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SCENE:1 The hallways in the hospital are empty. It is stranded completely except for a few wheels chairs here and there. No doctors, nurses or patients, just silence. She had been there before. It was her voice, she heard her own voice. VOICE OVER: I dont know doctor, I cant do this. ennala ithu mudiyathu" Now she could see the rooms, they were empty, but one wasnt. Jerry was sitting on the window sill smiling at her, suddenly she saw flashes an old woman in a then the she sill, picture,

saw Jerry again,now standing up on the window

again she saw flashes of the lady in the picture, smiling at her. and the next thing she saw was Jerry jumping off the window. And the screen goes black. SCENE 2: EXTERIOR / LISAS ROOM / DAY April 17th, 2012. Lisa woke up startled. She was clearly shaken. Beads of sweat rolled down her mildly attractive/ pretty face which was filled with fear. It was a small, dark and clean room. It had a lot of photographs on the walls and even one the night stand. It was a picture of Jerry and Lisa taken almost 2 years ago. A few minutes later, Lisa assumed her original position and was lying down. By now she had curled herself into a ball, but this time not out of fear but remorse and regret. LISA: ( in whispers) Im sorry, im sorry, im sorry... With that it becomes dark again.

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SCENE - 3 INTERIOR/ JERRYS APARTMENT/ DAY. April 8th 2011. 8.30 am A master bedroom. A young man is shaving his beard, and is looking into mirror. He suddenly receives natures call. He quickly and struts across his bedroom and to the bath room. His room is filled with magazines and clothes and papers which are scattered everywhere. As he opened the bathroom door, a blue bathroom, furnished with blue tiles, a small blue potty and a dark blue bath tub by the side. JERRY: Ah. Blueeeeeeee..... Jerry was lazily walks out of the bathroom, JERRY: And now for the coffee... It was like one of those typical bachelor houses, with the guy talking to himself as he did the chores, telling himself how awesome he was. The house was lonely & silent except for his voice. He was the only person living there. JERRY: ( from the kitchen) Ya right man! You are the man! SCENE 4: SCENE 4: INTERIOR/ JERRYS APARTMENT/ DAY Jerry sits down on the sofa with coffee. He takes sip and starts scanning through the news paper. It was yesterdays news paper, but he seemed to be reading it intently. He looked across page 5 on the paper it said BACHELOR MURDERED IN SAIDAPET in bold and dark letters. Jerry sighed to himself and drank more coffee and read through the rest of the paper and it was almost 10.00 am. He felt something buzzing in his pocket; he picked out his cell phone. It was his first text message of the day and it read

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CONTINUED: UNKNOWN SMS # 1: You are late and you are so going to die.

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Jerry smiled. He thought it was funny and random. He put his phone aside and finished his paper. But as he was getting up, the phone buzzed again. UNKNOWN SMS#2: Mr. Jerry, you get here to hotel Omar at Saidapet or ur finished! This time he was slightly startled. His name, the unknown caller knew his name. JERRY: Who the hell?? He immediately tries calling to that number. OPERATOR: This call will be disconnected due to insufficient balance. Jerry immediately types in a message. JERRY : ( in message) Who are you ? UNKNOWN SMS # 3: (Why dont you come and c dat for ur self? Are you scared? ) JERRY: Im calling the police. You will not get away!! Who do you think you ARE ? UNKNOWN SMS#4 : HAHAHA! Like dat will do any good. Come right away. I have something dats urs. Dont be late or else. Jerry was sweating now. The threat was very strong; he sat there with the thinking face on. Who was doing this? His deciding face came on; he was going to go to Saidapet. He looks at the fifth page of the news paper with that headline. He gulped and he took his car keys and headed to Saidapet.

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SCENE: 5 (EXTERIOR/ DAY/ ROAD) Jerry was walking towards the parking lot. But when he reached there, he was shocked. The entire place was empty but for a seesaw. WATCH MAN: enna sir pakreenga? JERRY: Parking ? WATCHMAN: nalla pochu ponga! antha pakkam. He was pointing at the opposite direction. It was very strange. He remembered coming there the day before. He quickly strutted to the parking lot and clicked his key button. There it was, at the side walk;The beautiful blue santro. He quickly got into the car and drove out. SCENE 6 (EXTERIOR/ DAY / ROAD) JERRY: Dei, jerry you know this da. Come on. Jerry was driving in the streets of Chennai now, he looks very lost, he is driving around aimlessly. Stops at tea shop asks for location, again starts driving, but almost ends coming back to where he started JERRY : shit! Ok! Ok! Chill! Jerry was screaming at himself. He parks the car near the sidewalk, gets out and shuts the drivers seat door. The key is still inside the car. JERRY: AUTO ! An auto rickshaw stopped for Jerry to get in.

