SOONER OR LATER
Story by: Raju
Written by: Tanuja
EXT. Garden/ Joggers park - Day
It’s a bright sunny day. City is calm. Birds are chirping. We hear people are talking. Senior citizens are practicing yoga and laughing exercise. It’s a crowd comprising of all ages from senior citizen to children of all ages, college going kids; screaming, laughing. Everyone is busy in their own world. A child looks around and runs to his fellow mate, who is crying, the child shows concern toward him. Meanwhile another child is shouting some names out loud and a group of children runs towards him. Some girls are playing home-home. Some boys are playing cricket/football. Some are just chitchatting. ( no audio just plain background music. Visuals will be slow-mo, emphasizing mainly on different emotions of children’s.) We see ANKUR and AMIT are sitting at the corner of the park away from all children. ANKIT looks emotional and conscious like he is afraid of something or the other. ANKIT starts walking backwards away from ANKUR. Unaware of what’s going on, on ANKITS mind ANKUR breaks the distance and walks towards him asking.. ANKUR
Maine kal raat mummy papa ko baat karte hue suna. Voh tumhein door bejne wale h. ANKUR
Arey pagal! Aisa tujhse kisne kahan?
Bhai, wahan dekho!
ANKUR looks at two ladies, sitting on the bench in the garden. One is ANKIT’s mother and another one is her friend. They are being civil and talking in a vey low voice. ANKIT and ANKUR tries to listen to them.
LADY 1 ( ANKIT’s MOM)
Aaj kal itni mehengai mein samajh mein hi nahi aata hahi aakhir kare toh kare kya!? Tax pay kare toh rashan mein samjhota, loan ka interest pay karein toh ghar ki choti moti zarurteinpoori karne mein samjhota. Interest, bill chukate chukate kahin hum hi karze mein na doob jayein. Uppar se ANKIT-ANKUR ki padhai toh abhi bas chalu hi hui hai. Itna sab ANKIT ke papa ki salary mein adjust kar pana bada mushkil hai. LADY 2 ( FRIEND)
Haan! Ab mehengai hai hi itni. Tum ek kaam kyon nahi karti apne jeeth ke ladke ko kisi government school mein admission kyon nahi dila deti? Wahan bhi toh acchi padhai hoti hai. LADY 1
Mujhe bhi ab yahin lag raha hai. Kyon ki agar aisa hi chalta raha toh na jaane ANKIT ki aage ki padhai kaise hogi. ANKIT-ANKUR looks at each other , emotional. Both remain silent for a moment. ANKIT’s eye turn red, full of tears he suddenly turns his back towards ANKUR trying to stop crying. Hissing, hugging himself as if he has nowhere to go. ANKUR on the other hand somehow control his emotions and tried to convince ANKIT. Ans says.. ANKUR
Pagal! Mummy jo kuch bol rahi hai usmein burai kya hai. Woh toh hum dono ke hale ke liye, hamare future ke bare mien hi soch rahi hai. Unka kehna bhi galat nahi hai. ANKIT un satisfy with ANKUR’s suggestion says..
Bhai aap chale jaoge toh main kaise rahunga. Main aapke bina nahi reh sakta.
ANKUR hold his tears and says..
Sab time ke saath theek ho jayega. Main hamesh tere saath rahunga ab rona band kar. Both hug each other tightly.
Camera pans from ANKIT’s face. We see a young boy who is 26, well suited office going guy, hearing all the conversation between the boys. Blink his eyes with tears. Scene II.
VIVEK and SHAURYA are like bestest buddies since childhood though are real brothers. They cannot imagine life without each other. VIVEK is mostly depended on his brother for his livelihood . He is carefree for almost everything in his life. While SHAURYA is mature, responsible guys handle everything with ease. But when both are together they behave immature, companion enjoy a hedonistic life even while SHAURYA is married to a level headed mature girl name SONIA.) CUT TO
We see both are in the car. Enjoying. Playing music. Singing loudly, cracking jokes. SHAURYA drives VIVEK to his college and leaves for his office. Both are back home in the night. Laughing.
Camera pulls back from alarm...
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