129 Min | Action – Romance – Thriller | June 2014
IMDB Rating: 7.2
Director: Mohit Suri
Starring: Ritesh Deshmukh, Sidharth Malhotra, Shraddha Kapoor
Ek Villain Review: A psychological thriller, EK VILLAIN is directed by Mohit Suri, starring Sidharth Malhotra, Shradda Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh. The plot revolves around Guru (Sidharth Malhotra) who seeks revenge for the murder of his lover, Aisha (Shradda Kapoor), by a serial killer (Riteish Deshmukh). Upon its first viewing, Ek Villain is quite a dark film in nature – its action is brutal (and realistic), its atmosphere is gloomy, hell, its plot is rarely seen in Bollywood. Hence, it takes extra care to handle such a film, an opportunity that Mohit Suri gladly took up and I must say, he has somewhat lived up to the expectation. Inspite of being denied, the story is based off the Korean-psychological thriller.
One of Ek Villain’s strong suits is its direction, even though it’s dealing with a dark plot, it manages to balance Guru and Aisha’s bubbly relationship with Rakesh (Riteish Deshmukh)’s dark activity. Doing this did not only help the film succeed but it also does give screen time to every character as well as doesn’t bore its audience. It’s second plus point is its music. While Mohit Suri’s previous flick, Aashiqui 2 did have several chartbusters, his music did live up to the public’s expectations. Every song in the film had a reason to be in it, and was never unnecessary. It added to the experience of the film and are great to listen to. The third and biggest pro of the film is definitely, and without a doubt, its performances. Sidharth Malhotra did a great job playing the serious Guru, but more importantly, it is Riteish Deshmukh who steals the show.
In conclusion, EK VILLAIN is a great summer movie. Its an edge-of-the-seat thriller that is extremely enjoyable. The cat-and-mouse chase between the protagonist and antagonist makes the movie worth its money, and the action and music is simply splendid. Some might find the movie slightly disturbing, however, I will say that you must watch this movie for Riteish Deshmukh’s acting, on a more important note.