After nearly 15 years or so, we tried to catch up with a movie that was not showing in any of the multiplexes in town. We all desperately wanted to see a movie- a Bengali movie. Recently, they have been really doing great. We made it to the nearby locality hall. It was neat and clean, sitting arrangement was o.k. but the only difference is, there is no air conditioning; the sound system is poor so is the picture quality. Nostalgia I should say as it remind me of my childhood.You can carry any amount of tit bits unlike the multiplexes. And yes, tickets are much much cheaper. During the interval, you get to see the hawkers selling those Rs. 10.00 pop corns. They don’t taste bad and believe it or not, you buy double that pack for a yippee Rs. 90.00 in the multiplexes. Well, the experience was not very bad.
But definitely, the difference is that, the multiplex changed the entire definition of watching a movie keeping the traditional impact as it is. Watching a movie in multiplexes at City Centre or South City mall, here in Kolkata, India is a fashion statement for most of us and why not, it’s a great place to hangout. Bigger screen, Dolby sound system, Air conditioning, more leg space, cosy seats, 3D experience and what more do you wish for? Now for the popcorns, you get a variety of flavors 🙂
Popcorns are o.k. but recently the counters started selling sandwiches, momos and a variety of snacks ..not to my taste 😦 And if you go for chicken sandwich or a chicken burger, everything is fine except that the chicken is missing ..as we say in bengali “chicken r chi o neyi ” 🙂
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