Hate Story revolves around Kaavya and her transformation from a simple middle class journalist to a sex worker to seek revenge. The movie shows how Kaavya uses her sexuality as a weapon in order to avenge her humiliation against Siddharth for betraying her trust. The movie has an assortment of sexually explicit scenes and also extensive use of fiery dialogues.
Paoli Dam, who has carved her niche in Bengali cinema, makes a confident and promising debut with Hate Story. In short, she made a powerful impact with her 'wow' performance throughout the movie. Gulshan Devaiya, who was earlier seen in DUM MAARO DUM and SHAITAN, plays the anti-hero with gusto. Nikhil Dwivedi solely plays a positive character with a good performance.
Vivek Agnihotri has stylised the entire cat and mouse game between the protagonist antagonist in the most sensual way. A number of dramatic scenes get enhanced due to some blazing lines. Though engaging in parts, there's no denying that the second hour seizes your attention, making it a watchable experience.