Guy Dresses Up as Astronaut, Goes Viral for Realistic ‘Moonwalk’ on Street Filled with Potholes

What’s the condition of the streets in your hometown?

While well-maintained paved streets are something that many rich countries take for granted, a lot of folks living in poor countries have to deal with muddy streets that are filled with so much potholes that an entire scooter might actually fall into one and have a hard time getting out!

Photo credit: Baadal Nanjundaswamy / Facebook

In Bangalore, India, an artist named Baadal Nanjundaswamy was tired of the writing to the government to complain about the big holes in the roads but seeing no action at all. So, he decided that he had to find a creative way to make the government take notice.

The artist sought help from actor Poornachandra Mysore whom he asked to wear an astronaut costume. Then, they used a mobile phone to take the video of the “moon’s surface” as Mysore did an impressive imitation of a moonwalk.

Photo credit: Baadal Nanjundaswamy / Facebook

Pretending that the low gravity is affecting his movement, Mysore made slow-motion moonwalks in the dimly lit, rock-strewn ground on the surface of the ‘moon’.

But as the camera pans out, it was soon obvious that the spaceman was actually on Earth, with plenty of vehicles soon passing close to where he was doing the realistic moonwalk!

While netizens were having a good laugh over the pretend moonwalk, everyone understood the gravity of the situation – and many even commented that they might also copy this at their hometown because their roads also looked similar to this ‘moon surface’ in India.

Photo credit: Baadal Nanjundaswamy / Facebook

Chandrayaan has mistakenly landed in Bengaluru by mistaking it for Moon as the craters resemble those on Moon,” one netizen joked.

Why NASA and ISRO spending money and time for a walk on moon ……. Bangalore BMC offer this free of cost,” another chimed in.

Ha ha they should test the moon rover on Bangalore roads.. and use it to develop modern tyres to manage the civic apathy,” another jokingly suggested.

Here’s the video of the ‘moonwalk’:

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Posted by Baadal Nanjundaswamy on Sunday, September 1, 2019

What Happened Next?

In just a day, Nanjundaswamy’s video received over 1 million views! With so many people posting negative comments about the government’s inaction, they finally listened.

Just days after the video was posted, the local government sent materials and heavy equipment to the site to finally fix the road! Nanjundaswamy’s hilarious video worked! Perhaps we should also try doing this?

Sources: Baadal Nanjundaswamy / Facebook, Gulf News, BBC