Sunday afternoon is a movie time. Me and Kaustubh , saw a different movie today. We saw this guy coming with a huge box which has cinema in it. Till he had lunch, we were in queue. I had never seen such a movie, was curious to see what is the mystery, why kids run this man (use to, now with computer games and multiplexes etc this is passé)
Waiting for OUR HERO to finish his lunch and set the SHOW!
The show started! I saw ads cut from newspaper, right from Priyanka Chopra at some opening ceremony, Movie ads in newspaper, some news (in marathi). I initially thought that isnt it a great idea to show ads before the movie begins, but after the ads, there was no movie!
As I watched he played some music. The show got over in about 40 secs. All I paid is Rs 10!
Me watching Ads (CInema). He moves a handle which allows a paper to roll over and I could see frames changing! Pretty much like a reel!
Kaustubh Watching – And he says —> Cinemascope… this thing is still there in city.. small thing but happy to see it’s still there.. sure this wld not be there to be seen by my kid..
Now it was kaustubhs’ turn to watch the same movie! Soon, we pulled some crowd for him, few more joined in this NEW way (actually a very old way) of watching cinema.
His name is Shahnawaaj. Age – close to 70, his eyes had visible cataract. We were at Sahakarnagar and he lives near Dandekar pool (Pune), so he walks few kms everyday,carrying this machine, spreading joy!
Kaustubh clicks Shahnawaaj, Me, Cinemascope machine and Gudiya – see that doll!
Photos & Video by Kaustubh Hinge , while he watched, I was the cameraman!
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