Googly written by Mehul Oza May 11, 2009 int. Day dressing room of cricketers



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GOOGLY

Written by


Mehul Oza
May 11, 2009


INT. DAY - DRESSING ROOM OF CRICKETERS
Cricket coach Singh is lecturing his cricket team in the dressing room of cricket players. Players are seated on chairs. Coach is standing close to a coffee table.
COACH SINGH

(walking across the table.)

Aaj hum sab...(He stops talking when he sees team's captain Sanjit pulling his nostril hair and points it out to him saying.) Sanjit naak khodana band karo aur main jo kahe raha hoon woh dhyan se suno. Tum team ke captain ho.
SANJIT

(very quickly pulls out his hand from his nose and says apologetically.)

I am sorry coach.
Coach sees another player Sunil sleeping on his chair and walks towards him. Other players of the team observe sleeping Sunil, look at coach going towards him and smirk. Coach takes his mouth near Sunil's ear and does sound of alarm in his ears.
COACH

Ring ring ring ring!


Coach's voice wakes Sunil with a jolt. Coach stares him down.
COACH

(sarcastically and loudly.)

Good morning!
SUNIL

(he looks afraid of more insult and says apologetically.)

I am sorry coach.
COACH

(says loudly and sarcastically again.)

Nahi nahi I am sorry jo tumhe vice captain bana diya hai. Ab agar tumhari nind puri ho gayi ho to kuchh kahoon?
Sunil nods. Then rubs his eyes, looks at coach attentively and says
SUNIL

Haan coach.


The coach stares him down and then looks away to face the others.
COACH

(sarcastically.)

Jaisa ki aap sab janate hi honge hum kayi araso se ek bhi game nahi jite hain aur team ka haal dekh kar to aisa mahesus ho raha hai ki shayad aap ke retire hone tak nahi jitenge.
A player named Vijay interferes.
VIJAY

(jokingly.)

Magar hum kabhi retire hi na ho to?
COACH

(turning and looking at Vijay and saying sarcastically.)

To main ho jaunga! (looking at the others again.) Kabhi dekhata hoon ki kisi ka hath kaam nahi kar raha hai to kabhi dekhata hoon ki kisi ka pair kaam nahi kar raha hai. Agar is baar jit kar nahi laute to main khud aap sab ki taange tod dunga.
ANIL

(says jokingly to his teammates.)

Achha hai. Kam se kam hume khelane to nahi jana padega.
All laugh. Coach stares at them coldly. They stop laughing and react apologetically.
COACH

(saying sarcastically to Anil.)

Kash yeh mumakin hota. Hum kam se kam aap logo ki jagahe koi kabil khiladiyo ko to de sakate. (Turning away from Anil and looking at all.) Aap logo ko zarur kisi lachar pal me chunana pada hoga varana humari team itani ghatiya nahi hoti. Aap sab ko abhi bhi pata na ho to bata doon ki yeh cricket ground hai bagicha nahi hai ki nind khuli, nashta kiya aur sair-sapata karane ke liye chale aao. Aap log to gali cricket khelane ke layak bhi nahi ho. Main to kaheta hoon cricket to kya aap to luka-chhupi khelane ke bhi layak nahi ho. (Saying loudly.) Main aap logo ko akhari warning de raha hoon. Aap agar is baar nahi jite to main aap logo ko team se bahar kar dunga. (Coach stops talking. Players are silently watching him. Coach speaks again.) Ab mera muh kis liye taak rahe ho? Kya third umpire ke faisale ke liye ruke ho? Get out!
The players walk towards the exit door of the dressing room. Coach Singh picks up a ball from the table near him, throws the ball at players in anger and says
COACH

(throwing the ball.)

Catch!
Sanjit tries to catch the ball but ball hits him on his fist and he falls. Ball then flies towards Sunil. Sunil tries to catch the ball too but it hits him on his palm and flies towards Vijay. Sunil falls on a table put close to him. There are some mugs on the table. Sunil falls on mugs and they break. Sudden sight of the ball rushing towards Vijay's face startles him. Vijay opens his hands to catch the ball but the ball hits him on his eye and goes downwards. Anil jumps down towards the floor to catch the ball but the ball falls on the floor before Anil can catch it. Anil is falling on the floor and pulls Vijay’s right leg for support. Vijay tries to stand in balance but ends up falling on Anil.

