Debit and Credit- Tales of Gong and Ward

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Gong: Been a long time since I caught a movie at Sathyam Cinemas. Did you see any flick recently?

Ward: Hmm. But 2010 has not been a great year for moviegoers. No outstanding movie or even a decent flick in the past 6 months. Khan not a terrorist was just ok.

Gong: Last year we had pretty good movies from 3 idiots to Avatar, Kaminey and Hangover.

Ward: The most idiotic thing in 3 idiots was to watch Madhavan in his boxers for umpteen types. They should have at the least issued a PG rating. Shaeed Kapoor was amazing in Kaminey.  

Gong: There was also this Ranb… [Interrupts and Eyes Brighten]. Can you tell me about a movie where the lead actor is an engineer or pursuing to be one.

Ward: Just now we mentioned it. 3 idiots, Aamir was an engineer.

Gong: A movie where the actor is a doctor??

Ward: Amitabh Bachhan in Anand and Sanjay Dutt in Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.

Gong: Good. Salesman??

Ward: Wait!! Hmm… Ranbir Kapoor as Rocket Singh, Amazing flick.

Gong: Police?

Ward: Surya in Kaakha-Kaakha.

Gong: Lawyer.

Ward: Tom Cruise in A few good men. Amazing movie, that one. There was this Denzel Washington and Tom Hanks movie. Heart-rendering performances by both of them. Philadelphia.

Gong: Amazing movies. Nice Answers. Now tell me a movie where the lead actor is a Chartered Accountant.

Ward: Huh!! Hey you got me there. [Scratches his goatee]. Tough man; Pass. CAs are mostly seen as villains, however neither Bollywood, Kollywood or Hollywood would find a CA interesting for the Lead Actor’s role.

Gong: There is this 1 movie which comes in my mind. Cult Classic, An evergreen Comedy.

Ward: Is there a movie on CAs?

Gong: Incidentally the name of the movie is [Bursts out laughing] GOLMAAL.


Ward: Ah! I remember. The 70s movie. It had Amol Palekar in the lead role as a CA who tries to get the better of his boss UTPAL DUTT and after a number of twists eventually marries his daughter.

UTPAL DUTT

Gong: Yeah! I wonder why the director Hrishikesh Mukherjee of all professions selected a CA. Were CAs always viewed as master deceivers? Master manipulators.

Ward: However Amol Palekar did not manipulate any accounting books in the movie but manipulated  his moustache to please the rigid boss. Amazing songs in that movie. [hums Aane wala Pal.]

Gong: Man, However that movie did a lot to boost the CA’s image. They are often viewed as serious people sans any humour. And the only movie on a CA is 1 of the best known comedy flicks.

Ward: Agree. I wish the ICAI should give a tribute to this movie. They should play the song, ‘Golmaal hai bhai; sab golmaal hai’ in each and every convention.

Gong: Whenever a CA or an article goes for an audit he should be ready to meet as many GOLMAALs while conducting the audit. GOLMAAL will be there from Satyam to Goldman Sachs. KPMG, PWC or the firms in Sowcarpet.. Golmaal hai bhai sab GOLMAAL hai

Ward: Hey if we do not resume our audit, we will also be responsible for some GOLMAAL.

Gong and Ward: [Break into the song]

GOLMAAL HAI BHAI SAB GOLMAAL HAI;

Arey GOL MAAL HAI BHAI SAB GOLMAAL HAI

HAR SIDHE RASTE KI EK TEDHI HI CHAAL HAI

SIDHE RASTE KI EK TEDHI CHAAL HAI

GOLMAAL HAI BHAI SAB GOLMAAL HAI

GOLMAAL HAI GOLMAAL HAI

GOLMAAL HAI BHAI SAB GOLMAAL HAI!!!!

* Sowcarpet is 1 of the major trading centers in the city of Chennai and has a substantial number of small CA firms. They are unpopular for the low stipend they pay to article assistants and popular amongst GOLMAAL clients.

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