Guess who is the latest to catch the Jimikki Kammal craze? Jimmy Kimmel! That's right, the popular American television host and comedian tweeted that he loves the song, too.
The song from the Onam release Velipadinte Pusthakam, which has caught the imagination of people in Kerala and beyond, has become a social media sensation. It has spawned several spin-offs, some of them becoming more popular than the original video.
The similarity of 'Jimikki Kammal' with 'Jimmy Kimmel' has not gone unnoticed and it was brought to the attention of the host of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' by a Twitter user.
He'd tweeted Jimmy a video of a group of college students from Kerala dancing to the song during the Onam festivities.
Jimmy Kimmel retweeted the video saying he'd not heard the song until now but that he loved it. The song, composed by Shaan Rahman, was sung by Vineeth Sreenivasan and Renjith Unni.
not until now, but I love it! https://t.co/6Qv9StTdpYâ€” Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) September 8, 2017
While some didn't understand why Jimmy seemed to like the song, others hoped that he'd feature it in his popular late night show.
I'm pretty sure I saw steps from the Chicken Dance in there.â€” kipper (@Cutest_Pup_Ever) September 8, 2017
I prefer the song Jimbal Kimbal.â€” Bob Maller (@bobmaller) September 8, 2017
Wow Jimmy Kimmel as jimmiki kammal so funny.u shd telecast dis in ur late night show. Me and wife râ€” Ramesh Asaithambi (@Rameshtamil) September 8, 2017
ur huge fans:) Request frm ur Indian fan
Do you even know what Jimiki Kammal is ?â€” Night Queen (@prabharr) September 8, 2017