Last 6 hours movie review: The Don’t Breathe franchise was something of a game changer in Hollywood when it was released, and many filmmakers in the South sought to remake the film. A few minutes into Bharath’s latest film, Last 6 hours, we might be wondering if it’s the official Don’t Breathe remake, and might even be trying to double-check the same thing on the internet. But then we later find out that the main plot of the film is heavily “inspired” by Don’t Breathe, with a few tweaks here and there.
In the very first scene we are introduced to a group of six people who carry out a heist at an independent mansion where they end up killing a young girl who is trying to thwart their burglary. After a few months, the same team plans another major heist to settle for life. As the team enter a bungalow near the Kerala border to carry out the heist, believing that an old locker inside would solve all their financial problems, a lonely blind man (Bharath) who has been living there for some time plays Spoilsport.
Who this Blind John is and why he is angry with the burglars makes up the rest of the film. The second half also reveals the connection between John and the first break-in the team committed a few months ago.
People who haven’t seen Don’t Breathe might find Last 6 hours interesting, but for others it’s a passable thriller that tries far too hard to keep the audience engaged. The author’s intention to take inspiration from Hollywood movies may be fine, but the plot and plot structure are similar. However, the creators manage to fit a revenge drama plot into the script and that helped the film to develop on its own in the second half.
Bharath has done well as a blind man who is good at martial arts. The stunt sequences were realistic and didn’t disrupt the flow of the film. The twist and flashback sequences in the second half were decent enough to hold viewers’ attention throughout. Actress Viviya Santh who has acted in films like Pickles (Malayalam) and Angulika (Telugu) did a great job. Her performance as one of the burglars was quite impressive, especially the scene where she reveals her true identity is something to watch out for.
Other actors including Adil Ibrahim, Anu Mohan and Anoop Khalid have tried their best for the given role. Overall, Last 6 hours is an okay thriller if not for its Don’t Breathe inspirations