Week 005 - Mankading, Chowkidar, Vivek Oberoi as Modi
If this post goes up later than usual I blame India for destroying the satellite handling my internet connection. Modi is back in the news with an address to the nation after taking a brief step back thanks to IPL. Let’s recap this week.
Main Bhi Chowkidar
I don’t know if you’ve heard but apparently we all are watchmen. Watchwomen? Watchpeople? Yeah I can’t translate chowkidar without sounding sexist. But Modi said it so it must be true. I believe everything he says to be as true as the Bible. 😉
Modi’s #MainBhiChowkidar campaign reminded some of this classic ad:
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Vivek Oberoi as Modi
Vivek Oberoi who is best known for his press conference against Salman Khan plays Narendra Modi in a new biopic on India’s Prime Minister (who incidentally has not held a single press conference during his tenure). The irony was not lost on Twitter at all.
Only 90s kids will remember this legendary press conference by our Prime Minister 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/Kj5FERXmuK— Bratticus (@bharatunnithan) March 21, 2019
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Ashwin Mankads Jos Butler
In Lagaan, Tipu was run out for backing up too much while at non-striker’s end. 150 years later, Ashwin managed to avenge him by using the same Mankad technique to run out England batsman Jos Butler.
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Bonus points for using this against the smug-faced Piers Morgan.
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