One By Two - External Reviews

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?)
quick review:

An attempt at being fun, cute, and philosophical. You wish it were an attempt with more conviction. Yet, a decent TV watch.

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39 reviewers have given One By Two an average rating of 0.6/5.0 (?)

1 yays
31 nays
7 so-so

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Thumbs down by Anna MM Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...One By Two is like the farts that Amit dispenses after over-eating his mother’s paneer dish: it’s just so much gas and thin air, but dissipates into the surrounding atmosphere as the memory of this film already has.... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K. Jha, Apun Ka Choice ...Irresistible in parts, "One By Two" never disappoints.... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...ONE BY TWO turns out to be the first highly disappointing film delivered by one of the most reliable and dependable actors of Hindi cinema i.e. Abhay Deol. And the actor shouldn’t have really opted for such a useless script at all.... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...On the whole, an out of the box film like ONE BY TWO has some engaging moments, but they are few and far between. The excessive length and the slow pacing also play a spoilsport. SHARE THIS Add to Favourites BollywoodHungama Movie Music Critic - 1340 share on digg BollywoodHungama Movie Music Critic - 1340 share on twitter BollywoodHungama Movie Music Critic - 1340 share on stumbleupon BollywoodHungama Movie Music Critic - 1340 share on de.icio.us BollywoodHungama Movie Music Critic - 1340 share on facebook BollywoodHungama Movie Music Critic - 1340 share on myspace BollywoodHungama Movie Music Critic - 1340 share on google BollywoodHungama Movie Music Critic - 1340 share on technorati BollywoodHungama Movie Music Critic - 1340 BollywoodHungama Movie Music Critic - 1340 share on reddit ... full review

Thumbs down by Bhagyashr​i Pawar , Bollywood Life ...It is not all bad. The music of One By Two is fresh, contemporary and pleasant, be it energetic numbers like I’m just pakaoed and Kaboom or the slow Baat kya hain. Abhay Deol is cute. Preeti Desai is hot. Hmmm… Sorry, we can’t think of any other reasons to watch the film.... full review

So-So BookmyShow ...Fun, feel-good and a concept from the Hindi film industry that keeps you non-pakaoed throughout... full review

So-So by Tanaya Ramyani, BookmyShow ...Fun, feel-good and a concept from the Hindi film industry that keeps you non-pakaoed throughout... full review

Thumbs down Daily Bhaskar ...It is time to introspect, Abhay. And come back stronger!... full review

So-So by aneela.zeb.b, Desi Martini ... I REALLY want to like this film but its KAboom needs more BOOM! Jigar more trigger.... full review

Thumbs down by SOMESH SINHA, Desi Martini ... Overall, a dreary effort! I am strictly adhering to the title of the movie in giving stars, i.e. 1/2, precisely. ... full review

Thumbs down by Rony D'costa, Desi Martini ... A film that had the potential to be a nice rom-com. Alas, the writing and the length lets it down... full review

So-So by Smita, Desi Martini ... An unfocussed and meandering plot make this a long and boring watch ... full review

Thumbs down by Tushar Joshi, DNA ...and funny in parts, One by Two needed to double its dosage of humor and drama to come out with flying colors. Unfortuantley it remains a half baked effort to provide any real entertainment. Film ReviewOne By TwoAbhay DeolPreeti DesaiLillete DubeyRati AgnihotriPreetika ChawlaGeetika TyagiDarshan Jariwala Jump to comments by Taboola Sponsored Content We Recommend Nasi Biryani Lembaga Tabung HajiHungryGoWhere Malaysia The Most Shocking Olympic Scandals Sportable.is The Most Outrageous, Perfectly Timed Photos You'll Ever See!Amazingly Timed Photos The last thing a 3-year-old Syrian said before he died: “I’m gonna tell God everyt…World Observer Online 8 of the Worst January Deadline Day Signings Everftbpro Heart Attack: How Your Body Warns You Days BeforeNewsmax Health Iran-Saudi relations: A new Cold War heating up?CNBC World's Source of Curling Stones on SaleSportable.is by Taboola Promoted Content From The WebFrom DNA India Nasi Biryani Lembaga Tabung Haji (HungryGoWhere Malaysia) The last thing a 3-year-old Syrian said before he died: “I’m gonna tell God everything” (World Observer Online) You Won't Believe Your Eyes With These Perfectly Timed Pictures! (Amazingly Timed Photos) Sochi Solicits Animal Death Squads (Sportable.is) 8 of the Worst January Deadline Day Signings Ever (ftbpro) Leonardo DiCaprio admits 'love' for Kate Winslet - Entertainment - dna Leonardo DiCaprio rarely showers, refuses to use deodorant - Entertainment - dna When Amitabh Bachchan washed Kareena Kapoor's feet! - Entertainment - dna Robert Kubica, Mark Webber and Kimi Raikkonen like Michael Schumacher were involved in accidents aw… Robert Pattinson plans romantic getaway with Dylan Penn - Entertainment - dna ALSO READ Inspired by dad: Shahid Kapoor shaved his... Insane, amazing: Jared Leto on Oscar... Zee Cine Awards: Nominations for Best Film Russell Crowe starrer Noah's new... Varun Dhawan's, 'Main Tera Hero... 'Bade Acche Laggte Hai' goes the... MORE STORIES LATEST VIDEOS Weary Kiev protesters keep up two-month... Full House's Uncle Jesse, Joey and Danny... Shakira and Rihanna sizzle in sexy new music... EDITOR'S PICKS Mumbai Mumbai Mayor Sunil Prabhu presents Rs 70,000 crore plan to finance panel chief Share 2 hours 27 min ago India Hasiba B Amin, the face behind Rahul Gandhi's 'Yuva Shakti' advert under attack on Twitter Share 11 hours 49 min ago One by Two needed to double its dosage of humor and drama to come out with flying colors. Unfortuantley it remains a half baked effort to provide any real entertainment Around the web... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...Both the music and the yuppie South Bombay setting are equally superficial—although one ditty, "I am pakaoed", does echo our sentiments quite accurately.... full review

