Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010) Script


I know you're in Kerala.


I saw your sister's post on Facebook.

She was distributing masks.

I saw you in the background in one of the photos.

Oh, that!

Why didn't you tell me?

When did you come?

The lockdown began within two days after we landed here.

I had to quarantine, be under self-isolation for ten days.

We all did. All four of us.

That's why I didn't reach out, Karthik.

And New York was bad.

No one took it seriously there.

That's why we came here.

How are the kids... the twins?

They are okay, Karthik.

It's hard for them to stay locked up at home.

We have almost tied them up.

You have a lot of space there.

They can play around.

As long as no one visits...

There are almost no cases here in Kerala.

It's all good.

We're just being safe, that's all.

How's your man?

Yeah, he's okay.

He puts on a mask and body suit and sets off.

He does a lot of social work. They have started a community group here.

That keeps-- I need you.

It's that time.

No one else can fix me.

I was doing well the first few days of the lockdown.

But now I don't know what's coming.

It will take a long time for theatres to re-open.

It will take at least three months for all this to die down and shoot to begin.

That's how it looks.

I don't know if people will even come back to the theatres.

Everything looks bleak.

Two almost-complete films have come to a halt.

What will happen to them? What dotted lines will I be signing?

There are many problems.

I have no money... but then I've never had much need for it.

I can just keep going.

The worst thing is, I am not able to write anything.

Anything I write, reads terrible the next day.

Most importantly...

I feel this void inside of me.

A lowest of lows.

I felt like talking to you, like hearing your voice.

That's why I called.


How can I help?

I need you.

I'm right here, Karthik.

I need your love.

In these ten odd years...

I have never asked anything of you.

We have stayed in touch.

E-mails, phone calls, letters.

But I have never asked this of you.

You have been there for me.

And so beautifully. Thank you.


I am just going to ask you this, shamelessly...

I want you.

I want to be in your arms.

I ask you this imagining there's no one else in your life.

I want to hold your hand.

I want to touch you.

I want to live on your feet.

I ask you as a man.

I want you as a woman.

And if I can't have any of that...

You said, "I'm there for you, Karthik."

Just follow it up with...

"I love you, Karthik."

And just watch everything change.

Will it wipe corona off the face of the earth?

Say it and we’ll see.

Just to fix you, just to make things better for you, just for that, I will say it.

I love you, Karthik.

Be okay.

But you don't mean it, do you?

You're a baby, Karthik.

You're a baby.

Shall I tell you something?

I have never said this before.

But if I do...

you will think, "Jessie is a bitch."

Finally, you get it.

I could never think that.

Tell me.

Give it to me.

Let me hear it.


I started a new life without you.

You're not part of it.

Everything is beautiful here, too. What can I do?

It was hard at first.

You told me to watch so many times... and I finally watched that movie only after I got married.

Your favourite director's movie.

I fell in love with Roy the same way.

It was after our marriage that I fell in love with him.

Only after I started liking him did I have my children with him.

And when you connected again later, I informed Roy before we started talking.

He knows. And he trusts me.

And now, I'm very fond of you, Karthik.

I look at you as my third child.

It is love.

But not the kind of love you think.

Do you understand?

I do.

You're right.

You're such a bitch, Jessie.

Just joking.

Mouna Raagam? Yeah, Mouna Raagam.

Can’t believe Mani sir helped dig my grave!

Mani sir!

No, it’s nobody else Karthik, just you and I.

We dug our own graves here... we took turns doing it.

Now you are talking!

Feeling better?

You have this effect on me, Jessie...

When I talk to you, no matter how tough the conversation... even if it's a slap on the face...

I begin to feel lighter inside.

And that's how it feels now.

I feel light. Good.

Mission accomplished, then?

Yeah That was easy.

Easy for you to say.

I'm the one in pain.

Karthik... write.

There is so much beauty in your writing.

And your movies.

Don't stop.

But don't push yourself too hard.

It will come.

You're an artist. It will come.

And everything's going to be okay.

They will re-open the theatres.

There's Netflix, Amazon, and all these other options.

They will all come to you.

They want good content, don't they?

Everything's going to be okay.

You will see.

Thank you.

I'll go, then?

After everything you've said, you might as well say that one thing you always say to me I won't say that anymore.

You just asked me to be in love with you.

After that, if I go on to say, “Find somebody to fall in love with, Karthik”... it will be like I’m crucifying you.

I’m not saying that again.

One thing has become clear to me today.

There is no hope for you in that area.

No, that's where you're wrong.

There is somebody. Want to know about her?

I know you'll say, "Her name is Jessie, Jessie."

I have watched your movie enough times to know that.

Come up with something new.

Write. Okay?



I've really got to go. I'll talk to you sometime?

Bye, Jessie.