”Wash yourself in this
fountain of lights..” ”..hiding yourself this way..” Scoundrel. What happened? What happened?
– Your father. Your father..
– What? What is this?
You all will make me go mad. You both will finish me some day. And what about the fact
that l’m being tortured.. ..to death by your father? No, l won’t stay here.
l’ll go away from here. lf you had to go away,
then why did you come here? lt’s my wish that l did it.
– Shut up. lf you want to save
yourself from this chaos.. ..then treat your father’s illness. l’ve to get it done.
– Yes. That old man.. one day l’ll..
Whatever. – What? Oh, God. Done. Get up. Get up. Have tea. Get up, my dear girl.
Have hot tea. l’m getting up.
l’m getting up. Oh, God. Every morning you serve me
bed tea. l feel very bad. You’ve served me tea
for a lifetime.. ..and you’ve cooked
so many other things for me. Yesterday, you kept a fast.
Have tea or it’ll get cold. What?
– Again. What? Again what? Again.. again you’ve worn that? You’ve got all the
garbage inside the house. l’ve told you so many times that
it is some dead British’s hat. Don’t wear it. Don’t wear it. lt’s not of any dead British’s.
You’re wrong. Look at it. – No. Do you think l don’t
understand your intension? lntension? What
intension do l have in it? What intension? l’ve just worn a hat.
l love wearing hats since childhood. Love wearing them? Little boy. An attempt to look
young in this old age. lt’s a plan to get a girl.
– What nonsense are you saying? Yes. You’ll go to the park
for a walk.. – Softly. Softly. And go behind young girls.
– Softly. Softly. Do you think l don’t
understand anything? – Softly. l understand everything.
– Softly. No, l won’t calm down.
– Please calm down once. l promise never to wear a hat again. l’ll keep it in the suitcase. Never. lf you keep it
in the suitcase.. – Yes. l’ll throw the suitcase outside. Then l’ll make you mop
the entire house. – Okay. Go and keep it in
the room at the back. lf that gives you peace, okay. Again? What? – Go. Throw it in
the room at the back. – Okay. Oh, l guess he won’t let
me live in this house. Hey, Nagen. Come, come, come, come.
– Let’s go. Good morning, sir.
– Very good morning. Why are you standing outside?
Why did you call me? l knew you would come out right now. Okay. What are these? Ginger pieces,
turmeric, margosa leaves. Mother has told that
you’ve to eat these.. ..at this time of change of season. Turmeric is an anti-septic,
ginger gives energy.. ..and margosa has
innumerable benefits. l’ve heard all my life that
landlords harass the tenants.. ..in many ways by cutting
water and electricity lines. ln my case,
it is the other way round. Being the landlord,
l’m bearing your torture. Sir, don’t forget that
last year this time.. ..you had suffered badly
due to cough and cold. Yes. l see this girl
remembers everything. And that boy. Okay, yes. Today l’ve to take Mrinmoy’s news. Sir, it’s been a long
time he hasn’t come. Actually he’s so busy
with the shop that.. They’ve come.
– Okay. Oh, yes. l’ve found the book
you were searching for. Read it. Okay?
– Yes, sir. What’s wrong? Why isn’t he coming? Don’t know what happened. There he is. Come. Come. Come fast.
– Come. Come. Sorry. Let’s go. Let’s go. Let’s go. lt’ll get late that side.
– Yes. Let’s go. Let’s march like boy scouts.
– Let’s go. Mr. Chatterjee. How are you?
– Fine. Fine. Nobin, don’t you think Nagen
is a bit quiet today? – Yes. Naren, l think Mr. Nagen’s mood
is a little off. Yes, Brother. Early morning
l made tea for my wife.. ..and she created such
a scene with my hat. l immediately had to
take it off and keep it.. ..amidst broken old furniture
in the room at the back. By now, rats must have
eaten the hat. Rats will eat Nagen’s hat
and Nagen’s wife will eat him. Yes. And your
daughter-in-law will eat you up. l don’t deny that.
She’s such a demon. Did you notice that
nowadays daughter-in-laws.. ..are more dangerous
than mother-in-laws? Shame. Shame. Shame. All bad
talk early in the morning. What is this? And Nomi is no less.
Can’t stand anyone. Remains in a bad mood
the entire day. Paranoid. You don’t try to understand
each other. You just blame. You’ve worked as a
station master all your life.. ..at the Eastern Railways. Fields all around, a small
station in between the fields.. A couple of passengers
hardly passed in an entire day.. ..and rest is all empty.
– Yes. Our sister-in-law may not
like all the noise and crowd.. ..after coming from that
quiet place to Kolkata. – Yes. As a result, she gets disturbed
and paranoid because of that. lt is all inter-related. Nagen.
– What? You won’t live for a long time. What happened? No. l’m saying you
won’t live for much longer. What? We’ll miss you a lot,
l mean Nobin and l. Especially during this
morning walk, we’ll miss you a lot. You won’t. Nobin doesn’t
bother to and you’ve bottles. You won’t remember me at all. That’s partially true, but we’ll
feel bad for you to an extent. lf anyone gets upset,
it will be Nomita. Be happy with that alone, you fool. lf you’re gone, that spoilt
woman will cut her hair short.. ..wear heels and roam
about from Tala to Tollygunj. See, he called her a spoilt woman. Truly, you both are
fighting like schoolboys. You’ve forgotten
that you’ve grown old. School reminded me of one thing. Do you remember AKD sir?
– Yes. Yes. Ajit Kumar Dutta.
– Yes. How he used to pinch Nagen’s cheeks?
– Yes. And Nagen also used to
put his cheek forward. Later l came to know that
sir had a different problem. What problem? Homo. Homo. What is homo? Homo is.. – l.. l..
l won’t come from tomorrow. Okay. Okay. – No. No.
l won’t come from tomorrow. – Okay. Okay. l’ve understood
that you’re a little touchy. No. Not touchy.
Everything has a limit. Limit. What l’m saying is that
those who have these kind of.. ..problems since childhood,
we should restrict our.. ..friendship with such
people in the old age. – Yes. Yes. You’re another one.
You’re a star. What’s your problem? Your
wife has died long back. So what if there’s no wife?
There’re books. There your son is
earning well in Japan. This side, that girl
who’s your tenant, is your.. ..would-be daughter-in-law. You get pampered by her, too. lf you had been in my shoes..
– That you can say. My life is all fun. l’ve taught
in college for 40 years.. ..and my students
haven’t forgotten me. My life is one kind of fun. Naren, even you can
live a better life. Why? What problem do
l have in my life? l’m fine. Yes, you’re fine. You’re fine.
But you can have a better life. l mean you can have
a better physique. Tell me how? Your young girlfriend..
Are you taking care of her? Scoundrel.
l’ll kick you on your behind. What are you both doing?
All bad talks. Okay. You tell me. You tell me. The daughter-in-law of
one of my colleagues.. ..has lost her husband. There’s nobody to be
with the poor helpless woman So l’m trying to get her
the insurance money. – Okay. And listen to what
this scoundrel is saying. No. See, l’m saying a good thing. They both can go to
Ajanta-Ellora for a trip.. ..once she gets the insurance money. You’ll be able to see good arts. Tell me what to say
to this scoundrel. You don’t have to tell him anything.
Let’s go. We’ll go somewhere. Let’s go. Now where will we go
so early in the morning? Why early? See, it’s 8:30 am. What?
– What happened? Goddess Mangalchandi.
– Goddess Mangalchandi? Yesterday, Nomita had kept a
fast for Goddess Mangalchandi. Today, she’ll eat early.
l’ll go to the market early. Nomita will have Hilsa fish. You’re treating Hilsa fish
to Nomita, you scoundrel? Hilsa fish?
– No, that’s not done. – Leave me. Listen.
– Leave me, Brother. l’m going. He is living a good life.
– Let’s go. ”There’s a disco of pain
in my heart.” – Dampi. ”There’s a disco of
pain in my heart.” Dampi, see if your sir has come. You would’ve seen him
if he had come. Yes, l can’t stay for long.
l don’t have time. l’ve to go to work in
other houses as well. l’m already late. Oh, my God. Dampi.
You’ve bought a watch? Why would l buy?
My boyfriend has gifted it to me. And there’s nothing to get
surprised about even if l buy. One should go by the
clock to work properly. There’s something
called a work culture. What culture? Work culture. You won’t understand. l don’t need to understand either. Listen. You don’t have
to do all the cutting. You bring the vegetables
from the market and wash them. Don’t know how many litres
of water goes down the drain.. ..washing one potato of your market. l’ll get late going to the next
house if l had to wash so much. Where? Yes. l’ve got it. l’ve
got the Hilsa of your choice. Very fresh. lt’s shining. lt seems a fresh catch. Dampi, where are you? Take.
Wash the fish. This is Silebhetka. Where’s Hilsa? Silebhetka? Hilsa. Hilsa. l mean it’s a new
variety of Hilsa. Very tasty.. Yes. New variety of Hilsa.
– Yes. – Very tasty? – Yes. You’re teaching me about taste? Yesterday, l had fasted. Today,
will l die eating this bad fish? The Hilsa you want is not
available in the market now. How will you get it?
lf you chat with your three friends.. ..and then you go to
the market late.. ..will the Hilsa fish wait for you?
– Why won’t they wait? l’ve got the vegetables you wanted. Your favorite vegetable.
Very good. Fresh and long. Take. Hold it. Hold. Hold.
Don’t sit and eat it. Chew it. l’ll change my name if l don’t
stop your friends’ chatting. Giving me vegetable? My son sleeps all day long. What does he do all day?
He’s getting fatter day by day. You’re impossible.
Okay, what was l saying? Mrinmoy used to live in the
small town. Ordinary BA pass. But he had a thirst for knowledge. l had received a reference
as he wanted admission.. ..in the university. l tried a lot, but couldn’t.
