Two weeks back we went to Sathyam Cinemas on a Saturday as per my routine to watch a movie. I’m a person who will get the true essence of watching a movie or who will be able to enjoy the movie to the fullest only if I watch it from the trailers/ads. We were rushing since mum delayed… as she had to collect clothes from dry clean. I was yelling at her saying even if I miss one scene…might be even the productions name in the screen then she would have to take me to the same movie again. As usual she paid no attention to what I was talking!!!!!
Hell with this traffic…each n every time we near a signal I used to pray to God that it shouldn’t turn red and make us the unlucky ones. God gave us green signals..all the way..at around 5-6 traffic signals…I couldn’t believe it….overwhelming with joy but still not able to enjoy it completely we reached the theatre….Now, we can’t wait for the lifts and mum is slow in steps…which is the quickest option…I started thinking. Well I can’t urge the lift but my mum,yesss. I was literally chasing mum to be quick…she mumbled “People pushing in Thirupathi are better than you” hehe….I giggled.
With all those running, climbing, yelling and gasps we reached and I would have bumped into that ticket collector. Poor guy he gave a confused look and even before I asked he told us –“Movie has not yet started. 5 more minutes, don’t worry” aaahhhh Thank God. Mum’s face had an terrible expression which conveyed “You should have let me take the lifts…..you idiot/stupid/whatever” I tried to give an innocent smile …:)
We got to our seats and now it’s her turn to yell at me. “What do you think you are doing to me. Is this an age to run? From next week I’m not coming with you to watch movies……..” and it was going on. Do you think I would have been upset…hehe no way…it happens every time we go for a movie and shopping. Her standard dialogue would be “I’m going to tell dad, I can never manage you, ever. From next time I’ll ask him to take you”
Suddenly everyone stood up….didn’t understand what was happening…people were not even hurrying so nothing is wrong…but what else....whole theatre was silent….and so mum stopped. Everyone were staring at the screen where S.P.B started singing Jana.......... Gana................... OMG…..I got goose bumps….A.R.Rehman’s music in DTS and S.P.B’s voice and the whole crowd singing together….each and every word uttered with laid emphasis and complete feel….I don’t know what to say but EVERY INDIAN SHOULD EXPERIENCE IT.
I remembered my school days where we get to sing our national anthem everyday, but now we hardly do it and this idea is really awesome. I loved it. Wish they would implement it in all theatres. I was sure mum won’t shout at me for rushing, after this and I won’t rush to see the ads or trailers but to get this feel again and again that refreshed my mind, body and soul.
So guys n gals, auntys n uncles, thathas n paatis...everyone in Chennai go to Sathyam Cinemas not only to watch a movie but to experience this....it gives a feel better than the one you get after a bungee jumping. Well, I don't mean it's scary but the feel you would never forget or you would never wish to forget.