Shaurya


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IC 89898 Charlie. Captain Javed Khan.
56 Rajputana Rifles on deputation with 85 Rashtriya Rifles.
You have been charged under RPC section 302...
...and Army Act section 69, for the murder of a fellow officer...
...and willfully disobeying a direct order.
During a combing operation on the night...
...of 8th March 2007 at 2100 hours...
...you opened fire on Major Virendra Rathore by a 9mm Bretta.
Thereby causing his death.
Captain Javed Khan, do you wish to enter any plea for your defense?
And as the rope starts to pull, I can feel the velocity lessening.
It's lessening, it's lessening.
Finally I am suspended.
I am suspended in mid air... just, just swinging.
And slowly, slowly...
...the voices fade away.
And I limp...
I'm above the earth at 7.6 G-Force.
And It's like swimming in a coma, and then...
Pull back 12345 678.4 free fall!
It's like having copulating with gravity, aunt.
Gravity! - Yes.
Gravity. I read about it in Grih Shobha.
You get wrinkles because of that.
So one must eat more white foods, like milk, clarified butter...
...cottage cheese, banana.
The skin gets taut due to that.
Yes!
Okay.
Oh amazing colour!
Thank you.
I bought it at Chauri Bazaar, from Anarkali.
Son, Akash is calling you.
Oh thanks, aunt. - Greetings.
I mean, excuse me. - Yes. - Greetings.
How are you? - Fine.
He's so brave - I know!
Should I speak to Mr. Tripathi of Bareilly regarding Manju?
He is a lawyer in the army. - Thanks.
Sorry guys... sorry! Sorry! Sorry! Sorry! Sorry!
Where were you? - I was peeling off wrinkles...
Doesn't matter. - What?
Ladies 8 gentlemen, Akash and Nandini!
Kiss the bride! Kiss the bride!
This is not a Hollywood film. What do you mean by kiss the bride?
Come on. Kiss the bride! Seal the moment!
Seal your lousy mouth.
When will you heat the food? Start the fire, brother.
How long will we wait? Till Diwali?
Come on. - Where? Straighten this!
The engagement's done. Now come. Now come, let's go.
Excuse me.
This is no ordinary party where you click pictures...
...gift flowers and leave.
Idiot, this is my engagement party.
I am the host and so are you.
But it's for oldies...
...they are stuck to just a couple of drinks since 8 pm.
I'm game.
You're not. Are you nuts?
Have you worn flat shoes? - Yes.
Come, let's change - Come! - We're not going anywhere!
Shall we leave?
Baby, you get some photos taken, please. - What?
I mean... what! - Your dress looks great.
Where did you get it stitched from?
Nandini had it tailored for me.
Oh, is it? So, where's Nandini?
Excuse me!
Here we go! - Don't know why my body's trembling.
Don't know why the thirst dries my lips.
Don't know why dear...
Don't know why my breath is heavy.
Don't know why there's haze in front of my eyes.
Don't know why dear!
Am I looking gross?
Don't know why dear.
The one you are searching for is me.
I'm the one you're looking for.
Come near me I'm yours.
I'm yours. - Don't know why dear.
Don't know why my body's trembling.
Don't know why the thirst dries my lips.
1Don't know why beloved!
Don't know why dear!
So you were sleeping! - Of course. Beauty sleep.
It's one o'clock now. The Colonel will reach at three.
Here, your mail. Hurry up now!
Respected Siddhant Chaudhary.
In memory of your revered father, late Brig. Sushant Chaudhary...
...and in honour of his bravery...
...UP government is opening a middle-level school in UP's Azamgarh.
You are requested to grace the occasion.
Yours, Neelkanth Tripathi.
A school here! Auditorium there! Lousy heroism!
Let it be! Under this pretext, few kids will get educated.
So open a school, do charity, who stops them?
I respected him when he was alive.
I don't need to celebrate his death.
Sorry.
Dad tricked me. He departed, fixing me for good in the army.
You know, when dad died...
...the army found a hero.
I lost a dad.
I feel suffocated.
There's a method to cut vegetables, Major.
Check if the yogurt's absorbed?
Sir! - Were you at 'Elevate' last week?
Hey! Forget Elevate' and come down to earth.
Seen the score? You are losing.
The papers for postings for Shrinagar are being processed.
I spoke to Col. Puri.
It was tough to swing the posting in your favour.
He's nervous. Major Rathore was Pratap's blue eyed boy.
You will handle the prosecution.
This case can take you places.
What was the name of the accused?
Captain Javed Khan.
Why? 'Behenji' is a word!
B. E. H. E. N. J. I! - Really? Why spell it? You always cheat!
Annie, you tell me... - Why are you talking to her? Talk to me.
Pratap wants him hanged for sure.
Should I add mustard? - Yes, just one spoon, that big one.
Right! - That's nice. Seems okay.
Ready to be put on the flame...
...medium heat.
There we go. Quite often, the entire game is played against oneself.
That's why, one must plan to win in advance.
Right sir.
And knowing who you have on the other side is a part of good planning.
What was the old man saying? - Where did you get that saree from?
He was teaching me the recipe to marinate chicken.
He's getting his daughter married to you or making you a chef?! Chicken!
The papers stating future postings are due. - Where?
Shrinagar. - Not bad! When are we going?
Not we. Just me - Meaning?
Should I get married to you!?
That's your problem. I'm coming with you.
Sid, It's a sensitive area. I'm going there on work.
We can't always be posted together.
Oh! Excuse me!
Poona! Who brought the locksmith at three in the morning? Huh!
Meerut?
The afternoon we played acid rock...
...who saved you from the aunts? - Right
Chennai. The tap was left open. The place got flooded. Who saved you?
Who saved? I did... I saved you.
Okay. Don't be petty. We were together.
Tell the old man to fix my transfer as well.
Who will you have tea with on Sundays?
With that 'chicken'?!
Capt. Javed Khan is not saying a word in his own defense...
...which makes it an open and shut case for you.
Charged under Army Act Sec 69 and RPC 302.
It happened in Brig. Pratap's command.
It's a high profile case.
Go for the maximum. - Sir.
Staff court of enquiry has taken place.
Here's the summary of the evidence.
All the statements of the witnesses are attached.
It's a very sensitive case.
To make a young officer responsible for the prosecution is a big risk.
Brig. Pratap's posting will be announced in three months. For U.N.
That's why you need to be fast! - Right sir.
The terrorists are glued to the streets of Kashmir...
...the valleys of Shrinagar, from a semi conscious to a comatose state...
This century...
...stained with blood are the white peaks of Kashmir.
What is this?
Is this what I wrote?
Regional News Correspondent...
Is this my life!
Stuck in a 2 feet square room...
...that too, with two persons.
That's true.
And you... why are you so ugly?
Noor Jehan's tribe!
Mother asks, found a job, child?
Yes, ma. In Dainik Bhaskar newspaper.
Aunts in the neighbourhood ask, child...
...we don't see your name on it.
My name's there aunt, in the...
...under the very last line, in bold.
Sparkling! Regional News Correspondent.
Aunt, that's me!
Shall we go!
Come on.
He's always after me!
Whose permission did you take to light that cigarette?
Cigarette's! - Shubendu if you burn my hair again then...
It does not happen this way.
You sit on a Lambretta and find a story?
It's army zone. - I too can read the board!
We'll go to jail without being charged.
I'm telling you again, if someone sees us, we'll go to the jail.
Bailing us out will be impossible.
Come on.
We'll have to, I know.
But wait... trouble!
Madam, where are you going?
Madam, who are you? Where are you going?
