Ram Gopal Varma
| 4.9/10 |
Crime, Drama, Thriller
| August 19, 2011 (2011-08-19)|
Rohit G. Banawlikar (screenplay)
Bollywood, Thriller, Drama, Crime Fiction, World cinema
Mahi Gill (Anusha Chawla), Deepak Dobriyal (Robin Fernandes), Urmila Matondkar (Singer/Dancer), Rasika Joshi (Savitri Bhatnagar), Darshan Jariwala (Anushas Lawyer)
Mahi Gill appears in Not a Love Story and Saheb - Biwi Aur Gangster
Not a Love Story (2011 film) Wikipedia
Not A Love Story is a 2011 Indian crime-thriller film inspired by the gruesome murder of Neeraj Grover in 2008 that led to the arrest of M.L. Jerome and Maria Susairaj. Starring Mahie Gill, Deepak Dobriyal and Ajay Gehi and directed by Ram Gopal Varma, the film was released on 19 August 2011. Ram Gopal Varma has announced that the film is not a biopic but is inspired by the case.
The film's shooting was completed in 20 days. One of the prime locations was the building Dheeraj Solitaire where Neeraj Grover was allegedly murdered in 2008.
Mahie Gill as Anusha ChawlaDeepak Dobriyal as Robin FernandesAjay Gehi as Ashish BhatnagarZakir Hussain as Inspector ManeNeil Bhoopalam as PremDarshan Jariwala as Anusha's lawyerGanesh Yadav as Robin's lawyerRasika Joshi as Ashish's motherPrabhleen Sandhu as AnjuUrmila Matondkar as Item numberMahesh Thakur as ad-film maker Sam in a guest roleSandesh Jadhav as Inspector ChavanDimple Ghosh as RichaRakesh Kukreti as PrashantAbhijeet Lahiri as Ashish's fatherNandita Puri as Anusha's motherVandana Sajnani as Apeksha, DirectorSushma Bhagwat as Robin's motherAshok Awasthi as Robin's fatherShankar Sachdev as Public ProsecutorKamal Adip as JudgeRajesh Barsewal as watchmanSandeep Bose as Kishen, Producer
- Yayi Re Yayi Re, Hoja Rangeela Re - Tarannum Mallik
- Jab Se Mai Choti Thi - Sandeep Patil , Dharmaraj Bhatt
- Yayi Re Yayi Re, Hoja Rangeela Re (Sad) - Tarannum Mallik
- Jab Se Mai Choti Thi (Sad) - Sandeep Patil, Dharmaraj Bhatt
- Woh Ek Pal Chhina Kal - Arijit datta, Neha Kakkar
The critics' response has been positive to mixed. Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave 4 stars out of 5. Subhash K Jha gave 3.5 out of 5. Kaveree Bamzai of India Today gave 3 out of 5. Zee News gave 3 out of 5. Raja Sen of Rediff rated it 1.5 out of 5, saying that it is a film made in bad taste. Harish of Behindwoods rated it 2 out of 5 and said "Overall in the time of stylish filmmaking of no substance movies, RGV tries to differ but with such a wafer-thin but powerful plot-line, you expect the background music, editing and camera work to push it to greatness and that is where the movie falters."
Mayank Shekhar of the Hindustan Times said "it delves deeper into neither the young dream-chasers of a scary celeb industry nor chilling procedurals of an infamous police case", and rated it 2 out of 5. CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand said "Not A Love Story' is not entirely unwatchable", rating it 2 out of 5, but asserted that it is the "most senseless movie made in Bollywood for a long time." Nupur Barua of fullhyd.com rated it 6/10 and said you can watch the movie if you can digest, visually, blood, gore, violent sex, and constant shaky camera movement.
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