Good evening, gentleman.
– Good evening. As you are aware, due to our
chairman Mr. Gandhi’s ill health.. ..we have set up the Board
of Directors meeting at home. But before starting the meeting. I shall hand you the copies
of the final reports of Trakone.. ..for your reference. – Thank you. Mr. Shroff, this is for you.
– Thank you. Good evening, gentlemen. Hello. Good evening. Good evening. I’m sorry you had to take
the trouble of coming here for me. Oh, not at all, Mr. Gandhi. But how are you feeling now,
Mr. Gandhi? How do I look?
– You appear to be well now. When I visited you at the hospital,
I thought.. You thought now Gandhi
was going to die. But what could I do, my name was
on the wait list, so I had to wait. Hello Sunil. Mr. Gandhi, do you feel strong
enough to attend office now? I feel strong enough
but you know these doctors. Doctor Fakir has said I shouldn’t
take stress. I should rest some more. That’s why he’s compelling
me to go to Ooty this Sunday. Anyway, sit down. Let’s proceed
with the work. – Thank you. Kishor, please continue.
– Yes sir. Sir. Your file. Well friends,
you can see from the figures.. ..last year our production
was hundred and fourteen percent. And now it is ninety-eight percent. The reason for that is..
– Kishor. I think we should leave the
mumbo jumbo figures for the press. What do we need these figures
at a Board of Directors meet? Sir please, do you know how long.. ..it’s taken me to prepare
these reports? – I know. At least let me ready
the final page of the report. But there is no need.
I know you love figures.. ..but I don’t need them
as I’m sure of one thing. Trakone drug company is doing very
well. It’s healthy and kicking. Ok. Ok. Sunil, you might not
know this but our Company.. ..ranked twelfth among the top
pharmaceutical companies in India. Sir, now it is thirteenth.
– Thirteenth? Yes sir. UV chemicals has
expanded and gone ahead of us. Oh, is it? – Yes. Good. So friends,
I am trying to explain to you.. ..that as per the demand
of our product in the market.. ..we could decrease the supply.
– But why? Kolkotta’s National
chemical company.. ..cannot supply us with
large quantities of trioxin. Trioxin, what is that? Trioxin is our basic drug.
Trakone is made from trioxon. Trakone is the scientific name. But I thought we
are the only ones.. ..manufacturing Trioxin
tablets from the raw material. We don’t manufacture them,
Mr. Shroff. Kishor, Mr.
Shroff is new on our Board. He has taken his father’s
place on the Board. And I am happy, Sunil, that you’re taking as much interest
in the company as your daddy. I will explain. You know
Trioxin basically is a drug. Kolkotta’s National chemicals
manufacture trioxin. This is the byproduct. If we produce it then the
cost will go up considerably. Whereas they supply us
the material at half the price. National chemical company supplies
us a small quantity of trioxin. And I’m afraid within some time
they might even stop the supply. But Kishor,
I don’t understand this. Why would National
chemical stop our supply? And when did all this happen? Sir, this happened immediately
after you were hospitalized. And I was going to call and inform
you but doctor Fakir prevented me. I couldn’t help it. In these circumstances
what steps did you take? Under the circumstances
I had to take the decision. I had no other solution but
to make some changes in Trakone. Just a minute. Are you trying to tell me, Kishor.. ..that you’ve changed
the basic formula for Trakone? Yes sir. Instead of trioxin
we now use salusilic acid. Salicylic acid! But that’s
simple just plain aspirin. I know sir; aspirin formula isn’t
as effective as trioxin formula.. ..but we had no other choice. I see.. And the tablets we used to
dispatch in blue colored packets.. ..now we dispatch them
in this yellow colored packets. This is a sample, sir. All of you will be pleased to
know the new formula is successful. And the sales are on top
in the market at this time. If you wish to take the
new tablets off the shelves.. ..it’s your wish. No! No! No! It’s not that, Kishor. I am not the only person to
decide to take it off the shelves.. ..it is the Board that
has to do it in due time. Anyway,
anything else on the agenda? Yes sir; the second point
is Saroj Pathak’s case. I have been thrashing it out with
his advocate Mr. Raj for a while.. ..but there is no solution. What is Saroj Pathak’s case? A lady named Saroj Pathak
is suing our company. It is her contention that
her eleven year old son, Deepak.. ..died because of our tablet. I think this is
just a nuisance case. No! No! We can’t just ignore the
case by calling it a nuisance case. Mr. Gandhi, we should be careful. Yes, you are right,
Sunil, we have to be careful. But what Mr.
Kishor Desai is trying to say is.. ..Trakone is a well-known drug
and taking it won’t kill anyone. But as you know, many
people sue such big companies.. ..especially drug companies
in hopes of making money out of it. Well, what is the status of Saroj’s
case? How long has it been on? And what has our legal
department done about it? Where is Mr. Dixit? Mr. Dixit and Mr.
Vyas don’t get along well.. ..so I have been
in touch with Mr. Vyas. I have even offered
him fifty thousand rupees. Fifty thousand. Wow! Then? Mr. Vyas refuses to take the money. Yes. He probably thinks
this is a big company.. ..so by pressurizing it
he could get more money out of it. How much money is he asking? Fifty lakhs. Fifty lakhs?! Yes. I’ve invited Saroj’s advocate
Mr. Vyas to meet me here today. Sir, at home? Yes, at home. I shall
have a discussion with him.. ..and I shall try
to conclude the case. Anything else, Kishor? No sir, not really.
Anyway our agenda is complete. Oh, that’s good. Then I propose
we dismiss today’s meeting. I have support. – I support you. So, we’re dismissed? – Yes sir. Mr. Gandhi, when will
you be returning from Ooty? Well, I don’t want to stay
more than a week. Let us see. How is your printing
business doing? It’s okay. Since father is no more
it will take some time to settle in. No, but I know you
are very efficient. Pardon me; I was hospitalized.. ..so I couldn’t attend
your father’s funeral. Mr. Gandhi,
we are pleased you are back. And now you are looking
great and grand. The credit for that goes to my
wife Shiela and my daughter Sonam. Would you believe.. ..both were on guard outside
my room twenty-four hours a day? They wouldn’t let me get up at all.
That made me well quickly. Goodbye Mr. Gandhi. Okay, goodbye Mr.
Patel, see you soon. Bye. – Bye-bye! Bye-bye! Bye-bye! Goodbye. – Thank you. Goodbye. What’s going on at the club? Come back soon to the club, the
bridge table is waiting for you. Goodbye. – Goodnight. Goodnight. Kishor.
– Sir, I just wanted to say.. ..you must be shocked because I
changed the basic formula of Trakone. Yes, to be honest.. I was very surprised. But anyway, with the
circumstances as they were.. ..you took a decision on those
basis. So, you’ve done your job. Another thing.
Since Mr. Vyas is coming here.. ..perhaps I should stay here then
you wouldn’t have any problems. No, I don’t think so.
I wish to speak with him alone. You may leave. – Okay. Goodnight
sir. I’ll take your leave. Goodnight Kishor. Hello. Is that National Chemicals,
Kolkota? Ya. Yes! Yes! This is Mr. Gandhi from
Trakone drug company Mumbai. Is Mr. Ratanshi there? Oh, I see. He’s gone to Singapore. No! No! No! No need.
I don’t want to bother him there. Just leave a message I
will call him back. Thank you. Hello. Hi papa. Hi my dear. How are you, my girl? How are you feeling? – Is the
meeting over? – It just got over. What’s this, mother and
daughter have been shopping? WE brought you a sweater.
– Sweater? Papa, there was a scheme.
A sweater free on three saris. O Lord! Shiela, this means
you had to buy three saris. You are a tease.
I won’t speak to you. And what have you brought? Sweets. No papa. It’s a surprise.
Especially for you. For me? – Yes. Were there any other
schemes going on? No papa, sit here.
Hurry up and close your eyes. Why do I have to close my eyes? Don’t open them.
Look, no cheating. – Okay. No cheating. Okay.