We're Press. Captain Javed Khan is here.
We'll ask him two questions and...
...click a picture. It will take five minutes.
Entrance is forbidden.
5 minutes. Just 2 questions.
5 minutes is all it will take to arrest you.
Arrest... what?
We're in Kashmir to prepare a report, not to sight-see.
He's going to arrest me! Call your superior. Arrest us!
Listen, this is my last warning before I call my chief.
Listen, brother, we need two minutes.
But if it's a problem then...
Sir, Mr. Javed is being brought from Punj, isn't he?
Madam!
Okay, I'm going.
Come on.
Thank you, sir. - Why did you thank him?
Let's go. - I'll tell you.
So, Ms. Reporter, found your story?
You will write a story!
The story will be published this time!
With a byline!
And that too a front page story.
Oh no!
Damn, your ancestral vehicle! Always needs a push to get going.
Light a cigarette to forget and then you remind me again.
He wouldn't be ready, I bet it.
Okay I'll tell him about this, please!
That's fine. Chill!
You're here? Where's Nandini?
Surprise!
Well done, Major Kapoor! - Thank you
Major Siddhant Chaudhary, Rashtriya riffles, hereby attached...
...to the Court Martial of Captain Javed Khan as the defense lawyer
Report to transit camp with immediate effect
What's this?
Defense Lawyer, immediate effect? Meaning?
Meaning, next week.
Hello, excuse me!
I spoke to you about a posting. You've made me a defense lawyer.
And who's this Captain Javed Khan? I can't defend him.
Please, don't involve me in court matters I can't push papers... Here.
Okay, don't go
Getting sentimental, are we?
Come on, buddy.
It's simple, my friend! Tell the old man...
Tell him what?
That you're going to Kashmir for three years for para-gliding.
The posting is fine but this...
Sid, relax!
You don't have to do anything. It's an open and shut case.
The accused is silent. You just have to plead guilty in court.
I will take care of the prosecution.
You just dress up your best.
Go skiing; climb mountains, back packing...
...when you see a nice cliff, just jump...
Jump... into a court case, Akash?
Into the beautiful valleys of Kashmir mountains...
...valleys, rivers, lakes...
Just close your eyes and dream
Your worries will disappear. Trust me
Mountain air! - Good morning, sir. Welcome to Shrinagar.
Good morning Lans Nayak Rupinder. Give me the keys. I'll drive.
Sid - I have a License.
You cannot drive.
You need a special permit.
This is sensitive zone.
Special permit, alright!
High altitude para jumps 8 static line...
...jump camp's 15 kilometres from Shrinagar.
But their office is somewhere in Shrinagar. Where, Rupinder?
I don't know sir. - You must have an idea.
Give some clue. There are Australian Camps. I found it on 'Google'
You must be knowing something, Come On.
Sorry sir may be. But I am not very sure.
Sir I can give you other information though.
Six terrorists were caught last week and four shot dead...
...near the University.
Is this a Hindi film! Only terrorists die not Army men.
This is your tour and for travel ticket,
This is Captain Javed's mother's home address...
Some water for the journey
Thank you.
Thank you. - Be seated.
Is that Javed's Passing Out ceremony?
Yes.
And this...
This is Javed's father... Anwar
However much I clean it, it gets dirty.
Javed wanted to join the army since his childhood
The wish was his dad's, though.
He was a Subedar, after all.
Every year on Republic Day he would take Javed to Delhi
When Javed would return home...
he would carry a little Indian flag all around the house shouting...
Mother, Jai Hind
Sometimes below the bed, and then behind the cupboard...
he would keep on shouting.
Now only voices are left.
Did he get an award for best cadet?
He always stood first, that's why,
This medal? He got it for the best shooter!
Yes!
Where is Anwar?
We had gone to Dehradoon...
for Javed's Passing-Out ceremony
Anwar saluted, saying...
It’s okay if we are short of clothes...
and have our needs...
But this soldier...
...has given his country another soldier.
Perhaps, he couldn't contain his joy.
Have you meet Javed?
Yes.
He is okay.
I will visit you again.
I hope you boys have settled in...
Information on the case is in these files.
It's been duly signed by Sector Commander, Brig. Pratap.
Capt. Javed is under house arrest.
You are permitted to meet the accused.
The date for plea hearing will be 15th May...
...and the court martial is on 8th June.
Right, Sir.
Any doubts, queries, questions?
No, Sir
Good! If you have any problem contact the Staff Captain.
His office is next door.
Right!
Very well, boys, I'll make a move.
By the way. Kashmiri pundits make 12 types of meat dishes.
Don't miss that. Have a nice stay, boys
Right, Sir.
Files don't go with my image, Please. - Jai Hind Sir.
Jai Hind.
Now will you listen to me?
Good morning, sir. The papers can go to hell.
Go to the accused and bargain for a plea.
He has only to plead guilty in court...
14 years in prison and dishonorable discharge... that's it! Matter over.
I am there.
Come on.
4 o'clock, Squash.
Sir!
Sorry, it's against the rules, right!
So... Javed Khan
Hmmm. Let's see.
IMA... Kohima Company? Same here!
Which course?
It's here.
Oh, quite junior.
And you shot Major Rathore.
At point blank range... 9mm Bretta.
Wow!
I couldn't do it. Meaning, I don't want to kill anyone.
Meaning not that you wanted to...
There is no circulation here.
Right!
If you want to say something in your defense, now's the time.
Please!
You need more time?
I think, take a little more time...
Take some more time.
How do you feel... no light, there is no air.
All closed... meaning, packed.
He's a soldier. Put him in a graveyard...
...he will clean the dust and emerge.
You should have seen him AK.
Not a word... He was absolutely still...
...sitting like this. Sir!
Jai Hind, Sir!
Major Siddhant Chaudhary has a visitor.
Kaavya Shastri. His cousin, she says...
...at the gate outside.
Jai Hind, Sir!
Hello!
You were informed that this is a non-family posting.
Now, where has this cousin sprung from?
Cousin, you see!
She'll be coming down the mountain.
When she comes.
Jai Hind (Glory to India) - Jai Hind.
Jai Hind (Glory to India) - Jai Hind.
Good morning, Sir. - Good morning.
Squash, is it? - Yes Sir.
Kavvu?
Now you have found time, where were you, idiot?
Major Siddhant Chaudhary?
You've become a big girl. Addressing me by designation.
Come on, give me a hug - No... meaning.
What's it? Have you changed? Had a makeover? Yes?
Listen I'm no cousin. Ok. You're taking advantage
Excuse me!
I'm a journalist. I needed to get entry to do a story...
...on Captain Javed Khan...
Story CJK... interview 2A... defense lawyer...
Major Siddhant Chaudhary.
Yes, Kavya
Tell me about the combing operation.
You mean search operation... of course.
You see, when we cordon off an area...
...we start our search with a strategy.
This operation was fairly complex.
It will take me time to explain it to you.
Describe the scene of crime.
It's difficult, its tough, because...
...because it is classified.
Classified?
Then what can you disclose?
What can I say?
Journalism!
Such a noble profession to choose.
Journalists, doctors, teachers.
And you are bright. And attractive.
Sorry, but the journalists of today...
Where are you from?
Amlai, Madhya Pradesh.
I knew it! Small town achievers!
You know they have that hunger.
And they always reach the top...
Look, Dheerubhai Ambani...
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Bismillah Khan...
Pratibha Patil!
Pratibha Patil. You know...
...they are from the cow belt of Amlai, aren't they?
Sorry.
Sugar?
One.
