Love Hostel movie review Vikrant Massey and Sanya Malhotra play a newly married interfaith couple who are hunted by an assassin played by Bobby Deol.

If cinematographer-turned-director Shanker Raman’s first film Gurgaon was a slow-burning, brooding neo-noir, his new film Love Hostel is the complete opposite.

The Zee5 release is so fast-paced, it could have easily been better with an additional 30 minutes. Characters feel underdeveloped. Plot developments are rushed..

Revelations thrown in to make characters well-rounded go nowhere. Love Hostel almost feels like an incomplete film

Possibly, the attempt was to make a film which moved in the same speed in which bullets fly and bodies drop in this slick 90-minute thriller. Does it work?

It mostly doesn’t except for the action scenes which are superbly choreographed by Amritpal Singh. Also read: Licorice Pizza review: Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman elevate Paul

Set in Haryana, Love Hostel follows a newlywed interfaith couple, Ahmed Vikrant Massey and Jyoti Sanya Malhotra, who seek shelter in a government-safe home.

This is a facility providing secret housing to similar couples who might be harmed by their parents or communities after they approach the court for protection.

Vikrant Massey in a still from the movie. Love Hostel, written by Shanker Raman, Mehak Jamal, and Yogi Singha, strongly reminded me of Joel and Ethan Coen’s No Country for Old Men

(2007) because of many elements in the plot, only least of which is a highly sincere hitman There’s a protagonist who gets involved with bad guys and is running with a bag of money.