Antara 11 November 2020 update: At the Hospital, Antara is sitting on a bench and rocking to and fro. The wardboys pass by taking Anu’s dead body. The hawaldar gives licence and papers to his officer. The officer enquires whether the girl spoke and the hawaldar denies and adds she may be deaf.
At Aditya’s home
Vidya is cutting veg in kitchen while singing a song. She goes to her bedroom where she takes out Aditya clothes and calls out to him. Adi (Aditya) comes out and says sometimes he thinks it was a mistake to marry her and Vid is stunned and asks why? Adi replies that she never allows him to listen to the full song and interrupts with Adi get ready etc . Vid says he has already heard the song so many times so why isnt he content? Adi says she sings so well that he feels nice. She was singing yam raag & Vid says thats great her banker husband has learnt to recognise raagas. Adi says yes after all he has a singer wife.
Vid (Vidya) says that this yr his name will be there in the promotion list. Adi replies that banks dont function like her heart and these days those who do chamchagiri get the promotion. Adi advices her not to have high expectations as they wldnt materialise. Vid says that if his name is there then what will he give? Adi replies he can give nothing in retn except his love. She belonging to a rich family with big house, cars, servants etc and with him she is leading a cursed life with him in 2 room flat, doing household chores and riding on his scooter. Vid says did she ever complain and she has the happiness which money cant buy. She wants him to remain honest and loving as ever. As both hug a kid comes interupting that he needs to use the toilet and next time they shd close the door. Adi and Vid laugh.
Adi joins his son Abhishek ( Abhi) for breakfast and gives him parantha. The kid too joins them and tells Vid that she made tasty parantha. Vid tells Adi that her parents have invited them for dinner tonight and he shd too come.Adi says is it necessary as he feels uneasy to eat in gold and silver plates. Vid retorts with how does it matter waht plate it is served on, he shd focus on eating on food. The kid now advices Adi that he thinks too much and it causes tension so he shd feel free just like he does. He doesnt think what aunty and him think abt his eating paranthas. The kid’s mother comes calling Billu and tells Vid that he again ate his breakfast with them. Adi says he does that everyday and Vid says its alright. Billu’s mother now tells her he never informs her before coming, at this Billu says whats the need to inform when she herself sent him! The mother is flustered.
Adi gets his scooter to leave when Guptaji ( Billu’s father) gives a choc to Abhi who refuses but Guptaji says since Adi does a lot for Billu he shd let Abhi take it. Vid tells Adi that its good he doesnt have a car as she can hold him tightly and sit. Adi replies she still cant do it and points at Abhi!LOL. So as Abhi sits in betn, Billu stands in front.
Adi drops off Abhi and Billu who thanks and proceeds. Abhi kisses his father and waves ( like a normal child) and Anu reminds him that he shd call her if his name is there in the promotion list and in the evening come to her parents house. Adi tells her not to dream big as it just might not happen.
A guy is flirting with the reception as Adi tells him that if he is going to continue his antics then he wont get his sister Arti enganged to him. (The guy is Sameer(Sam)-Aditya friend and colleague). Sam says he promises to mend his ways and just then flirts with another girl. Sam then tells Adi that this yr his name wld be there in promotion list but Adi says no it wont be there. Lets see. THe peon informs them that boss is calling them.
The boss ques Adi for not passing the loan file once he had ordered it to be cleared. Adi replies that it had insufficient and incorrect docs. This irks the boss and he asks how dare he do that and does he know who he is? Sam says he is Branch Manager. The boss continues how can he still dare to do cancel that, doesnt he know whose loan application it is? Sam again ans its his SaalaLOL ( Son-in law-SIL). Boss threatens him that still how audacious of him to reject the file but unrelenting Adi says in terms and conditions for clearing a loan its no where mentioned that a loan needs to be cleared if it belongs to Branch Mgr’s SIL! THe boss is irked and warns Adi that he doesnt know the consequences of his actions. Adi replies calmly he knows that he will stop his promotion just like he did last yr. He wldnt endanger the aam janta’s money for his SIL. Adi leaves as the Boss says he is a mad man and Sam assures him he will talk to him.
Sam tries to talk to Adi and explains him why does he want to be so honest and get buried under it?He better learn to walk with the world. Adi tells him that how can he ignore the loan requirements (reqts) just becoz the man is SIL of branch mgr? The normal people meticulously fulfill the reqts and wait for their loan to be cleared and here we have the SIL who isnt fulfilling even one condn! Sam tells him that to enlighten others house we dont burn our own home. He might lose his job becoz of his attitude. Adi says if something happens then its his destiny.