COACH

(is shocked and shouts.)

Tumane yeh catch chhod diya? Itana aasan catch chhod diya? Mera ji karata hai ki main cricket chhod doon. Sab ke sab nikamme ho. (Stressing the word more.) Nikamme. Get lost.
The players get up and leave.
CUT-TO:
EXT. DAY - CRICKET PLAYGROUND
Sanjit and his team are walking on ground. They seem to be going to play a cricket match with Australia. We see a big scoreboard on playground. It shows this message- India vs. Australia. Third One-Day International. Australia leads the series 2-0. The players are walking towards the fielding positions on the playground. In the cricket lingo the fielding positions are called Slip, Gully, Mid-on, Mid-off, Long-on, Long-off, etc. It looks like Australian team is going to bat first.
SANJIT

Sunil tum mid-on par raho. Vijay tum mid-off par raho. Anil tum ghar jaao.


Anil walks impulsively. Then realizes that Sanjit is joking and stops.
SANJIT

Mazak kar raha hoon. Long-on par raho.


The game begins. BG music plays. The umpire shows way to the first bowler. The bowler is running with gusto. BG music continues. Two commentators are doing commentary from commentary box amid the BG music.
FIRST COMMENTATOR

Khel shuru ho chuka hai. Australia ne toss jit kar pahele ballebazi karane ka faisala kiya hai. Gendabaz paheli gend karane ke liye taiyar hai.


The bowler is looking at the batsman aggressively and bowls very fast. But the ball is Wide. The umpire signals it wide-ball by his stretching arms on sides.
SECOND COMMENTATOR

Is gend ko Wide ball ghoshit kiya gaya hai. Yeh gend off-stump se bahot bahar thi. Gendabaz ne kharab shuruat ki hai. Unhone gend par se apana niyatran puri tarah se kho diya tha.


On the next ball the bowler almost crashes in the umpire and stops without bowling.
FIRST COMMENTATOR

Is baar gendabaz ne apana santulan phir kho diya hai. Woh umpire se lagabhag takara hi gaye the. Unake sathi unase baat kar rahe hain.


His teammates talk to him.
CUT-TO:
Third time the bowler gets the ball right but batsman hits the ball towards boundary.
SECOND COMMENTATOR

Ballebaz ne back-foot par ho kar cover ki tarf khubasurati se drive kar diya hai.


Sanjit jumps to stop the hit but falls before the ball reaches him. The ball bounces off his body and goes out of the boundary.
FIRST COMMENTATOR

Char run! Sanjit ne gend ko rokane ki koshish ki thi magar woh kafi nahi thi. Gendabaz bhi tisari koshish ke baad hi thik se gendabazi kar paaye the lekin tisari baar bhi nakamayab rahe hai.


SECOND COMMENTATOR

Jee haan Ramesh. Gendabaz third time bhi unlucky rahe hain.


CUT-TO:
The batsman hits one more ball towards boundary. Sunil tries to stop the ball but falls. The commentators can be heard talking slightly in BG music.
FIRST COMMENTATOR

Gend boundary ki aur ja rahi hai. Sunil ne gend ko rokane ki koshish ki thi magar use rokane me nakaam rahe hai.


