Katha Sangama (2019) Movie Script

Puttanna Kanagal...
Decades may have gone by...
a name that is etched in the minds of cinephiles.
With the essence of his work,
he has enticed his audience for generations to come.
Having given prominence to Kannada literature
he aided the writers' vision to celluloid.
Topics ranging from prejudices, to the traditions...
...the cultures...to sensitive portrayal of issues...
...across the society...and the harsh truth...
...he held a mirror to the society.
From the customs in Gejje Pooje...
to the sensitive feelings in Sharapanjara...
the helplessness in Masanada Hoovu...
to the self-esteem in Naagarahaavu...
the innocence in Amrutha Ghalige...
to the fate in Ranganayaki...
the sacrifice in Maanasa Sarovara...
to the selfless love in Sakshatkara...
and the Pandavaas of Paduvaaralli...
...are characters that are revered and etched forever.
You live on in the hearts of every cinephile.
Our respect, reverence for you has resulted in a tribute
Katha Sangama
.. The witch continued to search for the kid...
in Caves, in trees and in the sparrow nest.
In the sparrow's nest?
Yea.. But the kid wasn't there.
And then it grew dark.
And the witch turned into a mouse..
A mouse?
Yep. The one with a long tail..
And then..
the man who were turned into rats by the witch's cruse..
returned to their human form..
And then.. Purple, who was hiding under a lotus plant,
sneaked out.. gently..
And she let out a cry.. Koo.. koo..
like how..?
Koo.. Koo..
Pa.. third bench monica..
she keeps tickling me..
then you should tickle her back, silly..!
Ok Now let's get back to the story..
So in response to Purple's cry, came a sound from the other
And guess who came flying..
a big white swan.!
Pa.. Show me the swan's picture..
Ah.. The swan's picture..!
Here it is..!
Swan sang 'koo koo'..
and then it took Purple to the Rainbowland
It was a land filled with colors...
Purple climbed the beautiful huge rainbow
slid down it, played with colors and laughed her heart out..
And Purple lived in the Rainbowland
happily ever after..
And now Ria shall gulp down the milk
and slip into sleep..
Pa..the story? what happens next?
Next? The story ends there
and now.. lights out... Time for bed.
and mom shall turn off the lights..
There goes another.. Say good night..?
Good night
smiles Good night
Pa..! Is Rainbowland really colorful?
Yes darling.!
With a huge rainbow in the middle?
That's right.!
Ria..! Sleep darling.!
Else you shall get late for the school.!
good night ma.!
Yes darling.
Is rainbow a real thing?
I want to see the rainbow.!
Would you take me to Rainbowland tomorrow?
Shall we go in the morning?
In the evening, after you get back from school
Good night ma..
Good Morning..
Yes darling..
You are taking me to the Rainbowland today.!
Rainbowland pa..
Ah..the rainbowland!
Let's go after you get back from the school..
Tell her that..
switches to hindi language
Should've told her that the thing doesn't exist.
She is all excited now..
you are going to break her heart for sure..
Mom.! I can't understand a thing.!
Mom's saying that she wants to come along.!
switches to hindi language
Will get her chocolates in the evening
and she wouldn't remember a thing.!
shall I wear my princess dress in the evening..?
But now, let's hurry up.!
It's time for school.!
And it's time for me to leave to office.
Ah.. You.!
How come so early?
Aren't you going to office?
And what's with these?
Take a guess..
Planning to take Ria to the Rainbow land.!
Rainbow land???
I am going to create one for her in the backyard.!
Get the handycam and charge the battery..
I don't remember where it is..!
Fine then.! Go look for it.!
But what do you want to record?
Wouldn't the mobile phone do?
Come on!
Ria will caught with surprise when she sees my rainbowland.
That priceless expression on her face, I want it to be
Go.. go.. go..
Varsha..! These are beautiful moments..
we need to capture them in the handycam..
You picked this idea from the last week's movie, didn't you?
Such a copycat..!
I asked you to look for the handycam, didn't I?
Need any help with your RAINBOWLAND?
Na.! This is my idea
I shall do everything and I shall take all credits.!
Nice.. Carry on..
Ah.. Coming..
so.. what do you think?
How is it?
Looking great.!
Don't lie..
I swear.! IThis is beautiful..
All rite then.! I'm hungry..
Yeah.. But first clean up..
you look like a kid..smeared in paint.
Ah.. Please..!
It's allrite.! Leave it.
You still sad..?
Come on.. cheer up..
When Ria hears about your efforts,
she will be happy..
school van horn
The Van's here..!
Ria.. Remove your shoes..
Let's go to the Rainbowland..!
Look at you, all drenched..
Let me dry you.
Pa..! Get ready.. Fast..!
Was down with fever..
Shall be there tomorrow.
And what about the outbox plugin?
Ok. Let's discuss the interface tomorrow..
Yes dear
I am ready..
Ah.. My princess..
who did the lipstick?
Hmm.. the Rainbowland..
It's all over the place..
Shall we go tomorrow?
Take me there.. now..!
Please.. Let's go tomorrow..
Naa.. Let's go now..
Ria.. Look it's raining heavily
And dad's busy with office work..
How about next week?
You'd promised...!
Don't talk to me..
Ria..! Ah.. Look there.!
Water everywhere..!
