Chillar Party-Looking Back 5

This is about the time when we friends were in high school. We decided that we’ll now go to theaters for watching movie alone-like without parents or any elder-all on our own! Fortunately, our parents agreed,eureka moment that! We chose ‘Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman‘ πŸ™‚ given the SRK mania had just begun to play on our young minds….[thank god it washed away soon after,sowwy SRK fans :P]

So, the story goes like this:

We reach the theater.Check

Stand in the ticket booking line. Check

Ask for three tickets for the said movie.Check

Get inside the theater well in time. Check

Find our seats.Check

The movie starts playing and we are enjoying both-the movie and the fact that only we 3 friends managed on our own to this point.Check

Suddenly there is hooting, whistling, shouting, dancing and spelling some words which sounded Latin. No Check !!!!

Then everything goes silent and people are found sitting in their seats. Check

Again the circus repeats on this song. This time people also threw someΒ chillar at the screen. No Check !!!!!!!

We felt pretty awkward,felt out of place,scared and disliked everything that was happening around.No Check!!!!!

Apparently it turned out that we booked ourselves for the dress circle,or stalls as they popularly ‘were’ called, and not the balcony class in the theater πŸ˜› Our parents had a good laugh though they cautioned us for the next time.

When today I look back at this incident, I feel:

  • We were lucky to have returned safe and non-molested.
  • That suchΒ chillarΒ throwing crowd every time is not that bad!
  • We did learn the lesson our own way.
  • Old time theaters had balconies which are no more now 😦
  • How we fell in love with the wrong screen person…pst SRK!
  • How songs even likeΒ Kehti Hai Dil Ki Lagi were tagged taboo and adult #comparingwithtodayssongs.
  • The tickets were priced so low!
  • To laugh once again thinking how naive we were πŸ˜€
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44 thoughts on “Chillar Party-Looking Back 5

  1. I remember going to a “not-so-good-theater” for a matinee show with my friends and we ended up getting weird stares from awkward looking men at the ticket counter. Guess what.. that theater didnt have a balcony also. And we were the only 6 girls out of all the men surrounding us. We could constantly smell beedi, cigar 😦 We held our close until we got out safely that day πŸ™‚

  2. i lived in a place where there was no theater, but just a open air theater for the township ppl.. and we have our cards, something like ration card for family, it was either chair card or floor card. if have chair card, u will have to show card and pick up a folding chair from stores, or else take a mat or blanket from home, put it on sands and watch it..
    my first movie with friends was Zomanji , when i was 10 years old.. yes we did have fun but little scared as it was dark ans we were all girls ..

  3. buhahahaha…hilarious that!

    reminds me of the time a bunch of us, while in class 10, decided to “bunk” school and go to a movie…first time ever πŸ˜€ but yes, we did remember to specifically ask for balcony tickets πŸ˜€

    anotehr time, during graduation, 4 of us friends decided to go for a movie…we all planned to meet at the theatre…so 2 of us went together, the other 2 came separately…of course, no mobile phones, so no clue when and where the other two are. finally, 2 mins before the movie began, we both took tickets and got in…those two arrived separately, took tickets, got in…no points for guessing that we ended up sitting at 3 random places!! so much for a movie outing ‘together’ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    1. glad you asked for balcony tickets πŸ™‚ hahahaha that sounds funny, 3 different places πŸ™‚ come to think of it-now such things don’t happen, what with so much technology in our life πŸ™‚

  4. LOL…i can so well relate with this incident…my first movie in theatre hall was ‘Darr’ where i did the same goof up ( i didn’t knew the difference ) and bought the tickets of ‘First class’ instead of balcony tickets for our girls gang….and witnessed similar chillar throwing dances alongwith people were throwing their caps & muflers in air as well!! πŸ˜€
    Another thing…even i loved SRK a lot…and somehow i feel so nostalgic everytime I see him on screen even now , although that passion & love has vanished now πŸ™‚
    Even I feel how naive i used to be πŸ˜‰

  5. good you said the SRK mania went .. else i was going to stop reading the post their only ..

    I dont understand whats so good about him, he looks the same in every movie he does.. he cries the same he laughs the same anyway .. back ot post

    Scribbby yayyyyyy you reminded me oh the good old days .. TEZAAB had come and what a nightmare the 1-2-3 song oh boy πŸ™‚

  6. LOL. Seriously, “Kehti hai dil ki lagi” was adult πŸ˜€ I am glad about the multiplexes now. I’ll be able to send my kids sooner than later to the theatres and then shop around πŸ˜›

  7. lol!! We had similar experience in Roorkee, we were a bunch of 5-6 girls with 2 boys protecting us. Such was the ruckus that these guys refused to take us againf or any movie 😐

  8. they really threw chillars?? πŸ˜† I had read about them in newspapers, now reading aankhon dekha haal

    you are cute Scribbs πŸ™‚

    SOTY tonight?? πŸ˜‰

  9. Like you my SRK mania went when I turned 11…cricket got me then. Before that, I was pathetically in love with him…or his on-screen personas of Raj and Rahul (those were always the names, huh?). I watched this one on TV though…first movie I went to with my family at the theatre was Hum Aapke Hai Kaun * embarrassed to even say that*

    A very cute post Scribby!

  10. Aak I have a very similar story and for Raju Bangaya. πŸ™‚

    Told parents wanted to go with friends and off we went. Once we got there all friends decided they wanted to see Roja (the tamil one) instead. I was the only one who did not understand the language but did not want to be left alone. So guess what we saw Roja (which I understood nothing of but loved none the less). No bad experience touch wood.

    Oh I till date have not watched Raju Bangaya πŸ˜€

    1. What not watched Raju bangaya? πŸ™‚

      LOL you watched Tamil ROJA? Must have been funny too…but the story is such that you don’t need language to understand na? πŸ™‚

  11. Hey Scribby,

    Awesome blog Scribby, Thank you for stopping by at my blog, coz that directed me to see your art of story telling. I enjoyed reading every article of here, the way you relate each moment of your life with others is kind of telling my own story.
    Great to see the community here with amazing bloggers! Keep up the good work and stay connected.

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