Monday, October 23, 2006

Gandhi Pataki

In this great country of ours, we pay tribute to people who have done a 'worthwhile contribution to society' by such gestures as using their names to rename roads, circles, flyovers, garbage-collection-vans, urban extensions and more. But somehow, in this Deepavali season, I feel we have left out crackers from this 'renaming-gesture'. Added to this, is the irony that crackers have been named after animals and not eminent people. I think we should give this a serious rethink. Probably we can have a nationwide discussion on this. It's the need of the hour. I think its practical to set ourselves a goal of completing this renaming process by next Deepavali, so that we can have the previlege of bursting 'Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad pataki'(Pataki is kannada word for crackers. This is for those who do not know Kannada.), 'Gandhi pataki', 'Anil Kumble Kumble pataki' etc next year. Ok, I will stop this piece of jejunity here. Wish you all a 'Happy Deepavali'

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Upcoming sequels

Wih sequels to every other film being made in Hindi cinema these days, these are the sequels that you can expect, according to me, in the next few years.

Film: Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara
Sequel 1: Maine Nehru Ko Nahin Mara
Sequel 2: Maine Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad Ko Nahin Mara (English title: MMAKAKNM)
Seqeul 3: Maine Mujhko Nahin Mara (English title: I did not commit Suicide)

Film: Don, The Chase Begins
Sequel 1: Don - Chase In Progress, Please Maintain Silence And Remain Seated
Sequel 2: Don - This Chase Will Definitely Go Down To The Wire
Sequel 3: Don - Chase Completed, No Threats Found.

Film: Anthony Kaun Hai?
Sequel 1: Anthony Woh Hain?
Sequel 2: Nahin. Anthony Bhagwaan Hain.
Sequel 3: Anthony Kaun Hain? Mujhe Kya Maloom Hain?

Film: Krrish(This, infact, was itself a sequel)
Sequel 1: Krrrish With 3 R's
Sequel 2: Krrrrish With 4 R's
Sequel 3: (Sequel 3 will be kept as a mystery without releasing it.)

Film: Rang De Basanti
Sequel 1: Dubaara Rang De Basanti - Another minister's assasination? Another radio station taken over by assasins?
Sequel 2: Teesra Rang De Basanti - Radio station renovated
(Fearing that it would be impossible to repeat the success of these 3 films, Mehra decides not to shoot the third sequel, "Kahaani Har Radio Station Ki").

Film: Mangal Pandey - The Rising
Sequel 1: Mangal Pandey - He Has Risen
Sequel 2: Mangal Pandey - The Curtains Come Down
(Sequel 3 would not be shot. Reasons will not be divulged.)

Fim: Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (KANK)
Amused by the abbrevaition KANK, Karan deicides to makethe following sequels with similar acronyms.
Sequel 1: Tum Alvida Naa Kaho (TANK)
Sequel 2: Hum Alvida Naa Kahenge (HANK)
Sequel 3: Bhai, Alvida Naa Kaho (BANK)
All these 3 films by Karan, will deal with 'complex relationships'. This is very obvious.

Well, that's it for today. Any other ideas for sequels? Do tell me.