Mumbai: Director Mohit Suri, known for helming blockbusters like Kalyug, Awarapan and Aashiqui 2, is back with romantic thriller ‘Ek Villain’ starring Siddharth Malhotra, Shraddha Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh and going by the response that the film is receiving, Mohit seems to have created waves with his latest film.
“Friday trends so far: East – West – North – South: #EkVillain has a THUNDEROUS start everywhere,” trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
The India Today review states, “There is no doubt that filmmaker Mohit Suri knows the craft, he is in fact one of the best filmmakers out of the younger lot, which he has also proved in the past.”
Mohar Basu writes on KoiMoi, “While the visible heroes might be Riteish or Sidharth, the driving wheel of this film is the captain of the ship, Mohit Suri. I have no qualms in stating that this is his best work till date. At so many places, Mohit shows how well he understands his characters.”
Karan Johar tweets, “Rarely does a film scare you and move you to tears….intensity and brutality blended by the brilliance of Mohit Suri.”
Following the bumper opening on Friday morning, the afternoon shows have also held quite well and the night shows are expected to be just as strong. All in all, ‘Ek Villain’ seems poised for a thunderous Day 1.