At Last!

The Dark Knight
Why so frikkin' serious!

At long last, I did it! I finally watched The Dark Knight! πŸ˜€

It happened yesterday, when Aparna sent me a message saying, “Hey, I’m going to watch Dark Knight tonight!” and I officially became the only living being alive not having watched the movie. I put a plan in motion at around six o’ clock in the evening and made up my mind that I was going to watch the damn movie no matter what! πŸ˜€

I sent my terrorist brother to his friend’s place – a friend who had managed to download the movie through ΞΌtorrent – and asked him to burn the movie on a DVD. He was not supposed to return home without the movie. And the kid did not disappoint! He returned around ten in the night and held up the DVD and said, “This is gonna cost you a hundred bucks!”

Are you frikkin nuts? I would’ve gone to the theater if I had to pay so much!” I screamed. I was now eying the DVD like it was ‘my precious’ much like Gollum did in The Lord Of The Rings! πŸ˜€

“Ok, I’ll head back to his house and return the DVD, then,” said the terrorist and turned around.

Wait!” I shouted. “Just wait. Can we.. can we negotiate?”

“How’s this for a deal: I’ll give you the DVD and you give me the hundred,” he said and leaned against the wall, as though he had all the time in the world. I fidgeted. I half-considered snatching the DVD from his hand and running to my room, but quickly dismissed the idea because he’s a bit bigger and a lot more stronger than I am, though I hate to admit it, and he’d break down my door and kick my ass if I did that. Oh, he’s broken through a few doors in his time. πŸ˜€

So, I said, “Ok, so give me the DVD.”

He looked at me like I was an idiot and said, “Do I look as stupid as you do?”

We needs our precious!
We needs our precious!

“My precious,” I murmured and eyed the DVD through greedy eyes.

“My money,” he said and yawned.

“Ok, ok,” I said and opened my wallet and saw that there was exactly one hundred bucks, including the coins, which themselves added up to thirty bucks! So, I literally cleaned out my wallet and dumped all the money in his huge hands and said, “My precious! We needs our precious!” πŸ˜€

He stood there and counted the money carefully and only when he was satisfied the I hadn’t short-changed him, he reluctantly handed over the DVD to me. I snatched at it and held it close to my chest and slunk back to my room, murmuring, “Precious! My precious!”

I plugged in the DVD and sat back, put my feet up on the table and smiled to myself. I was finally going to watch The Dark Knight! After so long, after reading countless reviews in the papers and on blogs, after being ridiculed at work and outside for not having seen the movie, having sat through four weeks of lunch breaks at office, listening to people commenting on the movie and how brilliant it was and how awesome it was and how breath-taking it was and of course, those long accolades hurled at Heath Ledger, Christian Bale and Aaron Eckhart – after all that, I was finally going to watch the movie.

The movie started at 10.33 pm (I made a note of the time) and ended at precisely 12.56 pm and for those 2 hours and 23 minutes, my hand was frozen halfway between the bowl of potato chips and my wide-open mouth.

Ah, heaven! πŸ˜€

Published by Nikhil

Nikhil Kumar lives in Bangalore with his wife and their stuffed dog. They are both advertising professionals and lead very exciting lives on the streets, dodging traffic. Their fridge is filled with cans of Diet Coke and their water heater doesn't work. He doesn't smoke (up) anymore.

57 thoughts on “At Last!

  1. I know exactly what you mean dude, I waited a long time to see that movie too, cuz the stupid inox people weren’t showing it and that is the only damned theatre in this damned city…. but i can say that it was worth it!

  2. hahaha! that was reaally precious!
    n this is really a different post about Dark knight! ..heheh πŸ˜€
    i havent watched it yet πŸ˜₯ ..there is no way of gng to a theater, will have to negotiate with any of my friend! πŸ˜€

  3. Wow!!! such a striking resemblance!! with Gollum not Joker. πŸ˜› πŸ˜› So u could have downloaded urself and saved 100 bucks!! A tutorial gone to waste. “my hand was frozen halfway between the bowl of potato chips and my wide-open mouth.” So u didnt eat any potato chips I gather? I hope the hand is fine and not having cramp.

