Movie Review: Ek Villain is a confused film with confused characters
Everything about Mohit Suri’s Ek Villain looked perfect before we entered the theater. Trailers were outstanding, songs were on the playlists of every Bollywood fan, and the first day shows were almost booked. We had to stand in a queue to get a ticket of the movie for the first show, which was quite unusual for us as mostly we watch the first show with the cinema staff.
It was only after half an hour, we found that our expectations had already shattering like a house of cards. All we knew were three bizarre things about the film.
1)There is Aisha aka Shraddha Kapoor in Ek Villain, who we thought was a bigger psycho than Riteish Deshmukh in the film. Aisha, who is merely an exaggerated version of Aashiqui 2’s Arohi, loves to click dead people, catch butterflies and loves to crack bad, very very bad jokes. No wonder you expect hero Sidharth Malhotra aka Guru, who is so bad that he can kill so many people that our government might not find places to keep the dead bodies (This is how he gets introduced in the film), to fall in love with Aisha.
2) Sidharth Malhotra is not the right choice for this action film. Despite many efforts, Mohit Suri failed to establish him as a devil who turns into an angel because of Aisha. They missed a great opportunity.
3) Mohit Suri might have denied that Ek Villain is not inspired from I see the Devil, but from characters to story, the influence was evident.
We also expected the movie to be a suspense thriller (not our mistake, it was promoted this way). But just before the interval, we knew who is who. In fact, we thought that the film should have ended there (at least, there was no story to tell). For the next half, Sidharth Malhotra kept beating Riteish Deshmukh, and then treat him at the hospital, again beat him, and finally in the climax he decides to kill Riteish. But excuse me! Riteish has a change of mind. Now he doesn’t want to get beaten up.
In fact, in one scene, Sidharth kills Riteish, but later he realises that he wanted to inflict more pain on him. So he uses 'Intracardiac injection' to bring him back to life. We laughed at this.
How is the music?
Ek Villain’s music is magical. From background score to songs, one can just go to theater to listen to the songs.
BIG QUESTION-Should I watch Ek Villain?
Despite many loopholes, Ek Villain is still a watchable film. Watch it for Mohit Suri’s style of direction, and songs.
P.S: Why was KRK in the film? Was he the villain?
Everything about Mohit Suri’s Ek Villain looked perfect before we entered the theater. Trailers were outstanding, songs were on the playlist of every Bollywood fan, and the first day shows were almost booked. We had to stand in the queue to get the ticket of the movie for the first show, which was quite unusual for us as mostly we watch first day show with cinema staff.