Ek Main Aur Ek Tu

wogma rating: Add to that never-watched 'To Watch' list (?)

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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Director: Shakun Batra
Running time: 110 minutes
Genres: Comedy, Romance
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Boy meets girl and turns out they are married. And they start working backwards. The basic problem with such a premise is we know how the film is going to end. The synopsis of the film, tries to build suspense with questions like -

Will this friendship turn to love?
Will her warmth and fearlessness give Rahul the courage to face a long-simmering confrontation with his parents?
Will a marriage that started as a drunken mistake help two people find themselves?

Unfortunately, these questions are at best, rhetoric. Anyone who knows anything about Hindi films or Dharma Productions, will answer these questions with a yes, yes and a yes. So much so that, I'm willing to promise a rating higher by a couple of notches if the answer to any of these questions is "No." Come on, surprise me.

Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu takes off on a very American sitcom-ish theme of people getting inadvertently married when drunk. While at it, it also seems to further its basic plot using the regular stereotypical opposites - bold woman - shy man.

Oh well. Meanwhile though, if these trailers are anything to go by Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu guarantees a few laughters and I'm pretty sure will keep me smiling through. The modern, hip, unabashed lead female character played by Kareena Kapoor also makes a self-referencing joke that's actually funny. It might even make a social remark with the woman being slightly older than the man of the film. The young director, Shakun Batra, promises fresh, everyday language of the young.

What's more, it has a song with some lively music and lovely lyrics dedicated to women of my generation - auntyji! Especially auntyjis who are reluctant to dance.

I'm all set to tap my feet with a smile on my face, even though I'd be more shocked than surprised and will definitely be pleased if the Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu gives me a climax different from what we all think it's going to be! Especially given that it's a Valentine's Day special.

Music Reviews:
Milliblog - "A soundtrack that is lot more Dharma Productions than Amit Trivedi."
Music Aloud - "7/10"
dunkdaft - "not great, not bad at all"
Bollyspice - "2.5/5"
Glamsham - "3/5"
Apun Ka Choice - "3.5/5"
Bollywood Hungama - "2.5/5"
Happy Sing - "a good album, with some variety thrown in by Amit Trivedi. It's not his type 1, with Anurag Kashyap connection and lots of rock, but type 2, something like Aisha, where there is variety, and freshness "

- meeta, a part of the audience

The biggest mistake I made was to have seen the trailers. You've seen the trailers, you've seen almost the first 30-40 minutes of the film because, the bits that don't make it to the promos are mere "fill in the blanks" to the punch lines. It's a good thing that those one-liners and the timing with which they are delivered, are perfect. And though almost the entire film is predictable, the climax deviates from the "regular" zone making the film two notches above what it might've been, as promised. The problem though is that the narrative throughout the film, seems drab and flat, and thus the film stays average. For all we know, it could be intentional because the film advocates being average.

In that sense, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu is more about parenting styles, the generation gap a restrictive style could create and society's constant insistence on being unique. As you discover the opposites that Riana (Kareena Kapoor) and Rahul (Imraan Khan) are, which is pretty prompt and in-the face, the thought never leaves you that a thick finger is being pointed at how they've been raised. And eventually, almost the entire second half becomes about how the wrong-doing parents are dealt with. And that bit doesn't deviate one bit from the expected.

So, you spend a good portion of the first hour to get to the point where the trailers left us, get to the point and land up right in the middle of an annoying family squabble. Yet, most of the time you aren't complaining whole-heartedly because you are in good company. Kareena Kapoor and Imran Khan keep you entertained. Kareena Kapoor with her chirpy Riana Briganza is exactly Geet (Jab We Met) and she has always been a joy to watch. Especially, since she has mastered the art of stopping her 'happy' act where it might get 'trying to hard' and thus annoying. Such people in real life, do get overbearing, after all. Imraan Khan as the wannabe anal retentive, but easily slips into any form the other person wants him to take, does represent a section of our youth who are figuring out their identity.

This lost identity bit makes the chemistry between the two fizzle off since most of the time, it feels like Riana is coaching Rahul as an older sister would. And automatically that converts Rahul into a younger brother because the mold his character is capable of shaping into, instantly wants him to be like her, like a younger sibling aspires to be like the older one.

While Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu might deviate from the standard at some places, at various others it takes on every new-world cliché that we have been exposed to in the past decade or so. The extra-aspirational parents to the 'everything goes' parents - are all caricatures. Not to mention all of them are given either exaggerated situations or are over-acting. We also cannot deny that the 100%-guaranteed-chirpy-woman-of-the-film is also quickly falling into the cliché zone. Sure, we all know enough of this type of a person. But now, her sole aim is to bring about a change in the typical, serious man of the film. And that's getting repetitive across films.

Yet, I will look forward to director, Shakun Batra's next film. There were some strokes in character establishment that showed a glimpse of hope. Like the background music in the opening scene or the characters' self-description at the psychologists. Of course, there is naiveté in other directorial decisions like say the whole Day 1 - Day X super-imposes. One - bad lift-off from 500 days of Summer; Two - why take on something like this if you're not going to use it wittingly throughout, are going to club days and give it the lamest every conclusion!

In many ways, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu is a trying hard to be Wake Up! Sid. Thematically, except for one change, the ingredients are pretty much the same. Woman in distress helped by the man; the man is provided with personal growth by this otherwise confident (older too!) woman; one piles-on at the other's home; one is finicky about cleanliness, other is not; a cute birthday; parents need to be confronted; a passion for photography and so on. But it's nowhere close to what its predecessor achieved. The one change is sweet and such shifts need to be encouraged because they draw from real life, but I've seen real-life situations which panned out with a lot more heart-tugging.

- meeta, a part of the audience

43 reviewers(?) - 27 yays 12 so-so 4 nays

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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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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 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

147 tweeters(?) - 85 yays 18 so-so 44 nays

VaarunBhagnaari: Ek main aur ekk tu...All Men Must Watch...

utpal_bhowmick: "Ek main aur ek tu" : Was relieved to see that it's not 'It happens in Vegas'. A perfectly average movie..

utkarrshsingh: EMAET isn't that bad. Its light, bright and somewhat right.

unviero: Okay, imma go ahead and just say it out aloud. I liked 'Ek main aur ekk tu'. Yes I thought it was nice.period.

twinxdamenace: Ek main aur ek tu is a nice rom-com. It's different unlike other movies. I liked Imran Khan a lot. Cheers to another chocolate boy!

TheAshDash: Remake or original I don't care, but Ek Main Aur Ek Tu is a nice movie to watch..@kjohar25 I loved the treatment.and btw, good ending..

Tarunmansukhani: Just watched 'EMAET' Loved it!! Imran is sooo good in the film and Kareena is beyond fabulous... I am madly in love with Rianna Briganza!!

SwatySMalik: Watched EMAET ... Not as bad as I was expecting it to be! :) sweet film.

sumalya_adak: Watched EMAET. Quite refreshing,thoroughly enjoyed.

Stubb_horn: Awesome day, great food, spirit n Ek Main Aur Ek Tu! FYI its a great movie *_*

stanfordn1: ...my verdict on Ek Main Aur Ek Tu...I really liked it! I may be a little cheesy but it was my kinda film.

sophieq9: Loved Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu! Sure, it doesn't have the traditional girl-boy hookup funda but it's fun!! And I guess I like the ending too :)

singh_dr: And Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu. Loved it. Except for the nagging parents, it was #YehHaiMeriKahani. Sigh.

simmi545: Saw ek main aur ekk tu. Great movie.

SilentSensation: The only thing common in Ek Main Aur Ek Tu with What Happens in Vegas is Vegas. I loved IMAET. Imran Khan is sweet.

sickmaduck: "Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu" is awesome. Aur jo stan man mein ho raha hai, woh to hona hi tha.

shwetajava: Ek main aur ek tu.. A cute Bollywood movie after ages :D

Shradzie: Why can't the country unite for once in liking EMAET? What's not to like in it?

shilpamadan: #EMAET pleasant !! Has u smiling throughout. Nothing ground breaking yet very watchable. Kareena fresh as dew !

sharmarules: Watchd ek main aur ek tu...dunno y but i liked it cos of kareena...... :-) and muvie after half day office was relaxing :-)

ShaniaKhan: hats off to kareena and imran for their work in "ek main aur ek tu"

shalinifoxx: Ek Main Aur Ek Tu - A cute Bollywood movie after ages!

shaileshkapoor: Loved it. Wish they make more such mature, understated rom-coms RT @OrmaxMedia Have you watched EMAET yet? How did you like it? #MondayPoll

saurabhmohnot: Ek main aur Ekk tu = Cute !

sara_kareena: Ek main aur ek tu was Beautiful and wonderful!! Woow i just love kareena kapoor and imran khan they are a cute&rock couples !!♥

Sajid_Hossain: Bless this tweet => RT @Shradzie: Why can't the country unite for once in liking EMAET? What's not to like in it?

