Me and Movies
From the age of 7 to 11, I saw lots and lots of Tamil pictures and few Malayalam pictures in Chelakkara, my native village .I remember that I have seen Maya Bazar , Manthri Kumari, Jeevitha Nauka during this time. THen I moved to secunderabad, From then on, I was a regular cini goer there. I used to see Telugu, HInidi and Tamil pictures almost every weak . When I was 14 my father had to live secunderabad and my uncle became my local guardian. Due to this, I had to get his signature in my progress report every month. I used to be a very brilliant student those days. So when my marks went down in a particular month(I had seen a tamil film avvayar three times) my uncle shouted at me for seeing too many films.I was deeply hurt and told my uncle that I would not be seeing any films till I completed my education. From then on till the age of 30 when I decided to get married I did not see any film though , in the university they used to screen fre films every week(which I did not see) and I lived one year in Calcutta and2 years in Delhi. The picture I last saw before stopping seeing films(age of 14) was “Shantaram’s Theen Bathi Char Rastha-three lights and four roads ” and the first film I saw after I discontinued my penance (age of 30) was “Three Musketeers “ Even after I started seeing pictures, I see a maximum of 2 o r 3 pictures in a year .