11th Hour review: Tamannaah Bhatia tries her best, but is let down by the show's unflattering storyline

11th Hour review: Tamannaah Bhatia tries her best, but is let down by the show's unflattering storyline
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11th Hour review: Tamannaah Bhatia tries her best, but is let down by the show's unflattering storyline

Language: Telugu

The phrase ‘Eleventh hour’ has an attention-grabbing connotation when it comes to what it signifies. Something can occur at the final second and life can change in the blink of a watch. It’s this notion that drives the story in 11th Hour, directed by Praveen Sattaru, the place the CEO of an Indian conglomerate, Aratrika Reddy finds herself racing towards time to save lots of her firm from going bankrupt. Tailored from Upendra Namburi’s novel, 8 Hours, the collection has been written by Pradeep, and has Tamannaah taking part in the central character.

From the outset, Pradeep attracts parallels between Aratrika Reddy’s journey and a younger woman’s journey by means of the woods in the fable of Crimson Driving Hood. There’s hazard lurking in every single place, and a giant dangerous wolf poses an enormous menace to the younger woman’s life. In Aratrika’s life, there are a number of individuals who need to say her downfall, together with her personal father who can’t stand her. The world of 11th Hour is crammed with fascinating folks. There are three totally different traders and opponents, backed by overseas firms, who’re baying for blood and the chairman of a financial institution who has a private vendetta towards Aratrika’s firm. She has to repay Rs 10,000 crores to the financial institution and all doorways appear shut. She has about eight hours to drag off this unimaginable job. The remainder of the story is about how Aratrika manages to outlive at the 11th hour.

All the story unfolds in a lodge, which is was a battleground for the lengthy evening. Aratrika’s opponents entice her with profitable provides to save lots of her firm; nonetheless, the catch is that her dream of manufacturing clear power can be taken away from her. She resists each supply hoping {that a} miracle happens someway. The stakes preserve rising and the stress is intense. 11th Hour captures all this drama and motion, and the premise itself is fairly attention-grabbing. But then, there’s a giant catch with the collection. The race towards time doesn’t fairly translate to the display screen. You perceive the motivations of the characters and why they need to snatch away the firm from Aratrika, but the storytelling isn’t participating sufficient. In brief, the story is tense, but the drama isn’t.

In consequence, the storytelling fizzles out and the entire side of racing towards time takes a backseat.

A number of flashbacks are proven to ascertain characters and backstories, which have led to the disaster which Aratrika is dealing with, but on the draw back, all this takes the focus away from what’s taking place in the current. And someplace, you’ll be able to’t assist but really feel that the characters are repressing themselves as a result of they need to be dignified. This takes the edge away from the proceedings, and even when the stakes are excessive, it doesn’t strike you arduous sufficient to root for Aratrika.

On the different hand, Tamannaah finds herself in an attention-grabbing function which is refreshing. She comes throughout as a cold-blooded particular person, but behind this veneer, is extraordinarily emotional and can do something to save lots of her firm. Tamannaah juggles between these two personas fairly properly, and she or he shines all through the collection. Shatru and Adit make a stable impression of their respective roles, and the remainder of the forged together with Jayaprakash too does justice to their roles. The manufacturing design, cinematography, and music are spectacular all through the story.

11th Hour has scale, grandeur, and a stable premise which is fairly totally different from what we’ve seen in current occasions. But it surely doesn’t fairly hook you in a way that you just anticipate after you perceive what’s at stake. Loads occurs in the eleventh hour, but by then, you’d have maybe seen it coming.

11th Hour, starring Tamannaah, is at present streaming on AHA!

Ranking: 2.5 / 5

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