One second. Don’t cheat at all. You aren’t looking, are you? Yes. Wonderful! You may look
now to see how handsome you look. What is this? – Yes papa. See this. You’ve put on a pilot’s hat.. ..but I think I look like
a bandsman or a security guard. But anyway, my dear,
you’ve made me a pilot, right? The pilot is ready.
Fasten your seat belt. – Yes. We are about to take off.
Tell me, where do we fly? Papa, I want to fly
all over the world. And for this we should
buy a special aircraft. I’m sorry. You bought me
a hat worth four hundred rupees.. ..and in return I have
to buy you a special aircraft. What if I were to pay half? From where will you
bring half the money? You know my shares in our company.
I’ll sell them. Very clever, my dear.
This way you will make me bankrupt. Papa, one shouldn’t save
money in a safe deposit box. One should keep moving it. You are right.
Your mom and you do just that. You keep moving the money. Papa, we must buy an aircraft. Look, I shall look after
the small details in it. And there’s only one big
detail that I need to take care of. Write a check, right? Papa, what shall
we name the aircraft? You want to name it?
Name it flying saucer. – Wow! Papa, medicine bottles, factory,
laboratory, office, papers.. ..there’s lot to see in
the world other than these things. In the compound of our bungalow.. ..just as you’ve made a research
and development department.. ..there should be a similar
department in life too. – Yes. Papa, there are so many
amazing things on this vast earth. I want to see them all.
Know them. Believe them. My girl. Take this. My dear,
you want to see the entire world.. ..but I can’t show you the
entire world by wearing this hat.. ..because I am not Aladdin
and this is not a magic lamp. Okay? Papa, this is not fair.
You’re such a spoilsport. Don’t buy it, okay! What happened? – Nothing. Our flight tickets to Coimbatore
have been reserved. – Okay. And our reservation is
also confirmed at the Ooty club. You got Ooty club. They were
refusing saying it was overbooked. No. Everything is all set.
How did your meeting go? At the meeting as usual,
Shiela, everyone was unequivocal.. ..and agreed Mr. Gandhi,
you are looking great and grand. What else did you
discuss at the meeting? Second. We are all still
entangled in a problem. Do you mean the Saroj case? Yes. Who told you? Kishor mentioned it.
He said a little kid had died. And some lawyer is holding
our company responsible. Right? An eleven-year-old kid died.. ..and his lawyer is suing
our company for fifty lakh rupees. Fifty lakhs?! Yes. Well, I’ve called him here,
now at our house to meet him. Here? – Yes. And if he is punctual,
he should be coming. You haven’t invited him to dinner,
have you? I would have invited
him to dinner.. ..but I don’t think he will dismiss
the entire case in just one meal. Was everybody present
at the meeting? No! No! Our legal advisor
Mr. Dixit couldn’t make it.. ..and as usual, Dadiba.
Mr. Rathia wasn’t there. That rascal never
attends the meetings. Shiela. – Yes. You know, I learned
something new at the meeting. What? When I was hospitalized.. ..Kishor changed the
basic formula of Trakone. Without informing me. I still
can’t understand why he did this. Didn’t you say anything to Kishor? No, I didn’t say anything
but let me tell you frankly.. ..I am quite upset about this. Don’t say anything to him.
I like that boy very much. He is very hard working. I don’t disagree.
I admit he is hard working.. ..still he should
have consulted me. It’ll work out.
Everything will work out. But I want to discuss
something with you. Have you noticed any
change in Sonam? – Change? Yes. I think she
is in love with someone. What are you saying?
Sonam is in love. – Yes. What do you mean yes?
This is the age. When will she fall
in love if not now? Didn’t we fall in love? – Stop it! It seems to be going
for quite a while. – I see. And she doesn’t tell
me and I don’t like it. Look, Sonam seems young
to us but now she is all grown up. And she has a right
to take her own decisions. Yes. But she stays out
of the house for hours together. So what? I stay out as well. She’s my daughter
and she’s taken after me. Don’t tease.
You will speak with her, won’t you? There is no need. I’m certain
Sonam will herself speak to me. Why? – All right. But, I am worried about her. There’s no need. Shiela, don’t
worry needlessly and become thin. If you are worried,
then call the priest.. ..find out an auspicious time. And
you’ve already shopped for saris. You always joke
about everything. Go! Sorry! Sorry! Mr. Gandhi, are you at home? Mr. Gandhi, may I come in? Welcome Mr. Dadiba. Oh! Oh! I’m sorry. I hope I didn’t
disturb the husband and wife. Shiela, what’s happening?
You look very good in this sari. Thank you, Dadiba! My dear, when you look at me,
the surge of love that you feel.. ..keep it under control or this
old man will get another attack. Dadiba, it would
be good if you grew up. My mama used to say the same thing;
she used to say it just like you. And the poor thing
passed away talking. Oh mother! You must have
bothered her a great deal, right? Bother.
I bothered her a great deal. She got tired of all this. She used to say Dadi!
Dadi! Why were you born to me? I made a major mistake
giving birth to you. I used to say to her,
mama, there’s no way I will change. Rathia, first tell me,
why didn’t you attend the meeting? One minute. If you like
I’ll do hundred sit-ups right now. But don’t speak to
me about your meeting. Why not?
– What do you mean why not? Hey, you are on the
Board of Directors. So you should attend the meeting,
shouldn’t you? Why should I attend the meeting? Shiela, I still remember, four
years ago I attended a meeting. Your Mr. Dixit, the scoundrel
starting reading a long report. The party of the first part
and the party of the second part.. ..and now the party..
To hell with his party. Even today. Even today when
I try to understand these words.. ..I feel like vomiting
like a pregnant woman. But today Mr. Dixit wasn’t
present at the meeting. Yes well, I wasn’t to
know he wouldn’t be present. Else your other guy,
what’s the name of that fellow? That rascal, scoundrel.
Javed Merchant. Whenever Javed meets
me he keeps slapping me. How’s thing’s Dadiba?
How’s things Dadiba? But how do I explain to that fool.. ..if he wants to find out
about how’s things with me.. ..he will have to look all over
India and it still won’t be enough. And the other guy of yours.
That fellow. What’s his name? The one who walks around
with a funny face. That Kishor. Now what about Kishor? He’s a fool! A Fool! Dadiba, let it be.
Don’t say anything about Kishor. He is madam’s favorite. Dadiba. – Yes. Now that you are here,
you will eat with us, won’t you? You are asking me so lovingly.
My stomach is already full. Don’t be too happy. I will eat. You are very fortunate. It is your good fortune
you have such a good wife. Shiela. – Yes. So you have a younger sister? I am asking because
I am interested. I don’t. I can’t even kidnap her. Now are you just
going to keep laughing.. ..or will you fetch me some coffee? Dadiba, your habit of
drinking coffee is very bad. What can I do, my dear? The doctor made me
give up all my major vices. So I make do with
these minor vices. Please don’t send the coffee with
that smelly servant of yours. Please. Bring it yourself.
– Okay. Yes. Go. Oh my mother! How is your health? First class. Hale and hearty. First class. Hale and hearty. Aren’t you ashamed of
yourself for lying to me? It is clear from your face
that you are thoroughly stressed. What’s the matter? Did something
go wrong at the meeting? No! No! Nothing.
What about the meeting.. Did something happen
with Kishor at the court? With Kishor? Why do you ask that? Look, when I see an employee
working day and night.. ..like an ass for this employer,
I immediately smell a rat. Nothing or the sort.
You know. – Yes. Where will I find a hard working
and efficient man like Kishor? Would I? I wouldn’t find one.
I’m telling you. The way you talk is amazing. You ask the questions
and answer them yourself. Anyway, do you know anything
about Kishor’s activities? Activities? Excuse me. Hello. Oh yes. Send him in. Rathia, Saroj’s lawyer
Mr. Vyas has arrived here. Oh, that nuisance fellow. Please Rathia, I have invited
him to hold some discussions. So please speak with
discretion in his presence. One minute! One minute! Don’t
teach me facts at this age. Get it? Please. – Go. Go and get him. Go. Mr. Gandhi. – Hello Mr. Vyas. My card. – Oh yes, of course.