How many were there at the scene of the crime?
That's a bright question...
It's a bright question...
but its quite a
Mass Movement kind of question.
Forgive me but... try looking at the bigger picture.
The bigger picture right now, I think... Shakespeare.
Have you read Shakespeare?
Of course
I think, Shakespeare and I think...
Hamlet.
Javed, Major Rathod... ambition, deceit...
...and in the middle, Brig. Pratap.
Now whether he was on the scene of crime or not.
To be or not to be?
You're saying... Brig Pratap was at the scene of the crime?
It's classified. - Of course.
What's not classified is 1st of March.
The incident took place on March 1st.
See the subtext behind it...
Perhaps some post modern thought will strike you.
Major Siddhanth Chaudhary.
I think you are faffing.
You don't know crap about the case.
And your crutch is Shakespeare.
To put the facts right...
...the incident took place not on March 1 but March 8.
As defense lawyer, if you don't know the basic facts of your case...
...how will you defend your client in court.
This certainly is postmodern tragedy.
Wake up!
This is for the coffee.
This is the tip.
Hunger.
Good morning to you too!
8.15. Colonel Adam's office.
Yet another soldier's death on the border.
On the direction of Brigadier Pratap.
News reporter Kaavya Shastri.
No! Oh no!
Bhaskar. - Kaavya, Siddhant.
Good morning, Siddhant.
Good morning for you. For me, it's good night.
Why? What happened? - What do you mean?
You could have asked before publishing.
I am in deep shit.
I mean, your paper's circulation must have risen today.
But what I told you was off the record!
Jai Hind sir! - For me, it's a story and will remain so.
So it was printed.
And a piece of advice, Major Siddhant Chaudhary.
See to your work first.
Get your facts right.
That's none of your business, okay?
That's none of my business?
Siddhant, have you done any research on this?
Jai Hind, sir. - Did you go to the crime scene? Did you meet his family?
Where was he posted? What kind of a man was he?
Meaning, have you even tried?
I mean, if he's accused, why?
Is he innocent or not?
Bull shit, man!
Do your work man!
There's an 'A' after 'K'.
Kaavya Shastri.
There were four officers.
This incident happened under Brigadier Pratap's command.
Obviously, the army's brave ones are being crushed by their own.
Brigadier Pratap's promotion could be at risk.
Sir, this is a fabrication. I admit I met her.
We talked about the search operation.
But honestly sir...
...I never knew it would become such a big issue.
It has, Major Siddhant! And you are responsible for it!
Do you even realize the seriousness of this matter?
Yes sir.
This article, by pointing a finger...
...at an officer like Brigadier Pratap...
...has accused the entire Indian army!
Shameful!
Do you realize that you may be severely reprimanded for this?
Let me make one thing very clear.
You're not here to indulge in gossip or entertain the press.
You are in an honorable profession.
I hope I don't need to remind you of that again!
What's the progress? Has the defense submitted his case as yet?
No, sir.
It's a simple case, Major. Why is it taking so long?
Or are you too busy giving press conferences?
No, sir. - Then what's the matter?
Sir... - Yes, I'm listening.
Sir, to study the case...
Yes, what? To study the case, what?
Sir... - Speak up, Major. Tell me!
Scene of crime, sir. I'd like to tour the scene of crime.
Scene of crime!
For what?
To investigate, sir.
Do the needful. - Sir.
The court-martial will be convened on the 8th of June.
Dismissed!
I made a mistake. She said...
Who said?
Meaning?
Everything is not a joke, Sid.
Okay, she came, we had coffee, we talked for half an hour...
...but I told her nothing about the case
Exactly! That's what she wrote.
Defense was clueless about the case!
Clueless! Excuse me! I'm not clueless. She...
I got you here, Sid!
I had to bend backwards for you before Nandini's father!
You felt stifled there, right?
Then why did you have to go and screw it up?
You had to do nothing.
Sid, just talk to the client and square up this deal. That's it.
Loud and clear.
Be the messenger boy. Square the deal.
Period!
Okay.
You will leave the from here in five years.
But this is no bag-packing trip for me, Sid.
This is my future we are talking about.
Grow up.
Sorry, AK, but this case... I didn't I want it. I mean...
Yes. Exactly.
You want it all on a platter, don't you?
No case, but you want the post!
Stop thinking only about yourself.
That's what you're doing all the time.
This is an open and shut case
Scene of crime!
Where the hell did that come from?
Do you have any concept?
Scene of crime!
Pathetic!
Wear your helmet the next time!
Bloody enemies!
Mane, get the ball.
Sir?
Any doubts? - No, sir.
He's heading here.
Sir.
Sir, Major Siddhant Chaudhary is here.
He's Captain Javed's defense lawyer.
He wants to tour the scene of the crime.
Sir, what should I do?
Invite him to breakfast.
Sir, would it be right to entertain him?
Come back.
Yes, sir.
Studied Metallurgy, Malhotra?
No difference between brass, wood, gold, coal?
Yes, sir.
Then call him.
Ok, sir.
None of my soldiers' lives depend on a golf ball.
Don't ever doubt my orders.
Hey Bruno!
Come.
Good morning, sir.
Major Siddhant Chaudhary. So, you love to be famous?
Have a seat.
Thank you sir.
What will you have, tea, coffee?
Coffee, please sir.
You know, Malhotra...
...these days there are different ways to get fame.
Some really get it by killing tigers.
Some cut the tail of a dead tiger...
...and get their picture published. They become famous.
Shortcuts.
Sugar?
Two spoons, sir.
Sir, I am sorry about that.
I said something else and it got fabricated.
Oops! It's alright.
Enjoy your coffee.
Thank you, sir.
Sir, I'm here on an investigative tour, for the case.
Show me your wallet.
Sorry?
Your wallet.
Davidoff Cool Water.
You go around with four credit cards!
You know when life revolves around credit...
...reality goes a bit out of focus.
You know, reality goes a bit out of focus.
Thank you, sir.
You're quite handsome, Major.
You should've been a model. Why are stuck here?
Some breakfast?
No sir, thank you.
Whose saying is it? Max Mueller.
If you seek heaven...
...it is here, it is here, it is here...
But I say, heaven and hell both exist here and it's your choice.
In this uniform, Major, the sky looks different.
Either God resides here or Brigadier Pratap.
That's what these people say.
I tell them, not to exaggerate.
Here, I'm both God and Brigadier Pratap!
From across that border...
...the enemy's bullet can reach here in 5 seconds.
Forget my bullet.
Even my golf ball gets there in 4 seconds.
I am always one second ahead. Always.
Democracy. Leftist, rightist, socialist, communist...
...human rights, moral science...
...all these things remain 100 kilometers...
within the LOC (Line of Control), far behind you.
That's why from there to here...
...there is either Brigadier Pratap...
or... Brigadier Pratap.
Here the issue are like that barbed wire.
Tangled!
What will you investigate?
Nice meeting you, sir. May I take your leave?
No, Major.
Sit down. Sit down.
27 tons of fuel.
A three hour flight. Hard work by 200 men.
This is what it takes...
...to reach a cup of coffee here at 9,OOO feet.
I don't really care if you don't respect the coffee.
But the effort behind it all...
...deserves the utmost respect.
So finish your coffee.
This is the village where the accident took place.
All yours, Major.
Hello.
What's your name?
Would you like to have some chewing gum?
No. You're an army man.
All done, Major. - Yes.
Capt. Javed Khan was a good officer.
But he shouldn't have taken this posting.
It's hard to fire a bullet on your own people.
Let's go, Major.
Let's get back to the base.
