SCENE 1 (MANAV AND ROHAN TALKING TO EACH OTHER IN PHONE FROM RESPECTIVES HOME)
Rohan-“ Hello.what are you doing yaar”.
“Hey bro nothing what about you”, Rohan replied. And responding to Rohan- Manav completed his shaving and said “just shaved yaar and getting bored at home”.
Rohan – so bro come to my home we will have fun together
Manav- any plan there
Rohan – yeah, I had bought two sci-fi movies DVD.
Manav- oh great! I am coming there. Give me 10 min
Rohan- sure take your time.
Manav hung the phone and quickly dressed up for going to Rohan’s home. He reached in exactly ten minutes. Manav pressed the door bell, Rohan’s mother opened the door and he greeted her.
SCENE 2 ( ROHAN’S HOME)
Manav- hello aunty, where is Rohan ?
Aunty- “in his room”
Manav said ok with a smile on his face and went to his friend’s room.
SCENE 3 (ROHAN’S ROOM)
Manav- hey bro
Rohan- hiii. come yaar
And manav lay down in the bed and Rohan starts the DVD. They enjoyed the movie for 4 hours continuously. After the movie ended, Rohan asked Manav about his plans on Christmas Eve.
Rohan-“ Manav have you asked your father for the Christmas Eve?”
Rohan- so what he said?
Manav- the same answer “celebrate it at home”.
Rohan – and what about Goa?
Manav- you know my father very well yar. He will never permit me for Goa
Rohan- don’t worry, still time is there.
Manav- where it is yaar, only 8 days are left for the celebration.
Rohan tries to make him understand not to lose hope. After that Manav looks his watch , “it’s time to go home bro , I have to leave now. And Manav came back to his home.
SCENE 5 (MANAV ‘S ROOM. MANAV LYING ON HIS BED HE IS THINKING ABOUT GOA)
At night Manav was thinking about Goa that how much he loves to go Goa. From his school days he wants to celebrate Christmas there once in his life. He fell asleep with his thoughts.
SCENE 6 (IN DREAM MANAV THOUGHT SOMETHING WEIRD AND Got AWAKE SHEIVRING)
He was in deep sleep and had a scary dream that night. He gets so frightened of the dream that he awakes. He tried to sleep again, but he couldn’t and in the morning he was in a dilemma. He thought to share his dream with his friend Rohan and calls him.
SCENE 7 (MANAV ROOM, CALL HIS FRIEND)
Manav – hello
Rohan – yes Manav
Manav- Rohan , yesterday I had dreamt something confusing.
Rohan – what you had dreamt
Manav- I don’t know what is it about. But it made me so peril that after it whole night I can’t sleep
Rohan – so tell me what it was about
Manav- there was kind of athletic person calling himself as “god of death”
Rohan – what
Manav – yes
Roahn- than what happened
Manav- he said
Manav paused for a while
Rohan – what happened say, what he said?
Manav- he said that I will be no long after 25 December
Manav- idiot I will die
And listening to this Rohan started to laugh and this makes Manav go mad
Manav (bursts in anger) – you are laughing huh..
Rohan- Then what I am supposed to do? Bro you are sounding nonsesnse.
Manav- nonsense, am I talking nonsense ?
Manva- ok, if you are thinking so then. It means there is no sense to discuss it with you anymore
And he hangs the phone angrily. After sometime Rohan calls him. Manav didnt pick the phone but after 2-3 calls he picks the phone and shouts at him loudly
Manav – now what happened?
Roahn- I am sorry
Manav- I am sounding nonsense na
Rohan – no yaar , actually you never talk like this before and when you said that lines it puzzled me and I started to laugh.
Manav – so now what
Roahn- I am saying you that don’t take that dream seriously, it was just a dream and nothing and you know what
Rohan – if you had dreamt something bad and if you discuss it with someone than it doesn’t happens
Rohan – now sorry again and chill yar
Rohan makes him laugh with his jokes for some time and then hang the phone. After 10 min Rohan again call Manav
Manav – now what happened?
Rohan – I have a great idea
Manav – idea?
Rohan – yes idea
Manav – tell
Rohan – I think your dream can be helpful for us
Manav – how
Rohan – you know it very well that your father loves you more than anything in the world.
