Uploaded by rajshri on 02.09.2010

Death is inevitable, certain
We believe that if the desires remain unfulfilled, then man is reborn
But remembering events of the previous birth...
happens to one in millions
This story is about one such young man...
who had complete knowledge ofhis previous birth
Attention !
l'm happy and honoured to say that two of our intelligent students...
Gopinath and Radha Devi ...
have succeeded not only in examinations but also in life
We also witnessed their marriage, which was a great pleasure
l've known them very closely. Their lives, their love...
is as divine as our perennial holy Ganges
Like their academic successes, may they also be successful in marriage
This is my blessing. For here, begins the real life
''Happy married life to Radha Devi and Gopinath''
Long live
Friend, sweating overthe start? What lies ahead?
Come on, heave! We've had a nice feast!
''Forever, you and l have sung the song oflove''
''Forever, may we sing together''
''Forever, you and l have been loving mates''
''Foreverwe shall be in love''
''Forever, you and l have sung the song oflove''
''Forever, may we sing together''
''Forever cloudcast, the harbinger of rains...''
''brought you into my arms''
''And say it forever ere the rain stops''
''Ere the rain stops''
''Foreverwe tore down barriers...''
''foreverwe have been in love''
''Forever, we have been united on either side of the river oflife''
''Forever l have spurned the riches of the world...''
''forever l have yearned foryour love''
''Forever, you and l have sung the song oflove''
''Forever, may we sing together''
Stop the boat
Don't you hear? l say, stop the boat! -What's it Gopi?
Stop! There's a whirlpool ahead. We'll drown!
Whirlpool? We'll drown? What times are you talking about?
Everything has changed. A huge dam has been built on the river
Boats have given way to motorboats. Where's the danger of drowning?
You are worrying for no reason. - Don't argue! Do as l say
Darling, what's all this?
He wants to drown us... he wants to kill us
Radha, tell him to stop the boat. -All right darling, relax
Stop the boat. -As you wish
Gopi, what has come overyou all of a sudden?
What are you thinking? Tell me
There should be a landlord's mansion somewhere around
And... the lady....
Yes! The lady!
ln the haunt of ghosts you search for a human being? Who are you?
Baba, l am Gopi. -Who Gopi?
The boatman, who used to take the lady to the other side of the river
Why are you laughing? -Won't l laugh on such a joke?
No jokes, l'm telling the truth. - Really? Trying to fool an old man?
Very bad. Boatman Gopi died even before you were born
Do you know that? - l know. l know everything
l was Gopi, the boatman. lt was me. Tell me, where is the lady?
Gopi! What's all this? What's come overyou?
Tell me where is the lady? -Which lady?
The landlord's daughter? -Yes, she's the one
You think she's still alive? She drowned in the Ganges years ago
lndeed... she drowned in the Ganges
Baba, what happened to that girl who used to graze cattle...
and roam around the entire village? -You mean Gauri?
Gauri...? Yes, Gauri. What happened to her?
The poorthing is still alive. -What did you say? Gauri is alive?
Where is she? How is she? - She's as good as a living corpse
Fate tormented her no end
What she did to save Radha and Gopi, no other girl would have
What did she do? -Ask what she did not do
Honour, woman's priceless asset... she sacrificed even that
Because Rajendra asked for her honour as a price to spare Gopi and Radha
But sir, she was deceived. She was betrayed
Gopi and Radha did not survive. And Rajendra...
he slipped away to the city
Know what Gauri got in return for her sacrifice?
Kicks, abuses, humiliations
Yet, God knows why she is still alive
Wonderwhat hopes keep her alive. Wonderwho she is waiting for
Where is Gauri now? -At the riverbank...
beside the graves of Radha and Gopi
didn't l tell you?
lfl die, it'll be in your arms
And that hope keeps me alive
Death has been calling out to me
But hope holds me back
But... how long can l defy death?
l'm leaving... tired and distraught
My dream of dying in your arms remain undone
l'm leaving forever
l know for sure now, you will not come, Gopi
You're not coming! - Gauri!
l'm here, Gauri. Look at me... your Gopi is here
Gauri, you have won
Look Gauri, you are in Gopi's arms
Yes Gauri, l'm Gopi
l'm Gopi... yes Gauri
Gopi! What's going on? Please tell me. lt's killing me
What's all this? Who's Gauri? - Radha, you don't know about Gauri
She always had a smile on her lips ... smile, like a blossom
Like a deer she used to strut around the village
She was the melody of the streams, she was as naughty as a little brat
Radha, she's the one
''O ignorant lover of mine...''
''you have no idea...''
''because of you l have become a strangerto my own folks''
''l have become a stranger''
''O ignorant lover of mine, you have no idea...''
''because of you l have become a strangerto my own folks''
''l have become a stranger''
''l forget my house, l know not which roofbelongs to me''
''l forget my house, l know not which roofbelongs to me''
''ln my own garden l'm lost''
''Take me home''
''Take me home, l'm lost''
''l've become a stranger''
''O ignorant lover of mine, you have no idea...''
''because of you l have become a strangerto my own folks''
''l have become a stranger''
''My life, my honour, my dreams, my heart, my love, my youth...''
''My life, my honour, my dreams, my heart, my love, my youth...''
''nothing l own anymore now that l have given it all to you''
''l miss my folks''
''l miss my folks now that l've become a strangerto them''
''l have become a stranger''
''O ignorant lover of mine, you have no idea...''
''because of you l have become a strangerto my own folks''
''l have become a stranger''
So you guys made it before me? l know, Gauri is at work
C'mon, get out
Out! Off you go
Hope you aren't hurt? - Oh no. Aflower doesn't hurt
Get lost! Devil! - Tit fortat. lt's quits now
Now take me to the other side. - The boat's forthe lady
Not for cattle. -Are they any less than the lady?
Gauri! Are you comparing the lady with cattle?
How can l compare my goats with her? l'm not so silly
Goats give sweet milk. What does the lady give?
Don't you dare say that ofher! Else, l'll thrash you
Will you say that ofher again? - l will! l will!
Quiet! She's here!
Why were you beating her, Gopi? - She's always...
Lay off! Madam, you delayed, so l asked him...
to take the cattle to the other side of the river. He flatly refused me
So l used my catapult on him. And he hit me here, here, and everywhere
All because of me. Now l'm here. Let's go
Madam... -You neverforget the flower, Gopi
How would he? The first thing in the morning he does is to hide the rose
Of course. Else this thief robs it. -You call me a thief, eh?
Lay off! -Why do you always fight?
Can't help it. She's unschooled! -You aren't learned either
But l'm going to become one. You know l learn English from the lady everyday
Madam, let's begin today's lesson
Shut your grandmother up. -Your grandmother! That's my goat
Goat? She's always taking digs at me, madam. Today l'm going to tease her...
in English
Madam... lay off!
What do you call a ''bandariya'' in English?
Why? - l want to call herthat
Remember l taught you ''Yeh ladki'' in English? Tell me
This... - girl
This girl... - Right. ''ls very good''
is... very...
