Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Ahalya

My attempt at translating the story of a recent popular short film, Ahalya.

mfy;ah
_yk; - bg’;fhyp ,af;Feh; - R#ha; nfh\;
jkpHhf;fk; - uF
(gjpide;nj epkpl’;fs; XLk; ,e;jf; FWk;glj;ij Kjy; Kiw ghh;j;jjpy; ftug;gl;L clndna epidtpy; ,Ue;jij vGj;jpy; gjpt[ bra;j Kaw;rp ,J. Fz’;fisf; bfhz;L> gpiHfis kd;dpf;ft[k;)
nghyP!; ,d;!;;bgf;lh; ,e;jpuhbrd; gpugy fiy”h; bfsjk; rhJtpd; tPl;Lf; fjitj; jl;odhh;.  fjitj; jpwe;j mHfhd ,sk;bgz;> nghyPi! vjph;ghuhj tpae;j> tphpe;j fz;fSld; mtiu cs;ns tuntw;W Ahypy; ,Ue;j nrhghtpy; mku itj;jhs;.
bfsjk; rhJ tPL ,Jjhnd? mth; ,Uf;fpwhuh? vd;W nfl;l ,d;!;bgf;lhplk;  O> fhgp VjhtJ rhg;gpLfpwPh;fsh ,d;bgf;lh;?  mg;gona eP’;fs; vjw;fhf te;jpUf;fpwPh;fs; vd;W bjhpe;Jbfhs;syhkh vd;W nfl;lhs;.  mg;nghJ me;j Ahypy; my’;fhuj;jpw;fhf itf;fg;gl;oUe;j bghk;ikfspy; xd;W jpObud;W glhh; vd;w rg;jj;Jld; fPnH tpGe;jJ.  bkJthf mij nkny vLj;J mjd; ,lj;jpy; itj;j ,e;jpuhbrd;; mij kpFe;j tpag;g[ld; ftdpj;jhh;.  jd; rl;il ghf;bfl;oy; itj;jpUe;j xU g[ifg;glj;ij vLj;J xUKiw ghh;j;Jf;bfhz;lhh;.
,g;goj;jhd; ,d;!;bgf;lh;> ,e;j bghk;ikfs; mg;gg;nghJ jhdhf tpGfpd;wd.  vg;go vd;nw vdf;Fg; g[hpatpy;iy.  Xnu kh;kkhf ,Uf;fpwJ vd;W brhy;yptpl;L> xU epkplk; ,U’;fs; ,njh O bfhz;LtUfpnwd; vd;W cs;ns brd;whs; mts;.
mg;nghJ khoapypUe;J ,w’;fp te;jhh; Kjpath; bfsjk; rhJ.  mtiug; ghh;f;Fk;nghnj mth; xU rpwe;j gilg;ghsp vd;gJ bjhpe;jJ.  kpFe;j fiyeaj;Jld; mikj;jpUe;j me;j Ahypy; fk;gPukhf ele;J te;J ,d;!;bgf;lh; ,e;jpuhbrd;dplk; jd;id mwpKfg;gLj;jpf; bfhz;lhh;.  thU’;fs; ,d;!;bgf;lh;> eP’;fs; Vd; vd;idf; fhz te;jpUf;fpwPh;fs; vd;W ehd; mwpayhkh? vd;dhy; c’;fsSf;F VjhtJ cjt Koa[kh? vd;W mth; nfl;Lf;bfhz;oUf;Fk;nghnj ,d;bdhU bghk;ik fPnH tpGe;jJ.  xU KdfYld; vGe;J mij vLf;fg;nghd bfsjk; rhJ> ,g;goj;jhd; ,d;!;bgf;lh;> ,e;j tPl;oy;. vd;W bjhl’;Fk;nghnj ,e;jpuhbrd; FWf;fpl;L> bjhpa[k; kp!;lh; rhJ> c’;fs; kfs; vd;dplk; brhd;dhh;.. vd;whh;.