Shelling often takes place here in the evenings.
I went to the scene of crime and I also met Brig. Pratap.
This is the staff court of enquiry and summary of evidence.
The search operation took place on March 8...
...With the orders of Brig. Pratap.
You have been charged with murder...
...under RPC sec. 302 and Army Act Sec. 69.
At the scene of crime you sided with the terrorists.
Your senior, Rajputana Rifle's Major Rathore...
...during his search operation...
...questioned you...
As a result, you shot him.
There are recorded statements from 2 officers, 3 JCO and 8 soldiers.
They stand witness to this case.
Am I right?
Javed, is this right?
Are you asking or telling me, sir?
The Court Martial starts 8 June and by July 8 will be over.
Whatever transpires in between will be treachery.
You're wasting your time.
Sir, a repeat for you?
Yes. Make it a double.
Yes sir.
And one pint of chilled beer, Please. Thanks.
Why, I don't fit into this small town morality?
So. - So?
How have you been?
My last coffee left a very bitter taste.
What will you print this time?
You've turned out to be a shaky soldier.
You didn't phone me after that?
Thank you. - Sir, any last order? It's time to close.
One more double...
...and another beer, please.
Yes sir. - Thank you.
How come you are here in an army mess?
Oh my God! I forgot to introduce myself.
I am Major Siddhant Chaudhary's cousin, Kaavya Shastri.
Pleased to meet you.
Pleased to meet you.
Cheers!
Cheers!
I was 14-15 years old.
My dad took me rock climbing for the first time.
We started climbing.
There was a stream nearby.
Dad reached the top I was a little behind.
Suddenly, I slipped and was hanging by one arm. I was terrified.
Dad was calm, saying, Siddhanth don't panic. Look up, not down.
As he said it, I looked down.
There was a deep pit below.
It was endless.
And suddenly...
...everything became still.
I kept looking at the pit.
God! It was so beautiful.
And I suddenly began to feel alive.
I was awake. I was strong.
Today, there's no sign of that damn pit.
You are still hanging mid-way aren't you?
The difference is there is someone else with you now.
Take care not to fall.
I am Javed's mother.
Greetings! - Greetings!
Why are you sitting in this cold?
Come inside please. - No, son.
I came to ask for my son's death.
It's difficult to accept.
If he has done wrong then he must certainly be punished.
There are no excuses for crime.
It's not Allah... but my husband I am worried about.
That it does not shame him.
May Allah keep you happy.
May God be with you.
'Be the messenger boy'
'Square the deal. Period! '
'Whatever transpires in between will be false'
'Why is he accused? '
'Is he innocent or not? '
'It's hard to fire a bullet on your own kind'
'You're wasting your time.'
'lf he has done wrong then he must certainly be punished.'
'Today, there's no sign of that damn pit'
Hi.
All rise.
Court Martial No.17.
Capt. Javed Khan, IC 89898 of 56 Rajputana Rifles...
...attached to 85 Rashtriya Rifles.
You have been charged under RPC sec. 302...
...and Army Act sec. 69...
...for the murder of fellow officer Major Virender Singh Rathore...
...on the night of March 8th, 2007. During a search operation...
...at Punj village, 15 kilometers from Pulwana.
Does defense wish to enter the plea?
Yes, sir.
Not guilty.
Court is adjourned and...
...will reassemble on 8th June 2007at 0900 hours.
All rise.
Do you know what you are doing?
Do you realize what the consequences could be?
So, major Siddhanth Chaudhary, are you able to see the pit?
Slightly. I just made the leap.
Nice architecture!
There is a song of desire...
...but it is soft. But it is soft.
You are coming into my life.
But gradually.
But gradually.
The desires have been aroused.
As if fairies are dancing in every moment.
The gentle wind...
...whispers into your ears.
A tale of love...
But slowly. But slowly.
Slowly, slowly, slowly.
There is a song of desire...
...but it is soft. But it is soft.
But it is soft.
This clouds is a bit anemic.
See, the one that looks like an elephant.
It will either eat that up or join it.
There must be a commandant or chief for each one, right?
Every day a new charade.
Commandant sir, I've taken the case.
What do I do now?
There's no answer?
All lines in this route are busy.
Please try again later.
Looks like it has rained.
If you like you can have chewing gum here.
No one will say anything.
No, thank you
In my cupboard, under the paper, there are four railway tickets.
Jammu to Delhi, return.
Eight years old.
When we used to go for the January 26th Republic Day Parade...
...my father had put me in charge of the tickets.
Please...
Will you post them to my mother?
Sure.
I know that you are looking at this case with all honesty.
But I should also tell you my share of truth.
I did shoot Major Rathore.
One Ashoka Chakra, 10 Keerti Chakra...
...53 Shaurya Chakra, 300 Sena medals.
This is Rashtriya Rifles.
Rashtriya Rifles stands for integrity, honesty, honor.
And when one of it's officers gets killed...
...that's a loss of honor.
And when one officer of Rashtriya Rifles murders a fellow officer...
...that's a loss of integrity.
And this case is about the loss of integrity.
The incident occurred in Pulwana village in Kashmir's Punj district...
...on the March 8, 2007 at 2100 hours.
One bullet was fired. One officer died
I would request permission to call the first witness...
...Lance Nayak Bhairav Singh... Court NCO, 56 RR
The night it happened, you were on Court NCO duty.
Yes, sir.
You issued this weapon?
Yes, sir. - Registration number?
21456-L, sir.
In whose name?
Captain Javed Khan, sir.
Major Rathore's cause of death?
Hemorrhage, due to damage of internal organs.
What caused the internal damage, Major Shah?
One bullet, fired from close range.
According to the forensic report...
...the bullet was fired from 9 mm Bretta, registration number 21456-L.
And from which range was the bullet fired?
Between 6 to 10 feet.
I would request permission to call...
...witnesses from the scene of crime.
Subedar Rajan, were you present there?
I ran there the minute I heard the sound of the bullet.
Major Rathore was bleeding from the head.
Captain Passbola and Capt. R.P. Singh...
...were on guard with their guns.
We were sitting with Major Rathore in the garden.
Then we some movement behind the houses.
A shadow emerged.
When we moved towards the darkness...
...another shadow came forward.
That was Captain Javed Khan.
When Major Rathore challenged them...
...Captain Javed Khan fired at him.
He shot him dead.
We arrested Captain Javed Khan.
That will be all, your honor.
Nandini sent it. She had gone to Singapore
You know, chronograph, altimeter, depth meter, scuba...
No way!
It is not too late even now.
For what?
Bargain. I can still swing it... - Can you?
Can you hear this?
There's a pulse beat after every 2 seconds.
Listen, thank Nandini and give her a hug.
I'll call her.
Thanks, AK.
He tended to be serious, aloof... didn't mix with others.
How was Captain Javed Khan during his training period?
Observant, calculative, intelligent.
But quite reserved.
10 tins of cheese, 5 of butter. 4 bottles of jam...
...and about ten of Roohafza.
Some locals would come over.
Who were they?
Perhaps from his village, I don't know.
Since when were you in charge of the canteen?
About three years, sir.
And in these three years, you did not see these people?
No, sir. Never.
Did you also mix with the villagers?
Sometimes.
It was a sensitive area so we had to be careful.
Did Captain Javed Khan also go at times to his village?
Almost four times a week.
If fact we officers often joked that...
...his Officer's Mess was in the village.
On duty, I must've talked with Captain Javed Khan...
...hardly 4 or 5 times.
Okay, but you must've interacted with him socially.
He frequented the mess but I never talked to him.
