Synopsis: Kaya, a Buddhist village girl from Spiti, is waiting to join the monastery. An elderly lama, dreams of his teacher's rebirth and Kaya is assigned to find and bring the reincarnated boy to ...
Director(s): Pooja Bhatt
Production: Nirvana Films
  4 nominations.
120 min

The wait...

the anticipation...

my mornings have...

of your evenings

"That which my evenings

wait for your promises"

"That which my nights wait

to dream of you"

"That which my sleep waits to be

in your arms"

"That which my feelings

have for your desires"

"Anticipation of a few


of a few beautiful sins

"the wait, the anticipation..."

"The wait for my sweetheart,

the wait for my companion..."

"for my heart-throb, I wait"

"Flowers make the path

exude a fragrance..."

"my heart however, withers away

like the autumn leaf"

"A sea of tears

my eyes behold"

My heart lies barren

"For those few gusts

of wind..."

for those wet nights...

I wait

For the cloudburst

For those showers

"For my very own rain,

I wait"

"For my heart-beat,

for my breath..."

"to come alive, I wait"

"A rain-cloud shall one day

come blowing here..."

"and my thirst of ages shall

be quenched in moments"

"Having restored you

to my arms..."

"time shall come to a standstill,

you will see"

"For the prayers that might

bring about this miracle..."

"for those sanctuaries that are mine

for a lifetime..."

I wait

"For you to arrive,

to have you for myself..."

"so that you never return...

I wait"



Where have you been?

"Like a mad girl, you go around

everywhere bare-footed"

What do you really do?

What are you hiding?

Let me see!

You've started writing poetry again?

And what's this...?

The Wait

The Wait! For whom?

And what the hell for?

An idle mind is

a devil's workshop

No wonder you keep thinking

about worthless things

"If there is anything in life,

it's sacrifice and devotion"

So that you may have a wonderful

life after this one

"A life which has

no misery, no sorrow..."

which has only joy to offer

I keep following

the Rimpochek around...

so that they make you

part of the monastery

And you secretly go around writing

nonsense on paper!

Kaaya! Where are you going?

The Lama Norbu is looking for you

It's very important

"When He wishes to punish us,

He fulfills a dream of ours"

I remember the dreams you used

to have as a small child

"Of flying higher than the clouds,

of touching the Moon..."

of gathering all the stars

in your lap!

Of grabbing the rainbow

I really wish to take you

higher than the clouds today

"Will you do something for us, child?

- Oh yes. She certainly will!"

Kaaya's the one I'm asking.

And she must answer me

"Will you do something

for us, child?"

"Yes, of course.

But what is to be done?"

The Rimpochek has had a dream

Our spiritual leader is in Delhi

He has had a reincarnation

He's now there in

the form of a child

You will bring him here from Delhi

Because this monastery

is his real home

Lama Dorji shall accompany you

till Delhi

"After that, you will return here

with the child"

"It's him, all right"

May you have a long life

Be careful how you

take him there

Because that is where he belongs

"Kaaya, it's now your responsibility

to take him to the monastery"

The hotel coach will drop you

at the airport at 5 a.m.

"Your flight to Manali

takes off at 6 a.m., Madam"


Over there. Let's go

Go on!

"Hurry up, sir!"

Can't you see...?

I'm washing my hands

Who saw the body first?

- That kid over there

What work do you

have with him?

"Relax, Madam. I'm a police officer"

I need to have a word with the child.

What's his name?

Lama. But he knows

nothing about all this

We have nothing to do

with whatever has happened

We've got to get home. We've got

to take the flight tomorrow morning

There will be more flights

"Lama, carefully listen

to what I say"

That man who got killed

was a police officer

It's my job to find his killers

So tell me whatever you saw


- Yes? Go on

Don't be afraid

I saw him

Whom did you see?

The one who lay on the floor?

I saw the one who killed him

What was he to look like?

- He...

Yes? Speak up


- Don't be afraid. Tell me

Speak up

One moment

I wish to say something to you.

You just don't understand

We have nothing to do

with this incident

Please think about the child

Can't you see how scared he is?

He's the reincarnation of a

leading spiritual leader

It's very necessary for him to

return home at the earliest

"What did you say? A reincarnation?

- Yes, a reincarnation"

I'm sorry. He could be a

reincarnation for you...

"for us, he's just a witness"

You can't leave this place until

our investigation is completed

It's a legal matter

We have nothing to do with your

legalities and your world

Why don't you understand?

You now have something

to do with us

Whether you like it or not

And those that don't come to the

courts on our summons...

go straight to jail

Which do you prefer?

"Let's go, Zakir"

Where are you taking us?

Will someone tell me?

"Shiven, let's drop them

at the police station"

Are you out of your mind?

They? At the police station?

"Let's put them up at a hotel then.

- What's wrong with you, Zakir?"

How can we leave them alone?

Take them to your house.

Ask your wife to look after them

You're going to have me killed!

Niloufer will have my blood

We just got rid of the guests

who were here for the wedding

She needs a break

Why don't you take them

to Anna's place?

She even has an air-conditioner

They're folks from the hills.

They'll find it hot at my place

All right. I don't have a choice

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Mahesh Bhatt

Mahesh Bhatt (born 20 September 1948) is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter known for his works exclusively in Hindi cinema. A stand-out film from his earlier period is Saaransh (1984), screened at the 14th Moscow International Film Festival. It became India's official entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film for that year. The 1986 film Naam was his first piece of commercial cinema. In 1987, he turned producer with the film Kabzaa under the banner, "Vishesh Films", with his brother Mukesh Bhatt. Bhatt went on to become one of the most recognized directors of the Indian film industry in the next decade, giving both art-house works such as Daddy (1989) and Swayam (1991), as well as commercial romantic hits like Awaargi (1990), Aashiqui (1990) and Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin (1991), in which he cast Pooja with actor Aamir Khan. He next directed Sadak (1991) which remains his highest grossing either directed or produced under the banner, "Vishesh Films". During the 1990s Bhatt won critical acclaim for Sir (1993), along with other hits such as Gumraah (1993) and Criminal (1994). In 1994 he won the National Film Award – Special Jury Award for directing Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993). In 1999, he directed the autobiographical Zakhm, which has garnered the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration. Bhatt has produced contemporary films such as Jism, Murder and Woh Lamhe. He co-owns film producing company Vishesh Films with his brother Mukesh Bhatt. more…

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