kfsh? Inah ,d;!;bgf;lh; eP’;fs; jtwhfg; g[hpe;Jbfhz;Ltpl;Oh;fs;.. mts; vd; kfs; ,y;iy> vd; kidtp mfy;ah   Mdhy; eP;’;fs; vd;d bra;tPh;fs; ghtk;.  ,t;tst[ tajhd vdf;F ,t;tst[ ,sikahd mHfhd bgz; kidtpahf ,Ug;ghs; vd;W c’;fSf;F vg;goj; bjhpa[k;? vd;W bfsjk; rhJ brhy;ypf;bfhz;oUf;Fk;nghJ xU l;nuapy; O fg; kw;Wk; rhrhpy; rpy gp!;fl; rfpjk; kPz;Lk; Ahypy; gpuntrkhdhs; mfy;ah.  mtis itj;j fz; th’;fhky; ghh;j;jhh; ,e;jpuhbrd;.
ghh;j;jPh;fsh ,d;!;bgf;lh; vt;tst[ mHfhf ,Uf;fpwhs; vd; kidtp? vd; gilg;g[fSf;bfy;yhk; mts; jhd; caph;g;g{l;Lgts;.  mts; vd; mUfpy; ,Ue;jhy;jhd;> mtisg; ghh;j;Jf;bfhz;nl ,a’;fpdhy; jhd; vd; gilg;g[fs; ,e;jid caph;g;g[ld; tps’;Ffpd;wd.  brhy;yg;nghdhy;> mtshy;jhd; ehd; ,d;W ,t;tst[ gpugykhf tps’;Ffpnwd;.. vd;whh; bfsjk; rhJ.
Kfj;jpy; btl;fk; jtH> rw;W Rk;khapUf;fpwPh;fsh bfh”;rk;? vd;W mtiu mjl;otpl;L> eP’;fs; O vLj;Jf;bfhs;S’;fs; ,d;!;bgf;lh; vd;W brd;dplk; jl;il ePl;odhs; mfy;ah.  mts; Kfj;ijtpl;L jd; fz;fis mfw;whkny O nfhg;igia vLj;Jf;bfhz;lhh; ,e;jpuhbrd;.  fzth; gf;fk; jpUk;gpa mfy;ah> c’;fSf;Fk; O ntz;Lkh? vd;whs;.
Oah> vdf;fh? vd;W bghpjhfr; rphpj;j rhJ> rw;W efh;e;J Ahypd; xU _iyapy; ,Ue;j g;hpl;#pd; nky; ,Ue;j tp!;fp ghl;oiy vLj;jhh;.  vdf;F cw;rhfk; bfhLg;gbjy;yhk; vd; mfy;aht[k; ,e;j tp!;fpa[k; jhd; ,d;!;bgf;lh;.  ,e;j ,uz;od; Jiza[ld; jhd; ehd; vd; fiyg; gilg;g[fis rhjpj;Jf;bfhz;oUf;fpnwd;.  c’;fSf;F Ml;nrgiz ,y;iybad;why; ehd; rpwpJ tp!;fp vLj;Jf;bfhs;sl;Lkh? vd;W nfl;lthnw gjpiy vjph;ghh;f;fhky; rpwpa nfhg;igapy; Cw;wpf;bfhz;lhh;. 
c’;fSf;F? vd;W rhJ nfl;ljw;F ehd; ntiy neuj;jpy; kJ mUe;Jtjpy;iy vd;w gjpy; _yk; kJ mUe;Jk; gHf;fk; cz;L vd;gij cWjpg;gLj;jpdhh; ,e;jpuhbrd;.
