What do you need when you wake up after a night of incessant partying and getting tipsy? Well, a Disprin, some orange juice or probably a morning-after pill. That’s exactly what Percept Pictures Company is giving away to promote their New Year eve release, Saurabh Shukla‘s Raat Gayi Baat Gayi.
The eccentrically titled ‘No More Hangover Kit’ was given out to members of the press recently as a takeaway. The kit contains, among other things, a packet each of Party smart pills, anti-headache pills, I-Pill and condoms. Sitting along side is a Tang sachet and some mint. That’s quite a dose.
The film is based on the premise of Rahul (Rajat Kapoor) waking up with a bad hangover after a party the night before where he had met a sexy young woman Sophia (Neha Dhupia). They got drunk and there were sparks flying. But Rahul doesn’t remember what happened after that. We guess, that’s why the kit.
We asked leading man Vinay Pathak what use would he put the kit to, and he said, “The kit helps you deal with the embarrassment of the morning after! (Though it is doubly embarrassing to be seen carrying one to begin with) but my question is, ‘What if in the stupor you end up taking an I-pill instead of a disprin’ (if you are a man). Well I think its all about the degree of embarrassment you can deal with… The kit is definitely helpful, no matter what state you are in.”
Rajat Kapoor’s adds, “Okay- so the kit is helpful for sure. I mean forewarned is forearmed- if you know you are going to a party and it promises to be a wild party- and there is every chance that you would get drunk- then why not take a pill that would prevent the horrific hangover the next day.”
“But I don’t have any such problems as I am a coffee-totaller…no alcohol, no memory loss, no pain the morning after. It’s cheers- with a glass of cola,” Rajat concludes.
The film’s star cast includes Neha Dhupia, Rajat Kapoor, Vinay Pathak, Iravati Harshe and Anuradha Menon of Lola Kutty fame. The film recently won the Best Film Award at HBO’s New York South Asian International Film Festival, 2009.