VK Sasikala’s elevation as the AIADMK’s legislature party leader on Sunday resulted in an outpour of reactions from social media savvy citizens of Tamil Nadu.
CHENNAI: VK Sasikala's elevation as the AIADMK's legislature party leader on Sunday resulted in an outpour of reactions from social media savvy citizens of Tamil Nadu.
Meme makers were at the forefront of the stream of disapproval that clogged the feeds on Facebook and Twitter.
Memes drew parallels to Sasikala's imminent assumption of the chief minister's mantle in Tamil Nadu with that of Donald Trump's ascension as President of the United States.
Memorable movie sequences turned into tools of parody as nobody, including Sasikala and chief minister O Panneerselvam, were spared. Here are a few of the best memes we found.
This comedy sequence from the film 'Budget Padmanabhan' featuring actors Vivekh and Mumtaj is used to depict the mentality of Tamils, after news broke of Sasikala's expected appointment as chief minister.
The meme reads: (translated into English) "Here onwards, my mother tongue is Malayalam, my state is Kerala, my chief minister is Pinarayi Vijayan and my beedi (thin cigarette) is Malabar beedi."
In the scene, Vivekh is shown to have adopted Keralite customs to impress upon the Malayalee girl (played by Mumtaj) he was trying to woo.
This meme recaptures a famous romantic sequence from the Gautham Vasudev Menon film 'Vettaiyadu Vilaiyadu' featuring Kamal Haasan and Kamalini Mukherjee.
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The meme reads: "You've become the CM in exactly two months after Amma (Jayalalithaa) died," to which the response, attributed to 'step-mom', is "...would have been the CM in two days but got delayed in changing my 'getup' (appearance)."
In the scene, Kamal Haasan narrates in a flashback sequence to the second lead Jyothika how he and his late wife (played by Mukherjee) had decided to get married on the day they met.
When asked by Mukherjee as to why he was proposing to her barely two hours after they met, Kamal says, "I would have asked you to marry me in two minutes."
This meme is based on a 'mass scene' from the Ajith Kumar flick 'Vedalam.' In a fight sequence, Ajith, who until that point was presented as an innocent man, reveals his history as a goon through the changes in his facial reactions as he is confronted by the villain.
This meme indirectly hints at the development in the AIADMK leadership since Jayalalithaa's demise on December 5, 2016.
This meme is a play on the final scene of the 2010 Rajinikanth flick 'Enthiran'. In this scene, after the climax fight sequence with the 'robot' Chitti (played by Rajini), the creator of the humanoid robot, Dr Vaseegaran (also played by Rajini), asks the robot to dismantle itself.
This scene has been likened to chief minister O Panneerselvam voluntarily resigning to paveway for the elevation of Sasikala to the post.
This meme based on the iconic comedy scene from the 2001 film 'Friends' featuring Vijay and Vadivelu depicts what TN citizens would want to tell O Panneerselvam, following the latter's resignation from the post of chief minister.
In the scene, Dhanush is shocked when his building plans are altered by corrupt businessmen, who use substandard material for construction, going against what the hero had planned.