Feb 2, 2006

Baggages

I realised that we Indians are quite emotional and loyal as a race. That probably explains why we are burdened with 2 superstars who just refuse to quit. I am talking about Mr Bachan Sr. and Mr S.R. Tendulkar.

Remember the time when DD showed Shakti one amazing day back in 1991? I remember the streets of Cal were pretty empty that day. It was an event to talk about - how DD has finally done something worthwhile. Now I groan when I switch the TV on and see a new ad featuring a bored and boring AB, selling clothes, chocolates, milk, cars, detergents, pain killers and anything else under the sun. His movies flop (Family was the 4th consecutive flop), his amazing voice nowadays grates on your nerves, his walk looks artificial and once-diehard fans (it was more than fan actually..we used to worship the guy) like me flip channels when he is on.

Remember Sachin's debut in Karachi? I had skipped a Stats exam to watch that. There have been many many more after that but is that what we remember now? Nope. Now I remember him as someone who walks when he is not out so as to get out of the line of fire, someone who exagerates his actions on being bowled to convince viewers that the ball was low, someone who is a pimp selling products, someone who is a 80 crore industry that no one dares speak out against.

Whats wrong with these guys? It cant be about money because they have made enough to last 3 generations. Dont they realise what a shame it is to have such greatness and ruin it all by clinging on?

3 comments:

munia said...

porlam!!! i think it was great....and the language was, well, let me see.....colorful??? yeah, had me looking behind me to see if diya had sneaked in from the back. of course i dont agree with ur views on amitabh or sachin. i still idolize them.....in fact after their most recent trip to mumbai, both mashimoni and meshomoshai were also so anti-AB that i thot i will drop u a line......asking 'u too'? bt now of course i know, so i wont go that far. of course i feel now is the best time for sachin to retire, but that is something nobody does these days.....sourav shud have done that a long time ago, rather than hang around to try to prove a point and wait for someone in the BCCI or whatever to come to his aid.

Shuv said...

shala rascal ta thik khele dilo aajke..uff..now i will have to eat my words...

vikas said...

i agree with apu on amitabh but i still think sachin has a something left in him cmmon man he is 32 and having a change in attitude. he just needs a shake up .