IBTimes India Rating: 1

You know what would be a perfect revenge story? Remember that 'bright' classmate's mother who randomly called your parents to tell them that the weekly test results were out while you forged signatures on those papers, took it to school to escape a beating? Now is the time to call her up and recommend "Hate Story 3".

The Vishal Pandya directorial is upsetting as much as it is interesting.

Interesting because it takes a lot of courage to come up with a mindless script and then executing it in a way that would put soft porn to shame.

And, upsetting because you have one solid actor to work with and yet you give him lines that look nothing less than a big, fat joke.

Aditya (Sharman joshi) and Siya Deewan (Zarine Khan) are happily married. They are running Aditya's brother Vikram's (Priyanshu Chatterjee) business, when Saurav Singhania (Karan Singh Grover) enters the scene putting forth the most twisted offer that there is in the world.

He proposes to merge with Aditya's firm only if he gets to borrow his wife for a night.

But Saurav isn't alone on a mission to avenge a personal loss, his rock solid abs walk with him all through to the end helping him draw Aditya's secretary Kavya's (Daisy Shah) attention.

Yes, that is exactly what happens.

What follows next is something you can find on a puberty-hit teenager's browser history. It'll save you a few hundred bucks.

Sharman is trying hard to be out there is evident. His dialogue delivery seems aggressive and he manages a rather over-the-top performance.

Karan is still trying to push himself out of the hangover "Alone" caused him. He relives the horror (the bit where he gets to go all over his partner) one more time, one only with a different set of girls. He could easily be the poster boy for Viagra.

Zarine and Daisy's acting skills make you curse Salman Khan for having introduced them to the world.

Vishal throws in a few twists but they fail to hold one's attention. His biggest failure is the weak narrative, the flow of which is often broken by songs that don't deserve a listen.

In a nutshell, "Hate Story 3" is so bad it makes "MSG: The Messenger" look good.