It has been four years since I have moved from
Mansa to Chandigarh
It takes a while to know the real character of the
Big city has its own comforts.
But how brutal a city can be.
You learn only when you live there.
Every evening the gang of leaders, policemen
and bureaucrats reaches here,
after plundering the two states.
When they throw thousands of Rupees away
on a drink of alcohol,
they often forgot how the 83 crore people of our country
survive under 20 Rupees.
Situation in University is weird.
The group of Harjang has been winning
the election of youth president with ease.
But, this year Fateh’s group has challenged them…
…as a formidable rival.
Wise men have said, every dog has its day,
and that day has to end too.
Think again. We have won, after all
A tree in the middle of your path
is an obstruction after all.
So, how are you ‘Amitabh Bachchan’
Rascal, you should better grow up first,
then dream of being a leader.
then dream of being a leader.
if this Sister fucker were a dialogue writer of some film
Pandit, a guy like him will then go to
Pune film institute,
will do a course in film direction
and make a film
‘ Putt jattaN de’ [ Peasent Sons ]
You can ask me to sing for it,
I have quite a melodious voice, you bastard.
Ask Pandit, Tell him Pandit.
Just get out.
Pandit, what a timing you have.
You have seen lot of ‘Govinda’ films it seems.
Feud between student groups took an ugly turn,
When Student president Harjang tried to kill
Harjangg fled from the spot.
Police has claimed that they will capture the culprits soon.
Mritka Kanwar, University Campus, Day and Night News
Who the hell told you to open fire there?
Don’t scare me.
I know you are hot blooded.
So were we, once.
But now, we are not in power.
Now, we are in power,
and we will hire your group.
I will guarantee you the bail.
But, You will have to surrender for sure.
No, I can’t surrender.
It is not a bad deal.
Also, I know very well, the plight of your group.
what do you say?
Let us think over it.
So, Harjang Singh.
You shat in your pants?
You would not survive son,
I will screw you
We will see,
who will screw whom.
Babbu has sent me.
I will stay here for two three days
You are the one who has come from village
to learn guitar, right?
But brother I am unable to recognize you?
Why do you want to recognize,
Want to marry your sister to him?
Isn’t he telling you?
Look with care, he is an ancestral Pandit.
See! He has worn a ‘tilak’ too.
Get him talk on phone, bro.
By the way, whose apartment is this?
Why do you care to ask him then?
I will teach you
the tunes too.
So Mr. Sikander.
You have enrolled in the University?
It means only God can rescue this University.
Can’t we forget the past?
You can forget incidents of the past.
But, you can’t forget character of people.
So how is it going?
What does your sweetheart say?
What would the sweetheart say?
She is doing perfect.
So have you tasted the curry? Or are these fake burps?
Do you need to consult Gods to taste the curry?
Bloody Jatt, you have shown your true colors?
Give it to me.
I am alright,
So, what is the topic of your PhD?
All the love legends of Punjab
Heer Ranjha, Sassi Punnu.
and heroines of these legends.
What stuff were they made of?
And, in present day,
what responsibilities do we owe to them?
This is the subject of my research.
See, we sing the legends of Heer, Sassi, SahibaaN…
But we are afraid,
they might not take birth in our own home.
I am not interested in these calculations.
My focus is…
..can we convert brutal defeats of these women
into glorious victories of today?
Why do you talk about these complexities?
It would make it hard for you to get a job.
This threat has been given to me many times.
to live life, you need two things.
One is reason, other is resources.
And these questions are my reason.
From now on you don’t need to climb stairs
to get the books.
My feet can be your resources.
So, your friend didn’t meet you that day?
So, your friend didn’t meet you that day?
Have it, little one
He chews tobacco first,
Sukha hits the wheel, then.
How are you brother?
How are you brother?
It’s all right
See, this is Sikander.
He is Bala bhinmber.
This is Bhinda Fancy
Brother, he is not Bhinda Fancy anymore.
He is Bhinda gallon now.
Earlier he would get ‘Fancy’s’ bottle.
But now he gets the 10 liters gallon filled up.
It saves time of both him and the chemist, you see!
quite a good scheme you’ve developed.
