Dashing young cop Ronojoy Bose (Yash Dasgupta) teams up with friends to expose the criminal empire of scientist Aditya Sen (Prosenjit Chatterjee) and bring him to book.
One is… an action adventure with dollops of comedy, drama, romance and sci-fi. Yes, it’s all of that and still a remake of Thani Oruvan, the 2015 Tamil blockbuster.
One is… a bizarre package of smart songs, tight action sequences, a brain-numbing background score and a storyline that has almost lost touch with logic and reality.
One is… where antagonist Aditya Sen (Prosenjit Chatterjee) is born in a car, tops his school exams, goes to jail, becomes a great scientist, is part of a medical cartel — and still emerges with a conscience at the end. Take that, Gabbar, Mogambo, Shakaal!
One is… where protagonist Ronojoy Bose (Yash Dasgupta) and gang solve sensational crimes by slinking out of police school in the middle of the night. They also ride bikes through the entire film without wearing helmets. Nopes, we’re not referring this case to the traffic violations department.
One is… the movie that marks the emergence of Yash as Dev 2.0. He’s got the same boyish face, the same bulging biceps and equally bad Bengali diction. Methinks there’s an assembly line in the producer’s office which generates these heroes.
One is… where the title does not refer to Prosenjit or Yash. It relates to the actual hero of the film — a dinky capsule that, believe it or not, acts as a microphone after Aditya has it inserted under Ronojoy’s skin. Aditya can hear everything Ronojoy says. We’re not asking what Aditya hears every morning when Ronojoy is in the loo.
One is… where Nusrat Jahan plays a police officer but is not once in uniform and spends most of her screen time trying to get her arms around the hero. She’s the film’s resident jack-in-the-box, popping up randomly whenever there is need for a song or an emotional scene with the hero.
One is… an exercise in training your face to smirk in 108 different ways. Prosenjit Chatterjee is the instructor and he’s simply fabulous. He shows that you can smirk while driving, talking on the phone, giving away prizes and even while trying to stab your girlfriend.
One is… where the unconnected song inserts don’t get canned in foreign lands. Finally. There’s a budget cut and the gaana sequences shift to India, notably Goa. One of the songs also has Yash inexplicably without the regulation moustache he sports through the rest of the film. Forget much, makeup department?
One is… where director Birsa Dasgupta gets hopelessly lost in the jungles of south remakeland. He’s holding his chin up, but is wandering about without a compass. Isse koi yahan se nikalo, please!