Fifth about The Seventh

Sir (2018)

Sir: Rohena Gera’s delicate drama is interesting less for its story, which has been told time and again, and more for the brief glimpse at the inner workings of Indian society it allows. The film mixes the pursuit of a dream with an unrequited love story, and if by one hand the lack of focus weakens the whole, by the other it ends up giving agency to the main characters. Both of them are good, interesting characters; Tillotama Shome manages well the mood swings asked of her character, while Vivek Gomber has little to do besides brooding. Cinematographer Dominique Colin’s work is efficient, capturing the local colors with gusto, but otherwise unremarkable. The music also contributes to giving this more of a local flavor. There is, however, an overarching lack of emotion that hurts the experience.

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