7 HOURS TO GO
7 HOURS TO GO REVIEW
A hostage turned heist movie, 7 hours a go is an action thriller which caters to its core plot of revenge. The plot begins with Arjun Ranawat (Shiv Pandit), portraying the character of a suspended police officer, who enters the high court only to see the love of her life shot dead by the powerful builder mafia-involved Khemka. Before he could gulp down the fact, the angst and anger for revenge within him heated to a point of extremity when he finally holds 7 hostages rather tactfully at apparently, the most secure place in India-the High Court. His demand was to bring in front of him the female police officer Shukla Ji who had been the subject of a newspaper article for her valour, strength and dedication to attain justice at any cost. The time allotted to her to dig out Khemka and get the facts to prove him guilty was 7 hours.
While a major portion of the movie had its plot beating around the bush, everyone was left in oblivion only to assimilate the confusion, more than the suspense. The story is the valued asset of the movie for it does gather involvement and attention of the viewers, but the execution of the story is poor. The faux pas in the movie was the dearth of good implementation of an otherwise good story.
Among dozens and dozens of male policer officers is this female cop, who in order to be shown as bold and out-going is seen to be changing her attire in front of the male journalist. She is portrayed as a good leader, well, with a tad bit of poor acting skills while, although she might have tried, but couldn’t keep away from overacting in scenes. Only in the later part is she shown as a sheer puppet in the hands of the conspirators, who, by the sweat of their brow, plan to unleash and unravel Khemka.
Arjun Ranawat, played by Shiv Pandit, gets the viewers to glue their attention. While Shiv Pandit does a decent job, the villain Khemka is ridiculously flat and utter disappointment for the lack of good performance and the guile look that a villain is born to carry.
ACP Dhadke, played by Varun Badola, is the only entertaining character of the movie who manages to entertain the viewers with his gags amidst the much tensed situation. The movie is typically Maharashtrian, leaving not a miniscule portion of its essence throughout, other than the song during the Ganesh Ganpathi visarjan ‘Balvinder Dance’ which was a major faux pas in the album of the movie. At a later stage of the movie, while the conspirators ultimately try to get what was enough to expose Khemka, the director has shown over-the-top unbelievable non-pragmatic tactics and incredible high-tech gadgets letting them enter through the high security vaults which eventually gets difficult to gulp down for the audience. The movie is based on assumptions for while watching it, certain actions are taken randomly without depicting how they came to the particular conclusion. It had a major dearth in detailing so as to let the audience know about things explicitly. A few moments of a demented assassin are shown in the movie as hired by Khemka to put an end to Arjun Ranawat and hence, the entire drama. In all, it is an average watch with a more-than-just good story, yet lacking depiction.