Review – I Hate You

141

Film: I Hate You
STORY-SCREENPLAY-DIRECTION : ANJEERAM
PRODUCER: NAGGARAZ
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: ANUSHA
CO-PRODUCER: VISHNUTEJA SERVISETTY & NIRMAL KUMAR RAJU
DOP: S MURALI MOHAN REDDY
MUSIC: SWAAKAR
EDITOR: J PRATHAP KUMAR
STORY & DIALOGUES: PRABHODH
STUNTS: RAMAKRISHNA
CHOREOGRAPHY: ANISH
Release Date: February 2, 2024
Moviemanthra.com;Rating: 3/5

A captivating romantic thriller, “I Hate You” showcases the talents of hero Karthik Raju, known for his recent work in “Atharva.” Directed by Anji Ram and produced by Beelakanti Nagaraj, this film explores the theme of ‘obsessive love disorder’ between two teenage girls.

Story:
Orphan Indu meets Sandhya and makes a good bonding by growing together. Sandhya goes abroad for further studies, while Hindu becomes a good artist. Sandhya comes back and meets Indu and introduces Rajeev as her boyfriend. While Indus is doing a nude art assignment of her clinet Natasha roy , Rajeev and Sandhya also joins her and they all spend some quality time together. But soon things go wrong and makes Rajeev a culprit. To prove his innocence, Rajeev digs deep in to the issue and finds out the ugly truth and the real culprit.

Performances:
The director skillfully navigates the plot, transforming a friendship between two girls into an intense romantic thriller. Karthik Raju effortlessly portrays his character in his trademark style, complemented by Sherry Agarwal’s impressive performance. Moksha transitions from innocence to a compelling portrayal, while supporting roles add depth to the storyline. The other actors also gave their best performances, and everyone made their presence felt.

Technical Aspects:
The cinematography beautifully captures the heroines, and the beach song adds an impressive touch for the youth audience. While the music is less impactful, the editing could have been more gripping. The producer’s commitment to quality is evident in the rich production values and excellent casting choices. The film is a treat for fans of the romantic thriller genre, promising not to disappoint.

Plus Points:
Performances
Camera Work
Music
Direction

Minus Points:
Few lags in the second half

Review:
While the first half provides lighthearted moments, the narrative gains momentum with original thrilling elements post-interval. However, the climax is somewhat predictable, and trimming the early childhood portion could have enhanced the pacing. The director successfully turns the narrative into a captivating romantic thriller involving these characters. Despite a predictable climax, the film’s adventurous plot is engaging throughout.

Punchline: Captivating Romantic Thriller