We could play with paper boats..!
Let's not take him in.!
Pa... You are a liar..!
Ria..! Don't say that..!
shh.. laughs
stay silent..
whispers continue
You ready?
One.. two..
Pa.. come here....
Pa.. Come fast..
(Kannada song playing in the distance)
How much more time...
For this to kick in?
Are you ready for the big day Murthy ji?
SM sir is the only special person.
Aren't you done yet Sathya?
When Magic gets Real...
Pranava, you said something?
I am not sure what I should speak about
I cant think of a thing to say in office tomorrow!
What do I wear?
Try my suit.
What are you planning to wear?
I cant make it tomorrow, appa.
And Ive been saying this for a week now!
Ive to be in Chennai.
But Pranava...
Dont you know its my last day at
work tomorrow?
Dont be so immature, appa.
Whats this first day-last day nonsense?
If you could get permission
Thats not an option, appa.
Its an official trip.
(Phone ringing)
You cant spare an hour for your father?
Yes. Where are you?
I am coming.
Take Madhu or Prabhakar uncle along.
And appa, be careful with my suit!
Forget it. I dont need your goddamn suit.
We will come for sure.
What did Pranava say though?
He brushed me aside asking me to take
you guys along.
Poor guy, who knows what his commitments are.
Dont be taking his side now!
Im not taking his side at all. I
Listen, I dont care if you guys cant make it either...
What I meant is
Sathya? Hello Sathya Hello
(Office Ambience)
Good morning sir!
Good morning SM sir.
Its your last day today, please relax.
Well take care of all your files.
Let them worry about it, sir.
Sir, youve got your lunch along?
What about the treat?
Lets do it anywhere else but Shanthi Sagar or Adigas.
Is Nagarjuna okay for you madam?
Yes, yes. Dont worry, hell buy us.
(Office Ambience)
Good morning, Murthy sir.
Heres your tea.
I dont want the tea.
Ive made it specially for you, sir.
No, Im okay.
I had that Diwakar companys claims file somewhere here.
Did you see it?
That new employee said he will take care of it.
Don't be bothered sir.
You just relax.
You just relax.
You just relax.
Who the hell is he to take my file!
And who are you to tell me to relax
Were you all ever concerned about me or my work
in all these years?
You want to take care of my work?
I have had to correct more than 100 files of yours.
They reek of cigarettes all the time.
And Ms. Chitramani.
Ill buy you lunch today and tomorrow as well.
But first stop sending those damn yoga videos on the
whatsapp group.
Bloody hypocrites.
Why do you serve me this disgusting tea when I dont want
Go get the files from that guy.
Hey Sudhakar!
What is that video you have shared man?
Like a yoga master.
Krishnappa, please ask him to give me the files.
Okay sir.
(More indistinct chatter)
Aren't you done yet Sathya?
Murthy ji.
Murthy ji!
Can I see you for a minute?
Coming, sir
Murthy ji, please come in.
Please sit down.
Thank you sir.
I require a few signatures from you.
Sign here.
Time flies, na?
So, ready for the big day tomorrow?
Yes, sir.
Please dont do anything to make us emotional, ah?
Ill try not to, sir.
May I?
Murthy sir...
This is all for you. Special arrangements for tomorrow.
Nothing fancy about this, Krishnappa.
The same old stage...
Same shawl...
Another bouquet...
Another garland.
The same samosa and tea for us too.
SM sir is the only special person.
Hello, Pranava!
Tell me.
(Over phone)
Yeah, yeah. Sure sure, Ill do it.
Appa, I have a flight at 12 tonight.
Rohan and I are coming over.
Cook something for dinner.
(Kannada song playing on TV)
Yes. Tell me.
Give me 1 kg sugar.
1 kg sugar
And a packet of vermicelli
And cashews.
Yes, yes, yes.
Give me 100 grams.
Uncle, didnt you ask for a broomstick last time?
Try this new brand. Its a good one.
No , not today.
You might not get it tomorrow. Just pick it up.
Awareness alone will overcome illusion
New memories arrive only when you forget the old
The spirit-bird will fly away all alone
The spirit-bird will fly away all alone
Before realising that the world is a fair of illusions
Whered you find these things?
This? At that site there
Wasnt there a fair here yesterday?
A fair?
Since a year this construction is
as messed up as a fair.
Now get lost from here.
How much is the ticket?
Its a free ride!
Walk along
Youll know exactly where to stop.
Havent you been staring for a bit too long?
I said youve been at it for a really long time
What should have I done then?
Can I share a small story with you?
Not so long ago...
there was this learned man...
must be as old as you are
was travelling on a train...
and then...
the ticket collector came over and said...
"your ticket?" he asked.
But the learned man could not find the ticket on him.
He looked for it in his bag...
his pockets...
and searched all the suitcases he was carrying.
No trace of it.
He began to tremble.
he began to fear.
The T.C. then said...
"You searched everywhere..."
"you never checked that right side pocket."
"Shouldnt you search the pocket as well?"
"You might find it there.
You know what the learned man said to that?
What did he say?
"Dont make me search that pocket."
"If the ticket is not there,
then the hope of finding it is lost."
"Let the ticket remain unfound."
"But the hope, let the hope stay alive."
Whawhat does that mean?
It means
Its time.
Time for?
