Kaminey Part -2 – based on the life and times of lalit modi

Dear percept and Madhur Bhandarkar,


Than-thanan, what an idea!  Percept and madhur bandharkar you guys rock. You guys wanted to make a dark movie with a principal character full of grey shades. I am glad your search took you to lalit aka lalisp Modi. Well the most talked about dark character in recent Hindi filmdom has been Charlie of kaminey fame. Well what better for percept to borrow the character from Vishal bhardhwaj and take it forward as lalisp modi. After all Charlie and Lalit have one thing in common their incorrigible lisp. Life for them never sucks…….. ooops never f*ks .


Well brilliant idea I must say. Lalit falls completely in the zone of a Bhadarkar genere of movies. Dark, grey, materialistic and go getter.


Character profile of lalisp : Born in a rich family . Travels to the US for studies; brushes the law on the wrong side is charged with attempt to murder and other serious charges…… Runs back to India. Gambles away 2 crores in a diwali night card game against another business scion lalit suri. Marries his mom’s best friend…………… Is thrown out of the family business. Works as a points man for his chief minister friend. Starts a cricket league and becomes the most powerful man of world cricket.


Alright Shahid kapur enough of hadippa. Time to work  on the lisp again coz its going to be lisp lisp  Lalisp and a great colorful character to portray on 70mm.


So tighten your seat belts as Charlie returns with his legendary lisp as lalisp Modi.



  1. […] the Vogue India (October, 2009) cover shoot. I’ll post more later today. Stay tuned ‘Zitos!. Kaminey Part -2 – based on the life and times of lalit modi – crickethindustan.wordpress.com 10/09/2009 Dear percept and Madhur Bhandarkar,   […]

  2. Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting, aged 36 and 34 respectively, have rejuvenated themselves enough to be back at the top of their games, in different ways. Not that the dips were long, but there have been stifled, sporadic calls for them to quit at least one form of the game, if not both. For players who have played so well for so long, motivation is not likely to be an issue, but it is also conspicuous they now derive joy from different aspects of their games.

    Tendulkar has been remarkable for not living in denial. He realised long before the rest of the world did that he needed to change his game. He respected age. He stopped making jaws drop, and instead began to appeal to the wise heads that will admire a swallowed ego and a more complete batsman. For about a couple of years we found it hard to reconcile the consciously cautious man of this decade with the terror that bowlers knew in the one before. As with all rediscoveries, this took some time, and once the new Tendulkar started scoring consistently again, we began to marvel. Genius had worked, and we didn’t even realise.

    Since the start of the year 2008, Tendulkar has averaged 47.05 (career average 44.48) and struck at 90.22 per 100 balls (career strike-rate 85.74). That he has played just 23 matches over the period shows he has picked and chosen. It’s a conscious effort to stay fit and ready till the 2011 World Cup, something that can’t be easy for a man who has played through pain for most of his career. But he wants another shot at the World Cup, missing which might cause him more mental pain than the physical pain he has endured. And when it comes to the next biggest challenge, playing Ponting’s men, it is natural he play.

    Australia, though, don’t evoke the awe they used to or the aura they used to carry. Ponting’s has been a bittersweet experience of captaining the side: two Ashes losses in themselves would have been reason enough for capital punishment for an Australian captain in an era gone by. A first-round exit in the 2009 World Twenty20 goes with it. But Ponting and the Australian board realise that perhaps their team has to spend time rediscovering itself, much like Tendulkar has done with his game. It shows in how they don’t talk big before the big series; winning has become the new talking.

    Although Ponting may not figure in the list of greatest captains from Australia, his team, like Tendulkar’s game, has maintained a certain level of efficiency. But Ponting needed to do more than chew nails, spit in his hands, look frustrated on the field and get frustrated on the field, and that need to express himself has manifested itself best in his batting. It is remarkable that captaining a side that has fallen from the lofty Australian standards of years gone by has not had any conspicuous effect on his batting. Perhaps it has contributed to him taking it a notch higher. The batting crease is the only place he can carry his brashness to. Frankly, what would the best hooker and puller in the world be without that last ounce of brashness?

    Can Ponting bring that quality to a country that hasn’t been kind to his batting, with the added burden of leading an inexperienced line-up? For once he will get to put himself in Tendulkar’s shoes. In the 46 ODIs that these men have played against each other, Ponting has been on the winning side 28 times. In those 28 games, his average has risen from a career 43.16 to 52.6, an expected variation. But in the 15 games that Tendulkar has won, he has had to raise his game to an extent where his average goes from a career 44.48 to 84.28.

    Roles have changed slightly now. Tendulkar has Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni around him; Ponting makes his way in after an unsettled opening combination, and is followed by Michael Hussey, Cameron White and James Hopes.

    Even at their ages, and despite the presence of young dashers, these two men make for the most intriguing contest of the series. What’s more, Ponting has to lead a somewhat unfancied batting line-up in this series. It’s a combination that sometimes manages to get the worst out of them, and might just provide one of the separators in the Greatest of Our Time debate

  3. Though I thought it was a fantastic suggestion I was wondering if Modi could be made coach of our national team at present. With people like John Buchanan, and the whole breed of laptop coaches around lately, Lalit Kumar wouldn’t exactly be a bad choice. He supremely tech savvy, he’d have all the training and party schedules of his team all jotted down on his Blackerry neatly. Using his powers of persuasion or bullying, or his ways over people, Modi would pressure all boards over the worlds to not allow any tournaments featuring India to be played in any other place other than India. This would help our team immensely so they are in ship shape condition to be the flat track bullies that they are after the IPL finishes J

    Modi will help ensure that all overseas players have to attend awesome sleazy parties every night before they play India. On the mind games front, Modi has no parallel. He would take over all press conferences and train the otherwise not so eloquent Dhoni in the art. He will intimidate and surprise the opposition with these mind games just like Jose Mourinho does, except that the Special One knows a thing or two about football. Think of it, Modi was the country’s Special One after all not so long time ago, wasn’t he?

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