bfsjk; rhJ kPz;Lk; ngrj;bjhl’;fpdhh;.  c';fs; re;njfk; epahak;jhd; ,d;!;bgf;lh;.  mjdhy; jhd; ehDk; ,tsplk; jpdKk; brhy;fpnwd;> Vd; tajhd vd;Dld; fhyk; fHpf;fpwha;? tajhd vd;dhy; gLf;ifapy; kl;Lk; vd;d Rfk; ju Koa[k; cdf;F? cdf;nfw;w ey;y mHfhd ,is”id kzk; bra;J bfhz;L re;njh\khf ,U vd;W.. vd;W mth; brhy;ypf;bfhz;oUf;Fk;nghnj btl;fj;jhy; rpte;j Kfj;Jld; FWf;fpl;l mfy;ah> c’;fSf;F ahhplk; vg;nghJ vijg; ngr ntz;Lk; vd;fpw tpt!;ijna ,y;iy ehd; nkny bry;fpnwd;.  eP’;fs; ,d;!;bgf;lhplk; mth; vd;d nfl;fpwhnuh mjw;F khj;jpuk; gjpy; brhy;yptpl;L thU’;fs; ehd; tUfpnwd; ,d;!;bgf;lh;..  vd;W Twp kho nky; brd;Wtpl;lhs;.
kPz;Lk; mtisna ,d;!;bgf;lh; ghh;j;Jf;bfhz;oUe;jij ftdpj;j rhJ> mfy;ah ep#khfnt kpf mHFjhd; ,y;iyah ,d;!;bgf;lh;? vd;W Twp> mJ rhp> c’;fSf;F vd;dplk; vd;d ntz;Lk; vd;gijf; TW’;fs; vd;whh;.  ,e;jpuhbrd;Dk;> rhp> ehDk; tp\aj;jpw;F tUfpnwd;.. vd;W Twp> jdJ rl;il ghf;bfl;oypUe;J xU g[ifg;glj;ij vLj;Jf; fhl;odhh;.  ,e;j nghl;nlhtpypUg;gid c’;fSf;Fj; bjhpa[kh?  mtd; gw;wpa tptu’;fs; VjhtJ bjhpe;jhy; vd;dplk; kiwf;fhky; brhy;yptpL’;fs;.  Vbddpy; ehd; tprhhpj;jtiu ,td; filrpahf c’;fisg; ghh;f;f te;jjhfj;jhd; nfs;tpg;gl;nld;.  ,jw;F vd;d gjpy; brhy;yg;nghfpwPh;fs;? vd;whh;.
me;jg; glj;ij cw;Wg;ghh;j;j rhJ> ,tdh? ,td; uh#;.  ,tid vdf;F ed;whfj; bjhpa[k;.  ,td;jhd; ehd; filrpahf bra;j bghk;ikf;F khlyhf ,Ue;jtd;.. Mdhy; ehd; brhy;tij eP’;fs; ek;g[tPh;fsh vd;gJjhd; vdf;F re;njfkhf ,Uf;fpwJ.. vd;whh;.
ehd; ek;g[tJk; ek;ghky; ,Ug;gJk; eP’;fs; vd;d brhy;yg;nghfpwPh;fs; vd;gjpy; jhd; ,Uf;fpwJ.  ,td; uh#; vd;gJ rhp.  ,g;nghJ mtd; v’;nf? vd;whh; ,e;jpuhbrd;.
Vd;? mtDf;F vd;d? vd;whh; bfsjk;.  mtid ,uz;L khjkhff; fhztpy;iy vd;W g[fhh; te;jpUf;fpwJ.  tprhhpj;jjpy; ehd; Kd;ng brhd;dJnghy; mtid filrpahf ghh;j;jth;fs;mtd; c’;fs; tpyhrk; nfl;ljhfnth my;yJ c’;fs; tPl;ow;Fr; brd;wjhfnthjhd; brhy;fpwhh;fs;.  vdnt c’;fs; tpsf;fk; njit vd;whh; ,e;jpuhbrd;.
