Film Review: Ek Villain – Sidharth Malhotra Falls Flat But Riteish Deshmukh Rocks


ekvillainIt’s Intense, it’s Intriguing and It’s Interesting; well we are talking about Ek Villain, which proves the fact that CONTENT IS KING.

Sidharth Malhotra plays Guru, a goon working for a ruthless gangster played by Remo Fernandes in Goa. Guru meets Aisha (Shradhha Kapoor) and falls in love with her. Now love can move mountains and Guru leaves his gang and moves to Mumbai with his lady love.

All is well, until Aisha is brutally attacked by a man whose identity is unknown. What he wants, why he did, what he did, is all a mystery. This is where the first half ends. The rest of the film is around this mysterious man and how Guru avenges his lover’s death.

As the film progresses, Guru meets Rakesh (Riteish Deshmukh), who is apparently inoffensive and modest; so how could he kill Aisha?

Ek Villain has been inspired by the Korean thriller I Saw The Devil and now Mohit Suri cannot deny that. Having said this, one cannot applaud Mohit Suri’s brilliant direction that adds several layers to the plot.

Ek Villain has the right pace, the right story telling and the right treatment which proves that both the director, Mohit Suri and the writers, Tushar Hiranandani and Milap Zaveri have worked in tandem to deliver a product thats brilliant.

Music by Ankit Tiwari and Mithoon is already a sensation among song lovers all over. Songs like Galliyan and Banjaare aren’t only mesmerizing for ears but for eyes too, since their picturisation is stunning.

Off the cast, Mohit Suri offers another surprise: Kamal R Khan, who plays Riteish’s friend and an abusive husband who beats up his wife just so that men can establish their superiority. Kamal R Khan is good at the role he’s given. Shaan Randhawa, Asif Basra and Remo Fernandes are perfectly cast. Aamna Shariff as Riteish’s nagging wife is average while Prachi Desai, seems a little out of place with her item number.

Now coming to the main ones, Shraddha Kapoor looks gorgeous and has a terrific screen presence. She is confident and owns her character completely.

Sidharth Malhotra is the only let down of Ek Villain, as he tries too hard to get into the character of a typical Bollywood gangster and thus falls flat. Guess he should stick to characters that are fun and cute as this one just does not go with him.

Well, Ek Villain belongs to Riteish Deshmukh who steals the show with a stellar performance. From playing a disgruntled employee who’s called more useless than a xerox machine to a psycho who goes about killing women who call him useless. Riteish Deshmukh will leave us mesmerized with his performance.

Ek Villain is a must watch for the amazing performance by Riteish Deshmukh, it’s music and the edge of the seat drama that would keep you glued to your seats.

Ratings: ***