Sunday, April 04, 2010

The other me!

Last night I saw upon the stair
A little man who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
Oh, how I wish he’d go away
"Antigonish", Hughes Mearns

The story of that boy next door, who discovers his true identity after having a dialog with himself; in the wee hours of every morning, on his new digital phone of Chinese make!... the result? - Karthik calling Karthik!!

K2K is a psychological thriller, about a young and talented accountant named Karthik, who lacked confidence in himself. This was affecting his daily life, and everyone including his colleagues and his landlord where constantly bullying him. Also, to his utter chagrin, he was unable to win even the slightest of attention from the girl of his dreams - the newly hired architect in his office named Shonali.
But Karthik was in for a pleasant surprise, when one morning (midnight by my standards though) sharp at 5 am he gets a call from guess who??- himself!!!

Yes, its a call from another Karthik, who knows each and everything about our hero. This 'phony' Karthik turns out to be the knight in shinning Armour for the real one and becomes his free coach cum adviser. Karthik follows all the free advice he gets and transforms himself into a smart and dashing chartered accountant with an attitude! He gets back his job with a promotion, teaches his guile landlord a lesson and what more, wins the heart of his lady love.
By Jove! When will I get a call from my other 'me' waking me up for my early morning chicken soup of the soul advice. Talk of parallel universe, then every person has an infinite number of alternate personalities, each safely hidden from the other, in different corners of our multi-layered and multi-dimensioned universe. But this one is about different personalities all rolled in the same human being..that's schizophrenia for you. The delight of so many writers and film makers, who have created endless number of stories spinning around people with multiple personalities. It all started with Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho',Aparna Sen did it in '15 Park Avenue', and probably reached its peak in the John Cusack starrer 'Identity' where he has not one, not two but Ten different personalities lurking inside him! wow..thats one interesting personality, I must say.

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