  4. @Perx
    Hahaha!! Thanks, man!
    Oh it was an awesome experience! πŸ˜€

    Go and watch it now!! Before anyone finds out!! πŸ˜€

    Please do!! Please do!! I’ll courier the DVD to you if you need! But watch it!! You have to have to have to watch it! πŸ˜€

    Hehehehe!! My hand was numb and the chips untouched!! But, I finished the chips while watching The X-Files: I Want To Believe… πŸ˜€
    Watched till 4 am and slept… Both are pretty decent movies! πŸ™‚
    And tutorial is very valuable, ma’am.. I’m downloading Half-Blood Prince now! πŸ˜€

  5. You should have really watched this movie in the Theatre. It was amazing on big screen with ming blowing sound. Do you have good speakers at home? if so that will do good too. Finally, I bet it should feel great to have finished watching a great movie.

  6. @Dinesh
    Yeah, I really should have!
    But this DVD was an excellent quality! And the speakers at home are awesome!! πŸ˜€

    I am!!! πŸ˜€

  7. LIARRRRRR!!! half blood prince????????? it hasnt been released yet and in fact its been pushed back to July 2009 and u r downloading it???? Liar! Liar!

  8. @Rekha dont believe him!!!! One cant download a movie that hasnt been released yet! and if he is ..he is in for a shock of either virus or fake.

  9. @ Nikhil
    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!! u dirty fellow ! try to cheating a small kid πŸ˜₯ ? no wonder why ur bro has become a terrorist !
    i was kicking my friend to search for the thing …n even dreaming of watching the movie πŸ˜₯

    thanks a loooooooooooooooooooooot Reemaaaaa ! I luv u girl!! πŸ™‚

  10. @Reema
    LOL.. I just realized its a fake link!
    I did not know!!! I wasn’t lying!!! here’s the link:
    Check it out:

    It’s one big fake!!!! πŸ˜€

    @ T
    Hehehhee!!! πŸ˜€
    Watch it!

    I didn’t know it was a fake link!!!
    I’m sorry!! I’m sorry!! I’m sorry!! I’m sorry!! I’m sorry!! I’m sorry!! I’m sorry!!
    I promise you i will take you to the theater myself, first day first show when it’s released! Ok? Deal? Happy? πŸ˜€

  11. @ Nikhil
    hahaha! glad to hear that was a fake one! someone lied to u as well πŸ˜† !!deal is then ok! thats enough for 1000 sorry
    n its ok ! πŸ™‚
    cheers !

  12. dude… u could have given me company na… now i feel that i’m the only one not to have watched the movie… 😦

  13. Yu never ate the chips?? Bah !!

    well, guess i shud watch it now 😦 😦 😦 don wanna be th only loser πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  14. I settled with the movie “Murder at First’ this week. πŸ™‚
    and I did not watch The dark Knight yet. 😦 we went for BAH on my anniversary day.
    Well Dark Knight wouldn’t be the best romantic movie to watch I believe. πŸ˜€

  15. Well, I haven’t seen it.
    And I totally get the terrorist brother part.
    “A sibling is not a sibling if not a terrorist”

  16. Dude u should have watched in theater 😦 ..
    anyways finally u saw it.. ur brother made a hell ot of profit out of it..
    hundred bucks for literally nothing.. πŸ˜›

  17. Hail younger siblings!!!!!

    Pat your bro’s back (a friendly pat, mind you :P)

    DK is the only english movie which I have seen in ages and was happy that saw it….u shud have seen it in a theater πŸ™‚

  18. No buddy, you are not the one who had not seen the movie, i am alsways there 😦 😦 boo…hooo….hooo…

  19. ooh I thought this is going to be another review of that movie … no, you did not disappoint me .. and your terrorist brother..

  20. haha…
    I was in the same situation.. i watched it last Wednesday, not on a DVD though.. πŸ™‚
    Even when i had so much expectations, the movie didn’t disappoint me.

  21. Hey I love the way you describe your terrorist encounters with Nitin… Well The birthday post for him and the mobile post!! tell you something, be glad that you have a bro who totally freak you out and make you good in the art of bribing!! and me being the second kid and the younger bro! knows very well, the fun!!! and as for the movie, here’s another soul still being ridiculed for not watching tyhe movie. may be this weekend…

  22. You watched it heh.. good for you! and you should thank god that anti-piracy laws are not so strict in India.. else you could be in jail for bragging about “how you got hold of a pirated DVD!” πŸ˜€

  23. 😦 So, now I am officially one person who has not watched The Dark Knight πŸ™‚
    And about downloading the HBP, it’s ok …everybody makes mistakes πŸ˜‰ Heard it somewhere?!? hehehehe

  24. You are forgetting that you came all the way to chennai, and still no movie! You’ve spent a lot more than 100 already! Your brother deseves more!!

    & Thank God I saw it before you! “How does it feel to be the last man standing on the face of this earth to see the movie?”

