|Directed by||Mohit Suri|
|Produced by||Ekta Kapoor|
|Written by||Tushar Hiranandani|
Milap Milan Zaveri
|Story by||Tushar Hiranandani|
Kamaal Rashid Khan
|Music by|| Songs:|
Soch - The Band
|Edited by||Devendra Murudeshwar|
|Distributed by||AA Films|
|Box office||est. ₹1.7 billion|
Ek Villain: There's One in Every Love Story (also known as Ek Villain) is a 2014 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film directed by Mohit Suri and produced by Shobha Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor under Balaji Motion Pictures. Based on a script written by Tushar Hiranandani and Milap Milan Zaveri, it stars Sidharth Malhotra, Shraddha Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh and Aamna Sharif. The film tells about a ruthless criminal who is going on a killing spree, when his terminally ill wife is murdered by a sadistic serial killer.
This marked the first time Deshmukh portraying a negative role. It was released worldwide on 27 June 2014 and received positive reviews from critics, garnering praise for the theme, direction, screenplay and performances. Made on a budget of ₹390 million, the film became a major box-office success with earnings of over ₹1 billion domestically and a worldwide gross of ₹1.7 billion. The song "Galliyan", "Zaroorat", "Hamdard" declared chartbusters of its realised.
Malhotra and Deshmukh later reunited for the 2019 masala actioner Marjaavaan, in which Deshmukh's entry as the antagonist was accompanied by him singing the award-winning song "Galliyan" from the Ek Villain soundtrack. A sequel, Ek Villain Returns, starring Arjun Kapoor and John Abraham as replacements in the male leads, along with Disha Patani and Tara Sutaria as the female leads, is in development.
Plot[change | change source]
When his lover becomes the latest victim of a serial killer, a man blurs the line between good and evil in his thirst for revenge.
Cast[change | change source]
- Sidharth Malhotra as Guru Divaker
- Shraddha Kapoor as Aisha Verma Divaker
- Riteish Deshmukh as Rakesh Mahadkar
- Aamna Sharif as Sulochana Mahadkar
- Remo Fernandes as Caesar
- Kamaal Rashid Khan as Brijesh Yadav
- Md Azimul Islam Sheblu as Alif
- Shaad Randhawa as ACP Aditya Rathore
- Asif Basra as Aadesh Verma
- Rishina Kandhari as Nurse Jia Shinde
- Prachi Desai (special appearance in song "Awari")
- Vidyadhar Karmakar as Chotu from mental asylum
References[change | change source]
- "The Villain - Box Office Mojo". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 10 January 2022.
- "Ek Villain – Movie – Box Office India". boxofficeindia.com. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
- "Ek Villain Box Office Collection till Now | Box Collection – Bollywood Hungama".
- "'Ek Villain' Movie Review: Watch it for Riteish and Sidharth". International Business Times. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2014.