At some party or event, festival?
No, sir.
So in three years you had no conversation with him?
No, sir, not at all.
Obviously, Captain Javed is a bit of an introvert, somewhat unsocial...
...but his silence could be a cover for his loyalty.
Loyalty to Rashtriya Rifles or the terrorists?
Loyalty to the Indian army or...
...to a terrorist organization?
Crime can be proved with evidence...
...but motives and intentions need to be judged.
Perhaps Major Rathore understood his intentions...
...and that's why he shot Major Rathore at point blank range.
Perhaps.
The prosecution rests its case.
Which Javed Khan are you?
Academy Gold Medalist Javed? Or the militant Javed?
You also believed that I was with those people?
Why shouldn't I?
Today, may I tell you another truth?
My name is... Javed Khan.
So?
I'm paying for being who I am.
What payment?
What payment?
Because you are a Muslim?
You're the Muslim victim?
Want to be hanged? You'll play the martyr?
Is that it?
And I?
Listen, if you want to die, go ahead.
But I will not let you be a martyr.
Get that clear.
You will not die a martyr.
The defense may begin.
Gold medal from NDA Academy.
Battalion senior under officer in IMA...
...Captain Javed Khan got his first choice of regiment.
He was the youngest officer to be recommended...
...for an army chief commendation card.
His track record is not only of a dedicated officer...
...but an exceptional one.
Objection, Your Honor.
If the prosecution wants to list credentials...
...then Captain Javed falls far behind Major Rathore.
We're not here to count medals.
Judgment is based on facts.
Just facts. Always.
Do you want to lead any evidence in your defense?
The defense requests for more time, Your Honor.
Court-martial is adjourned...
...and will reassemble on Monday 12th June, 2007...
...at 0900 hours.
All Rise!
56 Rajputana Rifles' Major Virendra Rathore's...
...name has been suggested for a posthumous medal...
...for meritorious service.
Today, in a gathering of his unit in his honor...
...his unit commander announced this.
Significantly, no member...
...of his family was present at the assembly.
Let us tell viewers, that his junior officer...
...Captain Javed Khan shot and killed Major Rathore.
A court martial is in progress against Captain Javed Khan.
Take the route to the highway. Why are we going there?
I mean, are you sure?
She didn't even attend her husband's honoring ceremony.
I mean...
I don't know how much she'll cooperate.
I don't understand this business.
We're going now, right?
How much time will it take?
One hour.
A few call me useless and a few say I'm a spoilt brat.
A few call me useless and a few say I'm a spoilt brat.
This is my friend. I call her Chiplie...
...because she always hides.
And what is Chiplie's friend's name?
Changez Khan. And yours?
Lee. Bruce Lee.
At the ceremony, you?
Kshitji is not well.
There was a PTA meeting.
I had a fever of 103 degrees.
Since morning, there were as many excuses as the calls.
Which one do you want to hear?
The wall is full of his bravery.
Now there will be no more medals.
It will be bare.
Kshitji will have a chance to draw his cartoons.
The meaning of Changez is brave.
And the meaning of brave? - Papa.
And papa means?
Papa means...
Uniform, gun...
...special round sweets, lots of games.
When papa is home on leave, he'll be Senior Changez Khan...
...and I'll be Junior Changez Khan.
And mama?
Mummy stays in the hospital. Grandpa is sick, you see?
Major Rathore would place his guns in Kshitij's hands.
And that too, loaded.
I would shake with fear.
Others' fear gave him a high.
And maybe his valor too.
Stains of blood on his uniform.
A strange smell would emanate from him.
Sometimes it was so repulsive...
...that I'd scrub my hands again and again.
As if the blood on his hands had set on my palms.
There are many stories behind every medal.
I hear them every day.
It seems that I too have become a medal.
I am so sorry.
Why? This had to happen one day.
I was 19 when I married.
I knew nothing about the world.
Seven years later, I feel I've...
...seen too much of it.
The word Papa is a strange one.
Papa. - Papa.
Pa, pa, pa, pa. - Pa, pa, pa, pa.
Papa, papa.
Have you met Brigadier Pratap? - No.
When this little hand reaches 12, and the big one is on 3...
...that means it's quarter past twelve.
Has he troubled you too much?
No. Not at all.
Here. - Thanks.
Here. - Thanks.
Cookie? - Thank you.
So will it take three hours to get back?
No four. While returning, there's heavy traffic.
Brigadier Pratap's will be posted to the UN next month.
There was a call.
He will shift to Delhi.
Captain Javed is under house arrest, isn't he?
Yes.'
She hates him
She hates him?
From how she talked, it was clear...
...that she was disgusted by him.
Mention Rathore's name and something happens to her.
- She won't come to court, right? - No.
It seems as though she is now free.
Meaning... such hatred day after day...
For the eight years she lived with him.
Anyone would...
If it happened to me, I would have shot him.
Finish it off, once and for all.
Watch it! Careful. What are you doing?
Come on. Let's get out
Come on. Get out, Kaavya.
What are you doing?
Hang on! Come come here
Okay... you are Rathore. I am Javed.
- What are you doing? - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
I have a Bretta in my hand Shot... I'm Pass bola...
...P. Singh was nearby, right.
Here is the question
Why did Javed shoot only Rathore?
Because Rathore was standing in front of him.
Yes Kaavya, come on think.
What?
The Report says one bullet was fired.
It's a 9mm Bretta, which means 12 bullets
Meaning 11 bullets left in the chamber.
He could have shot anyone...
He could have shot anyone and run away.
So. - So.
Why did he shoot only Rathore?
Why did he start and stop with Rathore?
Right. You're right.
Capt Passbola, how many years have you been in RR?
One year.
In how many operations.
Twenty cordon and search, eleven ambush and five raids.
That night, how many shots were fired.
One bullet was fired.
From which direction?
From the north direction. All details are in the report.
At what time was the crime committed.
2100 hours, sir
The details are in the report, sir.
Thank you Captain Passbola.
That'll be all for now.
Captain R.P. Singh, was it you who arrested Capt. Javed Khan?
Yes.
How many bullets were in the seized weapon?
Eleven. - Eleven.
This means that only one bullet was fired. - Right...
And it's a 9mm Bretta, right?
Yes, sir.
What is the range of that weapon?
30 meter...
30 meter.
Any how far were you.
I was 25 meters away, on alert.
Then why did the bullet not hit you?
Meaning, why did the bullet hit only Major Rathore.
No, if you were 25 meters away and Captain Javed Khan fired a shot...
...anyone could have been the target?
Even you? Why only Major Rathore?
Sir, we've put this in the report.
I know but I want to hear it, in your words.
Why did Capt. Javed Khan not shoot all of you.
Objection! Defense is intimidating the witness.
Objection overruled.
If he's a dangerous criminal, a lethal murderer...
...then he could have shot you too.
There would be a casualty?
Answer me.
Do you also have links with a terrorist organization?
No, sir.
What's the truth then, answer me.
What's the truth?
I was there but... - Yes?
I don't remember.
Don't remember meaning?
We didn't arrest him.
You didn't arrest him.
Don't be silly Capt. R.P. Singh.
Capt Passbola has stated that all the details are in the report.
And the report states that you...
...and Capt. Passbola arrested Capt. Javed Khan.
It is possible. - It is possible.
I don't get this. Meaning?
Capt. R.P. Singh, did you read and sign this report...
...or did you just sign it?
Sir, I...
Did you read and sign this report, or did you just sign it?
I would request the court to grant me...
...an extension of one hour, please.
Objection. The prosecution is not agreeable to this.
