'Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu' – The Review
Director: Shakun Batra
Cast: Imran Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Ram Kapoor, Boman Irani, Ratna Pathak
Coming out of the stereo typical genre - of meeting, falling in love and getting married this film reverses the general equation.
Rahul Kapoor (Imran) and Riana Braganza (Kareena), almost strangers, unwittingly get married after a night in debauchery. They decide to annul the unplanned wedding and from there the real twist begins! It is during this time a cozy friendship develops between the two and the plot shifts from sizzling Vegas to Amchi Mumbai.
Guy next door character of Rahul Kapoor is well surfaced by Imran Khan through his absorbing performance . While Kareena Kapoor gives out faint traces of her bubbly self, which are the reminiscent of 'Jab We Met'.
Initially the film's trailer gives us a glimpse of the uncanny age difference between Imran-Kareena, but in the movie this factor has been completely neutralized as the story of the movie and the pair fully compliment each other.
The writers of the movie Ayesha Devitre and Shakun Batra have been successful in generating a plot which holds the attention of the audience till then end. They really did something which is beyond cliches of Hindi films.
Cinematography of the film is soothing to eyes. Editing done by Asif Ali Shaikh is flawless and Shakun Batra's directorial endeavor deserves standing elevation.
Film’s cast justified the script as Boman Irani and Ratna Pathak went into the skin of the characters of Imran’s parents and performed it exceptionally well.
The movie is embellished with the brilliant rhythms of Amit Trivedi, amongst which the track 'Aunti ji' stands out.
Even before the release of 'Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu', producer of the movie, Karan Johar recovered Rs 21 crore. KJo earned a chunk of moolah i.e. approx Rs 15 crore in trading satellite rights while Rs 6 crore were recovered from the film’s music.