Anurag Kahsyap backed ‘Teen Aur Aadha’ has a unique story-telling feature in which the entire plot revolves around a house in three different eras. The entire movie has been filmed in three long shots of 43 minutes each and has only three cuts.
Teen Aur Aadha” has been approached with a unique non-traditional perspective on storytelling, as the entire feature (119 mins) has been filmed in three long shots of 40 mins each (only three cuts in the film), however its the depth and magic of the narrative which really is fascinating.It’s 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 pre-pubescent 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 self-proclaimed “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.
Written and Directed: Daria Gai I CAST: Jim Sarbh, Zoya Hussain, Manmeet Pem, MK Raina, Suhasini Mulay, Arya Dave, Anjum Rajabali
Film: Teen Aur Aadha
Director: Dar Gai (First Feature)
Produced: Anurag Kashyap, Dheer Momaya
Language: Hindi / Gujarati / Marathi / English
Duration: 119 Mins
Festival Selection: IFFK (International Festival of Kerala)-Indian Premier, JIFF International Jaipur Film Festival, DIFF Dhaka International Film Festival- Asian Premier.