Ek Villain Returns is a 2022 Indian Hindi-language psychological action thriller film written and directed by Mohit Suri, and a spiritual successor to his 2014 film Ek Villain. The film is produced by Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar under the banners Balaji Motion Pictures and T-Series.
Ek Villain Returns Movie
EK VILLAIN RETURNS is the story of a killer on the loose. Gautam Mehra (Arjun Kapoor) is the son of Mehra (Bharat Dabholkar). He is brash and creates a scene at the wedding of his ex-girlfriend. A video of him beating up guests and security guards goes viral. An upcoming singer, Aarvi Malhotra (Tara Sutaria) uses bits from this video to create a parodical song. It goes viral. Gautam meets her at the Revel Music Festival. A famous singer Qiran (Elena Roxana Maria Fernandes) is all set to perform on multiple days at the festival. Aarvi expresses a desire to perform at the festival instead of her. Gautam uses his wit and wickedness to get Qiran out and replace her with Aarvi. This helps Aarvi to further get famous. She falls in love with Gautam.
Things take a turn when Gautam backstabs her and leaves as he wanted revenge for using his video clip to get fame. Six months later, Aarvi is having a house party when a killer arrives and takes her away while injuring or killing the rest of the guests. A video from the scene of the crime shows Aarvi addressing the killer as Gautam. The cops conclude that Gautam is the culprit. However, ACP V K Ganesan (J D Chakravarthy) has his doubts. He rounds up several suspects, one of which is Bhairav Purohit (John Abraham), a cabbie. He’s a mysterious character, deeply in love with Rasika Mapuskar (Disha Patani). What happens next forms the rest of the film.
EK VILLAIN RETURNS BUDGET
Ek Villain Returns has been made on an overall budget of Rs 80 Crores while the original 2014’s EK Villain had a budget of 40 Crores
Production Cost : 40 Crores
Salaries: 29 Crore
Prints & Advertising: 11 Crores
EK VILLAIN RETURNS PRE-RELEASE BUSINESS
Balaji has a multi-film deal with Netflix for digital rights and Ek Villain returns will also benefit from that deal with rights valued at 31 Crores
Balaji also has a multi-film satellite deal where the movie should get a value of 30 Crores
Total Pre Release Non-Theatrical Business: 80 Crores which takes care of the costs of the movie
theatrical business is meant for profits which will be low
Ek Villain Returns did not impress the critics much. The Indian Express’ Shubhra Gupta gave the film one star and called it a “new low.” “Eight years after the original comes the sequel, ‘Ek Villain Returns’, in which the theme, ‘every story has a villain’ gets a refresh. This time around, the story expands its base with two male characters ricocheting between being hero and villain, one masked, another struggling to find his real face. There could have been something to this idea, that everyone has elements of hero and villain within and the one that comes up top depends upon our circumstances. But a disjointed plot and pedestrian performances do not an effective film make,” the review read.
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