Not a Love Story (2011 film)
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 Emile Jerome Mathew 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.
|Not A Love Story|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Ram Gopal Varma|
|Produced by||Nitish sharma
Shailesh R. Singh
Kiran Kumar Koneru
|Story by||Nitish sharma|
|Music by||Sandeep Chowta|
|Cinematography||Sapan Narula, Harshraj Shroff , M.Ravichandra Thevar|
|Edited by||Abhijit Kokate,Vinay Chauhan,Jimmy Thomas|
|Distributed by||Bohra Bros Prod. Pvt. Ltd.|
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 Chawla
- Deepak Dobriyal as Robin Fernandes
- Ajay Gehi as Ashish Bhatnagar
- Zakir Hussain as Inspector Mane
- Neil Bhoopalam as Prem
- Darshan Jariwala as Anusha's lawyer
- Ganesh Yadav as Robin's lawyer
- Rasika Joshi as Ashish's mother
- Prabhleen Sandhu as Anju
- Urmila Matondkar as Item number
- Mahesh Thakur as ad-film maker Sam in a guest role
- Sandesh Jadhav as Inspector Chavan
- Dimple Ghosh as Richa
- Rakesh Kukreti as Prashant
- Abhijeet Lahiri as Ashish's father
- Nandita Puri as Anusha's mother
- Vandana Sajnani as Apeksha, Director
- Sushma Bhagwat as Robin's mother
- Ashok Awasthi as Robin's father
- Shankar Sachdev as Public Prosecutor
- Kamal Adip as Judge
- Rajesh Barsewal as watchman
- Sandeep 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 Singh, 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.
- Sandeep Chowta and RGV join forces again. IBN Live. 2011-05-10. Retrieved on 2011-07-04.
- "First look of 'Not a love story'". The Indian Express. 2 July 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
- Taran Adarsh (19 August 2011). "Not A Love Story Review". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 27 August 2011.
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- Kaveree Bamzai (19 August 2011). "Not A Love Story Review". India Today. Retrieved 27 August 2011.
- Zee News (19 August 2011). "Not A Love Story Review". Zee News. Retrieved 27 August 2011.
- Raja Sen (19 August 2011). "Not A Love Story Review". Rediff. Retrieved 27 August 2011.
- "Not A Love Story Movie Review". Behindwoods. Retrieved 27 August 2011.
- Mayank Shekhar (19 August 2011). "Not A Love Story Review". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 27 August 2011.
- Rajeev Masand (19 August 2011). "Not A Love Story Review". CNN-IBN. Retrieved 27 August 2011.
- Nupur Barua (19 August 2011). "Not A Love Story Review". fullhyd.com. Retrieved 27 August 2011..