    P.S – Now, you got to see it on BIG SCREEN!! Ohh! We got gigantic pop corn, gigantic screen, awesome seats, and a huge fan following to go for company @ the movie!

    May the Joker’s soul rest in peace! He is.. WOW!! Simply WOW! Any idea how he left the world btw? 😦

  25. but y didnt u watch this in the theatre? I am sure u missed some of the effects, buddy !!!

    and u being a gods yo-yo, I was expecting some twist at the end of this post. You know, the CD not working(evil younger bro cheats u), or your grandfather PC not switching on, or in worst case, the power goes off !!! πŸ˜€

  26. @Rekha
    LOL… yeah! It’s so embarrassing!!

    Don’t worry macha… Lots of people here to give you company!

    All you can think of is the chips?

    Happy Anniversary once again! And you went to BAH..!! Damn!

    Hmmm… No comment! πŸ˜›

    Welcome to MirrorCracked!
    Yup! Well said! Younger siblings are all terrorists!

    You have to!!

    Yeah, I feel I should’ve watched it in the theater! And well, terrorists are used to getting their money!

    Welcome to MirrorCracked!
    Yes, i should have!!

    LOL… Just being Me, I guess!

    Hehehe… Yeah… And I gather you’re a terrorist… younger sibling yourself?

    LOL… Oh, you should!!

    I don’t do movie reviews!


    Yeah! It did not!! Should have gone to the theater myself… :d

    Oh yes!!


    Yeah, go watch the movie!


    hehehehe!!! I hope no one from the police sees this!

    @Mystique Dew
    Oh totally!!

    Hehehe!! Embarrassing! Don’t rub it in! πŸ˜›

    @La Vida Loca
    Yup!! Me too!!!

    Heath Ledger OD’d on narcotics two weeks before the production was finalized… He’s slated to become the only person to receive a posthumous oscar..
    And STOP RUBBING IT IN, I should’ve seen it on the big screen… !!! πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

    Hahahahaha!!!! Yo-yo was taking a rest, I guess!!

  27. in hindsight why dont u start doin scriptwriting for some bollywood or kolliwood movies – better u than the bunch πŸ˜€

  28. (Forgive me for being in a rather dissing mood)

    Don’t you think that you overdid the gollum thing and ‘precious’?

    And so many smileys? That too for a movie which is based on Dark topics?

  29. Dark Knight, huh! Bichara…after all that he had done, movie ke end mein uske pichey kutte chhod diye… πŸ™‚

    As Clint Eastwood said in The Good The Bad and The Ugly : “Such ingratitude after all the times I saved your life.”


  30. The first review i heard abt this movies was that its the best movie ever made… it was frind balu who is an english movie buff! and then he got me free passes in PVR… in the end, balu told me – ‘i thought you would watch the movie through your eye as a normal human, i guess you were not satidfied hence added your mouth too?’
    its a fantastic movie, especially Heath Ledger! poor chap… was recalled by God at a very early stage of his life and made all of us sad…

  31. @Prax
    Hehehe! yeah, thats a career option worth considering! πŸ˜€

    @Kris Bass
    Guilty as charged! πŸ˜€

    Hahaha! yeah! But as gordon says, “He’s the Dark Knight!”

    Oh yeah… I feel sorry for him, man! He’s done such an amazing job! πŸ˜€

  32. @RJ
    Hehehehe!! Thanks man! πŸ˜€

    It’s called Zero G, its on Residency Road… Go there on a friday or saturday night… You’ll have fun! πŸ˜€

  33. Oye!

    Am the sweet-understanding-genuine-helpful younger siblings.

    And all the younger siblings in the world that ways…it is the elder sibling who are no understanding-stubborn-dominating- khadoos (shud I go on???)

  34. @Smita
    Hehehehe…Khadoos? Me? Nah… With this comment of yours, you just proved that all younger siblings are whiny and needy and vie for attention!! πŸ˜€

  35. Aw bummer! 😦 Its my turn to be ridiculed I guess. Because I still haven’t watched the movie. 😦 Would you mind passing on the DVD? πŸ™‚

  36. @Anniyan
    Sure man… I work in Indiranagar.. Come and collect it anytime.. Shoot me an email, I’ll send you my phone number…

  37. yay!!!! Nikhil finally watched Dark Knight!!! lets go get some beer:-)

    Btw, itsn’t the whole ‘Why so serious?’ so trippy?? I couldn’t get it outta my head for weeks

  38. “whiny and needy and vie for attention” ???

    With this comment of yours, you just proved that all elder siblings just criticize their younger siblings. Jabki elder one shud be taking care of the younger ones.


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