Good. - Good
This girl is... very... good
This girl is very good! - Right
This girl is very good!
This girl is very good! Very good! -As ifl don't know English?
This girl is very good. (Good -Jaggery)
Jaggery? Was that English? - l'll fix you. Tell me, madam...
what was that he said? - Let me tell you
Shoot! - ''This girl'' means ''Yeh ladki''
''ls good'' means a monkey
''ls very good'' means a complete monkey
Tell me, what he said is right? Did you teach him that?
lt means very good
Hearthat? Not a monkey, l'm a good girl
Good! l'm a very good girl!
ls this the correct meaning, madam? -Yes, Gopi
Gauri is a nice girl that's why. This girl is very good
Our lady is so nice. - Don't you talk to me! Get lost!
Good Lord! So bad. -What is it now?
Radha isn't yet back from college. So late!
You take three hours to get me waterfrom the kitchen. Whereas...
she has to cross the riverto return from the city. Don't you understand?
l understand everything. l don't want to be taunted for being a step-mother
Don't want to be called a witch
What makes you laugh? - Those who call you a witch...
must've been witches themselves. -You'd drone, l know
The entire village is droning. - Mistress, what's the menu tonight?
Radha will tell you. - lf she doesn't tell, we won't cook?
l ask you! After she is married off will you and l be fasting forever?
l've told you a thousand times! My daughterwill not go to her in-laws
Her husband will stay here. She will stay close to me, always
Daddy... -You're back? You took so long?
Practicals held me in college. - The cook is waiting...
Tell him what to cook tonight. - Ma, your choice
Well, at least someone cares for my choice
To feed on hard-bread, mashed eggplant and garlic chutney!
Hey! Over here. Pick up the luggage
Can't you hear? Get the luggage
Are you deaf?.
How rude! Who are you addressing? - Not you, l addressed him
He isn't your slave. - Oh no, he's a rich brat
So vain! - Don't you know who l am?
l do. The rich brat! -You brute! ldiot! Shut up!
Gopi! This one is abusing me in English
l've been watching. Rambling in English, eh?
You think l don't know English? You fool!
Get lost! lf we start the expletives in English, you'll be confused! Dig?
Shut up, idiot! -What did you say?
One moment! - Sir!
Forget them. Get into my boat. Where's your luggage?
ln the carriage. Get it, quick. -All right. Hold this
Wise man is new around here. Careful, don't drown him in the whirlpool
Girl, don't you wag that black tongue!
Gopi, let's give him a fun-ride
Tell me. - lt was Jaggu's boat that capsized...
drowning an entire family, wasn't it?
That's nothing. D'you know how many the boat drowned last moonless-night?
And that poor old woman's son drowned without a trace
What a coincidence! Gopi, on every moonless night Jaggu's boat seems...
to offer sacrifice to the Ganges. -You're right, Gauri
Oh! Tonight is a moonless night too!
The poor man is going to be sacrificed
Sir, can you swim? - No, no!
l can't swim! What happens to me now? - Don't you heed them
l'll even stake my life to save yours. -What good ifl'm dead?
Sir! Take one last look around, and thank Mother Ganges
She is soon going to adopt you
No more drinking holy water, you're going to drown in the holy waters
Gauri, l warn you! Sir, you needn't be afraid
Here we are. Anything happened to you? - Nothing
They were only trying to frighten you. -Who's that girl?
She's an orphan, wanders about. -And that boy is her...?
Not related. He's also a bastard. He has nothing to do with the girl
Whatever. But the girl is a bombshell! - Bombshell? You sure can compare
You have great eyes. - But when the bomb explodes...
who wins? That boy? - He dares not lest he's incinerated!
To touch heryou need golden hands. -What...? l don't understand
Sir, you're educated and smart too. - Followed. l have golden hands too
Boss, l can give my life foryou
Hello. - Rajendra...? When did you arrive?
Just arrived... in fact, arriving. Now take your shoes off
But why? -Just take them off
Everytime l come here, you must take your shoes off the first thing
They're old ones, brother-in-law. - Hardly matters. Take them off please
ls this why...? But you had me scared
Brother, when did you arrive? And why are you sitting on the floor?
Your brotherwas licking the dirt off my feet.
How are you? - Fine
And how has he been? - Okay...
but his disease is eating at his heart
Just don't worry. l'll take care of the business and everything else
Brother-in-law, if you were to lose your legs, l could walk foryou
lf you were to lose your eyes, you could look through my eyes
lf you were to lose your hands... no, you need them to sign cheques
You could sign them as well. -You're joking, brother-in-law
Can't help, the relationship is such. - That's just why l'm drawn here
Sister, l'm famished. Won't you get me some snacks?
Why not? Come on
Lajjo! My Lajjo! Happy days are here again
Lajjo! My Lajjo!
My life is colourful now
What the hell are you doing? -You look too excited that's why
l'll be excited everyday now. l'm Jaggu no more. l'm King Jaggu now
Look at this. - Ten bucks?
Did you picked someone's pocket? Or did you steal?
Nonsense! Woman! Thy name is suspicion!
l'm a man. l work to get my lifeboat rowing
Talking oflifeboat? You can't even row your own boat!
Lajjo, tonight l see a fairy in you. - Lay off! Come to the point
Lajjo, tonight... -What's happening tonight?
Tonight... - Say more, please
Tonight, let's cook chicken. - Damn!
Please cook chicken tonight. - No. Tonight you must...
Tonight, what? - Tonight...
Tell me, quick. What tonight? - l feel like having sweets tonight
Dammit! Are sweets worth eating? - Of course
Chicken is best. l say, tonight we'll have chicken
Sweets, l say! - Chicken!
Give me my money. - l won't
My money! - No!
Give! - No!
Sir... sir
What? - Notice
Attention. Folk songs competition will be held on the annual day celebration
Get lost!
Radha, golden chance foryou to sing for our class
Who's singing folk song?
Quiet! Back to your books
Hey, watch it!
Miss Radha...
rose... it's yours
Thanks. -Well... l need to tell you something
Tell me. -Are you participating...
in the folk songs competition? -Yes. Any problem?
Not at all, but if you're participating l'll withdraw my name
Why? Scared oflosing? - No, l'm scared of winning
Maybe you have no idea l'm a good singer. l have a lovely voice
lt's obvious. - My friends say l'm a great singer
Please don't laugh. You look good when you laugh, though. But l felt...
there was mockery behind the laughter. -You're a great singer, l think
l'll prove that later. As of now, l must say that l'll be upset if...
lf you lose? - No, ifl win
You think l can bearto see you lose? l can't even dream of winning...
while you stand to lose. No way. So l've decided to sacrifice
You mean to me more than a cheap medal
Not only a great singeryou seem to be a philanthropist too. A great one
Well, there's no need to sacrifice. Participate, and suffer a defeat
What are you watching, Gopi? -Why did you stop laughing?
Laugh, please. -Why?
Your laughter is like... - Like what?
Like the sweet melody in the violin
Like the rhythm when the breeze hit bamboo trees
Your laughter is like that, madam. - l thought you're just a boatman
But you're into poetry as well. - Poetry...? What's that?
