Students break into dance on Delhi Metro, video goes viral

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New Delhi | Updated: September 10, 2016 11:13:20 AM

Millions travel in Delhi Metro everyday. It is also a place where one hears various interesting conversations. From two friends discussing their love lives to women bitching about their mother-in-laws.

Two boys boarded the metro from Vishwavidyalaya station and started dancing! Yes, everyone in the metro was taken by surprise. We tell you in detail what exactly happened. (Video grab)Two boys boarded the metro from Vishwavidyalaya station and started dancing! Yes, everyone in the metro was taken by surprise. We tell you in detail what exactly happened. (Video grab)

Millions travel in Delhi Metro everyday. It is also a place where one hears various interesting conversations. From two friends discussing their love lives to women bitching about their mother-in-laws. But on a Thursday afternoon something different happened. Two boys boarded the metro from Vishwavidyalaya station and started dancing! Yes, everyone in the metro was taken by surprise. We tell you in detail what exactly happened.

Abhishek Dhoundiyal – a 19-year-old student of Kirori Mal College — was on his way home in the Delhi Metro when his day turned around. Two boys dressed in bright clothes and armed with a portable speaker suddenly began dancing to current pop favourite, ‘Cheap Thrills’ by Sean Paul and Sia. As a crowd gathered around the two boys, Dhoundiyal recorded their performance and posted it on his Facebook profile. Within 24 hours, the video went viral with everyone sharing and commenting about it.

“The performance only lasted from Vishwavidyalaya station to the next stop, which was Vidhan Sabha station. The whole coach seemed to have enjoyed it. I have seen YouTube videos of such acts in trains in New York but never in India,” Dhoundiyal told the Indian Express. The foot-tapping tune of the song and the boys’ funny moves, as they attempted the naagin dance, break dance as well some bhangra makes for a minute-long funny video. I didn’t know them. But some people recognised one of them as Harsh Beniwal,” says Dhoundiyal. Beniwal, a serial Vine-maker (vines are short, funny videos), orchestrated the act with four more friends for a video for his YouTube channel, ‘Hass Le India’.

“In the Metro, we often see how stressed out people are or how tired they are. This way, we thought of relieving them off some of that tension, making them laugh and pumping up energy levels,” says 20-year-old Beniwal, a third year student of IP University. He was joined in the dance by his cousin, Virat, while the other three friends recorded the reactions of commuters.

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