Sunday, November 28, 2010

Look Who’s Talking....

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It all began with an Apple that tempted Adam to sin. And now thanks to the self appointed guardian of Indian youth, we have a mint fresh perpetrator of the Original sin. Before Levis introduced this denim wonder to the world, it was just another fuss free pair of lowers preferred by cowboys for its rough and tough nature. It soon caught the fancy of millions across the globe. Jeans – the most versatile garment, practical yet stylish, comfortable and timeless – has been a fashion statement for generations. You can never go wrong with a pair of well fitted jeans and a white shirt.

Mr Subhash Ghai begs to differ – he thinks wearing jeans corrupts the youngsters and makes them do bad-bad things. Just like the quintessential bad man Gulshan Grover. Kids, it’s time you listened to the modern day Gandhi. If your forefathers followed the Mahatma’s clarion call and happily burnt British made clothes, it’s time you dumped your distressed, ripped, riveted, tattered, patchy, grimy, skinny pairs. Go build a mean bonfire and later you can imbibe lofty values by watching Mr Ghai’s movies. Karma, Ram Lakhan, Pardes to perfect the art of hamming. Good Boy, Bad Boy for how not to make a movie. And for a soul searching experience try catching the tuneful “choli ke peechhe kya hai”. In the early 90’s Mr Ghai had sent the nation into a state of introspection by asking this profound question. Of course he had Ms Dixit giving ample hints on the 70 mm screen. But the dumb nation we are, we failed to comprehend and watched it again and again for a deeper insight.

The prolific filmmaker gave this emotional speech on the evil nature of jeans at the International Film Festival in Goa. His state of mind is understandable though. All through his stay in Goa he did not spot a single fully clothed person. At Anjuna, it became worse. No wonder Arundhati called my Bharat a “bhooka nangaa Desh”. And later as he was watching F TV to calm his agitated state of mind he saw Eva Mendes writhing in the sand in her Calvin Kleins. Haujee! Now I know what causes global warming - all these hot, evil people with and without clothes.



Mr Ghai by putting the blame squarely on jeans has managed to kill two birds with one arrow. He has finally unearthed the root cause of corruption and we will soon be saying bye-bye to global warming. India will finally be a cool country to live in.

The filmmaker is now at the receiving end of much love and adulation. He got a wet, slurpy smooch from VHP. Shiv Sena has already dispatched six dozen bunch of roses, with an emotional “I love you to death” note. Khadi gram Udyog has received order for bales and bales khadi in pink shade. The gen now is getting extra large sized vests with matching drawers stitched especially for the wearing pleasure of their beloved Mr Ghai.

Muthalik move over, the pink chaddi just got a new candidate.


52 comments:

  1. ROFL. LOL. HAHAHA. I could go on. This is a work of art this one is. !
    Brilliant!

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  2. I don't know in which context Mr Ghai has made such a comment but may be on those torn jeans which are an 'in' thing now ,which was even worn by actress Padukone also recently in one of the TV show interview!

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  3. "haujeee"
    Where do you come up with these. This is just too funny.

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  4. Cannot blame Ghai.. I too am a staunch opposer of jeans since my waistline increased by four inches.

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  5. Since the time, Jeans acquired a place amongst the intellectuals and corporates too, Ghai's movies have started doing bad at the box-office. Maybe, this is the reason why he hates it...........hehehhe........anyways, it may also be due to his 40 something wasteline!!! hahaha....

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  6. ghai is or was ...jeans will stay..
    and this one is differant and refreshing.looking forward to the next one....wah ...

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  7. ROFL ROFL :d I loved the humour... can't believe Ghai said that... yeah another candicate for sure...

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  8. hahahaha! you are hilarious! ( but not as much as Subhash Ghai, though!) Looking forward to ur next post! :)

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  9. Ha ha ha....the height of hypocrisy! Purba,if possible please post a link to the original news story.

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  10. One might have expected him to make a statement against bikinis, seeing that he was in Goa and all that; but then he would have been denied the 'pleasure' if his words has been acted upon, wouldn't he? :D And methought that jeans were one of the decent attires of this generation :)

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  11. had not heard about this speech...
    as long as he does not impose his views its fine i suppose....
    should not get any jeans in a twist!

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  12. yup. someone needs to tell Mr. Ghai ASAP ... that we do not absolutely mind the fun kind of global warming brought about by hot people ...

    on the other hand, when the actual global warming comes around .. who the hell is going to wear jeans ... the planet will be too hot for jeans anyway ...

    either Mr. Ghai has no point... so do I !!! :)

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  13. Ujjwal...So what happens to your jeans?

    S R Ayyangar...LOL, that's some logic. Ripped jeans made him lose his sanity

    Curry Spice... The man makes such outrageous statements at a film festival!!

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  14. Harish.... LMAO. Try a lungi with colourful motifs.

    Aashu...It's the youth he was counseling. But I could do without the sight of boys in loose jeans which hang up to their knees. They are an eyesore!

    Roy. Yeah!! Long live jeans!

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  15. Rajlakshmi...He is out of work and getting senile.

    Jyothi...Thanks :))


    Giribala... I just put the link to the article that appeared in Hindustan Times.

