Half Girlfriend (2017) Script

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Sir? Sir, you...

I'm Hemant the broker. Do you remember me?

Ma'am had left the key in the mailbox. That's how I got in.

She's leaving Patna.

She moved out because she quit her job.

She broke the lease and I have to pay the fine.

She said I could recoup the loss by selling her stuff.

That's why I am here.

I have a question. Can I keep the TV?

My wife has been pestering me for a flat-screen TV.

I'll sell off the fridge and AC.

You can take her personal belongings.

You can keep it or give it to her later.

Sir, may I ask you something? Please don't mind.

I know you guys weren't married and this apartment was leased to her.

What did she really mean to you?

Half? Again? Tell me something.

Hey, Madhav! Okay, explain me this.

Tell me something...

What's the Hindi term for half girlfriend?

Please tell me. Madhav.

Sir, I want to enroll in a good college.

Your college is famous even in Bihar.

It's quite famous.

Sir, I hail from a village.

I feel that... I feel...

I'd like to reply in Hindi.

If I continue speaking in English, it will take me the whole day.

My mother runs a small school in our village.

The name of my village is Simrao.

A village plagued by crushing poverty and famine.

That's why I want to study Samajshastra.

What! Samaj...

That's sociology, sir.

Of course, Samaj is sociology. Sociology.


That's why I chose sociology to understand the reasons behind the poverty in my village.

Bihar is in a mess today.

It wasn't always like this. Bihar had a rich heritage.

One of the ancient universities of the world.

Nalanda University. It's in Bihar.

Goddess Sita, Guru Gobind Singh, Chandragupta Maurya, Shershah Suri, Ashoka and Gautam Buddha.

Where do they all come from? Bihar, sir.

I agree that the last few decades haven't been great for us.

There are many people like my mother who are working tirelessly for the society.

I want to work with them, so that no one can ask us the kind of question you just asked me.

Please don't mind me saying this.

Would you choose a sensible student...

...or a student who speaks a foreign language fluently?

Thank you.

Mom, I think I should return without giving the sport tryouts.

Why do you sound so disheartened?

Your interview went well.

No, mom, there is a lot of emphasis on speaking in English.

Everything about this place screams English.

Remember, you are the Prince of Simrao.

Don't forget the circumstances you grew up with.

Remember what I taught you.

Never give up. You must conquer defeat!

There should be a reason to stay back.

You have to find that reason.

Don't let your head rule over your heart.

Once your heart finds a reason, the entire universe will conspire to help you.

Yes, mom.

Such a beautiful girl is playing basketball!

Man, she speaks English so fluently!

I mean, she can give an Englishman a run for his money.

I've decided I'd speak to her at least once in my lifetime.

Madhav, talk to her in English.

Are you scared? Say something.

You're a good player. You should shoot.

If you play, you might lose.

But if you run away, you'll surely lose.

Riya Somani!

Those two girls are strong players.

They'll help. Your aim is perfect. You must shoot.

Riya Somani!

Riya! Riya! Riya!

Are you going to play in that? This is a trial, not a joke.

She is asking you whether you... I know what she is asking.

I am Madhav Jha.

I got a reason to stay back, mom.

Wait and watch how I defeat failure.

Vikram, pass the ball. I'll show you.

Every time I look into your eyes I try to find myself in them

My only desire is to be with you I don't dream of anything else Oh, what a beautiful weather! Raindrops gently kiss my face Every drop of rain reminds me of you It's been long since I am dreaming of being with you You are the one I've been looking for All my life

I swear, I'll slit his throat. I'm Ashu from Darbhanga.

This is Raman from Patna.

I live nearby the banks of the Ganga.

My house is nearby the railway station and the Ganges.

Where is your room?

We are your neighbors.

Our room is next to yours.

Then who is my roommate?

It's me. Madhav Jha.

I'm Shailesh Kumar Pandey. Come in!

My heart skips a beat Every time we meet My heart finds solace I have nowhere to go My destination is in your arms Take me in your arms There is nobody between us It's only the two of us Oh beloved, come close to me

Oh, what a beautiful weather! The raindrops gently kiss my face Every drop of rain reminds me of you It's been long since I am dreaming of being with you You are the one I've been looking for All my life

Madhav, what are you doing?


I follow your fragrance I've been waiting for you My heart keeps wandering around Every path leads me to you I have a request Please come only once And know my unsaid feelings

Didn't I tell you it would rain? Now, hurry up.

Thankfully, the clothes didn't get wet.

Oh, what a beautiful weather! Raindrops gently kiss my face Every drop of rain reminds me of you It's been long since I am dreaming of being with you You are the one I've been looking for All my life


This is what I've been waiting for. Now, watch my NBA skills.

It's not Narmada Bachao Andolan.

It's National Basketball Association.

That's the only thing I've ever watched on TV since my childhood.

You copied his style perfectly. Great job, Madhav Jha.

