Ek Villain movie review: Riteish Deshmukh beats Sidharth Malhotra to emerge as the real hero of the film!

Ek Villain movie review: Riteish Deshmukh beats Sidharth Malhotra to emerge as the real hero of the film!

Mohit Suri’s much awaited thriller has hit the theatres today, so how does the Ashiqui 2 filmmaker fare? Read Ek Villain review to find out…

Sidharth Malhotra, Shraddha Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh starrer Ek Villain, a love story with a twist is ready for the audience’s verdict. After Aashiqui 2, Mohit Suri returns with a hatke romantic thriller. Since I liked the directors earlier film, my expectations from the director were high and after watching the film I can say that

I was not disappointed!

What’s it about:

Guru’s (Sidharth Malhotra) parents were brutally killed when he was a child and since then he is seeking revenge. Even though he managed to kill his parents murderers, he hasn’t found peace. The finds himself embroiled in the world of criminals and becomes a major part of this circle. Guru then meets Aisha (Shraddha Kapoor), who brings joy in his dour life. Our hero falls in love with Aisha and both start their life afresh. However, tragedy strikes when Guru’s lady love is mysteriously killed. Who kills her and why? Will Guru manage to find out the real murderer? For that you have to watch the film!

What’s hot:

Ek Villain‘s music is the major catalyst. Besides that the actors have also done a fabulous job. Sidharth redefines the angry young man, but fails to make a mark in the action sequences. Shraddha’s portrayal of Aisha makes you fall in love with her character. Riteish gives a consistent performance throughout, and shines in the film. Prachi Desai’s hot item number is an additional treat, while Aamna Sharif (Sulochana) has done complete justice to her role. Also, background score by composer Raju Singh is just apt for every scene.

What’s not:

Jokes cracked by Shraddha Kapoor to portray a happy go lucky girl were unnecessary. Some of the dialogues were a little complicated, hence the audience might end up missing the point. How we wish that the makers wouldn’t reveal the suspense so early, it would have made the film even more engaging. Kamaal R Khan who play’s Riteish’s friend in the film is something that the makers of Ek Villain could have easily done without. Lastly, the train sequence where Sidharth admits his love for Shraddha is a passe and overdone.

What to do:

If you enjoy watching romantic films, Ek Villain is definitely your kinda film. Even if you don’t, then do watch for the star’s performances.

Rating: 3.5 out of 53.5 Star Rating

Reviewed by Avinash Lohana

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  • Tia

    Love the Movie, Not your typical love story.

  • guest

    Movie was all right. All the actors except Shraddha(she overacted :-) did amazing work. Siddharth was a treat, really. Wasn’t expecting him to be this good. Though u are right about the action sequences. But those can be forgiven. Yes the suspense was revealed very early in the story. And during the whole movie I was waiting for something exceptional to happen. Wish didn’t come true. Music is amazing though. :-)
    I would give it 2.5 stars

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  • Yatharth Mishra

    Sidharth is a treat to watch, the way he carries his attitude in the motion is fabulous. He can do more justice to his purpose. Mohit Suri has given him tremendous opportunity to look him hero in the entire moving picture. What about Ritesh Deshmukh he scratched all the major spots when he is in front of two movie older actor, On the spot of comedy and stark example of vulgarity and fun Krk on the peak of excellence. Forget his personal character and try to discover a movie by considering him an actor. You will catch a prospect to identify many bad elements living in the society and exploiting people to the core. I am not impressed with the work of Shraddha, the overacting is a major issue with her carrier and must learn to link up more with the audience as people deserves a bunch from her after aashiqui2.
    Must watch movie if you want to identify and catch upcoming superstars of the future.Sidharth has brought tremendous power to shine his presence on the camera. Full marks to Ritesh Deshmukh for his brilliant performance all over the film .