7th Day (film)
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|Produced by||Shibu G. Suseelan|
|Written by||Akhil Paul|
Deepak Dev |
|Distributed by||August Cinema & Tricolor Entertainments|
7th Day is a 2014 Indian Malayalam language crime thriller film written by Akhil Paul and directed by Syamdhar. It stars Prithviraj Sukumaran as a 42-year-old IPS officer named David Abraham, who is on a trail of an unnatural case. The film also stars Tovino Thomas, Anu Mohan, Vinay Forrt, Yog Jappe, Janani Iyer and Praveen Prem.
The story starts with a monologue by David Abraham, IPS (Prithviraj) during the night of Christmas. When he leaves a party, he gets involved in an accident with Shan(Vinay Forrt) and Vinu(Anu Mohan). David takes them to the hospital to treat Vinu's injury which he sustained while falling off the bike. From the hospital Vinu escapes, to Shan's horror. David starts to suspect that there is something wrong. But Shan says there is no problem and David drops him at his place. Then he notices that Vinu has dropped his wallet in his jeep.
Shan recounts the story of his friends - Aby(Tovino Thomas), Jessica aka Jessy (Janani Iyer), Cycle(Praveen Prem) and Vinu. Vinu runs an internet cafe. Cycle is the son of a gulf-returnee with a lot of financial problems. Shan is a local correspondent for a newspaper. Aby and Jessica grew up together in an orphanage, and Vinu has a special interest for Jessica and Jessica to him. One day, Vinu's internet cafe is raided by the police looking for some stuff. Since they couldn't find anything, the police returns without saying anything to Vinu. That night, Vinu's house is raided by a goon named Charlie(Yog Japee), who is commissioned by Christopher Moriarty, a crime boss to locate a missing sum of Rs. 1.75 crores. They suspect that Vinu took the money from them and gives 36 hours to surrender the money to him.
Later David receives a call from a local travel agent that someone has given him a fake note of thousand rupees to book a bus ticket to Bangalore. David catches him from the bus and it turns out it is Cycle who was trying to get out of the town. Using Cycle, David locates his other friends - Vinu and Jessica. Aby is nowhere to be seen. David asks Vinu to recount the happenings of the night of his suicide. Though at first he tells them a lie, under pressure Vinu tells David that Aby had planned everything and stole the cash so he could kill Vinu because of his secret love for Jessica, but Jessica and Cycle were hearing all this. Jessica said she could not forgive him for trying to kill Vinu. With guilt Aby tells them that the money is in the vehicle and commits suicide by jumping of the waterfall. Coincidentally Aby's blood group was the same as Vinu's and they both had the same tattoo, so they decide to use Aby's suicide to fake Vinu's death.
After their confession David reveals that Aby was a carrier for Christopher and the money in the bag was grade one counterfeit cash. David gave them the option of either leaving the money on the table so that he can report it as an abandoned bag of counterfeit money and that no one would ever disturb them about it or arrest them and take them to the court for planned murder. They chose the first option and handed the money over to David and left. When they left, however, Shan stops the car and questions the true identity of David Abraham, and the simple option given to them. They have a light-bulb realization that David Abraham IPS doesn't exist and that David is actually Christopher Moriarty.
- Prithviraj Sukumaran as David Abraham IPS / Christopher Moriarty
- Tovino Thomas as Aby Ebineser
- Vinay Forrt as Shan Shahar
- Janani Iyer as Jessica aka Jessy
- Anu Mohan as Vinu Ramachandran
- Praveen Prem as Cyril Samuel aka Cycle
- Joy Mathew as P.T.R. Bhattathiri
- Yog Japee as Charlie
- Lakshmipriya as Lab Technician
- Shobha Mohan as Vinu's mother
- Sreedevi Unni as Sr. Veronica
- Sunil Sukhada as Security Simon
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