- TUM BIN
- Shekhar, an Indian businessman, is so absorbed
in watching his own interview on television that he forgets to pick
up his Canadian friend, Bosco, from the airport. Bosco teases him
about his one room apartment why doesn't he stay in the bungalow
he built? Shekhar is uncomfortable; he built it for his (deceased)
parents; he can't go there.
- At an awards ceremony, Shekhar meets Amar
Shah, head of Shah Industries in Canada, a big firm. Amar has bought
a wedding outfit for his fiancee Piya, whom he's marrying next week;
he asks Shekhar what he thinks of it. They get along so well
that Amar wants Shekhar to come to Canada, but Shekhar refuses. Amar
bets him $100 that he'll come to Canada one day, at Amar's own call.
- Amar's taxi breaks down. He's worried now
about missing his own wedding, so he starts to walk to the airport,
having been assured it's not far. Accident he's hit by Shekhar,
and he dies. His cell phone rings. Despite Bosco's protest, Shekhar
picks up the phone. It's Amar's fiancee Piya, reciting a romantic
poem that she's written for Amar.
- The police have no leads in the hit-and-run
case. Amar's family takes the body for the funeral. Meanwhile, despite
the police chief's decision to close the case for lack of evidence,
the inspector in charge vows to continue working on it in secret.
- Shekhar, wracked by guilt, remembers Piya's
poem and Amar's $100 bet. He decides to go to Canada.
- In Canada, Bosco realizes that his friend
is set on something. He demands to know what. Shekhar: "To beg
forgiveness of Amar's family, even though I know it wasn't my fault,
and to accept whatever punishment they decree."
- Shekhar goes to Amar's house. A servant answers,
and Amar's granddad comes out. Shekhar admits everything to him. Then
the maid returns and says that Amar's grandfather has neither spoke
nor listened since Amar's cremation.
- Shekhar visits Amar's business, Shah Industries.
He overhears Piya being told that due to outstanding loans, the property
will be auctioned off by next month if she doesn't make a payment
ASAP. Shekhar follows Piya.
- Bosco encourages Shekhar to help them bring
their business back to financial stability it's the only way,
he says, that Shekhar can really help.
- Piya's lawyer says he'll try to get an extension
on the loan, but they need a miracle. Piya, bitterly: "Miracles
don't exist." Lawyer: "The best thing that could happen
would be if in this coming month, the company began to run as it used
to, so the bank would regain faith in it."
- Shekhar tells Piya that Amar gave him a job
offer in Mumbai. Piya says, "He died eight months ago, and there
are no vacancies." He pulls out his big gun credentials. Piya
tells him about Shah Industries's sad state, showing him all the empty
desks and speaking about all the people who quit despite the incredible
favors Amar had done them as their boss. "It's a drowning ship,"
she says. "Let it drown." Shekhar: "So you want to
break Amar's promise to me about the job?" Piya: "With his
death, all his promises were broken the one he made to you,
the ones he made to me." Shekhar: "I don't even want a salary
just let me work. Maybe I can save this sinking ship."
Later, Piya is advised by a family member to accept Shekhar's offer.
Piya ruefully replies that the way she treated him, he'll probably
never come back.
- The next morning, Shekhar is at the office.
He makes a nuisance of himself. When a fax comes, Piya tosses it:
it's an order for $20 million worth of material. "We could never
fill it," she tells him. Shekhar sends a quote anyway. Piya's
angry; she yells at him and throws him out of the office. Then the
company calls wanting a meeting for the quotation and she has no idea
what the quote actually was. Just as she begins to panic, Shekhar
shows up again. His job is confirmed. He vows that together, they'll
save the company.
- Ayesha, a boutique owner, storms into a board
meeting with her contractual cloth prodiver. There's some confusion
about what she means when she says she has a "relationship"
with the owner of the company [cool scene, as they're both confused
because she's speaking standard Hindi and he's speaking Hyderabad
Urdu, and they don't really understand each other]. Ayesha's upset
because the new manager stopped her supply after one late check. The
owner, Iftihaar, is charmed and apologetic. Ifti says to keep contact
with him from now on so no new problems arise.
- Shekhar and Piya go shopping together for
Amar's sister Mili's birthday present. He wants to buy Piya a hat,
but she refuses. He coaxes her to try it on. When he compliments her,
she gets nervous.
