So here i am....with my first post as a blogger. Kinda late though, for a guy to start a blog after working for two years in software industry... but what the heck better late than never!! I am still wondering what to post as i aint much of a writer and words dont flow outta my head effortlessly....coz maybe i think too much!! Well i'll share with you about something that happened last week. Nothing much, its about a movie....
A beautiful and sunny but dusty chennai.... as usual we geared up for a long day in office...but surprise surprise.... all our networks came down. In short the entire facility had come to a standstill. But we being enterprising employees had different ideas to pass the time till the networks were up and running...some started playing badminton, some cricket and some simply pranking around. But of the lot, my group of 6-7 teammates had different plans. An insider from the networking dept told us that some major networking switch had blown off and it wont be rectified till at least evening.The very same day the much awaited rajni movie - Sivaji was set to be released. We decided to go for that and the stage was set for the plan.
The masterplan hatched up and the first objective was to secure tickets, as getting a ticket for a rajni movie on the first day is far more challenging than....er hmm ISRO putting satellites in the orbit. We had to pay 200 bucks for the usual 40 bucks ticket but neverthless successfully blocked 20 tickets in a nearby miniscule theatre on the ECR. Next was the mode of transportation....getting a MTC bus to the movie was outta question. So we started literally begging for bikes from fellow teammates who were oblivious to our secret masterplan. Finally we got enough bikes and we set off in the blazing chennai sun to see "THE" movie.... not coz we were fans of the "great actor" but just for the heck of it.
We could spot the crowd in front of the theatre from a mile away. Police vehicles were flying in and out of the place as if it were some riot......yeah it was a riot. People from all walks of life doctors, engineers, School kids and college dudes, auto drivers...everyone was wrestling his way to the ticket counter to see their hero. Not everyone had the luxury of corporate bulk booking like we had.
Finally the movie started. Fans of Rajni were scrawling all over the screen with some bags in their hands. We braced ourselves for the worst. Then came the first appearance of the thespian on the screen... then it was a war zone. Flower petals, fire crackers, confetti all started showering on us from all sides. Boy... we forgot to take our body armor. It was total pandemonium, it was like being caught in a crossfire between two heavily armed groups - one the grr8 actor on the screen the other being his die hard fans. Then as the fans ran out of their ammunition they settled back in the seats to enjoy the movie... so did we.
Then we had a realization, a bit too late for a salvation. This movie was not for the intellectual types like us. Hence we decided to forget all the physics, chemistry and maths that we learnt in school and college and watched the movie as complete morons. Then everything started to make sense. The jet engine like sound when rajni flipped his towel, the hurricane like wind which blew when he got angry, the way the chewing gum finds it way to his mouth after reflecting off walls and his palms and of course the heroine falling for the hero who is elder than her father in real life.Well i was soooo very impressed by on of his antics that i wanted to try it at home.In one scene Rajni had to sign a lotta papers. He gets frustrated...we thought he would use a a carbon paper and finish it off in a jiffy ... but NO... he takes two pens in both hands and starts signing off with both his hands. ... so much for being ambidextrous huh ?? My head started spinning unable to keep pace with Rajni's incredible antics. But i dunno why do we clap when Keanu Reeves does similar stuff in Hollywood and howl when our own Rajni does it here in Kollywood. Then the realization dawned that why go for expensive holly movies when we have our own homebred Neo. Finally after three hours of mental torture, the doors opened and i embraced the sunlight while running towards my bike cursing the idiot who blew out the network switch at the first place !!!!
PS: I had to add this postscript after getting a lotta warning comments that i could get my ass kicked for writing like this about the most "loved" actor of the state. Well though my views expressed in the post are true,i didnt intend to hurt the ...hmm sentiments? of Rajni fans.In fact the dude still looks young for his age and his more "realistic" movie Dalapathi is still one of my personal favourites.