Friday, September 17, 2010

This pain is a gain

Watching films with friends has its own charm. She was a new colleague. Our office in Mumbai was surrounded by cinema houses. “I have a pass for a comedy movie. Wanna join?” she asked. Am I mad to say no? Hey, no mischief OK. A wonderful friend she was, and is. She enjoyed the movie thoroughly, but I did not. Why? For every dialogue, she was laughing out so loud that others would look at me like a cat pricked with a needle. At times, her laughter was like thunder. A dodo even told her, “Volume please.”
When the movie ended, she asked, “Good movie, right?”
“Thunderous comedy,” I replied.
She thought I was talking about the film.
Three of us were at a movie hall and one was an expert in whistling. For every punch dialogue by Rajnikant, the hero, he sent out a loud whistle. The man sitting next to us was a short-tempered dumbo. He kept shouting at my friend. The altercation almost ended in fisticuffs. The fun was lost. I wonder what is fun in a cinema hall without whistles, popcorn sounds and humourous comments. For some it may be a pain, but sometimes pain is gain. Like when muscles ache after exercise..vallah, I enjoy that pain.
Hey, a Mulla Nasruddin joke.
Mulla was returning with wife after interval at the theatre. “Did I step on your tow as I went out?” he asked a man at the end of the row. “You did and not even apologise,” replied the angry man. Mulla ignored him and called his wife, “Ya darling, this is our row.”

31 comments:

  1. hehehe... I guess I dont knw about this pain coz I also do thunderous comedy!! i guess i shud chk with ppl sitting next to me :P

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  2. That was good. The joke at the end too was good. Are you in Mumbai right now?

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  3. The joke is hilarious as always. And, it could be embarrassing to have such partners to watch a movie. I remember that once a gang of us friends had gone to see Titanic. Three of us had seen the movie once before. So this time around, a friend of mine and I went about seeing the absurdities and making funny comments. We were guffawing loudly, and others were glaring at us, wondering what was so funny about "titanic." LOL at the memory.

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  4. Here for the first time. You're right about that...what's the point going for movies and sitting like a dodo, without the hooting & the whistling! Enjoyed the mulla joke as well :)

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  5. Good one again dear friend. Like your narration laced with humour.

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  6. The Mulla does manage to tickle ur funny bone every time.

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  7. Thanks Ramesh,
    please come n read on 'always budhaaah' the latest 'OBAMA..nia ( US )terrorism' whenever u r free.

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  8. I don't so much mind the popcorn munchers or those who show their appreciation of a good joke rather vocally - its the person in the seat behind who keeps kicking the back of my chair I object to.

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  9. lol! what did u do? go under the seat ???? heheheh.

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  10. As always made me laugh. Mr Ramesh:)

    But I am slightly different on one aspect. I love going to cinemas where people are laughing, whistling, shouting and screaming..I enjoy that part a lot. I don't like when people who are watching second time start speaking dialogues early on...SO I WATCH FIRST DAY FIRST SHOW.

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  11. hahahaha :D quite an experience you had with friends in movie hall :P
    ROFL at the joke :P

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  12. A good laugh for all three jokes..Actually, a human being's every day is full of jokes. Only a man with good humour sense can find it out correctly. (jus a philosophy) :)
    and I think, in Tamil Nadu u will be appreciated for each clap and whistle u give to Rajini's punch dialogs..

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  13. Ha ha.. ROFL on the joke : )
    Only you can write such hilarious things, and entertain us! And ya..Whenever I go out for a movie, I make sure to carry a whistle or a pen cap with me! To annoy my neighbor seater, and to enjoy with friends :)
    If only I can whistle :(

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  14. I've been a lurker for quite sometime, I always come here to see what joke you have for today. You've never disappointed me. Loved the joke. Keep it coming!

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  15. Maybe you should be a little more like Mulla and you would have enjoyed the film..:D:D:D

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  16. heh he h heh... nice way of setting a seat marker...;)

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  17. movies are fun with all the noisy disturbances..but it can spoil the fun too sometimes..:P

    Painful gain like u say it!

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  18. People here would be lynched, or at least be thrown out of the movie, if they whistled and shouted. I worked at at the movies for four years and part of my job was to sneak up on loud visitors and pull them by the ear while telling them to shut up or get out. =O

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  19. Some of such hilarious people kick their front seats and get kicks back:)

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  20. boss..

    thank god..
    its not a romance movie!

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  21. Mulla one is good... enjoyed... keep posting buddy.....

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  22. I agree, movies are much more fun when you have noisy disturbances.. :)
    Of course, not if you are a serious watcher!!
    Loved the Nasruddin joke :D

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  23. watching movies with friends is always great fun ... i used to be like that in my college days ;P ... and now my situation is like "volume please" : ) love the mullah joke too

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  24. very good one....... enjoyed well......... best wishes.....

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  26. ah... i have tonnes of frnds like that who myt even jump up their seat in laughter.... wad do i do to avoid the other audience is i just join in with my frnds lolz... it might be irritating at time... i myt gradullay stop it asi grwo older....
    nice joke in b/w..

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  27. Yes, I do agree that a Rajni kanth movie deserves all the clapping, hooting and whistling. Minus them, there is nothing else in the movie experience! Rajnikanth fans out there.... Chill.. :)
    At the same time, u will want to watch 'Sarkar' or 'Dor' or 'Rajneeti' in peace!

    Hey I loved the mulla joke.

    have a great day! :)

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  28. so true!! the movie without those sounds of Whistles and expert commentary on the back seat is incomplete..... same is with train Journey also I suppose, without the boy shouting in your ears chaa..ya! chaa..ya! outside your window... or the hawker selling Newspaper rattling out the headlines....it not thrilling enough!!!

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  29. While waiting outside PVR in Gurgaon for Dashavathaaram, a couple was talking loudly in Tamil in the similar lines. They were talking about the joys of seeing the movie in "namma ooru"(no idea where they were from!) with the catcalls and associated paraphernalia.

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