‘Unique’ ‘Murderer’. Let me call the CID. Yes, Mr. Madan?
– Hello.. Mr. Madan? Hello..
Mr. Madan, what’s wrong? No! No! No! Mr. Madan! Mr. Madan! Mr. Madan? Mr. Madan? Daya. Mr. Madan? Hey! Who is it? Hey! Who is it?
– Who is it? What’s this? A puppet? Abhijeet. Sir, we’re late. Oh, my God! Here you are. Easy.. Mr. Madan.
Are you all right? Why?
What happened? Well, there’s someone
who wants to kill me. Who is that?
– He’s.. He’s around me all the time. He never leaves me alone. Perhaps, even now, he’s watching and hearing me. Look, Mr. Madan, don’t worry.
Nothing will happen to you. We’re here. Mr. Madan,
who are you talking about? Who is the one after you? Puppets. They are puppets. Puppets?
– Yes. No, I mean, not the ones
that are made to dance using strings.
The ones that are lifeless.. These puppets talk. Mr. Madan! They speak.
They walk too. Mr. Madan!
Mr. Madan! Puppets that talk?
– Yes. I know that you won’t
believe me but no one does either. Mr. Fredricks,
have you heard of such puppets? No. You know what happened with me
a few days back? It was my birthday. vWhen the doorbell rang,
I thought my friends had come to meet me. Who could have rung the bell
at this hour? Strange. Mr. Madan. Who is it?
– Can’t you see? It’s me. It’s me. Don’t be so shocked. Do you know why I’m here?
– Why? To kill you. What?
– Yes. To kill you. Ravi, Kavita, come here, quick! What happened, Brother?
– What happened, Brother-in-law? This.. This puppet.. It said that it’ll kill me. What?
– Yes. But Brother-in-law, this is a
lifeless puppet. – Yes, exactly. How can it kill you? Brother, is this a joke? No, what are you
talking about, Ravi? Why would I crack such
a joke on this day? I heard it talk. It said, it’ll kill me..
– Wait a minute. Let me check. Be careful, Ravi. This..
– Relax. Brother, perhaps,
this is a prank on you. Someone must have fixed
a speaker inside this wooden puppet.
– Just check. I’m sure you’ll find a speaker. No, there’s nothing in it. Where’s the puppet now? As soon as that happened,
I broke it into pieces and burnt it. It threatened me.. How could I have
left it intact? Did you really see it?
– Yes.. I.. Mr. Madan, it could have
been your illusion.. That’s not possible.
I saw it.. And.. Not once. It happened with me again, after a few days. ‘I think, the best way to kill
Mr. Madan’ ‘is by stabbing him
with a knife.’ ‘That would dirty
the floor with his blood.’ ‘The best way would be
to poison Mr. Madan.’ This..
– ‘I have a better idea.’ ‘He should be strangled.’ ‘So, you tell us, Mr. Madan.
How would you like to die?’ No! Mr. Madan! Where are you going? So, tell me, Mr. Madan. How would you like to be killed? Tell me, Mr. Madan.
Tell me. It was true. Mr. Madan’s life was
actually in danger. He was right.
It wasn’t his illusion. Does that mean, Mr. Madan was
murdered by this puppet? What nonsense! A puppet can’t kill. Then, who could have
killed him? The one who knows how to run
a puppet show, Fredricks. Sir, when we came here the puppet was holding
this knife. All evidences point to it. Maybe the puppet
murdered him. Brother! Brother!
– Please.. What happened to.. Sir, this puppet
didn’t kill him. Wait a minute.
