Tides of Naukuchiyatal II


Right after the lunch began the activities. We split up in our allotted teams. First was the intro round for which no one had prepared any thing. Then began the quiz, in which my team played really badly. We didn’t pass any question, as a result of which we got a lot of negative marking. So while before the quiz we were at least the third best team, after the quiz we were nowhere.

Thankfully after the quiz was over, we were given an interesting brief. We had to name and think of a TVC idea for men’s and women’s undergarments. For this we were given 45 mins. It is really so funny that all advertising people tend to think alike and most of the teams came up with the same brand names- Adam & Eve. It was total chaos, once again the TVC was practiced for the first and last time on the stage. I obviously played Satan besides prompting various other dialogues. The story went thus:

Raihaan (Adam) and Pia (Eve) are sitting bored below a Tree (Rakesh and Dinesh with few branches). Adam walks away bored, just then I (Serpent) enter the scene with an apple to tempt Eve. Eve shockingly continues to ignores the apple. Confused I return with another idea. I present the new brands ADAM and EVE. Both Adam and Eve grab them in much confusion. As the voice over starts they go behind the tree and the tree starts shaking suggestively like those 60’s Bollywood songs. The cut back shows a pregnant Eve (Courtesy a towel rolled under her tee) appearing from behind the tree with Adam..

The amount of laughter our TVC produced told us how funny it really was. While our branding was common the way we presented it and our TVC idea wasn’t. After the TVC’s we were given a one hour break. In that one hour I had to choreograph, synchronize, learn, teach, get dressed and blah blah blah... Doing the item number was great fun since I love dancing. Everyone was very surprised to see me dancing. I am supposed to be this boring serious no-nonsense girl. After the item numbers was Antakshari which we again lost miserably. And finally we were free to hit the floor. From the minute the DJ started playing I never stopped. Sadly, they stopped the music as early as at 11pm. After that we had dinner, dinner as expected was good.

All evening I had the great opportunity to unveil new characters. Characters who come alive after getting drunk. It’s amazing to be an onlooker in such circumstances, an onlooker who is sane always. Afterwards Diggi Parul, Sreena and me sat chatting in the balcony. Others also joined us soon. The group soon turned adventurous and starting smoking grass. I retired to my room unwillingly. Got to know the next day that everyone had gone on a laughing spree after that. Missed it!
The return journey was really low key compared to the onward one. Even the ‘Nana Party” (the group who ended any para of any song with Farhan Akhtar’s song Meri laundry ka ek bill…nana nana) was quiet. Maybe this was also because a lot of us suffered from motion sickness. Avomin couldn’t help much in this respect but at least it put me to sleep. When I woke up I was feeling much better. Lunch was amazing because it was yet another picnic. We stopped in the middle of Corbett and had lunch on the open roads. More pics followed.

Next halt was for snacks at Hotel Skylark where we hogged yet more. As the journey was neared end, energy also sapped. Old jokes were revived but they lost humour. There was a last sutta break and sadly we were back to the humdrum of Delhi.

11 comments:

Still thinking said...

I'm glad you had a good time :)

Post some dancing pics gurl.

D writer said...

Ya sure will do...actually the dancing pics aren't all that good!

Still thinking said...

All the more good. I hate perfection...lol!

Arpit said...

hehe...yea who wants perfection....i just want to see some fun...

btw...which song did you dance on??... :) bidi jalaile....??

being from this field i knw how exciting it is to see all the creative ppl working together on some idea..specially when its just for fun....im sure tht would have been loads of fun nd masti....specially acting the ad itself.....

Blue Kite Dreamz said...

I loved the black n white picture of the boat tied to the root of the tree,it seemed both of them were sharinng stories with eachother ... was it taken by you ?

Did u guys have trainers with you ?

D writer said...

hey arpit....

i guarantee there are lots of fun times ahead for you, hardwrk included....

i danced on chaliya chaliya and babuji
;) all chamiya numbers...
hehe...

Still....
still thinking whether i shud put up d pic or not

December 3, 2008 2:18 AM

D writer said...

Blue Kitez,
Yup I took the pics...

nope no trainers

Still thinking said...

Don't think too much and gurl I'm realised impressed by your photography skills, I earlier thought they were images. Beautiful :)

You can do something serious with it you know.

Arpit said...

wats thr to think abt it..??
and we r all brilliant dancers.....u knw.... ;)

D writer said...

hey Still tnx...that place is amazingly beautiful...but you know what i think these days with a digital camera everyone can do it






Arpit...
its not the dancing i am bothered about, just the jungli expressions...

Arpit said...

cmonnnnnnnn...!!!! we all r jungliiii.....