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Ek Villain Returns is a Hindi language action thriller written and directed by Mohit Suri. Starring John Abrahm, Disha Patani, Arjun Kapoor, Tara Sutaria, and Ritesh Deshmukh in the lead cast, it is a sequel of the movie Ek Villain which was released in 2014. 

The plot remains the same: a serial killer with a mask, who targets women. DCP Aditya Rathore, a former CBI officer, who leads an investigative team of cops following the brutal attack and murder of a singer, Aarvi Malhotra. The incident took place at an apartment complex and was executed by a masked intruder. Through their investigation, they conclude that Gautam Mehra, the son of the businessman Divesh Mehra, was behind the orchestration of this attack. Consequently, they proceed with his arrest.


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Movie name

Ek Tha Villain Returns


Romantic, Thriller

Directed by

Mohit Suri

Written by

Mohit Suri


Shobha Kapoor , Ekta Kapoor, Bhushan Kumar and Krishnan Kumar

Production Company

T-Series, Balaji Motion Pictures


John Abrahm, Disha Patani, Arjun Kapoor, Tara Sutaria, and Riteish Deshmukh


Vikas Sivaraman

Edited by

Devendera Murdeshwar

Music by

Raju Singh

Distributed by

AA Films

Release date

29 July 2022

Running Time

2 hours 9 minutes






₹62-₹80 Crores

OTT Platform



Starting off, the narrative features a headstrong and spoiled youngster, Gautam Mehra (Arjun Kapoor), renowned for his flamboyant dialogues and antics. A budding singer Aarvi Malhotra played by Tara Sutaria also enters the scene, and they share a tumultuous relationship. Amidst their chaos, a serial killer lurks in the city, claiming the lives of 15 girls, leaving behind no trace or evidence. This killer, deemed as the savior of heartbroken lovers, operates behind a jovial yellow smiley mask reminiscent of the Joker. Suspicion falls on Gautam as the masked killer; however, the story takes a twist just before the interval. It turns out that the man behind the murders is a taxi driver, Bhairav Purohit played by John Abrahm.

The plot thickens post-interval, taking multiple unexpected turns, which might perplex the audience. Alongside his ruthless killings, Bhairav is seen pining for the affection of Rasika played by Disha Patani, a notorious gold-digger. However, these twists in the plotline sometimes appear pointless, with some adding excitement and others merely creating confusion.


'Ek Villain Returns' is a romantic thriller directed by Mohit Suri, which successfully incorporates numerous twist-filled developments. However, the film falls short of expectations in several important aspects.

The storyline centers around Aarvi, a new singer who goes missing under mysterious circumstances, and the prime suspect, her on-and-off boyfriend Gautam Mehra. John Abraham enters the fray as a taxi driver Bhairav, whose sudden entry is linked with the unfolding series of murders. Despite the straightforward tale, the non-linear presentation lacks finesse, making the narrative jumpy and unevenly paced.

In terms of performances, it's a letdown. The characters, although realistically flawed, fail to make a connection with the audience due to their shallow building, and a sense of empathy is notably absent. Most roles, including those played by J D Chakravarty and Shaad Randhawa, are underdeveloped, considering their potential for enhancing the depth of the story. The inconsistent characterization feels like a missed opportunity in the area of performances.

The film's editing could have been tighter, especially in establishing a balance between the two halves of the plot. Uneven pacing and loose ends leave the audience longing for a more cohesive, gripping experience.

Despite the few unfavorable aspects, 'Ek Villain Returns' does manage to score in the music department. The reprised track, 'Galliyan,' brings a sense of tranquility amid the intense proceedings. However, the other tracks in the album seem to lack the same level of memorability.

One aspect of the film that patrons might find objectionable is the undertone of toxicity towards women. Although seemingly unintentional, it detracts from the film's core themes of love, loss, and rejection.

On the technical side, information about animation and graphics isn't provided in the text, therefore can't be commented upon.

Given its elements of mystery and romance amid a series of murders, 'Ek Villain Returns' would likely appeal to an audience seeking a story blend of crime, action, and love. However, audience members looking for strong character development and consistent storytelling may find it less appealing.

