Bas Ek Pal : Review

*ing: Sanjay Suri, Jimmy Shergill, Juhi Chawla, Urmila Matondkar, Rehaan Engineer
Director: Onir
Storyline: Five people bound inextricably by an incident that changes their lives forever that’s Bas Ek Pal for you. Set in Mumbai, the film explores the complexities of urban relationships. Each character has a secret. It is a journey of revelations, passions, jealousies, insecurities, love and anger, as each character searches for that elusive moment of happiness. To begin with, Juhi plays the role of Ira Malhotra, a former Miss India who seeks to end her failed marriage but cannot because her husband, Steeve (Rehaan Engineer) threatens to kill himself if she leaves him.

Cut to Anamika (Urmila Matondkar), who meets Nikhil (Sanjay Suri) at a pub one night. An instant chemistry sparks off between them. However, she disappears without even telling him her name. Nikhil starts to visit the pub regularly hoping to meet her again. Finally, one night when he visits the club with Rahul (Jimmy Shergill) who is with Anamika’s husband, and Steve (Rehaan Engineer), he finds her there. An altercation takes place, leading to a scuffle. Soon a shot is fired. Time stands still as Nikhil realises that he is holding a gun in his hand, the gun from which the shot has just been fired. This moment would change all their lives.

USP: A young story from the present times. Juhi plays a grey character for the first time.

  • Juhi Chawla says, Ira, the character she plays is one of the most intricate she has ever played.
  • Each character in the film has been given a certain hade. For instance, Juhi wears shades of blue and even the background colour changes to blue when she makes an appearance.
  • Similarly, Urmila is in shades of burnt orange. Among the boys, Sanjay is seen red, while Jimmy dons the white.