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  • Writer's pictureAfsheen Khan

Ek Deewana Tha – A Musical Romance

Dil hote jo mere seene mein do… Dusra dil bhi tumhe deta todne ko… Excerpt of a much praised song of Ek Deewana Tha written by Javed Akhtar, which has been hummed by youngsters all over India or shared as a status updates on social networking sites in 2012. The soundtracks of Ek Deewana Tha, are worth-listening and reflecting flawlessly the versatile style of a legendary music composer – A. R. Rehman.

Ek Deewana Tha is a musical romantic drama by the young filmmaker Gautham Menon, released in 2012, starring the two fresh faces Prateik Babbar and Amy Jackson in Bollywood. The movie was a Hindi remake of one of most blockbuster movies of Tamil cinema, named as “Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa” and also its Telugu version, “Ye Maaya Chesave” were considered amongst the path-breaking movies.

The whole movie revolves around the two characters, Sachin – a usual Mumbai based guy-22 year old engineering graduate, who wants to be a filmmaker and Jessie – a beautiful and classy girl who belongs to an orthodox Malayali Christian family, where watching movies or falling in love is considered a taboo. While watching Ek Deewana Tha, you may find yourself tied in with the chase of a guy to get the girl of his dreams, the romance between Sachin and Jessie, and their battling with the negative situations placed by the family. Since the characters have been portrayed with an ordinary or usual approach by the director, however the storyline conjures the memories of K. Balachander’s roaring hit “Ek Duuje Ke Liye”.

I would simply tag four stars with this movie and call it an unmissable tender love- story of two souls, who are apparently have different culture, languages, states and motifs in life. The intense love sequences are remarkably considered a spark of the movie that on the other hands, binds the audience with its simplicity. Undoubtedly, Ek Deewana tha takes you on the stroll to the memory lane of the pangs and pleasure of your first love and once again rejuvenates a lover within you.

So, bring home a DVD of Ek Deewana Tha and watch it with your lover or spouse to bring back the love of old days and sprinkle romance in the air.

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