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    Updated on 19 Nov 2019. Posted on 19 Dec 2017

    Star Wars Fan Drives 100km To Bhopal To Watch "The Last Jedi"; Realises Way Too Late It's In Hindi

    Always check your tickets before you leave, kids.

    Over the past 40 years, the Star Wars franchise has gained passionate fans from all around the world, including hundreds of thousands in India.


    And with the release of The Last Jedi over the past weekend, it's no surprise that they were in a frenzied rush to watch it.


    One such fan was Aniket Sakinala, who unfortunately happened to be on an academic break in Itarsi in Madhya Pradesh last week.

    Now, don't get me wrong, I'm sure Itarsi is a wonderful place. But the only Star Wars screening anywhere even remotely close to it was in Bhopal...almost 100km away.

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    So with no other viable option for him catch it, Sakinala decided he would make the nearly three-hour drive all alone.

    Closest Star Wars showing is 50 miles away. I just might over the weekend 🙃

    He kept his followers updated about his progress, letting them know that he had booked tickets and was on his way to the screening.




    "I ended up at the cinema only to realise it’s in Hindi. The English showing would’ve been too late for me," Sakinala told BuzzFeed.

    I’m not going home defeated. I will weather through this.

    "I stayed for the whole movie, even though my Hindi is not that great," he added, confirming that he probably won't be making the drive back to watch the original English version.

    "The visuals were very stunning, so I’ll catch it again after a month or when it’s out on Blu-ray."

    If you think his followers would be sympathetic to his plight, you're kinda right. They mostly just piled on the misery, tbh.

    It wasn't a completely wasted trip for Sakinala, though, as his dad was landing at Bhopal airport later in the day. At least he had company for the ride back to Itarsi, right?

    Moral of the story: Don't book tickets without making sure you're going to the right show.


    And if you want to get a little taste of what Sakinala unintentionally experienced, here's the trailer for Star Wars: Aakhri Yoddha.

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