Sunday, March 29, 2009

Last PAF


I still remember the day i saw my first PAF in IIT (not the videos)




Asrar..... though it was tough to follow the whole sequence properly.... i got the crux of it.... and wht thralled me more was the prod... a magnificent Tajmahal on the centre stage......white....glowing in the darkness of the OAT.... and the chess board... the way ghotu jumped arnd without a pant for the choreo =))



the secnd paf.... kharashein... our very own paf... centre stage pe 2 floor ka chawl.... a wonderful puchless and very well executed paf....awesum matki phod song (though i later heard the song elsewhr and found out tht it wasnt an OC...much to my dissapointment)... and wht makes it more memorable is tht i was in the acting team... and this particular scene where i come running to hold GP's legs was so well taken by the audience tht u cant even hear the rest of the dialogue... and well ofcourse it was the gem of the paf :P



camouflages .... all i can remember of this paf is bhangi getting out in between the scene fro behind the prod and adjusting the torn piece of backdrop... and ofcourse the very (in)famous daya daya song ;)

Deja vu... well need not even talk abt this one.... script toh hai ki god ;) :P... uske alawa.... first paf to b made on IIT.... and the prod.... canteen....oat in the oat.... coffee shack... maingate... evrything.. and the putch well covered =)).. the red light scene... everything abt this was jus amazing !!!





then comes another round of PAFs... not ne tht i am really proud of....

Aashayein..... was in the voiceover team this time.... didnt really like a few ppl back then who were involved in the paf and then there was this other set of ppl i was pissed off at coz they stole his concept without telling him.... and made it into a story tht i am sure no one ever understood (including me).... and yeah....things i cant forget abt this paf... the 11 choreos we had and he cowboy position ;)

Saare Jahan se Accha.... pumba's air lift.... and the fellow who they got in the end to senti marofy... these r the only two things i remember abt this paf....it turned out to b the better one among the bad ones i guess :D

Numb D.... the story starts with 2 rivals nd then ends with drugs..... whtever.... bad centre stage prod... but awesum tunnel effect... and yeah tweety's wardrobe malfunction .. he he ;))

GoodMorning..... a paf wayyyyyy too ahead of its time i guess :P... the only thing i remember of this paf is the rising sun which the junta started booing for... but i found it pretty :D... and yeah the out of sync gulti choreo ;)

PAF - 3rd yr

Arsh... god this was a disgrace to all the prods ever made... horrible horrible horrible prod.... well... script was neways taken directly frm the movie.... cudnt they have atleast spent time on the prod?? a wonderful image i have in mind is tht of agyeya... who is maybe 5' 4" tall standing in front of a backdrop which has a table painted on it...yeah not kiddin... and a book shelf painted hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh above... lets say atleast another 4 ft above him?

U-turn.... it was fun working in this paf... majorly becoz its junta tht i knew... and then there were these chillar junta... parmar...renil...ronak....saini.... who were always arnd to crack jokes and make us laugh... the 3 days in OAT were wonderful.....shailesh...ankit...aseem...maggi...swati....vikash.... everyone frm the whole team... pulkit...sonal...sai.... god it was a lovely team :)
bhavani juice centre...working sugarcane juice machine....palat de pasa slogan....the song kaise karoge bhaiyya....everything was jus too good :) nd ofcourse the senti video in the end with ankit's voice in the backgrnd :D

1985..... a beautiful and magnificient golden temple... this was the only thing tht cud beat the beauty of the tajmahal.... the colorful and vibrant backdrop tht covered the centre stage... and ganne ka khet.... the awesum dance/martial art thingy of the sardars... (sorry dnt knw wht its called)....tried using the vidarbh waala senti by getting simmy in the end to speak :P which felt stupid... he eh he... but it was a good paf otherwise :)

The show goes on..... i dnt think this paf deserved to b 4th... c'mon..... arsh was way worse than this.... but well... this paf didnt have ne positive aspect either... well... except maybe the fountain they made on the centre stage and sudhi's fire fighting stunt :P

and the LAST Pafs

Karwat.... the shadow dance was wonderful... and the trees of ramleela and backdrop of the ghaat were awesum... and yeah thts to it.... talli's dances... again ... yet once again he steels the show =)) baawra mann??...seriously?? =))

If tomorrow comes.... nice punchlines here and thr.... a nice copy of ground hog day :) ... no i am not sarcastic... its a good copy...though i knew and saw the film.... i still did clap sumtimes in between like whr he stops the airport manager frm stopping the airhostesses frm fighting... tht was a cute scene :) ... well i guess its the feelig tht they managed to create in the audience in the end tht is probably making put their high stakes on this paf :)

Nazafgarh ..... yeah... MY last paf... stayed away frm the dram part of the paf as much as possible coz for once i jus wanted to b an OC and not b involved in the dram part... and i think (no matter wht others have to say) did a decent job... i dnt think i did an awesum job but i dnt think u wud say i was bad either :P its jus tht for the first time i am not being involved in the dram part so i dnt have those reminiscing thoughts abt the paf.... its like... phew !!! thank god its over !!! and i cant share those old jokes tht dram ppl crack aftr the paf is over... a diff feelng altogether... but again.... it was nice working in the middle of the aftrnoon in the OAT..... seeing how the structures r built.... how the paperwork is done.... how crates r tied together... and how even though u plan for eveyrthing well in advance.... thigns do pop up in the end :)


Arthur Road..... the last PAF i will b watching while still being a student here.... as long as i am in mumbai.... i will not miss any PAF... come wht may... and this wud b till they stop i guess.... coz seeing the decline in number of freshies tht r working for paf each year...doesnt look like its gonna last long...

another wonderful thing about iit tht i am goin to miss :(