Next program will commence with in few minutes Nothing. Dust has fallen in mummy’s eye. I’ removing it. That’s all Dust has fallen in your eyes? Poor mummy! Dust has fallen in my eyes? Why do you tell lie having made a mistake? He’s a small kid. Did he ask us? We must keep up our elderly dignity I told on the day of marriage itself to act as an elder after 10 years Let’s be like kids until then Did you heed me? You begot a child urgently with in one year. Yes. Entire mistake is mine Have break fast. You gave it! Why do you eat hurriedly? Food will not digest if you do not hewit Health wouldn’t improve with out ”digestion. About it, in U.N.O, …” Hubby. Yes. I’ve a doubt You’ll ask knowingly in general I could not understand only this I see. Carry on Our mother in law gave you any over dose of herbal medicine inboyhood? Why? Nothing. You talk like a ”chatter box, aren’t you? That’s why.” ”That too, I’m a Psychiatrist.” ”Means, I’m a doctor of mentalities. ” ”I must converse with patients, ” diagnose diseases and heal them Diabetes will come if we eat more sugar. What’s this! ” How quickly my son has grown up, ” you see? Has he become a doctor? Keep quiet. Why? Your evil look will effect him Why you’re upset? What happened? Raju is missing. He’s not on bed

He’s not missing. Bed begot me She asked me to go to my daddy I’m fixed in this. Will you take me out? Do it. Take me out Where’s my daddy? He’ll come. Please get in When will he come? No sooner you recover and move happily When can I move? You must take medicines regularly When should I take medicines? Whenever it is given When it’ll be given? Right now. Now? Then I’ll turn back ”I’ll take medicine and come, doctor.” I’m coming. Doctor means nurse Nurse means doctor Son in law. What happened? What can I say? My pulse beat is rising I don’t know when I’ll die ”It’s just your doubt, father in law. ” You’re not sick. You’re like a rock. What’s the use even if I’m like a rock when your mother in law is eating me like a python? Where did you go leaving ”me here, daddy? ” ” What’s this nuisance, Son in law?” ” Did you forget Telugu, daddy?” This is not nuisance This is a pious relationship ” I and my daddy will go, doctor.” ”Come, daddy. Where? To the tank?” Why going to tank? Should we bathe? My God! I don’t know swimming Who’s this prawn? Again ”you’re talking wrongly, daddy.” I’m not a prawn. You’re daddy I’m your son ” Fatherson relationship, daddy.” ” Raju. He’s your daddy, isn’t it?” ” Yes, doctor. He is my daddy.” ” Then, will you go with him?” ”I’ll go, doctor. ” ”I’ll go home early, doctor.” I see. Then go and pack your bag and baggage ”You must be here, daddy.” ”What’s it, son in law? I’m already ” choking with a house wife and son Why this fellow like extra luggage for me? His father died in an ”accident, father in law.” Then he became mad like this His father might be resembling you ”That’s why, he behaved like that” on seeing you? Why don’t you tell him frankly that he lost father and he will not come? ”I fear, he may die with a heart ” ”stroke if I tell him, father in law. ” ”So, I’m treating him to absorb the ” shock even after knowing the fact Is it? But don’t make him an encumbrance for me Okay. I’ve a surgical operation to do. Please go home My God! Reminding me of my house again! Can’t he put a small one? He put ”a lock, which is as big as his head. ” What are those sounds? He’s breaking open the iron safe What? He’s breaking open the iron safe Iron safe? He’s breaking open Wait. He might not have opened yet. May I bring some coffee? No. Bring some poison What’s this? I’m busy Don’t disturb me It’s Goddess Lakshmi. You will lose eye sight if you break it like that I’m your son. Won’t you lose ”eye sight, if you hit on my belly? ” ”Did I ill treat you? I begot, brought ” ”up, gave house and asked to study.” My God! Again he’s ”talking of studies, mummy.” My God! He does not want to study Why do you raise that topic again? What is lacking? He has brain Give him what all he wants Otherwise… He’ll break locks open? Yes. Break my head. Will you give money if I break? I’ll give. Bend it. My God! Did you break? Not yet Okay. Don’t Break Why do you worry as if you’re giving your daddy’s money? It’s my daddy’s ” What about me, hubby? Joint ” ”business, isn’t it? Take from him. ” ”I’ll take. I’ll get Rs. 1,000 ” at 100/0 interest Will you take loan? Yes. It ”will be my liability only, isn’t it?” Take it I see. I thought daddy is have only a car. He is having a house also ” Daddy. Who’re you, my son?” I’m the son of our daddy.

Whom do you want? I want our daddy. Daddy! You look like blind May be next house. Go there You may be thinking that I’m blind I’m hearing everything clearly You may feel that I’m deaf I can see everything I’m not dumb. I can understand if anyone speaks Where’s our daddy? ”Where’re your feet, daddy? ” What’s this nuisance for me? ” Why you’re afraid of me, daddy? ” ” Who’s he, hubby? Didn’t I say?” I’m the son of our daddy He’s our daddy Is it true? Why don’t you talk? ” Tell them boldly, daddy.” My God! I see. You’re afraid of facing us ”only for this, isn’t it? ” ”I understand it. Means, you have” another house and another family My God! Why you are after me? I’ll expose his whereabouts. I’ll expose how many wives you have and how many sons your wives have Who’s she daddy? Is she our maid servant? She’s my husband. Who’re you actually? What? Who’re you? ”What’s this, daddy? Why do you ask ” your son so as if you don’t know me? You are my son?! When I’m not ”able to bear my own son, ..” Who’re you like a ready made son? Please listen one thing. ”If we have any relationship, ” I’ll make it good in my next life I touch your hands. I salute you ”My God! You should not salute me, ” daddy I must salute you and press your ”feet. I feel hungry, daddy.” Are you hungry? Yes Look here. Eat me ” Son should not eat father, daddy.” My God! Why are you sorting out ”all these things, Padma?” Can’t you sort them out in the ”morning? Look here, Padma.” ”In life, especially in youth,” ”every moment is precious, Padma.” See. What can I see? 750/0 of the night is still left 7 kilograms of jasmine are still left in the house 30 years of youth is still left in the body ”As she is your wife, she will be ” beside you through out the life ”Even if it is late, there is ” no problem. Please bear it ”Okay. But, what great Omar Khayyam ” ”said in similar situation, you know?” No. But he didn’t say that when husband is leaving next morning wife should not pack his baggage to night Yes. If you pack baggage ”through out night like this, ..” he asked me to stare at you Get up ”My God! If you block everything,” really it will take till morning You’ll stay there at the most for ”2 days. 2 pairs will do, isn’t it?” I don’t know why. This beautiful moon is teasing me like anything Bring back the articles you’re carrying with you This breeze is exiting me My God! I forgot keeping towel due to your interruption This towel cannot stop excitement It cannot stop this chill. Come Son in law

Get lost Please go Son in law ” Please go, darling.” Son in law My God! Please come out. My God! Who? Father in law. Salutations Leave the formalities You’re a gay lord My pulse rate has gone up Nerves are breaking like balloons ”It’s usual, isn’t it?” Come to the point One boy was after me calling me ”as daddy, you see? ” He straight away came to house Who? Raju? He’s not Raju. He is a piece of glass piercing my heart I feel as if I’m sitting in an oven with the strife at home He came and added fuel to fire ”My wife means, your mother in law.” ”She asked me, `What?!” Is he your son?’ `Is he having a mother? Do you have relationship with her?’ `How many wives and sons you have like this? will you tell or not?’ See. She held me by this tuft and started insisting to tell her How can any woman refrain from ”having such a doubt, uncle?” Uncle. You heard the tragic ”story of Raju, isn’t it? ” He has lot of attachment ”with his father, who died. ” He could not forget that attachment and and also could not leave you as you look like his father We must make this illusion true for a while ”If it is made true, his heart will ” become strong. Then I’ll tell truth You should act as his father till such time How? Already my wife is sitting on my neck ”.. doubting that I’ve 16,000 ” maids all over Andhra Pradesh ”Why do you fear, when you are ” confident that you are not guilty? Be bold. I’m with you Can I stand boldly before my wife? No. I’ll run. I’ll see that aunt runs on seeing you. Okay? ” But in this matter, ..” ” It is a must, isn’t it? ” ”If he calls me as father, I should ” ”respond affectionately, isn’t it?” Yes. I’ll do it. You should take care my death rituals later ”Okay? Bye, dear.” Doctor. Yes. Your advice is very nice Should he act as father if a stranger calls him daddy? ”If someone calls you husband,” should I act as her cowife? Is it the mode of your treatment? Did you sort out everything? Yes. Close the door I say My God. Don’t shout. I’ll close Come on. I’ve urgent work Okay ”Get aside, mad fellow.” My name is Prema Bairagi She is Mata Bairagi Which Bairagi? Mata Bairagi This Prema Bairagi’s mother Do you prevent us from entering our own house? You’re scolding me in a language which is not known to me I’m angry. I built inns for ascetics like you. Go there Mummy. Why do you bother about him? Go and call police first They’ll put in jail. That’s all We have a phone in our house We know. Wait. Are you here? Do you dare to come inside? Let my father come I’ll see your end ”If you dare to entire meanwhile,” I’ll nail you. That’s all

