Gangaa 24 May 2020: The girls ask Sudha in unison. Sudha gives in. Ganga thanks her. Sudha clears it to her that she is doing it only for Pishi Ma. Ganga still says thank you to her before leaving for home.
Shankar tries to inch closer towards Chaturvedi Sadan when police comes there. He turns around but the constables ask him for his ID. He lies that he left it in the Dharamshala. Constables ask about the Dharamshala. Shankar notices Ganga coming there. If she sees me then it will be a problem. Constables shoo the crowd away. Shankar too disappears. Ganga asks the constables if they nabbed the criminals that barged inside their house. They deny. We will find them soon. She nods. I will just send tea for you.
MLA is in a meeting. Shankar calls MLA. He tells MLA that he cannot watch at Chaturvedi Sadan as police is keeping a tight vigil on the house. MLA wants the CD at any cost. Niru must be coming back soon.
Sagar is trying to run a CD while Madhvi waits for him to drink milk. Ganga tells Madhvi the good news that she found a new dance teacher for them. He is irked. I need to practise. This CD isn’t working! Madhvi goes downstairs with Ganga to finish kitchen work.
Bulbul and her gang and the teachers aren’t happy to see Sudha. Ganga talks in her support. What is the relation of education with dance? We need to learn dance and she dances really well. Principal Madam seconds her. Be good with Sudha ji. She thanks Sudha for agreeing to teach dance to girls. Let us go and register the song for the performance. The girls head to their class. Ganga stops Bulbul. I told you I will find a way. See we found a teacher. Bulbul eyes her angrily.
Principal Madam, Sudha and the girls come to register their song for the competition. Ganga loves the song that they have chosen. Now all the problems will be solved as we have found Sudha Madam. They get to know from Mr. Chauhan that this song has already been selected and registered by another school so they cannot do it too. Two teams cannot perform on the same song. You will have to choose another song. Ganga says we have been practising on this very song from the beginning. Mr. Chauhan says you dint register it in your name though. Sorry but I cannot help you in this matter. Bulbul smirks.
Ganga wonders what they will do now. They come out of the room and find Sagar’s team practising on the same song. Everyone looks on in shock. Raghubir notices them. He stops the kids and excuses himself for a minute. He greets Principal Madam. I hope you would have made all the preps for the competition. We don’t have much time. Where is your dance teacher? Principal Madam introduces Sudha to him. Raghubir looks at Sudha from top to toe. A kirtan’s community member will teach dance to these kids? Superb! Sagar and all the kids come out. Ganga asks Raghubir why he is saying so. He comments that times have really changed. The widows of widow Ashram have stopped praying to God and want to dance on filmy songs! They too want to be heroines it seems!
Principal Madam calls it bad that such good schools have appointed such bad teachers. How will you teach anything to the kids when you yourself don’t have any respect for anyone! Sudha walks out from there followed by Principal Madam and the girls. Raghubir smirks.
Raghubir’s words echo in Sudha’s head as she walks out of the gate. She also thinks of the incident when Omkar had insulted her. Ganga holds her hand. He says anything. He spoke ill to Gunwanti Madam too. There is nothing to be sad about if they have chosen our song. We will practise hard in these 2 days. Sudha asks Ganga if she isn’t happy to get her insulted. I wont do anything else for you. We widows have to only pray to God. It will only get us Moksha. I don’t know how Pishi Ma fell for your words and I gave in too. I am not going to do anything for you now.
Find another dance teacher if you are so interested in participating in a dance competition! Spare me! Don’t try to stop me now. Principal Madam tries to reason that people keep talking. Sudha reminds her of the difference between their lives. It isn’t in my hands to pass that line. She leaves.
Pishi Ma finds Sudha back in the Ashram. Sudha looks a little shaken up. Pishi Ma asks her about it. Sudha regrets going there in the first place. I made a very big mistake. I forgot that we widows only get respect in the four walls of this ashram only. The people outside eye us either with disrespect or with lust. I made a mistake by falling for Ganga’s words. She doesn’t know anything about our lives but we do!
