In the case of new films, the ban would be subject only to some rare situations such as the treatment of historical personalities known to smoke, and period films. Also, it would be allowed as part of social messaging against smoking itself. As for old films, due to technical difficulties, it was agreed that instead of a prominent scroll containing a health warning accompanying smoking/tobacco-using scenes, theatre owners would have to show warning slides.

What else to say of this. I remember a short story which a friend of mine shouted over my shoulder while biking on GST. A greedy disciple wants a boon from his guru while leaving for his hometown, after schooling. The guru understanding the covetousness of his disciple, plans to whack him smoothly. As the disciple asks,” I need a magical power that would give me whatever, when I think of it”. The guru says,” Given. But whenever you are using the power, you shouldn’t think of a monkey”. The disciple thinks,” I need a ton of gold and yeah !! I am not going to think of a monkey”. Whacked !!

Similarly during a smoking scene in the movie, if they are showing the scroll, Cigarette smoking is injurious to health, our friend would get reminded of the single cigarette left in his pocket an walk out of the movie hall, to smoke. Aren’t you LYAO ??


19 responses to “LMAO !!”

  1. Srihari Avatar

    The ban by itself is an ROTFL material and I don’t even want to talk about that. I don’t know why these guys are after cinema and curbing the art. Pure, fresh BS..
    And Lazy, the monkey reference was distinctively similar to Kamal’s multiple references to monkeys in his movies, of late!

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  2. Chenthil Avatar

    Off Topic – Anniyan reviews are out inSify

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  3. Suman Avatar

    Bang on! You know I think we should have IQ tests for politicians wanting to be ministers.

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  4. Anjali Avatar

    There are so many national isues for teh centre to sort out.O f allthe things I feel too much publicising abt the ban of ciagr in movies as though many r going to follow.

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  5. Lazy Geek Avatar

    Thanks Chenthil, for the pointer.

    Srihar, Good notice. I have no idea if Kamal overheard the story while my friend was shouting that 😉

    Suman, you bet man !!

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  6. catcharun Avatar

    i usually dont hog attention..but silly rules like these cause sillier posts ..i wrote one up yday

    http://textosterone.blogspot.com/2005/06/this-post-is-injurious-to-health.html

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  7. aNTi Avatar

    Chenthil, it is just a preview with a basic story outline…

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  8. Nitin Avatar
    Nitin

    Anniyan review is out at http://www.indiaglitz.com too. they call it breathtaking.

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  9. Lazy Geek Avatar

    Anti, Go to reviews sextion of sify and check it out. The true review is out as what Chenthil says.

    Nitin, Breathtaking ??. Lets see !!

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  10. aNTi Avatar

    THALAIVA! Incl. the words “SPOILER ALERT”! Padatha puttu puttu vechittan!
    Ya guys, SPOILER ALERT, if you wanna go to Sify and read the “review”!

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  11. aNTi Avatar

    Indiaglitz review is a lot better!

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  12. Maharajan Avatar
    Maharajan

    LMAO!!!!

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  13. Karthik Narayan Avatar

    I am not trying to add insult to injury, but does that also mean producers and directors cannot add those “smoke break songs” anymore ? You all know what I am talking about. There is a song strategically placed ever 15 minutes that has nothing to do with the story, as soon as the song starts, people walk out, smoke and come back.

    If they want to make any sense, they should ban such songs too…What say ?

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  14. Ramanan Avatar

    “Similarly during a smoking scene in the movie, if they are showing the scroll, Cigarette smoking is injurious to health, our friend would get reminded of the single cigarette left in his pocket an walk out of the movie hall, to smoke.”

    🙂 do you mean to say that the hero on the screen whom this guy idolizes to the point of talking the same way and wearing similar clothes would influence the person any less than the warning at the bottom of the screen? Get real.

    Not that I support that ban entirely… but I feel it is a good start. The same could be extended to drinking, raping and general stupidity on screen… “Being stupid like this guy is injurious to mind and body”…

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  15. Jebin Daniel Varghese Avatar

    Stopping smoking on screen is not going to stop everyone from smoking. If they don’t see it on screen there are lots of smokers off screen to see. We can’t hang a ‘Smoking is injurious to health on every one of them’

    Anniyan is taking on the theatres, couldn’t get the tickets.

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  16. karthik Avatar

    Why dont they ban politicians who smoke ?? They are supposed to be in public eye all the time right?? We dont pay taxes for them to import cigars and die early so that again elections can be held ( which again needs our money!) 🙂 🙂 I know you and i dont watch politicians as much as movies but think of the “common-man” ( in diplomatic parlance this refers to all people who take up smoking on seeing filmstars smoke ) who literally “idolizes” (!!) our great leaders who carry the torch of this great nation! All this smoke for nothing! Damn!

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  17. Maverick Avatar
    Maverick

    Online booking for Anniyan in PVR Cinemas, Bangalore was over in a matter of 2 hours yesterday. No tickets available for the weekend show.

    Anniyan takes a bumper opening – http://www.nowrunning.com/news/news.asp?id=3555

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  18. Thondan Avatar

    may be the rape scenes shud be banned too or with a scroll – “Raping is injurious to the victim and if you must, use protection”

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