Now and Then.

Who the...?

Harendra Kapur.
Kyra Mathews.
Tejas Menon.

As you may know by now, the pigs have conquered Pune. That is where I live, and I am most annoyed, obviously because the possibility of it lurks at every turn, or else hidden inadequately behind a 20 rupee surgical mask. My friends have canceled their trip to Pune to visit me due to this reason and while the decision is the responsible one, it is still disappointing. The schools and colleges are closed as are their counterparts; malls and theatres, and people are either staying put at home, or working in their offices with a reasonably high degree of alarm.


Last night my cousin and I had a short chat about the current situation regarding the release of movies. Kaminey has delayed its release in Pune and Mumbai, and everyone hates that, however it seems that none of the television channels have capitalized on the current scenario.
A swine flu special perhaps? for all those who are either recuperating at home, or even just plain bored. The only thing close I saw to something of the aforementioned idea, was in the Pune Mirror a couple of days back. Listed in their "Books and Movies to watch" section, were movies like Outbreak and the Andromeda Strain. The tv channels should be playing their A List movies back-to-back or as we call the top priority songs here at the station- 'N1' category movies. Take advantage of the fact that people are going to be at home! Same for home-deliveries! Special offer on pork or whatever.
You want to get back at em swines?
Burn that thing with our new buy 2 get 2 free non-veg offer!*

Alternatively, my cousin also stated that more people die in road accidents in Pune everyday than the number of swine flu victims per day, yet the rider and pillion will sit contently with surgical masks on and no helmets. He went on to propose that since there is no real news to talk about, swine flu may be taking the helm by default, since politics, IPL, ICC and everything else has gone cold, and that the best solution was probably to go ahead and release Kaminey. But it is not, so this leaves us with another empty weekend to spend with the family. Not that I have any issues with that, but lets just hope Rush Hour is playing on HBO and not The Relic**.


*Conditions apply.

**Has anyone really seen this? The monster was pretty bad ass, chewing that guy in half.

5 responses to "The Swine Flu Special?"

  1. Ahaha you ass you beat me to it. (My special was on the comic though...um please read it...)
    Anyway not only should the damn TV channels try and yank out some goodwill, the ad guys should get cracking!
    'Scared of Swine Flu? Buy a tiger! It eats meat and everything...'
    Sucks about Kaminey though I suppose it makes sense from the producer's POV.

    Harry

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    Harry

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    MaHiMa

  4. here was this quote in TOI which was so true...
    it said that millions of people die of AIDS and nobody wants to wear frickin condoms....9 people die of the flu and everybody wants a mask..

    But then not that that many people get laid...at least not in public...Ach.

    MaHiMa

  5. there*

    MaHiMa

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