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The Villain (2014)

Ek Villain (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 27 June 2014 (India)
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When his wife becomes the latest victim of a serial killer, Guru blurs the line between good and evil in his pursuit of revenge.


Mohit Suri


Tushar Hiranandani, Milap Zaveri (dialogue)
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Credited cast:
Sidharth Malhotra ... Guru
Riteish Deshmukh ... Rakesh Mahadkar (as Ritesh Deshmukh)
Shraddha Kapoor ... Aisha
Shaad Randhawa ... Aditya
Aamna Sharif ... Sulochana
Jack Wayne Jack Wayne ... Simon
Nihar Gite Nihar Gite ... Manish
Prachi Desai ... Cameo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Meher Acharya Dar Meher Acharya Dar ... Ritiesh's Boss
Rini Das Rini Das ... Mistress
Pravina Bhagwat Deshpande Pravina Bhagwat Deshpande ... Dipu's Mother (as Praveena Deshpande)
Remo Fernandes ... Caesar (Sahiba)
Anagha Joshi Anagha Joshi ... Brijesh's Wife
Rishina Kandhari ... Nurse
Kamal Rashid Khan ... Brijesh


Every love story has a hero, a heroine, and a villain. But this is the love story of a villain. Guru is a quiet, tough, and ruthless man, who works for a crooked politician. A dark past refuses to let Guru sleep at night until he meets Aisha. He falls in love with her and his life changes. Just when things seem perfect, she falls prey to an attack. Devastated, Guru starts hunting the miscreant and is shocked to learn of his seemingly innocuous and simple identity. Does Guru succeed in getting even with the assailant? And what is the motive behind the killings? The plot thickens as the astonishing mystery unveils and new realizations come to the forefront. Written by Gaurav Thakur

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Did You Know?


The glowing beach shown in Galliyan song is Maldive's Vadhoo island beach. It dazzles at night due to natural phenomenon known as bioluminiscence caused by planktons. See more »


Aisha (Shraddha Kapoor) blames Rakesh (Ritiesh) -a telephone operator/repairman- for digging potholes and road construction. See more »


Referenced in Marjaavaan (2019) See more »


Written by: Manoj Muntashir
Music by: Ankit Tiwari
Performed by: Shraddha Kapoor and Ankit Tiwari
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One time watch, but not as per expectations
28 June 2014 | by oneto-1See all my reviews

Ek Villain has outstanding songs but somewhere it lacks in story and direction! Movie concept is good but director tried to give more emphasis on love and romantic angle rather than suspense, ultimate result is neither Love Story nor Suspense! We like Psycho movies and the actor who plays "Psycho Killer" role, be it Shahrukh Khan or Anthony Perkins! Rietesh is not that great. This movie is a direct lift from Korean movie and you may feel cheated if you watch Korean movie first then this, villain in Korean movie has done rally good job, but Reitesh is not even close to him!

As I said earlier, without Suspense quotient director kills the movie, I feel unsatisfied because of that reason, the way they were showing movie promos I thought this movie is going to rock because of it's cruel suspense scenes, but it fails badly on on my expectations, it's a cheating!

Sharadha Kapoor is looking pretty and nicely carry forward Indian tradition of Playing Dumb and Kind-hearted at the same time! Siddharth is a rising star and will surely become a dependable torch bearer for Indian cinema, he is Handsome and can kill girls by his one look, top of that he can act! Having said that, I don't feel any chemistry between Sharadha and Sidharth, they don't look like lovers.

There is also Amana Sharief, we don't see her in promos, she is a beautiful doll and a reasonably good actress but sad to know her acting career is not shaping well, her beauty surely justify Ritesh Deshmukh's mad love towards her!

The way movie songs come and go is disappointing and irritating, song lyrics has nothing to do with the story-line, they have been inserted forcefully in the movie.

Well movie is still a hit irrespective of what I said above because everyone watch movies on all weekends no matter how good or bad movie is! Watch this movie if you have nothing to do else missing this movie is surely a time and money saver.

Songs are really good, I am still enjoying that!

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27 June 2014 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

A Villain See more »

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Goa, India See more »


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$414,116, 29 June 2014

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