In conclusion, 'Ek Villain Returns' misses the mark when it comes to engaging performances, solid character development, and seamless storytelling. A tighter grip on narrative presentation, character construction, and the inclusion of empathetic elements could have significantly elevated the film.






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John Abraham

Bhairav Purohit

John Abraham is an Indian actor and former model, primarily known for his work in Hindi films. He made his acting debut in 2003 with the film 'Jism' and has since become one of Bollywood's top actors. He is best known for his roles in films like 'Dhoom' (2004), 'New York' (2009), 'Force' (2011), and 'Madras Cafe' (2013).

Arjun Kapoor

Gautam Mehra

Arjun Kapoor is an Indian actor who predominantly works in Hindi films. He made his acting debut with the movie 'Ishaqzaade' (2012), earning widespread recognition. Arjun Kapoor is known for his work in '2 States' (2014), 'Ki & Ka' (2016), and 'India's Most Wanted' (2019) among others

Disha Patani

Rasika Mapuskar

Disha Patani is an Indian actress who has made a name for herself in Hindi and Telugu films. Her debut film was 'Loafer' (2015) in Telugu, and she gained massive popularity after starring in the Bollywood film 'M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story' (2016). She is also known for her roles in 'Baaghi 2' (2018) and 'Malang' (2020).

Tara Sutaria

Aarvi Malhotra

Tara Sutaria is an Indian actress who primarily works in Hindi films. She made her acting debut in the film 'Student of the Year 2' (2019), and quickly gained recognition. Tara is also known for her performance in 'Marjaavaan' (2019).

Riteish Deshmukh

Rakesh Mahadkar

Riteish Deshmukh is a versatile Indian actor known for his work in Hindi and Marathi films. He made his debut in Bollywood with 'Tujhe Meri Kasam' (2003). Riteish is widely known for his comedic roles in the 'Masti' and 'Dhamaal' franchises as well as his work in 'Ek Villain' (2014).

J.D. Chakravarthy

ACP V.K. Ganesan

J.D. Chakravarthy is an Indian actor, known for his work in Telugu and Hindi films. He made his debut in 'Siva' (1989) and later gained prominence with the Hindi film 'Satya' (1998). The actor is well known for films like 'Darna Zaroori Hai' (2006) and 'Bbuddah... Hoga Tera Baap' (2011).

Karishma Sharma


Karishma Sharma is an Indian actress known for her work in Hindi television and films. She made her debut with the TV show 'Pavitra Rishta' (2013). Apart from her television work, Karishma is also recognized for her role in the film 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2' (2015).

Kaizaad Kotwal

Siya's Father

Kaizaad Kotwal is an Indian playwright, actor, and director, with a background in film, television, and theatre. He gained recognition in Bollywood with his debut film 'Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani' (2000). He has also featured in critically acclaimed films like 'No One Killed Jessica' (2011).

Ivan Rodrigues


Ivan Rodrigues is an Indian actor best known for his work in Hindi films. He debuted with the film 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' (2012). Ivan Rodrigues is also known for his roles in 'Bombay Velvet' (2015) and 'Raabta' (2017)

Digvijay Rohildas

Keshav Rane

Digvijay Rohildas is an Indian actor known for his performances in the Hindi film industry. He came into the limelight after his debut film 'Guccu Ka Jugaad' (2003). Digvijay is recognized for his role in the film 'Keep Safe Distance' (2019)

Neha Shitole


Neha Shitole is a versatile actress known for her work in Marathi film, television, and theatre. She rose to prominence with her debut film 'Daayraa' (1996). However, she is best known for her role in the critically acclaimed Marathi film 'Deool' (2011).

Shaad Randhawa

DCP Aditya Rathore

Shaad Randhawa is an Indian actor who primarily appears in Hindi movies. He made his Bollywood debut with 'Woh Lamhe' (2006). Shaad's notable works include 'Awarapan' (2007) and 'Ek Villain' (2014).

Bharat Dabholkar

Divesh Mehra

Bharat Dabholkar is a multifaceted talent, known as an actor, theatre director, and advertising professional. He made his acting debut in the film 'Yugpurush' (1998) and later appeared in 'Corporate' (2006) and 'Page 3' (2005).


