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MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 08/05/2014
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(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Scheduled for release on april 11 the film had to be postponed by another day.

prithviraj plays a middle-aged cop unravelling a baffling mystery in 7th day.- supplied photo

with only days left for the release of 7th day its director syamdhar was frantically calling television channels to finalise the satellite rights. “i was requesting them to watch the film to take a call and almost everybody refused. they were also haggling over the rates” he recalls.

scheduled for release on april 11 the film had to be postponed by another day. and it was only at 3.30am on april 12 that syam finally got the clearance certificate. around 10am he reached the theatre and there were a few youngsters already waiting in queues.

at 12.30 the first screening started which he watched with the film’s cast and crew. the verdict was out: 7th day was destined to be a superhit. it had amassed the largest to date initials for a prithviraj-starrer in the actor’s 12-year career. syamdhar indeed had made it.

“to this day i don’t understand why a film with a bankable star was being ignored by the tv channels” says syam with not an iota of bitterness now.

the youngster went through unforeseen odds in his maiden directorial venture which he sees as a big learning curve. “as the tagline of our film says we succeeded by fighting adversities.”

7th day’s success is a sweet treat for syamdhar given that it released along with some of the biggies including mammootty’s gangster and dileep’s ring master. “frankly none of us were expecting any miracles. even prithviraj when he signed for the film said he was doing it only for his love to do a good film.”

in fact doing a “good” film irrespective of the film’s commercial fate was the key driver of syamdhar and his team. entering the film industry with no godfathers no family connections and not even having worked as an assistant director he says his biggest asset was the confidence he had gained at the amrita film school.

“the faculty including kg george john paul shyamaprasad and mohan gave us terrific insights into cinema” says syamdhar. completing his post-graduation in film studies he had to wait five years until he got his lucky break. in between he worked on commercials using the platform to learn more about location management.

syamdhar sees himself as a good technician and naturally for 7th day he opted for the best talent. one of the most talked about aspects of the film is its cinematography by sujith vasudev.

he describes the film as a “feel good thriller.” “if you look at it there is hardly any novelty in our story. what we did is approach it differently in our treatment.” so he set the thriller in a misty hill-station and even resorted to a deliberate ‘lag’ in the script. “many people said they felt the lag – but that was intended. that pace of the film is what gave it the final punch.”

prithviraj too was a bit hesitant to do the role of a police officer having already done three back-to-back cop characters. “but we explained to him that his image as the tough police officer is exactly what will work for the movie” says syamdhar.

scripted by akhil paul the film does not feature prithviraj in uniform though. the story of how a middle-aged police officer comes into the lives of a few youngsters to unravel a baffling mystery is narrated with technical and scripting brilliance which has gained much praise from the critics and masses.

syamdhar says the film’s biggest support came from its producer shibu suseelan who had in fact come on board to advise him as production controller. “he saw the passion in our team and decided to produce it.”

energised by the success of the movie syamdhar has moved to his next project a totally different genre. he will be in dubai along with janani iyer and vinay fort for the film’s grand middle east premiere organised by oneness media mill and radiome on friday may 9 7.30pm at galleria cinema hyatt regency.


 


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