South Asian Film Festival
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Set up on a pre-arranged date by their old-fashioned Indian parents, Ravi and Rita seemingly have nothing in common, making for an afternoon that, while pleasant enough, couldn’t be any more awkward. He’s conservative and clearly nervous, while she’s doing her best to politely keep on smiling. But then the unthinkable happens: As the COVID outbreak intensifies, the shelter-in-place mandate is issued, forcing Ravi to spend the night at Rita’s place. Before long, he sees that she’s not the traditional and straightlaced girl of his dreams she initially pretended to be. As their time stuck together stretches towards a full week, though, Ravi and Rita develop an unlikely bond in this surefire hit from this year’s Tribeca Festival, an impressive directorial debut executive-produced by the Duplass Brothers that’s sweet, quirky, heartfelt, and genuinely funny.
USA, 2021, 86 minutes, Directed by Roshan Sethi
“Just because 7 Days knows the beats of the classic rom-com, that doesn't make it a cover version. Instead, it's a delightfully new riff, one filled with cultural specificities and timeliness.”– Richard Whittaker, AUSTIN CHRONICLE