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Ek Second Jo Zindagi Badal De review by The Telegraph
Ek Second Jo Zindagi Badal De critic rating (The Telegraph): 2
Ek Second Jo Zindagi Badal De review by Mumbai Mirror
Ek Second Jo Zindagi Badal De critic rating (Mumbai Mirror): 1

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Ek Second Jo Zindagi Badal De  (2010 - Hindi)

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Ek Second Jo Zindagi Badal De cumulative rating: 2.05 out of 52.05/5 (53 users)

Ek Second Jo Zindagi Badal De critics rating: 1.5 out of 5 1.5/5 (2 critics)

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  • Ek Film Jo Sar Mein Dard Kar De

    Ek Second Jo Zindagi Badal De rating: 2 out of 10(Pravir wrote on 21 Jun 2010)

    Partho Ghosh is an extremist, and doesn’t believe in mediocrity. Very fond of remakes (read: without obtaining rights), on one hand he would deliver decent hit thrillers like 100 Days, Agni Sakshi, Ghulam–E–Mustafa, Yugpurush and Dalaal giving a new high to the careers of Jackie, Nana, Madhuri, Manisha and Mithun, and on the other hand he would generate dead turkeys like Khotey Sikke, Mr. Hot Mr. Kool, Maseeha and Surya (also in between dabbling with half X rated thrillers with the likes of Payal Rohatgi and Monalisa). So we just keep guessing which way he’s going to move this time…

    Shantanu Roy (Muammar Rana), an ace writer of romantic thrillers, announces his new novel which is based on destiny. His steady partner Rashi (Manisha Koirala) is an unlucky girl, who’s always late in her life, even if it is matter of a second. Be it the novel inauguration ceremony, or meeting with foreign delegates in her office, or catching Shantanu cheating on her with his ex–girlfriend Tamanna (Nikita Anand), she is always late by a flicker. As a result, she loses her job, and is unknowingly on the verge of losing her partner.

    Now, the story tries to analyze what could have happened to her life if she wasn’t late anytime. To illustrate, the narrative takes an if–else path, looking at her life journeys of Rashi 1 (the unlucky one) and Rashi 2 (with a better sense of timing). What follows, are the hurdles, complexities and the solutions to the events in the life of the two Rashis, involving Shantanu, Tamanna, Rashi’s lucky mascot / adviser Yuvraj (Jackie) and his wife (Rozza), and their family friend Sam (Sunil Singh)…

    The film is a good example of how to mess around with a much appreciated and decent original movie plot. It’s supposed to be a thriller with “what–next” expectations, but it drags slower than a tortoise. Bad screenplay and ridiculous dialogue add to the misery. Acting by most of the cast is so bad, one can’t stop smiling in the serious scenes and cringe with embarrassment in the supposedly comic sequences. Watch out for the climax lecture and disclosure of his love by Sam to Tamanna, which literally gagged me. The confusion with two Rashis is so much that it needs a continuous Raza Murad–ish live commentary to distinguish which one is in the frame.

    Other technical areas like cinematography, editing and choreography are average, with not less than two songs picturised on Sunil Singh with the three ladies seductively dancing around him; this is his home production after all (aisa mauka phir kahan milega). It’s a pity this movie releases on the eve of Ms Koirala’s marriage. Partho Da, if this is what you plan to deliver as mainstream cinema now on, better stick to “Chetna” and “Meri Life Mein Uski Wife”. At least a subset of population will be happy with your work then…

    Performances: Manisha Koirala and Nikita Anand are the only points of salvation. Manisha, looking better and fitter, tries to infuse life in her pseudo double role and does alright. She badly needs good character roles with decent filmmakers at this point of time. Nikita, in the short tempered and schizophrenic character, is better than any of the remaining cast. She also deserves better movies. Jackie looks disinterested in his extended guest appearance. Rozza is hardly there. Somebody has misinformed Muammar Rana about his killer looks and award worthy acting skills. Be informed ASAP. And last but not the least; Sunil Singh surely deserves a golden kela in the supporting role category, for continuously delivering faulty Hindi and Urdu endless dialogue phrases.

    Music: Three composers, including a reliable Anand Raj Anand, couldn’t come up with a decent soundtrack for this album. The title track sung by Adnan Sami and the one in the end rolling titles are better of the lot, but get diluted because of awful picturisation.

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