With thrillers like ‘Iravukku Aayiram Kangal’ and ‘Imaikka Nodigal’ and ‘Thadam’ making their presence felt in a big way, ‘Seven’ by Nizar Shafi is one more attempt in the genre.
Let’s go straight into the story and it starts when Ramya (Nandita Sweta), drenched in rain, goes to the police station and files a complaint that her husband Karthik (Koneru Havish) has gone missing. On listening to her, an alcoholic police officer (Rahman) gets a spark.
He gives a shock to Ramya by telling her that another woman named Jennie (Anisha Ambrose) has lodged a similar complaint against the same man.
Soon, one more woman, whose name is Priya (Tridha Chowdhury) approaches the police with the same grievance. The officer and his team get down to work to trace Karthik and they are under the impression that he is a fraud.
But they get the rude shock of their life when they are told by a mentally challenged person that the man they are searching for had died many years ago.
Rahman, as a police officer who is addicted to liquor, has brought out right emotions. Nandita Sweta is good, while Anisha and Tridha are apt choices. Regina Cassandra is there in an interesting role.
Cinematography has elevated the experience of watching ‘Seven’ an interesting one, despite logical loopholes and nativity issues letting the film down. The director, who has shown a lot of promise on paper, should have concentrated more on execution part too.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5