Shall we go?
I must have been ten years old at the time.
A fair, just like this one, had come to town.
Free rides for all kids!
I wanted to be there so badly
to take this ride...
and fly higher than everyone else!
But appa wouldnt let me.
I cried and threw a tantrum.
Appa then thrashed me around.
He said it was a bad place.
He said that any kid who walked in, will get lost.
I stopped crying.
I yielded to appa.
Then to my family.
Then later, in the course,
I listened to every nobody.
And then at last...
I had stopped listening to myself.
I feel now, more than ever.
I should have gone to that fair.
At least for once...
I should have just disappeared
from everyones sight.
One thing
All thisis real, right?
Oh wow!
What is all this?
My artworks.
You may call it tattoo as well.
Whats a tattoo?
Like an impression?
You may say so.
Permanent impression...
Of one's life...
On their own body.
You know what my life would be?
My lunch box...
Office bag...
Table and files.
Now, take it easy, Mr. Sathyamurthy!
Hey Sathya
(Office invocation song)
Hey Sathya
What are you doing here?
Theyre waiting for you at the function.
How long does this take...
To kick in?
(muffled distant voice)
Now lets invite SM sir onto the stage.
Draw a tattoo on me.
Your best artwork.
Draw it on me.
One thing...
Is this all real?
Youve just opened your eyes to all this.
Must be real.
Isnt it?
[Devotional Bhajana Song]
Where to?
I've work to do.
You skip bhajana group every Saturday.
What now?
Taking my towel for a shower at sea.
Don't act too smart.
Haven't you heard about Mohan anna?
He went missing on a full moon like today.
Mohan anna didn't go missing.
He couldn't bear his wife's torture and escaped
Yeah, like that's true.
-Of course it is.
It's full moon tonight.
Please go to the bhajana mandali.
Take me on a bike ride please.
This is mine!
NO! That's mine.
Go wear your shorts, I'll give it back.
My brother has worn my shorts.
Please give that back.
Does the whole family
wears the same pair of shorts?
Only my brother and I.
Dad's short don't fit us. Please give.
Crazy family!
You brat! Let's take this up tomorrow.
How are you?
You love the beach, don't you?
You're always half an hour early.
I got late due of work.
Did those guys trouble you?
Those idiots are jobless.
And you?
Do you have a job?
So, what next?
We'll do whatever you like.
Are you crazy?
Do you have nothing else to do in life?
What have you decided about our future?
All you want is a secure future, right?
I'll take care of that.
-What do you mean?
What are you going to do for a living?
How are you going to fend for us?
Bringing me to a secluded place
for your shenanigans isn't enough.
-How will you earn?
I will do something.
Please stop taunting me.
Oh, why? So that you can start?
You're an $$!
What is your problem?
You can stay here if you like.
Else you can go die, for all I care.
Why should I die?
I hope you die, $$!
All you want is physical intimacy. Since that's
not happening, I might as well die, ain't it?
Shut up! Get out of my sight.
You get lost!
Are you even a man?
Go away!
We are over!
I'll slipper you if you pester me again.
I won't even come to your funeral if you die.
Is that so?
You will not come to my funeral, huh?
Fine then.
Rashmi! I'm going to die.
I swear, I will jump.
I'm going to do it Rashmi!
Hey you! Get the hell out of here.
Vini, Wake up already!
Don't make me splash water on you.
Get me groceries from the stores.
[groans in frustration]
Oh, you're up already?
I yelled at you for no reason.
Go to the store and get groceries, will you?
100 grams of coriander should do.
Don't buy more.
Why are we shopping these again?
Didn't I get them yesterday?
What nonsense are you speaking?
I had to borrow supplies from our neighbor.
Move your $$ and go buy them.
Don't forget the change.
How much?
-70 rupees.
Sir, I don't have change.
-What do we do then?
You're giving me 2000 note for a 70 ride.
Ask the shopkeeper.
Shailesh Anna.
The grocery list.
I've a different brand. Is that okay?
Shailesh Anna,
Do you have change for 2000?
Oh, the big currency!
Did you mint money in Dubai?
You've to admit this note is a nuisance.
Nonsense! Do you even know how many
underprivileged have benefited from this?
The underprivileged really benefited during
"tiller is the owner of the land" reform.
Your people trusts only that political party.
Give others a chance and time too.
Do we need to fight now?
I've come home from Dubai after 3 years.
Who's fighting? It's a healthy debate.
Also, my passport is ready.
Don't leave me behind.
How can I forget you?
-Hurry up!
Even Raghu said the same before leaving to Dubai.
When are you heading back to Dubai?
In 3 months.
Shailesh Anna, if he saying he just got back,
then who did we see yesterday?
Wasn't he here yesterday too,
holding a 2000 asking for change?
He is visiting after 3 years.
What are you blurting?
Still hungover from last night?
Sudhee! Your wallet is here.
Finders keepers, huh?
Thanks brother.
[Woman crying....]
[....on TV]
Pass me the remote.
Don't you have anything else to do?
You watched this already.
What do you mean by "watched this already?"
Didn't he die yesterday episode?
Your jaw dropped. Give me the remote.
What are saying?
Is he going to die now?
TV: These are my last words to you.
You've given me everything, except love.
You don't have to worry about me anymore.
I be long gone before this note reaches you.
