Movie with Mother


I convinced my mother to go for a movie with me. When I say convinced, it’s because I had been trying to make her go for it for at least a week before she finally agreed.

A couple of weeks back, a few of my friends had gone for a newly released Hindi movie and gave it rave reviews. This is what prompted me to go for it. Strangely, I couldn’t find anyone to go with. Everyone I knew had already seen it, so that left mother.

This morning, she finally relented after I reminded her of how I accompany her on endless shopping trips. I have no patience for shopping, I breeze into shops, quickly scan the shelves and am out of there in record time with what I’ve liked. Mum on the other hand, likes to look at each item on display, and also those not on display, chat with the salespeople about their future plans, try on a number of outfits, and then decide on what she would like to buy.

Anyhow, she said yes, so I quickly booked the tickets and the cab before she had a chance to change her mind. We got there, bought the popcorn and cokes, and settled down for the movie.

Ten minutes into the movie, it felt as if someone had taken chopsticks and was swirling them around in my brain. I wanted to poke my eyes out, it was that terrible- forced humour, cheesy lines and idiocy that was not funny at all. I sneaked a look at mum, her face was frozen into a scary smile; at that moment, she looked like ‘The Joker’ just before he’s about to unleash some horror on Gotham City.

I cracked up, couldn’t stop laughing at her expression. The highlight of the movie Mubarakan for me will always remain mum’s expression!

I quickly whispered “do you want to leave?”

Mum: “Yes please.” She answered with The Joker expression intact.

So, 30 minutes into the movie, we jumped out of our seats, made our way out of the dark theatre, got into the cab and were on our way home. Thankfully, by the time we got home, I had my mother back, The Joker had left the building!

I enjoy a good comedy every now and then. In fact, I loved, Hera Pheri, Andaaz Apna Apna and Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron but this one grated on the nerves.