Friday, August 23, 2013

Why so much fuss over a video?




A video with iconic voice of Big B at it's soul and the pictures supporting Narendra Modi as "the" leader for the country in foreground, is making headlines on news channels today.

It all started after Big B has written about this "fake" video online. Hell broke loose. Suddenly, the uploader and the creator of the video become the biggest pirates of the time. With all due respect to the privacy of an individual and theft of intellectual property, this video just looks like a creative piece of a Big B's fan and NaMo's supporter. Forgive my innocence!




Ask yourself, is this the first video of its kind where the background sound is taken from somewhere else to support the message that the creator actually wants to pass-on through the images/picture of the video? Certainly not. Songs and famous poems are usually used to convey the message of video. You will find a load of that online. Technically, that is illegal as well.
Then what makes this video so different. Maybe because the background fits so aptly to the foreground. Maybe because it's about one very popular individual and the voice of another very popular individual. 

When I checked now, the infamous video is no more on youtube. Big B thanks his "sena" for that.



The man who uploaded the video was heard in a news report. He was at a train station, going to Mumbai, expecting to meet Big B to apologise personally. He says he got this video through Whatsapp and just uploaded it on youtube to share. He adds that he has great respect for Big B and is ready to face whatever punishment Big B thinks fit.

To give the issue a formal closure, our own angry young man re-tweets Modi's take on the issue. All's well that ends well!




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