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Movie: 7 (Seven)
Director: Nizar Shafi
Two women (Nanditha Swetha and Anisha Ambrose) file police complaints about their missing husbands but turns out that they are in search of the same person (Havish). The suspense is far from over as one more woman (Tridha Chowdhury) complains about the same person, who is a husband for her, too. The biggest shock comes to the cops when a mentally ill person informs them that the missing person had died decades ago.
Havish is a bit better than his previous films in terms of performance but has to improve a lot. Nanditha Swetha is good while Anisha Ambrose is okay. Tridha Choudhry has got a little role and is okay. Regina Cassandra appears in a cameo and she has been wasted due to poor writing. Rahman plays a cop and does what he is expected of. Rest is okay.
Nizar Shafi, the cinematographer has also turned director for the film. He did a decent job with the camera but faltered with the director. The story is good on paper and has the potential to be an engaging thriller. But Ramesh Varma, the writer ensured that it in unappealing with a weak screenplay, numerous logical loopholes and the lack of believability factor. RX 100 fame Chaitan Bharadwaj has come up with disappointing songs but the background score is good. Editing by Praveen KL is disappointing. The Production Values are okay.
7 Story is impressive on paper and it has some sort of resemblance to David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The first half of the film starts well but turns boring due to two lackluster romantic tracks. It evokes some curiosity just before the interval. The second half shows some promise initially. The flashback involving Regina was supposed to be the heart of the film but it fizzed out due to ineffective execution. Even though there are a few twists towards the end, it is all over by then.
7 (Seven): Good on Paper, Bad on Big Screen
Cast: Havish, Nanditha Swetha, Anisha Ambrose, Regina, and others
Story, Screenplay, Production: Ramesh Varma
DOP and Direction: Nizar Shafi
Music: Chaitan Bharadwaj
Editor: Praveen KL
Banner: Kiran Studios
Release Date: 6th June 2019
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