So, I’m not your regular movie buff/ avid reader/ passionate listener of music/ or crazy idiot box lover. Therefore, I usually steer clear of conversations about this stuff even though they are all over the place. But I was so bored today that even though I heard them say things like, ‘oh, it’s so gripping’, and ‘I’ve reached episode 16’, and so on.. I still asked them what they were talking about. They said: The Mahabharata. To clarify further, I asked if they were talking of some animated version. They proudly pronounced that it was the original, B.R. Chopra version that they were watching. I couldn’t help but smile. Actually, I just managed to control a laugh. For once I knew the stuff people were talking about. I spent several Sunday mornings watching that series with family as a kid.
It was really amusing. I never thought a day like this would ever come. Or at least so soon. Same generation as me?!
They were surprised that I knew about the epic. To confirm, Siddhant asked me if I knew who Kunti was. I laughed! It’s silly, but I felt so cool sitting with four people who looked at me in the same awe with which they were talking about the series. Teehee!! And of course, I also knew who Nakul and Sehdev were. 😀 I was almost tempted to tell them what will happen next. (As if it was a thriller movie we were discussing!) I am not sure if you are also finding this funny, but it is pretttty amusing in my head. 🙂
Also for the record, I watched two movies this past weekend. It’s almost a feat achieved. One was ‘Lost in Translation’. I couldn’t figure why it was nominated for awards et al. I just kept thinking of Whose Line Is It Anyway through several scenes.
The other movie I watched was ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’. I liked Jim Carrey in it. Other than that, since it is such a talked about movie, I do not have an opinion of it. Another post, another day on that phenomenon.