Number Please

  • June 07, 2014
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Number Please is a story about how a bonding can develop between two people who have never met. The backdrop of this story is based on the times of the British Raj. Rajan Aiyar (Parzaan Dastur) is a young boy who lives with his mother Shanti (Mona Ambegaonkar), father who is a government servant and a younger sister. His father has been newly allotted with a telephone. In order to connect to a number, one had to speak to the operator first. When Rajan would playfully pick up the phone, he would hear a lady s sweet voice asking for a number. Rajan grows very fond of the unseen lady whose name was Sweety. One day Rajan s father gets transferred to another city. Rajan leaves with a heavy heart. Years pass by and Rajan grows up to be a young man (Amar Upadhay). Rajan is now working and has been transferred to the same town and allotted the same house where he spent his childhood. He feels very nostalgic on returning to the house and is very pleased to see the same phone still standing intact. He lifts the receiver with the hope of hearing Sweety’s voice on the other end. But he learns that Sweety retired a few years back and she breathed her last just the previous day. Rajan cries inconsolably for the unnamed relationship.

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