In philosophy, religion, mythology, and fiction, the afterlife (also
referred to as life after death) is the concept of a realm in which an
essential part of an individual's consciousness continues to exist after
the death of the body in the individual's lifetime. According to various
ideas of the afterlife, this consciousness that lives on in a following
realm is referred to as a spirit. It is believed that sometimes, deaths
cause by acts of cruelty, violence and depravity cause some spirits get
stuck between our world and their realm, and these spirits are often
referred to as ghosts. The quest for these ghosts and the proof of the
afterlife has perplexed MAN since the dawn of time itself. This is the
backbone of our film '3am'. In cultures all over the planet, 03.00 AM
is considered the darkest time of night, when supernatural forces such
as demons, ghosts and spirits are said to be most active and powerful.
Many people across the globe have reported all manner of strange
happenings occurring at the Devil's hour of 03:00 A.M
Meet Sunny, a TV reality show host on the pinnacle of his flamboyant
career. He has just completed 100 episodes of his hit reality show,
which he produces along with his childhood friends, Raj, and Cyrus.
As we cut to a party, we see a champagne bottle being opened as a
pyramid of glasses overflows with pink champagne. We see the 3
friends celebrate the success of their show. Suddenly we see Sunny's
expression change as he notices someone at the far end of the party
We cut to Sarah, an angelic girl, who we learn is Sunny's girlfriend for
8 years, as he approaches her. We see that she is a little awkward at
this glamorous party, and Sunny takes her to the side. Suddenly he
bends down on his knees and proposes marriage to her holding up the
prettiest ring she has ever seen. She hugs him accepting and as the
crowd serenades them we start our first song. This is a love song and
through the song we see how in love this couple is. It is a relationship
that one can only dream of.
At the end of the song, we see Sarah getting ready at night. Sunny
asks her where she is off to and she replies telling him that she (being
a journalist by profession) is writing a story on the most haunted
locations of Mumbai, and tonight, she would be covering Rudra Mills,
a dilapidated, closed mill, that is infamous for its haunted stories.
Sunny ridicules her, stating his disbelief in ghosts and asks her to
come to bed. However, being a believer she shuts him up and leaves
for her assignment.
That night, SUNNY is fast asleep, when he is woken up, by the crying
of a woman. He wakes up but is unable to get up. He sees the clock on
the wall and its 3 am. He sees SARAH crying sitting in a dark corner in
his room. He tries to talk but he can't. He tries to move, but he can't
do that either.
Finally she walks over to him and tells him that she is sorry. She tells
him that she would always love him and that it was time for her to
leave now. She kisses him good night and says 'I'll miss you my love'.
SUNNY closes his eyes as a tear rolls down her cheek and SARAH's
image fades away. The sparkling tear falls on his cheek as he gets up
startled. There is no one in the room but him.
SUNNY gets up with a jolt, and runs to his phone. He tries calling
SARAH but her phone is off. He keeps trying. Finally after a few
attempts, he hangs up, giving up. Juts then the phone rings and he
runs to it expecting SARAH's call. He looks at the screen and it's
SARAH's home number. As he answers, he realizes its her father on
the other end who informs Sunny that Sarah was found hung, at Rudra
Mills, at 3am!
We see Sunny broken with the loss of his love go into a shell. He takes
to alcohol as he tries to comprehend his experience with Sarah's spirit.
He believes that it was her saying good bye to him. This completely
fractures Sunny's mind, and he sets out on a mission to prove the
existence of the afterlife, believing that if he does manage to prove
that ghosts do actually exist, he would be reunited with his love, at
Sunny finally breaks out of his shell and convinces his friends to start a
new show, one that tries to capture Paranormal Activity on they
cameras and other equipment. So, we see his loyal friends Raj and
Cyrus, stand by his side as they decide to shoot their first episode at
Rudra Mills, the very location Sarah died at!
As per the format of the show, we see the 3 of them set up their
equipment at the location, and get locked in from dusk till dawn. We
see them trying to provoke ghosts to show themselves or show any
kind of sign of their existence there, ready to capture any paranormal
activity on their equipment.
A wise man once said, "be careful what you wish for, as you may just
get it"! As Sunny, Raj and Cyrus try to provoke any ghosts present to
give them a sign of their existence, suddenly things start to happen.
First, they see a shadowy figure move across, then a hammer move
across the room, and then a table. All of this is recorded on their
cameras and they have the proof they wanted. A terrified Raj suggests
they now leave but Sunny and Cyrus want to go on in the hope of
capturing more evidence. However, as the clock strikes 3 AM, all
HELL breaks loose and Sunny, Raj and Cyrus, get much more than
they ever imagined!
Do Sunny, Raj and Cyrus all make it till dawn? Does Sunny live onto
suffer the loss of his love and now his friends as well? Will he manage
to prove to the world (and himself) that GHOSTS DO EXIST.