One By Two (2014) Hindi Movie Review | 26 Critic Reviews | Abhay Deol, Preeti Desai

cast:

Abhay Deol, Preeti Desai, Rati Agnihotri, Jayant Kriplani, Lillete Dubey, Darshan Jariwala, Anish Trivedi, Preetika Chawla, Geetika Tyagi, Yudishtir Urs, Maya Sarao

direction:

One By Two PosterDevika Bhagat

story:

Devika Bhagat

screenplay:

Devika Bhagat

dialogue:

Devika Bhagat, Manoj Tapadia

cinematography:

Sameer Arya

music:

Shankar Ehsaan Loy

produced by:

Abhay Deol, Amit Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor, Vikram Khakhar

language:

Hindi

genre:

weird aggregate rating 3.1/10Comedy, Romance

release date:

31-January-2014
run time:
139 Minutes
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  •  Indian Express -Shubhra Gupta Rating-3
Paneer gives Amit Sharma gas. Persistent flatulence isn’t exactly the most endearing traits in a rom com hero. That Sharma (Abhay Deol) is prone to breaking foul wind without a shred of embarrassment makes us wrinkle our noses. But it also makes him, a little way into the film, more human.
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  •  NDTV -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-4
Halfway through One By Two, one minor character, a poetry-spouting police officer, mentions “inspiration ki hawa”. This little film certainly could have done with much more of that rare commodity.There is no dearth of perspiration in screenwriter Devika Bhagat’s directorial debut.
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  •  Bollywood Hungama -Taran Adarsh Rating-4
Abhay Deol's choice of films is indeed laudable. He has made a career by picking films that defy stereotype, by swimming against the tide... With ONE BY TWO, the talented actor turns film producer and you anticipate his production debut to hit the right notes.
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  •  Koimoi -Mohar Basu Rating-2
It is hammy script with sloppy sequences which are starkly placed on intention and making no attempt to compliment each other. Samaira and Amit’s life never cross paths and though it is a small world with luck throwing their way enough co-incidences to meet, the film essentially tries to precis
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  •  Rediff -Raja Sen Rating-3
The reasoning -- that ordering half a portion of soup gets you more bang for your buck -- might be a sound one for the neighbourhood vinegar-lovin’ chowmein joint, but when both performers and characters are as insipid as the ones in One By Two, you’d be best advised to call for the check instead.
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  •  India Today -Rohit Khilnani Rating-1
Barely five minutes into the film and I knew the next one hour and fifteen minutes will be nothing less than torture. As if the writing, direction and acting was not bad enough, the film lurches out one gross scene after another-from Abhay Deol's nonstop farts to his burps
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  •  Book My Show -Tanaya Ramyani Rating-6
Devika Bhagat’s One By Two tracks the lives of Amit (played by Abhay Deol) and Samara (played by Preeti Desai). If you are expecting a typical Bollywood masala flick, this movie is not for you. However, if you just want to relax and enjoy a good romantic-comedy, this is it.
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  •  Bollywood Life -Bhagyashree Pawar Rating-2
One By Two is Devika Bhagat’s debut as a director and Abhay Deol’s debut as a producer. All these firsts put together deliver a mess. Incurable romantics should certainly not watch One By Two, ‘coz they will be in for an unpleasant surprise – it has very little romance or comedy in it.
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  •  Now Running -Noyon Jyoti Parasara Rating-3
For a middle class person one by two would probably bring back a lot of happy memories. That one by two bowl of soup with the college sweetheart, the one by two cup of coffee with friends... the concept of one by two easily is one of the best gifts to the consumerist world. In a scene from Abhay Deol
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  •  DNA -Tushar Joshi Rating-4
A modern day rom com, One By Two is the story of two individuals with different personalities, ambitions and past, who by chance happen to meet each other and interact.The humor is adult, but the basic premise of the plot is highly juvenile.There are two parallel stories running at the same time
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  •  Times of India -Madhureeta Mukherjee Rating-4
Wait to be seated, in the meanwhile take a look at the menu tonight. The portions are large, so everything is served one by two. In the 'Specials' we have a daringly different product of Bollywood, Abhay Deol. With a storyline that wants to leap out of mundane romcoms.
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  •  Mumbai Mirror -Rahul Desai Rating-4
Somewhere during the vacuum between the second and third act, Rati Agnihotri, instead of fixing her son's (Deol) most recent meltdown (remnant of Culkin's guitar-boxers-loudspeakers act in Jackson's 'Black Or White'), dismisses his antics by delivering a profoundly accurate line
