Directed By: Jasmine D’souza
Produced By: Pradeep Sharma, Furquan Khan
Cast: Tanuj Virwani, Sunny Leone,Nyra Banerjee
Duration: 1 hour 39 minutes
Bollywood Bubble Rating:★★

‘One Night Stand’. The name, along with Sunny Leone’s presence in the film, was creating all the buzz. We quite expected a refreshing chemistry between Leone and Tanuj Virwani, as well as a gripping story. Did it live up to the expectations anyway?

Urvil (Tanuj Virwani) visits Thailand for a professional purpose where he meets Celina (Sunny Leone). Hiding from each other that they both have a family, they indulge in a one night stand. Complications follow as Urvil is unable to get the woman out of his mind. He starts stalking Celina, who is married and is mother to a son; and is least interested to pursue any further with Urvil! It starts taking a toll on both their personal and professional spheres.

The precise problem with the film is the story. It is another conventional saga of a suddenly Cupid-struck soul which is unable to free itself as it mingles with a dilemma caused by the two women it desires. All the emotional roller coaster rides, the passion and the reluctance, the duality between infidelity and commitment have been witnessed by us many a times in many films before. The first half is comparatively bearable but the second half turns all scattered. We found the end an abrupt one which reaches no conclusion.

This was an important game for Tanuj after both of his previous films (‘Purani Jeans’ and ‘Luv U Soniyo’) sank at the box office. He is just alright in this flick too; though it is to be mentioned that his character gave him little scope to try something more beyond a man messed up with emotional conflicts. Comparatively, we liked Sunny. She had an inside crisis to depict and she put in complete efforts to perform that. For a positive change, her contribution as an actor was emphasised. Nyra Banerjee as Simran (Urvil’s wife) should have been a lot more intense. She almost looked plastic!

Rather, ‘One Night Stand’ turned out better on the technical aspect with strong cinematography by Rakesh Singh and fair editing by Rameshwar S Bhagat. It has glimpses of Thailand and the glimpses are not too long, but they are surely exotic. Songs, however, are not going to get you hooked to them.

Director Jasmine D’Souza, who debuts as a filmmaker with this one, deserves to be credited though; for almost bringing out the actor Sunny Leone and not presenting her as a mere symbol with physical attributes. Her directorial contributions are the reason why one would still be able to sit back till it finishes. She is surely one promising filmmaker who leaves us expecting more from her.

Verdict? You won’t miss anything if you give it a skip.