Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha is a Bollywood Romantic Drama movie
directed by Suneel Darshan.
Starring Shiv Darshan,Natasha Fernandez,Upen Patel,Soni Kaur,Dimppy Ramdayal,Krishan Tandon,Lalitmohan Tiwari,Rumi Khan,San Mahajan.
Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha':
Poorly written convoluted tale (Review By Troy Ribeiro, Rating: *1/2)
Designed as a mystery thriller with doses of re-incarnation and
supernatural fantasy, "Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha" is a convoluted
tale not worth your ticket money.
At the very outset, you realise that this film is a waste of resources,
when the caretakers of the castle react in a very dramatic manner while
discussing the recent history of the castle.
From there, the narrative graph just slides downhill, with
unintentional bloomers after bloomers.
Packed with fuzzy logic, we are given to understand, Natasha (Natasha
Fernandez) desires to get married at her ancestral castle in a remote
English countryside. So a month before her marriage, she travels all
the way there along with her fiance Sunny (Upen Patel).
En route, she accidentally tumbles into a large water-body and is
rescued by the enigmatic Devdhar (Shiv Darshan). Sunny senses that he
will soon lose Natasha, and is convinced by the caretakers of the
castle that Devdhar is an "aatma" -- a wandering soul who is trying to
claim Natasha as she resembled her grandmother or mother, the Rajkumari
So while Sunny tries to keep Devdhar at bay, Natasha falls hook, line
and sinker for Devdhar and is willing to kill herself. But she is
stopped in time by Devdhar, only to reveal that he is no "aatma" but an
assassin who has been offered 10,000 pounds to pretend to be a ghost
and would get an additional 5,000 pounds to ensure that Natasha kills
And now that Devdhar is in love with Natasha, he vows to unveil the
mysterious person who wants Natasha killed. This forms the crux of the
While the actors are committed albeit with their limited scale, they
play their parts earnestly but in a perfunctory manner. Shiv Darshan as
Devdhar, Natasha Fernandez as Natasha, Upen Patel as Sunny, Rumi Khan
as Natasha's father Ramnesh Singh along with Soni Kaur as Rita and
Lalit Mohan Tiwari as the caretakers of the castle, they are all
But unfortunately, for the actors, it is the script that is their
waterloo. With four writers credited, the plot and the characters are
cardboard thin and a quick-fix. No time is spent on developing the
characters and their motivation. Instead, it directly plunges into the
action which makes the entire tale seem forced.
What's more, the dialogues seem heavy duty and poetic. If you follow
the words seriously, you would crack up for the idiosyncratic
expositions. At times lyrical, they make the entire narrative seem like
an unintentional comedy.
On the production front, the film is technically well-mounted with ace
production quality. The frames captured by cinematographer Amarjeet
Singh are artistic and noteworthy and astutely layered by editor Archit
The music rendered by Nadeem Saifi of Nadeem-Shravan fame offers tunes
that are so reminiscent of his 1990s hits. But, they by no chance
elevate the viewing experience.
Overall, it is unbelievable that this film is mounted by the seasoned
filmmaker Suneel Darshan, who had earlier delivered films like
"Jaanwar" and "Andaaz".
Ek Haseena Thi, Ek
Haseena Tha is an exhilerating journey of romance, passion, intrigue
and thrill told in the classic world, where the chain of consequences
were brought about by the dilemma of the young and naive Natasha, who
set off for her destination wedding with finance Sunny to her ancestral
property Mt. Unique Estate, only to fall helplessly in love with its
stud farm keeper Devdhar. Consumed by his robust yet poetic, aggressive
yet persistent advances, she realized that his arms were the ultimate
destination of her dreams. But who really was Devdhar? A conman hired
to destroy her bliss, a supernatural being or just a figment of her
imagination...Torn between her lover and the one she dared to love,
Natasha learnt that love is the deadliest deception when she engulfed
herself into a vortex of devastating upheavals that left all those
touched by it’s intensity heart broken and in a state of bewilderment.
Will Natasha be yet another sacrificial lamb before the societal
decrees or will she fall prey to the greed and lust of her unknown
enemies...will she rise from the embers of destruction like a phoenix
and emerge the ultimate achiever of her dreams and ultimate