Posted: 29 May 2011 at 6:38pm | IP Logged
Dutta: (narrows eyes, expression suddenly very firm) Yeh tumhe kahan se mila Kishore?
Baji looks at Kishore's outstreched hands and is Shocked!!!
Kishore: Kale ne diya mujhe, kaha bahar Gate pe ek aadmi de ke gaya. (looks puzzled) Mujhe yeh nehi samajh mein a raha Bhau ke koi tumhare liye biscuit kyon layega? Poha kyun nehi?
Baji: (running his right hand through his hair, left hand on hips, shakes head in disbelief and says slowly) Pan mere ko samajh a raha hai !! (turns to Dutta, nostrils flaring) Woh wapas a gaya Bhau! Aur saale ki itni himmat ki tujhe ye bhent bhejta hai!!! Abhi ja ke Saale ko uski aukaad dhikha ke ata main. (urgently) Tu baas hukum kar.
Dutta: (face grim, eyes still narrow, suddenly rotates his neck anticlockwise and comes to rest with the head tilted little to the right, lips parted in a snarl)* Dutta's backgroud music* Haan Baji. Iska ek hi matlab hai. Us makhkhi ko phir se Sher banne ka shaukh chadha hai. (then chillingly whispers) Woh Bhul gaya (pause) Ki biscuit khane ke liye (pause) Tiger brand ki nehi, Mard Ki Kaleje ki zaroorat hoti hai.
Kishore looks more puzzled.
Baji: Saale ne Britannia ke dabbe mein Tiger biscuits bhar ke hum dono mein phut dalne ki koshish ki thi, (aggressively) Uski toh main...
Kishore: Per yeh hain kaun?
Baji: Anna ka Bhai Ganna (spitting out the name) Saala juicer-mixer Biscuits ke dhande mein gandagi phelanewala, Bhau ne usko tadipar karwake achchi sabak sikhaya tha. Lekin laagta hai ke Saala Jamaica se wapas a gaya.
Kishore: (Turns to Dutta, concerned) Milawat matlab Dhoka?
Baji: (walks up to stand besides Kishore, his left hand on Kishore's right shoulder) Haan jijaji, Dhoka. Usne Sone ke biscuits ke peti mein rolled gold aur Britannia ke peti mein ghatiya genhoon waleTiger chap rakh ke Bhau se shanpatti karne ki koshish ki. Hamare beech deewar banana chaha.
Dutta: (deep in his own thought, jaws clenched, says) Lekin iss bar mere ghar tak pahunch ke usne mujhe, Dutta Shriram Patil ko chunauti di hai. Usse toh purana hisaab chukta karoonga Baji.. Aisa chukta karoonga ki Ganna juice ka har katra sukh jaaye.
Baji: (looks at Dutta with sheer admiration) To der kis baat ki Bhau? Abhich ke abhi chalta hain na apan?
Dutta: (face suddenly twists in agony, a sad helplessness in his eyes) main nehi ja sakta Baji, tu jaanta hai na?
Baji: (sobering up) Arre haan Bhau...Ganne ke chakkar mein main to bhul hi baitha tha. Pan tu pareshaan mat ho, Naku ko main samjhata na!
Dutta: Dutta Sriram patil kabhi itna majboor nehi tha Baji, jitna aaj hai, chah kar bhi main gussa nehi kar pa raha (his eyes well up, sits down brokenly on the single sofa facing the door, rubbing eyes with thumb and index finger of right hand).
Baji puts an understanding left hand on his left shoulder, gestures to kishore and both walk out of the room.
Baji and kishore walking side by side comes and stops at the first rung of the wooden staircase.
Kishore: (concern writ large on his every body part) Baat kya hai Baji? Bhau aise? Aur Naku?
Baji: Bahut locha hai jijaji. lekin is uljhan ko seedha nehi kar paya to Dutta toot jayega?
Kishore: Per hua kya?
Baji: Kal subhe Dutta aur main jab bahar gaya tha...
Edited by Moontide - 29 May 2011 at 7:32pm