This month in tamil is called Aadi – the month of breeze. Last evening was one such pleasant breezy saturday evening. Some highlights…
a) Driving along the adayar bridge with my hands free from the handlebar and the breeze swirling across the face. I was also humming the Girlfriend tune of Boys. Felt heroic and grossly cool. Just a small shake and I would have been thrown out of the bike. Would have looked like a joker. Fortunately, didn’t happen.
b) Watched Jackie Chan’s Shanghai Knights in an open air theatre. The breeze was also perfect and it was much better than an artifical AC theatre. It was a very ordinary movie but the thin line of fiction was innovative. It is a fictious interlude as to how Sir Arthur Conyan Doyle elevated from a Scotlandyard cop to a writer and coined Sherlock Holmes as his hero. Also another suprise was the fiction of Charlie Chaplin’s childhood. Looked a fabulous idea to link famous celebrities as a character in the movie. Do u know any such movies before?
c) Offlate I noticed, Chennai becomes very neon-lighted in the evening. Signs of leaving the conservative filter coffee culture and moving ahead with the go-getter funda. If you don’t think so watch the Boys movie. Quickeys coffee pub (!) serves kumbakonam coffee – the typical filter coffee of sorts. What you get for 7 bucks in Saravana Bhavan is served for 50 bucks. Just 43 bucks more. Why so much of difference? Coffee pub, man. It is a coffee pub. Much hyped interiors, latest fad babes, thin waistlines, chubby boyfriends, thier smallest nokias, american pub chairs, neon lights are some elements around you in a coffee pub. So prices are set accordingly. Did u ask for all these? Not me.
P.S: Maniratnam, has begun shooting the next day after was dicharged from the hospital. Workaholic !!