College Diaries – Best Tamil Short Film | By Pradeep Ranganathan
College life This is what we dreamt of right from our childhood Sillunu oru Kadhal Surya..Minnale Madhavan Kadhalar Dhinam ..Kadhal Desam.. Yeaa..Its me from second year When will it arrive ? College is the place where we discover our true self It is also the place where we found others too 😛 Best part of our life HAPPINESS.ANGUISH.FRIENDSHIP.LOVE.SEPARATION Studying under scholarship..learning under donation coming all the way from their hometown to study Everyone will have their own story to tell Being impish and paying the price for it.. We have never felt bad about the scoldings we got from our faculty But it makes me sad when I realise that its all over… Today is a very important day of my life Its our convocation day Im never a student after this This is my last time I’ve come early than others. Just to relive my college days (walking..follows his younger self memory..) I remember everything(vividly).. MANI:I was an hostel-lite right from my school days. We should learn to safeguard all the important items by concealing them.. Else we will be left with nothing.. Sometimes even our UNDER WEARS.. From now on this will be our hiding place(pointing to the top shelf) (smiles reminiscently) opens the diary MANI:To open and see my diary is to see me stripped naked want to see? want to see? OR ( SMILES AGAIN) RAGHAV: To me Im the hero of my college life .. Raghav : But I’m eager to know ‘How others saw me’ MANI: No dude.DON’T READ IT..Its like seeing me naked Raghav: Reading others diary is immoral. Whats the big deal MANI:THIS IS MY FIRST DAY IN COLLEGE.. (TURNS PAGES) MANI:I’M GOING TO KILL YOU Raghav reading diary :The menace of mosquitoes in hostel is overwhelming MANI: HERE YOU ARE.. Mess food is awful He has written about himself fully..(EXASPERATED) Where is my entry (Searching his name) Raghav..Raghav..Raghav.. I met someone named Raghav today Mani: i met someone named raghav today… looking all nerdy..with parted hair pants high above his waist looking like a mango beaten to pulp…. Mani: I wondered if people like him exist.. But i also felt deep down that we would get along well Mani: Bro..my name is Mani..what is your name? Raghav Raghav Mani: Good one bro..fresh vegetables have arrived today..come lets have a feast..( in a dirty tone) First year girls bro..come bro..come Raghav: why have we come here? only for studying right? Mani(Murmurs) : Have we come for studying in college? Raghav :Bro..do you have any books to read? Bro bro..do you hear me? Bro..do you have the recent Savitha Babi weekly? Mani: Come let us read together( brimming with enthusiasm) Raghav:(disapprovingly) First let us check out the new girls in our campus.. Mani (overwhelmed.) : Where have you been all along? Mani :It was only the both of us initially..but later we had our own gang.. It was loaded with mischief and naughtiness..it was sheer fun and frolic.. Lecturer:Apache tomcat server do you guys know what it means? Mani: Intolerable.. Raghav: Same here… Mani: Shall we start the game we usually play? Raghav: Class is going on..(disapprovingly) Mani: That is Why I’m asking…you start first.. You know the rules right? Whoever shouts loudly is the winner.. Raghav: fart(mildly) Mani : Fart(hurriedly) Raghav(gingerly): fart.. Mani: fart..(smirks) Raghav: look now.. Raghav : Fart(thunderously) Lecturer : What is it Mani? You came to say something? it’s okay..tell me.. Mani : Shall i say ? Raghav :Dont tell dude.. Lecturer : Its ok..say common Mani: what about the treat,then? Raghav : Ill give it dude..drop it now.. Lecturer : Let it be anything , common Raghav : You win .Ill treat you. Mani : OK Lecturer : Ok Sit down Mani: Farttttttt( blaringly).. Everything was pure fun for us.. Mani: Everybody will have that one girl in college life.. For whom you feel like going to any extent That one GIRL Mani: reethika krishnamoorthy. she is our junior only dude Reethika Krishnamoorthy , Brahmin girl Height 5.5 , weight 55 ,slipper size 8 Raghav: why are you talking about her slipper size? Mani: it may be needed..who knows.. raghav: okay continue… Mani: You know that i never like to read a particular paper in that particular semester .. Mani : So i thought,why waste money buying books Mani : so i collect the books from Reethika after her exams get over Mani : She even covers them.. Mani: Once i am done and dusted with the books Mani : I will donate the remaining book to the college library and get the coveted ” Best student award” Mani : Hows the story?..Raghav..Raghav..? Mani : When love touches your heart We start admiring ourselves and we view ourselves as a different person.. we start doing new stuff.. Raghav: Dude..I need to build my body.. Mani: Here, have a redbull. Mani: When love makes an appearance,even the guy who loathes us the most seems to smile at us.. Mani: He did what all guys do to make a girl fall in love Raghav: dude..shout my name when she crosses.. Mani: actually he went a step further… Raghav: ill ask you to stop..but you shouldn’t stop at any cost.. dude she is coming..be ready… Hello Raghav..do you hear me? yes you only,Raghav.. Whats the occasion Raghav..you are wearing yellow dress and all? new,huh? dude..its blue Oh..yellow,huh? Reethika’s friend: They are referring to you only.. Reethika: I know it..keep mum.. Raghav: Dude..she is approaching.. Mani: Raghav..Raghav.. Raghav : Bro ..No bro . Mani: Raghav.. Raghav: There’s nothing between us…don’t behave indecently.. Mani: Raghav..you only..Raghav….. Raghav: dude..please dude…Don’t be indecent. Raghav : Bro please Raghav : Has she gone?(suddenly changes his expression) Mani: yes Raghav: she smiled right? Reethika’s friend: why didnt you react at all,Reethika? Reethika: What do you expect me to do? If i grew angry and shouted at him..they would say ” love starts with fight ” Else if i had laughed at their antics..thats it..they would have confirmed that it is love… what else can i do ? Even now, do you think they will let the matter rest in peace? Do you know what they would say? Mani : Silence signifies “acceptance of love”. Raghav : Is it? Mani : What else !! Mani: Then he started doing all crazy stuff… Mani :Dude this is her bench right ? Raghav : Definitely..defintely.. Mani : Now watch this Mani: While doing all these things , suddenly a day.. Raghav: dude, i proposed her.. Mani: what? so soon? Raghav: just..just felt like it.. Mani: love,huh? Mani: what happened? Raghav: I was talking about my project with the project centre.. Raghav: Sir..do you comprehend? i have only ten days remaining for my project review.. I want it in cloud only.. Why would i ask you if i knew how to do it already? sir… Suddenly everything around me seemed to turn green I turned and all i could see was..(drifting off..) Raghav : She comes in a green dress Everything seemed stark green… Mani :(in a dirty tone) green ..Huh?
