Another railway stunt video has gone viral on Youtube: A youngster leans out of a moving train and starts waving. A fellow commuter watching him perform stunts calls him in. He shows him a video on his cell phone of an accident of a man who while performing similar stunts smashes against a pole. The youngster learns his lesson, goes into the compartment and stands holding the handle above him tightly.
A group of amateur filmmakers has created and uploaded this video under the banner of the Indian Motion Pictures Entertainment Destination (IMPED), in response to the infamous railway stunt video uploaded in the last week of August showing two young men performing dangerous stunts in a train.
It can be watched at http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=SanHUKSbDLs. The video with the social message, made in 24 hours, has received more than 55,500 views so far. Pratik Jain, 24, founder of IMPED and an HR college graduate, said: “When we came across a series of incidents on train stunts and how heroic it had become, we blended two ideas, videos and sharing, to counter it.
Today, the sharing happens over one click, so we thought why not spread what is right by making a video creating awareness of risks involved in such stunts.” The video features two Jai Hind College students, Dhruv Gokani and Sharan Vaswani, and received technical support from fresh graduates Rishabh Jain, Rahul Dagli and Shafakat Reshamvala. “We shot the video on our digital SLR camera in a day, did post-production overnight and uploaded it on September 9. We did not publicise it, but it has attracted attention. The long list of comments and over 200 likes have encouraged us to work on more social issues,” said Jain.