LeBron James.

I'm falling for her.

Steven Curry.

I can't figure out a word!

She sounds cute when she speaks English.

Yes, mom, I was playing basketball.


Alright, I'll come home late.

Do you speak Hindi?

What is so surprising about that?

Everybody in Delhi speaks Hindi.

Okay, listen!

Can we talk in Hindi?

What matters is conversation.

The language doesn't matter.

I'm hungry. Can we go to the cafe?

You wear these sunglasses to look at girls, don't you?

What are you saying? You are cunning.

Let's have fun.

What happened?

I was shocked to see both of you together!

You have fallen for the hottest girl in college.

Riya Somani is a bombshell.

You are a lucky man.

Hey, Madhav! You lucky man!

I don't like the sound of it.

Why? What's wrong?

Don't you think she is way out of your league?

What's wrong with him?

He is the Prince of Simrao.

Just look at him. Shut up!

Don't flatter him too much.

He will fall flat on his face some day.

Madhav, don't listen to them.

Riya will lure you, tempt you.

That's all. Ignore him.

Get lost. Let me sleep.

Sharing the room with you guys was a wrong decision.

You hate that I'm doing well. Why are you pushing me?

Forget it! Why are you taking this to heart?

Please let me sleep. Hey, listen. I have an idea.

Why don't you test her first and then decide?

Test? What kind of test? Yes.

Ask her out for anything else except basketball.

Ask her out on a date or a movie.

Date? What an idea!

Book the premium seats.

They give you a blanket.

Those seats turn into recliners. Stop this nonsense.

Shut up! Don't talk rubbish.

That's funny!

I think Shailesh is right.

If the girl agrees, she's your girlfriend.

If she doesn't, you'll know where you stand in her life.


Can I ask you something?

Go ahead.

Are we just basketball friends or can we go out for coffee sometimes?

Of course, we can.

One more question. Okay.

Am I just your coffee friend or...

Can we go to movies as well?

What do you mean?

Score a basket from half court.

If you pull it off, we'll go to a movie.


Is going to movie that important?

We're the Jhas of Simrao. We don't give up.

We conquer defeat.

Fine, we can go to a movie.

You'll get dehydrated, have some water.

So, we're going out on a date, right?

What does that mean? We're just friends.

Overcome the distance I've spent 400 bucks for the corner seat and 150 bucks for the popcorn.

We get it for 10 bucks in my village. Why is it so expensive here?

The couples around us have already gotten in the mood.

Where did she go?

Alright, you need to slide the lever to relax the chair.

It's my first in a movie hall with a girl.

Even Dhoni didn't feel this much pressure at the World Cup Finals.

Why are you so nervous?

Don't think much. Muster courage and hold her hand.

She pushed it away.

She is in tears! All I wanted to do was to show my affection.

Congratulations, Madhav Jha!

You are the most useless lover in history.

That would've saved me.

If you don't stay with the pack, and run the other direction, you'll be hunted down...

This movie is dubbed.

But I took the right direction!

But I asked the man at the counter a ticket for an English movie.

It seems he played a joke on me!

If they show this film at this hour, I should have asked for a corner seat...

The dialogues are so funny.

Go and hide behind the bushes.

Run, Mowgli!

Go, Mowgli!

Let's go up.

Let's go. We'll land in trouble.

We aren't allowed up there!

Riya, where are you going? Please listen to me.

Let's go! Where are you taking me?

I think we should stop here. I feel strange.

Let's get out of here. You are going up there!

Where are you going?

Let's get out of here, or the security guard will thrash us.

Save us, Lord!


Let's go! Somebody might see us! It's really high...

Sit down.

I come here whenever I want to escape from my issues.

What would make a girl like you run away?

Don't give me a sympathetic look.

I can deal with my issues.


By singing alone!

I've seen you at the college auditorium.

You sing really well. Yes!

But why... do you sing when you're alone?

Actually, I would...

I'd like to sing in front of a live audience.

When I was 12 years old, we went on a family trip to New York.

When we were walking down the street we came entered a jazz bar, and there we saw a girl singing.

Her eyes were closed and she was completely engrossed in her music.

I can still hear that song playing.

Anyway... forget about me.

Tell me about yourself.

Mine? Yes.

I have just one dream.

I hope one day a pretty woman would sing a song for me.

Madhav, what are you doing?

You always sing alone! Sing for me. Come on.

I can't do it. Please.

I'm leaving. Where to?

Are you running away... from your dream?

My heart is linked to yours With a thread divine My heart is linked to yours With a thread divine It is splashed With a multitude of colors!

I pinned all my desires on it I pinned all my desires on it And I soared high in my sleep My heart is never content It craves for more My heart is never content It craves for more No matter for how long I keep gazing at you Time is flying by But I'm unable to stop myself Stay a little longer, beloved!

Stay a little longer, beloved!

