A story is named – Day 1755

By 25 February, 2020Uncategorized

Who are you talking to I asked my intern at home, she looked at me and said Rim Jhim. ‘Rim Jhim?’ I repeated making action of raindrops. Yes, she replied, ‘My cousin was born in the monsoons and her parents love the sound of the rain. I love it too and the name Rim Jhim reverberated in my head for days at end. I had decided that irrespective of the  course of the story the title of my film will be Rim Jhim  and slowly I had found my protagonist, a young girl who was going to take you through the story, introduce us to her parents, other characters, their back stories, interactions and attachments. When I penned the synopsis, it was meant to be a film script and then on the advice of a filmmaker friend, I wrote the character sketches, their past, their present, their fears and anxieties and finally the beat sheet – which is a scene break up. I was ready to write a full-length screenplay but not before I had found a director to own my story so I waited…

To be continued…

@bhawanasomaaya