Tanvir Khan pretty much copies every scene and even so, the execution is poor because it's made on a very low budget as a result of which it perhaps isn't as slick as it could have been. Irrfan Khan is fantastic as the evil kidnapper and he is even better towards the end in the flashback scenes. The father is a famous heart surgeon who has to leave town and after his departure there is a break in and the daughter is kidnapped. Considering her true identity, the bare leggy part seems more for titillation than any other reason. But fate has something else planned for Viren and his family: Anishka is kidnapped under Sanjana's nose. Overall, 'Deadline: Sirf 24 Ghante' is a banal thriller. Apart from the acting department in which almost everyone did their very best, I don't think this movie needs any recommendation.
I will give it zero stars. The kidnappers keep strict half-hour checks with each other by cell phones and set the ransom amount at Rs. Unfortunately there is no content. The only thing that stands out in this hackneyed film is the acting. Moreover, how can Dr Viren manage to assemble a huge sum of money overnight collected from various sources and delivered in a Delhi hotel He lives in Mumbai without arousing suspicion of his lenders? But these are minor when you look at the impact the film has. I am sure even the director will agree with me today. The police searches for clues, but there's no breakthrough.
Even his silent vacuous expressions say a lot. The plight of a father superseding an ambitious doctor-entrepreneur comes across very naturally. Konkona Sen Sharma does a fine job of a young Indian modern housewife and mother who is held hostage at her own house while her daughter's abducted and her husband himself is a hostage. The film was benefited from its taut execution and the proceedings followed a fast pace. What makes it even more watchable is its starcast. Sandhya Mridul is spot on. Instead, the sensitivity by which the story has been handled, no frills-attached song-n-dance and a surprisingly convincing climax keeps you riveted till the end.
At least they will create a good cinematic sense among the Indian audience. When will the Indian directors stop making copies of Hollywood flicks? Why don't they instead copy movies of Fellini or Godard? While Krish keeps Sanjana in the house, his partner Roohi keeps Viren confined in his hotel room and their third associate Kabir holds Anishka at a remote location. The film's ending is rather sugarcoated and well, it just grew increasingly melodramatic towards the end so no surprises there. It doesn't take much for Viren and Sanjana to realise that abiding by the kidnappers' terms is the best thing that they could do to save their daughter's life. His motive justifies his actions too. Amidst the media frenzy outside his residence, Sanjana explains to him why Anishka was kidnapped in the first place, and why the couple will never see their daughter alive again.
So I give 1 star out of 10. Finally Rajit Kapur as Dr Viren Goenka displays two sides to his personality and convincingly portrays both parts. Viren Goenka lives a very wealthy lifestyle in Bombay, along with his wife, Sanjana, and asthma-ridden daughter, Anishka. He promises to celebrate his daughter's birthday once he returns. However the ain of the kidnappers is revenge, and not money. Krish tells her that Anishka will be fine as long as Sanjana and Dr.
And two hour and a few minutes later, I had a big smile on my face as I emerged out having watched a well made film that keeps you engrossed from first frame to the last one. . Finally Sanjana and Viren realise that the kidnappers' motive was not ransom but revenge. She has sever asthma, the members of the family each have a kidnapper or accomplice to guard them. Konkana Sen Sharma is the mother of a young child.
Viren mortgages everything possible, including his dream hospital project and his house, and manages to collect Rs. The absence of songs keeps the pace steady. What a powerhouse of a film! The cinematography does not do much to help. And the end, the kidnappers return their daughter and all the money. Please don't waste your time watching this movie. The final resolution is shocking, and makes what came before seem in part a bit illogical.
But movie making is an art which needs creativity. Atypically, the movie is devoid of songs and too many emotions, and it is towards the second half when an unexpected story twist turns the film into a conventionally emotional drama of sorts. How will it all end? And there is a difference between copying and being inspired. But if you leave that aside, as expected she is a treat to watch especially in the high decibel histrionics she displays while fighting hard with Irrfan or showing the mirror of reality to her husband. Tanveer Khan just proves to be another Bollywood hack.
Why has the girl been kidnapped? But, their joy is short lived when their only daughter gets kidnapped. Yes there are some flaws but it all works quite well. This film is loaded with talented actors including Irfaan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma, and Sandhya Mridhul. The reason I watched it was because it had Irfaan Khan. The ante is upped every few hours and time is running out. There are escape plans, attempts to kill, and extortion, and the movie keeps you on the edge of your seat.