Behind the Movie 7th Sense: Combo of AR Murugadoss and Suriya makes this film most awaited. Amidst sky high expectations, here comes the day of release. Let us see, how strong and how sensible is this 7th Sense? In the Movie 7th Sense: Boddhi Dharma (Suriya) is a Buddhist monk belonging to 5th Century AD living in Kancheepuram of Pallava Kingdom. He transferred the rich Martial Art and Ancient Medical Science of India to China. When he reaches a small village of China, villagers treat Boddhi Dharma as inferior and keep him away. Later when he cures an unknown deadly disease prevailed in the village and fought with enemies, people respect and treat him as a god. Boddhi Dharma ends his life eating the poisoned food offered by Chinese people.
Coming to present, Chinese Government starts 'Operation Red' using Dong Lee (Johny Tri Nguyen), a Martial Art expert. This Operation is to initiate bio-war against India using a viral disease for which medicine is alone known to Boddhi Dharma. Around the same time, Genetics Engineering student Subha Srinivas (Shruthi Hasan) cracks the DNA of Boddhi Dharma only to find that Aravind (Suriya), working in Bombay Circus belonging to the same lineage of Boddhi Dharma's clan matches in 80% of DNA. To tackle the menace of Dong Lee and Operation Red, Subha manipulates the DNA of Aravind with Boddhi Dharma. Was she successful? Was she able to preserve the ancient knowledge of Boddhi Dharma in Aravind forms the climax.
Values of the Movie 7th Sense: The impeccable and untouched story line of AR Murugadoss can be awarded 110 out of 100 marks. The way Murugadoss mixed Ancient History with Modern Science and the kind of racy scripting he followed will leave you spellbound. Direction wise, trade mark of Murugadoss is seen more in second half. Camera of Ravi K Chandran, sharp editing of Anthony and Art Work of Rajeevan stood highlighted helping the director to come out with enhanced output. Music by Harris Jayaraj is vibrating in background score but songs seem to have reduced the tempo of film. Martial Art compositions by Peter Heins are extraordinary. Production values of Lakshmi Ganapathi, Red Giant are all time high.
Performance wise, Suriya is most effective and his perfectionist attitude is seen in each frame. Both as Boddhi Dharma and Aravind, he tears the screen apart. Finally Shruthi Hasan has got a lengthy and meaty role to perform. In fact she hogged a screen time more than Suriya and she is exactly Heart for entire flick. Vietnamese actor Johny Tri Nguyen is terrific. He has a unique body language with sharp eyes that can hypnotize you. Remaining others are just okay.
Out of the Movie 7th Sense: Recreation of History visually on the screen and saying the same with conviction is a daunting task. Murugadoss added more of the burden to himself by bringing a connect between Ancient History and its applicability in Current times. Nevertheless, this gem of a director has caught a perfect balance and result is the exquisite, praiseworthy output. In conjunction, Murugadoss is more adorable for adding of moral values to his storytelling. It is our duty to respect and follow our Ancestral Traditions which are more valuable than present day Science. India has a great heritage and one should feel proud of. The biggest drawback and the reason why we Indians in spite of inherited with rich history are standing back in contemporary world is because of lack of focus and various difficulties built with in our system to conduct researches.
First half is deliberately narrated slowly with boring episodes so as to give a kicking feel in second half. Too many cinematic liberties, high level Science are spoken about in the film yet Murugadoss keeps everything simple and understood easily for front benchers too. That is the real quality of director where Murugadoss is brilliant and different from others.
We regularly speak of Six Senses in normal life. This 7th Sense elaborates about the Ancient Science and Traditional Heritage that is more sensible and is to be preserved for coming generations. Best examples are Charaka Samhita that dealt on Genetical Diseases, Arya Bhatta who gave an idea of Astronomy and many more which are above the present day research findings.
Commercial success of the film is to be wait and seen but for audience who ask for novelty in plot and narration are to be fully satisfied by Murugadoss in this Lesser Entertainment and More Enlightening show of 7th Sense.
Review by Karthik Karunakaran from the Internet Movie Database.