Film: Ek Second...Jo Zindagi Badal de
Cast: Manisha Koirala, Nikita Anand, Rosa Catalano, Jackie Shroff, Sunil Singh
Genre: Drama
Direction: Partho Ghosh
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes

Story: Different versions of the same story....The first one centres around working girl Manisha Koirala who misses a train and ends up battling with a philandering boyfriend and working class blues. The second one centres around the same Ms Koirala who hops on to the train and scripts a whole new story that sees her climbing up in life with another boyfriend (Jackie Shroff).

Movie Review: Manisha Koirala returns after a prolonged hiatus, as does Jackie Shroff. But, while Ms Koirala manages to look fit and trim, Jackie seems to have slipped and slipped and slipped....Same Parinda, Khalnayak, Ram Lakhan guy? Ahem!

Manisha is essentially aaj ki naari who wants it all: job satisfaction, love, romance, shaadi, motherhood, family. But which door will lead her to it in a world of Sliding Doors? Option one: she can settle down to a middle class existence with boyfriend Muammar Rana who prefers a bit (Nikita Anand) on the side. Option two: she can kick butt of a two-timing lover and take a hike on the greener side, with Mr Moneybags (Jackie Shroff) who too happens to have a side dish (Rosa Catalano). So who does she opt for? Ask the in-house counsel, good friend Sam (Sunil Sharma), whose job is to set things right for all the confused souls sailing across the screen.

Play it again, Sam! Need to pump in some more dum, both in the drama and the star cast to enable the film to have an impact that lasts beyond Ek Second.

Rating : 2 / 5 by Times of India