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Ekk Deewana Tha

quick review:

A dull romantic film adds twists in the end to put every thriller worth its salt to shame. And an attempt to mask stiff, expressionless actors with awful makeup and even worse dubbing.

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44 reviewers have given Ekk Deewana Tha an average rating of 0.7/5.0 (?)

2 yays
34 nays
8 so-so

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Thumbs down by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...works in places, but is filled with so many incongruities and strikes so many discordant notes that it is hard to get entirely drawn into the story. ... full review

Thumbs down by Anupama Chopra, Anupama Chopra ...Prateik is that rare thing - an actor blessed with effortless charm. He doesn't have to work too hard to make us like him. And even his obvious awkwardness in scenes that require more complex emotions becomes endearing... full review

Thumbs down by Aparajita Ghosh, Apun Ka Choice ...There’s something about Prateik that makes him fit the role of a bashful, nervous lover and he does well as Sachin, save for the moments when he tries to dance. Ergo, he should join the dance classes pronto.... full review

So-So by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...The second reason why EDT rises above a routine love story is Manu Rishi, who holds the film together with his natural style and entertaining one liners particularly in the first half. But if only he had something more to do in the script, it would have resulted in a much finer product for the audience.... full review

So-So by Pratiksha Khot, Bolly Spice ...A.R.Rahman’s music as always is endearing, although the lyrics manage to ruin them for you. ... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...Manu Rishi's dialogue are real at times, but tend to get flowery at places. ... full review

Thumbs up by Saumya Sharma, BookmyShow ...What’s amazing is how the screenplay looks at all these issues many young adults face. It is a clean romantic film made with a great amount of sincerity to suit their TG.... full review

So-So Daily Bhaskar ...Gautham Menon’s intention to create a fresh love story is fulfilled to an extent. However, the dragged storyline takes away the chance from the director to earn those brownie points for making Prateik and Amy’s performance impressive.... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohamed, Deccan Chronicle ...Big bore hug... full review

Thumbs down by Ameetbhuvan, Desi Martini ...Nothing could be more dead than this film... full review

Thumbs down by Smita, Desi Martini ...Too long, too alien to connect with... full review

Thumbs down by Kshitij, Desi Martini ...respect cinema, do not watch....... full review

Thumbs down by Ankur Pathak, Desi Martini ...A schmaltzy script which induces boredom to the levels of a headache.... full review

Thumbs down by Aakanksha Naval-Shetye, DNA ...Sure the film does have it’s special moments, but they are far and few in between.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...Think Ek Duuje Ke Liye, only much, much worse. ... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions ...There’s none of the freshness and delight of young love, just the drudgery of a filmmaker short of ideas and actors who looked more puzzled than passionate. ... full review

Thumbs down by Manisha Lakhe, Film Orbit ...And the choice of that name for the hero is rather unfortunate. Each time someone in the movie called him by his name, a section of the audience bored out of their wits with the poor dialog delivery and the lack of chemistry between the lead actors, would shout, ‘Saaachin! Saachin!’ as they would at a cricket stadium.... full review

Thumbs up by Rahul Nanda, Filmfare ...Manu Rishi who plays Prateik’s advisor through the film is exceptional. His comic timing is bang on.... full review

Thumbs down by Chandrika Murthy, fullhyd.com ...Having said all this, the movie is a visual extravaganza, which is a saving grace. Every scene reflects the work of a genius.... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...Finally, a sentence in Malayalam...Enganatha cinemeka evedia preykshakar? (How can a movie like this find an audience?)... full review

So-So by Divya Solgama, Gomolo.in ...Amy Jackson looks beautiful and pretty. She does her part very well, her body mannerisms goes very well with her character. ... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...Song starts, music video plays, hero broods, heroine pouts, both dance. And then we go back to the baffling questions again: Will the couple get together? Won't they? ... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Charming in a goofy sort of way, Prateik Babbar makes the film's first thirty minutes or so watchable even though very little happens here. His awkward body language and his nervous tics are refreshing... full review

Thumbs down by Fatema H Kagalwala, India Entertainment ...There is little to remember or take back from this romance that tries too hard to be, just like its young leads... full review

Thumbs down by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...Gautham Menon's limp screenplay has even managed to make a firecracker like Manu Rishi seem like a fifth wheel.... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...The other problem, of course, is the old North Indian Hindu boy versus the South Indian Christian girl pole vault. It makes the movie feel mothballed. ... full review

So-So by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...Often draped in saris, she carries off the Indian outfit gracefully but the extra tan added to her skin-tone seems splotchy and absolutely unnecessary.... full review

