Ravi (Karan Soni) and Rita (Geraldine Viswanathan) meet on a date arranged by their Indian parents. He imagines his future wife as someone traditional, wholesome and definitely vegetarian. She can’t imagine anything worse, but has to keep up the ruse to please her conservative mother. When a shelter in place order forces them to quarantine together until the situation calms down, the pair have to confront parts of each other – and themselves – that they had previously kept hidden, and to learn what it means to care for one another when the world is turned upside down.

Creatively shot over a week in the summer of 2021, 7 DAYS is a heartfelt and hilarious take on human intimacy in an age of uncertainty and social transformation. Directed with confidence under challenging conditions by newcomer Roshan Sethi, 7 DAYS presents a charming and relatable time capsule of life in the present moment, wrapped up as a thoughtful reflection on traditional Indian values in contemporary America.

-Duncan Caillard

This film is presented as part of the New American Perspectives program presented by the Vilcek Foundation. HIFF will be presenting a special LIVE online Master Class with Director/Writer Roshan Sethi, Writer/Actor Karan Soni, and Actress Geraldine Viswanathan on SATURDAY NOVEMBER 13TH at 3:00PM HST. Please CLICK HERE for more information about how to join the conversation.



Showtime Dates: November 11, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Consolidated Theatres Kahala
Passholder Access: All Access, Supporter

Online Access

Access Window: November 15, 2021 - November 28, 2021
Passholder Access: All Access, Limited Virtual, Supporter, Hale Virtual Festival, Individual
Only Accessible from: USA

Live Stream

Film Details

DIRECTOR(S)Roshan Sethi
PRODUCER(S)Liz Cardenas, Mel Eslyn
SCREENWRITER(S)Roshan Sethi, Karan Soni
CASTMark Duplass, Aparna Nancherla, Zenobia Shroff, Karan Soni, Geraldine Viswanathan

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Film Details

PREMIERE STATUS: Hawai‘i Premiere
YEAR: 2021
RUN TIME: 96 Minutes


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