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snoozefest !!!

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    Inspector VIjay

    Desimartini | Updated - April 07, 2014 7:30 PM IST
    3.7DM (2904 ratings)

    Verdict - respect cinema, do not watch....

    Ekk Deewana ThaRelease date : February 17, 2012

    Director Gautham Menon is another one from the south clan like Siddique(remember Bodyguarddont), who likes the highly creative process of remaking the same film again & again & again. Only difference here is that Siddique had Salman Khan to excite him to do it while Gauthams third attempt at this film is with Prateik Babbar. Is it really that exciting?
    Excruciatingly slow & lacking anything that can be identified as soul, this ones a damp squib.

    Hindu boy Sachin(Prateik) falls in love with neighbour Jessie(Amy Jackson) the first time he glances at her. Couple of songs later he tells her and she quietly runs away from the city to meet family. He chases her down and apologizes after which she quietly returns to the city. She still doesnt love him & a few more songs later, its certain that her aggressive brother and regressive father dont want it to work as well. So now she finally decides she does love him only think otherwise an hour later. What finally happens? No one needs to know.

    Even though the runtime says 139 min I dont believe it. At the end of it all it seems like you have lost a chunk of your day, and probably your sanity. This film is a sparkling example of some of the worst editing in recent times.

    The best part of this film is the Akhtar-Rahman combo as the music has some fine gems. Sadly they are disrespected by a bad product and many of the songs are complete misfits.

    Of the actors, Prateik Babbar shows us why he is a male Nargis Fakhri in the acting department as he puts on one of the worst acts by a mainstream lead in a while. Amy Jackson looks beautiful and can act as well. Poor dubbing takes away from her bit.

    Director Gautham Menon who made his hindi debut with Rehnaa Hai tere Dil Mein fails miserably. No heart, no soul, no feel and complete randomness make this a complete snoozefest.

    Whats even more shocking is that the producers have decided to release this film with two different endings. One wonders if the 4 minute longer Directors cut has resulted in any casualties?

    To sum it up Ekk Deewana Tha is a brilliant example of the kind of film you never want to spend money on(or watch on TV). An upset viewer seated in front of me shouted out a novel idea. He says, agar sirf itne log theatre mein hain toh apna naam bhi credits mein aana chahiye na?
    How about a 3rd cut with our names Mr.Director?

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