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Aashiqui 2 fame Mohit Suri's latest directorial Ek Villain has debuted with fantastic response at the Indian Box Office on Friday. The much-awaited thriller drama starring Sidharth Malhotra, Shraddha Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh in the leads, has made a brilliant collection on the first day and become the second biggest opener in the domestic market in 2014 after Superstar Salman Khan's Jai Ho. It has also turned out to be the biggest opener for producer Ekta Kapoor.
Ek Villain released in 2539 screens on June 27. The makers of the film have had a massive promotions for the film. In addition, its promos had created lot of curiosity among the film goers. Trade experts predicted it to start with decent response. Surprisingly, the movie had a better opening than their expectations. It registered an average of 60% occupancy in both single screens and multiplexes in the morning show.
Ek Villain showed decent growth in the matinee and afternoon shows. The movie has fantastic footfalls in urban areas. According to reports, the movie has run to packed houses in a few centres. When compared to other areas, the film has garnered very good response at the ticket counters in Mumbai and Delhi circuits.
Bollywood trade expert Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#EkVillain opening day figures [STUPENDOUS] will come as a shocker for many. This film takes Mohit Suri in an altogether different league." The film has raked in approximately Rs 16.72 crores nett at the Indian Box Office on (Friday) the first day. He tweeted, "#EkVillain Fri Rs 16.72 cr nett [2539 screens]. India biz. Second highest opener of 2014. In terms of screen average, it's HIGHEST. AWESOME!"
Having garnered positive word of mouth from both critics and viewers, Ek Villain was expected to show big leap on Saturday, but its business went down by a small margin. As per early trends, the movie has raked in approximately Rs 15 crores nett at the Indian Box Office on its second day, taking its two-day domestic total to Rs 31.72 crores nett. Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#EkVillain had a SOLID Sat. Early trends indicate Rs 15 cr [+/-]... Rs 50 cr nett weekend on the cards... FANTABULOUS!"
Most of the film goers, who watched Ek Villain, are impressed with it. Many took to their Twitter pages to share their verdict on the movie. Continue to read them in the slideshow.
#EkVillain - 3/5. After a Thrilling start to second half film lacks it pace and ends up as an average fare. With Good Climax though. Songs were good on screen and Galiyaan tops with beautiful picturization. But too much voilence can spoil the fun. Ritesh Deshmukh was the star of the film with very different characterization.Sidharth looked like a SUPERSTAR in the film
Watched #EkVillain n now I'm in luv wid Guru What an awesome performance by @S1dharthM n villain of d year @Riteishd U guys r just fab
Rakesh Beldar @RakeshAnimator
I jst watch #EkVillain what a movie boss all actors breathtaking performances. specially @Riteishd. Solid music don't miss guys.Love ur wife
SRK's Forever @dhunki_titas
#EkVillain has such a predictable story-line! No exciting twists, no interesting turns. It's a plain-Jane predictable thriller.
Devil Armaan @_TheEternalStud
#EkVillain is a one time watch. was expecting much much much more! It's a xerox copy of I saw the Devil, only the ending is a lil' twisted!
Vinay Damani @vinaydamnit
#EkVillain ..today i saw the birth of a new angry young man on the silvet screen...@S1dharthM has acted so well...bravo. #EkVillain last week ritesh balked like a dog un humshakals this week he roared like a lion ....the movie belongs to rd...bravo
Riya Rajiv @today812
#EkVillain great love. great passion. a tale of vengeance and revenge. messy editing though, otherwise it's a great story.
Arindam Mondal @amondal1989
#EkVillain is an ordinary story presented in a revamped way. Its an ordinary love story but the hero is a rogue in the movie
Pushpit Narula @pushpitnarula
#EkVillain a very nice watch! Good to see @S1dharthM & @Riteishd play different roles than their usual ones. Both men stole the show.!
Gokul Das @Das_Gokul
Fabulous prfmnce from #Ritesh charming luk of #Shradha n manly luk of #Sidharth (eventhough xpressionless) #EkVillain is a very gud watch.!!