‘Ye Rashi thi’. If you had been in Indian cyberspace in the last two days, you surely know what we are talking about, The viral video in which Kokilaben’s dialogues have been turned into a rap song has also triggered a hilarious meme-fest online.
Singer-music producer Yashraj Mukhate, who used a popular scene from Star Plus show ‘Saath Nibhana Saathiya’ — where the show’s character Koklilaben is asking who was responsible for a kitchen mishap, and the answer is ‘Rashi Thi’ — is now stuck in people’s mind. The question that is doing the rounds now is: ‘Why did Rashi place the empty cooker on gas?’
It started as an addictive song that people couldn’t stop listening to. And by Saturday evening, it was ‘Rashi’ who started dominating Twitter trends in India. Some even shared important aspects of Rashi Ben’s character from the show.
People making fun of Rashi Ben without realising that it was her mother Urmila who filled Rashi Ben’s mind with hatred and jealousy🥺. She was such a nice soul, sacrificed her life for Gopi Vau in the end.
— Boscoite✌️😇 (@NowHiShake) August 22, 2020
Friend: hey, whats your favourite song lately??
Me: well since yesterday, its “Rashi, rashi, rashiii…
Chane cooker me se nikaal diye,
aur khali cooker gas me chadha diya, chadha diya, chadha diyaa…”@YBMukhate
— Saradia Kar (@SKa_plantmolbio) August 22, 2020
From brands to police forces, check out some of the jokes and Rashi memes here:
Fake News be like, “Main thi, tum thi, kaun tha?”
An empty vessel makes the loudest noise and so does News without Facts. #StopCookingFakeNews
— Assam Police (@assampolice) August 27, 2020
— PUNE POLICE (@PuneCityPolice) August 26, 2020
Why you do this, Rashi ben?
Driver and pillion rider both should #WearAHelmet while on road.
.#JaipurPolice #TeamJaipurPolice #SafeJaipur #SmartJaipur #BeAlert #BeSafe #DontForgetTheHelmet #WearHelmet #Rashiben #Cooker #Rasodemekauntha #Rasode pic.twitter.com/biGUL2JBsZ
— Jaipur Police (@jaipur_police) August 24, 2020
I think Rashi and Binod are hanging out in a rasoda somewhere
— Tinder India (@Tinder_India) August 24, 2020
khali cooker gas par chadhane se acha hai order hi kar lo
— Zomato (@ZomatoIN) August 23, 2020
What a pressure cooker situation. pic.twitter.com/ZqwCSqG06q
— Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) August 24, 2020
1 crore rupees for KBC – Kokila Ben Cooker related question. pic.twitter.com/7QEWFnuQeU
— Pranav Sapra (@pranavsapra) August 23, 2020
Everyone is talking about Rashi, Kokila and Gopi vahu
Meanwhile Khali Cooker: pic.twitter.com/QCATB7go73
— Tanuj Bhala (@tanuj_bhala) August 24, 2020
*Receives call from unknown number*
Mom- Kaun tha?
Me- Ye Rashi thi
— P✨ (@prakrititty) August 22, 2020
She: He’s probably thinking about other girls.
He: Akhir Rashi Ben ne kyun cooker mai se chane nikaldiye aur khali cooker gas pe chada diya. 🤔. pic.twitter.com/qyC8btsEN8
— Sumit Kumar🎭 (@MeSumitKumarr) August 22, 2020
Rashi Ben did nothing wrong. 😤 pic.twitter.com/w5AhHiflQQ
— Ed Chooran (@MostlyLame_) August 22, 2020
“Cooker me se channe nikal diye or khali cooker gas pe chadha diya !!!”
Cooker be like* : pic.twitter.com/MiSHwfWNpa
— Sagarika Ojha (#JusticeForSSR) (@sagarika_ojha) August 22, 2020
“Yeh rashi thi “
” Cooker me se chane nikal diye or khali cooker gas pe chadha diya!! ”
Meanwhile Cooker : pic.twitter.com/8ddT7dpoVI
— n. (@nv_creationsx) August 22, 2020
Everyone talking about Rashi ben*
Le gopi bahu: pic.twitter.com/K1TlJYTKgv
— Anjali Sharma (@AnjaliSharma499) August 22, 2020
— kanatunga कानातूंगा🇮🇳💧 (@Kanatunga) August 22, 2020
Cooker me se chane nikallar khali cooker gas pr chda diya …
Meanwhile Rashi : pic.twitter.com/RufZ6wQjXO
— Pankaj Vyas (@pankaj_pvt) August 22, 2020
Rashi bahu right now: pic.twitter.com/UkFWTEYmz1
— meme_istan11 (@meme_istan11) August 22, 2020
When there are no channe in rosodha coz of Rashi: pic.twitter.com/zuPldB40Z4
— memesahibs (@memesahibs) August 22, 2020
Rashi Bahu found guilty.
Meanwhile Mota Bhabhi – pic.twitter.com/qcVeY9zSZy
— Aaryann Alvares 🇮🇳 (@AlvaresAaryann) August 22, 2020
Save your cookers and laptops from rashi and gopi vau… pic.twitter.com/cZOroV0Xbb
— VINEƎT (@whooooooshh) August 22, 2020
rashi : *puts a cooker on stove*
channay : pic.twitter.com/6Lu8Q88ggB
— shitpostking (@k3wlbwoyy) August 22, 2020
Gordon : WHO TOOK THE LAMB SAUCE!!!
Kokilaben : Wo Rashi thi😂 pic.twitter.com/QVid8XMDQN
— Mayank (@mindfreakMayank) August 22, 2020
— 🃏 (@Siddhar20890368) August 22, 2020
— Peehu (@taurus3_peehu) August 22, 2020
* Rashi after keeping khali cooker on gas * pic.twitter.com/zRrCTI2mwc
— Rashi ♡ (@WinnerRashi) August 22, 2020
— Avinash Vijay (@iAvinashVijay) August 22, 2020
we = cooker
our interests = channay
gas = society’s expectations
rashi bein = desi parents
‘cooker main se channay nikal diye aur khali cooker gas pe charha diya’ 🙂
— Fizzaahh. (@raahipyaarke) August 21, 2020
Mukhate’s popularity skyrocketed with him gaining more than 150,000 followers on his Instagram account and earning plaudits not just from netizens but even film stars, directors and even politicians.
Talking to indianexpress.com the engineer-turned-musician said it took him around five to six hours in a span of two days to create the original background score heard in the now-viral clip. Asked why did he choose Kokilaben, Mukhate, in an email interview, said, “I loved the way she spoke. It already had a rhythm to it. I added some beats and some of my favourite chords to it and uploaded it yesterday.” Mukhate said he knew the character was popular but had not anticipated its extent.