Walk the talk
Oththa Seruppu Size 7
Known for his novel attempts since ‘Puthiya Paathai’, R Parthiepan has perhaps reached his peak in ‘Oththa Seruppu Size 7’, which is a unique film in Indian cinema, for it is penned, performed and helmed by one person.
Donning multiple hats, Parthiepan does justice to all the trades and gives us a gripping movie that runs for two hours with just only one character.
A bunch of murders take place and all of them have some similarities. Police pick up Masilamani (R Parthiepan) for questioning and they believe that he can easily be manipulated.
As they grill him and ask him to own up the crime, he starts behaving in a bizarre manner. Also, he narrates his story to the officials.
Masilamani is a dedicated family man whose world revolved around his beautiful wife Usha and a son Mahesh who suffers from an ailment. All hells breaks loose due to a particular incident.
How Masilamani goes on a revenge seeking spree and is he the real one who is behind the murders forms the crux of Oththa Seruppu Size 7.
It’s literally a one-man show and Parthiepan’s performance do all the magic. Actor Parthiepan is ably aided by writer Parthiepan and director Parthiepan. The other two pillars of support are cinematographer Ramji and music director Santhosh Narayanan.
Though there are some minus points like lag in the narration in some scenes that test the patience of the audience, ‘Oththa Seruppu’ and its maker should be lauded for walking on a new path.