7 Hours To Go Review by Rohit Bhatnagar on Deccan Chronicle
‘7 Hours To Go’ will leave you tangled in a poorly woven web of multiple mysteries. The first half raises your expectations from the film, but all falls flat in the second half. As there are multiple releases this Friday, the film has a fair chance at the box office where it will clash with ‘Raman Raghav 2.0’. ‘7 Hours To Go’ is not a good pick unless you want to witness a murder mystery of 114 minutes and wouldn’t mind leaving the theatre with a muddled head.
7 Hours To Go Review by Mohar Basu on The Times Of India
Saurabh Varma’s inept film can be best summed in Varun Badola’s dialogue that translates to – “Make such an outrageous plan that even in 50 years, no one can believe that we pulled off something like this.” Well, that rings true for the movie as well. 7 Hours To Go is mind numbing. What was touted to be taut thriller, ends up as a damp squib. It probably had a promising idea on paper but loses the grit in transition.
7 Hours To Go Review by Manisha Lakhe on Nowrunning
An angry young man takes seven hostages and asks the police for the head of a super rich man who has wronged him. The result is loud, chaotic and mostly pointless runaround. You want to empathise, take sides – the cops or the hostage taker – but the story is too convoluted for us to care.
7 Hours To Go Review by IANS on Zeenews
The first half of the film is tolerable, but it is during the second half that the director seems to have lost the plot. Quite literally. While the tale is designed as a thriller, the director has infused oodles of light moments with behind the scenes action involving his characters. This defuses the momentum of suspense and the thrill in the narration. The film is supposed to be about the hostages, but their anxiety or anguish is never shown. The only scenes with them are half-hearted and lukewarm.
Review by Sarita A Tanwar on DNA India
In a thriller like this, the progression in the script needs to be very effective to keep the viewer engaged. Varma loses control of that in the film’s second half. It’s almost like he didn’t know how to fill the gaps. So he adds scenes and characters that add nothing to the drama and instead fail to hold your interest. For example, too much of screen time is given to the character of hitman Amol Palekar (played by Ketan Singh) when the film would’ve worked fine even without him. The film’s equilibrium is shaken when Varma shifts gears suddenly— just when you are appreciating the director’s detailing, bullets from cars come flying out on the roads of Mumbai in typical filmy style. And what was with making both his lead actresses undress casually in front of their colleagues? The problem with 7 Hours To Go is that style overpowers substance at all times.
Review by Shubha Shetty Saha on Mid-Day India
The movie starts going steadily downhill as strange characters like portly unhinged contract killer Palekar and item songs with laughable lyrics are introduced along the way. Except Badola, who has the some smart lines and is pretty good too, not one performance is convincing enough for you to want to believe what is happening on screen.
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