New Delhi: It is interesting to see Sunny Leone's name as a solo credit during the titles while the names of her male co-stars are bunched together.
Yup, the Hindi film heroine has come of age. How much so, is apparent when we see Sunny Leone, the brunt of so many giggly jokes just two years, take centre-stage in this surprisingly engagement and yummy yarn about a sexy British-Indian model who in her previous life was a sexy Rajasthani chokri whom the local sculptor lusted after.
Film: Ek Paheli Leela
Cast: Sunny Leone,Mohit Ahlawat, Rajniesh Duggal, Jay Bhanushali, Rahul Dev
Director: Bobby Ahmed
Amusingly Ms Leone flashes more of her ample cleavage 300 years earlier in the pre-incarnation flashback than she does in the present. The very fetching Ms Leone's skin-show, done in temperate measures, provides an apt sense of continuity to a plot that is partially inspired by Shakti Samanta's ‘Mehbooba'. The hummable Amaal Malik track ‘Tere bin nahin laage' is used to nudge Sunny Leone's memory awake in much the same way that the haunting R.D. Burman track ‘Mere naina saawan bhadon' was used in ‘Mehbooba' to refurbish Hema Malini's memory.
Either way Ms Leone just can't stop taking a stroll down mammary, sorry, memory lane.
‘Ek Paheli Leela' is a voluptuous feast for the eyes, and I am not only referring to the film's heroine who is supremely confident in her skin. It's the aura of the film. The images splashed across the frames to represent two differences eras, are done in tastefully flamboyant colours that seem to pay a homage to the flamboyant aesthetics of Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
And just to get the Bhansali image out in the open, director Bobby Khan uses the very perky ‘Dholi taro dhol baaje' from ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam' to spice up the proceedings.
In all honesty, just like one part of our heroine's anatomy, the audiences' interest level is never allowed to sag. The plot moves through two completely antithetical eras with surefooted steps, making sure that none of the characters trip over in their enthusiasm to inject a freneticness into the plot.