Pakistani social media influencer Dananeer Mobin uploaded a video on her Instagram on 6 February, which ignited a meme parade on the Internet. And it’s seemingly brought both the neighbouring nations together, delightedly participating in it.
In the viral video, Dananeer is seen saying, “Yeh humari car hai, yeh hum hain, aur yeh humari pawri ho rahi hai (This is our car! This is us! And this here is our party on!”), as she speaks into her camera in an accentuated Americanised English while swinging it around to show her car, herself and her gang of friends, in that order.
In the video’s caption she explains she’s poking fun at the “burgers” that visit the northern mountainous parts of Pakistan for ‘holidaying’.
As people across various professions partake in the trend, the phrase ‘pawry ho rahi hai’ continues to unite strangers in public spaces in a spiral of chuckles and laughter, making it the party anthem of the year.
Celebs joining commoners
Joining vloggers online, several celebrities added to the fun.
In her parody, Deepika Padukone shared her childhood pictures, captioning the post as, “Yeh hum hain, yeh hamara ghoda hai aur yeh hamari pawri ho rahi hain (This is me, this is my horse and this is our party)”. Then she added to the caption, “Who made this?”
Actor Shahid Kapoor joined the bandwagon, sharing a hilarious video on his Instagram page in which filmmaker Raj Nidimoru is seen speaking into his camera, saying, “Yeh mere stars hai, yeh hum hai, yaha pawri ho rahi hai (These are my stars, this is us and we are having a party)”. While the filmmaker swings his camera around, one can see his upcoming web series’ team including Shahid, who in unison say “Pawri ho rahi hain” and ultimately begin singing Honey Singh’s hit single, Party all night with crazy dance moves and expressions. Captioning the video, Shahid wrote, “Fakers faking feku …. better words were never said.”
Joining the trend, Indian army jawans made their rendition of the ‘pawri’ video while patrolling. “Yeh hum hai. Yeh humari gun hai and aur hum yahaan patrolling kar rahein hain,” the soldiers said.