Thursday, October 29, 2009

Paneri's fav RIMC Story

Paneri is a wonderful story teller. His art is not in writing stories... but in narrating them. Here I will try and note down one of his oft repeated stories. His fav one obviously.

First a lil bit of background. Paneri was my class mate in UG. We hit it off almost immediately and through 3 years we were thick as thieves. I was more frequent in his room than in class. But his room still didn't beat Anna Kadai. Every good college boy has an "Anna Kadai" in his life... where he 'smokes', has 'rasna' and 'verai kadalai' and most importantly... where he can keep 'account'.

Now 'Anna Kadai' is a special place and maybe that deserves a blog post on it's own. So I won't get in to that now. But basically we used to sit there for hours and hours and hours and hours(k... u get the picture don't u???) and chat about anything in the bloody world. And that's also usually where Paneri would come up with his gems.

Now Paneri studied in the Rastriya Indian Military College-RIMC, in Dehra Dun, which is supposed to be India's best military school. You study in the school from class 8th on till your 12th. And, as in all army schools, discipline was a real pain in the ass( not just literally... they would get thrashings with hockey sticks for breaking rules!). But boys being boys being boys had to naturally get around them.

Now cutting bounds was forbidden- but naturally all the guys knew a way. But it was a very risky proposition. Caught out of school bounds and you could be demoted or even thrown out of school. So you'd do it only on very very rare occasions... only for something special.

Now it happened that 3 of Paneri's classmates had gone out one weekend. They came back.. all fabulously excited and called everyone around to tell them what they'd experienced.

"Boys... we just watched a XXX movie in the theater!"

"OMG!"... everyone was excited. "How? Where? What?"

Turns out that a movie- "Machalti Jawani" was playing. And it had everything. Everything, everything, everything required to satisfy an adolescent. :).

Now everyone was keen to catch this movie... and the boys couldn't wait till the weekend. Now it was a risk cutting bounds on weekends... but to do so on a weekday was almost tantamount to suicide coz of the strict vigil.

But never mind... anything for "sex" said the boys and off they went... cut bounds and to the theaters to watch- "Machalti Jawani".

The movie started... and the boys were all 'eager', 'excited' and 'desperate' for some "action". It started... and they were waiting for something to happen... and there was nothing. Interval... and the boys were looking at each other and wondering what the hell happened. They decided to stick around till the end of the movie.

The movie went on and still there was nothing. And finally it ended. The movie was a bloody lousy drab.

Dejected the boys returned to the dorms. The other 3 rascals were on the bed and dancing to... "Machalti Jawani... Machalti Jawani... Machalti Jawani!".

I remember laughing my head out at this point of the story. And Paneri in his trademark way was just nodding his head and smiling at the rest of us. We were laughing at it for so long... it was crazy.

And finally Paneri was like..." you know dude... there was a scene in the movie where the villain was going to rape the heroine... and I thought... ah.. finally something! But guess what? The bloody HERO comes and rescues her!!!!"

Paneri... you are one of a kind!

12 comments:

Uncommon Sense said...

nice read, i m very fond of story tellers, have some friends that are expert story tellers..

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Lol! Some bonds in school and college are surely worth more than a lifetime, eh?

AJEYA RAO said...

Story telling is an art...not all can be so descriptive, yet interesting. Good read. :-)

Singh Amit said...

This was the best entertainment I think...I used to have in my college days...Really missing...

vEnKy said...

That paneri machi is a theeratha vilayattu pillai. The posts of this genre of yours are really enjoyable man.

Vittaldas Prabhu said...

True pranksters! But these are the exact moment all of them are going to laugh their head off whenever they remember it again. ROFL. Machalti Jawaani zindabad! ;-)

The unsure ascetic said...

The villain tried to rape the heroine near the railway track. And just then a Goods train came by and stopped right there and we missed the rape scene.

Manju said...

and after the Hero rescues her, there's a dance sequence ahaha

Antarman said...

LOl:) at adolescents idea of fun.

Avin said...

Thanks for dropping by bro. Yes, something is really brewing back home in that front. I am just getting mentally prepared for it :)
It was a funny read. Boys will be boys will be boys :)

AJai said...

@US
yup... 'story-telling' friends are the best time pass. :)

@RV
They sure are. :)

@AJeya
Thanks. I take a bow. ;)

@Amit
Ya dude... I know. Those days were just bloody awesome.

AJai said...

@venky
Yes machi... paneri is a theeratha vilayattu pillai. totally. will never change! thanks for enjoying the post. :)

@Vittal
ZIndabad zindabad boyo. ;). love those good ol' days.

@unsure ascetic
oh... u watched the movie too? :P

@Manju
I don't know why... but i'm kinda sure that would have happened. ;)

@Antarman
HEY... we were once there too! don't forget. it seems funny now... but then it was bloody serious! ;)

@Avin
Ah... my most heart felt condolences. :P
welcome here... glad u njoyed it. and yes we will always be boys. thank god!