July 14, 2015

My Dear Most Annoying Movie Lovers!!

Ten On Tuesday!


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Have you been waiting for three excruciatingly painful years to watch a movie or at least for half a year, like me? Are you waiting to watch your dream heroine as a fairy princess, with saliva dripping? Can't wait to see what surprises your favorite director has in store for you? If all of us movie lovers and movie goers keep a few tips in mind; I am sure your most awaited movie's experience is going to be just as wonderful.
  1. Don't read Reviews. Period.! : Okay, now that you have waited for so long; why taste the meal before eating? Just go without any expectations and enjoy it to the core.
  2. Early Birds: I know you are eager to watch the movie on the first day,  first show. Well, I cannot afford to pay $30 and wait in line for an hour to sit in the front row. I like to watch after the dust settles down. So if you can kindly keep quiet around enthusiasts like me, we are very grateful.
  3. This row is reserved for Found In Folsom: Yes. Please do not put your hand kerchief and block an entire row for your colony. This is not the red bus of your small town. Save one for your wife, two for your kids, two for your parents, I can still bear it. But an entire row, I am going to sit there next time.
  4. Is there a way you can arrange for a babysitter if possible? I made this mistake when my son was little and I am thankful to those couple of friends who baby sat him outside the theater during the entire movie. If possible, arrange for a baby sitter. If not, please take turns  in watching the movie with friends at least till your kids are grown up and can keep quiet.
  5. Whatsap can wait: Like data, we all have unlimited friends on our whatsap and Facebook. I am sure they can wait for your reply. If you are the CEO and your company is sinking in case you don't reply, there is always an Exit door. Didn't get me? Will you switch that damn thing off?
  6. Long legs? Fold 'em: 6 "Ft tall? Long legs? Okay, please push 'em back or sit in a row without seats before you. Don't place them on the front row. This is not your coffee table, darling. Stop Kicking!
  7. Newly married? Forever 21? Cannot get enough of each other? How do I enjoy the romance on the screen if a live session is going on beside or ahead of me, my dear lovey dovey couples?
  8. If you watched it umpteen times, kindly zip your lips: If you liked the movie too well and it is your second, third or thirteenth time watching it, we know you know the dialogues by heart. Will you please zip your lips?
  9. Don't drink, don't pee: Don't gimme that look. I haven't known a person who died of dehydration who didn't drink for every 15 minutes and pee for every half an hour. If you think you do, please sit at the starting of a row.
  10. Last but not least, it takes crores of rupees, years of thinking & planning, months of sleepless days and nights, hundreds of people to co-ordinate to make a movie. Please go and watch it in a theater and not online. It won't cost more than a Biryani or a pizza. Stop Piracy!!
Disclaimer: This post is not to hurt anyone's feelings in particular. Any resemblance to persons reading or not is purely coincidental. 

32 comments:

  1. Can[t believe that I am the first one to comment on this lovely post giving 'dos and don'ts' while watching the movie:) I agree with your observations, Latha!

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    1. You get the honors, Rahul sir :) May be it's the timing. I pushed the publish button and you must have logged in right then :) Thanks for your confirmation that I am not insane ;-)

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  2. Agree with all the points except Whatsap--i have seen folks Whatsapping in a party of only ten persons.It is a matter of do or die for them :)

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    1. Hahaa....they must be surely dying then :-) Trust me, I myself have a huge addiction for it. Worse than facebook.

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  3. hahaha Well, there are all kinds of morons inhabiting movie theaters these days.

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    1. True. They say it takes all kinds to make this world...similarly :D

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  4. Wow prudvi, nicely written. Btw, you have a great blog.enjoyed reading about you and your darling :-)

    Keep it up
    -Rajani

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    1. Thank you so much, Rajani. :) Hahah...so you read it? Glad you liked it.

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  5. I have heard a lot about this one....
    All valid points.

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    1. Your validation makes me feel that I am lot saner than I think :) Watch it if possible. I am planning to watch it this weekend.

