Actor-cum-filmmaker R Parthiepan is earning career-best reviews for playing a middle-aged security guard, who has been interrogated as a murder suspect by the police in Oththa Seruppu Size 7. The horror-thriller was directed and produced by Parthiepan under the banner of Bioscope Film Framers. It was premiered at the Singapore South Asian Film Festival on 30 August 2019.
Considered as the rare attempt in India cinema, Parthiepan though that it would be nominated for the Academy Awards 2019. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen and Bollywood movie Gully Boy, starring Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Kalki Koechlin has been nominated for the Indian entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards. During a recent interview with a popular web portal, Parthiepan said that Oththa Seruppu Size 7 deserved an Oscar Award for its uniqueness. The jury should have given a nomination to the movie as it was a rare attempt. He also added that it could be decided legitimately.
For the uninitiated, Oththa Seruppu Size 7 has an official entry into Asia Book of Records and India Book of Records for the many contributions to the movie. It was written, directed, acted and produced by only one man-R Parthiepan.