Mummy. Don’t shout I’ll have to sew your lips My God! What is this? Do you ”bring someone, incite him on us ..” and send us out of the house? Dirty fellow ”Please come in, Daddy.” You’re not felling well ”Please be seated here, daddy.” I’ll see their end Do you make us to stand out side like this? Are you a human being? Shut up. I said what you should ”say. Forgive me, daddy. ” ”I’ll not sleep, daddy.” Daddy should sleep. I should sleep Badlu. Hubby. Yes Kerchief See. You’re going to a village Don’t wear suits to look smart It won’t look nice I’ll drape towel Not so. If you look different from others … Evil looks will fall ”Next, drink boiled and cooled water. ” Don’t drink water just like that I don’t drink water at all ” See. As you came to a village, .. ” don’t climb on trees No. I’ll sit like a rock By the way… You’re talking as you like. I’m getting late ” Am I a kid? By the way, Babu …” Am I a baby? I can look after Get down Look here I know. You’ll come Brother Seshu

Brother Brother. Seshu. Here Brother. What happened? ” He has come, brother. ” Who? Why should I tell you if somebody comes? Means? I should not utter ”name, brother. Shouldn’t you say?” It’s my fate! I’ve such an innocent brother. Your brother in law! Yes. No. You might have mistaken My Goodness! I’ve seen with my ”own eyes, brother. Come here. ” ” No, Sarada. You mistook somebody” to somebody. Listen Come on. Where? ” Come on, I say.” ” Where? Come on, brother.” Where? I’ll show. Where else? ” Here only, brother. I’ve seen ” just now. Then where is he? ”I don’t know, brother. He stood ” there. I saw with my own eyes ” I swear. You bear it in mind,” isn’t? So your eyes too saw it ”My God! No, brother. ” I talked with him But I felt shy. I came to you ”He must be somewhere here, brother.” ” Come on, brother. ” ” See, Sarada.” ”When he comes here,” wouldn’t he come to our house? ” Where would he go, brother? ” ” I’ll find him, Sarada. Go home. ” What’s this? Come on Master. Sir. Yes. Could you give the house address of munsiff? Munsiff’s house? Yes Please follow me He is the munsiff ” Salutations, Sir. ” ”Welcome, Murty. ” I thought you may not attend my marriage as you are a busy doctor How can I miss your marriage? ” He is Mr. Murty, munsiff.” We’re schoolmates. He’s clever and lucky. He became a great doctor Please get in Tell me one thing first I’ve been observing ever since I stepped in to the ghat People are stunned on seeing me as if they saw a ghost or a devil

What’s all this? I’m really surprised That’s all a story. There was a boy ”here, who was looking like you.” He… Why all that now? Go and take bath. You’re tired. Come ”How is your practice, Murty?” ”By the way, have you seen any ” girl near temple on your way? Yes. I’ve seen ”On seeing me, she ” greeted with joy and ran towards fields calling her brother ” Everything is over, Master.” What’s over? What can I say? ”It’s a tragic story. You said, ” ”a girl ran on seeing you, isn’t it?” She is a boon given by God to our village along with River Godavari ” Did brother Kesava go to fields, ” sister? Not yet ” Ranaga What sister? Your said, ” ”a nail cut grandma’s leg, isn’t it?” How’s she now? What should I say? She’s not yet healed Poor grandma. I’ll cook flour and send from our house. Apply bandage ” Okay, sister. We don’t have” even a doctor in our village ” Hubby. Listen, son in law.” What should I listen? ”See, father in law. If you talk ” ”about the gold chain, I’ll listen.” Listen. Even if you talk a ”thousand things, there’s no use.” ” What’s the matter, uncle?” What should I say? I gave a chain to my daughter at the time of marriage I sold it for the sake of land He says that he would not take her with him if it is not given now ” My married life is ruined, sister.” Why you do you talk like that? Give this chain and send Savitri ”to in law’s house, uncle.” I don’t want your chain. I’ll pay with interest by shedding my blood Should Savitri sit crying like this until you discharge loan? ”I don’t lose anything, if I don’t ” have this chain. Go happily Sister! Accompany her and ”drop her at in law’s house, uncle.” ” See you, auntie. You are the ” ”goddess of our village, Sarada.” Come in front of them as a good omen. Come on. Proceed Did people allow you to come home? ” You talk peculiarly, brother.” How would it be if everybody is indifferent? ”Though brother is hungry, you would ” inquire about people’s welfare and return home late in the morning. Is it so? Our brother will be angry in a spurt of a moment. Sit down Did you prepare any curry or should I go for only pickles? Why should our brother eat only with pickles. He will have a feast You would like it. My Goodness! Where are you going again? See. You left the calf in hot Sun. I’ll keep it in the shed Would you feed me with out curry as if you feed a dog! I don’t eat Why do you come with empty hands instead of bringing vegetables? Should I bring vegetables despite working day and night in fields? Stop eating then Get lost ” What’s this nuisance, auntie? ” See. Your uncle would not bring vegetables Should I cut myself into pieces and serve? I see. Just wait Brother. Would you scold me? Why? Give this curry to aunt ” Not so, brother. I pity them ” I heard it Why pitying them when you are here? I must eat with pickles. Take it No. You should give with a smile My innocent sister! How to deal with you when you feel if others are hurt? ”Take it, I say.” Do you go with out having meals ”as you are angry with auntie, uncle? ” ” Auntie. What, dear? Take ” this curry. Thanks. Come in ”Go and have meals, uncle.” ”Brother. I’ll prepare a good curry,” soup and all for your lunch Not necessary. Even if you serve ”porridge sitting in front of me, ..” my hunger will be satiated Innocent brother! ”By the way, uncle has sent a word.” Have you gone there? How? You have come just now I’ll go after having meals ” Why did you call me, uncle? Our ” ”Krishnamurty is coming today, Kesav.” Is it? Yes. Did he complete the study of medicine so early? Yes. Go to ghat on your cart He is coming after completing ”higher studies, you see? ” ”If we do not honour him, it’s an ” insult to us and our village What do you say? ” Okay, uncle.” How naughty our ”Malli is, you know? ” I’m unable to bear her mischief every day Brother. Wait Brother. Here ” What is this, sister?” ” Holy food, brother. ” ”Look here, Sarada. Doctor is ” there in the cart. Give him

Doctor?! Yes Why do you stare? We used to call ”him Kittayya in childhood, you know?” He is the same. Give him ” Our sister, doctor. You might have” seen in childhood. Is she Sarada? Yes. Oh! What a change in her! Face was like a pumpkin flower! Plait was like a branch of Godavari! Small Gowns like a doll! What a great change in her now? Okay. Come on She is like an innocent child ”though she is grown up, doctor.” I don’t know whom she will marry and how she will lead married life He should forget that he is her husband and act as mother or father Innocence is many times better than ”ignorance with arrogance, Keshava.” ” Really? Yes, auntie. Doctor” has entered our village just now I see. He will open a hospital ”also, Venkanna. I see.” Master! Do you know this? What? Doctor has come to our village Nobody need to worry about any diseases hereafter ” Chenchayya. What, sister?” Hospital will be built here Is it? Yes What’s this? You’re highly educated and moreover a doctor ”No. Though I’m a doctor today,” ”.. I’m the same poor orphan, whom ” you pitied and took into your fold Okay. You undertook journey Come on. Take bath first Long live. Our Doctor Indicate a place for the hospital of the Doctor. We will arrange Wait. It’s not even 10 minutes since he has come. Why do you hurry? ”Moreover, what’s his opinion?” He want to be in city or here? What’s this? Entire village says that he will build a hospital here Have you already announced that you will open a hospital here? ”It is surprising, uncle. Though” ”I wished it, I did not express it.” How everybody came to know? Our Sarada told us Why do you interfere in unnecessary ”matters, Sarada?” Did you announce in the village that doctor will open hospital here? Did he tell you? Is he not opening here? Should we go to a far off place if someone is sick in our village? My God! What is too hot Grandpa Chenchayya had a heart stroke you know? ”If there is a doctor in our village,” ”he would have survived, you know?” You’re talking unilaterally. Should we not consider others ordeals also? What are those ordeals? What do you know? Could he move in this dirt and dung after moving with shoes in city? ”Enough. If it too hot, ” skin may sustain burns Sarada. Investing heavily on higher studies is to squeeze with interest Also to grab 3 times the investment ”as dowry, if somebody will give.” Okay. Serve meals quickly. Go and change dress. I’ll bring water ” See you, doctor. Bye.” You come in Doctor. Come out once. What’s the matter? I’ll tell. Come on What happened? I’ll tell Come on. Please wait. I’ll come Come on. Sit down No formalities You said someone is serious Where’s the patient? Why do you search in the nests? It was here. Where did it go? Your patient is a human being or a beast? What if it is a beast? It is more than a human being It can understand whatever we say Poor creature! ”When I came, she closed eyes” and lied here like a corpse Malli means a cat or what? ” Yes, doctor. Malli.” ”Come here, my dear girl.” You brought a good patient Sit here and search it. See you Doctor. It may be seriously ill ”Otherwise, why it became dull” when it was very active? Just wait. Malli. Sarada! ” Did you see our Malli, Kamala?” Our Malli delivered four babies It is there. Come on. Let’s see Mother and babies are healthy? Yes. Come and see Malli once ” She delivered safely, isn’t it?” No. Again ”Not needed. In case of danger, tell ” my name in it’s ears. It’ll get up Come on. No problem Did you call doctor simply for this? Naughty! Let’s see Malli ”You know, isn’t, uncle. We know the ” beauty and qualification of our girl

