STORY: When infatuation takes an ugly shape and unleashes an obsessive lover onto the world, there’s destruction and mayhem. And this is a story of one such lover, Karanvir Bohra (Dhruv), who takes his obsession way too far, and all too soon.

REVIEW: Set in a quaint hill station, this film’s plot traces the journey of Dhruv, a simple bookstore and café owner, who falls in love with a renowned novelist Ananya Tripathi (Priya Banerjee). But soon after, things go downhill.

In an attempt to deceive his victim as well as the viewers, Dhruv’s impulsive actions set the mood of the story. The film tries to heighten the drama with suspense and thrills at various bends, but it is predictable, hence, failing to keep you on the edge of the seat. Nonetheless, the movie has a few moments and the gradual yet dramatic turn of events engage you for a brief while.

Priya Banerjee gives a bland performance and so does the rest of the cast, who barely seem engaged in the story. Karanvir Bohra is effective and plays his part convincingly. What you can look forward to in this otherwise foreseeable romantic thriller is, inspector Arun Sherawat’s (Mahesh Balraj) occasional references to classic movies and also Juhi Chawla’s cameo in the film. The background score blends in well with the scenes and gears you up for what lies ahead. The redux version of the classic 80s song 'Hum Tumse Pyar Kitna...' makes you nostalgic, while taking the narrative forward.

Overall, ‘Hume Tumse Pyaar Kitna’ is a few decades too late, as it reminds you of the era when Bollywood romanticised tales of creepily obsessive lovers. The climax, too, falls flat and the film offers nothing that you have not seen before in this genre. Boy meets girl, he falls madly in love with her. He stalks her, harasses her and does everything and anything he possibly can to complete his love story. Everything, from letters written in blood to a collage of his lady-love sprawled over his walls, is part of the set-up. Apart from a few thrills, the film gives you nothing to obsess over.