THE VIRAL WORLD
We live in a world that’s so influenced by what others do, we would spend hours on our phones wanting to know about how celebrities are doing, what the neighbor is upto, what did he mean by his caption etc.
Its funny how how we can start off by stalking someone on Instagram and actually end up on their brothers roommates cousins sisters page! Sounds funny right? Well that’s a fun fact about people well including me aswell… so why would I highlight all this? Well, here’s the reason. With a fan-follow base beating Mark Zuckenberg, a wink was what had become an overnight internet sensation. Born in Kerala, this 18 year old had her Instagram account verified, and social media sites like Youtube, Facebook, twitter and even on Whatsapp where people were seen sharing her videos, video which had song playing in the background Manikya Malaraya Poovit. The video from the movie “Oru Adaar Love” which was going to release on the 3rd of March, 2018. The video which shows a setting of an auditorium filled with students dressed in uniforms and this one boy staring at Priya and Priya in turn was seen flirting by winking her eye and eyebrows… She had her fans falling in love with her cute and naughty expressions.
Priya belongs to a country where there’s lack of attention given to the poor wherein children are starving to the point of death , six month old babies being raped, places where killing of girl child is not considered as a crime, women being killed due the greediness of the in-laws (dowry), needs of the nation not being met, women fighting for their rights, women considered as in-humans, dalits being killed , considered untouchables etc.
The irony stands as a question to the citizens giving attention to that ‘ONE WINK’ of a happy soul rather than a ‘MILLION TEARS’ of the troubled. We ourselves being confused about the type of attention we give, where on one hand we appreciate the video while on the other we criticize the same video through memes and parodies.
A report also shows bizarre mindset of the population where after watching the viral video of the winking girl, ‘Priya prakash Varrier’, a man from Delhi named Vidit Arora passed away due to jerking of 100 times to that video in a day. Adding to that, a group of Muslims in Hyderabad had lodged a complain against the video wherein the complainants have claimed that the picturisation of the song was objectionable because its lyrics were linked to their Prophet’s life.
The question lies in, “ WHY ONE GIRL’S WINK CAPTURE MILLION HEARTS, WHILE OTHER’S SCREAM ATTACTS NO ONE?”
THE VIRAL WORLD