Bas Ek Tamanna (2012)
(Released: Aug 31, 2011)
The film opens in Lucknow, with a Middle-Class Muslim Family of three, where the mother, Najma (Reema Lagoo) is the sole earner and wishes to go for Hajj with her self-earned money, an ailing husband, Nadeem (S M Zaheer) restricted to the wheelchair and their son, Faraaz (Sameer Aftab) works as a part time guide, till he bags a proper job.
Faraaz is noticed by a lady, who had just come to Lucknow from Dubai, Sameera (Rituparna Sengupta). She opts for him to show her around the place. and She admires him after they spend some time together.
She throws him an offer - not knowing whether he would agree to go with her to Dubai on that. To her pleasant surprise Faraaz agrees to help her out. Thus she pays him a hefty advance & heads back to arrange for the visas & the other formalities. But he never mentions the truth to his family, as to what his job in Dubai was going to be and with whom.
Faraaz's life changes after this proposal.This is the time where he comes across the love of his life, Sanah (Gauri Karnik) a teacher in the local school.Faraaz gets engaged to Sanah and also comes the time when Faraaz has to leave for Dubai. He is welcomed in Dubai by Sameera, who takes him to a big hospital to start his journey. Here we introduce a six-year-old kid sitting in a psychiatric ward, Ahmed (Master Laeeque).
Sameera is a single parent, a very well settled business woman, but a girl with a haunting past. The doctor explains the situation to Faraaz. Letting him know that the kid was a patient of The Bipolar Disorder. Sameera here explains that Faraaz should think once before they reached home because her husband had committed suicide due to inferiority complex & the kid was unaware of it - Ahmed now needed a normal father, so as to avoid medication at a later stage. Sameera couldn't ever remarry due to her poignant past & thus needed a guy who could be trusted as the father to her son.
Faraaz agrees to go ahead with the contract. Both Sameera & Faraaz become good friends acting as husband & wife in front of the kid.
But with passing time Faraaz's attitude towards his loved ones back in India changes & his involvement in Dubai & his changed lifestyle makes him gradually forget his past.
Absolutely unaware, that in the course of time his father succumbs to his ailments. Time flies & Faraaz & Sameera are happy with Ahmed oblivious of the condition of Faraaz's family after the death of his father.
But a day comes when Faraaz gets the news of his father's death & holds Sameera responsible for hiding it from him, in fear of losing the father to her son. This hurts Sameera, who blasts out & reminds Faraaz that nothing but him had changed & he was equally responsible for the sorry state of his family & lets him leave if he wanted to.
Faraaz is back with his mother & Sanah, still hiding the life he spent in Dubai & normalcy prevails once again. But Sameera faces a tough time with Ahmed.
Under pressure she decides to settle in Lucknow knowing nothing about Faraaz & his life back home. She wants to give it a shot talking to him & trying to get back happiness in Ahmed's life.
She comes back to Lucknow & admits Ahmed in the best school there - but this happens to be the place where Sanah teaches & all three meet. The worst part comes up when Faraaz too lands up at the same place & Ahmed runs to hug him - Sameera too is happy to find him there, as she was looking all around for Faraaz.
What happens from here on & how Sameera manages to break the ice ?