”Though we like our girl, groom wants” ”a cute and educated girl, isn’t it?” ”Though he wants or not, I understood” that you want to marry such a girl ” What’s this, uncle? Why do you” deliver lectures? Come to the point That groom failed in 5th form and working as a clerk in Rajahmundry There is some dispute among son and father. I see Some case is pending in Court for his share of 2 acres of land ”If you interfere, make him win” and get him his 2 acres of land ”Is there any dowry etc., or we” should just perform marriage? ”What’s this, uncle? When he studied” ”5th form and has 2 acres land, ..” would he simply marry with out any dowry? Then how much he wants? ”They are asking Rs. 10,000, uncle.” ”If we help him win court case, .. ” ” .. he may agree for Rs. 8,000.” ” My God! Rs. 8,000?” Do you have so much of money? ” What is unknown to you, uncle?” You should take my piece of land and adjust the amount I see. Do you want to sacrifice everything for the sake of sister and roam in the village with a begging bowl like a beggar? Not so. What else the parents ”of a girl can do, uncle?” Don’t do anything Our village itself will do Look here. Sarada is a jasmine We should not give such a goddess ”to one, who cuts tree for a flower.” You feel that she is a goddess and anyone will be fond of marrying her Uncle. Find fault with every match I bring You will repent later that you made a mistake regarding her marriage It is left to you. I may bear that pain but I’ll not accept if you perform her marriage with some idiot She is big doctor in this village My God! What’s it? Nothing ” Pain in the leg. Then, let’s” go to doctor. Come on Why doctor for a simple thing? It will go by applying castor oil ” Anyway, I’m not hurt. Come on.” Are you not hurt? No. I see You need doctor for cat but not for you? Come on. I don’t want Come on I say. My God! Whose face I saw while rising at dawn? You should not neglect such things Bones may break at any moment It’ll be very dangerous. I can’t help. Get checked up. See you Where it is? Let me check up. Sprain is not here. It is for the leg ”Innocent girl! Wherever it is hurt,” it’s impact will be on the heart ”If heart is strong, no would can ” hurt us. Let me check up Do you fear that I would steal your heart? ”Anyway, you have concealed it” ”carefully, isn’t it?” Can I steal that easily? ”By the way, leg is hurt, isn’t it? ” Lord Krishna! Do you feel for my touching your feet? Innocent girl! Lord Krishna also touched the feet of Satyabhama Come on. Show me Here? My Goodness! Sister Sarada! ”Why did you come here, sister?”

”Today is auspicious `Ekadashi’, ” isn’t it? I came to give holy food Today is auspicious `Ekadashi’? You saved me Then I’ll make doctor fast. He will be pious. I’ll not be scolded Why should he scold? This vessel is adulterated it seems ”Whatever I cook in this, it smells ” like gum and palm seeds ”Nothing cooked in this is tasty, ” sister. He scolds my cooking as he does not know that ”this vessel is faulty, sister.” Your cooking! This kitchen! These vessels! Oh God! Okay. Don’t cook anything I’ll bring from our house ”My goodness! If you do so,” I’ll be indebted to you Poor fellow! Okay. Carry on. I’m telling you Have meals Are you not able to listen? I’m able to see. That’s all What’s it? Two wide eyes One long nose White and soft cheeks on both sides of it What’s special? Everyone would have those things ”Even if anyone has, shouldn’t” they invite to look at them? Will you have meals first or go on talking like this? I’ll make you sit in front of me for years together and talk ”.. like a sage, until snake holes ” rise around me Where are you going? To our house. You will not go You will say so but you cannot go You know that it is a great sin No. I’ve urgent work at house Then take ”I’ll spend rest of my life, starving” and chanting the name of Sarada ”Go safely, Sarada. ” ”If you do not take meals, it is ” ”as good as killing me, I swear. ” Oh! Are you crying? My hunger is satiated just on seeing you why all these things? ”Look here, Sarada.” Munsiff brought me here when I was an orphan and made me a man ”After becoming a man, a guide of” life appeared before me just now ” What’s the news, Murty?” Recently in the planet Moon Why Sarada has come here? As ”Ranga could not cook properly, ..” she brought food for me I see. Why do you tell lies? You might have called her for some ”feast. No, uncle. He is right.”

Keep quiet. Why do you back him? How many lies this Murty was telling ”in his childhood, you know? ” Is it fair on your part? If you call an unmarried girl for feasts ”.. and entertainment like this,” how onlookers would think about it? ”Even if he calls, would you come” just like that? ”He is not at fault, uncle. ” ”As he is not having timely meals, ..” I’ve … You brought meals Innocent Sarada is not at fault in this matter What is this recitation of faults? You would say she is not at fault She says that you’re not at fault Then am I at fault? Can I say so? Say so. Nothing wrong `Sir. I’m fond of Sarada. If you ”do not perform our marriage, ..” you will be making a mistake’ Say frankly. Nothing wrong in it Sir. You told what I’ve in my mind ”Right or wrong, it is my decision.” ”Look here, Murty. Such decisions” should not be taken in emotion Did you think properly? You’re a doctor. That Sarada ”I know, Sir. She is a country girl.” She is innocent. Illiterate ”But over and above all these things,” she is good at heart ” What else anybody would want, sir?” ” So, will you marry Sarada?” What is wrong if uncle is angry? Why did you give food for an alien? ”Yes. Ask her frankly, my son.” ”You don’t go. Be here, dear. ” Brother is also angry I’ll never take hereafter Then what about his meals? How can I help it?20 Okay. Will you do one thing? Just marry him ” Uncle! Keep quiet, I say.” What is lacking with Krishnamurthy? Is he handicapped? ” Not so, uncle.” Fight and wedlock … See He is fit for wedlock ”About fight, Sarada alone should ” decide. What do you say? ” What, uncle! ” ” What is this, uncle?” This country girl and that highly qualified doctor … Kesava! ”Marriages are not man made, my son.” They are already God made Our Krishnamurty is fond of Sarada What is our objection then? ” Not so, uncle. Is it possible? ” It is possible ”If you accept, I’ll fix auspicious ” time too. What do you say? Okay. Have I ever disobeyed you? ”If you and your daughter like him, ..” why should I object? ” Will you marry the doctor, dear?” Tell me. Don’t feel shy You should lead long married life ” As you please. So, what else?” The earlier the better ” Delhi scent. Jasmine scent, sir.” What’s all this? Delhi scent. Jasmine scent ”Lily scent. Popular sent, sir.” I don’t want all these things Take away. What’s this Sir? You are a new groom. Your nuptials ”are to night. Recommend to him, sir.” Okay. Give a bottle full of ”1st class scent. Okay, Sir. ” Doctor! What happened? My daughter fainted after delivery ” Please start immediately, doctor.” Wait. I’ll come What’s this brother in law? Doctor cannot come today Find someone else. Where can I go suddenly? You should save her Why do you worry? I promised to come. Get up ”No, brother in law.” You’re married only today You should neither cross the boundaries nor the river. Listen me ”What are these superstitions, ” brother in law? I’ll return now You are feeling shy now itself Conceal it for him too I’ve only one daughter. I don’t know what will happen. Come on Are you dreaming? Okay. Will you ignore God as this God has come?

