Barrister 17 August 2022: Episode starts with Sumati asking Bondita not to go anywhere. Bondita asks why. Sumati thinks how shall I say how the society treats an abandoned wife. Bondita says Anirudh didn’t let me attend a marriage there, I was so upset with him, then he convinced me with difficulty. Mami signs Mama and goes. Mama says we will send a letter to Anirudh, he will come to take Bondita. Mami thinks he won’t get the letter. Sumati says I trust Anirudh more than myself. He says then let Bondita go in her friend’s haldi. Sumati asks her to go and change clothes, won’t she go in Bela’s haldi. Bondita says yes, I will get ready and come. Mami thinks to make Bondita an abandoned woman to hide Sampoorna’s truth.
Saurabh comes and helps Anirudh. He says many times, things are in front of us and we don’t see. Anirudh says yes, my mind is also confused, help me. He tells about Bhaumik’s condition. Saurabh says if you care for Saudamini, then marry her, you had to marry her, maybe its Lord’s wish. Sampoorna hears them. Anirudh says I can’t decide like that, I don’t want… They see Sampoorna at the door. Anirudh asks who is there. She says I got tea for you, sorry, I can’t call you Jamai babu now, Bondita left, she took away your identity. Saurabh asks her to leave. She goes. Anirudh gets sad. Rishta tera mera….plays… Bondita plays. Bela asks her about husband. Bondita says husband commands, he is angry, he is protector also. She recalls his words and cries. Rishta tera mera….plays….Mami shows the haldi colour to Bela’s mum. She says don’t let Bondita apply haldi to Bela, it will be inauspicious, don’t tell this to anyone, Bondita’s husband has made her out of his house, she is abandoned by him. Bela’s mum sees Bondita crying. Bela comes for haldi. Bondita goes to apply haldi. Bela’s mum stops her. She asks others to apply the haldi. She throws Bondita’s haldi plate. She scolds Bondita. Mami smiles. Bela’s mum says I don’t want any abshagun, I don’t want any hurdle in her marriage. Bondita says Bela is my best friend, why will I wish bad for her. Bela’s mum says she isn’t a Roy choudhary bahu now, her husband left her, she is a bad sight for Bela. The ladies look on and talk about Bondita. Bondita cries and asks what’s an abandoned woman, is it a sin or a crime, why am I inauspicious, tell me.
Mami says don’t say bitter words to her, I will take her. Bondita says no, I won’t go anywhere, did I do any mistake, did I trouble anyone.Bondita says Bela invited me, she wanted me to come to apply haldi to her. Bela asks her to leave. Bela’s mum asks her to go and die. Bondita hears the taunts of the people. She cries. Rishta tera mera….plays…. She leaves.Sampoorna says Anirudh will never agree to marry Saudamini. Saurabh says they were getting married, your sister came in between. She says fate has brought Bondita and Anirudh together, Saudamini will never win, their relation won’t change, he will not give Bondita’s place to anyone, she will come back with respect. Anirudh says I feel like something is not right. Bondita comes to Sumati and cries. Sumati asks what happened. Saudamini calls Anirudh and says I m so scared, its thundering, dad has gone to Kolkata to talk about my alliance. He asks is Dida there. She says she is worshipping, I m alone, I m scared. He says don’t worry, I will come. She says come soon. She smiles and ends the call. She says come Anirudh, you will be mine now.
Bondita asks Sumati what does abandoned woman mean. Sumati hugs her and cries. Bondita faints. Anirudh takes care of Saudamini. She asks will you go anywhere. He says I promise, I will be here. She asks him to get the juice. She asks him to have the juice. He says we are friends, I will have it. They have the juice. They sit talking. He feels dizzy. She smiles.Its morning, Saudamini sees Anirudh beside her. Dida asks her to open the door. Saudamini asks him to wake up. He holds his head and gets up. He asks how am I here. She asks him to go by balcony, if anyone sees them, what will they think, they will shame their relation. Bhaumik asks her to open the door. She asks Anirudh to go. Anirudh asks how did I come here.He says we didn’t do anything, why will they think wrong. She asks him to go. He says nothing happened, why are you scared. She says don’t be mad. Dida shouts. Sumati asks Bondita to have some food. Bondita says my heart is filled with questions, will I be able to eat anything.
