Is Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu really a love story?
If any of you were up to date on the Hindustan Times around last December, you probably heard the gossip about Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, or maybe you watched the trailer. There was a lot of controversy about the use of the S word in an Indian movie trailer. I was a little scared to be honest of what would become of the film. I gave it a watch a when it came out on Netflix instant and was surprised.
Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu is another one of the rare films by Karan Johar (host of Coffee with Karan, if you haven’t seen an episode, try youtube for subbed or raw versions).
The movie stars Imran Khan across from hottie, Kareena Kapoor.
The film begins with the childhood of Rahul (Khan), all of his life he has been pushed around by his parents, doing what they told him and eventually graduating from college as an architect and getting hired at a top firm in Las Vegas. BAM, he gets fired, and has a early-life breakdown.
Meet Riana, a loud spoken woman who seems to fly in every direction. She finds herself at a bar, and sees little old Rahul all clean and sober, wallowing in self pity. She sparks up and tells him he’s the kind of guy who isn’t wild, and never does anything spontaneously. BAM BAM. A dozen drinks later, the two find themselves on a whirlwind drunken-tour of Vegas. And somehow end up outside the doorsteps of a “Little Chapel”. A couple need a witness, so who do they grab?
Guess who gets married that night?
Our rating: 6.5/10
This film is similar to 500 days of summer, if you enjoyed that film, give this one a watch.
Overall, I expected the worst because of the controversy discussed in December, but gave it a watch and found out that it wasn’t that bad. It was actually quite good. But it’s not a Romance film, it’s more of a film about finding yourself, and being true to yourself and others.
Good for new college grads, or anyone needing a second opinion on life. You may not find an answer, but you’ll meet a character who is equally confused as you are. You’ll just be in the whole thing together in the end.
Images: Still from Film–netflix.com