– You couldn’t? – No. You’ve taught for so many years,
you’re a big professor. You couldn’t even get a boy admitted?
– No. l couldn’t. Now no professor has the
responsibility of education. lt lies with ordinary people
and all those tobacco shops.. ..outside the university walls. They took so much bribe
for getting the boy admitted. Scoundrel. A good business has begun.
– Yes. Though l couldn’t help
the boy in any way.. ..he keeps coming to me. So l thought if he goes back
to his village and joins his.. ..father’s business, he won’t
be in any touch with studies. So l gave him Rs. 30000. Rs. 30000?
– Yes. He has also collected
some money from elsewhere. And he has opened a tea-stall.
And it’s running well. l’m telling you, Naren.
Sincere and honest boys like him.. ..never lose in life. Let’s go. The shop hasn’t opened yet? He told me it gets crowded
with customers by 6:00-6:30 am. Yes. lt hasn’t opened.
l think he is ill. Let’s go. Are you looking for anyone? Are you looking for anyone? Brother, when does this shop open? lt doesn’t open.
– What? – The shop has closed down. Closed down?
– Yes. – When? lnitially, it had opened
for a few days. Then whatever happened.
lt’s just a tea-stall by name. Every evening people used
drink and play gambling. And as the night grew darker..
What do l tell you? l’ve stopped all this. So how is the boy related to you? Okay. Go.
– Okay. He told me the shop is
running excellently. Even you. You failed
to recognize a person. He touched a book and
you gave him Rs. 30000. A clever cheater. The student has made a
fool of his teacher and fled. Let’s go. Let’s go. Let’s go. Aunty.
– Oh, Mrinmoy. Okay, dear. Okay. Bottle gourd.
– Oh, my God. Of your farmhouse? Yes. This bottle gourd
is from my farmhouse. Where’s Debolina? Upstairs. She has gone to sir. Then l’ll also go and meet sir once.
– Okay. Mrinmoy.
– What? How is your business going, dear? lt’s going on.
– Okay. l’ll go and meet sir.
– Okay. Mr. Mrinmoy. Come.
Come. Come inside. ls sir there? No. Sir hasn’t yet
returned from his morning walk. lt’s quite late morning. lt happens at times.
He gets out only in the morning. Okay. – Then the
entire day he stays at home. What is this? Jaggery made from dates juice.
You don’t have jaggery? Do have some and see. ln spring, jaggery is
made from dates’ juice. Very good taste. Sorry. Sorry.
Were you preparing for exams? No, no. Exams have ended long back. This is something else. That’s right. Now it’s just
waiting for the results. So finally it’s over.
You’ve passed MA. Wait. Wait. First let
the results come out. Please sit.
l’ll keep this and be back. You know, l’m a little
tensed about the exam results. Look, everything will be alright. All of sir’s students come
out with excellent results. Only l couldn’t do anything. l couldn’t get admitted. lt’s my luck that
l got to stay at sir’s place. l get to use this very
good library sir has got here. lt’s all because of sir. After sometime,
sir’s house will be all yours. So when is Mr. Nayan
returning from Japan? l know everything.
l’m waiting for the grand day. Sir was saying that your tea-stall
business is running well. ls that why now you
can’t come too often? l can’t come because of shame. l couldn’t run the shop. You couldn’t run the shop?
– No. l couldn’t run the shop. Do you know how many
people you need to.. ..bribe and give donations
to run a shop in Kolkata city? You know, if you fail to
pay regular tax to both.. ..governmental and
non-governmental offices.. ..they come and boss you,
create chaos, do dirty things.. ..at night.. l was going mad. And l can’t tell sir
everything in detail. l’m telling you, Debolina. l couldn’t, you know. All my hard work went in vain. Sir has come.
– What? How is your
tea-stall running, Mrinmoy? lt’s running okay, sir. Lie. lt’s a lie. Sir, sir. Please you sit.
Even he may have something to say. What will he say?
l heard about him all this while. Naren and l had gone to
his tea-stall. He has closed the shop down. Mrinmoy, there’s
nothing more painful to me.. ..than a broken trust. Today, you’ve hurt me right there. You’ve put my head down in shame. Sir. What is this? Rs. 2500. l’ll repay the rest
of the money gradually, sir. What do you think? l had gone to your
shop for this money? Shame. Shame. Shame. Shame. ”At times,
l get a glance of yours.” ”Why don’t l get it all the time?” ”At times, l get a glance of yours.” ”Why does my heart’s sky
turn cloudy?” ”Why does my heart’s sky
turn cloudy?” ”lt doesn’t let me see you.” ”At times, l get a glance of yours.” You’re sitting alone
in the dark, sir? ”ln a faint light in my eyes..”
– lnjustice, fraud. ”When l get to see you..”
– l’ve never tolerated it in my life. ”ln a faint light in my eyes,
when l get to see you.” lf you get to know
everything about Mrinmoy.. ..you won’t be able
to stay angry at him. ”l always get scared
that l’ll lose you..” l’m telling you everything. Paromita. You know, l’ve finally
got it done for you. You’ll get your insurance
cheque within a few days. l’ve filled up the form
and all other formalities. You’ll just sign at
these two places. Okay? Who is it? What’s the matter? No, l mean it’s about
Paromita’s insurance.. lnsurance? lt’s done.
l’ve done it. You have, but the form.. The form is already filled up. No, no. You won’t get
the money unless you sign. Money? We’ve got the money. What? Try to remember that
the money has been spent. You don’t have to work
hard for Paromita anymore. l’ll do whatever needs to be done. Who are you? Brother,
l couldn’t recognize you. Even l haven’t met you, Uncle. Uncle? So what? You may go. l mean, you won’t take the form? Let me see. You go. ls it Mrinmoy? You? You won’t recognize me.
l’m Naren Chatterjee. Your sir’s friend. That day you had come to
my shop with sir.. – Yes. l had. l had come and heard everything. So why are you packing everything? l’m selling the shop.
Today is my last day here. lt’s your choice what you’ll do. But do repay your sir’s money
or else l’ll make you blind. What? When my friend used to teach
in college and university.. ..there weren’t feelings. There were ideals and expectations. Don’t damage those. Give. Give. Give me a glass. Will you drink here? l’m sad, Brother.
My trust is broken. l’ve never been fooled
so badly in my life. Don’t do all this here. Won’t you allow me even
on the last day, Brother? Why? All this used to happen here. Used to. That’s why
l had closed it down. This is not an alcohol den. Don’t mind. Even you don’t mind, Brother.
l’m sad. And listen. Don’t tell Nobin
whatever happened today. Where is the tea-stall? That side.
– That side? Mrinmoy. You here? l’ve come to meet you. Suddenly? Sir has called you.
l had gone to your mess once as well. Come. Sir is calling you. No. l’ve no prestige left to
go in front of him anymore. l’ve cheated a person like him. You haven’t cheated him, Mrinmoy. People around you
compelled you to cheat him. Sir can understand your condition. He himself is very shameful. Sir is very upset
after telling you all that. He’s getting restless to do
something for you, Mrinmoy. Please, you.. you come. Nobody needs to do
anything for me anymore. l’m leaving Kolkata and
going back to my village. Where did you get this
money that you had left.. ..on sir’s table? l haven’t stolen it. l know that. But who gave it you? l had one of my father’s
gold rings. l sold it. Come right now. Come. Hey, you. What’s the matter?
You’re closing the shop? My share? You had paid
when you opened the shop. Now you’re escaping quietly? You won’t shift a
single thing from here. Will you remember it? First my share,
then everything else. Okay? l’m telling you. Dare you shift
anything from here. Okay? You won’t be here
for a second more. We can’t bow down in front
of these people, Mrinmoy. Come. Come right now. Come. l’ll gouge out your eyes.
– What? Listen. Listen. Debi has said the right thing. We’ve stooped to such a
level tolerating everything.. ..that trivial things
seem like big issues. You don’t have to sell that shop. l’ve got an idea. l’ll talk to my two friends. ”When my heart is broken..” Office club. l’ve done so many
theatres in the office club. Vishma, Karanarjun,
Siraj-ud-Daullah, Shah Jahan.. ..Bitoshok. Don’t stay hungry
yourself and feed your sons. Don’t stamp on my chest. Don’t smile
affectionately to see them smiling. None of them are grateful.
All your children are evil. Feed them less and bring them up. Day and night, slap them hard. lf your heart hurts to punish them.. ..break it. lf your eyes turn
blurred, turn yourself blind. lf you feel like shouting,
then throttle yourself. You’re secretly listening
to what l’m saying? Eavesdropping?
Have l brought home a girl? Can’t l stay in my room alone? l’ve given you the
entire first floor. Even then why are you
eavesdropping outside my door? Aren’t you ashamed,
you shameless person? lf you try eavesdropping ever again,
l’ll gouge out your eyes. This is not your
father’s house, you wretch. You go downstairs. You go downstairs. What is all this, Father? What is all this, Father? Why are you abusing her this way? lt’s my wish. l’ll tell you
whatever l have told her. lf l see you here ever again,
l’ll break your leg. Can’t we come to the second floor? No.
– Then where will we dry our clothes? Then where will we dry our clothes? Try coming upstairs and see.
l’ll push you down. What?
– What? – What do you mean? Don’t we have any right
on this house? Whose right? What right? This is my ancestral house. l won’t give it to an
useless son like you. What nonsense are you
talking after getting drunk? l’ll slap you and take
your teeth off, useless. This is my house. Do you know that l can push
you out of this house.. ..any time l want? lt’s just a matter
of writing a letter. l’ll go to the police
station and say you’re unwanted. lt isn’t that easy. l also want my share. What? Are you thinking of
throwing us out of this house? Yes. l am.
