Old is gold(OS series on old TV couples)Episode 36(Rudra Kesar,Rishi Indira)
Dedicated to Sydell who wants me to write on Rudra Kesar and Rishi Indira.
Kesar was a traditional girl who did
arranged marriage according to her family's wish.
Her husband Rudra married her
obeying his dearest sister Indira.
On the wedding day he was impressed
with Kesar's beauty.On the decorated bed when they sat together he asked her,
"Which was your subject in college?"
His question made her upset.His
conversation in English made her more and more upset.
"I have not completed schooling.I
was in hindi medium too".
The shocked Rudra moved away from
her leaving her in distress.
That moment onwards there was a distance between
was a husband who failed to
see his innocent wife Kesar's pure heart.He did'nt see her good side.For
she was only an uneducated girl.He had always dreamt of a modern wife
good English.But in that aspect Kesar was a complete failure.His ange
rtowards her broke her innocent heart and she burst into tears secretly.
She was always
clad in traditional Indian attires and was never able to utter a word in
English.But to save the family's reputation he took the responsibility to teach
her.He believed that it is a shame for his family to have an uneducated
daughter in law.So he took the trouble to teach her.That brought them closer.During
that process unknowingly he started feeling for her.He started loving her
simplicity.He started loving her long hair plat,patiala salwars and long dangling earrings.
But unfortunately before revealing his feelings to her,with a shock
he realized that he has become too late in moving ahead with his married
life.Because an accident snatched her from him.He could'nt even see her dead
body.She fell off the cliff.Everyone in their family except Kesar was saved by
Days passed.Months passed.It's been one year..but still Kesar's memories have
not been erased from his heart.But he suppressed his pain.
Once Rudra saw Indira and her
husband Rishi romancing in rain.
Dhage tod lao chandanee se nur ke
Ghunghat hee bana lo roshanee se nur ke) - (2)
Sharm aa gayee toh aaghosh me lo
Ho sanson se ulajhee raahe meree saanse
Bol na halke halke, bol na halke halke
Honth se halke halke, bol na halke
(Jhoom Barabar Jhoom)
He was reminded of Kesar.He felt her absence
"When she was with me I did'nt give
her any love.God punished me for that".
Indira arranged a party on her
dearest brother's birthday.
Indira and her husband Rishi brought
Rudra was not interested.
"Indira...I have always fulfilled all
your wishes.But this is too much.I am not in a mood to celebrate my birthday.The
worst birthday of my life".
"Why bhai?Your biggest burden was
Kesar bhabhi and she has gone forever.So you are supposed to be happy now by
celebrating this birthday"Indira asked sarcastically.
Her words tore his heart.But before
he could say anything
a modern girl entered their house with
a sweet face.
"Happy Birthday Rudraji.."
Everyone looked at her with a shock.Rudra could not believe his eyes.He was
That was Kesar.
"No..it can't be Kesar.Kesar can't wear such modern dresses even in her
dreams.Kesar can't speak English with a good accent.But the way she called
Kesar kept smiling at him.
"That innocent smile belongs to only Kesar".Rudra is sure about that.
Indira spoke,"Don't be confused bhai.She is Kesar only".
Rudra is shocked,"Indira?"
Indira revealed the truth,"Yes bhai.Kesar bhabhi is not dead.She is
alive.We thought that she is no more.But later i got an information that she
was not dead.She was deeply injured and unconscious.You all thought that Rishi
and I went to Switzerland for one month.Actually for one month we were with Kesar
bhabhi.We stayed there with her through her treatment..She was cured completely".
Rudra was surprised.
"I chose Kesar bhabhi for my bhai as I felt that though she was not educated and stylish like the high class girls we see daily she has a golden heart which can give a lot of love to my bhai.But my bhai did'nt see her heart.My bhai refused to accept her with heart just because she was not stylish and good at English".
Rudra felt guilty.
"So i felt that before
she comes back she should be prepared enough to be your wife.So i entrusted
some trustworthy people to give her a make over.That is how she became modern
and learnt spoken English.Now i'm sure that you like her.She has become someone
you desire for".
Rudra looked at Kesar.She looked emotional.She was waiting to know his reaction
about her change.
"Yes,i liked your new look Kesar.You are looking lovely.I'm happy to hear
you speak English".
Everyone including Kesar was very happy.Tears dwelled in Kesar's eyes due to
happiness.Finally her Rudraji has accepted her.
Rudra looked at Indira and said,"Indira..i never thought that you will
fail to understand me.You thought i will accept Kesar only if changes
Indira was confused.
He continued,"You know..even if she had'nt changed herself also i would
have accepted her".
Kesar,Rishi and Indira could'nt believe it.
"I don't know when and how..i had fallen in love with Kesar.But before i
could confess my love to her,she met with the accident and..."
They were surprised.Kesar was even more happier to know that Rudra has accepted
her as she is.
He went closer to her.He cupped her face in his hands.
"Kesar..you don't have to change yourself to win my heart.You are good as
you are.I'm totally attracted to your personality.You don't have to hide your real
identity to get loved by me.Because you have already won my heart".
Kesar did not know how to express her happiness.She felt that she was in a
beautuful dream world.
Indira and Rishi were very happy.
"Now it is time to start the celebration.Rudra..come and cut the
Rudra cut the cake and gave the first piece to Indira.
"This is for you Indira.You are the best.Because you gave me the most wonderful
He took the second piece and stood steady for a moment.
Rishi smiled,"Rudra..do what
your heart says".
Slowly he smiled and moved towards Kesar.Her face glowed.He fed her the cake.
"Thank you Kesar for making my birthday so special".
She smiled,"Actually it is Indiraji who made this occasion special.She
only brought me here".
She looked at Indira with wet eyes.Indira hugged Rudra and Kesar.
Rishi hugged Rudra.
"Rudraji...now only you became a real
man.The man who sees beauty in his wife's defects and loving her is the real man".
"Traditional appearance and not able
to speak English are not my Kesar's defects.I realized that".
Rishi and Indira wished them,"We
wish you all a happy married life".
Rudra and Kesar smiled.