Thumbs down by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...Business rating: 1 / 5 stars... full review

Thumbs down by Udita Jhunjhunwala, Live Mint ...A love story that validates regressive family values, besides being poorly scripted and executed ... full review

Thumbs down by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY ...With better direction and perhaps a little more sensitivity and with a faster pace, and better actors (oops, are they too many conditions?), it might have worked.... full review

Thumbs down Mixed Bag ...Rob me of my every wealth, but churn out something worth watching. ... full review

Thumbs down Movie Talkies ...There's something in Gautham's Hindi take on the story that fails to connect. ... full review

Thumbs down by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ...Prateik and debutant Amy Jackson are – to put it bluntly – awful. They fail to transmit any of their angst and emotion to the viewer. Manu Rishi is the only solace with his wit, and without a doubt most of it has been improvised.... full review

Thumbs down by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com ...Right from the first scene you succeed in figuring out the biggest flaw of the film, its casting.... full review

Thumbs down by Preeti Arora, Rediff ...Good cinematography and great locations in Kerala make some portions a visual treat. Another redeeming factor is the absence of item songs and unnecessary sub-plots.... full review

Thumbs down by Shilp, Reuters ...Adding to the mediocrity are the film’s leads — Amy Jackson looks like a rabbit caught in the headlights; scared out of her wits and doesn’t know where to look. ... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Dialogue has gems like Sachin telling the already offended Jesse, “I want to make love to you all the time.” Or super-cheesy lines like, “I’ll wait forever.” ... full review

So-So by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ...The break-up, make-up is too much of a see-saw. In terms of performance... full review

Thumbs down by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST ...The chemistry between Prateik and Amy doesn’t quite stand out even in the intimate scenes that they share in the film.... full review

So-So by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu ...But there is a certain honesty about characters that Menon creates. Traits that make these characters one of a kind. Flawed and human. ... full review

Thumbs down by Pritam D Gupta, The Telegraph ...Prateik tries. Tries hard. He is earnest right through but is grossly miscast. The actor who started on such a promising note with the Jaane Tu… Yaa Jaane Naa cameo cannot be clubbed with an Imran or a Ranbir and cast in every other romance. He shines in a Dhobi Ghat but is not Deewana material.... full review

So-So by Avijit Ghosh, Times of India ...The good thing about Ekk Deewana Tha is that it chooses deep conversations and not deadly fists to reach where it finally wants to.... full review

Thumbs down by Kunal Guha, yahoo! India ...Minus Ek... full review

Thumbs down by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...Prateik and Amy’s acting is average, and Prateik at times tries a bit too hard to be the lovesick fresher Sachin.... full review

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Comments (9)

meetu:

I guessed it must be a remake of one of his earlier films. Your take on the original makes me look forward to it a lot more than I did so far. :D

ligne:

I should fix my review of the tam version a bit.. I think I would loved it if I was a teenager..because it feeds on that kind of romantic notion..and a lot of chemistry between silamabarasan and trisha...
So its sort of with mixed feelings that I left the movie.

Interestingly..the tamil version and telugu had different endings...wonder what he will do in hindi?

meetu:

Aah, I know exactly what you mean. Well, we'll know soon enough!

Guddu:

The film was highly publicized with A R Rehman musical , but none of the songs were upto the mark . I presume it to be an experimental film with it's ensble cast . Pity u were exhausted for 8 hrs long :D

Nishchal Diwate:

when i saw the movie i though its better than an average film. but everywhere i found so much bad reviews. but if i think on the observations u have made it makes a great sense to me although i still will ask romantic movie lovers to watch it atleast once.

meetu:

@Pradeep I have gotten really curious about VTV. Have they released a copy with titles?

@Guddu You didn't count the couple of hours for the review.

@Nishchal I'm glad you appreciate my comments even though you don't agree. :D

Shreya:

I've seen the Tamil version- VTV. Not a great story that some of its crazy fans talk about, but definitely worth a watch. I guess its Rahman's musical magic! And the way they presented it. The chemistry between lead actors- Silambarasan and Trisha was really really good and the scenic beauty of Kerala(note- I am keralite :-D). I think that worked well for VTV. Prateik-Amy pair looks dull...and even I am waiting for the news where Gautam admits to regret his choice of cast.

meetu:

@Shreya :)

@Divya Big blunder. Apologies and thanks for pointing it out. Corrected the mistake.

varun:

supperbbbb movie..i luv this....khan's get crores for sense less movies...and meaning full storiess,fabulus directing,full of super hit songs,mindblowing acting got flopppp... o_O

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