Time was 8.30 PM. Ahil and Neha are completely excited, tensed and feeling this for the first time. Inspite of being love marriage, they respected the culture and never made love at any instance. Today is the first night they are staying as husband and wife. With all the license and rights, once they entered the room Ahil gave his first romantic husband hug. Neha turned pink and her head bent down as the effect of natural flow of hormones. For the next few minutes, their clothes bid good bye step by step, sweat won the AC chillness and they were experiencing the jasmine fragrance, sweat bath, AC cooling and self tuned musical voice together. They became artist with their nails as pen and back as blackboard. When it was ‘THE’ time, Ahil had to get reminded of being safe and went inside the bathroom to get ready. With all emotions on peak, he got ready as quick as possible and came back to her with the manly look. Neha was lying on the bed, showing the art of her back. Ahil gave a tickling pinch to turn her. She did not react. He could not control, he just twisted and turned her to front and was shocked to see the knife stabbed on her stomach with blood oozing. It is not an easy moment for anyone. Ahil was almost dead to see this. His eyes popped out and he was broken into pieces. He noticed on the window glass, the water droplets written as “I still love you…”
There came the endnote “Mystery love part 2 will continue… “. For the next 20 seconds, the entire movie hall was silent. Not a single audience were ready to leave the hall. Then slowly one by one, they started realizing that the movie is really over and applauded and started leaving.
- “I don’t know how 2 hours passed by. It was so thrilling”
- “I cant wait to see part 2”
- “Ahil finally got settled and my God ! shit.. this should not have happened ”
- “Can’t believe a new director took such an excellent movie”
- “But the villain was dead and Lina also right? When will next part be released”
- “I haven’t experienced such a climax in any movie with such twist in emotions”
- “This will be a universal hit like BATMAN series, no doubt”
- “Brilliant one”
These comments were flowing into Sentha’s father’s ears, parallelly tears rolling down from his eyes. These five years, he never spoke to his son for a second.
Being elder son in the family, with lots of expectations and hope, Krishnaraman struggled hard to give his son Sentha a better education. When Sentha joined Engineering college, Krishnaraman’s friends said “4 more years, all your struggle will come to and end. Sentha will start working in big IT company and he will take care of his brothers and sisters, you can take rest and focus on your health atleast now” He was smiling with pride, until Sentha told him after a year that he wants to become a movie director. After big arguments, Krishnaraman as a friend succeeded Krishnaraman as a father. He said “What ever, as you wish ! I had bigger imagination of this family’s future and thought it will be taken care by you, but I can’t force another man to fulfil my duties” and those were the last words he spoke to his son.
Throughout these 5 years, Sentha suffered to enter and stabilize in the film industry. All financial help came via his mother. He was an irresponsible brother who could not even support his sister’s wedding. The more physically he moved away from his family, deep down, he was emotionally getting closer to them.
Once the movie hall was empty, Sentha’s friends, junior, producer congratulating him for the work, finally Sentha slowly got his eyes to see his father. Even this eye to eye contact is happening after 5 years. His father’s eyes full of tears, he came near his son. Sentha’s hands were trembling. His father was mouthshut and that moment when both father and son touched each other’s hand and cried out, they went back to the days of their father-son relationship 25 years back, when Krishnaraman used to lift his son everywhere they go, when Sentha used to come from school , jumping and hugging his father to tell his sports day stories, when mother makes Upma, father and son used to run out silently in cycle and have poori masala from nearby canteen..
That moment, Sentha’s heart was not expecting the feedback for his movie from his father, that moment Krishnaraman did not want to write a review of his son’s movie. Both of them wanted to experience their special bonding that they were hiding for 5 years. The unique emotions that can be felt only by both of them, which did not require any dialogue or explanation.
The hug and tears spoke it all. And they wiped each other’s tears, Krishnaraman with a pat on his son’s shoulders said “Come son, lets go home. Mom has prepared your favorite poori masala”. And Sentha felt as if he was joining his family back after these many years…