Review: Ek Villain


Ek Villain movie is based on the character Guru (Sidharth Malhotra), a tough and ruthless gangster. A dark past gives Guru sleepless nights until he meets Aisha (Shraddha Kapoor). Aisha is dying of a disease, and has a diary of wishes, which she wants to fulfil before she dies. The diary brings Guru and Aisha close. Guru falls in love with her, his life changes and he convinces Aisha to get married to him. Just when things seem perfect, Aisha is unceremoniously killed by a serial murderer called Rakesh (Riteish Deshmukh). Devastated, Guru devotes his life to finding out this murderer.

Inspired largely by Korean filmmaker Kim Jee-Woon’s ‘I Saw the Devil’, the film has been beautifully weaved by director Mohit Suri and writer Tushar Hranandani. Like Aashiqui 2, the story is crystal clear and has a great set of actors.

Siddharth Malhotra is convincing as a good guy gone bad. He steals your heart with his superb acting. Shraddha Kapoor is at her usual best in the film. She looks stunning and does a fab job. The love story would have been endearing, had the good-looking pair enjoyed a crackling on-screen chemistry. However, Malhotra’s neck tattoos display more emotion than him. He’s roaring and screeching, but there’s no soul there.

What comes as a surprise package is actor Riteish Deshmukh. Coming out of his comfort zone, Riteish has delivered a masterpiece of a performance with Ek Villain. Even, in some scenes, he appears to have sideline the lead pair.

Aamna Sharif is good and quite suits the role she has been given. She plays Ritesih’s gorgeous angry wife.

The music of the film is soulful and fits well. With Ek Villain, Suri creates magic yet again with his team of Mithoon and Ankit Tiwari and an ensemble of lyricists and singers. The song ‘Galliyan’ has become pretty much the anthem of the season.

Despite many loopholes, Ek Villain is decent revenge drama movie with romance and chart-busting music! The twists and turns are in place and will hold your attention from the start until the curtains drop.