SOT: Blind Photographer - Scene 26 Shimla All outdoors: BT2C8584
Director: Anand Gandhi; Cinematographer: Pankaj Kumar
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Summary: Chapter 1: Blind Photographer
Scene 26 Shimla all outdoors
EXT. VALLEY - DAY
Aliya cautiously walks down a rocky slope, camera in hand. It leads to a flowing river with snow caked banks.
She stands on the bank, a tiny spectator to nature's perpetual flow. Looking through the camera visor, she is about to click a picture. Instead, she lowers the camera and decides to just observe.
The landscape is truly spectacular. Like an advertisement from a tourism catalogue, photo-shopped to perfection.
Aliya sits down where she stands - a wooden planked bridge over the rushing river. Camera in hand, she frees her neck off the strap. Extracting a lens cap from her pant pocket she covers the lens. On removing her hand, the lens cap comes loose and dives into the water below. She starts, but her reflexes are no match.
She places the camera in her bag, as is. Taking a breath, she composes herself, deciding instead to take advantage of the beauty she is engulfed in.
A panoramic shot of the frozen landscape. A few mountains in the distance bake gently in the sunlight.