Story Idea: Can people really do something unethical to the dead to just get a value addition to their business? Find out, in this Noire-somber depiction. LIST OF CHARACTERS:
Vijay – A small local jeweler in his early thirties.
Peon – a wily sly staff who is always ready for a quick buck.
Side of a road – inside a car
A dimly lit corridor of a hospital / building
A small room – dressed like a morgue
Outside a jeweler’s shop
SCENE 1 (EXT – NIGHT – SIDE OF THE ROAD / INSIDE A CAR) TITLES Camera still on a empty sidewalk. A car slowly parks into the frame. The camera moves slowly towards the driver’s door – holds the frame – slowly the window rolls down. A man is seen. He is staring blankly out of the front. He has a lit cigarette in his hand. The camera watches him till the entire cigarette is smoked. He flicks the butt out. Camera moves in from the window from his side to the front passenger seat. It focuses on the mobile and a cigarette packet, a lighter. He is about to light a new cigarette when his mobile flashed silently. He picks it up. Vijay: Haan? Haan, bahaar hoon. Camera is inside the car with him: Close up shots as he shuts the phone. He rolls up the his window and climbs out. Door closes on the Camera. From inside the car, camera captures him walking on the sidewalk and entering a side gate. Gate is not seen in the camera frame. CUT TO SCENE 2 – (INT – DARK / NIGHT – CORRIDOR) Camera shows an empty corridor – which is dimly lit. Camera follows his footsteps – after a few step he stops – another pair of feet walk into the camera frame. The camera now follows – pans down to up - this new pair of feet right up to the face of the peon. Peon: (Camera close up of the face) : Kitna hai? Vijay: hamesha jitna. Camera captures mid-shot of both characters – they are seen exchanging money and a name tag – with NO -13 written on it. Peon: Sirf dus minite Vijay just nods. CUT TO SCENE 3 – (INT – NIGHT – MORGUE ROOM) The camera is panning the dead bodies covered with white sheets, lying in a neat manner on the floor / high tables. Camera follows Vijay as he starts looking for tag 13. He looks from tags that are hanging down from teach body’s foot. Vijay: Shit! Kaha hai? He suddenly finds what he is looking for. He looks at the tag. Then moves towards the head. He uncovers the head - the white cloth covers the camera?? Or then the camera moves to Vijay’s pocket where takes out his tweezers and a pakkad –that is used to pull out things – the camera now moves to a close up shot of his face – it is extreme close up – Vijay’s face is making all kinds of faces. Suddenly there is a loud CLICK and his face is smiling! He is suddenly very very still – he is looking around to see if he has been heard. There is a tense moment. Camera sees the back of his hand – as he puts something down in a small pouch. Long shot – with camera panning his movement from the one body to the door – the door is now shut – with the camera in the morgue. CUT TO SCENE 4 (EXT – DAY – OUTSIDE A JEWELLERS’S SHOP) Camera sees a wonderful sunrise – we hear the sound of happy whistling – the camera has the blurred image of Vijay’s back – which slowly comes into focus as Vijay back is seen walking towards a shop – with shutters down – he goes through the motions of opening the shop – all with his back towards the camera. He steps inside the open door and turns to face the Camera – with a small smile. The camera pans down to up - to a boards that says – THE XXX Jewllery shop. CUT TO CREDITS ROLL