When a film maker re-makes his hit-film in another language, it is quite natural that he makes certain adjustments / enhancements to suit the tastes of its target audience. Director Gautham Vasudev Menon though hasn’t experimented much on those lines in the Hindi re-make of his Tamil super-hit film “Vinnaithaandi Varuvayaa”, the final product somehow lacks the magic the original version had.

Sachin (Prateik Babbar) is a 22 year old engineering graduate who wants to make it big as a film maker in Bollywood. He belongs to a typical middle class family. On the other hand there is Jessie (Amy Jackson) a Malayali Christian who is a year older to Sachin and she lives in the first floor of the house in which Sachin moves in with his parents.

While Jessie is busy with her work, Sachin has nothing to do but follow Jessie wherever she goes. Jessie ignores him knowing the fact that her family background is different from that of Sachin’s but as days goes by the expected result comes in but all that begins well doesn’t end well and the movie too takes the same route.

The first few minutes of the film does move quite well but after sometime, the pace and the feel of the film doesn’t hold forte. The screenplay moves at a lethargic pace and in sequence where the lead actors were to bring in their best performances they fail to deliver. The only grace in the film are the scenes in which Manu Rishi comes in as Prateik’s older buddy.

Cinematography by M S Prabhu is definitely a consolation especially the exotic locations in God’s own country. Editing by Anthony Gonsalves is average and music by A R Rahman seems to look out of place. The movie which has a running time of 150 minutes looks to go down the drain more faster than expected.

Gautham Vasudev Menon who has tried to re-enter Bollywood after a gap of 10 years has been unsuccessful and probably next time around, it would be better if he tries his luck with a original script than a re-make.

“Ekk Deewana Tha” fails to deliver on the big stage.

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