Thank you, Brother.
This is Bittu Bottle.
He keeps a bottle of alcohol with him always.
This is Sukha Nachar (dancer).
Have you seen ‘Putt JattaN de’ (Peasant Sons)?
In that, does not Jageara ask, Who Sukha?
He is that dancer boy.
Brother, Why are you after me?
So how are you ‘Bhutta’ boy?
How is your collegiate girl?
Brother, he fell for trash.
She is like a reformed eunuch.
See you guys later.
This will hit the mark now
One second, my boy,
you said my boy.
It reminded me of somebody.
My elder brother used to say it.
He got killed in the ‘Terrorism’ times.
Brother, this is Sikander.
He is from around my village.
He is a useful guy.
Lets go downstairs
Brother, your girl has left.
Hey, Shut this tring tring of yours.
Starts playing with his ‘mother’
early in the morning.
Let us sleep.
Am I a dog, barking here?
Lick it now.
Tries to be some ‘Bappi Lehri’
You, bloody fucker!
Hand this thing to me, I will fix it forever.
So now, the tring tring-ster.
It is broken, rockstar.
Tai tai tai tai tai
Brother, he will not be able to show
his face to someone now.
How can I cover the stain in my chunri (scarve) .
How can I return home now.
go towards the riverside and look.
The catch has got away, brother.
They might not have gone far, come.
rascals have come to kill us.
you are scared. Right?
Look at your face,
swollen like a buffalo’s bosom.
take care of the kid.
Shall I loosen your …
Is it required to explain with context?
Where did you find him
FEW MONTHS LATER
Brother, what could we do to them?
Rascals killed our brother.
Let him go
It is not important to kill him,
but it is important to finish him.
and his entire group!
Harjang can’t enter the university now.
It is the right moment
to assert power over all the groups.
The way the rival wants.
What are we waiting for then?
They are after two months.
You must fight elections.
Tejvir will try to create problems.
This is not right Lala.
How can you field him?
you can be.
I can be.
But that rascal pimp Sikander does not deserve it.
I know you neither like me
nor Sikander much.
But the group is with us.
You must think.
Next time it can be you.
In the name of freedom, in the name of legacy,
What we have been given to the youth?
Fee remittance applications?
SC / BC certificates?
Short cuts to pass examinations?
Guide books, pocket guide books.
AK 47s, SLRs.
We were killed as terrorists.
We were killed as army soldiers.
This society that calls us drug addicts,
idlers, and unemployed.
Those who can just think about running
away to abroad.
I would say.. where ever we are today..
the society is responsible for this.
And today we stand to this day and say,
we shall govern,
we need power,
at any cost and in every possible way.
All of them are fraudsters..
But they are in the battleground.
We can be there too.
There is a difference between ‘can be there’
and ‘being there’.
Elections are not solution to any problem.
But it can be tried in the university at least.
He is like AK57 rifle, brother!
He talks with bull’s aggression.
I have foresight of an eagle.
It was me who recognized him.
That is true, brother.
It was you who recognized me too.
Or I came by myself?
Your problems have been solved
and we have done it with muscle power.
All these new kids on the block speak like bovines.
All these minions are in illusion, my friends,
that they can cage the Lion.
it is impossible.
The foggy clouds never ever rain, my friends.
whether state government is by their side,
or Obama government is by their side.
They would not win.
They should not win.
Come Pundit, sit.
So Mansa boy,
will you win?
If you won, I can sing on the celebrations.
Quite a talented singer I am.
Pundit, I have seen people betting on horses.
But Lala has bet on this mule.
We just want to clear your delusion in the elections.
After that you can either be a horse
of Arabian breed or not.
But we will make you run the same.
I request you all that in the influence of drugs
don’t vote for any Rascal.
one with dented face.
He is unable to fix his own dents.
What good can he do for you?
One day I got 20 rupees from my ‘Fancy’ fund
and gave it to one of their group members.
And said go and do away with dents of your leader.
But the denting guy said he cannot fix
his dents in 20 Rupees.
You must see.
If a group has such bad financial conditions,
that they can’t fix their leader’s dents..
what good they can do for you?
