7 Days in Slow Motion

DVD Release: April 26, 2009
7 Days in Slow Motion


This film tells the story of Ravi, a young boy who lives his life by the pie-chart his mother creates and defines for him – 60% education and only 2.9% for fun! When he and his friends chance upon the camera of a visiting American tourist, they decide to make a Bollywood film. The 7 days they allot for making the film marks a comical journey, however along the way Ravi accidentally captures some darker moments of his friends’ and families’ lives. They all turn on him for revealing their true selves but this truth results in life changes for one and all. “7 Days in Slow Motion” deftly balances humor with life lessons and takes the viewer on one child’s voyage and discovery as he tries to make sense of an incomprehensible world of adults.

Dove Review

“Bollywood” films are a mix of music, dancing, drama and comedy blended together to create a unique art-form. This flick has all of the customary elements above but also takes a poke at the genre it mimics. Ravi wants to create a film reflective of the daily life of a young teen in upper middle class India while his friends want to make a traditional music and dance movie.

This film is interesting and entertaining. The story seems to move in slow motion itself a few times but the viewer will be treated to a rare inside view of life in an Indian city. There are lessons of friendship, honesty, understanding and forgiveness and we are pleased to award our Dove Seal to this movie.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Boy dresses up as a girl; 17 year old girl to marry a 40 year old man.
Language: D-1; OMG-1; H (as a place)-1
Violence: Woman throws metal cups and pans; a scene in which a woman cuts wrist with knife but it is only a dream.
Drugs: Cigarettes and alcohol in closing scene but this is during a dance number where the lyrics contain messages to avoid such items.
Nudity: One belly dancing musical number.
Other: Thematic elements that would not appeal to very young viewers.


Company: Palisades Tartan
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 100 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe