7 DAYS jumps into the world of arranged marriages through a pre-arranged date set-up by their old-fashioned Indian parents, Ravi (Karan Soni) and Rita (Geraldine Viswanathan). With apparently nothing in common, their afternoon date, while pleasant enough, couldn’t be any more awkward. Ravi’s conservative and clearly nervous, while Rita’s doing her best to politely keep on smiling. But then circumstances conspire and force Ravi to spend the night at Rita’s place. Before long, he sees that she’s not the straight-laced girl she initially pretended to be—for starters, she’s quick to pound a beer for breakfast. As their time stuck together stretches towards a full week, though, Ravi and Rita develop an unlikely bond, and in the face of a heartbreaking turn of events, that bond grows into something stronger. 7 DAYS is a delightful rom-com that doubles as a showcase for its two stars, Soni and Viswanathan, both of whom carry the film with their natural charm and easygoing chemistry, and a culturally specific spin on its genre’s familiar tropes. Optimistic and full of heart, director/co-writer Roshan Sethi’s debut captures love in the time of isolation and will leave you on a feel-good high.
Official Selection: BFI London, Tribeca Film Festival 2021
Independent Spirit Award Winner for Best First Feature
About the filmmaker – Director and Co-Writer, Roshan Sethi is a physician and screenwriter working at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. He began writing as a student at Harvard Medical School and co-created Fox’s The Resident while finishing his residency. He has a miniseries on Sally Ride at Peacock/USA and a film titled Call Jane with Elizabeth Banks that’s currently shooting.
83% on RottenTomatoes
“A charming romantic comedy.” – Lovia Gyarke, The Hollywood Reporter
“An impressive directorial debut.” – Elizabeth Weitzman, The Wrap
“A compact, empathetic wonder.” – Christian Gallichio, The Playlist
“A delightful, unique romantic-comedy… A top-notch showcase for its 2 lead actors.” – Darren Paltrowitz, The Hype Magazine
“A funny, modest charmer… each time the script could take a trite turn, it twists, rebuffing any easy magic.” – Lisa Kennedy, Variety