Director: Mohit Suri Author: Mohit Suri & Aseem Arora Solid: John Abraham, Disha Patani, Tara Sutaria, Arjun Kapoor
Ek Villain Returns prides itself in being one step forward of the viewer – it’s at all times a little bit worse than you suppose it’s. One second at all times manages to be extra imbecilic than the earlier one. One twist is at all times extra nonsensical than the earlier one. In reality, that is the kind of stunningly unhealthy movie that leaves you questioning whether or not you’re impressed or defeated. It’s exhausting to inform one feeling from the opposite on such days. Is cringing the identical as reverse-grinning?
There’s a South Indian detective who yells “Shucks!” when he’s upset – and he’s solely the tenth worst factor about this movie. There’s a tiger in a zoo named Hero who solely feasts on hacked-up feminine physique elements – and this huge kittycat is simply the seventh daftest factor about this movie. There’s a wealthy man-child whose motto is “dying is best than shedding”; who takes revenge on an ex by crashing her wedding ceremony, kissing her after which dumping her; who proves his like to a woman by ‘jokingly’ assaulting and traumatising her rival; who flirts with a girl by complimenting her bust dimension; whom Kabir Singh can be finest buddies with – and he’s solely the fifth worst factor about this movie. There’s a docile cab driver who goes round concentrating on ladies who break hearts as a result of his dishonest girlfriend’s hormones rage on the sight of him being a poisonous man and he or she then charges him in stars and smiley faces earlier than having wild intercourse with him whereas sliding in direction of a reducing machine – and this bondage-forward couple is simply the third worst factor about this movie. There’s a climactic twist that beggars perception – and it’s solely the 15th worst factor about this movie. There’s not a single hummable music – and that’s undoubtedly the worst factor about this movie. Of all of the crimes Ek VillainReturns commits, its incapacity to cover its atrocities behind a banging soundtrack is well probably the most heinous. What has the world come to if the music of a Mohit Suri film is as invisible as its writing?