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  16. Zephyr...After the backlash, he retracted saying that he used the term "jeans" for the western masks we wear. Think the man chickened out.

    magiceye..I have put the link, you can read it now.

    flawsophy...Point taken, who the hell will wear jeans when it's warm! I say get the "lungi" back!!

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  17. Oh Purba...are you kidding me....i couldn't stop laughinggggggggg :)))
    Pure humor!

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  18. Aahhhh! I'm going to dump all my pairs and un-corrupt my mind.

    Khadi cleansing for me! ;)

    Nice! Ghai is G(h)one!

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  19. Did he really something like that? Nowadays, newspapers are so full of Karnataka CM and his land scandals, I have stopped reading them.

    By the way, hilarious post! :)

    And why "pink" chaddi?

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  20. Shalmalee..:D

    Rajesh...Thanks.

    Priyanka...LOL @ Ghai is ghone...The ghai has lost it!

    Nethra...True, the netas and their many scandals are tiresome.

    Remember the pink chaddi campaign to counter the right wing moral police?

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  21. hahah! Brilliant stuff! Loved this particular one! :D

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  22. Nice one...Keep up the great work...

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  23. Very nice flow.Good article

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  24. Carpe Diem...glad you liked it.

    Rahul...thank you:)

    anu ...:)

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  25. I are really good! I don't even want to comment on any of your posts, b'cos I don't have words to say!! Here is my default comment for all ur posts- Wonderful! Hilarious!! :)

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  26. Warning:

    Mr Ghai is a frustrated, failing film maker and you may be an unwitting victim of his method of garnering attention!

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  27. Time we all went Scottish. Kilt for everyone. Guess that would make them happy.

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  28. Ghai has certainly gone a little crazy :) Or he is rather unhapy that jean manufacturers are not making jeans his size :)

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  29. Restless..thank you.

    Ana-treek...Hahahah...btw not all my articles are hilarious. I will cry buckets if you write "Wonderful! Hilarious!!" for one of my serious posts.

    Umashankar...LOL, A publicity stunt! now why didn't I think of that!

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  30. Prats...You need Scottish legs for Scottish kilts!

    Smitha...All he needs to do is walk into a plus sized store!

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  31. bringing in Arundathi's statement in this post is hilarious.

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  32. The bikini for the whole nation is indeed a great idea of a dress code...saves water and electricity, the polluting detergent, and food too, for lesser the number of tyres, better the maneuverability!

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  33. Vee... Ms Roy though will be far from amused.

    What a logic Nalini and perhaps we can put an end to the food shortage problem as well(Bush can finally breathe easy). To keep the tyres away, most of us will be definitely not be eating.

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  34. Haha hilarious and that too from Ghai...
    Guess he is contesting from Mumbai soon in the ticket of MNS or Shiv Sena

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  35. WTF? This is total fail. Maybe he got fed up of his new films bombing and lost his mental balance. Hahaha if there was anything funnier than his statement, it was your awesome post! Absolute WIN! :)

    I think he should stop wearing his topi, it brings in Wild West influences :)

    Vinod

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  36. Purba you are a Pot-Shot Hot-Shot!
    Kya real life mein bhi tum itni khatarnaak ho?

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  37. Jon...That's a scary thought.

    Vinod...Yea, off with the topi and please get rid of your Alfred Hitchcock hangover.

    Varsha.. I am a lot like my Blog's tagline...A little sweet, a little tangy and very very spicy ;)

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  38. ha ha ha ....superb!!plz visit on my blog here u got my new post its all abt meditation... gook luck!!
    Jai HO Mangalmay HO

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  39. As you rightly said, either he is getting senile or trying to create news. Height of Hypocrisy.
    After choli ke peechey, this is a great somersault.Gold medal performance1

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  40. Hilarious Purba, Yet another laugh riot from you.

    I would have regretted if I had missed this 'deeply insightful' post. Glad I didn't.

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  41. Highly insightful. Even Gandhiji would not have understand Mr Ghai's problem with the jeans. And if he were to introspect, Ghai himself wouldn't understand his problem with the pink chaddi.

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  42. Vish...:)

    Alka...Exactly!! Singing "I love my India" and spewing gyaan on India's culture does not make you a patriot.
    Try setting an example through your movies.

    Joshi...Glad I made you laugh :))

    D2...The "ghai" needs a reality check.

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  43. Haha :D Ghai has no mind to lose in the first place. All his mindless movies :X. Awesome satire on him! Laughable to the core.

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  44. What ever your write up Purba-- it simply brings smile on the face and that is the success.

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  45. Aditya...Exactly, nobody relates to his type of movies anymore.

    Arpana...What a sweet thing to say.

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  46. "I would not like the younger generation to wear jeans anymore."

    Who cares what he would or would not like.

    "Children must build national character, not corrupt it"


    Must? May his wisdom shelter us all. We should light a diya in this guys honor and have him tell us more about what people "must" do.

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  47. Bhagwad...Nobody cares but his statement did make it to the newspapers. A regressive mentality such as this is alarming!

    Bikramjit...thanks :)

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  48. I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks.

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