SaccheAashiq: I'm glad ek main aur ekk tu is picking up day by day. the film is a true gem!

Rookie_Bee: Meh... So just got back from 'ek main aur ek tu' was pretty good (Y) imran is hot *drools* but like yh. So chillin now.

rhea_89: Great editing and direction in 'Ek Main aur ekk tu'!

reachpari: Watched Ek Main Aur Ek Tu yesterday. Fun movie, different from the usual rom-coms. Totally worth a watch!

Raag4tweet: 'Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu' a decent romcom! Highly recommended for romcom suckers. Oh! I long for thee, my mr. RIGHT where art thou?

pujakedia: #EMAET entertaining I say!!!

prkworld: #EMAET - Sweet, delightful, fun-loving, little predictable but cute at the end. One can sense Geet of Jab We Met in Riana. Amazing!!

priyalobo: Enjoyed EMAET!

prawalaashish: Watched #emaet....Nice movie....3.5/5....

PFC_OM: Watched EMAET, liked it pretty much. Looked very fresh. Very well acted. Loved the actor played by kareenas dad. He rocked!!!

nimish_jose: Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu (2012) - http://www.imdb.com/rg/s/1/title/tt1703958/ : Really good movie, with great production quality and fantastic acting by the leading pair

niki_goodhair: EMAET... refreshing.. entertaining.. mature..

NikaDevgn: EK MAIN AUR EKK TU: Man-Woman relationships in a new ligh. One of the highpoints of EK MAIN AUR EKK TU, a rare... http://fb.me/LnAvbcMq

Navjotalive: In unrelated news EMET has been watched for the 2nd time and have also fought with a friend who did not like it. #thatsme

MisszKhan: #EMAET shows bebo doesn't need the big khans 2 give a critical & commercial success! #KAREENA superstar of 2012! The journey has began!

MeghaGhosh: #EMAET is a super cute movie! Loved the packaging and the story. Good to see such a movie! Loved the music of the film! Even auntyjee :p

medha277: Ek main aur ekk tu is not like what happened in vegas!its way more real.a thumbs up from my side.

manny_mangat: "Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu was a cute film to watch...definitely saw some comparisons with "500 Days of Summer".... #emaet

lovatic7120: Ek main aur ek tu! Perfect valentines day movie!

LMK_LEO86: Ek main aur ekk tu ... http://lmkmoviemaniac.blogspot.com/2012/02/ek-main-aur-ekk-tu-movie-review.html A familiar romantic premise lifted by Imran Khan and the different ending. Worth a watch

lihkin: Ek main aur ekk tu is a refreshing & honest endeavour with a twisted, albeit bold ending that made total sense.

Kits: Watched Sholay after aeons yesterday. Fastforwarded most parts. In contrast EMAET was fun, light and breezy with a different ending

kichha51: Watched #ek_main_aur_ekk_tu . Nice one but again Imran Khan did his over acting #bollywood #SundaysTimePass

katstale: ek main aur ekk tu is Woody Allenesque... i like

kanchan789: ek main aur ek tu...is a very nice movie <3 hit

jubindesai: Ek Main Aur Ek Tu ws nice,simple,fun movie.fr d 1st time a unexpected ending.probably thts y BO is nt ringing...indian audience nt accepting

juanmuriango: Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu : 3.5 out of 5 Stars http://dlvr.it/1BkZ7W

jayaghosh3: watched ek main aur ekk tu......short nd sweet movie

iWanderluster: Also , I liked EMAET. Not over done . Nice.

iamnrg: Ek main air ekk Tu <3 #EMAET..best movie 2012 --

iamdarayus: But even with the quirks and holes, Its very enjoyable. The roles are tailor made for Imran & Kareena. 10/10 for 'Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu'.

iamafairytale: To hell with your reviews, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, is a wonderful movie, for the first time, its not some silly chaotic love story ending!

iam_saravana: Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu its romantic and a crazy movie too :) loved it

hparmekar: Ek main aur ek tu - Short and Sweet. 3 stars.

HassanIrru: Yuppie saw Ek main aur ek tu....a nice cute film Enjoyed it:$

hafizah174: what a different type of love story...@kjohar25 inspiring and hats off to EMAET. congrats for this one tooo

gulab_jaman: ek main aur ek tu was a good movie. go watch it!

GhantaGuy: And my take on the very nice 'Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu' - http://bit.ly/xWSlor - This one is well worth your time. #lastplug

filmydeewani: #EMAET kareena's fake nails horrendous, &v cheap!However art direction top notch, I want Rahul's apartment!! All in all Flick worth a dekko

FashionFilmsMe: I support #EMAET for being Different!! Ppl who dint like it, may u suffer from constipation!!

evelyn_sharma: #EMAET super cute movie :D and my dear friend @soniyamehra is looking hottt :D perfect Sunday! Goodnight!!

ethnish: Ek Main aur ek tu had some shades of Bommarillu, but overall an enjoyable movie :)

DhawalShah10: Awesome movie after a long time: Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu; fun loving n refreshing flick; Las Vegas seen in a diff avatar

CookyDoh: I liked Ek Main Aur Ek Tu. I really liked it.

chads_world: Really liked EMAET! It had a realistic ending. It doesn't always have to be a 'lived-happy-ever-after' ending.

BollyBrit: Loved #EMAET! Surprisingly its NOT a Kareena Kapoor film. It was an Imran Khan film with able support from Kareena Kapoor! Great ending too!

bhatiavaishali: Yep you can judge me ! I did see EMAET twice in a day ☺

bhatiamegha: #MovieReview Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu: 110mins, short & sweet. Refreshing. Imraan & Kareena - looked good & acted well. Enjoyed the music. 3/5

bensingha: #Ek Main Aur Ek Tu I love it!

Bebo_85: Ek main aur ek tu ! Thank god ! Some sense ! N nt lik those stupid hindi fliks

bcompany: 'Ek mein aur ek tu' #EMAET : Movie review..very nicely made romantic movie..

avni_gupta114: Saw ek main aur ekk tu. Cute movie ☺ I love kareena in her bubbly happy go lucky mode! Drowsy now.. Night..xoxoxo ☺♥

asjadnazir: Loved Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu - Fantastic film & a refreshing break from mindless #Bollywood films that have assaulted are senses recently.

anupam128: Ek main aur ekk tu. Must watch. Mind blasting end, totally unexpected for a bolly movie.

Amira601: Watched Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu with Abhishree. Finally a realistic moviee.

aimeyeteaa: So proud of EMAET and so happy for it ! All hail good films and I will always support n encourage such films always n forever

aakriti_rana: Ek main aur ek tu.... is kool :P I liked it :)

a_b_h_i_shek: Ek Main Aur Ek Tu : Short & Sweet. Like the Ending.

__arunima: Ek main aur ek tu is a LOVELY movie!! It is so cute!! :))

urvi251: #EMAET is just o-k. Why did it get such good reviews?!

thecritiquelab: Ek main aur Ekk Tu is an avearge Watch http://wibi.us/y7H42i

Tanuj1089: Ek main aur ek tu was okish bt loved the ending ! Realistic !

tabby9421: Just watched Ek main aur Ekk tu. Not bad. Imran Khan. <3

superishabh: " ek main aur ek tu " is ..... Ek OKAY main aur Ek OKAY tu....

saurabhgurwara: Ek main aur ek tu: def a cozy film but dam slow, movie lacked energy.. 2.5/5.

SaloniChheda: Just saw ek main aur ek tu...!! Its a cute film...... I wld rate it 3 *** outta 5 *****

rjanup: Ek Main Aur Ek Tu : 2.5/5 Mirchis Perfectly average - Shakun Batra tried to make a Hatke type of movie jo kuch... http://fb.me/1vD9UsFqz

Rehanajani: Ek Main Aur Ek Tu ..!! 2nd half much better than the 1st half.. Over all 3 star..!! #zoOmTV #Bollywood

RajBaddhan: Watched 'Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu' - unconventional ending, which was refreshing. Entertaining film but felt something was missing. Kareena fab!

