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7 Days 6 Nights

7 Days 6 Nights Movie Review

by rameshe

Critic’s Rating : 3.0 / 5

7 Days 6 Nights Movie Review : A visually appealing youthful entertainer

Story: Anand (Sumanth Ashwin), an aspiring film director, writes a film script from his personal experiences and eagerly waits for a producer to helm his story. On the other hand, he is madly deeply in love with Vinni (Rishika Bali), who moves to the US to work and waits for her to return and marry him. Mangalam (Rohan M) is Anand’s best buddy, who is engaged to his uncle’s daughter and about to get married. To celebrate the last leg of bachelorhood, friends who find themselves at the opposite ends of the spectrum venture on a 7-day bachelor trip to Goa. Upon reaching the popular beach destination, they meet two young girls, Rathika (Meher Chahal) and Ameya (Kritika Shetty). What conspires next is a fun-filled ride in Goa and resulting situational humour. What impact did the girls have on these two friends? What did Anand learn in Goa? What happened to Anand’s dream of becoming a film director? So forms the rest of the story.

Review: Producer turned director MS Raju, who earlier directed films like Vaana, Tuneega Tuneega, and Dirty Hari, moulded this youthful entertainer into an absolute visual treat. The film pleasantly surprises the audience with the cinematic experience – aerial shots panning over picturesque landscapes, energetic beachscapes, moody night skies and aesthetically appealing lighting in the frames make this coming-of-age rom-com a pleasant experience. Cinematography by Nani Chamidisetty needs a special mention for his spectacular work. In addition, Samarth Gollapudi’s peppy music with EDM and effective editing by Junaid Siddiqui gave the film a refreshing touch. The film impresses with its production values.

Sumanth Ashwin as Anand plays a genuine lover and carries the vibe of a heavy-hearted young man – a deep soul who has monologues in solitude. On the other hand, Rohan as Mangalam is a carefree guy and wants to enjoy every bit of the journey – he can’t help but flirt with the opposite sex. Anand reminds him of engagement and tries to control him. Both Sumanth Ashwin and Rohan did a commendable job portraying the contrasting characters. Meher Chahal as Rathika and Kritika Shetty as Ameya were impressive and looked glamorous, drawing the Goan vibe. Sushma, Goparaju Ramana, Junaid Siddique, Murali Krishna, Pramila, Imran, Charan, Krishna Teja, Pratyusha, Vijay Kumar, Madhu anchor and Imran played the supporting characters.

The movie’s first half breezes effortlessly – the hangover humour, fantastic visuals, a bit of father-son bond, and the car journey to Goa keep the viewers entertained. However, while still engaging in parts, the second half suffers a slight drag and monotony in the characters’ mannerisms. This film will work for the audience if they can see past mammoth loads of alcohol consumption, cigarette smoking and the slightly adult nature of the film’s theme.

– Paul Nicodemus

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