Monday nights are usually movie nights for me. Yesterday I was meant to watch Bridge of spies with my partner and I think he got his periods yesterday! ( I swear, men get periods too). He was so crabby yesterday that we decided to cancel the movie night.
Just because he didn’t want to go for the movie, doesn’t mean that I shouldn’t, so I checked the movie guide to see if there is any movie, I could watch on my own. (I felt his periods should be over by next Monday and we could still watch Bridge of spies together) I noticed that my local theatre is showing Amar Akbar Anthony. I couldn’t believe they were showing Bachchan’s movie in Brisbane. I haven’t watched a Hindi movie for ages, so I thought I might as well go and watch the movie. Yaya has exams going on and my son was speaking to his gf on Skype, so I asked Baby, if she would come with me to watch an Indian movie.
“Mom, I won’t understand a thing” she said
“That is fine, you can sleep if you want to, and I will buy ice cream for you after the movie”
“Fine” she said and packed her colouring book and pencils to take along.
The other reason we watch movies on Monday night is that I get student discount and the ticket only costs 5$. I was shocked when the movie attendant told me the price for 2 tickets , 32$. Bloody hell !
As Baby and I walked up to the cinema hall, I noticed a lot of Mallus around and I was expecting Punjabi/Hindi crowd.
Something really wasn’t right.
And then the ads started.. Mallus speaking English in Mallu accent..Even a simple street name like Annerley road was butchered beautifully.
It occurred to me that the last time I actually watched a Malayalam movie in the theatre was when I was doing pre-degree. That is a loooooong time ago !
When the movie started Baby asked ” Mom, what language are they speaking?”
“Malayalam” I replied
“Isn’t that your language?” She asked
“Yup, yours too?” I replied
“Nope, Mom, I am a Canadian, I am not whatever you are”
I didn’t have any response.. after all, you reap what you sow.
Fortunately, movie had English subtitles and whoever has done it, has done a decent job and I noticed that Baby kept her colouring book aside and was actually watching the movie.
I loved the theme song..apart from that I didn’t find anything remarkable. But Baby watched her first Malayalam movie..
What really bothered me was that a lot of people brought little kids along to watch the movie. It is time Indian movies started classifying movies according to the age. There was too much violence in the movie and I found it really disturbing that little kids are exposed to so much violence.