Parimala4 mins 409 4 mins 409
#SeedhiBath. Parimala, about a 30-year-old woman, lost her husband and unborn child one year ago in an accident. She decides to spend the remaining years of her life alone in her apartment after the tragic incident. She is very disturbed and lonely. She has no friends to speak of and, does not keep in touch with any of her relatives.
One day, she decides to adopt a child, and so she consults an orphanage. The orphanage allows her to spend time with the children to decide which child she is going to adopt. A little girl of ten years, attracts Parimala's attention - Somebody calls Parimala, but when she turns to see who calls her, the little girl reacts. Surprisingly the little girl's name is also Parimala. The Orphanage administrator is very pleased with Parimala’s choice, and she tells Parimala that the girl is not only attractive but also very intelligent. Parimala is intrigued that the girl's name is also Parimala. Parimala requests the Orphanage management that she wants to adopt the child (Parimala). They accept and ask her to complete the formalities in one week and then she can take the child with her. Parimala is happy and excited. She kisses the girl and tells her that she will come back for her.
The following day, there is a knock on Parimala's door. When she answers it, she finds out that it is the little Parimala, the girl she wanted to adopt from the Orphanage. Parimala asks the girl to go back, but the girl refuses and asks Parimala to make her a French toast. After the girl agreeing to leave if given the toast, she goes into Parimala's bedroom and finds a soft toy of a baby girl which was given to Parimala as a gift by her deceased husband when she was carrying their child in her womb. Little Parimala asks Parimala if she can keep it. Parimala, despite her unwillingness, relents in helplessness. The girl then goes back to the couch and finishes her toast.
The little girl asks Parimala to give her a goodnight kiss which Parimala refuses. The girl walks over to a nearby vase and smashes it on the floor, tramples the bouquet, and throws the toy which was gifted to her a little while ago. Parimala pacifies the girl and goes to another room to change. Shocked by the weird behavior of the girl, Parimala rethinks on her decision of adopting the girl. When she is back from the other room to drop the little Parimala back to the orphanage, she finds the girl nowhere. She calls the Orphanage, and the warden tells her that the girl is right in front of her. Parimala feels relieved.
The next morning, Parimala leaves her flat to spend the day shopping at various stores around the city. Upon arriving home, the girl returns, insistently ringing the doorbell. All of a sudden, when the ringing stops, Parimala opens the door to see if the girl has left. But the girl has not. Instead, she rushes inside the house. The girl perches on the couch and tells Parimala to bring her the large box that she had brought with her while shopping. Out of curiosity, she does. While commenting on the cherries, bananas, some more fruits, and white flowers, the girl tells Parimala to open the box. All she finds in the box are clothes and a second doll similar to the one the girl spoiled the previous day. The girl then tells Parimala that she is going to live with her. Parimala politely refuses and explains to the little girl that she is not healthy enough to take care of a little child. But the girl argues and tells Parimala that she has decided to stay with her and that she will not go back to the orphanage. Parimala calls the orphanage to complain about the strange behavior of the girl. A male voice from the orphanage picks up her call and says "hello".... Parimala eagerly starts telling about the girl and about the girl’s daily visits to her home, but the male voice replies "the wrong number"...
A frightened Parimala goes to the apartment downstairs where a young couple Mr. and Mrs. Pankaj Sharma live. She tells them that a little girl of ten years old keeps on appearing and will not leave her alone. She convinces Mr. Pankaj to go and check her flat while she will stay with Mrs. Pankaj. One good thing she did was to lock the door from outside leaving the little girl in the house alone. After some time Mr. Pankaj returns downstairs and tells her that there is no girl in her flat.
Parimala goes back to her flat to find no one is there. Scared more than ever at the startling emptiness of the house, she slumps on the couch drained. She closes her eyes and calms down, praying inside. She then becomes aware of another sound, the sound of a little girl screaming. She stiffens and fearfully opens her eyes to see the little girl Parimala outraged and staring at her.
‘Hello’, says the little Parimala……….