I do 1 January 2022: Razia rushes upto the roof and talks to someone, very anziously, explaining everything that the doll is the only evidence that can free rashid from the guillotines. She asks her to get the doll anyhow, as only her i.e. BILLO RANI is capable of doing this.
Badi bi has severe pain in her legs and is unable to stand up. The doctor says that he’s sure that blood stopped circulating in her legs fopr some time, as slipping would have caused her to have a sprain in the leg and not a bruise. razia blames her old age and salvages the situation somehow. The doctor says that she would need complete bed rest, and goes on to prescribe some medicines.
While razia is sleeping, somebody tries to smother her with a pillow, and when she is able to get up, she finds noone but a chit asking her to speak the truth. she thinks that badi bi is behind this, but is baffled when she finds that badi bi is sound asleep in her bed, in her room.
Location: Asad’s and ayan’s residence
Zoya tells her brother in law about the clue and that she knows her visa is abou to expire but she cant leave until after the hearing. She says that she would take care of herself and cancels the phone. she finds dilshad on the door, who confronts that she knew zoya had come for a reason but didnt know that it was her father. She asks why didnt zoya tll her. Zoya says that she didnt want to burden her with extra load, and asks her not to be angry as she’s at the final step. Dilshad asks that she’s leaving her important work to attend the hearing.
The person who shouldnt come, is coming, and she hopes against hopes that asad wouldnt come in the court. After she leaves, zoya is determined that asad wont reach the court.
Zoya steals asad’s phone and calls up ayan, while asad is relaxing and introducing herself as the guest staying in asad’s house. She is very happy when ayan tells that she’s famous. But is surprised when he tells her that asad keeps referring to her as a mad, crazy person. She breaks into her poetry:
She tells him that she has something important to talk to him. she says that rashid’s hearing is in two days, and asad has to be prevented from giving testimony against rashid in the court. She says that she has a plan in which she needs his help to prevent asad from going. ayan doesnt seem to believe that she can actually stop asad. She says that they would together do it and asks for his approval. Ayan asks the plan and she goes on to explain it to him. after hearing, he too admits that asad was correct in calling her crazy. After he cancels, zoya keeps the phoen back into place, but in doing so, she trips and falls on him instead, and he wakes up at the impacr(MITWA MOMENT) He asks what is she doing here. At a loss for an answer, she says that she had come her to see him if he needs anything. He asks why she came through the window and not the door. She again starts fumbling and says that she never opens the door, hence came in through the window. When asad says that he doesnt need anything, she begins to leave through the window, but asad asks her to go through the door. they both think of each other as fools.
Zoya intentionally talks about NH 13 in front of asad, to nazma, also talking about which bus to take, and what are the risks of crimes on such highways. When nazma asks if she’s going alone, she says that she would have to take the risk, for her important work. She tells nazma not to worry, as she would call her, even if nazma would be helpless. She says that she has also heard that there are landslides also, and then she wouldnt even get to call nazma. But she again asks nazma not to worry, all the while thinking how it would affect asad, who seems unperturbed, as she can handle anything on her own. She finally says that if anything finally happens to her, nazma should tell her relatives. Her sob story has its desired effect and finally asad gives in into driving her to that place.
Location: On the road
In order to finish off with the silence, she switches on the radio, but turns it off due to the strange songs playing. She tries to initiate a conversation. Zoya starts with her poetry but doesnt when she sees asad’s frustrated face, saying that she has something very serious to say to him. Zoya says that she has been living in INDIA for so long and that this is the first clue to she wishes that this clue would lead her to her father, and she’s thankful that he’s helping her so much in her quest. Asad too says that its OKAY. (MITWA MOMENT)
Location: Outside a delapidated building
Zoya shows asad the building, that has an uncanny similarity to the photo that she has of the building in her tab. She takes asad inside and starts to search around for clues, highly excited that she’s close to finding her father. She finally spots a photo on the wall, which catches her eyes. seeing her gazing at it so hard, asad picks it up from the wall. Zoya shows asad the pic on the wall of the deteriorated building, which matches with the photo that she has, and says that ayan was right and they have been looking for this house only.
