Director: Santosh Lakshman
Cast: Deepak Parambol, Dharmajan Bolgatty, Nandan Unni
Three politicians have gone lacking simply weeks earlier than an vital election. The police pressure, upon their first investigation, resolve to shut the lacking case after struggling to search out clues. They’re working out of time and the police want to save lots of face. So they ship circle inspector Srikanth (Deepak Parambol) on unofficial responsibility to see if there’s something they’ll 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, indignant 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 shocked to see why these don’t function within the investigation left unfinished by the earlier officers. Srikanth begins from scratch and the solutions develop into apparent to us earlier than Srikanth will get there. He is positioned to be a really good cookie, at all times brooding, at all times strategising, but he takes endlessly 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 very important clues. He’s solely asking apparent questions however their confessions come really easy that it appears like Srikanth had merely requested them to cross the salt. Apart from assembly one particular person after one other, there’s not a lot he has to do. Yet he shockingly stumbles upon an vital place even with out being urged. He drives to a chemical manufacturing facility and on his method there, he occurs to drop in on probably the most very important clue of all of them.
It’s these foolish little concepts that by no means permit us to take this film severely. We sense the restrictions within the funds when a majority of the movie is about inside the identical locations however there’s no excuses for unhealthy writing and an total 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 kind 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 pictures 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.