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.
“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.