Padhy02: Ekk main aur ek tu was a nice watch. Big boring in bits but overall a fairly decent movie.

nadeem_gunner: Fair movie ek main Aur ek tu :p

melittlepixie: It's a staple rom-com, date-flick Makes you smile and hum along. It's all candy-floss and la-dee-dah. Sweet though - Ek main aur ek tu

KaviAngel: Ek Main Aur Ek Tu has a beautiful beginning. But the after interval half sucks....

iam4srk: Had a super sunday ... Watched EMAET ... So so ..movie nt muchh gud ... I ll giv it abt 3 *s ... Nw lukin forward to see warhorse tomoro ..

drun007: I rated Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu 4/10 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1703958 #IMDb

divyaunny: Emaet was sweet. Nothing fantabulous, but fresh.

Decloned_iTaz: But I like the Ekk Main Aur Ek Tu's unexpected ending. Kareenas character portrayal was path breaking if only it was executed well.

VineethAkki: R u out of ur mind y did u make EMET it's rubbish

vile_guy: Ek Main Aur Ek Tu... Aapki movie par Thu..Thu..Thu!

TheWovenDreams: Saw Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu.. Must say a very below average movie. Expected something a lot better!

taranjeets1ngh: Ek Main aur ek tu is no Jab we met, high on production values, however a very slow moving story, wish it had high energy, could have been...

tanvitricky: Ek main aur ekk tu was super disappointing!

tanqeed: #EMAET Member's Review: Shalu's Review on Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu - 2/5 http://tanqeed.com/forum/2012/02/12/shalus-review-on-ek-main-aur-ekk-tu-25/

sushmitha: Yeah, everything is so convenient in the script! @ronyd: @sushmitha ha ha ha. Leave your brains now being used for rom com's too. #EMAET

sujme: Ek Main aur ekk tu - highly overrated. 4 star! Waw! Seriously ?

snay_haa: Ekk main aur ekk tu = kuch bhi

singhcd: ek main aur ek tu... Few unexpected sunday debacles... Now beer... Mixed bag?

sidharthtweets: Ek main aur ek Tu was boring. Wasted time, energy and money.... @nitinagarwal, u were right. goodnight.

shreyasaha: My parents reviews for Ek main aur ekk tu=BAKWASS movie!!

shishir127: Bollywood needs more movies like Ek Main Aur Ek Tu that celebrate average people like us.#FMLIWatchedThatShit

saralovesdb: ek main aur ek tu was boring...because both kareena and imran were sycho's

rZZv: i have a hangover of ek main aur ek tu as well, who the hell said its a good movie

red_2b: #EMAET ... What a BAKWAAS movie .

RamyataMehrotra: Crappy movie ... Ek main aur Ek tu

psycheinme: Anjaana Aanjaani, i thot was the worst concept , But EMAET proved me wrong....

PRyali: #EMAET Some humor n a nonsence story line. Would have been so much better if it ended differently.

PotterLover7: Ek Main aur Ek Tu.. Quite boring, honestly! The first have was alright, but it got boring by the end! -.-

Piu_Daya: Went to c today ek main aur ek tu wid my lovely frnd..i wud say disaster muv..cnt even 45mints was toleratd..

p2rocks: Managed to catch #EMAET yest..inspite of all the brilliant reviews i found the movie to be strictly avg n predictble

NitashaPania: Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu...#ImranKhan at his typical again.He jus knows no more than chocolate he can do.Not disappointed 'coz I dint xpect much!

nehamaini: Went for ek main aur ek tu yesterday. So terrible that my brain still hasn't forgiven me. Refuses to wake up. #Review

NanditaMehta: I don't understand the good reviews around me. #EMAET left me with a very 'huh' feeling!

