After watching a hotshot movie on the second day after release, I'm enjoying the reactions to this little piece of action much more than the movie.
I guess the reactions take on colour only in the light of the background. Which has been rather bleak, living in a 'C' grade mofussil town for many years. Good movies came to town about 6 months or 1 year after release and disappeared before we even knew they had 'hit' town , rather weakly. Even then, theatre going was an event that happened maybe, once a year. Became much less after TV channels recycled every movie you'd never heard of. But, now even Ooty finds a place in a flat world .
And it happened because women in their prime have got over this 'I-have-to-go-with-my-husband" nonsense.
Doc: " What, you never told me? "
(I do go to a hundred places and tell him later, but obviously movies fall in a special category)
Kapu: "What was the occasion? No bday , women's day..then why did you go?"
( I can hear her thinking, jobless women - sheer jealousy)
Darshini : "I must see if its running in a theatre in Bombay".
Me: "Don't waste 100 or 200 rupees on it."
( the last falls on deaf ears).
Sajid : "its okay if its not too good. you did it ,no."
( just doing it and ahead of the pack is the point )
Harini : "Oh, why did my Dad put me in this forsaken college. He's so bad".
( movies rate far above life plans )
Sindhu: " Why is life like this? You don't even know who is acting in it You can't even appreciate it. And you get to see it in a theatre. In Ooty!
And with all the aunties!! And I have to download it and see it on my laptop. Oh God.Why is life so unfair?"
I am sitting back and grinning like a Cheshire cat. Have to go and make some calls. Didnt know it was so easy to stir up the green eyed monster.