Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Indian law minister, is trending on Twitter
Sell: Ravi Shankar Parasad is being heavily mocked and criticized for his statement that high box office collection means good economy.
These days seem to be the busiest for the desi Twitterati as one trend after another is coming. If Pakistan is dealing with Usman the friendzoned guy, India cannot help making memes about the minister RaviShankar Parsad’s recent press conference. The minister quoted Komal Nahta in a press conference that on October 2nd, 2019 the country witnessed a business of Rs. 120 crores due to three films namely War, Joker, and Sye Raa Narsimha Reddy. According to the honourable minister, this was a sign of a flourishing economy as people came out of their homes to spend money on watching films.
#WATCH Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in Mumbai: On 2nd October, 3 movies were released. Film trade analyst Komal Nahta told that the day saw earning of over Rs 120 crores, a record by 3 movies. Economy of country is sound, that is why there is a return of Rs 120 cr in a day. pic.twitter.com/fHpTqZJg4w— ANI (@ANI) 12 October 2019
People had hilarious and severe comebacks for this press conference
The statement did not sit well with many people who had their reservations about the economy. They found minisiter’s view of the economy by watching it through the lens of the films ridiculous. Needless to say, Twitter was on fire in no time. #RaviPrasadShankar started trending on Twitter and people had both hilarious and angry comebacks for the statement of the minister. Although the IMF had already spoken about the economic slowdown, Ravi Shankar Prasad slammed away any such news on the basis of the films’ box office collection.
The social media, like always, created a new world of memes and jokes around this statement
According to one user, Bollywood should release its famous films Sholay, Lagaan, and Gaddar again to reach the $ 5 trillion landmark.
Masterstroke Idea -— Dhruv Rathee (@dhruv_rathee) 12 October 2019
Let us re-release all our old super hit films to reach $5 Trillion economy quickly!
All these films will earn so much money, our economy will recover in no time! Plz forward on WhatsApp so our PM reads this#RaviShankarPrasad
Someone thought the whole situation was comic. A dark comedy, indeed!
This also called for combining the old memes like Mohsin Saqib’s, a Pakistani boy whose hilarious reaction after India Pakistan world cup match made him world-famous.
*Teacher Parents Meeting*— Bahut Scope hai (@Bahut_Scope_Hai) 12 October 2019
Principal: Sir Your Son has scored 99 in Hindi and failed in all subjects.#RaviShankarPrasad : Kya keh rahe hai Aap. That means my boy is a school topper
According to a Twitter user, this was akin to saying that the presence of the richest people in the country meant no one was poor.
Then someone had a suggestion of making all the lead actors in the industry, government officials if their films determined the condition of the economy.
Agar Bollywood par Indian economy tiki hai then it’s time to declare @aamir_khan as President, @BeingSalmanKhan as PM and @RanveerOfficial as FM sorry can’t include @akshaykumar as he’s not Indian #RaviShankarPrasad— Debi Prasad Sharma (@Debiprasd) 12 October 2019
This Twitter trend seemed even more entertaining than The Kapil Sharma Show to some people. If Bollywood contributed to the uprise of the economy, the flop films should contribute to its doom as well.
So now every time Bollywood will give a Flop, it will be responsible for economic slowdown— Vipin (@vip15051994) 12 October 2019
I m enjoying this hash tag more than Kapil's show #RaviShankarPrasad
Desi Twitter is never coming slow
Desi Twitter has decided never to come slow. Since the countries have not seen the best of circumstances, people have learned to smile through tears. The same attitude also reflects on social media. Anything, that would probably cause heartburn and emotional riot in some parts of the world, is turned into a meme here. The ability to share a good laugh despite the adversities is an art that the desis have truly mastered over time.