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Ekk Deewana Tha (U/A)

  • Starring :
    Prateik Babbar, Amy Jackson, Manu Rishi, Ramesh Sippy, Sachin Khedekar
  • Language : Hindi Genre : Romance
  • Synopsis :

    A Hindu boy falls in love with a Christian girl. The difference in religion makes it a no-no relationship. But the boy is determined to find love

  • Director :
    Gautham Menon
  • Duration: 2 hrs & 20 mins
  • Reviews (159)

Synopsis

A Hindu boy falls in love with a Christian girl. The difference in religion makes it a no-no relationship. But the boy is determined to find love

Critic's Review

He sees her for the first time on the street, walking slowly towards him like poetry in motion. She is dressed in a black sari and matching blouse; her pitch-dark hair caressing her body. And in that singular moment, Sachin (Prateik), a mechanical engineer who wants to make movies, is transformed into a butterfly of uncontrollable desire. He is smitten and finds himself walking on air.

But love never comes easy. Especially if the boy belongs to a family of Marathi Konkanastha Brahmans and the girl Jessie (Amy Jackson) is a Malayali Christian. There are other 'pangas' too. The girl is older than him and her father and brother abhor the boy. But Sachin is too besotted to notice.

Intense stories of first love are rare in Bollywood Lite nowadays. But Ekk Deewana Tha, originally made in Tamil, takes the route of extreme ardor. Love isn't a walk in the park here; it is the war of life itself, a battle that envelops those involved and almost consumes them. Love is like a buried treasure that lies only at the end of a hard journey - and one doesn't know till the very end whether it is really attainable at all.

The good thing about Ekk Deewana Tha is that it chooses deep conversations and not deadly fists to reach where it finally wants to. It doesn't offer any insights into the art of love; rather it merely lays bare the regular confusions - is it love or friendship? - of young hearts. Exquisitely lensed in lush Kerala by cinematographer M S Prabhu, the movie gets too self-indulgent in the end; the last 20 minutes could have been trimmed to 10. The love story of Sachin and Jessie never becomes your own though the lead pair is okay. Prateik's voice is evocative; Amy Jackson, a former Miss Liverpool, reeks of an understated sensuality, though strangely, her skin-tone keeps varying with every scene. But together they fail to synergize their performances. Ramesh Sippy's presence too doesn't add any sholay to the proceedings. May be the movie needed more spunk in Manu Rishi's dialogues, to elevate itself. Even A R Rahman's music wouldn't figure among his Top 20 films.

Ekk Deewana Tha has its moments but it doesn't really put you in the mood for love.

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  • Rating 35

Review posted within last 6 month

a totally refressssshhhhhhing Movie, after a long time Bollywood has produced such an beautiful Romantic movie. Pratik Babber is OK. Amy Jackson has to long way to prove herself but she has that much potential to attract the boys. as usual, A.R. Rahman music is brilliant. it is good movie, go for it and witness the Chemistry of new couple.

  • Rating 2.55

Review posted within last 6 month

good movie.different and decent for a one time family watch

  • Rating 2.55

Review posted within last 6 month

I will throw chips packets and plastic bottles into the trash can .Songs are awesome

  • Rating 35

Review posted within last 6 month

The people of India dont want to hear false promises and endless rounds of corruption by Congress misgovernance. They are tired of the BJPs communal agenda and time waste politics of mandir masjid. The people of the country want growth without corruption and communal violence. They want a government which listens to their voice. Only the AAP has listened to the voice of the people. They have got the confidence of the people and have taken the drivers seat in Delhi. Come 2014 and the AAP will bring a new era of clean politics and growth oriented governance to the whole of India.

  • Rating 2.55

Review posted within last 6 month

The people of the country are making the right noise and giving the right signals. They are pointing to a new era of Indian democracy sans pseudo-secularism, petty politics and corruption. They are all set to show the door to the Congress who have misruled the country for quite along time. In 2014 there will be a new dawn arising in India and the people will usher in the winds of change with Namo.

  • Rating 25

Review posted within last 6 month

Long years Nehru and India made the tryst with destiny and accomplishment. Today after 66 years those visions are still a hollow dream for Indians. The decades of misrule, corruption and pseudo-secularism of the Congress has ruined the hopes of millions to rise above the dust. Its time for Indians to throw away these Congress demons and usher in a better life. Come 2014 and the people of India will do just that and rise and shine to a better future with Namo.

  • Rating 45

Review posted within last 6 month

The showdown for the next elections has begun. But the people of the nation have made their decision. Years of loot and corruption coupled with vote bank pseudo secularism and misgovernance has shown the people all too well that the Congress is not the right option for India. No wonder the people have given a rousing call for change and in 2014 they will usher in the change with Namo.