Please come in. Advocate,
this is my friend, Mr. Rathia. He is a Director on
our Board of company’s. How do you do? – Sam like you. By
the way, sir, where is your office? Charni Road.
– All the way at Charni Road. You must have had trouble
in the train with.. ..all the pushing and shoving. Excuse me. I haven’t come by train.
I came in my car. That’s great.
Sir came in his own car. Rathia. Please be seated. Dadiba. – Yes. Coffee. – Give it to me. Shiela. Advocate Vyas.
This is my wife, Shiela. Hello Mrs. Gandhi. – Hello.
Would you like some coffee? No. Thank you. Very good. If one doesn’t
have the habit of drinking coffee.. ..one gets constipated. Our Dadiba is an expert
on social etiquette. It’s like this, Mr. Vyas. When there are more than
two people in the room.. ..Mr. Rathia knows very well
who should leave the room and when. Yes. Certainly, why not? Why not? Please, nobody leave the
room on my account. I swear. It’s okay. I’m comfortable. But I am not comfortable, sir. I haven’t seen a single
good since morning. Shiela, do you have in the house? Why? – I want to
put it in this coffee. This coffee tastes
exactly like coffee. Oftentimes the coffee
in my house tastes like tea. That was a good one. Mr. Vyas,
you will have dinner, won’t you? No. Thank you. Rathia, Mr. Vyas and I have
to discuss something personal.. ..if you don’t mind? Yes. Certainly, I don’t mind.
Go ahead. Speak openly . I meant to say, go to the garden.. ..get some fresh air in your lungs.
Take a walk. One minute! One minute! Why don’t you simply tell me,
Dadiba go out? Why are you speaking in circles? Well, I’ll go out for a walk.
Go ahead and talk now. Mr. Vyas, I presume just like
I wish to conclude this matter.. ..at the earliest,
you too feel the same way. Yes, Mr. Gandhi. I too felt it would
be good if this.. ..case didn’t get
dragged into court. Well then. In that case, why can’t
we conclude it right here and now? Sure. I am ready. As I understand, you plan to sue
our company for fifty lakh rupees. Yes. Do you think it is appropriate?
– Yes. I don’t think it is appropriate,
Mr. Vyas. Well Mr. Gandhi,
may I ask if you have any issues? Yes, I have a daughter. So, how many lakhs would
you say your daughter is worth? I get your point Mr. Vyas. But let me tell you one thing. Saroj’s son’s death has nothing
whatsoever to do with our company. Nevertheless I am
offering you one lakh. And mind you, one more thing.
Trakone.. Trakone is a well-known drug.
It’s been in the market for years. People know the benefits of it.
And if it had been harmful.. ..the drug control wouldn’t have
given us a clearance certificate. Your tablets were faulty,
Mr. Gandhi. No, I don’t accept that. Saroj’s family doctor is
willing to testify to it in court. The doctor knows nothing.
I know the doctor and you.. ..have cooked up a conspiracy. You are trying to make
a mountain of a molehill. Excuse me, what kind
of a person you think I am? Look Mr. Vyas,
I’m not interested in knowing.. ..what kind of a
person or who you are. I have presented my offer to you. Mr. Gandhi, we are not
suing you five or ten thousand. We are suing you for fifty lakhs. Your company has
murdered my clients son. Mind your language, Mr. Vyas.
My company hasn’t murdered anyone. Mr. Gandhi,
I can speak louder than you. Saroj’s only child,
her eleven-year-old son Deepak.. ..has died from consuming
your company’s medicine. And you have to compensate for it. Mr. Vyas, your threats
and blackmail don’t scare me. Understand. If my offer isn’t acceptable
to you, you may further your issue. You may take it to court.
But remember one thing. You will lose the one lakh too. Besides, I will sue you
for defamation if this happens. You may leave. All right, Mr.
Gandhi. You may do your worst. Goodbye. You sent me to the garden
for no reason, didn’t you? That lawyer was speaking
so loud I could hear every word.. ..you’ll were speaking,
out there in the garden. Bloody rogue! He’s a crook!
Thief! Cheat! Blackmailer! I’m not going to give in like this. Hello Mr. Dixit.
Saroj’s lawyer had come here. No, I tried speaking with him
but he seems to have a big mouth. Do one thing. Meet Saroj directly.
Without having Vyas in between. Yes, you.. To hell with you legal ethics. No! No! No!
If you cannot do this job.. ..then put Kishor Desai in between.
Kishor will manage this. The work has to be done. Gandhi. Friend you trust
Kishor very much, don’t you? Yes. Why not? Yes. Yes. Why not? Then tell me one thing.
Do you know.. ..that fellow has
been quietly buying up.. ..our Trakone company’s
shares worth lakhs? Would you care to speak plainly? This fellow has bought
shares worth lakhs on the quiet. Shares worth lakhs?
– Yes. What do you mean?
Did he approach you? Do you think that fellow
would have that much guts? When you were in Switzerland..
Don’t tell anyone I told you this. When you were in Switzerland.. ..he had set up private
dinner with Merchant. And perhaps at that meeting,
Mr. Merchant sold him his shares. I see. Still. Well, anybody
can purchase our company’s shares. Have you gone mad? Are the shares
freely available on the roads? One has to pay hard
cash to purchase shares. Tell me, from where did
this new chap get so much cash.. ..to purchase the shares? Tell me. Not only that. Let me tell you
something else, Gandhi my friend. You don’t know this but Patel
has bought out Unique chemicals. What are you saying? Yes. And I am certain something
is definitely cooking on.. ..between Patel and Desai. No! No! No! No! Please I..
I.. I don’t think so. No! Really? Then do
you want to bet on it? Go on. Go on, let’s bet on it.
Not too much. Let’s bet one lakh. Rathia, I am not interested
in rumors and lies. Then do one thing, call Kishor
and confront him to his face. I don’t need to call him. I will
give him a chance to tell me himself. And what if he doesn’t
take your chance, then what? No, I am certain
Kishor will speak to me. I say. Sonam is going out. You were going to have
a talk with her, weren’t you? Please Shiela, not now.
Some other time. But we are leaving on Sunday. Mama, I’m going out.
I’ll be a little late returning. My dear, I wanted you
to stay with us today. Your father and I are
leaving on Sunday, my dear. Mama, please. Papa, it will do
if I meet you tomorrow, won’t it? Yes. It’s all right, my dear. Oh, thank you so much. Hi Dadiba. – Hello beautiful. Where are you going wearing
those lovely clothes? Where are you going, my dear? Papa, my friend Pooja is
hosting a party at her house. A birthday party. So all the friends
are coming over to her house. What time will you return, dear? I don’t know. In fact, if it gets
late I’ll stay there overnight. That’s amazing. Shiela, you won’t believe this.. ..but nobody has ever invited
me to stay overnight till date. Good night Dadiba.
– Yes. Goodnight. Goodnight mother.
Bye papa. – Bye, my dear. Bye. Have fun!
Have fun, my dear. – Thank you. Take care and go, my dear.
– Yes mom. Now are you just
going to stand there? Do you remember what
I said or have you forgotten? What? I was sure you would forget.
What happened to dinner? I have rats in my stomach. It’s ready. Come on in. C’mon! C’mon!
C’mon! C’mon, I’m very hungry. C’mon brother, why are you
sitting here with a long face? My friend, business talk is
an everyday affair. That goes on. And may I tell you a secret? The
food in this house is A-one quality. Do not be shy, think of it as your
own house and gobble everything. C’mon! C’mon! C’mon! C’mon! You are coming to eat, aren’t you? Yes. Shiela.
– Yes. Do one thing.
Cancel our ticket to Coimbatore. We won’t be going to Ooty. Why? Is there a problem? Yes. There is a problem. Look, Doctor Fakir said
you shouldn’t take any tension. To hell with Doctor Fakir, Shiela. I’ve got much more important
issues than my health on my mind. And until I don’t find a solution
for those issues, I can’t rest. I won’t find peace.
