This morning, I reached lab and opened my email box. I got an email from the president of Indian Students Association of El Paso.
This is the email.. Sorry Vinayak.. I am cut pasting your email.
The ISA at NMSU is screening Superstar Rajnikanth's latest movie 'Sivaji - The Boss' [wiki] on June 27th 2007 (Wednesday). Please find the details below -
Venue: VIDEO4, 1005, El Paseo Rd, Las Cruces, NM - 88001 [directions from El Paso, TX]
Price: $15 per ticket
Manasellam sanThosham..I was day-dreaming about the movie, songs, rajni style.. This place, Las Cruces is within half an hour drive from El Paso. Till now, I could not find any location that is lesser than 7.5 hr drive (San Antonio) where Sivaji is screened. Phoenix, Tucson, Albuquerque la (where south indian restaurants are present) kooda screen pannala..They are screening at Las Cruces.. Chance illa namma tamil pasanga.. Aaahaa ohooo!!
Then I dialed the third tamilian friend (among the 5 tamilians here) and told her. Avalayum kelappi vitten!! After a while, she called me and told me this
" Hello Priya, sivaji paaka porome.."
Enthusiastically, I started " aamaam.. romba naal kezhuchu theatrela movie.. Chance illa akka..kaveri aarum kaikuthal arisiyum .." I went on and on...
She interupted " Adhu aana telugulayaam!!"
"Ennadhu?????????? telugulayaa!!!!!!!!"-My enthusiasm deflated like anything.
Then vinayak called me and he was like " Priya, the movie is in telugu".
"Adakkadavule.. Rajini telugu la pesi naan sivaji paakanumaa??. How will I understand thalavai puncha dialogue "pera ketta adhiridhula...", "Singam thaniya dhaan pogum..panni kootamaa pogum", "Enna en karupa petha?"
Oru thamizhachi 'rajini' padatha telugula paakanumaanu yosikaren !!"