12 January 2008 | rajdoctor
7G Rainbow Colony
I did not hear about this movie until 2007. While browsing some websites, I read that the songs of this movie were good, that lead me to read the reviews of the movie. The reviews sounded nice. But what attracted me to download the movie for seeing was the face of the hero, which was totally non-hero like. I thought, how can a film with such a hero be a hit? That question led me to see the movie.
The movie is about a normal next door boy Kadhir (Ravi Krishna) in the lower-middle class household, who is not so good looking, dull, irresponsible youth, poor in studies, rowdy, playful, mischievous, etc. A girl Anitha (Sonia Agrawal) comes to stay in the neighborhood at 7G Rainbow Colony (that is why the name) and Kadhir starts liking her. Anitha hates Kadhir and slippers him once while he approaches her in a bus. As events turn out, Anitha starts liking Kadhir, but wants Kadhir to be responsible in life before she marries him. She motivates Kadhir to take a job. Anitha's marriage is fixed, and before marriage she decides to spend a night with Kadhir. Sadly on the way back, they fight and in an accident Anita dies.
The story is very well written. It has numerous small incidents of youthful play that would immediately click with any person. The direction is extremely efficient. It does not divert into any sub-plots and focuses on the issues of youth and love.
Director Selvaraghavan shows brilliant skills in handling and conveying his thoughts in the best possible way to his audiences. Very few directors can boast of achieving such a close grip on the narration.
Sonia Agrawal looks beautiful and acts wonderfully. She truly depicts the emotions and her character sticks to your heart. Ravi Krishna is good, but I think he can do only some things under a watchful director, otherwise he remains blank face in all scenes.
There are so many touching moments in the movie that it is hard to pick out one, but I did I found the scene when Kadhir tells about his job to his father and that night when his father and mother talk about how proud they are feeling about their son. I think it was a brilliantly executed scene.
The music and songs are good and hummable. I can imagine them being popular when the film was released. The camera-work, cinematography, the down to earth real life characters all make a good movie.
At the end I became a fan of the director Selvaraghavan. I liked Sonia Agrawal too and searching the web discovered that just a year back, She and Selvaraghavan got married.
(Stars 7.5 out of 10)