Who are you two? Sir, I’m Kavita,
his wife. And that’s Brother-in-law Madan,
his elder brother. He’s Ravi. What were you doing
until this hour? Where were you? Sir, it’s our wedding
anniversary. So, we went out for dinner. We offered Brother-in-law Madan
to join us, but he refused. And this.. You just said that this puppet
didn’t kill Mr. Madan? Yes, sir. The puppet didn’t kill him. Do you know who the murderer is? I’m certain that Shardul
killed him. He wanted to take revenge
on him. Who’s Shardul? And why did he want to
take revenge on him? Shardul was a ventriloquist
and a voiceover artiste. He was the childhood friend of
Brother-in-law Ankush who was Brother-in-law Madan
and Ravi’s childhood friend. Brother-in-law Ankush was very
fond of Shardul ever since his childhood. When he saw how much
Shardul was struggling in life he gave his house to Shardul
five years ago so that he could run
his theatre group from there. Although those people could
never pay the rent to Brother-in-law Ankush he never had a problem
with that because he knew that this art
wasn’t high-paying. Shardul and his students
would practise ventriloquism in Brother-in-law Ankush’s
house. They’d rehearse this art of
making puppets talk, for hours. Get this clear. The art of ventriloquism
is not easy but it’s not
that difficult either. The technique of mastering
this art lies in its name. Ventriloquism is a latin word in which ‘ventri’ means stomach and ‘loqui’ means to speak. Ventriloquism means
to talk from the stomach. Like.. Hello, Gaurav.
How are you? Then, Brother-in-law Ankush
passed away. And everything changed. What’s going on here?
Come on, get up.. Hey..
What’s wrong? Get out of here!
– What are you doing? What kind of misbehaviour
is this! Tell me what happened! What is it that you want? Ravi, Madan, what’s going on? What’s going on? You’ve been using this place
free of cost all this while. But not anymore. This isn’t an ashram. But Madan, Ankush said..
– Who’s Ankush? The one who’s dead?
The one who isn’t alive? Things were being controlled
by him until now but now, things will be
controlled by me. Do you hear me? Vacate the place now. Ravi, talk to your brother.
– What will he say? I’m wise enough. And if you wish to stay here,
then pay the rent. Rent?
– Yes, rent. How much rent will we
have to pay? Rs. 4 lakh. Rs. 4 lakh! But we don’t have
that much money. Then vacate the house. Or I’ll call the police
and get you all arrested. You won’t even have to pay
rent over there. Madan, give us some time. How will we find another place
at such short notice? You won’t
get any more time. We’ve had enough
of you and your drama. Get out.
Get out right now. Sir, please don’t do this.. Wait a minute. Until you pay me the rent
for the duration you’ve been using this place,
all your stuff including these puppets
will be confiscated. If you take these from us,
then how will we pay you rent? That’s not my problem. Please don’t do this, sir.
We’ll repay you. Please, sir. Sir, you may find these
puppets lifeless but for us,
these are our world. Hey, tragedy king! All this melodrama of yours may
have worked for Brother Ankush. It won’t work for me. And this..
What’s this? Are these puppets going to
earn you Rs. 4 lakhs? These can’t even earn you
Rs. 4400, let alone 4 lakhs. Do you know why?
Because this art has diminished. Zero. It’s like your mentor, Shardul.
Useless. He’s a loser. Come on. Out! Get out! He’s too much. Who is it, Brother?
– Who else? Shardul. He keeps calling me up
and threatening me. Let me talk to him. Hello..
– I’m coming to kill you. You won’t stay alive
for too long now. Hello.. Brother, I think we should
inform the police. I know someone in the
police department. He might be able to help us.
– Yes, Brother-in-law. I never expected Shardul
to be such a psycho. We should go to the police.
– It’s futile. Shardul isn’t calling
from his mobile but from a landline. Landline? I’ll find out
whose number this is. What? What are you saying?
– It’s true. This number is of the morgue
of this hospital. Why would Shardul make
threat calls to me from the morgue? These people have been getting
threat calls from this number. It came last night
and this morning as well. It’s been happening since
the past three days. Who’s making these calls? Sir, no one is allowed to use
this phone. I stay here all day.
No one made any calls from here. Then, you must have called. Why would I call, sir?
I don’t even know you. Perhaps,
Shardul asked you to call. What was the name?
– Shardul. Shardul.. Here. He’s Shardul.
Do you know him? How can he call you?
– Why not? How did this happen?
Shardul.. He died three days ago.
How could he have called you? How did he die?
