Selvaraghavan tells people to wear mask with a fun 'Pudhupettai' meme

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing lockdowns across the world, have become fodder for memes. While a few memes take a jab at our situation, some memes are precautions and safety measures laced with humour. Tamil filmmaker Selvaraghavan joined the bandwagon with a viral meme, which was also a nice PSA.

The ‘Mayakkam Enna’ and ‘Aayirathil Oruvan’ director posted a picture where Dhanush’s Koki Kumar from Pudhupettai is seen glaring with a mask. “இப்பல்லாம் உயிரோட இருக்கணும் குமாரு..அது மட்டும்தான் மேட்டரு !! #coronavirus #wearmask #SocialDistancing,” he said in his tweet. It loosely translates to “Nowadays only survival is important, Kumaru,” a riff on a dialogue from the iconic 2006 film starring Dhanush, Sneha and Sonia Agarwal, among others.

Selvaraghavan, who last directed Suriya and Sai Pallavi starrer ‘NGK’, will be making his acting debut with Arun Matheswaran’s ‘Saani Kaayidham’, alongside Keerthi Suresh.