in a tobacco factory in Jabalpur.
His salary is Rs. 300! – Really? – Yes!He has written to me so very often to send Ahmed over.Hed talk to his bossand get Ahmed a job in the same factory.But Ahmed is just not prepared to go!He says Id be left all alone!- How are you, Ms. Basanti? – Well, Im fine, Ahmed.But tell me, youve completed your matriculationand you speak English too.And as your uncle in Jabalpur writes..Come on now! Even you have fallen for fathers words now?He narrates the same tale to everyone!So, whats wrong? I just answered a question she asked.You know, Im not used to talking without reason.But just think it over!Its a tobacco factory!Work as long as you feel like, and at other times, smoke away!Its like getting all the mangoes for nothing!Oh, my! – Whats wrong?Mangoes! I forgot about them again!Raw mangoes! – Raw mangoes?Yes. I had to fetch them for the pickle..Hey! What are you doing here?Well.. I was just passing by!So, which mango would you want me to knock off?Can you really shoot down the mango I want?Thats childs play!The best marksmen pay their respects to meand swear they havent seen a marksman like me!You seem to be a damn good shot!Sure, he is James Bonds grandson!What was that? – Never mind. He talks nonsense.So, which mango do you want?That one there. This one and the one over there.My word! Your friend is a great shot, too!Oh, yes. Bright chap, you know?Im still teaching him. Hell learn soon.Can you teach me, too?Certainly! I can teach you, too!In fact, I can teach you in a matter of two days.In just two days? – Of course.There have been people whom he has taught in just a couple of hours!In just a couple of hours? – He talks nonsense, you know!Well, come with me if you wish to learn to shoot.Can you see that mango there?You can see it, cant you? – Sure.Now, hold the gun. Go on.And bring this other handover here.Now, place this finger on the trigger. – Okay.Now, close your eye..I have already shut my eyes!What is he talking about?The usual nonsense!Now, close your eye. – Very well.Done?Now.. Can you see that mango?Strange! How can I see the mango when Ive shut my eyes?Have you shut both your eyes? – Of course!But you must shut only your left eye. This one!Now, use your other eye to aim at the mango.Okay. And what do I do now? – Now? Well..Now, press the trigger!Hes found his mark!I thought I was learning how to handle a gun.But now, I smell a rat!A rat? What is that? I-I dont understand!But I have understood perfectly well!You city-bred guys think that we, the country folks, are morons!But Basanti could very wellteach you a lesson!I was only teaching you! Y-Youre misunderstanding me!I understand you very well!Sit here with your gun! Im going home!Goodbye!Mr. Thakur!Mr. Thakur!Kashiram! Dholiya! Where the hell are all of you?Come, Shankar. What have you brought?Its some corn, sir.Bloody fool! You give us a handful of corn?You want to feed the guests at your daughters wedding with the rest?Believe me, sir! Ive brought all I had!We need just one bulletto blow your brains out!The stinking bastard!And what have you got, Dholiya?Its wheat, sir.Very well. Keep all the stuff there.Hold it.Welcome, Mr. Thakur!Youre still alive?Yes. And as long as I breathetell Gabbar you wont even get a grain from this village.And whos going to stop us? You?Yes. My men and I will.These men?Heard that, guys? Thakur has built an army of eunuchs!Death hovers over your head, Kaalia!Just look around!Just two? Is that all?Thats enough for you.Kashiram, have all the things taken back.Think it over, Thakur.When Gabbar gets to knowthat people of this village refuse to give him food grainsthere could be a lot of bloodshed.Why do you wish..Get lost!And tell Gabbarthat the people of Ramgarh have stopped feeding mad dogs!Go away!All right, Thakur! I will go away!Lets go!How many were there?There were two of them, Chief.I see!Two guys!Goddamned bastards!There were just two of them and you, three!You have still returnedempty-handed!What did you expect?That I would be delighted?That I would congratulate you?Shame on you!Hey, Sambha!How much reward has the government placed on my head?Rs. 50,000!Did you hear him?50 grand!And thats only becausewhen children, even 50 miles away from hereholler away in the nightstheir mothers ask them to go to sleeplest Gabbar Singh would arrive!And these three bastards..Theyve stomped my reputation to dust!You will be punished. You certainly will!How many bullets does this gun have? – What?How many bullets in this? – There are six, Chief. – Six.Six bullets.This gun has six bullets.Six bullets for just three men.Thats not fair!Its okay now. Its fine now.Now, three chambers hold bullets and three are empty.Ill just roll it over now.I dont know now where the bullets areor where they are not.I