Jayant Kripalani, Diwakar Pundir, Geetika Tyagi, Maya Sarao, Yudhishtir Urs,
Anish Trivedi, Preetika Chawla, Tahir Bhasin, Yashika Dhillon
Kapoor, Vikram Khakhar, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Pictures, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Two is a film which
tracks down the lives of two protagonists parallelly. I can not actually put it
under the genre of Romance or Comedy as such, but yes, it deals with certain
complexities of love, profession, dreams, aspirations, ambitions, relationships,
parental concerns in a lighter manner.
role of an individual whose left / right hemisphere of the brain both seems to
be in conflict with one another adding confusion to his life. Though being a
software professional whom boss / colleagues trust, he is neither at his
optimum best in his professional life nor in personal life. He is complacent
with the fact that he is boring in his approach towards life. His way of
handling rejections in relationships are not overdone. His mood swings, casual
yet sensitive relationships with parents, perseverance to win back the
girlfriend, his annoying flatulence (though this humour was out of place), his
approach in life with a spectator’s attitude are effortlessly played by Abhay
Deol. A nagging mother Meenu Sharma (Rati Agnihotri) and one-liner witty Susheel
Sharma (Jayant Kripalani) portrayed their roles realistically.
(Preeti Desai) plays the role of a dancer, aspiring to make it big. Choreographer
Ashley Lobo’s signature dance moves are well projected by Samara. Her efforts
to give priorities / value to relationships, yielding in love at times, singing
aloud ‘Kaboom’ on road soon after break-up projects the attitude of the
character. The tumultuous life of a mother Kalpana Patel (Lillette Dubey) capsized
in a drunken state handled by a loving and a caring daughter is quiet
officers less in action, more in Shero-Shayari adds zest to the whole plot. Darshan
Jariwala’s affectionate Mamu act to Abhay Deol is good. Other actors viz. Diwakar Pundir, Geetika Tyagi, Maya
Sarao, Yudhishtir Urs, Anish Trivedi, Preetika Chawla, Tahir Bhasin, Yashika
Dhillon also do a pretty decent job.
approach to tell a story (of two) through her direction, story and screenplay
is appreciable but one can not deny the fact that it has flaws as well. The
first half is a drag. One keeps wondering and waiting for the two protagonists
to meet each other but ….. oh, let me not reveal the same that when do their
paths actually intersect.
Kaboom, Khushfehmiyan, Pakaoed, Khuda na Khasta… Shankar-Ehsaan-Leo have
definitely unplugged melodious ‘Khushfehmiyan…’, ‘Baat kya hai…’ very well.
feel-good factor (with occasionally just the opposite).
it is left to the imagination of the audience whether it is actually an end or a
new beginning for the protagonists appearing not in a split-screen but in single
screen in a sequel.