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. Considering her true identity, the bare leggy part seems more for titillation than any other reason. But today in 2017, I can safely say that an episode of CrimePatrol is better than this movie. The cinematography does not do much to help. 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. Baba Azmi's camera work is good while Sanjay Sankla's editing is spot on.
And the end, the kidnappers return their daughter and all the money. From then on it was a bit predictable but then again the movie as a whole keeps you at the edge of your seat. So what if you do manage to get some paisa vasool moments as Konkona Sen tries to cope with the pressure of having her child's kidnapper in her house. Finally Rajit Kapur as Dr Viren Goenka displays two sides to his personality and convincingly portrays both parts. The reason I watched it was because it had Irfaan Khan. Princey Jhanak Shukla as baby Anishka is a delightful kid who impresses with her performance Especially when she has an Asthma attack.
Alright, a few things have been taken for granted. Their joys have just multiplied with Viren being honored with a prestigious award for his contribution to the medical world. When will the Indian directors stop making copies of Hollywood flicks? The kidnappers keep strict half-hour checks with each other by cell phones and set the ransom amount at Rs. Disregarding its originality or lack thereof , I really wanted to watch it mainly because of the cast, which includes talents like Irrfan Khan and Konkona Sen Sharma, among others. And there is a difference between copying and being inspired. The doctor need's to brush out the skeletons from his cupboard before he can hope to lay hands on his daughter, even though he is willing to cough up the hefty ransom which keeps accelerating with each phone call. When you are copying the entire theme, the rest doesn't count for me as I know that the team has faltered in the very start.
Who is director Tanveer Khan, I asked a friend during the interval? How will it all end? A frantic Viran also arranges for this additional amount, but barely an hour later, he is told that the ransom demand is now three Crore rupees. Sanjana and Viren are uncertain about what could have happened and fear for the life of their beloved daughter. Sandhya Mridul is outstanding, while Rajit Kapoor and Zakir Hussain play their respective parts exceedingly well. After all, he's no ordinary kidnapper but Irrfan Khan, the unpredictable maverick who swings between 'mental' and normal before your eye blinks. Why don't they instead copy movies of Fellini or Godard? It is aided by the good casting, and every actors plays his part very well. In an industry where the thriller genre is limited to Abbas-Mastan brand of tepid potboilers or Ram Gopal Verma's occasional hint of a genius, it is heartening to come across a thriller that doesn't kneel hard on shocking editing chops and blood-pressure-boiling background score. Unfortunately there is no content.
The child actress is horrible as she tries to copy Dakota Fanning who was also awful. The police searches for clues, but there's no breakthrough. Viren Goenka lives a very wealthy lifestyle in Bombay, along with his wife, Sanjana, and asthma-ridden daughter, Anishka. Though unoriginal and far from being perfect, Deadline: Sirf 24 Ghante is good entertainment. The plight of a father superseding an ambitious doctor-entrepreneur comes across very naturally. Even Roohi's Sandhya Mridul character need not have resorted to coquettish mini-skirted ways to seduce Dr Viren when she had to make him a hostage on a gun point anyways. In Delhi he is lodged in a five-star hotel, and after the award presentation he is approached by woman, who forces herself in his room, takes out a gun, and informs him that his daughter has been kidnapped, while another kidnapper is holding his wife hostage.
The only thing that stands out in this hackneyed film is the acting. What a powerhouse of a film! The final resolution is shocking, and makes what came before seem in part a bit illogical. Please don't waste your time watching this movie. But the kidnappers flee without any signs of their daughter and take away the ransom money as well. Yes there are some flaws but it all works quite well. Sandhya Mridul as a heartless-n-hard kidnapper never winces from doing what she is supposed to.
It was a lazy afternoon and I thought of giving this movie a shot. Viren Goenka, his wife Sanjana and their seven-year-old daughter Anishka live in Mumbai. Konkona Sensharma looks a bit too young for being passed off as a mother to a six or seven year old kid. . It is the story about the kidnapping of the daughter of the biggest heart surgeon in the country. But fate has something else planned for Viren and his family: Anishka is kidnapped under Sanjana's nose.
Finally Sanjana and Viren realise that the kidnappers' motive was not ransom but revenge. This film is loaded with talented actors including Irfaan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma, and Sandhya Mridhul. So I give 1 star out of 10. 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.
Irfan Khan is wonderful and Rajit Kapoor and Zakir Hussain do very well. Overall, 'Deadline: Sirf 24 Ghante' is a banal thriller. But I guess the system will not allow me to dot that. What do the kidnappers want? There are escape plans, attempts to kill, and extortion, and the movie keeps you on the edge of your seat. She is startled with the presence of a creepy man named Krish in her house.
Yes I would say the cinematography was good, the pace was good and yes, to an audience who doesn't have a widespread Hollywood knowledge, its a top-notch thriller. Sandhya Mridul is spot on. Let's work together to keep the conversation civil. Konkana Sen Sharma is the mother of a young child. 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.