Dub Baby Dub!

  • Avleen Kaur lamba, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Jun 10, 2015 20:24 IST

There is a novelty to performing Gabbar's famous line Yeh haath humko de de Thakur! without having to expertly mimic Amjad Khan's menacing voice from the Bollywood smash hit 'Sholay'.

Well, you probably know what to do by now. The simple answer is Dubsmash. No more failed attempts, minimal fuss and Voila! You will finally be able to get all of it right.

The question here is whether you have posted your Dubsmash video online yet? If not, then you are a caveman! The charm lies in the idea of enacting a smooth pick-up line from a Ranbir Kapoor film in his smooth voice or blabber away like Kareena's character Geet from the film 'Jab We Met'! And then, do the ultimate. Share with the world.

Dubsmash has taken the world by storm. So why should our beloved tricity be left behind? Youngsters in the city are churning out some hilarious Dubsmash videos that would surely make you laugh out loud, if not rolling on the floor laughing it out.

While some have attempted good old classic lines from Amitabh Bachchan's 'Deewar' (that coincidentally has some of the most 'Dubsmashable' lines), others have mimicked Paresh Rawal's hysterical one-liners from the cult comedy 'Hera Pheri'.

There are others who are going for the Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol catfights from 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' (imagine mimicking 'Rahul is a cheater' exactly the way it is!), and then there are also those who are taken by the Haryanvi-speaking Kangana Ranaut from 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns'.

The one video that has become rather famous was posted by 20-year-old Tushar Verma. Tushar and a group of eight friends from Thapar University planned to do something hatke for their Dubsmash experience after exams got over. Late at night, they assembled in front of the girl's hostel and shot a video dancing to 'Wow! Fantastic baby'!

Maleeka Kapoor, 22, a graduate from DAV College, fondly known as 'The Dubsmash Queen' among her friends, says, "Just like there are bathroom singers, we, avid Dubsmashers are people who have a filmy keeda inside and love to act. This is just the right platform for us to bring out our creativity!"

Simran Dosanjh, 19, an SAS Nagar resident, is a keen Dubsmasher and says he creates videos only for humour and for putting a smile on people's faces.

Harit Mehta, 19, a student of CCET, says, "I always like to try new stuff. Also, everyone loves selfies, and Dubsmash videos are more like a new form of 'velfies' (video selfies for the uninitiated). You could be so much more expressive and watching your Dubsmash video after it's ready is great fun as well."

A student of SD College, Sachi Khattar, 20, believes Dubsmash is a fun app that always comes in handy when she bored. It makes her connect to Bollywood in a way and she says she could be anyone she wants to; from her favourite actor Kareena Kapoor to an adorable minion!

However, Paras Thakur, guitarist of Delhi-based band The Local Train, has a different take on it. "It's one of those things that's been around for some time now but caught up with the masses a little late. Anyway, people have a short attention span, so it's just another fad which will soon lose its charm," says Paras.

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