One Friday Night Review: The world of mystery and suspense with “One Friday Night,” starring the talented trio of Raveena Tandon, Milind Soman, and Vidhi Chitalia. Directed by Manish Gupta, this thriller promises to keep you at the edge of your seat. However, as the reviews come in, it seems that the film falls short of expectations, disengaging and underwhelming its audience.
One Friday Night Review:
Ram Verma (Milind Soman) and Lata Verma (Raveena Tandon) have been married for two decades. While Ram is a successful business tycoon, Lata is a dedicated gynecologist. However, their seemingly happy marriage takes a dark turn when Ram indulges in an extramarital affair with Niru (Vidhi Chitalia). He plans a secret getaway with Niru, pretending to take a flight, but the weather takes a stormy turn, setting the stage for a series of unexpected events.
In the holiday villa, Niru reveals that she is two months pregnant, shocking Ram. As they playfully banter about their relationship, a sudden accident occurs, resulting in Ram falling from the balcony and injuring himself severely. From here, the story takes a gripping turn, leading viewers through the crazy happenings that unfold over ‘One Friday Night.’
Clocking in at just around 85 minutes, “One Friday Night” efficiently presents its narrative without wasting time. However, despite its compactness, the film falls short in multiple aspects. The plot-twist in the climax is indeed unexpected and shocking, elevating the overall experience. Yet, the film’s execution and writing come across as amateurish, with weak dialogues and unnecessary elongated scenes, making it feel tedious at times.
The performances add to the film’s underwhelming nature. While Milind Soman and Raveena Tandon deliver basic performances, there’s a noticeable lack of depth and preparation in their portrayals. Emotional scenes, especially from Milind, lack impact and fail to leave a lasting impression. Vidhi Chitalia as Niru showcases sincerity in her portrayal of a playful young woman, but her performance gets caught in the mediocrity of the film.
“One Friday Night” struggles to engage its audience as it navigates the thriller-drama genre. With better writing, execution, and performances, the film could have been more captivating. Despite its limitations, the commendable effort in presenting this film with limited resources deserves recognition.
For those curious to experience this compact thriller, “One Friday Night” is now available for streaming on Jio Cinema.”