If there is anything that will make Kumbhakarna (from Ramayana) laugh from his sleep, then, it would the sassiness hid in Puneri signboards. Over the years, these notes that are stuck outside the Pune houses and shops have garnered fame for their bluntness. Vouching for this quality of Pune, the film, Mumbai Pune Mumbai on ZEE5 will make you laugh till your stomach hurts.
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When Mukta Barve’s character Radha arrives in the city, her welcome (or lack thereof, should we say?) in the city is done by these boards. While portraying her struggle to find the suited groom, director, Satish Rajwade gives us a subtle glimpse into some of these boards.
The signboard says that you have to take your shoes off in that direction. Your shoes will be thrown out if you take it off in front of this door.
This signboard bluntly asks the customers to pay the correct change.
Like every other outsider, Radha in Mumbai Pune Mumbai can’t comprehend why the Pune people are being so rude (Did they wake up on the wrong side of the bed?). Even the famous Marathi writer, P L Deshpande has given stage shows on specific characteristics of every Punekar like one mentioned above.
If you want to be smart-mouthed without talking much, you know which city to visit.
Also, in case you want to know what happens next in Radha and Gautam’s love story, watch Mumbai Pune Mumbai 2 streaming on ZEE5.