Stay a little longer, beloved!

Stay a little longer with me

Have some. I insist.

I'll be right back.

My days are restless without you My days are restless without you My nights have become meaningless In your absence I only want to love your lips I only want to love your lips It's the only thing I want I can't bear staying away from you I keep myself aloof from the world I can't bear staying away from you I keep myself aloof from the world I hope you always keep me close I wish you understand what I want Stay a little longer, beloved!

Stay a little longer, beloved!

Stay a little longer, beloved!

Stay a little longer, beloved!

I do not like it without you I do not like it without you I do not like it without you I do not like it without you My heart pleads with you Never to leave me My heart pleads with you Never to leave me I'll die if you leave me

Stay a little longer, beloved!

Stay a little longer, beloved!

Stay a little longer, beloved!

Stay a little longer, beloved!


Stay a little longer, beloved!

Stay a little longer, beloved!

Stay a little longer...

Please stay a little longer Please stay...

Why didn't you wear that tee shirt?

Not to mention you also need a haircut.

Roll up your sleeves. Stop it. I'm not a dog.

I asked you a question and you gave me a lecture. Shut up!

My offer still stands. Which offer?

I can tag along to save you from boredom.

Are you out of your mind?

Riya has invited only me to the party from the entire college.

Who do you think will go?

Just me. I guess, they're hosting a sermon.

A party at noon? Never heard of it.

It's a champagne brunch. You won't understand.

What did you call it... It's beyond you losers.

I'm in a good mood right now. Please don't spoil it.

She's going to introduce me to her parents.

Is she going to introduce you to her parents as her boyfriend?

Are you out of your mind?

She treats me like her husband. Isn't that enough?

You should show some attitude.

It's getting late. See you later. All right.

Hold on a second!

Damn it!

Tell me.

Since you're going to a party, you should dress appropriately.

Here. Put on this jacket.

And listen carefully.

If I see a single stain, you'll be the one cleaning it and not to mention you'll get a good thrashing.

Stop blushing and stop staring at me.

Go and make us proud! Silly boy.

I'm Madhav Jha.


Why don't you open it?

It's the same shawl you saw the other day.

I even got your name embroidered on it.

When did you... do all this?

I bought it long ago.

I remember that your birthday is on 4th September and you're a Virgo.

When you added me on Facebook, I made a note of it.

Aren't they your parents?

They make a wonderful pair!

Didn't they celebrate their wedding anniversary in Paris?

I saw their photos on Facebook.


Hello. How are you, dear?

Madhav... Jha.

Oh! Bihar!

Riya, go and meet those people...

I've heard a lot about you from Riya.

I'm glad you could make it today. I was just telling Riya...

It was nice meeting you. It was nice meeting you, too.

You just sought mom's blessing.

Why not dad's?

I don't know why... but I could connect with her.

She was the only one... who spoke to me in Hindi.

It felt... like it rained in a desert!

Actually, Riya...

I feel out of place here.


Some of the suits I saw here are worth more than my mom's school budget for an entire year.

No matter how hard I try, Riya, I'll never be able to fit into your glamorous life.

This might be a part of my life, but it's not me.

These things won't make a difference in our life.

Our life?

What are you talking about?

I'm just a friend with whom you play basketball.

I thought our relationship was way past friendship.

Riya, I had never kissed a girl before.

I'm going to ask you a question. Please be honest.

What am I to you?

Who am I in your life?

What's our relationship?

Riya, I'm deep into this relationship...

...but today, I feel as if...

...you're not even halfway there.

You haven't taken it seriously yet.

I'll be leaving now.



I'm not your girlfriend.


I can meet you halfway.

Aren't you from Simrao?

Will you get me kicked out for that? Not at all, sir.

I could figure it out, but I didn't have the guts to ask you.

Hey, Murari.

Sir... Greetings, sir!

Greetings. He's the Prince of Simrao.

He's our prince.

I'll click a selfie and send it to him, he'll be very happy.

Let's take a selfie.

He gifted her a solitaire.

But I'm a prince from Bihar.

For the first time, I was proud of being the Prince of Simrao.

Where did you spend your night?

Where did you spend your night?

You got involved with a beauty!

Where did you spend your night?

Tell me He was humiliated and you are celebrating!

The servants over there made him feel special, not Riya!

He was humiliated and you're encouraging his foolishness.

Fine. I'll step down.

The ultimate pessimist has something to say.

You have no self-respect! Let me tell you something.

Listen to me carefully.

I googled Ronak Chandak whom you met at the party.

He's the owner of the biggest chain of hotels in the UK.

So what? Just tell me something.

Will Riya's parents choose you over Rohan, who can't speak a word of English?

A word of English!

Do you know what Riya told me today? What did she say?

Riya said that she's my half girlfriend.

Half girlfriend!

Half girlfriend? Which half?

Wow! She's playing with words now. Calm down.

