Comedian Ali Gul Pir’s viral single “Waderai Ka Beta” has sparked a pop culture revolution. After internet memes, the iconic lyric “Saeen tau Saeen” inspired local Twitterati, as the hashtag # ReplaceMovieTitleswithSaeen became the most trending topic in Pakistan on Wednesday.
Tweeters parodied movie titles ranging from Bollywood to Hollywood titles, with Pir himself joining in all the fun – probably as promotion for his live show at the Pakistan American Cultural Centre (PACC) auditorium Thursday night.
Below are some of the top tweets:
Ali Gul Pir
Finally we are trending “I Know What Saeen Did Last Summer”
The Dark Saeen Rises
Saeen Saeen Hota Hai
Moiz Masood Sultani
The Saeen of the Rings
Honey, We Shrunk our Saeen
How to Train your Saeen
Saeen-lence of the Lambs
Yeh Saeen Aapka Hua
The Good, The Bad and The Saeen
Published in The Express Tribune, July 13th, 2012.