Sweet corn with some salt, spice and lemon juice is arguably a favourite snack across India. But for customers of the snacks at Brookefields mall in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, there was a bonus offering while they waited for the snack to be prepared.
In a video posted on Twitter by digital marketer Karthik Srinivasan, the vendor at a small snack kiosk at the mall can be seen using the vessels and a ladle to create music as he mixes the spices with the corn. The video is about 30 seconds long, accompanied by the caption, “You could be doing a mundane job. But you could muster the enthusiasm to believe that the world is watching you do it. And perform to put up a show your audiences will love to remember and talk about!”
Watch it here:
You could be doing a mundane job. But you could muster the enthusiasm to believe that the world is watching you do it. And perform to put up a show your audiences will love to remember and talk about! This man is an inspiration - at Brookefields Mall in Coimbatore. pic.twitter.com/JpL8GmRoXY— Karthik (@beastoftraal) October 14, 2018
Karthik’s tweet, posted on Sunday, has since gone viral, with over three lakh views, and over 500 retweets.
His performance also earned him plenty of appreciation from Twitter users, including singer Chinmayi Sripada.
Wow. Really!!— Chinmayi Sripaada (@Chinmayi) October 14, 2018
A few people also replied to the tweet, talking about their own experience seeing the man prepare the corn snack in an innovative way. A woman, for instance, said that her daughter was jumping with joy seeing him.
Had been to this place with my daughter after three years. She was jumping with joy seeing him do that. She’s never seen such a thing! And oh! The corn was delicious!— Janani (@j4ij7r) October 14, 2018
Ivar romba famous. His music accompanies us as we walk around.— subha j rao (@subhajrao) October 14, 2018
Yeah the sweet corn guy. I ask him to perform some random shit everytime— Andrew Vijay (@andrewvijay) October 14, 2018
Oh yes!! We buy from him only to watch his talent!! Such a star!— Pragi (@Pragiv) October 14, 2018
There’s always a crowd at his stall— Subramaniam M (@msubbu0) October 14, 2018
are you serious? was that music created just by a spoon and batli? wow that's some talent! for a few seconds I really thought it was background music— uıʇıN (@nitingooti) October 15, 2018
Reminded me of "Raaja Raajaathi" song from Agni Natchathiram(1988) by Legend Illayaraja!!— Karthik (@OKarthik82) October 14, 2018