He gets up and stops the ball somehow and throws it to the fielders but realizes he had slid inside the boundary rope with the ball in his hands. The umpire signals four runs. The commentary fades in crowd sound and BG music and remains that way until the end of the game. Scoreboard shows- Australia- 50/0 in 5 overs. The other players are slapping their foreheads seeing Sunil standing inside the boundary. On the next ball, Vijay is yawning. The batsman plays his shot. The ball hits Vijay on leg. The sudden hit stops his yawn. He tries to grab the ball but falls and gets up. Then runs after the ball. The ball crosses the boundary rope. The batsman hits the next ball high. Anil runs to catch it and gets under the ball. But his hat falls on his eyes and he drops the catch. The next ball flies out of the stadium and hits someone’s car. We hear the car screeching. Another ball meets the same fate. Thankfully, for the bowler the next ball isn’t hit. However, when the bowler relaxes a little and turns to the umpire he signals it to be a No-ball. The coach is watching from the stands and is playing with the ball. He does action of throwing it on one of the players. Then he does action of shouting but settles on biting his nails. The next bowler is rubbing the ball on thigh. The batsman looks at him menacingly. The bowler keeps rubbing the ball in fear. The umpire looks at him suspiciously. The bowler feels embarrassed and bowls only to be hit again by the batsman. Scoreboard shows- Australia- 250/2 in 40 overs. The fielders give up hope. They are running after the ball tiredly. The ball reaches the boundary rope each time with ease. Batsmen don't take the game seriously and hit shots at will. After one of these hits batsmen are talking to each other in the middle of the cricket pitch.
FIRST BATSMAN

Is baar itana zor se marunga ki ball hi tut jaye.


SECOND BATSMAN:

(challenging him.)

Achha? Main itana zor se marunga ki bat hi tut jaye.
FIRST BATSMAN

(going towards batting crease.)

Dekhate hain.
SECOND BATSMAN

Dekh lena.


The playground is quiet. BG music plays. The bowler bowls. The batsman hits hard with a loud whacking sound. Everything is silent for two seconds. Then the camera zooms on the ball. The ball has broken and falls on the ground in pieces. Camera pans on players. They freeze in shock. The crowd boos the bowling side.
CUT-TO:
The bowler is bowling. The batsman hits hard with a loud whacking sound. Everything becomes silent for a while. The camera zooms on the bat. The bat has broken. The broken pieces go flying over the umpire’s head. The umpire ducks. The broken piece of the bat hits the bowler on his head. His teammate catches one of the small pieces of the bat thinking it's the ball and appeals for catch-out. But on realizing that it's a small broken piece of the bat rather than the ball, he throws away the bat piece and looks to see where the ball went. Scoreboard shows- Australia- 350/4 in 50 overs. The crowd boos again and throws water bottles on the fielding side. One of the bottles breaks Sanjit’s eye.
CUT-TO:
Sanjit and his team are getting out quickly. Sanjit gets bowled out on zero. Sunil gets out for 1 run. Rest get out LBW, Caught and Stumped. Whole team gets out on 160 runs. Scoreboard shows- India- 160/10 in 30 overs. Australia wins by 190 runs. Australia wins the series 3-0. The game has ended and again Sanjit’s team has lost. They look shamed and congratulate the winning side. Sanjit is holding his eye and shaking rival’s hand.
CUT-TO:
EXT. DAY - A STREET
Funny BG music plays. The fans are chasing Sanjit and his team on the street and throwing shoes on them. The team find a temple and go inside it. The crowd is still chasing them. The players are saying Hanuman Chalisa. The fans chase them inside the temple. The team circles around the idols saying prayers and belling. The fans do the same. The priest gives them offerings of god but after some nudging and pulling between fans’ and players’ chase priest ends up dropping the plate on players’ and falls on them. All fall down. The fans huddle the team and beat them up. The priest gets up and runs.
CUT-TO:
EXT. AT THE SAME TIME - QUIET TEMPLE
We see idol of God Hanuman. Then we see the players getting up in front of it. They look beaten-up.
SANJIT

(moaning)

Haay! Cricket ki vajay wrestling sikh lete to aaj humare kuchh kaam aa jati.
SUNIL

(moaning)

Aah! Cricket achhe se sikhate to wrestling sikhane ki sochani hi kyun padati?
SANJIT

Sochani kyun padati nahi? Aaj kal cricketers se zyada paise to wrestlers ko milate hain.


VIJAY

Woh sab chhodo. Yahan se chalo. (Bending and unbending his broken hand and saying worriedly but unsurely.) Aah! Shayad mera hath tut gaya hai. Koi ambulance bula do!


ANIL

(touching his own body softly.)

