7 Days: Romantic Love during Pandemic Crisis (Tribeca Festival 2021)

7 Days: Tribeca 2021

Karan Soni and Geraldine Viswanathan star in Roshan Sethi’s directorial debut about two strangers forced to shelter together after an awkward first date.

It didn’t take long for coronavirus to be reflected in the contents of networks and streaming services.

From Connecting… to Love in the Time of Corona, these shows and films explored various dimensions of the virus, examining the new everyday life under altered conditions.

The romantic comedy, 7 Days, about an Indian couple forced to shelter in after their first date, adds a panel to this growing genre.

Premiering at this year’s Tribeca Fest and directed by Roshan Sethi, 7 Days opens with clips of real-life Indian couples recounting how they met.

The mothers of the film’s fictional protagonists, Ravi (Karan Soni) and Rita (Geraldine Viswanathan), recite details from their children’s online dating profiles: Ravi is endearing, awkward and funny. He spends most his days in a lab and is eager to find the perfect “traditional” wife.
Rita is ostensibly Ravi’s ideal match — she too is looking for a traditional marriage, will go fully vegetarian for the right man and her hobbies include cooking for others.


Karan Soni, Geraldine Viswanathan, Zenobia Shroff, Aparna Nancherla, Gita Reddy, Jeffrey Self


Director: Roshan Sethi

Screenwriters: Karan Soni, Roshan Sethi

Running time: 86 minutes