Saturday, February 2, 2013

Talaash: The search begins with a banana


Ever-since we became parents, going to the movies has become a rare affair. Call it added the responsibility or downright laziness but yes it’s true. However that definitely does not mean that we don’t watch movies at all now. We have our full-time home projector, even if we are a few months late we sure to catch up all of them minus the useless ones.

While a certain Mr. Choudhury might like to label us as boring people, for we don’t watch the first day, last show as he does. But it’s a big task to take the little one for the movies. At least that is our excuse, while for him even that is not a problem. Their little one is trained to sleep through the antics of the planet bollywood, right from her second month on planet earth.

Image courtesy: movies.zap2it.com


So on a recent movie marathon in our private theatre, we decided to put up Talaash featuring Aamir Khan. With great difficulty I managed to borrow the DVD from a friend, but just as it is meant, the DVD refused to work. Taking out the disc we realised that it was badly scratched, that meant my hopes of the finally watching the movie went down the drain.

However, my better half was not going to give up so easily. He pulled his phone asked Google for a remedy and unsurprisingly it did come up with an answer. This is the ridiculous part, Google recommends rubbing a ripe banana over the scratched surface, washing it under running water and towel drying it before using the disc.

As a fervent partisan of lord Google, the husband follows the instructions and puts the movie back on. With a slight smirk, I was absolutely sure to see the hammered look on husband’s face. However that look appeared on my face instead as the movie started. I continued to pray during the course of the movies for something to go wrong, but luck as ever was on his side.

Moral of the story is never underestimating the husband (which I always do) especially if he has checked it with the almighty! 

57 comments:

  1. haha...nice idea...Google baba rocks... ;)

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    1. Really google baba never disappoints ..

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  2. Haha Google is always right..! And yes...there is a toddler here as well and we do not take him to the theatre due to the noise and volume which is meant for adults. Such loud decibels are really not meant for infants and toddlers as it can harm their hearing in more ways than we can imagine. So we download movies of dvd print available online, 2 or 3 months after its release. Well given the lack of time, noone is in a rush to catch it on the day of release... we are not movie reviewers or anything :D

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    1. True the priorities are different, like for now any free time I would love to go off to sleep, while I still enjoy watching movie at my convenience !!

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  3. Ripe banana and wash !!! Wow, that's a weird remedy ... Eben am surprised it worked :-D

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    1. Weird really explains this remedy but it works !!

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  4. Banana to the rescue! It's weird but surprised to see it work.. The almighty Google :)

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  5. Going bananas after reading this:)

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    1. Rahul - really glad that you've stopped by read this post!

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  6. never knew about that trick ! interesting :)

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    1. It was really funny especially the look on my face when the movie started.

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  8. Never underestimate the humble banana either. There are more things, Horatio... A truly wondrous read!

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    1. Very true Subhorup .. thank you so much for stopping by !!

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  9. Seriously. First tea and now banana. :P

    I'll keep this in mind. BTW, how is the movie? And underestimate the guy you married ;)

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    1. Saru - movie was fabulous .. a must watch if you still don't know the story plot ...

      With this incident I have learnt my lesson .. :D

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  10. Wiping a ripened banana on a scratched disc actually works? Wow! I had never heard of that remedy before. :D
    A delightfully sweet post. :)

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    1. Glad you've enjoyed it Akshay !!

      Cheers!

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  11. Hmm! just imagine if a banana would make a DVD work, how much benefit it gives if eaten daily. Yeh accha bahana hai aur hame banana khana hai.

    Jai ho Google!

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    1. Eating banana .. nahi !! Bas yeh kaam na bolna !!

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  12. hahaha........ I don't know for how many things and how many times a day turn to google 'the mother of all'. But this remedy is interesting. I will try on all my worn out CDs:D

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    1. Yes do that Meenakshi and let me know how it goes !!

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  13. Lolz loved it! Google baba rocks...kripa aati rahe!
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  14. yea, google is always there to save us :)

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  15. Hhehehahahahahrehehehahahahaha this post was small, concise and so damn cute

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  16. Hahaha Moral of the story: Never underestimate Husbands, Google & Banana!!

    http://ponderingtwo.blogspot.in

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  17. I shall have to remember this remedy! I love your blog voice -- why don't you sign up for the A to Z Challenge April 2013? Your blog looks ideal for the challenge, and we could all do with a dose of voicey humor!

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    1. Thanks Damyanti .. I will surely have a look at this challenge :D

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  18. he he he ...little peace of laughter...but real and interesting ...:)

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  19. Wow !! That's a wondeful idea. Must try it sometime as we are big movie buffs, but don't go the movie halls due to our naughty little son. Thanks for sharing this useful information

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  20. "rubbing a ripe banana over the scratched surface" I am totally amused and it even worked :) Would definitely try it out next time :)

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    1. So was I Jahid, that is what made the hubby's victory even more sweet !!

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  21. Still cant believe it worked! :D Did you enjoy the movie after all this hard and slippery work? :)

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    1. Yes I did !! Wonderful movie .. I was little to watch but I am glad I did :D

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  23. Very nice blog Sangeeta , Enjoyed the post a lot .

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  24. LOL! very strange remedy! But will surely try it if I face similar circumstance!

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  25. Google is always right because it just picks up the right answer from somewhere...and someone somewhere - always has the right answer.

    But how was the movie? Banana? :P

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  26. Hilarious and brilliant treatment of humour. Loved it.

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