rhh;> vy;yhtw;wpw;Fk; ,e;jf; fy; jhd; fhuzk; vd;W brhy;ypagona m’;F fz;zhoapdhyhd xU bgl;of;Fs; ,Ue;j cs;s’;if mstpyhd xU THh’;fy;iy vLj;Jf; fhz;gpj;jhh; bfsjk;. ehd; brhy;tij ek;g[tJ rw;W rpukkhfj;jhd; ,Uf;Fk;.  MdhYk; nfS’;fs;.  ,e;jf; fy; ,Uf;fpwnj ,J rhjhuzf; fy; my;y.  ,J xU ke;jpuf;fy;.  ,ijf; ifapy; vLj;Jf;bfhz;L ehk; ek; cUtj;ij khw;wpf;bfhs;s Koa[k;.  ahuhf khw ehk; epidf;fpnwhkh mth; nghynt ehk; njhw;wk; bfhs;s Koa[k;.  eP’;fs; njo te;j uh#;  vd;dplk; khlyhf gz[pg[hpa[k; nghJ ,Ue;j rpy ehl;fspy; ,e;j ufrpak; gw;wp ehd; ngrpf;bfhz;oUf;Fk;nghJ mtd; mij ftdpj;Jtpl;lhd;.  md;W Kjy; ,e;jf; fy; kPnj mtd; ftdk; ,Ue;jJ.  nkYk; mtd; xUtpj gjl;lj;jpy; ,Ue;jhd;.  ahhplkpUe;njh jg;gpr;bry;y mtd; Kad;Wbfhz;oUe;jhd; vd;W vdf;Fg; gl;lJ.
xU ehs; mfy;ah jdJ bry;nghid ,’;nfna itj;Jtpl;L nkny brd;wpUe;jhs;.  mg;nghJ mtsJ nghDf;F xU miHg;g[ te;jJ.  xU epkplk; - xnu xU epkplk; ehd; kho Vwp mtsplk; nghid bfhLj;Jtpl;L tUtjw;Fs; mtd; khakhfptpl;oUe;jhd;.  Mk;.  mtidf; fhztpy;iy.  Mdhy; fjtpw;fUfpy; ,e;jf; fy; fPnH tpGe;jpUe;jJ.  mjw;Fg;gpd; ehd; mtidg; ghh;j;jjpy;iy.  mtd; ntW cUtk; vLj;Jf;bfhz;L ,’;fpUe;J brd;wpUf;fpwhd; vd;W epidf;fpnwd; vd;whh; bfsjk;.
vd;d> nghyP!; vd;why; fpz;lyhf ,Uf;fpwjh? vd;id ,e;jf;fijia ek;gr; brhy;fpwPh;fsh? vd;whh; ,e;jpuhbrd;.  ehd;jhd; Kd;dnk brhd;ndnd ,d;!;bgf;lh; ,ij ek;g[tJ rpukkhf ,Uf;Fk; vd;W vd;whh; bfsjk;.  ,e;jpuhbrd; Kfk; ,WfpaJ.  ,y;iy.  ,ij ehd; ek;gg; nghtjpy;iy.  uh#; fhzhky; kiwe;jjw;Fk; mtidg;nghynt jj;%gkhf ,Uf;Fk; ,e;j bghk;ikf;Fk; Vnjh rk;ge;jk; ,Uf;fpwJ.  vGe;jpU’;fs;.  re;njfj;jpd; nghpy; c’;fis ehd; ifJ bra;fpnwd; vd;whh; ,e;jpuhbrd;.
mg;nghJ nki#nky; ,Ue;j bry;nghd; xypj;jJ.  khoapypUe;J mfy;ah> lhh;yp’;> jat[ bra;J me;j nghid khj;jpuk; xU beho ,’;F te;J bfhLj;Jtpl;Lr; bry;fpwPh;fsh? vd;W nfl;lhs;.  vGe;j bfshjk; xU beho rpe;jidf;Fg;gpd; me;jf; fy;iy ifapy; vLj;Jf;bfhz;L ,e;jpudplk;> ,d;!;bgf;lh;> ehd; brhy;tJ vy;yhk; cz;ikjhdh vd;gij eP’;fns nrhjid bra;Jbfhs;s ,J xU ey;y re;jh;g;gk;.  ,e;jhU’;fs;.  ,e;jf; fy;iy ifapy; ite;Jf;bfhz;L eP’;fs; vd;idg;nghy khwntz;Lk; vd;W vz;zpf;bfhz;L ,e;j nghid mfy;ahtplk; bfhLj;Jtpl;L te;JtpL’;fs; vd;whh;.
