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January 25, 2006

Dinner and 'A' movie.


When I went to Madras this time, we went out for dinner to a club by the side of the Koovam! (Did they anticipate the river's fate and named it thus?) They were playing the movie "Salaam Namaste" in the open-air theatre in the club. HD and I were interested only in the food and with Ashu, we can’t sit for a movie anyway. So we went, we ate and we left and thankfully this time Ashu slept the whole time! Anyway, there was this group of people sitting in the next table and a young girl of about 10 years was with them. But she went out of the dining area and was watching the movie and only came in occasionally to join her family and munch something before going out again. I overheard the mother of the girl telling the group, "Oh! She wants to watch the movie. There are some beautiful locals in the movie and she loves beautiful places. She never wants to leave them. So that’s why she’s not joining us at the table." After a while my FIL and I go out to see if the Buffet is ready and catch the movie on the screen for a couple of minutes. Saif and Preity are at it. A steaming love scene. It was nt vulgar though. Beautifully taken. But still it was a steaming love scene. And this girl was standing under a tree and watching the movie while her proud mom was eating inside. And there were some grand moms and grand dads with their grand children watching the same movie. I am not passing any judgment here but I would like to say something – Oh, I forgot! I am not passing any judgment here! :)

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Times are changing...

F e r r a r i said...

Technology has improved very much!

And boo. Thank your, your husband and ashu's stars for not watching the movie. The movie is a nightmare!

S... said...

Can never forget the time when we were watching Virumandi and people had come with their 4- 8 year old kids. GOD.... I tell you, these are cases of child abuse!

I am being judgemental here, when I say, Is this movie that important to you than your kids? Can't these couple take shifts to watch this movie?

Jagan said...

ethukku peru thaan pinjule pazhuthathu nu solluvangala ?

Neways , I do recommend sex education for kids ... i am not sure
#)if u r against this
#)or u r saying parents sud b careful abt such steaming videos but at the same educate their children. I hope its the latter .

Viji said...

Boo- Ha haa. good that your kid slept!
Jagan- Heavens!! What are you thinking of? Sex education for a 3-year old? I AM judgmental here. NO, NEVER...

Jagan said...

@viji - na na .. i dint mean a 3 yeard old getting educate on such "trivial" issues ..i meant kids of arnd 14 or 15 years ..and in necase , i belive the kid mentioned in the post was 10 years :)

B o o said...

Jagan - I am of course for Sex Education. But are you saying showing Salaam Namaste and other such movies to children as sex education?

alone in my dreams said...

after having a long conversation with 3 3rd standard students, I am pretty sure they can take what Salaam Namaste has to throw at you in their stride. but being a dad... I would really love to keep the kids innocent as long as possible.

B o o said...

L, Exactly. Its not the children I am worried about as they dont give much thought to it like we think they do. But that does nt mean we have to expose our children to these if it can be easily avoided, right?