Manav – yes
Rohan – so share this dream with him
Manav – common, yar Rohan and what my father will do after hearing it
Rohan – he will do nothing . but your Goa plan will be fixed.
Manav- explain me
Roahn – listen .go to your dad with a miserable face and tell him about your dream
Rohan – then tell your father that this is the last Christmas of your life and you want to celebrate it in Goa
Manav- no yaar , my father will never trust me about this dream
Rohan – he will surely
Manav – how you can be so confident about it
Rohan – because I know you from past 6 years. But your father knows you from your childhood and he is the most emotional and a kind person of the world according to me
Manav- yeah it is true, but
Roahan – now don’t say anything and go to your father’s room and if he doesn’t permit me than I guaranteed that I will take you to Goa at my risk
Manav said okay and hangs the phone. He goes to his father’s room and does the exactly what his friend had asked him to do.
SCENE 8 (MANAV’S FATHER ROOM)
Manav – papa
Papa- hey son! Come
Manav- papa I want to share something with you
Papa- sure say
Manav (making a miserable face with eyes in his tear)- papa
Looking tears in Manv’s eye his father becoms puzzled and asked him
Papa- what happened
Manav- papa last night I had dreamt something more than worse
Papa- what was it about?
Manav- papa there was a man called himself as “god of death”
Manav – yes papa
Papa- than what happened
Manav (in a heavy voice)- he said that this Christmas is my last Christmas and I have only 7 days left of my life
Manav – yes papa
Papa- no beta nothing will happen
Manav- no papa its true. Rohan’s mother had asked to her priest about the dream
Manav- and he said this dreams exactly happens
Manav- means whatever I had dreamt will convert into the reality for sure and exactly the day after Christmas that is 26 Dec at 12 pm I will die.
Manav’s father hugs him tightly after hearing this and started to cry. Manav hugs him and wiped his tears
Papa- beta after your mom you are the only person in my life for whom I am living
Manav – I know papa
Papa- I don’t know why god is testing me
Manav- no dad it is not like that, please don’t cry
For a while Manav felt bad for his papa. But he was knowing that if he revealed the truth than his father will not allow him to go goa. So he continued the drama.
Papa- beta my all earnings and assets are for you only, who will take care of it
Manav thinking in his mind “now he is saying that all his assets is mine , but whenever I asked him for 1000 Rs he questioned about it 10000 times.”
Manav- papa can I ask you for something
Papa- yeah, sure dear
Manav- papa it is my dream to celebrate Christmas Eve in Goa from my college days
Manav- so I want to celebrate my last Christmas there
Papa- with whom
Manav- with Rohan
When his father heard that Manav wants to celebrate his last Christmas not with him but with his friend he gets disappointed. But for Manav’s happiness he agreed.
Papa- sure beta
Manav thanked him with a great smile on his face and hugs him tightly.
His father gives him 5 lakh for the celebration.
Papa- take it son
Manav- papa, but this is a huge amount
Papa- no beta in front of you it cost me nothing
Manav was feeling confused that he had said a very big fallacious statement to his dad. But at the same time his Goa dream also appeared in front of his eyes and he takes the money.
SCENE 9 (MANAV’S ROOM)
Manav came to his room and calls his friend Rohan and described the whole panorama.
Rohan- so your father agreed
Manav- yes , my friend exactly
Roahn- I told you na
Manav – Yeah, you were right. pack your bags we are going to Goa dear.
SCENE 10 (GOA . MANAV AND ROHAN ENJOYMENTS THERE)
Manav also packed his bag and the whole night he dreamt about Goa. Next day Manav and Rohan started their journey by car.
When Manav reached to Goa he was feeling like he was in dream and he said to Rohan “bro I am feeling like heaven”.
Rohan – yeah bro it is, now we will celebrate the festival here with great enjoyment
Manav said yes and both went to the beach for the celebration. They both together have a great time and wander each and every place of Goa. And finally comes the Christmas day.
SCENE 11 (CHRISTMAS MORNING IN CHURCH)
Manav was feeling the best day of his life on the Christmas. Manav and Rohan went to the church first for the prayer.
