Fact Check: Video of kids playing patriotic song is not from India

A video of children playing empty tin cans and flutes is viral on social media.

By Tejal Sinha  Published on  19 Aug 2021 5:30 AM GMT
Fact Check: Video of kids playing patriotic song is not from India

Hyderabad: A video of children playing empty tin cans and flutes is viral on social media.

Users claim that the video is from India as the tune resembles the song 'Aao bachho tumhe dikhaye jhanki Hindustan ki'.



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Fact Check

The claim is misleading.

Several Twitter users claimed that the video is from Hunza in Pakistan. They also said that the children are known as the 'Chilimchi band'.



Taking a cue from this, we performed a keyword search which directed us to a Facebook page 'Hunza Folk' that had shared the video on February 12, 2015.

We then searched on Google for 'Chilimchi band', which directed us to a YouTube video.


We found another YouTube video on a channel 'Charcha with Bhurani' aired on October 03, 2017. The thumbnail of the video said: "Pakistani movie Bedari which was released in 1957 which was copied from Bollywood movie Jagriti released in 1954".


The viral posts claimed that the kids had played 'Aao bachho tumhe dikhaye jhanki Hindustan ki'. This song is from the movie Jagriti. Pakistani movie also had a song with lyrics, 'Aao bacho sair karain tum ko Pakistan ki'.


It is therefore evident that the claim is misleading. The video is not from India, but from Pakistan. The kids are playing a song from the Pakistani movie 'Bedari', a remake of 'Jagriti'.

Claim Review:Group of kids playing a band using tin cans is from India
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:Misleading
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