Tera to sirf hath tuta hai mera to sabakuchh tut gaya hai.
SANJIT

(ignoring their conversation and saying in shame.)

Ghar jakar kya jawab denge ma-baap ko?
VIJAY

(pampering his broken hand.)

Kahe denge catch pakadate hue chot aa gayi thi. (moaning) Aah! Oh meri kamar!
ANIL

(ignoring his moan.)

Magar humara bharosa kaun karega? Khair ab yahan se chalo. Humari bachikuchi haddiya todane ke liye kahin se koi aur fans na aa jaye.
All leave.
EXT. MORNING - SANJIT’S APARTMENT
Sanjit’s back is paining and he is limping slowly toward the bathroom. His wife Aarati is reading newspaper on couch and turns to talk to him.
AARATI

Good morning. (noticing limp in his walk and asking worriedly.) Kya hua?


SANJIT

Kuchh nahi. (trying to walk straight.) Very good morning.


AARATI

To aise kyun chal rahe ho? (observing him well.) Thik to ho?


SANJIT

Haan haan bilakul thik hoon. (moans.) Aah!


AARATI

To aisi aawaz kyun kar rahe ho?


SANJIT

(jokingly.)

Shayad meri body ki alarm baj rahi hai.
AARATI

Hospital jane ka time hua hoga. (saying like advising him and also with surety.) Kayi baar kaha hai ki cricket ke liye apani jaan nahi diya karo.


SANJIT

Aarati aisi koi baat nahi hai.


AARATI

Sanjit hamari shadi ko do saal ho gaye hai. Main tumhe achhi tarah se janati hoon.


SANJIT

(hesitates.)

Ha...khelate wakt thodi si chot aa gayi thi.
AARATI:

(nagging and worriedly.)


Main janati thi! Kayi baar kaha hai sambhal kar khela karo. Har dusare din koi na koi chot laga aate ho. (irritatingly.) Ab yahan aaram se let jao. Main doctor ko bulati hoon.
SANJIT

(assuredly.)

Aarati mujhe doctor ki koi zarurat nahi hai. Ab main bilakul thik hoon.
AARATI

Zarurat kaise nahi...


SANJIT

(interrupting her.)


Are ekdum mamuli chot hai. Mujhe bas malam lakar do.
Aarati goes in other room. Sanjit’s phone rings. Coach Singh’s name flashes on his phone. On the other side of the phone coach Singh is reading a newspaper. Sanjit answers the phone. Coach puts away the newspaper.
COACH

(on the phone.)

Hello Sanjit. Suna hai ki kal tum kali ma ke mandir gaye the aur unhe apani haddiyo se bani mala chaddha kar aaye ho? Kya yeh sach hai?
SANJIT

(Aarati comes out with bottle of pain reliever in her hands. Sanjit shields phone from Aarati and moves away from her.)

Haan coach yeh sach hai.
COACH

Tum wahan kyun gaye the?


Aarati notices some worry in Sanjit’s voice.
ARATI

(asking concernedly.)

Sanjit kis ka phone hai?
SANJIT

(to Aarati.)

Coach ka phone hai.
COACH

(saying angrily on phone.)

Sanjit sun rahe ho ki kal ki maar ne tumhe bahera kar diya hai?
Sanjit looks afraid of answering. Aarati looks at him worriedly and moves away.
SANJIT

Sun raha hoon coach.


COACH

Kayi baar kaha hai ki sari matches harane ke baad fans ke karib nahi jaya karo.


SANJIT

(going in the other room and looking behind him. Aarati goes in kitchen. Sanjit looks relaxed and continues his conversation.)

Hum nahi gaye the coach. Wahi aaye the hamare paas.
COACH

Kyun aaye the? (Sarcastically.) Koyi autograph mangane aaye to kahena ki hume likhana nahi aata hai. Bachi-kuchi izzat bhi khak me mila di. Mujhe to yakin nahi hota ki tumhare koi fans bhi ho sakate hain. (shouting.) Chhod do cricket khelana. Logo ke paise bach jayenge aur tumhari jaan. (Coach disconnects the call.)


