In today’s meme-dominating online world, you can judge the volume of impact of any event going by the number of memes, jokes and spoofs it manages to generate and inspire across social media sites. The more the number of memes on a particular event, the more widespread the impact. Case in point would be the recently concluded US presidential elections, which could easily have generated around one million memes just in the past couple of months, and the number continues to grow (mainly thanks to Joe Biden!).
Closer home, and beating US President-elect Donald Trump as the newsmaker by a just a couple of hours was Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s unexpected announcement demonetising old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes. Once Netizens had got over the initial stupefying shock, social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook were flooded with sarcastic quips, jokes and memes. The past week has been equal measures levity and serious contemplation over whether this move will in fact prove beneficial in the long run.
Adding to the numbers of the former category is a latest spoof on the already controversial film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. The Karan Johar movie was the hot topic of discussion last month as MNS had called for it to be banned since the movie starred Pakistani actor Fawad Khan. Till almost the last minute, its release was uncertain. Well, after a decent Box Office run, the movie – or at least a spoof of the film – is making news yet again. This time, thanks to demonetisation woes.
In this hilarious video titled Ae Bill Hai Mushkil, the creator has drawn an uncanny parallel between the movie plot and the love-hate affair India is currently experiencing with the Rs 1,000 and Rs 2,000 bills. In this video, Ranbir Kapoor plays the common man, while Anushka Sharma plays the Rs 1,000 bill, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan the Rs 2,000 note.
To find out what happens next, watch the video here:
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