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7 - Seven movie review: Potential script, bad narration

Published : Jun 9, 2019, 10:20 am IST
Updated : Jun 9, 2019, 10:20 am IST

There are several twists and turns, but you’d have to downright suspend your brain to believe most of it.

7 - Seven movie still.
 7 - Seven movie still.

Direction: Nizar Shafi

Cast: Havish, Regina Cassandra, Rahman, Anisha Ambrose, Nandita Sweta, Trida

On a rainy night, an IT professional Ramya (Nandita Sweta) comes to the police station to give a complaint on her missing husband Karthik (Havish). And ACP Vijay (Rahman) is surprised as he received a similar complaint from another woman Jenny (Anisha Ambrose) who had claimed Karthik as her husband. When he digs, he finds that a deaf and mute woman (Aditi Arya) from Hyderabad had given a missing complaint about her hubby Karthik. Finally, Vijay nabs Karthik and puts him behind the bars. A patient from an asylum comes and says that he isn't Karthik but Krishna Moorthy, a stage artiste who died three decades ago.

Meanwhile, yet another young girl Priya (Trida Chowdary) turns up asserting that Karthik is her legal husband thus complicating the case. Karthik is also linked to an incident in the 90s that involves Saraswathi (Regina Cassandra). How Rahman unravels the case forms the crux.

The film is basically heavily dependent on Regina and her character although there are five more actresses in the cast. And to give her the credit Regina who appears post interval in the flashback portions does her complex role with aplomb. However, in an underdeveloped character, her potential is not fully exploited. Havish though average in the first half looks apt in the flashback episode. Rahman as the boozing (!) cop is adequate.  Nizar Shafi, the cinematographer turned filmmaker shines every bit and creates glossy visuals. But the same cannot be said of his directorial skills. The script had all the potential for an engaging thriller. But it is in the screenplay narration where Shafi errs. There are several twists and turns, but you’d have to downright suspend your brain to believe most of it.

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