Amid a ban on roadshows and rallies for subsequent month’s meeting elections in 5 states because of the pandemic, political events are pulling out all stops to ace the net marketing campaign battle. This time, the Congress has chosen to painting Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi as superhero Thor, a personality based mostly on the Marvel Comics.
In its newest video shared on Twitter, the Congress took inspiration from the Hollywood superhero film ‘Avengers: Infinity Conflict’ — starring Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans and others — and superimposed Mr Channi’s face on Thor’s, a personality based mostly on the god of thunder and lightning in Norse mythology.
— Punjab Congress (@INCPunjab) January 24, 2022
Utilizing a well-known battle scene from the film, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has been portrayed as Bruce Banner aka The Hulk whereas Navjot Singh Sidhu has been likened to Captain America — each superhero characters from the unique film.
The Avengers franchise and the Marvel Cinematic Universe have an enormous fanbase in India, particularly among the many youth, which the Congress has tried to financial institution upon this election season.
The clip additionally reveals the faces of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Get together chief Arvind Kejriwal swapped with these of the characters of aliens, portraying them because the enemy.
Former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh who has floated his personal get together, the Punjab Lok Congress, and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal have additionally been portrayed as evil aliens within the clip.
The video, with the Marvel theme music enjoying within the background, begins with Mr Channi’s entry as Thor slashing the throats of a number of aliens utilizing the ‘Stormbreaker’ — an axe-shaped weapon utilized by the character within the film — and coming to the rescue of his fellow get together members.
“We are going to do no matter it takes to redeem our beloved state from the clutches of evil forces working towards the curiosity of Punjab and its folks,” tweeted the Punjab Congress together with the video and hashtag #CongressHiAyegi (Solely Congress will come to energy).
The clip additionally reveals Mr Gandhi shouting “you’ll be able to not be saved” as a battle cry in Punjabi language as his character gears as much as combat.
The video, shared extensively on social media, ends with Mr Channi and others operating in the direction of the enemies with their weapons and killing them.
Just lately, the Aam Aadmi Get together had shared a clip edited from a Bollywood music ‘Mast Kalandar‘ and the faces of the actors had been swapped with these of the rival get together leaders.
— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) January 18, 2022
Punjab will go to the polls in a single section on February 20 with counting of the votes slated on March 10.
The Election Fee has banned election rallies and roadshows until January 22 for the 5 states holding elections from subsequent month – Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa – attributable to a surge in coronavirus circumstances within the nation.