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
Fact Check :  Misleading

Tejal Sinha

Tejal Sinha is currently a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is pursuing Masters in Journalism and Communication from St Francis College for Women. She is open to learning new things while exploring the road to unbiased journalism. She has also been awarded best report by women journalists, 2021. You can follow Tejal on Twitter @SinhaTejal

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