– He was drunk. He got hit by a car.
He died on the spot. If he’s dead then who made
those threat calls to me? Sir.
– Yes. As per police records,
all those calls were made from the morgue’s landline. But no one was using
the morgue’s phone line. How did this happen, then? Purvi, check again.
Find out what the matter is. This seems fishy. Sir.
– Yes? They won’t be able to find out
anything. Why do you say that? Because the CID can catch
humans, not spirits. And I know that Shardul’s spirit
has done all this. Look, spirits don’t exist. You’re being superstitious
in spite of being educated. You’re educated too. Think about it. How can a corpse
call from the morgue? How did the puppets talk
to Brother-in-law Madan? Sir, do you find this normal? Did you also have similar
experiences as Mr. Madan? Yes, sir. No! Go away!
I won’t spare you today! Stop harassing me! I’ll kill you!
I won’t spare you! Brother!
– Go away! No! What’s wrong,
Brother-in-law? Don’t come here!
– But.. – Brother! What are you doing, Brother?
– The puppets.. Brother-in-law, what..
– The puppets are here. Stay away.
– Puppets? Yes, they’re here to kill me.
I told you.. Brother-in-law, hold on.
Listen to me. What are you doing, Brother? Ravi, this.. This sound is coming
from upstairs. Yes.
– But there’s nothing upstairs except for the storeroom
and a closed room. Storeroom. Yes. I had locked all the puppets
in a huge container and kept it in the storeroom. Puppets?
– So, have they come out of it? How?
– What? Brother, don’t be scared.
Come, let’s go upstairs. But Ravi..
– Let’s go. – Come. Careful.
– Easy. Mr. Madan! Brother, the sound is coming
from this room. Yes.
– Come. Mr. Madan. Mr. Madan! How did you feel
upon meeting me? I thought,
we should meet once before I kill you. I told you, they talk. Sir, Brother-in-law Madan had
locked up all those puppets. But I wonder how those
puppets came out of it. We want to see that container
and the room where you all saw the puppet. Where is it? Both the rooms
are upstairs, sir. Come on. Show us.
– Come, sir. Sir, we heard the footsteps
in the corridor. And we saw that puppet
right here, sir. Why is this room empty? Sir, I thought of keeping
my treadmill and bicycle here for exercising, but I never
got the time. Sir.
– Yes. – This doesn’t lock. Come, sir. Sir, these are the containers in
which the puppets were locked. Turn on the lights.
– Yes. Sir, this room has been locked
for a long time now. Perhaps, the bulb is fused. Sir, all the containers
are locked. But the locks aren’t
strong enough. Anyone could easily break them. So many puppets? Let’s check if there’s some kind
of mechanism fitted in them. Sir, I’m telling you,
they don’t talk. I’m sure they get possessed
by Shardul’s spirit. There’s no mechanism
or speaker inside which would emit sound. Sir, she’s telling the truth. If there’s no mechanism
or speaker in the puppets how did they talk? Is the lock broken?
– It’s broken, sir. Anyone could easily
get in from here. With the help of a staircase
or pipe one could easily get in. If one could easily
get inside this room then he could also
take out the locked puppets and place them anywhere
outside, like over here. To scare you. Sir, you mean..
there’s no spirit? Forget about the spirit.
Spirits don’t exist. This has to be someone who’s
well acquainted with every corner of this house.
Each and every corner. Moreover, he has good knowledge
about puppets as well. It could be one of
Shardul’s students. Shardul’s students. We’ll have to find out where
Shardul’s students are right now and what they’re up to. Hi. My name is Fredda.
– My name is Dipesh. My name is Taral.
– My name is Lochan. Today, I’m going
to tell you all a story. No. Why should you be the one
to tell stories always? So, what’s wrong in that? Right! Fredda, you always
want the best part. Yes, Dipesh, you’re right. We make all the efforts,
and you get famous. That’s what your puppet
feels too. Sir, I don’t understand
how this puppet is talking. Pankaj, this is an art
of changing the voice. It’s known as ventriloquism. Absolutely.
