Starring: Imran Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Sameer Dattani
Directed by Punit Malhotra
“You don’t understand my world,” rants the self-absorbed director of a romantic film, one of the many harebrained characters in Punit Malhotra’s debut venture, I Hate Luv Storys. This Dharma Productions film ostensibly seems to be laughing at itself—at the KJo and Yashraj brand of love stories. It cracks a joke about how difficult it would be for a child to live with parents named after Raj and Simran of DDLJ. It makes us laugh at the mirror image of the Amitabh-Jaya poster from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. Every filmi cliche we would have scorned at is here—from those innumerable stuffed toys to the loud and garish Gujarati-Punjabi families. But ultimately...