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April 7th, 2002 - Ratheesh KrishnaVadhyar's Journal

April 7th, 2002

April 7th, 2002
03:20 pm


Teesri Kasam

Few years back I stayed in a house at Panambilly Nagar with my classmates, Suraj and Nambeesan for two months. It was an interesting stay. Breakfasts at Appu and Pappu restaurant near the Manorama junction, daily trips by the CRL bus, lunch at the canteen, sitting in the parks of Panambilly Nagar, walking in between the housing colonies in the evenings, watching cute girls cycling, going for movies in the town...

One day Suraj took us to the Bimbis restaurant at Ernakulam (I think the owner of the restaurant was known to him). We had North Indian food from there, and it was the first time I was eating that type of food. I remember Nambeesan and myself had a big argument in our way back, but cant recollect about what it was. But I still remember the Hindi song "Duniya Bananewale..." that was playing in the restaurant. I hadn't heard that song before, and I liked it a lot. I didn't know from which movie it was.

It was a coincidence that the movie, Teesri Kasam was shown in Doordarshan the next week I cant say how much I liked that movie that day. The story was very ordinary, but the presentation was so lyrical (It was Basu Bhattacharya's first film). Music is among the best in Indian Cinema. I can never forget the expressive eyes of Vaheeda Rehman in the movie. Raj Kapoor's and Vaheeda Rehman's acting was excellent, and the black & white photography by Subrata Mitra was so beautiful. Teesri Kasam was the first audio tape I bought after I got my first salary.

I have been looking to get a video tape or CD of this movie for a long time, but couldnt get it yet. I think NFDC has the cassette as seen from their catelogue. Star Gold showed the movie yesterday, but because of frequent power cuts, I could see only few scenes from the movie.

Current Music: Madaprave Vaa...

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