Ek Deewana Tha
Prateik Babbar, Amy Jackson, Manu Rishi, Sachin Khedekar, Ramesh Sippy
|Ek Deewana Tha is an upcoming Hindi language romantic drama film, written and directed by Gautham Menon, featuring Prateik Babbar and Amy Jackson, in her Bollywood debut, in the lead roles. This film is a remake of Gautham Menon's own Tamil film, Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa, featuring soundtrack and film score composed by A. R. Rahman, while the cinematography and editing are handled by M. S. Prabhu and Anthony Gonsalves, respectively. Singer Chinmayi has provided the talking voice of the female lead, reprising her role from the original Tamil version and the Telugu remake where she dubbed for actresses Trisha Krishnan and Samantha Ruth Prabhu respectively.|
While on production stage, the film was titled Prem Katha, but was renamed as Ek Deewana Tha, as the director wanted some abstract title for the movie, similar to the original. The film, produced by Fox Star Studios, Photon Kathaas and R.S. Infotainment is currently in post-production stage and is expected to be released on 13 January 2012.
Sachin is a 22-year old engineering graduate who is a struggler in the film industry where his days are only made up of waiting and surviving on his father's pocket money while desperately trying to make an entry into any of the main film camps there is nothing that makes each day worth looking forward to for him, until he sees Jessie. Jessie is beautiful, elegant, smart and classy. But she belongs to an orthodox Malayali Christian family where watching movies, partying or falling in love are completely taboo. While Sachin battles with the idea of someone like Jessie and her family living in 21st century, modern Mumbai he finds himself increasingly attracted to her. Jessie, however, tries to forge a friendship between them believing that concealing their feelings under the facade of friendship would save them heartache, tears and a full blown family drama. EDT is the intense yet feel good love story of these very different characters as they understand the pangs and pleasure of first love while battling with the situations that life throws them into.