India's Time Travel Comedy Has A Great Idea: Take A Selfie With Gandhi

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This trailer for the new Tamil time travel film Indru Netru Naalai has a few things going for it. First, the time machine looks hella cool. Second, they draw diagrams, which is an essential part of truly great time travel. And there’s a song about using a time machine to go back and take a selfie with Gandhi.


(For English subtitles on the above video, click the “closed captioning” icon.)

Indru Netru Naalai has been out for a while in India, and has been getting pretty positive reviews (see here and here). Basically, someone from the year 2064 decides to send a time machine back to 2015 as an experiment, and predictably it gets misused by everyone who comes into contact with it. One guy uses it to improve his fake-astrologer business, for example. Soon, the timelines are all messed up, and they’re having to figure out how to undo all the damage they’ve done. So, it’s not exactly reinventing the wheel, but it looks fun.


Here are a couple of clips from the film, which sadly don’t seem to have any subtitles:

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At least they did not go back in time to kill Hitler. I’m still convinced (read somewhere) that the only reason Hitler was the way he turned out was because of all the time travellers he had to kill.

Taking a selfie with Ghandi. I can’t think of a more millenial use for a time machine than that.