Thursday, June 16, 2011

Movie Chasers

Date : May 7, 1999

Movie Title: The Mummy

Directed by : Stephen Sommers

Running time : 125 minutes

Studio : Alpha Ville Films


Sandeep: Have you heard of that movie?? It seems it’s awesome. We need to watch it someday

Praveen: Sure we will. Lets wait till everyone watches it and then we can go on any day as we can get tickets easily then.

Sandeep: Sure


Date : Aug 7, 1999

Praveen: Hey what happened to our movie plans?? We were supposed to watch “The Mummy”. I have heard it’s awesome.

Sandeep: Let’s go tomorrow.



And that started our journey of watching a movie which we both wished to watch.


Next day morning we found out that the movie is playing in only one theatre in Bangalore but since we had made up our plans we set out to watch it.


Date : Aug 8, 1999

Time: 9:15 AM

Sandeep: Let’s go to Majestic. I think this theatre is there. All theatres are there.

Praveen: OK


Time: 10:30 AM

Location: Majestic

Passerby: That theatre is not in Majestic. It’s in Rajajinagar. Get down at blah, blah blah


Time: 11:15 AM

Location: Rajajinagar

Chai shop owner: Oh that movie is not playing here .Its in Nagarbhavi. Show is at 1:30.You can easily reach there after having lunch.


Time: 12:10 PM

Location: Nagarbhavi

We both sat in some hotel and had Masala Dosa. Tired and frustrated we thought of giving up and returning back to our sweet homes. But then we heard the spider of King Bruce laughing at us. So we filled our stomach and started hunting for “The Mummy” again.


Time 1:15 PM

Location: Nagarbhavi

Oh, that movie was playing till last Thursday. Friday we got a new movie.Watch this too.Its awesome.


Sandeep :(

Praveen :(


Oh then if you really wanna watch it it’s playing in RPC layout.4:30 show.

That theatre is a bit hard to find .You can still try.


Time 1:45 PM

Location: Don’t know …locating the theatre


Time 2:45 PM

Location: Don’t know …locating the theatre


Time 3:00 PM

Location: Don’t know …locating the theatre

Conductor: Hmm, Which class?

Sandeep: SSLC

Conductor: You look like good boys. Why do you have such bad habits??

Sandeep: (puzzled)

Praveen (ditto)

Conductor: Do you know small kids should not watch in such theatres??

Sandeep: Err …Oh

Praveen: But we want to watch “The Mummy” there.

Conductor: Oh then you are going to a very wrong theater.They don’t play “The Mummy" kind of movies but only play “A” certificate movies there!!!


And this brought us to the end of our first tiring, un-successful movie weekend.


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Date: May 26, 2011

Movie Title: Kung Fu Panda 2

Directed by : Jennifer Yuh Nelson

Running time : 90 minutes

Studio : DreamWorks Animation


Sandeep: Have you heard of that movie?? It seems its awesome. We need to watch it someday.Its in 3D too

Praveen: Sure we will. Lets wait till everyone watches it and then we can go on any day as we can get tickets easily then.

Sandeep: Sure


Date : June 3, 2011

Praveen: Hey what happened to our movie plans?? We were supposed to watch “Kung Fu Panda 2”. I have heard its awesome.

Sandeep: Let’s go tomorrow.


And that started our journey of watching a movie which we both wished to watch.


This time we were bigger, stronger and smarter.

We exactly knew which theatre it was playing, what time, ticket price, how to book and everything else you need to know about the movie.

The thing we did not know?? That “IF YOU KNOW HOW TO BOOK A TICKET ONLINE, THEN BOOK IT”


And due to a small communication gap, neither of us booked a show we went to try our luck and check if we get tickets.


Date : June 4, 2011

Location: Mantri Square

Time: 9:00 AM

Sandeep: Mall opens at 9:30 AM.Till then we have to kill time.

I took a knife and he took a pistol and we killed time.


Location: Mantri Square

Time: 9:38 AM

Box Office Assistant: Sorry Sir, we don’t have tickets for KungFu Panda.Its houseful.


Wow we thought, even after 12 years nothing had changed.We still were unsuccessful to get a ticket to be able to watched a movie “we wished” together.


With no better option we bought tickets for “Hangover”.


(The small effort to waive our badluck by trying to exchange our tickets with some teenagers who were denied “Hangover” flopped miserably when they were caught at the door before entering the screen and we had to swap them back)


The movie was good. We had indeed watched a movie together.,But the catch was this was not a movie “we wished” to watch .After watching the same we came out, Had a can of Pepsi and were fretting about our badluck when Sandeep had a brainwave.( It was my brain.He just had a wave).


Now that we had enough money, a bike to roam around and enough multiplexes why not give our dream of 12 years another chance?


Off we started.


Location: Garuda Mall

Time: 12:05 PM

Box Office Assistant: Sorry Sir, we don’t have tickets for KungFu Panda.Its houseful.


NEXT


Location: Rex

Time: 12:15 PM

Box Office Assistant: Sorry Sir, we don’t have tickets for KungFu Panda..Coz its not PLAYING HERE.


NEXT

Location: Lido Mall

Time: 12:45 PM

Box Office Assistant: Sorry Sir , we don’t have tickets for KungFu Panda.Its houseful.


The spider of King Bruce was still laughing at us when a BMTC bus ran over it and it was crushed to death. May its soul rest in peace.


Location: Sigma Mall

Time: 12:45 PM

Box Office Assistant: We do have last 2 tickets. Front row .Is it OK ?

Sandeep: I can kill your husband to get that seat!!!


And after 12 years, we finally found our ‘inner peace” and were able to watch a movie which “we wished” together.

2 comments:

  1. Good job! Quite witty like most of your other posts!! :)

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