Director: Santosh Lakshman
Cast: Deepak Parambol, Dharmajan Bolgatty, Nandan Unni
Three politicians have gone lacking simply weeks earlier than an necessary election. The police drive, upon their first investigation, resolve to shut the lacking case after struggling to seek out clues. They’re working out of time and the police want to avoid wasting face. So they ship circle inspector Srikanth (Deepak Parambol) on unofficial responsibility to see if there’s something they will discover out earlier than hanging up their boots.
This is the setup of The Last Two Days, out now on Neestream. Given that these three are politicians, the plain doubts crop up. Should he start the investigation with their enemies, rival politicians, offended businessmen or harm relations? Have they disappeared to create a sympathy wave or have they left with none plans of coming again?
These are very apparent questions, however you’re stunned to see why these don’t characteristic within the investigation left unfinished by the earlier officers. Srikanth begins from scratch and the solutions turn into apparent to us earlier than Srikanth will get there. He is positioned to be a really sensible cookie, at all times brooding, at all times strategising, but he takes without end to determine the best of clues.
Even the meeting line of characters additional trivialise the entire case. In common intervals, we get characters showing one after the opposite, leaving Srikanth with important clues. He’s solely asking apparent questions however their confessions come really easy that it looks like Srikanth had merely requested them to go the salt. Apart from assembly one individual after one other, there’s not a lot he has to do. Yet he shockingly stumbles upon an necessary place even with out being urged. He drives to a chemical manufacturing unit and on his means there, he occurs to drop in on essentially the most important clue of all of them.
It’s these foolish little concepts that by no means enable us to take this film significantly. We sense the constraints within the price range when a majority of the movie is ready inside the similar locations however there’s no excuses for dangerous writing and an general lack of logic. Even earlier than we get to the ultimate reveal, you get the sensation that not one of the characters we’ve been launched to will matter now. The twists don’t land and the important thing to the investigation is sort of actually dropped off at Srikanth’s with out him having to do something. With oddly positioned English songs within the BGM and a number of other photographs of Srikanth merely strolling up and down, there’s a cheesy amateurishness to The Last Two Hours that makes even its 70-minute runtime really feel lengthy. Apart from one small element, there’s not a lot within the screenplay that wanted to transcend a primary draft.