Paramapadham -Short Film

Paramapadham -Short Film


You always talk about ‘personal Space’ Is it only you who requires personal space? Dear, the kid is fast
asleep, come on now. Jeeva, seems like a fellow, my father’s
friend’s son, is coming down from U.S He is coming to meet me. Leave that. How about having some awesome
snacks and coffee at Saravana Bhavan? I’m afraid that this could
be a pre-engagement ceremony. Forget about it. An ice cold beer with a fried egg at
night would be really awesome Are you even paying any heed
to what I am saying? You are a highly
irritating idiotic lover. And after all that, listening to
Illayaraja sir’s song in the night Now that’s heaven! Hey Priya You’ll take of everything right?
I hope there won’t be any issue. There is a biriyani shop down the road. Fill your tummy and give me
a feedback at my marriage. Girls these days like guys with 6 packs. Well, I don’t have even a
single pack nor am I rich. Knowing that I am a mason and just because
I came after you, you accepted my love. Moreover you agreed to marry me. I
should say that you have a big heart. I didn’t do all that for your sake, I did it just
because my parents agreed for this. So, stop boasting. Jeeva, I need this baby.
I can’t abort it. Are you kidding? We can’t conceive a
child just because we weren’t safe. What? Are you out of your mind? I hate you. Now that’s some chemistry. I
was just thinking the same. What else? What else? – So looks like the baby is formed?
– Now shut up and eat your food. Ok. If you had spent 10% of the time you spend in Whatsapp and
Facebook for us, our family would have been in a better situation. But isn’t it enough that you spend the remaining 90% of the time for
our family and what better position has it put our ‘family’ in? Why are you repeating the same
thing again and again? That is all it has. 70 lakhs Rupees isn’t a joke.
Aren’t they giving a house? Shall I? Shall I sing? Where is our kid?
I can’t find her. My dear mason, looks like you ‘ve put the
kid to sleep and are now up to something? I’m up to nothing dear! We mutually decided to have a family but ain’t I the only one facing
this illness of our kid, all alone? I am 24 yrs old I too have a life. You and our daughter are a major
part of it but you don’t seem to understand it? This is worse than a next day
hangover that you go through! She is finding it difficult to breathe
and I’m worried very much about it! How do you seem to be
too casual about it? It was found after this accident
that she had this problem She is getting treated Why are you blowing
this out of proportion, Priya? Enough of this emotional black mailing. Apart from my profession I don’t
know anything else uncle. They said it is a job
with a 5 year term and I’m taking it up just because it’ll meet
the medical expenses of my daughter. Just get out of my
life both of you. This life is like a game
of snakes and ladders but unlike in the game, there are no separate
blocks for the ladders or the snakes. Everything resides in the same block. There is a snake in every ladder
and a ladder in every snake. You can never predict which moment will
push you down or which will pull you up. Our family was never rich but
still we had good times. I wanted to climb up this ladder of my
family beyond money, wealth & property but only when I was struck down I understood
that it wasn’t a ladder instead a snake. Baby They are explaining things that
are difficult to understand Terms like surgery… They say medication will cure you. But I am unable to understand any of it! It seems they are going to operate you… but after that they will stitch you back. It is for you I’m leaving everyone
and everything, and going. You will get well soon.
God will take care of it. Don’t let me know when she grows up… because it would make me feel that
I’ve been away for long time. She might commit small mistakes… ..don’t beat her up for that. I am wondering how I can go through
these 5 years without all of you. The surgery is done and they’ll shift the
baby to the ward in 30 mins. Thanks. Bye. Thanks. Sorry. The day we realize our mistake
we transform ourselves as God. Even I am not an exception. My mistake was the opportunity I
missed to have a happy life. Everyone are lying! You aren’t going 5000 kms away from me… it is just 10 cms, I saw
that in the atlas at school. You too lied to me saying that you possessed lot
of money but now you are going away to earn money. Why is God upset with us. Unlike other
people, why didn’t god gift us with money? Can you listen to me patiently? I do have patience and
I shall listen to you. You seem to have whole lot of time but let me
make something clear before this conversation. Nothing is going to change after you are done
talking. I’ll leave with my kid to my home in my car. You’ll take your car and go back to
our..sorry.. your house, all alone. I don’t think there will be any good outcome after
what you had to say.You aren’t going to listen to me. By the way our divorce will
be finalized next week. Me and my kid are
moving to Australia. Weren’t you always the one
in need of personal space? Now along with your personal space there is a lot of
empty space back at home. You carry on with your life. I don’t if that was the last time
I am seeing my daughter alive… but with the hope that I shall save
her, I left abroad for the job. Every second of our life has millions
of excitement and experience to offer. The moment Priya left me like a corpse, made
me search for the real human inside me. Mom, it’s been 5 yrs since dad had left us. And tomorrow he is coming back to us. Would he have grown taller? Would he have grown fair? I don’t think so? I am good at English now and I would
love to talk to him in English. In order to express her love to her father, who is
5000 kms away, a facetime or skype isn’t required. Similarly on the other hand for the father to show his love
to his daughter, his memory or facebook isn’t required. I have revived and re-written a screwed
up story thrown away by the creator In fact that is how I
should have lived my life. I was stuck between
imagination and hallucination Whatever I missed in my
life became my imagination. And whatever I imagined became mere words What I wrote transformed
into this book! THANKS.

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