Facts and Fiction, Humor, In real life, Indian Cinema, Ooty, P U Krishnan

Who is copying whom?

No “cut, cut” or “take”  here.  The young man delivered his dialogue effortlessly and the old woman with whom he quarreled, was equally fluent.  The slangs used by them and their body language were also equally convincing.  The young man lost his temper when that woman kept on cursing his wife; and he pushed the old woman away and told his mother  who too was there, ” Let the bitch yell and curse, we’ll go now”.  His mother tried to pacify him, but he seemed to be adamant “No mom, she is jealous of valli (his wife).  Let that old woman call us names but she has no business to …..”.

We have seen such scenes in Indian movies but this one took place on a street close to a temple.  It was a real life incident which reminded  me of some movie scenes.  Incidentally, when we see such scenes in a movie, we are quite often reminded of  real life scenes which we come across, now and then.

The question is who is copying whom?  It could be 50-50.  youngsters and even the women may have some movie chaps in their minds when they create scenes! An actor or a director would have witnesses such scenes on streets and carried them over to the film world.

Any way, one is vying with the other!

Author: P U Krishnan

First things first. I am one of those retired chaps who are young at heart. I watch cricket matches and jump for joy when Tendulkar scores yet another century. I read newspapers and books too, though I am not crazy about them. I think I have a mind free from hatred and I owe it to the wonders of nature and music. I scribble something now and then and call myself a writer! Though I have settled in Ooty, a lovely hill station in Tamil Nadu—I must emphasize the fact that I was born and brought up in Tellicherry in North Kerala and studied in the good old Government Brennen College. Of and on, my mind goes back to my ancestral house at Tiruvangad in Tellicherry in front of an ancient Sri Ram temple. I am indebted to this wonderful place which inculcated in me a love for cricket and literature. But all said and done, I am an Indian first.

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