Updated: February 25, 2021 11:03:54 am
A video of two groups fighting over customers for chaat in a Uttar Pradesh town has gone viral, but one of the men, thanks to his henna-streaked hair, was lavished the most attention on social media.
Harendra, dubbed by social media users as chacha, became fodder for meme makers after his involvement in the no holds barred street fight in Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh.
In the viral video, several men fought pitched battles with sticks and rods even as passersby watched in disbelief. The footage, which many said looked like ‘straight out of a 90s film’, began to trend in India.
Hete is an edit from me. With 70s Bollywood era music. pic.twitter.com/sPSh2vCOW1
— Shreyansh R. (@shreyanshr) February 22, 2021
According to the police, the fight over customers occurred between two chaat vendors and their families in Baraut area of Baghpat. Eight people had been arrested after the melee, including Harendra.
— Baghpat Police (@baghpatpolice) February 22, 2021
Harendra told news agency ANI that he has been running his business in the area for over 40 years, however, for the last few months sales have been down. Blaming the other party for stealing his customers during the period, he alleged that their chaat would not sell and “they make my customers go away.”
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) February 23, 2021
As hashtag #Baghpat dominated trends on Twitter and Instagram, many came up with hilarious reactions. And after the police released a photo showing all eight accused arrested in the case, it triggered a meme-fest online.
‘Chaat’ and ‘Chacha’ also dominated trends on social media as people edited the original fight video to add music and even lightsabers! Many are now even tagging WWE to recognise his talent.
Normalcy returns in Baghpat, chacha on his way to collect Drona Award from city SP office. pic.twitter.com/CKStIHfPd5
— Rofl Gandhi 2.0 🏹🚜 (@RoflGandhi_) February 23, 2021
— Hemant Kumar 🇮🇳 (@Hemantkumar398) February 23, 2021
— Prem Mohanty (@philipbkk) February 23, 2021
— Professor ngl राजा बाबू 🥳🌈 (@GaurangBhardwa1) February 23, 2021
When teacher When she’s
leaves class back after 5min pic.twitter.com/dJSeRDwbjl
— 🌺｡☆✼★𝕭𝖊𝖊𝖓𝖔★✼☆｡🌺 (@RebelGeek1111) February 22, 2021
Me and my bois at principal’s office after playing WWE in the recess time. pic.twitter.com/pmtIKlHMlw
— डी.के. (@itsdhruvism) February 22, 2021
— कबतक ?? (@bhonpu_) February 23, 2021
UP Police Royal Rumble pic.twitter.com/2gFGjgpg8Z
— Unreserved Bihari (@manna_018) February 22, 2021
Papa ki side ke cousins and mummy ki side ke cousins meeting at a family event. pic.twitter.com/UFeonx9tzH
— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) February 23, 2021
Cricket fans during IPLpic.twitter.com/7WTr1nLe6B
— Dr. Strange 3.0 (@humour_kichad) February 22, 2021
— Slay Mafia (@TheSlayMafia) February 22, 2021
Winner winner ! pic.twitter.com/Otp4ChOnOH
— Memester 🚬 (@meme_kalakar) February 22, 2021
Not a scene from Ramgopal Varma film, but straight out of UP’s Baghpat, where shopkeepers indulged in street fighting using lathis, pipes etc. pic.twitter.com/pCdnUrIC37
— Vibhinna Ideas (@Vibhinnaideas) February 22, 2021
1960s :: Shopkeeper Peacefully Selling Chaat and Pani Puri , No Fighting Over Customers pic.twitter.com/m7Ci0D9cQd
— indianhistorypics (@IndiaHistorypic) February 22, 2021
Same Chaat fight but in slow motion with Titanic music. Pure Poetry. pic.twitter.com/K8rXsorysD
— Dev.D (देसी एक्टिविस्ट) (@ChooozaBooza) February 22, 2021
— Gaddappa (@somehowaliveyes) February 23, 2021
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