Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Three of Us: Shefali Shah and Jaideep Ahlawat-starrer delivers a rich emotional thread about love, sorrow, and healing – N.F Times

New Delhi: The film “Three of Us,” directed by Avinash Arun, is an evocative and touching monument to the power of remembering, as well as the process of forgetting, which works in parallel with remembering.

On November 24, 2022, the world premiere of Three of Us took place at the International Film Festival of India. On November 03, 2023, about a year after its initial release, it finally made its way into theatres in India.


The film touches on the fading memories of a lady who has been diagnosed with dementia as the monotony of her existence hangs over her like a heavy weight on both her heart and mind. It is a moving film that touches on these themes. She had an intense desire to go back to her childhood home, which was in the Konkan district of Maharashtra.

Shefali plays the role of Shailija, a government employee who has been diagnosed with early-stage dementia and is aware that she will soon lose her memory. The setting for this love drama is the Konkan area of Maharashtra, and it centres on Shefali’s character. She does this by going on a brief vacation to Vengurla with her husband, Dipankar Desai, in the hopes of reuniting with her high school boyfriend, Pradeep Kamat, who is now married and is represented by Jaideep Ahlawat.


Shefali is shown to be vulnerable in this Avinash Arun Dhaware-directed film, while Jaideep is shown to be fascinating. Both of these actors’ performances deserve particular attention.

Because Shailaja’s want to speedily return to the village where she spent her youth is so hopelessly insurmountable, she must go back in time to a certain era. The movie nicely addresses every question and shows why everyone in this narrative is so giving and patient at the moment between her and Sarika.

However, the characters – Shailaja and Pradeep do not provide a definition, explanation, or justification for the ease with which they have linked with one other once again, and their wives are content to accept this.

Because of the quality of his work as a cinematographer, Avinash doesn’t require an introduction. His use of static views and slow pans, extensive use of shadows, and the occasional overhead image combine to generate a collection of haunting moments.

Without showing any recognition of how uniquely successful this exercise in memory is, Avinash sprinkles Three of Us with limited dialogue, careful symbolism, and numerous silence moments.

The slow and methodical narrative wonderfully introduces viewers because of the excellent performances of Shefali Shah, Jaideep Alahwat, and Swanand Kirkire and the insightful conversation.

Overall, Three of Us beautifully and quietly depicts the process of coming to terms with oneself, while simultaneously convincing us that life is too short to put off doing so.

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