You don't know? Poetry means poems, songs... that reminds me...
Gopi you know many songs. Teach me one
Songs? Me? You're kidding, madam. - l'm not, Gopi
ln our college we're going to have a competition in folks songs
l want to sing. Teach me a nice song. -You'll sing my song in college?
You want them to poke fun at you? No way
They will, only ifl lose. -You'll lose? Never
No one dares defeat you! - l'll lose if you don't teach me
You'll teach me, won't you? - Madam...
Don't be vain. Tomorrow is a Sunday, come over at 10
At your place? -Yes
What are you thinking? - l hope you aren't fooling me?
Gauri, please! No fighting today
My, my! Celebrating something?
Not at all. - ln that case, all these things...
where's my hunk going, all decked up?
That's none of your business
You're decked up for me, l know. Who else do you have anyway?
Really? -Yes
Gauri... -Yes? Tell me
Even the goats don't have anyone but you
Now go inside. Go on. - No. Tell me, where are you off to?
Don't crumple my shirt. - Crumple, really?
And you don't care for a beautiful lady by your side?
Putting on airs over a cheap shirt? -What the hell...? l'll hit you
Tell me! - No!
Tell me! - l won't!
Stop it! What's going on? The two of you are always fighting
Grandma, she's always heckling me. - That's why l tell you, marry her
That'll solve all problems. - Marry...? This ugly thing?
You won't find someone better. -Why? Are all the girls dead?
So vain? - Of course
Gopi! Don't take my flower! - Lay off!
Grandma, everyday he gives my roses to that lady. l get one only on Sundays
l'm not giving my flower. -Would it be nice for me...
to go empty-handed to her? - So l see you're going to the lady!
Yes, Gauri. Give me the flower. - Plead as much as you want...
l'm not giving you! - Don't! Damn you!
Grandma! Look, white crows! Come on, quick!
White crows...? Where are they? -You see the cluster of clouds?
They're flying below it
Look intently. Can you see them?
l can't see them. - ln your hand!
My rose, grandma!
Come on, Gopi. - Madam...
Every day you bring a rose for me, Gopi. Why?
The rose blossoms only foryou, madam. - For me? How come?
lt's amazing. The plant in my garden gives only one rose a day
Really? -Yes... besides, you're one of a kind
Sit, Gopi
Won't you sit there? - No, l deserve only this place
All right. - Madam! What are you doing?
l deserve this place. A pupil's place is never higherthan the teacher's
Pardon...? - True. You're here to teach me
So you're my Guru. - Guru? l...? You're embarrassing me
l'm an uneducated idiot. l'm row boats...
Enough now. Teach me. -All right, madam, l'll sing
Try to follow. - Begin
Don't laugh... l have a sore throat. -We'll decide afteryou begin
''The rainy season is here, l hearthe rustling of the wind''
''The rainy season is here, l hearthe rustling of the wind''
''l hearthe rustling of the wind''
''l hearthe rustling of the wind''
No, not ''shor'', but ''sor''
''l hearthe rustling of the wind'' - Right
''My heart soars with glee, like the peacock in the forest''
''The rainy season is here, l hearthe rustling of the wind''
''My heart soars with glee, like the peacock in the forest''
''The rainy season is here, l hearthe rustling of the wind''
''My heart soars with glee, like the peacock in the forest''
''Lord Rama! What havoc the east wind makes''
''Be careful, lest the boat turns over''
''Lord Rama! What havoc the east wind makes''
''Be careful, lest the boat turns over''
''The east wind heed no one''
''My heart soars with glee, like the peacock in the forest''
''The rainy season is here, l hearthe rustling of the wind''
''My heart soars with glee, like the peacock in the forest''
''What are the waves trying to tell us?''
''The river asks where it shall carry you''
''What are the waves trying to tell us?''
''The river asks where it shall carry you''
''l am in your hands, take me to any shore that pleases you''
''My heart soars with glee, like the peacock in the forest''
''The rainy season is here, l hearthe rustling of the wind''
''My heart soars with glee, like the peacock in the forest''
''Forthose whose lovers stay abroad...''
''comes a message oflove''
''Forthose whose lovers stay abroad...''
''carrying a message oflove...''
''here come the clouds dancing joyously''
''My heart soars with glee, like the peacock in the forest''
''The rainy season is here, l hearthe rustling of the wind''
''My heart soars with glee, like the peacock in the forest''
''My heart soars with glee, like the peacock in the forest''
Wonderful! Fantastic rendition!
Congratulations, Miss Radha
l waited forthe crowd to disperse to congratulate you
And in return l expect gratitude. - Gratitude...?
Yes. l sacrificed foryour sake, withdrew my name from the competition
l deserve some gratitude, don't l?
Oh? Thank you so much. - Thanks alone won't do
Then? - l want something in return
ln return...? You sacrificed, and you also expect something?
And l thought you were a great philanthropist. Now...
l understand you're the modern type. So tell me, in return...
from what should l withdraw my name? - No, you got to add your name to mine
l'll explain everything in good time. l mean...
Then you must wait forthe good time. - Certainly
What's this, madam? Why did you put the garland on me?
Don't! This garland is the symbol of my victory. l won because of you
So you deserve it. You know, your song was adjudged the best song
Don't flatter me. You must've sung very well
You had tutored me well, Gopi
Madam, l feel so different today. Everything feels so different today
How does it feel? - l'm enjoying. Enjoying everything
How to say it in English that l'm happy and thank you very much
Please tell me, madam. - Say, ''l'm very happy''
''Thank you very much''. - That's a long line, madam
Please cut it short. - Okay, say, thank you very much
That's one's lengthy too. But l'll try. Please repeat
Thank you very much. - Thank you...
Thank you... - That's okay
Well! What's this? Have you won a girl in some game?
Did she garland you? Give it me now. - Gauri! Don't touch the garland!
Give it to me! - l'll break your arm!
As if you're going to wear it forever. ln two days the flowers will wither...
knocking out your arrogance! - Gauri, flowers wither...
and fall off, but the string that binds all the flowers together...
never breaks. - Right! The string never breaks
The string binds together a variety of flowers. But Madam...
no use knocking it into her head. She has no brains
What did you say? Am l dumb? -Yes, of course.
l'm not talking to you! - l'm not either!
l'm not talking to you again! l'm not sitting your boat ever again!
l'm leaving! - Get lost!
Jaggu, start rowing. Make sure we reach the shore before he does
How come the breeze changed its course today?
Why did you upset the poorthing? - Forget her, madam. She's mad
Help! Help!
Gauri, you're a terrific girl
Even the bravest of women warriors are nothing in comparison
Really? -Yes. Even that rich man said so
Rich man? Who? - The landlord's brother-in-law
The one whom l gave a ride the other day
l see. That chap? -Yes. He was praising you
And he said... said... Nice man. Poorfellow...
ls he dead? - No, but he's going to die
What man has overcome such a terrible affliction?
What's so wrong with him? What ails him?