– What? – Now get lost. Father.
– Father? Where was your father
when you had brought.. ..this hippopotamus..
– What? – To this house? Then did you even
inform your father once? You suddenly got this fat woman..
– What is he saying? Home and asked her to touch my feet. Father, this is your
daughter-in-law. You’ve disturbed me a lot.
You don’t have to anymore. Get lost now. Go. Okay. Now we’re going.
But remember.. ..you won’t get anyone to
give fire to your funeral pyre. l don’t care. ln fact, l’ll tell the
neighbors that you won’t give.. ..fire to my pyre.
You can give it anywhere else. Yes. Don’t give it at all. No. Okay. Okay. lt’ll be so. But, Father. Don’t take
any drastic step right now. Then we’ll be in serious trouble. Will you go or won’t you? Come. Come. Come. Shame. Shame. Shame. ls this a life? Will l have to live this way?
Shame. The entire day l roam
outside like a nomad.. ..carrying a burden of
insult and disrespect. At night.. Won’t l get a
little peace at night either? Now what am l supposed
to do with this life? Nagen. Come here. Come here. l had to tell you one thing.
– What? l don’t feel like listening
to your professor’s terms. You’re a wise fool. lt’s not an advice or anything. Nagen, do l always give advice? No. Not exactly. But we’ve always respected you a lot.
– Yes. You were the
first boy of the class. Anything you say,
seems like an advice. No need, dear. l thought of you to be my own
and was telling you something.. ..but you’re stopping
me in the beginning. Tell me, who else do
l have other than you two? Whom else do l say it to?
Tell me, who will listen to me? Okay, dear. Don’t cry
so early in the morning. Say what you want to.
– Say it. Say it. For living our life, so that our
future becomes as smooth as silk.. ..l have got an idea in mind.
– What? Have you ever thought
about yourselves deeply? Do we have any future
left to think about? Now there’s just one
thing to worry about. That may we not die suffering. You’re right. l’ll be so lonely after Nomita dies. May l go before Nomita dies? Can’t you think about
anything else except death? Every human being can
think about his life.. ..as anyone of any age. Do you know what is sky-diving? What is that? Yes. Yes. Sky-diving
means jumping off a plane.. ..opening the parachute
before falling on the ground. lt’s all about fracturing
your bones. Yes. That day,
l saw a 92-year-old man.. ..on the TV doing sky-diving.
– What? 92? – 92. The people from the
press asked him that.. ..”Aren’t you feeling scared
to do sky-diving at this age?” ”Do you know that when
you jump off the plane..” ”..there is such
pressure created in the air..” ”..that there is a
chance of a heart-failure?” He replied that, ”Yes, l know.
And l may have a heart-failure”. ”But my dream will come true and..” ”..my death won’t harm anybody”. Yes, the man jumped.
His one leg got fractured, too. He limped towards the ambulance. Oh, my God. His photo was clicked that time. How beautifully he was
smiling without his teeth. l can never forget it. Truly, it was awesome. You can stop the world
for some time. Truly. Man himself doesn’t
know what he’s capable of. Exactly. We ourselves
don’t know how powerful we are. How are our days passing? Say what you’re saying. No. What l was saying is that
if the three of us open a tea-stall.. ..l mean sort of a restaurant.. Tea-stall? l mean Mrinmoy couldn’t run it,
so l was saying that.. ..if the three of us
could re-open it.. ..we could help a poor boy. No. Sky-diving and
tea-stall are poles apart. l thought you would talk of
some big struggle, but no. lf the ground is small.. ..the battle doesn’t
become small, Naren. But a tea-stall leaving
everything else after retiring? l had joined AG
Bengal at the age of 1 8. Talked from 1 0:00 am
to 5:00 pm. Again? We can’t retire from our lives,
Naren. Retirement means becoming
a burden on the society. No contribution.
lt’s kind of death. Our moving lives have a harmony. We’re ourselves breaking that tune. Naren, did we want this? l don’t feel this idea of a
tea-stall is bad. – You say. l’ve worked my entire life.
– Yes. Work means taking up a
responsibility. – Yes. To stand straight
on these old knees. We’ll do all the work ourselves. Decorating the shop,
washing the cups and saucers.. ..making tea, serving tea..
We’ll do everything ourselves. We should open the shop by
5:00 in the morning. – Oh, my God. Most of the morning walkers
don’t get to have tea. – Yes. lf we can serve these customers.. ..our shop will run very well. l’m telling you,
it’ll be a good business. – Yes. Get hold of a few female customers,
it’ll run well. Shut up. Listen. – Yes? – We can’t tell
Nomita about it, Brother. Why?
– She’ll beat me up. No. No.
– No. No. No. Naren. No. No. No. No.
l’m not with you two in all this. You open a tea-stall.
l won’t sit in your shop. l.. That boy Mrinmoy is
very clever. l’m warning you. Listen. – Very cunning.
– Listen. Listen. ”My companion.” ”Come, let’s see
who is more eligible.” ”Keep your best foot
forward..” Oh, my God. ”Come, let’s see who..”
– Shut up. You’ve come late and
you’re singing? Do you know what the time is? Don’t crib from the time l come. Tell me the tasks and l’ll do them. You’ve to pour water here. l’ve poured 1 5 buckets.
Now you pour 1 0 buckets. That’ll be enough. Oh, my God.
1 0 more after 1 5 buckets. Mother, now there will be a flood. We’ve to ask for money
from the central government. Will you give me some money, please? Shut up. Wash this
drain with a little phenyl. lmpossible. l won’t touch phenyl.
l’m allergic to it. My head aches. And
many other problems. At last you have to
pay my medical bill. Since morning, you’ve only
been saying ”do this, do that”. l’ve not had tea since morning. You alone feel hungry since morning. You work in a few
other houses as well. Don’t they give you
anything to eat? And l’ve made tea already.
Why don’t you have it? Such a frozen tea
without milk and sugar. Don’t have to drink tea with
so much of milk and sugar. Why, Mother? Only you will have
all the good things. We won’t get to have anything,
right? Why? l haven’t asked you not to. Buy and have it,
if you can afford it. Mother, don’t talk nonsense
about my financial capacity. Don’t talk nonsense. You don’t give me those looks.
Don’t. Come to our house one day and see.. ..with how much care we
serve you tea. – Really? We have a big heart, not
like you all. Understood? l’ll go away. l won’t stay here.
Then you’ll feel the fun. So go away.
What fun will you show me? Are you threatening me? Go away. l’ll give money and many
maids will come to work. Do you know that? l won’t let anyone come.
l’ll throw all of them out. That you can do. You
can do everything. We’ve caused ourselves
much harm already by.. ..giving you unnecessary importance. Now will you scuffle with
me or will you go upstairs? Oh, no. l’ve mopped the room
once in the morning. You sweep nicely
once again and mop it. Tell me, what’s the matter? Why are you carrying it on
your shoulder like a gun? Keep it down. Sir, move, move. Oh, you still haven’t shaved? For whom is this clean-shaven cheek? For you. Nonsense. Can’t you keep a beard? Are you asking me to?
– Yes. lt’ll be inconvenient for you.
– What inconvenience? lt’ll tickle you.
lt’ll get inside your nose and mouth. You’re all brimming with romance. Mother, will you decide
whether sir will keep.. ..a beard or not? You shut up. Don’t interrupt us. He’s my man. lt’s my choice
what l’ll do with him. What’s your problem? You do whatever
l’m telling you to do. l can’t. What do you mean by you can’t? l can’t clean the floor.
l’m ill. l’ve blood pressure. Oh, God. Even you all
have blood pressure? Why? Aren’t we human beings? Don’t we have any tension?
lt’s all yours, right? Yes. Oh, God. You’ll also
have tensions and worries. Listen. Listen. You’ll yourself fall ill
if you raise your temper. – Yes. Unnecessary debates. Difference of opinion,
then scuffle. That’ll result in increasing
your pressure alone. Okay. l won’t talk anymore. No, no. Why won’t you talk?
Why won’t you talk? You’ll surely talk. lf you don’t talk
you’ll be upset. lsn’t it? Before.. before you didn’t
have so much anger in you. The entire day there was laughter,
jokes, songs, hookah.. You were all excited. l still feel an excitement
when l touch your cheeks. Understood? What will happen to me if you
fall ill now? What will l do? What else will you do? Send me to the
crematorium and lie down.. ..by keeping your
hand on her shoulder. What’s this? You’re there?
And you’re here? Yes. Actually, l made a mistake. Actually.. – Made a mistake?
You’re looking for a chance. How many such mistakes
do you make in a day? Shame. Shame. Shame.
Why are you still here? What are you doing by
resting your cheek on your hand? Why are you trying to be a
third person in between us? Why would you listen
to our private talks? Don’t ever stand this way. You’ll come, work, and go away. Go. Go. Move from here. Get out. Passenger without ticket. Go.
– Oh, my God. You know what really happened? l thought it was you. You thought it was me?
– Yes, you. lf l didn’t think it was you,
would l have touched her that way? Would l have pulled her
close to me? Actually, what
happened is that l’m shaving. l may get cut by the blade. So l didn’t know who
was coming and going.. ..and standing at the back. l didn’t know that she’ll
go that way with the broom. That’s why l pulled her close. Trust me. lf l’ve
touched her intentionally.. ..l’ll lose this hand
of mine in front of you. Nomita. Nomita. l didn’t understand even
after touching? How could l? Mother. Mother. Mother. What happened? l’ve got first class. What? Okay. Okay. Go and give the news to someone.. ..whom all the credit
goes to. Touch his feet. l’m going. Sir. Sir.
– Okay. Okay. Okay. Sir, my results have
come out today. First class?
