Well Done Abba – Saturday 18th August 2012 at 09.30 P.M on DD National Channel
This is the story of Armaan Ali, a driver working for a senior executive in Mumbai. He takes a month’s leave to find a husband for his teenage daughter, who lives near Hyderabad. When he is delayed and returns to work after three months, his employer threatens to sack him. But he is persuaded to listen to the reason for Armaan Ali’s delay. The story he relates is delightful, hilarious — and poignant.
Mumbai-based businessman Rahul Singh decides to let go his chauffeur, Armaan Ali, who has returned to work after being absent unauthorizedly for about two months. Armaan pleads to reinstate him and offers to drive him to Pune, and the former wearily relents. It is during this journey that Armaan offers an explanation to his employer as to why he was absent from work – one to try and get his Chikatpally-based feisty daughter, Muskan, married; to drill a well on his property in this parched region where theft of water is common; comically try and stay below the poverty line in order to get benefits under the Kapildhara scheme; his arrest at the hands of the local police; his truant twin, Rehman; and the mysterious ‘theft’ of his well.