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  6. good one prudhvi!! totally agree :) . My son surprised me telling me the story of Baahubali...he says amma my friend's mother told him and he told me....never thought my son would discuss movies at school..:)...and schocked to see my neighbor's watching pirated movie on the fourth day of release...had to restrain the thought of doing some thing!! :(

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    1. Hahahah....akka, our kids talk and do more things than we can imagine. Maa vadu aite oka two years back, ekanga cinema ne teeyalani try chesadu. I am not a 100% anti piracy person, but immediately after release, I don't like people doing it. After 6 months or an year, it doesn't really matter the success of the film. Glad you went by your instincts.

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  7. All valid points, will add to it more after watching it tonight...

    Sri

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    1. Sure ra....me going to watch it tonight :)

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  8. All of this is so true! I've gotten to the point where if I go to the movies, I wait until it has been out for a few weeks, and then I go to the matinee. That way I am almost guaranteed to get a great seat and not be disturbed by anyone.

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    1. Really, that is the best thing to do. Thing is, Indian movies don't play in theaters for that long. I remember going to a matinee and there were only three of us. It was such a bliss with no nuisance.

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    2. How long do the movies stay in the theaters? Sometimes ours are here for six weeks or more.

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    3. On an average ours stay for a couple of weeks. If it is a big movie and hugely awaited one like the poster mentioned above, it might stay up to 3-4 weeks. Sometimes, some movies are released a second time with lesser tkt prices.

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  9. Agree with all the pointers you have shared. Hate it when people do not let you enjoy the movie with their silly thoughtless senseless acts.

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    1. seriously yaar. I hate it even when I have to hold a seat for the husband who is parking his car meanwhile. Btw, your last ten on Tuesday was one of the inspirations for this post :)

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  10. Someone is mad at the world that disturbs her long awaited movie outing :) Agree about all the points. We used to put the kids to sleep and leave them with the in-laws at home while we went for night shows. Ah, those were the days when I could keep awake beyond 10 pm :D

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    1. Not only this movie, BM. Any one movie for that matter. These things irk me to no end. Only that this movie let my frustration touch the peak and the volcano burst :P. I know..leaving kids with someone and going to the movies is such a blessing. I think movie halls should have a rule that kids below 5 are not allowed unless it is a kids movie.

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  11. You can cross oceans, move to a new continent but you cannot escape the annoying moviegoer who can't keep his mouth shut!

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    1. I know right? I think we Indians are the only special species who does things like these.

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  12. I loved your messages especially with a touch of humor in them.

    I recently went to watch Mission Impossible in US and had this Indian couple continuously talking to each other...may be one of them didn't understand English!

    Seriously, i am totally with you since the very same issues annoy me too.

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    1. Hey...welcome here, Alok. First thing, I didn't know you blogged. I have noticed your comments on a couple of blogs recently but didn't pay attention to check :)
      oh so true man...I hate to take my kids anywhere...esp my daughter..she can't keep that thing shut...her mouth I mean :D

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  13. Looks like someone managed to annoy the hell out of you. I could relate to most of your points, I hate people who keep talking when the movie is going on, or when they give away spoilers.

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    1. I was laughing loudly when I read your comment. Not one single person actually. Many varieties of specimens including my own kids and my self too. Exactly...if they watched it I donno why they spoil the interest of others.

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  14. Its because of these people the fun of watching a movie on the big screen goes for a toss. They should be banned from movie theaters!

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    1. So you and me sail in the same boat..I think we should go for special premiere shows :D

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  15. Whats up Latha...so much frustration. OMG. Come on chill. I get your point but hey that's the movie buffs. One thing they will tell you is watch it in your media room if you want so much discipline. LOL. Jokes apart....I feel that some of your points are fine like that for the lovey dovey couples who can't get enough of each other. And of those that needs to keep their loud mouth low. But like I said...public place so you are destined to see specimens. :)

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    1. I know....hall lo anger kakkithe evaru vintaru cheppandi..po...pomma antaru..anduke blog lo kakkanu :P

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