Film Spoofs & Memes – DMK’s New Style of Targetting Rival Parties

With the polling date in Tamil Nadu nearing, watch how DMK has been using cinema to spoof rival political parties.

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DMK is using films like <i>Kabali</i> for funny online campaigning. (Photo Courtesy: <i>Kabali</i>‘s poster)

As the day of polling in Tamil Nadu approaches, spoofs and memes targeting rival parties are running amok on social media, riding a viral wave. One of the trends among these spoofs is to pick up movie dialogues and tweak them to poke fun at the rival party.

Here are some spoofs that have surfaced on the internet.

Kabali Trailer

The most recent spoof on the block is this parody of the widely-acclaimed Rajinikanth-starrer Kabali‘s trailer. Tweaked by a DMK fanatic to match the party’s campaign, this video has been creating waves on the internet.

Adimai Penn

DMK chief Karunanidhi’s grandson and popular actor-producer Udhayanidhi Stalin shared a video that was tweeted to him by a DMK fan on Tuesday morning. The video pokes fun at Jayalalithaa. The clip is from an yesteryear film Adimai Penn, where Jayalalithaa explains the significance of the ‘rising sun’ to a mute MGR. Incidentally, the DMK’s party symbol is the ‘rising sun’; thus, Udhayanidhi’s tweet quoted “Amma has said so herself”.

Aarya

Ridiculing the heat wave that allegedly killed people who attended AIADMK public meetings held under the scorching sun, another DMK fan released a video featuring Vadivelu from the movie Aarya. The clip shows Vadivelu addressing a meeting, where people are fainting continuously, due to a mosquito repellent.

Manathai Thirudivittai

Mocking Jaylalithaa’s schemes and promises, another video tweaked from Manathai Thirudivittai appeared on the internet, featuring Vadivelu and Vivek. In the video, Vadivelu spins lies in order to please his love interest, as a heartbroken Vivek watches on.

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