What’s New: A Sunny Leone movie minus the skin-show and wild intimate scenes she is known for!
Popcorn Refill: Interval
Plot: Urvil, a married man, ends up having a one night stand in Phuket with a gorgeous woman named Celina. Soon his obsession with the mystery woman and attempts to reach to her, while upsetting his wife, make him realize that this isn’t like any of the previous one night stands he has had with other women; until one day when he confronts her only to realize that she too is married.
Performances: 'One Night Stand' belongs to Tanuj Virwani. From being romantic to getting obsessed with Sunny's character to a point that leads to self-destruction; he does it all effortlessly without going overboard. However he lacks the required depth when it comes to emotional scenes, but hopefully that too shall get rectified with time and more experience.
Nyra Bannerjee looks gorgeous makes a debut commendable debut as Virwani’s sweet and always-forgiving wife. She will make you sympathize with her character every now and then.
It is Sunny Leone who fails to impress and here's why- every movie she did in the past asked nothing but just skin show and/or several intimate scenes from her. But this time, when her fan base would finally take a note of the expressions on her face- it would be their moment of realization that the woman has the same expressions in a 2-hour-movie that she has in those 45-second condom advertisements. And when those expressions are not required, she goes for a broad smile or glycerin in the eyes.
Direction: Debutante director Jasmine Moses D'Souza handles the movie with care and does a good job despite an average script and story.
The one night stand between Virwani and Leone comes across as a beautiful outing with cheesy liners along with aesthetically shot intimate scenes.
The romance and the bond between Tanuj and Nyra (who play a married couple) also has been presented beautifully in the first half.
The movie takes a dark turn in the second half which is filled with Virwani's obsession with Leone- and that's where the movie starts to fall. Blame it on the standards set by previous films based on stalking or the lack of thrilling scenes while presenting Leone's character as a damsel in distress and Virwani’s as a complete stalker- the movie falls flat and starts looking dragged after a point of time.
The climax too could have been more impactful in order to give out the message loud and clear that it is okay to have One Night Stands as long as you are not cheating on someone and as long as it doesn't get carried forward by one of the two!
A scene where Nyra is sitting on the right side of the bed and suddenly shifts to the other side demonstrates poor editing skills.
The songs are good.
Combo-On-Offer: Romance + Drama
Verdict: Despite some beautiful moments in the movie and genuine performances by Tanuj and Nyra, we give the movie SLAPS for being a dragged one minus any thrilling moments (since it was promoted as a ‘Thriller’).