SANJIT

Lekin coach...hello?


Sanjit disconnects call too. He looks worried. He looks at the phone and dials a number and his call gets through.
SANJIT

(on phone.)

Sunil! Thank god tum zinda ho.
SUNIL

Shukriya magar mujhe khushi to is baat ki hai ki tum bhi zinda ho!


SANJIT

Haan. Shayad meri kismat achhi thi. Coach ka phone tha. Kahe raha tha mandir kyun gaye the. (laughs.)


SUNIL

(laughs.)

Sala Hitler ki aulad.
SANJIT

(in sarcastic tone.)

Khaddus jab dekho tab hamare pichhe puchh ban kar chipaka raheta hai. Aisa karate hai hum game ke mamale me ek meeting karate hai. Sab ko Hotel Five Star aane ke liye kaho.
(Sanjit is leaving. Arati comes out with pain balm.)
ARATI

Sanjit yeh lo malam.


SANJIT

Arati mujhe kahin jana hai. Malam main baad me laga lunga. Bye.


Sanjit leaves.
ARATI

(looking at Sanjit leaving and saying to self)

Uff yeh cricket!



CUT-TO:

EXT. DAY - TEA SHOP ON PAVEMENT
They are sitting in a very small teashop on a pavement. The signboard over the shop reads ‘Hotel Five Star’. Funny background music plays. The players are drinking tea.
SUNIL

(observing the hotel.)

Yahan kyun laye ho?
SANJIT

Taki koi hume pahechan na sake.


VIJAY

Aaj se yahi aaya karenge. Hamare paise bhi bach jayenge.


ANIL

Ab batao kya baat hai?


SANJIT

Hum ninyanawe baar haar chuke hain. Ek aur game haare to century ho jayegi. Hum yahan yeh sochane ke liye aaye hain ki jitane ke liye kya kare.


SUNIL

Kya fark padata hai? Kam se kam century to ho jayegi.


SANJIT

Bahot fark padata hai kyunki is century ke liye hume taliya nahi milengi magar galiya sunani padengi. (says looking at Vijay and expecting a suggestion from him.) Vijay?


VIJAY

Fikar not. Umpire ko chay-pani dekar cup humare hatthe kar lenge.


SANJIT

Main chaay ke cup ki baat nahi kar raha hoon aur phir baat agar itani aasan hoti to ab tak hum kayi cup jit chuke hote. (asking Anil.) Anil?


ANIL

(joking.)

Aisa karate hain ki bat ka remote-control banawa lete hain. Bas button dabao aur chauka maro button dabao aur chhakka maro.
Anil sees a daydream.
CUT-TO:
IN ANIL'S DREAM
EXT. DAY - PLAYGROUND
Now Anil is inside his dream. He is dreaming that he is batting on playground. The crowd is cheering. The coach is watching from stadium and is holding the remote control of the bat. The bowler bowls. Commentator does commentary.
COMMENTATOR

Gendabaz gend karane daud rahe hain.


The coach watches the ball reaching near Anil’s bat in slow motion and presses the button no. 100 on the remote control. Anil’s bat makes switching sound and shows a red light. Then it automatically rises in slow motion and hits the ball far away on stadium seats. Umpire shows a card, which reads “100 runs”.
COMMENTATOR

(very loudly and excitedly.)

Isi ke sath saikada. Ji ha Anilji ne sau runs ka shot khela hai. Unhone ek hi gend me pure sau runs maare hain. Gend shaher ke dusare chhor par ja giri hai. Bahetarin shot. Gend ka milana namumakin jaan padata hai.
The audience cheers and waves cards, which show figures of 100 and 200. The bowler bowls the next ball. The coach watches the ball nearing Anil’s bat and presses the button no. 200 on the remote-control. Anil’s bat makes switching sound, shows the red light and rises to hit the ball far away on stadium seats. The ball disappears behind the stadium. The umpire shows a 200 card.
COMMENTATOR

(very loudly and excitedly.)