Mehta_Nirav: Ek Main Aur Ek Tu is just a poor man's Jab We Met. And by poor I mean pre-NREGA poor #EMAET

manish_bindal: Ek main aur ek tu - dull and boring

lvgiri: "Ek Main Aur Ek Tu" Proper Hathoda Please don't bother to west your time

LizaSaha: Ek Main Aur Ek Tu proved to be another over hyped romantic movie. Seemed like a repeat cocktail of many such love stories. #perfectlyaverage

liveankit: Ankit Gupta wrote: I just couldn't like 'ek main aur ekk tu'. Uncertain, if the problem exists in the movie or me...;)

Juggernautme: Ek Main aur Ekk Tu- another repeat gassi pitti movie- star sat won't make good movies-neither does big name directors.

jhanvi_05: Ek Main Aur Ek Tu what a waste! I wonder what has happened to pplz sense of rating movies! :|

Hinasafi: So the initial hour of Ek main aur ek tu was So boring that I decided not to complete the movie #Win

hallidude: Dear Rahul (from Ek main aur eKK tu), Grow a pair and go to a strip club. You are in Vegas you moron. Sincerely, Common Sense

fiyaniz: Ek main aur ekk tu....bleeehhh!!!

drpinkykathe: somehw i didn't find EMAET that catchy . slow pace movie with nt so gud comic timings lead actor n actress did justice but story had NO DUM

dheeraj_misra: cry baby : :) ek main aur ek tu :bakwaas man on ledge: ok journy 2 :ok the descendants :awesome

dharam2000: I dont like EMAET, but Kareena is fabulus... i love it....

deadch00ha: #YouWereWarned RT @deadch00ha #EkkMainAurEkkTu watch it only if you have nothing else to do ! RT @snay_haa Ekk main aur ekk tu = kuch bhi

danyalmian123: Ek Main Aur Ek tu is a shit movie.. I suggest people not to watch it...:(

codelust: EMAET is over-stylized and draggy. The last 15-minutes salvage it to a tiny extent. No chemistry between the lead duo.

babajika_ghanta: Watched the worst movie ever last night. My head still hurts. Ek main aur ek tu. fuck you.

ankeetachawla: Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu kinda sucked.. Kareena tried to repeat her role of the fun crazy woman in jab we met. Boring the second time.

AbhinavBhatt01: watched the movie EMAET as a friend insisted. My reaction 'Yawn' and 'hmmpff ok'.

5 readers - 4 yays 1 so-so 0 nays

Yay! Thumbs Up, by A Dhingra : 70

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Harshit : Complete Entertainer!

Yay! Thumbs Up, by hindi songs lyrics

Yay! Thumbs Up, by TimELiebe : Kareena The Life-Affirming Buzzsaw Comes To Vegas! Sitcom premise with surprising bits of depth.

So-So, by Vishal

This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.

Plot Summary

Boy marries girl after 5 hours of boy meet girl. Annulment ensues. Meanwhile, they become friends, and...

What Worked

  • The background music of the opening scene.
  • Rahul's father's (Boman Irani) lines, that implied pressure. Unfortunately, I know such parents in real life.
  • Kareena Kapoor's entry - just because it was non-dramatic.
  • The casual manner in which a taboo subject as a visit to the psychologist was introduced.
  • Kareena Kapoor's giggly laughter when she finds out what happens between Imraan and Anusha.
  • Imraan Khan's pansy hand movements when he gestures that he is shy just pre-interval. Rather cute, moreso because it goes with the character.

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • For a kid who read, "Freud for beginners" Rahul seemed very uninitiated. Good joke, but misplaced.
  • The kapaal-bhaarti sequence.
  • Rahul (Imraan Khan) rehearsing the explanation of annulment.
  • The Japanese interview
  • The day at spa - such a nice idea, but such dull dialogues and events.
  • The attempt at sex and humor in the loo scene.
  • Rahul from 2012 dancing to a song by Rahul from 1998. So not happening!
  • Rahul's big realization that is very abrupt.
  • The suitcase closing scene. The innuendo was so lame given the context of the film.
  • The light on/off scene - how tiring!

Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: None
  • Language: Clean
  • Nudity & Sexual content: One attempt of a woman attempting to engage a reluctant man in a loo, references to extra-marital sex
  • Concept: Friendship, parenthood, love
  • General Look and Feel: Crisp, peppy, tries to be fun even when serious.

Detailed Ratings (out of 5):

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Ek Main Aur Ek Tu - Cast, crew, links

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Running time:
110 minutes

Comments (6)

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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 -

Thanks Lavina!

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

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.

@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 :)

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

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