pyar Pyar Pyar'. During the filming, Simran admits that she has fallen in love with him, and even breaks up with Raj, but Jay rejects her. Heartbroken, she returns to Raj - who welcomes her back, and they are all set to wed. It is then Jay realizes that he may be in love, and wants to meet and apologize to her. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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In most of the film, Simran & J are seen wearing opposite colours, for example, when Simran wears red, J is wearing black. The song "Sadka kiya" is an example of this too. See more »


When Imran Khan is having dinner with Sonam Kapoor and her fiancée in New Zealand, he receives a call from his mother back in New Delhi, India. But the phone clearly displays a number from New Zealand, the place where this scene was filmed. See more »


Jay Dhingra: Ye Childhood romance, bachpaan ke sweethearts aisa hota hain kya!
Jay Dhingra: Hamare saath hua tha...
Jay Dhingra: Hamare?
Jay Dhingra: Raaj and I!
Jay Dhingra: You must be kidding... on mind
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References Love Nowadays (2009) See more »


Jab Mila Tu
Lyrics by Anvita Dutt
Music by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
Performed by Vishal Dadlani
Courtesy of Sony Music India
Courtesy of Sony Music India
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Teenage popcorn flick
12 October 2010 | by AvinashPatalaySee all my reviews

Seriously am I the only one who saw "I Hate Luv Storys" was a blatant copy of their own clan "Dil Toh Pagal Hain"? My Lord, allow me to present my case. The boy runs away from anything that is anything close to the word love. The boy and girl get to know each other on a creative project (musical/ movie set). The girl is already engaged to a fly-in- the-ointment and contemplating her decision with each passing reel. While in IHLS the cupid pierces the girls heart first as opposed to DTPH where the boy is blessed with illumination. So the verdict is clear, if you have missed the bus in 1997 then here is "I Hate Luv Storys" for you. Looks as good as new, completely refurbished and re-branded.

Sonam Kapoor:: Yes, she is the diva personified for the youth of today. Calling her character "Simran"? And Sammir Dattani "Raj"? Adi/Karan - there should be a tax for licking your own noses and never- ending innuendos to "Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge" & "Kuch Kuch Hota Hain".

Imran Khan:: Playing a quirky character doesn't come quite naturally for Imran, especially if you were to compare it with Shah Rukh in DTPH. This movie would be better remembered for Sonam Kapoor than Imran Khan.

Sammir Dattani:: Pity that he has stopped to such low level to accept such fun-poking characters. His counter-part in the 1997 version ie. Akshay Kumar got a decent/ dignified/ memorable role.

Since it comes from Johar/ Chopra camp, music is given due importance and the album has quite a few memorable/ hummable numbers from the house of Vishal-Shekhar. "Bin Tere" is wonderfully rendered by Sunidhi Chauhan/ Shafqat Amanat Ali (noteworthy is choice of word "khalish"). "Sadka Kiya", another favorite of mine has some good stanzas backed with vocals from Mahalakshmi Iyer. "Bahaara" sung by Shreya is very soothing.

No stone was left unturned by the marketing department (read that blaring in public).

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Release Date:

2 July 2010 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

I Hate Love Stories See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office


INR100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$375,297, 4 July 2010

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color | Color (Technicolor)
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