The song Jimikki Kammal from superstar Mohanlal-starrer Velipadinte Pusthakam is the new rage in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Kerala’s harvest festival Onam is celebrated with excitement and zeal by Malayalis all over the world. In fact, Onam is a festival that is celebrated by Tamilians with equal pomp and show. Which is why the resonance of the song Jimikki Kammal in Thiruvananthapuram can also be felt in say, Chennai.
Stop tripping on Despacito, Jimikki Kammal is the new hit song everyone is listening to after the all time favourite Kolavari Di and Sonu Song. The song become viral after faculty member at Kochi’s Indian School of Commerce posted an adorable video of their performance.
My dad vamoosed with my mom’s ear bobs and my mom drank my dad’s bottle of brandy. Sing it over and over. Doesn’t quite have the ring, does it, until you say the magic words – jimikki kammal (ear bobs). The song from Malayalam film ‘Velipadinte Pusthakam’, a college drama starring Mohanlal, has gone viral, but that’s not the story. An Onam release, the song triggered spinoffs at every offi ce, college and school and perhaps kindergarten function.
The video is such a smash hit that more than Malayalis, people from Tamil Nadu seem to have enjoyed the song, as several memes and parody videos were shared on social media. Sheril’s Jimmiki Kammal got a love it from American TV host Jimmy Kimmel who must now be convinced that Indians break into song and dance four or five times a day.