Movie Review: One by Two (2014)

Box Office: Disaster

Amit Sharma (Abhay Deol) is an easy going man has given into the mundane and has absolutely no qualms about leading a boring life. On the other hand, his girlfriend, Samara Patel (Preeti Desai) finds no end to her frustration after failing to make a mark as a dancer. How the two take the path of self discovery is what forms the rest of the film.

With a very simply laid plot, ‘One By Two’ tracks down the lives of two protagonists, each caught up in their cobwebs in life, each wanting to get another step closer to the ultimate dream. What both of them lack, in their own distinct ways is the go-getter attitude and confidence to take over the big bad world. Isn’t that the case with most of us? The director effortlessly weaves the similarities in her characters with the stark differences in their personalities which is what makes the plot line so endearing to watch. The subtle undertone of the uncertainties that cloud the minds of most of the youth today is brilliantly dealt with. At no point does the director let the dialogues and treatment of the subject cross the line and sound preachy.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
3.5 “Irresistible in parts, `One By Two` never disappoints.”
Average Reviews
Negative Reviews
2.0 “ONE BY TWO has some engaging moments, but they are few and far between.”
2.0 “Debutante Devika’s concept might look good on paper, but onscreen it dissipates like diarrhoea. “
2.0 “This little film certainly could have done with much more of that rare commodity. “
2.0 “Devika Bhagat who has written for Bachna Ae Haseeno and Ladies vs Ricky Behl, might not enjoy the star power in her directorial debut but this isn’t a concern for her.”
2.0 “It remains a half baked effort to provide any real entertainment.”
DNA India
1.5 “One By Two is a drag.”
1.5 “The story just about takes shape by the end. But by then it has already lost any attention that it may have managed to grab. Pakaod! “
1.5 “You wish that One By Two had been half as much fun.”
1.5 “Tthe movie fails to touch a chord with the audience – neither emotional, nor comic.”
1.5 “One By Two is an gruesome exercise in vanity.”
One India
1.0 “Abhay Deol’s ONE BY TWO is experimental cinema. “
1.0 “One by Two is Abhay Deol’s worst film ever”
Daily Bhaskar
1.0 “One By Two is a linear film that doesn’t evoke anything from you at all. “

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