She's so cunning! That doesn't mean anything.

Don't say anything against Riya. Why shouldn't I?

What does she mean by half girlfriend?

Either she is your girlfriend, or she isn't. That's it.

What does it mean by half?

You take her around Delhi and play her guide.

You teach her basketball.

You do everything and yet you get half the rights!

You must understand she considers you more than a friend, but less than a boyfriend.

You're just her plaything.

That's all.

He loves getting humiliated.

I was speechless at the time.

I couldn't ask her much.

She has you wrapped around her little finger.

Madhav, where I come from, there's only one way to find out...

...whether a girl likes you or not.

What is it? Are you a kid?

Ask her to come to your room.

To my room!

All right. I'll do that. What then?

Oh, come on!

Go on! Make it possible!

Hail Madhav Jha!

What's wrong? I have a splitting headache.

No problem, we'll play later.

I have class at 4 p.m. and I can't miss it.

Or I would have left for home by now.

If you wish...

...you can rest in my room.

I'll do my homework and you can get some rest.

Get lost!

Are you asleep?


I'm sleepy as well.

I'm coming to bed.

I thought you were sleepy.

I thought you were sleepy.

Not anymore.

Me neither.


Hold on, Riya. You can't leave me like this!

You can't do this to me, Riya.

You said you're my half girlfriend, then how can you leave like this? Madhav!

Stay back.

Relationship is not defined by this.

It's not based on making out!

It's all right when you want to hug me.

It's all right when you want to kiss me.

But you label me as shameless when I want to do the same.

After all, I'm a human being, Riya. Madhav!

Sometimes you want this, sometimes you want that!

What do you think of yourself?

If you wish to stay then stay, or else leave!


Madhav! Madhav!

Why don't you have faith in me?

Why don't you listen to my heart?

I am so lonely without you!

I hope you understand What my heart feels right now You do know I'll not be able to survive without you Then why do you stay away from me?

Only you Are my passion!

Only you Are my passion!

It's you, without whom I'd never survive

Let us relive those evenings Let us go back to those conversations Let those restless moments be revived Let my heart cry out in pain I am not asking for more Just give me a glimpse Of the time we spent together Please come close to me This distance between us intimidates me You do know I'll not be able to survive without you Then why do you stay away from me?

It's you and only you... Riya, hear me out! Riya!

You're my passion Riya, hear me out.

It's you, without whom... Riya!

I'd never survive It's you, without whom I'd never survive

My love!

I'm happy accepting you as my half girlfriend.

My life has become so difficult without you!

That was so foolish of me!

I've made a grave mistake... Madhav, I'm leaving.

Riya, you're just 19 years old!

I'll be 20 a few months after my wedding.

4th of September... A Virgo.

I noted it down the day you added me on Facebook.

That's why I came here to invite you.

Let's hope the closed eyes don't pray Never to see the beloved again Because you are present In every prayer of mine You are present...

But I know I have to walk away Far away from your path It will be impossible for me But I will have to forget you To the land devoid of love Oh heart, take me to that place Let your scent fade away Which still lingers with me I bid adieu to you!


Why didn't you accept the placement?

I won't be able to live in this city anymore.

Why does the heart not listen to me?

It's you and only you Who's my passion It's you and only you You're the solace to my heart It's you, without whom I'd never survive


It's been a year since you returned...

...but I think something happened which is still bothering you.

What's wrong?

Please say something.


Is it about a girl?

No, it's not about a girl. Bye.

Mom... why don't we have girl students in our school?

I agree that in our area the main reason why girls don't go to school is the lack of women's toilets.

Let's say even if a girl is educated, what will she accomplish?

She'll finally get married...

...and settle down and look after family.

Am I not right?

Have some refreshment.

Thank you. Ma'am, hold on a second.

Ma'am, I meant no offence.

There's a solution.

There's an American man.

What's his name?

Bill Gate.

Bill Gates.

Yes, the same. Bill Gates.

Have you heard of him?

He's the richest man on earth.

What are you saying?

But, sir, how would he help us?

He has an organization, called Bill & Melinda Foundation.

They want to offer financial support to schools in Bihar.

Next Monday, he'll be meeting delegates from schools in Patna.

You could meet him.

Make hay while the sun shines.

You never know when one might get lucky.

We will apply a coat of paint on the school walls...

...and the students will organize a show for Mr. Gates.

It'll be great fun!

You know what? I find you sincere.

I really hope that you receive the grant.

It must be a good speech.

Many times, Mr. Gates sanctions grant on the spot.

I'll give an amazing speech.

He'll be speechless, you'll see.

This will have the most immediate impact on Mr. Gates.

In English?


Madhav Jha!


Where's Riya?

Please tell me. Isn't she with you?



Why did you get Riya's stuff?

Isn't she with you in Patna?

What's this, Madhav?

Tell me where Riya is!

Where's Riya?

Tell me!


