"Not A Love Story" is inspired by the real-life murder case of media executive Neeraj Grover in which Kannada film actress Maria Susairaj and her boyfriend, naval officer Emile Jerome Mathews were held guilty by the court.
One of the best thriller in its class undoubtedly, strictly for Ramu-ji's fans and fans of the Dark Kind!
I loved this flick!
Superb performances by Deepak Dobriyal (Robin) and Mahie Gill (Anu)! But I tell you, this movie is not for everyone... after all, why will a director make a film with always this in mind that it has to be watched by many! I'm coming across reviews of this movie in several sites and mags that - this film is not for the masses! They simple make me laugh! Television ads involving intimate-moments, condoms, sanitary napkins, vigor and vitality oil for successful and exciting sex etc.are ON full steam on most of the channels, and when they are ON, several fathers and mothers in numerous families curse the television and finds the remote quickly to switch channels, if minors of the house are watching!!
But when Ram Gopal Verma makes a real-life thriller with real happenings, including one with a brutal murder, or with a one-night stand or cutting up a a corpse (though it's not shown), in order to dispose it easily, there's a lot of hue and cry! Does every second film needs to be like "Hum Saath Saath Hain", or "Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna" or even "Taare Zameen Par"! Then what will the fans of thrillers, horrors and chillers do? Watch Cartoon Network's Scooby Doo? Scary enough, eh??
The above mentioned movies are all time grossers and for the masses! And are very good films, undoubtedly.
I agree, "NOT A LOVE STORY" doesn't cater to the masses, but only to a certain class of movie goers.
Still, one cannot compare this Ramu, with the man who made AAG, one of the greatest disasters of Bollywood! Many directors do that. Even Ramesh Sippy, who made films like "Sholay" and "Shakti" made an out of the league film like "Bhrastachaar" with Mithun and Rekha, and it was a sheer flop!! Humans err, so what?!
But Ramu -ji (Ram Gopal Verma) has evolved and has learnt from his mistakes, which is a good sign!
How can we forget the potential of a maker who made "Shiva", "Rangeela", "Company" or even "Sarkar"???