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Kota students make short film on ‘Blue Whale’ game

The 5.42 minute film titled ‘The Blue Whale Game-Short Film’ has received over 1.3K views on video sharing site YouTube.

jaipur Updated: Oct 25, 2017 20:26 IST
Aabshar H Quazi
Aabshar H Quazi
Hindustan Times
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The poster of the short film made by Kota students on ‘Blue Whale’ game.(HT PHOTO)

With a view to create awareness among youth against Blue Whale challenge, a group of students in Kota has made a short film on the fatal game that has allegedly claimed over 100 lives across the globe, including India.

The Blue Whale, believed to have originated in Russia, is a suicide game where a player, mostly youth, is given various tasks by an administrator over a 50-day period, ranging from isolation to self-harm and ultimately suicide.

The 5.42 minute film titled ‘The Blue Whale Game-Short Film’ has received over 1.3K views on video sharing site YouTube.

Kota is known for its coaching centres which attract students from across the country to prepare for highly competitive admission tests to enter India’s premier engineering or medical colleges.

The short film shows how a youth shares information about the game with one of his friends after which the friend started completing different tasks. The game started with climbing up a JCB machine to take selfie and drawing a blue whale on forearm using knife.

The youngster playing the fatal game eventually climbed up a roof for jumping to commit suicide but his friend saved him.

At the end, an awareness message is displayed on the screen, asking youth not to fall in the trap of the deadly game. “The Blue Whale challenge is an online game in which teens are encouraged to do self harm and eventually commit suicide,” the message read.

The director of the short film is post-graduate student Brijesh Prajapati (23). He told HT that the aim of the short film was to prevent youngsters from playing the fatal game.

Prajapati said the idea of producing the short film came to his mind after reading reports of suicides by teenagers in India after playing the game.

“We shot the film in locales of Kota a few months ago and later posted it on YouTube so that it can generate awareness against the deadly game,” said Prajapati, who was assisted by his younger brother and two friends.

First Published: Oct 25, 2017 20:26 IST