All audience reviews of Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu

  • What Does Not Happen in Vegas Part 2

    Ankur Pathak

    Rated 
    3.5
    Desimartini | Updated - February 10, 2012 13:00 PM IST
    3.5DM (2168 ratings)
    3.4Critic (8 ratings)

    Verdict - A script which pushes the barrier matched with earnest performances by the cast make EMAET a delightful watch

    Ek Main Aur Ekk TuWatch trailerRelease date : February 10, 2012



    That said, the film is one such which asks for the viewer to be patient with its subject matter. Unlike the dreadful What Happens in Vegas, this has borderline similarities which arent even generically significant. So if ones hoping for the current of a What Happens in Vegas, fortunately this ones not trying to sell a lottery ticket. Because Ek Main .. is a character-driven drama and thus the pacing of the plot is lethargic, its dialogue, not whistle-worthy one-liners but conversational lines that two distinct individuals would probably end up having if put across each other. It is an unhurried film, because it doesnt rely on convulsions but is driving home a self-discovery tale of a boringly non-impulsive person.

    Our hero is disturbingly nave when he believes that the precipitate hottie has fallen for him, just like he quite has; his assumption shouldnt shock viewers because the writers have neatly incorporated the context to his supposition. As a person, Rahul is as much a womanizer as much Vegas is a town to meditate. He hasnt seen a lot of ladies, and so his simplistic belief arises only naturally for Riana who surely is the first woman showering him with affection and genuine sense of interest (even his mother has cosmetic concerns than hearing him out)

    Since the film isnt the one having a racy plot, it heavily relies on the dramatic drive of its characters. Which shifts the weight on the performances. A delightfully bunch of supporting cast led by the unfaultable Ratna Pathak Shah and supremely talented Ram Kapoor and Boman Irani, even the lead pair of the film is a stunner.

    Such devastatingly attractive is the central duo; it is hard to not get charmed by the sheer amount of blinding beauty that smolders the screen. Kareena is predictably at ease with Riana Briganza. Her peculiar spontaneity is matched with dry sarcasm and timing for bad-and-odd jokes. Her frivolity can be traced to bitter experiences of past (only hinted), and her sensitivity maybe, comes from a distant sense of sympathy. Only complaint is that we see a rounded character in Rahul, but never quite learn about the vulnerabilities of Riana Briganza. Imran Khans Rahul, on the other hand is ably handled by the actor. Part of the reason also is the limited acting capacity of Khan, which work quite suitably here since hes playing a character that isnt madcap or brash. The countable expressions are everything that he needs for a plausible Rahul and Imran Khan, quite ironically pulls off the part with confidence. In fact he is so affecting that when he is in a totally depressed mode, a sense of gloom and despair spreads out of the screen. Probably part of the credit should go to director Shakun Batra who has handled the film exceptionally well for a first-timer.

    A little sluggish, but a brave script Ek Main aur Ekk Tu is immensely watchable. It has a closure which largely validates its pacing and treatment, and that ending is again, stereotype-shattering. With a laidback background score by Amit Trivedi, the film is a study of character and thematically can be paralleled with say, a 500 Days of Summer.

    Technically sound and plush in its production designs (its a Dharma Production), Karan Johar continues to flourish as producer and unearth new talent in an industry which seems set for sunnier days.

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  • Abhishek Batra

    Abhishek Batra

    8 Reviews , 1 Followers
    Rated 5.0August 14, 2013

    fresh romance on the way....

    i don't really feel the need to review the movie..is so refrreshing that telling anything about it would be considered a spoiler. and kareena is as...read more

  • Skumar

    Skumar

    1 Reviews
    Rated 3.0May 12, 2012

    ek mein or ek tu

    good movei , kareena kapoor work is very good in this movieread more

  • Shiraj Dakshy

    Shiraj Dakshy

    6 Reviews
    Rated 3.0May 08, 2012

    Ek Main Aur Ek Tu: The new age Mainstream Hindi Movie...

    EMAET is coming of age mainstream Hindi Movie. The story revolves around Rahul Kapoor (Imran Khan) a mamas boy, whose parents played by Ratna Patha...read more

  • Neeraj

    Neeraj

    1 Reviews
    Rated 3.0May 04, 2012

    ek main aur ek tu

    This is very good movieread more

  • Vinita

    Vinita

    5 Reviews
    Rated 3.0April 19, 2012

    EK main aur ekk tu

    nice movieread more

critic reviews

  • Aniruddha Guha

    Aniruddha Guha

    Rated 4.0February 13, 2012

    Review: Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu

    "You are perfectly average," she tells him. "And that's the best thing about you." He's happy. It's something he's been yearning for - a friendly p... read more

  • Piyali Dasgupta

    Piyali Dasgupta

    Rated 4.0February 13, 2012

    Review: Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu

    I'll play on the film's USP for this review and keep it short and crisp. No extra lines. But, just like you need to read this, you need to go and w... read more

  • Kaveree Bamzai

    Kaveree Bamzai

    Rated 3.5February 13, 2012

    Movie Review: Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu

    The film looks like a rom com, smells like a rom com, behaves like a rom com. Fortunately, it's not. A sweet coming of age film, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu... read more

  • Shubhra Gupta

    Shubhra Gupta

    Rated 2.5February 13, 2012

    Review: Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu

    When a film calls itself Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, it wants you to have no doubts, not even for a second, that this is what you are in for : one boy, one... read more

  • Mayank Shekhar

    Mayank Shekhar

    Rated 3.0February 13, 2012

    What happens in vagueness

    The narrator, who’s also the hero, suggests there are three kinds of kids in the world: “chamche”, who suck up to their parents; the rebellious sor... read more