Love. Gauri, he loves you dearly. He pines foryou day and night
He'll die if you... - lfl, what?
lf you don't reciprocate his love. Gauri, he'll keep you like a queen
He'll give you gold bangles. - l see. So this is how it goes?
What? - Scoundrel! Started pimping, eh?
Help! Let me go! - Gauri! What's up?
l'm dead! - l'll be a queen, eh?
What's the matter, Gauri! - He's been blurting rubbish
Gauri, l was only joking. - l'll break your jaw! You dig?
Jump, quick
Come, sit.
Why did you let me ride in his boat? - l did? You went on yourself
But why didn't you stop me? - Hearthat? Having been ignored...
she puts her monkey up. -You called me a monkey?
Madam, he called me a monkey again! - Gopi!
No, madam, l never said that. This girl is very good
This girl is very good
What's wrong? Why are you limping? -Who's limping?
l only sprained my ankle. - Really? Why are you writhing then?
Tell me, what happened? - Damn! Why must l always tell you...
ifl have earned money or not? Even ifl have been beaten up... l mean...
why must l tell you everything? - Goodness! Tell me the truth
Did someone thrash you? -What did you say?
No man is born who can thrash Jaggu the wrestler
Was it a woman then? -Woman...? Lajjo, l love you...
so l take beatings from your hands at times. Who else would dare?
But for my height, l'd have been captaining an aircraft now
Get some warm water, will you? - l'll get it right away
The witch really hit the hell out of me. Didn't show a wee bit of mercy
Hit me really hard! - Tell me the truth. What happened?
Don't be afraid. lt was horrible accident
Accident...? What accident? - The fish, again
A big one overturned my boat, and l fell into the water
Really? - True. And what do l see
Crocodiles and fish, huge ones, with jaws open swimming before me
Then? - l faced them bravely
Killed them one by one. All of a sudden l see a huge croc
He takes in a deep breath, draws me right into his stomach
What...? lnto his stomach? Good Lord! What happens now?
Then l draw out a knife. - Knife?
Yes, the one we use to cut vegetables. - But it's still in the kitchen
l keep a spare one, you fool. No dearth ofknives around, you see
l tore the croc's stomach to come out. And know what l see...?
l see no end to my troubles, l see a shark coming...
Not a shark, Jaggu, it was a serpent
You're fortunate, she spared you the bite
Gauri, you witnessed it? - l did. Give me two bucks...
l'll buy some sweets for oblations. - l'll give him a hot compress
Then we'll go to the temple. - Hurry up
l'll be obliged if you don't drag the matter. Else, l'll starve tonight
Jaggu, yourwife will never do that. She'll offeryou something at least
Eitherfood orthrashings. - Thrashings...?
Yes. lf you talk to me like that... - Never! l won't ever do that!
l swear, l won't!
Give it to me, aunt
So Jaggu, where did the fish bite you? - Here
l'm dead! You're scalding me! - Never mind, you'll grow new skin
And the scars too will vanish. - Don't heed him, Gauri
Give him a thorough hot compress. - Fine
lt's too hot!
Gopi, l hearyou're dancing at the fairtomorrow
You'll be there, won't you, madam? -Why? You won't dance without me?
What's the matter, madam? - The rose fell off
l'll get it. - Don't Gopi, let it be
Gopi! Forget it!
Gopi! Come back!
Madman! Had something happened to you...?
Mother Ganga won't let any harm come on me. l'm her son, after all
What's this, Gopi? Are flowers to be kept at someone's feet?
Flowers are offered at the feet of Gods and Goddesses
Really, madam
Gopi, why do you like me so much?
Gopikishan! -What are you doing?
Shall l tell you something? - Sure. But use the mouth, not the leg
Now that you're at my feet, make a request. l won't refuse you
l must make a request? And you won't even refuse me?
l won't. No reservations. We're alone here
Propose to marry me. And l'll accept
Don't move your leg. Else l'll break all your bones
You'll break all my bones, eh? -Yes
Do you have the strength? - Shall l show you?
Show me later. First let me fix something
Why are you laughing? -What else? That rich guy...
the landlord's brother-in-law was staring at me
So l shot the catapult, and his hat went flying
Gauri, don't take him on. He's a mean chap
lfhe's mean, l'm no goddess either. l'm a witch, l spare none
That's something l witness everyday. -What did you say?
What are you doing? You ruined all my efforts
So what? Do it again. -As ifl'm your slave. Get lost!
All right. - Scoot
You'll go to the fair like this? -Yes. My wish
Arrogance, eh? You must find a horned man to knock the arrogance out of you
l've already found one
Who is it? - l won't tell you. Makes me shy
Really? Shy? You? Tell me, who is he? - l'm not telling you
Tell me, please. - l won't, l won't!
Who is it? Tell me... Gauri!
Gauri! Your anklet
''Tell me fair lady, who is your lover?''
''Tell me fair lady, who is your lover?''
Who is the one you love?''
''Tell me fair lady, who is your lover?''
''How come you don't know who He is?''
''He's the one the world calls out to all day all night''
''Guess who my lover is''
''Tell me fair lady, who is your lover?''
''Who is this? So different''
''Who is this? So different''
''Give me a hint, girl''
''He's simple and innocent''
''He is... - Simple and innocent''
''A serpent adorns his neck''
''Does he take many forms?''
''ls he your lover or an imagination? Tell me''
''Tell me fair lady, who is your lover?''
''Guess who my lover is''
''His heart is sacred''
''He is divine''
''His heart is sacred. He is divine''
''Your imaginations run dry''
''Your imaginations are running dry''
''He meditates at Mount Kailash''
''So l see, he is a beggar''
''A beggar''
''Right, He is a beggar, seeks devotion in alms...''
''and in return He grants salvation''
''Now tell me who my lover is''
''Tell me lassie, who is your lover?''
''The one l'm in love with...''
''The one l'm in love with...''
''You can't find a flaw in Him''
''l know whom you love''
''One whom you love... - l know Him''
''From His tresses flows the Ganges''
''Since time immortal we've been in love''
''l'm the light and He's the lamp''
''Now tell me who my lover is''
''Guess who my lover is''
''Tell me who my lover is''
Me too. -What?
l'm here to fish. - l see. Then take this
What are you staring at? - Salt and sugar!
Salt and sugar...? -Your voice is sugary
But you're salted. -What did you say?
l mean, your song has ruined me. l'm destroyed
My heartstrings are still strumming. - Really? Let me check
Good Lord! Not heartstrings, it's a drum beating inside
When your love is true, your heartbeats beat like a drum
ls that so? -Yes Gauri
But that oaf Gopi ruined all the fun yesterday. Know how your pair seemed?
Like a crow dancing with a flamingo. You and l would've made a better pair
So you know how to dance, too? -Ask me what l don't know
l'm from the city. l know all types of dances
So Gauri, how did you like my dance? - Good Lord! She's got the itchweed!
Great! Superb performance! Your dance was so good l felt as if...
He's a goner! - l felt as if...
lt's itching! -Yes
Keep dancing
Only one thing can cure it. Droppings... of a buffalo
Go and get it quick! -At once, sir!
