Thursday, September 11, 2008

Jaya hey!

If Jaya can, why can't I? Only difference - my 'Big B' won't apologize to anyone for my language bashing.. not when the language is Hindi.

I am not a Hindi basher... am a hindi-hater. I don't know why but the language irritates me. I must add that I love Marathi (Raj thackarey zindabad!) but the affinity for Hindi was /is never there. It bugs me no end when I see Tams in Mumbai talking Hindi. In the midst of a pucca tamizh conversation, you will have one number karadi saying "ja ne bhi do yaaron" "kappu kushi kappi gum". I try and avoid such specimens !

I have deliberately not bothered to learn / improve my Hindi. I was a tamizh writer for ads when a lot of times the script was in Hindi and one had to transcreate that in Tamizh. The present job involves ideating for a primarly Hindi market. I don't know how I end up getting jobs like these. I guess it is my lauvv for Hindi.

For most Hindi-haters like me, here's one bible - "Ek gaon mein..." This fantastic scene from 'Indru poi naalai vaa' where our second hero is taught Hindi by a teacher... semma fun scene and one can relate to this instantly.

I managed to capture that on video this evening and upload it on you tube. Here's to all Hindi-haters. Enjoy!

18 Responses:

Extra-Ordinarily Ordinary said...

Ek gawn mein ek kisaaan ragu thatha... LOL!! My favorite!!

Teesu (very very Indian, very very good) said...

Yes, saw that scene again that day on TV. Cannot say that I'm a Hindi hater but the fact that I have not yet bothered to flawlessly speak the language must say something. I do get annoyed at certain Hindi phrases making sudden appearances in non-Hindi conversations, but what to do? You are even funnier in this post. Like calling that person karadi, etc.;)Enjoyed it.

ssstoryteller said...

I am not a hindi hater, in fact I can see the shades of my total transmogrification.... sorry..yaar, cant help it,especially if one has a husband in the air force where hindi is the Maatru bhasha!!
Bubs ennai jaadi parishedham pannidaathe!!!

Rama said...

There is this scene in Samsaram adhu Minsaram movie.
He is supposedly the last son of visu and one who has wrote, written, will be writing his 12th exams..hehe

Girl asks: Tum Kya Paduthe ho?
He replies: Naan enga veetla dhan paduthukuven....

I still laugh like crazy for that reply..

gayathri said...

Iam not a hindi hater. I like hindi old movie songs.Should say a great fan of rafi, geetha dutt , asha ....
And this Ek gawn me ek kisaan is a ever hit joke ....
samsaaram adu minsaaram is also soooper....

SloganMurugan said...

Have you heard of the Sloganmurugan Law of H8red?
http://sloganmurugan.blogspot.com/2006/10/sloganmurugans-law-of-hatred.html

R said...

Have you seen Revati's Hindi-Tamizh 'experiments' in "Mauna Raagam"? (She teaches essential tamizh phrases to a sardarji)

Sai said...

blogeshwari....super comedy po
few jokes never fade away..do they?
but i dont mind hindi for the songs.

The Talkative Man said...

This is a scene that ought to be watched with Hindi speakers to get the full impact. Even before the 'Ek gaon mein' phrase, my friend was rolling in laughter at John Amalraj's "Bob ka beta".

anantha-krishnan said...

video super o super !!

OnCloud9 said...

why hate the national language?

dont worry i'm not judging you for it...just curious

inbavalli said...

If there's something I dislike more than Hindi, it's the reference to it as the national language. Pleeeeeeease, it is NOT the national language.

Artnavy said...

i like hindi but i do not agree with the silly notion that it is the national language

those scenes are beautiful btw

and tell me where did you get that binoculars ganesha- me wants too!!!

and need your inputs on childrens theatre in india- drop by okay??

Destination Infinity said...

"Chennai mein kisi ko hindi nahi pata hai yaar... tamil mein baat karna padega ya angrezi mein"

"Mumbai le oru ration kadaikku pona kooda hindi la pesina than velai nadakkum"

After hearing both sides, my verdict is: "Language is never a barrier for communication. It is only an enabler" - Yela undhi naa tag linu?

Destination Infinity

Arpit said...

LOL!!
seriously i have never seen anyone hate hindi so much...seriously...
although being in north india i dont expect to encounter people who hate hindi but still i have met people from all corners, and infact i have friends from all corners of india but really never has anybody said anything about hindi....
its always nice to see different people, having a different point of view.
but i enjoyed the post.....

chutneycase said...

Yakka! :D

Saravanan said...

Yeh Blog mein Blogeswari Ragu(!!)tha hai!!!

Wonderful ... heights of humour...

Thamizh koorum Nallulagam will never forget either you or this scene...

karadi said...

sooooper appu.
finally somebody i can relate to