Posted: 24 September 2005 at 12:18pm | IP Logged
Episode 31 - June 14, 2005
Ashok Pandit, an old man, dies after falling from a local train.
One among the many deaths that happen in the city, the Railways cite it, more as a case of suicide than an accident.
They offer his wife a meagre compensation but are ready to offer a huge amount to Siddhanth to fight the case on their behalf. Siddhanth decides otherwise and chooses Mrs. Pandit as his client.
Single-handed, he stands against the system, its cracks, and its mediocrity. Victory seems far for Siddhanth with the railways doing all that they can, to protect their glory and reputation, even blaming the growing population for its present state.
But his morale is boosted when the people come forward expressing their woes against the local trains and its system.
By helping Mrs. Pandit get her justice, Siddhanth makes yet another effort to help the common man.
Episode 32 - June 21, 2005
More than 50 children participating in an interschool football competition fall ill and one of them eventually dies. The reason cited - consumption of contaminated water, supplied through private water tankers (in the name of 'Shudh'). Vinayak Shinde, the father of the dead child asks Siddhanth to represent all the aggrieved parents against the water supplier.
When investigations reveal the water to be perfectly safe, Siddhanth realises that the municipal corporation and the health ministry have been favouring Mr. Manish Chand (the owner of Shudh) for their own personal gains. The mystery deepens when Mrs. Deshpande loses her niece to jaundice and there is no one willing to speak against Shudh. Watch Siddhanth at his wits end, trying to nail the guys who have transformed 'water' into the liquid of death!
Episode 33 - June 28, 2005
No sooner has Siddhanth wrapped one case, another one awaits him in the wings!
Sudhir Asthana loses his son on his way to the hospital as he gets stuck in a massive traffic. The traffic had been stopped to make way for a politicians convoy to pass through. Sudhir strongly believes that his son has been killed, due to the sheer 'inhumanity' and 'negligence' of the Traffic department.
Now, to make the traffic officials accountable for his son's untimely death, Sudhir decides to approach Siddhanth . Siddhanth is now at work, trying to pave his way towards justice amidst corruption and redtapism of the prevailing system! Will he succeed?
Episode 25 A - July 26, 2005
A prostitute comes to Siddhanth, claiming that she has been raped by a police officer. Strangely, she blames Vikas Kapoor (Nethra Menon's honest colleague) as the rapist. Siddhanth and Nethra are now divided on the issue.
Siddhanth takes up the case on the basis that even a prostitute has a right to say 'no'. But with no medical tests, evidence or witnesses to the incident, he is really driven against the wall this time. Will he be able to prove that the prostitute was raped and get the rapist booked?
Episode 28 A - Aug 2, 2005
Naina Shergill, is an experienced banker but has been denied promotion on the grounds of being inefficient! She claims it purely a gender bias, which got aggravated because she is pregnant now. The chairman of the bank declares her incompetent. But then, Siddhanth fights for Naina who represents millions of hard working women who face discrimination at work place despite being committed. Watch Siddhanth, as he tries to crack this gender bias and get Naina, her much deserved promotion and her honour back.
Episode 37 - Aug 9, 2005
Siddhanth has a tough one this time. Payal, a college student is thrown out of her college because she suffers from Aids. Siddhanth somehow manages to get the college to re-admit her but then, Payal faces discrimination at every level. The college even conspires to force her to quit on her own. Sheila, Payal's teacher joins hands with Siddhanth to make Payal's dream of graduating come true but they are driven against the wall. Siddhanth tries very hard to earn Payal the right to live her dwindling life with dignity but the various false myths and social stigma associated with Aids makes it a losing battle. Will Siddhanth manage to break through a mindset which ostracises and looks down upon Aids victims? Does he fulfil Payal's last wish as she succumbs to the disease?
Episode 38 - Aug 16, 2005
Diwakar Dongre, a crime branch officer truly believes that encounters are the best weapons to clear the society of bad elements. Dongre is pulled up by Siddhanth Mehra in connection with the false encounter of a commoner, Anurag Pande. Siddhanth takes on Dongre claiming Anurag had no links with the underworld while Dongre boasts of evidence to prove otherwise. As Siddhanth's hard hitting arguments clash with Dongre's staunch beliefs, the very existence of encounters and their authenticity is questioned. In a befitting court room climax Siddhanth battles out Dongre to prove that sometimes law-makers in uniforms commit greater crimes than the law-breakers on the streets.