- They give Mili the present; she wants to know
what else Shekhar got her. He privately reflects that rather than
giving, he's only snatched things from her, i.e. her brother. He says
she can have whatever she asks for. They decide to have a party.
- Ifti visits Ayesha to ask her out to dinner.
Mili and company arrive to take them to the birthday party.
- Granddad lands in the hospital. The doctor,
for inexplicable reasons, decides to talk to Shekhar, telling him
that there's nothing wrong with the man save that he wants to die.
Shekhar volunteers to stay overnight at the hospital, but Piya says
she'll watch over her grandfater alone. Shekhar conformts
Mili (who is WAY too old for her dialogue and the way people treat
her!), saying God lacks good people in his world so he takes them
from this one so he won't be lonely.
- Amar appears to Piya and counsels her to move
on, saying that the wind, snow, life didn't stop after his death,
so how can she? "The time we spent together wasn't in our control;
but remember that time we spent together, don't torture yourself with
fantasies of what we could have done. I can't come back, and life
is eagerly awaiting you I know you can't ever forget me, but
remember me in a way that helps you to survive."
- Bosco tells Shekhar to admit to himself that
he's in love with Piya.
- Piya tells Ayesha (also called 'Pupu' throughout
the movie) that Shekhar is hardworking and determined maybe
he doesn't need destiny. And he's special because he's always trying
to make others happy. He's given her the courage to take back the
office, even to dream of reshaping it. Ayesha asks, "When will
you start to feel that way about your own life?"
- Abhigyan, head
of the business that inquired about Shah Industries' quotation, has
a business meeting. His company is huge, with a turnover of $800 million
dollars; he reflects to his uncle and manager Tahil about how loneliness
increases in direct proportion to wealth. He sees Piya and is smitten
convinced that this is life coming to him to carry him away.
At the meeting with Piya and Shekhar, Tahil is impressed by Shekhar's
suggestions and Abhi is very impressed with Piya. He invites them
to a party.
- At the party, Abhi asks Shekhar whether he's
in love with Piya. When Shekhar says
no, Abhi is thrilled
- Shekhar admits to Bosco that he is in love
with Piya and that's why he can't be happy about Abhi's interest.
He decides to tell her the whole truth about Amar, but not admit that
he's in love with her. Bosco: "And if she says she's in love
with you?" Shekhar: "What an amazing day that would be!
I couldn't say no."
- Shekhar comes to get Mili for a bikeride.
Piya's upset, because he's bailing on their meeting with Abhi. "I
called Abhi and it's OK for just you to come," he tells her.
Mili asks Shekhar if he thinks Abhi loves Piya. "Yeah,"
Shekhar says. "Do you?" she asks. He looks for diversions.
- Once in the car with Abhi, Piya realizes they
aren't heading to the office. "Actually," he says, "we
don't have a meeting. I'm taking you to see my house. Offended?"
Piya: "Yes!" Abhi: "I understand you totally
I was just like you six years ago, a workaholic. But in the war between
us and work, death wins and we both lose. I did this so you could
take some time for yourself as I wish I had before losing six years
of my life." At his house, he tells her that his parents are
always trying to fix him up, but he knows the right girl will simply
appear. A ridiculously clueless Piya says: "Well, don't waste
time when she does. You're such a nice guy, she surely won't refuse
just spring a ring on her and ask!"
- Ayesha confides her worries about Piya's lengthening
work hours to Ifti. He says that maybe she's fallen in love. Meanwhile,
Ifti's misogynistic secretary as a conversation experience. Later,
Ifti proposes marriage to Ayesha and she accepts.
- The bank is pleased with Shah Industries'
performance. Piya, however, is appalled at their estimation that it
will, at this rate, take ten years to pay off the loans. She wishes
for money to pay off the loan and free Shah Industries. Meanwhile,
Abhi wants someone to share his bounty with; Tahil tells him to ask
Piya to marry him. Abhi fears she'll refuse because she wants to focus
on getting the loans paid off. Tahil says, let's help her!
- Abhi proposes to buy 40% of Shah Industries,
which, due to his company's reputation, will surely boost the other
shares' value. And with the money that comes from the purchase of
the 40%, she can pay off the loan!
