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Ek Second... Jo Zindagi Badal De... (2010)

A dual look at a woman's life - when she misses her train; and when she actually catches it.

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Bhushan Agarwal
Nikita Anand ...
Tamana
Venita Anand
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Rozza Catalona ...
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Pradeep Chaudhry
Hussain
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Hanbir Malik
Vicky Oberoi
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Rao
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Based in Malaysia, Rashi, misses the launch of 'Destiny' a book authored by her boyfriend, Shantanu Roy. The following day she misses her train, is late in attending work which results in losses, and is fired. The story takes a parallel look at her life - when she does catch the train, makes the deadline, and returns home to find Shantanu in bed with a woman named Tamana. The wily Shantanu decides to manipulate both women but is in for surprises. On the second front, an unemployed and heartbroken Rashi meets with and fall in love with Yuvraaj, who assists her in running her own advertising firm. But she will in for more heartbreak when she finds out that he is already married. In both cases Rashi will find her life spiraling out of control after being manipulated and betrayed by both men. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Dil Tukade Tukade Ho Gaye
Written by Pradeep Chaudhary
Composed by Arvinder Singh
Performed by Arvinder Singh and Richa Sharma
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A dedicated poor copy of "Sliding Doors" (1998).
19 June 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

The long old practice of getting inspired from the West continues in Bollywood with this new release called "Ek Second - Jo Zindagi Badal De" as its complete title. A very immature copy of "Sliding Doors" released in 1998, it simply offers nothing even close to exciting or thought provoking as compared to its original. In fact the only positive impact it can possibly make is to create enough curiosity in the viewers to watch its real source of inspiration, which no doubt was based on imaginative creative thinking.

But whenever such hugely inspired movies are presented before us, I really wonder that Do the writers and directors actually reveal what they are going to copy in their initial talks with the producers about the project or not? Do they really bring along the Original DVDs of the English movies in those meetings or they simply take the producers as granted. Whatever the case may be, the bitter truth is that Indian Film Industry is still working on the same rotten path of copying and we are still being served very amateurish kind of unofficial versions in the name of entertainment.

Director Partho Ghosh has earlier been associated with projects such as 100 DAYSand AGNISAKSHI which were also clear clones of their English hits. And he keeps following the same old trend in his EK SECOND too. However in his latest version he chooses a wrong movie to get inspired from as the subject is just not apt for the Indian viewers.

The story deals with a female character, whose life gets drastically affected, as she misses on to the tube-train by only one second. From the tube-station itself the narration divides the storyline into two imaginary parts. One part of the movie talks about the girl taking the train in time and then meeting another guy in the tube. Whereas the other part of the story deals with the girl missing the train and then catching her boyfriend at home in bed with another lady. Sounds interesting…….yes it surely is, but sadly not in this below average copy of the real thing, as it completely ruins the innovative subject with its sub-standard treatment.

In few words, EK SECOND is one of those poorly made projects which luckily get to see the light of the theaters due to some reason. The movie seems to be long in the making with names such as Manisha Koirala, Jackie Shroff and Anand Raaj Anand. Many scenes in the film involving some new and uncomfortable actors are simply intolerable. Post intermission, each such new scene featuring the amateur actors forces you to move out of hall at once, which clearly indicates about the quality of the movie as a whole.

Frankly speaking, I should not be taking more of your time writing about the performances, music, cinematography or direction in "EK SECOND". If you really think it's based on an interesting concept, then you may watch "Sliding Doors" (which incidentally is also just an above average stuff only).

Yet, the only comment I can give here for the movie is, Let's move on to something better.

Rating : No Stars (As it's another unofficial rip-off)


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