In the first part of this series(characters)we came across the strong-willed shilpa. If shipa is all seriosness and values, the character i m gonna talk about 2dy is a perfect foil to her.
He z sporty n has passion for daredevilry.
Nothing on this planet can take away his evergreen mischief.
A box office among chicks, at best he can be dubbed fun incarnate.
Yup, here comes the discover-stride lad frm the 'mineral-rich' land of daltenganj- Murli- the gladiator.
Now u may ask why is he being billed as gladiator?
The answer lies in the nomenclature itslf.
Remeber Russel Crow as gladiator. What does he do in the film?
He simply carries the burdens of forces(force of any nature,some can be seen. Some are invisible) besieging him with elan. Never evincing emotion, he simply carries on with twists and turns of life as and when they appear. To make it more precise - he simply knows how to enjoy the verisimlitudes of life. He is not hesitant of taking risks and can go to any lengh if the required task is of any value for his near and dear ones.
Murli, for me, is the one moulded in these quintessential 'gladiatoresque' virtues.
During the early phase of the 1st semester, i would almost have no conversation with him. But as the time passed and we were put into the same group for BBC exercise(a real goal-oriented group with shilpa also being there), our talks began much frequent and it was during these periods of group discussions that i came across his creativity and heart-soothing fun-emanating abilities(he has a unique sense of humour and can turn grimmest of situation into a real revelry) . By the time we had 1st semester examination, our friendship had fully blosssomed. today, i can say he is one of the dearest human beings to my heart.
On the lighter note, murli is quite a fickle character. he is never serious and even if he is really serious, such is the anatomy of his face(it's all self creation)as it(seriosness) never comes to the fore.
Playing computer games(i really don't like him making the great glenn mcgrath appear a real hapless bowler in one of the computer cricket games he frequently savours), teasing girl and what we call in our patoi 'line marna' are his favourite pastimes (sorry, shree- i have an avalanche of sympathy for you).
We all will miss his funs and banters when we depart from here in a four months' time.
After all you don't get such a real celebrator of human spirit everywhere.
Gladiate and keep everyone gladiated with your gladiatorial elemnts-mr. murlidhar!