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True love


This was written for a screenplay competition in the format required.

Title : True Love

Couple find if they truly love each other in a Yoghurt Shop in a surprising manner.

Ext. Crowded shopping mall in festive season. An attractive couple are window shopping. Close up of them as the youth wipes off the sweat from his brow.

Saurabh

Boy, it is so hot. Shall we have an ice cream sweetheart?

Surabhi

Darling you know ice cream is so bad for my figure. Let’s have yogurt instead. Look, there’s a shop.

Ext. Couple walk towards a brightly decorated “Lord Krishna Yogurt Shop”

Int.Various flavors of Yogurt on display.

Saurabh

I am having strawberry flavored, I suppose you want the same.

Surabhi

Oh no, my favorite is mango. I will have a cup of that.

Saurabh

Darling, we are so much in love and engaged to be married. Shouldn’t we be sharing the same flavor?

Surabhi

Ha, ha, we can do that when we get married my love. Have patience, it is just fifteen days from now.

Int. Shop. Long shot of shop with  Saurabh buying Yogurt. In the meanwhile a well dressed old man approaches Surabhi. Saurabh returns with the cups.

Surabhi

Darling, this is Mr. Agnihotri and he has something very interesting to say.

Camera pans on the old man. He has a greeting card in his hand. Shows it to Saurabh who is eyeing him suspiciously.

Agnihotri

Good afternoon sir. This is a special greeting card.

Saurabh

Oh yea? And what’s so special? Looks ordinary to me.

Agnihotri

No Sir. You see, you can write any address on it, this card will always go to the person you truly love.

Saurabh

You got to be joking, right.

Agnihotri

Ten million rupees is not a joke Sir.

Saurabh

What do you mean ten million?

Agnihotri

Buy this card and you will know.

Saurabh

Ok how much?

Agnihotri

Not so fast sir…you have to agree to send it to the person you love the most. If the card reaches the person you have addressed it to you will get your 10 million.

Saurabh has a smirk on his face and winks at Surabhi.

Saurabh

What if we both participate?

Agnihotri

Of course you can Sir. We will be delighted and you can win 20 million.

Both look greedily at the card. They grab at it and almost tear it.

Agnihotri

Patience my young friends.

Int. Shop. A crowd has gathered around the three. Some more want that card.

Agnihotri

Gentlemen, anyone can buy this card and have a chance of winning 10 million. But if your card goes to another address you will have to pay with your life.

There is a collective gasp. Camera zooms on expressions of the crowd. No one steps ahead for the card, but the two.

Agnihotri

Ah two very lovely and loving persons. Give them a big hand everybody. And could you please write down the addresses on the card?

Int. Shop. Camera on Saurabh who smilingly writes down the name and address of Surabhi  on his card

Saurabh.

Done

Agnihotri

Alright so you want me to send them by courier or by post?

Saurabh

Oh no not by the Indian postal service. She would get old before she receives the card. Now that we both are here, can I give this card here and now?

Agnihotri

Ah you do not want to wait to get your 10 million eh? Alright go ahead give the card to your beloved.

Int. Shop. Camera on Saurabh as he gives card to Surabhi. Victorious smiles on their faces.

Saurabh

Where is my ten million old man?

Agnihotri

Of course you will get it Sir. Don’t you want the lady to give you her card for her ten million?

Saurabh

No, no. Give me my money first. Only then she will give her card to me.

Int. Shop Long shot of crowd applauding the lovers.

Agnihotri

Here is your check for ten million.

But before he can give the check something strange happens. There is a gasp as the Card flies from Surabhi’s hand into  Suarabh’s hand again.

Agnihotri

Sir you can try again.

Saurabh gives it to her again. She keeps it in the purse. There is a click and the purse opens automatically and the card jumps on to a startled Suarabh again. He has gone ashen faced and Surabhi is dumb founded. The crowd is stationary as if in trance.

Saurabh

What kind of joke is this?

Agnihotri

Again sir, this is not a joke. This card is never wrong. It seems you love yourself too much. Much more than you love your betrothed. Alright young man, get ready for your punishment.

Int. Shop. Camera zooms on a sinister looking man in black suit. He comes forward and takes hold of Saurabh.

Sinister man

Come my friend it is time to go.

His voice is a deathly hiss.

Saurabh

No, no please I do not want to die so young. I have not even finished my yogurt.

Sinister man

Well you gambled and lost. Rules are rules.

Surabhi who is in state of shock suddenly breaks into action. She falls at the feet of the old man.

Surabhi

Forgive us our follies Sir. Please do not make me a widow before getting married

Old man looks another way. Surabhi is desperate.

Surabhi

Please Sir. I will be your slave, and do your bidding all my life.Or better still take my life.

Agnihotri is getting emotional too and finally relents.

Agnihotri

Ok little one. Just this once for your sake I will give you one chance. You can address this card to the person you love the most and if it reaches the right person we will spare this young man’s life. Needless to say you are not going to win any money now.

The girl is reluctant to write on the card. The boy pleads.

Saurabh

My love only you can save me.

The girl is still hesitating.

The boy moans.

Saurabh

Now I know you do not love me truly. Oh you can even write the name of your childhood sweetheart from whom I have parted you forcibly. But save me please.

Crowd is divided. One group wants her to write on the card and the other wants her to leave him to his fate.

Int. Shop. Camera on girl as she writes on the card. She hands the card over to the old man. The card flies out of the hand of the old man and hovers in the shop looking for the addressee.. As the Camera fades a voice is heard saying

Young man you are saved.

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