In the video directed by Suvi Vijay, Mahabali can be seen dancing to a peppy tune without the face mask upon returning to Kerala for Onam. But, two medical professionals wearing PPE suits arrive in an ambulance and wrap the emperor in a white cloth and put the mask on his face. The two then throw him in the ambulance and take him away. The video ends with a message “Happy Coronam”.
Sharing the video, Suvi wrote, “Mahabali is coming back to visit us again to celebrate this Onam but here he is welcomed in a ‘New Normal’ way.” He also urged people to protect themselves and others from COVID-19.
The video has garnered over 3.3 lakh views and thousands of comments. Responding to the video, many people just dropped laughing emoji in the comment section, while some appreciated the director for his work.