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JERRY: Saidapet, Omar hotel! [U+0B9A][U+0BC0][U+0B95][U+0BCD][U+0B95][U+0BBF][U+0BB0][U+0BAE][U+0BBE [U+0BAA][U+0BCB][U+0B99][U+0BCD][U+0B95]! PLEASE! AUTO DRIVER : 100 [U+0BB0][U+0BC1][U+0BAA][U+0BBE]. he gestured his five fingers at Jerry. He was already sitting in the Auto. JERRY: [U+0BAA][U+0BCB][U+0B99][U+0BCD][U+0B95]! [U+0BAA][U+0BCB][U+0B99][U+0BCD][U+0B95]! The auto sped away. SCENE 7: (EXTERIOR/ DAY / ROAD) Jerry got down and paid the auto driver. He stood in front of hotel Omar. He stood there fighting his senses which were telling him that he was totally idiotic for coming here. He seems scared to go in. UNKNOWN SMS# 5 : Youre late............. .................. ......... Now you die. Jerry is literally gaping into the screen of his phone. He hurriedly walks into hotel Omar. SCENE 8: (INTERIOR/ DAY / HOTEL) Jerry is inside the hotel now. The hotel was pretty empty except for a few people, a lady sitting on a table by herself, (only her back in view), a group of youngsters, a couple of old men. The hotel is dimly lit even in the afternoon. Its looks like a nice place to hang out. Jerry scans all of their faces. He tries not to judge, but he couldnt trust anyone at this point. It looked like everybody was smirking at him.

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JERRY: (in loud screams ) who the hell are you? Show your self!!!! [U+0BB5][U+0BC6][U+0BB3][U+0BBF][U+0BAF] [U+0BB5][U+0BBE]! [U+0BB5][U+0BC6][U+0BB3][U+0BBF][U+0BAF] [U+0BB5][U+0BBE][U+0B9F][U+0BBE]! COME OUT. Who are you ???? Jerry was having a major emotional outbreak, he falls on his knee and continues, but now in tired screams. JERRY: What do you want? [U+0B8E][U+0BA9][U+0BCD][U+0BA9] [U+0BB5][U+0BC6][U+0BA3][U+0BC2]?? Come out you loser! The crowd in the tiny hotel looks bewildered, except the lady who is in complete surprise. There was a man in the room screaming like a lunatic, and it was none other than her Jerry, her very own Jerry. She ran towards him. LISA: (FIRMLY) Jerry? What the hell are doing? Calm down! Right now! JERRY: ( in sobs) Lisa ! Lisa, some one is out to kill me, do something ! LISA: What are you saying? Just cut it out! Stop crying! Stop it right now! Nothings coming to get you! JERRY: Nooooooo! Theyre out to get me! Do something. Lisa couldnt control herself. But she was immediately sorry for slapping him. Jerry was extremely tired and he slowly passes out. Lisa heaves him up on her. She heads out of the hotel.

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SCENE 9: (EXTERIOR / DAY / ROAD) Jerry and Lisa were in an auto, they were heading back home. Jerry was still unconscious. Suddenly his phone buzzes again. Lisa picks up. LISA: Hello! SECRETARY: Good afternoon is this Mr. Jerry Ashok? LISA : Hes not available now. You are? SECRETARY: Maam, im calling from blue line hospitals, this is to remind sir of his appointment with Dr. Sandhya. His results have apparently come out. LISA: What? No. Wrong number. SECRETARY: No maam im pretty sure. His appointment is in an hour. LISA: Okay. Well be there. Lisa looks really confused and worried, she gently strokes his cheek. LISA: Auto man, blue line hospital [U+0BAA][U+0BCB][U+0B99][U+0BCD][U+0B95]. The auto headed towards the hospital.

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SCENE 10: (INTERIOR/ DAY/ HOSPITAL) The auto arrives at the hospital. A tired & unconscious Jerry is put in a wheel chair and taken into the casualty ward. Lisa, tired after all that had happened, looked on as he was rolled into the ward. She goes on to meet Dr. Sandhya, Jerrys doctor who had fixed the appointment. She waits out side the door with the name tag. Upon calling Jerrys name she entered into the doctors office. Dr. Sandhya seemed to be in her late forties, she was at her table staring at Lisa DR. SANDHYA: Uh, I thought my patient was jerry, where is he? LISA: Oh! Im his fiance Lisa. He kinda had a bad day. He passed out. Hes in casualty now. DR. SANDHYA: Oh my god ! enna aachu? LISA: I dont know doctor, he suddenly came running into the hotel, And he was screaming...;. She broke into sobs. She couldnt control herself. DR. SANDHYA: Ok! Ok! Calm down! Tell me clearly. Lisa narrates the events that took place in the hotel. LISA: He said some one was after him, he was really scared! DR. SANDHYA: Why do you think he reacted that way? Lisa shakes her head in oblivion .