SCENE 12 (HOTEL ROOM)
They came back to their hotel room for the evening celebration. Rohan changed the outfit and went to the reception and asked Manav to come there when he gets ready. And Manav went to bathroom to take shower. He came to the room and opened the suitcase, takes the shirt and move back to the mirror side to dress. While Manav was combing he noticed a man behind him. Manav turn back and asked him
Manav- who are you? And how did you come to my room
Man- you forgot me
Manav- I don’t even know you, so how I can forget you
Man- remember your dream
Man- yes dream
Manav- which dream
Man- “god of death”
Man- yes, today is Christmas Eve and tomorrow exactly at 12 pm I will take your life
Manav- what rubbish you are talking, just get out of my room
God of death – I will dear but tomorrow at 12 pm I will come to take your life
Manav- listen don’t waste my time. Today I have to do many things ok
God of death – yes, do whatever you want to do today, but remember today only
Manav (scared)- are you really god of death?
God of death (with cunning smile)– yes! Remember your dream, man
And Manav recalls his dream and notice that the man who had appeared in his dream was looking exactly like the man to whom he is talking now. Manav gets frightened for a while and becomes sensation less.
Manav- how this can be real
God of death – it has to be real
Manav- but my friend had said….
God of death – forget your friend’s word
Manav – but how
God of death- it is
Then God of death offered him 10 lakh.
Manav- why you are giving me this amount
God of death replied that he is gifting this amount as his Christmas gift and he can spend it as he wants. After it god of death disappears from there and Manav stands there like a statue. Meanwhile, his friend comes there.
Rohan- hey, Manav I am waiting for you from past 1 hour and you aren’t ready till?
Manav heard him, but he was not in position to utter any word. Rohan came there and shudder him and asked “why are you standing like a statue”
Manav- god of death had come here
Rohan asked with puzzle “god of death
Manav- yes and he said that tomorrow at 12 pm he will take my life.
Rohan- I think Manav it is the effect of your last night hangover
Manav said angrily: “shut up Rohan. I am not joking see this money he had offered me as a Christmas gift.
When Rohan looked at the money he was also surprised. He didn’t understand how to react in this situation
Rohan – don’t worry bro
Manav- what don’t worry yar, my dreams was true
Rohan- might be
Manav- How it can happen? My dream is converting into reality.
Rohan – please calm down Manav
Manav said- “no yaar” and tears rolled down from his eyes.
Rohan – hey bro please…….
Manav- I don’t know what to do now. My life will be over in some hours.
Rohan – lets go to the church
Manav relaed himself a bit and said- ok lets go. May be I will feel better there.
SCENE 13 (CHURCH)
And they went to the church prayed there .
SCENE 14 (IN THE STREET OF GOA)
They came out of church with a heavy heart. To break the silence Rohan asked Manav what he will do with the gift offered by God of death.
Manav (in a confused tone) – I don’t know.
Rohan- Lets purchase something for you.
Manav- Do you think it is worthy purchasing for someone who is going to die in few hours. I have to be alive to utilize them.
Rohan – “yes, there is no meaning of shopping”. They both sat on the footpath observing the traffic in silence.
Rohan- Manav, you want to eat something?
Manav- I am not hungry. I am just messed up thinking about this weird person who calls himself as God of death.
Rohan – I think you should stop thinking about it
Manav (bursting out in anger) – It is easy to console. What if you were in my place? Would you be calm knowing you will die with a prescribed notice from the death god? And see this stupid fellow had also offered me 10 lakh so that I could enjoy my death.
Rohan had no answer and he just nodded his head.
SCENE 14 ( CASKET PASSING FROM STREET)
They were talking meanwhile a casket passed from there.
To make Manav’s mood light he suddenly uttered- “tomorrow it will be yours….”
Manav filled up with a great rage. He just fired on Rohan.
Manav- Rohan are you my friend? Again and again you are making fun of my fear. You are finding it very funny na. .
Rohan – “No Manav. I didn’t mean that. Don’t know how I said all these. I am sorry, you are very important for me too. Even I don’t want to lose you.” Rohan hugged Manav very tightly.
SCENE 15 (MANAV STOOD FROM HIS PLACE)
Till 6pm both were sitting together at the road side footpath. They were watching people who were excited for the evening celebrations. At 6 pm Manav stood up and started to walk
Rohan –hey where you are going
Manav- I don’t know
“Wait I am also coming”, Rohan said
Manav- no Rohan , I want to be alone.