– Yes, sir. l hope with your blessings,
l’ll get the chance to do PhD. Don’t think that you’ll
get a chance to do PhD.. ..if you come out with good results. ln today’s world, capability
has no relation with achievement. That we’ve to struggle and achieve. Even you have to do that. Let’s go. l’ve something
to talk to you about. Come. Did you receive any call from Ayan?
– Yes. When was the last time
you got a call from him? Two days back. What did he say? He’s.. fine. He’s absolutely fine. Why are you hiding it from me? You’ve no relation with Ayan. Ayan, my only son, has
married a foreign girl there.. ..a week back. Today, l’ve got to know
about it from the letter. After he went to Japan,
your relation gradually ended. Why didn’t you tell me
about it? Neither did Ayan. But why? ‘Mother. Mother.
l could never imagine that Ayan..’ ‘..would ditch me like this,
Mother.’ ‘l could never imagine.’ ‘Debi.. Debi, that’s
why l had told you..’ ‘..that you’ll get
married before he goes abroad.’ ‘But someone can cheat
you even after marriage.’ ‘Mother. Mother. Remove
Ayan’s photo from there.’ ‘Go and give it back.’ ‘Then he’ll understand that
your relationship has ended.’ ‘That he’ll understand anyways.’ ‘l’ll tell everything to sir.
l’ll tell him everything.’ ‘Don’t do that stupidity, Debi.’ ‘Mother. Even after this
you’re saying that.. ..you’ll stay in this house?’ ‘No. Not a moment more
in this house.’ ‘We’ll go away from
this house right now.’ ‘And anyways, sir will come
to know about it someday.’ ‘We won’t stay
in this house anymore.’ ‘Debi, your exams are
knocking at the door.’ ‘Just think, you’re
getting so many books from him.’ ‘A tutor like him is
teaching you day and night.’ ‘Dear, you bear up all the
pain before he himself..’ ‘..comes to know everything, dear.’ ‘Wipe your tears.
Think about your exams.’ Ayan, my only son is today a
characterless person to me. lf he doesn’t need us, then
why should we feel it necessary.. ..to continue relations with him? Let him stay with his future.
We’ll stay with ours. Everyone in this world has
the right to live a life.. ..of his own choice. l won’t let your
beautiful life be ruined. You’ll surely get
someone who’ll respect you.. ..who’ll care for
your respect, love you.. Shame. Shame. Shame. What condition has
he made of this room? Oh, God. Oh, God.
lt’s so dirty all around. What happened?
– Nobin, what’s the scene? Nagen. Hold it. Hold it.
Hold it. Yes. – Slowly. Slowly. lt seems as if l’ve
entered a haunted store-room. Let’s go.
– Yes. ls it a tea-stall or
the netherworld? What happened?
– What happened? What happened? Now l’ve to take
anti-tetanus injection. No. See how it
shines once we clean it. lt’ll be. lt’ll be. lt’ll be.
We’ll show such magic. – Yes. This is the breeding hub of cholera.
– See, he’s mocking. This Nobin. This Nobin has a positive
attitude towards everything. Whatever.
Why am l talking about this? l’m not a part of this anyways. ln this old age, l’m telling
you that in this old age.. ..you both will die of
public beating. Okay. You don’t have to do anything. l’ll do whatever has
to be done myself. You want to do something
heroic and show, right? Whom will l show it to?
Whom will l show it to? Have l ever got scared of
anyone in my life? – Right. ln this chaotic world, will
you ever get anything ready-made? At the most, you can get a base.
You can get a skeleton. We’ve to build up
something solid on it. We’ve to see if there’s
anything positive in this. There is. There is. Surely there is.
– Surely there is. Early morning, there’s just
this one way to walk. – Yes. Young and old, whoever goes,
will have to go this way. – Yes. He has to have tea in our shop.
– Right. But we’ve to spend a
little on this shop. Spend means, first, we’ve to
discard these broken walls. Then we’ll get them painted,
we’ve to buy good furniture.. ..we’ll buy colorful curtains.. l mean it’ll look almost
like a children’s doll house. Yes. Yes. Hey. What? How much will be the expenditure? How much will we have to invest? According to my calculation,
it’ll be about Rs. 50000. What?
– What? And l’ll pay all the debts
Mrinmoy has in the market. That means yours and
mine will be Rs. 25000 each. Rs. 25000? Will you waste all your
savings in this old age? What’s your problem in that?
You’re money isn’t going anywhere. And the millions of
old people in lndia.. ..they’re the liability.
National liability. None of them have any
community drive in them. lt doesn’t matter if the
tea-stall doesn’t work out. But you must know what
is a community drive. So tell me. Tell me.
l’m born to listen to your lecture. Don’t listen to the
lecture if you don’t want to. Okay, do you know
how many thousands of.. ..old retired people
are there in lndia? l don’t know.
– You don’t know? Few millions.
– Yes. How does their time pass? They sing religious
songs in the morning. – Yes. Then they go to the market..
– Yes. Then take their grand-children
to the school.. – Yes. They take an afternoon nap..
– Yes. They go to the temple
in the evening.. ..and the rest of the time
they disturb other people. lnstead of disturbing
other people.. ..if each retired old man
takes up the responsibility.. ..of four illiterate slum boys,
then how many children.. ..can they save from illiteracy? Tell me then, how many
millions of children can be.. ..saved from illiteracy
by millions of old men? He can’t say. He can’t say it.
He’ll need a calculator. You both use a calculator
or anything. l’ve told you that
l won’t be a part of this. You both construct a tea-stall. l’ll come early in the morning,
have tea and go. Do come. – Yes, l will.
– Yes, come, pay and go. Yes, l will come.
– Okay, l will have. Let’s go and have tea. l won’t have tea. Okay. You don’t.
l will. Let’s go. You finish having it.
l’ll go and sit there. Mrinmoy, you’re a strange man. You didn’t stand there
because you yourself.. ..won’t have tea? You came here? l’m not feeling fine. You’ve passed. You’re happy. Tea, biscuit, you have
anything you want to. l having it is meaningless.
l’m defeated from all sides. Defeated means? lsn’t it so? First l had come to
Kolkata city to study.. ..in the university. But l couldn’t get admitted.
Defeated. Then l thought of doing a job.
Kolkata didn’t give.. ..me that either. Defeated. Then l thought of
starting a business. Sir helped me a lot. But even there Kolkata
slapped me so hard.. ..that l had to hand
the keys over to sir. My story is different. You’re achieving
victory after victory now. You can’t understand
everything from.. ..the exterior, Mrinmoy. Who amongst us is
winning and who is losing? Don’t confuse yourself
with others, Debolina. After some days, your
prince will return from Japan.. ..and fly with you to America.
– Stop it. Anyways, what l had
called to tell you.. l’m.. l’m thinking of
opening a tutorial home. Are you with me?
l mean will you help me? Me? Tutorial home?
– Yes. What can l do
in a tutorial home? Yes. At the most, l can carry
the attendance register.. ..and yes, ring the bell. But don’t include me in all this. My record is very poor.
Whatever l try to do.. Defeated. This time you’ll win. Come on, get up. Get up.
Treat me a cup of tea. Get up. What happened? Come. Come. Your handwork is so beautiful. Your bangles have
become narrow. Very narrow. Broad bangles used to look
very good on your hands. Broad bangles? ln your entire life,
you couldn’t show me.. ..anything except
two narrow bangles.. ..and at old age, you’re
telling me about broad bangles. l don’t even die. Don’t hurt me that way. lt’s not that l wish
to deck you up now. Do l get you a pair
of broad bangles made? Let it be. You don’t
have to spend your savings.. ..to make my jewelery. Why savings? Then from where will
you get the money? You’ve constructed this
house by selling shares. From where will you get the money? l can work and get an income. Don’t l have that capacity? l’m not unaware of your capacities. You were the station
master of a remote village. Hardly anyone got up or
got down at that station. And your only work was
to blow the whistle. You used to whistle once
when a train arrived.. ..and once when a train departed. What can you do? l can. l can. l can do many things. l still can wrap you
in gold if l want to. These earrings in your ears..
lf two pearls.. Dampi’s two earrings
aren’t suiting her. lf there were two tiny
flowers of pearls on them.. Think how they would’ve
looked on her? Pearl earrings on Dampi’s ears?
– Yes. Pearl earrings?
– Yes. So give her. Make them for her.
Make her wear them on her ears. l’m not talking
about giving them to her. l mean, l’m telling you how
it would have suited her.. ..if she was given those.
What’s your opinion? You want to know my opinion?
– Yes. My opinion is that from
tomorrow l won’t let Dampi come.. ..anywhere near my house.
And not you either. Why not me? Why not me? What misery. lt’s my house,
why won’t l stay in it? lt’s not your house.
The house is in my name. l won’t let anyone
enter this house.. ..who makes wrong demands. What’s wrong in it now?
The phone is ringing. l think this person has gone mad.
– What? Hello.
– Nagen? What’s the matter?
– Come. Come. l’ve to talk to you. About what? The tea-stall? That means the tea-stall
is happening? Has Naren told you anything? No. Naren hasn’t yet let
me know about anything. Look, l can’t wait for him. Whatever has to be done,
you and l have to do it together. Yes. That means our trio is broken. lt will break.
lf one doesn’t listen to us.. ..then we both have to walk ahead. Now you tell me if you agree
to the tea-stall plan or not. ln the tea-stall itself.
l’m coming. Tea-stall. Where are you going
so late in the night? To Nobin’s place. lt’s close-by.
l’ll come back very soon. Poor guy has fallen
into trouble, you know. What tea-stall
were you talking about? Did l say tea-stall? – Yes.
– Did l say that? – Yes. lt’s Lakshmanlal’s tea-stall. Nobin has Rs. 2 due there.
l’ll pay it on the way. Bye. Where are you going
so late in the night? To your father’s house. Again? Listen. See, this is the thing.
