I'm sitting next to Kaddele and she is a hoot and a half (if not more), as demonstrated by her cheering for the entrance of Mrs. Kakkad. And I notice that Michael is posting sounds as well as images of the gathering. It's getting a bit meta around here - a group of people who like Indian movies and write/read about them are sitting together watching an Indian movie and writing and reading about that very same event.
This is way too much fun. There must be an English-language meetup and soon, geography schmeography.
"Ich bin da." Tee hee.
You know, the two worst things about my crap German are 1) the folks here probably think I'm a sad-sack wallflower, since I mostly just try to listen as carefully as possible and don't join in conversations because I can't, and, more importantly, 2) I am not able to get to know these wonderful people whom I have no doubt would all be good friends if only I could communicate with them. Fortunately, I can pick up on the very strong sense of high-quality community here, and the love of Bollywood is an impressively effective lingua franca. And now that the movie is rolling, we can all joke around together with a very specific context.
If you want the actual blow-by-blows of the movie-watching, see Babasko, Michael, Kaddele, Maini, and Masala. See what I mean about the meta? Phew!