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Three and a Half


by Dar Gai


Sunday, 10/06, 14:45

India, 2018
1h 59min, Hindi/English/Marathi with English subtitles

The story of one house in three different eras. Where 50 years ago it was divided between a school and an apartment, in which a young boy struggles with the pressures of prepubescent school life, coupled with being compelled to share a tiny room with his paralysed, disconsolate grandfather. Who in turn, has devious plans for the child’s 12th birthday which happens to fall on a leap year. The same building 20 years later becomes home to a brothel, where a young unexploited concubine is dealing with her selfproclaimed “first” client who has a strange inability to fulfil his physical desire unless obligated to the duress of a transaction to do so.
Now, 30 years later these same walls surround a sublime home which belongs to a soul-stirring 75 year old couple who love, laugh and dance together. They whisper the secrets of time forgone and seemed to have overcome the undying need for love and escape which seems to have plagued the inhabitants of this house in the past.
The film has been shot in three long takes and a 'half-take' at the end, which exhibits the house under renovation, symbolising the emergence of new stories and the inevitable nature of change in time.

Director| Dar Gai
Producers | Dheer Momaya, Anurag Kashyapi
Production house | Jugaad Motion Picture

Arya Dave | Raj
Zoya Hussain | Sulekha
M.K. Raina | Man
Anjum Rajabali | Grandfather
Jim Sarbh | Natraj

Cinematography | Aakash Raj

Sound Design | Rakshit Thantry
Music | Vivienne Mort
Creative advisor | Aditya Varma