You must vote for me.
I assure you.
Your hostel tap might not have water supply.
But there would be unlimited supply of ‘Fancy’ syrup.
What is this?
It was just a small rehearsal.
I will just leave.
you must reduce your ‘Fancy’ intake.
You don’t remain in your senses.
Brother, I got reminded of something
from the mention of ‘senses’
I cannot gain senses until I drink ‘Fancy’.
I must have one.
Get the hell out of here, rascal!
Do not provoke me to beat you up.
How could he win from us?
Ok, you dance rascal, Dance
on your father’s wedding!
I will get you the modeling role.
Don’t worry Pundit,
lets have one more round.
Don’t beat him like this, friends.
He is my buddy.
I swear by the holy cow, he studied with me.
why are you getting your skin whipped.
Be a good boy and tell us ‘Janggi’ ‘s location.
Don’t take me for a mere priest. I will not
tell you his location for few pennies.
Nice, he now delivers dialogues.
Will you kill me here, or outside?
Alexander the Great.
Neither you are that Alexander, nor he is that Porus.
He is a Pundit, after all.
One should have two or more rivals,
this keeps his feet to the ground.
Group was looking beyond the presidential elections.
Now the group started to work in an organized manner.
They neither have dearth of opportunities nor of places.
It started with occupation of cycle stand..
Then it started, the drive to capture the river resources..
everything was used.
The ambition was one:
Group neither lacked sympathizers nor new recruits.
They spread their poisonous roots everywhere.
Group tried everything to make its allied
political party happy.
And in the Panchayat elections, they supported the party
In such an environment, one day:
We are not that strangers that we cannot talk.
We were strangers, of course.
Did you add sugar?
That’s why we could not understand
each other’s character.
It is not love, it is your stubbornness.
Our relationship has died.
And we should not carry the corpse along.
that is what is lacking in you.
Also the kind of political advances you are making.
They will show you your true worth, in mere seconds.
But how can I forget you?
It is upon you to think.
Hey my boy.
You love her very much?
Brother, she is not someone who can be beaten up
and made to accept you.
She has quite an attitude in her head, brother!
She will break but not bend.
My boy let me tell you something
about these leaders.
But the truth is, brother,
we are good …
…till we have power.
If we lose the power,
we will have to face Harjang’s fate.
Keep my words in mind.
We can’t return now.
Beant used to call me,
Tobacco of ‘Telu Ram’s’ shop has immersed
in ‘Sukha’s’ joints.
Here, take it Bittu, Hurry up!
Run away! Hurry up!
Rascal! What is this trash you are
handing me over?
See son, don’t you get roughed up
instead of roughing up tobacco.
You go away, bloody rascal!
You come to house. I will tell you.
Who are you.. a DC or what?
I will thrash the bottle in your head, rascal!
Brother, go soon! go soon! Ha ha ha ha.
So how are you chinki pinki!
You must talk to me sometime.
She won’t be hitched, I guess.
She has gone.
Come with me
Give me a cup of tea.
Neither can you get a girl, nor a visa.
What will happen of you Mr. Sukha!
What is your problem?
I was just practicing.
You enjoy saying things like chinki pinki to girls.
Who the hell are you?
Apologize to her!
The Jatt’s days are not that bad yet.
What does that mean?
It is like,
the newcomer witch asks for half of
the graveyard’s control.
It has been 15 years since we have been working
in the cable business in this city.
some new kids.. want all the cable network of the city
in your palate.
Why don’t you say it to my face that you want to
capture it all!
You should have little less..
come here all, listen..
there is this man..
Let me see, brother.. yes, he looks a man.. yo.. yo..
What is wrong with him?
Brother.. he watched a film.. Mirza the untold story..
Brother! I would not be able to kill someone.. I can’t kill,
understand.. I can’t kill.. Give it to him.. He will kill… yo yo..
Hey, are you crazy?
We are not killing him…
We just have to break his legs.. legs means only legs ..
So my lord,
hope you liked our services?
Hey, if the lords don’t speak at least you should tell.
how many more?
Where are they both?
Call them.. Call them..
