Masala Popcorn

My first ever movie in theatre was “MaineΒ  Pyar kiya” πŸ˜› .I was only 3 or 4 years old then I think. But I still remember the story. During interval my cousin R , then 6 or 7 years old fainted seeing the crowd. Thats why I remember the movie so clearly.

My first English movie in theatre was “Dunston Checks in” with my cousins in Trichy. It was a super cute movie. When we were buying the tickets in the counter, they gave us free labels.I was so fascinated by the labels that I took the labels and walked away leaving the tickets in the counter πŸ˜› . With the sound effect and my cousins the movie was just one awesome experience.

I have one maami.If you can watch one full movie with her I will give you an award. πŸ™‚ She has one hundred thousand questions and opinions abouta movie and she keeps asking you non stop until you answer her.I watch the movies once without her and just to have fun watch the same movie again with her. She is very very expressive and it will be super fun to see her expressions.

I have one mama.He laughs like a thunder. I went with him to watch “Sami”. After each joke, for 5 mins all that you can hear is “huhahahahahahahaahahah huahhahaahahahahahahah”. No movie dialogues nothing.Only his loud laugh for 5 longgg minutes. But it was fun too.Even today my cousins and I talk about it and laugh.

I watch a lot of movies with my mother. if its some sad movie I give her a little extra warning and prepare her for the movie. πŸ˜›

The best ones are the ones I watched with friends during college. Every semester, in our hostel they take us to a movie and mostly it will be in trichy “kalai arangam” and it is always a night show at 10PM. Our seniors have an upper hand in selecting the movie and its their job to select one of the least ‘mokkai’ (boring) movie among the ones running then. Out of the 8 movies (hostel trips ) 6 were super flop movies.But we enjoyed each and everyone of them. Once we went to ‘Udaya’ . Most of us slept off in the first 10 mins and the few brave ones who survived the full movie woke us up at the end and we went back to hostel. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

The bus journey from hostel to theatre and back to hostel would be the best part. Poor driver he had to withstand 20000 decibels – mainly us singing songs in our kaakaaΒ  kural(crow’s voice).There will be dance sessions too. I should say he is a very talented driver πŸ˜›

Ghajini and Jillunu oru kadhal were the best movies out of the eight. Watching Ghajini was awesome. We were so much into that movie. There is one scene na were Asin tries to escape from villains in her apartment,Surya comes there and calls her, her phone rings..villain finds her out ..blah blah.. We got so involved that we started shouting in theatre asking Asin to put her mobile in silent mode.what ! we were only trying to save her.General peopleΒ  who were sitting in front of us got bugged and told ” Amma padatha padam mari paarunga ” meaning ” this is just a movie .watch it like a movie ma” . We ignored them and continued to save Asin.When watching “pokiri” we were singing “pokiri Gumbal pokiri gumbal” in chorus. :P. People in that theatre did not like us at all πŸ˜›

One of our hostel movies was “Unnale Unnale” . Our batch boys were smart. They would book the same theatre same show with us in bulk and used to watch the movies with us. This movie was too good because in this , the hero and heroine keeps fighting throughout .The hero keeps telling “girls are like this only” and heroine keeps telling “ah boys are always like that” . There will be hooting from our side when boys are insulted in the movie and same from that side when girls are insulted. We laughed so much.

Apart from these official hostel trips , we go out with friends too. 5-6 of us went for ‘Vettaiyadu vilaiyadu’ .I was watching the full movie through the gap between my fingers. πŸ™‚ . We went to watch Anniyan as a big gang. It was tooo good.

Worst one was ‘7G rainbow colony’. That was the time when we were not aware of IndiaGlitz or rediff to read about movie reviews. We just went (a group of boys and girls). Horrible it was. We were restless. We wanted to run away from the theatre.

I have to talk about Rajni movies. I am a big big Rajni fan. I went with my cousins and uncle aunt to watchΒ  “Ejaman”. We danced in the theatre for “raaku muthu raaku” song. Seeing us they played the song once again at the end of the movie. We danced again. Note: I am a shy reserved person,but I am a different person altogether while watching a rajni movie .For joining work after college I had to go to pune. I told my mother that I will not cross TamilNadu border without watching ‘Sivaji the boss’. I watched and then only joined work πŸ™‚

Enthiran- RobotΒ  I watched thrice in a single week. First time in Trichy with my uncle aunt. I am telling you Rajni movies are best when watched in TN ,only in TN. You will get the full effect only when you watch it with Tamil audience. There has to be hooting, dancing during the intro scene and full claps and hooting during each and every punch dialogue.These elements are a must for a Rajni movie and you can experience these only in TN. Having said that my enthiran experience in trichy is unforgettable. I came back to Bangalore and then went with my mom and next day with my uncle aunt in the same theatre same show πŸ™‚ I enjoyed all the 3 times.

There are so many other movie watching incidents where we enjoyed, had fun, teased each other, whistled , danced ,cried , slept . Those memories will always be cherished.

BTW, can someone please tell me how to add those cute big emoticons here? And also please tell me how to apply eye liner. I can do it ‘chandramukhi ‘ style. But not the normal way. Please help ! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰


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  1. Love this post.. (Vera onniyum solla therila!) My first movie, I think, was Aboorva Sagodharargal! Just for the circus scenes, Appa took us! πŸ˜€
    For me, there are two unforgettable movies.
    a. Sivaji-The boss – When the movie released, we were working for Sun TV and got 7AM tickets on first day but my manager said deadline and all that crap and didn’t let us go. **Sigh** But I went with the Big 4 gumbal once and J’s friend’s gumbal next and these were back to back shows in the 5th and 6th screens of Mayajaal. Mottai Boss and Shriya’s figure were the biggest takeaways! Like you said, Thalaivar’s movies should be watched in theaters like Devi or Udayam to see what a Rajni movie really is!
    b. Mozhi – Again watched it twice just for Jo. She was plain awesome. Watched this one, once with my friends and once with cousins and family. The first time Brahmanandam’s name-board in front of the house came up with ‘Ananthakrishnan-Chartered Accountant’, we all went up simultaneously.
    P.S – If you come to know of such emoticons, let me know too!
    P.P.S – I don’t even know to apply Chandramukhi-eye-liner, so for that question, pass. πŸ˜€

    1. πŸ™‚ Sivaji was too good la.. AR Rahman-Shankar-Rajni chance ila.. and yes Shreya s figure..appappa πŸ˜›
      I like Mozhi a lot.. Jo was just awesome πŸ™‚ I can understand your CA sentiment πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Ah Chandramukhi style is so easy.. Apply a thick layer of eyeliner in a zig zag way. Dance like shakira when you do.It helps ! Then blink 15 times non stop like old Tamil movie heroine. You are done! πŸ˜€

  2. Will you believe me if I say I have watched only Shivaji of all Rajini movies in Theatre. I was a big big Kamal fan and refused to watch Rajini movie in big screen. (I became a Rajini fan recently and thats a different story).
    Ha college days.. For us, if it is chemistry practicals, it is movie time. We wear the lab coat to the theatres making the people wonder if all medical college students had bunked their classes and had come for movie. The movie that we enjoyed like crazy was Boys.
    P.S : Check

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