Cast : Tamannaah Bhatia, Arun Adith, Vamsi Krishna, Madhusudhan Rao, Shatru, Pavitra Lokesh, Anirudh Balaji, Srikanth Iyengar, Priya Banerjee and Jayaprakash
Director : Praveen Sattaru
Producer : Pradeep Uppalapati
Music : Bharatt-Saurabh
Editor : Dharmendra Kakarala
Cinematographer : Mukesh G
Release date : April 09,2021
Tamannah has finally taken the big plunge onto the OTT bandwagon with the show 11th Hour. Directed by Praveen Sattaru, the show is out now and, read our review to find out if the show has any juice in it or not.
Aratrika Reddy(Tamannaah), Chairman of Aditya Group of Companies is in neck-deep trouble. Due to a scam on the national front, she has to repay a heavy-duty debt worth crores and Aratrika has only one night to do that. If this was not enough, there is her dad, ex-husband, many more business tycoons ready to take over her company with various proposals. How will Aratrika Reddy manage all these guys in one night and save her company. This is what the 11th hour is all about.
Tamannah makes a U-turn from all her glam roles and plays the business tycoon quite well. She looks stylish, is mean when needed, and shows the dominating nature of a boss. She had a tough role to play and she has done a very good job. Shatru, Vamsi Krishna and the other supporting actors do well in their roles. The drawback of the show is that it looks rich with good actors but their roles are not written well. Adith Arun is pretty good and looks handsome as well.
Not many know but 11th Hour is based on the book Eight Hours. The setting is perfect and Tamannah is shown as this lady who takes over the company from her dad even if he dislikes it. The conflict point is brought in quite well and due to the solid and rich visuals, things look quite interesting at the beginning of the two episodes.
But once that happens, things fall like a pack of cards. As the show happens in one night, the screenplay should have been highly engaging. But that is not the case as Praveen Sattaru fails to elevate key aspects and sidetracks with episodes that are not relevant to the subject.
Tamannah does well but her dubbing done is pathetic and irritates the audience. The back and forth screenplay also does not work and fails to create the impact. What saves the day is the look of the show which is best so far in Telugu.
The dialogues are good, BGM is apt and the production design is amazing. What fails to attract the audience is the grip that such shows need is missing. In a nutshell, the 11th hour has a good premise but is spoilt but unengaging narration.
Bottom Line – Nothing Exciting