Saturday, May 01, 2010

PVR is so wierd!

Yesterday we went second time to a mall bit far from office to complete the earlier failed mission of watching this 3D movie, Clash of the Titans. On ticket counter, we were first told that evening show was house full. Then we asked for a night show, and were told there isn't any show then and the gentleman handed us the pamphlet of all movie schedules. We checked on the nearby digital kiosk and also on the printed schedule to be sure of the show timings. Then went to second counter, and asked the lady for the night show tickets, and without any problem got the tickets for back seats. In fact this show was hardly 20% full, wonder how the evening show became houseful.

But the biggest wonder/blunder is yet to come. On the entrance we were stopped for having a laptop bag along with (we had went straight after the office). In spite of having checked the bag, we were not allowed, because laptops were not allowed inside! Then we asked for keeping it at the baggage counter. But then, they also have a policy to not to keep laptops there! So we were blocked at the entrance and only solution just 5 mins before the show they had was to keep it in the car, or someone's home. Now our places are at least an hour far, and since we are only for a few days in Delhi, nobody has got a car.

Now I don't know what kind of rule is it that people can keep their bags unchecked at the counters but can neither carry nor keep in the safe if it contains laptop.

Then we found some suited man hovering around the ticket counter who looked like some manager and went to discuss the matter. Alas, he was equally unhelpful and showed us the rule lying somewhere in the corner, hidden within the list of many instructions, and written in a very small font size for public place. Finally after some arguments he agreed to let us keep the bag at counter with a judgmental statement that, since this is first time, he was allowing it (as if we were guilty of some crime).

Inside the hall, 3D glasses were small enough to make my original specs uncomfortable. We also noticed that, 3D effects are highly ineffective if being watched from side seats. Since hall was almost empty, we moved to center seats and it became slightly better. But one more problem with 3D glasses is that, they make the screen brightness and contrast considerably low. This I guess is not the problem with all movies and all halls, since some of the past experiences were much better.

So having spent almost twice of what other multiplexes charge on weekdays, we ended up watching the movie that wasn't so great.

Looking back, in spite of all the high-tech movies in past few months, these multiplexes have starved me of a good 3D action experience, leaving the most enjoyed 3D movie being the Chota Chetan.