Ganga is stuck inside a black coffin, she asks and screams why was she kept captive and begs to be saved. she goes off into unconsciousness. they take her out, and as she lies unconscious on the floor, they call the buyer, and ask her to take her away, and give them remaining amount. he however inspects the girl first, while ganga lies unconscious. then he agrees, and they lift an unconscious ganga and help him place her in the jeep and drive off.
Meanwhile, sagar breaks free from his clutches, and then rushes in to save ammaji, who was being burnt alive on the funeral pyre, by one of the saints. he hits the saint, who falls on the floor, and then rescues ammaji, who hurriedly asks him to go and save ganga. as he rushes outside, he finds ganga being taken away in a jeep. he starts rushing after the jeep, calling out incoherently to ganga. Sagar rushes distraught on the road, while ganga, who has woken up, struggles frantically, to free herself, calling out his name. the jeep waivers around, as they try and put her down. finally, the jeep bolts into a lamp-post. all run away, while sagar catches up on her. in the tussle, he falls and she lands right atop him. he asks if she is okay. she complies. just then, the police arrives, and they nab the goons. pulkil arrives, and is assured that ganga is safe. then ammaji arrives in a daze. ganga asks if she is okay. ammaji says that she is relieved seeing her alive. Ammaji profusely apologises to ganga, that in her bid to save sagar, she couldnt see their fake appearance and unintentionally, she drove her to this. ganga begs her not to think like this, and hugs her overwhelmingly, as tears stream down her cheeks. ganga says that its wonderful that they found out the truth about those rogues. sagar and pulkil stand tensedly. the police leaves.
Sagar wakes up and comes out in the balcony, to find ganga playing with a pup. he writes a letter and throws it in a bucket. Ganga gets a letter from sagar, that he shall always stand by her in times of trouble, and wont let any befall her, and asks her to trust him. she too writes back something, and sends it back in the bucket.
she writes saying that she knows, and even if he doesnt say anything, she has the faith, that as long as he is there, his ganga shall not have a prooblem. they eye each other overwhelmingly. he writes back saying that when he feeds her to small animals, he finds her behaving like a granny, and then says that he is sure that she shall look equally pretty then too.
Location: Sagar’s residence
Gangaa too retorts back to sagar, saying that he shall look as old as these animals, when he grows old. he pretends to be hurt. In his frustration, he throws a bucket of water on her, and she gets fired up. she starts rushing up the stairs to get to him. he guffaws.
Inside the residence, ammaji, pulkit and his mother sit down and discuss with the inspector, who tells that they could receive back the jewellery but couldnt receive the cash when ganga comes in drenched in water. pukit takes and gives them to ammaji, who says that they got the jewellery back and ganga is safe, they dont need anything else. she gets tensed and passes by stealthily. Sagar too descends down the stairs. then the inspector as to how they caught, and how they have been a group of thugs, who are used to con people like that. ammaji realises her mistake, and says that she shall stay far away from such people from hereon. then the inspector takes their leave, and pulkit leaves to see him off. then sagar turns to the ladies. his mother says that everything seems to be normalising, and ocne his father returns, they can have a shanti yagna, so that peace can be restored. pulkit returns back. ammaji points out instinctively, that she feels some greater trouble looming ahead but they all assure her not to think like that. they decide to have a getaway soon, and plan on seeing Sangam in allahabad, as supriya cant travel far. while they are finalising the plans, they get a call and his mothr picks it up, and is shocked to hear what she does. all are tensed. she comments as to how is this possible. she asks the person not to worry as they shall reach rightaway. she informs that they have to go to prabha’s place rightaway.
Location: Prabha’s residence
Sagar reads out Ratan’s letter to the entire family, while prabha is distraught. she talks about what happened last night. she is apalled and beyond consolation, while others listen to her helplessly. she says that she is very tensed, that something wrong shall happen, but they keep assuring her against it. they are tensed to see her like this. she asks sagar if he wont commit suicide. his mother assures her and asks her not to think like this, as they shall search ratan together. she sends her sons to go and see, and decides to call his father too. they leave, while ganga is stressed too. sagar asks her not to tell ammaji and supriya as they shall be tensed.
Location: On the road
Ratan walks listelessly on the road, as words of insult and humiliation from the scoiety resonate in his ears, and he gets dizzy and collapses on the floor when some goon notice him from a distance and decides to mug him, as he seems pretty influential.
Location: Police Station
Sagar stands tensed, when pulkit hurriedly comes and asks why was he called here, saying that he has searched everywhere but no clue. Sagar and Pulkit are tensed, as sagar tells him that he is going to the police station to file a complaint again mamaji. there he got to know from the police inspector, that at the nearby bus station, there has been an incident. he says that they found a dead body and claims that it can be their maternal uncle. pulkit is shocked too. he says that he couldnt decide what to do, and hence caleld him here. sagar says that he hasnt seen the body. he tells that the police wants the last person who saw him alive, should identify the body. hence he called everyone, including prabha, as she was the last person. pulkit asks if he told about the dead body. he denies, saying that he couldnt muster the courage. just then,
Prabha comes rushing with the family, asking if they got to know anything. on being barged with an array of questions, sagar is unable to respond, and simply asks them to come inside. they tensedly comply. the police asks if they are ready for identification. sagar’s mother and prabha are shocked. she gets berserk, and asks whats he saying, and why the need for it. sagar hesitatingly talks about the accident, and how they need to identify a dead body. prabha says that he is fine, and she neednt do this. she begins to leave. ganga says that they all feel nothing has happened to ratan, but its best to confirm so that they are at peace that it isnt him. she convinces them all to get it. somehow, they move towards the morgue.
In the morgue, as they stand in front of a dead body, the police warns that the face is completely disfigured. sagar’s mother refuses to see, saying that this cant be their brother, and asks them all to come along. the police says that they found some things from the body, which can be used for verification. he presents an I-card, which is ratan’s and they are shell shocked. the police reveals the body, and prabha identifies it as the same arm, with the same kurta. all are shocked and distraught. sagar’s mother collapses on the ground, while prabha screams incoherently. she clutctes at the body while they somehow manage to take her away.
Location: Prabha’s residence
As prabha stands in her room, dazed and stunned, outside, ammaji asks sudha, another widow, if she would manage. she says that she shall but doesnt know how she shall manage. sagar’s mother comments that she cant see this. ammaji says that this is the fate of many ladies like them. they get the widow attire, and then knock on her door, ammaji asking her to open it, as she cant escape fate. when she finally opens, they are shocked to find that she is already dressed in white. she says that now that her husband is gone, there isnt any need for beautification, and starts banging her bangles against the wall, breaking them while all stand distraught and apalled at her plight. prabha says that its best that she understands it asap. all are tensed. she then opens her hairs, and asks sudha to cut them and give her salvation. sudha stands tensed. prabha says that its normal for her, as her husband has died, and she too is a widow. sagar’s mother says that she wont be able to bear this. ganga too asks her not to do this. prabha lashes why is she stopping her for her husband’s grief, and that she cant discard off rituals like she herself did. she asks sudha to do it, or she shall do it herself. ganga remembers her own plight, and then insistently takes the scissors away just when she is about to cut her own hair, saying that she knows she is doing it herself, and noone is forcing her, but still she wont allow her to do this. she asks that this ritual needs to be stopped,
where the wife is tortured as if she is to be blamed. ammaji tries to stop, but ganga asks them all, all the widows, if they are responsible for their husbands’ death, then why the punishment.READ NEXT/FRI 22 MAR ON GANGAA