Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola!

In looking at the movies this weekend, I was considering (maybe, possibly) suggesting Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola (starring Pankaj Kapur, Imran Khan, Anushka Sharma, and Arya Babbar) to my friends here. The movie was only playing at Reading Cinemas, as per this ad. And just today, there was a shooting at the theater:

Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola
Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola

Police shot and critically wounded a man Saturday suspected of chasing his girlfriend with a handgun across a shopping mall parking lot before ducking into a movie theater where officers confronted him.

The shooting occurred inside the Reading Cinemas theater in northern San Diego around 3:50 p.m., and no moviegoers or officers were hurt, officer David Stafford said.

He said officers went to an outdoor shopping center, where the theater is located, in response to a domestic violence call. Police did not immediately release other details.

A San Diego Fire-Rescue Department dispatcher said the suspect was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Imran Khan, Anushka Sharma
Imran Khan, Anushka Sharma

The owner of a business next to the theater said officers told him the armed man chased his girlfriend across a parking lot. Steve Krongard, the owner of the Nickel City arcade, said police shut down the lot, checked every car leaving the mall and went from businesses to business to look for the suspect until they found him in the theater.

“There were 20 police cars blocking the entrance, then the fire truck and the ambulance rushed in,” Krongard said.

“Then we saw seven cops with what looked like rifles, then paramedics went into the theater.”

The theater’s manager told Krongard the shooting occurred during a screening of “Les Miserables.”

 Pankaj Kapur, Imran Khan, Anushka Sharma
Imran Khan, Pankaj Kapur, Anushka Sharma

Adrian Amante, the owner of the Home Trends store, told U-T San Diego people started running out of the theater and hiding behind cars.

A moviegoer told KGTV the lights suddenly went on during the film and two officers came into the theater with their guns. Another witness told the station that everyone got on the floor and started heading for the exit doors.

Please please please, people: get ahold of yourself. Take up long-distance running, get a blog, meditate, join the Navy. I hear this is a good way to keep things chilled out in your life.

3 thoughts on “Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola!”

  1. Without disrespecting the seriousness of the event requiring police enforcement…

    Seriously; have you ever sat and watched a ‘Bollywood’ movie in its full entirety? I would rather watch ten layers of marine varnish dry, whilst sat naked on broken glass with red ants biting my bare feet!

    Yours Aye.

  2. I honestly cannot say, Ex Bootneck I’ve never seen a Bollywood movie…and the reason isn’t because of the ultimate boredom you have so aptly described. Slumdog Millionaire, I understand was phenomenal….but there are many reasons I would imagine for this particular entertainment vehicle to be avoided. The primary one is that entertainment just isn’t my favorite thing nowadays or most Americans for that matter; in particular theatric entertainment on the big screen; I haven’t been to a movie in a long time; and the last time was Dinesh D’Souza’s 2016 about Obama and apparently it didn’t reach enough people to affect the outcome to make that difference….I also saw ‘Runaway Slave’ a singular accomplishment for black minister C.L Bryant…interesting flick…there are black people who realize exactly what the Democrat party has done to them over the past sixty years and Reverend Bryant made a huge point in relating this information. It wasn’t received particularly well however…so we continue on with the ‘affirmative’ action scam until the results become widespread enough to denounce it. Unfortunately we have a president today who benefited greatly from that losing policy…and America is now suffering for it…nothing could be clearer…k

  3. EB: Ah Shipmate! There are good Bollywood movies, they are innocent affairs. (Although sometimes the spontaneous music is annoying.) And for an industry that produces more movies than Hollywood, they do have their bombs.
    Kris: Try “Three Idiots.” It starts slow, but has a nice message.

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