Please. Please cancel the tickets. Excuse me, madam,
could I have a few words with you? Sorry Mr. Desai, I’m busy. You
will have to take an appointment. That’s exactly why
I was here, madam. In fact,
I’m here to invite you to lunch. I’m sorry, but I don’t accept
invitations in this manner. Okay. Miss Gandhi, will you
have lunch with me this afternoon? Kishor please.
You stop talking in Hindi. Eating! Sweetheart, I’m in the
mood to go to the Marriott today. Then you should have
said so in the first place. I’ve arranged to
have lunch with papa. Oh, I’m sorry, papa just
might not be able to make it. Why? – Saroj Pathak
is going to come. The one who’s suing us?
– Yes! Do you know I fixed
his appointment with Saroj? She is going to visit
without her lawyer. I must say,
Kishor, you’re very clever. Yes, but you’re papa should
feel that way, shouldn’t he? Why do you say that? Sonu, since yesterday your papa’s
behavior seems to have changed. I’m afraid; he might be suspicious
of our relationship, is he? No, I don’t think so.
And even if he is, so what? No. I think you should
speak to your papa.. ..before he goes to Ooty
for a change of weather. Don’t you know?
– What? Papa cancelled his trip to Ooty. What?! – I think
he’s tired of resting. I hope that that is the reason. Oh Kishor, I’m sure papa
will be pleased that I chose you. And what if papa doesn’t accept? No. I don’t think so.
Papa won’t come between us. Let’s assume he does, then what? I really don’t know because
I haven’t thought about it. Sonu, at this point
you should think about it. Yes. I strongly believe it. You.. Hello. – Hi papa. My dear, I’m sorry but we wont
be able to go out to lunch today. Won’t be able to
go out for lunch today.. ..because you have a
meeting with Saroj, right? Kishor told you. – Yes. And I do understand, papa,
it’s very important. You carry on. See how sensible my daughter is. Papa, you finish your business, we
shall go for a drive tonight, ok? All right. That’s a promise.
– Thank you. Bye. Okay Bye.
– Bye. – Yes. Kishor. – Yes sir. Saroj is sitting in the
waiting lounge. Send her in. Sir, don’t you want to know how
Saroj agreed to come here alone? Well, you have arranged it.
Tell me. Sir, yesterday I found out
Mr. Vyas was out of town. So I went to Saroj’s house. I said
I was the company’s liaison officer. And our chairman
would like to meet you. She called Mr. Vyas immediately.
Mr. Vyas wasn’t there. So she had to come here alone. Well, it is called being clever,
but I consider it crookedness. But anyway, it’s business. It’s fire versus fire.
So we have to do all these things. Bring Saroj inside.
– Yes sir. Hello operator. Connect
me to Dixit. Legal Department. Dixit isn’t there. He hasn’t arrived
from Poona as yet. Well, just see.
Saroj has arrived here. If he arrives then
ask him to come here. Yes. Come Saroj. Let me introduce you. This is the chairman
of our company, Mr. Gandhi. Greetings.
– Greetings. Please take a seat. Here. Let me take your bag.
– No. It’s okay. Just relax. Okay. Saroj, you must be thinking,
these big companies.. ..are callous and heartless
organizations. Right? Perhaps that is correct. Your belief is wrong, sister. At least, in the case
of our Trakone drug company.. ..your belief is completely wrong. Look sister, if no sound.. ..then I am willing to reimburse
you well on behalf of my company. You may be certain of that.
– Yes. Kishor.
– Yes sir. You may speak with her. Sister Saroj,
I wish to ask you a few questions. You don’t have to
answer every question.. ..but if you do,
our task will be simplified. I will definitely answer you, sir.
Why wouldn’t I answer? I have nothing to hide. I had only one son
and I have lost him. Now what have I left to lose? Sister Saroj,
don’t get upset, calm down. How old are you?
– Forty. Yes. Your husband’s
name is Ramanlal. Where is he?
– He passed away three years ago. Oh, I’m sorry.
With whom are you currently living? With my younger sister. Your son’s name was Deepak.
– Yes. How old is he? This November he would
have completed eleven years. If he had been alive. But God didn’t even give
me that much happiness in my life. Then how could he have lived? Sister Saroj, now I shall
ask you a relevant question. For how long have
you been using Trakone? It had been two to three years. Oh, that means you found
Trakone to be beneficial, right? Yes. The medicine is good. Sister Saroj, I must tell you, you’re
a very straight and honest person. Tell me, why did you feel that your
son died because of our tablet? Our family doctor, Mehta, said
that the boy had been poisoned. But you just said that you had
been using the tablet for a while.. ..and it hadn’t
harmed you in any way. And yet how could
you believe doctor Mehta? Look sir, we are ordinary people. How could I not listen to the
doctor where tablets are concerned? You didn’t answer my question,
sister Saroj. Sir, I truly don’t know. All I know is that
doctor Mehta believes this. And doctors have seen several
cases, investigated them.. ..so he would know the facts,
wouldn’t he? – Yes. What were Deepak’s complaints
when you gave him Trakone? His head was hurting, he
was weak and he was vomiting too. Did he have a serious ailment past. Once he’d had fever. After
that his kidney had become weak. Doctor had used a
particular word for it. Ne.. Nephritis. Nephritis. That’s right.
– Yes. When there is a swelling
on the kidney and one gets fever.. ..it is called Nephritis.
Anyway, anything else? When Deepak was four years
old he had rheumatic fever. Then you must have
had him hospitalized. No sir, I couldn’t afford it.
So I cared for him at home. Doctor said if I kept him in
bed there wouldn’t be any problem. That means the last
time Deepak got sick.. ..you gave him
these tablets, right? No. Not I.
My sister dispensed them. How many?
– I don’t know about that. Sister Saroj,
how many tablets was Deepak given? Perhaps he was given two. Did he get better? – No, it
didn’t make much of a difference. Then your sister must
have given him more tablets. It is possible. Sister Saroj, totally how many
tablets did your sister give Deepak? Sir, do you think I’ve
kept an account of all this? I’d been waiting for my one
and only son to get out of bed. I was praying to God for it. And do you think I gave him poison? Still, how many tablets,
sister Saroj? Must have been five or six. Is your sister educated?
– Yes, she is educated. Right. Sister Saroj,
tell me which tablets are these? Trakone. Correct. And there is a
paper in here with instructions. Would you read this, please? Sir, the words are very fine and I
haven’t brought my reading glasses. No problem.
I’ll read it out to you. Trakone tablets should
be used for relief from pain. Not more than one in four hours.. ..and no more than four tablets
to be taken in twenty-four hours. Now let us read this. This. You read this. It is in bold letters.
You will be able to read it. Warning. – Yes. Read on. Without the doctor’s advice,
people with heart problems.. ..should not consume these tablets. Correct. Sister Saroj did you understand
the meaning of what you just read? Yes. I understand. And do you know what
rheumatic fever is? Rheumatic fever means
ailment of the heart. Your son’s heart had become weak.. ..and yet you gave
him those tablets. Do you understand what
you’ve unknowingly done wrong? No sir. Sir, I don’t think
before taking the tablets.. ..anybody must be reading
these papers, sir. Don’t talk nonsense, sister Saroj. We have clearly mentioned
on our packets. Warning! You do understand warnings,
don’t you? But sir, I’m telling the truth.
I hadn’t given my son the medicine. If not you,
your sister gave it to him. Sister Saroj, I do not
consider this a mere accident. It’s a case of gross negligence. I consider it a case
of blind transgression. But sir..
– Kishor, I think it’s.. Sir. Sir,
at the time my sister didn’t know.. ..this would be the result
of giving him this medicine. She didn’t know but the
fact is she dispensed the tablet. And you yourself said..
– Enough! Enough, sir! Enough! I.. I didn’t give
my son and kill my son. Didn’t kill my son.
Didn’t kill him. Sister Saroj, your denial
doesn’t change the facts. You are going to go to court. Good.
