Movie Review – Ek Villain

27 Jun

First of all, I’d like to apologize to all my readers for the long absence and am happy to announce that Movies, Musings n More is back :).

Ek Villain has garnered a lot of critical acclaim already and with the music topping the charts, one would expect it to be a sure-shot winner. But that was not to be.

It’s really hard to summarize the story line of Ek Villain because of 2 reasons – one, there is the risk of revealing the plot and two, because there is hardly any story! The theme of the movie is based on the concept that darkness can be avoided only by light, and not darkness itself and evil can be combated only by good and not evil itself.The story is about Guru, played by Siddharth Malhotra who has a violent past and wants to turn into a new leaf after meeting his effervescent and bubbly wife, Aisha (Shraddha Kapoor). But fate has other plans, with Rakesh played by Riteish Deshmukh joining the party. With evil taking on evil, it’s a boring race to the finish line and one wonders at the pointlessness of the entire situation.

But the movie does have some positives. First, being Riteish Deshmukh who possibly churns out a career best performance. It’s high time he moved away from the silly comedy genre and this film is sure to open several venues of opportunity for him. The romantic scenes of Ek Villain are also pretty cute and the excellent soundtracks add tremendous value to these situations. Siddharth Malhotra delivers an earnest and sincere performance as the angry young man and looks terrific on screen, but he could have brought about more intensity to his role.

All said and done, the movie has far too many flaws. The awful story line with too many predictable and unnecessary twists and turns is a big bore. The supporting cast boasts of some big names – Goan singer Remo Fernandez, Kamaal R Khan & Aamna Sharieff, all of whom are completely wasted and insignificant. Shraddha Kapoor too, has nothing much to do, except look unusually happy and lively for no understandable rhyme or reason. And the chemistry between the lead pair? Virtually non-existent.

Director Mohit Suri’s previous film Aashiqui 2 was a huge blockbuster because of the soul that the movie had and that’s precisely what’s missing in Ek Villain. I would rate it a 2 out of 5. Ek Villain is average fare with nothing new to offer.


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