Here you go.
Dammit. They'll kill her next.
[Devotional Bhajana Song]
Where to?
Can you take me on a bike ride?
So, what next?
I'm leaving if you have nothing to say.
We'll do whatever you like.
Are you crazy?
Do you have nothing else to do in life?
What have you decided about our future?
All you want is a secure future, right?
I'll take care of that.
Tell me!
I feel like this has happened before.
Like a deja vu.
Don't switch topics again.
You avoid it every time I bring it up.
Now tell me....
What are you going to do for a living?
How are you going to fend for us?
Bringing me to a secluded place
for your shenanigans isn't enough.
How will you earn?
-What is your problem?
You can stay here if you like.
Else you can go die, for all I care.
Why should I die?
I hope you die, $$!
All you want is physical intimacy.
Shut up! Get out of my sight.
You get lost!
Are you even a man?
Go away!
We are over.
I'll slipper you if you pester me again.
I won't even come to your funeral if you die.
Is that so? Rashmi!
I'm going to die. Rashmi!
Mohan anna?
went missing on a full moon like today.
Hey you! Get the hell out of here.
-Calm down.
I'm going.
Wake up already!
Don't make me splash water on you.
I'd rather have you fill the bucket instead.
I can take a shower at least.
Oh, you're up already?
I yelled at you for no reason.
I have to get groceries, isn't it?
-How did you know?
Err.... the neighbor told me.
You had borrowed it from her.
Tell her I'll pay up by evening.
You are gonna pay?
Where will you get the money from?
Vini, the coriander....
-100 grams, right?
I will get it.
How much?
70 rupees.
-Sir, I don't have change.
Shailesh Anna.
-What do we do then?
The grocery list.
This brand....
....the other one will do.
-Ask the shopkeeper.
And keep some change to spare for 2000.
Please clear your old dues if you've 2000.
I have no issues.
It's his money. Ask him.
Shailesh Anna, Do you have change for 2000?
Oh, the big currency!
Did you mint money in Dubai?
You've to admit this note is a nuisance.
Do you even know how many
underprivileged have benefited from this?
Do we need to fight now?
Who's fighting? It's a healthy debate.
-Sir, hurry up!
Shailesh Anna, How much is that?
This one?
No, the red one below that.
This one?
Yes, how much is that?
This one is 18.
18, is it?
No need then.
Oops, Hey!
Sudhee! Your wallet is here.
This is my life
with a lot happiness
And a little money in my pocket
There is her
And there is me
Oh! I need to buy that kid a gift
I've time till evening
Then I get to meet her
There are many mistakes I've to rectify
If things go wrong....
....there is a solution
This journey is heading towards victory
A journey that heads backwards shall not survive
A new emotion has arisen
A new beginning is here
Where to?
I've work to do.
It's Saturday, so I'm going tothe bhajana group.
Huh! What a surprise!
How did you change overnight?
It would have happened earlier....
....if it wasn't for your bad company.
-Yeah right!
Take me on a bike ride please.
Stop embarrassing us men
Take this.
Is this for me?
Brother! Look!
We got a new pair of shorts!
What are looking at?
So, what next?
I thought you'd like to get something from me.
Do I have your permission?
Are you crazy?
Do you have nothing else to....
Do you like it?
You jumped the gun just hearing "get some".
I thought you meant something else.
Oh god! You're such a one track mind.
Stop acting like a saint.
Will you take care of me in future too?
I'll do my best.
Promise me?
Yes, of course!
Something's up!
Tell me.
Nothing's up! Don't annoy me.
I don't need your permission for this, isn't it?
He's not at home.
Where did he go?
He's gone out.
But his bike is here.
Let me check who is inside.
Vini! Stop!
Your friendship has ruined him.
Don't take him out.
What's up?
Nothing much.
Let's go for a spin.
You carry on, I'm not in the mood.
So you are not coming.
Are you sure?
Not coming, huh?
What happened to you?
I'm just having a bad day.
That's what I'm asking. What happened?
Nothing is happening as planned.
Mine wasn't great either.
Then I fixed it.
How the hell did you "fix" it?
Trust me.
How did you fix it?
Tell me!
Nevermind, you will not believe me.
Forget it.
Spill it.
You'll not believe me.
Tell me!
Here goes....
There's this beach
You know.... the one with the rock
If you jump off it, it's very deep
It's dark with water all around
When you open your eyes, you are alive
I went back in time
and life was waiting for me
To jump or not to jump
That's the magic
So if I jump off that rock,
the days starts again?
I'd rather die than believe this.
It's worth a try.
Let's go home.
[Phone vibrating]
I'm leaving now.
Where else. Near the lighthouse.
It's a good place for him to have fun.
Alright! I will tell him today.
I will surely dump him today.
So stop annoying me now.
Okay, I'll talk to you later.
I need to go.
If it doesn't happen today,
we will try again....
Is the water heated?
You love the beach, don't you?
Those idiots are jobless.
Do you have a job?
So, what next?
This journey is heading towards victory
A journey that heads backwards shall not survive
A new emotion has arisen
A new beginning is here
Oh you've left?
Okay okay. I will see you here.
Have they picked him up?
Yes Sir. They just did.
Good...and the students are all here?
Yes Sir,
they have all assembled in the auditorium.