They are the ones talking but it looks like
the puppet is talking. But sir, they aren’t talking.
Look, their lips aren’t moving. Look, I’m telling you,
I’m the best. That’s the art, Pankaj. Talking clearly without even
moving your lips. The sound comes from
the stomach. That spirit was actually
this voice. The puppets spoke to Mr. Madan
using this art and so did the newsreaders. But sir, they’re moving
the puppets manually. Yes. So, this is what happens
at puppet shows. But sir, the puppet that
Mr. Madan saw wasn’t being moved
manually by anyone. No one was even making it talk. Perhaps, those puppets had
a mechanism that must have been operated
via a remote control. But sir, Ravi said
it had nothing inside. There was no sound mechanism. But there was a mechanism
in its head because of which the head
and face was moving. Perhaps, Ravi missed that. I’m sure
Shardul or one of his students
made such a puppet. They also know every corner
of Mr. Madan’s house. They might know about the
window whose latch was broken. It’s a piece of cake for them
to get inside the house place the puppets there
and make them talk. But sir how did they make those calls
from the morgue? Sir.
– Yes. Sir, we’ve found out how those
calls were made from the morgue. How? Spoofing software was used
for that. Spoofing software?
What’s that? I’ll explain, sir. Oh, no! Why is my wife calling
at this time? Hey! Sir.. I forgot to deposit
the electricity bill again. Perhaps, the electricity
is disconnected. She’s calling me up
to rebuke me. Should I answer?
– Go ahead. Talk quickly. Hello. Yes. I’ll pay
the electricity bill before I get home.
– What’s this, Mr. Fredricks? Your electricity will get
disconnected this time. Hey! Purvi, did you call? But that’s my wife’s
phone number. How did you do that, Purvi? Sir, this is the magic
of spoofing software. No matter where you call from the number that you want will flash on
the other person’s phone. But Purvi, where did you find
this software? From the cyber unit, sir. Sir, with its help,
a person can forge not just the number,
but his location too. Oh, my! Sir, this is a dangerous
software. – Yes. The murderer chose
the morgue’s number so that we think that
Shardul’s spirit is responsible for this. Shardul’s spirit. Okay, kids.
It was great meeting you all! We’ll see you next time.
Bye! Careful, kids. Careful.
– Bye! Bye!
– Bye! – Bye! Yes?
How may I help you? You all have to help us. Actually, we want to know whose plan it was
amongst you all to threaten Mr. Madan. We don’t understand.
– Really? You didn’t understand either?
– No, sir. I don’t understand.
– I’m innocent. Shut up. You think this is funny? A man died,
and you’re laughing! Died? Who died?
– Mr. Madan. He was murdered.
We’re from the CID. CID?
– Yes, CID. And we suspect you all. Where were you yesterday? Well, I was at my friend
Saloni’s house yesterday. You can ask her family.
– And you? Where were you? Sir, I.. I mean, Lochan and I
were in Pune for a show. We returned this morning. Pune.
How did you go to Pune? By radio cab.
I have the information. You can check.
Here you are. What happened?
Why are you sweating? Where were you last night?
– Sir, I.. I’ll tell you. You were in
Madan’s house last night. Weren’t you!
– Yes, I was there. But I didn’t kill anyone. Then what did you go there for? Sir, we only wanted to teach
Madan a lesson. He wronged Mr. Shardul. And Mr. Shardul is no more
only because of one person. Madan. He started drinking because
of him and died an untimely death. So, you thought of killing him
for that? No, sir. We only wanted
to scare him. This was all Gaurav’s plan. Yes, sir.
Gaurav called me last night at around 12 midnight. But I got a bit late.
I got there at 12:30. I’m already late.
Gaurav will kill me. Maybe he’s gone inside.
How do I signal him? Things did mess up. Mr. Madan got killed
that night. Sir, I’ve got nothing to do
with this murder. And Gaurav? Sir, only Gaurav can tell that. Okay. Call Gaurav.
Where’s he? He’s in Goa for now. Goa? For what?