I say you should go to court.. ..so people will know that
our medicine wasn’t responsible. Now you must have understood
you will not win the case in court. I’m sorry I had to deceive
you with my questions. But my basic intention was to
find out the truth. Which we did. Instead of learning
the truth in court.. ..don’t you think it’s better the
truth came out in a closed room? Sir. Sir.. with my own hands I.. Please forgive me;
I wasted your precious time. Now I shan’t climb the
steps of the court, sir. Sister Saroj, I am pleased
you accepted your mistake. Please sit outside for a
short while. I’ll bring you a file. There are release papers.
You will have to sign them. Please. Sister Saroj, one minute. Look, as the company chairman,
all I want to say to you is.. ..with all the discussions
we had over here.. ..I am just as hurt as you are.
Please believe me. Sister, you one and only son,
your only supporting son died.. ..this really hurts me terribly. If you wait outside
for a short while.. ..I would like
to give you a cheque. There no need, sir. No, sister Saroj, there is need.
Please. Please sit outside. Kishor, prepare a cheque for five
lakhs in favor of sister Saroj. Five lakhs?! – Yes, that’s right. But sir, everything is over now. Why do you need to give her money? There is need only now, Mr. Desai. You are very well aware that this.. This is an old packet of Trakone. We don’t print the warning
on our new packing now. Yes sir, I know that but you said
we had to fight fire with fire. So.. Now I first have
to face my conscience. Desai, prepare a cheque
for five lakhs right away. Why are you sitting in the dark? You are feeling all right,
aren’t you? – Yes. What happened?
– Shiela, look at this. What is this?
– It’s a cheque for five lakhs. The cheque I gave Saroj
Pathak yesterday has returned. It has returned?! And then it’s been torn
into four pieces and returned. Oh, was there any note with this?
– Nothing. Nothing at all. But you said Saroj had
signed the release papers. Yes. Kishor has
acquired her signatures. By law we are in the clear. Then what? But my conscience
isn’t clear, Shiela. My mind isn’t working. The more I think about
it the more I get confused. I don’t understand. I called Saroj’s lawyer
four to five times since morning. His steno said, he would come
visit you. He will come visit you. It’s past noon and
he still hasn’t come. I see. So you’ve been
waiting for him? – Yes. Hi mama. Hi papa.
– Hi, my dear. You’re back? Yes papa. Papa, we will
go for a drive today, won’t we? I little while later, my dear. My dear, Mr. Ratanshi, the owner
of Kolkota’s National Chemicals.. ..I am waiting for a call from him. And for two days I’ve been waiting
for an appointment from you. You guys talk. I am leaving. Okay. Sit down, my dear. Sit! Sit! Sonam, my dear, tell me
how are things in your life? It’s normal.
– It’s normal! That’s very bad. My girl, at this age you
should be like clapping thunder.. ..like cyclonic gales,
and a downpour of showers. Your mummy complained to me. She said these days
you appear to be lost. You stand alone next
to the window and hum songs. Actually papa, what can I say? I don’t know how to say this. Don’t worry. Look,
my dear, you are all grown up now. So we’re more like friends
than father and daughter. And so if my experience
might be of any use.. ..I could offer you some advice. Okay? – Yes. Well, tell me, what is your love,
your romance like? What do you mean?
There are numerous types of love? Of course. You see, your generation
doesn’t know it, we know. Child, there are three types
of love? Three types of romance. The first type is light romance.
Light. Light romance. In it a boy and a girl
fall in love at first glance. Then both feel they can’t
live without each other. But as soon as there
is a slight problem.. ..they both go their separate ways
and they spend their lives happily. The second type
is a chance romance. Chance romance?
– Yes. Chance romance. In this the boy and girl feel, if I
don’t have him or her, I shall die. Or if I can’t have him I’ll be
destroyed. But there’s nothing to it. It’s all zeros.
There’s no number in front of it. Oh, I see. And my dear,
the third type is true love.. ..The real love. My dear, in this romance
the boy and girl meet.. ..and they suddenly
turn into a selfish pair. And Lord knows where
they both find the courage.. ..they don’t care about people
nor do they care about society. Any snags that come their way,
they uproot them and move ahead. To tell you the truth,
my girl, such romance is dangerous. Such a romance scares me. Really. What type is your romance? I mean whom do you love?
Well, I won’t ask you the name. You tell me the name
when you feel like it. Do you want to marry him? Yes. But not immediately. Look, my girl, without giving
your mummy, me, or anyone else.. ..any reason, you are sensible
enough to take your own decision. That much your father knows. Papa, you have so much trust in me,
don’t you? – Yes. Many times I feel I don’t
deserve your love at all. My girl, let me make that decision. Remember one thing in life. Never take advice from tired,
defeated.. ..because they will
give you wrong advice. And one more thing. As a father
I shouldn’t be teaching you this.. ..because the world’s smart
people would point fingers. But I am like this. Papa, not only are you smart
but you are very understanding too. Excuse me. Hello. Mr. Ratanshi, where are you? You’re back from Singapore. Yes. Well, I’d called to find out,
Mr. Ratanshi.. ..National chemicals and
Trakone are an old alliance. Why did you stop sending us the
consignment of Trioxin suddenly? No! No! I.. What are you saying, Mr. Ratanshi? No, I am not aware of this. Who had called? Kishor Desai did. I see. No!
No! I wasn’t feeling very good.. ..so I had been hospitalized
for a short spell. Perhaps during that time.. No, I will find out.
I will look into the matter. Meantime, do one thing.
Send us a consignment of Trioxin. That’s all.
As soon as possible. Yes. I’ll send you a
consignment letter today. Thank you Mr.
Ratanshi. Thank you very much. What’s the matter, papa? Sonam, this is most surprising. Mr. Ratanshi claims he didn’t
stop dispatching Trioxin to us.. ..rather he had been told that we
don’t wish to purchase it from him. And it was Kishor
who told him this. Kishor called and informed
him to stop the supply. Kishor. No papa, I’m sure
there’s some misunderstanding. Even I wish I have
misunderstood but if it isn’t.. No papa.
Do you suspect something else? Now I have to get to
the bottom of this matter. I have to find out everything.
Something is cooking. Hello. Miss Banker. Where is Mr. Desai? Send Mr. Desai inside. It’s urgent. Sonam, mummy and you
go ahead and have your meal. Papa, are you mad at Kishor? Please, my girl,
you go and have your meal. No papa, I shall stay here. Sonam, I want to speak
to Kishor privately. Please. No papa,
I am not going to go from here. In don’t understand, Sonam.. ..why are you being so
obstinate about staying here? Or are you interested in Koshor. Papa, if you are going
to accuse Kishor of anything.. ..then I am not going
to go away from here. I see. Sonam, a short while ago I asked
you who is the boy of your choice.. ..let me know the name. But
I think I don’t need to know now. Hello. Yes. Okay. Papa, Mr. Vyas has come to see you. I am going. Sit down. Sit here. After I conclude my
discussion with Vyas.. ..I have something important
to converse with you. Please be seated. Good evening, Mr. Gandhi. Hello, Mr. Vyas. I called your office
a few times. I’m glad you came. Please come in. Mr. Vyas,
this is my daughter Sonam. Hello. – Advocate Vyas. Mr. Vyas, the cheque for rupees
five lakhs that I gave Saroj.. ..I will take it you ripped
it and sent it back to me. – Yes. Do you know yesterday Saroj gladly
spoke of withdrawing the case? She even signed a
release before she went. Yes, she told me. But right
now I’m not here to discuss that. I want to talk
about something else. If you are trying to tell me.. ..that Trakone’s tablet
was faulty or the packet.. No, Mr. Gandhi, that’s not it. Actually the packet Saroj
had used wasn’t faulty. I think I was mistaken. Oh, that’s wonderful. I’m glad you have realized
your mistake, Mr. Vyas. Gandhi, you aren’t manufacturing
faulty medicines.. ..but rather a very toxic medicine. What are you trying to say,
Mr. Vyas? Just that Trakone
is a toxic medicine. Mr. Vyas, if you try
spreading this to the media.. ..you will see I shall
sue you for millions of rupees. Mr. Gandhi, I am offering
you a chance at this case. But for now, I have the
analysis report of Trakone.. ..which I specifically
sent to the lab for testing. I will tell you about it
if you are willing to listen. Please go ahead. Trakone is a lethal toxin. After consumption
it splits into two parts. One is ammonia oxide and
the other is diantro glycon. This glycon affects the kidney. And if there is a swelling on
the kidney or any other problem.. ..then the medulary
pyramid gets disturbed.. ..and due to excessive absorption
of urea in the blood stream.. ..the patient dies of uremia. Nonsense!
