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7 Rounds preview: When two Indians get into trouble in the US because of their ethnicity

The film is based on a real tragic incident that took place in the US. 

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Director George Savvidis’s 7 Rounds will be screened at the Bay Area South Asian Film Festival in California, to be held from 21 to 23 September. The film was born out of the idea penned by the film’s writer Karthik Menon.

The film is a story about two friends Ashok (Akshun Abhimanyu) and Suraj (Abhay Walia). They are NRIs (Non-Resident Indians) living in the US. One day, after work they visit a bar for some drinks. What looked like yet another relaxful evening turns out to be a series of serious challenges they encounter because of their ethnicity.

Menon said in an interview to Deccan Chronicle that the story was inspired by a real-life incident where two men of Indian origin were shot by an American at a bar while he shouted, ‘Get out of my country.’ Out of the two, one was killed.

The trailer of the film gives an idea that the film is treated like an edge-of-the-seat thriller.

7 Rounds also stars Kevin Mukerji, Karl Morris, Raj Jawa among others. It was screened this year in May at the Cannes Short Film Festival (CSFF).

7 Rounds will be screened at the Bay Area South Asian Film Festival 2018 on 23 September at 7pm at Mountain View Centre For Performing Arts.

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