Unsure 'Kab Hua, Kya Hua' But Vikrant Massey's Line from 'Criminal Justice' Has Become a Meme
We've already seen iconic Bollywood dialogues becoming memes as they become part of our cultural consciousness, and with more people on the Internet, the limit may have increased to encompassing lines from trailers of movies, but this also shows us that for some people, the limit does not exist.
Hotstar's new show, Criminal Justice shows just that. A dialogue from this show seems to have struck a chord with desi users and has become the perfect meme template for that very reason.
Starring Vikrant Massey in the lead role, the trailer to the series shows him being accused of a crime, his defence for which to his lawyer is, "Kya hua, kab hua, ye sab mujhe yaad nahi.”
They met. They partied. She was murdered. He says he doesn't remember anything. #GuiltyOrNot? #HotstarSpecialsAll episodes of #CriminalJustice streaming now. https://t.co/T4Oo0CUamx pic.twitter.com/yAHNpr4KW2— Hotstar Specials (@HotstarSpecials) April 4, 2019
This dialogue, out-of-context, is perhaps universally relatable. Or at least, that's what netizens felt when they applied it to every possible situation.
" When mom is narrating incidents from birth " pic.twitter.com/bQ9zcQZ0Ym— Tanvi Mahajan (@is_enticing) April 5, 2019
RCB fans after every match pic.twitter.com/iJftarVj27— Sunil- The cricketer (@1sInto2s) April 4, 2019
me: sir you promised me about my appraisal in last meetingboss: pic.twitter.com/YDmkdASm3T— ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ (@amanreturns_) April 4, 2019
when gf quotes your 5 year old mistakesyou: pic.twitter.com/bIJ7t7cNKU— DR. GILL (@ikpsgill2) April 4, 2019
Your friend when you ask them your money back pic.twitter.com/ktJFpzYpzb— KETAN (@ketanpunekarrr) April 4, 2019
Boarding and de-boarding Mumbai local pic.twitter.com/zaisCleRDR— Chowkidar Maithun MI (@Being_Humor) April 4, 2019
*Weekend Arrives*Me: *Will Party*Monday: “Hello”Me: pic.twitter.com/UPYVcjnLLZ— Jaimin Morbia (@jaimeme_morbia) April 4, 2019
* When someone reminds u that weekend was just yesterday * pic.twitter.com/BvPnflKVyN— Hunटरर Chanchal♂ (@nickhunterr) April 4, 2019
It also became a reflection of classic Bollywood movie references.
Singham- *slaps minister*Minister- yeh singham baba haath uthayaSingham’s team- pic.twitter.com/sTBEodpBDZ— Harsh Chordia (@BrokenComet) April 4, 2019
*Bollywood Scene*She: Mein Maa bannne wali hu..He: pic.twitter.com/Q0kKUr8eYC— RomZeeee (@RomanaRaza) April 4, 2019
Me- I can handle alcohol. Next morning- pic.twitter.com/5JV6eJu4OY— Angoor Stark (@ladywithflaws) April 4, 2019
This wasn't the only dialogue that stood out for viewers of the show.
Criminal Justice is an officially licensed Indian adaption of the hit BBC-produced series by the same name, which was also later adapted into the Emmy Award-winning HBO show The Night Of and has been directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia and Vishal Furia. The 10-episode series has been bankrolled by BBC Studios India and Applause Entertainment. It also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Jackie Shroff and Mita Vasisht in major roles.