Location: Inside the delapidated building
Zoya says that there must be someone around this house, who can give info about the residents of this place. A person walks in and asks about them. zoya asks him who used to reside here. He says that he has been guarding this place for ages, but noone has come here. she asks if he has any info at all about the owner of this place. He replies in negative, saying that years back, someone used to come, but nomore. She shows him the pic that she has and asks him if he recognizes anyone. Pointing out to a pesrson, he says that he knows this man. She asks him about the pwerson’s name. But he sys that he doesnt remember the person’s name but that years ago, he went to america, and had returned after that. she asks if he knows where
he lives now. He says that he has a vague impression, that he lives in bhopal, somewhere near the big mosque. She tells asad that this man is her father, as it coincides wioth the info, that she has of him going to america. SAhe goes out in despair. Zoya is overwhelmed having come face to face with an aspect of her past, and coming one step closer to finding her father.
Asad places a hand on zoya’s shoulder to comfort her. Zoya turns around and looks for solace in his arms and hugs him tight.(MITWA MOMENT) Asad, too finally, letting go of his awkwardness hugs her and wraps his arms around her, while she sobs on his shoulders.
Location: Ayan’s residence
Razia is wondering who could be behind sending the message, and wonders if she is doubting unnecessarily. She finds a cloth underneath which to her horror, lie burnt dolls, which remind her of the conspiracy. As she leans on the almirah, more such dolls fall on her, making her scream in horror.
She runs down, and asks humaira if she saw anyone going into her room. when she says no, humaira is shocked when razia goes berserk and starts shouting out who was here. She takes humaira to her room, but to her surprise, she finds the room without any trace of a single doll, and is shocked. humaira is upset as she doesnt understand whats going on.
Razia thinks that things are getting out of hand and that she is being targeted, and decides that she would have to find out if Billo Rani has started with her plan. Razia is happy, when she talks to Billo Rani, and says that she shouldnt waste any more time and start with her plan.
As razia tries to wipe her hands in a cloth, she is scared to find her hands soaked in blood, with a chit saying, She says that every bet has a wonner and a loser, and razia never loses. She says that whoever is doing this, wont stop,hence she has already laid out the trap this time, and she would know who’s behind this.
Location: Ayan’s residence
Nazma opens the door, on someone knocking the door. She is surprised to see a gaudily dressed woman standing there and asks what does she want. she gets in introducing herself as Billo, saying that her maid has sent her as she was out of town for a week, and hence has send her instead. when dilshad asks that she doesnt have any info about this, and they dont anything about her too, billo says that she knows everything about them, as she has been told everything by padma. She begins to do her work, while dilshad and nazma are still confused.
Location: On the road
Asad and zoya begin to get into the car. asad asks zoya is she’s alright. Not getting a response from her, he goes to her and asks again. she says yes. He asks if she ever thought why her dad never tries to find her. Zoya in confused. He clarifies saying that she’s going through lenghts and breadths to find out about her father, but he never bothered to do the same for her daughter, which he ideally should.
zoya asks him not to talk like that, as they dont know for sure, if he searched for her or not, and that when she finds him, they would be abel to clarify all doubts as to why he left her and if he tried to find out about her or not. Asad decides not to take it any further and stops.
Zoya gets ayan’s phone. Zoya talks to ayan on the phone, in a codic language, saying that asad has left along with her and is asked by ayan to stop at Kalibagh Crossing, where they would start along with their plan. He asks why isnt she talking, she says in a codic language, that asad is sitting right next to him. They decide to call their mission, OPERATION LAAL RUMAAL.
Zoya is asked by asad, about the unusual name robert, and she in retorts back saying that is it that he’s jealous that she was talking to another guy. asad rubbishes off her stupidity.
Midway, zoya asks him to stop, as she wants to drink tea. As asad says that they would find a better place, she again frustrates him, by saying her poetry,
India mein beech sadak mein mil jaati hai gaayin….
Aur sadak kinare milti hain, duniya ki best chai..!!!
Asad, again gives in to zoya’s whims just to get her to shut up. she gets out and goes on to get asad to order for tea. While asad is busy, zoya waves at ayan, with a red handkerchief, and ayan too does the same, saying that the operation has begun. Asad finds her doing so and asks if she was signalling someone. she says no and that she was trying to just dry her handkerchief, which she did. Asad not wanting to get into a stupid conversation with her, gets him tea.
As ayan goes on work on asad’s car, taking fuel from his car, through a pipe, in disguise, draped with a shawl, to distract asad, zoya says that she wants a better tea, as this is stale, and goes on to tell asad how much she is health conscious about the fact that she wants a good tea and not a stale one. Asad is increasingly getting impatienn with her idiocies, while ayan goes on about his work, as zoya keeps him occupied with her whims.
Ayan thinks to himself that without petrol in his car, he wont be able to go to Bhopal, and if that happens then he wont be able to present himself at the hearing also. The screen freezes on his face.