Gautham Menon is back to Bollywood with his second offering. The director tasted a big success with his Tamil movie Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa, which he later remade in Telugu as Ye Maaya Chesave. Now, he has adapted the same iconic love story to Hindi as Ek Deewana Tha. Although he has his own dramatic and emotional moments, he fails to make the viewers completely absorb in the love story.
Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa is a beautiful love story and Gautham Menon has changed several aspect including climax to suit the taste of Hindi audience in Ek Deewana Tha. Prateik Babbar's performance in the main highlight in it. AR Rahman's music, Javed Akthar's lyrics, Gautham's story, MS Prabhu's camera work and beautiful locations are the other highlights of the film.
Ek Deewana Tha is a usual love story, which has much needed drama and emotions. Gautham Menon has created some of the very beautiful moments to viewers in the first half. But his narration turns very slow in the second hour and a few episodes drive the viewers apart from the world of Sachin and Jessie.