Ek Villain Review **

Ek Villain **: If you are planning to watch Ek Villain based on its intriguing first look then stop right there. *spoiler alert* Sadly Ek Villain never lifts itself above any of its promos. A Goan gangster Guru (Sidharth Malhotra) falls inlove with Aisha (Shraddha Kapoor) who faces a fatal illness (never disclosed in the film or on her face). Guru rescues her from natural death, but loses her to a psychotic serial woman killer Riteish Deshmukh, whose only aim in life is validation from wife Aamna Shariff (like most husbands). Director Mohit Suri’s nonlinear narrative is marred by predictability, overkill of over promoted songs, and utter lack of thrill in executing all potentially hard hitting murder scenes – some even funny like when a dead Riteish is revived by a magic injection (unbelievable). Shraddha Kapoor’s over confidence after Aashiqui 2 is evident in her over-the-top portrayal of Aisha. Sidharth Malhotra shows adequate restrain and Riteish deliversImage a flawless performance. But all three characters lack the depth of justification and reason for you to feel their pain and joys. Special mention for the film’s background music by Raju Singh that comes out triumphs against all odds. If first looks could deliver a hit, EkVillain is almost there with a bumper 65% opening , but can it beat its own demons of a flawed script?

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