They are from Muktsar side?
I might know any of them..
At least listen to me brother?
That time has gone..
See young lady,
you are like a sister to me…
if you won’t cooperate with us,
how will we catch them?
They are the elite brats…
you can just imitate catching them…
Yes, we imitate
and what do you do?
don’t you know?
What state those guys are put by somebody now?
You might know this atleast..
See young lady,
whatever information you have..
you must share that with us..
You have killed them?
You have come to get your reward now?
that cable guy you remember?
He is in the market?
What shall we do?
Make him dance..
You bloody rascal, get out of here..
You just kill somebody whenever you want..
Rascals think of it as their father’s fiefdom..
Don’t curse, brother!
What will you do then?
Brother, it’s not a big deal..
One minute Lala,
let him speak..
Do you have any idea how much Chief Minister is angry with you?
I admit, it’s my mistake..
but can’t tolerate the curse..
brother, I beg to you..
let me talk, ok?
You must go, my brother..
you are like my younger brother..
but this boy can’t be trusted even a bit..
Don’t worry, I will advise him..
we had a deal..
you will listen to us and we will do whatever possible we can..
If you will show us eyes,
we will take out those eyes..
What does your Sikander do in this now.
What you will do..
it’s up to you..
Hey daredevil keep your shirt buttons closed, Ok?
You can catch cold, ok..
Lets go my kid.. ok
we must do something about the kid..
he is too much into drugs..
he will die ..
and we will be considered responsible for it..
He is just talking nonsense, brother..
also what is there to be considered responsible for it..
He is been like this since brother Fateh’s death..
He took it to the heart..
actually we should not leave him like this..
we should not abandon him..
It is not like that..
I was just talking in general..
Huh, talking in general..
I will tell you brother..
Yesterday, kid’s parents came to take him..
he did not want to go..
how can we send him to home forcefully..
What should we do?
If he lives here, he will actually die..
Isn’t it, my boy?
If you have thought so,
why do you need to ask?
I have finished my PhD thesis..
Presentation is tommrow..
You don’t have dearth of resources to come
and I am giving you the reason..
Presentation will start only when you will come..
it has been long,
shall we start?
they will come..
Wait for five more minutes,
otherwise cancel it..
I apologize for the delay..
but it’s said no task
can be successful without the participation of the collective..
will be attributed to me though..but it is not just mine..
Friends.. we have celebrated Punjabi love legends with
vigour and fervour..
All these legends..
are not tales of distant past..
they have an intense bond with our life..
The question that needs to be asked
is what is the relation of burning Sassi
in the desert heat
and drowning Sohni in the River Chenab
with girl childs being murdered
in the wombs today?
The issue is
do we want to keep relationship with Sassi,Sohni,SahibaaN, Heer and Laila of lovers only, or
Can we envisage a responsible relationship according
to present society..
we think of them as someone else’s daughters
and hence an object of sexual desires..
We never think of them as equals..
not consider them as sisters if we can’t..
but consider them as cotemporary counterparts..
consider them as friends..
has not been by their side in Sassi’s fight against the desert
and Sohni’s fight against the flooding river..
…we can identify these deserts and rivers from a fresh perspective
and the women stuck in them are not fighting their own battle..
it’s our battle, as humans and as a society it’s our collective battle..
and we can’t be mere spectators.
the day we
perceive these women
as fellow humans,
and from the context of their aspirations ..
that day we can understand the complexity of our life too..
if we can learn to live peacefully with these intricacies
then the essence of being heer..
will be in our veins..
then we would not need to look outside.
Kid has died, brother.
Let him go. He won’t die.
As soon as possible.
Yes..let me call you back in a while
Harjang is back
you will shoot him.
listen to be friends..
we should think about it buddy..
Elections are in just 4-5 days..
I don’t care what will you think of me,
but I don’t want to lose..
R u coming or not?
My boy.. brother I am not stopping you..
they killed our brother Fateh..
they are responsible for kid’s death..
we won’t leave son of bitch alive..
We will not back off..
this can be done after 4 days too?
he is better than us..
At least he does not lie for his corruption..
there is a news..
