Villain will hit the theatres today. Sidharth Malhotra as
Guru, Shraddha Kapoor as Aisha are going to enthral the audience
with their performances. Ritiesh Deshmukh turns an antagonist with
Ek Villain after his long stint with his comic avatars in
his earlier films.
Guru who works for a goon in Goa is happy with his villainous
way of life till beautiful Aisha crosses his life. 'Man sees his
woman' moment happens, the guns go silent, love blossoms. Love
leads to marriage and the trauma begins after that, when the
antagonist Rakesh (Riteish) starts his revenge game. The cat and
mouse game of who is the villain and what happens next is the story
which is weaved perfectly.
With Sidharth Malhotra's angry young man character with a
painful past, Riteish Deshmukh's new grey shade acting with
brilliance, Shraddha Kapoor's portrayal with ease the change in
emotions every now and then, Mohit Suri's tackling with ease the
story with perfect direction, this film for sure will rock the box
The film which is accused of being a rip off from a Korean film
I Saw The Devil just doesn't affect the screen play or the
way it has been weaved for the Indian audience. Ek Villain
is just not the run-of-the-mill movies which just pops up every
week and vanishes. This one is sure shot winner and it is here to
Songs are a wonder in Ek Villain. 'Galiyaan' and
'Banjara' just hits the right chord of the melody genre. 'Awara'
choreographed as an item number for Prachi Desai also rocks. Mohit
Suri and his musical extravaganza in his films continues in EK
Some interesting tit bits from the
1. In the introduction scene, the villain looks very similar to
the masked man in the famous Hollywood movie, I Know What You
Did Last Summer.
2. Aisha(Shraddha) calls Guru(Sidharth) as 'angry bird' with
3. "Aajke baad apko shikayat ka mauka nehin milega..." this is
what Riteish says every time he kills someone.
4. Sidharth meets Riteish and swears that he will show him death
everyday in his life and make it hell.
5. Prachi Desai is superb in the item number 'Awari'.
6.Kamaal Khan playing the friend of Riteish Deshmukh is a
WHO IS THE VILLAIN?
Mohit Suri's words, "In my head, everyone is a bit of a villain"
just holds true throughout the film! Though the real antagonist is
Riteish Deshmukh going by the story line, the director's words that
everyone is bit of a villain just reverberates in every character
Be it Sidharth Malhotra when on a mission to find the killer or
when he struggles with his own emotions which makes him a villain
in turn, the director has brought in the villainous streak
Shraddha Kapoor who is so Bohemian and Goan doesn't have much to
do in the film except for fulfilling her own wishes. In which angle
did the director mean Shraddha's character villainous, only he
Riteish Deshmukh who is struggling between a psychotic killer
and a lovable husband has proved that he is capable of doing
negative character roles.
Shaad Randhawa who plays the cop role shifts from being a bad
cop who chases Sidharth Malhotra when he was a goon, to when he
becomes good, when he sees Riteish chasing Sidharth's family
ruthlessly portrays his villainous character.
Amna Shariff who plays the nagging wife of Riteish Deshmukh
shows the struggle one goes through being middle class.
Even when the villain is out on loose with revenge, the lines
which are shown in the beginning -"When you forgive, you in no way
change the past - but you sure do change the future" tells what
Ek Villain is all about.
Overall, Ek Villain makes one think what is the
villainous streak in each one of us!