With the AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa passing away, the party finds itself without a clear successor. O Panneerselvam has taken over the reins on paper but Sasikala, Jayalalithaa's longtime friend, appears to be the one calling the shots.
But though the AIADMK leaders have been falling over themselves in hailing "Chinnamma" as she's being called, the Tamil Nadu public is not so sold on the idea.
The Internet is bursting with memes on the Sasikala take-over.
Here's a sample:
This is from "Chandramukhi". Ganga went into Chandramukhi's room. Ganga stood as Chandramukhi. She thought of herself as Chandramukhi. And now, she has turned into Chandramukhi. Evil times!
Do you know Amma? TN people: Yes
Do you know Chinnamma? TN people: No
I yearn for everyone to call me Chinnamma, you know?
Well, if you put Chinnamma in your birth certificate, they will call you.
Though Janakraj is with Rajini all through, he can never become Baasha.
This is from "Singam 2". Suriya drags out a foreign villain because he doesn't have a valid passport. "Illegal entry"
This is a famous Vivek comedy scene. Shows AIADMK people saying "From now on my Amma is Chinnamma, my god is Natarajan, my hometown is Mannargudi, thakita thakita Malayala Bhagavathy!"
This shows Senthil announcing a list of names: Chinnamma Sasikala, Chittappa Natarajan, Brother Sudhakaran, Aunt Ilavarasi, Uncle Dhivakaran.