Banner: Paper Doll Entertaiment
Producer: Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Ahmed Khan & Shaira Khan
Director: Bobby Khan
Cast: Sunny Leone, Rajneesh Duggal, Jay Bhanushali, Mohit Alawat, Rahul Dev, Jas Arora, Shivani Tanksale, V J Andy, Daniel Weber, Ehsaan Qureshi, Kulvinder Bakshish, Nausheen Ahmed, Girish Thapar, Jitendra Baiswal & Arun Singh
Music: Meet Bros Anjjan, Amaal Mallik, Dr. Zeus, Tony Kakkar & Uzair Jaswal
Débutante director Bobby Khan tries his super best to rekindle & refresh the “reincarnation” movies memories in his debut offering ‘Ek Paheli Leela’ and one must say that he does succeed to a great extent but…….! The 300 years old vintage voyeuristic carnival ‘EK Paheli Leela’ is aided & abetted by a promotional picturesque postcard, destinated & designated, journey from Milan to Jaisalmer. The oft repeated transitional jump from modern to rural and back to modernism is too frequent to be true. So much so that it leaves a jarringly jaded note of yawn inflicted boredom and the constant sexual innuendos is disguised as an entertainment spree, garnished with item numbers oriented songs galore, for the gullible cine goer.
Meera meets Leela (Sunny Leone in a double role) 300 years apart. But certainly not in the same vein as ‘Sally Meets Harry’. Yes! Meera a topnotch model from Milan is scared shit of taking a flight so when her manager Andy (V J Andy) bags a modeling assignment for her in Jaisalmer he tries his own tricks to put Meera on flight en route to Jaisalmer. Out here she meets hunks left, right & centre before being enlightened by the 300 years old fabled past of Leela, her so called reincarnated “Humshakal”. There is Karan (Jay Bhanushali) who hallucinates about Leela his lover now Meera whom he could not marry in his past life due to the evil designs of Bhairav (Rahul Dev). There is Prince Ranveer (Mohit Ahlawat) who is so besotted by Meera that he finally ends up tying the knot with her even before Karan could reach Jaisalmer to stake his claim again. And last but not the least, there is Shravan (Rajniesh Duggal) who also hovers around Meera, not knowing exactly what he is upto.
The same is the case with the preview audiences who were not exactly sure of what they were upto in this entire confusion confounded mileu. Bobby Khan makes a welcome Bollywoodian debut with big brother choreographer Ahmed Khan at the productional helm of affairs in tandem with his spouse Shaira Khan, Krishan Kumar and above all T – Series head honcho Bhushan Kumar. Its all in the family (affair) as they say. Need I say more.
Performance wise it is Porn Queen Sunny Leone all the way who spells her own magic in her first ever double role, both in her glam quotient oriented as well as her first ever village belle avatar. Yet no cause for making merry as she still has to traverse millions of miles to reach her histrionics department. And above all the men in brief (roles) like Rahul Dev, Jas Arora, Mohit Ahlawat and above all Rajniesh Duggal are perfection personified as per the demand of their brief roles are concerned. The rest of the actors like Daniel Weber (Sunny Leone’s real life partner), Shivani Tanksale, V J Andy, Ehsaan Qureshi, Kulvinder Bakshish, Nausheen Ahmed, Girish Thapar, Jitendra Baiswal & Arun Singh just about fill in the blanks to make the film a complete or incomplete package. Take it whichever way you want, the choice structly rests with you.
Tail piece: ‘Ek Paheli Leela’ is strictly an adults fare meant only Sunny Leone and the beefy boys Jay Bhanushali, Mohit Alawat, Rahul Dev, Jas Arora & Rajniesh Duggal fans. Kids stay away.