  • Rating 3.55

Review posted within last 6 month

Rise and shine dear Indians and get the shining power of India back. Lets rid it from the evils of corruption, unaccountability, apathy and pseudo secularism. Lets join hands and work towards a glorious future for India in 2014 with Namo.

  • Rating 35

Review posted within last 6 month

This movie is much avoidable as it lacks any story and substance. Typical of most Bollywood movies. Dont waste your time and money on it. Just go around watching something else.

  • Rating 3.55

Review posted within last 6 month

Years of corruption, pseudo-secularism, apathy and mindless public loot will only come to an end when this dynastic Congress is thrown away. And Indians will do just that when they kick out the Rahul-Sonia coterie and vote in a new era of growth and development with Namo in 2014. Ek do ek do Congress ko phenk do.

  • Rating 35

Review posted within last 6 month

The people of this country have suffered way too much at the hands of dynastic rule. Years of crony politics, pseudo secularism and casteist vote bank initiatives have ruined the fiscal situation of the country. And they will still not stop at their populist and appeasement ways. Its time to throw out this dynastic demons headed by Manmohan and Rahul. Its time for the people of India to usher in true, secular and positive growth with Namo in 2014.

  • Rating 2.55

Review posted within last 6 month

Congress ke Rahul baba aur Manmohan Singh ne is desh ka sarvanash kar diya hain. They and their party have made us public look like fools who have to tolerate mindless corruption and inefficiency on a daily basis. It is time we Indians rise and throw out these demons for good before they become a cancer in Indian society. It is time for us Indians to come together and usher in a new era of peace and secular prosperity with Namo in 2014.

  • Rating 3.55

Review posted within last 6 month

Years of mis-governance and rampant corruption by the UPA have hollowed the hopes of Indians. The vast majority of youth are still desperate for jobs and basic infrastructure. All along the Pappu-Manmohan brigade has just sung false praises to hoodwink the public while keeping alive their agenda of corruption and loot. They have destroyed the growth indices and pushed the country towards fiscal brink. No wonder Indians at large are seeking a new leader who can save the country from obvious disaster. In all the discussions in the run-up to 2014 the most obvious message to Indians is loud and clear "Modi is filling the vacuum of visible leadership in India and will take India to new levels of growth and development sans the pseudo secular, casteist and divisive politics". Come 2014 and Indians will shine back to glory with Namo

  • Rating 35

Review posted more than a year ago

nice enough but not better than south indian one...

  • Rating 3.55

Review posted more than a year ago

Good story ,The realy,realy star and movie i like this songs nice action.

  • Rating 2.55

Review posted more than a year ago

only thing worth it is the beauty of Amy and the intensity of Prateek. rest all is a run of the mill story line and execution.

  • Rating 05

Review posted more than a year ago

quite good..

  • Rating 05

Review posted more than a year ago

quite good.

  • Rating 3.55

Review posted more than a year ago

cast may not be famous but movie is good

  • Rating 2.55

Review posted more than a year ago

One time watch...

  • Rating 05

Review posted more than a year ago

quite good

  • Rating 35

Review posted more than a year ago

good movie one time watch and music by A R Rahman.. hosana song good...

  • Rating 3.55

Review posted more than a year ago

near must watch

  • Rating 3.55

Review posted more than a year ago

Love ke liye kuch bhi karga... nice act...

  • Rating 15

Review posted more than a year ago

bakwaas...dnt watch

  • Rating 4.55

Review posted more than a year ago

it's a movie will take u apart from world, a fairy tale world movie fully lemon fresh movie, after a long time finally i got such impressive movie from Bollywood they've also succeed to show that small but delight feelings we donw with our soulmate, like playing with fingers,making innocence faces, brk-up nd patch-up, missing them by sit on bed......... movie is more than nice

  • Rating 55

Review posted more than a year ago

i loved this movie.................super hit!! A must watch. i have watched a million time...i couldnt over n over again. superb songs picturization of the songs/scenes were mindblowing.... amy and pratik hot hot hot! their acting was really good. amy looked soo beautiful in desi clothes espeaciialy in saree couldnt take my eyes of off her. beautiful love story. this critic is and idiot. he doesnt know movies!

  • Rating 55

Review posted more than a year ago

This is too good rather than telugu and tamil..

