Anupama 19 August 2022: Dr. Advaith teaches laughter therapy to Shah family. Baa asks why are they laughing. Advaith says laughter is the world’s best therapy and walks away asking them to continue laughing. Anu tells Baa that she looks pretty laughing. Baa says her jaws are paining now. Baa says let us have herbal concoction. Vanraj asks Samar and Nandini to help mummy. They pick tray and are confused to see Sanan Ki Sagai/engagement written on it. Baa asks what is all this.Vanraj says Anu wants to perform Samar and Nandini’s engagement here in this resort if she permits. Samar says he doesn’t want to to get engaged seeing mummy’s condition.
Vanraj says its Anu’s wish and she will be happy with it, he had problem before and not now. Samar agrees. Baa says its not a joke, Nandini is Kavya’s niece and if he broke his relationship with her. Vanraj says not yet. She asks how can they without Bapuji’s permission. He says already took Bapuji’s permission. She repeats that Nandini is Kavya’s niece, what if relationships entangle. Anu holding Nandini and Samar’s hands together says rope entangled when left open, but they are tying it together and stopping it; she doesn’t know how much time she has left. Samar asks not speak negative. She says its truth and says they will go ahead only if Baa agrees. Baa stands serious. Anu says they will drop the idea as Baa didn’t agree. Baa smiles and says she was joking. Anu gets happy. Pakhi congratulates Samar and Nandini. They both touch Anu’s feet. Anu blesses for their togetherness and says don’t know how much time is left, but she wants to give all her life to them.
Nandini walks away. Anu says girl got shy. Pakhi taunts Samar. Samar walks to Nandini and asks why did she come here instead of celebrating. She says they cannot hide truth and should inform his family what she had written in diary. He says they cannot give stress to mummy and for her sake, they should hide the truth for sometime.Anu offers tea to Vanraj. Vanraj asks if engagmenet arrangements are made. Anu says yes and describes all the arrangement she and Baa made, children selecting song for post-engagement performances, etc., and says its not looking good without Bapuji, but since Bapuji ordered not to delay it, they should go ahead; asks this cottage has become their house now. He asks if she remembers something seeing this cottage.
She says Kundan kaka’s house and they remember spending 3 days there post their wedding; he remembers how there was power outage often; she remembers how he held her hand tightly in fear for 3 days and it swelled; he says she didn’t complain; she says no as he was holding it. He reminds how she used to have tea and mimics. She feels shy; he says he used to scold her a lot, but himself used to enjoy it that way. He insists to try together now and they do same and laugh. Vanraj says their relationship is unique and as she says there is something between them. Kavya gets jealous seeing them laughing. Anu says she wants her son’s engagement a happy event. Vanraj says its his son’s engagement, so obviously it would be good.
Advaith helps Anu and Baa prepare laddus. Baa asks how his hair is so silky. Anu thinks she is asking her says she oiled he hair in the morning. Baa says she is asking Adi. Adi jokes. Anu asks if senior doctor’s report came. Adi asks if he is a junior doctor. She says she didn’t’ say that. He says she should listen to this junior doctor’s advice and keep worries away. She laughs. He says her laughter is more pure now than during laughter session. Baa says its her son’s engagement. Pakhi joins. Adi jokes even with her and asks to select a theme for engagement and his team will help them. Anu says he is too good, plays bansuri and always happy like Kanhaji. Adi says he is Kanhaji’s biggest devotee and asks to teach him preparing ladus. Baa says she will. Adi says people come and go, they need to be independent.
Nandini informs Kavya that Anu has arranged her and Samar’s engagement. Kavya frowns, then apologizes saying this reaction was for her own ill fate and congratulates her; picks her bridal lehanga and says was thinking why she brought this bag, now she realized it is for Nandini; she never had problem with their relationship and is happy for them; her fate is ill that she always goes to temple for wedding, but returns back, reminiscing the incidents; and wiping her tears gifts her lehanga to Nandini. She says she wants to be happy with other’s happiness, but it increases her pain instead; she need not worry though as they will celebrate her engagement lavishly. Nandini asks her not to feel bad as Vanraj is with Anu due to her health issues, they are together for 25 years and their bonding is obvious. Kavya asks Vanraj is trying to keep Anu happy due to her health issues, but will he come to me if I get ill. She walks aside and prays god for Samar and Nandini’s together.Samar brings Anu’s medicines prescribed by gynecologist and tells Vanraj that they should keep mummy stress-free to keep illness under control. Vanraj says Samar’s engagement will keep Anu happy.