Look, ensure nothing goes wrong in today's event.
Don't worry, Sir. It is all under control.
Hey...Jacob Sir!
Sir, excuse me for a minute.
How are you, Sir?
I'm doing good.
I'm also really happy to see you.
It had been a really long time
since I stepped out of home.
Since I read about this event on the newspaper...
I immediately called you.
Come on, Sir...let's have
a cup of coffee and head to the auditorium.
Sir, I'll just...
Sure, go ahead.
How come you guys decided to invite
Mr. Parameshwar Rangaswamy this time?
The students really admire him.
So, we decided to invite him.
How come you decided to show up
at our College Event all of a sudden?
No specific reason...
I had read of Rangaswamy on the newspaper...
and I was curious to listen to him in person.
You must be getting late.
You carry on.
Tell me the way to the restroom...
I'll find my way to the auditorium from there.
Let's go?
Who the hell has kept this here?
Dude, what is this?
I have kept the bricks there because it is windy.
The latch on the door isn't working.
If I close the door,
it will get jammed...it is hard to open it if it does.
I'm aware of that.
Can't you think of a better way to fix it?
I'll check, Sir.
Quick! The guest will be here in
15-20 mins. He will be brought in here.
Think of something and fix this before that.
Have you reached and parked the car?
Yes...yes...I'm coming there.
Didn't I buy that for you last week?
I'm not buying that again.
No, sweetie. I'll be late.
Sit with Mom and finish your home work.
I'll talk to you later. Need to go.
I'll talk to you later.
Sir, Mr. Parameshwar is waiting in the boardroom.
I'll escort him when it is time.
Sir, what time will we wrap up?
40 mins of his talk followed by Q&A.
Don't let the students irritate him with too many questions.
Be mindful of that...
ensure that he is dropped home.
Yes, I am inside.
Oh...is it?
Is it time now?
Can we go the auditorium?
They will take atleast half an hour to open this door.
Rajeev just called me.
Yes...what happened?
Yeah...he mentioned.
What time is the seminar?
You told me to be here at 11:00.
I hate being late.
I don't care!
You think this is funny?
You seem to be having fun.
I'm sure it is a big deal for you...
to be stuck in a room with me.
You're homophobic, aren't you?
It didn't seem that way with what you just said.
Why are you messing with me?
I was just pulling your leg...
I'm not going to disturb you.
Near the table...
I have a new packet in my car. I can get it for myself.
I quit smoking too...just a week ago...
But this isn't as effective as cigarettes...
This is the only option we have right now.
Aren't you very active on Social Media?
Why do you ask? Do you also follow me
on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram?
Oh God! No way!
I couldn't get past the week.
Off late, hasn't the term 'news' reduced to...
(tries to recall the term)
All you guys want is
for the news to start trending, isn't it?
I have absolutely no interest
in having a conversation with you.
Don't take advantage
of the fact that I'm not saying anything to you.
I didn't mean to offend you...
I just spoke my mind...
No thank you...
Well, we have nothing else to do now...
I want know your perspective on this too...
Well, you are partially right about Facebook.
FB gives everyone
a platform to express their views.
Right from...
...you can find an
expert opinion on these on Facebook.
If you think a media conglomerate
banks only on FB shares to survive...
I see no difference between you
and those nitwits who post statuses.
For a news channel to run...we need viewers.
When an average guy...
switches on the TV at prime time after a long day at work...
he sees the news on it and is relieved that his life
isn't as miserable as the ones shown on news channels.
It is bloody easy to trigger their senses.
...that is human nature.
And isn't the burden of
social media or news channels.
Mark Zuckerberg, the Founder of FB...
started FB with one main vision.
To connect the world.
He wasn't bothered
by how people were going to use that.
News is just like that.
We give the content to the people.
How they choose to use it, is their prerogative.
And these days...
Which is why we
package the news in a way that it trends.
But the ones ensuring that it trends...
isn't us.
It is the viewers.
I'm impressed with your confidence.
Not just impressed, I'm also jealous.
Listening to what you're saying...
it makes me feel like the world
is functioning exactly the way it should.
Who are we to think otherwise?
What you are saying...
is correct.
The power seems to have gone out.
Just what we needed...
Let me tell you a story?
In the end of the story...
I will ask you a question.
I'm curious find out your answer.
I won't take too much of your time.
Besides, it doesn't
seem like there is too much time either.
Okay, tell me...
not that I have an option.
Even if I refuse,
you will cajole me into listening to you.
There was a boy...
He was a star in all
competitions and co-curricular activities.
He idolised the
Editor-in-Chief of a famous news channel...
One night,...
on the way back from a Journalism Workshop.
While walking home after he got off the cab...
he saw someone lying unconscious on the road.
He went closer to inspect...
it was a girl...
I'm don't want to describe the condition she was in.
He immediately took her to the hospital...
he waited for her family to come there.
Her parents reached.
He explained everything to
her parents and left the hospital.
That incident wasn't reported in
any newspaper or news channels.
He felt the urge to do something about it.
He went to the police station to file a complaint...
the cops said they would
file a complaint only if the victim lodged it.
After giving it much thought, he decided
to reach out to his favorite Editor-in-Chief.
What happened next?
What do you think?
The news channel got what they wanted...
and everybody got a topic to debate on.