Thumbs down by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...The leads, Abhay and Preeti do give it their best shot. But neither one looks convincing in their part. Devika Bhagat, the first-time director of One By Two is an under-baked film has a few flashes in the pan. But the final dish is just passé... full review

Thumbs down by Suprateek Chatterjee, FirstPost ...One By Two has a few great ideas and can boast of better aesthetics than what Bollywood usually churns out, but it ends up being a victim of its own imagined cleverness.... full review

Thumbs down by Suprateek Chatterjee, FirstPost ...Here's what's truly disappointing about the non-masala Bollywood bandwagon that brings out films like One By Two... full review

Thumbs down by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal ... The story flits between the two somewhat parallel universes, that intersect superficially from time to time and after about two hours plus of unbearably stretched out runtime, comes to a common meeting point. ... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...The music too is soulful, rhythmic as well as loaded with meaningful lyrics. ... full review

Thumbs down by Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times ...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... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...One By Two tries hard to break the mold of Bollywood rom-coms, but seldom offers scenarios or characters that are refreshingly original. A feisty young girl whom Amit dates on his mother's insistence steals the film in only a couple of scenes. She's got what the film badly needed - oodles of spunk. ... full review

Thumbs down by Vinayak Chakravorty, india today ...Abhay is earnest as ever, smoothly underplaying Amit's confused persona.... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...You wish that One By Two had been half as much fun.... full review

Thumbs down Indicine ...Disappointing! One By Two had a quirky one line idea behind it but the execution of a two hour plus film can’t stand up only by it. It needed more zing and as one character famously says in the movie it needed a lot more “inspiration ki hawa”. It is recommended that you ... full review

Thumbs down by Mohar Basu, koimoi ...When it is an Abhay Deol film you go in expecting quality, out-of-the-box endeavor but this time the actor strands you in middle of one heck of a horrible film that suffers from loopy writing. There is a lack of emotion in the story and a lack of heart in the execution which makes the film such a shamefully bland one. I am going with a 1/5 for it. Barring the few songs there is nothing fresh to seek in this insipid affair.... full review

Thumbs down by Nandini Ramnath, Live Mint ...The classic rom-com premise—the perfect couple from the same social bubble travels halfway around the world before eventually being united—is stretched beyond permissible limits in Devika Bhagat’s debut feature... full review

Thumbs down by Rahul Desai, manuscrypts ...Sameer Arya's cinematography sparkles through most of the low-light stage and party setups, but even Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy's remarkable score cannot stitch together this stilted take on a coming-of-age musical.... full review

Thumbs down by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA ...Well frankly speaking there is not much dum in this boring, confusing, abrupt, lame and pakau film. The makers could have done wonders with this given opportunity and ends up on a disappointing note. 'One By Two' will remind you of all those long and boring algebra classes leading to huge boredom.... full review

Thumbs down by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...Alas, they cannot reduce the tedium of the tale for One By Two does not add up to much... full review

Thumbs down by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, Now Running.com ... Abhay Deol's first film as a producer. We definitely expected better! ... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, Rediff ...Like the parents in the film, we deserve better.... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...One bu two cannot keep you interested in either the characters or their lives. Sadly in the end, it turns out to be more clutter-inducing than clutter-breaking... full review

So-So by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ...Overall, a worthwhile film since it features a real life couple on screen!... full review

So-So by Ankita Chaurasia, Star Blockbuster ...With Valentine’s Day around the corner, a rom-com like One By Two has a fair chance of cashing in on the lack of other movies. Cosying up with your beloved in a theatre doesn’t necessarily need a good script, does it?... full review

Thumbs down by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST ...To say the list there,s ample beating the bush throughout the flim and by the time it reaches to its main point you are just pakaoed.... full review

So-So by SUDHISH KAMATH, The Hindu ...Great characters, quite a few moments of quirk and some good lines let down by shoddy storytelling ... full review

Thumbs down by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India ...Abhay is good in his part, but after his super performance in 'Raanjhanaa' he's not at his peak here. ... full review

Thumbs down by Swayamsrestha Kar, Upper Stall ...All in all, One By Two is disappointing. Massively so... full review

Thumbs down by Rummana Ahmed, yahoo! India ...Shankar, Ehsan, Loy’s music provides no reprieve.My one star is for the impressive pieces of choreography performed by Ashley Lobo’s troupe. That was the only sliver of silver lining in the film.... full review