– I don’t know, sir. Don’t try to save him,
or you’ll get trapped. Understand?
– No, sir. That’s not the case. When I called him up
last night, his phone was off. He messaged me this morning. Message? Show it to me.
– Yes. ‘Something happened last night
that shouldn’t have happened.’ ‘I’ve reached Goa
to hide for a few days.’ But when did he leave for Goa?
And how? When we reached the crime scene,
he wasn’t there. Yes. And if we assume that he left right before we got there then how did he get to Goa
so soon? The murder happened
at 1:00 a.m. after which we got there. There are no night flights
to Goa. Sir, if there are no flights,
then he must have taken a bus or a car.
– No, Pankaj. It takes at least 12 hours to
reach Goa by road. And he received this message
at 9:00 a.m. This means, he messaged even
before he had reached Goa. Pankaj, find out the last
location of Gaurav’s phone. Give me Gaurav’s number. Okay, thank you.. Sir. Sir, Gaurav’s last location
was Mr. Madan’s bungalow. And his phone turned off at
11:30 p.m. last night. 11:30 p.m. Thank you. Sir, no one by the name
Gaurav Kumar boarded any flight to Goa. Neither this morning,
nor last night. Moreover, sir, he wasn’t even
seen in any CCTV footage at the airport. So, our suspicion was correct.
Gaurav is right here. Either he, or someone else
sent the message from his phone
that he’s in Goa. But sir, why would anyone
do that? I don’t know, Fredricks,
but there’s something that I don’t understand. Gaurav could have killed Madan
whenever he wanted to. So, why this drama
of scaring him? These four were using
the puppets. Moreover, when he killed Madan he didn’t even tell his friends
about it. Something seems fishy here. It only means one thing, sir. Either Gaurav had to kill
Mr. Madan in haste when he was caught,
or the murderer is not Gaurav,
but someone else. Sir, if the murderer is
someone else then where’s Gaurav? Perhaps, the murderer killed
Gaurav and got rid of him. And presented such proofs
in front of us that’d make us think
that he’s hiding from us. That he’s in Goa. This.. This latch is broken. Gaurav and his friends would
come in from here to scare Mr. Madan. Gaurav has been missing
since last night when he came here. It’s possible that whatever
happened with him happened right here. If something happened
with him here then we should find
some traces. Let’s conduct a luminol test. Purvi.
– Sir. Sir, you were right.
There’s blood here. As soon as he got out
from this door someone attacked him. Sir, there are no traces
on this side. Check on this side. Check further. Oh! This means Gaurav was
dragged to the storeroom after he was attacked. Sir, there are drops of blood
over here as well. That means, Gaurav was.. We didn’t even come to know
when we arrived. He’s not here now. This means, they must be
burying the body now. CID! She’s running away!
Don’t try to run! Hey, stop! Come on!
– Back off. Sir!
– Yes. He’s alive!
– Rush him to the hospital. You wanted to bury him alive! But, how did you know
that we were here? These days, we can catch
criminals even with the help of our phones. Come on.
– Take him, quick. Come on. That selfish and greedy man
deserved to die. After Brother-in-law Ankush’s
death Brother-in-law Madan wanted to
usurp the entire property. What would we get?
Nothing. We planned this when those
puppet incidents took place in the house. Sir, we knew that there was
no spirit. That’s why we stayed awake
one night to expose the secret
of the puppets. And then, you caught Gaurav.
– Yes. After knowing the truth
from Gaurav we thought we could take
advantage of their puppet game
and kill Brother-in-law Madan. That’s why you attacked Gaurav
and confined him in a container, and then
killed Mr. Madan and tried to mislead us. You tried to portray that
the puppet killed him. We knew that the CID would
never believe stories of spirits and puppets. And you’d straightaway suspect
Shardul’s students. Especially Gaurav. And to mislead us, you sent
that Goa message. – Yes. We thought, you’d keep looking
for Gaurav while we’d kill him
and bury him here. You killed your brother
for money. What are you going to do
with the money now? The money can’t save you
from either going to prison or getting hanged.