Everybody passed their
own judgement about that girl.
Right from the panelists on news channels...
to the people on social media.
They even questioned the boy's character.
That's when he realized...
...Everyone from the editor he idolized...
to the 'average working class viewer'...
...saw the news on TV and wrote a status about it.
He stopped going to college...
refused to speak to anyone.
He felt guilty about
making her a household topic.
He didn't step out of his house.
What is that?
What the hell is this?
Oh! This is a prank show, isn't it?
Where is the camera hidden?
Sir, I'm talking to you!
Put that away please.
I'm talking to you! What the hell is this?
Come, sit down.
The story isn't over yet.
That boy had a professor.
Ever since his death...
there is a question haunting that professor.
I understand that you're upset.
But think about what you are doing.
Tell me your answer now.
Whose fault was this?
The news channel's...
or his professor's?
Is it theirs?
Your answer will decide who should die.
The survivor will stay trending
on news channels for the next three days.
Long live the revolution!
Long live the revolution! isn't
just a phrase
It is an important chapter of the
Indian Independence Movement.
Every Indian's breath !
The dawn of the 19th century.
The dark period of the British sovereignty
over India.
incited the dream of an independent India
In every Indian to contribute directly or
indirectly for the freedom struggle.
The general's firing order at the
innocent civilians
Evoked the conscience of the
Indian revolutionaries
And wrote the prologue for the
revolutionary activities across India.
As the revolutionary activities spread
all over the country
Mysore's Paduvarahalli was preparing
to write its own blood filled chapter.
Having sniffed the lair of the revolutionaries,
the Britishers conducted a brutal massacre.
Paduvarahalli's forest stands testament
to these events even to this day.
Destiny had written a gory fate to
those who were imprisoned.
The burning desire of the revolutionaries' vengeance
was in lookout for the right opportunity.
(Mahatma Gandhi's speech on Radio)
Our people are caught.
Four among them are dead in the forest.
Welcome Sir, Please come in.
Sir, please be seated.
Give me a shave.
Its hot as hell!
Yes Sir, today is the hottest day.
Appears to be three days beard.
He must have been in the forest.
Face is also tanned.
Sir !
I have not seen any officer in beard.
Does your team also have it ?
Yes. It must be same.
Dont worry, I will send them
here for shave.
We searched 3-4 days in the forest.
We have caught the main ones.
We killed few of them in the forest.
Now, only few are alive.
But soon they all will be dead !
How many did you catch Sir?
We had to go pretty deep into the forest.
Few are caught.
The remaining few escaped.
Not one comes out of this alive.
Not ONE!
People of Paduvarahalli must have
learnt a lesson from what we did other day!
Yes Sir
How did you feel the other day?
It was good. Wasnt it?
Yes Sir
It was good.
I had never seen him this close.
Once he had ordered the entire town
to assemble at the ground.
I remember only seeing his back.
I could not see him properly as I was in agony
of loosing my countrymen and close ones.
Who else can do such barbaric act in
front of the entire town?
He is Kaalappa.
One of our own but loyal to the company!
He is the one who is killing all
the patriots of Paduvarahalli !
I feel very tired.
Wake me up if I fall asleep
I have lots to do in the evening
Are you planning to do something
similar like last time sir ?
Not yet thought about it?
Suggest me something,
if its good, let's do it.
What do you say ?
Sure sir.
What if the group gets to know
about his visit here?
What do I answer them?
This man is not aware that
I am connected to the rebel group.
He has killed my own and he is asking
me for suggestions for today.
Oh, he should not have come here.
For generations our family are the best
barbers in and around the town.
We take pride in our work.
I need to be as cautious as I am
with any of my customer.
This three days worth beard is a
challenge to my skill.
My job is to give him a good shave.
Dont forget to assemble at
the ground at six in the evening.
Did you decide what you will do
with the captives sir?
Not yet.
However I will ensure not
to disappoint anyone.
How can someone be so calm when one
hasnt finalised the plans to execute.
He has killed many of my countrymen.
Now further plans to execute
few more in the evening.
God have given me a golden
chance to stop him.
My razor is responding beautifully today.
Beard is coming off like butter.
Even If I missed slightly,
I could have made a cut.
Its almost done.
Oh! What am I thinking?
To give a good shave to this monster
who killed many patriots of Paduvarahalli !
I cant let him go alive from here.
This is my chance to take revenge on
behalf of the martyer friends.
Our fight is for the country
and its freedom.
Justice will be served if I kill him here.
His life is in my hands now.
It is very easy, just a cut near the
throat and he will be dead.
His death will be an example not just for
Paduvarahalli but even for my country.
No. Once I slit his throat,
blood will spill all over.
What if someone notices me?
I will have to flee the town with
my family before anyone notices this.
I will be tagged as a coward who
killed an unharmed person.
I will be disgrace to my family
and my profession.
Oh God, what a moral dilemma?
A duel mind cant kill a person.
I am not a monster like him.
I am just a secret informer
to rebel group, not a murderer.
He is my customer, giving him
a shave is my job!
This is the ethics of my job!
Good shave.
I knew you are one among the rebel group.
I came here for shave to find out
what would you do ?
My team warned me that you would kill me.
Listen carefully.
Killing isnt easy as one thinks !
I follow orders.
I am just doing my job!
