You are always one decision away from being a totally different person, says a proverb. To prove it right, a sexagenarian post-office employee named Chandran hailing from Thrissur's Ollur become a social media star off late.
The landmark decision Chandrettan took was to concede to compulsions of his photophile son and friends to undergo a mind-blowing fashion makeover.
Chandran, popularly called 'Post Chandrettan' in his village due to his contract-job at a local post-office posed like a flashy teenager before the DSLR camera of photographer Sangeeth Raj.
The result was a collection of frames, in which Chandran appeared in modish Vincent-chase goggles, grey bowler hat, black Y-back suspender-pants and butterfly bow like a new-gen fashionista.
Chandran's photos took Keralite social media spaces by storm. His pre-grooming pics in which he smiles heartily exposing his bare gums also became viral on Facebook.
According to a Facebook status posted by photographer Sangeeth Raj, a team of youngsters including himself, Chandran's son Sucheendran, groomer Kirron James and aspiring model Ragesh have been planning a customized photoshoot for long. Finally, when the team of friends gathered at Sucheendran's house for the same, they couldn't find good frames to match their concept.
Disappointed, the team decided to pack up the day's schedule. It was then Kirron James noticed Sucheendran's father observing their efforts sitting near a window. “He's got really nice facial features,” exclaimed Kirron. Neither Sucheendran nor Chandran hesitated to carry out the photoshoot with Chandran as the model.
Chandran wore teenagers' costumes and zealously posed for Sangeeth's camera. To everyone's surprise, Chandran looked no less than a fad westerner adorning the dashing designer-costumes.
After the pictures became viral, Sangeeth asked Chandran how he feels. “Did you specify my nickname 'Post Chandrettan?' I bet no one would recognize be without that,” he replied.