Direction: Nizar Shafi
Production: Sri Green Productions
Cast: Havish, Rahman, Regina Cassandra, Nandita Swetha,
Anisha Ambrose, Tridha Choudhury & Aditi Arya
Music: Chaitan Bharadwaj
Cinematography: Nizar Shafi
Editor: Praveen K.L
Handling cinematography in ‘Sutta Kadhai’, ‘Naaigal Jaakirathai’ and many other familiar Telugu movies previously, Nizar Shafi has ventured into direction through the thriller ‘7’ such that somehow the interesting title and posters have expectations for the release. Will this ‘7’ be an absolute treat for thriller lovers?
Ramya (Nandita Swetha) comes and gives complaint about her husband Karthick (Havish) missing since 2 days to Police Inspector Vijay Prakash (Rahman). She gets a shock from Vijay Prakash telling the story of another lady Jenny (Anisha Ambrose) who had come searching for her husband narrating the same story before Ramya. Continued with that, Police then comes to know about the similar husband missing case for which a deaf and dumb lady, Abhinaya (Aditi Arya) has complained in Hyderabad. However the investigation about this goes on in every side, the real wife of Karthick i.e., Priya (Tridha Choudhury) comes and gives the same complaint to the same Police Station. What will happen next? Is that really Karthick doing all such cheating issues with different girls or someone else is in disguise of him? What is the background of such suspicious activity? What will remove the unremovable knot of the puzzled cheating case? The remaining is revealed in the thrilling climax of ‘7’!
Shifting the concentration from cinematography to direction, it seems like Nizar Shafi is always good in cinematography than compared to his new attempt in ‘7’. However the selection of Regina Cassandra, Nandita Swetha, Anisha Ambrose, Tridha Choudhury & Aditi Arya has been the apt options along with good performance, Nizar had slightly slipped off working on the knot in the second half after the entry of Regina. Other than that, the thrilling first half, music and cinematography are the positive aspects in this film if the sneaks and peeks of logic mistakes are not seen.
No point to question why he had been playing in the role of Police Inspector, Rahman has been apt for the character he played in this film. Other than that, the important characters like the old version of Regina i.e., ‘Saraswathi’ has overtook in performance (made giggling than impressing) than the younger Regina’s character. The other characters like Havish, Nandita Swetha, Anisha Ambrose, Tridha Choudhury & Aditi Arya have shown out their performance descently with great glamour.
1) First half
3) Music and Cinematography
What doesn’t work?
1) Second half
2) Logic mistakes & not concentrating on the screenplay
3) Confusing climax
On the whole, if the logic mistakes are not noted much and if the entertainment is only expected, ‘7’ is an option for watching.
‘7’ is unique in title but not with the thrills in the screenplay!