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  •  Sify -Sonia Chopra Rating-4
Abhay Deol plays boring Amit Sharma with a boring name. That's what his ex-girlfriend calls him when he tries a drunken serenade to win her back. Moping and inattentive at work, the viewer is to believe that he is "the most talented worker" in the office, and the boss's successor.
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  •  Mid Day -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-3
There are movies that entertain you and gladden your hearts, there are movies that make you sad and weepy, and then there are movies that well, evoke only one emotion. Boredom. One by Two is that movie. It made me want to sleep not only while watching it, but even as I write its review.
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  •  Glamsham -Martin D'Souza Rating-2
ONE BY TWO is experimental cinema. While those involved seem to be having a gala time, the audience becomes the guinea pigs.Having said that, the effort to be different by Abhay Deol and his producer friends needs to be applauded. They had the guts to go ahead with a plot they thought
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  •  Filmfare -Rachit Gupta Rating-4
They used to serve a bowl of soup, one by two. Now they serve a bowl of cinematic goulash in the same portion. It’s inedible but nonetheless it’s being served at a multiplex near you. It comes in two parts as you would guess. First comes a slow, coma-inducing half which is then followed
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  •  IBN Live -Rajeev Masand Rating-3
The two protagonists in One By Two - a software guy (Abhay Deol) and a dancer (Preeti Desai) - don't meet until the very last scene of the film. It's an usual and even a fascinating idea to construct a movie around, but writer-director Devika Bhagat can't seem to come up with a compelling
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  •  Yahoo Movies -Rummana Ahmed Rating-2
Abhay Deol sleepwalks through a film that reeks of shoddy writing and dull characterization. Amit Sharma (Abhay Deol) is a lousy employee, a boring lover and basically a loser who loves to wallow in self-pity after his girlfriend ruthlessly dumps him. Instead of channelizing his energy into something
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  •  India Today -Vinayak Chakravorty Rating-4
Love at first sight isn't a saleable reality in Bollywood anymore, so filmmakers have to hunt for fresh twists to keep the rom-com going. For a generation driven more by ambition than the idea of falling in love, a balance has to be struck between varying mindsets that rarely confluence.
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  •  One India -Vaishak Rating-3
Devika Bhagat's One By Two is like an Anaconda, a special Anaconda which is very long that nobody can figure out where its tail ends.This long boring tale (If the definition of 'tale' can be relaxed) is a new breed of torture that is packaged in the name of cinema.The so called plot of this film is like a ghost.
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  •  Indiaglitz -Vishal Verma Rating-4
Biting more than it can chew... Abhay Deol we knew always surprised us with his choice as an actor - 'Manorama Six Feet Under', 'Ek Chalis Ki Last Local', 'Dev.D' and of course 'Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!' With 'One By Two' Abhay turns producer and does thinks differently, goes out of the box.
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  •  Hindustan Times -Anupama Chopra Rating-4
The story by writer-director Devika Bhagat isn’t half-bad but these characters whine too much to be interesting company. Devika’s dialogues don’t help either —early in the film as Samara is getting cosy with another dancer, she shifts awkwardly and says, "Sorry, thong adjustment".
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  •  India Today -Saurabh Dwivedi Rating-3
One by Two is Devika Bhagat's film. Till now she only wrote screenplays and stories. And she was off to a good start with the film 'Manorama Six Feet Under'. People have mostly seen this movie on DVDs bought, but quickly loved it. Soon followed films like 'Aisha' and 'Jab Tak Hi Jaan'.
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  •  Daily Bhaskar - Rating-2
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,
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  •  Business of Cinema -Udita Jhunjhunwala Rating-3
The writer of dud Aisha, Devika Bhagat takes to the helm of this urban story about two young people searching for purpose in their meandering lives.Amit Sharma (Abhay Deol) is a software engineer nursing a broken heart, which is further shattered when his ex-girlfriend describes him as boring.
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  •  Deccan Herald -Arkadev Goshal Rating-6
What’s better than a Bollywood film with a story? One with two stories! And even better if they cross paths intermittently and finally blend into one. That’s what Devika Bhagat attempted with “One By Two”, and almost manages to pull off, the key word here being “almost”.
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