Saroj’s son died of Nefritis.. ..and there’s no sign or mention
of toxin in the medical report. Trakone is lethal for patients
with kidney problems, Mr. Gandhi. This is rubbish! Nonsense! Mr. Vyas, you may further your
complaint. Go! Go to court. Go! I gave the cheque for five lakhs.
You should have kept it.. ..but now listen to me.
I won’t give you a single penny. Do what you can. You may leave. And one more thing, Mr. Vyas.
Understand one thing. You can’t scare or
threaten me. Get it? I very well know lawyers
like you and such quacks. You are using a widow as
a pawn to extort money from me. You should be ashamed of yourself.
Shame on you! You are right, Mr. Gandhi.
I am ashamed. Despite being a lawyer
I cannot ignore the law.. ..that’s why I
am ashamed of myself. The law can only listen,
it cannot see. When Saroj told me what she
went through, my heart shuddered. When her son was breathing
his last breath.. ..this lady,
this widow was at the doctors fee.. ..begging him to save her son.
Save my son. Take my life but save my son.
But no. His life was over. The liability of this goes
to your medicine, your company.. ..and above all you, Mr. Gandhi. I am only sorry that
I can’t thaw your hard heart. By giving a charity
of five lakh rupees.. ..you want to cover up
the murder of an innocent child. But no. I will not allow
you to do that, Mr. Gandhi. I will not allow that. Oh yes. Humanity isn’t
dead in every lawyer. Remember that. I can’t believe it. I don’t know
why but Mr. Vyas sounds true, papa. It would sound true,
my girl, Sonam. People like this always sound true.
His is pretending. That’s the a boon to
his dishonest business. But it is a pretense! A pretense! If that lawyer were true he wouldn’t
come here trying to convince me. He would have been
in the courts long ago. Damn it!
It’s a conspiracy! A conspiracy! I must find out about this. Hello. Doctor Dalal.
I just received a report.. ..that says Trakone is toxic. It is lethal. It has side effects.
Well, I want to know, doctor Dalal.. ..what is the minimum toxicity
in Trakone. Begin the experiments. If the facilities at
our laboratory aren’t enough.. ..then make use
of other laboratories. Don’t worry about the expenses. But I want this information
as soon as possible. Are you listening?
You are listening, aren’t you? Sir, the contents
of the report are true. What?! What are you trying to tell me,
doctor Dalal? Trakone is truly lethal. Three months ago I had used
it on mice. Two of those mice died. When I spoke with Mr. Desai.. ..he said he would personally
discuss this with you. I thought you were aware of this. Doctor Dalal, you haven’t
mentioned this outside, have you? If this were to get out,
what would happen to the company? What would happen to
the lakhs of consumers? I understand this very well.
You may keep complete faith in me. I know that, Doctor. Thank you. Excuse me, sir. Sir, there are certain
papers you need to sign. Kishor. I just spoke with doctor Dalal. Oh! – He just told
me something very shocking. Right sir. Sir, when I came
to know about Saroj’s matter.. ..I called Mr. Dalal and
told him to test the tablet. Kishor, after experimenting
in the laboratory two mice died. Why didn’t you inform me of this? I’ve been home since so many days.. ..and yet why didn’t
you inform me of this? Sir, I was going to tell you.
– You were going to tell me. I see. What else were
you going to tell me? We stopped purchasing Trioxin
from National Chemicals.. ..this decision has been taken
by you and concealed this from me.. ..were you going to reveal
this as well, Mr. Desai? Actually, yes sir. I was waiting
for you to return from Ooty.. ..before I would inform you
of this. – Kishor, if you think.. ..I cannot learn what’s
happening around me.. ..that I am so stupid
then you are a fool! No! No! Desai,
you aren’t a fool, you are sly. You are playing a dirty game.
And I want to know what it is. Right here,
right now, in Sonam’s presence.. ..because she too is interested. More than the company, Sonam
is interested in Kishor Desai. Speak up! Sir, when I learned that Trakone
has a side effect on the kidney.. ..that Trakone is lethal.
The first thing I thought of.. ..was to call and inform you,
but when I thought some more.. ..I felt that wouldn’t be right.
– But why, Kishor? Sonam, you know
your papa very well. We were afraid that
you might disclose this. Mr. Dixit and Mr. Patel
also explained this to me. It was my job to find a solution,
so I made a scheme. To withdraw the toxic
tablets from the chemist.. ..I supplied him new tablets.
And that too at half price. And you will be surprised,
this scheme worked. Sir, I wanted to wrap
this up before you returned. In short, Desai,
you were trying to protect me. No! No sir! Not only you. Everyone. Everyone in the company,
the company and myself as well. Sir, this company
is everything to me. There’s something even
more significant too. What do you mean? You have been purchasing shares. You have been covertly purchasing
Trakone’s shares. Is it true? Sir, I knew you would
misconstrue this. Mr. Desai, I am misconstruing
this at this time.. ..and I want you
to help me understand. Exactly what would
you like to know? Just where did you acquire the
money to purchase so many shares? I took a loan from the Bank. From the Bank! Which
Bank gave you such a big loan? Could you show me the papers? I cannot show them to you. And you will have to
believe what I tell you now. No, Mr. Desai, you are lying.
You are lying! If you think I am lying then
there’s no point in any discussion. All right! Would you mind telling
me what’s going on between you.. ..and Mr. Patel,
the director of this company? What are you talking about? Other than our company relations.. ..what are your private
business relations with him? Mr. Patel offered me partnership,
which you never even considered. I see. He has offered
you partnership. In what? Well, you know, Mr. Patel is
starting several business ventures. You are going to start
several businesses. You have come up
with great schemes. And one of those schemes is to
take over Trakone pharmaceuticals. You want to take over
this company. Right? What were you thinking, Mr. Kishor? Hey. I had so much respect
for you, Kishor. Not only I. The entire Board.
Even the members of my family. I was partial to
you in many ways, boy Just like a fatherly concern,
that’s how I cared for you. I groomed you. And you prepared
a scheme to topple me. Anyway, you have a very big
opportunity standing in front of you. You may catch it. Tonight. Tonight you
will begin your new life.. ..your new career. Tonight. Miss Banker,
Tonight at 8:30 at my house.. ..I want to hold a
Board of Directors meeting. It’s urgent. But they will have
to attend. Tell them it’s my order. Kishor. Sonam, your papa thinks
he’s discovered a big secret. He thinks I am big sinner.
I’m difficult. But let me tell you, Mr. Gandhi,
you have always used me. You haven’t helped me;
in fact I have always helped you. And the office staff
knows this only too well. And everybody except you knows how
valuable I am to you, Mr. Gandhi. Kishor. – Sonam, do you know.. ..my father drudged his
whole life for one company. He slogged for the company. And when they felt there’s
nothing left that he could do.. ..they handed him a
gold watch and told him.. ..Mr. Desai, stay at home
henceforth you are not needed. Mr. Gandhi, I learned a great
lesson of life from my father. I shall personally
buy my gold watches. I shall see you at
the meeting tonight. Papa, I know you feel.. ..Kishor has kept aside
all the principles of life. He doesn’t have business ethics.
No value. But I believe that man
has a fantastic capability. My girl, a wild cheetah
also has fantastic skills.. ..but nobody goes
and sits next to it. Papa, the attributes.. ..the good qualities that he has,
you aren’t aware of them. Yes. He has good qualities.