Son. Daughter has survived! Doctor. Please get up I’m indebted to you forever. You have come and saved my daughter What did I do? I did my duty That’s all. Doctor! Saver of untimely death Washer of all sins

Holy of water of the feet of Lord Sri Lakshmi Narasimha will do good Be prosperous and happy every day Lead a long married life Kesavanna. Neither Sarada came from temple nor doctor after treatment That’s what I’m wondering Kesava. Just a moment ” What’s up, uncle Venkayya? ” Doctor’s boat sank in Godavari ” Boat sank? Yes, Kesava.” Doctor! Horrible! ”Fateful, Sarada.” Doctor’s boat sank in River Godavari ” What did you say? True, Sir.” Eyewitness Bullibabu told me Blatant lie. How dare Godavari is to make our Sarada a widow? All the males should go and jump into the river. Go and find out Uncle. I heard. God will never do injustice to us. Don’t worry ”No, uncle. Someone told Sarada ” when she was coming from temple She fainted. She is brought back to house just now I see. You please get in ”What should I tell, my Sarada?” Uncle What is my sin? Why it ”happened to me so, uncle? ” ”No, Kesava. If at all there is ” ”any sin, it is mine.” I rejected the match brought by you and performed marriage forcibly That is the result of it My Goodness! Why did I sleep like this? Is it already dawn? Not yet. Why you are all dull? What happened? How can I see Sarada’s face now? Uncle. Kesavanna. Sarada recouped But she is talking like mad ” Did Sarada know about it, uncle?” Sarada. Uncle. Your son in law left long back He may not be knowing the way Shall we send somebody? Is he new to this village? How can’t he find way? He will come. Don’t worry Uncle! Kesava. Sarada heard that boat sank but she forgot it ” She become mad it seems, Kesava.” Uncle Would I lose Sarada too? Why do you utter bad words? Sarada is eternal She is a pious girl Lord. Doctor’s corpse is found! Is he dead? Yes. Why do you whisper within yourselves?

Nothing. Why do you conceal? ”Won’t you tell me, Kamala?” Then keep within yourselves ”By the way, where is Hari?” Did he go to bring him? Yes. Then he will come It is already too late. Please go. No problem. Let brother come Kamala. Brother may ”scold me saying, ..” `Are you a kid? Why you need company?’ See. I’m not asking you to go keeping your brother in law in mind I’m telling as brother would scold Please go Okay. How can you be alone? ” Your brother law will come, is it?” Even enemies should not have this kind of misery She is like a Goddess! Should be so cheated? Blessing in disguise! God saved Sarada for us She might have become mad on hearing that boat sank She did not remember it at all She might be remembering only his going to treat patient That innocent girl is waiting for him to return ”So, we should all behave as if” nothing happened to Doctor and he may return today or tomorrow ”How long we can conceal this truth,” uncle? We can conceal forever if we are unanimous ” Yes, Kesava. We can conceal.” Why you are so innocent? She moved with us like a sister more than with you ”If she knows it, her heart will ” fail and she will be no more for us ”Means, with out telling this, should ” we keep her bangles and vermilion? I don’t know what sort of sin it is Is it a greater sin than what God has committed to an innocent girl? It better to conceal this truth till she comes out of her illusion We should all ensure that the incident would not reach Sarada ” What do you say, aunt.” Yes. We will do so What do you say? What else? Our duty to see that she would not get this news. What do you say? Okay. Lord Brother. Where did you go? Did you go to find your brother in law? You are not at home through out ”the night. No, sister.”

I’ve gone on some other work Yes. you do not bother as to when brother in law left and where he is Okay. Do you know when he will return? How can he return so soon? Why? Is the patient so serious there? Yes. It was a very serious incident I’m unable to bear it whenever I recollect it ”Calm down, brother. Do you feel your ” brother in law is an ordinary doctor? ”He is God. If he touches,” corpses also will rise alive ”True. As brother is God,” God is very gracious on him ”What you said is cent percent true,” brother Go and mulch milk. I’ll boil and give. You can give him He was sleepless through the night How come if he misses meals also? ” Brother in law is not there, ” Sarada. Where did he go? ”That patient is serious, isn’t it?” He accompanied her to city Did he go far away? When would he return? How can I say? If at all survives … What? ”Means, that patient should ” ”recover, isn’t she? ” ”True, brother. Okay. Brother in law ” may come tomorrow if not today ”If that patient survives,” that is enough ” Wash your face, brother.” I’ll bring water. Innocent girl! Let her take care of her health Come on It is a good omen. Please start Just wait Sarada is a widow. Will you go after facing her? Come on Shut up Sarada is a Goddess Could our daughter lead married life if she did not help at that juncture? Are you taking gifts for Savitri on the eve of her pregnancy? Yes Which month? 5th month. Ask ”her to beget a healthy child, uncle. ” Okay. Why did you stop? Is it because I did not come as omen? Yes. Come in front of us as good omen. Proceed ” Bye. You are always forgetting,” uncle. Bring jasmine and bangles Okay. Sure ”Don’t worry, auntie. First ” ”delivery for Savitri, isn’t it? ” She will have easy delivery Don’t get upset ” Come on. Let’s go home, Sarada.” You please go. I’ll come later

Come on Sarada. Yourself? Why do you sit here at this late night? Come ”You please go, brother.” He may come at any moment ”Way should be visible in darkness, ” isn’t it? I’ll guide and bring him You please go. Give me lantern Why? So many lamps are lit for him He’ll come in that light. Come on Yes. He’ll come like Moon coming among the stars in the sky. Okay? Yes. Come on Oh! They might have lit fondly. How would the air know? It put them off Ganga. Doctor did not ”return yet, is it? ” ”He did not return yet means, patient ” may me very be critical. Isn’t it? Ranga. Will you please do me a small favour? What? I’ll give money. Go and tell doctor that our Sarada is awaiting you ”No, Ranga. If anybody comes to ” ”know, what would they feel?” Wouldn’t they feel that this ”girl has no shy? So, Ranga.” Tell him that our people are sick and ask him to come at once. Okay? Should I tell a lie? Please. I’ll tell you truth Go and tell him a lie ”I don’t know why, Ranga.” My mind is a blank with out him I’m unable to relish food also Ranga. Take this money. If you ”want, buy some edibles and eat.” I don’t know how you will convince You must bring him at once. Okay? What’s this? Am I your servant to do whatever you say? Why are you crying? Uncle! What happened? Sister Sarada is asking me to go to doctor to bring him back What should I say? Where should I go? How can I bring him back? Ranga. You’re young So you’re telling me and crying Whom should I tell? Brother is going to the land it seems. Hurry up They might not have watered the land properly. Shouldn’t you check up? Why do you talk like that? Nothing. I talked so as I’m happy that my brother is more fond of land than his sister Why do you make me cry? Who else is there for me than you in this world? Oh! How caring you are to sister and how much you lament for her when her married life is being ruined! Okay. Do you find time to give me at least a post card? What for? To write a letter to your brother in law Will you write a letter to Brother in law? Why? Don’t you like even if I write it? No. He… He is a male He will always be busy

He may or may not write Nothing wrong if we write You are the head of the family. My writing is unfair when you are here What shall I write? My God! Should I dictate? Okay. Write it ”Dear Brother in law, Salutations.” We are safe here Who is safe? Are we not upset ever since he left? What? Did you write all this? You’re mad. What did you write? We are safe here. Safe ”Intentionally or unintentionally, ..” if I insulted you or hurt your ”feelings, don’t keep it in mind.” Forgive me and return at once Why do you cry now? ”If you were careful, ” you would not have hurt him He would not have left Isn’t it? Yes Okay. Don’t cry. He’ll be pleased with this letter and will come back Write down. Our Sarada is quite ”innocent. Daily, for you .. ” Write down. Write in a pleasing tone Did you write? Yes Then drop it in the post box Brother. Wait. Did you write address? No Oh! How come if you are so absent minded? You would have dropped in post box like this. Write down I’ll find out correct address from uncle and then write Don’t you know at least address so far? Okay. Hurry up. My God! I fear something wrong with brother Such an active person! He became ”like this means, has he become mad?” What’s this? I’m posting a letter written to brother in law ”She is awaiting reply to the letter, ” also her husband everyday and worshiping Gods. We have been consoling with some story or other She saw you today. She may resort to some extreme step if we deny Very peculiar. We loaded palm leaves on the carts and ”Don’t be surprised, Kesava. Your ” brother in law has not come alive He is a big doctor in the city He is capable of keeping us alive The property I’ve in this world ”is only Sarada, doctor.” I know. I heard it. Make her steel hearted to bear this calamity Usual therapy will not do for this She must be treated mentally ”I know Mr. Joseph, who is one of” our senior doctors I’ll give a letter addressed to him Show your sister to him ” Will her madness be cured, doctor?” ” It’s illusion right now, isn’t it?” Show her to him for heavens sake ” I don’t know, doctor. ” She told she saw you with her own eyes. I don’t know what’s in store It’s like a wonder. I saw with my own eyes. I talked. He too saw me Is it all unreal? You’re mad ”If it is true, where is he?” ”You’re mad. Actually, when I took” ”my brother along with me, ..” he might be hiding to somewhere ”to tease us, you know?” ” Where are you going, Sarada?” I know where he is Sarada! You didn’t believe when ”I said that he has come, isn’t it? ” Yes. He has come. Come on ”What’s this, brother. See. How” majestically he’s sitting there?

