It is March and you decide to go to the movies. You walk into a multiplex which has three theatres and in your hurry, you forgot to look up which movies were playing. If you walk into theatre number one, you will see Rashtram, a political thriller starring Suresh Gopi. In this movie Suresh Gopi plays the Chief Minister of Kerala trying to bring in a new Kerala. While you are wondering whether to cry at the fact that Suresh Gopi is playing the Chief Minister or that he is trying to improve Kerala, you find that all tickets are sold out. The tickets have been purchased en masse by people who want to learn English by watching Suresh Gopi’s movies.
Slowly you walk to the second theatre and find that it is playing Chintamani Kolacase starring Suresh Gopi. In this movie the action hero plays the role of a maverick lawyer trying to solve a murder mystery. The movie starts with the statement that no guns were harmed in the making of this film. Suresh Gopi sports a new look with half a litre of coconut oil applied on his head, with one strand of hair escaping the comb and hanging on his forehead. (See Pic)We heard that this strand of hair plays an important role in the film. As you reach the counter you find that the movie is sold out. The tickets have been purchased en masse by lawyers and coconut oil manufacturers.
Disappointed, you walk to the third theatre and find that they are playing Lanka starring, believe it or not Suresh Gopi without his shirt. (The shirt apparently got a better role in Chintamani Kolacase) The ticket counter looks empty and you get tickets. At the end of the movie you come out asking
What role does the train play in the movie? Where does Sraavan get his daughter from? Who was his wife, who ditched him to elope with a younger guy? Why does the heroine speak Tamil or Sinhalese to the hero and to her friends, but Malayalam to the heroâ€™s friends? How does Bekkal Fort of Kasargode come in Sri Lanka? Does Sajan have any previous enmity with the producer?
“Beware of the ides of March”, said the soothsayer to Julius Caesar. “Beware of Suresh Gopi in March”, that’s what the new soothsayers will say.
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