Seven friends become a quotation team.
Sevenes, (Malayalam, dir. Joshiy, 2011)
Starring: Kunchacko Boban, Asif Ali, Rejith Menon, Nivin Pauly, Aju Varghese, Vineeth Kumar, Rima Kallingal, Ameer, Bhama, Ramya Raj, Nadia Moidu, Mamukkoya, Manian Pillai Raju, Shivaji, Sri Kala, Preethi Srinivasan
Worth Revisiting? Perhaps. I found the theme, about how these friends get roped into forming a quotation team out of desperate need for money to pay medical bills, rather compelling. One job, they think, will be enough, but then there are more and more reasons to keep going, more bills to pay, until they find themselves in over their heads before they even realize it's happening. But I didn't find myself emotionally engaged with the story -- the friends all seem likeable enough, but I didn't feel that I got to know any of them well enough to really care about what was happening to them. Asif Ali's performance stands out for me (as it often does), and I dearly regret that there wasn't enough scope to give they very talented Rima Kallingal a bigger role. That said, Nadia Moidu was terrific as the tough cop, and I do think there's some scope to revisit the film at some point.