The Gardener

Synopsis: After her partner mysteriously disappears, Detective Kelly Jones is lead to a nursery that seems to hold many secrets. Later those around Kelly become confused by the notion of wrong doings within the green house walls and begin to doubt her instincts.
Genre: Horror
Director(s): James D.R. Hickox
Production: DEJ Productions
105 min

''Baghban - the one that

tends to his garden''

''And a father,

who starts a family''

''Both sweat and toil to make

their roses and wards thrive''

''The gardener loves

not just the trees in his garden...''

''he loves their shadow too''

''For he hopes,

that one day...''

''when he's tired of life...''

''it is this very shade

that will prove useful for him''

''To the thirsting earth,

the clouds bring rains...''

''seasons come and go...''

''the fragrance of every season...''

''the gardener gifts

to his Eden''

''Every flower in the garden

is dear to the gardener...''

''he stands guard every moment,

on every leaf, every branch''

''ln the gardener

lives God''

Time for the morning walk...


Good morning!

Where are the others?

Fast asleep

''Wake up, O traveller.

Dawn has...''

l've been shouting and shouting.

Can't you walk a bit slowly?

''How are you, Ram Avtar...?''

But you said you weren't in the habit

of waking up early

''Yes, l did.

But how can l help it...?''

The way you shout up

early in the morning...

you wake up the whole neighbourbood.

And l live right behind your house

''Oh yes, you do''

You are the one who has

given me the house on rent

The landlord. You can evict me

any time you wish to

''l'll vacate the house, if you insist.

- Now look...''

don't ruin my mood early in the day.

You call yourself my brother...

and now you play with my emotions?

Like hell you'll vacate the house!

''Of course!

One day, l'll vacate your house''

Let's see!

Sat Sri Akal!

- Sat Sri Akal

lt's time you found another excuse

to start a fight

l've been listening to it for

25 years and l'm bored stiff

''Am l wrong, Tito?''

Why do you take the donkey out

for a walk everyday?

What rubbish! Tito's not a donkey.

lt's a dog!

lt was your dog

l put the question to!

There! He had the last word!

''Never mind, Ram Avtar.

l'll fix our friend tomorrow''

So you're up!

- What can l do?

When you leave for the walk...

''l'm in such a deep sleep,

that l just can't open my eyes''

''Come here, Pooja''

Guess why l go for a walk.

- For good health

Not at all. l go for a walk

so that when l return...

l can see your smiling face

when l return. Sit down

''ln that case, you needn't worry.

This story shall forever continue''

So let's sweeten our tongue!

- l haven't brushed my teeth yet

As if tigresses brush their teeth!

Eat it up


- Eat! Jalebis from Jhanguram!

You will never improve.

- Never!

Here you are.

- What am l going to do with it?

Tie it.

- Do l know how to tie it?

You're a grown up man.

Why don't you learn it?

''lf l learn to tie it,

what happens of you?''

You will never improve!

- Why must l?


l keep it right in front of your eyes.

And you still forget it every day

l don't forget it.

l deliberately leave it there


- Money from the Goddess of Wealth...

is always useful. May l go now?

''Come back soon.

- l'll stay back, if you insist''

You will never improve!

''Hello, Ram Sharan! Has your

grandson's fever subsided?''

''Yes, sir.

- Good''

He can just play with words

to flatter me

Couldn't he take a day off

from the office?

''But no, sir.

He can't see beyond his work''

''What's up, mister?

You look worried''

l've got to rush to the hospital

once l withdraw the money here

l've had my daughter-in-law

admitted in the labour ward

But no one here understands!

- Why must that upset you?

We have an ATM machine here.

You'll get the money immediately


- Yes

''To my loving husband''

''Who am l writing the ''loving'' for?''

lt's okay if he forgot it

in the morning

But he could've called

from the office

Let him return this evening.

l won't even talk to him

Our branch in Nainital can send a

bankers' cheque to the child's school

''Wow, Mr Malhotra!''

Everyone has it. But you are the one

who puts his brains to use

Take my advise and start

a business of your own

''Not a bad idea, sir.

But my problem is...''

l've got into the habit

of having a boss over me

You're the boss here.

And it's the wife at home

You! A magician!

''Before l can ring the bell,

you know it's me!''

Whether you ring the bell or not...

your footsteps ring a bell

in my heart

''Really? So let's...

- No, nothing today''

Why not?

- l'm angry with you

''Really? ln that case,

l'm angry with you too''

Why you?

- You tell me first

''lt's evening already,

and you haven't even wished me yet!''

Did you wish me then? How could

you forget this day?

''l forgot it...?

- Yes, you did''

l forgot it...?

And what's that?

''l've been cleaning up the house,

baking a cake for you and...''

So you haven't forgotten?

Does anyone forget to breathe?

''Without you, Pooja...

l was just a living being''

My heart started beating only after

you come into my life

And this was the day

you came into my life

''And this day, l shall

remember forever''

Congratulations on our

fortieth wedding anniversary

Fortieth! Don't be funny! l haven't

even looked at you properly yet!

Let me take a good look...

Wow! So beautiful!

Why don't you and l go out for

a candlelight dinner tonight?

''Champagne, roses...

you and l''

How about us?

- Hey! How did you get here?

What could we do?

You've forgotten...

that you have four sons and

three daughters-in-law

A grandson and a granddaughter too

But Mr and Mrs Raj Malhotra

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