Gangaa 21 May 2020: Ganga and the girls request Bulbul to teach them the dance steps. Bulbul finally agrees and begins to guide them. She gets irked when they cannot get the posture or steps right. I am not interested in losing! She walks out of the classroom. Ganga wonders what to do now.
Principal comes looking for Gunwanti. Ganga says her mother is ill so she has gone to her house. Principal Ma’am wants some papers from Gunwanti. She had received a call from the Principal of Lawrence School. She has to submit them today only. Peon is on off today. Ganga offers to go and come back asap. Principal Ma’am is hesitant but Ganga insists.
Sagar drinks juice. Amma ji says you don’t have to dance. Nothing happened to you but what if something had gone wrong! Sagar wants to dance. Madhvi sides with Amma ji. You don’t have to put your life in danger. Sagar asks her what has happened to him. Madhvi says you are weak. Pulkit adds that he can participate next year. Sagar insists upon participating this year only. I have practised so much for it. I wont drink juice too if you don’t let me participate. Sagar makes Amma ji agree for it somehow. Outside, Madhvi asks Amma ji why she agreed. Amma ji replies that Sagar wont understand anything if we say no to him at the moment. Let him get better. I will talk to him.
Ganga collects the papers from Gunwanti’s house. Gunwanti’s mother gives water to Ganga. Gunwanti will come in a while. She has gone to bring medicine. Gunwanti’s mother coughs. Ganga suggests bringing water for her but she asks for her pump. Ganga notices a few photos on the wall. Gunwanti’s mother feels better after using the pump. Ganga asks her about the photo. Gunwanti’s mother shares that gunwanti was a very good dancer back in her younger days. She wanted to make a name for herself in dance but she had to give up all her dreams because girls weren’t allowed to do anything like that in our time. She got married later and it never happened again. I wonder when I will see the smile on my daughter’s face again. Ganga thinks of something. She leaves for school.
The school gets over by the time Ganga is back. She stops her friends from going home. Principal Ma’am thanks Ganga for her timely help. She asks the girls what they are still doing here. Ganga shares that she has stopped them. I have found a dance teacher for us. Gunwanti comes late as her mother was ill. The girls stay back because of Ganga. She has found their dance teacher. Gunwanti asks Ganga who is it. Ganga says it is you! You will teach us dance. You have learnt it from a very big Guru. You have won many prizes too.
I know how much you love dance. We had a dance teacher in our school only. Who else should we turn to then? Gunwanti says I haven’t practised since lot many years. I wont be able to do it now. maybe my faily too will object. Principal Ma’am reasons that she only has to teach kids dance. She doesn’t have to perform on stage. I can talk to them if you wan to. Gunwanti denies. It’s been so many years. What will I teach them? Principal Ma’am says talent never goes away. try once. All the girls request her. Principal adds that our school is participating after so long because of Ganga Do you want the dream of these girls to fail because of lack of a dance teacher? Gunwanti agrees. Ganga thanks her. I told you we will find a dance teacher! Ganga doesn’t look happy.
Ganga comes to talk to Sagar. He is again listening to music. She removes them. what happened to you? Everyone is so worried about you. He denies. I am perfectly fine. But you must be happy that I wont be able to participate as I am not well now? She replies that she only competes with someone who is equal. You are on bed. You are taking so many medicines to stay strong. One has to do it on their own. He is sure of his victory. She shares that she found a dance teacher. He makes fun of her as she knows no dance forms. She relates that one who tries wins. Babu says so. He insists that the Inter School Competition is very tough. She refuses to accept failure without trying. He starts coughing so she gets him water. You have no strength to talk only! Get well first. Then we will see who wins. They challenge each other.
MLA’s senior (the same lady chief guest from Lawrence School that day) tells MLA to act fast. I cannot keep this at bay for long. The issue is very sensitive. If you fail in this responsibility then you know the consequences too! She ends the call. MLA Shrivastava gets angry. He scolds his goons for being incompetent. You couldn’t find that girl or CD. Goon says we have deployed our people at the hospital. We will question him as soon as he gains conscious. MLA orders him to check all the CCTV of the area where he had seen the girl.