Court is adjourned...
...and will reassemble on Monday at 09.OO hours.
All rise.
And R P Singh has stated that he has not read the Report.
I was so close...
I told the judge to please give me some more time. No!
No whereabouts of the Report...
...and no clue of those two men's identity.
Were they terrorists? Were they running off somewhere?
Exactly, Kaavya! - Meaning, are these all lies?
Listen, officially I can't do anything.
You will have to do something.
Yes I'll work on it.
Anyway, update on the research.
Rathore was Pratap's ally.
Every operation, Assam, Kargil, Tripura, they served together.
And these are Rathore's posting details.
And then... Pratap? - Jai Hind, sir.
Will you listen to all that I have to say?
Sorry, go on
In 1993, Pratap's entire family was killed in an incident.
After that, Pratap took up postings only in forward areas.
All he saw was work.
He made anti-insurgency operations his specialty.
During his posting in Siachin he met Rathore.
After that, after Siachin...
Both were together in every operation, Every posting.
Pratap gave Rathore increasing powers.
They shared a strong bond between them.
You know what, Sid? I think...
Maybe, Rathore was the only person he had. I mean, after all...
Okay, listen...
You will be doing the research.
- I'm got to go across... - Why did you come here.
I thought I'll give you a surprise.
I don't like surprises.
Its Nandini! - Don't be angry.
You should've checked. - What do you mean checked
You go home. I'm just coming
Just keep the papers.
- I'll keep the papers. - Thanks. - Bye.
The sun has shone in Kashmir...
Right!
Oops! Sorry!
Suddenly things have changed.
- Since when did this happen? - Saturday.
Dark clouds since Saturday and I don't know anything.
Shut up!
You quarrel with him and I have to bear the expenses.
Day and night in this case he's just stop listening.
The wedding too is postponed. I just...
I don't know what to do?
Want to cry?
No, you can cry. I have got tissues.
You know what Sid...
All of Pratap's files can be found, except one.
His annual Confidential Report.
Kaavya, know of a priest in Shrinagar?
Who can it be at this time of the night?
Don't know. I'll see.
Greetings.
Is this Shri Akash Kapoor's home?
Yes.
I'm here for his wedding. The address is correct. He said...
'Mr. Akash Kapoor weds Miss Nandini'. And be there urgently.
And who said that?
Can one ever define Friendship?
Friendship is the soothing shade when life seems like the unkind Sun...
It is etched deep in our hearts, 8 not easy to wipe out...
...his eyes spell the words, when a friend sits silent.
Even he realizes I miss his presence...
...when he is not around.
Can one ever define friendship?
Friendship is the soothing shade when life seems like the unkind Sun...
In court, in a uniform, you look handsome.
True, a little bit... not just a little... I am extra jealous.
You joking?
The score is 10-love.
In war, on orders to shoot, when, where, how is known. But why...
A soldier is not told. Nor has he have the right to ask.
It's an order... shoot!
It's your duty.
This case is also a duty for me.
A duty towards the army.
A duty towards myself...
But you are free falling again...
No scoring.
I wish...
Sid.
Yes! Tell me, Captain! What?
Shrinagar Airport, Railway station, bus terminus...
You must have information from somewhere...
I mean he must have called someone.
Shall we have the phone records at the base checked?
Check if anyone saw him leave.
Capt. R P Singh... absent without leave.
How's that possible sir. He must have contacted his family, right.
Some clues may be found from Capt. R P Singh's records.
He could be with some friend, a local acquaintance.
If the army wants to it can trace anyone.
I am not his commanding officer.
I'm sorry, sir! I am very sorry.
Jai Hind, sir.
Jai Hind, sir.
What, Shubendu?
You wait here. I'll just come.
What do I say, sir? Outside the house...
Look... Look I...
...can't do anything. Sir will do what he has to. - What's up?
Sir, last night my cow was stolen.
What was its name? - Why Kaavya Shastri in the lock-up?
Why is Miss Kaavya Shastri in the lock-up?
We got orders to arrest her. So have.
If you wish to you can meet the DSP.
Yes. - Hello. Yes.
- I was saying... - Why has Kaavya Shastri been arrested?
I will talk to you later, ok?
Please have a seat. - No, thanks.
She is accused of violating section 3 and 9 of OS Act...
...with section 120 - B of the IPC.
- What's the offence? - We found sensitive information on her person.
And she was inside the army base...
...collecting documents for defense.
She was also making notes. That's good enough.
And the rest we will find out during interrogation.
Interrogation? You can't be serious!
Look. She is a responsible journalist.
She was researching her story.
I am sorry. I cannot do anything.
I am an army lawyer.
This army law that you talk of is a 1923 law.
In 2007 it's useless.
It's not my job to understand law or explain law.
I just have to follow it.
You got it? You go and look after the border.
All are one another's mouthpieces!
It's all a conspiracy, right? It's all a bloody conspiracy!
Meaning?
So there's nothing you can do?
Negi she is a journalist. She's just a journalist!
Thank you.
Shit!
Come with me. Don't look back!
Exactly at 7.30 in the evening we were given orders to assemble.
Major Rathore said there is a search operation in Pulwaana.
Our company left from its base.
Subedar Wahi's group, with Subedar Khosa...
...from the north direction.
Subedar Lamba, you will move from the east with the soldiers.
Singh and Passbola, with me
Now move!
Javed, you. - Yes sir.
Collect all the people from the houses. - But, sir!
You don't say 'but' here. There are only orders. Move!
All of you come down. Down.
All. Stand in a line below.
Come on.
Come on out! Out
You too. Come down!
Come on. Out!
You cannot clean the place?
Come here! Come here!
You goat!
- What's your name? - Sir, Mushtaq.
What? - Mushtaq!
The name was given by your father or the God-father?
My dad.
Speak loudly. I cannot hear!
My dad. - Come tell me where your hideouts are.
Speak! Your hideouts! Move! Tell me about your hideouts?
Where do you hide the weapons! In your house or elsewhere?
He will not open his mouth. Someone, call his family members!
Sir, no! Then say... say, 'in my house.'
In my house... - 'there are' - There are...
. ' 15 AK 47s'. - 15 AK 47s. - Speak!
Tell me who's your Commander?
Tell me! Tell me who're your accomplices?
Sir, you are putting pressure on him.
So! Shall I deck him with flowers?
Shall I deck him with flowers? Tell me.
No, no. - Tell me.
Sir! - Will you teach me how people are?
You check his house once. I think this is not the procedure.
Will you teach me the procedure?
I've grown old teaching procedures!
You will teach me the procedure?
Here! Your procedure.
Here's... your procedure! Tell me!
No sir. No!
I know your entire community. - No sir.
You eat in this country, pray for the other country.
You'll teach me procedure! - Geet. - Let it be.
Sir, you've misunderstood. Just once... - Quiet!
Sir, if you won't follow the procedure...
...I can relieve you of your command.
I can also complain to the commanding officer, sir!
You'll relieve me!
You know who is above me?
You will report me! Me! Take this.
Now report!
Now report!
You feel the pain?
Idiot!
Hey! Shut her mouth.
Keep quiet. Hey! Shut her mouth.
I said shut up! Or... quiet!
Or you too... quiet!
If you don't keep quiet, I'll kill you! Quiet!
Won't you listen? Quiet!
The sound of that one gun shot silenced even nature.
Who were we to arrest him?
We were ashamed of ourselves.
Javed could escape in the darkness of the night.
There was no one to stop him.
Not even our dead conscience.
But even there he did what this uniform has taught us.
Follow the rules.
