‘Turn left,’ she said.
He ignored her and went straight ahead.
‘No prooooblem. Take the left after the next signal,’ she said again. ‘Sam. I lived here. I know the route to the theater. Why don’t you listen?’
‘Nah.. this is the right road. We will get there on time,’ he said and revved up the car engine.
‘Here. Put this App on, it will tell you the directions if you don’t want to listen to me. I don’t want to get lost or miss the movie.’
‘We are not lost. And I hate that lady telling me ‘turn left’ ‘turn right’, she doesn’t even say please. Feminists,’ he shook his head.
She sat resigned and observed Sam from the corner of her eye.
This was the fourth time in as many weeks that he did this. And they always missed the movie. Next time, she will drive. She decided.
So, did you see Padmaavat? No? Did you read the open letter written by Swara Bhaskar to the director? No? Do you watch news? No? That explains it. The movie has been in the news since the shooting started, piquing our interest and sustaining it for so many months. That is rather unusual for any of the recent movies. The unprecedented coverage given by the news channels to this movie which was all of course, free of cost, has definitely had the people flocking to the theaters in hordes. Frankly, there is not much in the movie. It is just that the Queen Padmavati commits suicide because her husband has died and she does not want to be captured by the victors. Continue reading