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Celebrity watch :)


I always wondered why people go all fussy when they sight a celebrity. Even the very thought of getting autographs sounded so crazy and idiotic. Mostly because i never had a chance to meet anyone famous. And the voodoo got broken last saturday. Now i too can blab my head off, having had a lucky chance to meet the famous blog celebrities 'Thala' and 'Zeno'.

The plan was to meet for lunch and then to watch 'Nanban' movie at Sathyam. It went exactly as planned right from the word go..for both Zeno and Thala. Ofcourse..namma case thaan oor arinja vishayam aachay. I arrived dot at 1.40 for a 12.30 scheduled meeting. I guess being on time or atleast anywhere near the accepted timeline is something i will never be able to adhere to. Not a virtue i am very proud of but more of a self confessed crime. True to the nature by which they are known in Blogsville, both were very nice and polite and humble. It was then i realised, why people do all those antics when amidst celebrities. Your mind gets so nervous and tense that, words simply doesnt come out coherently. Even though thats the way i sound on normal circumstances, this time i was extra incoherent :) Poor Mr.Zeno bore the brunt of it. How much ever he tried to explain his job profile to me, which i really tried to understand, i couldnt quite get through beyond the first few words of what he said. In the end he gave up and it was decided that he is employed and has a job and we left it at that. Thala, who was patiently watching the conversation, ended up realising how lucky he was that the question was not posed to him. I guess, i would have ended up with not just the plate of noodles but also the plate on my head if i had pestered any further :)

Then came the movie. No. Before that came the question. I asked Thala, with all innocence, which was the last movie he saw in theater. To which he replied, he couldnt quite remember it for it was like a zillion years before he last saw one. (Zillion isikoltu 31 to be precise). For the passerbys it might have resembled a gangplank left unattended, but it took a while for my dropped jaw to close. 2 movies in 31 years!!! That was something unimaginable to my pea brain and i kept repeating it. If Zeno was taken aback, he did a good job of not showing it. Before i could dwell more on it, the movie began. Unfortunately for Thala, it took almost half an hour for the heroine to make an appearance and the wait turned into shock the moment the dance/song began. Poor Thala. He couldnt quite figure out why tamil movie had phoren dancers for doing bhangra dance steps in belly dancers costume. Valid question. Invalid situation :) Oh..One word on the movie. It made me realise the futility of remaking a movie, line by line. Nanban turned out to be a translation of 3 Idiots, rather than a remake adapted to local sensibilities. The meet ended with Thala taking leave, or taking off rather, having survived the mental onslaught in the name of movie.

The best part about  any blog meet is that, you never feel its the first time you are meeting that person at all. Its always almost as if, the way you visualise the person through their words and the way they appear in person matches exact. It was the same emotion that ran through my mind while talking with Zeno post the movie. It was as if i was meeting a long lost friend. It was interesting to note that we shared quite a few common taste when it came to movie/series watching and promised to share the loot when we meet next. Though the movie might not have played a major role, it did turn out to be an incredible movie watch and one worth remembering.

Comments

G3 said…
:)) First :D

//promised to share the loot when we meet next. //

@Zeno, Oru friendly warning : Share the CDs/Books etc with Gils, only when you dont want them in return.. And vice versa, collect as much possible from him, because he never asks them back :) Sondhama vaangi irundha dhaanae nyaabagama kekka :P

oruthar kitta kadan vaanginatha aduthavangalukku roundsla vuttu vera books exchange offerla kadan vaangaradhula GILS the BEST :)
G3 said…
@Gils, Thalaiya paaka endha costumela poneenga?? Avar aasapattama maadiriyae colourfulla poneengala :P
Aarti said…
Aha, sema weekend pola irukku!! adutha thadava, engalukkum intro venum... me also dont know no celebs!!

"share the loot"... ahem ahem... naice i say and then i shall also get the shared loot [i hope!]
Aarti said…
@G3- i disagree with you madam.. i vehemently disagree *shakes head left to right and again.. ok it the painings* :D

Gils the returned my books and CDs and HDD chamatha... :D maybe because i gave him FRIENDS n HOUSE n HIMYM n Two n a half men...!hehe
G3 said…
@Aarti, Exceptional cases ellam naanga consider pandradhillae :P

BTW, Chennaiya Thane puyal thaakinadhukkaana kaaranam ippo dhaanae theriyudhu !!!
Appu said…
@G3 உங்களப் பத்தி அவர் எவ்ளோ பெருமையா சொன்னார்! நீங்க என்ன இப்படி டேமேஜ் பண்ணீட்டீங்க :)
BTW, I don't have any CD's :) Luckily unluckily even my HDD is not so well. So i am going to get his HDD and return it back :)

His costume was normal. In fact made a point to take a look at it only later when we were bidding good byes :) :)[Me shouldnt throw stones from glass house]

@Aarti Maam, I know you from twitter :) Tks to your amul tweets :)
Appu said…
1) Boss, It was not 12.30 but 1 :)
2) Plenty of Lunch was there, you did not take it.
3) It was a complete when fun riot with you.
4) Thala confused u to an extent, you even miscalculated zillion years as 21 ;) ;) [Public Damage]
5) I was already aware of the zillion year thing :) :)
6) I remember you telling me i was looking thinner than expected ;) ;) [Some olli pichan damage stories later]
G3 said…
@Zeno,

En commenta ozhunga padicheengala??!!
"GILS the BEST" "collect as much possible from him, because he never asks them back :) "

Ippadi ellam solli avara naan paaraati dhaane irukken!!!

