Dailybhaskar.com | Last Modified - Feb 09, 2014, 12:09 PM IST
Abhay Deol, in his short Bollywood journey, has earned the reputation of an actor who only believes in doing out of the box films. However, it is inexplicable to figure out, what forced him to not just act in a film like One by Two, but also produce it? But since he has done it, let's put this on record that the film, which also stars his real life live-in partner Preeti Desai, could prove to be Abhay’s biggest mistake in his career.
How is the chemistry between Abhay Deol and Preeti Desai?
Let’s get straight to the point here. There is no chemistry between Abhay and Preeti. The only time the two meet in the film is in the climax -- that too for a mere 10 minutes. Moreover, Preeti Desai is not at all the right choice for the character she is playing in One by Two.
She is playing the character of Samara Patel, who is a well-trained dancer. But unfortunately, the actress doesn’t appear to be a good dancer in the film. She appears to be posing in all the dance sequences which make her unapologetically funny.
Blame it on bad direction and a plot that's more haywire than tight. Even Abhay Deol -- after delivering films like Dev D and Oye Lucky Lucky Oye -- appears to be a below average actor.
Is it just for Abhay Deol’s fans?
Even Abhay Deol’s fans should avoid watching One by Two, or they will be disappointed. It is his worst film ever.
Is bad story responsible for this debacle?
A lacklustre script, combined with disappointing performances made for a dry cocktail. Everyone in the film - including the lead actors - appears to be over-acting in One by Two. The director attempted to showcase two different stories at the same time (which hardly have any connection with each other) and failed miserably.
How are the songs?
Just ahead of the release of the film, there was hue and cry about the music. In fact, Abhay Deol openly challenged T-series for downplaying his film. The music is hardly appealing, but is comparatively better than the story of the film.
It is time to introspect, Abhay. And come back stronger!