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The Villain (2018)

Not Rated | | Action, Thriller | 19 October 2018 (USA)
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An interesting adaption of the relationship and the analogy of the iconic characters Ram and Ravan set in the present day world.




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Credited cast:
Shivarajkumar ... Ramappa
Amy Jackson
Meka Srikanth ... Kaisar
Mithun Chakraborty ... Inspector
Markus Waldow Markus Waldow ... Hitman, Sniper
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Radhika Chetan Radhika Chetan ... Herself - Guest Appearance
Samyuktha Hornadu Samyuktha Hornadu ... Herself - Guest Appearance
Angela Krislinzki Angela Krislinzki
Lokesh Kumar Lokesh Kumar
Sharath Lohitashwa
Zivile Matikiene Zivile Matikiene ... Posh Tourist
Saranya Ponvannan
Kote Prabhakar Kote Prabhakar


An interesting adaption of the relationship and the analogy of the iconic characters Ram and Ravan set in the present day world.

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Action | Thriller


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Release Date:

19 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Злодей See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

INR 600,000,000 (India), 22 October 2018, Wide Release

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR 1,300,000,000, 31 December 2018
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Tanvi Films See more »
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This is the first collab between sudeep & shivarajkumar. See more »

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A waste of all the magic the great actors bring to the screen
19 October 2018 | by prushastrySee all my reviews

If you're a Kiccha or Shivanna fan, you may watch this one time.

The story has too many loopholes and just doesn't make sense or give an intelligent viewer any satisfaction. The trailer showed great potential, but the story fell apart and ends with Prem's signature 'taayi-sentiment' which is an already over-used story line. The saving grace is Sudeep's and Shivanna's phenomenal acting skills. The casting is horrible, because the character of the mother seemed more like that of an elder sister to Sudeep and Shivanna looks like the elder brother of the lady in question. The acting skills of Mithun Chakraborthy went to a complete waste. The female lead, Amy Jackson, is easy on the eyes, but her role had very little substance, if any. It felt like the character was added as a token, to show a female in the mix, only to add some romance for the sake of it. The story line could have easily been changed to remove the character altogether, without making much of a dent in the end product. Continuity in action, clothing, hair and makeup was messed up in several places.

The music wasn't Janya's best, but wasn't bad either: a couple of songs are catchy, but the rest can easily be forgotten as one leaves the theatre. Nothing amazingly different or refreshingly new. It was one more typical, elegant Arjun Janya project.

When the story line is weak, and it solely relies on the stars to carry it forward, 'The Villian' is exactly what you get.

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