At his desk, Adi is working when he gets a call. Its Inspector Domble from Panchgani. He informs Adi that yes’day there was an accident (accdt) in which a woman died who had called him from her mobile, before the accdt. Adi tells the Inspec he doesnt know the woman at which Inspec tells him the woman is Anuradha Rai! Adi is startled and he asks details of hospital and location. Adi tells him he will reach there soon. He then informs Sam that he is leaving for some urgent work.
Adi , at bus stand, calls up Vid who is teaching a song to children at music school. Adi informs her that he is going to Pune for office work and might get late in retng. He says to fwd his apology to her parents. Vid over hears the bus conductor calling aloud ‘panchgani’ and she asks Adi who fumbles but manages to say that he will get down mid-way.
At hospital, panchgani
Adi looks at Anu’s body and pulls the sheet over it. He feels sad and leaves the room. He meets Inspector Domble who leaves for some work. Adi then notices Antara standing beside the wall repeating Aditya Verma, 31 st July 1975, mob no and Mumbai. Adi asks her does she know her and how? At this Anu’s friend comes and informs him that she is Anu’s daughter. Adi says she is sweet child and at which the friend adds that Antara is Anu and his daughter.
Kavali introduces herself to Aditya, and explains that he had a child with Anuradha, Antara. Then an officer comes in and tells them that they can take Anuradha’s body, and inquires about who will be taking care of the child. Kavali says that she will, and the officer asks her if she is a relative. She replies no, and that Antara has no other relatives. The officer stated that Antara will have to go to an orphanage then. Kavali says that she has already talked to a very good orphanage, and they’re going to come and take her tomorrow. Then the officer asks Aditya how is he related to Anuradha. Aditya gets kind of nervous and perplexed. He then replies by saying they knew each other in college. Then his phone rings, and he excuses himself to go outside to answer it.
Outside the hospital:
Aditya lets his phone keep ringing, and in the caller ID is says “Love”. (Meaning Vidhya) He doesn’t answer the phone. He looks really guilty and confused as well as shocked. (I think he’s feeling guilty about hiding his past from Vidhya, and he guilty for not being there for Antara and Anu.)
Vidhya keeps calling Aditya, but it keeps going straight to his voicemail. She thinks his phone is switched off, and she tells this to Aditya’s sister. Aditya’s sister says why would bhaiya keep his phone off? Then Sameer enters in and Vidhya asks him where he sent Aditya. Sameer was confused and replied at first with I sent him somewhere? Then Vidhya said that Aditya told me you sent him somewhere for work. Sameer quickly covering up lies and says he sent him for work. Vidhya tells him how Aditya’s phone is off and calls Aditya again. Sameer suggested it might be turned off.
Then he turns to Aditya’s sister (sorry, couldn’t catch her name!) and says sometimes men need space from their wife. Then Aditya’s sister sticks up for her brother and says that he’s not like you a flirt. They have a light hearted fight, and Sameer ends it by saying at least when I flirt with other girls, I realize that I’m marrying the world’s most amazing girl. (Totally cheesy line! Don’t know what she sees in him!!)
Back to Outside of Hospital:
Kavali goes outside to Aditya and says that hopefully you’ll leave after the funeral. The Aditya gets angry at Anu for hiding all this from him. Apparently she left him without telling him, and had Antara and never told him. He was really angry at her for even hiding that she had a child with him. Kavali said she didn’t tell you because she loved you. Aditya kind of scorns at this statement. Then Kavali changes the subject by asking where Aditya is staying and offers him a place at her house. He refused and said he’s going to stay in a hotel. She suggested that he stayed at Anu’s house, so that his newly found daughter and him could have some time together. He agrees to go stay at Anu’s house.
