Ek Villain Cast & Crew:
BannerBalaji Motion Pictures
Release Date27 Jun 2014
Star CastSidharth Malhotra, Riteish Deshmukh, Shraddha Kapoor, Kamaal Rashid Khan, Shaad Randhawa, Remo Fernandes
Music DirectorAnkit Tiwari
Verdict : you could watch Ek Villain for the actors and the drama. Not if you wanted to watch the thriller it was promised to be. ______________________________________________________
Director Mohit Suri has shown remarkable talent as a filmmaker in his past works. His last film Aashiqui 2 was 100-crore grosser.Naturally, expectations were high from Suri. 'Ek Villain' is inspired by the South Korean revenge film I Saw the Devil. Shraddha Kapoor, Sidharth Malhotra and Riteish Deshmukh are in main lead, Ek Villain hits the theatres today after huge rounds of promotions. It is also Suri's first film outside the Vishesh Films banner. So lets find out, whether 'Ek Villain' will enhance the romanticism of 'Aashiqui 2' or might be just a follow on to it…
'Ek Villain' is a story of a ruthless gangster Guru (Sidharth Malhotra) who is known for his merciless killings. Aaisha (Shraddha Kapoor) spots Guru in a jail and decides to help Guru become a better person. This new bond works for Guru and gradually he falls in love with Aaisha. Their dream world turns into a nightmare with the entry of Rakesh (Riteish Deshmukh)
Rakesh is a normal middle class person who is frustrated with his job and boss, but who also loves his wife Sulochana (Aamna Sariff) who keeps nagging over him over petty issues and often fights with Rakesh. Interestingly, Rakesh continues to keep loving his wife and instead takes out his frustration by killing other nagging women in the city. Shockingly, Rakesh targets Aisha for the same reason and decides to kills her.
Will Rakesh manages to kill her? Will Guru be able to stop Rakesh? To know the answers to these questions, you need to watch ‘Ek Villian’ on the big screen
Let’s start with performances in this film and we can say the characters portrayed by everyone are excellent. While Shraddha looks gorgeous and is at her best in the film, Sidharth carries off the raw villainous role to perfection and he looks extremely believable.
Riteish’s performance is top-notch as he portrays the role of evil-minded middleclass man with ease. It was after a very long time that Aamna Shariff was seen on screen. However, let us tell you that she definitely hasn’t lost her touch as she is excellent in her role of the nagging housewife.
The romance shown between Shraddha and Sidharth has a lot of chemistry and is the best thing about the movie. The flashback scenes situated in Goa are engaging and Shraddha’s part is amazingly structured.
A lot was expected from this Mohit Suri film after the critically and commercially acclaimed ‘Aashiqui 2’, but this time the director has failed to impress.
‘Ek Villain’ has a story that only looked good in parts and this is the same reason that the trailers had enticed everyone so much. While the promos managed to develop lot of curiosity amongst the viewers, let us tell you that there is no suspense that can be looked forward too in the movie. Within the first five minutes, the villain is unmasked which is disappointing thing from the director’s part.
The other negative part about the film is that Shraddha who looks extremely wonderful has only one scene in the second half! Also Kamaal R Khan’s character was forcefully placed in the film and it wasn’t needed at all.
There are so many things that are left unexplained in the film such as Shraddha’s disease, etc. Also, as soon as the movie starts to get some grip, it drifts apart soon after. A few of the scenes are also disconnected and hence the viewers fail to see any connection between these scenes.
Even though the performances and songs which composed by Mithoon and Ankit Tiwari are praiseworthy, it is the screenplay that is pathetic. There are too many flashbacks in the film which at times do not make any sense.
While the first half has some good scenes and songs, the second half has nothing at all. The director pretty much sums up the whole story in the first half and the post interval part is plain useless and boring.
The cinematography is good as the camera beautifully covers the locales of Goa and Mumbai time and again. The editing could have been sharper as there is a lot of discontinuation between a few sequences.
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