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IIT Roorkee students dance performance -their Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ video going viral

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New Delhi: This is a video that is going viral for the last several days and has got millions of hits till now. No it is not trailer of Aamir Khan or Salman Khan’s forthcoming film and millions of rupees have not gone on its promotion.

The video that almost everyone is talking about right now has been shot by four students of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee. The dance move of the video will surprise even the most dexterous dancers. The synergy is simply awesome and that is what has propelled the video to be among the most watched videos on Twitter in the past one week.

When you talk of IITs, the thing that comes to mind is innovation, new tech development and hefty pay packages. But the latest viral video shows that there is much more to India’s top tech universities than mere ‘boring’ technology and innovation.


Stats are simply unbelievable. Till now as many as 3 million people have watched the video in the last four days after it was posted on YouTube on February 13.

The group of IIT Roorke students has shot its own music video on singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran’s chartbuster – Shape of You. The video shows four boys trying to impress a girl on Valentine’s Day. The four students are associated with cinematic section of the institute.

One of the boys in the video, Sambhav Jain, is ecstatic about the video. When asked if he is considering music as an option on professional front, he says he is unsure. “Well, we’ve not really given this a deep thought yet as it has been only few days now and the response we’ve received has been kind of unexpected for us” Jain told a leading newspaper.

On the other hand Ankush Raut, the director of the video says, “It was just like a dream – the wildest of my dreams. I always dreamt that I would make a trending video… but I never expected this. And it being my first project as a cinematographer – it really is huge”. So how easy or difficult was it really to produce the internet sensation? “We just gave two hours every day and on weekends, we shot the choreographed bit,” Meet said.

In the meantime Yash Trivedi, the video editor, said, “In the last one-and-a-half years that I joined this place, this was the most enjoyable project that I ever had. We thoroughly enjoyed every part of the making. It took us one month to make and each day was amazing.”

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