Sunny Leone’s Tera Intezaar movie review: messy mystery will leave you floundering

Sunny Leone’s Tera Intezaar is impressed with four characters. A man in a blue, another man in a shiny mustard suit, a girl in a flowery dress and a third man in a black suit, stride into an opulent house and marvel at some paintings. This is the kind of art you look at curiously as you walk along a street side gallery. But these four characters seem impressed. 

“Awesome”, “Lajawab”, “Kya mast hai”, “Fantastic”, they exclaim in turn. And then before they can run out of the house with the large canvases, they are submerged and trapped in one of the paintings, drowning in clear blue waters. As they are floundering, man in mustard suit sees a boat and shouts, “Boat”! I don’t think my brain cells have died quicker, and the ones that lived are unwilling to forgive me!

For the remaining one hour and 40 minutes, there is no flotation device that can save the viewer from this absurd story. A man named Veer paints a woman from imagination. On his first chance meeting with Rounak (Sunny Leone) he shows her an image of her portrait and she’s smitten. 

Surprisingly her first instinct isn’t “stalker alert”. But then is logic, reason and a screenplay needed when you have Sunny Leone and Arbaaz Khan headlining your film? Credit to director Rajeev Walia, though, for waiting a whole 30 minutes before using Leone’s first sexy shot. Till then we see Leone as Rounak, beside herself with anguish as she is searching all over for her missing Veer (Arbaaz Khan).

In the meanwhile, the foursome is running around a forest trying to find their way to safety. The overdressed foursome is not just a collective of the worst actors in the world, but they are also some bargain basement art dealers who do a shabby job of trying to steal Veer’s paintings before they are attacked by the canvases. 

One by one they meet a tragic end. The screenplay goes from past to present and tries to keep you guessing as to what happened to Veer. The clues are there, and here’s a tip – there’s a big hint in Arbaaz’s yellow sweater (no more spoilers for those brave Khan and Leone fans who might have booked their tickets).

So, there are haunted paintings, missing people, a fraught art gallerist and a medium (Sudha Chandran) who can see into the past and present. Rounak is introduced to the medium by her sister and brother-in-law, Hasmukh — who is handed award-winning dialogue like “Airport main — I, myself and Roopa.

Dotted with one forgettable song after another, mostly depicting Veer and Rounak’s love story, Tera Intezaar is based on a story by Anwar Khan, with screenplay, editing and direction by Rajeev Walia. Arya Babbar is on his own trip and performing in a different movie genre altogether. Sunny Leone works hard to show she’s got acting skills in a film where the only performer who can trump her is Sudha Chandran. The chemistry between Leone and Khan is as palpable as an ice cube on a frozen lake.

If you last till the end of this messy mystery, then be prepared for a twist in the tale, unless you were paying attention to the yellow sweater/ shirt and a long-distance call? A Sunny Leone movie review from firstpost.

About Sunny Leone:

Sunny Leone, is a Canadian born Indian-American actress and bikini model, currently active in Bollywood and South Indian film industry. Sunny is a former porn-star. She has an American citizenship and did her study in US. Leone has also known as Karen Malhotra. Sunny Leone was selected as Penthouse Pet of the Year in 2003. She was a contract-based actress for Vivid Entertainment and was named by Maxim as one of the 12 top porn stars in 2010.

Sunny Leone has played roles in independent mainstream events, films and television shows. Her first appearance was in 2005, when Sunny worked as a red-carpet reporter for the MTV Video Music Awards on MTV India. In 2011, Sunny Leone participated in the Indian reality television series Bigg Boss. She also has hosted the Indian reality TV show Splitsvilla.

In 2012 Sunny Leone made her Bollywood debut in Pooja Bhatt's erotic thriller Jism 2 and shifted her focus to Bollywood mainstream acting which was followed up with Jackpot, Ragini MMS 2 and Ek Paheli Leela.

Apart from her acting career Sunny Leone has been part of activism campaigns including the Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles Half-Marathon to raise money for the American Cancer Society and has also posed for a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals ad campaign with a rescued dog, encouraging pet owners to have their cats and dogs spayed and neutered.

Sunny Leone was born in a Sikh Punjabi familiy. Her father was from Tibet and raised in Delhi and her mother was from Himachal Pradesh. 

Although the family was Sikh, her parents enrolled her in Catholic school as it was felt to be unsafe for her to go to public school. When she was 13, her family moved to Fort Gratiot, Michigan, then to Lake Forest, California a year later.

Sunny Leone's first mainstream appearance was in 2005, when she was a red-carpet host for the MTV Awards in India. Sunny has also had a cameo in the film The Girl Next Door.

Sunny Leone was a contestant in the second season of the Fox reality show My Bare Lady 2: Open for Business, in which a group of International actresses were given classes in investment ideas to make good financial net worth.

Sunny is the fan of actor Aamir Khan and over 60% of Leones fans are from South Asia.

Leone also landed a role in Middle Men, producer Chris Mallick's indie feature about the birth of the online porn industry set for wide theatrical release in 2009. She appeared in the 2010 film The Virginity Hit playing a version of herself, where she is hired to take the virginity of the lead character.

Leone has also part of the events SEMA International Auto Salon, the 2002 Extreme Autofest Pomona and the 2006 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Sunny Leone has also been the hostess at events in clubs like the Mansion in Miami and the Highlands in Hollywood.

In 2005 Forbes magazine had published an article about her life in the Vivid Entertainment. 

Sunny Leone was part of No More Bush Girls, in which she and several other popular adult actresses shaved off their pubic hair in protest of the George W. Bush presidency.

Sunny was interested in that Barack Obama in the 2008 U.S. presidential election, primarily because she felt he was more business friendly to the adult industry than his opponent John McCain.

Leone has a strong interest in health-fitness and has been featured in several mainstream fitness publications. Leone has modelled fitness clothing for the sports brand Fantasy Fitness.

Since 2011, Leone has been married to musician Daniel Weber. In July 2017 Sunny Leone and her husband Daniel Weber adopted their first child from Latur, a village in Maharashtra. The baby girl, whom they named Nisha Kaur Weber, was 21 months old at the time of adoption.

Photograph Courtesy: India Today.