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Ek Second Jo Zindagi Badal De – movie review

A split second's decision can change the destiny of a person


Ek Second Jo Zindagi Badal De, movie review

There is one proverb which tells that whatever is written in one’s destiny, in some way or the other the incidents actually happen. But if we fight against it, and make the incident happen in a different way – then what will happen? Ek Second Jo Zindagi Badal De movie review

Ek Second Jo Zindagi Badal De is a thriller, directed by Partho Ghosh and happens to be ‘inspired’ by the Hollywood film ‘Sliding Doors’ which starred Gwyneth Paltrow. This story revolves around a girl named Raashi – played by Manisha Koirala. She has played the parallel roles – first time played by any Indian actress in Bollywood.

This film is about Rashi a lady who doesn’t know what her destiny has written for her. One day she is fired from her job and prepares to leave the town on the next train.

An innovative approach here is that from one point, there are two different versions of the same story running parallel. It is that one moment in her life which is just a second that Rashi has to take a call whether to board the train or not to. It is from here that the film follows Rashi’s parallel lives. There is one life of Rashi who has missed the train, and other one of the same lady Rashi who has boarded the train.

First version is that of the working girl Raashi who misses a train and ends up battling a playboy boyfriend and all has her middle class obstacles.

And the second story is about the same Raashi who discards this two-timer boyfriend and hops on to the train and she is moving upwards in life with another man in her life – Jackie Shroff. It comes to light that even this rich guy happens to have an affair with Rosa Catalano.

Raashi is the typical contemporary lady who years in life for a career, love, romance and even a family. The rest of the film is about which path she chooses for her life with guidance from a good friend Sam (Sunil Sharma).

Manisha Koirala returns after a long time in Bollywood for Ek Second Jo Zindagi Badal De and she does look really fit, trim and attractive, while our Jaggu (Jackie) who is usually debonair and handsome is somewhat disappointing in this film.

The drama and electrifying moments seen in 100 days, are missing in this film.

Ek Second Jo Zindagi Badal De has the script written by Amit Khan. Produced by Rachana Singh and co-prduced by Harbir Malik, Jackie Shroff and Manisha Koirala share the screen after a long time. The film is maiden venture for actor Sunil Singh and also has fresh faces namely Nikita Anand, Roza Catlano and Moammar Rana.

More exciting part of two different stories was the single end of both the stories which is more stunning. Sometimes in life a decision made in one second can turn the way of living of our life.

The film Ek Second Jo Zindagi Badal De marks the debut of Suniel Singh, Nikita Anand (Former Miss India), and the beautiful Rozza Catalano.

Cast of Ek Second Jo Zindagi Badal De:
Jackie Shroff
Manisha Koirala
Nikita Anand
Moammar Rana
Roza Catalano
Hanbir Malik
Suneil Singh

Credits & Crew of Ek Second Jo Zindagi Badal De:
Banner: Saroj Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
Director – Partho Ghosh
Producers – Rachna Sunil Singh, Agastyaa Singh
Story written by Amit Khan
Music – Gulam Khan, Arvinder Singh, Anand Raj Anand, Sawann Donirya
Lyrics – Pradeep Choudhary, Anand Raj Anand
Cinematography – Damodar Naidu, Kumud Verma
Costume Designer – Soniya Dhinngra
Sound Designer – Prakash Bhatia
Singers: Anand Raj Anand, Alisha Chinai, Sunidhi Chauhan, Arvinder Singh, Richa Sharma, Alka Yagnik, Shaan , Adnan Sami
Ek Second Jo Zindagi Badal De, movie review