jpifj;Jg;nghd ,e;jpuhbrd;> vd;d tpisahLfpwPh;fsh bfshjk;?  nghyP!plk; ,e;j Vkhw;Wntiybay;yhk; ntz;lhk;> Kot[ tpghPjkhf ,Uf;Fk; vd;W vr;rhpf;fpnwd;.  khpahijahf cz;ikiar; brhy;yptpL’;fs;.  v’;nf uh#;? vd;whhh;.  
Vd; ,d;!;bgf;lh;> gakhf ,Uf;fpwjh?  cz;ikia eP’;fns czu ntz;Lk; vd;gjw;fhfj;jhd; brhd;ndd; vd;whh; bfsjk;.  jhd; gag;gLfpnwhk; vd;W bfsjk; rhJ vz;zptplf;TlhJ vd;w jd;khd czh;t[ ce;j> rw;W jaf;fj;Jld; me;jf; fy;iy rhJtplkpUe;J th’;fpf;bfhz;l ,e;jpuhbrd;> kw;bwhU ifapy; bry;nghida[k; vLj;Jf;bfhz;L kho Vwpdhh;. 
vd;d MFnkh vd;w gaKk; mfy;ahit fhz;nghk; vd;w vjph;ghh;g;g[k; xd;W nru jpf; jpf; vd;W ,jak; glglf;f xt;bthU goaha; khoapYs;s mth;fsJ gLf;if miwia beU’;fpdhh; ,e;jpuhbrd;. mth; vjph;ghh;j;jJ nghynt mHF njtijaha; fl;oypy; xUf;fspj;Jg; gLj;jpUe;jhs; mfy;ah.  gLj;j nfhyj;jpy; mtsJ ,sik mHF ,d;Dk; vLg;gha; bjhpa rw;nw epiyFiye;j ,e;jpuhbrd;> jhd; te;jij mwptpf;f kpf bkypjhf bjhz;ilia fidj;jthnw bry;nghid ePl;odhh;. 
g[d;difa[ld; jpUk;gpa mfy;ah> Mh;tj;Jld; mthplkpUe;J bry;nghid th’;fpf;bfhz;L> lhh;yp’;> Vd; eP’;fs; vdf;F Rfk; mspg;gjpy;iy vd;W bgha; vy;yhk; brhy;fpwPh;fs;? vd;W bgha;aha; foe;jhs;.
v';nfnah ,of;fpwnj vd;W vz;zpathW jiy epkph;e;j ,e;jpud; vjpnu epiyf;fz;zhoapy; bjhpe;j cUtj;ijf; fz;L mjph;e;jhh;.  Mk;> mjpy; mfy;ahtpd; mUfpy; bry;nghidf;bfhLj;Jtpl;L tpyfpathW bjhpe;j cUtk; .. jd;DilaJ my;y> bfsjk; rhJjhd; fz;zhoapy; bjhpe;jhh;.  jhd; fhz;gJ ep#k;jhdh vd;W FHk;gp jd;idna fps;spg; ghh;j;Jf;bfhz;oUe;j ,e;jpuhbrd;dplk; mfy;ah kPz;Lk;> fPnH ngha; rPf;fpuk; me;j ,d;!;bgf;liu mDg;gptpl;L thU’;fs;.. ehd; c’;fSf;fhf MtYld; fhj;jpUf;fpnwd;.. vd;whs;.
