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Ekk Deewana Tha (2012)

An aspiring filmmaker from Mumbai falls in love with a woman from a strict orthodox Christian family.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Prateik ...
Sachin
Amy Jackson ...
Sachin Khedekar ...
Mr. Kulkarni
Manu Rishi Chadha ...
Anay (as Manu Rishi)
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Joseph Thekekuttu
Tony Kattukaran ...
Roy Thomas
Lakshmi Ramakrishnan ...
Mrs. Thekekuttu
Sriranjani ...
Mrs. Kulkarni
Shyam ...
Jerry Thekekuttu
Shruti Bapna ...
Anu
Subbalakshmi ...
Jessie's Grandmother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ashwin Kakumanu ...
Himself
Samantha Ruth Prabhu ...
Samantha
Ramesh Sippy ...
Himself
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Storyline

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

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A perfect romance... more or less.

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Rated PG for language and some fighting | See all certifications »

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17 February 2012 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Этот сумасшедший парень  »

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This movie is a remake of Tamil movie "Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa". Sachin and Jessy go to see "Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa" after their first fight. See more »

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Remake of Ye Maaya Chesave (2010) See more »

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Hosanna
Written by: Javed Akhtar and BlaaZe
Produced by: A.R. Rahman
Performed by: Leon D'Souza and Suzanne D'Mello
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Fresh faces might have ruined it a bit
20 February 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

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.


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