“Le3ng go” We open on a li*le girl si.ng next to her father in bed. He reads her a story. She starts to doze and soon enough she’s asleep clinging to her father. He shuts the book, turns oﬀ the light and gently removing her hands, tucks her in under the covers. Cut to: The father in a swimming pool now with his daughter. She is a few years older. He is teaching her to swim. He slowly removes his hand from under the li*le girl. She panics and starts splashing towards him reaching for his outstretched arms. She reaches him and then he lets her go again. In this manner she starts learning how to swim. Cut to: The li*le girl in school uniform now is being dropped by dad to the bus stop across the street. He smiles, gives her an encouraging nod and lets go of her hand. Today she’ll cross the street herself. Cut to: Father and daughter at a skaHng rink. Dad is holding her hand, teaching her how to roller skate. As he lets go she loses her balance and falls down. Instead of running to help her, he lets her get up on her own and skate by herself towards him.
“Le3ng go” cont Cut to: The li*le girl is a young teen now and she is at a mall with her father. She is holding his hand. Suddenly they pass a group of her friends and she insHncHvely leaves her father’s hand. She’s at the age where suddenly it’s not cool to hang out with your parents. He smiles understanding this is all part of growing up. Many things make the complete man. Saying no to holding on is just one of them. Raymond. The Complete Man.
Technology A guy walks into a church. It’s a sombre aﬀair as everyone is dressed in black. It seems as if he’s the last one in, as the place is packed. However, as the man walks by, we realise that the people in the rows are actually symbols of the ‘in memory’ messages people have posted on L, twi*er, etc. There is a sea of ‘RIP-‐message-‐faced’ people. Some are holding messages like “OMG. Cannot believe Mr. Shankar is no more.” Others’ have old pictures of a man with ‘you will be missed’ wri*en under then. All have symbols like likes and tweet birds on them. Some have even formed groups like “Batch of ’98 remembers Mr. Shankar” etc Our man passes by all of them. As he approaches the front, we see an old woman si.ng at the front row. He goes up to her and lightly touches her shoulder. As she turns around, the crowd behind her disappears and we see her si.ng completely alone in the church. The guy sits down and starts talking to her. As he speaks, we zoom out to show the two of them, alone in the huge church. VO: Many things go into being the complete man. Knowing when to say no to technology is just one of them. Raymonds The complete man.
FATHER AND KID Film opens on a young man behind the wheel of a big car. His father gets in next to him. His wife, mother and his kid are si.ng behind. He meHculously adjusts the rear view mirror for him. Our man looks into it and smiles while the father pulls the seatbelt and puts it for him. They begin the journey. The father then looks out to see the Speed Limit which says 40. The father stretches his neck and looks at the speedometer and sees that its ﬁne. Our guy smiles and does as told. Further ahead, the man steers the car to the right. The father, tensed, looks all around and ﬁnally hits the lever of the car to put on the indicator – which was already put on by the boy. Our guy just smiles seeing this. They stop at a signal.
FATHER AND KID (cont..) The father immediately pulls the hand-‐break lever.
Or man smiles again. They reach their desHnaHon. The man is parking the car between two others. The father rolls down the window, puts his head out and is gesturing animatedly. He’s shouHng at the guy to be careful. The father looks at his son intensely. We see that suddenly the grown man is a young boy (around 6 years old) He’s looking at the Reverse Camera screen and parking the car. He just smiles, looks at his father and then at the camera. Frame freezes. VO: The complete man is about many things. Saying no to ‘growing up for those who love you’ is just one of them. Cut to the father pu.ng his hand over his sons shoulder and walking. The son is a fully grown man again in this scene.