6/5/2017 5:14:00 PM
Sakthi, a RJ and Nikesha Patel, an employee with Prabhu's reputed television channel are living opposite to each other in houses in their flat. Right from the beginning, the two do not get along and get into constant verbal feuds. Prabhu's son Rajeev Govind Pillai is as an industrialist enjoying his time and happily living his life while his adopted son, Ganesh Venkatraman is working in the Cyber Crime Wing. Rajeev's main interest happens to be befriending young girls and women. In that light, two women whom he gets close with die under mysterious circumstances.
Prabhu, who wants to see Rajeev get married steps up the wedding preparations. In the meantime, Prabhu receives a phone call from an unknown person, who reveals Rajeev was behind the death of those two women and says he has a video recording of the murders. Shocked, but not wanting the issue to escalate unnecessarily, Prabhu informs Ganesh Venkatraman who sets out the find the man. He then comes to realize that the unknown person is dead and that the video recording is in either Sakthi or Nikesha Patel's possession. The rest of the plot of 7 Naatkkal revolves around Ganesh Venkatraman employing various methods to get the video recording, what the footage really is, who the two deceased women are and whether Sakhti and Nikesha unite together.
Having appeared in several films till date, Sakthi has been trying his best to get that one big break and his efforts do not pay yet again in this film which doesn't really have a substantial base for his character. Ganesh Venkatraman has played a different role this time sporting a salt and pepper look and has done justice to his part in line with his previous performances. Although she hasn't been seen in prominent roles before, Nikesha Patel's part here is justified. Angana Roy, who appears for very little time delivers an effective performance. Rajeev Pillai has lived his role and has given a tremendous performance. Prabhu and Nassar with their huge experience play their roles with ease. M. S. Baskar and Chinni Jayanth's antics are enjoyable.
Director Gautham VR has attempted to make a stylish thriller and comes good in executing it, but falters in the screenplay department. Few scenes are enjoyable, but a majority of the film just meanders. The stunt sequences are really good. M. S. Prabhu's cinematography skills come to the fore while Vishal Chandrasekhar's background score is praiseworthy in comparison to the songs which are average.
In short, 7 Naatkkal is a prolonging affair.