Story of a lost journalist

November 6, 2008

Meeting Madhupal

Filed under: humor,People — Cris @ 21:50
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Has been a happening day. I have been part of a team to interview Madhupal (the same person who took Thalappavu). I had already managed to form quite an impression in the calls I made to fix the interview. After he confirmed his availability, I typed to my teammates a grand SMS about the success and brilliantly send it to Madhupal. Another time I had to make a call to him to let him know that there was going to be no payment. This is how the conversation went.

(I shall be hence known as BM – read Brilliant Me)

BM: Err Sir, this is a class assignment and we are students
M: Ok
BM: So err, payment … (brilliantly planned pause hoping he would fill the rest)
M: Payment??? (extra question marks – cue that brilliantly planned scheme failed. Unexpected scenario results in speechlessness)
M: ?
BM: Payment… payment illa (Payment – there will be none)

There was a final call today to ask his address. He said “Number A-five-zero”. And BM replied “Ok got it. Number A-Anwar”.
I wonder if I was born so brilliant or brilliance grew with age.

The interview was brilliant (cause someone else did the questioning). And Madhupal’s instant answers and strong opinions were proof of his individuality and character. The man earned buckets of respect (I know I know but hey that sounds nice – buckets and respect – both has a t in it) in that half an hour.

Well that’s that and another day gone by. In case you didn’t notice, the keyword here in this entry is – brilliant.



  1. You are tagged!:-D

    Comment by mathew — November 7, 2008 @ 02:24 | Reply

  2. LOL, ROFL. you send the SMS to him and Payment illa.. I was actually visualizing it.. You are Brilliant 🙂

    Comment by Seema — November 7, 2008 @ 07:20 | Reply

  3. I have met him once.
    He is a sensible guy, in a different league compared to many movie makers of today.


    Comment by Nikhil Narayanan — November 7, 2008 @ 10:05 | Reply

  4. =)) You are booo trilliant crissie sissie!!!

    Comment by Srijith — November 7, 2008 @ 22:23 | Reply

  5. Dying to read the interview. Will it come on the papers soon? Or was it the one that came a couple of weeks back? 😉

    And, you look like a genius compared to the gaffes I make! Should blog about them asap, sis. :d

    Comment by Hari Shanker — November 8, 2008 @ 02:04 | Reply

  6. LOL
    Made me feel better about myself after reading this. I usually do similar thing and always find my foot stuck in my mouth!

    Comment by GWBE — November 8, 2008 @ 19:44 | Reply

  7. I saw talapavu, it was refreshingly different from other masala movies. Saw Madupal’s interview in tv, he is really gud… All the best Madhupal , great going!!

    Comment by Ajith — November 9, 2008 @ 00:40 | Reply

  8. Madhupal is a name that i would now look up ! But then…brilliant !! Hmm !!

    Comment by Kavi — November 9, 2008 @ 17:12 | Reply

  9. enthanudhesham,?
    metro plus mariyadhakke odunnathe ishtapedunniley?

    oro aana mandatharangal kaanicholum!
    enikke vayya!

    Comment by Vishnu Kuttan — November 10, 2008 @ 16:49 | Reply

  10. @mathew, thanks :-). I will take it up soon!

    @Seema, I know dear I am trying to figure out where I got it from.

    @NN, entirely! Its a pleasure meeting wise men like that!

    @Srijith bro, it is transferable to siblings. So I am sure you will get it too!

    @Hari, do blog about it soon dear bro! That way people would forget mine! This interview was part of a class assignment 🙂

    @GWBE, you have got to have better ones, err worse ones – err better worse ones!

    @Ajith, amen to that!

    @Kavi, hehe thanks! Yes do look up. Hes good!

    @VK, hihihi verthe time passina, originally I am brilliant :p

    Comment by Cris — November 10, 2008 @ 21:59 | Reply

  11. Yea!! I already shows some brilliance at times.. 🙂 But dont have the guts to write about it 😀

    Comment by Srijith — November 10, 2008 @ 22:37 | Reply

  12. came across ur blog by accident… serendipity mite be the rite word..anyways interesting posts..keep going 🙂

    Comment by ammalu — November 11, 2008 @ 17:36 | Reply

  13. @Srijith, hehe wise of you bro!

    @ammalu, thanks for dropping by 🙂

    Comment by Cris — November 11, 2008 @ 23:00 | Reply

  14. hahah….
    payment…payment illa[da pulle] ….would have been bharathchandranesque

    Comment by justajester — November 15, 2008 @ 16:12 | Reply

  15. @justajester, nee enku adi medichu tharum! (You will put me in trouble)

    Comment by Cris — November 19, 2008 @ 18:19 | Reply

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