Yesterday I had the misfortune to watch a Hindi movie Durga. It's story, screenplay, dialogues, direction - all is by Chakravarthy. I think he didn't photograph it only because he was also acting in it as the hero. I feel this movie is meant for watching only by Chakravarthy himself, but stupid movie crazy people like me spend money and watch such kind of films. One thing I would appreciate is that Chakravarthy didn't play around with other people's money. He produced the movie himself.
When I was in school, my cousin Satheesh from Kalady used to come to our home and stay with us during long summer vacations. We would be having a nice time playing around at all the places. There were not many buildings in our area that time, but only plain land, plants and trees. Next to our land there was a small canal through which we sailed on floating banana trunks, assuming to be characters in "The Count of Monte Cristo". All those heaps of soft sand meant for our house construction turned out to be tall hills. Chambal dacoits hid in it's every corner and attacked all the passers-by.
One day my father gave Rs.4.50 to us to watch a movie "Kattu Raja" that came in Prabhath theatre. Raghavan, who was the main Aashari for our house construction, saw us going out and asked where we were going. When we told about the movie, he exclaimed: "Aa kashinu Woodlandsi poyi masala dosa adichha enthra upakaram undayene!" (It would have been more useful to eat a Masala Dosa from Woodlands hotel with that money).
After watching any junk movie, I immediately remember Raghavan's words.
Btw., Masala Dosa from Woodlands hotel at our place has a special taste. The dry coconut chutney, which they give with the Dosa if we take it as parcel, is unique. I haven't seen such thing anywhere else.