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Gaadi Bula Rahi Hai: Raise your hands and sing inside rapid metro

The team behind the Kumaon Literary Festival and Gurgaon Rapid Metro are organising Gaadi Bula Rahi Hai, an ‘antakshari’ session inside a moving metro train

art and culture Updated: Aug 20, 2016 10:45 IST
Rohit Vats
Rohit Vats
Hindustan Times
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Sonam Kapoor sings Masakali in the Delhi Metro in the film Delhi-6.(YouTube)

Ever wondered how Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh would have felt during the shooting of the ‘Chuk chuk chak chak’ song from Rafoo Chakkar (1975)? Here’s your chance to experience it first hand this Sunday.

The team behind the Kumaon Literary Festival (KLF), in association with the Gurgaon Rapid Metro, has come up with a unique idea – organising Gaadi Bula Rahi Hai, an ‘antakshari’ session inside a moving metro train.

Sumant Batra, one of the organisers, said, “This event is planned as a build-up to the festival that’s going to take place in October. Cinema is a dominant theme
this year. Last year, it was a closed-door event where only certain film scholars were invited. Now, we want to take it to everyone.”

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The three-hour metro journey will start and end at the Sikanderpur metro station. During 12 laps of 15 minutes each, travellers will have to sing songs according to the Antakshari rules; they will also have a chance to participate in a cinema-themed quiz.

Film experts like journalist and author Yaseer Usman will be there to enrich your experience. “We’ll build on what
the quizmaster will start. We’ll tell you the trivia, the anecdotes and back stories attached to a film. So, imagine a train full of people reciting songs, repeating ‘masala’ dialogues, and hearing amazing stories behind known events,” said Usman.

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Adds author Gautam Chintamani, “You can’t avoid cinema even if you don’t like it. We will be acting as the bridge between the participants and the quizmaster. It’s like time travel, only more fun. It’s a celebration of films and memories related to them.”

Priced at ₹ 200 per person, the event is aimed at presenting cinema as modern-day literature.

What:Gaadi Bulaa Rahi Hai
When: 10.30 am to 1.30 pm, August 21
Where: Sikanderpur Rapid Metro, Gurgaon
Call: 9999455040

Entry Fee:

First Published: Aug 19, 2016 23:29 IST