I don't know what will happen in future.
I have become weak.
I see it repeatedly sir.
Those voices. Javed's face.
Even sleeping pills do not help, sir.
I am a broken man sir.
RP. - No, sir, don't come forward sir.
I have said what I wanted to.
I cannot come to the court. - RP, listen... - No sir.
Sir, you stay where you are.
I will shoot you. Don't say anything!
I cannot come to the court.
The court-martial would still take place.
I had fired a bullet.
I preferred to stay silent of my own will, because...
...as a soldier it's my duty not only to protect my country's border...
...but also to respect my uniform.
And it is also my aim.
This was my opportunity, Siddhanth.
The truth of that night would've weakened the belief of a community.
The distance between us would've become wider.
I don't wish that some Javed Khan's exists only by his name.
I don't want the future generation...
...to depend on some Pratap or Rathore's viewpoint.
I am a small part of this creation.
What is wrong if my silence helps?
If Brigadier Pratap had had his way...
...he would've turned the entire army into Major Rathore.
And, perhaps, me too.
Why? You have also become silent on learning the truth.
What difference did it make?
Major Virendras Rathore's murder case has taken a new turn.
The defense lawyer Siddhant Chaudhary has decided to summon...
Brigadier Pratap, recipient of Shaurya Chakra...
...to the court.
It may be noted that Brigadier Pratap is a highly decorated officer.
Even eminent officers like Pratap Singh are involved in this case.
New faces are coming in the witness box.
I think there's a soldier by the name of R P Singh, sir.
What can you learn from the corpse? - Sir, it's a suicide case.
How many policemen around?
Sir. There are three policemen.
No, sir
Wrong. Last chance. Say.
- Is it country liquor? - No, you've lost, sir?
Scotch! Genuine stuff from the canteen. You're doing a lot of duty.
How much time... - Brigadier Pratap?
Sid! What were you thinking when you called him?
That he would sit in the witness box...
...and announce to the world that he is a mass murderer?
I mean what were you thinking? - What should I do?
Bring R P Singh's corpse into the witness box?
Or Javed, who is hell bent on becoming a martyr?
Or Neerja Rathore. Will she agree?
I know I don't have any proof. But what do I do? Shall I just sit?
It's very easy for you to give a lecture from there.
I'm sorry.
I'm sorry
I just hope you know what you're doing.
Of course not! I don't know anything.
Sid.
If you make one wrong move, your army career is finished.
They'll throw you in some jungle in Bihar or Assam.
All I can say is someone has to pay for this.
Oh my brave-heart!
Sir, Major Siddhanth Chaudhary has accepted your dinner invitation.
Good boy!
- What's on your face? - Sir.
Nothing sir. Just sweating, sir!
Only pigs sweat, Malhotra. Men perspire.
Drink a glass of cold water. - Yes, sir
Send my dhrupad music CD and with my vintage single malt.
The boy deserves the best. - Sir.
So what will you have, Major?
Anything, sir.
This 'anything' generation is very dangerous.
Have you ever been to Scotland?
No sir.
Oh! Then you should smell this.
That's Scotland!
The flowers of that place, seaweed, peat. Air. Everything, pure.
No adulteration.
No corruption.
That's your drink. - Thank you, sir.
How is it, Major?
It's nice, sir!
Just nice?
In life only two personal experiences are pure Major.
One is single malt and the other is valor.
The daily chores in life, religion, all these things go on.
What do you see in this?
The insignia of Rashtriya Rifles, sir.
7000 terrorists were killed.
5000 weapons were confiscated.
A budget of 6000 million.
In bravery, that's the single malt of Rashtriya Rifle.
The same purity, no adulteration, no corruption.
So it's not just an insignia, Major!
It's hard for your rum-and-coke generation to understand this.
I love what's written on this. Read it. What does it say?
Spirit. - Spirit.
The hint of smoke that emanates from this drink...
...the word 'spirit 'is born from that.
Spirit!
As soldiers, our spirits mustn't be wandering.
We take so many bullets.
It must be sitting quietly in one corner.
How many bullets hit Brigadier Chaudhary, your father?
30, no 32. Hands, legs, ears, nose.
The face was unrecognizable.
It took 3 officers, ten hours to bind...
...and stitch each part of his body together.
You saw his body, right?
Is it true that his small finger and one toe were not found?
Sad!
Major, no high is greater than dying at the border.
32 bullets ripped your dad...
...Brigadier Chaudhary's, body apart.
But his spirit did not die.
Not his spirit.
That's valor.
Do not lose your dad's valor in the heat of one case.
That'd not be... What's the word you use?
Nice!
That'd not be nice, Major.
Cheers!
Cheers, . Sir!
How many bullets hit dad? - Sid.
Where are you huh?
Why did you go there? Tell me?
The toe on the left leg was missing. 32 bullets hit him.
He fought till the last bullet on the warfront.
He died the death he dreamed of.
He was a hero!
Lousy Single Malt!
Whatever others thought of him...
...why look at your dad from their point of view.
There were many people on that day...
...saluting, seeing him as a hero.
Today there is no one.
Cry.
'Major Siddhanth Chaudhary'
'Thank you. Kshitji got the plastic lizard you sent him'
'Your address was on the back of the envelope'
'I'm sending you a letter'
'Virendra's father expired last week'
'We are returning to Lucknow to Kshitij's grandparents'
'The papers said that you have called Brig. Pratap to court'
'While packing my things, I found this file of Virendra'
'Perhaps this file will help your case'
'The walls are covered with Virendra's medals and shields'
'Even today when Kshitji sees them...
...he feels proud of his father's courage'
'Perhaps if I leave them here...
...his illusion will also go away one day'
'Nobody will be able to tell him the truth'
'Not even me. Perhaps you will...
...be able to explain to him that courage lies not just on killing'
'Courage does not stand for for saluting someone'
'Courage is deep within us... an enthusiasm, a strength'
'Now my name will always be linked to Virendra'
'One cannot divorce someone who is dead'
'I took too long'
'I hope that you get this file on time'
'Please tell Kaavya that I'm thinking of her'
'Regards, Neeria'
Court-martial resumes. Defense may begin!
Your favourite colours? Name three.
Black. Black. Black
Favorite animals?
Rabbit. Ant. Leopard.
Major Rathore was your rabbit or your leopard?
He was a brave officer. And please do not insult his bravery.
Human rights reports see his bravery as culpable homicide or genocide.
When a 30-storeyed building collapses...
...it affects the adjacent 10-storeyed one too.
This is termed as collateral damage.
So, these reports are all rubbish?
They'd know who worry about table, chair and air-conditioned comfort.
For me, my duty is all.
Fantastic 'spirit'
Objection your honour. Defense is ridiculing a decorated officer.
Objection sustained.
The disappearance of Captain RP Singh and his body being found...
...what could be the cause?
Husband-wife quarrel, kitchen fight, pillow fight, suicide, murder.
These are possibilities.
I've no PhD on such matters. It's sad.
I will send flowers to his family.
If you're done with your suspense-filled questions...
...may I leave?
Any more questions for Brig. Pratap?
Now what would you like to ask, Major?
The power of my glasses?
Why not! - It's necessary to know.
Whether the glasses are for long rang range or short range.
Because sometimes reality gets a bit out of focus.
Objection. Defense is digressing from the issue...
Objection sustained.
If my questions are not to your liking...
...let's play a game.
Let's play a memory game.
With your permission, sir.
My memory is exactly like me...
...right on target, sharp! Ask away.
Excellent.
When were you commissioned?
December 16, 1971.
First medal?
