Posted: 16 November 2004 at 9:13am | IP Logged
Court is adjourned for the day. Judge leaves. Simran, Abhi and Manas stare at him leaving. Urmila looks back at Manas who is looking disturbed. Riya Sen is looking smug.
Outside the District Metropolitan Court. Manas is very troubled. Simran reassures him. Manas shouts at her telling her that Riya is going to win the case making their personal relations as the issue. Simran tells Abhi, that she cant tell why he is upset, everything will be ok.
Some journalists corner Simran and ask for two minutes of her time.
The jailer is praising Riya to the skies. She tells them that looks like they did not have enough confidence in her. They tell her that they have full confidence. They move away. The jailer tells the doctor that once they have won the case, then Urmila will see his strength and what he can do.
Manas is passing by where Riya is standing and Riya Sen calls out to him and says that "I hope that you are getting another article printed before the next hearing.". Manas gets instigated and stops. He goes towards her and tells her that he had heard a lot about her and her abilities as a lawyer. He had also believed that being a woman she would be able to understand the point of view of the women in jail and what they are going through, but all this is apparently of no consequence to her. She only wants money and along with the corrupt police officers she will be supporting them. The jailer hears his raised voice and so do Simran and Abhi. Before Simran and Abhi can stop Manas the police reach there and shout at him and beat him up black and blue. Riya Sen looks on but looks disturbed.
Jailer tells Riya Sen that that I will not leave him. He must suffer for what he has done. Riya says that Dr. Manas made a very big mistake by beating an on job police officer. This weakens their case further. She then tells the Jailer to cool down and she will do what has to be done.
Riya Sen is on the way back and remembers Manas's words about her wanting to make only money and not being bothered about the bigger picture.
Simran is sitting besides Abhi near a clinic. A Dr. comes in and says that Manas is generally ok, but under sedation and needs to stay in the hospital for 18 hours for observation and can be released only in the morning. A police officer tells her that in any case he will be arrested after being released for beating an on duty police officer. Simran asks whether they can apply for bail. He answers in the affirmative. She tells the police officer to tell Manas on waking up that his son Sonu is with her and he should not worry. She will come in the morning.
Riya Sen is passing by and stops seeing Simran and Abhi. She stops her car and gets down and enquires about Abhi. Simran tells her that he is ok but Riya would know the legalities of the case better being a lawyer. Riya tells her that Simran too has enough legal knowledge to understand. She asks Simran that why, being a well known celebrity, she is supporting this case, is it because she is a personal friend of Manas and Urmila or does she genuinely believe in her case. Simran is shocked to see Riya there and surprised at the question. Simran tells her that irrespective of how close a friend is and if he is wrong, she won't defend him. She and Abhi leave. Riya Sen looks on and contemplates.
Urmila is crying in the prison. Manas is on the hospital bed. He wakes up and is thinking.
Sonu, Manas's son is at the table looking sad. Simran comes in and tells him to go to bed. She lies down besides him and Astha putting them to sleep. And looks worried.
Riya is in her office and wondering whether she is working on the side of right people. Her phone rings and the jailer and doctor are announced in. They praise her to the skies and she cuts them in the middle and tells them she wants to meet the prisoners who had been pointed out by Urmila. The jailer asks her why when they have given her all the files and the details. She asks him why have they suddenly lost confidence in her. The doctor says ok, no problem, he looks at the jailer and tells them there should be no problem but both look shaky. They then ask her if they can do anything else. She tells them that she will let them know once this work is done.
Manas signs on his bail application. Simran and Abhi are there with the lawyer. The magistrate asks them to submit the papers in the police station. Manas says nothing is going to happen. That they have lost the case already. Simran tells him not to lose hope. Manas is out of the hospital and is shouting at Simran and Abhi that he will do what he thinks best. If they think there is hope they can continue to think so. Simran asks him why he is separating him from them. He says that he does not want Urmila to suffer any longer and he got himself involved in this case thinking that they could do some social justice and all this is because of Abhi. Abhi looks on surprised. Had Abhi not written the article people would not have brought their personal relations in the picture and the case would not have weakened to this extent. Simran tells him that it is not Abhi's fault that the case is weakened but Manas's since he beat up the jailer. Manas says that he does not want to fight the case any longer. Since he is responsible for weakening the case, let that be so. But he cannot stand Urmila being abused and not do anything about it. He walks off.
Abhi tells her he is leaving for home as he is not required here. Simran has tears in her eyes.
(Excuse the spellings today)