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Ek Main Aur Ek Tu

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quick review:

Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu is a mildly likeable, sweet valentine gift in an "it’s the thought that counts" way.

There's a chance you'll like it better if you haven't seen the trailers, because the best gags are covered by them and thus take away from the movie-watching experience.

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44 reviewers have given Ek Main Aur Ek Tu an average rating of 3.9/5.0 (?)

28 yays
4 nays
12 so-so

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Thumbs up by Stefan S, A Nutshell Review ...Granted Kareena isn't the youngest of the stars in Bollywood of late, but she sure showed who amongst the industry possess incredible acting chops... full review

So-So by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...didn’t take my breath away, but it did leave me with a warm, happy feeling.... full review

Thumbs up by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...Bebo’s buoyancy and Imran’s restraint groove in together to form a creditable chemistry between the duo... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...What kind of humor was that or why the audience were supposed to laugh at it, remains completely out of my understanding.... full review

So-So by Shalu Dhyani, Bolly Spice ...All this wouldn’t have been a problem if the film was entertaining. Unfortunately, the pace is very slow and long portions of the film are quite boring ... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...Director Shakun Batra familiarizes the spectator with the protagonists at the very inception and then wholly engages you in Imran and Kareena's journey... full review

Thumbs up by Saumya Sharma, BookmyShow ...A feel-good film, perfect for all age groups.... full review

Thumbs up by Charu A Mahesh, Buzz in Town ...keeping in mind the target audience and the release time – Valentine’s – some romantic scenes and drama could have been better.... full review

So-So by Rony D'costa, Desi Martini ...Shakun Batra's Woody Allen and Before Sunrise/ Before Sunset inspired direction is mostly about two people having conversations.... full review

Thumbs up by Ameetbhuvan, Desi Martini ...It might not be intelligent, it might be predictable too, yet EMAET is enjoyable... full review

Thumbs up by Kshitij, Desi Martini ...First timer Shakun Batra succeeds. He has a unique storytelling style and is another newbie from the Johar stable who impresses. ... full review

So-So by Mehul Suri, Desi Martini ...At best, it leaves you with a confused smile on your face.... full review

So-So by Smita, Desi Martini ...a perfect Valentine Day movie for teenagers but thats about it... full review

Thumbs up by Ankur Pathak, Desi Martini ...A little sluggish, but a brave script Ek Main aur Ekk Tu is immensely watchable... full review

Thumbs up by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...Batra manages to retain an original voice as filmmaker, largely due to a more personal style of storytelling and treatment. ... full review

So-So by Mansi, Everything Movies ...EMAET isn't a must watch on the theater but certainly a one-time watch. ... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...At least the lead pair have good chemistry -- Kapoor even manages to get Khan to loosen up, which is no mean feat given his poor track record in the acting department.... full review

Thumbs up by Rahul Gangwani, Filmfare ...just about the right amount of romance and comic moments... full review

Thumbs up by Samrat Sharma, fullhyd.com ...As rom-com plots go, it isn't terribly original or even trying hard enough. The writing shines in the snappy dialog between the two leads.... full review

So-So by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...Batra tries to rope in a few more characters as the plot moves to India with Riana's parents and her extended family. Here, Batra falters as he portrays her family more like Parsis than Catholics.... full review

Thumbs up by Divya Solgama, Gomolo.in ...On the flip side little more character establishment of Kareena was required as she could have been more than Geet part 2 of Jab We Met... full review

Thumbs up by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...The accidental wedding is a vignette in the film, merely a matter of how they met, not the whole point of the picture. That is, if anyone should be looking out for a larger point here.... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Despite his wide-eyed, one-note approach in the early scenes, Imran Khan slips comfortably into his role as the story moves along - he's fantastic when he has meltdowns... full review

Thumbs down by Fatema H Kagalwala, India Entertainment ...Unnaturally also, the film ends on an open note. A note which isn’t a point of contention as much as the montage manner it is treated with is.... full review

Thumbs up by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...Imran Khan has always been cute, with the most expressive eyebrows in Bollywood. But here he really comes into his own, given a role where he can underplay to the hilt... full review

So-So by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...And the one little twist in the end does make you sit up and pay attention, but it’s almost like a throwaway. Making more of it would have made `Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu’ more of a movie. Why not be a little braver? ... full review

So-So by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...Business rating: 3 / 5 stars... full review

