Cast: John Abraham, Arjun Kapoor, Disha Patani, Tara Sutaria, JD Chakravarthy, Shaad Ali
Written by Aseem Arora, Mohit Suri
Cinematography by Vikas Sivaraman
Music by Ankit Tiwari, Raju Singh, Tanishk Bagchi, Kaushik-Guddu
Edited by Devendra Murdeshwar
Directed by Mohit Suri
Produced by Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor, Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar
Release Date: 29th July, 2022
Ek Villain movie has been adapted from a Korean film with hugely popular music and great performance by Riteish Deshmukh as serial killer. As the movie became a huge blockbuster, Mohit Suri the director of the original came back to make a sequel for the film after 8 years, now with Ek Villain Returns. Arjun Kapoor, John Abraham, Disha Patani and Tara Sutaria joined the cast for this sequel. How is this sequel? Let’s discuss the movie…
A masked serial Killer keeps killing one-sided lovers in a random way. A Taxi Driver Bhairav Purohit (John Abraham) is obsessed with a sales girl Rasika Mapuskar (Disha Patani), and he keeps searching for someone else too. A rich spoilt brat Gautam Mehra (Arjun Kapoor) has an on and off relationship with Aarvi Malhotra (Tara Sutaria). Suddenly, both of their paths cross and they both start fighting. And then, it is revealed that both the girls are good friends. Why is a serial killer killing one-sided lovers? Who are these two girls? Who is behind the mask? Watch the movie to know more…
Bollywood has started making franchise films just like Hollywood. But those films need to be as good as the first or original films. Baahubali and KGF have had two parts because they had a story to tell. Dhoom kind of films can be created as franchises because the thief characters provide huge and new challenges to the cops, whom we like. Or we can see them for the new Superstar who is going to become the villain. Ek Villain became a huge blockbuster because of the songs, Ritheish Deshmukh’s performance. If you make such cinema into a franchise, you need a similar kind of actor or strong story.
But this one just keeps dragging on and on for the whole runtime. Even though it has been made in crisp runtime, the film feels like we have been kept in a jail to watch bad reels for the entire time we spend there. The scenes don’t have any connection between them or logic. Things keep happening in a random fashion for as long as the runtime. The random climax twists show that the story never had any kind of planning in writing and execution as well. John Abraham, Disha Patani and Tara Sutaria are used as props to give some glam quotient and raise up our testosterone levels. Arjun Kapoor tried his best to act in a script that just needs him to ooze out some screen presence and show off muscles. This movie is so bad that the original movie feels like it was directed by someone else and not the same director, Mohit Suri, who made this one. On the whole, this is an avoidable movie.
Drag throughout the film
Bottom Line: Boring to the core!