[Waves hitting the shore]
[Music plays on FM]
[Nuts unscrewed]
[Car tyre screeching]
[Breathing heavily]
[Waves hit the rock]
[Breathing softly]
[Phone beeps]
[Birds chirping]
[Car speeding by]
[Metal clinking]
[Dog panting]
[Crow cawing]
[Man grinning]
[Dog barking aggressively]
[Breathing heavily]
[Phone beeps]
[Cloth flapping]
[Dog barking at distant]
[Dog violent panting]
[Dog growling]
[Metal clinking]
[Scared breathing]
[Weird metal sounds]
[Dog growls]
[Phone beeps]
[Car Engine starts]
[Nuts clinking]
These cattle's have been like my daughters,
take good care of them
Don't worry they are in safe hands
you sold off your cows?
I had to
Who else would look after them here?
You've served
your husband throughout
But he succumbed to his illness
Atleast now you live your life
keep your mom happy
Yeah, whatever
Don't unnecessarily fight with her
God bless you!
I'll take your leave now, see you
Leaving, Lachhavva?
Have a safe journey!
Beera: Serve a bit more
Yeah enough
I said enough!
Beera, cant you hear me?
What is it?
I have spoken to your Uncle
regarding our debts
Lets try to repay soon
though he gave us some time to clear it.
And also about the...
Can you stop talking?
Always ranting about debts!
Let me eat in peace!
Stop pestering me, will you?
Am I not working towards it?
I will repay
Pass me some water
Oh no! I left it at home
Im done
Let's buy a bottle from next station
Forget it
Here, have some more food
I said Im done!
Im sorry
You sure are
Excuse me Sir?
May I borrow your phone?
Where are you all?
Did you keep the house keys?
You knew I would be returning today.Yet...
Where are you exactly?
Be there. Ill come in 20 minutes
If you had kept the keys
like I had asked-
Sorry my bad.
See you at work then?
I will let you know
I'll decide after reaching home
Catch you later
The Big Mishra Peda shops
are here too?
Yes, there are plenty outlets here
Oh, really?
-Wait, let me carry
- No, come
-That bus?
-Yes, walk fast!
Whats your name dear?
Harish, auntie
Thats a nice name!
What show is this?
I dont understand
Just a few more minutes and the show ends
It's too boring!
Just 10 more mins!
0...4...you need to be quick!
Watch me
You try! Press the buttons
1oh no!
Press just once!
Like this?
Yes, correct!
-Oh no!
Press just once Auntie!
Im pressing just once!
Youre not!
Here, watch me again!
So complicated!
It isn't really
For me, it is
Keep trying!
Auntie, enough for today
-Wait,one last try
This is tiring!
You are pressing it twice,
press it just once!
Once, thats it
Thats enough tomatoes
Which vessel do I use?
That one?
Here, this one
Pass it to me
The valves are broken
Thats okay
[Television playing]
Dear, its time for my soap opera
Auntie please not today!
I cant miss today's episode
Just 2 more minutes, please?
Excuse me Sir!
Are you looking for somebody?
And you are?
Im Beeras mother, Sir
You are here since?
A week, Sir
Does your son plan to pay the rent?
It's been due since 10 days
Is he playing with me?
No Sir!
He has given me to hand over
Then go get it?
Hurry up!
I have to travel from
Banaswadi to Basavanagudi!
It's a long way
and you are eating my time
And the money I had lent him a month ago?
You had?
I'm lying?
Ask him to come meet me today
Okay Sir
Ill kick you all out soon
Wait and watch!
You owe money to your landlord?
Guys, shuffle the cards well
Im talking to you?
Im winning this
Can I join you all?
You know the drill?
I had once visited your hometown
had the infamous
Dharwad Peda!
Oh so delicious!
Since then it's my favorite!
You seem to be craving for it now!
Yes! I want it badly
Hey the sheet! Please go get it
You had one job!
Mom, the sheets are kept inside
Get it
What's that?
Get it yourself
Everybody is useless!
Dont wait for us tonight
Well be late
It's Harishs birthday today
Listen, is it really Harishs birthday today?
Oh! While returning get him his favorite, Dharwad Peda
Are there any Pawn shops nearby?
Down the street
There are?
Can I get some tea?
You have the sweets?
Which ones?
Dharwad Peda?
No, sorry. I don't
You may get it down the street
You won't lend it to strangers?
No we don't
Are you carrying any proof of identity?
Sir, please understand
we are in financial crisis
Can I not just sell it to you?
No Ma'am
I need to verify
Ill get my son along with me
in the evening
What time do you close the shop?
9:30 in the night
You sell Dharwad Peda ?
The stock is over
No, sorry
Ask the next bakery
There's a big bakery near the main road,
check there
Nowhere nearby?
No maam
Why isn't it available anywhere?
Ask the shops ahead
Are those shops far away?
Hop on that bus, a few stops away
[Bus conductor]
Yes maam, get on, quick
Maam , Sir
Near the Peda shop
Near the Railway station at Yeshwantpur
So Yeshwantpur or Peda shop?
Right at the Peda shop!
Auntie, do you mean
the Big Mishra Peda?
Yes! Yes, dear
Sir, the one near the flyover bridge
Maam, pay 15 rupees
How much?
15 ma'am
Excuse me, how far is it?
