It would not be an understatement to say that comedian Vadivelu's screen presence over the years, has contributed a great extent to the existence of the Tamil meme community on social media. So it was a moment of amusing celebration, when an iconic character of the actor's (Neasamani, a contract painter) started trending on twitter today under the hashtag #Pray_For_Neasamani.
Social media points to a post originally made on Facebook, which is supposed to have started the conversation of reviving Neasamani, a memorable character Vadivelu played in a 2001 movie called Friends. Neasamani was what one would describe as a clownish version of a dominating boss, who orders his workers around but ends up getting self-damaged.
The conversation here refers to a scene from Friends where Neasamani's nephew Krishnamoorthy (played by Ramesh Kanna), who also works for him leaves his uncle unconscious after accidentally dropping a hammer on Neasamani's head.
And Twitter being that place it is, took this scenario to a whole new level by flooding memes about Neasamni's health and what kind of an impact it has created in the State and country. The hashtag #Pray_For_Nesamani ended up trending worldwide and folks who had no introduction whatsoever to Vadivelu or his characters in Tamil movies ended up getting a taste of it.
There were three guys always plotting against Neasamani. First, they carried him on the bed while he's sleeping and beat him.— George Vijay Addict (@VijayIsMyLife) May 29, 2019
Second, one of them deliberately dropped a hammer on his head.
Third, they tied his legs with rope and slid him along the ground. #Pray_for_Neasamani pic.twitter.com/yA2QEamXkf
Brother padithurai paandi is collecting funds for nesamani's treatment and if you are interested to help contact him at padithurai in oor ellai. Even your small contribution can save our nesamani. #Pray_for_Neasamani pic.twitter.com/BDSynj669V— Ashiq (@ashiq_shaw) May 29, 2019
After a long gap, Contactor Neasamani alias Vadivelu has brought smile and laughter on the face of people of Tamil Nadu. My sincere wishes that, the real Neasamani 'Vadivelu' should live a happy and healthy life for a long time. We miss you Vadivelu !#Pray_for_Neasamani pic.twitter.com/yuE4QLDMfe— Praveen Kumar Rajendran (@praveenkumar558) May 29, 2019
What conclusions we can draw from this tag #Pray_for_Neasamani : 1.Tamils have a gifted humour sense and creativity,perhaps next to none.
2.The unity of Tamils can make others feel envious of them.Together they can turn whole country's attention to them.
3.Vadivelu is immortal. pic.twitter.com/kBDKpadhWT
— × Troll Legend × 😎 (@TrollLegend0) May 29, 2019