Film: One Two Three
Banner: Big Screen Entertainment
Producer: Kumar Mangat
Director: Ashwani Dhir
Music Director: Raghav Sachar
Lyrics: Aditya Shar
Story & Screenplay: Ashwani Dhir
Cast: Suniel Shetty, Paresh Rawal, Tusshar Kapoor, Esha Deol, Tanisha, Sameera Reddy, Neetu Chandra, Upen Patel
The film’s all about “Lakshmi Narayan… Lakshmi Narayan… Lakshmi Narayan,” and some “Rs 20 crores diamond.”
The plot of One Two Three revolves around the age old formula of mistaken identity and comedy of errors… needless to say that there is more “error” that “comedy.”
Seems like debutant director Dhir has got carried away by Shakespeare’s line – “What’s in a name” and has made a full length feature out it. One Two Three has three people by the same name (Suniel Shetty, Paresh Rawal, Tusshar Kapoor) who land up at the same hotel and thus starts the so called comedy of errors.
Suniel Shetty is Laxmi Narayan One, who is abused by his boss all the time. Caution… never ask him for direction as he goes into a monolog of left and right and right and left. Perhaps this part of the film is the only one the viewer can relate to.
Tusshar Kapoor is Lamxi Narayan Two, who plays a wannabe don and gets a contract to kill. Being the only eligible bachelor, he falls in love with a Madrasi designer Jia (Esha Deol) who designs underwear! Jia designs underwear’s because she has always been fascinated with the underworld.
Last but not the least we have Paresh Rawal as Laxmi Narayan Three who is a lingerie hawker.
In all this one forgets about the Rs 20 crores diamond, which lands up in the hands of Chandu (Upen Patel) and Chandani (Tanisha), who work as salespeople in a car showroom. One fails to figure what the sultry seductress Sameera Reddy was doing in the film!
To add to all this, Dhir gathered many of his “Office Office” characters artists, who were grossly wasted in the film. Being the writer of shows like “Office Office,” “FIR” and “Naya Office Office” just to name a few; one expected Dhir to come up with better characterization for the film.
The screenplay is a mockery and the less for the dialogues, the better it is.
Suniel Shetty underplays his character that one does not mind to ignore him. As far as Tusshar Kapoor goes, let’s not talk about him. Amongst the cast, Paresh Rawal is the saving grace. The rest of the cast is nothing to talk home about either.
In all technical departments, the film falls flat.
One expected a great script from Dhir, but in all fairness our advice to him is that he’s better off in TV.
The only saving grace of the film is its music. Raghav Sachar the show belongs to you.