Film Review: Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu (2012)

March 10, 2012

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I went to watch Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu solo the weekend of its release. It was average and mediocre according to me. Reasons that top the list for my reaction to this Kareena Kapoor and Imran Khan starrer are: the shortness of the film (it’s less than 2 hours long!); the lack of pull from the characters to the audience; and the crappy portrayal of romance and friendship. Rather, the leads Rahul and Riana seem to spend the majority of their time boozing and highly strung – if nothing else, then on candy!

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On the flip side, there were also some pros to Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu which includes: energizing songs and music; interesting families characterized for both leads (Boman Irani and Ratna Pathak Shah were especially fab as Imran’s parents); a fun and adventurous portrayal of Las Vegas; and an above average film ending, which is a bit unconventional for Bollywood, unlike the other popular and conventional endings these days… Although I cannot go without saying that the title songek main hoon aur ekk tudoesn’t match the title of the film! Why not have the title and title song be the same and go with convention, but who knows, it may have been a deliberate move…

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Both the leads did a decent job acting in this film. I wouldn’t blame their lack of range in emotion on the actors themselves but on the narrow storyline. It had potential but sadly didn’t come close to achieving its motive. The main drawback being the length of the film. Neither could an attachment be made by viewers to the characters and their plight, nor could the storyline do enough to make us anything we watched past the 110 min running time.

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I’d rate this film a 5/10

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