  • Rating 55

Review posted more than a year ago

this movie totally stole my heart..great work!.. ive watched the tamil version, and undeniably both movies are fantastic, and I prefer the happy ending the most! ;).. really beautiful... such a beautiful movie ive ever seen....... <3

  • Rating 55

Review posted more than a year ago

this movie looks like real love story,not like sahrukh's animated love story.preteik acted well,he looks nerveous but its right,nd wat about amy she's so pretty.

  • Rating 35

Review posted more than a year ago

very very romantic movie...ammy jackson is very beautiful actress...

  • Rating 4.55

Review posted more than a year ago

Its an amazing story telling, neat and clean. the way things go in it, its like real happening in practicality with you. I felt the charm of Prateik and Amy. Its like, its happening with you. Whatever people has commented on it. I simply loved it. watched it 3 times already. Simplicity of amy shown in this is just awesome. Manu rishi is outstanding, love him after oye lucky.. Amy looks simply Gorgeous.. She is the gonna go real high, i m sure. Love stories at this very point of time, its too tough to be noticed in bollywood, but it really worked. This is so believable that can happen with anyone anytime. pratiek n amy.. i love you guys.. thanks for this one.. full marks to the director.. Cheers. Danny from dubai

  • Rating 15

Review posted more than a year ago

hmmm its nie in tamil only jackson is not at all nice in this ek deewana tha in tamil trisha rocked with simbu i like vinai thhandi varuvaya nly sorrryyy...

  • Rating 3.55

Review posted more than a year ago

Rubbish review

  • Rating 55

Review posted more than a year ago

I can deeply feel the emotions of this movie...... This is the only film which i had watched thinking of my love/friend/ oops i dont knw wat to call her...

  • Rating 45

Review posted more than a year ago

movie is good. the way the stry was revealed is outstanding. story is fine but acting part could be better.

  • Rating 55

Review posted more than a year ago

awsome movie.......hosana!!!

  • Rating 4.55

Review posted more than a year ago

I think hmmmm...great

  • Rating 55

Review posted more than a year ago

great to watch... masterpiece...

  • Rating 3.55

Review posted more than a year ago

refreshing haven't seen the tamil version but its refreshing and nice loved prateik babbar in this

  • Rating 2.55

Review posted more than a year ago

I didn't like the movie very much. You can go and watch it if you don't have anything else to go on your weekend. The music is very good and the acting of Prateik is also good.

  • Rating 55

Review posted more than a year ago

i like this movie and Both Partik and Amy are Looking Its Very Outstanding speical Ward For Partik is Very Totally crazy boy In hosana's Love and Jassie also Very Qute Girl she Feel the love of Partik they showed in this Movie real Life Love story really Outstanding Movie But unfortunately not sucessful in boxoffice

  • Rating 55

Review posted more than a year ago

Excellent Movie...Amy Jackson & Prateek are performed so nice. A Beauty in a Saree outstanding. i en this movie 2 times in theatre. u must see...

  • Rating 3.55

Review posted more than a year ago

nice acting by pratiek..

  • Rating 55

Review posted more than a year ago

just one word... BRILLIANT!!!

  • Rating 55

Review posted more than a year ago

awesome

  • Rating 3.55

Review posted more than a year ago

i m thinkin 2 download this movie n you guyz helped me alot... ppl r saying tht this movie is gnna gud in its way... f9 romantic story...!!!

  • Rating 3.55

Review posted more than a year ago

the tamil version is better than this..

  • Rating 45

Review posted more than a year ago

a very good movie, after RHTDM Gautham Menon does't disappoints.....waiting for such more class of directional product from u "THE DIRECTOR". those who r in luv, don miss ur story..!!

  • Rating 45

Review posted more than a year ago

The film has nice story but gautham must should bring the similar things which were done in tamil such as the some scenes are changed and the location in tamil and telugu were in america at ending if this were retained in hindi then it would be a hit. And my sugesstion to gautham menon is that he should not put load on him since he is making a trillingual film nethane yean ponvasantham in tamil, telugu, hindi which he will not able to concentrate on project

  • Rating 45

Review posted more than a year ago

It is a fabulous movie in Tamil which explains love is beautiful even it pains. It explicits how a girl reacts in her life practically when she loves.. Everyone will think this movie is their own story because everyone likes to feel the Pain of love. Mutual Thinking - love. Trisha was beautiful and charming in Vinnaithandi varuvaya than Amy in Ekk deewana tha. Simbu was smart too. What i feel is the way of giving the story in hindi is not as much stronger than in Tamil. Something missing. but, i wish everyone who speaks hindi should watch this film. I loooooooovvvvvvvveeeeeeeee the film.

  • Rating 55

Review posted more than a year ago

Excellent Movie...

  • Rating 15

Review posted more than a year ago

worstest film i've ever seen....


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