He gets his lawyer’s call informing about divorce date in 2 day sand asks if it can be postponed as they are out of Ahmedabad. Lawyer says it may take one year for next date if they postponed this date. He says let it take 10 years as he doesn’t want divorce now. Kavya hears his conversation.Kavya gets angry hearing Vanraj’s conversation with his lawyer. She picks stone and asks him to hit her hard with it and end her story as his excuses will not end. He asks her to stop her nonsense. She asks why was he asking lawyer to cancel divorce. He says he cannot leave Anu alone in her critical condition. She says unfortunately Anu’s illness is not short lived and if he thinks he will take divorce after Anu gets well completely, that will not happen; Samar and Nandini’s engagement can be postponed for 2-3 days, but not his divorce and he has to take divorce at any cost. He warns her to dare not give her orders, he already has Samar and Nandini’s engagement and Anu’s illness pressure and no one knows how to deal with it, he doesn’t want to put a pressure of divorce on his family and neither he will take it. She asks if he will not take divorce then. He says no, neither he will and will not let anyone force him.
At cottage, Samar and Nandini arm wrestle and Nandini wins. Samar says they feel so good together. Baa cries and says she remembered why they are all here. Anu says the reason is bad, but they are all together; everyone’s busy life has halted due to illness, but they cannot let illness win; the will not accept defeat and gather tiny bits of happiness; they realized the value of time spent with family and were running behind fake world, so when they are getting this wealth, they should grab it with both hands. Baa smiles. Vanraj returns to cottage fuming but relaxes seeing family enjoying. Ittisi Hasi Ittisi Khushi..song plays in the background. He completes a puzzle game and says like without a piece, this puzzle was incomplete, similarly his family is incomplete without Anupama.
Anu holds umbrella over him and says both women and men want to be young always like he doesn’t want to be called a father-in-law; even she wants to be young always and enjoy watching her grandchildren growing up; he should do something and not let her go. He holds her face emotionally and says he will not let her go anywhere and hugs her. He then realized its his imagination. He then sees Anu dancing with family and then Kavya’s words that Anu’s illness is not short lived and his divorce shouldn’t be postponed. He thinks this divorce will ruin his family’s happiness, so he needs to do something.
In the evening, Samar plays board game with Pakhi and wins. She walks away fuming saying he won by cheating. He gets happy thinking he can play with Nandini now. Nandini messages him to meet her at a place near gate. He walks there, and she switches on decorated lights and surprises him. He hugs her and says his girlfriend is best and calls her soon to be Mrs. Shah. She says she will not change her surname after marriage. He says he will change his surname to Samar Nandini Iyer then. She laughs. He holding her hand sits and says he is very happy seeing mummy happy after a long time. She says mummy is more excited than them regarding their engagement and suggests him to inform mummy about her past as she doesn’t want mummy to know about it while they exchange rings. He says he will think about it, lets not spoil mood now and dances romantically with her. Yeh Hai Pyar Pyar.. plays in the background.
Kavya calls Anu’s lawyer. Advaith visits Shahs and thanks them for inviting him for dinner. Anu says she will bring chair for Baa. He jokes that chair is for old people and not young. Baa sits on floor with them. He says he can treat her knee pain. She jokes that she will pay his fees by teaching him to braid his hair like a girl. He says thank you and asks if they usually have food sitting on floor. Vanraj says they usually have it on dining table and during festivals on floor. Kavya calls Anu, but Vanraj stops her and asks to have food first.Kavya looks at Anu via binoculars and waits for her to pick call. Anu picks lawyer’s call who informs he about divorce date day after tomorrow and Vanraj denying to divorce her. She signals Vanraj to come aside. He walks behind her tensed. Kavya thinks V will never inform about divorce and Anu will not hide it and force him for divorce. Anu walks aside. Vanraj says he doesn’t want divorce in this condition, so he didn’t inform her about it. She says she wants it though. He asks not to get adamant, calling her Anu. She warns him to call her Anupama and says Baa has arranged pooja tomorrow to fix Samar and Nandini’s engagement date and they wil go to court for divorce day after tomorrow. She walks away, and he stands tensed.
Samar and Nandini return to cottage. Advaith says they missed such a wonderful dinner. Samar says they didn’t know he was joining them and says he will also grow long hair like him. Baa scolds that he will look like pooja coconut. Anu returns next. Baa asks where was she. She says nothing and picks utensils. Pakhi asks where is papa. Advaith goes to check Vanraj.Anu nervously drops water glass and picks broken glass pieces with bare hands. Samar says she will get injured. She says it will not now as she is habituated to bear pain. Kavya thinks Anu is still upset, but is not informing family yet; she will as she is not like V, thinks its weird that she is trusting Anu more than V, she trusts Anu and her promise, and Anu shouldn’t let her down.Vanraj relaxes on stairs. Advaith plays O Manjhi Re Apna Kinara…song on bansuri/flute. Vanraj sings the song remembering happier times spent with Anu, her adamant decision, Kavya’s order, etc.