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Why #Pray_For_Nesamani Is Trending And The Memes It Has Inspired

This seems to be the week for puzzling hashtag. After the random #JCBKiKhudayi took over Twitter earlier this week, another viral hashtag has left most of the country confused. The hashtag #Pray_For_Nesamani began to trend on Wednesday, and has …
After the random #JCBKiKhudayi took over earlier this week, another viral hashtag has left most of the country confused.
The hashtag #Pray_For_Nesamani began to trend on Wednesday, and has topped the trends list on all through this morning. But who is Nesamani? And why is everyone, including celebrities, suddenly praying for him?Well, Contractor Nesamani is a character from a 2001 Tamil film called Friends.
Played by popular Tamil actor Vadivelu, Nesamani is a building contractor who struggles with his bumbling assistants in the movie. In one scene, he is hit by a hammer dropped by one of his employees – and this is the scene that has led to a thousand memes.
But how did a scene from 2001 go viral 18 years later?It all started when a meme page posted a picture of a hammer and asked its followers what the tool is called in their country. One Vadivelu fan quickly connected the hammer to the Friends scene and responded saying that Contractor Nesamani was injured by it.

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