FHg;gj;JlDk; fyf;fj;JlDk; rhp vd;W jpUk;gp ehd;F gofs; fPnH ,w’;fpaJk; ,e;jpuhbrd; kdj;jpy; Mapuk; vz;z’;fs;> Mirfs; miygha;e;jd.  kPz;Lk; kPz;Lk; jhd; fz;lij epidt{l;og; ghh;j;jhh;.  mfy;ahtpd; fz;fSf;F jhd; epr;rak; bfsjkhfj;jhd; bjhpe;njhk; vd;gij cWjp bra;J bfhz;lhh;.  Vd; kPz;Lk; xU Kiw mtisf; fhzf;TlhJ vd;W kdk; kPz;Lk; ngjypj;jJ.  flik czh;t[ fhw;wpy; gwf;f>> xUtpj btwp gpwf;f> jd;dpiy kwe;J ,w’;fpa fhy;fis epWj;jp kPz;Lk; kho Vwpdh;. 
fjitj;jpwe;j mtiu gLf;ifapypUe;J vGe;J te;J ,Wf;f mizj;jhs; mfy;ah.  ,Wf;f.,Wf;f R{Hypd; ,Wf;fj;jpy;> czh;r;rpapd; tpspk;gpy;> gjl;lj;jpd; cr;rpapy; ,Wfp epiykwe;j mth; ……
tpHpj;Jf;bfhz;lnghJ xnu ,Ul;L.  v’;fpUf;fpnwhk; vd;W bjhpatpy;iy.  if> fhy;fbsy;yhk; fl;oitj;jhw;nghy; xU ,af;fkw;w epiy. Rw;WKw;Wk; jpUk;g Kaw;rpj;jhYk; Koatpy;iy.  jdf;fh> xU jpwikhahd nghyP!; mjpfhhpf;fh ,e;j epiy vd;w vz;zk; mtiu bfhjpg;gilar; bra;a nkYk; gpuahira[ld; if> fhy;fs; kw;Wk; fGj;ija[k; mirf;f Kad;whh;.  kpFe;j Kaw;rpf;Fg; gpd; xU rpW xspf;fPw;W njhd;wpdhw;nghy; ,Ue;jJ.  kpff;FWfpa me;jf; ,ilbtsp tHpna ghh;f;f Kad;wtUf;F nkYk; mjph;r;rp fhj;jpUe;jJ.  mth; fz;l fhl;rpia mtuhnyna ek;g Koatpy;iy. 
Mk;.  Mth; fz;lJ bfsjk; tPl;od; mnj Ahy;.  bfshjk; rhJ> mfy;ah kw;Wk; ntnwhh; ,is”d; _tUk; ngrpf;bfhz;oUg;gJ bkypjhff; fhjpy; nfl;lJ.  ,g;goj;jhd; tp\hy;> ,e;j tPl;oy; bghk;ikfs; mt;tg;nghJ jhdhf tpGfpd;wd.  vg;go vd;gnj g[hpahj kh;kkhf ,Uf;fpwJ.. vd;whh; bfsjk;.  ,e;jpuhbrd;dpd; ,jak; FY’;fpaJ.  Inah> ,e;j Ms; brhy;tij ek;ghjPh;fs;> vd;idf; fhg;ghw;W’;fs; vd;W cuf;ff; fj;j ntz;Lk; vd;W kdk; JoJoj;jJ.  kPz;Lk; vg;goahtJ ,e;jf; fl;Lfis mfw;wpf;bfhz;L jg;gpf;f ntz;Lk; vd;W vz;zpathW KWf;nfwpa cliy nkYk; KWf;fpdhh;. Kd;Dk; gpd;Dk; cliy rha;j;jhy; fl;L jsuyhk; vd;bwz;zp cliy rha;f;f Kaw;rp bra;jhh;.

glhh; vd;W tpGe;j nghyP!; bghk;ikia fPHpUe;J vLj;J rhpahf itj;jhd; tp\hy;.

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