Monday, July 25, 2005

rerun

Watched 'The lion king' with Aayu yesterday. And whenever I watch it (yeah, a zillion times by now, thanks to Aayu), I get reminded of the first time a friend and I went to watch it the first time about 13 years ago, on a rainy night. There was no other movie worth watching in town and we thought, let's go see 'lion king'. Having made our decision, we checked the cinema hall again and learned that the night show would be ideal. Beer and food done with, it'd be a cool ride to the hall - just buy the tickets and enjoy the movie. Half way through to the pub though, it started pouring tom cats and huge great dane dogs. By the time we reached double road (yeah, that's the popular name, Bangaloreans will recognize), the bike was 'wheel deep' in water. We rode on. Rain? Hah, that wasn't gonna spoil our night, no way. But we decided to pull to a side just before our heads went underwater and we went 'blub blub blub'. The bike, quite contented after this much needed bath, decided to relax. I kicked the starter a 100 times and likewise my friend. No sir, I'm not moving, the bike seemed to say. So, off we went pushing it, hoping somewhere down the line it would dry up and maybe we could try starting it again. Well, you guessed it. We had to push it all the way to the hall and we had just about time to grab a quick burger and dash to the cinema hall. The movie was awesome and when we walked out after the show, it was like it'd not rained at all. All calm on the waterfront (back, left, right and up as well).

I'm sure a lot of other movies come with complimentary memories as this. Care to share 'em here, with me? Go on..

12 comments:

aqua said...

there is one movie with similar experiences where we got drenched. though it was slightly okay since it was after the show. the movie?- mohra. :)

phatichar said...

aqua: tip tip barsa paaani.. :)

n.g. said...

finding nemo. watched it in singapore with my friend and his kids, and his 5 year old and I kept calling each other 'dude' forever after that.

manuscrypts said...

and the songs are good too!! :)

phatichar said...

nish: hehehe...cool- dude. :)

manu: u bet!

Parna said...

when the Father was dying, i could here a thousand sobs in the hall. including mine. i Loved the movie. one of the best, animation has to offer. next i would say, would be Finding Nemo.

Ash said...

Sounds like you and your friend had a great time :D !

That was a great movie, but my allt-time fave animated movie has got to be Ice Age ! What humor, man !

GratisGab said...

I can't get Annu Malik going "Rain is falling" outta my head...help!

phatichar said...

parna: Aayu always asks for that part to be skipped on the dvd

ash: we sure had.. :) yeah Ice age too, but that humor is more or less understood by grown-ups.. finding nemo is another great one..But the very first animated movie that brought a lump to my throat was 'beauty and the beast'

gabby: replace that by 'dekho baarish ho rahi hai, it's raining, it's raining, it's raaaaining' (again, by anu malik) ;))

worma said...

Did the bike start on the return ? Or you pushed it all the way back (pulled ;-) ) ? Actually that brought more memories for me than movie. So many adventures with the two-wheelers in the rain. Esp if its a bajaj scooter :-))

aks said...

OH yes! I rem it distinctly, i don't rem the move though (so much for distinct memories!) but i rem me and my friend why the theater was empty. It had been raining when we got in but usualy mumbai rains, when we came out we were alarmed to find the mall almost empty! one step out and tada...! yes it was the day mumbai almost drowned. I couldn't reach home that day, luckily my friend stayed closeby some 1 hour away walking, it took us 6 hours that day and no i am not kidding...and we lost each other, I reached a good 30 min before her! ppl on the road were holding hands and walking so we don't drown. That night my mom was alone at home, my dad was stranded somewhere, my brother somewhere else and me at my fiends place! Needless to say she cried her heart out. We all reached home 2 days later! A movie I shouldn't really forget but drat memory fails me! :D

phatichar said...

Ah, that day, huh? Don't worry, when a potboiler of a rain such as this happens in your life, its small wonder that you don't rem the movie. Glad all of you waded out of it safe...:)