Ganga starts searching for her daughter along with the police officials, berserk and distraught, at not being able to find her. ganga continues searching, irrespective of her own safety, despite the police asking her to not wander around like this. they spot the bandage, and ganga gets more assured that she is around. she starts running. niranjan and kashish call her from behind, and she rushes to them, and dishevelled explains it all to him, and falls unconscious in his arms. they are all tensed.
Madhavi starts getting tensed as to where is sagar.
Krishna is increasingly scared, as darkness ensues, but she reminds herself ganga’s teachings, asking her not to be scared, and go on, after having decided what needs to be done, and its all a matter of the power of the mind. he arrives at a local house, and sees sagar from behind, and his rifle, and deduces that he isnt a nice person and steps away. her feet create a noise, that alarms him, and he steps out with a rifle. she retreats hastily and then rushes away. sagar rushes after her but misses. she hides behind the bushes. he senses someone’s presence, but isnt able to make out that she is a small girl. he continuously asks her to come out, threatening that he has a gun. but she is too scared. she screams out not to kill her. he gets tensed and asks her to come out. she cites him as a bad guy, and says that she wont come out. he says that he wont come out, and he isnt a bad guy, and that this gun isnt his, and keeps it on the ground, and assuring her that he wont do anything to her, he asks her to come out. but she denies. he tells her that she needs to come out, or else there are going to be many snakes around her. the fear causes her to come out, and they confront each other finally. sagar finds his childhood ganga in that girl, and is mesmerised as he eyes her.
Krishna comes towards him, while sagar sees her and is reminiscient of ganga and his childhood friendship with him. an awkward silence follows, as each eyes the other tensedly. she is talking, but his ears hardly register anything. she then nudges him and asks if he is a wrong person and shall kill her. he wakes up and registers what she said. he smiels at her. she gets tensed. he denies being a bad person and then asks how she landed in the junle. she says that she got lost. he shows her the house, and she screams in pain, as his hand grazes past the wound of her hand. he is apalled, and says that he shall take care of her, in the house. he picks up the rifle too and then gets to taking her inside. inside the house, they find the scarf, and realise that its her scard,
which fell on him. she says that her mother gave it to her. he hears tensedly. he then eyes the wound, and thinks that it needs to be bandaged, to spare her the infection. he asks her to use the scarf, but she vehemently denies ruining it, with her blood. he continues to insist, but she refuses. he presents the handkerchief, and asks if this is okay. she asks if its clean. he verifies. after several complaints, she throws another tantrum, that it shall pain. he is reminded of ganga and her adamant nature. he tries to bandage her, but she refuses saying that she wishes to go back. he asks her to go then, as its late, and her friends are home, and she can happily become the wild animals’ feast.
she resignedly sits down then. he thinks that she has completely taken on her mother. she smiles. he asks what. she says that the pain went. he says that he was explaining exactly the same thing, and even her mother used to do the same. she asks him to speak up when he shuts up after that. he distracts her. she says that she wishes to speak to her mother. when her phone doesnt get through, then she starts talking to sagar about his family and background, and how he landed in banaras. she says that she too stays with her mother. he asks about the father. she says that she doesnt have a father. he gets tensed. lightning strikes, and she clutches at him, with fear. he asks if she got scared. she denies out of ego. but she does it again when lightning strikes, and as she clutches onto him, he assures her that its nothing, and that its just a storm, and it shall go soon. she asks if he doesnt get scared. he says that he was when he was small.
she asks who used to care for her then. he is reminded of ganga doing the same to him too. she asks if she can hold his hand, and he readily complies, though nostalgic of old memories. she takes his hand and then he hugs her, so that she feels safe. she says that when she saw the gun, and the scarf, she thought he was a bad guy and a liar, and apologises for her presumptions. he says that its okay. She starts playing dumbcharades with him, and he is horrible at this. sagar asks what movie is this. she says that her mother and he are exactly the same, as she too doesnt have any knowledge of films. she says that she too shall have to explain just like she has to, with her mother. they animatedly start playing, while sagar is an ardent learner. she says that she is thirsty. he looks around and then rushes out to get water, and asks her to stay put.