The girls return to school with the teachers. Bulbul refuses to follow what Ganga says. Ganga says I am saying that we will do it. People will joke that we registered our names but couldn’t participate in the competition! Bulbul blames her for sharing the name of the song to Sagar. You only would have told him. Ganga denies. Why would I cheat you all and my school? Ganga calls her Sagar’s maid. We practised so much. You only would have told him.
Ganga and Bulbul get into a scuffle as Bulbul calls her a liar. Principal Madam separates them. The girls keep saying the same thing to each other. Principal Madam says we don’t have time for this or to look for a new song or to practise. We wont participate in this contest now. A hope had sprung but sadly, our school will not be able to get the trophy this year too. She sends everyone in their classes.
Shankar is talking to someone on phone in the market. Amma ji is there too. He hears her talking to a vendor and stops in his tracks. He turns and walks up to her. He calls her by her name – Kanta! Amma ji is shocked to see him. She drops the bag from her hands and runs away. He keeps calling out her name as he follows her. She hides behind a cart and runs in the opposite direction when he walks past there. She heaves a sigh of relief when she reaches Chaturvedi Sadan. Shankar has seen her though. She lives here? He immediately calls someone and tells the person about Kanta. I have been looking for her since so long. Finally I found her!
Amma ji locks the door from inside. Mehri asks her about her bag. The door bell rings just then. She asks Mehri not to open the door. Amma ji lies that it might be the goons. Madhvi hears the door bell and comes to open the door. Amma ji says the same thing. Madhvi assures her that the policemen outside wont let just about anyone come in. She opens the door. It is Ratan and Prabha. Prabha suggests staying there till Niru is back. I have told Prince too and have also brought along my bag.
Ganga is returning home. She thinks of all the instances.
Sagar and Yash are practising on their song. Ganga asks them why they changed the song. You chose it as our song is much better. Sagar asks her if she thinks they will be scared of her school. We have been winning this trophy since so long! She speaks against his dance teacher.
He spoke so rudely to our teachers. You both might have stolen the song and informed your dance teacher about it. no one else can do it. Sagar tells her to be quiet. Don’t you know how to respect teachers? She knows it well but has seen Raghubir ill treating her teachers. You kept asking for my song. You cheated me. Yash is glad to see them fight. You are a maid! You call us thief? Sagar seconds Yash. What proof you have? Poor people like you do that only (stealing). Dadi is right about you. You only think of yourself.
My papa brought you in the house, got you admitted to school. My mother takes good care of you. I gave you my laptop to practise on your song yet you call me a thief? Go out of here then if you think we are a thief. I liked playing with you. You are inside the house because of me. You still call me a thief? You are a liar. Go away from here. I wont talk to you now. She stays put. I am not lying. If you stop talking to me now then you wont be able to make up for it ever again. He refuses to talk to her again. He closes the door on her face. She looks at him but he has his back turned towards her. She looks on sadly and turns. Yash is very happy to see them thus. The epi ends on the split screen of Sagar and Ganga.
Prabha and Ratan sit down to have breakfast. Madhvi calls out for the kids to join them too. Mehri tells her that Ganga left for some place early in the morning itself. Everyone is confused.
Amma ji knows that Ganga hasn’t eaten anything since yesterday. Maharaj ji shares that she looked worried too. Yash tells everyone that Ganga’s plan failed so she is bound to be worried. Her team was practising on the same song on which we are going to perform. We registered it first in our name so Ganga’s team cannot dance on it. They will have to back down. They cannot participate anymore. Maharaj ji asks Sagar about the songs.
They were different initially right? Last night you and Yash were talking that your teacher changed the song. Prabha saves them by saying that teacher can do anything. Madhvi too is confused as to why the song was changed suddenly. Amma ji tells everyone to focus. Prabha tells Yash to eat as he looks thin. An irked Amma ji replies that he is eating. Everyone smiles.