Okay. Why did you sit here instead of bringing him to our house? ”Marriage is going on, isn’t it?” He’ll come as soon as it is over I’ll bring him. No. If you have ”so much of care and remembrance, ..” why should I bother being a girl? See. You need not bring him I’ll be here till the marriage is over and bring him along with me Don’t worry ” What’s this, Sarada? ” See your shape in a mirror once Do you appear before him like this? ”Go home, wash your face, comb ” your hair and wear good dress ” Meanwhile, I’ll bring him.” Will you really bring him? Don’t you trust my word? Promise me. I swear on me My God! Don’t say so. Bring him honourbly and carefully Brother. I’ll give him hot milk Okay? Please go May I take leave of you? Why so early? You can go by evening bus. No I must go. I left hospital also ” Even then, my presence here” is not good. That’s also true Sarada came to marriage venue in search of you yesterday night Is it? I don’t know what sort of fuss she will make God alone knows with which lie we should console her Don’t worry. Show her to Dr. Joseph as per my advise I too will write letter to him I don’t know Everything is in your hands You’re our God. See you. Bye Rajarao. Don’t wake him up ”New groom, isn’t he? See you. ” Rajanna. Stop the boat. Hubby Don’t go ” He is going, brother. Will he ” ”stop if you call, Sarada? Come on. ” Do you intend to call him actually? Don’t call. Sarada. Leave me What is this fuss? I’ll touch his feet or die on the lap of Godavari Hubby! Sarada. Hubby Uncle. Your Goddess! With these hands ”Uncle. In this madness, she will ” ”give up food and sleep, .. ”

reduce and perish herself but she will be no more for us Kesava. Did we take pain so far only to lose her? He told that there is a big doctor in the city. Let’s show her to him ”Next, it is left to God.” Dr. Joseph said he mentioned ”everything in those papers, doctor.” Our opinions concurred in this case I’m treating exactly a similar case ” However, in the case of Sarada …” ” Why do you hesitate, doctor?” About money? There is no question of money in this Now Sarada should not be treated with medicines I should also make her believe that her illusion is true that her husband did not die ”That’s why, I’m hesitating. ” ”I know your trouble, doctor. As I ” couldn’t cut sisterly attachment and as our entire village ”treats her as own sister, ..” we could not kill Sarada with our own hands ”That’s why, we are making” ”this request to you, doctor.” ”Some how or other, ” ”save our Sarada, doctor.” ”Why do you talk like that, Kesava.” It is my duty as doctor Meet me in the evening once I’ll tell what to do and how to do I’m observing you ever since you came here. Why do you look so? Go and mind your business I’ll buy a new sari for festival and take you around the city in car ” Okay. Go. What, madam?” Take your salary and get out ” What’s my mistake, madam? ” Should I say? Take it and go ” What happened, Padma? What’s up?” I’ll tell. Let him go first Ask me now. He might have snatched money taken for petrol No. He is throwing chilly powder in the eyes of his own wife No. You would simply suspect He is not such a man ”Not now. After two days,” he will become inhuman ”Being married and having children,” would he tease the maid servant? Why do you laugh? Nothing I laugh at your ignorance ”Why do you make a fuss, if a” male and female talk after all?

If husband is inclining towards ”someone else, ..” what would be the fate of the wife? How would you know it? ”If I were in that situation,” I’ll hang myself and die ”Even if your wife refuses this,” ”there’s nothing wrong, doctor. ” ”Not only she but any housewife, ” ”who is possessive of her husband, .. ” can compromise for these ”unique circumstances. Not so, sir. ” I feel try to ask you to stay in a hotel though I’ve house and all ”We should feel shy, doctor.” We are troubling you in many ways ” How can we reciprocate your grace, ” sir? Don’t use such big words now Go and bring Sarada at once. I’ll arrange all amenities for you here ” Okay, Sir. Right.” Sarada. God heard your prayers We’re going to city today itself ” Brother! Yes, sister. ” Your troubles are over He ask us to bring you at once ” Really? True, sister.” Uncle. Is it true? Did he ask me to come there? Yes. God! I scolded you I blamed you. Forgive me ”God saved my married life, brother.” Auntie. Bye. Water the snake gourd plant. Summer is entering. then ” Come on, sister. Bye.” Bujji. My darling! ”Take care of Bujji, Kamala.” Bye Lakshmi. Bye Seetha. I’ll write on reaching there. Okay? ” Bye, master. Bye.” ” Bye Uncle. All the best, ” dear. Bye I’ll tell doctor and call you there ”as soon as I reach the city, Ranga.” ” Sister! Why do you cry, ” mad fellow! ”You’re also coming soon, you see?” Don’t cry Kamala. Do you remember what all I said? I’ll write letter Why do you get upset? Wouldn’t I attend your marriage? Send invitation in the name of your brother in law Both of us will attend. Okay? Come on. brother. Bad time may comes Padma. I’m already late. You are still packing. Coming Did you pack everything or should I go and beg someone? I packed everything in this Very Good. Except one thing What’s it? Get it. I need not get from any where. It’s beside you Take it. I see ”Look here, Padma. ” For fear of forgetting it ”in my hurry, ..” I packed in the night itself and preserved here Fake words! Who would believe these males? ”Means, should I carry you in my” ”coat pocket, wherever I go?” ”I’ve no objection. But, Padma.” ”Till we reach Hyderabad, .. ” I’ll neither stop for drinking water nor for going to urinals Okay. come on. Stop it. Okay When will you come back? Why that doubt? I’ll be back as soon as the conference is over ”Means, even if it’s not over by” ”16th instant, will you stay there?” Is it in our hands? Is it in your mind at all? If you have a strong will to return ”by 16th, you need even have limbs.” You can be back by floating in air 16th will come like 15th and go What’s special with 16th? You ”concealed here, isn’t it? Ask it. ” ” I’ll ask. What’s it, darling?” 16th instant … Tell me My God! See. What an important thing I forgot? Our country got independence on 15th of August ”On 16th of August, we both” got independence

” Even if you don’t tell, on 16th ” instant.. No. Don’t talk I’ll land here. You know how you should look like? You should be slim and trim on 16th. I know you will be so Okay. You are getting late My God! What’s it? Nothing 16th instant Brother. Did you again tell a lie that he is coming? Innocent sister! I’ve no strength to tell even truth How can I tell lie? Yes ”If our brother can tell a lie, ..” truth would have died long ago ”Isn’t it, brother? ” ”No, Sister. Your brother died long ” ”ago, as he could not tell truth.” Call me on this number in case of emergency ”If others ask, tell that he left for ” a medical conference at Hyderabad ” You’re right, brother. He’s ” ”coming. Is it? Yes, I swear. ” ”Salutations, doctor.” Pleased be seated Why do you call as doctor? Can’t you fondly call as brother in law? He may like coconut water Will you bring it? ”Just a minute, doctor.” Sarada. What’s this? Did I bring you all the way here to cry? No. Please don’t cry No. I’ll not cry All my agony has melted and ”washed away with tears, isn’t it? ” I’ll smile now. I’ll be at your feet with a smile ”Look here, Sarada. Who am I?” I’m a doctor It is my duty to keep the body and mind healthy for ever. Isn’t it? Then why did you make my body and mind suffer so much? After leaving that day just to ”treat a patient,..” would you return only for your friend’s marriage? ”After coming, without coming to ” ”our house and talking to me, ..” ”.. with out talking when I called,” do you leave as if I’m a stranger? Why did you do so? Did I commit any mistake? No Did our brother ill treat you? Look here I’m not mad to put you to agony because of your brother ”So, am I mad? Tell me. I wrote” a letter also without any shy Just a word! Did you write even a word in reply about your welfare? You know how we gulped our own tears while waiting for you You know the agony of a woman when her husband dejects her ”If you are born as woman,” you could have understood it Okay. Past is past Forget it as a bad dream ” Hereafter, you should not shed” tears for anything. True I don’t know. If I recollect it Leave it. Why all that now? Okay. Why did you become so lean? How nice you were at our village! Did I become so lean? ” That’s why, I’ve come, you see. ” I’ll cook and serve meals timely hereafter ”I’ll change you with in 4 days,” so that people would envy you I see. I too will change you ”with in 4 days, you see.” I’m already transformed with your vernal looks. What’s left to change? Not my looks Only the looks of God! I see. Who tied this wedding lace? Your God

