As a young man & woman go on their second date, the lingering question from their intimate encounter leads them on a soul-searching journey. Amidst conversations about culture, art, and their past, they delve into the depths of their innermost thoughts, questioning the transience of love in an ever-changing world.

  • Divyanshu Asopa
  • Divyanshu Asopa
  • Divyanshu Asopa
  • Kaveri Seth
    Key Cast
  • Keith Antony Sequeira
    Key Cast
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    Romance, Verbose
  • Runtime:
    32 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 15, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    9,000 USD
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    English, Hindi
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Director Biography - Divyanshu Asopa

Divyanshu, born in Rajasthan, faced a challenging journey in his teenage years. A neurological disorder confined him to a bed, forcing him to relearn even the most basic tasks, such as writing and walking. However, amidst these difficulties, he discovered solace in the world of cinema, watching a film every day to escape the realities of his life.

Navigating life in a wheelchair, then a walker, and eventually leg braces, proved to be emotionally taxing. However, the shame of his physical limitations would fade away when he stepped into a movie theater to watch a Shah Rukh Khan film.

Divyanshu's physical limitations redirected his path from aspiring filmmaker to becoming an entrepreneur. After completing engineering, he chose to establish his own successful sustainable stationery brand. His company collaborates with craftsmen and farmers, creating meaningful products that make a positive impact.

But for years, Divyanshu's unfulfilled dream kept him restless. Locked in the house, during the pandemic, he took the plunge into screenwriting and finished a screenplay which he is now pitching to production houses. And with "Halves," he begins a new journey while fulfilling his long-standing quest of making films.

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Director Statement

The film 'Halves' delves into the lives of Raghu and Trisha, aiming to create a profound sense of closeness between the audience and these characters. Our intention is to make viewers not only hear their words but also perceive their unspoken thoughts and emotions. To achieve this, we have adopted an intimate approach in our filmmaking process, consciously minimizing cuts in editing and relying on long takes that immerse the audience in the shared space of Raghu and Trisha. The absence of frequent cuts allows us to stay connected to the characters, rarely diverting our attention elsewhere. Within this safe space they inhabit, they openly share their innermost thoughts and emotions.

The film embraces verbosity, weightiness, and moments of heated arguments. These characteristics serve to highlight the stark contrasts between Raghu and Trisha, showcasing their differing worldviews. The divergence in their manner of speaking, walking, and expressing their thoughts is a crucial element in emphasizing their individuality and the profound differences that exist between them.