The Lift Boy is a coming of age story of a 24-year-old vagabond who is forced to work at a posh building in Mumbai as a Lift Boy when his
bread-winning father falls ill.
The 24-year-old protagonist, Raju Tawade has failed his final year engineering drawing exam subject for the fourth time due to which he has been in his final year for 2 years, but in his mind he already considers himself an engineer. Raju’s bread winning father Krishna suffers a heart attack and has been advised complete rest for a month. In order to support his family that comprises of his mom Laxmi & dad Krishna, Raju is forced to take over his fathers Lift operator job at Galaxy Apartments- a posh 6 storey building in the heart of Mumbai owned by Maureen D’Souza a fine Anglo-Indian lady who is an artist by profession. Maureen lost her beloved husband Collin D’Souza a year ago. She lives a solitary life, but when Raju begins work in the building she finds in him a new friend and purpose in life.
Through this slice of life story, we see the protagonist Raju go through 4 phases- denial, acceptance, evolution & mastery. The film teaches us that life is like a Lift, sometimes it takes us up & sometimes it takes us down, depending on the buttons we press aka choices we make. We evolve, learn & grow based on those choices and throughout the story we see Raju discover life & himself based on the various choices he makes.
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