Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Villi

With the mothership living with us to help us take care of Sidhu, lot of time in the evening is spent with the idiot box switched on and equally idiotic serials. The astonishing thing is that within 5 minutes of any episode of serial, you can identify who the good party is and who the villain (in most cases, it is what we call in Tamil “villi”).

Now how exactly is this identification of the megaserial villi done?

Good Party
If there is a renowned yesteryear Kollywood heroine in the serial, she belongs to the good party. She is mostly seen smiling (ONLY) during the title credits.
You see any women crying? Yes? They belong to the good party.
You see a woman going all ‘Hahahahaha’ and challenging to destroy someone? She is the one. THE VILLI.
You see women who wear little or no make-up? Good people, yo!
You see the one wearing the heaviest of make-up and the heaviest of jewellery? THE VILLI.
You see one man who looks like he sells Paan Parag? He is Yudishtir. Meendum Mahabharatam.
The one who doesn’t have salt in his toothpaste is Shakuni.

Takes less than 5 minutes to adjudge who is who. And these serials run for years together. 

There is an exception to this though – men are difficult to categorize mainly due to lack of make-up mostly. Also both good and bad men are allowed to have more than one wife. It makes it even more difficult to identify who is what. 

Amma is a lot better compared to Paati who watches “Sasural Simar Ka” in Tamil. After about a couple of hours I noticed she was watching the same shit in Hindi. And she can’t even hear properly. She generally makes out what we are speaking by reading our lips. Then how the hell she understands Hindi/Dubbed form Hindi serials is beyond logic.

Anyway, I have to go. “Vamsam” is about to start. Have to go and see what happens to Sankari and the other kids. 


  1. HAHAHAHAHA the one without the salt in his toothpaste is Shakuni it seems :D so random!!! :D:D:D:D:D:D

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