Hey.. either you pant or you talk?
your boat will rock now..
Beant is fighting the elections
and many groups are supporting her..
a girl is fighting the election of student president
and it is keenly awaited,
Can Beant win this election and create a new history, or not..
we accept that
these are our own boys..
but are puppets at the hands of these political leaders..
But if they will stretch their hands to our throats,
we can simply forget, that they are our own boys..
because if the hand of tyrant can be raised,
it can be cut off too.
We will have to think…
…how these groups of eve teasers…
…can become occupiers.
friends we will have to identify
who are those Guru Gobind Singh’s Sikhs
who have not written
the Bedava (application to desert the battlefield)..
those who did not betray Punjab.
What hymns they are singing..
vote for us..
we will have a concert of some deadly singer..
the loud ones are very popular these days too.
Brother, I would suggest a better plan..
lets make Bittu drink alcohol
and you will see how he will create havoc like a Bull does
in the village..
If you want more of a scene
then make me drink 3-4 bottles of ‘Fancy’ cough syrup..
Didn’t say it to you Brother
you will see how I will tear away the posters.
It’s all to bewilder you..
these guys don’t have a real issue to rally on..
that’s why they speak whatever comes to their mind.
But we don’t need your support..
Still we will.
I won’t share stage at all.
As you say my lord..
Its not supporting them..
its kneeling to them.
The entity of Sikander
has an old relation with us..
the one who started on a voyage to win the world..
his invasion was contained by our forefathers too..
who are hellbent on enslaving the third world..
they are on rampage from Vietnam to Iraq.. these Sikanders..
but people don’t let them win.
and the third, this Sikander ..
who want to occupy everything from University to all of the Punjab…
friends there faces maybe different
but they are of the same breed.
Our guy must not lose..
What we have done with Harjangg..
we can do the same with them.
Brother, these people can just clap on these lectures…
…but won’t vote.
Beat them equal.
Dude, don’t you think we are playing a friendly match?
Either you win or your girl,
throne will in our house still?
Shut up you rascal.. somebody will listen..
these are matters of heart..
we won’t get to know..
We accept that
whatever that has happened with that woman..
.. is very bad..
and we condemn it..
and we have full sympathy with Beant.
the meaning of their sympathy..
we get beaten up..
we get looted..
and we get ashamed and humiliated too..
These people should be ashamed and humiliated..
those who perpetrate such crimes.
University has 76% girl students..
and if they could gather their conscience..
they can overthrow..
look, don’t run from the field, ok?
What relation Sikander has with battlefields?
You know very well..
These 76% girls of your and their lovers..
can vote for just one film.. remember..
Crammed multiplication tables never work always.
One must be afraid If an old friend is the rival..
he is dangerous
because he knows your weaknesses..
Then you must fear..
In the ongoing university electioncampaign,During a brawl erupted
due to issue of Poster tearing,
A student leader got killed in the shootout.
Police has stated that killer has not been identified yet.
Whatever you have done.. we don’t need to know
its meaning from you ..
All the junkies like you of the world together can’t be Shameer..
We didn’t kill on purpose..
Weapon can be in your hand or someone else’s ..
we are getting killed..
You think the world works at your will?
our Gurus have told final victory is to be of the Khalsa, the pure and virtuous..
My name is Sikander.
My name is Beant,
and there is no end to my being.
There is an order to close the University…
Election has been canceled.
It’s not hard to kill a man
There is another way…
we have lost one of our comrades…
who had challenged the University to the Educational system…
this is that Education system…
..from where we hope that…
…it would produce better human beings…
… not the mechanical tools who can be good for administration…
Last year, a group killed one guy of another group,
but you know very well..
University was not closed…
But it has been closed this time…
tomorrow the hostel will be closed… day after
tomorrow there will be curfew…
… fourth day, there would be arrests…
…and all of this will happen in front of you…
…and if we don’t stop it now…
… then it will go on like this for ages.
Catching the criminal is far..
police has not registered an FIR yet.
If we ran to our homes today,
we will keep running all our lives..
and all our generation will be called the generation of escapists.