But l can't get any without money. - Take it from my pocket!
Go and come back at once!
Madam, you sent for me? -Yes Gopi, once second
Oh yes... my flower?
Here you are
Take it
What's this, madam? - Check it out
All these for me? - l can't wearthem, can l?
But madam... -You like them?
Tomorrow is your birthday. lt's a gift from me
What happened? - Madam, l thought...
no one bothered ifl live or die, no one cared for my joys and sorrows
l thought none had anything to do with me. But today...
l'm touched by the love you've shown. - So must you weep?
Madam, how come you remembered my birthday?
You neverforget, to bring me flowers, to help me cross the river, everyday
So how can l forget your birthday? -You're beyond compare
Gopi, how old will you be tomorrow? - l have no idea, madam
But you were born before me, no? -Yes, that's right
That's because Mother Ganges told me that l got to help you cross the river
So l was born before you as a boatman. - l feel, in your previous birth...
you must surely have been a poet. - Poet? Who is that?
A poet is one who writes poems. -You mean a song writer?
Yes, like Valmiki and Kalidas. - Kalidas, the shepherd?
Right. - Then l am him. But...
l'm not a shepherd because you needed a boatman in this birth
lt's true, madam. l swear by you
Sit quietly, Gopi. -A little harder, grandma
l can't, baby. - Grandma, you're too old now
Grandma, that's not the way to do it. Step aside, l'll show you
Here comes the wrestler. Come on, try your strength
Sit straight, will you? - Gauri, don't be too gentle
l got work to do. Hurry it up. - l can't. You're so broad
What l'll do is rub half your back today and half next time
Forgive me, please. Just get the water and pour it on me
Gopi, shall l scrub you once more? - Go ahead
Stay right here! - Grandma! Get the water, fast!
Sit! - Grandma, quick!
look... the clothes you gave me. l look nice, no?
Gopi, what have you cooked foryour birthday?
Many things. Halwa, puri, sweet-balls, burfi, samosas, jalebis...
ladyfingers... and yes, l forgot, there's pudding too
Really? -Yes
Let me see. - Madam! Don't touch it
Why not? You won't eat ifl touch? - Nothing of that sort, madam
Actually, l was in a hurry today. On your birthday l shall make...
such a pudding foryou that you'll lick yourfingers
Madam, you picked up my tiffin. This is yours
No matter, l'll have yourtiffin today
Madam, you'll eat my food? -Why not?
Why not? You eat this fare everyday. Can't l eat it even once?
But this food is not good enough foryou, Madam
Give that to me... - No, Gopi...
Someone might watch us
But madam... - Go on, take it. l cooked foryou...
on your birthday
Go on, Gopi
Mr Gopi... Mr Gopi...
l called you. You're Gopi, aren't you? -Yes, but how do you know?
Who doesn't know you? Here, have a cigarette
No sir, l don't smoke. - Get into the habit. Go on, smoke
Will you do me a favour? -What is it, sir?
Come here
Hard one!
Guess what l got foryou?
A rose. - l've already given you one
Then what is it? - lt's in English
English...? -Yes. Here... ''Lo-letter in English''
A love-letter? -Yes, ''Lo-letter''
You wrote it? -You're amazing!
lfl were literate, by now l'd have written you a thousand ''Lo-letters''
ldiot. Who gave you this?
That guy from your college... fair, shorty... what's his name?
He has a lengthy name... - Rambabu
Rambabu, yes. He gave you this ''Lo-letter''
D'you know what a love-letter is? -Yes, that guy told me
Told what? - He said, ''Lo-letter''...
is something that you write to someone you like the most
Silly, love-letter means ''prem-patr''. - Prem-patr...?
What does ''Patr'' mean? - Patr is a Letter
And what is ''Prem''? - Prem means Love
So what is ''Prem-patr''? - Love-letter
Love in a letter...? What's that? -Your head
My head...? Forget it, read the letter, please
What's the matter, madam? - This isn't how you write a letter
Written something rash? - lf my parents find out...
they'll kill me! - Good Lord! That guy said otherwise
He said it's nice and wonderful. He also gave me ten bucks
And you took it?
All right, don't ever do this again. - Never madam
Had l been in your place, l'd have slapped him on his face
Radha... - l'll freshen up and come, Ma
All right
Books lying everywhere. Colleges don't teach discipline anymore
Good Lord! Do you hear?
Do you hear? Where are you?
Look at what she is upto in the name of studies
When l objected, no one bothered. -What happened?
lt's going to happen now. Ridicule, disparage! They're going to spit on us
Shut up! - Sure, but you can't shut people up
Look at your daughter dear's works
Dear darling Radha, those sweet words still ring in my ears
That smile of yours... -Where did you find it?
lnside your darling daughter's book. Now you understand?
Understand what, sister? Let me know. - Radha is writing love-letters now
Fine. Nothing to worry. Firstly, it's her age, secondly, she's in college
You have no idea, colleges have become a haunt for dating and wedding
Let me see
Great penmanship, and expert lines. We were not so expressive in ourtimes
Very good! Smart gentleman. - Rajendra!
Don't get worked up, brother-in-law. Peace, relax. lf you act in haste...
things will turn worse. lt's a case oflove. Leave it to me. l'll fix it
Only a wise man like me can solve this problem
Yes brother. Only you can save our honour now
l'll come after some time
Mr Gopi! Tell me, what did Radha say?
Close your eyes before l tell you. - Don't torture me. Here l go
Dare you do that again, l'll break your bones! And here's your money
Hey mister... are you Rambabu? -Yes. Why?
l'm Radha's uncle. - Uncle...? Uncle, mercy!
No mercy! Don't try to con me. Close your eyes, rememberyour parents
What for? - l'm going to break yourteeth
Wait! They're already shaken. Let them fall in place first
Shut up! Rememberyour parents. One... two...
ln the name of King Vishwanath Rai and Queen Durgavati!
Come again. Yourfather's name? - King Vishwanath Rai
Goodness! So you're Mr Rai's son? -Yes
And who's Jagannath Rai? - l'm his younger brother
Good. Embrace me. - No, you'll crush me
Who dares harm the scion of the Rai family?
Yourfather is dead, isn't it? -Yes
Mothertoo...? -Yes
Very good. So you and your brother share the properties?
Equal shareholders. -What must be your share?
Around 2 to 2.5 million. -Very good. You madly love Radha, no?
Madly? She's dearerto me than the earth, the skies and my life
Life goes for peanuts these days. D'you love her more than your money?
Money? Money means dirt to me in comparison to Radha
Can you give me a small share of yourwealth?
What...? - Mr Rambabu, gone are the times...
when they used to be proud giving their lives for love's sake
Today, everything is weighed and tagged with a price. lf you wish...
l can fix this wedding in a trice. - Can you, really?
What a question! l told you, l'm her uncle
Then yourwish will be done. -Very good
One second. - No matter how you flatter me...
l'm taking my money in advance. - Certainly. But is it confirmed?