Front side is the kitchen. At the back is the sitting area.
Four will sit on each table. Four tables. Two
chairs on either sides. As it is in the motels.
– Yes, like in the motels. And here we’ll keep a small window.. ..so that l can give you
the food through this. – Yes. And.. who has come
at this odd hour? You sit. l’ll see. Come. Come.
– Come. – Are you angry with me? Can anyone be angry with you? Take. Take. Count and take.
– See. lf three have to do a business,
then count and see.. ..how much the per head cost
comes to. You naughty boy. l knew Naren can’t stay without us. We’ve had an agreement
that whatever we do.. ..for the rest of our lives,
we’ll do it together. One for all. All for one. You haven’t
had dinner yet, right? No. l’ll have egg and fried
flat bread on the way home. No, no. Today you don’t have
to eat egg and fried flat bread. Today, the three of us will
have dinner together. Together. No, no. What about Nomita? You call up Nomita and
tell her you won’t.. ..have dinner at home tonight.
– Yes. Debolina has passed MA.
– Okay. Her mother has sent a lot of dishes.
– Okay. That girl has got hurt very badly. Today, we’ll pray for her good.
– Yes. Do something. Bring a glass.
– Glass? Let me celebrate with a pint. Okay? Today l’ll drink a peg.
– Will you drink? l’ll drink. – Okay. Today a new chapter of our
life is starting. – Yes. Nobin, will you drink today?
– Will you? – Okay. Come.
– Has it started? – Yes. Come. Come. Come, Brother. The
veneration has started. Brother, why are you alone?
Where’s your wife? There, she’s coming. Come. Come. Come, dear. Come. We’re late, right?
– No, no. Come. Naren. The priest is sprinkling
holy water. Come and take it. First sprinkle holy
water on the cash box. Wait. We’re coming. Coming.
– Priest, come. Come. First on this.
– Yes. – On the cash box. Come. Come. Come. Nagen. That side. That side.
We’ll have good business. This side. This side.
– Give that side. Priest, can we distribute
the fruits now? – Yes. Give. Give. Give me that. Hold it. Yes. Take. Take. Take, Mrinmoy.
Take. Come. Come. Come. Why don’t you come? Do come. Look at these three old men.
Despite their age.. ..they threw all
cautions to the wind and.. ..built this shop. A university professor
starting a tea-stall. Thinking it makes me
so proud, doesn’t it? And we’ll think of our
little sorrows to be huge.. ..and sit idle? So much of hesitation
and skepticism.. ..to start a small tutorial home? Done. We’ll start it. l’ve something to say to everyone. Please listen. No one will go. On the first day, nobody
will go without having tea.. ..from this tea-stall. l’m heating the water.
You’ll get it in 1 0 minutes. 1 0 minutes. – Yes. – Listen,
it’s the first day of our shop. So we’ve decided to give
50 %%% discount on all items. There’s another news.
There’s another news. Our shop will open at 5:00
am and close at 9:00 am. Again it’ll open at 5:00 pm,
but close at 9:00 pm sharp. – Yes. Another thing. One. One. Everyone, do come in the evening.
Everyone, do come. Tea and snacks will
obviously be there. Yes. – There will also be
music to make you all happy. This evening’s special..
– Just a minute. Just a minute. Music means?
– What? Like girls twist and dance
in restaurants and bars.. ..are you starting
that in your tea-stall? Then we’re not here. l’m not here. No. – Then this is my
first and last day here. No, no, no. There will be
music of your choice only. Will it be so?
– Yes. Then we’re there and
we’ll come in groups. – Wow. Do come.
Today’s opening day special. Opening day special. ”Dark clouds are below our feet.” ”Come and see the lights dancing.” ”Dark clouds are below our feet.” ”Come and see the lights dancing.” ”We bow down and obey
with joined hands..” ”We bow down and obey
with joined hands..” ”..before Him who is the
master of life and death.” ”Come and see the lights dancing.” ”Dark clouds are below our feet.” ”The moon swings on the
lap of the dark clouds.” ”The moon swings on the
lap of the dark clouds.” ”Just a glance of mother’s beauty..” ”Just a glance of mother’s beauty..” ”..is the azure blue sky.” ”Come and see the lights dancing.” ”Dark clouds are below our feet.” ”The night fairy comes
with her open black hair.” ”She dances with glory,
her magic doesn’t seem to end.” ”A drop of mother’s
beauty shines in the ocean.” ”A drop of mother’s
beauty shines in the ocean.” ”The world is too
small for mother’s beauty.” ”The world is too
small for mother’s beauty.” ”Mother, once give us
a chance to see you.” ”Come and see the lights dancing.” ”Dark clouds are below our feet.” ”Come and see the lights dancing.” Brother, why have you
come with a motorbike here? What’s the matter? Nagen.
– Yes? Come here. Come here.
– Wait, l’m coming. See who wants tea. See, see. What? What? What’s the matter? Teen Murti? l’ve never seen old people
leaving their religious.. ..activities and
starting a tea-stall. Kelo, we’ve to take a good amount.
Understood? – Yes. Uncle, come out once. l’ve an important thing
to tell you. Come. lmportant?
– Wait, l’ll see to it. Yes, Somba. Tell me what
important talk you want to have? Do you have the license of
this business you’ve started? What license?
– He’s asking what license. You’ve done enough time pass.
Now you’re old enough. Don’t you know what
license l’m talking about? To run a business, you
need trade license.. ..corporation license..
Do you have those? You don’t?
– No. Tell me. This Somba will
arrange everything for you. l’ll arrange everything for you
and give you all the security. Just keep my monthly share ready. Who are you that l’ll have
to give you a monthly share? Brother, let’s go inside once. Let’s see what are they
serving in the name of tea. You can’t go inside.
Gentlemen have tea inside. What is he saying?
Doesn’t he know who l am? l know you. l know you.
l know you very well. But, yes. Goons are more
popular than good people. You are..
– Yes. – A goon. A local goon. Yes, you’re right. But listen, to run a business,
you’ve to pay me cash monthly. You won’t get it.
– What? – We won’t give it. – What? What will you do? You’ll hit me? Do you know what my age is? l’m not scared to die.
But before l die.. ..l’ll gouge out your eyes or
kick you thrice on your behind. Get lost. Get lost from here.
– l’ll take revenge. l’ll catch you and beat you up.
– So will l. Get lost. Let’s go. Let’s go. Let’s go.
Let’s go. l’ll take revenge. Wait. Scoundrel, he’s a local goon.
Wants his share? Have you seen him? – Yes.
– Did you see his fragile body? Yes. Yes.
The lesson Naren taught him. Oh, God, it’s 9:00. Dampi. Dampi.
– Coming. Tell me. See, it’s already 9:00. Nowadays, he doesn’t
come back before 9:00. Tell me, what is he doing?
Where is he chatting? Mother, has sir started any
affair with a girl outside? Shut up. You can make me shut up. But, Mother, if
there’s no peace at home.. ..then men look
for affairs outside. l understood after seeing
Mr. Ratan of road No. 1 4. Why? What has Mr. Ratan done? l haven’t seen what he
has done. l’ve just heard. Mr. Ratan goes to other
localities with a bunch.. ..of currency notes in his pocket. When he enters the locality,
every woman.. ..lures him to come to her. Then at midnight,
he returns home in a rickshaw.. ..fully drunk and broke. No. No. No. No. My husband won’t go to
anyone else’s house. And there’s no lack of
peace in this house. He loves me a lot.
He doesn’t know anyone except me. He won’t go anywhere. And if he goes, l’ll give
him severe punishment. Severe. That’s right. Why are you standing here?
Why are you laughing? Get out of here.
l can’t tolerate you here now. Go. Get out of here. Now it’s my fault? – Go. Get out.
– lt’s all my fault now? Listen, Mother.
l told you a good thing. Do check when sir returns.
– Will you go or won’t you? l’m going. – l’ll decide
whether l’ll check or not. He’s my husband. Go home. Go home.
Go, go. Go home. ”Today l’ve come,
l’ve come, my wife..” ”..with a gift to make you smile.” What smell is it? What smell is it? Open your mouth. Open your mouth. Garland? You’re roaming with a
garland so late in the night? l’ve come to you. Long black hair, a beautiful knot. You never wear a garland
around your knot. Why? All your life, you’ve deprived
yourself and me, too. lsn’t it? You look so beautiful. Wow. What do l say?
You’re looking so beautiful. Wearing this flower garland.. Daughter-in-law.
– Yes? Send a glass of drinking
water to my room upstairs. Oh, it’s you. Debolina..
– No. She hasn’t yet returned. lt’s 1 0:00. Yes. She has gone out with Mrinmoy.. ..to search for a room
for the tutorial home. From this letter l got to
know that they’re opening.. ..a tutorial home. Very good. When Debolina comes,
tell her that l had come. – Okay. Why are you opening a
room elsewhere for the.. ..tutorial centre? l myself have four empty
rooms on the ground floor. You can open it there
if you wish to. You’ve hurt me a lot by
not telling me anything. Are you thinking of
leaving me and going away? Ayan left me and went away,
but l wasn’t hurt. But you all.. lf you,
Mrinmoy and my other students.. ..leave me and go away,
l’ll become very helpless. Sir.. – You won’t leave
me and go away, right? Come. Come. God bless you.
Come. Come. Two cups of tea..
– Two cups of tea.. Two egg poach..
– Two egg poach.. ..and two bread slices.
Tell me, how much? Tea is Rs. 2, so Rs. 4 and
that side Rs. 1 0. Total Rs. 1 4. Rs. 1 4? The tea was very good.
Very good. l’ll tell everyone. Darjeeling tea.
