LIGHTS – Screenplay

INT. BEDROOM – NIGHT

Taimur walks in slowly. He stands at a distance from Hasan.

TAIMUR
You know. Ek zamana tha jb milky
way nazar ata tha

(You know there was a time when one could see the milky way.)

HASAN
Hain?

(What?)

TAIMUR
Puraney zamaney my ek dum tube
light ki tarah aasmaan roshan hota
tha

(During old times, the sky would be as bright as a tube light.)

HASAN
Thank you for the information?

TAIMUR
Balkey wo jo bacho ki stories me
hota tha na k stars guide krte
they, wo isi lye k stars waqai raat
ko roshan krdete they

(Those bedtime stories which said stars would guide the way, that was so because the stars would brighten up the night)

HASAN
Phir?

(Then?)

TAIMUR
To phir kuch yun hua k insan thori
off harkaten krne lage.

(Then the humans started acting strangely)

HASAN
Matlab?

(Meaning?)

TAIMUR
Matlab ye k technology develop krne lage

(Meaning they started developing technology)

HASAN
And thats not good?

TAIMUR
Han na! Ab dekho technology develop
hui to unho ne lights create krna
shuru ki ta k ghar roshan hon.

(Yeah well! See, once technology started developing, they created lights for the houses)

HASAN
Exactly. Ta k hum dono yahan pe
kharey ho k baat kr saken.

(Exactly. Hence, we can sit here and talk)

TAIMUR
Han zaroorat poori krne k lye ye
light bohot important hai. Magar jb
insaan is light ko for granted lene
laga to masla start hua.

(When in need, light is good. Taken for granted, however, the real issue starts)

HASAN
Kesa masla?

(What issue?)

TAIMUR
wo light ko without use
intentionally khula chorne laga.
Itni lights ki waja se milky way
galaxy nazar ana band hogya.

(They started intentionally wasting light when not in use. Because of all the wasted light, the milky way became invisible)

HASAN
Im guessing ye lecture mje baaten
sunane k lye tha? For your
information, ye ligt is lye on hai
k me yahan khara hu

(So I am guessing this lecture was for me. Dear brother, the light’s on because I am here.)

TAIMUR
Han lekin wo washroom ki light to
useless on ti na. Mene abi band ki
hai.

(Yeah, but what about the bathroom light, I just switched it off)

HASAN
Mene to nahi kholi light

(I didn’t open that)

TAIMUR
To or kon khole ga? Sirf hum dono
hi to ghar pe hain or mene nahi
kholi

(Well, who else would? Its just us two in the house._

HASAN
mje kia pata…

(How would I know?)

They hear a click. They turn towards the washroom and they see the light switched on. another click. The light switches off.

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