Anil is baar double saikada khele hain! Unhone gend ko phir se stadium ke bahar maar diya hai. Anil pahoch gaye hain tin-sau runs par. Anil bahot hi dumdar pari khel rahe hain. Anil ka koi jawab nahi hai.
The audience applauds and demands 1000 runs by showing cards of 1000. The bowler bowls. The coach presses button no. 1000 on the remote control. Anil’s bat rises in slow motion.
COMMENTATOR

(very loudly and excitedly.)

Gendabaz ne gend dali hai. Anil ne balla utha diya hai aur gend par de mara hai.
The ball hits the bat in slow motion. Sparks fly from the bat. The bat’s bottom is on fire and so is the ball.
COMMENTATOR

(very loudly and excitedly.)

Balle se aag nikal rahi hai. Prekshak yeh janane ke liye bahot utsuk hai ki Anil ne kitane runs ke liye shot khela hai aur hum bhi bahot utsuk hai.
The ball flies out of the stadium like a rocket with fiery tail and travels in sky and hits the sun. The sun shakes. The cricket ground shakes too. The audience shakes too and are shocked. They roar.
COMMENTATOR

(very loudly and excitedly.)

Gend sidhe suraj par ja lagi hai. Suraj hil raha hai. Prithvi bhi hil uthi hai. Sara maidan aur stadium bhi hil raha hai. Anil ke is dhuadar shot khelane se prekshako me ghabarahat si chhai hui hai. Sare prekshak baukhala se uthe hain.
The umpire shows card which reads 1000 runs.
COMMENTATOR

(talking very loudly, excitedly and fast.)

Umpire ka ishara hai ek-hazar runs. Jee ha bhaiyo aur behano pure ek hazar runs. Kya baat hai Anil. Isi ke sath Anil pahoche terah-sau runs par. Ji ha Anil ek-hazar-terah-sau runs bana chuke hain. Inaki remote-controlled bat ka koi jawab nahi hai. Aur ab agali gend.
The bowler bowls the next ball. The coach watches ball nearing Anil’s bat and presses a button, which reads Victory on the remote control. But the batteries run out. All music stops. Sound of crowd stops too. Coach slaps the remote control. A loud whacking sound echoes in ground. The remote-control doesn’t work. The ball is heading towards Anil in slow motion. Anil looks at coach worriedly. Then he looks at the ball and swings the bat in slow motion. He misses and the ball travels in fast-motion and hits the stumps with loud sound. Umpire shows the first finger and declares him out. He is bowled out. Bowlers celebrate.
COMMENTATOR

(very loudly and excitedly.)

Anil is baar clean bowled ho gaye hain. Tin gendo me terah-sau runs bana kar bowled out ho gaye hain. Bharat ka score hua hai do-hazar runs do overs ke baad.
Anil comes out of his dream startled and looks at Vijay who is still talking.
VIJAY

(to Sanjit.)

Sanjit mere paas ek tarakib hai.
SANJIT

(sneers.)

Zarur. Kab se har kisi ki bakawas sun raha hoon to tumhari kyun nahi? Bolo.
VIJAY

Lohe ka kawach pahen kar khelate hain. Kam se kam chot to nahi aayegi.


SUNIL

Hum yuddh karane nahi ja rahe hain Ghatotkach aur phir lohe ka kawach pahen kar run kaise daudenge?


Sanjit cuts in.
SANJIT

Bekar ki bate band karo yaro. Dimag mila hai to is ka istemal karo nahi to ise zang lag jayega.


ANIL

(with hope.)

Simple hai. Team badal dete hain.
SANJIT

Team calendar nahi hai ki har mahine panna palat diya aur sabakuchh badal diya.


SUNIL

Kyun nahi badal sakate? (looking at Anil in anger.) Shuruat isi se karate hain.


ANIL

(to Sunil.)

Main to mazak kar raha tha. Team calendar nahi hai ki har mahine panna palat diya aur sab badal diya.
All look at Anil and laugh.
SUNIL

(stops laughing.)

Ab meri baat suno. (All turn to Sunil.) Agar coach badal de to?
SANJIT

(giving it a thought.)

Haan. Coach hume badal de usase pahele hum hi use badal dete hain.




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