He is talented. He is talented enough to realize
that which he sets his mind on. In that case you
have been unjust to him. I have. I have been grossly unjust
to Kishor. You are right, Sonam. For him to have succeeded
in his schemes.. ..for him to have toppled me,
so he could have sat in my chair.. ..for that I should
have died at the hospital. Papa, please. You are getting
unnecessarily emotional. Seeing that you think
emotions are unnecessary.. ..I feel you have
changed a great deal. Kishor has toiled day
and night for our company. He is very hurt by
this behavior on your part. Traitors never feel hurt, my girl.
Kishor is a traitor. And there is nothing more shameful
than betrayal in this world. You wouldn’t understand
this right now, Sonam.. ..because your viewpoint
has changed now. A rift has come between
your thoughts and mine, my dear. A very big rift. Friends, I have called
today’s emergency meeting.. ..to take a decision on
our business as well as ethics. Mr. Gandhi,
don’t mind but I thought.. ..today’s meeting was only
for the active shareholders. Mr. Patel, you are referring
to my daughter’s presence.. ..I can understand,
but let me inform everyone.. ..that Sonam Gandhi owns a large
portion of shares. Ten percent. That’s right. But she hasn’t been
present at any meeting previously. I think I should go. No, my dear, you sit here. Your
attendance is essential. Sit down. Excuse me, gentlemen.
Excuse me, I’m sorry. Sorry for being late once again. No problem Mr. Rathia, at
least you have turned up this time. Hey, it wasn’t possible
for me not to attend today. Please keep calm.
Listen to me carefully. I want to inform you of
a serious and confidential matter. This morning an unidentified
person informed me.. ..that our Trakone
is a very lethal drug. And that man has the evidence. What are you saying, Mr. Rathia? It’s a fact, boy. Mr. Shroff, Mr. Rathia is correct.
Trakone is a lethal drug. You know about this? – Yes Rathia. Hey, Mr. Merchant, aren’t you
shocked to hear this about the drug? Actually I heard
about it this afternoon. From whom?
– From Mr. Patel and Mr. Desai. Well, it isn’t as serious
as we think it is. Albeit Mr.
Kishor has solved the problem. And on those bases he withdrew
the drug from the market. On more thing, a drug that kills
mice might not be as harmful to man. But if people come to
know that Trakone is lethal.. ..there will be a queue
of people suing our company. Yes. You’re right, Mr. Shroff. Hey, our company will
be faced with great problems. There is no direct poison
in the drug, Mr. Rathia. And then, the matter isn’t as
serious as Mr. Gandhi considers it. All right, then all of you
believe that Trakone isn’t toxic.. ..we will conclude this and return
to our homes to sleep peacefully. No gentlemen,
I don’t agree to this. Even now there are millions
of Trakone tablets in the market.. ..which is hazardous
to people’s lives.. ..and especially hazardous
to little children’s lives. Are we supposed to ignore this? We aren’t supposed
to take any action? Well, I have been consuming
Trakone for a long time. It hasn’t harmed me. What do you
have to say about it, Mr. Merchant? My family and I have been
consuming Trakone for years. And yet I am sitting here
alive and kicking in front of you.. ..which is solid
proof after the fact. Exactly. If Trakone isn’t
harmful to us, then Mr. Gandhi.. ..why are you needlessly
creating problems? Mr. Patel. Here. Take this. This contains a six-gram
tablet of Trakone. The normal one is one and
half gram. This is six grams. Would you like to
take it with water.. ..or shall I give
it to you just like that? I don’t want it. Why not? You said that
Trakone isn’t harmful. Then what problem
could you have taking it? Please go ahead, Mr..
– Stop this! I don’t like this. You are bothering me, Mr. Gandhi. I’m surprised, Mr. Patel. This is the first time
I’ve seen you so disturbed. Well, I don’t feel the need
to bother anyone any longer.. ..because what I set out to prove
has been accepted without a word. Now my question is,
that there are millions of shops.. ..with a stock of millions
of Trakone tablets.. ..what decision is our
Board going to take on it? And that’s the reason I’ve
assembled all of you here today. Are you trying to say, Mr. Gandhi
that you want to disclose this? I will take my decision
based on what you all decide. I think that if
you disclose that .. ..then you will bury
every one of us here. What about the company?
What about the employees? What about our shares? That’s right, Mr. Patel.
The most important thing is.. ..what about our company shares? Mr. Gandhi, we have no
choice but to be entrepreneurial. If thousands of people
sue our company.. ..then we will become bankrupt
in trying to resolve the matter. This means,
so that we don’t become bankrupt.. ..we should not open our mouths
about our stock in several shops? We should maintain silence.
Is that it? Mr. Gandhi, are you trying
to send us all to the death row? This is exactly what we are doing
to our customers at this time. Mr. Rathia, what is
your opinion on this matter? Look brother, my opinion is.. ..that these days there
is no integrity left in the world. If you are the least
bit kind to another.. ..even then the people are going
to say you are thick and a fool. So Gandhi,
if we disclose this now.. ..I am sure,
out of the millions of people.. ..not a single one will
send us a thank you note. I am willing to bet on this. You are right, Mr. Rathia.
When a business is competitive.. ..at such a time, Mr. Gandhi,
one doesn’t hold on to principles. Mr. Gandhi, what is you opinion on
this matter? Your opinion counts. Yes, my opinion counts the most. That’s why I’ve decided, tomorrow
I’ll invite Saroj’s lawyer.. ..advocate Vyas
over here once again.. ..I shall have a
conversation with him.. ..and I will resolve
this matter on his terms. You mean papa,
we will pay fifty lakh rupees? Yes. If need be I
will pay fifty lakhs. Yesterday, in my presence.. .. the manner in which Mr.
Desai had been threatening Saroj.. ..and the manner in which
he was questioning her.. ..I have seen it all personally. He cajoled and coaxed
her into consenting.. ..that she was personally
responsible for her death’s son.. ..and not our company. Whereas
he knew that Saroj was correct.. ..and that we were wrong.
He showed her the old box. Well gentlemen, in my view
this is deceit. It is fraud. And on this point.. ..I propose to dismiss
Mr. Desai from the company. What? Wait a minute, Mr. Gandhi. Mr. Desai tried to
protect us from distress. That is right, Mr. Patel. And now you are trying
to protect Mr. Desai. Why not? After all both of you are partners,
you have generated new schemes. And one of those schemes
is to usurp Trakone drug company. Well, I am a majority shareholder
in numerous companies. I have to further
my business plans. Mr. Patel,
there’s no need to clarify. All I want to say
is Kishor has plotted .. ..against my company and me. As the chairman, I have the
right to dismiss or retain him. Still, Kishor Desai’s
issue is the Board’s issue.. ..it’s an issue of
the company’s policy. Therefore, I would like to
put on the agenda my proposal for.. .. Mr. Desai’s resignation to the
Board of directors for their vote. Mr. Gandhi, I shall take for granted
that you know what you are saying. But if the result of
the ballot is against you .. ..then your position as
the chairman of the company.. ..will be difficult and you will
have to hand in your resignation. I don’t mind. If handing in my
resignation will expose the facts.. ..then I will consider
it a victory for humanity. I will consider
it a golden morning. Mr. Gandhi, if you don’t mind.. ..I would like to say something
to the Board of directors. Certainly. My friends, I changed the
basic formula of Trakone. I agree. But by doing so.. I had been trying to get us all.. ..All of us out of
a difficult situation. I thought that I would
be appreciated for this effort. Mr. Gandhi would
offer me a promotion. But now what can I say
about how stupid that belief was? Anyway, there’s a huge
risk to our company at this time. And that risk is not
Trakone’s but Mr. Gandhi’s.. ..or that of the
chairman of the company. Now we can’t rely on him. And he
is incapable of taking the burden. It’s not as if he
can face the situation.. ..nor can he stick with the issue
and perform his responsibility. And in that case, I’m not
the one who has to defend myself.. ..Mr. Gandhi has to defend himself. That’s all. Friends, I’ve said
everything I had to say. I think there is no
need for further discussion. We should begin voting. Alright! In accordance with the
company’s constitution.. ..the shareholders
will be able to vote.. ..as much percent
as the shares he holds. Mr. Shroff,
this is the list of shareholders.. ..and against it are the figures
of the percentage of shares. You have to match
it when you vote. – Yes. First and foremost,
I have twenty percent. I vote for my proposal that .. ..Kishor Desai should
resign the company. I have twenty percent. Next is Sonam Gandhi. Ten percent. Papa, in the past you
have voted in my place. That’s because you were absent
then. Today you are present. Then I am absent even now. And in my absence you
are free to do as you please. Excuse me. Well, Sonam Gandhi. Ten percent. In favor of the proposal. Mr. Merchant. Fifteen percent. Well, Mr. Gandhi, I can’t
totally accept your proposal. But the manner in which Mr.
