Okay... so this post is concerned with the last week when, since they would'nt be able to roam around with me on V-day, people started to take me around to give me a nice 'be-single-its-good' treat. The first one was on 7th when my best buddy A took me to watch Rang De Basanti with her. No... this will not start one of those arguments over the making of the movie... I will talk about the hazards of seeing a movie in Kolkata. I will enumerate only the top 3features that readers might find similar to their own experiences...
3.LOST AND FOUND :
At precisely 5 minutes before the movie was about to start, A called. "Honey, where are you? I am at the cinema hall... I can't find you anywhere."
Panu: " So am I. Where Are you?"
A: " Am right in front of the hall."
P: "So am I. Where are you? I have the tickets with me. The show's about to start in 5 minutes."
A: "Can't be. Its not 1:00 yet."
P: " No its from 12:30. Dammit where the hell are you?"
A: "Am right in front of M*****. Where are you?"
P: "OH F*** b***** you're in front of the wrong bloody Hall!!! I am in front of N****!!!"
A(panics): "What do I do NOW??"
P: "Take a cab. FAST!!"
A: "Right. OK... "
Result : The first time we were about 20 minutes late to the show.
2. THE STORYTELLER:
In every movie one must encounter one sordid creature who takes great relish to spoil. One of them (on the net is RIMI) by chance sat next to me and then started the double narrative:
1) Film: Captain Ajay Rathod (R MADHAVAN) is carried by all the other guys in a mock-funeral march.
Spoiler: Ebaar o shotti more jaabe!! (now he'll really die)
Panu seethes but Amir is onscreen... so she refuses to let a marauding bi*** get to her.
2) Film: Amir Khan & Siddharth kills the defece minister.
Spoiler: Ebaar o Radio Statione giye bolbe orai murder koreche (now they will go to the radio station and confess their crime) (her partner gives a little "Tai?" after this disclosure).
Panu is really mad... but refuses to stoop so far to grace these lowly mortals with an answer.
1. THE ADDA
The ugly scene of Riot goes on .. the whole hall is silent and mourning...
Suddenly silence breaks with two dimwitted twitsters who decide to discuss their individual happenings
Dimwit 1: janish tarpor Srijonike giye amra sabai jiggesh korlam... tui ki really oke eta bolechis??(do you know, after that we all asked srijoni whether she did tell him that?)
Dimwit 2: O ki bollo? (what did she say?)
D 1: O bollo je na, actually naki o boleni... hee hee hee hee...( She said no she did not say that actually...)
Panu: Amarder bhul hoyeche cinemata dekhte esechhi... eta to adda maraar jayga... Tai na?? (We mistkenly came to see the movie... this is a place to chat, is'nt it?)
Anyway... for those who want to know if I enjoyed or hated the movie... for them here's my answer.... YES!! I did!! After Mangal Pandey's disappointment, RDB is DEFINITELY an improvement.