DVD Ekk Deewana Tha

DVD Ekk Deewana Tha
DVD Ekk Deewana Tha

Rating: 5.6
Genres: Romance
Director: Gautham Menon
Writers: Manu Rishi Chadha, Meghana Karthik
Stars: Prateik, Amy Jackson, Sachin Khedekar
Sachin is an engineering graduate from a middle class Mumbai family, but his passion is for the world of cinema. He is dreaming and planning for a future as a director, when he sees Jessie. It is love at first sight for Sachin. However, Jessie is from a strict Malayali Christian family, and her parents would never approve of their romance. The other problem is Jessie insists that she doesn’t want a romantic relationship, but wants only to be friends. Of all the girls in the world why did Sachin have to fall for Jessie? Written by L. Hamre
Country: India
Release Date: 17 February 2012 (UK)


  1. I have watched the original Tamil 3-4 times so far and I like most of the one-lines , subtle and non-gross humor. Also the fantastic music.

    But the Hindi version might have lost something in translation. I watched it but its not a bad movie. I agree that the supporting cast has done a better job than the new hero-heroine. And the ending makes all the twists and turns pointless. But I guess Gautam menon was not sure if the Hindi audience would accept the same Tamil ending. I hope that someone who has fallen in love with a girl and lost her would be able to relate to the story. For the same reason, I urge all to watch the director's cut version with the alternate ending.

    But still the movie is not as bad like the critics have reviewed. The whole point of the movie is that this is a story about a 22 year old boy who is acting like a 19 year and a girl who is confused and prefer to suffer than go against her parents. Don't expect super melodrama or cheap comedy or item numbers. I have lost count of friends who have told its their story.

    I give 7 stars because of the dialogs, music, camera, good performances by support cast.

  2. A movie for all the lovers….people who are passionate,enthusiastic and have an emotional side.The movie reminded me of old beautiful legends of Hindi which were truly based on love.Today love stories are not LOVE STORIES only…they have a mixture of comedy,action …and thats why people dint like this movie.

    acting:superb !! storyline:emotional and realistic.

    Amy was stunning !she has a great career ahead!

    all those scenes when the guy is spellbound by the girl's charm are treat to the eyes.you remain on the edge throughout the movie although its a romantic one.

    The movie made an after effect which today's movies lack totally! i highly recommend dis movie..go watch it with your love u'll enjoy it sincerely!

  3. In all honesty I've not seen the Tamil or Telugu version of this movie. But it seems people that have seen them don't seem to like the Hindi version.

    I was awaiting this film before even seeing the trailer. Once I saw the trailer I got even more excited. Loved most of the songs and finally went and saw the movie 1st Day 1st Show. Unfortunately I was the only person in the movie theater. That was kinda odd but cool at the same time.

    The 2hr 45min film's biggest flaw is it's slow pace. But it makes up for it thanks to the super awesome songs, Kerala has been shot wonderfully, Prateik Babbar's brilliant acting. I hope he becomes the industry's biggest star. Amy Jackson did really well considering she's a first timer and looked gorgeous. The story was beautiful as well.

    On the whole I'm happy with the product. The film failed at the box office which is quite unfortunate. I hope Gautam Menon continues to direct Hindi movies in the future. If you haven't seen the Tamil / Telugu version, watch Ekk Deewana Tha. If you have seen the Tamil / Telugu version … no comments.

  4. The latest offering from Bollywood once again reveals the dark side of today's "Review Market" prevailing in the Industry. Where last week's EK MAIN AUR EKK TU didn't really deserved the 3-4 stars ratings given by many, the current week's EKK DEEWANA THA also doesn't deserve the 1-2 star ratings by most of the critics, stating it as a very poor film. So there is evidently a huge imbalance in the reviews which largely get influenced by the production house and stars in the film instead of the product's actual content.

    Coming to EKK DEEWANA THA, it certainly isn't any great piece of art or path-breaking film with some fresh ideas. It talks about the same ages old love story between two young souls, who not only have a slight age difference but they also come from two extremely diverse regional & religion backgrounds causing all the problems. The script can easily be called predictable as we have already seen the same emotional drama umpteen times before on the screen. But still EDT isn't a complete washout as being written in many reputed reviews. It's a sweet film with a refreshing first half which keeps you engaged and entertained till the interval. Plus it also has its moments post intermission resulting in an above average film far better than many craps churned out by some big production houses in the name of Love Stories.

    Following the current remake trend EKK DEEWANA THA is the Hindi version of director Gautham Menon's earlier 2 hits namely VINNAITHAANDI VARUVAAYAA (Tamil) and YE MAAYA CHESAVE (Telugu). In the initial reels it even reminds you of Kamal Hassan-Rati Agnihotri starrer EK DUJE KE LIYE which also revolved around a love affair in some similar circumstances. But as it progresses it moves on to a different path involving an interesting marriage sequence and its loving results. So what's watchable in this routine love-saga? The answer comes in the form of Amy Jackson, Manu Rishi and to a certain extent Prateik too.

    However the sole charmer in the film remains Amy who looks stunningly gorgeous especially in the Indian outfits. Though she doesn't get a well defined character (who remains confused) along with a poor make-up in many scenes, still she keeps the viewer hooked on to her innocent beauty till the end and acts well. 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.

    Prateik manages to impress in his casual approach towards the role but the boy seriously needs to work harder on his dance and emotional scenes. At times both his body language and dialogue delivery goes in an awkward zone which hampers the impact of his otherwise fine performance. In the supporting cast Sachin Khedekar performs the best as Prateik's friendly father.

    Apart from the actors it's the Cinematography (taking you on to a Kerala tour) and few songs by A. R. Rahman which raise the standard of this routine love story. Yet the maestro isn't in his full form in the movie as he once again gives a soundtrack below expectations with traces of "Kabhi Kabhi Aditi" (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na) in his "Hosanna"".

    Actually EDT is a fine film till the intermission and it doesn't disappoint the viewer despite of having a routine storyline mainly due to its fresh pair and Manu. In fact this is the reason why Love Stories have always been there in every decade featuring two unknown faces since they can easily make an instant connection with the public and can deliver a Hit.

    But EDT is not able to reach that crescendo due to its pretty weak second half and a prolonged climax which eventually ends on an "All is Well" note unexpectedly. It would have been a different film altogether if it had a more realistic climax where there was no re-union of the lovers but they still remained friends living their separate lives in two different parts of the world.

    The writers falter in a big way as they are not able to define the character of the girl in a justified manner. Yes a girl in love remains always in a dilemma to choose between her boyfriend and her parents. But the writers here give no proper justification for their parting away from each other all of a sudden. Moreover it all starts dragging in the last 30 minutes without any purpose, which fails to leave any kind of loving impact on the viewers.

    In my opinion the love-affair in the film should have ended right there in the Taj Mahal corridors showing a married Amy saying good bye to Prateik and the film should have ended with everyone praising the directorial venture of Pratiek being loudly cheered by Manu Rishi standing along with him in the theater. That would have been a more ideal and realistic ending of a tragic love story as I see it.

    Anyhow, in its present version EKK DEEWANA THA is a sweet film with a fine first half and a beautiful Amy which surely can be watched once without any doubt. So if you are really interested in love stories, then please forget all the negative reviews you might have read about the movie as it certainly isn't that bad at all as being projected in those well publicized write-ups.

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