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Quick Gun Murugan II – Children’s List February 14, 2011

Posted by Mukundhan in Padam aka Plim.


Quick Gun Murugan is a vainglorious and greedy Customer Desk Operator who becomes unlikely hero amid the barbaric mobile operator reign when he feels compelled to bring about reforms in the mobile communication sector.


Mobile Number Portability is the need of the hour!!


During the season of changing of the service operators, spurred by the Mobile Number Portability, Quick Gun Murugan (henceforth referred to as QGM), a successful English literature graduate, arrives from Arputharaj Matriculation School in hopes of using his unique literary sense to land a job. QGM, a literary genius, unleashes his command over the language to land a job as a customer desk operator. Sponsored by the mobile operators, QGM tortures many customers and drives them to a point of changing operator base out of frustration. Meanwhile, the CEOs of the mobile operators in the market convene to bring about a policy of charging for smses and other services and revoke all free schemes extended to the users earlier. Frustrated by the inability to send a sms to Mango Dolly on Valentine’s Day because of zero balance and the set sms charges, QGM vows to liberate the people from the tyranny of the barbaric mobile operator reign. QGM then submits a written petition to ex-telecom and communications minister, Mr. Arun Shourie and seeks his help. Based on the advice of the minister, he then chalks out a list, “Children’s List” comprising of “skilled” students. Almost all students on the Children’s list who possess skills like Mobile Addiction, smsing while biking, updating fb status and twittering from iPhone are then ported to BSNL. The rest of the movie handles the cold war between the private mobile operators and QGM.

Arun Shourie & Ben Kingsley - Same Guy!!


There were major deliberations on naming the lead character of the movie “Filmfare Murugan” in an attempt to bag the award. The idea was later junked as the film-makers were told that the Oscar and Filmfare have completely different selection criteria and promoting the Award Ceremony through a character name just wouldn’t cut it..


QGM: Today is history. Today will be remembered. Years from now the young will ask with wonder about this day. Today is history and you are part of it. A few years ago when elsewhere AT&T were footing the blame of their financials on their CFO, the Indian Government told the mobile operators they could have their own cost structure. They came. They charged the students for smses on special days. They settled. They took hold. They prospered in business. With nothing they came and with nothing they flourished. For so many years there has been this injustice. By this evening those years will be a rumor. They never happened. Today is history.

Arun Shourie: Let me understand. They (people) put up all the money. I do all the work. What, if you don’t mind my asking, would you do?

CEO, Airtel India: I’d spend an obscene 300Crores to make sure it’s known the company’s in business. I’d see that it had certain panache. That’s what I’m good at. Not the work, not the work… the presentation.


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