Sunday, December 13, 2009

COPY-KITTEN @ CINEMAS

The Copy-Kitten's first experience at the movies proved to be rather traumatic.
For me.
The movie was the tear-jerking TAARE ZAMEEN PAR, the moment was the heart-wrenching 'Maa' song when the little boy is about to be separated from his mother and admitted to the hostel. The Copy-Kitten, who was around two years, woke up from her sleep, sensed the tears in the air and decided to join in at full volume.
I missed most of the rest of the movie, pacing outside the auditorium with my daughter on one shoulder, wishing for a hostel.

Now that the Copy-Kitten is nearly four, I tried again. A few weeks back, we went to see the rom-com AJAB PREM KI GAZAB KAHANI, and the Copy-Kitten behaved impeccably. She sipped her soft-drink (do they spike it with sedatives? I am NOT complaining.), munched her pop-corn, fell asleep before the interval, and woke up at the end to ask, "Maa, Jenny aar Prem ki biye korechhey?" (Maa, did Jenny and Prem get married?). Although the question was asked in a voice loud enough for the rest of the audience to turn and stare at us, I cannot deny that she had arrived straight at the heart of the matter.

And today we watched PAA at the theatre, and again the Copy-Kitten enjoyed herself. Piping up questions in a Dolby-Surround Sound kind of voice and scattering popcorn under her seat and over the silently-suffering gentleman in front of her. But she cried when Auro died. Along with me, the spouse, my elder daughter, my maid, and the rest of the audience. I cannot deny that she has her heart in the right place.

14 comments:

Nu said...

1st :)

Nu said...

aww..CK is such a darling Su :)

LOL on sedatives in the cold drink ;)

I truly enjoyed PAA and TZP...and yeah me to cried when PAA dies...heart breaking,really!

CK is growing up in right direction under right guidance :) Muuuuah to her :)

Jyothi said...

I am still waiting to watch Paa. I loved TZP and APKGK. Don't want to think about the first time I took my son to the movies ...he was a year old...and it was our anniversary.We had to walk out after 15 mins. It was a mal movie called 'Araam Thamburan'. Thanks for reminding me!! HE he..Sedative..he he..

Santanu Sinha Chaudhuri said...

Another absolutely wonderful piece from you, Sucharita. I loved it. And good to see the copy-kitten growing up fast.

You remind me of the occasion when my wife and me made the mistake of taking our children to watch the Jungle Book. There was no problem with sonny, who was around two. The moment the projector was on, he exclaimed, "What a big television!" and fell asleep before the ensuing laughter died down. But our daughter, three at the time, cried copiously whenever Mowgli went off screen. She was convinced that Mowgli would be eaten up by an animal unless he was under her benign, watchful eyes. Poor girl, I regret the torture we inflicted on her that evening.

Onkar said...

I loved TZP. I am yet to watch PAA.I liked the sprinkling of humour in the piece.

SUFFIX said...

TZP i really enjoyed the movie, a nice concept 'every child has a talent'. Yet to watch PAA.

Koel said...

would have loved being in the theatre to share the experience :-)

Kavi said...

Progress ! or is it 'growing up' ! Am so glad there is movement along the way !

Many congratulations !

:)

Swaram said...

She is a darling :)

Nona said...

So, now she lets you watch the movie in peace! :)

Popcorn and Pepsi works for me! My daughter is interested in movies only because of the two perks mentioned above.

magiceye said...

:)

Sumandebray said...

She is such a darling... Isn't she!
Loved the subtle way you narrated the three movies and the experiences

manju said...

I love your stories about your Copy-Kitten!

Glad you can now go to see movies! They grow up fast, dont they? :)

Deepanjali B Sarkar said...

My experience has been pretty much a disaster. Ritam hates watching movies in the hall, though he loves watching them at home. We too went for Tare Zameen Par (I had thought it was a kiddie movie!!), then Jodha Akbar and then Love Aaj Kal. He was the most restless in Love Aaj Kal, asking "Ma kokhon shesh hobe, baari cholo", every 10 minutes. But the other day we went to Avataar, the 10.45 pm show, hoping he would fall asleep in the first 5 minutes. He not only stayed awake, throughout the movie, but was completely still, and quite awestruck by the whole cinematic experience.