Aditya gets emotional seeing the pictures of Anuradha and him and Anuradha and Antara. Kavali states that Anu’s memories are still in this house, and Antara was even born here. Aditya is looking at the picture again, and sits down on a chair rather lost and confused. (You can tell that even though he’s remarried and loves Vidhya that he’s never forgotten Anuradha and still has feelings for her.) Antara comes up quickly and says (I couldn’t understand the exact word) something that means stranger I think. She says it repeatedly even while Kavali is explaining to Aditya that Anu used to feed Antara from that chair, so Antara is probably not liking that. The Antara goes to her room saying the same word. Kavali follows her and tries to explain that uncle is not that, and to get Antara’s mind off of that situation she puts Antara on a stool and explains to her where her mother is. She told Antara that her mom is a star in heaven, and that Antara is here. After hearing this Antara repeatedly says, “Antara (pointing to herself) Maa (pointing to the sky). (This is really touchy scene! Cry She no expression or idea about what really happened to her mom. She just keeps point to the sky and herself saying “Antara-Maa, Antara-Maa. Cry) Kavali’s phone rings. It’s someone she referred to as MIshra-ji. She told him she’ll be right there. She tells Antara that she will be right back, Antara doesn’t pay any attention because she is so self absorbed with her “Antara-Maa”. Kavali repeats this, and tries to get her attention and fails. She leaves, but then Aditya comes to Antara’s room.
He hears and sees her saying, “Antara-Maa”. He observes her pointing to herself and then the sky. He gets really emotional to see that this child has no concept about what happened to her mother. (I really think he feels guilty, even though it’s not his fault.) He notices the stool she’s standing on is wobbling, so he picks her up and puts her on the ground. Then Antara stops saying, “Antara-Maa”, and is just looking at the sky. Kavali comes in and asked what happened. He said nothing happened, but Antara awas about to fall so I put her down. Kavali smiles. He then asks Kavali is everything okay with Antara. Kavali says that this is her normal behavior and that Anu has been taking her to the doctor. He gets kind of shocked to hear this (I personally feel he expected it by the way Antara was acting, so it was not that shocking for him.) He goes outside for a few minutes.
Outside Anu’s house:
He is outside and looking towards the sky. He says, “Anuradha!!” Very sad and perplexed. (Basically he’s angry at her for leaving and not telling him he had a daughter, and he’s very confused about what to do. I think he also feels guilty for not being there, but it’s not his fault! It’s really a sad situation to be in! Ouch)
Living room of Anu’s house:
He comes back inside into the living room of the house. He is thinking and kind of in his own world. He happens to see a bunch of DVD’s. One of then is labeled “Antara baby”. Aditya puts it on. He gets emotional seeing Anu again and happy seeing how much love Anu gave to Antara. A few minutes into the video, Kavali walks in and tells Aditya that Antara made Anu very happy and took away some of her loniness, but Anu was always worried about what would happen to Antara if she died. Kavali told Aditya that Anu wrote a note for him beforehand because she was so worried about Antara’s well being. Kavali hands the note to Aditya and tells him she’s going to bed. He reads the letter.
It starts out with Anu saying that if you’re reading this, that means I’m dead, and I know you’re angry with me, and you should be. She tells him how Antara is like him: good at math, loving, sweet, innocent. Aditya reads this letter and gets emotional. She told him that she wanted to back to him so many times, and by the time she got the courage to go back, he had already married someone else. She says she’s genuinely happy for him, and seeing him happy makes her happy. She requests that he take care of Antara, but she says that it is okay for him to refuse. She asks that he at least get her into a good orphanage though. This makes poor Aditya more confused and emotional! He gets up and goes to Antara’s room.
Antara is asleep on the floor. Aditya picks her up and tucks her in her bed. He kisses her good night! (This is a really cute scene! I can see already that he loves Antara as his daughter no matter what!! I really liked this scene. It was short but sweet! Smile)
Aditya is asleep on the couch, and Kavali wakes him up saying his tea is ready. She leaves to go check on Antara.
In Antara’s room, Antara is trying to get into her school clothes. She keeps saying, “Antara school, Antara school.” Kavali explains that it’s not a school day. and she needs to where something else, Antara more agressively says, “Antara school! Antara school!” Kavali reluctantly allows Antara to wear her school clothes and helps her finish getting ready.
The orphanage people come to Anu’s house to take Antara to the orphanage. Kavali tells them to sit down while she calls Antara. Aditya enters the living room and sees them there. Antara enters the living room, and Kavali tells Antara that Auntie is here to meet you and wants to take you with her. The orphanage people are taking Antara away, then Aditya stops them.
He tells them not to take Antara away because he wants to take care of her!! (Big smile) The lady asks his relation to Antara. He says he’s her father. The lady looks at him in disbelief.
Overall it was an important episode information wise, but it was overall not that interesting. It had it’s good and touch moments, but overall it was okay. I’d give it a 7 out of 10! (One extra point because of Aditya and Antara’s acting!) Aditya does an EXCELLENT job acting in this episode!!! Clap Antara is of course good too! Big smile
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