Holy smokesHere's wishing the "mango makkaL" safe & happy festivities
Try as I might resisting, but a festival day almost demands a post to be dedicated to it. However, Diwali sees a curious lack of enthusiasm from me, and has been so for the last several years. I guess it all started with finding Diwali bang in the middle of the PLs before the semester exams for four continuous years (which quietly hints that I did make it in 4, thank you). Given that it was the time when you discovered the extent of your preparation (or lack of it), the Sivakasi arsenal could be just a pale whimper before the days to come.
I find that the people who plunge into Diwali are ones with a critical mass of relatives or newly wed couples or families with young kids or people away from home filled with nostalgia or students & working chaps with a chance to head home. Since I don't fit into any of the above categories, Diwali is yet another festival holiday. I don't burst crackers, just light the nominal sparkler to mark the occasion. In addition, "Naraka Chaturdashi" is our Diwali day and I work that day, so the Laxmi Puja day is just a day off from work (may not be, considering the state of our product release scheduled for next week).
Not that if I was home on Diwali day, I would do anything special. Sadly, it comes down to what's on the Tamil channels. Sun TV provides a mouth-watering film on Thursday evening, one I've been awaiting for a while. It's late, but it's his latest #1. Sing it now, in chorus:
B - to - the - A - to - the - B - to - the - A!That's right ladies & gentlemen, time for the "|..|" mudra (a.k.a "|,,|") !!.
For those who came in late, Baba was Rajnikant's last film, released in Aug 2002. Apparently, even Rajini fans couldn't save the film. Which makes it even more appealing in my mind. Fret not, Superstar fans, I have nothing against him (he's actually a classic case of fettered & frittered potential) and his formulaic themes are quite entertaining. But I fear it's going to be Thanksgiving rather than Diwali, for Baba is reportedly quite the turkey. But his fans and well-wishers hope it's all gatam, gatam. #2
F5 your memory with:
* My (unfair) views on the film, even without having seen it.
0. This post was dedicated to Rahul Srinivas who would love watching this film if he was here
1. One of Baba's trademark catchphrases from this film
2. Yet another signature toon from this film