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Life has been hectic or shall I stop blaming life and say I have been crazy busy? I have brought this upon myself and should have known that sailing in three boats like the Walker says is impossible. No time for myself or for any kind of fun!

Sigh enough about me. I was recently in Pune [yes! He is back!] for some work and traveled up-down by volvo. So while taking the morning bus I was seated next to this middle-aged woman. Frustrated soul I tell you! Ok, if not frustrated then khadoos toh thee hee woh! She pretended to sleep but giggled after every few minutes. Her giggling was like a banshee!

The volvos are comfortable and a smooth ride across the expressway but the movies they play are horrifying. Look, I studied film at SCM and my idea of a good film changed long back. I have no liking for sad, slapstick comedies. I cannot leave my brain aside and watch these films. But I can hardly voice my preference here. So I had to sit through the Akshay Kumar-John Abraham starrer Garam Masala. My neighbor's giggling turned into neighing! Then she got a call and spoke loudly enough to startle everyone! Then she kept asking the conductor whether her stop has come or not! Bloody annoying! He kept telling her he will let her know!

My Pune trip was eventful. Good weather and spent some quality time with him. Back in the bus I dozed off! Suddenly the TV came alive and to my horror, played a South Indian film dubbed in Hindi. Look I know this film must have been a major success down South but...

The film's hero was the good looking Nagarjuna [he is a brilliant actor!]. He plays this guy called Maas [and things start getting weirder and weirder!]. The film has everything- action, comedy, melodrama, song and dance [I lost count of how many!] But on the whole it was a nightmare. Songs popped up from anywhere at all. Everytime Maas was provoked he turned into this matrix like man and danced with equal panache in the very next scene. And dude! how many songs? some capacity ha! I think I remember watching six but there were more!

To add to my woes, the second lead was a cute girl who this saree clad girl around her colony but turned into a voluptous seductress in the song sequences. Worst of all, I cannot relate to the choreography. I hate to see an actor like Nagarjuna doing something like this. But maybe films like this are appreciated. But a few guys sitting ahead of me were having a gala time! They hollered and laughed during each action scene! So much for the comic element. Bollywood has its own flaws. Most of the films made are meaningless and hogwash!

So to conclude, I was forced to watch the film as I had nothing to look at [I had the aisle seat!].


  1. heahehahahaha

    i have never heard of nagarjuna!! ... chal na timepass toh hua na!!

  2. Pune... I lived in that city a few years ago... and the bus journey is pure nostalgia... I used to travel back to Mumbai at night...there were non-ac buses then with clattering windows... one had to hold them and sleep during a journey as they would clatter and open by themselves, letting the rain water in... your post took me back a few years...

    And yes... the only movies on board were Mithun and Sunil Shetty movies... You were relatively lucky

  3. yayyyy..lucky u :P....and a nagarjuna movie ..wah s lookin up :P...i prefer train rides anyways..its never as coongested and u dont have to watch nagarjuna (yeah u mightve enjoyed it but i detest him)...


  4. haha...quite eventful indeed! lol...I had to watch 'Welcome' on my road trip...but I was too busy thinking about things (you KNOW what I mean! :P) to pay attention to the movie! Volvo trips are FUN! I think i should take one soon! :)

  5. lol @ Maas.... and the lady... poor you. next time take an ipod...

  6. Wow quite an eventful journey..I hate to sit beside ppl with bawling kids and also beside snoring ppl..they make me cringe and wish I was sleeping at home..and I start missing the fact that I cant stretch my legs longer or the fact that I cant turn on my tummy and sleep!! As for the films..I dont mind keeping my brain aside and watching a film..but maas..was even beyond that I think!!

  7. I can understand your plight Nikki having lived in Shared accommodation in South with Southies I have grown immune to Southie flicks and actually I enjoy them now as they say It stops hurting after sometime(Pun intended)....
    BTW talking of dubbed version I was "forced"(actually coerced) to watch Dhoom-2 in tamil(Dhoom rendu) ...I had to bear "hot" Bipasha speaking Tamil Imagine ...
    so are you lucky ;)

  8. hahahahahaha....we spoke in between deary....plz thank me for some relief yaar atleast...

  9. wow Nagarjuna movie..:)....same kinda of timepass happens in Private buses in bangalore everyday..... Nice write up

  10. Lol...Looks like you had quite a ride...!!

  11. @ Dream3er

    Yeah! time pass you say! Lolz!

    @ As the Mind Meanders

    I don't know about being lucky and can't do much about it. I saw a few passengers enjoying every bit of the film! Can you beat that?

    @ Aw.S.M

    Yaar train is tricky timings wise. So I take the bus.

    @ Iggy

    Sure it was eventful but before coming back to MUmbai! I so miss him!

    @ eye-in-the-sty-in

    Nahi dude! ipods don't help when the lady next to me kept nudging me!

    @ Sujata

    You totally understand my plight! Maas...whatever!

    @ Dhiman

    Oh me gosh! dubbed Dhoom 2? ewwww!

    @ Rash

    Yeah! That was a tiny relief! Thanks... :)


    Are you his fan? He is a good actor but not this film yaar!

    @ Pavitra ....

    Yeah! Lolz

  12. what did u expect from a south indian movie?


  13. I liked Maas too much.I am from the north and I do not understand Telugu but it was coming in dubbed Hindi on some channel.
    I like Mithun Da's movies too.In fact I watch all movies that even their own directors wouldn't.
    Why is that we want to appreciate a movie when we watch it.Can't you just see it for the sake of its stupidity and keep thinking how silly ?Its a great way to understand the world of unintelligent people and the world is full of them.The Producers directors and actors who have made a lot more money than you and me are no fools.They know what they are doing.
    Its just about changing your perspective.You just need to change the frame through which you view the world and everything will look great.

  14. @ Impressionist

    You are right! I shall sleep the next time through it lolz.

    @ aahnag

    Interesting that you like south films dubbed in hindi. About me, like I said, I just cannot tolerate crappy films. Thats about it!

  15. hehehe uh sorry to laugh at your expense!!
    Pune trips have been fun for me generally :P, but then i never had to watch movies


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