It should be around 10 miles
I had assumed it to be nearby!
Sir, do you have Dharwad Peda?
Yes Maam
How much does it cost?
135 rupees per pack
Alright. Pack me one
What's the occasion?
There's a boy at home,
my son's friend
he's more like a son to me,
Its his birthday today
I asked his friends to buy,
but I know they wont
So I came over myself
Sir, excuse me
any restaurants nearby?
Do you serve breakfast?
Sorry, we don't serve breakfast
Then what is available?
There's Roti, Biryani, Fried rice, Noodles
It was all Greek and Latin to me
Speak in Kannada
No Hindi.
So no breakfast at all, huh?
No Break fast, we have Sizzlers.
What all do you serve here?
I would rather starve
[People hailing a famous movie star]
[Acclaimed film, Nagarahavu]
[People continue cheering]
Which movie is this?
Which movie is it?
Look at the poster!
Its Nagarahavu!
What is this madness!
Watch the movie, you'll know!
[Scenes from the movie]
How was the movie?
Nagarahavu What a movie!
Son, is there anything to eat nearby?
Pardon me?
Any eateries?
Is low-priced okay?
Low-priced only, please!
I suppose there arent any nearby
You'll have to walk a few miles from here
How far?
1-2 miles
Im going that way
you can join me
I can?
Yes, Ill drop you
Auntie, the place there is reasonable
Thank you, son
Pass me some water, please?
The Bus Stop is to the left of this road
The turn there?
Alright thank you
Not from
No sir,
from Hubli
Just take the left
You have come from so far
without any proper address
Bengaluru is not a small city!
Son, please help me out
I can't seem to remember the name
Help you how?
The name goes something like Bana..udi..
Is it Basavanagudi?
Yes yes! Thats it!
Thank you son!
I don't know how it slipped my mind
God bless you, you saved me!
There's no direct bus from here
No bus?
What do I do now?
Youll have to change
to another bus after few stops
So, 2 buses?
Oh, how will I?
What was the name again?
Could you please repeat?
Please memorize the name
Thank you so much
Bas-sa-va-na-gu-di...wont forget it again
Will you help me catch the bus please?
Yes sure, tag along with me
Not that bus?
[Random announcements at the Bus Stop]
Baby! You're an year old today?
It's your birthday sweetheart?
say Yes!
Oh poor thing!
Why are you crying?
Baby, here I have some chocolates for you!
Happy Birthday!
Here, give me a handshake
Happy birthday!
Give me a peck please?
Thank you!
Such a sweet boy!
Sir, is this Basavanagudi?
Yes, this is Basavanagudi
Oh it is?
You are looking for?
My son's house
Where exactly is it?
Are there more bus stops here?
Yes, one is towards that side,
and the other is to the right there
That side?
Yes, to the right
This doesnt feel the same road
I walked in the morning
Do you have the address?
All I know is its a rented apartment
Ill go check the lane there
Okay maam,
take the right
Thank you dear
The Peda shop?
No! Im returning from the shop
and now I cant find my house
I just cant find it
You have contact details at least?
My son doesnt own any phone
God help you!
Still lost?
Yes, I checked all the lanes
Are you sure?
What does your son do?
He moves things from one house to another
You mean relocating?
He helps people in shifting houses?
Oh, then try contacting the buliding owners
Are you a homeless?
No, I'm not
Then whats the issue?
Im not able to find my house
-Oh no!
She's lost,
doesnt know her way back
I cant accept your money,
take me to my son
Maam I don't know who your son is
I don't know how else to help you
The Police can help you
-File a complaint
-They'll look into it
How will they help?
Police is down the road,
they'll take good care of you
[Other man interrupting]
Trust me, that's the only way
Go to them
They'll inquire.
You'll find your house
No, not the Police!
Isn't there any other way?
Walk to the Police
Any leads?
I'm trying my best auntie, don't worry
We'll find him
I have Googled
all the contact details
of the Moving companies in Bengaluru
So there's hope?
You needn't worry!
I owe my life to you
You're embarrassing me!
This is the least I can do!
God bless you
Does a person
named Beera work here?
He is from Hubli
Beera. Beera right?
Is he your employee?
B-E-E-R-A! Beera!
Okay, thank you.
Thank you so much
Is this the Packers & Movers?
Does Beera work for you?
Is this V Packers and Movers?
Does a person named Beera work there?
Beera is there?
You sure?
You're Beera's employer?
Could you please call him?
His mother is lost in Basavanagudi
Its quite late in the night
Tell him it's an emergency!
You know Harish?
He's a friend of my son
Can I talk?
Yes, she's right here!
Please come soon
You know her? okay!
I'll hand over the phone to her
Auntie, it's someone Harish
Yes I know him!
-You are a saviour
Hello Auntie! Where are you?
- Is this Harish?
Yes. But where are you?
I'm lost in some streets!
I can't find our house anywhere!
-It's Basavanagudi
We live in Banaswadi!
Not Basavanagudi!
What do I do now!
Please come take me home
I feel helpless and exhausted!
Please come soon,
Its getting dark!
Please I beg you
Auntie, please calm down
Everything will be fine
You're coming?
I'm scared to be alone
I'll be here!
You're not alone
She said she'll be here
Don't be late, please
Happy Birthday!