“सफलता उन्हें मिलती है जिनके सपनो में जान होती है, और नोट उनको मिलते हैं जिन्की बैंकों में पहचान होती है।” was exactly how the year (2017) started post the #Demonetization effect.
Moving on, Idea and Vodafone announced merger. And in his new role, Arnab Goswami launched a new channel Republic. Well, he only changed his company, not his signature as he still rips off people’s clothes in his News hour debate.
AAP lost the Delhi MNC elections despite warning people that if some other party (read BJP) wins, their kids will get dengue. Moreover the iconic blue Wagon R of The Insignificant Man (Mr. Kejriwal) that was stolen, made Delhites rethink of their votes. It looks so funny that he wanted to replace RaGa as the National alternative, turned out to be National joke instead!
Sonu Nigam’s Azaan tweet sparked controversy. After all the drama, he ended up shaving his head. People sang I’m in love with the ‘shave’ of you for Sonu.
Star TV won IPL media rights for the next 5 years – stamping their monopoly in Cricket. This also means that Sooryavansham will continue to be showcased on Set Max every week.
Helpless by not being able to beat the competition, Indigo Airlines ended up beating their own customers.
If the 2015 webisode of the roast comedy show was not enough for a controversy, the ‘dog filter’ on NaMo created a bigger fiasco for AIB.
‘Baba’ black sheep Ram Rahim got sentenced. And his master mind helper Honeypreet Insan also got arrested. Undoubtedly the best #DeHoneytization effect for the Nation.
If you own a bar on the highway, you’ll be behind bars – #HighwayLiquorBan.
Kohli jumped to 2nd spot in ODI tons behind Sachin. With 50+ International centuries (32 in ODIs alone) and back to back double hundreds with 2500+ runs in a calendar year – made him roar louder. मेरा aggression ही है शासन goes so well for him.
India might have lost to Pakistan in Champions Trophy Finals but regained #1 spot in Tests. After Hanuman Ji, it was Rohit Sharma who scared Sri Lankans with his attack. Now with Dhoni having played 300 matches, people are more concerned about his career than their own.
2 spats that dragged endlessly: Kapil Sharma – Sunil Grover and Hrithik – Kangana. If Kapil Sharma’s blunder to fight with Sunil Grover was not enough, he came up with a movie like Firangi. We also came to know that Hrithik does not like the song Bole chudiyaan, bole Kangana anymore.
Cinematic brilliance like The Ghazi Attack and Bahubali 2 were magnum opus. Films like Toilet, Newton, Bareilly ki Barfi, Shubh Mangal Savdhan and Tumhari Sulu that scored well in the box office highlighted the importance of scripts. With Twitter increasing it’s character limit to 280, film Directors can now send the entire script to Salman Khan on Twitter!
Ironically, with a fused Tubelight Salman became rich. Unfortunately with another howler, Bhai fans were overjoyed that Tiger Zinda hai और हम शर्मिंदा हैं.
We still wish – Harry had not met Sejal and Raees and Sarkar 3 were not that awful.
Prahlad Nihlani was rightfully sacked as the Chairman of CBFC. The ‘sanskari’ Sir Ji had a problem with the word ‘intercourse’ to be used in Jab Harry Met Sejal but did not mind showing a similar act in his produced film Julie 2.
In other news, Talwars were acquitted and McDonald’s closed 70% of their outlets in NCR. What also made news was an ‘I’ that made Rani Padmavati change her name (proposed new title – Padmavat).
Virushka bagged the ‘shaadi of the year’ award.
Indians paid as much as Rs. 76K to see Justin Bieber lip syncing! Moreover, the Captain of our Cricket team (Kohli) drinks water worth Rs. 600/- per liter. And then we are called poor (as per Snapchat’s CEO, Evan Spiegel).
So, not out at 70, this year our Nation witnessed everything; Blue whale mayhem, Delhi smog, Bangalore Rains, we survived all the pains from earthquake to cyclone Ockhi to Kejriwal. From surge pricing to cashless transactions to colorless Holi to almost a cracker-less Diwali – we’ve seen it all. Next is what?
Game on 2018 – Bring it on!