You can't leave me like this.

How long has it been since I got this job?

It's been two years!

And I've been asking you ever since to visit New York.

And you...


You took your time, buddy, but you are here finally.

It's a nice house!

It's nice meeting you, Rutvi.

It's nice meeting you, too. I've heard a lot about you, and...


What's the hurry? You can unpack later. Have some refreshments.

It's your room after all.

Tell me something.

You kept telling me that you'd leave the village.

Now, Madhav, tell me about this internship in New York.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation collaborates with the UN, that's how I got an internship. What?

You're dropping one bomb after another. I don't understand, Madhav.

First, it was United Nations, and now Bill Gates!

Where did you find out about this internship? Was it in Delhi?

In my village.

In the village!

Bill Gates was in your village!

Bill and Melinda Gates are in Patna.

What are you doing here?

My company sent me here.

So you joined Somani Infratech.

Do I look like someone who would join her dad's company?

You didn't look like someone who would drop out and get married either.

I'm staying at Chanakya.

The bus is here.

Move... Get aside.

Hurry up. Let me through.

Where do I keep the luggage? On my head? Come on, hurry up.

Do you wish to take the bus or not?

What are you waiting for? Hurry up if you want to get in.

Or you'll miss it.

Sir, I have to check your bag... I was here a moment ago!

Is Riya Somani there?

Okay. I'll wait for her.

I was about to leave after my meeting.

You just walked in.

What a strange coincidence!

I had another meeting.

Yes! I had to attend quite a few meetings!

Patna is a small place after all.

And there's just one good hotel here!

If you have no more meetings, should we have dinner together?

That's a good idea. But there's one problem.

I've been sitting over here for the past seven hours.

I really need to go to the washroom.

We would like to build toilets for girl students in our school.

Men can attend to nature's call at any place!

But that's not the case for women.

That's the main reason for girls not attending school.

Bill Gates Foundation could help us out, that's why I'm here.

You can think about such things even though you're from a small town.

My family won't be able to come up with such ideas despite being from the crème de la crème.

That reminds me...

...how's Rohan doing?

He must be all right. What do you mean?

We are divorced.

Oh! I am sorry to know that.

Would you like some falooda or rabri?

You must try them out. No, thank you.

I've quit having desserts.

Now tell me...

...how are you doing?

I've also quit something.

What? I didn't quit having desserts.

Well, yes, I've quit having desserts.

I can't get a divorce since I'm not married yet!

Sir, here's the bill.

Yes, give it to me.

Madhav, just a second... Let me pay.

Madhav, what are you doing? Let me pay.

No, Madhav! You're in my city.

Don't waste your dad's money. Madhav!

Let me pay. This my money. It's my salary.

Don't you dare take money from her! I'll thrash you if you do that.

Let it go!

To go Dutch means to share the bill equally.

Okay? Half-half...

Actually, I'm in Patna for a few months.

So... Really?

If you're here again, we can meet up. Right?

Rickshaw! You're staying at Chanakya, right?

Yes, for now. But I'll be moving soon.

In fact, on Sunday, I'm going to check out an apartment.

I could help you find a place.

Why should you come all the way to Patna?

It's not a big deal.

I have to come anyway.

I have a wound that never heals.

The English language.

I have to give a speech in English.

I'll be coming to Patna to take English lessons.

Meanwhile, I can help you find an apartment.

Let's go. Hold on a second.

But I want to depend on you, Riya.

As in going Dutch.

You scratch my back, and I scratch yours.

You can help me write the speech and I'll help you find an apartment.


Did you forget?

After all, You're my half girlfriend.

Let's share the fare as well! Let's go.

Tell me something. Madhav.

Is it possible to go Dutch on the fare?

And that one over there...

Yes, ma'am. That's a nice place. It has a balcony all around.

And it has four bedrooms. How about that one?

You're mine in this moment This might not be true tomorrow You might not be yourself I might not be myself Our paths may diverge We might get lost on the way Riya

But I will continue loving you I will continue loving you I will continue loving you I will continue loving you I will happily give up my life for you I will continue loving you

I shall sing songs of our love Through my silence

I will continue loving you I will continue loving you I will happily give up my life for you I will continue loving you

I need you desperately As a drowning man needs air I search for you blindly As if you are my last support I search for you like a mad man Whenever I have to laugh or cry You might not love me tomorrow I might not have your permission But I will still be at your doorstep With the broken pieces of my heart

I will continue loving you I will continue loving you I will happily give up my life for you I will continue loving you

Did I get it right?

I will continue loving you I will continue loving you I will continue loving you If you visit our school, you will notice only one thing. The laughter of our children.

That's why our childrens deserve much more.

Shouldn't you applaud?

Sir, it's not "childrens", it's children. How dare you teach me! Get lost!

How dare you correct me!

Did I make a mistake? How did I do?

Half? Again?

