No place in this country like Bombay. Loving being back for this brief visit.

Random conversation at Prescious near where Warden Road meets Kemps Corner, where I've been getting my hair cut since I was a kid. Rang de Basanti on cable, proprietor and his friend are watching on a jobless afternoon. That said, I have never seen the boss do anything else apart from sit there, talk, and read film magazines.

Proprietor (P): "Is film mein lambe baal bahut chala."
Friend (F): "Sahi bola."
P: "Pan North mein aisa bal chalta hai na, mast."
F: "Barobar."
P: "Arre Aamir Khan jo bhi style dalenga, who fashion ho jaata hai, bhai."
F: "Haan re, sahi mein."
P: "Yeh bhi achcha actor hai ... Atul Kulkarni".
F: "Bahut achcha hai. Yeh bhi sahi hai .. kaun hai woh South ka hero?"
P: "Siddharth, Siddharth ..."
F: "Haan, Siddharth. Achcha role mila usko. Aur yeh bhi achcha hai, Joshi ..."
P: "Sharman Joshi. Haan, woh toh hamesha achcha kaam karta hai. 3 Idiots mein bhi he was good. Uska pehla film dekha? N Chandra ka Style. Udhar se comedy shuru kiya ..."
F: "Haan, lekin acting achcha hai uska."
P: "Haan, hai. Aur yeh ... Kunal Kapoor ... yeh bhi OK hai ..."
F: "Naa, yeh overacting karta hai ... achcha abhi dekh, abhi yeh log Kakori ka train lootenge ..."

And so the conversation continued. Bindaas. I love it.

Comments

Sarat said…
Yep. Classic Mumbai. I sure miss that.

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