Le Diner de Cons

Niraj Aryal

Just logon to www.bollycat.com and check if the Bollywood freak that you just watched on you’re newly bought DVD was a copy of or more dignifiedly an inspired version of a Hollywood freak or from any where in the world that we normally ignore.

Haydur Agha from Pakistan, when arrived in New York in 2001 to study, he found his newly-made South Asian friends in the city equally were enthralled of the mush from Mumbai. However, Agha says, "Why would you want to watch something that has been plagiarized?"-(ToI)

That was enough for Agha, thus Bollycat.com came into existence. Just check what it offers!

You may not agree but my conclusion has been that watching a Kollywood (Kathmandu) version means watching some five to ten Bollywood freaks, which also simultaneously means watching at least twenty Hollywood movies? Better watch Kollywood production and save money!

I am dead sure that I have watched a French move called “Le Diner de Cons” at least five times. First time in a theatre, thrice on TV5 and finally, a recently released Bollywood version of the same. However, the final one being in Hindi for which I have no confusion what so ever on the subject matter.

The story line follows:

Pierre Brochant(editor) and some of his friends used to invite dumbest jackass every Wednesday. Small, fat, young, big… the idea was to find one rare pearl, most peculiar of all the specimens and exact. The idea was to let them talk and enjoy! Mr. Brochant was looking for some one like François Pignon, working as a Tax-Officer in the Ministry of Finance who was also interested in making Marquette from piece of woods. Thus, Mr. Brochant finally found one rare pearl. “Le diner de Cons” (Francis Veber, 1998) literally means “The Idiots’ Dinner”, international title “The dinner Game”. Watch it, the Hindi version is probably enough for us.

Nepal: Now talking of Nepal, if one wishes to find an idiot, it is just a matter of seconds. Attention! These jackasses are very indigenous to Nepal. Just participate in a seminar you can find one. You have to: listen to them, accept what they say and copy what they do.

Luckily we have all sorts of experts (pearls) here in Nepal. Democracy experts, Development experts, and Conflict Resolution experts and demonstration experts, corruption experts, human rights experts and what not what not. But the reality suggests something else. Are these experts or idiots! Sorry Pearls!

In each and every forum these very familiar idiots are ready to express their views and ideas, they give damn to others! God almighty save the listeners!

May be the financers/sponsors of such seminars- national or international, are also jackass. Why they invite these idiots? The government officials, ministers, politicians, journalists, academicians, are all jackasses of the highest order!

One Minister holding four portfolios, going to five seminars a day giving lectures everywhere. Isn’t he a jackass? Or is it those listening to him are the greatest of all jackasses? Isn’t the media that reports the ministerial boring lectures on TV or Radio are distinguished jackasses?

Let them talk and enjoy!

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