Six months later.
Veer Chakra, 1972, July 16.
First car.
Beetle, 1978.
First Golf Tournament?
1979, Intercommoned Army golf championship.
Brig. Nair came second.
First honour?
Atee Vishist Seva Medal, not once but twice.
1988 and 1992.
93.
1993?
Mental block! Some matters are not easy to recall. I'll give you a clue.
December 1993.
9th December, 1993?
I don't want you to lose this game, so I'll give you one last clue.
9th December, 1993.
At 4.25, evening.
Fog, according to the weather report. Then the sun shone.
Do you remember?
Dl52 Mayur Vihar. 9th December, 1993.
At 4.25 in the evening.
What happened, Brig. Pratap?
What happened is in my annual confidential report. Read it.
Annual confidential report!
Oh yes of course, let's see.
Here it is.
During communal clashes. Mayur Vihar, Flat No. D 52. at 4.25 pm...
...two women and one girl child were murdered in a brutal way.
Then their flat was set on fire.
Three people died.
Mrs Aradhana Pratap Singh, age 36.
Your wife.
Mrs. Shardha Pratap Singh, age 70. Your mother.
Tanvi Pratap Singh, age 8. Your daughter.
You said correctly, it is all documented in the ACR report.
What a tragedy.
It's sad.
It's not only sad... it's cruel.
How was it done?
With something sharp? Knife?
With a kitchen knife! 35 times.
Before killing them, they even raped your daughter.
Wife's postmortem report states damage of intestine.
Your mother was alive.
She died of burns, in agony.
It's all in the report.
One name is not in the report.
He was known as Babu.
He was ten years old when he first came to you from an orphanage.
He was the most loved servant In your household.
Then, 9 December he killed your entire family.
Your Babu, your Jameel.
His name was Jameel, right?
He was a killer, I know.
What I don't know is why the name Jameel is not in this ACR.
Could it be that Brig. Pratap Singh is scared of something?
You don't have to answer, Brigadier.
You may choose to step out of the witness box.
To be weak is not in Brig. Pratap's nature.
So, I'll answer that question.
You understand only as much as you can tolerate. No more.
You won't be able to bear it.
You don't have strength enough to accept the entire truth.
This is what is true of you!
It is also true that you are in my witness box.
And even if I don't have the strength I will find out the truth.
You are talking nonsense.
All this is like your word 'nice... convenience.
Truth is, it is because of me that you are here.
My fingers on the trigger that's why you can breathe this fresh air.
The truth is that at 7000 feet it is I who must bear the cold.
This is why you are able to speak like sensible human beings.
To be free of pain.
To go to discos, be in love...
...celebrate festivals, to live...
The truth is that you and every Indian...
...from the time you wake up in the morning...
...you want every street and drain to be clean.
Ask whose hand gets dirty in keeping them clean?
Ours.
This is the truth.
Mine, yours, and all those here.
Truth.
But my question is... Jameel.
Imran, Naseer, Fatima...
...you see Jameel in all of them?
They're killers! All of them... right?
The enemy is not just on that side of the border.
They can also be in your home, like dirt and white ants.
My aim is Vir, Bhogya Vasundhara.
It's my responsibility to protect my country outside, inside...
...from every type of enemy.
If not, Major, every day not one but a hundred Jameels will surface.
You've been searching for Jameel for 13 years, right?
You saw Javed Khan...
...but you actually saw Jameel in him.
Speak up - You did, didn't you?
Who are you trying to protect? Him?
This Javed?
Know what it signifies?
Religion?
Indications of identity, from the time of their birth.
It’s there deep within this Javed, In his veins.
His blood is steeped in his religion.
His loyalty is towards his blood.
Unfortunately... his community is filled with poison.
Accounting for them, we will be wiped out.
Many more Rathore's will be killed but nothing will change.
This is not yours, mine, or any talk show matter.
It pertains to the whole world.
That's why, the head that you have...
...hidden ostrich-like, under the earth...
...bring it out and look!
Apply your wisdom? You'll understand.
Who's the enemy? The whole community?
Every date carries the stamp of their religion, their terror.
And, Major, I know how to cleanse those dates.
That's what I am doing... cleaning up.
Cleaning up... by giving shoot at sight orders on innocent children.
Innocent...
roaming about with AK 57 in their hands, like a lollipop.
Innocent!
But a six year old child.
They are not children, They are time-bombs.
They are pawns of the terrorists.
Those whom you consider innocent...
...are a matter of discipline for me!
Discipline is a military necessity.
Don't teach me right from wrong.
You are not capable.
If I want to, I can produce an army of hundreds of Rathore's.
And I will do it. I will finish these people.
I will sift out each and every white ant and kill it.
So that one more Jameel is not born.
There will not be another fire in Mayur Vihar.
And one more Tanu is not raped.
She was shrieking.
Morning, evening, day, night...
...I hear her screams.
That's why I told Rathore to shoot them.
To finish off these idiots.
The old and the young, kill them!
Otherwise they will finish us.
They will finish off hundreds of houses in Mayur Vihar.
If you want to do something, finish off this community.
That's what we want. Lousy democracy!
Lousy democracy!
Thank you.
That will be all, your honour! The defense rests this case.
It is over?
I cannot waste more time.
Thank you, gentlemen! It was a pleasure.
Brigadier Rudra Pratap Singh, you have been relieved...
...of your duty with immediate effect.
And a court of enquiry will be ordered against you.
Nair, what's going on?
Is this the Indian Army or a Jumbo circus!
The prosecutor, Major Akash Kapoor, will now read the charges.
Against Brig. Rudra Pratap Singh.
Brig Pratap, under IPC section 304 and Army Act section 69...
...you are charged with culpable homicide.
You are to be taken into immediate custody.
Custody?
Have you lost your mind?
Look at this uniform.
- Decorated with national honours. - National honours?
This uniform, this trial, is not just about nationalism.
It is also in the name of democracy.
It's saved you a great deal, this lousy democracy.
Or you would be hanging upside-down some place.
What did you say... poison in their veins?
Finish off the community?
You said right.
Finish them off.
Finish the community that killed Mahatma Gandhi.
The community that killed Martin Luther King.
Finish them, kill them all.
That's your solution! Right!
And his?
Is to save a six year old girl. That's all.
No religion, no community.
The Indian Army's courage is hidden in Javed Khan's humanity.
But you won't understand.
You won't understand.
Take him away.
In the light of new evidence presented by the defense council...
...and the confessional statement of Brig. Pratap...
...this court martial finds Capt. Javed Khan not guilty...
...under RPC section 302 and army act 69.
The court honorably acquits Capt. Javed Khan and...
...re-instates his full rank and honour.
The court also order a parallel court of enquiry to be set up...
...against Brig. Pratap
Courage Chakra, AVSM.
Court martial dismissed.
Sir!
What is courage?
The earth shattering noise of the army.
The noise of the guns which blazes through the sky.
What is courage?
Some stars of metal shining on an uniform
Or some unwritten lines which could easily be erased.
What is courage?
To kill a silent bird who's flying far away?
Or to fire bullets and bombs and silent an entire city?
Courage... the blood that dries up on its own in the heat of the battle.
Or to wait for every moment in an unknown place.
What is courage in the hazy sky made of gunfire?
What is courage in the valleys...
...which are finding it difficult to cope with deaths?
Courage... maybe the will power, maybe the spirit to fight.
The ability to go against all religions and accept some one.
The courage to resist the gun fire by our silence.
In the age of war, the resilience to withstand humanity by courage.
Courage?
To save our present from the unknown future.
What is courage?