In those times Singhs have to decide.
it’s time to tear away the Bedava..
let’s not miss this time..
Long live the Students unity!
Long live! Long live!
Shameer your killers are dogs!
We won’t let them go scot free!
Sat Sri Akal ji..
you have suffered a big loss, kid
We need your help..
Our organization is with you..
I will have to talk to others.
In a quick turn of events…
30 people’s organizations of Punjab
have decided to support the students movement in the University.
Support of people’s organizations can be cause issues
for the University administration and Punjab government.
The gang of goons that has killed our boy..
the hooliganism they have unleashed in Punjab..
it’s an open secret.
These goons have support of large political parties.
they have support of the ruling government..
they have support of bureaucracy..
but people’s power can overthrow even the biggest tyrants.
This hypocrite chief minister
who tells, the martyred boy to be his son..
he is the one who is protecting the killers..
we have to hold his collar and ask him…
…what relation does he have with the killers.
this struggle is not of the students alone..
this political goon combine has martyred 5 farmer laborers in last 2 years.
this struggle is not just confined to Chandigarh..
this struggle is spread from Gurdaspur to Mansa.
Our killers have a delusion that we might be two or four, friends..
How many revenges they take, our long line would
not break, friends..
Down with Goon-police-political nexus!
Down with! Down with!
Our heartiest thanks all the people’s organizations..
We have decided
that we will ‘gherao’ the assembly on 25th of this month..
and we will bring the whole Chandigarh to halt..
We will remove the hooliganism!
We will throttle the goons!
You have nothing in your hands now…
30 organization are supporting them.
now the matter is with government now..
whatever needs to be done..
we will do.
Sikander.. you can leave now.
I will leave the group right now.
keep your hands and weapons in control.
It’s yours that goes out of control.
see Sikander.. this group is not just yours..
it’s ours too..
also my friend why are you in these matters?
You are a lover boy…
must indulge in love somewhere…
and we you have yet to understood
whose side are you on?..
think of yourself.
I had told you..
this man can not be trusted..
but you didn’t hear me..
wise men say, a man is
like a dog..
anyway.. lets forget what has happened..
we would not talk about it at all..
Oh, how forgetful I have become..
you must know these guys?
I have to meet you once…
I am at Anandpur Sahib, Hola Mahalla…
Alright, I will call when I reach…
What will you do now? …
Harjang… Pandit… All of your group is on that side…
Even your Lala is on that side…
… Its all planned to finish you.
What do you want from me?
Whatever you did, you did according to what he said…
speak it in Press…
I will guarantee you protection for life…
…if you says yes, call me…
… take your time……which you already have very little.
He rejected the call…? There is no matter. Call again.
you must come to Naina Devi road on the backside
of Charan Ganga river..
and listen, come by the streets and come downwards by the hill..
you must reach here somehow..
Hey Pandit, where are you man?
Its like the house is on fire and the dog is standing on the wall.
There is lot of rush here..
Where is Lala?
He was around here..
Come to my streets sometime too, o my Sikander…
we are standing in wait..
how that idiot is standing in the middle.. take him away.
spread and search for the Rascal..
friends.. I don’t feel like killing brother Sikander..
what do you say?
So.. he will shoot Sikander… thinks of himself as Gama wrestler..
I swear by Guru Granth Sahib friends..
think about it friends..
they killed our brother Fateh.. the kid died..
and we have took up weapons for them?
Shall we go home?
Bala, shoot him..
Alright, give the pistol to me..
Don’t look back
Hello Mr. Sikander Singh..
don’t you waste all the firecrackers before Diwali?
If you are a real man, come in front..
you miss.. I hit..
There is this monkey..
thinks of himself as king Sikander..
says there is nothing in this world..
Sikander went empty handed..
you are leaving the festival of the world?
Nobody wants to leave the festival of world..
So Sikander, do you agree? This is called melody..
But you know nothing about music..
it’s all by God Bhole Nath’s blessing my friend..
you have to leave finally..
Sat Sri Akal..
take me to Beant, my friend..
wake up, fucker!
How can you die..
rascal.. you didn’t listen..
nobody could rescue you..
you were supposed to die.
we had to die.