Thursday, July 10, 2014

Film Review: EK VILLAIN

This one is not for the weak-hearted

Cast: Shraddha Kapoor, Sidharth Malhotra, Riteish Deshmukh, Aamna Sharif, Shaad Randhawa 
Director: Mohit Suri

This film has been out for a couple of weeks and I have been considering it with a kind of morbid fascination. I was keen to watch the cast - Sidharth Malhotra and Shraddha Kapoor - while I was aware that the movie might be too violent for my taste. When Vinny and I were going around town on Sunday, we decided to catch the evening show of Ek Villain at Sterling on impulse.


Aisha (Shraddha Kapoor) goes to deliver an idol of Ganesha that her father’s made and returns home. She’s on the phone with Guru (Sidharth Malhotra) when a stranger enters her home and murders her. 

Guru used to be a paid assassin in Caesar’s (Remo Fernandes) employ. He changes after meeting Aisha. CBI Officer Aditya (Shaad Randhawa of Aashiqui 2 fame) is worried that Guru will burn the town and go on a rampage to find the killer. He guides him towards Caesar who has nothing to do with the murder. 

A serial killer is on the loose and he’s killing random women with a screwdriver. Why would he do that? Watch the film to find out. And will Guru find his wife’s murderer? At what cost?


The film was extremely violent and not my cup of tea. That said, I have to mention that it was very well made. 

Sidharth was nothing short of brilliant in his role as an assassin turned good guy and back to a vengeful streak. He looks great and acts better. Kudos!

I was shocked to see Shraddha Kapoor as Aisha after watching her as the heroine of Aashiqui 2. She was horrible in the first half, overdoing her role and quite irritating with a stupid grin on her face. She tones down in the latter half and is more acceptable. You need to watch yourself on the big screen more often Shraddha Kapoor and check out what works for you and what does not. There’s a whole lot of room to improve.

Riteish Deshmukh was superb playing the title role. His expressions say it all – the hurt, anger, frustration and love for his wife. Keep up the great work!

The film has a good script, well directed and edited while the cast play their roles to perfection. 

VERDICT: It’s a must see if you are up to seeing some violent action.

* Silly
** Shaky
*** Smart
**** Snazzy
***** Super


  1. Thanks for the review. I am not watching it. Same like you, I always watch the first half of Guzarish, cant take the violence.

    1. You are welcome! I agree. This was the final violent film that I saw. Never again!