Micro-blogging site Twitter is one such social media platform that has the potential of making anything viral in just a jiffy. However, it is also able to spark controversies and fuel debates with just a click. And recently, Twitter was burning with Urdu vs Sanskrit debate.
People were irked when a politician posted after-before pictures of Dehradun railway station’s alleged name change. In one of the images of the signboard, the name of the railway station was written in Urdu alongside Hindi and English, while in the other it was written in Sanskrit making it “Dehradunam.” However, the images were fake and originally shared in February, reported News18.
— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) July 13, 2020
While people were busy enjoying the meme fest, a journalist came up with a ‘Sanskari’ version of the 1975 movie ‘Sholay’ that too in Sanskrit. Yup, even I had to look at the entire video to believe this.
So, here it is:
Forget Dehradunam. Here comes Ramgarham!
— Sunil Menon (@kazhugan) July 14, 2020
People were delighted to watch this creative video. Here’s how they reacted to it:
will be real fun to watch Sholay movie in Sanskrit
— Mitesh Shah (@realityviews) July 15, 2020
Hahaha…😂😂need more of this. As I scored 98 in Sanskrit. Its kind of Revision
— Kachra Seth (@Kachra_Se) July 15, 2020
— Prem Nath Vishwakarma (@premnath321) July 15, 2020
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I am reporting this post for assaulting what all I hold sacred. To do this to Sholay……..apne haath dede, Thakur.
— Deepak (@myqueries137) July 15, 2020
Shouldn't there be warning content in the beginning ?? 🙄
— J S (@omgitssma) July 15, 2020
Hahahaha 😂😂😂😂 2020 has shown me everything! Man I'm done lol 😂
— Nithin Gowda Balu (@_Nithingowda) July 15, 2020
— Kashif کاشف एक बेबाक आवाज़ (@Kashif00078600) July 14, 2020
Haha Epic 😂😂
— Shashi kant (@Vadnagar_Chai) July 15, 2020
Someone also shared a Kashmiri remake of Sholay:
Since I can't understand a word, here is a Kashmiri remake of Sholay. (The) Gabbar Singh used to be a teacher. 🙂https://t.co/M3s4pDg6nZ
— Qadri Inzamam (@Qadri_Inzamam) July 14, 2020