Pure Darjeeling tea. Do come again. Do come.
– Surely will. We’ll come again. Nagen. Come. Come here.
– Coming. One milk tea and one
liquor tea. That side. There. Table No. 6. Here it is. Your milk tea.
– Yes. – And your liquor. Yes, mine is without tea. Sugar for you?
– 1 teaspoon. 1 teaspoon. 1 teaspoon. Thank you. 1 /2 teaspoon. 1 /2 teaspoon.
– 1 /2 teaspoon? And some more milk. – Milk is there.
Do l give more? – Yes. Okay. Okay. Swami Vivekanada used
to say that milk tea.. ..affects the liver. Pure Darjeeling tea.
l’ve never had such great tea. Don’t say that. l do
make you good tea at home. You? At home? Good tea?
Yes, yes. That you do. That you do. But is it tea or horse’s..
– What? Horse’s what? Don’t talk nonsense in public. Don’t say. lt’s my mistake.
l’ll never go out with you again. As if l care if you do or don’t. You’ll go out alone on the
road and fall ill and die. Did you see? Did you see?
l can’t talk to him. He stretches a small
issue like a rubber. Even l’m old now. He has to
think about me as well, isn’t it? Absolutely. Absolutely. You both think about
each other and have tea. Drink tea happily.
– Yes. Yes. New restaurant.
– Let’s go here. – Yes. Here. Let’s sit here. Please. Please.
l’ll sit here. lt’s such a homely, cozy corner.
A good place to chat. We can sit and chat here. Grandpa.
– Yes, l’ve come. ls this a new shop, Grandpa?
– Yes. Very beautiful.
Congratulations, Grandpa. Thank you. Grandpa, we’ll come here
every morning after swimming. Do come every day.
Do come every day. We’ll come for swimming
and then come here and sit. Come with as many friends
as you like. But you’ve to be there.
– l am there. Without you,
we won’t feel good, Grandpa. l am always there. Tell him. Grandpa, get us a bench, please. Bench?
– Please give. You say it. He’s getting it. He’s getting it. Excuse me. Please go and
sit beside sister-in-law. Get up. Get up.
– He’s getting it. Sit beside her and
have it. You’ll feel good. So sweet. – He’s getting it.
He’s getting it. Thank you, Grandpa. Nagen.
– What? – Thank you, Grandpa. Come here. Help me
with the calculation. Wait. l’m busy. Grandpa, you’ve to give us
whatever we ask for. – Yes. l will. l will. Hot tea.
– Okay. – Boiled pulses. – Okay. Egg poaches.
– Yes. And cornflakes and banana are a must.
– Okay. Don’t miss out on ginger
pieces with boiled pulses. Yes, Grandpa. Only the ginger is not available. Please, Grandpa. – No.
– Please try and see if you can. Actually we’ve come
after swimming.. ..1 00m freestyle and
1 00m breast-stroke. Please try and understand, Grandpa. We’ve also done Butterfly stroke.
– Okay. l will. Please, Grandpa. Please, Grandpa. Grandpa. – You don’t have to
call him. What does he know? Will you come or won’t you?
– Oh, he disturbs me a lot. Grandpa, Grandpa. Bag. Bag.
– What? – Bag. The workers here make me go mad. What are you doing?
Why are you shouting? Why am l shouting?
You’re serving ginger to girls? Rascal, you don’t feel
like getting up from.. ..girls’ tables, right?
– Speak softly. Softly. Why softly? lf you go once more,
l’ll complain.. ..to Nomita straight away.
Then you’ll learn a lesson. Nobin.
– What happened? – Listen. Take down from him what
all the girls have ordered. Why? He..
– And from now onwards, you’ll serve. But he was doing it.
– No. He doesn’t want to move.. ..from there.
He’s a scoundrel and a flirt. Who told you that
l don’t want to move? Make something for me. l have not had anything
since last night. Go. Come. Come. Come.
– Okay. You go in. You go. Tell me, what do l make now? Debi. Will you please take this? Where?
– To the tea-stall. The three old men are
working hard since morning. They’re starving and may fall ill. Mother, Mrinmoy will come right now. We’ve to go to buy things
for the tutorial home. We’ve to buy many things.
– l’ve come. l’ve come. Let’s go.
– Here he comes. Mrinmoy.
– Yes? – Please do me a favor. Please take this potato
curry and fried flat bread.. ..to the shop where your sir
and his friends are working. Okay?
– Okay. And tell them that from tomorrow,
l’ll send breakfast for them. Two of them have nobody to
send them food from home. Mother, are you done? Now
let him go. We’re getting late. Nagen. Come here. Where are you? Give.
– Come here. Here. Take. Take. Take.
– Give. Give. Give it.
– Yes. Take it. Brother, say if you want something. Are you unwell? No, l’m fine. Actually l was near the
stove for a long time. – Okay. So l’m feeling a bit tired.
That’s all. Mrinmoy. Come. Come. Come. Come. What’s the matter? Breakfast for you all.
Aunty has sent it. Do we have time to eat now? Okay. You keep it inside.
– Yes, sir. l’m coming. Mother has told that you
should keep all your work.. ..aside and eat first. Nobin was saying that
you’re result was very good. Very good.
– lt was okay. Sir, we’ll leave now.
We have to buy things for.. ..the tutorial home.
– Yes. We’ll leave, sir.
– Okay. – And yes, sir. l’ll take the tiffin carrier.
– Okay. We’re going, sir.
– We’re going, sir. – Okay. Go. Go. Your student’s mother.
– Yes. – Cares for you a lot. – Yes. Oh, no. Why are you blushing? Go. Go.
Go. Have your food. Go. You come as well. Even you.. l’ll finish my work and then come.
– No. No. No. We will eat together. Come. Come.
– We will? Nagen. Nagen. Come.
Come. Come. Come. Listen.
– Yes? We will obviously buy
whatever is there in the list. We’ll buy a big black-board. Okay?
– Yes. And if you feel anything
extra has to be bought.. ..do let me know.
– Yes. Surely. Chalk, duster.. l’m becoming so dependent on you. Mrinmoy.
– Yes? Brother Shanu. – Yes. l was looking for you. When did you come to Kolkata? Debi, this is my elder brother.
– Brother Shanu. Hello. He is the son of my
elder paternal uncle. My elder paternal uncle
had started a big business.. ..of timber in Naogaon.
– Okay. So, Brother Shanu. How is the
timber business going on? lt’s going on fine.
There are many problems. Okay.
– Who is she? She is Debi. Debolina.
– Okay. Okay. She’ll do her Doctorate
from Professor Nabinchandra. She has passed MA in
Bengali Literature. No, no, Brother.
lt’s nothing special. Just casual. l’m sure you’ve heard the name.
– What? Don’t you know Professor
Nabinchandra Chandra? – No. Professor Nabinchandra Chandra. Brother Shanu, if you go
with me to a tea-stall.. ..you’ll understand
what a great man he is. No. Actually l’ve no
touch with literature. Anyways, listen.
– Yes? l need to have an important
discussion with you. – With me? You come to my hotel. Which hotel?
There, where you always stay? Yes. Room number 409.
– Okay. So can l take your leave?
– Okay. – Okay? Debi, shall we meet again?
– Yes, we’ll surely meet. Let’s go.
– Bye. Let’s go.
– Let’s go. Where are you all? Where is he? Naren.
– Who is it? Grandpas. Are they gone or what? Okay. So they’re gone
without giving me my share? Okay. l’ll also see.. Grandpas. You’re eating
fried flat bread here? l’m waiting for a long time. Who will take care of us?
Don’t we have a prestige? What do you mean by long time?
You’ve come just a while back. Go outside and sit. We’ll come
once we finish eating. Go now. l can’t sit and wait. Let me
do some itching in the meantime. Kelo. ltch my tummy please, Kelo. Naren. You’re threatening us with
a revolver as we haven’t.. ..paid you the monthly money? You’ve just seen one.
Do l show you my thigh? No. Your thigh is like a vegetable.
Almost nothing. lnstead, l’m opening and you see. What is this? l’m not a good man. Now go or else l’ll kill
you with your own revolver. What? Will you go or
will you gulp down a bullet? l’m going. Give me my revolver. No. lt’s illegal to
carry it without a license. l’ll submit it
in the police station. Why are you messing with
me unnecessarily, Grandpa? You’ll submit the
machine in the police station.. ..come back to the shop. You’ll see it coming back to
my hand from the police station. Really?
– Yes. l can open it and if needed,
l can use it as well. What will l do with this
empty machine? Take it. This time, l’ve returned it back
to you. Next time, l won’t. Go. l’m giving you an ultimatum.
Keep the money ready.. ..or else l’ll break the sigh board.
– Go. Bye, Grandpa. Yes. Yes. lt’ll move a little that
side. – On the left. On the left. lt has gone too much.
lt has gone too much. Okay. Okay. – ls it okay?
– lt’s okay. lt’s okay. ls it okay? ls it in the centre?
– More towards the left? See if it is in the centre.
– Yes. – Yes? Okay. Tie it now. Mrinmoy.
– What? – Have lunch here today. Have lunch as in?
– Wont’ you have lunch? No, no. l’ll get my lunch in my mess. Everyday you’ve lunch in the mess.
Today, have it with me. Come.
– Okay. Mrinmoy. Mrinmoy. Coming, Aunty. Come, come, come. Come. Come, Mrinmoy. Sit.
– Sit. What is this? Will l eat alone?
Aunty, even you both sit. You eat alone. Mother
won’t eat in front of you. Then you sit. Listen to what’s
being told to you. Eat. Listen. You’ve no problem
eating vegetarian, right? No, no. l’m a small town boy. l’ve always had vegetables. Do you have a lot of
fields back in your village? Once upon a time we did.
