Movie Review: 'Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu' is Short, Sweet and Sensible

Movie Review: 'Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu' is Short, Sweet and Sensible

Anitha S
Daijiworld Media Network - Entertainment
Rating: 2.5/5

Mangalore, Feb 11: Dissecting a movie like 'Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu' can be rather a tricky business. If I could do it in one line I would say, 'it isn't that bad,' or, 'it isn't that great'. But then, the movie has more to it that deserves to be explained in more than a sentence, and overall, I would say it hovers between 'not that bad' and 'not that great'.

The movie is just two hours, but that doesn't mean it is action-packed or fast-paced in any sense. In fact, nothing worth mentioning really happens in the movie, and if you are looking for a meaty story, better go elsewhere. It is one of those sweet romcoms (romantic comedies) that will make you feel all nice and jolly. But at the core lies an important message for parents - don't be a Hitler to your children, instead give them the freedom to live their life. In essence, the film is one of self-discovery, a film about breaking the shackles and asserting one's true self.

The Plot

The film opens with the birth of Rahul Kapoor (Imran Khan) who belongs to the 'fourth category' of children - first three being the goody-goody ones, the rebels and third a mix of both. He is one of those who follow the dictates of their parents in word and action, and follow every rule and every command in a robotic fashion. Rahul thus grows up to be a 25-year-old whose tie's colour is decided by his mother (Ratna Pathak) and career by his father (Boman Irani), who doesn't wear his socks without ironing them, and whose first affair is also 'fixed' for him. He goes to Las Vegas to work for a firm, but ends up unemployed and remote-controlled by his parents.

Enter Riana Briganza (Kareena Kapoor), the vivacious, perky and highly independent hair stylist who lives life on her own terms. From then on, it's the usual boy-meets-girl story, with Riana changing Rahul's life and showing him the path to freedom. They even get married in a moment of drunkenness. The scene shifts to Mumbai where we are introduced to the hearty, simple and happy-go-lucky Briganza family, a total contrast to the Kapoors.

As expected, there is the moment of epiphany, when realization dawns and the story takes a so-called 'twist'. The good part is, all this happens without much drama or 'rona-dhona', which help in keeping the movie alive.

The Movie

The film is easy on the senses, with neither blaring background score nor hard visuals. Las Vegas has been captured beautifully, and cinematography deserves an applause. Music by Amit Trivedi is hummable and soothing, and gels well with the story. The 'Auntiji' track is truly a delight to watch. The screenplay could have been a tad better, and at interval you can't help but wonder if the story has moved forward at all.


Imran Khan is spot on with his comic timing and expressions, be it as a cute, poker-faced son, a cluelessly trapped bachelor, or a man who has just discovered himself. He carried the different shades of his role with elan.

Kareena Kapoor is peppy, and sometimes goes overboard with her energy. Ratna Pathak as the socialite mother is a riot, and one must say, no one could play that role with such perfection. Boman Irani, however, doesn't seem to be as severe as he is supposed to be, but is a class act nevertheless.

The Verdict

Overall, the movie is a one-time watch. It may not win everyone's hearts, and some may even be bored. It is an honest effort to get a message across, no doubt. I would have given it 3 stars, but for the fact that a story with a great potential to become an exploration of the human psyche ends up as a predictable romcom.


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