2014 saw the fantastic response to the action thriller Ek Villain, directed by Mohit Suri and starring Riteish Deshmukh , Sidharth Malhotra and Shraddha Kapoor.
A remake of Korean thriller, I Saw the Devil, Ek Villain tells the story of Guru (played by Siddharth Malhotra) who is a harsh and a merciless hit-man. His life changes for good after he meets chirpy-bubbly Aisha (Shraddha Kapoor). They enjoy every moment of their married life until one fine day a psychopath killer (Riteish Deshmukh), venting out his anger at other women, enters their life.
Mohit Suri, a popular name from Bhatt’s camp, finally challenges himself and steps into an uncomfortable zone away from his usual romantic formula giving a satisfying revenge saga with Ek Villain. Ek Villain saw a terrific response by the audience who gave a thumbs up to its music and performances. Commendable performances by Ritesh and Siddharth, beautiful music by Rabbi Ahmed Adnan Dhool Mithun Raju Singh Ankit Tiwari, punching dialogues by Milap Zaveri which turned the movie into Super-hit.
The Ekta Kapoor produced Ek Villain was released on 27th June, 2014 at 2500 screens to Rs 16.70 crore. The action-drama collected Rs 77.16 crore in its first week. Ek Villain ended its theatrical run with Rs 105.76 crores against a budget of Rs 39 crores and turned out to be “Super-Hit” at the box office.