Ek Villain is a romantic thriller directed by Mohit Suri. The film features Sidharth Malhotra, Shraddha Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh. Riteish Deshmukh debuts as an antagonist with this film. Ek Villain is produced by Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor of Balaji Telefilms.
The film revolves around the dark shades of Sidharth Malhotra and he will to be doing a lot of action sequences for the film. This will be his first film where he is playing a character with grey shades.
Riteish Deshmukh earlier commented about his transition from comic roles to a negative shade as 'radical departure'. Mohit Suri had to hunt a lot to find a lead actress before signing Shraddha Kapoor. Both Ekta and Mohit Suri rounded in on Shraddha Kapoor finally. Alia Bhatt and Esha Gupta were also considered for this role earlier.
Shraddha Kapoor didn't hesitate to accept the offer considering her Aashiqui 2 success by Mohit Suri. Shaad Randhawa, who plays CBI officer Aditya Rathod in Ek Villain, says the role was challenging.
"Sidharth Malhotra and Riteish Deshmukh have been pitched as villains, but here is a cop who fights against them... that can make him the villain of the story," he says.
The curiosity among the fans of who would be the real villain in the film is getting higher by the day. Every character has a grey shade to it. Even Shaad has.
Shaad Randhawa explains, "We all have a dark side. Aditya has his own reason for behaving the way he does. He has no qualms manipulating and if you have done something wrong, he will get back at you. His views do not necessarily conform to the norms. All these traits make his role interesting."
Here's how the story goes...
Mohit Suri and his dark character obsession in all his films also follows in Ek Villain.
Sidharth Malhotra as Guru a ruthless guy works for a goon in Goa played by Remo Fernandes. Guru's past keeps haunting him until he meets Aisha (Shraddha Kapoor). The duo instantly falls in love and marriage follows their love.
Just when Guru quits his job and moves to Mumbai with Aisha for a new beginning the trauma begins. Aisha is chased by the antagonist and falls prey to this cat and mouse chase!
Guru who begins his journey of finding the assailant learns shocking things which is the crux of Ek Villain. Figuring out the real problem and the antagonist's motive becomes tough. What happens between Guru and the assailant is the story which unfolds beautifully.
Mohit Suri has proved time and again in his earlier movies and has not failed us even in Ek Villain. Mohit Suri has brought in the emotions beautifully, be it the loving moments between the couple, the turbulent times of their lives, the chase which happens after that and the stunning end says it all.
Tushar Hiranandani who is the script writer has given us all a very beautiful work which keeps the audience gripping to their seats till the very end. The most unexpected ending of the film is awaiting the audience.
All the songs just stay in the mind even after one comes out of the movie hall. 'Galiyaan' track is awesome, Prachi Desai in 'Awari' also has given her bit. Sidharth as an angry young man has portrayed his emotions well. Remo Fernandes as a goon and Amna Shariff who plays wife to Riteish are also the ones to watch out for.
Overall, Ek Villain is Mohit Suri's mind-blowing film till date.
Check Pictures of Ek Villain
On-screen smooch which the duo shares in one of those lovey- dovey moment!
Shraddha Kapoor's bold avatar in the film.
Amana Shariff plays a nagging wife in the film.
Awari song by Prachi Desai is a good number.
Under water sequences have come out beautifully!