During the 3 hour drive to the cousin’s place on Saturday, we heard a lot of songs on the radio..while RD and R were grooving to Kolaveri, suddenly the song that came up on the radio while we were channel surfing was ‘Aankhein khuli ho yaa ho baandh’
The R family reacted in the following manner to the song
RD: Yuck, what a horrid song
R: Amma, mereko kolaveri listen karne ka che *This girl cant think beyond Kolaveri!*
RM: Wow, I have so many memories with this song
RD: WHAT? *Actually shudders* THIS song..horrible movie…I wonder how people even saw the movie!
RM: but but, I danced on this song in college
RD looks from beyond the steering wheel towards me wondering if he married a freak or something
RM: No RD seriously, I did..and I made four boys dance along with me and one more girl
RD shakes his head in total disgust now very sure that he married a freak who is responsible for half the genes present in his only child!
anyways, I go ahead and tell him the experience
We had a dance competition in college..
We were a group of 2 girls and 4 boys
RD interrupts and says..what 2 girls danced with 4 boys..why wasnt it 3 girls and 3 boys (This guy thinks so conventionally na..leave it to RM to think out-of-the-box…well read ahead for the actual reason!)
RM: because only 2 girls wanted to dance…
RD: how many girls were there in the class
RD: What out of 5 girls only 2 danced…and 4 boys wanted to dance…what a class?
and I ignore that and continue the story
So we adjusted the choreography so that all of us danced in sync
and out of the 4 boys, two were dancers..you know people who can naturally move their body and two were absolutely NONE dancers!!
and boy, the way we made them practice…to even make them shake their hip, we would go one two one two one two…
RD burst out laughing and I am like why are you laughing….he imagined the boys doing the practice!
anyways, so we made them practice like crazy..come to college early, stay back late, practice when the prof was late..during the lunch break, during the tea break, any break..so much so, that the poor guys were always going one-two-one-two-one-two ALL THE TIME…
and so much so, that SP who was a part of the group told me ‘RM (I wasnt RM then..you know just to clear the records) I will NEVER EVER EVER listen to this song in life, even if its a matter of life and death’ no he was seriously FED UP! we did so much practice…
On the day of the competition, we were all prepared and I will never forget that night…
We did get a lot of
boos claps..but more importantly I remember the shouting my mom gave me and Cousin K because we reached home really really late at about 10.30 in the night..my dad had taken his vehicle and gone in search for us..and at that time, we didnt have any mobiles, so my neighbour uncle ran behind to get appa back because we reached home and missed appa on the way..
Gosh! Ma was at her furious best then..and then not to be left behind, my mama came in the weekend and gave us his dose of shouting..and mami called up to finish off her dose of shouting also…you know just so that cousin K and I didnt feel bad about only one set of parents screaming *Rolls eyes*
Later, I came to know that we lost the competition by a whisker to a group of girls who danced on ‘aajana chu le meri chunneri sanam’
I am still proud of that…no no not about the losing..well actually about losing to four girls…I mean who would think that a bunch of 2 girls and 4 boys out of which 2 were total non dancers could even dream of competing with a bunch of 4 girls who were almost professional dancers!
As I said all this to RD who was hmmmmmmmm…all the time, R comes up with this
R: amma, zara abhi kolaveri listen karein..and
there, my memory bubble burst 🙂
and oh after my really
boringly interesting story, the traffic did move a bit faster 🙂