Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Fans In Action

Fans in Action 


Everybody watch films. But everyone is not film-crazy. I have a group of friends who give up anything to watch their favorite hero in action. They settle for none other than a show on the first day of the film’s release. I wonder what makes them so crazy about films. They are meant to be stress busters. Aren’t they?? But for few hard core fans, they are something more than stress busters. They are more than a time pass. Watching films is their passion and that is the reason they were born. This may sound very silly to you. Even I felt the same when I too heard about it. But the craziness of the fan can be witnessed during the release a film, during their hero’s marriage or when their hero passes away. You can see fans pouring milk over the cutout of their hero during the film release. Fans expose the vandals hidden in them when their favorite passes away. Buses burnt, glass facades stoned, roads blocked and to name a few atrocities. Few fans even try to immolate themselves. I was really surprised by their attitude. 


When a scientist who contributes a lot to the nation passes away, nobody bothers to take a note of it. But when a film star who burnt a hole in the pocket of the masses dies, people go berserk.
I tried asking a fan the reason behind their madness. He just replied “that star is a member of my family”. I couldn’t argue with that fan. I was left in amusement. People tent to imitate the actions of their star in every way [minus the good deeds he does]. They think that it is an achievement. Of course, it is not easy to mimic someone!!....
But I’d appreciate their generosity. They don’t mind spending all their hard earned money on watching films. But I accept that I need to become a psychologist to understand the psyche of the crazy fans. All my investigations left me bewildered. I can learn the science of film making but I guess I can never learn the reason behind a fan’s madness!!
 


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5 comments:

  1. If you watch these so called 'fans' in action live, you would find they are all from not so elite society.They are urchins, daily wagers, and also unemployed.You will not find a graduate or MBA doing all those gimmicky.

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  2. yeah!!most of these hard-core fans are from that class of society only... we can see many fans sanghas which encourage riots when something happens to their idol!!..... but a true fan who hails from a decent background will restrict his craziness to watchin his idol's film infinite number of times and nothing more...he will control his emotions[ if he is an hard core fan]

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  3. these are devotees of their idols!

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  4. Yea.. ur soo right.. dey neva' bother wen a scientist does much more dan a super star !! Crazy fans..

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  5. but colleges close down when an actor dies fearing riots!!..... so atleast students get the benefit!!

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