Ganga switches off Sagar’s laptop. You need to get well first. How will you take part in the competition if you aren’t well? Take your medicines and rest. You will get your laptop only when you get completely fine. They both fight for the laptop. Sagar calls his mother. Ganga stays put. Babu too would have done the same. Madhvi too seconds Ganga. Get well first and then you can use it. You even dance while sitting on the bed. Now take your medicine. Sagar refuses to take medicine as he does not like it. Ganga points out that it isn’t jalebi that he has to think of taste. You wont be able to take part in the competition if you don’t take it. No problem. Sagar takes medicines. Madhvi smiles in relief. Ganga says I will keep the laptop with me till you get better. Take it from me when you are fine. Sagar stomps his feet angrily. Madhvi tells him that Ganga is saying for his good only.
Gunwanti explains to the kids that they have to be disciplined to do anything in life including dance. You must not take it casually. People spend their whole lives learning such skills / art. She plays a song. Girls don’t look so interested as it is classical. Ganga thinks that Sagar and his friends will be dancing on a latest song. Will we be able to win by dancing on this song?
Bulbul too wants something modern too dance. Who dances on such songs today? Gunwanti says her doubt aloud. We can make it interesting. She plays a video where people are dancing in modern style on one of the latest songs (Radha Kaise Na Jale). The dancers perform in a mix of forms. The kids look relived now. The first rule of dance is to keep your shoes in one corner. Meanwhile, she makes some marks on the floor. The girls are supposed to take position accordingly only. Gunwanti tells them to copy her moves and expressions. The girls follow her brilliantly. Bulbul is learning fast as she is a very good dancer. Ganga is also trying her best.
The other girls have to try harder. Bulbul does not want to waste her time as she knows everything already. Ganga reasons that this isn’t wasting time. We need to work together for the group dance. Gunwanti seconds her. This is called group work. Next she makes the girls practise standing on their toes. They have to balance their body posture and move. Gunwanti keeps motivating them.
Dance teacher wonders how they will continue the rehearsal in Sagar’s absence. Yash shares that Sagar wont come. Chandan offers to take Sagar’s position. Dance teacher agrees but Sagar enters just then. Chandan looks miffed. Pulkit requests the dance teacher to stay here. I have to look after him and make sure that he takes medicine on time. Dance teacher is a little sceptical but Sagar tells him that he will do it. Chandan tells Sagar that he wont be able to do it. Look at your health. Sagar tells him against it. I know you wanted to take my place but someone has told me never to give up even in times of trouble. He remembers Ganga’s words. They take their positions.
Shankar reaches the area where Niru lives. He tracks down Niru’s house and goes towards the house to have a closer look.
Amma ji and Madhvi have got something to give to a sadhu outside. They donate food and cloths to the sadhu. Shankar is at a nearby shop. He initially misses seeing Amma ji but then notices her side face. Curiously, he walks closer. He collides with a man on cycle and gets into a verbal duel. Amma ji is irked as people lose their cool so soon nowadays. She goes inside by the time Shankar turns to look at her.
All the girls are eating lunch. Ganga is happy that she was right. They found everything one by one. Now our school only will win. Right Bulbul? Bulbul nods with a smile but is not happy. She thinks of something. She goes away on the pretext of meeting some teacher. Lunch break gets over. Gunwanti tells them to finish their food and resume the practise. Gunwanti cannot run the DVD player.
Bulbul smirks. This is not going to start. I will see how our team leader widow practices for the dance competition! Bulbul had removes the wires, cut them and then had fixed them again. Everyone would have found about it if I had removed the wires. Now no one will find out as I have joined it again. You (Ganga) think you are too smart! Now practice. Gunwanti is in a fix. If we send it for repair then it will take 2-3 days for sure. Ganga had seen Sagar fixing a similar problem in the past. She gets an idea. I will fix it. She sets down to work. She puts the DVD in the laptop ad connects the music system with it. It starts working. Gunwanti is very impressed with Ganga and so are all the girls.
Bulbul’s friend (Chaya) tells Bulbul that now Ganga has impressed Gunwanti Ma’am too. She might take your place some day. Bulbul says I will never let it happen. I know how to ruin her plan. Gunwanti makes 3 groups of 4 girls each. Ganga and Bulbul are in separate group. Ganga’s group is in the center. The groups have to cover entire stage during their dance.
Gunwanti cannot tell exactly how many steps they have to take. Ganga suggests going there only to practice. Gunwanti replies that they will need to give 5k for the booking daily. We cannot spend that much money. Ganga reasons that they must know how big the stage is if they have to win. We must know how many steps we have to take on which side. Gunwanti nods but she also knows that they have no way to find out this. Ganga wonders how they will win if they don’t have an idea how big the stage is.
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