Two posts in quick succession, but I can hardly be blamed. Actually this post had always been in the making, but because of the absence of vital data, it never got materialized. But now, after a lot of hard work I have finally got this.
The collection has to be credited to C. C is the extremely pretty dame, who is always found to be increasing her lipstick collection, carrying an umbrella when there is no sun and poking other people with that in a crowded central Calcutta road, trying to find out whether fat-free popcorn is available, confusing people in a coffee shop by asking which sandwich has mayonnaise and which doesn’t, gorging on fat-free ice-creams and then founding out to her horror that it may not be fat-free, religiously jogging without taking breaks and then eating biryani, chocolate mousse, walnut brownie with chocolate sauce etc. Of course why she needs to diet is another important question which we all are yet to find out.
When she does however, successfully, manage to formulate an effective fitness regime, she gets into extremely high spirits. When she does get into high spirits, she likes to entertain us with her dose of observations usually hidden from our naked eye. One of the priceless things are her collection of Mithun Chakraborty dialogues from recent Bengali films, which for some reason I can never watch on my television. Following is the complete list of unforgettable gems.
- Public-er maar Keyaratola paar.
This does not need translation. Although, this led to an extremely pertinent conversation..
Me: What is Keyaratola and why will public’s maar get you to Keyaratola ke paar?
C: You live in Calcutta and you don’t know Keyaratola!! It is a famous shamshan, after all.
Me: But I thought Nimtala was the famous shamshan,
C: Keyatola is also a famous shamshan in Calcutta. Nimtala and Keyaratala are two famous shamshans in Calcutta.
2. Aami kukur ke biskoot, beral ke doodh aar criminal ke gooli khawai. Tai tara aamar payer kaache pore thake.
I feed dogs with biscuit, cats with milk and criminals with “goli”. That’s why they always reside near my feet.
3. Shaaper chobol aar cheetar khabol, jekhanei porbey arai kg mangsho tuley nebe.
A snake’s sting and a cheetah’s paw, wherever one of these will land, it will carve out 2.5 kg of flesh
4. Abhimanyu Nag. Jal-dhora noi jaat gokhra. Ek chobolei chobi.
Abhimanyu Nag (character name) is not jal-dhora (supposedly trying to signify a harmless snake) but a cobra. With one sting, (listen to this, with one sting) you will become a picture.
Those who do not understand the significance of the word “picture” and its indication can contact me.
5. Nursery theke shuru, half-pant-e guru, full pant-e Mahaguru.
From nursery school my personality development has started. When I wore a half-pant I was the guru, when I wore a full pant I became Mahaguru.
C’s reaction about this blog post.
” If I knew you will write about these dialogues before, I would have never befriended you in the first place”
Thank you, C. Applause audience.