Damagers kannukku ellam damageaathaan theriyumaam :P
G3 said…
//His costume was normal. In fact made a point to take a look at it only later when we were bidding good byes :) :)[Me shouldnt throw stones from glass house]//

Paravalla, Jannal thirandhu adhu vazhiya throw pannunga :P

Illa, munna oru vaati thalaivar Gilsa green shirt yellow pant combinationla paakanumnu aasapattaru.. adhaan andha aasaiya gils niraivethinaarannu asked ;)
Ramesh said…
Ha Ha Ha. Gils the celebrity; we the watchers. G3, Aarti super celebrities.

Alas no green shirt, yellow pant. Gilsu looked every inch chamathu :)
RamMmm said…
Ha Ha Ha. That enthu, that blabbing, kelappittteenga. Summa loda lodannu porinju thallitteenga, panju mittaai kadaila poondha kutties maadhiri. :-)

zeno 'chatti'naar unga 'incoherence'ai paththi. :D

Aanaalum G3 ungala rombavum vanja pugazchchify pannittaanga. Avangala gavaniyunga, illainna total damage panniruvaanga. :-) Aartikku oru sweet vaangi kudunga, neenga romba nallavarunnu defend pannaththukku.

saar neenga 3 paerum boto eduththukkitteengala illaya.?adhula onnai postuhm.

Next celeb visit for you is Anushka Shetty. :-)
RamMmm said…
zeno's job profile - sakalakalaa vallavarunnu sollum! you really tried to understand, really? illai paraakku paththukittu irundheengala? :-)
Asha said…
Oh, that's nice. So last weekend you had fun and masti along with noodles , nanban and nanbargal. Interesting!!

you did'nt like Nanban? but of course you will not like it if you have seen the original. you keep comparing them both. But it was fun.


12.30 meetingkku 1.40kku poiteengala? ivlo seekrama yaravadu povala?
Appu said…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM4vafv2ePw&feature=player_embedded Check this link makes perfect sense why he translated ;) After watching this interview my respect to Shankar has gone high!!!
Aarti said…
Ennamo theriyala, Gils has done things differently whenever we have met... hmmm...

timeku vandudararu....
gnyabagama ellam kondu vararu...

enna nadakuthu naatla??? ;)


G3- i am warned.. will note it down madame!! :D

Appu- woah... nice.. cha, we missed it.. nexsht time to invite us also pliss!!
G3 said…
//timeku vandudararu....
gnyabagama ellam kondu vararu...

enna nadakuthu naatla??? ;) //

U still dont know :P :P

Its all for the fear of FLOPPY :P
gils said…
@ggg:

athaaana...engada aala kaanumay paathen..ithukelaam kareeta aajar aaiduveengalay...echusme..neenga en kitenthu sutta sila pala booksgal matrum cd'kalin list pathi thani posta podren irunga :D :D muahahahaha (*haiaio...listuku enga poven ipo!!!)
gils said…
@ggg:

firstu yello tee shirt and pachai cargoes podlam paathen..epdium avara torture pana porom aaidichi..ethuku inum derror kudukalaamnu thaan :D
gils said…
@rt:
chaance miss :D inimay thala chennai pakkm thala vachu padukarathay doubtu..apdiye vanthaalum meetings..i the really doutu :D
// i disagree with you madam.. i vehemently disagree *shakes head left to right and again.. ok it the painings* :D Gils the returned my books and CDs and HDD chamatha..//

avvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv....
gils said…
//Chennaiya Thane puyal thaakinadhukkaana kaaranam ippo dhaanae theriyudhu !!!//

elo..athu neenga oora vittu kelambina happiness puyal :D :D

@zeno:

//@G3 உங்களப் பத்தி அவர் எவ்ளோ பெருமையா சொன்னார்! நீங்க என்ன இப்படி டேமேஜ் பண்ணீட்டீங்க :)//

kazhaga kanmaniye..unga karuthai nenaithu kan kalanguthu..avvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv
gils said…
//1) Boss, It was not 12.30 but 1 :)
2) Plenty of Lunch was there, you did not take it.
3) It was a complete when fun riot with you.
4) Thala confused u to an extent, you even miscalculated zillion years as 21 ;) ;) [Public Damage]
5) I was already aware of the zillion year thing :) :)
6) I remember you telling me i was looking thinner than expected ;) ;) [Some olli pichan damage stories later]//

neenga statisticla thaana vela paakreenga :D :D kareeta solitena? :D
gils said…
//"GILS the BEST" "collect as much possible from him, because he never asks them back :) "

Ippadi ellam solli avara naan paaraati dhaane irukken!!! //

oooh..athuku peru paaaraaataaaamaaaa.....i the soaareenga..
gils said…
@thala:

aaalampana tussi great ho :))

@raam:

//zeno 'chatti'naar unga 'incoherence'ai paththi. :D//

solitaara!!! aaha..ushaaraaiteengalay..adutha meetla emaathalaam paathen :D
gils said…
//zeno's job profile - sakalakalaa vallavarunnu sollum! you really tried to understand, really? illai paraakku paththukittu irundheengala? :-)//

hehehheee....kandupudichitele :D classla paadam nadatharapo iruntha saamaaeeee pheeling
gils said…
@asha:

//12.30 meetingkku 1.40kku poiteengala? ivlo seekrama yaravadu povala?//

hehehee...nanri nanri..me shy type..ipdilaam enna pugazhatheenga :D
gils said…
@rt:

ggg peacha kekathenga...me no fear floppy ..floppy scares me
Venkat said…
Bloggers onnu koodi jolly kummi adichirukeenga pola.

//inimay thala chennai pakkm thala vachu padukarathay doubtu..apdiye vanthaalum meetings..i the really doutu :D//

Thalaivara chennai pakkam vara vaikanumna oru cricket team form pani captaina ada koopidunga.. ella bloggers enjoy pannalam.. epidi idea?
gils said…
absolutely :)) kalakiteenga
sandeep said…
Nice blog..it's helpful. Thanks for the sharing
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