Desai has tried to protect us all.. ..seeing that, I oppose. Mr. Merchant is against
the proposal. Fifteen percent. I’m sorry. There is a
slight change in the position. I have sold my five percent to
Mr. Kishor Desai. Mr. Merchant. Ten percent. My name is next. Sunil, you father had ten
percent shares in this company. Today you have to vote.
Please go ahead. Mr. Gandhi, I am in favor of you.
But I only hold five percent. Mr. Desai has
purchased five percent. So my five percent
is in your favor. Next is myself.
I have ten percent of my own. And five percent each of
Mr. Merchant and Mr. Shroff. Twenty percent in all.
Against the proposal. Obviously. Rathia. It’s your turn. Well. Well. To tell you
the truth I’m totally confused. I don’t understand anything here. One moment there’s talk
of a change in the drug. Next moment there’s
talk of protecting. Look. I.. I.. I.. I abstain. What is the position now? Thirty-five percent is in favor.
Thirty percent is against. And fifteen percent is abstaining. Mr. Patel, now it is your turn. And you are very well aware that
your vote will be the deciding vote. Well, before I vote I
would like to say a few words. Please! Mr. Gandhi, we have never
had any disagreements previously. Ever since you took over
the reins of the company.. ..I have stayed away from you. Because of your acumen
this company has progressed. And today. Well, even today I am with you. Mr. Patel.
– Yes. I vote in favor of Mr. Gandhi. I see. Well,
in that case, Kishor Desai.. ..should hand in his
resignation to the company.. ..this proposal is
resolved by majority votes. I adjourn today’s meeting. Gandhi, friend, I’m sorry. Why sorry. Friend,
rather than give a wrong vote.. ..it is better not to vote.
It is appropriate. Look, I know you are
very hurt by abstinence. But you know, don’t you.. I can’t
stand the sight of that scoundrel. That Kishor Desai.
Still I let you down. Try to understand, Gandhi. I have invested my entire
life’s savings into this company. Every penny. I don’t understand one thing.. ..that Patel who is in partnership
with him. He voted in your favor. Hey Rathia,
Patel isn’t as forthright as you. Patel is playing a game.
Double game. Double game. Today he voted in my favor
because the situation is difficult. If I remain the chairman
in this situation.. ..then Kishor Desai will be safe.
But I know, very soon.. ..Patel will put forward a
proposal to oust me from my chair. That is for sure. May I tell you something, friend.
Today I learned a lesson in life. True and courageous people like you
aren’t appreciated in this world. No. Destiny too doesn’t
appreciate such people. Such people simply
die in incognito. Whereas undeserving
people like him escalate. And even destiny..
Even destiny supports them. Friend. I’m sorry about it.
I’m sorry friend. Thank you. Have you decided
what you want to do? I have taken a decision but.. Shiela for the first time
in my life I am feeling quandary. Even I deliberated all night. And after due consideration.. ..I felt that Kishor’s
plan is practical and safe. Your company would be sealed.. ..how could you expect your
friends to support you on this? Look. Is Sonam your enemy? Am I your enemy? No. Now you aren’t alone. You have a family. When the people will sue
you for millions of rupees.. ..how many people
will you pay up to? That’s why I’m telling
you to keep this under wraps. Otherwise we’ll get
back to where we were. You are right. But I feel we could live
with our heads held high. No. We won’t be able to live. This house,
this affluence, this prominence.. ..how will we live
after sacrificing it all? I admit. I admit that I am weak. woman. I don’t have the strength
to begin life anew. Nor are we young enough
to start life all over again. That’s why I am telling you.. ..in the list of the
victims of this toxic drug.. ..it would be best
if our name didn’t appear. Excuse me. I’d like to meet Sonam
if you will permit me. Please sit down. I’ll send her. Hello Kishor.
– Hey! Sonam. Darling. You know, I’m very happy. You truly showed courage at the
meeting today. I’m proud of you. What courage? I fled. C’mon. Where did you flee? You
opposed the situation in your way. Kishor, what papa said
about you was entirely untrue.. ..you will have
to convince me of it. Sonam, I didn’t intend
to hurt your papa. He proposed that I
hand in my resignation.. ..so I had to face it
as a participant. That’s all. Sonam, now you will
have to be strong. You have to help me.
You have to speak with your papa. If you speak with your papa,
it will be the support of our life. Only then will be able
to salvage the company. And if we salvage the company.. ..only then will we be
able to lead an comfortable life. Please Sonam. Or my entire
life will go down the drain. You don’t care about my papa.
You don’t care about me? C’mon Sonam.
I am thinking about our future. No Kishor, you are only
thinking about yourself. Whereas I am thinking
about that evening.. ..when you said I love you,
Sonam, for the first time. We were sitting at Juhu Beach. It was raining. You touched me for the
first time and I trembled. And suddenly built a
hole in the sand around me. And you said,
Sonam, this is a magical hole. You are imprisoned in it forever. You belong to me, Sonam. And like a little girl,
I started living in a fairy tale. But today that fairly
tale is ending. Now I don’t trust
that magical castle. I don’t trust you, Kishor. Walking in that sand castle I have
arrived at today’s sad situation. Sonam. Sonam, you are upset. No, Kishore! My castle was a castle of cards. How could it stand
up to blowing winds? It fell. Go away, Kishor. Go away. Please. Sonam. My dear, I can understand
your pain, your quandary. Even I know when
a person is in love.. ..he thinks from the heart.. ..and experiences with his mind. But you are faced with a moment,
when your heart and your mind.. ..come to a single conclusion,
that’s what you must do. I have come to a conclusion, papa. I’ve realized that the feelings
of my heart were like a.. waves. That’s why it wasn’t difficult
to come to a conclusion. My dear, I know you love Kishor. Yes. Undoubtedly. But I love my papa more than him. Papa, do you recall,
years ago you told me.. ..child, you are young now,
but when you grow up.. ..with your eyes open and.. ..you will have to drum
up the strength to make decisions. You stood me in
front of a big mirror. And you told me,
look Sonam, look your face. Look at it carefully. Save your dignity at all times. No matter what the circumstances,
you shouldn’t hesitate. Papa, if you hadn’t taught
me this golden lesson of life.. ..then I would have
compromised with Kishor. My dear.. ..man moves about
with a mask on his face. The mask looks very pretty. But to take off that mask
and stand in front of the mirror.. ..that is the strength
a person should have. Papa.. Today it is your turn to
stand in front of the mirror. Today, in front of you.. In front
of you, there is such a big storm. Are you going to shut
your eyes at such a time? Are you going to go in
front of the mirror with a mask? And if that is the case,
if you lose courage.. ..then where will I go?
Where will you go? Where will this company go? Where will a man’s honesty
and his principles go, papa? You are right, Sonam. It is my duty. Instead of letting the truth hang,I
will have to seat it on a throne. I have to do that. Hello. Times of India. Editorial department. Mr. Gandhi speaking
from Trakone pharma. Yes, I am the chairman. I have to divulge something
very shocking about Trakone. Trakone is a highly lethal drug. Lakhs of people are
in jeopardy because of it. Especially the lives
of small children. And I accept total
responsibility for this. It will be my moral duty
to pay up all the claims made. A written statement
will be sent to your office. Thank you. Papa.
– My dear.