Seven review: Regina shines in this bore-fest
The film with an interesting concept turns out to be a big bore!
By: J Gudelli/Telugucinema.com
Critic's Rating: 2/5
Thursday 6 June 2019
Havish, Regina Cassandra, Nandita Swetha, Anisha Ambrose, Trida Choudary, Poojitha Ponnada, Aditi Arya, Rehman, Sunkara Lakshmi
Ramya (Nandita Swetha) and Jenny (Anisha Ambrose) come to the police station to report the missing of their husbands and it turns out that both their husbands are the same person Karthik (Havish). Intrigued by their case, a police officer (Rehman) investigates the case but soon finds a similar case was reported by another girl (Aditi Arya) in Chennai. Finally, they nab Karthik and put him in jail and on the same day, Priya (Trida Chowdary) files a missing case of her husband Karthik. Who actually is Karthik and what is this story? How is he linked to another incident that happened in the 1980s involving Saraswathi (Regina)? This is the mystery of this thriller.
Seven is based on the script written by Ramesh Varma, who directed several flops like Oka Oorilo, Abbayitho Ammayi and Veera. On paper, this mystery seems interesting but on screen, it has looked boring from the beginning. An ACP officer taking too much interest in the report of two girls reporting their husband missing from two days itself is silly. Moreover, all news channels in the city telecast this missing case of a random guy as if it is a national issue. And police paste pamphlets on the walls throughout the city of this guy who is missing for two days! Added to this silliness, a constable who seems to have no other work in the world updates about this case minute to minute to the ACP and also finds that a deaf and dumb girl in Chennai is also 'cheated' by Karthik. Kya Re! Everything happens as per the writer's convenience! In the first half, we get to see two romantic threads with each girl who reported their husbands and a small romantic episode involving the Chennai girl. Post-interval, the movie focuses on the three other girls. The basic mystery of this movie is revealed. And what is that? The story goes back to 1980s and a flashback drama involving Regina. This is a highly implausible flashback.
The last 20 minutes are fairly better and watchable compared to the utter boring first half. But the movie's basic mystery is too cinematic and silly.
The film has six actresses but it is Regina who shines in the film. Seven basically is all about Regina's character and she has done the role convincingly. Besides Regina, only Trida Chowdary makes some impression. Sunkara Lakshmi, the older version of Regina, needs appreciation for her sincere portrayal. Havish is just okay. Rehman plays the typical Hollywood-ish cop role.
None of the songs composed by Chaitan Bharadwaj of RX 100 fame gets registered. Cinematography is decent but the cinematographer Nizar Shafi's direction is not competent.
The only good part of Seven is Regina's performance and the final sequences. The rest is a bore and bad.