55.3 F
New York

“7 Days”: A Story About Finding Love In The Midst of a Worldwide Crisis


Share this

Hulu’s 7 Days stars Karan Soni and Geraldine Vishwanathan as Ravi and Rita, two millennials who are pushed by their parents to meet each other during the early days of the pandemic. As the world suddenly shuts down to prevent the spread of illness, Ravi and Rita find themselves forced to shelter in place together, which leads to unexpected discoveries about one another and themselves.

Read Also: “Four Samosas”: A Worthwhile South Asian, Wes Anderson-Style Comedy You Need To Watch

For a film that is limited in its physical setting, there is so much that happens in the span of just 90 minutes. It’s a simple plot that is set during a time that is still fresh in all of our minds as we remember widespread panic, obsession over doom scrolling numbers, and de-sanitizing everything we touch. And while that is an active part throughout the film, it doesn’t overshadow the story’s purpose and message, as well as the development of the characters. 

Karan Soni as Ravi and Geraldine Vishwanathan as Rita in “7 Days”. All Rights Reserved by Cinedigm.

Even though we are introduced to two characters of South Asian background, it’s clear that they are polar opposites from how they initially interact with one another. But it’s this exact dynamic that puts them in a position of vulnerability, allowing them to open up to each other, call each other out on their perspectives or actions, and ultimately find understanding of the other person. It’s something we don’t normally get to see with South Asian-led films, so it’s refreshing to watch, especially thanks to the outstanding performances by Soni and Vishwanathan.

7 Days is funny and heartwarming while managing to throw in moments of relatability of something we’ve all collectively had to experience. However, the movie is careful not to indulge in the trauma of its audience as it merely intends to give comfort and succeeds in giving us a quick love story between two people that feels like a slow burn. In a world that has greatly changed in recent years, it’s safe to say that 7 Days is ultimately a story about finding love in the midst of a worldwide crisis, and that is something quite remarkable. 

Samosa Rating:  

7 Days receives 4.5 out of 5 Samosas. 

7 Days is available for streaming on Hulu.

Pooja Chand
Pooja Chand
Known on other platforms as Samosas and Popcorn, Pooja is a movie enthusiast topped with sprinkles of her love for TV. She can typically be found watching anything from the latest blockbuster movie to a feel good anime, and is always ready to start the discussion on movies and TV so you don't have to.

Related articles

Spider-Man and Mary Jane Maquette by Sideshow Collectibles

Recent articles

The Gambit Maquette