We got married in the year 2007. My in-laws were staying in Baroda, then. So, I spent a month in that city. The first movie we saw after our marriage was Sivaji – The Boss. We went along with my Sister-in-Law and her son. I was all geared up to see thalaivar on screen. That too I read that Shankar made thalaivar to look young and more stylish.
The movie started. Thalaivar name came on the screen. Thalaivar entry scene. Comedy scene. Dance. Fight. Romance. Motta boss. Climax. We came home. Yes. No one clapped. No one whistled. No one danced and no nothing happened in theater. I was about to cry.
Have you seen a movie like this?? That too Super Star movie. ~sob~. Everyone behaved as if they are watching documentary movie. I controlled myself from screaming for the entry scene as I was newly married ‘pudhu ponnu’ who came with her SIL.
Oh! How I watched padayappa in a theater where no one is ready to sit and watch the movie, even though I went after a month of its release. How I took the milk cooker whistle as I don’t know how to whistle. How one person did ‘aarathi’ to Super Star for his entry song. How they whistled when thalaivar took that ‘oonjal’ to sit. Later I told BD about this and he was like ‘what a big deal?’ and he told there are more Hindi speaking people than Tamilians who came to watch the movie, that may be the reason.
Cut to Tamilnadu. Next day to Diwlai. We were in my parent’s house and my brother got two tickets for Om Shanti Om. Yes, we are one weird couple who watches Tamil movie in Baroda and Hindi movie in Trichy.
Off went to theater and what a crowd. what a whistle. what a dance. what a clap. what an enjoyment. Remember this is in Trichy not even in Chennai. Not many of them can understand Hindi, yet the craziness is the same. This is how I want to watch a movie 😀 I gave a proud look to BD who was rolling his eyes. Never mind.
So, how do you watch movies?