Exterior Day Light (Morning)
A sleeping village in the countryside of Bolpur West Bengal. The color of the soil is deep red. During the festival time.
A shot (Zoom out from close to Wide) of sunrise by the side of a river.
The Close shot of wavering of Kash flowers in the field against the blue sky background.
The camera opens to a village station featuring the passersby.
Pause and then pans slowly to the station name.
From the railway track camera tilts up and we see the coming train.
The train enter into the frame from right at station and then camera follows it.
It follows the boarding of the people & finally focuses to a compartment from where a Man of 28-29 comes out with his baggage’s .Camera tilt up from the toes to the tip of the Man.
Close of the two hands with baggages.
Camera pans from left to right to show the man holding the bag.
Now the guy is coming out from the station. Here the camera will just follow him. Coming outside he hires a bullock cart [from here the main story starts.]
Exterior Day Light (Morning)
An extreme long shot showing the cart in the backdrop of the village.
Camera zooms in to close shot of the cart. CUT TO
Close shot of a Village . Now from his eyes by dissolve the camera moves to an old building where it focuses to the name plate & there the name of that school is written. From the building the camera directly move inwards & there in one room it focuses to the blackboard where the teacher had written something on “Pathure koyler adim katha”. From there by panning a close shot of the teacher & then the serious students taking notes on that topic. The
Camera then holds its lens on the face of a student in front of whom was a drawing book kept open. From the eyes of that little aged guy to the eyes of the middle aged guy a jerk on the shot making the lad coming to this very time from his childhood days. This jerk has been used so, to establish the relation between the little boy & the 28 yrs. man. Then again back to the little boy in his classroom. Camera now focuses on the white pages where the little artist had made some drawings on “Kamaldighir phatal dhara ghat, Bhanjader panchil ghesha atagachher phole bhara dal.” …..Again back to the 28 yrs man in the cart by dissolve.
There the lad smiles & then moves towards his bag.
A cemented 2 storeyed building which tells that it is nearly 3 to 4 years old from where a musical note on “ashavari” is coming out.
To show the building the camera first tilts down then zoom out to give a total view of the building. From the house by dissolve the camera comes to the face of the man again & this time he is with a copy in his hand. First an overview of the copy, then as he turns over the pages camera focuses on the white pages where sums on economics were done. He puts up his specks & then again turns over those pages. To follow the putting up of specks the camera will just follow his hands & again back to the pages following the same. He comes to a page where a long list had been made. The list contained “Haler lekha upanyash, parer sari, sonae jarano shakha, Delhi-r kaj kora lal makhmaler choti, & reshame bandhai kora antique kagoge chhapa kobitar boi.” He just goes through all the items & closed the copy. For this case, camera will follow his fingers. From here by cut to cut again back to the house. Camera goes inside the house & takes an overview of a room where a family was sitting with certain excitement in there faces. To show this shot an extreme close shot is necessary for each & every faces. By featuring those, camera directly comes back to thecart & takes a midshot of it then again to the face. The cart driver in a higher tone says him “Babu ghor eshe gachhe.” The expression there for a person who returns to his home after a few long yrs. is to be taken in extreme close shot. He comes down & being greeted by his family.
During the evening in tea gathering a conversation between the lad & his family about there programme during this puja. He gave them a proposal of a trip which may be either in Abu pahar or Madura or it may be something near Puri or Darjeeling. Under such circumstance camera movement will be simply long shot where it slowly zooms out & finally defocuses. From there it comes to a butcher’s place in front of whom there were a no. of goats’ heads lying. From there a close shot of the face of Ma Durga. Puja has come.
[NOTE: Chhuti means Holiday
n Aeojan means preparation