Rarely do I watch a movie in theater. Either I patiently wait for its DVD to release or I break the law and watch it online. Movie rating here in Singapore are pretty strict and that means I have to smuggle my toddler inside most of the time. So you choose, what would you rather like? A woman who might be promoting movie piracy in a teeny weeny way or the one who smuggles her own baby. I am sure you would make a wise decision. Anyhoo I watched “Ek Villain” today and so I thought I would share my thoughts about it while you pretend like you care.
So just as you arrange the drink, the pop corns and the M&M on the seat the heroine is murdered. Holy molly! so soon you ask? you see she died young! I am so funny! no? We then oscillate between present and past. We have numerous villains to deal with. We have Guru (Sidharth Malhotra) a hench-man of ahem ahem Ceasar (who is he exactly? a politician? a don?), who has just begun to lead a virtuous life after he falls in love with Aisha (Shraddha Kapoor). Then we have Mahesh (or is he Mukesh?) Riteish Deshmukh who kills women for pleasure. He kills Aisha too, who by now is Gurus wife. And of course Guru won’t stop at anything to revenge her death.
I am sure by now you have heard it enough about how it is “inspired” by ‘I saw the Devil’. Well it is indeed inspired and in an very average way at that. But let’s just review it without comparing it to its Korean counterpart. The movie does have potential but it’s lost in the far too many loopholes. In terms of acting Reitesh does impress. Aamna Sharif is good successfully portraying the role of Ritesh’s cribbing wife. Sidharth is mostly good but a little too awkward in hard-core action scenes. Shraddha is honest to her character. I was totally surprised at how messed up all the other cast was? Remo Fernandas as Ceasar was funny rather than being tyrannous . The police officer was plain awkward. I am sorry, what purpose was he serving again? I would have made peace with all the bad cast with their worse acting had I have been spared from the horror of what was coming.
Yes ‘Mr Imported french ka paani and london ki chai’ was right there in your face throwing in those ugly dialogues. He is cringe worthy.Period.
Guru is eight years old when his parents were killed by people, his father owed money to. Eight years! There were instances in the movies where Guru is shown as close to illiterate. I am sorry! Weren’t your parents sending you to school? Dude you cannot spell E L E P H A N T! So basically you have a gambler for a father and a mother who forgets to get you admitted in school. You cry murder. I say easy riddance!
Aisha’s father is too keen for her and Guru’s Alliance. So he doesn’t really care if he is getting a cold-blooded murderer as a son-in-law.
Just when Mahesh’s wife is arrested, Mahesh tries to escape from Guru. The police man says something on the lines of how he would not let Guru get the satisfaction of revenge – lo and behold they both look on as Mahesh runs away. WOW! So basically the police lets the psycho killer go and give him the freedom to murder some more women. Well what can I say? Job well done. And why is the wife even arrested? She hardly had any role to play in the killing. Of-course other than wearing jewelry that came straight off the corpses. But she hardly knew anything about it.
I know I am being a little too unfair on the movie but I guess I had real high expectations from this one, after far too many brainless makes being shoved in our faces . It does have a twist or a two but mostly a pretty straightforward movie wherein a relentless and vindictive lover fights a coldblooded murderer. All in all you would like this movie if you don’t watch it with mammoth size expectations.
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