First there is a pointless duet every time the heroine enters the scene. This has been a feature of many good/bad films for long now, but Charan Reddy (director) seems to think that the only way to show chemistry between a girl and a boy is by making them dance in songs. This is all the more ridiculous in a film where there was nothing much the hero was doing. Mr. 7 is not a film where the hero has to confront a number of films or problems. Two, whatever the situation, the cops are seen discussing basic things, be it about a bandit or a bank robbery. Does it require direction from a senior officer to an IPS officer to block all check points after a mega bank robbery? Three, the hero's dialogues may be spoken by a child. They are so imbecilic. These are but three of the glaring blunders in Mr. 7. You are free to watch the film at your own risk and capture some more funny elements.
SVR Junior comes with a heavy body and difficult expressions. His dialogue delivery is immature and he lacks the ability to pull it off even in ordinary scenes. Mr. 7's story has been done to death in the past by many losers.
Our hero is an orphan, whose father, a courageous police officer, was killed along with his mother for nabbing a mega robber (the villain). SVR Jr. grows up to be a thief, because his mother watched Chiranjeevi in a pick pocket's role minutes before delivering him. Our hero continues with his streak of stealing cars but earns nothing for himself. He wants to set up a restaurant so as to impress his girl friend's father. He sets forth to steal a Benz and does it successfully.
What he does not know is the fact that the car has Rs. 16 crores in its boot space. The money was stolen by the villain (the one who had killed his parents) in a very easily accomplished but murderous bank robbery. The cops have been on a high alert but they do not catch the hero, who has been having fun on the roads driving the car around the city. The villain finally catches SVR Jr., only to die after a brief fighting scene. The hero never comes to know that his parents were killed by this villain.
Because our hero is good at heart (as evidenced by the lyrics of the first song), he steals ONLY Rs. 50 lakhs and gives away the rest of the amount in donations to orphans like him! What a morality in the name of Lord Venkateswara, you will exclaim. The cop, who is also an orphan, lets SVR Jr. free, despite knowing that he has built a big restaurant with the stolen money.
If dialogue writer Ch. Pradeep would care to watch the film like an audience, he will realize that he had put the words of a child artist in the hero's words. The musician too should watch the film with an open mind, which might give him the realization that he had done nothing at some key points. For example, when the hero says that he will be back with a Benz, there was absolute silence. With no help in the form of right BG score, the film is sans the bare minimum tempo that was required. However, Munna Kashi's music for the songs made a good listen.
Neelim Upadhay is there just to flash a big smile every time, as if she was acting for the commercial of a fairness cream.
It is Srinivas Reddy who is the hero. His comic timing is usually impressive.
Released on: 3rd August, 2012