Hundred percent
l've killed two birds with one stone. - Birds? But you can't kill lions
Brother-in-law, you underrate me. But l'll dispel this misconception
l have found a perfect suitor for Radha. He's of the Rai family
What a boy! Tall, fair and handsome. Moreover, he's doing his graduation
But that's a very affluent family. How can we expect an alliance there?
But we can certainly bring them down on their knees
But we must ask Radha. She must like him, too
Her liking! She'll write a pile oflove-letters by that time!
You can read them at leisure then!
Don't be unromantic, sister
He's the one who wrote the love-letterto Radha
Which means Radha likes him. Then why would l object?
Then let me go and fix the wedding
Madam... madam...
madam, you're late today? - l was held in college
You're drenched. Let's go there. We'll leave afterthe rains stop
No, l'll go home. Take me across. -You're crazy. The river is in spate
lt's difficult to row. l'll take you once the water recedes
Come on... come
Hey! You'll get drenched. - Don't worry about me, madam. Come
Wipe yourself while l get some warm milk foryou
No need for milk. -You need it madam, l know
Gopi, come back. Gopi! - l'll be back soon
Here you are
You won't drink? - l drank
You're lying. - l'm telling the truth... honestly
Have some more. - No madam
My lips haven't touched the container. -What are you trying to say?
So you went and slapped him, don't you?
Him...? Oh, Mr Love-letter?
Madam, l slapped him so hard, he fell flat on his face
As if you have done a great job? Must you do such a thing?
l can't figure that. l beat him because you told me to
You mean you'll do my bidding? - Of course. Tell me...
and l'll jump into fire, even plunge into the river Ganges
What are you saying? - l mean it, madam
Why Gopi? Why do l mean so much to you?
Well... madam... just like that
lt seems you're giving me love that you owed me in our last birth
Who knows that comes back from which lifetime...?
''You and l... -You and l...''
''forever, you and l have sung the song oflove''
''Forever, may we sing together''
''Forever, you and l have been loving mates''
''Foreverwe shall be in love...''
''you and l''
''ln every birth of mine, in every youth of mine...''
''you've been my mate, you were the one who adorned me''
''Joys or sorrows, we never parted''
''All l beheld in my eyes was you''
''Forever, you and l have sung the song oflove''
''Forever, may we sing together''
''We were strangers...''
''long before l held you in my arms''
''At times even the world thought we had parted ways''
''But it was our shadows that parted''
''Forever, you and l... - Have sung the song oflove''
''The song oflove... - Forever, may we sing together...''
''you and l''
What happened, madam? - l'm scared
The thunder is so frightening. - Not thunder, grandma says...
it's the music of God. - Music?
Yes. - This music scares me
Radha, you're so fortunate. - l am. l got a mother like you
Bless you. You asked me in the morning where we were going. l'll tell you
lt's such a good news... l won't be called a step-mother anymore
What is it, Ma? -Yourwedding is fixed
Wedding...? -Yes. With the one...
who wrote you love-letters, Rambabu. - Ma...!
Radha, my child, you've chosen such a talented boy foryourself
But Father... - No, don't be apprehensive
Rambabu is no stranger. l knew his father. l know his family too well
Besides, since the two of you love each other, why would l object?
Father... - The wedding is fixed on the 11th
l wish your motherwere alive to witness this joy
For how long will you give me roses? -Why madam?
l'm getting married
Yes madam, l have heard. lsn't he the one, the love-letter one?
Nice gentlemen. He's worthy of you in all ways
What's on your mind, Gopi?
Just thinking where ends this river
Don't you know this much? All rivers end up in the ocean
l'm wrong, Gopi. Not all the rivers end in the ocean
Some perish on the way. They never meet the ocean
Still they're called rivers
The thunder is so frightening. - Not thunder...
it's the music of God. - This music scares me
Sir, l should be leaving now. -You can't leave just like that
Gopi is a terrific singer, Rambabu. - ls it? Let's hear, Gopi
Oh come on, sir... - Don't be shy. Sing
''Compliments to everyone on such a happy occasion''
''l'm glad, don't let my tears mislead''
''For, l'm just another madman''
''l'm only a madman''
''Compliments to everyone on such a happy occasion''
''l'm glad... ignore my tears''
''For, l'm just another madman''
''l'm only a madman''
''Behind the tears, a thousand reasons''
''Behind the tears, a thousand reasons''
''and joys too''
''ln joys too tears wet the eyes''
''Tears... an enigma''
''l'm glad, don't let my tears mislead''
''For, l'm just another madman''
''l'm only a madman''
''The music is heart-rending...''
''as is the parting''
''Someone who belonged to me has now become a stranger''
''ln this meeting of two hearts...''
''ln this meeting of two hearts, someone is ignored''
''Old ties have given way to new ones''
''l'm glad, don't let my tears mislead''
''For, l'm just another madman''
''l'm only a madman''
''The waves...''
''the waves...''
''yourfather's house, my boat...''
''say to you...''
''now that you are leaving, forget us''
''Don't ever miss us, don't let your memories haunt us either''
''l'm glad, don't let my tears mislead you''
''For, l'm just another madman''
''l'm only a madman''
''Compliments to everyone on such a happy occasion''
''l'm glad, don't let my tears mislead you''
''For, l'm just another madman''
''l'm only a madman''
l wanted to give this to you yesterday, but l was apprehensive
Apprehensive? Of what?
There were rich men carrying expensive gifts
How could l give her a simple rose?
Take this, Radha.
Priceless rose, Radha. Made fragrant by his affections
When will you return, madam?
lt's not in my hands, Gopi
- Right. From now on your husband will take decisions
When do we meet again, sir? -We're coming forthe festival
Herfather insists. - lt's just two months away
Promise me that you'll hire my boat forthe crossing
Mother Ganga won't let us cross in any other boat
Thank you
You won't stop bugging me. - Marry me, and yourwoes will end
l'll cook foryou, look afteryour kids...
Forthat, must l marry you? -Why not? lsn't that enough?
You aren't the only girl who can cook, there are many
You can't find a better girl than me. -You think?
Tell me something. -Ask
Why don't you want to marry me? Am l dark? Am l lame?
lf you were, l'd have married you. - So you want me to be dark and lame?
Yes. Become one, fast. Then l'll think it over
Gopi, you're telling herto become dark and lame? lsn't she a nice girl?
Nice girl, did you say? You like her, grandma? Go ahead and marry herthen
Hearthat, grandma? - That's his youth talking, dear
Once old age knocks on him, he'll realise himself
Then he'll need someone to cook for him and tend to him
ls that the wife's job, grandma? -What else? Don't know this much?
Every wife has to serve her husband? - Of course
The madam too will have to do that? - Of course. She's no special
Shut up, Gauri. -All right, King Gopi
Poorthing! Tending to her husband must be so taxing
Why didn't you too marry Mr Rambabu? You'd have done the cooking forthem
Stop raving, else l'll kill you. - Kill me
l have told you a thousand times! lfl die, it'll be only in your arms
Will you marry me? Or do you want to kill me?