”I became his own, ” when he tied like this Not alone in his looks but I became his pupils also ” I cannot talk with you, Sarada.” Talk something Brother will come What else can I talk? I don’t know what wife and husband talk when the are alone How do I too know? You’re in deep love with me You must be knowing Please talk Please smile otherwise Why don’t you laugh as before? ”On seeing that smile, I recollect ..” ”.. the temple, hills, green fields, ” ”Godavari, and cows of our village.” Please smile Am I late? No. You have come very quickly Shall we go out and relax? Doctor. Brother in law You wanted to show your hospital ”to Sarada, you know?” I see. I forgot it Shall we go to hospital? Let us start Why do you hug it like Casabianka? Won’t you have meals? I don’t want meals and charcoal Get lost Mummy. Let him have it It’s his last meals What’s that? I’m going to take out daddy’s money and life ”He is your daddy, after all. If you ” want take money and leave his life I’m pleased with your devotion for husband See the devotion for iron safe He hugged it like a frog ”Get up. Or else, He is I and he is ” yourself. Will you please get up? ” What, daddy? Get lost.” Talk now if you have guts ” Did they scold you, daddy?” They’re talking as they like Are they talking nonsense? Yes. Lend me your ear You demon! Yes You beggar! Yes Do you insult me with his backing? Daddy. Lend me your ear Not only insulting; I’ll flay you too ” If it so, I’ll flay both of you.” Dad. Lend me your ear once more Would you flay me? My God! Will you go out or shall I shoot? He is mad. He may shoot us also Daddy. My God! Is it this? I felt this as it. I’m too scared ” What, sir? Don’t call sir.” Call me daddy What? Call me fondly as daddy Daddy ”No, Sir. He left for Hyderabad” 4 days back. He’ll come tomorrow What? Did he buy an injection? It may be another Murty He is out of station Won’t you listen? Why did you come again? I’ve come to tell that doctor is here Is he here? Yes. He’s here since last 3 days He’s enjoying with a cute girl in Room No. 99 of Hotel Ajanta Hotel Ajanta. Room No. 99 Hotel Ajanta. Room No. 99 Hotel Ajanta. Room No. 99?! Doctor Murty is here? ” He has gone out, madam.” You? Where’s that girl? She has gone with him ” I see. Then, who’re you?” I’m her brother ”Shut up. If you’re a brother,” ”who sends sister with a stranger, .. ” all the brothers in the world would die with shame Madam. Hold your tongue Who’re you? I’m doctor’s wife Madam. Forgive me I understand your doubt ”If doctor is your husband, ” ”he is our God, Madam. ” ”Why do you play this drama,” when it has become public? ”Yes, madam. Public may feel true ” what all it sees and spread rumours But our doctor has to ”play all this drama, ..” only to reveal the truth which neither public nor our sister knows

What’s that truth? ” I’ll tell, madam. ” I’ll tell you what all I concealed ”though my heart is bursting, madam.” Sarada is not just my sister ”She is my Goddess, madam.” ”Tell me now, madam. Is it wrong ” to treat doctor as our God? ”Forgive us if we are wrong, madam.” Madam. We’re agonized with what all has happened so far Why should you to be in agony? ”No, madam. I’ll go back to our ” village along with my sister today ”What all is destined,” will happen Brother. I insulted your godly sister with envy as I’m a woman I misunderstood my God too ”Forgive me, brother.” Sister! Sarada is the sister of both of us from today onwards She will stay in our house In your house?! That mad girl?! ”No, sister. Sacrifice too” must have a limit This is not sacrifice This is my duty This is my responsibility as his wife. Don’t hesitate Tomorrow is an auspicious day Come to our house with Sarada ” Sister! Brother! Bye, brother.” Sister! You’re a divine couple Goddess Parvathi and Lord Shiva Have you seen? Word is a word 16th instant Sun may rise at night but would you tell a lie? Thanks a lot. You realized at least now ” So, in Hyderabad …” Don’t ask about it Feel that I did not go to Hyderabad. Why so? What nonsense? There whirl winds and torrential rains! So? Conference is canceled? Suppose like that ”Even then, when weather is rough,” could we have good moods? ”Moreover, 900/0 of the doctors have” got degrees but where is the talent? Didn’t you take dowry forcibly from our daddy? If he weighs me and gives you for ”weight, still your daddy owes me.” Do you simply boast here or open your mouth there also? Entire hall echoed! My God! When I addressed as ”Ladies and Gentleman, ..” all the geniuses present there were aghast. What?! They requested me to stay back for two more days to impart knowledge Today is 16th. I see. So But how can we tell our trouble to ”them? They will laugh. So, ..” I told a big lie. Is this sari for me? No. It’s for me Is sari for me if not for you? I searched entire Hyderabad What?! Even in that whirl wind and torrential rain also? ”Despite thunderbolts, I searched ” entire Hyderabad for my love But it bears the label of this city? Oh! This city’s label? ”Means, oneness and unity you see?” Those things are in business also I see. The goods of that city would be imported here The goods of this city will remain in this city only Why you are looking there? Why didn’t they come so far? Who? You will see. Who? Relatives? No. Friends? No Oh! Come on. What a big house?! Brother.Just a minute Brother! Who’s she? She I’m the cousin of your husband I’ve come to assist as yours is a newly married life Come in. Keep right foot ”Come in, brother. Come on.” Subbulu. Carry the baggage ”Give it, sister. Take it.” ”Come in, brother. Sit down.” I’ll bring some coffee ”Why, sister? I’ve come. You’re ” our relative. We should serve you ” What, brother? ” ” That’s okay, sister. ” You’ve come just now House and all are new House may be new but not cooking ”Where’s kitchen? That one, dear. ” ”Sit down, brother.” Just a minute What’s all this? What else? I did the job which you should do I too heard Sarada’s story ”Hubby. Even if we do good, ..”

if your stay with a new girl ”in a hotel, what public would feel? ” ” Not so, Padma. ” ” If I bring her to house, ..” Did you feel that I would doubt and shout? How innocent are you! I’m leading married life with you since long Can’t have even a iota of your goodness? Padma. I never felt that I would see so much of goodness in you ”You’re my cousin Padma now,” isn’t it? ” Have it, sister.” Who’s she? ” She is `pinni’, Babu. Pinni ” means? Pinni means auntie ” He’s our son, Ravi.” Where’s daddy? Daddy means? Daddy means father Idiot! He would not heed. He would not give up even if we beat He calls doctor as daddy No problem. He is a kid ” By the way, where’s the ” father of Babu? Why do you ask about it? He’s in Ambala. I’m here He writes to start immediately ”When I pack my bag and baggage, ..” I receive a telegram asking me not to start as he is transferred I used to pack on receiving letter I used to unpack on seeing telegram That’s it. We met each other some one and half year ago ”Don’t worry, sister. All the males” are like this. He is also ”After a long time, now. ” ”By the way, where is he? ” You’re going on talking Just talk or some coffee also? I’ll bring right now Sister. Doctor. Our sister is quite innocent What she will do and say I don’t know You kept such a girl in your ”house. No problem, brother.” I too feel Sarada as my sister as you feel. I keep her in my heart Not a sister; You’re going to keep fire in your heart Kesava. You should not blame Sarada hereafter Sarada is not your sister now. She is my patient; Our padma’s sister Doctor. How many lives it will take for me to reciprocate your grace? ” I’ll take leave of you now, sister.” ”I’ll go, Sarada. Where, brother?” ”Where else, sister? ” Only to our village Would you leave me alone ”and go, brother? ” Are we not here for you? You’re all here for me But our brother has nobody ” No problem, sister. By, brother. ” ” See you, doctor. Bye.” ”Brother. Whenever you feel like,” you come here immediately ”Even if you have urgent works,” you must come Brother. Don’t sit beside window in the train Coal may fall in the eyes ”Brother. If Kamala asks, ..” tell them that Sarada reach safe and doing well Convey my regards to uncle ” Okay, sister.” ” May I go, sister?” ” Okay, brother.” ”See you, sister.” My brother looks bold but he is quite innocent Sarada. Whom you are laying this mattress? ”It is for you, sister. Here big ” window are there. It’s breezy You can sleep quietly What do you say? ”Sleep well, sister.” ”Just a minute, sister. ” Where? To his mother. Why? Nothing. He wouldn’t sleep anywhere except in my bed ”He has slept, isn’t it?” ” Babu slept there, sister.” Poor boy! Slow Sister. You may feel thirsty at midnight. Water is here I’m Padma here. You?! Yes. What? Padmanabham?

