Patra(The Letter)

SCENE  1 :

DAY/EXT/LONG SHOT/FULL IMAGE/ CH:TANU/LT TO RT

Tanu rides in with her scooty from the gate into the society.

LONG SHOT/ FULL IMAGES/ PROFILES TO CAMERA

Her younger brother is playing cricket on the ground with his friend.

MID-LONG/HALF IMAGE/ FULL FRONTAL

She parks her scooter in the garage.

MID-LONG/HALF-IMAGE/RAM – LT TO RT, TANU RT TO LT

She meets her younger brother Ram near the lift-steps.

CLOSE UP OF RAM/ WAIST TTO HEAD

He is sweaty and with a cricket bat.

Ram: Hi Taiee!

MID-CLOSE-UP/HALF IMAGE

Tanu: Ram! (ruffles his hair) shee! (all sweat on her fingers)

TANU, RAM PROFILES TO THE CAMERA – THEN BACK TO THE CAMERA

They both laugh. She puts her hand on his shoulder and they both walk up the stairs.

TOP SHOT

They are climbing the last few steps.

Background conversation: kiti runs keles? Arre yaar tya saaket mulay run-out zaalo… hey hey hey…

MID-CLOSE-UP/HALF IMAGES

Tanu: Chaavi ahe na?

Ram: Ho ga! (takes out the key from his pocket, gives it to her)

EXTREME CLOSE UP

Tanu’s hand puts the key in the lock.

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SCENE 2:

INT/DAY/MID-LONG/HALF IMAGE/ TANU, RAM FULL FRONTAL/ TANU TOWARDS THE CAMERA, RAM RT TO LF

Door opens, Tanu and Ram walk in.

Tanu keeps her bag on the bench by the door.

Ram walks to his room with his bat.

MID-CLOSE-UP

Tanu walks towards the table and drinks water.

CLOSE-UP

Tanu: Ram? Doodh? Me coffee ghetey!

(NOT IN THE FRAME)

Ram: Mala pan cooffeeee!!

Tanu: Aajibaat nahi! Plain doodh deyu ka bournviat ghaloon?

LONG SHOT/ HALF IMAGE/ FACING THE CAMERA

Ram: (peeping out of the room doorway) coffee! Pls taiee pls pls pls!

TANU- CLOSE-UP CONTINUES

Tanu: naheeee! Chal lavkar kapde badal… Baghu kon first yetey?

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SCENE 3:

EVENG/ INT/ MID-CLOSE-UP/ HALF IMAGE/ PROFILES TANU RT, RAM LF

Tanu and Ram are sitting at the dining table, opposite each other.They both have their coffee mugs.Ram has changed clothes and is looking fresh and clean.

Tanu too has changed clothes.

CLOSE UP can we have tan in low angle and ram in high angle here?

Tanu: Mug aaj diwas kasa hota?

OVER THE SHOULDER/CLOSE UP

Ram is very silent: he takes a sip of his coffee.

CLOSE UP

Tanu: Ram? U ok?

OVER THE SHOULDER/CLOSE-UP

Ram: Aaj aaiee-baba punhna bolat navhte. Baba didn’t have breakfast.

CLOSE-UP

Tanu: (looking at him) arre me shaletla vicharat hotey.

OVER THE SHOULDER/CLOSE-UP

Ram: shala? It was nice. Normal. Me sahlet gelo ki sagale visarato.

CLOSE-UP

Tanu: me pan. College madhe aaiee-baba nastat na.

MID-LONG/ PROFILES OF TANU RT AND RAM LF

They both look at each other.

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SCENE 4:

DAY/EXT-INT/ LONG SHOT/ FULL IMAGE

Tanu is in the terrace, staring at the nature and surroundings. She is sad.

EXTREME-CLOSE-UP

She has tears in her eyes. She wipes them.

MID-LONG/ HALF IMAGE

She walks back into the living room.

CLOSE-UP/low angle

Lights up the diva.

BACK TO THE CAMERA, TURNS RT / low angle

Goes to Ram’s room.

CLOSE-UP/EXTREME CLOSE-UP

Ram is looking at some photographs. He has tears in his eyes. He looks at her.

MID-LONG/ HALF IMAGE / tanu’s low angle

Tanu sits down on the bed with him.

CLOSE UP

She takes a deep breath.

CLOSE-UP

Ram: Atta kai honar? Baba mhanale te ghari naahi yenaar aaj.

OVER THE SHOULDER (RAM’S)

Tanu: Arre Ram, ka radtos? Bagh me diva lawala ahe na? mug radyache naahi. Me ahe na. aani kahihi honaar naahi. Aiee ani baba atta …  atta… hey bagh? Tula aathawate ka jevha me and sagar bolat nhavato?

CLOSE UP

Ram: ani tu kitti diwas radat hotis!

OVER THE SHOULDER

Tanu: arre ho! Pan atta radatey ka? Saagar gela na U.S la? Ani am still here na? ani am I crying now?

CLOSE UP

Ram: Naahi… pan atta tu aieee saathi radates na?

PROFILES TO THE CAMERA/ RAM ON RT AND TANU ON LF

Long Silence.

Tanu: Arre Ram.. kadhi kadhi people are not happy together. Mhanoon te separate hotat. Ani tech kadhi kadhi bare aste…. Tula roj roj bhandane aikayalaa aavadtat ka?

Ram: nahi ga.

Tanu: Mug nako ghabroos. I will always be there for you.

They hug.

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SCENE 5:

EVENG/EXT/ MID-LONG/ SITTING ON THE LOW COMPOUND WALL

Saaket and Ram are sitting with the cricket bat. Saakte is playing with his ball.

CLOSE-UP

Saaket: Maazi aaiee mhante ki Dev aakashat rahato. Tu tyala letter ka lihit nahis?

FULL FRONTAL/ FULL IMAGE

Ram: me letter pathwale tar toH kai karel?

Saaket: (looking at Ram) Maybe tuze aiee-baba kadhich bhandanaar naahi!

(Background – voice – Saaket!)

Saaket:  (getting up with ball in his hand) chal me jaato. Bye! See u tomorrow!

EXITS WITH BACK TO THE CAMERA

CAMEAR FOCUSES ON RAM’S FACE. Low angle

CUT TO

SCENE 6:

EXT/ DAY/ GARDEN- RAM AND TANU / FULL IMAGE/ CLOSEUP

Tanu and Ram are in the open ground. They have two red balloons.

CLOSE –UP OF BALLOONS AND TANU / high angle for both.

Tanu attaches a note to the balloons.

CAMERA FOLLOWS BALLOONS UP IN THE AIR.

Red balloons go up in the air.

Camera follows them till they are just a speck in the air.

CLOSE UP / FULL IMAGES / Ram in low angle and tanu in high angle.

Tanu and Ram hug each other and look up to the sky.

Voice over: Poem

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THE END

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