Updated: August 2, 2021 10:32:32 am
In this age when social media plays such an important role in our daily lives, emoticons have become an integral part of our communications on online platforms. But many people on the internet are now saying that the inspiration for emoticons predate social media and are hailing late actor Manorama as the “original emoji queen” for her priceless facial expressions.
Remembered mostly for her iconic portrayal of a tyrant aunt in Ramesh Sippy’s 1972 classic Seeta Aur Geeta, Manorama rules the hearts of movie buffs even today. Now referring to a compilation of her expressions from the film, netizens are saying she was the ‘founder of emojis’ and this is what emoticons looked like before the age of social media.
Born as Erin Isaac Daniels, she started her acting career as a child artiste in 1936 in Lahore under the name of Baby Iris. Later, she emerged as one of the most popular actors in Bollywood for portraying comical and negative roles. Her over-the-top expressions and epic stage presence made her stand out in almost all films she was part of.
Original Emojis pic.twitter.com/YaBBbxTPGo
— Gentle Giant (@iKunaal) July 30, 2021
The clip has been going viral across social media platforms, including WhatsApp, with many arguing that nothing beats her superb emoting skills. Calling it “effortless acting”, people are saying that the video is making them nostalgic and they are ending up binge-watching her films from the 70s and 80s.
Indeed the original Emoji Queen – Manorama 👌😊 https://t.co/L8YAbivGla
— Arvind Usretay (@arvindusretay) July 31, 2021
Padma Bhushan deserving for those expressions 😍🤩 https://t.co/wrYTfUKQkH
— PVA (@PinkvillaAunty) July 31, 2021
No one can beat the Original 🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/AyqyCGdf8l
— Ruchi Srivasta (@British_Indiann) July 30, 2021
That’s brilliant.. Amazingly original.. 👌😂
— MαverΐcҜ 🇮🇳 (@iMavvy_) July 30, 2021
She was a very entertraining actress, nobody can play a greedy mother’s role as she plays 👌👌👌👍
— Raju Bhai (@RajuBha15786569) July 31, 2021
Our legendary actress mam “Manorama”…..No one could act like her…….😊👏👏👏👏
— Lopamudra Shrivastava🇮🇳 (@LopamudraShriv1) July 31, 2021
Lol seriously! A love hate relationship with her!
— Keerti! (@KJsometimes) July 30, 2021
She was awesome… Played mostly a cruel MIL and step mom roles (so well that you cannot miss to hate her) … Agree, used to have the most cartoonish expressions 😀
— Ganesh R 🇮🇳 (@greatganesh) July 30, 2021
Hahaha!! Ohhh yes!!🤩
She was beyond amazing!! 🙌🏻
— Urrmi (@Urrmi_) July 30, 2021
Absolutely all expressions purely expressed
— chandan shambhu (@talkswamp) July 30, 2021
What a rock solid character.
“Neeche aaja beti
Upar aaja moti” 😆
— बागी उड़ान🌠 (@The_Nomadgirl) July 30, 2021
What a brilliant movie this was and made even better because of Manorama ji and the entire cast & crew.
— Anushila (@Anushila5) July 30, 2021
She was truly a brilliant actress thank you for bringing our childhood memory back.. And yes you can say first live emoji 😄💩👻
— ProudIndian (@ProudIndian2021) July 29, 2021
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