Indian cineplexes know that we have busy lives. That’s why they include a 20-25 minute intermission during all Bollywood movies.
Aside from stocking up on snacks and taking a bathroom break, there are many productive ways to make the most of this break:
Watch the ads
Watching the intermission ads is the best way to bask in the glory of your upper-class status. Aside from ads about Manyavar and Healthy Instant Noodles, INOX theaters will show slides that duly remind you that 86 percent of moviegoers have debit cards and a little less than 50 percent own cars. Wow! What a privilege to be in such an audience.
Take a power nap
Bollywood movies have complicated storylines–you’ll need the extra sleep to help you stay focused for the remainder of the movie.
Nothing more productive than kicking back and watching an episode of your favorite T.V. show. The Office, Friends, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Scrubs are all great options. The episodes of these shows are conveniently 20-25 minutes long.
Teach yourself how to define derivatives as limits with this Khan Academy video. Don’t worry–it’s only a little over 15 minutes long, so you’ll still have 5 minutes remaining to review what you learned before the movie starts again.
Practice the Indian national anthem
All moviegoers in India are required to stand for the Indian national anthem before the start of any movie. Singing Jana Gana Mana at the movies is the glue that binds the nation together. Without it, the country would be in complete disarray. If you sing with enough gusto…who knows? Maybe this could be your big musical debut.
Did you consume too many carbs during the first half of the movie? No worries. Intermission is the perfect time to do a 20-minute Zumba workout.
Run some errands
Use your spare time to get your eyebrows done, drop off your watch for repairing, or pick up a few items from the clearance sale downstairs.
Can you think of any other activities or tasks that can be done in 25 minutes or less? Comment below! You’ll help billions of moviegoers have a more productive experience.