Directed by Prem, the film was the launch vehicle of Raana, actress-producer Rakshitha Prem’s brother, and Reeshma
Last Updated: 01.54 AM, Mar 31, 2022
Raana and Reeshma in a still from the film
Ek Love Ya, which released in theatres on February 24, was the launchpad for two actors – Raanna and Reeshma Nanaiah. Raanna is the brother of the film’s producer, Rakshitha Prem, and, as such, director Prem’s brother-in-law, while Reeshma’s claim to fame was winning a Bengaluru talent hunt. Naturally, the focus of Ek Love Ya was Raanna, for who the film became a showcase of what all he is capable of as an artiste.
In the run-up to the film’s release, Raanna had said that he had been preparing for his big-screen outing for a while, including by assisting Prem on his last directorial, The Villain, which had Shivarajkumar and Sudeep in the lead. When Ek Love Ya eventually released, it did so to mixed reviews, but did fairly well at the box office, largely due to the film’s good music by Arjun Janya, which included the hit number Yaare Yaare, sung by Armaan Malik, and Raanna’s onscreen histrionics.
Ek Love Ya follows a set of standard tropes, a love story, tragedy, and revenge, which allows Raanna, as Amar, to sport three different looks in the film. As the romantic interest, Reeshma’s Anitha, was pretty much confined to song-and-dance sequences, which not only sounded great, but were also beautifully captured by cinematographer Mahen Simha. The film also had Rachita Ram to complete a love triangle.
If you missed watching the film in theatres, not to worry, it is now headed to OTT and you will be able to stream it starting April 8 on Zee5.