In a scene the female protagonist Surveen Chawla out of angst over her lover’s (Jay Banushali) murder, assaults one of the killers physically by tying him on a chair. The scene stirs angst against the killer after you know that innocent Jay was slayed mercilessly, but despite that you are not able to connect with the scene and it departs giving you an empty feeling. Hate Story 2 has a sense of affection like many of those revenge sagas made in our Indian cinema.The problem lies here is that after setting an apt plot, it doesn’t do much justice to it. Debutant director Vishal Pandya picks a vindictive idea and attempts to make it as gruesome as he can. After exotic romance and dreadful assassination in the first half, the flick follows vengeful killing of the murderers in the second half. Surveen Chawla and Akshay (Jay Bhanushali) falls in love. This isn’t acceptable by a high profile leader (Sushant Singh) as he also loves her. Sushant and his men kill Jay, but leave Surveen alone after assaulting her. We will call it a big mistake by Sushant who faces a backfire by this wounded lover.The movie is undoubtedly a revenge thriller like its earlier installment but the screenplay thins down as and when it proceeds. However, there are scenes, which pull over so brilliantly that you are moved with them. The techniques of assassination have a thrill element but they come out of nowhere. The flick also focuses the dirty politics prevalent all over; however, it doesn’t concern us much since it’s all predictable. A little too much exposure by Surveen Chawla in the flick works for the front row viewers in theatres but not for those who are looking out for logics.Surveen Chawla is impressive in her first attempt in the movie. As an annihilator seeking for revenge Surveen is great. Jay Bhanushali doesn’t have a meaty role in the flick but is good in whatever he gets. Sushant Singh is the show stealer. As an arrogant politician he sums the performance with a brilliant act. Music by Mithoon, Meet Bros Anjjan, Rashid Khan is good. The remake of the old melody ‘Aaj phir tumpe’ is brilliantly sung by Arijit Singh and Samira Koppikar is our pick from the album.
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