So-So by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...But it has its way of warming up to you, entirely because of the lead performances. ... full review

Thumbs up by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY ...A special mention has to be made of Ratna Pathak. In what seems like an extension of her role in Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai, Pathak is fantastic.... full review

Thumbs up Mixed Bag ... I haven't really come across such a gracious fusion of a decent screenplay, pleasant music, agreeable cinematography and intelligent editing in a long time in Bollywood movies... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...The first thing that strikes you in Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu is the believability factor of the film... full review

Thumbs up by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ...I'm hard-pressed to find too many flaws in the film. ... full review

Thumbs up by Piyali Dasgupta, NDTV ...Grab your munchies ahead. This one is superbly edited – there are no extra moments in the film and it compares easily to any Hollywood flick, for being a good-looking film.... full review

So-So by Gautam Shah, Now Running.com ...Another highlight of the film is the music by Amit Trivedi. It sets the tone for the film, be it song Gubbare or Auntyji. ... full review

Thumbs up by Jaykumar Shah, Planet Bollywood ...Cinematography by David Macdonald is very polished and the editing by Asif Ali Shaikh is perfect... full review

Thumbs up by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...Once in a while, you pause to ask why neither of them has a single friend? Okay so Rahul is a mollycoddled introvert but what about Riana? The girl's practically Miss Congeniality. ... full review

Thumbs up by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...Kareena Kapoor is the star of the film — you cannot take your eyes off her. Imran Khan is the perfect foil to her energy, and together the two of them add that much needed ingredient to a romantic film — chemistry.... full review

So-So by Ruchi Mehta, Roochster ...not a chick flick I’d recommend, especially if you’re going to watch it with your Valentine... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Apart from the cozy coupling, the film has some solid fun moments like the Auntiji song and the granny from the Braganza house... full review

Thumbs up by K K Rai, STARDUST ...Ram Kapoor and Sonia Mehra performed their respective characters with great élan... full review

Thumbs up by Pratim D Gupta, The Telegraph ...Do they have chemistry, you ask? Not really, but that doesn’t exactly work against the film. ... full review

Thumbs up by Avijit Ghosh, Times of India ...And Imran brings just that right amount of balance to the difficult part of an uptight, gawky individual who evolves with every passing day. ... full review

Thumbs up by Reel Reptile, Upper Stall ...The humour is subtle, there is a little story in every frame (starting with the hilarious family vacation photos on the walls of Rahul's family home on Peddar Road), and dialogue is used to the minimum to achieve what is needed. ... full review

Thumbs down by Kunal Guha, yahoo! India ...The lead pair in this film may have negligible chemistry but you would suffer even worse if you use this review to convince your girlfriend for an alternate V-Day plan... full review

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Comments (6)

Lavina Melwani:

Enjoyed your review! I'm looking forward to watching this movie - in the meantime I got a chance to interview Zenobia Shroff who plays Kareena's mom in the movie and is part of the hilarious Auntyji item number. You can see the interview here -
http://bit.ly/wJfCxC

meetu:

Thanks Lavina!

meetu:

Thanks Vishal! I am looking at options but at the same time I love my freedom to choose what and when I want to write. Besides, the pay is usually not enough to give up on these things. :D

TimELiebe:

My American friends and I liked the movie for how it didn't end (well, except for my wife and Bruce Coville's wife) - and I really hope by saying that that I'm not being "spoilerish" again. Kareena Kapoor played yet another life-affirming woman buzzsawing her way through some uptight guy's life - but yes, she was less initially annoying here than she was as Geet in JAB WE MET. Imran Khan did a wonderful job as a young man who was always hemmed in by expectations to the point where he could barely breathe - so to see him break loose was nice, and that gave poignancy to the movie's ending.

We've seen a few movies starring Imran Khan by now, and they often seem aimed at a younger, better-educated and less traditional audience. While they still have song&dance; numbers (which is something masala should never lose, and Western movies and television could definitely benefit from more of!), they're presented with a bit more awareness that it's a filmi convention - and they often take other similar conventions and invert them or use them in a humorous or self-aware manner.

meetu:

@TimELiebe another case of 'to each his own' i guess. As I see it, I've had an overdose of masala and need it to be in my film in just the right proportion :)

meetu:

@TimELiebe :) spot on! We'll know in a few years?

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