The makers of Ek Villain are perplexed. For unexplained reasons, there is a small online faction that has suddenly started alleging that the Mohit Suri-directed film is similar in certain parts to the Korean film, I Saw The Devil. The assumptions began after the official new trailer of Ek Villain was released online recently.
However, it is apparent that there is not even an ounce of similarity between the two films.
“If the presence of a serial killer in both the films makes the script a candidate for plagiarism then even Kamal Haasan‘s Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu could fall in the same bracket. Oh yes, add Rajesh Khanna’s Red Rose to the list too. Weren’t the central antagonists in each of these films deriving pleasure out of killing? By that logic, each of these films is lifted,” says a senior crew member in an irate tone.
The suspicion around Ek Villain being similar to I Saw the Devil also arose when the poster of the former was revealed. With Sidharth Malhotra and Riteish Deshmukh shown in a face-off position, it was assumed that a poster of I Saw The Devil was a reference point.
When contacted, Tanuj Garg, CEO – Balaji Motion Pictures, said, “This is not even worthy of a conversation.”