Arjun Kapoor and John Abraham’s Ek Villain Returns is all set for digital release. After a failed launch at the box office, the Mohit Suri directorial will hit Netflix on September 9.
The streaming platform announced its arrival on Twitter: “2x the action, 2x the excitement. #EkVillainReturns arrives September 9 on Netflix”.
Sequel to 2014’s Ek Villain, an Ekta Kapoor-backed romantic thriller Ek Villain returns it also starred Disha Patani and Tara Sutaria.
— Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) August 30, 2022
Ek Villain Returns released on July 29 to poor reviews. Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta gave the film one star.
In her review, she wrote, “Eight years after the original comes the sequel ‘Ek Villain Returns’, in which the theme of ‘every story has a villain’ is refreshed. This time the story expands its base with two male characters who bounce between hero and villain, one is masked and the other is trying to find his true face. There might have been something to the idea that everyone has elements of a hero and a villain within them, and the one that comes out on top depends on our circumstances. However, the disjointed plot and pedestrian performances do not make for an effective film: in comparison, the less-than-mediocre ‘Ek Villain’ starring Siddharth Malhotra-Riteish Deshmukh-Shraddha Kapoor feels like a better film.”
Ek Villain Returns grossed a total of Rs 41.69 crore after three weeks in theaters.