Story : Inspired by the much-talked about Neeraj Grover murder case, ‘Not A Love Story’ is story of an aspiring actress Anusha Chawla (Mahie Gill), who is struggling hard to step into the film industry. After a few months of hardship, Anusha finally gets to sign a film, but in exchange for the same, she has to push herself into a relationship with filmmaker Ashish Bhatnagar (Ajay Gehi) and incidentally, she is already in love with Robin Fernandes (Deepak Dobriyal), who plays her possessive boyfriend. As soon as Robin discovers this new development through a surprise visit to Anushka's house, he kills Ashish brutally, as Anusha pretends that she's been raped. What follows next, is the consequence of this murder. Story Treatment : ‘Not A Love Story’ is unconvincing from the word go. The film gets the first setback, when Ram Gopal Varma decides to keep the viewer in dark about the conversation between Anusha and Robin, as soon as the latter catches the former red-handed. As a result, one can’t figure out what makes Robin still cling on to Anusha and it's only later that it's revealed that she was raped. The characters of Anusha and Robin don’t evoke sympathy, even though they have been shown as victims of circumstances. So, the effort of the filmmaker to show them in a positive light, goes in vain. Star Cast : Mahie Gill repents and weeps to the best of her ability to seek empathy, but falls flat. Deepak Dobriyal bores one to death by carrying the same expression throughout the film. Ajay Gehi is good in his small, but pivotal role. Zakir Hussain is the saving grace, who adds some light-hearted moments to the annoying film. Direction : As far as direction is concerned, RGV does a moderate job. At some points, he is brilliant, especially the he shows the police tracking down the culprit. But on the flip side, he leaves one with no emotions with his unimpressive and absurd climax. He doesn’t get his actors to perform too, as they leave one emotionless. Music/ Cinematography/ Dialogues/Editing : The song ‘Ek Pal’ induces life to the otherwise seemingly lusterless situations. The remixed version of the famous ‘Rangeela Song’ doesn’t ring a bell at all. Cinematography is excellent, as the camera captures the moments quite convincingly. Dialogues are strictly okay. Editing is top-notch. 3 Ups and 3 Downs : Direction, music and cinematography are the strengths of this film. Slow-paced screenplay, loopholes in the storyline and impactless performances are the drawbacks. Overall, ‘Not A Love Story’ lacks impact and thus leaves one numb. Go and watch it, if you have nothing to do this weekend.