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Qalam 2001 : Hasamukh Gandhi

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A posh car is manoeuvring itself from the Kuchcha, narrow road in the countryside . Nikita, a young girl in her mid -twenties is driving the car. Suddenly the car hits a bump and Nikita curses the road and her father for compelling her to undertake this journey. In a Flashback ,she remembers the conversation with her mother.****

Mother consoles Nikita that it is indeed difficult to come to terms with such sudden and premature death of her father as Nikita loved him very much and although he did not approve of her life style , he also loved very much.

Mother admits that even for she was surprised with her father's will. Father had left for Nikita the huge farmhouse in a far off village . Nikita hates village life. However , mother urges Nikita to visit j ust once 150 acres farmhouse that her father cultivated with love and affection. If she just does not like farmhouse , she might as well sell it off and come back to Mumbai.

Mother looks at Nikita meaningfully and slowly that it would also give her an oppurtunity to forget her long time over Rajeev and his betrayal . Camera takes a Close up of Nikita who nods thoughfully. (Flashback over)****

Nikita stops the car as there are three roads going in different directions. She swears to herself that she is going to sell off the bloody thing. She finds a village boy and asks for direction. The boy keeps looking at her car ****

Disturbed Nikita talks to herself that Rajeev never understood her love.{ Flashback.}****

Nikita is horrified to find Rajeev in bed with another girl. However, Rajeev is unapologetic and accuses Nikita that she is a modern girl and he knows that she must have had her share of fun but he never complained about it. Shocked Nikita manages to say that she never even think about another boy forget about sleeping with one. Rajeev refuses to believe her and makes fun of her. Shattered Nikita storms out of the room and slowly collapses on the floor. {Flashback over.l *****

Nikita wipes her tears and looks around as she finds the area absolutely deserted with no population or activities in sight. She feels lost. Suddenly her eyes lit up as she notices a signboard "NIKITA FARMS" with an arrow pointing the direction. *****

Nikita stops in front of a barbed-wire kuchcha gate with the board "Nikita Farms" She comes out of the car and finds an old man running to her to open the gate- *****

The watchman regrets the death of her father and informs a surprised Nikita that he was expecting her as her father had told him that Nikita would visit the farmhouse after father's death. Nikita nods slowly as she looks at the one-storied outhouse. *****

Nikita enters the bedroom and is surprised to see a photograph of her with her father and written words on the frame. " I love you Nikita, daddy. " Nikita s eyes fill with tears. *****

Nikita is sitting on the chair in the open space sipping tea and looking around. She is mesmerised with the natural beauty, the landscapes and the beautiful mountain range. Unconscious of herself she begins to breathe deeply and her muscles begin to relax. She hands over the cup back saying that a cup of tea never tested so much better in her life before. The watchman is bewildered.****

The night. On inquiry, the watchman explains that a young and very educated boy, some kind of expert on agriculture is the only other person in the vicinity. Nikita understands that the boy is &Bio-technologist.

Nikita looks at her father 's photo and murmurs that her father has created a heaven on earth as she looks out of the window and vast tantalizing darkness *****

A fresh looking Nikita walks towards the next farmhouse. Inside, she finds somebody sitting in a chair and reading a magazine, his back facing her. She calls out. The figure stands up and turns. Her face registers pleasant surprise.

A handsome boy in his late twenties in designer outfit is staring back at her...

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