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My views on Ekk Deewana Tha and ‘?’
fenil_seta | February 16, 2012, 1:15 PM | 3 comments | 1,181 views


EKK DEEWANA THA-PRATEIK’S FIRST SOLO HERO HIT?

The small-budget film Ekk Deewana Tha (EDT), which releases tomorrow, have managed to make a lot of noise in the industry. Although the film stars newbie Amy Jackson and also Prateik who haven’t a great run at the box office recently, the film has created excitement because of the promos and most importantly, the songs composed by A R Rahman and written by Javed Akhtar.

EDT is directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon who’s first and last Hindi film was the much acclaimed Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein (RHTDM). Just like RHTDM, EDT too is a remake of Gautham’s Southern films and the Hindi version is actually the 3rd remake. Both – the Tamil as well as the Malayalam versions – worked because it was a simple love story which was beautifully executed and the songs were like an icing on the cake. And sure enough, with EDT too seems like Gautham has recreated its magic at the box office and hence it is expected to touch hearts just like its Southern counterparts. By Gautham’s own admission, the film is almost 80-90% similar to the earlier versions. As for music, it is heavenly! Hosanna has topped the chartbusters and the other songs – Phoolon Jaisi, Sharminda Hoon, Aromale, Dost Hai Hum To etc – too have been loved. The instrumentals have a haunting feeling and are worth listening to repeatedly. In addition, there’s a lovely song Mohabbat and Rahman himself has featured in its music video, his first ever for any film! In fact, Rahman has gone on record to say that EDT is his most romantic album till date!

In a first of its kind, the makers of EDT have not only shot two endings for the film but audiences will also get to see it in the theatres as well. Mostly, alternate climax is featured only in the DVD but EDT makers will showcase the second ending only in select theatres. This might or might not work as everyone won’t see the film again to simply check out the other ending. But it’s a definitely a good move!

However, EDT has several odds too. The songs have been loved and EDT and its actors are all over the place but audiences aren’t very excited to see the film. The film needs a very positive response to excel at the box office and sustain in theatres. The best part is that EDT doesn’t have a strong competition and hence if received well, EDT can do good business at the box office!

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE EKK DEEWANA THA AND WHY? DO LET ME KNOW!
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WORLD’S FIRST UNTITLED FILM TO RELEASE TOMORROW!

Percept Pictures has come up with a film with technically no title. The title just has a question mark (?) and that’s what the film is called! It’s an extremely small budget film shot by two chemical engineers (Yash Dave-Allison Patel). This horror film belongs to the ‘found footage’ genre and attempts to scare audiences by the footage recorded by students who, in the film, are shooting their project. Very sadly, the poster and promos instantly remind one of a similar Hollywood film, The Blair Witch Project. Hence, its target audience, the youth, hasn’t given thumbs up to the film. A very positive response from audience and critics is what can save the film!

WOULD YOU LIKE TO WATCH ‘?’ AND WHY? DO LET ME KNOW!

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3 COMMENTS
  1. kriti

    EKK DEEWANA THA Full Movie Review: An old concept laced with boring dialogue

    Making love stories has clearly become a challenge these days. And when you see filmmakers working really hard to add a flavour of uniqueness to their romances so that people watching can figure out the difference between the usual banal love flick and their diligently created love-with-a- twist product….it’s just a li’l annoying when you see someone not trying that hard. Gautham Menon’s Ekk Deewana Tha is only the most recent example.

    Stage 1 (interests and hobbies): Sachin loves films – Jesse doesn’t. Jesse loves Mathematics – Sachin doesn’t. Jesse has only seen five movies in her whole life and her father doesn’t know who Amitabh Bachchan is. Sachin, on the other hand, thrives on films.

    Stage 2 (sudden twist): Jesse is about to get married, but refuses at the end moment when the church priest asks her if she’s willing to spend her whole life with a bloke called Roy Thomas. The groom is fixed up by her parents and is in a much better position than Sachin in terms of career and finance and, most importantly, belongs to the same caste as Jesse.

    Follow the link below and Read the whole movie review of EKK DEEWANA THA

    http://www.bollywoodlife.com/news-gossip/ekk-deewana-tha-movie-review-an-archaic-concept-laced-with-boring-dialogue/
    [img]http://www.naachgaana.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Ek-Deewana-Tha-Movie-Poster.jpg[/img]

  2. Jasp the Wasp

    Surprising; Gautham Menon is a good director, but Prateik was a big miscast. And Amy Jackson is no Katrina Kaif.

  3. prg

    @Fenil

    there are only tamil n telugu versions not malayalam

    i have watched tamil version and liked it… even though i thought it was “inspired” by 500 Days of summer(which i loved)

    agree with JTW that Prateik is a miscast…. but i dont know why he took Katrina’s name here…. may be because both r imported from UK ….. but even Katrina wud have been a bad choice for the role of Jesse

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