Thursday, April 12, 2012

Not A Love Story (2011) Review

Anusha Chawla (Mahie Gill) had always harbored the dream of becoming an actress. Despite her boyfriend Robin's (Deepak Dobriyal) initial reluctance, she goes to Mumbai. Life does a volte face for the two when Robin comes visiting her one morning to find Ashish, who has promised Anusha a lead role in his film, in her apartment....

Ram Gopal Varma makes sure he has you hooked to every second of the 115 minutes that the film runs. The film is based on a true story. It depicts human psyche brilliantly and is storytelling at its best. The performances, the dialogues, the screenplay (the muted scenes only pique your curiosity) make the film worth your time.

I've seen Mahie Gill in DevD, Saheb Biwi aur Gangster but this will stay with me as her best performance. Deepak Dobriyal comes as no surprise. After films like Gulaal and Tanu Weds Manu you can expect nothing but the best. When the film began, it was difficult to think of Mahie and Deepak as a couple. But their chemistry, let me assure you, is mind boggling. And the biggest reason why you'd want to watch this film.

Not a Love Story is not your usual dose of Bollywood. If you're up for something experimental, watch it.

@RGV It's been 17 years you made Rangeela. Get over it now. The Yaeere Yaaeere ringtone was annoying.