12 “O” Clock Full movie and review
12 “O” Clock
- IMDb rating: 4.4/10
- Star Cast: Mithun Chakraborty, Makrand Deshpande, Dalip Tahil
- Director: Ram Gopal Varma
- Genre: Horror, Thriller
- Duration: 1h 45min
- Release Date: 8 January 2021 (India)
- Language: Hindi
The story revolves around a young girl, Gauri, who is traumatized by the frequent nightmares she experiences on a regular basis, which often leads to sleepwalking.
Mumbai is rocked by serial killings where the murders take place mostly at night an encounter specialist Francis Dosuza is assigned to investigate the case. Gauri a college student belonging to a middle-class family suddenly has behavioral changes her family takes her to Baba an exorcist but unhappy with his treatment towards her they return back. Finally, Gauri confesses the recent killings to her parents wherein they take the help of a psychiatrist Debu who gets the biggest shock of his life after meeting Gauri.
Facts about 12 “O” Clock
- The film was announced as Geher in 2017 on 3rd July 2020 film trailer released with a new title as 12 O Clock.
- Ram Gopal Varma worked with Mithun Chakraborty for the first time.
- Many scenes in the film are inspired by Ram Gopal Varma’s classic Bhoot 2003.
12 “O” Clock Movie Review
The initial scenes state that random individuals are getting killed in Mumbai and there is some serial killer behind these heinous crimes. With no ties between the murders, soon enough the focus shifts to a college girl Gauri (Krishna Gautam), who has suddenly become aloof and gone quiet. Gauri starts having these nightmares and even starts sleepwalking, but her family members are unaware of these incidents. However, the recent changes in her behavior grab everyone’s attention, especially her loved ones and a nosy neighbor. Are these symptoms of pre-exam stress? Or there is something else that is bothering this little girl forms the crux of the story.
With reasonably good actors and a story that had the material to turn into something remarkable, director-writer Ram Gopal Varma presents a half-baked broth of some under-developed characters and the not-so-convincing subplots (for instance, the equation between Gauri and her boyfriend, and that of Francis (Manav Kaul) and his wife (Flora Saini) – is confusing). In the first half one gets bored trying to figure out what is wrong with the lead character. Eventually, the latter part keeps you hooked especially when the new characters—Mithun Chakraborty as a psychiatrist, Debholay, and Manav Kaul as encounter specialist, Francis Desouza—are introduced. Overall, it’s a half-hearted effort from RGV who has previously directed horror films such as ‘Bhoot’, ‘Phoonk’ and ‘Vastu Shastra’.