5.0/10
669
20 user 9 critic

Not a Love Story (2011)

An aspiring movie actress and her boyfriend are arrested and charged with Homicide.

Director:

Ram Gopal Varma

Writers:

Rohit G. Banawlikar (screenplay & dialogue) (as Rohit C. Banawlikar), Galen Rosenthal (Initial Script Draft)
Reviews

An Exclusive Look at 'Panga'

Check out our preview of director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari's Panga, the inspirational story of a national-level kabaddi player, starring Kangana Ranaut, Richa Chadha, and Jassie Gill.

Check out photos from the movie

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Rann (2010)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Unfolds the story behind the news industry and its political conspiracies.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh, Gul Panag
Satya 2 (2013)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

To build a strong underworld, a man comes to Mumbai to rectify the errors made by previous mafia leaders.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Stars: Puneet Singh Ratn, Sharwanand, Anaika Soti
Department (2012)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

A suspended cop joins hands with inspector Mahadev Bhonsle to free the city from underworld.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Rana Daggubati, Lakshmi Manchu
Lootera I (2013)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An aristocrat's daughter falls in love with a visiting archaeologist, but he holds a secret that could drive them apart.

Director: Vikramaditya Motwane
Stars: Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha, Barun Chanda
Attack I (2016)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Guru Raj, a powerful businessman, is killed and one of his three sons, Kaali, vows to find the culprit. When he is also killed, Radha, Kaali's brother, vows to uncover the killer and exact revenge.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Stars: Manoj Kumar Manchu, Jagapathi Babu, Prakash Raj
Officer (2018)
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

An honest officer fights to bring down a corrupt and dangerous cop, and attempts to bring down the entire Mumbai mafia with him.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Stars: Nagarjuna Akkineni, Myra Sareen, Feroz Abbasi
Agyaat (2009)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

A film crew shooting in a remote forested location begins losing members one by one to a mysterious entity that they cannot see or hear.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Stars: Nithiin, Priyanka Kothari, Rasika Dugal
Cobra (2019)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Ram Gopal Verma to make his acting debut with 'Cobra'.

Directors: Agasthya Manju, Ram Gopal Varma
Stars: Ram Gopal Varma
Action | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A master strategist is appointed following Veerappan's unabashed spate of crimes and murders. The official puts in place Operation Cocoon, which involves setting up a network of spies and informers.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Stars: Shivarajkumar, Sandeep Bharadwaj, Sadh Orhan
Vangaveeti (2016)
Action | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The life story of slain legislator Vangaveeti Mohan Ranga Rao who was assassinated during the NT Rama Rao regime in 1989.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Stars: Ram Gopal Varma, Naina Ganguly, Sandeep Madhav
Bhoot Returns (2012)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

A family moves into a possessed bungalow. A sudden turn of events in the house leaves them astonished. When things worsen, escape seems to be their last resort.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Stars: J.D. Chakravarthi, Madhu Shalini, Alayana Sharma
Darling III (2007)
Drama | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A man cheats on his wife with his secretary, but things take a major shift after he accidentally kills her.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Stars: Fardeen Khan, Esha Deol, Isha Koppikar
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Deepak Dobriyal ... Robin Fernandes
Mahie Gill ... Anusha Chawla
Zakir Hussain ... Inspector Mane
Darshan Jariwala ... Anusha's Lawyer
Urmila Matondkar ... Singer / Dancer
Ajay Gehi ... Ashish Bhatnagar
Prabhleen Sandhu Prabhleen Sandhu ... Anu
Neil Bhoopalam ... Prem
Dimple Ghosh Dimple Ghosh ... Richa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kamal Adib Kamal Adib ... Judge
Ashok Awasthi Ashok Awasthi ... Robin's Father
Rohit G. Banawlikar Rohit G. Banawlikar ... Himself (as Rohit C. Banawlikar)
Rajesh Barsewal Rajesh Barsewal ... Watchman
Sushma Bhagwat Sushma Bhagwat ... Robin's Mother
Sandeep Bose Sandeep Bose ... Kishen (Producer)
Edit

Storyline

Standing at 5'6", Chandigarh-born Anusha Chawla, bids adieu to her boyfriend, Robin Fernandes, and re-locates to Mumbai, in order to act in movies. Weeks later she manages to meet a film-maker, Sam, who assures her of a lead role on the condition that she become intimate with him but she walks away. She meets with more disappointment when a movie with Richa gets shelved. Disappointed, she nevertheless continues to audition - encouraged by her new friends, Anju and Prashant - while Robin urges her to return home. She then meets with Ashish Bhatnagar, who puts her on a short-list, eventually gets approval, and signs her in a lead role. Both celebrate in a pub, get intoxicated and end up in bed in her Malad flat. The next day, a delighted Robin, happy with her success, attends at her residence to congratulate and surprise her, is enraged at Ashish and kills him. He subsequently cuts the latter's body in small pieces and the duo borrow Prashant's car, drive to an isolated spot in Dahisar ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

murder | hate | sex | love | See All (4) »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Marathi | English

Release Date:

19 August 2011 (India) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Mahie Gill's supermarket scenes were shot with high end camera phone. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Decaying moral values
20 October 2011 | by AvinashPatalaySee all my reviews

Its tight rope walking when the trailblazing headlines are to be the backbone of a movie. For starters no matter which side you decide to glorify, the rivals will mercilessly hound you with the sole objective of crucification. Not to mention, commercially that section of audience base does not translate into box-office collections, worse spread negative publicity. But if the media succeeds in getting it trapped in an imbroglio, you have hit the jackpot mate.

Ramgopal Varma orchestrates his story with great flair. Notably he highlights the defining moment when the raging bull within momentarily exercises supremacy, chess played by lawyers on the judicial game board and finally an underlying love story that is devoid of any saccharin coats. But what distinguishes the film even more are the performances of the principals. Deepak Dobriyal is riveting, will Bollywood now take notice of this powerhouse of talent? Mahie Gill makes her way into RGV camp and her potential is well utilised. If I may dare say, after Urmila here is a true successor for RGV camp. Zakir Hussain as always impresses as the "fool me not" Inspector.

The proceeding are slick and the pace rapid. There was immense scope for the plot to pan out a howdunnit in "Johnny Gaddar" style. And yes thankfully RGV doesn't pay tribute to "Saw" series though the subject had enough potential.

There is a fine line between technical excellence and showing-off technical excellence. The background score and cinematography undoubtedly falls into the latter category. Toning down would help immensely.

And yes, the ode to "Rangeela" song is awesome. Likewise its "Company" in the scene where Mahie Gill wears shades in the police station.

PS: A better title was warranted, seriously.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 20 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Top Rated and Trending Indian Movies

Check out the Indian movies with the highest ratings from IMDb users, as well as the movies that are trending in real time.



Recently Viewed