The official trailer for the upcoming Amazon Prime Video web series ‘The Last Hour’ was recently released on their YouTube channel.
From the show’s official synopsis and the trailer, the story apparently revolves around a relentless cop (played by Sanjay Kapoor), who teams up with a local shaman (Karma Takapa) to solve a murder mystery.
The series has been infused with an interesting supernatural twist. It’s the secret gift with which the mysterious shaman is blessed with.
Through his gift, the shaman is somehow able to talk to dead people’s spirits to witness the last hour before their death. The cop ostensibly uses the shaman’s gift to track the killer.
The show’s superbly edited trailer, combined with an intriguing premise made us super curious to watch the upcoming series and to figure out the whole story.
Concurrently, another vague thought crossed our mind. It was the perceptible (partial) similarity of ‘The Last Hour’ to (surprise) – a Bollywood movie you may have seen before. Any guesses? Okay, we’ll give you a hint. The film was directed by Nagesh Kukunoor.
And in case you have seen the film, you might remember that in the film, Akshay Kumar’s character had a gift to enter a photograph to re-experience the events from the perspective of a particular person. In the film, his character helps other people to ascertain the whereabouts of missing persons.
And when his own father dies in what was made to look like an ‘accident’, Akshay Kumar’s character uses his unique gift to find the culprit behind his father’s suspected murder.
The first apparent similarity between ‘The Last Hour’ and ‘8 x 10 Tasveer’ is that both of them contain supernatural elements, more specifically the gift that these leading characters are blessed with. And secondly, both these characters try to use their gifts to track down the respective antagonists of their stories.
Despite the apparent similarities, we are supremely interested to see as to how ‘The Last Hour’ will play out. Because, on a micro-level, the show has an evidently dissimilar plotline, beautifully packaged in a police procedural thriller format intertwined with supernatural elements.
Moreover, with the Amazon Prime Video show helmed by the talented director Amit Kumar (who had previously directed the fantastic short film ‘The Bypass’), an ensemble cast, and executive produced by Academy Award-winner Asif Kapadia (‘Amy’, ‘Senna’), we can only expect a well-executed television series with premium quality content.
The highly anticipated series ‘The Last Hour’ is scheduled to release on the Amazon Prime Video streaming platform from May 14, 2021, onwards. And we are waiting with bated breath to watch a show which has the ability to reinvent the supernatural mystery genre on a global scale.
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