Special Cameo in song ‘Shaamat’

Badshah, born as Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia, is a famous Indian rapper, singer, and songwriter. He has appeared in numerous Bollywood films and made his acting debut with 'Khandaani Shafakhana' (2019). Apart from his acting, Badshah is better known for his hit songs such as 'DJ Waley Babu,' 'Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai,' and 'Saturday Saturday.'





Mohit Suri


Mohit Suri


Shobha Kapoor , Ekta Kapoor, Bhushan Kumar and Krishnan Kumar


Raju Singh


Vikas Sivaraman


Devendera Murdeshwar

Character Analysis

John Abraham as Bhairav Purohit:

Bhairav Purohit, portrayed by John Abrahm, is a taxi driver drawn into a complex sequence of events that link him to the disappearance of a rising singer, and a series of murders. His character plays a critical role in the narrative, unraveling the mystery, although further depth added to his character could have elevated his performance.

Arjun Kapoor as Gautam Mehra:

Arjun Kapoor plays Gautam Mehra, a rich and spoiled business heir, who gets caught up in the sudden disappearance of his on-and-off girlfriend, Aarvi. As the plot unfolds, Gautam finds himself wrestling with allegations and attempts to rescue his lady love. Although Gautam is at the center of the story, his character, too, lacks solid development.

Tara Sutaria as Aarvi Malhotra:

The character of Aarvi Malhotra, a talented new singer and Gautam's love interest, provides a dramatic impetus to the film. Disappearing under mysterious circumstances, prospective investigations connect her to the circle of murders. Despite being pivotal, her character potentially needed more dimension to resonate better with the audience.

Supporting Characters:

The roles of the supporting characters, such as those played by Shaad Randhawa and J D Chakravarty, could have been refined to provide stronger narrative support.

Though fraught with twists and turns, 'Ek Villain Returns' could have offered better character development, making the audience more emotionally invested in the storyline and characters. Despite its thrilling elements and a reprise of the pleasing 'Galliyan,' the film's narrative and performances could have benefitted from more attention to complexity and depth.








'Galliyan Returns'

Manoj Muntashir

Ankit Tiwari

Ankit Tiwari



Prince Dubey

Ankit Tiwari

Ankit Tiwari, Tara Sutaria


'Shaamat' (Ankit Tiwari's Version)

Prince Dubey

Ankit Tiwari

Ankit Tiwari


'Dil' (Shreya's Version)

Kunaal Dubey

Kaushik- Guddu

Shreya Ghoshal



Kunaal Dubey

Kaushik- Guddu

Raghav Chaitanya


'Naa Tere Bin'

Tanishq Bagchi

Tanishq Bagchi

Altamash Faridi

Behind The Scenes

Team Ek Villain attempts a Limca book record with largest balloon drop during its success event of the song Dil. The video also contains fun activities which happened during launch events, live singing of the soulful voice Tara Sutaria chats during live sessions on instagram.

Box Office Collection

Ek Villain Returns collected ₹68.64 cr. at the worldwide box office. In India, it collected ₹41.69 cr. Nett (₹49.63 cr. Gross) and overseas, it did a collection of ₹19.01 cr.

Interesting Facts

  1. The movie brings together several Indian cinema stars, namely John Abrahm, Disha Patani, Arjun Kapoor, Tara Sutaria, all working together for the first time.

  2. 'Ek Villain Returns' pays homage to the year 2014 on multiple occasions through referencing events and songs in the movie. One event, in particular, is a killing spree by a character Rakesh, which happens in 2014, the year when the original 'Ek Villain' movie was released.

  3. Additionally, the song sung by character Qiran in the movie 'Ek Villain Returns' is 'Baby Doll', a song nostalgically referencing the year 2014 since it was released that year.

  4. 'Ek Villain Returns' brings a unique narrative around the character Bhairav, played by John Abraham, presenting him as a 'love-a-holic' facing rejection from Rasika, the character played by Disha Patani

  5. A pivotal incident in the movie is the abduction of singer Aarvi, portrayed by Tara Sutaria, followed by suspenseful, mysterious circumstances

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