Umaisar Gull Ganie
Anantnag, Oct 01: California based video-sharing website, YouTube, has recognized a Kashmiri comedy group whose video channel – Kashmiri Rounders – has crossed 100k subscriber mark on the video-sharing social media platform.
In its latest video, the members of the Kashmir Rounders group thanked its audience while showcasing the gift it received – ‘Silver Button’ – as a token of appreciation from the management of YouTube.
“You were asking us why we did not receive the Silver Button even when we have got 121k subscriptions on our YouTube channel,” said one of the members of the group. “Here it is and it is because of your support and appreciation of our work.”
His colleague thanked Allah before asking its audience to continue to pour its support in future as well.
He also appeals the viewer’s for get well of his one of the colleague Owais Mir who recently met with an accident.
Hailing from Shangus, a sub-urban area nearly 15 kilometres away from Anantnag, the youngsters enact in the typical local getup. They create small humorous videos, conversed in the Kashmiri language. Most of the videos have a social message.
Named “Kashmiri Rounders”, broadly translated as overall Kashmiris, the group consists of five unemployed youth who themselves act and self-produce videos on different themes concerning daily life in Kashmir. It has earned them a huge fan following across the valley.
In the group, no one has got formal training about what they are doing. They shoot video on phone and edit it. “We are self-taught,” Mahi Aamir confided.
After becoming second Commedian YouTube channel in the Jammu and Kashmir to cross 100 thousand subscribers, the group has “started working seriously”.
The videos on their YouTube channel thousands of views and currently, the channel has got more than 121305 subscribers.