Coronavirus outbreak: Nagpur Police's handy guide for lockdown inspired by Sholay is on point

Updated: Apr 17, 2020, 11:16 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

A still featuring late actor Amjad Khan's role as Gabbar urged people to call and connect with old friends amid lockdown

One of the Sholay inspired meme urged people to shave at home amid lockdown. Picture/Twitter Nagpur Police
One of the Sholay inspired meme urged people to shave at home amid lockdown. Picture/Twitter Nagpur Police

Amid the rising number of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, Nagpur police in its unique and witty is informing, educating and protecting its citizens across the city amid the nation-wide lockdown. With Prime Minister Narendra Modi extending the lockdown till May 3, citizens across the country have ample of time with themselves.

In order to kill boredom, Nagpur has come up with a few handy tips by taking inspiration from Bollywood's iconic film Sholay. On Wednesday, Nagpur police took to its Twitter account and shared a 4.0 handy guide list which will keep people engaged and entertained at home amid lockdown.

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A still from Sholay urges people to play music and pursue hobbies

The Nagpur police shared few stills from the movie in order to get their message across to its people. A still featuring actor Amjad Khan as Gabbar urged people to call and connect with old friends while another still featuring superstar Amitabh Bachchan requested people to pursue their hobbies and indulge in music.

The witty post also featured two stills which urged families to engage in story telling while another one asked people to shave but at home amid the coronavirus lockdown. This ins't the first time that the Nagpur police took a clue from Bollywood films in order to create awareness on the spread of coronavirus.

Last month, the Nagpur police has shared a meme from Shahid Kapoor's popular film Kabir Singh, which showed friends making plans to go for a picnic amid lockdown. But it was their picture-perfect caption that won many hearts. The caption urged people to maintain social distance and break the chain.

Here are few movie inspired memes shared by Nagpur police:

The Rock featuring in Nagpur police meme as they request people to not indulge in panic buying.

Taking a cue from Kaun Banega Crorepati, they asked people to be a corona warrior by being at home amid lockdown.

Another one from an ad film showcasing the importance of washing hands amid coronavirus outbreak.

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