Ok so now I am searching for an idea to blog…hmm. Since I seem to dwell on my bygone days too often , lets now scribble about the first movie I saw in Guwahati in a movie hall. That was the movie which had rewritten the history of hindi cinemas , the mother of all those tear jerker saas bahu serials ..Yes absolutely right guess guys..the movie was “ Hum Aapke Hai Kaun”. What an experience it was!
It was a Sunday . Aishwariya Rai had been crowned Miss World the previous evening ( came to know that while waiting for the gate of Apsara cinema to open) No habit of watching TV those days. No time of even going through the newspaper also because my Roomie the senior girl told me that one should go really early to get the tickets. That was first week 😉
So there we were , 4 of us with one senior ( tour escort & team leader) . Crossed the overbridge at Railway station and reached Paltan Bazar. God so such a part in Guwahati also exist. I was seeing it for the first time. We thought that we were quite early for the show. But the whole gate area was crowded with people, most of them college going young people like us. My roomie warned us to be ready to run & stand in the queue the moment the gate opens. ( I was excused obviously , one cannot expect somebody resembling a football to run and win the race and also since there were 5 of us ; so it was alright if 3 people could stand in the queue) .
Whoooosh the gate opened and the way everyone ran. My roomie and my friends were gone in a ziffy. When I reached the queue area I saw my roomie & two of my friends standing right in front of the queue. Wow what a performance that was. We were all laughing. Finally we got the tickets and sat inside the hall. After all those Social messages from Ministry of Health and Family welfare , there was Salman Khan looking breathtakingly handsome covering the whole screen in a black & white avatar. That was the first time I liked Salman Khan on screen. ( Didn’t like him in the coloured movie BTW) What followed was a chitrahar on big screen with a few laughter and more tear here and there. I actually forgot if I liked the movie or not . But I always remembered the adventure of running and standing in front of the queue to get tickets. The whole place was so crowded and the craze for Madhuri’s outfits ( So gawdy outfits except for that purple saree)
As they say that a small step marks the beginning of a long journey, that small step from Chadmari to Paltan Bazar I took had taken me a long way. From the very first movie at Guwahati in a theatre “ Hum aapke hain koun” now the list is endless. By the way the last movie I saw was the premiere show of “ Aghari Atma” , supposedly the first Assamese horror movie. Will write about it some other day.
Till then Ciao!