Rohan – hey Manav we are friends and I will be there for you always
Manav put his hand on Rohan’s shoulder “Thank you Rohan. I know you are my true friend and have always supported me, but please this last time I want to be alone”. Rohan understands his feeling and he left Manav alone.
SCENE 16 (MANAV WALKING ALONE ON THE ROAD WITH HIS THOUGHTS)
He was walking aimlessly and feeling guilt continually.
SCENE 17 (MANAV FOUND THAT ITS 12 AM SUDDENLY WITH THE JINGLE BELL MUSIC)
He was so immersed in his thoughts that he forgot everything. Suddenly he hears voice of some children there singing “jingle bell-jingle bell”. He sees his watch it was 12 AM.
SCENE 18 (WENT TO CHILDREN’s PLACE FOR CELEBRATION)
He thought that only 12 hours are left with his life to end. But suddenly his mind became calm and he thought these 12 hours are very precious. He should live it to the fullest so he went to the children to celebrate the festival of joy and happiness. He also started to sing and dance with them.
Soon a man came there and asked the children to get inside home and all the children went inside.
SCENE 19 (CONVERSTAION BETWEEN MANAV AND MAN)
Manav asked him “hello can I ask you a question”
Man – yes
Manav- These children are your kids?
Man- Are you aware of the disaster in Kashmir?
Man – I went to Kashmir few days ago for vacation. These children are from Kashmir. They have lost all their family, friends, everything in that disaster. I have no child of my own so I thought God have given me another chance to fill my life again with these little flowers. I brought them with me and from that day I am trying to make them happy and trying my best to give them a good future
Manav was overwhelmed by hearing all this. He couldn’t control his tears. He thought how God arranges everything in the life so beautifully. These children have lost their everything and God had sent someone who has made them his everything. Whereas he never realized he was equally bestowed with such a loving and caring father in his life but he never understood his importance. And today when he is on the verge of death, he realizes how fool he was not to respect the feelings of his father.
He started to curse himself that at the last moments of his life he is not present with his father. Man asked him ‘what you are thinking about?”
Manav said “nothing” .He nodded his head and gives the whole amount to that man.
Man- Why are you giving such a huge amount to me?
Manav- you are doing a great job and I hope at the last moment of my life I can do something better for someone.
Man asked him in a puzzled tone ‘last moment’. Manav again nodded his head ,wished him merry Christmas and move away from there.
SCENE 20 (MANAV FOUND GOD OF DEATH ON ROAD, WHILE WALKING)
As he was coming from that place, he met to the “God of death” on the road.
Manav looked at his watch and said- Still time is left.
God of death- I know
Manav – So, why you have came so early?
God of death- to tell you one thing
Manav- don’t worry, I will be ready
God of death- no, not about your death
Manav- than what
God of death – I am here because I am sure you had realized now
Manav- Realized what?
God of death – Son, the problem with your generation is that you take life as a joke. You say it very easily “we will die” for the smallest of failures but now you realized how hard is to die. Every birth is difficult. A mother has to undergo high intensity of pain to bring a child in this world. A father gives his whole share of happiness just to see a smile on your face. Do you ever realize their pain? You think of your happiness first. The same happened when I came in your dream. When I told you that you are going to die after Christmas you made this as an opportunity to fool your father so that you can go for a goa trip. He was shocked listening his son will die before starting his life. He wanted to spend the last moments of your life with you but you instead told you want to go out with your friend. He was heartbroken but you didn’t care for his feelings.
Manav felt ashamed of himself and he said sorry to the god of death.
God of death pardoned him and said “Son, when your death will come in real it will not inform you. Whether you are ready or not it will take your life. You should be alive till your life is there and value the one’s you really care for you. Go to your dad and spend some time to understand him. Don’t make your life regretful; fill it with love and joy.
Manav- But how is it possible now. My hometown is far away from here.
God of death – By tomorrow you can reach your home.
Manav- but tomorrow you will take my life.
And the god of death revealed that he has created this panorama to teach him a lesson of life. Manav felt relaxed after hearing this from himGod of death blessed him and disappeared from there.
Manav had learned a life lesson for his whole life and he realized that life is the biggest gift of god which should be lived honestly and beautifully.
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