This word will never leave me. Speak English, Madhav.

The half court. Half this, Half that.

Yes, half bill.

And half girlfriend. Madhav, you aren't serious.

Come on, speak English. Please tell me one thing.

Madhav! What's the Hindi term for being a half girlfriend?

Please tell me. Madhav!

Please tell me. Just tell me.

May I tell you something honestly?

I've never worked so hard for myself as you're doing it for me.

It's true.

I think there's something missing in the speech.

Yes, I felt it too. Madhav.

Yes, I have to speak English.

Well, I was thinking. Actually, I was wondering that the school and people in the village are very important.

So I thought you would help me write a speech.

You can't write a speech...

...till you see the village and school. Yes.

So I was saying...

I love you.

I would love to take you to Simrao with me.

I want you to come with me to Simrao.

Please. Will you come?

Greetings, sir.

Greetings, sir. Greetings, sir.

Since I met you I've started to love myself You've got a smile on my face You've changed my life for good I want to spend every moment with you You give meaning to my life We might not be together forever We might fall apart someday But I will always be there for you Whenever you need me You'll find me by your side

I will continue loving you I will continue loving you I will happily give up my life for you I will continue loving you I will continue loving you I will continue loving you

So, the both of you studied together in college.

Yes, Mrs. Jha.

We used to play basketball together.


You never told me anything about her.

Because we played only for a year.



I dropped out of college, Mrs. Jha.

I got married.

Didn't you bring your husband along?

Actually, we are not together anymore.


How long did your marriage last?

What are you saying, mom?

One and a half years.

Do you have kids?

Forget it.

No, I don't have kids.

Would you have left your husband if you had kids?

Stop it. What... I don't know.

Some things are beyond repair.

They only leave cracks behind.

That's what life is all about.

Let's eat.



No, Madhav. I am done.

It's okay, Mrs. Jha, I will... Let it be.

You're a quitter, aren't you?

You left some food on the plate.

You dropped out and next, you walked out on your husband.

Mom, she is our guest.

What was the point in asking those questions?

I invited her home.

Why were you asking her so many questions?

Stay a little longer with me Stay a little longer with me Stay a little longer with me Now I can sing better than you.


Riya, I apologize on my mom's behalf...

No, she doesn't know anything...

That's what I've been hearing since I was a kid.

That marriage is a kind of race.

You have to reach the finishing line at any cost.

My dad used to hit my mom.

Sometimes he used his hands... or whatever he could get his hands on.

But my mom is still trying to save that so-called marriage.

That day... when we fought...

So that's why you... stopped talking to me.

Whenever dad hit mom...

...I'd be terrified and I'd run away.

I'd stay holed up in room and find an escape in my songs.

I became so used to running away from my feelings that I didn't realize I was running away from love too.

My parents wanted me to marry Rohan ever since I was a kid.

I agreed.

I thought that... Rohan was different.

I didn't love him, but it was okay. At least, I would be safe with him.

I came back home after a few months of marriage.

Because Rohan slapped me.

And it's not only him. His mother did that too.

I thought that... out of all the people in the world, my mom would surely stand up for me.

She just said...

...that no matter what happens I must save my marriage.

Our society has no place for a divorcee.

Then I just ran away from there.


I try to run away from my troubles, but they never stop chasing me.

I've prepared the speech.

You should check it once.

Won't you be there when I deliver the speech?

No, Madhav, I'm taking the morning train to Patna.

Hey, Madhav. No, it's fine.

Here's your ticket. Well, I forgot the water.

Mister, give me a bottle of water.

You are... I request you.


Please leave my son alone.

Life has given you so many chances.

Life has offered only one chance to Madhav.

Don't snatch it from him.

I don't have the change. Fine, keep the change.


Come back soon, Riya.

I won't be able to deliver the speech without you.

Do you understand, Riya?

Now say...

Keep talking.

Toilets for girl students.

That will go a long way, sir.

And what they will feel is happiness.

No, I said it wrong. It's not deserving...

It's "deserve".

Riya, I am feeling scared. Riya!

It's not about the speech.

I am scared of losing you, Riya.

I keep dreaming about you When you are not around me I feel incomplete Every time I see you It brings a smile on my face Your presence makes me feel alive The bond we share is special But we might grow apart If the circumstances change And we have to part ways Or maybe our memories fade away I will come to see you

I will continue loving you I will continue loving you I will happily give up my life for you I will continue loving you I don't think I can do it.

I have always said to my students that...

Sorry, sir. I can't speak English fluently.

I studied at a very good college. St. Stephen's.

But even there students would make fun of me because I couldn't speak English.

But it's all right, sir.

I think that the opportunity I've been given is more important than this problem.

I want Shabnam to get the opportunity I got.

Shabnam, get up and greet everyone.

Greet everyone.

Sir, I want Shabnam to get the same opportunity I got.

Even she should go to a good college like St. Stephen's.

