EK PAHELI LEELA is a story based on reincarnation spanning 300 years. The story begins in the present moment with two of its main characters going into flashback mode.
Meera (Sunny Leone) is a well sought-after model based in the UK. Though born in India, she has not been to her country of birth since the age of 10. She suffers from claustrophobia and is afraid of boarding an aircraft. However, her agency gets her to India on a shoot in Rajasthan after getting her drunk over tequila shots and onto a private jet.
Here, in Rajasthan, she meets and marries Prince Ranveer (Mohit Alawat). Incidentally this very place is where the story began 300 years ago.
In another part in India, Karan (Jay Bhanushali) wakes up every day with the name of Leela on his lips. This nightmare takes him to a god man who reveals to him his past. Leela is Sunny Leone, a village girl he was in love with and wanted to marry. But Bhairav (Rahul Dev) fell in love with Leela and put an end to their relationship.
With this truth, Karan comes to Rajasthan to get to the bottom of the puzzle.
Leela is already married and this confounds him further. He is now in search of the reincarnated Bhairav who had put an end to their relationship. Will he be able to convince Meera that her husband is the same man who had destroyed their (his and her) relationship 300 years ago?
The film is shot on a grand scale but the connecting links to the past 300 years are not that convincing. The story could have been better entwined leaving the viewer in a state of suspense. Unfortunately, Bobby Khan treats the two issues differently and hence loses out on capitalizing on the tantalizing twist in the end.
Sunny Leone is a little more comfortable in this film, than in last few films. Gone is her cold, distant look. She looks more involved. And although we have the mandatory ‘roll in the hay’ (in this case, roll in the sand) shots, she manages a decent performance.
The rest of the cast give a perfunctory performance.
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