Z - Zaara


Zaara stood at the entrance of the prison, hoping that they would let Veer out at least today. Her eyes looked as far as they could see, gleaming with love. And hope. As usual, the sun set and she walked away slowly. The prison guards noticed her, but nobody spoke to her. Nor did she. She came in everyday for the last twenty years, waiting for Veer to walk out of the gate as a free man. Veer was the love of her life. Being an Indian on foreign soil, he was arrested when he had come to ask for her hand. Zaara was not allowed to meet him, a promise she had made to her orthodox father. Yet, she came in everyday just to check if he was set free. She did not intend on meeting him, she wanted to honor the promise she had made to her late father. She wanted to see him only once. She would live the rest of her life with the memory of that moment.

Guards had changed in the past two decades, yet every new guard knew her story.

"I feel for her, man. I really do." One guard told the other.

"I know, me too. She is just living with the hope that someday he will walk out free." The second one replied.

"Do you think we should tell her?"

"No, this is the only hope she has, to live."

Both of them watched her walk away until her silhouette disappeared with the fading sun. They knew she will be back tomorrow. Nobody had the heart to tell her that Veer had never been arrested or held in prison. He was shot dead by Zaara's father, twenty years ago.

~ Soumya

52 comments:

  1. Hi. Y U DO THIS?
    You're the opposite of Yash Raj camp. I love the words you used. Really!
    But Y U KILL VEER????!

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    1. I love Veer too, believe me I am a die hard fan. But if I could make this movie, I would make it the way I wrote here.

      It shows true love and respect for her man and her father.

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  2. So, here comes the final A to Z post !

    This is so painful, Soumya. So cruel of the father to have shot him just like that. It aches, to think that she's still thinking of fulfilling the promise she made to a man who never even bothered about her love , let alone honour it.

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    1. Finally its the end!!

      Yes it hurts, but she still has her hope to survive. Like I said above, this is how I would have made the movie.

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  3. What sad little story but it is one which will remain in the memory. A powerful ending.

    Glad you made it through Soumya.

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    1. Thank you Jo! Thanks to support from people like you I made it through.

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  4. I smiled as soon as I read the title, I knew what it would be about...
    Shahruk Khan roxxxzzz <3
    I love Veer Zaara... Have watched it so many times...
    The twist you brought is though painful (I hate u for killing SRK :P) but truly defines love, hope and life

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    1. I loved SRK too. To death and back. But this is how I wanted this to be :)

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  5. Unless Veer was killed in prison or died for some reason,why should the prison guards feed her false hopes with silence?
    The end was unexpected

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    1. Better ignorant than be killed by the truth.

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  6. Sad story, Soumya. Guards with hearts - even better than her dad...

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  7. Never expected that one coming, was expecting an open ended note :) This is even better!

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  8. That's even more painful than the original plot. :(

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    1. This is how I would have made the movie. Makes more sense to me :)

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  9. But hey congratulations on completing the A-Z challenge. You did so well! :*

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  10. Touching story. May be this is the only hope she has, and may be she will be able to die with this hope, I just hope that her father understood their love.

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    1. Sadly, he did not! This is the only hope she has. Everyone knows that by now.

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  11. That was touching. Veer- Zaara... epic characters. They can't kill the hero in Hindi movies... it doesn't make for a blockbuster then. But in reality, this is what would have happened.

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    1. I know! That's what disturbed me about the movie. If I could, this is exactly how I would make it.

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    1. For the story to have a better ending :)

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  13. Congratulations on the successful completion with a powerful story like that...with so many angles of interpretation to it !

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    1. Thank you for being a part of my journey Anita!

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  14. OMG!! That was heart-wrenching!! Feel for Zaara!!
    A lovely story beautifully narrated!

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  15. Oh so beautifully written! Wish he hadn't died though :( Poor girl.. She wouldn't be able to take the truth now after 20 years of waiting!!

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  16. ohhh !!! a tragic twist to Veer Zara story. This is so sad :(

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  17. where did my comment go?:(

    Anyway, congratulations for successfully completing the A-Z competition, though you ended it on a pretty depressing note. :P

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    1. Haha, your comment is right up there :)

      My version of the movie would be this. An when I am ending something, I want to end it the way I visioned it in the first place :)

      Thank you so much my love, for being a part of this journey with me!

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  18. Why did you have to kill him? It makes me so sad.. I love the movie!! But I have to say unexpected ending!! :D

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  19. I like tragic endings...! I liked your ending for the movie :D

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    1. Thank you Red! I knew you would like this :)

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  20. I so missed reading you Soumya !!! FAB FAB FAB :)

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    1. Nice to have you back here darling! Thank you :)

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  21. I really like this theme! :) good job on it :)

    ashley-ashstash.blogspot.com

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  22. Oh my !! What an end.. Soumya !!

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    1. Thank you Jyotsna! I hope you liked it :)

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  23. sad....but beautifully written post Soumya! kudos on completing the month long marathon successfully!

    was away on a holiday...and so catching up on ur last two posts of the month.... thanks for being with me in my journey!

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    1. Thank you Titli! And thanks for being with me too! :)

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  24. Chilling.

    Goosebumps came :( Sad now :(

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