Sardarjis break laptops asking for ban on pK
First it was the Hindus, then it was the Muslims. Now Sardarjis have come out in protest asking for a ban on Aamir Khan’s pK.
Yesterday morning, in a remote village in Punjab, a Sardarji suddenly jumped out of bed, almost spilling his ‘bed-lassi’ kept on his bedside by his daughter-in-law. The first words he uttered or rather shouted were “atrocious”, “unacceptable” and few other unacceptable words. The entire neighborhood of Sardarjis came running to his bedside. He was popularly known as Sardarji ji, being the senior-most Sardarji in the village.
He stood up and said, “We should all protest against Aamir Khan’s film, it should be banned”. Everyone listened attentively. One lone Sardarji, who had shown signs of intelligence in the past and had promptly been banned to live outside the village limits, said that he was surprised by this demand as there was nothing offensive against Sardarjis shown in the movie pK.
Sardarji ji responded in a loud voice, “Now you see my friends, why i banned this stupid guy and asked him to stay away. He just doesn’t get the point, ever”. We, Sardarjis, have always held the monopoly of being the butt of all jokes in India. And as if to prove his point, he turned around and showed the 3212 marks on his butt reflecting the number of jokes made on him. He continued, “and now Mr.Aamir Khan makes a movie where everyone else have jokes on them but us. This is just unacceptable”.
The entire crowd erupted in unison, “Bole So Nihal…”.
A movie cannot be made in India without a Sardarji joke. Hindus and Muslims just don’t have the right to have jokes being made on them. All agreed. The wives of the Sardarjis came out of the houses and handed each of them their Kirpan. Rather than the iron rods used by the 10 INR per hour gundas, Sardarjis had the legal right to use their much more potent Kirpans for protest.
Now, they wanted to protest. But there was a problem. There was no theatre nearby showing the movie pK. They were confused. Suddenly one Sardarji stood up and gave a suggestion.
“The movie makers think they can escape our wrath by not showing the movie in our village, but i have an idea. Let us all bring out our laptops, google for “pK poster” and then smash the poster.” Everyone stood up and clapped. That was a brilliant suggestion. So, out came all the laaptops. They were kept in a straight line on the floor. Everyone googled for “pK Poster” and then smashed the kirpan on the laptop screen. Every time the screen broke, everyone shouted “Bole So Nihal…”. As this article was being written, they were into their 21st laptop.
“Sardaji ji”, a voice called out. He turned around. “Turn Around”, the voice said. And the 3213rd mark was made.
Disclaimer: We have a lot to learn from Sikhs, particularly their approach against caste-ism and their tolerance. If only we did, the world would be a better place.