by Siji Thomas
Greeshma, an innocent orphan girl of nineteen, develops passion towards ‘Modeling and Acting’. She trusts every person who speaks to her compassionately. Mr. Mishra, a sixty-five-year-old man, takes advantage of her position and without a choice she becomes mistress to the old man. To compensate his wrong doing, Mr. Mishra presents her a house in a posh locality to settle with the child.
To cope with her struggles and hunger to have a better life, she ends up trusting another person ‘Ashok’ as her live-in partner. She almost forgets her old days of struggle until she realizes Ashok stole her life savings and abandoned her to face the world alone. Her encounter with Ashok makes her wary of love and men.
With a child and life to manage ahead, Greeshma, in desperation to earn some money, becomes an ‘Escort’ - a well-paid, high-profile prostitute - and adopts a nickname ‘Salma’. She resorts to drinks to wash off her worries, until the drinking becomes an addiction. To add to her agony, her son Aarav is diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder. The future becomes scarier than she could have imagined. Will she come out of her troubles? Will she ever find love in her life?
‘200 kms in a Wrong Lane’ is a story about journey into the wrong lane.