But it's quite disappointing...

...that she might not get this chance.

She might get married in a few years...

...and then her life will be confined to the house and the farm, sir.

All the girls...

They don't enroll in our school.

I feel so sorry for them.

Everyone should get the same opportunity I got, sir.

Whether he is from Simrao or Bihar.

He could be anywhere from India. Everybody needs it.

Why did I get this chance, sir?

The one who gave birth to me. Education and a good life.

And the other who helped me become able.

She made me so capable that today...

I can present my views before you.

I got this chance by luck...

...but it should be their right.

I invite you... to be a part of my dream.

Thank you very much.

Greetings to all.

We have been visiting a few schools in Bihar for the last ten days.

They all had given very good speeches.

But your speech was genuine, Mr. Jha...

...and it touched our hearts.

The Bill Gates Foundation will donate five million rupees to your school this year, and will donate a million rupees each year for the next five years.

Hail Madhav!

Hail Madhav!

You've turned me into a better person You're the reason for my happiness What I've achieved today Is just because of you We might have to part ways tomorrow I might not have you by my side Or if you leave me and go away And we don't ever unite You will live in my memories forever I'll wait for you

I will continue loving you I will continue loving you I will happily give up my life for you I will continue loving you I will continue loving you I will continue loving you Riya asked me to give you this letter.

I will continue loving you By the time you receive this letter, I'll be gone.

Madhav, I am dying.

I have been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma.

It is a kind of blood cancer.

The doctors say I have only three months to live.

Madhav, you came into my life twice.

At first, the time was not in our favor and then both of us had no time.

I applied for a job in Patna in the hope of finding you somewhere.

I've spent the happiest moments of my life with you.

Then why am I leaving?

Because, Madhav, I know if I am with you, you will never let go of my hand.

You've done so much to get this grant.

And I don't want anything to go wrong just because of me.

Madhav, don't try to find me because I have no idea where I am going.

But, yes, I am sure about one thing.

I will not go to my parents' house.

That door has already been closed for me.

Promise me that you'll focus on yourself and your life.

Perhaps this is the end of our nameless and strange relation.

I tried to be with you, but I could make it only till the halfway mark.

Perhaps, I was only destined to remain your half girlfriend.


I looked for her everywhere.

I tried to find her on social media, in hospitals and hotels.

But I didn't find her anywhere.

First, I left Delhi...

...and then I left Simrao.

Samantha had offered me a job.

So I came here.

We won't talk about Riya anymore.

It's the Bill Gates Foundation. It's a big deal.

I want to know if there is any bar around with live music.

They never close the bars here.

There are thousands of live music bars here, Madhav.

They play jazz, karaoke, rock.

Your whole life would not be enough to visit each and every bar in New York.

You'll get anything you want.

Tell me where you want to go. What do you want to see?

Actually, I would like to sing in front of a live audience.

At a bar, in New York city.

Now that I've lost you I've lost everything I have nowhere to go

Although I am wearing a smile I am heartbroken Let's resolve our differences

Please come back to my life I am waiting for you I am so lonely without you Please come back into my life You have the right over me Tell me how you feel about me I want to see this world Through your eyes

Oh, you know, you know You're making my world go

Do you know any Indian singer? There's my friend Riya.

How do I express my pain? How do I live such a life?

Please tell me I was happy as long as you were with me I wanted to make more memories with you It seems I am taking a walk Down memory lane

Help me find a ray of hope Make this crying heart laugh again Make me see the world through your eyes Let's get back together Don't keep me waiting I feel lonely without you

Madhav comes back drunk every night.

Madhav, Anshika. Anshika, Madhav.

When she walks into the room

Their favorite pastime is hooking up.

How long has it been since you broke up?

Excuse me.

When a heart breaks, it doesn't make a sound.

But someone with a broken heart can...

Hear... Can hear another broken heart.

I am not so good at Hindi.

It can't be worse than my English.

Did someone break your heart, too?

Since he was not Indian.

Afterwards, they all loved him.

Riya is dying.

It's... Breakup in Hindi is Dil Toot Jana.

What about hook up? Hmm?

It's Jood Jana.

It's Jood Jana.

A friend with many benefits.


I have to get to Mose's Bar... Where do you want to go?

We had invited Rutvi's friend for you!

Did I ask you to invite her?

I didn't. Did I?

Don't speak to me like that!

I'll beat the hell out of you.

That's how you behave!

You're such a gentleman in front of your wife.

And this is the real you!

Mind your language! She's my wife!

I love her.

So, your love is true, but not mine!

She may not love me, but I love her.

She's my half girlfriend. I'll go to her.

What? Control yourself! Let me go!

Try to understand for Riya's sake. I want to go.

Just leave me! Let it go.

She has very little time left. Let me go!

Madhav! Let me...

You have false hopes.

You're following a shadow! I'm going.

Listen to me carefully, Madhav. I will...