- Piya confers with the board of shareholders
(who have apparently all been on vacation through most of this movie).
They want to hear Shekhar's opinion. He muses about the history of
Shah Industries and the founder's vow that no new people would ever
come into it, concluding: While it's your decision to make, if I'm
hearing you all right, you have full faith in the company and want
it to survive through this bad phase all on its own. The shareholders
heartily approve and then Piya informs them that she's already
accepted the proposal.
- Piya confronts Shekhar for going against her.
Shekhar: "All those people were against your idea!" Piya:
"I"m doing it for the good of the company!" Shekhar:
"You were always fighting for the good of the company, but today
you left behind many of your confederates, including me." Piya:
"I want to see Shah Industries where it used to be, at any price."
Shekhar: "One can be happy in achieving a goal only when his
fellow travelers arrive with him. Otherwise it'll be meaningless."
Later, he abandons the $100 bill.
- Shekhar packs for India. He tells Bosco that
maybe his punishment for killing Amar is to love Piya but not to have
- At the merger party, Piya makes a phone call
to Shekhar and on the machine begs him to come because she's all alone.
He doesn't pick up. He goes to Amar's granddad and says, "You
know why I have to leave. I'm the villain. I used to think if I could
help you in any way, that'd be my atonement. But now it seems to me
that my punishment lies in my inability to help you at all. That I
did not get love from you." He departs.
- Ayesha confronts Piya: "We were all prepared
for a bank to auction the company, but then Shekhar came and it all
improved. Now he's going back to Bombay! You're snatching a son from
his father, a brother from his sister and the man you love
from yourself! Go and stop him!"
- Piya catches Shekhar. "You think you
can enter and leave my life whenever you want, without telling me?"
Shekhar: "I'm not needed anymore." Piya: "Who doesn't
need you? Mili, Dad, Grandma, me?" Shekhar: "Shah Industries."
Piya: "Shah Industries? Is that all there is between us? If I
tried to live again after Amar's death, it was only because of you.
I love you!" Shekhar: "I don't love you." Piya: "You're
lying." Shekhar: "No, it's the truth." Piya:
"No, a woman isn't wrong about these things. Look into my eyes
and say you don't love me." (ARGH! WHY DOES EVERYONE THINK THAT
WORKS???) And now, in case you've forgotten what you've just watched,
here's a rehash of the whole movie till this point.
- Shekhar gets off the plane to find her, but
he's arrested for the hit and run, because Indian policemen apparently
have world-wide jurisdiction.
- Abhi wakes morose. Piya shows up to sign the
papers. While the policemen in the airport bar lords it over Shekhar,
Abhi porposes to Piya, saying he'll make sure she's never sad again.
She replies that the woman who marries him will be very fortunate,
but she's had enough of love, and her family will decide on any proposal
from now on. Abhi wants to meet them instantly. Meanwhile, Shekhar
gets drunk at the policeman's invite.
- Abhi and Piya get engaged. Shekhar calls drunkenly
on the policeman's phone to confess all. He loves her very much
but he could never tell her. Wanna know why? "Yes," Piya
says. Shekhar: "Okay, I'll tell you a poem then." He recites
the poem she spoke on Amar's cellphone as he lay dying. "Piya,
Amar never even heard that poem. I'm the guy whose fault his accident
is." At that moment, in a sickening twist of kindergarten irony,
a car hits Shekhar and races onward.
- Piya confesses to Baba that she fell in love
with the man who killed Amar and lied to them all. She did it unwittingly
but now she knows it all, why does she want to stop him from leaving
and break her engagement to Abhi? Why, when she knows he's a killer?
Baba speaks: "Shekhar didn't kill Amar. It was an accident. When
Shekhar first came, he told me all of it... Our Amar hasn't left,
he's returned in the form of Shekhar."
- Piya and Abhi run to the hospital. When Shekhar
regains consciousness, he calls for her. Moment of realization. Abhi
retrieves his ring: "I told you I just wanted to see you happy."
Abhi tells his uncle that Calgary sucks, time to move elsewhere.
- Meanwhile, the police officer closes the case,
having decided that the family needs Shekhar more the law does. Piya
and Mili come running downstairs to announce that Shekhar has recovered.
Happy ever after.