Debutant director Shyamdhar’s 7th Day is about the intriguing incidents that follow a Christmas night.
David Abraham (Prithviraj) is an ex cop who leaves a party but things get exciting when his jeep hits two men, Shan (Vinay Forrt) and Vinu (Anu Mohan), riding a bike. This incident leads to more mysteries and David goes behind the rest of their friends, Cycle (Praveen Prem), Eby (Tovino Thomas) and Jessy (Janani Iyer).
The major portion of the film is like a jigsaw puzzle and we wait for it to be solved. With punch dialogues one after the other and scenes that add to the confusions in the minds of the viewer, the going gets uneasy after a while. But before things get boring, the unveiling of the mystery begins.
There are some liberties and unbelievable coincidences that can’t be digested, but it is better to leave it at that as such discussions could end up as spoilers.
There may be loose ends and questions that are left unanswered, but still, Shyamdhar and scenarist Akhil Paul have managed to make the viewer leave the theatres with a smile. The two debutants need a pat on their back for coming out with an impressive show.
The visuals by Sujith Vassudevv are brilliant. One gets the feeling that better editing could have made things more interesting for sure.
No two ways about it, the film belongs to Prithviraj and he delivers a brilliant performance. Though the urgency in adding heavy-duty dialogues almost every now and then stands out like a sore thumb, the hero needs to be appreciated for doing this one.
The gang of friends is fine, at best.
7th Day may have flaws, but has some really good moments and ends up as an engaging thriller for sure. Try this one!