The long-awaited Ek Villain Returns finally opens in theatres. The movie is a follow-up to Mohit Suri’s Ek Villain from 2014. Featuring John Abraham, Arjun Kapoor, Disha Patani, and Tara Sutaria as the key characters, the movie is helmed by Mohit Suri and co-produced by T-Series and Balaji Telefilms. The album’s songs are fine, but none other than Galliyaan Returns has lasting appeal. The film is just an average thriller with many pointless twists and turns in the storyline. Yet, the films have some spectacular stunts, but it also includes some shoddy VFX.
Mohit Suri dished up a platter with all the essential items – an ensemble cast, suspense, plot twists, drama, fight, romance, and music – but it was unpleasant. A follow-up to Ek Villain, which was an average thriller, Ek Villain Returns makes the previous appears far more impressive. In some ways, Ek Villain Returns praises the violence of jilted lovers.
The screenplay gains some good quirkiness from the continuous jumping back and forth between tales and timelines. The tunes on the album are fine, but they don’t have the same charm as Ek Villain’s album, which is already a few years old.
Ek Villain Returns Star cast: Arjun Kapoor, John Abraham, Disha Patani, Tara Sutaria, JD Chakravarthy, Shaad Randhawa
Ek Villain Returns Director: Mohit Suri
There has been a lot of hype and excitement among enthusiasts to watch the psychological thriller since the trailer was unveiled. Moviegoers have started expressing their reactions on social media about the film. The film has garnered mixed reviews. Let’s check out the Twitter review:
#EkVillainReturns is a FLAT film – Devoid of high points, predictable narrative and not so convincing screenplay. The music is decent, but the narrative in totality doesn't have enough thrills to hold attention.
2 stars! (⭐️⭐️)
— Himesh (@HimeshMankad) July 29, 2022
Good story but avg direction. Pinch of bad acting too. #ArjunKapoor IMPRESSES the most. #JohnAbraham was fine. #TaraSutaria & #DishaPatani somehow pulled off their characters. Ritesh (No Spoiler). Music was good. Overall an avg MASSY thriller.
— Review Junkie (@jagatjoon12) July 29, 2022
VILLAIN RETURNS, BUT WITH POWER 🔥🔥🔥#EkVillainReturns : WHOLESOME.
Rating: ⭐️⭐⭐️⭐️#EVR is more than its hype, #MohitSuri drags us from the past, makes us live the present, DEVELOPS a solid entertainer with superior filming & extraordinary MUSIC, #EkVillainReturnsReview pic.twitter.com/Xm6QmwLtzH
— Shivam Talreja (@CinemaPoint1) July 27, 2022
#EkVillainReturns is a pulpy logic free erotica thriller with an interesting climax.
— ANMOL JAMWAL (@jammypants4) July 29, 2022
Rich spoilt brat Gautam Mehra (Arjun Kapoor) seeks revenge on wannabe singer Aarvi Malhotra (Tara Sutaria), who crafts a rap out of Gautam’s leaked heartbreak video. Eventually, Aarvi develops feelings for Gautam, but he betrays her by revealing her stepfather’s involvement with her. A cab driver named Bhairav (John Abraham) develops feelings for a store saleswoman named Rasika (Disha Patani). When Bhairav catches Rasika in bed with her boss Atul one night, things quickly turn terrible for him. ACP Ganeshan (JD Chakravarthy) steps in to stop a chain of killings in the city. Who is the true villain? The rest of the plot is formed by these discoveries.
Ek Villain Returns, a screenplay by Mohit Suri and Aseem Arora, is exactly a suspense thriller should not be. Mohit Suri has managed to incorporate plenty of plot twists and dramatic turns, making the narrative hazy and uninteresting. The audience is forced to pick the lesser devil as the protagonist in a story where the actors define themselves and each other as baddies, vamps, and punters.
Arjun Kapoor clearly excels the other four actors in regard to acting skills. John’s fighting routines are still convincing, however, when it comes to emotion, John Abraham falls short. Tara Sutaria performs well after her awful performance in Heropanti 2. Disha Patani makes an attempt to pass as a femme fatale but only manages to raise the glamour factor. JD Chakravarthy’s performance is wasted. Shaad Randhawa appears in a few moments but doesn’t have much to chew on.
Ek Villain Returns: Direction & Music
Indeed, “Ek Villain Returns” is back, but not in the same sense as before. In keeping with the genre, “Ek Villain 2” also features fight scenes. However, Arjun and John’s final clash which sets, good versus evil, is dreadful. Not just is the plot lame, but the production design and action routines are also unimpressive. The director’s perspective appears to be on the side of the serial killer, much like the ham-fisted investigators in the picture. The music is passable but not as amazing as the previous album. Watch this film only if you are a die-hard fan of thrillers.