Movies

One By Two: A Lost Cause

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/movie-images/2014/01/31/one_by_two.jpg?itok=Di98OKQl

MUMBAI: One By Two is formula for an economic date where one shares a single soup with his date with the notion that he will get a little more than the other.

Here, the title is also symbolic of the stories which move simultaneously of two people which become one only at the end. Described as a romantic comedy, the film has these ingredients missing, romance as well as comedy! In fact, the film lacks in a definite concept. What is it all about?

Abahy Deol is a dejected man having been dumped by his girlfriend. However, he is bent on getting her back. He serenades under her balcony when he is not punching a computer keyboard in his office or strumming a sponsor’s (washing powder Nirma) jingle on a guitar. His prized possession is a DVD of a song he wrote for his girlfriend which he hopes to play for her again someday!  If this is an ode to youth today, it is a sad one. His girlfriend has dropped him in favour of her dance guru so that she gets selected for a famous TV dance show.

There is another contender to the said TV show in Preeti Desai, a London trained ballet dancer. What is common between Preeti and Abhay’s ex girlfriend is that they are so determined to get on to the show carrying a prize of 10 lakh that they make it a practice of sleeping  with the guys in charge! In a supposedly contemporary film, prize money of 10 lakh in a TV show must be pittance, especially considering Preeti seems to be well-off with her mother, Lillete Dubey, consuming gallons of Scotch per day. The ground for Lillete to be sauced all day is that she was dumped by her moneybag paramour.

The sequences in the film often have no relevance to previous happenings. Some things just drop from nowhere. The comedy in the film is in noisy passing of gas and other toilet humour, all repeated rather too often. The hero is confused, undecided all his life. When asked to marry a girl of family’s choice, the family being his mother Rati Agnihotri and father Jayant Kriplani, he is okay with it. The suitor is a full blown Punjabi girl endowed with all the Punjabi attributes. And, how does he make his intent of not wanting to get tied down known?  On the Roka ceremony, he emerges out of his bedroom in a worn out boxers and a T shirt; he welcomes the girl’s family with a loud song accompanied by his guitar! The idea of comedy is rather weird!

Instead of a romantic comedy, the film comes out more as a story of two perpetual losers. The film can be called directionless. As for music, the film has a couple of decent tracks in Ishq ki khushfehmiyan... and Khuda na khasta. While the making is economical, the only positive aspect in the film is cinematography by Sameer Arya. Performances are generally ordinary.

One By Two is a lost cause.

Producers: Abhay Deol, Amit Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor, Vikram Khakhar.

Director: Devika Bhagat.

Cast: Abhay Deol, Preeti Desai, Lillete Dubey, Rati Agnihotri, Jayant Kriplani, Darshan Jariwala, Anish Trivedi.

Latest Reads

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/08/04/saregama.jpg?itok=jRuMYecD
Saregama IP boosts profits despite revenue fall in first quarter

BENGALURU: India music label and movie studio Saregama India Ltd (Saregama) reported 100 times growth in consolidated profit after tax (PAT) at Rs 22.01 crore for the quarter ended 30 June 2020 (Q1 2021, quarter or period under review) as compared to the Rs 0.22 crore for the corresponding year ago...

Movies Hindi
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/07/31/ibhc.jpg?itok=t6uIl9ok
Impact of Covid2019 on the advertising and film industry

The entire film fraternity was shaken with effect to the complete lockdown declared by the Indian prime minister in mid-March 2020. Industry people who were otherwise engaged 24X7 now focussed on the 21-day countdown. Twenty one days turned into three months keeping the lockdown intact. Discussion...

Movies Hindi
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/07/23/impaa.jpg?itok=dmJUxSlJ
Quash Maharashtra govt’s age limit on sets: IMPPA to Bombay high court

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government allowed shootings to resume but barred people above the age of 65 from participating, deprived them of a livelihood and because of which they are facing starvation, said the Indian Motion Pictures Producers' Association (IMPPA) in its petition, urging the Bombay...

Movies Hindi
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/07/13/movies.jpg?itok=XiB_JIcX
Theatres seek govt aid for re-opening; film producers observe global footfall trends

Social distancing might continue to be the norm even when lockdowns are lifted completely. Theatre owners around the country are in planning mode to resume business as soon as the government gives permission.

Movies Hindi
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/07/02/ficci.jpg?itok=gxkRG4H6
Multiplex Association of India expresses displeasure over decision to keep cinemas, multiplexes shut in Unlock 2.0

MUMBAI: On 1 June the government of India entered into unlocking by phases. As per Unlock 2.0 guidelines, offices, high streets, markets and shopping malls, airlines are opened but there is no relief for multiplexes. It continues to be included in the prohibited activities list. Today, Multiplex...

Movies Hindi
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/07/01/lionsgate.jpg?itok=ToUEPb3C
Lionsgate Play Premiers 47 Meters Down:Uncaged in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telegu

47 Meters Down: Uncaged is a 2019 American-British survival horror film directed by Johannes Roberts and written by Roberts and Ernest Riera and a sequel to the 2017 hit 47 Meters Down. The plot follows a group of teenage girls who scuba dive to a ruined underwater city, quickly learn they have...

Movies Hindi
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/06/30/laurence.jpg?itok=LQZ4DK5h
Series Mania announces official dates for 2021 and launches three new initiatives

MUMBAI: Series Mania founder and general director Laurence Herszberg today announced the confirmed dates for Series Mania’s 2021 edition.  Set to take place in Lille, France and the Hauts-de-France region, the Series Mania Festival is set for 19 to 27 March and the Series Mania Forum, to be held in...

Movies International
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/06/23/golden.jpg?itok=ltMGXPTx
Golden Globes postponed to 28 February 2021

MUMBAI: Due to the Covid2019 pandemic, the 2021 Golden Globes will now take place on 28 February instead of its usual slot. This happens about eight weeks before the 93th Academy Awards. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association said this in a statement. Last week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts...

Movies Hollywood
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/06/23/UFO%20Moviez.jpg?itok=GJbDWnPF
UFO Moviez reports ad rev of Rs 302 mn in Q4-FY20

MUMBAI: UFO Moviez, an in-cinema advertising platform, announced its financial results for the quarter and year ended 31 March 2020. Financial Highlights: Quarter ended 31 March 2020  Consolidated revenue stood at Rs 1,094 (Q4FY19 – Rs 1,939) million.  EBITDA stood at Rs 275 (Q4FY19 – Rs 656)...

Movies Hindi

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories

* indicates required