Lay off!
Stop rambling. Can't you see? He's not in the mood
Can't help it. He doesn't marry me. He won't kill me either
All right! The Ganges is in spate, l'm going to drown myself
l'm going! - Gauri! Listen to me... Gauri!
Gopi, stop her! She's going to drown herself
Let her go, grandma. Gauri, make sure you tie a rock on your back...
lest you surface again
You see what she does to me, grandma?
Gauri, listen! Where are you going?
To drown in the river
But you're going the wrong way. - How does it concern you?
What about your lover? - No one loves me
What're you saying? What about Gopi?
For him, l'm dead. Go and tell him, l have nothing to do with him
Tell him l'm going to the forest, to meditate. l'm not coming back
l see. So the matter has reached this far!
Let go of me! Scoundrel!
Let me go!
Help! Gopi! Help!
One moment
You like me so much, Gopi? - l like you? My foot!
Of course, you do. Else why'd you beat him black and blue?
Gauri, after him, it's yourturn now. lf you talk rubbish...
Get lost! Forthe heck ofit, you refuse me
But you do really love me, dearly. - Love?
Look at you! One slap, and you'll forget what love is. Let's go now
No, Gauri! No, l'm innocent, Gauri
Started pimping, eh? - No Lajjo, listen to me...
Now l know from where the tenners come everyday. Shame on you!
Enterthe house, and l'll break your legs!
Wonderwhat she eats! Broke my bones!
God! Did l deserve a fatso?
Break his limbs. Doesn't matter ifhe dies. l'll handle it
Your money. - C'mon guys
Grandma! Help!
What's the matter, Radha? - Nothing... a terrible dream
Those scoundrels beat a simpleton. May their hands be dissevered!
May they rot! - Grandma, l'm at fault
Because of me, those sinners did this to Gopi
What will happen now, grandma? - Don't worry, my child
Gopi will recover soon
How many days more forthe festival?
Only four days. - Four days!
Will l make it? -What a thing to say!
l have committed no such sin to deserve such a punishment
Sister... come here
Yes? - Bad news
What is it? -Your son-in-law is no more
Good Lord! - The telegram says...
he had high fever last night and died before the day could dawn
God! -What happens to Radha now?
Don't give him the news. He has a weak heart, you know
No knowing what this news will do to him
Come here
Yes? -You were talking about a telegram
Who sent the telegram? - Radha is unwell
Radha is unwell? What happened to her? - Nothing
l mean... she's feeling queasy
Queasy...? l get it. l'm going to become a grandfather
l'm going to become a grandfather! - Please lie down
l'll go and fetch my daughter myself. -You're not in a state to travel
Besides, it's a very long journey. The father never goes...
to fetch his daughter. l'm here, l'll go and fetch her
All right. Bring her soon. - Relax
l won't let her go again. Both of them will stay close to me
Close to me, always
Oh, what has happened? What kind ofinjustice is this?
Madam did no harm to anyone. How could God be so unkind to her?
Calm down, dear. We're mere puppets at the hands of God
He creates and breaks us at His own will
Gopi must not know this. He has just recovered somewhat
No knowing how he'll take this news. - But how long will he be in the dark?
Someday he'll certainly find out. - l know
But until he recovers completely we must keep this matter away from him
What do l say? Strange are the ways of God
Where to, Gopi? - To my boat
Are you crazy? You aren't even back on your regular diet
You haven't the strength to row. - Tomorrow is the festival
So what? - Madam is arriving today
Meet her afteryou get well. She's going to stay here now
l'm going. - l won't let you go in this state
l'm not crippled, Gauri. Know what madam said when she left?
''Mother Ganges won't let us cross in any other boat''
You tell me, how can l stay back? -Whatever, l'm not letting you go
Don't be silly, let me go
Who are you taking the rose for? -As if you don't know?
Forthe madam, who else?
What does she have to do with roses now?
What do you mean? - Nothing. Who knows...
whether she'll like the rose now. -Why not? She stands tall now
But she'll certainly like a rose from me
Gauri, he left? - Now what, grandma?
Who can change destiny? Only He can heal the wounds He gives
No, no!
How could this happen?
You left with the mark of a married woman on yourforehead...
and this is how you return?
Did l live to see this day? Oh, what injustice is this?
How could God do this to you?
Why does God do this to good people?
You aren't the only one who is grieving. Go, get the boat
No, l can't do this
As a bride she crossed the river in my boat. As a widow... no!
lt'll rend Mother Ganga's heart
Let's go, Radha
Oh God! How could this happen?
Father... - No, don't see him
Just last night he had a heart-attack. Doctor says he's in bad shape
Radha, my child
Don't! He won't bear to see you in this state
Forthe sake of my husband, l beg of you!
Radha! l've been calling out to her, why doesn't she answer me?
Brother-in-law... -Where's my daughter?
Go inside and relax. She'll come. -All the while l've been relaxing
l'm not dying so soon. Let me see my daughter
Listen... - Not so easy to stop him now
The rest is destiny
Are you cross, Radha? Because l didn't call you home earlier?
l'm not sending you away anymore. You'll stay close to me
You'll stay back, won't you? l'll also ask your husband to stay here
Father! - Good Lord! Anybody there? Help!
Doctor... - Not to worry
He'll be fine by morning. But... - But?
The shock has paralysed his speech
You mean my fatherwon't speak again? - Too early to say anything
l'll examine him after he comes around. l'll leave now
Lord! What happens now? - Don't worry, sister
lfhe doesn't recover soon, l'll show him to the doctors in the city
What madness is this? You've been starving. Come one, eat now
Grandma, our madam is an angel. Why has such injustice been done to her?
Within two months ofher marriage, she became a widow!
No man is immortal. Everyone dies. -Why didn't Death take me, oryou?
Of all, did Death find only madam's husband?
Son, look at me
Do you know the mystery of Life and Death?
Death is an illusion.
What turns to dust after one dies is only the body
But the soul never dies. lt lives on. The soul is indestructible
You haven't eaten yet?
How long will you starve forthe dead?
You've been starving. And your father's health has been deteriorating
l fearyour indifference might kill my husband
God alone knows what's coming!
You're educated, madam. How could you be so careless?
Are you eating? Or do you want us to starve foryour daughter?
God alone knows what's going to happen of this family!
lf you don't mind, may l say something?
l know l'm illiterate, but you must listen to this
l've found out... l have the knowledge of everything now
D'you know the mystery of Life and Death?
Death is only an illusion. What turns to dust is only the body
But the soul never dies. lt lives on. The soul is indestructible
The soul is divine. And that's the truth
Am l not right, madam? -You are right, Gopi
So you must eat now. - No, Gopi
Then have a fruit. lf you don't, l'll starve myself to death
Thank you, madam
You must take some rest now, madam.
How can l, Gopi?
l just can't sleep. - lt happens, madam
Afteryou left, l couldn't sleep
Gopi, sing something for me
''May God...''
