Movie Review : Ek Villain


When I first saw the trailer of Ek Villain , it made me realise that bollywood mainstream actors never really explore playing dark characters , out and out dark characters . If I have to think and really try to remember a good negative performance , I’d have to as far back as Shahrukh in Darr and Baazigar or Madhuri Dixit in Anjaam . So I was really excited seeing the trailer , but didn’t really get my hopes high as this being a path breaking movie. I was sure about one thing though , Riteish Deshmukh was going to a good job , and I wasn’t mistaken.

The film suffers from a shoddy script , boring cliches and some really irritating characters , but amidst all this , there are some real moments of chills and thrills . The biggest problem with this movie was editing , whenever the movie picked up pace , a flashback came and slooooowed things down. The movie starts of on a real high , but bam we’re  2 years back in Goa….RD starts on a killing spree , they go into in depth details of his family , why he does what he does . I mean , were we ever interested in knowing why or where the Joker got his scars? No right? It was a part of his personality.The movie could have easily been cut short by at least half an hour and the film would have been totally different.

Ek Villain Poster

Riteish Deshmukh effortlessly slips into a dark shade(dark, not grey) . And this movie makes you wonder why he keeps doing films like Humshakals and Housefull . He plays his part of the guy with suppressed anger , humiliation , ignored by others and the same guy whos just waiting for a chance to release that anger , find peace , in a kill , watching the blood drain from a victim and a monologue with her while she dies . There are places where he comes up short on the anger , but the madness … you can see it in his eyes .

Siddharth Malhotra has also come good shedding his chocolate boy image after SOTY and Hasee to Phasee. He plays the role of a lost angry young man driven to crime , then saved by the love of his life , Shraddha Kapoor. Siddharth and Riteish take movie to some real highs before the director gets sidetracked . He starts dwelling on flashbacks , the side stories of Riteish and Siddharth , pointless songs instead of focusing on the real plot.

now for the three overactors in the movie

  • Shraddha Kapoor
  • KRK (duh)
  • The cop ( cant find his name)

The roles of all 3 of them could have been cut short . But we’ve got to deal with what we’ve got.

Ek Villain tries something different , the execution aside , they deserve an applause for the effort itself.

And a stand up ovation for Riteish Deshmukh, I hope he experiments a little more with the movies he does.

Rating : 3/5

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