Tuesday, March 06, 2007

aati kya Khandalaa ?

At first you miss a flight that has been preponed 6 hrs from original scheduled time :) Ever heard of that ??? No one complains! Imagine if it was the railways. The train is scheduled to leave at 6.15 pm and they take off at noon the same day.

Well, the rush hour had begun. If not work, it was rush hour back home when at 11.00 am we realise that the flight that was to take off at 6.15 pm was bout to take off in an hour and fifteen minutes. Pack your bags .. stuff in what you can grab and run. Drove like i was on a jet plane .. the midnight beauty took me 1hr15mins to reach the Airport. An Air Deccan assistant at the door signed the ticket promptly - "Arrived at 12.15"! We pleaded at the counter to let us board.. "an urgent matter Sir, we have to get on that plane" .. "Sir, matter most urgent" .. who the hell cares.. cant you see the security staff have cleared the plane to take off, blurted a shrewed Cat at the counter, while the beauties gave us a coy smile :) We were like stranded passengers.. approached another airline .. and got a spot fare deal done for the next day to Pune. Next day got a couple of hours early to the Airport (Mr. Bean style) and lounged about at the Airport. The flight took off on time.

Shot a couple of pics from the plane.


But while landing at the Military base at Pune, it was made clear that no aerial photography was allowed.

On the road again and on to Khandala. The date with Colonel, the bomb disposal expert had to be skipped if we had to keep our date with Aamir Khan at Khandala .. so on to Khandala ..



the winding roads.. and mile long tunnels ..


Valley view




And finally .. the shooting point .. and the whole purpose of "aati kya khandala!"
( in 70 mm, Eastman Color ) ok am color blind :))

1 comment:

imkash said...

Hey man join the club. Actually it should have happened twice. I was trying to go to Hyderabad just before Diwali. When i was 5 mts late, they said no, but I requested earnestly and the lady let me Go. But samething happened in Hyderabad and this time i was not lucky and missed the flight.