Hate Story 4 (styled as Hate Story IV) is a 2018 Indian Hindi-language revenge thriller film directed by Vishal Pandya and written by Sammeer Arora. The film features Urvashi Rautela, Karan Wahi and Vivan Bhatena in the lead roles. It is the fourth installment in the Hate Story film series and it received mostly negative reviews from critics. The film was declared Below Average at the box office by BoxOfficeIndia.com.
The movie starts with Tasha (Urvashi Rautela) confronting Aryan (Vivan Bhatena) about their intimate photo, which had been sent to her phone anonymously. Aryan’s girlfriend Rishma (Ihana Dhillon) appears with a gun to kill him. In a tussle, Rishma is shot and dies.
The story moves back, introducing Aryan and Rajveer (Karan Wahi), sons of wealthy businessman and politician Vikram Khurana (Gulshan Grover). Looking for a fresh face to represent their company, Rajveer goes to a bar, where he is smitten by Tasha. He woos Tasha by promising her to make her a star and hires her for their company. In an attempt to lure her into bed, he pays some goons to attack her so he can swoop in as the hero. As he is paying the goons, someone takes a picture of the transaction. Aryan too is captivated by Tasha’s beauty and is able to get her drunk at a party. That night, he sleeps with her, and she wakes up regretting the event. This is when their photo is sent to her phone.
In the present, Aryan convinces Tasha to quietly dispose of Rishma’s body. They dump the body in a river. Tasha then reveals to the audience that she herself is the person behind all of this – the mastermind behind all the events thus far. She had known that Rajveer had hired goons and had bribed them as well; she also spiked Aryan’s drink at the party, and after he passed out, took photos with him in compromising positions to make it look like they slept together. She then sent the photos to Rishma.
Tasha continues to avoid Rajveer, making him desperate for her. Playing the brothers against each other, she publicly rejects Rajveer’s proposal, telling him that Aryan told her about how Rajveer lures girls into bed, then leaves them. She also reveals that she and Aryan are involved. Aryan receives a video clip of him dumping Rishma’s body.
Vikram is baffled by Rajveer’s behaviour when he receives the compromising picture of Aryan and Tasha and the video of Aryan dumping a dead body. He gets a threatening call in which the blackmailer (Tasha) demands that his sons confess to the crime they committed two years ago in India. It is revealed that two years ago, Rajveer tried to force a girl Bhavna (Tia Bajpai) into his car. When a passersby Ashwin (Shaad Randhawa) came to help her, Aryan shot him. Overcome by rage, Rajveer shot him again and again, killing him. In the hospital, Ashwin is declared dead as his sister Natasha (Tasha) and his mother arrive. Bhavna’s family is threatened by Vikram to keep silent. Natasha vows to avenge her brother’s murder.
Presently, Rajveer, heartbroken, is not able to overcome the pain when he is informed that Aryan is the one who snatched his love. He confronts Aryan and threatens to reveal that Aryan killed Rishma. In the struggle to stop him, Aryan ends up killing Rajveer. He dumps him in a grave as suggested by Tasha. Rajveer’s ex Monica discovers the truth about Tasha and tells Aryan. Aryan tries to kill Tasha but she successfully knocks him out and injures herself, acting innocent in front of the police, who then arrest Aryan.
In the ending credits, Tasha blames Vikram for being a bad father. At Natasha’s home, Rishma, revealed to be alive, stands in front of Ashwin’s picture: she had been his fiancé when he was alive.
Urvashi Rautela as Natasha “Tasha” Choudhary
Karan Wahi as Rajveer Khurana
Vivan Bhatena as Aryan Khurana
Ihana Dhillon as Rishma
Gulshan Grover as UK Minister Vikram Khurana, also a business tycoon
Tia Bajpai as Bhavna Shrivastav(special appearance)
Shaad Randhawa as Ashwin Choudhary, Natasha’s elder brother(special appearance)
James Abbey as ACP, Mumbai Police
Rita Siddiqui as Monica