Verdict: The audience is held hostage in this crime drama.
7 Hours To Go could have been a fantastic thriller, but too many loopholes, a terrible soundtrack, and shoddy direction is what brings it down. After his loved one is shot down, Arjun (Shiv Pandit), takes a few people hostage at the High Court in Mumbai. The only person that he’s willing to have a conversation with is Shukla Ji (Sandeepa Dhar), a tough cop who chases and beats up the bad guys. A bit of negotiation takes place, but the police force fails to find out the man’s true intentions. All they know is that Arjun is after the life of the rich businessman, Kabir Khemka (Rohit Vir).
Shiv Pandit is a popular name on television and this was his opportunity to shine on the big screen. He plays the lead and delivers a decent performance. Sandeepa Dhar, on the other hand, is a disappointment. She tries hard to look the part of a stern cop but the makeup overload and the perpetual grin makes it less believable. Vipin Sharma, who was seen in last week’s release, Dhanak is competent. Very little can be said about the rest of the cast that looks uninterested in the proceedings.Saurabh Varma has written and directed 7 Hours To Go. While he manages a good story, his execution of it leaves much to be desired. The action sequences fail to bring you to the edge-of-your-seat and way too many creative liberties are taken. After all, how does one explain the fact that an unarmed man walks right into a hostage scene without being noticed? You also find it hard to connect with the characters, and in the end, it doesn’t matter if Arjun or the cops win as all you’ll want is for the credits to roll.
Why You Should Watch This Movie:
There’s very little going for 7 Hours To Go, and besides a few twists, the film has very little to offer. However, Shiv Pandit‘s sincere performance and the suspense, makes it a decent one-time watch.