Now we don’t. You know,
once upon a time my father.. ..had a huge business of bamboos. But now, father has become old,
the bamboo business.. ..also doesn’t run well.
So we’ve lost most of our.. ..property in the village. Your siblings? l’ve no sisters.
We are two brothers. Though my father is uneducated.. ..he has a lot of
interest in studies. He had sold the fields and
sent my brother to Chennai.. ..to study Computer Engineering. And he? He became a
computer engineer.. ..and settled in that city itself. He doesn’t keep any
relations with father now. Yes. l had wanted to
stay with my father there. But he sent me to Kolkata.
– Oh, God. Okay. Okay. Okay.
Don’t have to give more. Eat first. But you know, Aunty?
Kolkata doesn’t like me at all. l’ll give you a little
more rice, okay? – Yes. No, no, no, no. Aunty, don’t give
me more. l won’t be able to eat. There in the mess again.. So what if Kolkata doesn’t
like you? My mother does. Give him. Give him rice.
Give him rice. – No. No. l can’t eat anymore.
– Give. l’m telling you.. – No. You couldn’t do anything. Neither could you plough the land,
nor could you study. l had gone to the village house. Uncle and aunty were
crying very badly. Listen to what l’m telling you. You come with me to Naogaon. You’ll help me in my business.
l’ll pay you a good salary. But so far from Kolkata..
to Naogaon? What? Kolkata? What do
you have in Kolkata? You’re sitting here and
thinking how far Naogaon is. But if l go away so far, who
will look after father and mother.. ..brother Shanu? l’ve thought about that. Mrinmoy, l’ve thought about that. You directly go to
the village house. And come to Naogaon with
your parents from there. Listen to what l’m telling you. Look, l’m really fed up
with the business. Understood? You be beside me. Brother, if l don’t have
a trustworthy person.. ..beside me,
can l run the business? Whoever l trust will
cheat me and go away. But.. but l understand
nothing about timber business.. ..Brother Shanu. Don’t
include me in all this. l understand nothing about
timber business, Brother Shanu. You’ll be a part of the
business and you’ll understand.. ..it in a couple of days. Look. You were the one telling me. Your sir has taught
students all his life. But now? Did he know
anything about a tea-stall? See how the three old men
are running a business so well. And can’t you take a
running business forward? At least you’ll be able to
look after my business accounts. Nobin. – What? – Nobin. – Yes?
– Sit. Sit. Sit. – Tell me. Today we’ve completed one month. A month has gotten over? Yes. One month has gotten over.
– Okay. Okay. The accounts are ready.
Check the details later. You just tell me profit or loss.
Just say that. What? Nagen.
– Say, what is it? – Listen. l’m saying, suppose
electricity cost, corporation tax.. ..the cleaner’s payment,
then after keeping some.. ..pocket money for
ourselves in the next month.. ..the four of us
get Rs. 2300 each. But why four?
We are just three. Don’t we have to give to Mrinmoy? We’re doing our business
in his shop. Did you see Naren’s judgment? Don’t flatter me, friend.
Don’t flatter me. l’ve worked hard for a month.
– Yes. Even my drinking has stopped. Give me leave for this evening,
Brother. – Leave him. Okay?
– Today is our holiday, Nobin. Today the clouds are free. We’ll go to watch a cinema today. Both of us. Me and Nomita for a night show. Give me my money.
– Take. You both have set your program. lt is good in a way.
l’ve to go to College Street once.. ..to buy a book. l’ll pack up everything.
– Let’s go. Let’s go. ”Matakkali, Matakkali. Masakkali.
Masakkali.” This is Teen Murthi.
You’ve built it at a nice place. Very good location. ”Very good, very good, very good.” ”Masakkali. Masakkali.” Grandpa, give me a hot tea. No. There’s no tea.
The shop closes at 9:00 am. Grandpa. lt’s just 9:00 am. How can you do public
service this way by the clock? Even l do public service. Not at one place.
At five places. Five. Five. Grandpa, don’t create
problems unnecessary. My boyfriend will come. l’m sitting.
Give me a cup of tea. Naren. ”Matakkali, Matakkali. Masakkali.
Masakkali.” Brother. ”Matakkali, Matakkali. Masakkali.
Masakkali.” Brother. – ”Matakkali, Matakkali.
Masakkali. Masakkali.” Why are you swinging? Brother.
– ”Matakkali, Matakkali. ”Matakkali, Matakkali. Masakkali.
Masakkali.” Brother. What? l’m asking, why you are swinging? lt’s my habit since
childhood to listen to songs.. ..while having tea. ln my childhood,
my mother used to sings songs.. ..to me while feeding me rice. Hence, l’ve to listen to
songs while eating something.. ..and while eating something,
l’ve to listen to songs. Did you understand, Grandpa? Grandpa, tell your cook
inside to add double milk.. ..and double sugar to my tea. Yes. And a good omelette with it. No, no. We can’t serve omelette now. Then give me an egg poach.
Okay then a boiled egg. l’m telling you that
it’s not available. He hasn’t yet come. See. ”Matakkali, Matakkali. Masakkali.
Masakkali.” ”Matakkali, Matakkali.” Here’s your tea.
– Tea. Here’s milk. What happened, Nagen? What happened?
Nagen. What happened? You’ve fallen flat
for a girl again? What did you say? Your sir?
Working as a tea-stall boy? Look, if you talk
nonsense about my husband.. ..from tomorrow your job
in this house will end. You can’t believe it, right? l.. l’ve got proof. Proof. See this. See this, Mother. Proof. Yes. lt’s true.
He is working as a boy. – Yes. With a duster on his shoulder. Mother, the way he wiped
the table with that duster.. ..even l don’t wipe
this table so nicely. l think that man has gone mad.
– What? Or else there’s some spirit in him.
– What? He is truly a boy in a tea-stall? No. Maybe the
pension money is too less. Why would it be less?
Don’t talk nonsense. Why would it be less? Why? Maybe he goes to that locality. He returns everyday night
after 1 0:00. What will happen to me? But l know very well how
to tackle these wild bulls. l’ll tie him in such a way.. Tomorrow, buy me a tight rope. No, Mother. You
shouldn’t say all this. Don’t call him a bull. After all,
he’s your husband. – Shut up. Husband. What’s your problem
if l call my husband by any name? Get out of here. Go. Let him come home today. l won’t go. – What?
– You both go. l won’t go home. What nonsense are you talking? What will you do standing
in the scorching sun here? Come. Come.
– Then you two come as well. Where?
– Where will we go? To my house. You both
come with me to Nomita. Come. – What will we do
with this mad person? Come. Come. Come. Come. Where will you both go?
– l’ll go to College Street. You’ll go to College Street?
– Yes. Let’s go. l’ll also go to
College Street with you. But l’ll go to buy a book.
What is he saying? So l’ll buy as well.
l’ll buy a book. Where will you go? l’ll go to the bar to drink.
To drink. Let’s go. l’ll drink, too.
– No. – Let’s go. l’ll also drink. You’ll also go to the bar and drink?
– Yes. Let’s go. You’ll do whatever
l’ll do? Okay. Okay. Come. Let the bar and everything else be.
We’ll spend this day together. – Yes. Our venture is successful.
– Yes. Today’s earning is much more than
the first salary of our life. Yes. – We’ll enjoy
this day. – Yes. Let’s go. Let’s go. Let’s go.
Let’s go. Let’s go. Listen. After sometime,
you please call Nomita once. Call?
– Yes. You call Nomita once and
tell her that l’m with you. Nomita respects you.
Don’t say that l’m with Naren. Why? – Her opinion about
you is a bit different. lt is true. l’m telling the truth. Let’s go. – Tell her that
l’ll be returning home late. Okay, l’ll tell her. Let’s go.
– Let’s go. Let’s go. Daughter-in-law. Daughter-in-law. Yes, Father? Tomorrow morning, will you
wear this sari and show me? Father. l’ve never seen you properly. Listen. What happened? Why are you calling? Father. He gave me this sari. Nomita. Nomita.
– Say what you’re saying. Come here. Listen. Naren has given it, right? Today is a celebration. Tell me what you want to say. l could never give
you anything, Nomita. We’ve spent our lives in that
Bakhtiyarpur railway station. Lonely barren land, no inhabitants. As if there are only you
and l in the entire world. Fed up with the noise of the
goods train day and night.. ..l never paid attention to you. Look, only if we had a child.. My heart always feels so empty. l don’t feel like doing anything.
l can’t tolerate anything. l’ve got this for you. For me?
– Yes. Let me see it. Let me see it. ls there anything inside or not?
– Yes. ls it from the tea-stall profit? Yes. But l couldn’t buy it
with one month’s profit. l’ll pay in installments. Tell me, for how many
years have we been married? Oh, that was done way back.
Golden jubilee is over. What happened all of a sudden? You had thought that
you would hide from me.. ..the fact that you do a boy’s
work at the tea-stall with.. ..a towel on your shoulder? Do you remember in Bakhtiyarpur,
l had sent.. ..Lachmaniya to spy after you?
– Yes. Here you have Dampi. How do l look? l’m looking good,
right? You say it once. Do you remember, once a
drama group had gone.. ..from Kolkata to Bakhtiyarpur? There was the same drama
for three days. – Yes. Do you remember?
– Oh, yes. Dhaka Shahajani. Yes, you’re right. Dhaka Shahajani. You, l and Lachmaniya,
we used to walk for two hours.. ..every day to see it?
– Yes. And on the way, who got
intoxicated by having.. ..Mahua Oleander from Lachmaniya?
– Me. l’ll drink alcohol today as well.
– What? Boy, give me a peg, too. Take, princess. Drink alcohol.