You?! What’s the matter? Is it so serious? I see. Okay. I’m starting now Coming Man did not ask God to create him Why did he play such a big drama of creating him making him hopeful and turning all his hopes into mirages? ”When I think of Sarada, who is ” elated with joy feeling that ”… this is her house, you’re her God ” ”and this’s her day, I pity her.” Don’t you feel that we intentionally purchased troubles? Why do you say so? If we feel that ”this is miserable, .. ” what else can we do as human beings? Babu. What’re you studying by reversing the book? I did not wear spectacles I could not see ”So, you should wear spectacles” and then study. Take it Padma. Yes. Where are my shoes and socks? Bringing Why do you attend all these works? ”Moreover, is it fair to call Padma” for everything even after my coming? He is innocent Don’t think otherwise. Okay? Sarada. Why should you do all these things? I told the same thing to sister just now Hubby. Who’s padma? Who else? My Is she not a relative Yes. Poor girl! ”So, is it fair if you always call ” Padma for every small thing?

It’s not fair. See. I’ll wear shoes. Ask Padma if driver has come My God! You’ve told just now For every small thing ”By the way, here you have ” used a peculiar word Always. For every small ”thing, always ..” Is it fair to call Padma? See. You told. I forgot What a great memory you have! I don’t forget anything of you I remember everything here I preserve here for fear of forgetting anything Tell me one thing. Let’s see ”On that day, means in the” evening of our marriage day Okay. In the evening? You came inside to take medicines chest Yes. I came. After coming Why do you entice with eyes? Oh! Do you remember to that extent? Then what happened next? Should I tell what happened? Don’t you know? Is it because I don’t know? You said you have a great memory I just wanted to know Then listen. I’ll tell from A to Z. Tell me You should not feel later Not at all. tell me May I tell? Yes May I tell? Yes No. If I recollect all those ”things, I’ll be angry with you. ” I’ll wear. Padma ” Come on, auntie. ” Why did you come alone? Where’s uncle? Why do you ask about him? Your husband is there inside? Yes Would he keep quiet with out doing anything? What did he do? ” He kept a mad boy in our house, ” you know? Has he become normal? I may become mad. He made ”that boy call as daddy, you know?” Madam. Shut up. I pitied ”because he is mad, ..” but my husband is after him calling him as his son now Don’t laugh. See. If you don’t tell your husband ”.. to cure my husband, myself and” son will become mad ” It will never happen, auntie.” Padma. I’ve come her only for it See. Go and bring some coffee Who’s this girl? She is an unlucky girl called Sarada She is also married like any other girl. I see We use to wonder whether a man ”resembles another man, you see?” Her husband was looking like your son in law. Is it? ”But, well before the henna on” ”her feet dried up, .. ” Have coffee. See Sarada Stop these medicines from today take these things in the morning and evening My God! Why all these medicines for me? Am I suffering from fever or cold or liver trouble or madness? Who said that you’re mad? But you tell me as to how healthy and bold you’re after starting these medicines! Always dwelling on that subject! ” My God! Is it? That’s why,” he has brought her here How bold are you! If she calls your husband as her own husband? Mother in law would not come with out purpose. What’s news? I wanted to discuss so many ”things, son in law.” But you have already started ” I see. Then, I’ll drop by car.” ” Let’s talk while going. Okay, ” ”come on. Sit for some time, auntie.” I’ve many urgent works See you again Sarada. Why are you dull? Shouldn’t you tell me? My darling sister! Tell me He is not allowing me to do any work. Such a simple thing? ”No, sister. He is not even ” touching me and keeping distance ” Why, Sister? Didn’t he ” tell you? What? He was not feeling well just before your coming here Doctor advised him to take medicines for another 2 months ”What, sister? ” Why disease for a doctor too? Why? Is he not a human being? Yes ”Had you told me this earlier,” I would not have exposed myself ”My foot! Okay, sister. We want him ” to be healthy. What do you say? Prema. We’re spending so much. We should not become laughing stocks ”Do we keep Raju alive, when he ” resorted to insult us like this?

Have you seen our army? Do it quietly before your daddy comes Wait and see. That dirty fellow will come to see only Raju’s corpse We fed various things so far We feed money now ” Do you remember, what I said?” Yes. What should you do? We should hit him as soon as we see him ”Ducks? This is city, isn’t it?” Nothing is found here ”In our village, means where?” ”In Yellamma Cheruvu, ..” lots of ducks will be there ”No. Bath means, washing” the body with water Say once. What? Say `bath’ `Bhat’ Not `Bhat’ It’s `Bath.’

Did you start teaching aunt even before wearing dress? ”It’s a shame, if anybody sees.” Please get in Why don’t you get ready? You wanted to go somewhere? Why those dirty ”Hindi cinemas, sister?” ”The other day, we saw, you see.” All of you laughed. I too laughed ”To be frank, if it is `Sati ” ”Savitri’ or `Sakkubai’,..” we get both piousness and nobility. What do you say? Okay Sister. What? He may feel ”bad. Let’s go, sister.” Aunt. Whose photo is this? Show. I’ll tell What’s your greatness in telling after showing? How to tell with out seeing? Then close your eyes ”He is a boy. Means, not a boy” of my age. Boy with moustache This is another boy with out moustache. This is a girl Not a small girl. Big girl I see. Who? May I tell? Okay. I’m telling. Okay I’m opening eyes. Okay Stupid. He wants all unnecessary things. Give it. Listen I’ll show it to aunt Let him show. Babu! ”If you take out that photo again,” I’ll teach a lesson to you. Get in ” What happened, Sister?” Nothing. My head is reeling Head is reeling? Come on Where? Don’t sit. Lie down ” No problem, Sarada. No.” ” Nothing wrong with me, Sarada.” Don’t talk more Your head will further real You’re not listening my words You’re killing me He too has not come. Sarada! Thank God! You have come? Okay. I’m not come to cinema today ”Unexpectedly, urgently. My God! ” Why cinema now? Sister swooned and fell down there She is unable to sit or stand or lie down. Go and check her up I’ll bring hot coffee Please check her up ”What happened, Padma?” Oh! What’s up? I see. Is it? When? Is it after that? Padma. You must take care of your health exactly in these conditions You too should remember it Oh! You reminded me What’s up my son? Did you bring anything for me? Why should I bring for you? Your mummy will give you a small sister When? Ask your mummy ” When, mummy? You naughty.” Padma. See you. Bye Have that coffee yourself She made a big fuss What’s this after all? Your sister is going become mother Hubby. Come here What’s up? Why do you close the door? Have you become mad? Why? How can sister become pregnant? Is she not a women to be pregnant? That’s okay. Where’s sister’s husband actually? I don’t know where he is Isn’t it? Yes Is it not more than one year ever since sister met him? ” Yes. Isn’t it? Then, ” if this happened to sister My God! If anyone knows about it? Means? I don’t know. God alone the sins and righteousness Sarada! Why should we be angry with that poor girl? Any woman should not be away from her husband for such a long time Not sending her is our mistake Oh God! You don’t know what ”you’re talking, Sarada. ” I know what I’m talking. You did not understand though I told clearly ” So, what shall I do now? Send ” her quietly to their house at once Such matters such not be delayed Okay. Hubby. Don’t just nod Any further delay will ruin sister’s married life We will lose our prestige later ”Though you are a great doctor, ..” no medicine will work once the case goes out of our hands

