Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Movie at Pradeeps'

Pradeep's room has a very special place in the heart of my gang. Simply because it is our very own mini theatre. You know, when you look back at goner times, it is the small finer things that make you miss the past more than the bigger more seemingly important things. So before I feel like it's totally gone and can't get it back at all, I wanna write about it.

Pradeep's penthouse

Before you get nasty ideas, we are still talking about Pradeep's room. And don't you dare go visiting the penthouse website or else you will loose interest in this story!

Here is Pradeep's (a.k.a Podhe's ) picture -> Click here (since the title of the blog has his name I figured, you people can see him as well - This is a pic from the Kudremukh snaps remember them?)

For those severely unfortunate people who haven't had the pleasure of watching a movie in his room or simply haven't see it (yet) lemme give you a picture!

Pradeep's room, measures roughly 12x6 feet.(You see we are sort of the God of small things)

It has the following stuff

1 Computer with 17" Screen and pretty good speakers.

1 bed - Which ALWAYS slides over to the front when we are sitting on it and leaning against the wall.

2 Tables - One at the corner holds his book and second one on which his desktop rests in peace. The desktop is the heart of our entertainment mechanism. That's one machine I will definitely miss.

2 Chairs - out of which one chair is badly broken. Try placing your ass on that one and we will all be enjoying your freak show rather than the movie.

umm...Thats it!

Now lemme see , there are usually 7 of us who suddenly mob his place out of the blue when Pradeep is least expecting it.

Well it's usually like he is sleeping and suddenly we show up

"Pradeeeep...tak tak the door"

Pradeep (hereon with adressed as Podhe) gets up and


*Opens the door*

There are, say, 2/3 of us shouting "Movie!Movie!Movie!" as he opens the door. He opens the door and we run in so fast and so madly that Podhe falls backwards onto the floor and has footmarks all over his body and face when we are done getting in.

When he finnally dusts himself and gets in, he turns on his desktop and tries to start some video usually something to do with greatest cricket catches in history or best of Shane Warne and stuff like that. As much as things like that just hypnotize me into watching them, I(we) start messaging vigourously to call the rest of the madhouse to place.

The movie:

Our choice of movies is pretty simply all guy movies. NO NOT PORNO you miserable jerks! It's more like runaway bots, psycho killers, save the world kind of movies that boys like to watch. If you think a bunch of boys like us get together to watch those kinda movies that your girlfriend has to force you to watch or that you will prefer when you are beyond 85 and devoid of all that testosterone THEN YOU ARE IN BIG MISUNDERSTANDING MISTER! - Just so you know. We cool right?

Selecting the movie to watch is our biggest challenge.

Podhe is shouting out weird Tamil and Telugu names which makes absolutely no sense to us.
No offense, but we have kind of a thing for Tamil and Telugu movies..umm..I dunno how to put it...its like we f*cking hate them!

You know it's normal for animals to attack and kill things that they don't understand. It just shows we still have our animal instincts intact.

'Thayan Kondha Veeran'
'Yemme iduttha Thoppai'
'Ni Thaatha na ajjiya boyfriend'
'Adjust pannitai'
'Naanu romba hot iraka'
'Poda thiruda -yenna favourite LKG rhyme'

Somebody is saying something - suddenly they fighting - next they are kissing - and then all of a sudden people are flying all over the place - which we have come to realise is a fight scene.

Subtitles don't really help that much. With subtitles its more like -
" Hey! I have a great idea to spend the saturday..why don't we watch the Subtitles of Bommarillu? "

"Wow dude! Great idea - you da koolest! "

Anywaaaaay...we are throwing old newspapers at Podhe for suggesting the bad movies!

It's usually like, I am the fool who resisted watching all the good movies so that we can watch it together.
And Rohit is the fool who has watched ALL OF THEM!

I am shouting - That one...THAAAT ONE...
He goes - Watched it....WAAATCHED ITTTT

P in the middle is shouting - Boring Boring

Finally all the guys settle for a majority while Podhe is still shouting
"Hey I have watched this one maaaan....I have watched it...I don wanna watch iitttt!!!! "

We are replying "Who asked youuuuu who asked youuuuu??? "
or we just turn deaf ears.

For our example - Deathrace!

Finally the picture starts:
1)We throw Pradeep (Theatre owner) on the floor who is still shouting that he doesn't want to watch that movie in HIS room on HIS computer.
2)4 of us settle on the bed (I always get my place on it)
3)while the other two manage to sit on the chairs.
Yes - one poor fella always sits on the broken chair. Somehow!
4)Ofcourse every 10 minutes, all of us sitting on the bed have to get up and push the bed back to the wall, because as I said earlier, it keeps sliding away to the front.
Don't even get me started on the curses we throw at Podhe for having such furniture which are a disgrace to wood!

Anyway, the movie -
Bliss! It's like, Y'know like...kinda like, gonna, sorta gain historical importance in the future!

(I know 75% of you went to check out the penthouse website and 75% of the remaining will go and check now)

Curiousity they call it.

There are barely weeks left, Have you watched a Movie at Pradeep's?


  1. Watching movies at his place is always fun :) That has been an integral part for us..

    After reading this emotional post all I can say is, thanku sooo much for introducing us to Penthouse website :P

  2. I did not go to the penthouse website at any point during or after reading this one, and I never will. I would have liked to watch a movie at Pradeep's house though, it sounds like it was fun.