Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Pallo...?

Ok, who remembers Deepak Malhotra, the hot hunk? Raise your hands. All those pretty/not so pretty...well, mostly all girls who were teenagers a decade and a half ago, please jog your memory. Remember walking out of the theater, disgusted and aghast with disbelief when you heard that one word - 'Pallo'? Pallo in this case was our very own 'hawa hawaii' girl, Sridevi and the guy who whimpered the word was - YES! Deepak Malhotra. In Lamhe. Remember?Which brings me to voices. One of the first things after a person's appearance that makes an impression. More so if you've not seen the person before and have only heard the voice on phone, radio or any audio medium. Yeah, yeah, later on we realize that the person is not all that bad or vice versa. But the voice sketches a basic frame of impression. Amitabh Bachchan, who didn't make it in an AIR interview because of his baritone, later came to rule the roost with the very weapon, redesigned to suit his angry young man image. A voice that turns girls' knees to jelly even today.I remember speaking to a guy, a client, at my previous job over the phone for six straight months, addressing him as 'Ma'am!' But you should've seen the person's face. Veerappan would've ran away in fear. The opposite has happened as well. 'Ma'am' has had a 'Sir' voice too in another case. But I guess it's not in our hands to have a voice that we wish to have and what matters at the end of the day is what kinda person we are.

15 comments:

shub said...

"'Ma'am' has had a 'Sir' voice" you say? sure you aren't talking about me?!
*sigh*

Nupur said...

LOL!!!
'Pallo' rand a bell in my head... but could not place it till I read 'Lamhe'. And yes... definately voice has got loads to do with first impressions!! *nods in agreement!*

phatichar said...

shub: won't know, haven't heard you out yet ;) (kidding...in any case why do u feel that?)

missnupur: Glad we agree! And hey, thax for dropping by

Anonymous said...

so how DID you find out that the 'Ma'am' was actually a 'Sir'?

would have loved to see the expression on your face at that point in time :))

Parna

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aqua said...

oh yes the guy with a nose that looked liked it had been neatly ironed. :)

phatichar said...

parna: you're right, I got to meet this guy. Have you ever seen tom's expression when jerry beats him up? That was my expression.

aqua: bingo!

KJ said...

Deepak Malhotra .. who can forget him he has the most divine face & the most horrible VOICE....

:Sigh:

KJ

GratisGab said...

O MY GOD. I remember the wave of disappointment that rushed thru my system when I heard that "Pallo..?" myself so many years ago. My elder sister almost cried. Good thing he stopped with the movies after that :)

phatichar said...

gabby: Hey gabby, welcome back! Good to c ya..:)
Yeah, 'pallo' broke a million hearts that fateful friday :)

Kahini said...

Heavens, I'd forgotten all about his existence! And he was India's hottest male model!

phatichar said...

kahini: and one of the highest paid as well, in those days.

aks said...

So I hve to share this! I saw this movie(one of my all time favorites!) as a child with two of my fave college going aunts. This moment is etched in my memories as the precise moment the entire theatre burst into guffaws and that brilliant moment when my aunts exchanged a long look before they gave in to laughter till tears were streaming frm their eyes. Deepak Malhotra thus became immortalized for me :D

phatichar said...

Aks: LOL...say, are u gonna be reading and commenting on almost every post here? :) u have patience...hehe

aks said...

don't bet on it!

phatichar said...

Hahaha..no, won't :)