Monday, March 20, 2006

Tasveer Mahal

I haven't updated Aligarhnama for last two months and all this while I had been craving for leisure and peace of mind coz it is like... Think AMU, think Leisure. Anyway, I am here now and I am here with another wonderful snapshot from Aligarh.

Imagine..
Saturday night... Beginning of a month... You received your Demand Draft from your folks... A wonderful movie running at Tasveer Mahal.... A friend's long due "Treat"...

And there you are... At Tasveer Mahal for a Vegetarian Dinner at Neelu's Dhaba and a movie at Tasveer Mahal.

Well, enough for the imagination of AMU Alumni. For others, Tasveer Mahal is an old Cinema Hall in Aligarh. Tasveer Mahal has been very popular among AMU students because of following reasons:
  • Proximity to AMU campus
  • Cheapest Ticket
  • You get to watch those of your favourite old movies which u missed out

Watching movies at Tasveer Mahal had always been fun and having food at Tasveer Mahal had been a luxury at that time. I remember we never bought a Balcony Ticket at Tasveer Mahal coz it was considered foolish to buy a balcony ticket at Tasveer Mahal. Another special trait of Tasveer Mahal was that it was completely a Boys' Cinema theatre. Girls never stepped in without a bet.

I remember that we used to frequently visit the railway station and while coming back, we would quite often stop at Khandelwal's Tea shop, just outside Tasveer Mahal. Apart from good Tea, Khandelwal offered wonderful Gulab Jamuns and hot Samosas. Of course, it wasn't free with the Tea.

Even at the fag end of the month when most of us went bankrupt, we could afford to go for a movie at Tasveer Mahal although we preferred going Dutch.

I thank Afzal Usmani saheb for providing the photo seen above.

7 Comments:

Blogger Sharjeel said...

Dear, you have made me revisit the golden era!!!

Monday, March 20, 2006 5:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Amir said...

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 3:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Amir said...

Asak
Definitely what a wonderful time that was.
I wud like to add two lines here
Ye salary bhi le lo,ye office bhi le lo chahe le lo mujhse wo onsite ka offer
magar lauta do mujhko wo tasvir mahal ki yaadein,wo khandelwaal ki lassi,wo neelu ki peeli tadhke wali daal

Tuesday, March 21, 2006 4:02:00 PM  
Blogger Qais said...

W/salam Amir,

Thanks for visiting the blog and leaving that lovely comment.

I loved your Two-liner. BTW, you entered your comments twice so i took the liberty of retaining the latest one.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006 4:22:00 PM  
Blogger Qais said...

Comment received on email:

Feeling too much nostalgic :(

Posted by: Shiraz Anwar

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Thanks Shiraz !!

Friday, September 15, 2006 12:32:00 PM  
Blogger DR A R KHAN said...

VERY GOOD EFFORT TO RECOLLECT OUT GOLDEN MEMORIES WITH AND MY ALLFRIENDS

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 10:14:00 PM  
Blogger DR A R KHAN said...

VERY GOOD EFFORT TO RECOLLECT OUT GOLDEN MEMORIES WITH AND MY ALLFRIENDS

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 10:15:00 PM  

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