Are you listening? What? Get two tickets tomorrow itself You’re in a hurry. You may bring two full tickets Half ticket is only chargeable for Babu. Understand? Yes We should behave before sister as if are not aware of it at all That poor girl will for it! What do you say? Okay? Those are legs. Not throat What do you talk like that? I’m surprised as you’re doing something unusual today Did you lead married with me with out any habit so far? I was robust to get away even if you catch me by neck previously But now… Do you agree? ”That’s why, we should safeguard” our interests when we are healthy What do you say? So what? Have you seen paper? What’s the news? Government will impose ceiling on properties Ceiling means ration. Don’t you understand? Fool. How do you know? Just like birth control and family ”planing, Property control.” ”Nobody should have land, money” property after a particular limit That’s the meaning of it ” So, I had a nice idea. ” ”If we do so, we do not lose” any property Only one idea not to lose any property! ” Let’s divorce, hubby. What?” ” Divorce. If we do so, .. ” property will be divided into two equal parts ”Then, Government cannot go” against us. How is my idea? Are you a woman? Do you divorce husband for the sake of property? Are enjoying anything now? I could understand This is my hard earned property Even if you and your son ”.. break my head, I won’t give ” even a pie from this property ” Means, should we become beggars?” Should you become afresh now? You have all the requirements. If ”you hold a bowl, role will be apt. ” Hubby. I’m telling you finally You may be feeling that Raju will take care of you ”He should lit your pyre,” if you die Shut up. Are you human beings when you are awaiting my death? Look here. I tell you frankly Listen I’m transferring my property to my Raju See. I’m also telling now. If it ”happens, I’ll find a well or a pit.” It is left to you now I like it only that way If you commit suicide by ”jumping into a well or a pit, ..” ”.. postmortem, police, witnesses ” and other formalities will follow Jump into sea straightaway. Some crocodile will eat. You will vanish ”Then come on, Daddy, Let all ” the three of us jump together ” Leave me, I say. Raju.” Drop both of them at the sea shore ” Okay, daddy. Go. I’ll go. ” ”If you go to that extent, ” should we close our eyes? ”I’ll see the end of that doctor,” who set my house on fire and then I’ll decide as to who should die and who should live Go and die. Dirty fellows! ”Why are you so angry today, daddy?” No. I’m relaxed ”That’s why, I’m really angry.” ”You should not be angry, daddy.” Your pulse beat will rise ”If something goes wrong with you,” ”who will take care of me, daddy?” ”Where would I go, Raju?” ”If every family has a son like you,” ”no father would die suddenly, Raju.” Daddy! My Son! Sarada is sending away that pious lady? Is she sending her away from her own house by blaming and insulting her? Uncle. I wanted to kill myself as I could not see the agony of Sarada ”Now, I’ll kill Sarada and then kill ” myself to make everyone happy I did not treat Sarada to kill her. Don’t forget it Not so. Even after all mess Nothing happened. Don’t worry Neither I nor my wife is angry with Sarada or hate her in this matter It is better to inform facts ”to Sarada at least now, doctor.” I’ve called you only to do that Sarada can bear the facts now I believe that she has become bold to that extent now I thought it is better to consult you before doing it. Okay My God! I’ve become absent minded It is getting late Do you want to go anywhere? ” No, sister. To day is a good day.” I want to send you to brother in law’s house How long you can stay in a stranger’s house? ” So, I told him to get 2 tickets, ” ”sister. So, you’re sending me?” Where are you going? You’re going ”only to brother in law, isn’t it? ” You should leave happily ” Won’t you feed me, mummy?” ” May I feed you, Babu?” No. Mummy should feed me I’ll feed you for the last time ”today, Babu. ” Why? Are you going away? If you ”tell, I’ll go. I’ll not come back.”

” Then, go now itself. Do you” talk with aunt in this tone? He is a child after all. If he ”wouldn’t talk so, will you talk so? ” Your mummy is going to your daddy ”today, Babu. Do you know? ” ”Our daddy is here, isn’t it?” Where should we go? Your mummy will explain it to you Have meals first ”You too have meals, sister.” He has gone to get tickets I don’t know how much time it will take to pack your baggage ”Auntie is mad or what, mummy? Why ” she says that we would go to daddy? Look here. Have meals quietly Okay? Please talk with her It is not a sin even if ”we are burnt alive, sister.” A pious lady like you is intimidated. Brother! ”Where is Sarada, Padma?” Oh! Brother also has come in time! Hubby. Have you brought tickets? Sarada! Brother doesn’t know Innocent fellow! Sister is leaving ”by this train, brother.” Hubby. I convinced sister tactfully Hubby. Why don’t you come? I’ll serve meals Won’t you wait till train leaves? How much late it will be! Come on Oh! I’m absent minded. Go with ”uncle and take bath, brother. ” They should leave by train I’ll attend to their work first Will you just listen? My God! I’m tense due to this sudden travel Look here. I’ll listen to you ”later. Come on, sister.” ” Sarada. What’s up, uncle? ” Doctor may like to say something important. Why don’t you listen? My God! What’s that important matter? Tell me straightaway I should arrange Sari and all for sister. Sit there. I’ll tell I see. Why? Shouldn’t you tell me if I stand here? ”Or else, do you fear that I would ” be nervy and faint on hearing it? Okay. I sat. Tell me Do you know this? Some are scared of Divali Some are scared of the wedding music ”These two are festivals, isn’t it?” Then why they are so scared? ” Why do you laugh? Otherwise, ” what’s this? Is it that important? They might have seen someone’s body burnt while lighting crackers Someone might have met with some accident in some marriage They might have recollected that incident and scared ”If something happens due to fate,” would it recur? It’s their madness ”So, we should not be scared if we ” hear of such accidents or see them We should be bold. Isn’t it? My God! When I said train time is over and ”.. I’ve lot of work, ” why do you give lectures? Look here. I’m not a child You need not talk of the fears I do not have and make me lose heart Understand? Good. I really appreciate your boldness now You must listen attentively now On that evening ”Means, do you know what happened” in the evening of your marriage day? What happened? ” Come in, aunt. Why are you hasty?” I’ve come to scold your husband ” What is my crime, aunt? You … ” Aunt! Come in. We will discuss ” What happened, aunt?” Whatever happened is not enough? Your husband set fire to our house He brought and kept a boy in our ”house for treatment, isn’t he?” ”Your uncle is pleased with him, ” wants to give property to him and sent us out to find a big pit or a small well to jump in it and die ”Why uncle would really do so, aunt?” He might have threatened jocularly You too took it as a joke Didn’t he bring that widow to your house for treatment? ” I mean, Sarada. Aunt! Her ” husband will not return as he died As you feel that your husband ”looks exactly like that dead man, ..” ”.. instead of revealing the fact,” ”as she is fair and good looking, ..” if your husband indulges ”with her and sends you out, .. ” you will understand my agony ”Horrible news, Sarada. ” ”The boat in which doctor is coming,” sank in River Godavari Your son in law may not find way in darkness. Shell we send someone? Is he new to this village? How cant he find way? Who tied this wedding lace? Your God! ”That widow Sarada, you know? ” Hubby. Sarada understood the fact

Uncle. See from that side ”If you commit suicide,” it is as good as killing me ”She is not seen, hubby.” Brother. Unable to ”see me like this, ..” even while fighting with a cruel ”fact, you never cried like this. ” Why do you cry now? ” Sister! Calm down, brother.” ”If you cry like this now, you will ” have no tears left after my death ”Don’t say so, sister.” I retained this cruel fact in my heart to keep you always before me Don’t break my heart and deprive me of my sister ”How innocent are you, brother!” ”If your sister would so easily, ..” would she live even after becoming a widow? ” Isn’t it, uncle? What can you” do against the injustice of God? You should become stone hearted and forget what all happened ”Yes, uncle. I’ll forget ” ”everything. But, ..” ”What’s all this, Sarada?” I was feeling the idol in the temple as God and worshiping him ”But, I could not recognize the” Gods who are among human beings ”I suspected your pious your couple,” which is symbolic to divine love I suspected your character too ”Then I was mad, sister.” I did not do it intentionally Can you forgive me? Sarada. Though we are not born ”from the same womb of a mother, ..” both of us are real sisters Would my sister commit a mistake? Should I forgive her at all? ”If at all I have next life, I’ll be” born as maid servant and serve you ” Tell her, sister.” Sarada. Never feel so Goddess like you has a cause for birth ”That’s why, the near and dear and ” the village and surroundings wished you to remain among them as their daughter forever They concealed this truth also as they cannot see you in tears But I dared to reveal that truth and committed a new sin You should actually forgive us No. You told me the truth and made me realize You gave me with an opportunity to return to him ”.. the wedding lace, vermilion, ” ”lamp black, bangles and all he gave. ” ”Now, my heart has become light.” ”I take leave of you, sister.” Pay a visit to our village along with sister at any time ” Babu. What’s this make up, ” aunt? Babu! Babu. You asked me to go ”jocularly, isn’t it? ”

I’m really going now I said so for fun sake Please come to our village What’s special there? River Godavari is there. Temple is there. We have a small house there Will you come? Yes ” My darling, Babu!” You should grow up and become a great doctor like your father Will you remember this aunt then also? Yes ”I take leave of you, Sir.” Sarada. We reached our village ”Get up,sister