Ek Deewana Tha Movie Review

Ek Deewana Tha (Hindi)

Release Date:
February 17, 2012

Sachin is a regular guy-22 year old engineering graduate from a middle class family in Mumbai who is in love with the world of cinema. As a struggler in the film industry-where his long days are filled with waiting and then some more waiting, surviving on his father's pocket money and desperately trying to make an entry into any of the main film camps-there is nothing that makes each day worth looking forward to.

And that's when he sees Jessie, and it is love at first sight for him. Jessie is beautiful, elegant, smart and classy. But Jessie is not that simple. Jessie belongs to an orthodox Malayali Christian family where watching movies, partying or falling in love are completely taboo.

While Sachin battles with the idea of someone like Jessie and her family living in 21st century, modern Mumbai-he finds himself increasingly drawn to her. Jessie, for her part, tries to forge a friendship between them-believing that cloaking their feelings under the umbrella of friendship would save them heartache, tears and a full blown family drama.

EDT is the intense, yet feel good love story of these 2 very different characters as they understand the pangs and pleasure of first love while battling with the situations that life has placed them in making Sachin question all the time-Of all the people in the world why did I fall in love with Jessie?

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Cutting between Mumbai and Kerala, the film's second half meanders carelessly, and at such a sluggish pace you'll have to check your pulse to make sure you're still breathing

This oddly picturised, amateurishly edited, mediocre stuff probably won’t cut it for anyone

Hindustan Times

Ekk Deewana Tha brings back that hoary tradition of love-at-first-sight in a film that exasperates you more than making you sigh

Indian Express

Some films should not be remade, and this is one of them

Ekk Deewana Tha starts as a cool and crazy love story but by the end it could make you mad

Times of India

Given their limited acting abilities, they just do not come through as a couple. And with the spark missing, the innumerable tiffs and make-ups and casual kisses just serve in endlessly prolonging the film

The limitations of perspective aside, the film simply fails to recreate the feeling of intoxication that falling in love can produce


Get on with it guys you want to say. Come to the point. By the time they do you are exhausted

India Today

Ekk Deewana Tha has its moments but it doesn't really put you in the mood for love

Times of India

Ek Deewana Tha is a never ending saga that you so wish should end! Easily avoided. Listen to Hosanna on radio instead!


Ek Deewana Tha has a few sparkling moments, that's about it. However, it lacks the fizz for the spectator to go deewana!


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