Oththa Seruppu Size 7 is the one-man cinema, which revolves around a murder mystery. Parthiban, the multi-faceted talent of Tamil cinema, has written and directed the film, as well as essay the only acting role. Oththa Seruppu Size 7 has garnered the attention of cinema fanatics much before its release, due to its unique theme.
Did the Parthiban movie succeed in living up to the expectations? Read Oththa Seruppu Size 7 movie review here to know...
Masilamani (Parthiban) is a murder suspect who is questioned by a few cops in the interrogation room of a police station. Initially, the policemen assume that Mani is innocent and try to manipulate him into owning up the crime.
But after a certain point, Masilamani starts to behave hysterically and the cops are forced to seek the help of a psychologist. With his help, they unfold Masilamani's life, which revolves around his wife Usha (voice by Gayathrie) and seven-year old son Mahesh, and his involvement in some other crimes.
Script & Direction
Parthiban has scripted and directed Oththa Seruppu Size 7, which is undoubtedly one of the bravest attempts of Tamil cinema in the recent past. Weaving an intriguing murder mystery around a solo character is not an easy task, but the writer-director completely succeeds in it with his brilliant script and exceptional directorial skills.
Parthiban has convincingly portrayed the rest of the characters in the movie, who connect to the audiences just through voices. The crispy dialogues and excellent voice acting by the amazing bunch of dubbing artists have helped in conveying the situation outside the interrogation room in a realistic manner. Even the most dramatic situations of the movie are handled extremely well, despite having the limitation of a one-man film.
Oththa Seruppu Size 7 has a few flaws like a slow beginning and the slight inconsistency in the climax portions that is filled with twists, which might not go well with the common audiences. But this Parthiban movie is undoubtedly a unique experience.
Parthiban, the actor-director, has delivered an outstanding performance as the central character Masilamani. He has brilliantly portrayed the inner turmoil of this highly intense character, without going overboard with his performance.
The voice actors of the movie, especially Gayathrie who voiced Masilamani's wife Usha and the artists who lend voices for lady police constable Rosie and Masilamani's young son Mahesh, have truly done great jobs.
Resul Pookutty's extraordinary sound design is the soul of the movie, which begins and ends inside a room. The brilliant sound design has truly enhanced the overall watching experience. Music by C Sathya, which includes a song sung by Santhosh Narayanan and the amazing background score, totally goes hand-in-hand with the gripping narrative.
Cinematographer Ramji deserves huge applause for the totally unconventional yet extremely fascinating visuals of the movie. The perfect frames and brilliant usage of lighting have undoubtedly helped the film connect with its audiences with its changing moods.
• Performances of Parthiban And The Voice Actors
• Script & Direction
• Sound Design & Music
• Slow Beginning
• Slightly Inconsistent Climax
Oththa Seruppu Size 7 is one of the bravest attempts of Tamil cinema in the recent past. This Parthiban movie is highly recommended for audiences who love experimental films.