Sunday, July 5, 2009

Lying back to watch a film: cinema in style!!


Oh we were at the new cinema hall, Kulraj broadway (Kandivli East, Thakur village, off the western expressway). To watch Kambhakt Ishq. And see what we got for Rs 175 per ticket. Recliners. Amazing. At button push you are lying on your back and watching films,with a snack table attached to your chair, and waiters taking orders (heavens, that means I don’t have to stand in Queues where Indians have made it an art to jump) , and popcorn for Rs 55 and Iced tea for Rs 50 ( a tall glass) and samosas (WARMMM!!!) for Rs 30 only.
The recliners are an event clearly. At In Orbit cinema we pay Rs 180, but no recliners. The recliners – called Gold something – is around Rs 400 I think… I am being vague because it was so expensive that after asking once we have not even thought of it, with our middle class wallets and deprived class mentality. At PVR, which my tight-fisted husband cribs is very high, is Rs 200, no recliners etc. A fantastic theater, he concedes while clutching on to that wallet…
I liked the crowd too… something clean, not grabbing as I felt at the Shivam Vishnu hall, also closeby in Thakur village. Interestingly that is the experience all the women acquaintances who have been there and who have not wanted to go back. Not many like the Thakur Cinema too… smelly, now, with rats and the airconditioning sometimes flowing late if the crowd is thin… Suburban theaters each have their own personality. Some have become seedy… and I hope the Kulraj broadway does not go that way…

7 comments:

Amit said...

Ok, so this was the movie theater review.

When is the movie review coming? :)

Shameem Akthar said...

Oh, i did not want to do a cinema review in a city blog. But i liked the film because I like akshay. The film was bollywood loud crude and fund, lots of interesting clothes, like kareena was doing a ramp walk (aki narula wanted to outshine manish malhotra no doubt). And kareena and akshay outscreaming each other, with aftab and amrita in the film clearly due to their personal rapport with important people:) But what I loved about the film was the ending, where Denise Richards is treated very sensitively, with Akshay also playing a sensitive ditcher, if there is such an oxymoron. She is left high and dry at the altar by a loudly demanding kareena whose love for akshay, though, was not well developed -- just springs up one day because he happens to be around sort of thing. I liked Imitiaz Ali's first film better. But well, I laughed a lot, and for Rs 175 that is ok in terms of paisa vasool. Will this pass as a review Amit:)?

Amit said...

Well that's a very BAD review.

You revealed the ending already. But you saved my $10. Don't know whether I should thank you or not :(

Shameem Akthar said...

blah, ingrate:)
any case do u everrrr go to a comic bollywood film and expect the hero and heroine not to get together? say that i have `revealed' the ending!! Pl go see it and save akshay from the fate of a hat trick in terms of u are that naive?? so do u flops..(his last few films have done so badly)

Shameem Akthar said...

oops the lines have messed up due to some cut and paste trick i tried -- i meant to say this: save Akshay from a hat trick of flops.. the rest of the nonsense in my above message may be ignored:)

Amit said...

The movie was pathetic. But I am sure I would have enjoyed had I watched it in a theater like the one you had been to. I've never heard of theaters with recliners here in the US.

Regarding Akshay, I guess only Katrina can bring back his good luck. I believe God created some people on a sunday and she's definitely one of them.

Thanks for the review. Thumbs up to the theater review.

Shameem Akthar said...

Tch Tch. KI was not made by Imtiaz Ali -- typical Shameem goof-up. My husband always wonders how I survived as a journalist!>)