CAT INDEX OVERVIEW
INCOMPLETENESS”, a short web series directed by David Ash begins with the scene where we see a couple trying to break into a door to their son’s room. The son seems to be in some kind of agony, and has a gun placed right near him. He picks it up and points the nozzle facing his mouth with a finger on the trigger, while his parents are trying to come in with massive shouts in the background. He shoots the trigger, and a gun shot is heard and just then the door gives away as they see their kid lying on the ground, blood splattering out from his mouth.
The dad goes and hugs his son, who is lying on the ground and everything for a second falls silent, and suddenly the kid spits blood out from his mouth, saying its not possible to hold in so much blood in his mouth for so long. In a minute, we get cleared of it being an acting session, while a shooting was going on, and each of the characters are actors even in the movie. So, it was all an act and no one has actually died in the film. But this scene definitely grabs all the attention of the viewers for the first five minutes.
The producer of the film story is not happy with how his script is going, and is irritated by the fact that the concept, the acting, the execution everything is falling apart. Nothing is exactly going his way. The other actors are found gossiping with each other with minor dialogues to keep on the conversational moments. The film finally comes to the main story as the producer opens up his laptop to start recording a video for his son to watch. He is trying to connect to his wife and son after his terminal cancer diagnosis is over trying to win them over and making an autobiographical movie for his son describing the value and importance of life. The first episode of this web series appears to bring into notice various aspects this series has to offer. Starting from its plot and motive, it has a lot of aim at as it describes the meaning of life to his son and definitely to each of its viewers. A commendable approach for sure. The series has some romantic angles developing amidst the context, as we see the two actors who were the couple in the beginning of the episode, sharing a kiss as the guy drops her home. The conversation is cute and the moment the woman says that she does not want this moment of bidding goodbye to end, it really reaches the hearts of the audience.
The series shows a variety of camera angles, as after all there is a film being shot in the series itself. But the usage of the cameras, and to keep the audience at a suspense is done in a really appealing way. The shots of the moment where the couple are having a romantic moment is also done extravagantly beautifully. The chitchats about the main character’s past and his struggles through which he is making a film for his son, is visualized clearly as we notice all his frustration through his journey.
The question still remains, will he be able to connect with his wife and son again. Will he make a mark on their minds with his dream film come true? Will it be enough for them to make his return to his love life? This series has a lot to offer, and a lot of questions to answer.
Gaurav Dutta is a B.com graduate from Kolkata, schooling from St. Joseph’s College having a passion for writing since childhood. On the other hand, he also excels in the career of accounting and finance. A writer by his own choice, and aims to make a mark in the gaming industry through his coding abilities.