Last week, my wife and I were at IOI Mall to see the latest Tamil movie “Anniyan” (picture source: www.hindu.com
). Frankly speaking, I don’t normally watch Tamil movies in cinemas unless it is a really good movie. I rather spend my good RM18.00 (wei, that’s expensive for some mah) on some sci-fi movies (like Star Wars or the Matrix). The movie was good except for the part where the director decided to use elements from the movie “Matrix” for the fighting scene. That left a bitter taste on my tongue
We were there about 2 hours before it starts and guess what? The tickets almost sold out. The Indians are getting better nowadays…they book online or via telephone calls. Big changes since I last watched Tamil movie in the theater. The best seat they had was Row M, which I was afraid was almost near to the screen. My wife said that if she is seating right in front of the screen, she is walking out(with me of course). Luckily Row M was few rows behind the screen, so we had a good view of the movie without straining our necks (and backs).
We had 10 minutes before the movie started and I had a good look of the people around me:-
1. There was a group of young boys, all wearing baggie pants and carrying helmet. All seemed happy and was impatient to see their hero. Could not hear much of what they were talking but I noted some familiar words like “Ena Macha” (“What Brother”), “Jokana Sakere” (“Superb Girl”), “Cantik macam bunga”, etc. Bring old memories back when I used to hang out with my friends.
2. There was a group of young girls, just after college. All giggling away at some handsome hunks (even to some married ones, ahem). All of them have 2 things on their hands…a colorful bag (indicates that they are just after college) and hand phones (all busy talking and chatting).
3. A big family of almost 20 people…from the great grandma to 2 babies (must have chartered a bus for it). They came in a single row and seated right in front of the screen. Pity them. Immediately, there was a commotion. The cinema attendant came in and was seen checking their tickets. Guess what, the father had forgot to purchase a ticket for himself (I guess he forgot to count himself when he counting his family members) and conveniently sat at someone else’s seat. The problem arose when that “someone” had arrived and wanted the seat back.
4. A small family…the parents and their 3 (pretty) teenage daughters. All looked relaxed and eager to see the movie except for the father who had to double up as their bodyguard, watching left and right (and centre) for any “impropriate” looks from the guys. The father looked as if he will pounce on anyone who tries to make a “move” at his daughters. He even took some time to sort out the family’s seating arrangements. The pretty one sits beside old aunty while he sits besides teenage boys. I avoided eye contact with his daughter…err, I mean avoided eye contact with the father (phew)
5. Love birds…do I need to explain further? Funny thing is when I was dating my wife, we were acting exactly like the “love birds” (don’t give a damn as to who is sitting nearby) but now after 2 years into our marriage, we are complaining how these people are acting in public. Shame, shame puppy shame. Some things certainly change in course of time
6. The “gangsters”. Frankly speaking I don’t see why they have to come to see movies. They talk loud; wear only short pants, looked drunk, have hand phone ringing all the time and kacau other people’s girl and then show “gangsterism” when the other guy reacts.
7. The “professionals”. They wear proper clothes (kaki pants, casual shirt) and most of them are wearing spectacles (looks intelligent mah). Some come with their girl (or wife) but act decently unlike the “love birds”. The 1st thing they do is to switch their hand phone to silent or vibration mode. They keep quiet and wait patiently for the movie to start. It is the kind of material that parents looks out for when looking for life partner for their daughters. Some take the time to get new ideas for their weblog. Ok ok fine. I was telling you about myself on the last bit.
Enjoy the movie.