IIT Roorkee students’ video gift to Ed Sheeran turns into online sensation
A music video by IIT Roorkee students set to Ed Sheeran’s hit Shape of You became a rage on the internet.music Updated: Feb 19, 2017 10:13 IST
Four engineering students at the IIT Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee have become a rage on the internet with their own music video on singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran’s chartbuster – Shape of You.
The random video has created history of sorts with over 2.8 million views in just six days after it was posted on YouTube on February 13.
The young engineers have broken their stereotype ‘bookworm’ image by their creative work. 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.
Sambhav Jain, one of the quartet in the video is happy at the success but he is not sure whether he and his friends are looking at making music a career option.
“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” Sambhav told HT on Saturday.
The team dedicated success of the video to their beloved singer Ed Sheeran whose birthday was on February 17. Meanwhile social media users have lavished praise on the students for their creativity.
“Everyone here is falling for your creativity in Dy Patil Medical College Pune.....(sic)” posted Chaitanya Shende for director Ankush Raut who hails from Nagpur.
“I hope these IIT Roorkee students land up in the US and start a dance group to burn up the floor(sic)” posted Vimal Dixit
In fact, another group of students from the cinematic section of the institute recreated another video on Justin Bieber’s hit number – Sorry. The video posted on February 15 crossed over 50,000 views on YouTube.
The cinematic section is a platform of engineering students interested in arts and culture. The students often produce short films, campus news, documentaries etc. But this is perhaps for the first time they have tried recreating a video of a global hit.