Director: Devika Bhagat
Cast: Abhay Deol, Preeti Desai
Directed by Devika Bhagat, 'One By Two' fails miserably to impress the audience. A fairly decent concept but miserable execution drops the film's charm. Abhay Deol gets his real life girlfriend Preeti Desai on board, but does this pair click? NO ways â€¦. The film is half written with poor dialogues.
The film is about two strangers living in the same city. Just as the name suggests, they both cross paths but never have an encounter with each other. While Amit Sharma (Abhay Deol) is a jerk, Samara Patel (Preeti Desai) is a selfish dancer. After just 10-15 minutes into the movie, I asked my friend - 'What is going on?' At once she replied, â€œGod knows.â€ The only part I understood, since the beginning, was that both the leads split with their respective partners. But Samara being a dancer takes to the streets and thrusts her fists forward saying 'kaboom'. She represents a female piped-piper and immediately there's a line of people leaving their work to follow her. Did this really happen? YES it did!
If this was the start to a disaster, there is much more in storeâ€¦ The film jumps from a broken love story to a dance reality show to a family drama. It felt like I was at home switching channels to take me to a channel that was of my interest. But unfortunately this did not lead anywhere. Abhay Deol should have shot himself before accepting this film (acting as well as producing). This is the film that will drop Abhay's standards as an actor. His girlfriend, Preeti Desai failed to strike her charm in the film. It looked as if the film was made solely to promote her looks and dancing talent.
Bad writing skills were the forte of the film.
In the entire film, Amit is followed by two irritating characters who should have gone to acting school before they signed this film. The film is not only boring but gassy too with Amit leaving his mark everywhere and paneer being his all time favourite for the gas problems.
Inspite of some veterans like Rati Agnihotri, Darshan Jariwala and Jayant Kripalani, the film did not pick up. However, Lillette Dubey played her character to perfection as a drunken mother struggling to cope with her life's troubles, but haven't we seen her playing similar roles before?
This film is another version of 'ABCD: Any Body Can Dance.' The only difference is that there it was a group of dancers and here it is a solo performance by Preeti Desai.
It isn't One by Two but it's a SLAP for wasting 2 hours 16minutes of my precious time!