– Thank you. ”Oleander, open that
cover over your head.” ”Oleander, open that
cover over your head.” ”The birds of the
tree are calling you.” ”Oleander, open that
cover over your head.” ”The birds of the
tree are calling you.” ”Oleander, open that
cover over your head.” ”The birds of the
tree are calling you.” ”Dark cloud, don’t come again.” ”Dark cloud, don’t come again.” ”My Oleanders will fall off.” ”Oleander, open that
cover over your head.” ”The birds of the
tree are calling you.” ”Oleander, open that
cover over your head.” ”The birds of the
tree are calling you.” ”l can see a
constellation of stars in the sky.” ”l’ve drawn an imaginative
crescent moon amidst that.” ”Little moon, you disappear now.” ”Little moon, you disappear now.” ”Little moon, you disappear now.” ”Little moon, you disappear now.” ”l’ll see the
veneration of the stars.” ”Oleander, open that
cover over your head.” ”The birds of the
tree are calling you.” ”Oleander, open that
cover over your head.” ”The birds of the
tree are calling you.” ”Where were you, Evening Star?” ”l’m a traveler like you.” ”Where were you, Evening Star?” ”l’m a traveler like you.” ”lt’s a thousand year
old dream of ours..” ”..and we have
travelled so many roads.” ”The red Oleander covers her face.” ”Oleander, open that
cover over your head.” ”The birds of the
tree are calling you.” ”Oleander, open that
cover over your head.” ”The birds of the
tree are calling you.” ”Oleander, open that
cover over your head.” ”The birds of the
tree are calling you.” Debi. What happened, Debi?
Come. lt’s 2:00 in the afternoon. When will you have lunch? You have your food, Mother. l’ve to prepare and give the
routine to the teachers today. The class starts
from day after tomorrow. Do you have to do all the work? Where is Mrinmoy? l’m not seeing him
over the past three days. Has he fled? Why would he flee?
Mother, even you’re too much. He has gone to his
parents for an urgent work. He’ll return within a couple of days.
– Only if he returns. What do you mean? l mean, l feel scared until the
one who is gone doesn’t return. Your bill is.. pulse.. banana.. egg. Your bill is Rs. 1 9.
– l’m paying. – No, no. l’m paying. Yes. You keep.
– Thank you. Nagen. – Yes?
– How much is sister-in-law’s bill? Table No. 7 is Rs. 1 9.
– Rs. 1 9. – Here it is. Do come again.
– Okay. Okay. – Listen. lf you.. Brother. – Come.
– One black tea, without sugar. From when have you
started taking without sugar? Recently.
– Control it. Grandpa.
– Yes? – Listen once. Coming. Coming. Brother, can l get one cup of tea?
– Sure. Nobin.
– Yes. Sure. Sure. Please sit. That table is empty.
Please have a seat. Grandpa.
– Yes? Coming. Coming. Nagen. – Where am l going?
– Where are you going? Serve that tea there. There. Here’s your tea.
Drink. Yes, l’m coming. Wait. Wait. Wait. Wait. Yes. Say. l’ve reached. Okay. Do as we had planned.
Okay? l’m coming. Brother.
– Yes. lt’s all set.
– Okay. l’ll call if there’s any chaos.
– Okay. – Do come over. What is this? You’re selling this tea? That means, in the entire day,
everyone you’ve made.. ..tea for, has had this poison. Don’t have this tea. Please,
all of you, don’t have this tea. Do you know? – What is this?
– What tea are you having? Nobin. – Do all of you know?
Poisonous tea. Poisonous tea. What happened? What happened? See, Brother Ramu.
– What? They’re serving poisonous tea. Scoundrel. Killing people
by making them have.. ..poisonous tea. Beat them up. Listen. – Break everything.
– Listen, Brother. Listen. What are you doing?
– Break. Break. Why are you harassing
them this way? Are you feeling sad?
Are you feeling sad? Get lost from here.
l’ll slap you hard. l’m a regular customer of this shop. Do you know? There’s no
shop as clean as this one.. ..in this entire city. Aren’t you cared for at home?
Aren’t you cared for at home? Look at him. He is defending them.
l’ll beat him up. l’m the telling the truth. l saw it with my own eyes. That woman took out a dead
cockroach from the plastic.. ..and dipped it into the tea.
She dipped it into the tea. See this. This is that packet.
This is that packet. Shut up. Why are you crying? Did you see, Brother? Seeing that l’m alone,
he is insulting me. l didn’t touch
anybody in my entire life.. ..but l can’t tolerate indiscipline. He hit me. – Hit him.
Beat him up. – Beat him up. Leave me. Have banana.
Have more bananas. More. Scoundrel, have some flour.
Eat. Rascal. Let’s go. Let’s go. Go. Go. Hit them.
Hit them. Scoundrel. Sir. Sir. What happened?
Sir, what happened? You didn’t get hurt, right?
– No, l didn’t get hurt. You didn’t get hurt, right?
– l’ve beaten him up. Let’s go.
– Let’s go. Let’s go. We’ll open a new
tea-stall all over again. What have they done to this place?
– Yes. We won a war.
What do you say, Naren? What war? War with such a frail man?
– War. But you know, l was very
worried seeing the cockroach. Not a single customer
believed that.. ..we don’t serve well.
– No. Now.. now we’ve formed
goodwill of our work. – Yes. So we’ll continue with our work.
– Of course. You’ve started such a work,
l’m feeling like a new person. An overall new person. l was walking aimlessly.
Now l’ve found a meaning to live. What do l tell you, Brothers? This work has brought
back peace to my home. Nomita no more cribs
and acts paranoid. The snake has come under control. You’ll never change. Take this, sir. Give me your toe, sir.
– Our son is nursing us. Massage my feet. Massage. Nomita wanted to see you once. Do go.
– Okay. Can’t see our daughter.
Where’s Debolina? She has gone out, sir. Aunty said she has gone
somewhere in the evening. Okay. Let her return.
Today we’ll have a feast.. ..here at Nobin’s place. That’s good. Nagen. You’ve to tell Nomita once.
– Nomita will come. Naren, you call your son and
daughter-in-law once as well. No, no. Who will call that
lazy boy? Call daughter-in-law. Today, l’ll pay entirely
for the feast, sir. Why?
– l’ve got a job, sir. Where?
– When is the joining? – What job? The job of an accountant, sir. My cousin brother
has a timber business. l’m going away with
him to Naogaon in Assam. My parents are also going
with me. We all are going, sir. You’ll go away, Mrinmoy?
– Yes, sir. l couldn’t do much in Kolkata city. So my entire family wants it. What is this, Debi?
Why did you throw your bag like that? My wish. You all don’t irritate me. Why are you shouting?
Be quiet. Be quiet. l won’t be quiet.
Why would l be quiet? You always ask me to be quiet. They took my father after his death,
you said, ”Debi, be quiet”. Ayan cheated me, you said,
”Debi, be quiet”. l can’t be quiet. l can’t be quiet. Debi. And you won’t listen
once to what we want? And we’re not your family, right? No. l mean..
– Look, Mrinmoy. – Yes? At this old age, on what
faith are we wiping furniture.. ..washing dishes? Because you’re there for us. You young people are an
inspiration for the old. And you’ll leave us and go away? Won’t you think about us once? Look, Mrinmoy, do
you remember one day.. ..l had gone to your shop to drink,
but you didn’t allow me to. Yes.
– Perhaps you scolded me as well. Later, l had broken
the bottle in anger. That day, for the first time,
a young man had stood.. ..before me like a strict parent. l never got such caring
strictness in my life. Will you actually go? Look, Mrinmoy.
None of us are happy.. ..as far as a child is concerned. We had filled up that
empty space after getting you. Naren, Nagen and l had found
a part of ourselves in you. But l mean.. we shouldn’t
imprison you selfishly. You do what you think is good
for you. But, sir.. l have to go, sir. Go. Go. Go. l’m going, sir.
– Okay. Okay. Okay. Be happy
wherever you’re going, dear. Don’t forget us. Ayan has gone away.
Even Mrinmoy will go away. Nobody stays with me. Nobody will. Everyone will go away. Yet l have to be quiet. Nobody will be there. No. No, no. Nobody will be there. l think Debi’s illness
has started again. No.
– The day her father expired.. Debi. Debi. Debi. Debi, listen.
What happened? Leave me.
– What happened? – leave me. Debi. What happened? What happened? Ayan left me.
l didn’t cry even a tear. Will you also leave me and go away? Then why did you come?
Why did you come to me? Why do you all come? Listen.
– No. – Debi. Listen. Debi. Debi. Listen to me. Calm down.
– No. Leave me. Leave me alone. Debi. Debi, l really didn’t
know that you won’t let me go. l could never understand. Let it be. Let her cry. You couldn’t understand? Perhaps you could never
imagine that she loved you. ln fact, that she could love you. What? Can’t she? ldiot. Callous. One person can live for another,
have a happy family.. Perhaps things like care, sympathy,
affection, love.. ..don’t affect you
all nowadays. lsn’t it? You proved out to be like my son. You’re jointly running behind career,
safety and security.. ..and prosperity. Coward. Selfish.
You’re escaping. Go. No, sir. l never imagined
that l’ll get so much from you. Actually this city has
ditched me so harshly. You included us, too,
in that group of ditchers, dear? You don’t have to go anywhere.
Stay here. We’ve the capacity to make
a boy and a girl’s match. You’ve got the proof that
we can. You’ll get more. We can change this city
if we wish to. Can’t we? We can. Of course we can. But for whom will we do it?
What will we for? ln this world, are there any
young people who believe.. ..that even today the
old people have a respect? They can also contribute
something to the society? Old age has its own honor, beauty.. ..and incomparable boundaries. l won’t go, sir. l won’t go. Forgive me, sir. You don’t have to make us understand. Make our daughter understand. Let’s go. Debi. Debi.