She must be dead by now.

Let me go. She must be dead by now.

I need to go to her... You won't go anywhere!

If I don't see her, I'll lose her forever.

Let me go. I won't let you.

Let me go! Madhav!

Let me go. I'll find her. Madhav!

She said she'd be in a bar in New York.

Let me go...

I'll have to find her. Let me go.

She had said she'd be in New York.

I didn't know Riya was ill.

Or else I wouldn't have taunted her the other day and I regret it every moment.

But, Madhav, try to understand my point of view.

Riya was divorced.

I thought... What did you think?

You thought Riya has just one motive.

Since she's divorced, she must find a new husband!

You are saying this of all people.

Mom, can't a woman have her own identity without a man?

Even if you find her, it would be too late.

Why are you ruining your life for her?

This is my decision.

You won't leave this place. That's it.

Whether she has a month, a week, or a day...

If I can spend even a fraction of that time with Riya...

...I'll consider myself lucky.

I want to give her all the happiness in this world.

All the happiness...

That girl has bewitched you...

...and that's why you can't forget her!

What has she done to you?

You know what my mom taught me since I was a kid?

Never give up.

I must conquer defeat.


I'm sorry. Let me go.

I'm looking for Riya.

Let me go!

Riya must be here somewhere.

I was told that she sings at this bar! Let me go.

Let me go. I have to find her.

Let me go. I have to find her.


Forgive me.

I was chasing a shadow.

She had just three months to live.

It's been more than six months.


She must be dead by now.

Help me, Shailesh.

I've lost.

I've lost!

I've lost!

I don't have desires anymore I wish I could travel back in time Memories are all I have now Life wants me to fall in love again I wished for something else And I ended up having something else!

Happiness has come my way.

But my heart isn't willing to accept it Happiness doesn't last long Why is my heart so restless Without any reason?

It's not too late, my friend

Find a reason to live

Find a reason to live I would like to conclude by saying that a country where girls remain uneducated, that country can only achieve half its goals.

There's also a social campaign by the Government of India.

To save girl child and to educate girl child.

Thank you.

But I don't understand one thing.

But why did you refuse it?

I have to get back home.

Same to you.

Yes, mom? When are you coming back?

I'll be reaching Dubai today and Delhi at four.


The UN has given me four laptops. I'm getting them along.


We'll talk later.

Don't forget to have your food.

Yes, mom. I'll have it on the flight. I'm hanging up now.

What was the need for all this?

Have you lost your mind? Whose idea was it?

It's Anshika's idea.

She organized the party.

That's yours and here's mine.

There's one more surprise for you.

I'll show it to you right now.

Madhav, come on.

Hi, Madhav. I know that you're actually Shailesh's friend.

Did you hear that, you scumbag?

Hey, why are you hiding your face?

It's in your mother tongue. Why are you feeling shy?

I won't shy away, but I'd like to tell you if you don't come back soon, then I'll beat you to a pulp.

Do you understand? Do you understand?

Hi, Madhav.

You've become a very important part of my life.

And everything else.

But you're leaving.


That girl...

Anshika, where did you record that video?

33rd and 2nd... Cafe Wha.

Go and make us proud.



Is there an Indian singer?

Please ask her to wait. I'm on my way.

Sir, give me a chance to catch her or she'll run away once again!

She's been running away from me!

She's been running away from her love, from herself and me!

She knows no other way.

Whenever she's in trouble, that's what she does.

She just runs away.

She came to me.

She left everything and came to me. She came to Bihar.

But my mom pushed her away.

She thought she doesn't deserve me.

But she's doing all this for me!

She lied to me to protect me.

She said she was dying and then she came here.

Far away from everyone.

Because she knew if she didn't pretend she was dying, I would've looked for her in every corner of the world and found her.

Let me go in.

I love her a lot.

I don't wish her to remain my half girlfriend all my life.

My beloved tormentor Please stay a little longer with me Please stay a little longer

Please stay a little longer Please stay a little longer My beloved tormentor Please stay a little longer with me Please don't go away Stay a little...

Stay a little...

I want the next school to be built in the neighboring village.

Sometimes I wonder how you managed all this.

My mom has taught me well.

I won't be able to make it.

Don't turn away from problems.

Don't ever give up.

You must conquer defeat.

Come on.

When I came into your arms My journey ended then and there You mean the world to me I don't exist without you You bring solace to my heart Your silence has that power I searched countless times within me Every time I found only you I'd rather stop breathing But I can't stop loving you

I will continue loving you I will continue loving you I will happily give up my life for you I will continue loving you

When I open my eyes I want to see you This is my only desire I don't remember what was the first But you are my last desire It's not possible for me To bear the pain of your absence You're an essential part of me You are my heart, you are my soul I may forget my own self But I won't be able to forget you

I will continue loving you I will continue loving you I will happily give up my life for you I will continue loving you