In the movie Ek Villain Returns, the love-crazed Bhairav (John Abraham) struggles to understand Rasika’s (Disha Patani) rejection. Singer Aarvi (Tara Sutaria) is mysteriously kidnapped from her house. There is a mix of drama and action as her lover Gautam (Arjun Kapoor), who is held responsible for her sudden disappearance, sets out to find her.


Aarvi, a rising star singer, has an odd kind of relationship with Gautam Mehra, the wealthy and spoilt heir to a business empire. She goes missing one night. Her so-called boyfriend Gautam is held accountable.

A love-driven action drama begins as Bhairav, a taxi driver, enters the scene and links Aarvi, Gautam, and him to a string of killings. The main point is whether Gautam will be able to save his girlfriend.

The simple plot of the movie from director Mohit Suri is full of surprises up until the very last frame. While handling the story’s non-linear presentation, things on the editing start to slip. To improve the balance between both halves of the movie and to make it a more tense and serious romantic thriller, one wishes this had received much more attention.

The writers failed to give all the main characters more weight while pacing and spicing up the conversation and storyline. Roles like those for Shaad Randhawa and J D Chakravarty, as well as the police practices portrayed in the movie, required significant consideration because they could have provided the narrative with much-needed support.

This version of Galliyan, which appears frequently throughout the story, has a calming impact on the events, which are otherwise extremely intense throughout the film. Given that they play a significant role in the plot of a romantic thriller, one hopes that the other songs were also as hummable and unforgettable.

The songs in the film are passable, but they lack the enchantment of Ek Villain’s record, which is already a few years old. The performances in the film don’t stand out, and most of the actors in their parts feel limited. If their characters had been better fleshed out, it could have probably given them more scope to rise in their performances.


The film deserves 2.5 stars out of 5. Ek Villain Returns brings out plenty of twists and turns yet it fails to make the audience emotionally cheer for any of the characters or the story, though you wish the situation was different.

Hindi-language action thriller film ‘Ek Villain Returns’ is directed by Mohit Suri, and produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and T-Series. The film stars Arjun Kapoor, John Abraham, Tara Sutaria, and Disha Patani. The movie is currently streaming on Netflix.

Written By : Indori Nerd

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