Ad filmmaker Jaishankar Pandit’s Twenty One Hours is an experimental thriller that aims to seek a niche of its own, and in a way, it does not disappoint. Moving away from all proven commercial elements, the film focuses intensely on the core subject with abundant scope available for suspense and curiosity.
The story, based on a real-life incident, begins with Girish (Dinesh Baboo) who comes to Bengaluru from Coimbatore with his wife, in search of their missing daughter, Madhuri Menon (Durga Krishna). The case is taken over by investigative officer Srikanth (Dhananjay). With many suspects, the narration is pretty comprehensive in exploring the personal side of Madhuri Menon.