The documentary by Iranian-American filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi won an Oscar for the Documentary Short Subject category and inspired Mumbai Police to tweet up a storm.
Mumbai: India bagged an Oscar win this year with the documentary Period. End of Sentence acing the Documentary Short Subject category at the 91st Academy Awards. While the nation rejoiced, the too-witty-for-its-own-good Twitter account of Mumbai Police jumped in to steal the limelight.
They tweeted a new take on the documentary's poster and shared it as an Oscar entry claiming that Mumbai would have definitely bagged a couple of golden statues had there been an Academy Award for cities.
If cities were given an Oscar, Mumbai would have bagged some of the trophies definitely ! #LoveTheCityWeServe #IfCitiesWonOscars pic.twitter.com/V9Zr5tDfTZ— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) February 25, 2019
The tweet soon caught the fancy of netizens as they retweeted and commented on the post. While some praised the police thanking them for their services, others had some sick burns to write. One user wrote, "Only if your service was as good as your twitter account" and another lamented over the condition of roads in the city, "Yes, good Police Force and moon like roads with craters."
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Both ‘Whoever is managing this account’ and Mumbai Police has great skills in making observations and connecting the dots. Great work ! 👍— PickupDaddy (@pritalking) February 25, 2019
Who manages your Twitter handle? He or she deserves a 200% pay rise☺️— cheftrnomics (@cheftrnomics) February 25, 2019
The original feature, directed by Iranian-American filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi is set in Hapur village outside Delhi, where women lead a quiet revolution inspired by the real-life 'Padman' Arunachalam Muruganantham and started their own brand of sanitary napkins. The film was co-produced by Guneet Monga, who had also produced Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 1, The Lunchbox, Masaan to name a few.
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Last Updated Feb 26, 2019, 5:20 PM IST