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DR. SANDHYA: Okay. So do you know of any one not in good terms with him? Lisa repeats the gesture. This time accompanied with tears. DR. SANDHYA: What? Okay. Relax pannu. Did you check his phone? Any weird Messages or calls ? Lisa hands over the phone. The doctor carefully takes it and scans through his messages. Her calm face goes into a frown. DR. SANDHYA: What is this? What number is this? Lisa takes the phone. She wipes her eyes and takes a look. She looks normal. Dr. SANDHYA: What? LISA: Its my number doctor. ( pause) ( the two women look at each other) LISA: We were supposed to meet at the hotel today and he never showed up so. I sent him these messages. I sent him my number asked him save it. He forgot I guess. DR. SANDHYA: Hmmm, tell me now have you noticed anything about him? Anything different? LISA: YA. He has been acting really weird lately, showing up at office late, or never coming at all. He almost stood me up three times now. He used to be so lively! ana ippo, He doesnt talk much, say much. And today was the highlight. He was like mad !

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DR. SANDHYA: Dont you know anything? Your fianc was here a few days back with one of his friends. He went through a few scans & the results are out. Im afraid .... LISA : I didnt know !! I was out of town. What is it doctor? DR. SANDHYA: Do you see that picture behind you. ? It was a picture of an old shriveled lady. She looked sad. LISA: ???? DR. SANDHYA: Thats auguste deter the first ever patient who was diagnosed of Alzheimers. Im afraid ur fianc is like her ? LISA: Alzhiemers ? jerry? NO WAY! DR. SANDHYA: Its very unfortunate that he has been affected by early onset AD. Early-onset Alzheimers disease, is when Alzheimers disease is diagnosed before the age of 65. Unlike common cases of Alzheimers which occurs, only after 60 or fifty years of age this accounts to only 5-10% of all Alzheimers sufferers. Now listen to me u need to tell His parents. LISA: ( shocked & sad) He has nobody doctor. DR. SANDHYA: The role of the main caregiver is often taken by the spouse or a close relative. Alzheimers disease is known for placing a great burden on (MORE) (CONTINUED)

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DR. SANDHYA: (contd) caregivers; the pressures can be wide-ranging, involving social, psychological, physical, and economic elements of the caregivers life. So, they need some body to rely on. The closest person they know very well. Well,...... Like you. The expression in Lisas face suddenly changed. She stopped sobbing. She looked at the doctor and the next moment she seemed to be nodding in disapproval. After a long pause. LISA: I dont know doctor, I cant do this. ennala ithu mudiyyahthu" I have commitments. So I cant take care of him. The doctor looks at her in confusion. DR. SANDHYA: Okay then, would you like to admit him here, well look after him. Anyway hes gonna need all the help in the world after this. Lisa nods in approval. She leaves the clinic and walks to the casualty ward where they have kept Jerry. She looks at him for one last time and leaves the hospital. SCENE 11: (EXTERIOR/ EVENING/ ROAD [CAR]) April 17th 2012, 2.30 PM. Lisa was driving the car. She looked excited and nervous. She thought of the conversation she had with Dr. Sandhya that morning. LISA: Hello doctor how are you ?

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DR. SANDHYA: Oh hi lisa ! im good. LISA : Well ive been thinking, I really miss him. I want him back. DR. SANDHYA: Well ! okay come see me at 3.00 today. Well see what we can do. She couldnt stop smiling, she was seeing him again. SCENE: 12 (INTERIOR/ EVE/ HOSPITAL) DR. SANDHYA: Im really glad your doing this. His friends come and visit him, but he still needs somebody. You know, For himself. Lisa silently smiles to herself. DR. SANDHYA: So are you ready? Lisa nods in approval. DR. SANDHYA: I leave you here. All the best. SCENE:13 (INTERIOR/ EVE/ BEDROOM) The room looked familiar to what she had seen in her dream. The man who was sitting on the bed, well, she had known him most of her life. He suddenly looks up from the small picture book he is going through. He smiles. Lisa immediately put the blue flowers aside on the table, and ran into an embrace with Jerry.

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JERRY: (Violently pulls back) Gaaaaaah! Who the hell are you ? It took a second for Lisa to realize what had happened. A moment to realize that he actually meant those words. For real. She just stares into space as jerry takes the blue flowers. JERRY: AH! Blue! The screen turns black. VOICE OVER: I must have realized that I love him. I would have never left him. And now my chance to alter the past or to ever have jerry back again is erased. Ive been erased. Denouement: Jerry walks in front of a disheartened but happy Lisa and both of them head to the exit. Credits roll.