These videos prove that anyone can speak Tamil - with some help of course
Tamil is known to be a difficult language, but some non-Indians show that with a little bit of help, it's possible.
As part of the ongoing Tamil Language Festival, non-Tamil speakers on the streets were encouraged to show their support for the language by reciting popular Tamil sayings.
TV host Anandha Kannan, from Vasantham Central, challenged the public to read out these quotes off a flash card.
The quotes were romanised in English.
Some managed to get the quotes right almost immediately, while others took quite some time to get there.
Nevertheless, the effort taken to say these quotes properly is heartening.
Successful Tamil "speakers" were rewarded with murukku, an Indian snack.