Devika Bhagat's One By Two is like an Anaconda, a special Anaconda which is very long that nobody can figure out where its tail ends. This long boring tale (If the definition of 'tale' can be relaxed) is a new breed of torture that is packaged in the name of cinema. The so called plot of this film is like a ghost.
I was deeply moved by many films made in India and abroad, but Devika Bhagat's One By Two made me cry! I developed existential crisis after watching this!
Abhay Deol's choice of films is indeed laudable. He has made a career by picking films that defy stereotype, by swimming against the tide... With ONE BY TWO, the talented actor turns film producer and you anticipate his production debut to hit the right notes. While the effort to push the envelope needs to be appreciated, ONE BY TWO suffers because it rests on a thin plot, with merely a few episodes grabbing your attention, not the film in its entirety!
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.