Meet Droupathy, the sassy Malayali grandmother who has become an internet sensation for her unique and humorous take on high fashion. With her grandson, Hrishikesh, as her trusty sidekick, she has taken the fashion world by storm, one quirky review at a time.
Droupathy hails from Thrissur, in Kerala. When Hrishikesh introduced her to the world of high fashion, Ammuma had no idea she would become a sensation on the internet. It all started with a simple question: “Ammuma, what do you think of this outfit?”
While speaking to Hrishikesh, he said, “I practically grew up with my grandparents. And if there’s one thing you should know about my grandmother is that she is sassy. This woman, she’s something else. It didn’t matter what was on TV, whether it was the Twilight series or the Sex in the City; she was always interested, always tuned in. And I would be the one explaining the plot to her. But here’s the kicker – she didn’t just watch; she provided live commentary.”
“Imagine dissing Carrie Bradshaw, oh, my grandmother was great at it. She is a very opinionated woman. I thought, “Why not record this?”, he added.
Hrishikesh, a freelance photographer and artist based in Mumbai, frequently visits Thrissur to see his grandmother. During his last visit, he shared some of his self-portraits and photographs of the Haute Couture Week Fall 2023 with her, and she gave him some unforgettable reviews that left them both (and the internet) laughing. Have a look:
The internet loved Ammuma’s unfiltered humour and unique fashion perspective. She proved that you don’t need to be a young, hip fashionista to have an opinion on style and that being yourself is the most fashionable thing of all. We hope to see more of her opinions!