Malayalam film "Sapthamshree Thaskaraha:" has opened in theatres to positive reviews.
The film had managed to impress the audience and critics alike. The film, which was released on 6 September is directed by Anil Radhakrishnan and stars Prithviraj, Asif Ali, Nedumudi Venu, Neeraj Madhav, Sudheer Karamana, Salaam Bhukari, Chemban Vinod, Reenu Mathews, Sanusha and Joy Mathew in pivotal roles.
The cinematography of the film is done by Jayesh Nair, who had also worked in "North 24 Kaatham". Editing is done by Manoj Kannoth and the music is composed by Rex Vijayan.
The film is produced by Santhosh Sivan, Shaji Nadesan and Prithviraj under the banner of August Cinemas.
Plot: The film is about seven strangers who meet in a prison. After completing their prison term, they set off on a heist mission by formulating a plan.
Here are the reviews of "Sapthamashree Thaskaraha:" by various critics:
Metromatinee.com - A hilarious heist drama executed without exasperating digressions. That would sum up the curiously titled "Sapthamashree Thaskaraha", a movie which makes us the inventive humour with the adorable Thrissur slang to the hilt. The narration gives the cutting edge, that the half baked plot fails to provide. Seven convicts who find a common ground while in a jail, to pull off what is their forte, theft. The movie is all about thieves and a theft for settling a score.
The penchant of the director to pander towards the absurd is very much apparent in each and every frame of "Sapathamshree Thaskaraha". It does not follow any particular pattern or adheres to a straight forward narrative style. One does not feel a sense of completion as the movie draws to a close but the film is surely a case of delightful parts not exactly adding upto a whole.
Onlookers Media - Though the film deals with a serious plot the entire story is told in a comic manner which makes it possible to watch the movie without getting stressed. The story of the movie is not a convoluted one and therefore, everyone including children can enjoy the movie to its fullest. Anil Radhakrishnan proves through his movie that the success of his first movie was not a fluke. While treating the subject with a touch of humour, he makes sure that the comic sequences do not make the subject seem trivial in any way.
Muyals.Com – "Cast is one of the most important ingredients of the cinema as the audience experience cinema through the cast. Here, the cast is of the best line up recently seen in Malayalam after Apothecary. Prithviraj handles the Thrissur slang with ease. Reenu Mathews walked straight to heart with the bold and strong character of Sarah. The seven thieves are the best gang in the industry so far. Most feared problem with a movie like Sapthamashree Thaskaraha is that overcrowding the screen space as all the seven thieves are so important. But here Anil Radhakrishnan managed to make their screen presence a compliment to each other."
"Anil Radhakrishnan deserves an applause for the attempt. The movie evolves in a steady phase and keeps on engaging the audience from the very begining to the end of the movie. Unlike other movies which is set in rural backgrounds Sapthamashree Thaskaraha is not a feel good movie, but a gripping thriller. The simplicity is the beauty of the frames by Jayesh Nair. Rex Vijayan's music sizzled and is hummable. Manoj Kannoth's editing marvel in the climax sequences cannot be put down on words it should be seen and experienced. This is another example that tecnological and graphical gimmicks are not at all necessary to make a good movie. Although somewhere there are certain Hollywood inspirations."