Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Chapter 8 - Showdown at 'Singh da Dhaba'.....Part 2

ACP Screw Singh (was dressed up like a Dhaba waiter - a dirty and torn ganji, torn striped long chaddas and a red color phatka over the shoulder used for mopping the wet table in dhabas) walked into the Dhaba from the back of the kitchen. He walked over to the waiter who was about to carry Tandoori Chicken to the ISI moles and told him "Ramu! someone is waiting for you at the back, you go speak to him, meanwhile I will serve the food to both the Pathans". When Ramu goes to the Dhaba's backyard, he is immediately put to sleep by ACP's able assistant Inspector Sulabh Sandas who was hiding in the Shouchalya. Sulabh, grabs Ramu in a neck lock and puts a long piece of cloth on his nose which knocks Ramu unconscious (Sorry, that piece of cloth was not laden with Chloroform but it actually was Sulabh's stinking pair of socks which he had not washed from the time he joined the police force, the stench of the unwashed pair of Sulabh's socks incapacitated Ramu!!)

Meanwhile, ACP Screw Singh takes the tray of Tandoori Chicken (which looked more like Carbonized Fossilized Charred piece of Coal) to the table where the 2 ISI moles were sitting with the 2 Chinese agents. As soon as ACP keeps the chicken on the table and was about to move, Inspector Sandas shouts from across the room, Sir, I have made Ramu unconcious, now you can attack these 4 moles. The 4 agents look in surprise, fear and give out a gasp! ACP says, "Shit! Sandas, what an idiot you are!!!" and runs for cover as the 4 agents take out their weapons and start shooting at the ACP.

There is total mayhem...people shouting and running all over the place while the 4 agents are firing randomly to take out Screw Singh!! Inspector Sulabh Sandas fearing for his life goes and hides back in the Shouchalya. The ACP hides behind a pillar and draws both his revolvers which he had hid in his striped chaddas. The pathans are constantly firing with their AK-47 and the chinese agents are swinging their Kung Fu swords hoping to slice the ACP!! ACP does a quick math, "I have 12 bullets and 4 enemies, 12 divided by 4 means 3 bullets for each enemy! Yes, I will take each of them out with 3 !".

Time Expansion - Bullet Time: For a moment, the scene becomes an alternate reality! Everything happens in Bullet Time (in slow motion...cause I like the action sequences that way!) while the camera continuously pans around the dhaba. ACP jumps out of the pillar sideways (of course in slow motion) and while flying sideways starts firing the nasty .45 calibre rounds using both his revolvers, at the agents. One of the Pathans is killed instantaneously as 2 of the bullets find their way into his head. Meanwhile, one of the Chinese agents jumps (in a Kung Fu style)...while shouting..AAooooo! he tries giving a solid side kick to ACP but does not make contact as ACP is also a martial artist and evades bullets and kicks with ease (yes! just like NEO in Matrix). While evading, he kicks the Chinese guy out of the Dhaba and manages to gun down the other Pathan as well! (Now the camera stops panning) One of the Chinese agents positions himself in a Tiger-Crane style for a battle with ACP Screw Singh. There is complete silence...in slow motion..both look at each other into the eyes with anger, disgust and revenge! (let's bring in some John Woo shit in this action sequence)...as the drama unfolds in slow motion...the two US assassins (agents of US Secret Service) walk in from either side (picture Smith from Matrix walking in) and as they walk into the scene...a fat hen flaps its wings and finds its way (in slow motion) into the scene where all the four fighters stand and grunt at each other!!! (all John Woo movies have a pigeon flying in during action sequences..I dont know why he does that..maybe to set things in the right perspective! and to show the irony of a peaceful creature finding its way into extreme violence...but I am bringing in a confused fat hen here...)

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