On the road
In the van, niranjan tells the police that ganga is still unconscious, and she needs to be rushed to the nearest hospital. he asks the police to continue their search for krishna. meanwhile, ganga wakes up suddenly and screams for krishna and then goes back unconscious. seeing her condition worsening, he wishes to hasten and asks kashish to stay back with the police for their search of krishan. Kashish vehemently admits that she shall stay with ganga. but niranjan makes her understand that krishna needs someone, when the police finds her, or else she shall get scared. she complies then. the police is asked by niru to find out about krishna anyhow and inform him. niranjan says that he shall call him the minute ganga wakes up. niranjan leaves.
kashish stands tensedly. niranjan drives the van hurriedly, and lands almost into madhavi, who is blinded by the light, as she is on the road, trying the call, for sagar, whose phone doesnt get through. they both are shocked to see each other after so many years. as madhavi does bandages for ganga, niru comes and sits. madhavi says that she has high fever. niru comes and asks why didnt she tell him that she is here. she gets tensed. she informs how ammaji called and asked her to see them once and hence she complies. he asks in his mind if in all these years, she never thought of turning back once, and ask him once, how he is, and if their relationship ended seriously, and if its so, then why does she still be around him all the time, every second that passed without her, and even if far, she was so close to him, that she doesnt even realise.
she too thinks that even after going away, her heart and soul always stayed with him, and she complains about him, but she cant forget the house and the memories, wherein she spent her time, with her family, her husband and her sons. she says that she treasures them but for him, these things make no sense. he needs water and she hurriedly gets up to get it for him. they eye each other tensedly. she gets back to nursing ganga. he says that he didnt know she is here, and once ganga gets better, he shall leave. he informs about ganga’s distress at krishna’s disappearance. madhavi asks what about the father. he says that sagar is the father. she gets enraged. she denies. he asks her to see her once, as everything would remind her of sagar’s childhood, and she is exactly his photocopy. she says that she doesnt want to, as she trusts her son, and not doubt him, like he himself. she leaves. he thinks that they shall see, how long they can falsify this true fact.
Sagar gets water for her, in a tree brach, and she drinks it, quenching her thirst, while he eyes her concerned and caring. she gulps down the entire water. then they get to sleeping. Sagar and krishna spend the night together, her hand in his, as he eyes her asleep, then he doses off too. when he wakes up the next morning, sagar finds that she is fast asleep, and somehow shades her from the sunlight.
Krishna finally wakes up and sagar asks her to get ready. sagar says that its time to go, but she says that she doesnt want to go from here. he comments what kind of a girl she is, as she is enjoying here and her mother must be very scared. he asks her to come along, but she says that she wishes to stay here for some more time, referring to her as Junglee uncle, as he met her in the jungle. she asks him his true name, and he diverts the topic. then she asks him to name her too, and asks who does she remind him of. he smiles at the irony, and says that he remembers a small bird, and describes the qualities, thet ganga in her childhood had. she says that she cant understand a word and asks him to give her a name. he names her Goraiyya. she finds it weird but likes it
still. he gives her his hands and helps her get up. then he gets her ready and she extends her hands for him to pick her up. he is taken aback but complies, and she gets on him piggyback forcibly, saying that her legs are burning. she refers to him as uncle, but he says that he isnt maternal uncle. she asks why, but he insists. she expresses how everyone is frustrated with her questions. he asks her to stop babbling. they start on their hourney.
Meanwhile, ganga too wakes up and again gets out in the search of her daughter. when madhvi comes out, she finds ganga gone, and gets tensed. she looks around, but doesnt find her, and wonders where she went. she rushes in to tell niru about it. he gets tensed too, and says that she must have gone to search for krishna. she says that they should go and stop her, as she has high fever. he says that noone could have stopped her, as her child is lost and she wont sit at peace, being the mother. he asks her, that her anger is at him, but still, in all those years, she never came for pulkit once. she gets tensed and leaves. he is tensed too.
