Cashing in on the Kabali Fever, TNFRS to play Neruppu Da on Fire
Cashing in on the Kabali Euphoria, the Tamil Nadu fire
and Emergency Services [TNFRS] has decided to play the song Neruppu Da
from the Movie on all Fire Engines instead of the siren.
A spokesperson for TNFRS announced this move and called it a life-saving
"People these days don't give way to any vehicle that blows a siren, be
it an ambulance, a police vehicle or a fire engine. This step seems to
be the best to get people to move out of the way"
However, citizens are not too enthused with the move. "What if people
decide to stop their vehicles, get out and start dancing?", asked
Satheesh Kumar, a resident of Anna Nagar.
"As it is there is so much noise pollution with sirens, if they start
playing this, it is going to be a living hell.", said 80-year
Thamizhselvan, living in Royapuram.
The TNFRS, however got support from an unexpected quarter. The Karnataka
Fire and Emergency Services [KFES], has lauded this move. Calling it a
'landmark in bettering citizine lives', a spokesperson said, "We too
shall implement this.It might help get Bangalore's traffic moving as
well. And since Rajnikanth was once a BTS Conductor, we might as well as
BMTC buses to start playing them in order to get them moving."
Naveen Subbaiah, a resident of Bannerghatta Road claimed that the idea
wouldn't be really successful. He said, "Even with Sirens, we understand
the emergency, but given that Bangalore Roads resemble a testing ground
for ISRO and NASA to test their Moon and Mars Rovers, we can't move to
give them way. If Rajni saar decides to play an Astronaut next, they can
very well shoot it here".