LIFT | By Ida Ali | Nominated for JioFilmfareShortFilmAwards | Click on link in description to vote

LIFT | By Ida Ali | Nominated for JioFilmfareShortFilmAwards | Click on link in description to vote

November 18, 2019 100 By Stanley Isaacs


Yes.Yeah…yes, it’s fine.
It’s fine.Okay Yes. No man. No, not at all. I’m in the elevator.
Can’t hear you. Can’t hear you. Hello Lift…Please wait…Lift lift…. You heard about Mr. Mehra and Dipti?
Something’s cooking between them. Yeah..She used to talk about her husband
all the time And now she doesn’t speak
about him at all. Why do they need a lift-man
in such a cramped space? Someone needs to tell the society admin.
Pushing buttons is not really a job. Can you just hold this
for a sec? Thank you. Sorry. Hey… hi. How are you? Hey Arjun!
Hey man! What’s up? So what’s going on? Not much. You guys gym together? Of course and you know what?
I always tell him…Let’s walk down the stairs But I don’t know why he needs
an elevator to go to the gym as well. Baby, my legs are paining.
So much pain! It’s only because of you that I gym,
otherwise no chance. Didn’t you have the same excuse
yesterday too? It’s ok. You guys go. Come inside. There’s room.
We’ll make space. Wait. One second. Wait. Tanya
Arjun Let’s go. He’s just moved into her apartment
Who? Tanya’s? I was wondering when these two got friendly.
Just friends… Ok. I’m sorry.
Come on. Let’s not ruin this day Am I ruining it?
No,honey. I am. OK now? Stop this melodrama and smile.
Melodrama? I am not going to smile. No chance.
I want to see your smile. Hi, Uncle. How are you kids?
All good. Uncle, that’s Arjun by the way.
You must have seen him around. Friend?
Yeah. No. Actually boyfriend. All right. I’m quite open minded so… Press the button, dude. And thanks for finishing
all the wine, as usual. I did it for you guys so none of you would pass out.
Right. Sure. I’ll take the blame and I’ll pass out. I was talking to my Dad on New Year’s.
I was wishing him and I passed out on the road. Doesn’t shock me.
You do that every week. Are you good now?
I’m fine. Your floor is here Bye
See you, man. Fun night? No? Fun night? So you told your friends? My friends? They’re your friends too. It’s just a job.It’s okay.
You’ll find another one.Don’t worry. That’s not the point,Arjun.I can’t tell you anything.
You can’t keep things to yourself. Relax. You’re shouting now. Forget it. I shouldn’t have told you. What? Oh. You’re shy. Its Okay I’m so glad I was panicking the whole morning.
It’s all right. I took a long time to learn too. It was a mess in the morning so… In fact I have one more idea.I could talk to the judge and he would give us the direct access to the files You could do that?
Of course! No problem?
No. It’s very easy. Honestly it’s so nice having you
around at work because without you. I mean… thank you.
Of course.Not a big deal. Thank you Hmm baby you smell so good.What is that?Lavender? No actually babe it’s sandalwood and Lily Oh God we are gonna be so late Babe, it’s okay. It’s not like
we’re gonna die. Guys. This is not good. I can’t breathe. Why are you scared?
Call yourself a man? Arjun,what’s happening?
You OK? No. Try breathing. Breathe.
Not deeply. Make it shallow. Yes. Got it. Network! I feel like laughing at a man like you. I was an army man. Disciplined at that. I had to live in a small cabin for months.
Imagine what I went through. My great grandfather used to say… Hello, Uncle! Shut up!
Please for two minutes. Is your great grandfather coming to help him to breathe?
Does he even know what claustrophobia is? Man! Macho! Shut up, for two minutes. Babe, I’ll call you later Thank you Look at me. Shallow.
You are gonna be fine. Calm down. Imagine it’s winter and we’re outside with ten of your dogs there’s butter chicken that your Mom has made. There’s a barbecue. And we have all your favorite movies. There’s gonna be a marathon at night and…. it’s all good. It’s all good. you