Ammaji is tensed to know that niru and madhvi met in the ashram. but pulkiot assures that everything is fine. Pulkit tells her what happened to krishna. ammaji is tensed. he says that everyone is searching for her. zoya hears from a distance. ammaji blames ganga, but he says that ganga isnt at fault. she asks what if sagar and ganga see each other, as he is very enraged at her and her betrayal, and if his mood gets upset, then her plan is ruined, and she cant afford that to happen. zoya hears all this.
Ganga screams and looks for krishna. the police tell her that they spotted child’s feet towards the dak bungla. they holler towards there. she starts screaming for krishna, which she actually hears from a distance and points the same to sagar, who thinks that he is just aking another excuse to stay back, as she doesnt want to leave the jungle. but she tells him that its not just the jungle she would leave, she would also miss out on being with him, as from here, they both shall go their separate ways. he gets tensed hearing this. then they come at a diversion and he asks her which way they should go. they are at a difference of opinions.
Meanwhile, ganga senses someone’s presence far from the bushes. she rushes towards there and finally reaches the Dak Bungalow. Later, ganga enters the house, where sagar stayed with krishna, along with the police, but doesnt find them. they find chocolate wrappers though, which tells ganga that krishna was here last night, but with someone else, as they spot socks too, and the rifle. ganga is distressed wondering who it might be. ganga assures herself that nothing has happened to krishna. she also finds the red ribbon, which belongs to her too. she is distressed.
Ganga comes back home, and kashish tells her that krishna hasnt returned home. she is apalled and grived to know this. she almost collapses. kashish handles her, and asks her to sit down. the phone rings and ganga hurriedly picks it up. its niru who reprimands her for leaving like this, without telling, in such high fever. hurriedly, ganga says that krishna is still missing, and that they searched everywhere. she says that they got to know that krishna is with someone, whose background they know nothing about, and how scared she is. he asks her not to worry, as krishna would be found, and asks her to stay put at house, as she might just return. she complies. ganga refuses to drink water, while kashish tries to get her to calm down. ganga blames it all on herself, while kashish asks her not to blame herself, as krishna would come back definitely.
Krishna and sagar meanwhile arrive next to the highway. she takes the credit for having taken the right path. he asks for vehicles on the road, to ask for a lift. the people are doubtful of sagar’s character, as he vehemently denies and clarifies the situation, and expresses the utter need for help. they deny to help, so as not to enter into complications. he gets frustrated when his efforts go in vain. he returns back to her. she decides to take matters in her own hand, and reaches near the road. krishna hitchhikes on the road, and finally lands at a car, in which a couple is going on the highway. she requests for their help, narrating the entire story, a totally fictional story, but which is completely believable because of her age and her innocence and they comply.
she continues to thwart them with their indirect questions about the jugnel, with her innocence and pleading eyes. convinced by his wife, he agrees to help. she then signals sagar to come too. he arrives from behind the bushes. they are boggled, and ask if he is with her only. she complies. they ask her how are they related. Instinctively at a loss for answer, she says that he is her father. he eyes her tensedly. they are about to get in, when sagar asks her in whispers, why did she lie. krishna assures him that when he was speaking the truth, they didnt get anyone’s help, and hence she had to take the help of lies, to get people to help them, and if lies are said for a genuine motive, then it doesnt count as a sin. he is shocked at her maturity and is rendered speechless. they both sit and the car drives off.
Sagar finally gets krishna back in Banaras safely, while she thanks the couple and then start walking on foot. sagar is tensed as he eyes the mohalla being the same as Ganga’s. she asks if he knows anyone here, when he asks if she stays in this mohalla. he walks in a daze through the lanes.
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