Ganga comes to school but all the girls stay away from her including Neha. Bulbul remarks that they only supported this widow. I knew that she is not what she appears to be. It is time for class. All the girls go inside. Ganga enters last. The girls don’t let Ganga sit next to Reena. Bulbul asks Reena not to be friends with them anymore if she still wants to be with Ganga. Bulbul calls Ganga a cheater. You think we will forgive you? No! No one here will talk to liars or cheaters anymore! The girls affirm. Reena changes her seat. Bulbul points out that she doesn’t even deserve to sit with them in the class. The girls support Bulbul. Chaya calls Ganga smart and a liar. We were fools that we fell for her words. Bulbul smiles and sits down.
Ganga sits alone. She looks at Reena who looks down immediately. Ganga runs out of the class. She runs out in the school playground. She joins her both hands to look at the sun like she always used to. You know Bappa that I am not a liar. I dint cheat anyone. I cannot do it yet everyone is blaming me. what should I do Bappa? I dint do anything!
Ragubir has made Chandan a lead dancer along with Sagar. They needed two lead dancers so he chose him. Chandan is sure they only will win. Can I go to stage to get the trophy? I can do anything. Raghubir tells him that they will see this later. Chandan leaves. Sagar comes to ask him Sir why he chose this particular song. Raghubir gets curious. Sagar shares with him what happened yesterday. Raghubir instigates him all the more. Did you cheat with Ganga? Sagar denies.
Raghubir calls her a liar. How can I take their son for us! Sagar falls for his words. Raghubir advices him that winning is the most important thing in life. No one likes to lose. Sagar nods. We only will win. He leaves.
Ganga thinks that they will lose if they don’t do anything. Badi Madam’s dream will fail if we don’t participate at all! What should I do? Her Bappa asks him what she cannot understand. She gets happy to see him. He kisses her on her forehead. She seeks his help. All the girls are calling me a liar. I dint do anything wrong but they are refusing to believe me. Bappa knows it too. How did you forget that you are Ganga which makes her own way! Ganga gets thinking. She looks up but cannot see her Bappa there. Bappa said that Ganga finds her own way. It means she does not need anyone! She runs back towards the class.
Ganga starts practising alone. All the girls come there too. Bulbul taunts her again. Are you mad to dance alone? Ganga knows that they all don’t trust her. I dint cheat or lied to any of you. It is up to you if you don’t want to believe me. I only want to say that you back down now then you will cheat with your school which is wrong. I wont do it or even back down. I will participate in the competition even if you don’t support me. She resumes her practise. Reena removes her shoes and joins Ganga. All the girls follow suit except Bulbul and her gang. They leave from the room. Reena stops the song. We cannot dance on this song plus we don’t have a teacher too. What will we do now? Ganga assures her that they will do something.
Sudha’s brother has come to take her signatures on the property papers. She refuses to do it. Ganga comes there. She tries to talk to Sudha about the dance competition but Sudha does not let her complete her sentence. She starts scolding Ganga right away. Pishi Ma takes her inside. Sudha’s brother calls her greedy. You only want a few white clothes. You need nothing else. I will get you anything that you want. You got unlucky in life. Your present life is finished. Do something good for your next life atleast.
No intelligent woman will do it. Sudha signs on the papers. Ganga finds him bad. He is talking so rudely to her. Someone stop Sudha Bua. Sudha tells her brother that she did what he wanted. I will not even come to you if I need anything in life. I will stay away from you. Sudha comes in a room and cries. Pishi Ma comforts her. Sudha is hurt by her brother’s words. A widow is just a widow. She has no parents or brother or sister! Pishi Ma tells her to be quiet but Sudha refuses to be quiet anymore. We all have been quiet since always! She picks out letters from Pishi Ma’s bags.
You caress them at night before sleeping and close your eyes tight so no tear falls down from your eyes. Your kids are well settled in abroad but don’t care about how you are living here without them. Even Mamta keeps quiet. She dint tell anyone about her evil BIL who killed her husband and then misbehaved with her. We widows have a long life but cannot say anything to anyone. we are humans but worthless. She suddenly notices Ganga.
Ganga tells Sudha that she wont sit quietly and will neither let her stay quiet anymore. You all too should not stay quiet anymore. Why should you? Tell the world your story! Let us show your story to everyone through the competition. People can only know it if we will tell them.
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