Saturday, June 15, 2013

WeChat With Anyone, Anywhere!

Indiblogger has given me an opportunity to speak with five different people, dead, alive or fictional, using WeChat and I’ll use this opportunity to call those five people, whom my autistic younger brother always wanted to speak with, in order  to convince them  to come to my younger brother’s 14th birthday.

Everybody has a hidden desire to connect with their role models, who have inspired them to do something big in life and lead a healthy and happy life. My brother’s choice of role models may sound a bit childish. But they have inspired him and taught him to never quit and fight for his rights, to make others happy, to be obedient and many other things. The five people I would talk to on my WeChat group are as follows:-

John Cena
John Cena fulfilling a kid's wishes

John Cena, WWE Superstar, may be the most hated superstar among the smart pro-wrestling fans but he has granted the most wishes (300 and counting) to sick children through Make-A-Wish Foundation. He makes their life meaningful again and helps them to live out their dream. My brother simply adores John Cena and his eyes lit up whenever he sees him on the television screen. John Cena has taught him to never quit and always fight for what is right. Pro-wrestling might be scripted but John Cena has become that hero to my autistic brother whom he could always root for and make him believe that everything is possible in the world and even an underdog could conquer the world. Nobody can bring more smiles on a child’s face than John Cena.

Mukesh Khanna as Shaktimaan

My brother has been watching Shaktimaan for 7-8 years now. If there is someone who can boast of teaching him moral values, it has to be Shaktimaan. In every episode, Shaktimaan taught children few moral values and how it will have an adverse effect on the society if not followed. This inculcated a sense of right and wrong in my brother and he became a much caring and kind person. Many a times, my 13 year old brother has given Shaktimaan’s reference and made some mature choices which left me astounded. So, I know nothing can make my brother happier than having a one-on-one conversation with Shaktimaan. Hence, I’ll ask Shaktimaan to come for the birthday party.

Ronald McDonald
Ronald McDonald

Well, we all know that Ronald McDonald is the clown character used as the mascot of McDonalds. In television commercials, he inhabits a fantasy world called McDonaldland, and has adventures with his friends. Whenever I take my brother out, I make sure that I visit McDonalds and get him a ‘Happy Meal’ along with the toy. My brother needs the toy just because he sees Ronald having a good time with those toys in advertisements and once he gets the toys, he imagines himself in McDonaldland and has a happy time himself, eating the Happy Meal and playing with his toys. I can’t fathom the happiness my brother would feel when his fantasy character Ronald McDonald would meet him in reality.

Ishaan Awasthi
Darsheel Safary as Ishaan Awasthi

In the 2007 Bollywood film ‘Taare Zameen Par’, Darsheel Safary played the character of Ishaan Awasthi, an eight-year-old boy who dislikes school, fails every test or exam, finds all subjects difficult and is belittled by his teachers and classmates. After watching the movie, my brother felt that all kids were special, wonderful and are like stars on earth. He could totally relate to the plights of a special kid shown in the movie. The movie celebrated the abilities of children and my brother found a friend in Ishaan Awasthi, who touched his heart. This year I hope that my brother meets his friend and shares his experiences with him.


Quite frankly, I want God to meet my brother and tell him how special he is. My brother is soon going to be of an age where he can be influenced easily and I don’t want him to feel that he is different or that he is not capable of leading a normal life. I know that my brother isn’t the only person suffering from autism but I want God to come down and make my brother realize that he is a unique person and the world is his to win.

The conversation of the group chat would be something like this.

Me:  Guys, I have made this group for one reason only. My autistic brother is soon going to celebrate his 14th birthday and I want to make that day the best day of his life. Hence, I request you guys to be come down here at my place and be a part of my brother’s birthday.

John Cena: Well you can be sure of one thing. On your brother’s birthday, he would be chanting ‘THE CHAMP IS HERE’.

Shaktimaan: Thehro, kabhi bhi guroor nahi dikhaana chahiye (Pride comes before a fall)

John Cena: I’m Super Cena. WWE’s version of Superman. Who are you to lecture me?

Shaktimaan: Pandit Gangadhar Vidyadhar Mayadhar Omkar Nath Shastri Sri Satya.

John Cena: Who are these people now? I don't care how many people you get because at the end, I'll be the Last Man Standing. 

Ronald: I’M LOVING IT!!!

Shaktimaan: Thehro, bado se tameez se baat karna chahiye (Respect your elders)

John Cena: Hustle. Loyalty. Respect. I preach the same thing.

Ronald: I’M LOVING IT!!!

Shaktimaan: Thehro, kathni aur karni mein fark hai (Saying is one thing and doing another)

Ronald: I’M LOVING IT!!!

Me: Yes Shaktimaan, we all understand what you are trying to convey.

Shaktimaan: Yeh thi chhoti chhoti magar moti baatein.

John Cena: Looks like the oldie has gone senile. Don't be a Bully. Be a Star.

Ishaan: Thank you John Cena.

Me: Ishaan will you come for the birthday party? I would appreciate it if you do.

Ishaan: Mujhe birthday parties ekdum mast lagta hai. Main na painting bhi banaunga.

Me: Thanks a lot Ishaan.

Ronald: I’M LOVING IT!!!

Me: Ronald, you seem the most enthusiastic.

Ronald: I’M LOVING IT!!!

Me: So looks like everyone is on board and ready for the surprise visit. Thank you guys. If only God had also acknowledged us with his presence.


Me: Thank you all. Hope to see you guys soon. Have a nice day.

P.S.- This is my entry for the 'WeChat' contest organized by IndiBlogger. For more information, visit WeChat's Youtube channel. Pictures are taken from Google.


Amar Ashok Jajoo said...

I loved the way you have made the conversation Rafaa and of course the choice of characters! :) All the best :)..

Arvind Passey said...

You are one of those few who read the brief and stuck to it!

All the best!

Arvind Passey

Rafaa Dalvi said...

@Amar Ashok Jajoo

Thank you. I'm glad you loved it.

Rafaa Dalvi said...

@Arvind Passey

Thank You Sir. Actually I've written two posts. One where I stuck to the brief and the other where I let my creative juices flow.

My other post is 'The Greatest Movie EVER'

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