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Ek Deewana Tha – 2012 Movie Review

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Movie Title – Ek Deewana Tha
Star Cast – Prateik Babbar, Amy Jackson, Manu Rishi, Sachin Khedekar and Ramesh Sippy
Director – Gautham Menon
Producers – Gautham Menon, Reshma Ghatala, Venkat Somasundaram, Sanjay Routrey and Senthil Veeraasamy
Music Director – A R Rahman
Audio – Sony Music
Genre – Romance
Ekk Deewana Tha Release Date 17th February 2012
Opposites attract and by this time we all know that this is one of the commonest themes that have been used in many Bollywood and Hollywood romantic movies. Ek Deewana Tha directed by Gautham Menon once again dwells on the same story line. With Ek Deewana Tha Gautham Menon is trying to remake his own Tamil movie, Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa but to make it look different the director has decided to change the casting and the climax of the movie. Hence, in some ways Ek Deewana Tha is very different from the Tamil version and it could be that people here would love the Hindi version better than the Tamil version. The same movie has also been made in Telugu which is titled Ye Maaya Chesaave which starred Naga Chaitanya and Samantha.

While making the Hindi version, the director initially decided to take Trisha for the lead female role since she has done the Tamil version but Trisha decided to drop the project and Gautham Menon decided to rope in Amy Jackson who gained popularity in Madrasapattinam. While the Hindi version was under production, Gautham decided to shoot at the same locations, but later on they decided to shoot the movie at different locations in Mumbai instead of Chennai. According to the close sources the movie will have the same music that was provided by A R Rahman in the Tamil version and Gautham Menon has decided to retain the technical team and the editor to keep things simple.

While the lyrics of the Tamil version were penned by Thamarai, Gautham Menon decided to rope in Javed Akhtar for the Hindi version. According to the information, Gautham Menon and Javed Akhtar are really good friends and therefore they gel well. Hence, Javed Akhtar has made sure that the lyrics are based on the Gautham’s recommendation about the mood of the characters and to make it feel like Bollywood movie rather than making it feel a South Indian remake film. This will also be the first time that Amy Jackson will hit the Bollywood screens and will play a role of Syrian Malabar Nasrani Christian. Talking about her debut in Bollywood she said that she is really excited to see how the audiences accept her in Bollywood and that she has worked hard to shape her character as per the preferences of the audiences that watch Bollywood movies. The movie has been shot in Mumbai, Chennai, Agra, Delhi, Kerala and even the United States. The soundtrack of the movie has eight songs like the Tamil version and the movie is all set to release on January 13, 2012.

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