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Malgudi Days – मालगुडी डेज – Episode 17 – The Watchman – चौकीदार

It is the story of an old watchman whose duty was to keep an eye on the deep village pond. No Trespassing – No Fishing – is what he needs to take care of.

He does his duties with full honesty and all the genuine efforts he can play into the action at his age. However it is not possible for him to take care of this large pond alone throughout day and night. People from various age groups come to visit the place and even the animals also came wandering around. He had a lot to look after. And yes, as he is alone (We see his stories in the backdrop, where his entire family was diseased in possibly cholera before years, and he is the only survivor) he have to do the routine like cooking food for himself and more.

He started getting sleepless nights and tough days when eventually one by one total 3 people commit suicide by jumping into the pond at various interval. The officials started telling him that he is getting aged!

At one cold night, he heard some sounds and when he tried to oversee what is going on, he found a girl was about to jump into the pond, to commit suicide! He stops her from doing it and then gets into conversation with her. The conversation reveals the background of the girl and her reasons she is planning to commit a suicide. The watchman calms her down and try comfort her by saying that everyone have his/her own tough situations and sad experiences, but one needs to go on with the life. Rather then being stubborn, after conveying the words of wisdom, he left the rest on the wisdom of the girl. Will she commit a suicide? or move on with the life? What were her problems? All these questions are answered in the rest of the episode.

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