There is one in every love story, the film's tagline
proclaims. Not true at all. Ek Villain has one too many,
both among the dramatis personae on the screen and
the men behind the scenes.
The biggest of the villains in Mohit Suri's Ek Villain is
the screenplay itself.
It is as muddled as a serial killer's twisted mind and
just as destructive.
A vapid love story dovetailed into a confused
psychological thriller, Ek Villain revolves around three
Raj ( Bobby Deol ), Yogi ( Suniel Shetty) and Vikram
( Irrfan Khan ) are best friends and business partners
who are married to Sanjana ( Sonam Kapoor ), Maya
( Celina Jaitley), and Shivani ( Rimi Sen ), respectively.
What their wives don't know is that their husbands
cheat on them often with not one, but many women.
Yogi has already been caught by Maya after the
latter hired her new-found friend Kishan ( Akshay
Kumar ), a private detective, to check on Yogi. Now
The story focuses on Aman Sharma a.k.a. Banku
( Aman Siddiqui ), who has recently shifted into an old
bungalow in Goa , with his parents, Aditya ( Shah Rukh
Khan ) and Anjali ( Juhi Chawla ). His father Aditya is
an engineer on a cruise line, and therefore moves
with his cruise. They are made aware that the
bungalow is haunted, but they disregard this. Banku
is enrolled in St. Francis High School , and Anjali hires
a kindhearted and comedic drunken thief, Anthony
The story revolves around three roommates,
journalist Tashi ( Imran Khan ), photographer Nitin
Berry ( Kunaal Roy Kapur ) and cartoonist Arup ( Vir
Das ), leading an unkempt and debt-ridden life in a
shoddy apartment. Tashi's ditzy fiancée, Sonia
( Shenaz Treasurywala), is an air hostess who agrees
to deliver a package for Vladimir Dragunsky ( Kim
Bodnia ) to Somayajulu ( Vijay Raaz ), without realizing
its contents or that Somayajulu is a gangster. Sonia
The story revolves around Sreenath Prasad a.k.a.
Seenu ( Varun Dhawan) the most notorious boy in
Ooty. He drops out from his college in Ooty in order
to pursue education in a Bangalore college. Here he
falls in love with Sunaina ( Ileana D'Cruz ). But
Sunaina is forced to marry Angad ( Arunoday Singh ),
a local police officer who is more of a terrorising
Seenu also has another die-hard lover, Ayesha
( Nargis Fakhri ), of whom he is unaware until Angad
Uday ( Nana Patekar ), a criminal don, takes it upon
himself to get his kindhearted sister, Sanjana ( Katrina
Kaif ) married, but he is unsuccessful since no one
wants to be associated with a crime family. Dr.
Ghunghroo ( Paresh Rawal ) has also been trying to
get his nephew, Rajiv ( Akshay Kumar ), married but
due to his condition—the alliance must be with a
purely decent family—he is also unsuccessful.
When Rajiv jumps into a burning building to save
television debut with new show `Suhani Si Ek Ladki`,
said her role has shades of Geet (played by Kareena
Kapoor) from the film `Jab We Met`.
not do well
at the box
think about Kareena while performing her part.
"The brief given to me was that think about Basanti
from `Sholay` and Kareena Kapoor from `Jab We Met`
Marigold Lexton ( Ali Larter ), a self-centered and
temperamental young American actress, arrives in
India expecting to be treated like a star, despite the
fact that she has been making nothing but B movie
sequels for some time. She is stranded in Goa after
the film she was to star in is canceled, and a
sympathetic crew member offers her a ride, which
brings her to the set of another movie, a Bollywood
musical . She actually tells her boyfriend Barry that