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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Ra-One ka maheena

Ra.One is apparently a Diwali release (still a week to go!) but the relentless bombardment of promos and interviews this month on every TV channel (except possibly Doordarshan) has got to me!

I've always considered myself a Shahrukh fan, I've rooted for his Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) IPL team for him alone.

But there's only so much I can take. I do not know what Shahrukh is expecting to achieve with this repetitive numbing of his TV audiences but I will not be surprised if I'm not the only one feeling a sort of repulsion towards this movie now. A sort of backlash triggered by this sustained attack on my senses.

I would perhaps not have minded so much if the film promotion had dominated the entertainment channels alone. Zoom, UTV Stars, MTV et al. But when I find the news channels blaring Ra.One when I'd rather see them discussing Telangana or Occupy Wall Street, I don't take too kindly to this intrusion in my TV watching experience.

This also happens to be protest season. Not just in India but all over the world.

So I decided to compiled my own form of protest about Ra.One. Not that anybody cares but it feels good to be able to get this out of my system in this non-violent manner. The other option would have been to ram my fist into my TV - but then only I would have been the loser.

Now can somebody please get this over to Shah Rukh Khan? It is in good humour and is only my way of saying "aur nahin bas aur nahin, Ra-One ke chhaaley aur nahin".

Here goes:

Ra-One ka maheena
Har channel karey sor
Jiyara re lagey hai aise
Naatak hai ye koi ghor

Shahrukh ghajab dhaaye
Bhale hi mere bhaiya
Chaahe wo kharcha kare
Lakhon hi rupaiya
Dekha jaaye naahi
Phillum ye laage bore
Jiyara re lagey hai aise
Naatak hai ye koi ghor

Shahrukh karey joron se
Humko ishaara
Naahin phansenge bhaiya
Binti karey bechaara
Marzi hai hamaari
Karta jaaye wo sor
Samjha kaa hai sasuraa
Saha jaaye na ye aur!!!


Jewellery By Shalini said...

aww poor Raja!

avdi said...

I don't watch television much. So I have missed out on all this. I would think all this hype would turn people off. Hence Shahrukh shouldn't be so omnipresent.

Anonymous said...

Like Ava, I don't watch TV much - in fact, I only watch Masterchef Australia, and that too HD - so no ads! From what you tell me, I should be thanking my lucky stars, no? I like SRK but there's something known as overkill...

Raja Swaminathan said...

@Shalini, you know I tend to over-react. ;-)

@Ava and @dustedoff, I think this may really be counter-productive for him. I've just read a story synopsis and it sounded ok. So I think the film will become a hit on merit itself. No need to be so intrusive in people's lives. Having said that, if ever there is a drive to keep people away from watching TV, this may be one of the smartest ways to do it. ;-)

squarecut.atul said...

Tumhe parody mein dhaaloongaa
Ra-one ko aane do
Ra-one ko aane do

Shilpi Bose said...

Was just going through your blog and was riveted by this post. I have to say that is a wonderful poem, had me in splits, you are very talented Raja.

Raja Swaminathan said...

Thanks a lot,Shilpi. Am very sorry I'm replying to your comment so late, I saw it only now. I think I have parody in my head all the time (after all, it would otherwise be empty! ;-). I don't always choose to inflict others with my parody though. :-)