Thursday, May 24, 2007
Parasurama - II
The Hindi-Thamizh bilingual cousins and relatives in north India have a disease of a different kind. They have to see Mega Serials in two different languages. Hindi Mega Serials are every bit as obnoxious as the Thamizh ones. They literally fall down on the floor and bawl their eyes out. The level of drug addiction is so high that they actually have a Picture-In-Picture (PIP) technology in their TV. One screen has Thamizh running on it and the other has Hindi. When the actors start crying or say the mandatory dialog - that according Indian satellite Broadcast rules has to appear every episode - "Mein tere ko chodunga nahi (naan unnai summa vida maaten)" they flip to the screen that is currently emitting this dialog. This is simply incredible. Parasurama has more people to hack in N.India than S.India.
Typical of all Mega Series watchers, they order everybody, including guests, to not talk, breath or in general go to the toilet. From 6 PM to 10PM the entire world is blocked out. You have to watch everybody staring at grown people cry. This to me is no different than watching other people excreting. If it were my house, I'd sadistically pull out the cable wire and watch all these old ladies go berserk trying to adjust the channel (or) I'd simply ask those people to leave the house. When I am outside, I usually take my novel and go upstairs where I can't hear the horrible background music. I came down to eat and in the process of eating I had to endure the 8:30 series blare behind my ears. I had to come down because the food was really awesome. I was asked how the food was. I mentioned that it felt like eating nectar inside a public toilet. This for reason(s) incomprehensible to me, upset everybody present.