What and all did you see? (Swallows hard) Raghav : I meant the scenery Raghav: She then started using her mobile to avoid eye contact with me.. Mani: girls stare at their mobiles even when it is switched off.. Mani : You should have continued staring at her Raghav: That’s what i did. She pretended not to notice me she also seemed frightened.. If I would talk to her or something.. I was also frightened… Raghav: I was just out of my mind. All i could understand is, the first word i spoke to her was…. Raghav : Reethika I love you Mani: what did she say? Raghav: Nothing Mani: Is that what she said? Raghav: She just left Mani: Everyone thinks that love starts at college but how does it end majority of them never confess their love and majority of the people who confess their love, never succeed in it. nevertheless,love is a vital part of our college life.. and no one can forget it.. Mani: I never knew he was this serious.. But once he realized she didn’t share his interest..he didn’t disturb her again he didn’t want me to talk to her about this Because love is not something which can be forced… Mani: very good guy…she missed out on him… But its college days..things turn normal soon Friends..Projects..Farewell..Boozes..time just flew by.. At last we were done with our exams And College life was almost over. Today is my last day in hostel How fast was it 🙂 Time just flies away 🙂 It seems l just entered college after my school days and so soon? Mani : dude.. Raghav: Bro..We should not come in this gown.It will be given by the college Mani: Thats for you guys. I have 18 arrears..(in dismay) Mani: Hello..18..sorry…yes im here only.. Books have arrived…Reethika Reethika: When will you clear all your arrears? Mani: Reethika, arrears are like couriers..
They just keep coming.. We just have to sign them off and send them Reethika: Yeah,right( sarcastically) Reethika : I have written the important questions in the back page..Make sure you read them.. Mani: Hey,crossing first page in itself is a big ask..how do you expect me to read the last page? Mani :Move on babe..get on with your work.. Reethika: so you didn’t read the last page in the previous semester also,huh? Mani : Nope Raghav: Bro..have you returned the books to the library? Mani: yea..way before ,dude. Raghav: why did she see me ? i feel like i am the one who missed out on her The books she gave to Mani..why didn’t it dawn on me before.. i should have spoken to her again,atleast once. what if its nothing? that’s not a problem..its already nothing but what if its something? Reethika: Hey…can you ask Raghav about what I’ve written here? because,if it is a negative reply..its hard to face him so if he is not interested..ask him not to reply me…i will get it.. they are quite strict in my family..they will marry me off in two years.. there will be a hell lot of troubles to be faced.. so im not asking if you will love me,im asking if you will marry me besides,im a brahmin & you’re a non-vegetarian so im not sure…how things would go besides,im very posessive and you are too playful ..so you know the consequences (Sarcasm) so,will you take me for who i am? Raghav: i should have approached her atleast once… but one thing is for certain,none of the engineering students have ever read their book completely. Raghav(voice over): you know how things would have been after this i gave my reply to her questions i was certain that i should make a better proposal this time. and then i understood ,how ever well you plan, you end up screwing it but love happens when she admires it regardless of how bad you propose… So yea it happened and what did i say to her? let it be a secret between us Yea ..thats more appropriate 🙂 Mani: Bro..why is everybody wearing yellow gown.? Raghav: Bro..black is for arts students ..It is yellow for engineering Mani: I still have the time it takes to open the lens..just watch me Cameraman: boys…ready? friend: dude..give me back my dress… Mani: ill clobber your face…turn around.. Mani : Bro..fart(enthusiastically) Raghav: Dude..Principal is here..i dont care.. I’ve graduated already…it would be a problem only to you.. Mani : Ok (scared) Cameraman: Okay..smile… Mani: faaaaaarttttt( thunderously) Raghav: Doesn’t matter when they meet…its the same fart..same fun and frolic. College friends never change…and college days.. can never be forgetten.. Those were the best days we had nothing to worry about.THE BEST