Of Cabbages and Kings

May 5, 2007

Ta Ra Rum Pum

Filed under: Random musing — Chinmayi @ 7:04 pm

One of the hazards of a corporate job is that once in a while you will get dragged along to see some unbelievable trash that calls itself a movie…because unbelievable trash is apparently the only sort of fare that will please everybody. And so it came that I was sitting in a red plush chair watching something called ‘Ta ra rum pum’.

The film was replete with shiny little skirts and wild parties in New York. The girl-protagonist was a small-minded rich girl that kept track of every penny she lent to people…and this was supposed to be a good thing…what one man calls ‘kanjoos makhhichoos’, apparently others call a healthy respect for money. The hero of course was imprudent and generous to a fault and kept (literally) throwing money all over the place. Psychoanalysis was an unheard of concept, kids were conniving upstarts who were far better able to keep secrets than their parents were.

I intended to describe the film in detail but thinking about it bores me – so I’ll just say this much: try and watch it in one of those places with huge comfortable couches and plenty of food so that you can eat a lot and have a little nap like I did…there’s no other way to sit through the film.

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