"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

A Sudden Silence

The film-set falls silent.
The crew, the actors and the excitement disappear.
It seems one disgruntled member of the community has applied for a legal injunction to halt all movie proceedings.

The filming disrupted his life.

The rest of us are in shocked mourning.


Picture taken in Fort Cochin

6 responses

  1. Toffeeapple

    How sad! Surely the set and everything else would be gone soon anyway? I don’t understand reactions like that.

    November 18, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    • Yes, it does seem a rather unnecessary damper on so many people’s innocent fun – but we are all different, and maybe the crowds and disruption played on the litigant’s nerves.

      Still, yesterday evening I noticed they were shooting dusk scenes from an altogether different movie, even closer to my home. Anu tells me this new film stars John Abraham, so perhaps it’s a Bollywood production.

      And this morning I noticed a couple of film-crew vans arriving at the old movie-set. I am hoping the temporary injunction has been lifted!

      November 19, 2012 at 10:32 am

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  3. He is a good looking young man! Educated at a Scottish school in Mumbai – how odd.

    November 19, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    • The Scots played an immense rôle in physically building “the empire”; far greater than one would expect from the relative size of their population. Their engineers were deeply involved in designing many of the buildings and public utilities in India. Even my road is named after a Scot!

      They have left behind quite a legacy, not only in Canada and New Zealand, but on the sub-continent and the far-east.

      November 20, 2012 at 8:57 am

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