Friday, October 3, 2008

A Scene in Front of a Cinema Hall

These days movies have become a great source of attraction for young boys and girls. They are rather crazy for films and film – stars. They know more about these film – stars than about their great men of the past and the present. They can do without their meals, but they cannot forego the latest movie. A cinema house attracts more people than a temple does. Young boys and girls in particular are mad after pictures.
There is a lot of hustle and bustle in front of a cinema hall. On one side there is a thick crowd standing in a queue pushing and elbowing one another. On the other side rich persons in the best of clothes stand near the booking window where there is a heavy rush. Various types of people besiege the cinema house and are very anxious to go inside. Gatekeepers stand at every gate to check tickets. The sound of the horns never ceases. Rich people pour in with cars and scooters and middle class people in rickshaws or on cycles. The riff – raff come on foot and shout, clap and hiss. Policemen move to and fro to control the traffic.
It is seen in front of a cinema hall that till the last minute people continue rushing in. some go in and occupy their seats and others stand in the open and indulge in gossips. It appears from their faces that they have more knowledge of human nature than does a full day in a library. A cinema hall is a human museum or a fir of human faces with different dresses and belonging to different walks of life. The scene is so busy, tempting and exciting that none feels bored there.
A few persons manage to get a large number of tickets and sell them at high prices. There is none to check this black. Marketing even in cinema houses. The great rush of people offers a good opportunity for the pick – pockets. Even the eve – teasers have a busy time. Sometimes a few ever – teasers receive a sound beating from the people.

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