''may God give you my sleep''
''l'd stay awake while you sleep''
''l'd stay awake while you sleep for me''
''May God give you my sleep''
''l'd stay awake while you sleep
''l'd stay awake while you sleep for me''
''To turn your nights of torment into peaceful nights of sleep...''
''l could give my eyes to you''
''To turn your nights of torment into peaceful nights of sleep...''
''l could give you my eyes''
''To have this wish of mine done...''
''l raise my hands to pray''
''May God give you my sleep''
''l'd stay awake while you sleep''
''l'd stay awake while you sleep''
''Not only us, this entire world is a painful creation''
''Not only us, this entire world is a painful creation...''
''that drives you mad...''
''makes you remember, but you can neverforget''
''l wish l could give you my sleep''
''l wish l could stay awake while you sleep''
''l'd stay awake while you sleep''
''May a dream sneak in...''
''may the breeze sing a soothing lullaby...''
''may a dream sneak in...''
''may the breeze sing a soothing lullaby...''
''may the moonbeams, like a swing...''
''rock you to sleep''
''l wish l could give you my sleep''
''So l could stay awake while you sleep''
''l wish l could awake while you sleep''
''May God...''
''give you my sleep''
''l'd stay awake while you sleep''
''l'd stay awake while you sleep for me''
''l'd stay awake...''
''l'd stay awake...''
What are you doing here all alone? When are you marrying, Gauri?
What says your Gopi? - My Gopi, is it?
Right. - Now that the madam is widowed...
he says he's never going to marry. - He means it though
Madam is here, so where's the need for him to marry? l knew it
What? -Want to know?
Yes. - Hear
Rubbish! - lf you don't believe, hearthis
Just call the madam a widow before Gopi, and you'll know
lf she isn't a widow, then who is her husband? That's my question
Think, and you'll figure everything
Gopi, this must be decided today! -What?
Ourwedding. -Won't you considerthe situation?
What's wrong with the situation? - Think about madam
So no wedding happening here? - No, ifhe can think
Which means you won't marry? - No. Never!
What have you got to do if she is widowed?
You call her a widow? How dare you?
l know, some don't become widows just because their husbands die
And some are widowed before they marry. l'm one of them
Sister! - Coming
We're ruined! -What happened?
We're destroyed. The tables have turned
Will you say what happened? -What not. ln reply to our notice...
they've sent a legal notice. lt says, our girl is wanton, she was...
of a loose character before wedding. - Goodness! What are you saying?
Stop it! There's more. -What?
She has an affairwith a boatman. They can prove that, it says
On that basis she isn't getting any allowance nor a share in the property
You ought to have rebuked them for heaping such false allegations
lt's absolutely true. You can't blame others forthe stain in our clothes
Go to the village and you'll know what they talk about Gopi and Radha
l had warned, but l was accused ofbeing a stepmother
He taught her music, and how brilliantly!
Estates worth millions slipped away from our hands
To hell with the estates! Ourfamily is disgraced!
To hell with yourfamily! You can't repairthe loss. We've lost millions
What a loss! - Greetings
ls the madam in? - So you're here?
l was wondering what's keeping you. - l was held...
But you aren't late. What you had to do you did it at the right time
You've ruined my family! -What are you saying?
Sister, don't argue with a scoundrel. l'll kick him out
Sir! - Sonofagun! Get out!
Where to? - Let go of me
Planning to elope with him? - Uncle!
Stop staring at me. Go outside and hearwhat they talk about you and him
Moreover, Gauri, that two-penny worth girl is doing her best to malign us
Ma! - l'm dead! And yourfathertoo...
will kill himselfifhe finds out
Have you been gossiping? - Gopi
What rumours have you been spreading? Tell me, why?
l'll kill you!
What use killing you, sinner?
How could you accuse such a chaste woman?
How could you? You ought to be buried alive!
This world is bereft of morals. Falsehood and illusion is what is left
Deception, in everything
For selfish reasons, even angels are vilified
What use living amidst such people? What use living in such a world?
What use living?
Gopi! Stop! l won't let you go!
Gopi! Stop, Gopi!
Grandma, stop him. He's going to kill himself
Grandma, stop Gopi! - No one can stop him now
The fire you started will burn you...
and also incinerate those two
Cursed woman! You're a slurto womankind!
You ought to drown yourself!
Stop him, madam! Save him! -What happened to Gopi?
He's going away for good. -What...?
He has decided to kill himself
Stop him, l beg of you! For God's sake, come quickly
A sinner l am, in my madness, l spread the rumours
l envied you, so l did all that. Forgive me
You...? - l am
Gopi saved you once. Let's see who saves you now
Scoundrel! Didn't those beatings knock sense in you?
lt will, now that you are here
Open the door!
Blood...? The gun...? What's happened to you?
Radha has eloped with Gopi. - Goodness!
But what was the noise? - l... l was trying to stop them
Good Lord! What the hell is wrong with Radha?
Not to worry, sister. The honour of the family rests on me
l'll kill that boatman and bring back Radha
Don't go, brother! For God's sake! - Move!
Where are you? Did you hear? Radha has eloped with Gopi!
With that boatman!
Foryour daughter's fault, you hit me?
''Madam is very good''
Flowers wither and fall off, but the string that binds them never breaks
''Joys or sorrows, we never parted''
''All l beheld in my eyes was you''
Why have you come here, madam? -Why are you here? To kill yourself?.
Kill yourself and settle scores with who? Yourself?.
Gopi, you explained to me what life is, you taught me to live
And today? Today you wish to escape life? Come, let's go back
No madam, l'm not returning, ever. What happens to me hardly matters
But you... you must go back
lf you're seen with me, their suspicions will turn true
Let it turn true. Ratherthan deceiving myself, living on lies...
and faking things, l'd die accepting the truth... the sheertruth
What's the matter? Why the gun? -What is taboo during daytimes...
is being done at nights. The honour of everyone and the village is at stake
How come? - Gopi is eloping with Radha
We won't let such a thing happen! - Then come with me
Look... they're headed here. Go back, please
No Gopi. l have come to a point of no-return
And when there's no possibility of a return, it's wise to keep going ahead
Madam... - Start rowing, Gopi
Jaggu! - Gauri! You, here? At this hour?
What's the matter? - Don't ask. l need your help
Come on
Speed up!
Step up!
To have me, you tried your best, tried everything you could but in vain
Tonight... you can have everything
But on one condition. Do you promise to give me what l ask?
What? - Spare Gopi's life. Spare my Gopi
Put the gun away, and everything belongs to you
Don't go, Gopi!
Don't go, Gopi!
Madam! There's a whirlpool ahead. We could be caught
No problem, Gopi. Rather die in the waters of the holy Ganges...
than burn to ashes in the fires of falsehood and hatred ruthless men lit
Aren't you scared? - Scared?
Death separates everyone
But it unites some too... forever
Look Gopi, all directions have come to a naught
No more east, no more west
No north, no south
All have become one. This is the truth oflife
Truth that is eternal
Radha, you're mine
You're the one, you've been mine in every birth and you shall always be
No one can set us apart anymore!
''Forever, you and l... - Have sung the song oflove''
''Forever, may we sing together''