Unlike most of the below average stuff Bollywood unleashes on us every Friday, Ek Villain stands out for its ingenuity: the story is intriguing, the suspense dark and haunting. If you love suspense dramas, the fast-paced second half will keep you on the edge.
Warning: Spoilers Ahead!
Ek Villain's premise is simple, almost bordering on the routine:
It's a thrilling story of a gangster-turned-good with love (Siddharth Malhotra) and a psycho killer who lives in the guise of a middle-class 'good' man. When the two confront each other, you know what happens. In between, however, Ek Villain offers blood-chilling murders and nail-biting suspense, and that's what makes it worth a watch.
Remarking on his role in Ek Villain, Riteish says, “When Ek Villain was offered to me I just thought this is it, everyone came together. In Ek Villain my role is very different. It has been a great experience.”
As for the performances, Siddharth Malhotra tries too hard to get into the character of a typical Bollywood gangster — one who picked the gun because he was wronged. He looks too innocent to play the character of a man struggling to tame his anger and hatred.
Shraddha Kapoor, who plays the love interest of Guru (Siddharth), does a good job of playing a girl who wants to live her life to the fullest before her life ends due to her illness.
However, more than Siddharth or Shraddha, it is 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 just to stop himself from killing his own wife, Riteish is by far the biggest surprise of this film.
Director 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. Irritating? Surely.
Watch Ek Villain for an amazing performance by Riteish Deshmukh, the music (which is already a hit) and a well-knit plot. This is certainly not a film you would want to miss.
Check out the trailer for Ek Villain:
This article was originally posted HERE.