Sumati says don’t be adamant, have food. Bondita says no, tell me, what does abandoned woman mean. Mami comes and tells what it means. She says a woman has an identity until her husband is with her, she can live as a widow, but if the husband leaves her, then she has to think she is dead. Bondita cries.Mami getting rude towards Bondita and shouts on her. She explains the meaning of an abandoned woman. Sumati and Bondita cry. Mami says such a woman has no respect in the society. Mami asks Bondita to go back to Anirudh and get all the answers. She says the woman gets blamed always, if her husband leaves her. Bondita cries and says no one gives me answers here. Mami says she has gone mad to talk to a lemon. Bondita says yes, Anirudh said we can talk to a lemon. Anirudh gets a headache. He sees Bondita there and talks to her. He says lemon is sour, it doesn’t think to change if a man or woman eats it. She asks does lemon talk. He says yes, tell this story to everyone if anyone asks. She laughs. He laughs. Bihari comes and says you were missing Bondita’s memories and laughing, right. Anirudh says yes, I just ended all her memories. Bihari says Saudamini’s dad has come, the matter is tense, be careful. Anirudh worries for Bondita. Rishta tera mera…..plays….
A courtesan comes to the village. She drinks water. The ladies scold her and snatch the water from her. The lady asks for water. She asks someone else to give her water. No one listens to her. She gets thirsty. The man scolds her. The lady asks is there no one to pity me and give me water. Bondita gets a glass of water for her. The lady drinks the water. She says you are so young, when the villagers called me by bad name, why did you give me water. Bondita asks what does it mean. The lady says just think its different. The man scolds Anirudh for staying with Saudamini in the same room, its wrong. Anirudh says I fell asleep, but nothing happened between us, that panchayat comes to haveli, I think you have imp work, I will tell you what you should go.
The man says you forgot your values, a young guy and a young girl can stay in a room, when they are married, you have done a sin, you have to repent for this sin. Sampoorna looks on. Bondita says my husband taught me, when the river, this air doesn’t differentiate in people, why shall we do, when trees, shadow, sunlight, wind, its same for rich and poor. The lady says you are so young but you are much sensible. Bondita says its not my senses, Bondita is foolish, her husband made her sensible, he always protects me like Lord does, I regard him like Lord, he is my teacher also, he is very educated, he is a barrister. A boy throws cow dung at her and says she is an abandoned woman, her husband left her. Bondita shouts he didn’t leave me, he will come to protect me. She cries. The lady prays for Bondita.
Anirudh says I don’t agree, I m not wrong, I don’t know our country’s customs well, but my Kaka knows, Trilochan stayed here, you trust him right, we will ask him, if he tells that I did a mistake and I should marry Mini then I will think, if he tells something in my favor, then don’t come here again. The man says come. They all go to Trilochan’s room. Binoy says Trilochan doesn’t like Saudamini, Bondita is his bahu, he will not let Anirudh’s marriage happen with Saudamini. Trilochan says did bahu do the aarti, how is the smell coming. Bihari comes with aarti plate. He says you are not well, Bondita isn’t here, I called pandit for puja, sorry, I took her name by mistake. Mama asks Sumati not to worry, Anirudh will read the letter and come. He feels sorry to lie to her. He thinks I didn’t send the letter, I have done this for Sampoorna’s sake. Anirudh and everyone come. Anirudh says they want me to marry Sampoorna. Trilochan asks what, I have agreed to punish Bondita as she was wrong, she did a mistake, I won’t agree all the time. Bhaumik says Anirudh has spent the night with Saudamini. Trilochan gets shocked. Anirudh says nothing happened between us, I went to take care of her, I fell asleep, tell them not to make it a big issue. Trilochan looks at him.
Sumati asks Bondita why did you go out. Bondita asks why didn’t Anirudh think of this before leaving me, why didn’t anyone stop him, tell me, who made these rules for women, I want to meet them and ask why did they make rules different for men and women, why women don’t get equal rights as men, tell me. Sumati hugs her. They cry.
Mami comes and asks what’s happening, Bondita won’t fill stomach by talks, we have to go to market. Bondita asks why did you get clothes, are you going to Maayka. Mami says no, you have to go to river. Bondita says I will go and meet Anirudh, is he ready to see my face. Mami says I can’t send you there, no one would like to see your face, go and wash these clothes. Sumati asks how will she wash so many clothes. Mami taunts her.She says Bondita isn’t Roy chaudhary bahu now, she is an abandoned woman. Sumati asks Bondita to go and wash the clothes, don’t go anywhere else. Bondita washes the clothes.