I had tremendous expectations from "Ek Villain" for numerous reasons- 1. Mohit Suri as the Director of the film (I loved his previous outing "Aashiqui 2" (2013)), 2. The brilliant music by Mithoon & Ankit Tiwari (again from "Aashiqui 2"), 3. And the cast- Sidharth Malhotra, Shraddha Kapoor & Ritesh Deshmukh! But just to make one thing clarify: Don't compare "EK VILLAIN" with "AASHIQUI 2" because both the films have different stories, different themes and different outlines! So here we go:
Story: I wouldn't dare to tell the story as it would tamper your expectations for the film. But I can assure you that you would not get disappointed! But overall, it's all about a Villain who falls in love even though he has no affection but cannot escape from the feeling of love! But what fate has in store for him covers the rest of the movie!
Cast: Sidharth Malhotra: If you loved him in "Student Of The Year" (2012) and "Hasee Toh Phasee" (2014), you are in a treat to watch him in "Ek Villain". The maturity and intensity he gives in his character would change his image for those people who think he is "the boy next door" or has a "chocolate boy" image. He has the potential to become a superstar one day and he has shown that he can give any performance with remarkable ease!
Shraddha Kapoor: She is in top form yet again! If you loved her in "Aashiqui 2", you will surely love her in "Ek Villain". She is a fun-loving, bubbly and a vivacious girl!
Ritesh Deshmukh: If you think his comic-timing is brilliant in all his movies, then you wouldn't want to miss his performance in "Ek Villain". He is a revelation! As the antagonist, he truly charms in your eyes. What a supremely talented actor!
Direction: Mohit Suri has given a wonderful direction! It would be wrong to compare "Aashiqui 2" and "Ek Villain" as both are fantastic in their own ways! The screenplay is truly absorbing! It keeps you intrigued and you can never take your eyes off!
Music: Mithoon & Ankit Tiwari are back yet again with a fantabulous music! "Galliyan" is soulful and is in the top songs of chartbusters list. "Banjaare Ko Ghar" is melodious. "Zaroorat" is captivating. "Humdard" is wonderful. On the whole, the music of "Ek Villain" is in top form and in sync with the film!
Overall Verdict: "Ek Villain" is one of those rare romantic films that has came in a long time! The direction, performances and the music is truly absorbing with great action and a delightful romance! Rating:****
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