Friday, December 14, 2007

Men Women and Seating @ Movie Theatres

Have you observed how people make sure that women never sits next to a unknown man (You!) in a movie theatre. So if you are already seated, and a couple walks in, they will invariably make sure (whenever possible) that the lady is distanced from you (the guy).

Talk about trusting your women with strangers in the darkness of the theatre! Well - perhaps a good thing to do - why trust a stranger (or even your own girl) after all. In any case seats are crammed in most theatres. Certainly happens in theatres across India - yes all the upmarket ones too. Does it happen abroad (can't really recall)?


At 12:57 AM, Blogger Pijush said...

No It not happens in Abroad (developed nations) and also not in Fame/Inox halls in India. Happens in normal halls coz of the so-call male chauvinism.
Nice to see you back, keep posting

At 7:13 PM, Blogger Amrita said...

Hi AKD, found your blog topics interesting.

Its a cultural thing too for a woman not to sit mext to an unknown man that too in a darkened hall.Also a security concern.Being a woman i can tell you.BTW I only watch movies at home.Very seldom in a theater.

Once in Delhi i went to watch a 9-12 movie with a (lady) friend of mine.She is much older than me, with a son and from smart Mumbai. We were assigned different seats. She went and sat next to a man. I pleaded with the usher to let me sit next to her, but he could not.
So I sat on the carpetted steps in the middle of the nervous I could hardly pay attention to the movie (Aamir Khan 's Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke). Later on the usher had pity on me and seated me next to my friend.

At 5:06 AM, Blogger Apun Ka Desh said...

Pijush, Amrita... good to see you here.

Pijush- by the way this kind of seating stuff i found in PVRs and such theatres!

Amrita - Make sure while buying tickets that you are assigned seat numbers next to each other :)

At 5:44 AM, Blogger Smita said...

Its also to do with how men usually sit - with their arms and legs far flung :) It can get quite icky to have their arms poking into yours.

At 5:57 AM, Blogger priti said...

this question of yours brought a very interesting incident that happened to me few years back.
we,as a family had gone to birla planetorium.being the science buff that i was with max enthu i went and sat at a place where i thought i could enjoy the program the most.unfortunately,this row was just behind the row where my parents were seated.
my mom was so engrossed in something else that she missed my position change.
just before the program began she went panicky at my absence.little later,she realised where i was sitting.
again unfortunately for me there was a middle aged man sitting on the seat next to mine.
and you will not believe this.but my mom was looking at me through the entire program.
and when we exited i had to deal with her "you are a girl,behave like one" bhashan.
of course,things have changed these days.
but i am still not allowed to sit next to a guy thanks to my over protective brother.
and this definitely does not happen abroad as i have seen on many ocassions.
btw,very nice blog.
keep up the good work.

At 2:17 AM, Blogger penandpaper said...

As a girl, I also do not prefer sitting next to an unknown guy in a hall. You never know! Some guys start acting funny mid-way during the movie. They will just make you uncomfortabel without doing much.
There is also another thing, which I would like to add, wives, girl-friends, would also make sure that their guy is not sitting to a girl ;-) especially a good-looking one!


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