The Stars and Critics behind BUKC Lipdub 2012!


“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly.”  Theodore Roosevelt

Excellent quote above eh?  Criticism is healthy given you have gone through the process or have experienced it all. I was thinking of writing something but my obstruction of words proved otherwise. However, Rahber’s article awoke the writer inside of me. This post of mine is in no way some sort of rivalry against Rahber’s Ashraf; I am just trying to abridge the biasness caused towards this knockout initiative that was taken by the students of our university. This post is to show the positive side of the same Lipdub discussed in that blog.

Yes it’s true that the rhythm and sync at many points were not in line. The flashmob really sucked the video. But I guess it’s the cameraman mistake. He could have edited that part. Yes I also agree that there was no point in bringing in BHANGRA in between a very upbeat song. But why are we forgetting that the participants performing that move weren’t aware of “shuffling” of Party rock .Everyone has some self-respect; we can’t generalize and blame it all on the participants. Here, it’s the song incorporation that went wrong, not the performance. There’s a difference there guys. Werna sab ko izzat pyari hai yaaar! 😉

Yeah the cans, a big put off but we’re in Bahria, sponsors are scarce and if we get them by the grace of God, we HAD to show them off during the Lipdub; otherwise consequences wouldn’t be pretty. Really. 😛 Plus there shouldn’t even be any argument here because not a single student of the university even pay a penny for these activities. This is the effort of the team who invested their time, money and hard work otherwise people wouldn’t have even participated in it. C’mon, give in some credit, atleast they did it.

The person who uploaded the video didn’t upload it in HD version yet so put the video quality aside till the 3GB video gets published! Then we will criticize it openly. Wait and watch till then. The budget wasn’t huge nor did the students pay for it so lay it off. The editing is waaaayyy better than the NUST‘s lipdub. Stop comparing, its funny how people used to say “BAHRIA and LIPDUB? What a Joke?” And now when it’s finally done and has preceded the expectations of many…here we are, comparing, insulting, sulking and criticizing (not in a good way) for no apparent reason.  Shows the pathetic unity, just sad.

Oh in the end, Rahber Thanks a lot for the compliment you gave to my photography! I am flattered! 😉 But It would have been way better if you would have asked the permission for the pictures. It is unethical and unprofessional to violate the copyrights.

Apart from the above, since the first day of the rehearsal until the last day, during the shoot, the big launch and last but not the least “facebook”. I have been reading and hearing comments and trust me, it’s funny how the end result contradicted the very comments of various individuals when they themselves on many occasions should have been held responsible for the so called “ruining” of the video. You can’t just expect something to turn out amazingly when you can’t support it a 100%. A lip dub team wasn’t comprised of just directors, chorographers etc but everyone who participated. Lipub team comprised of many people and all of those people had the need to work together to make it happen. How exactly can it happen when the participants themselves are lazying around?  There were different predictions, comments and feedbacks describing the 11 mins of lipdub.

I would like to share some most-common statements incase if anyone isn’t aware of.

 “Dude I can’t stay for this long after classes when I can predict the output”
(Yaar ap tu jotshi niklay! The management team hadn’t gone nuts to stay till 7pm just to improve this output which is ruined because of “your” type people.)

 “I don’t want to be a part of lipdub. I don’t want to be a part of something which is already flop. See the dance steps”– (Why didn’t YOU become a choreographer if you knew so much about DANCES)

 “How many retakes will the cameraman take?” (if he wouldn’t have taken so many retakes, This wouldn’t have been even up to this mark”

“Cbm ka dekhoo! Aur apna lipdub dekhoo! Sara hoa!” (Pehlay cbm k students ko dekhoo aur apnay ap ko dekho. Kisi wajh say yahan ho! 😉 )

Everyone in this university is either criticizing Bahria or the people inside. Dude! You had other options why on earth did you land here?  Many participants left before flashmob which decreased the number of participants to 120. Who is supposed to be responsible? This University is because of you! If you are so efficient, shouldn’t you be the one organizing the whole event?

The cameraman was paid. YES! Flash NEWS! The event wasn’t free and the sponsors didn’t sponsor the whole event. So technically the cameraman is responsible for the  editing and not the management so should I post the link of Faraz Alam so that the criticizers can directly criticize the concerned person? 😉

Those who were part of it know the efforts behind. Learn to appreciate the people who take initiatives instead of criticizing for what you can’t even THINK of doing.

However, People dressed the way, moved the way, acted the way they wanted without being judged. No matter it flopped or got hit, the participants participated by their own will and for their own satisfaction and enthusiasm. They at least participated for the love of university they are proudly part of.  They participated without whining to be in Bahria because they know the reasons they are here.

And for me Faraz Alam didn’t do any bad work. He showed much patience. Hats off to him too!

What so ever, this video has already paved its name in the history and the team members have engraved their names as the TEAM OF FIRST EVER LIPDUB IN BAHRIA. Kuddos to them!

P.s– The way I didn’t’ photograph as an OFFICAL PHOTOGRAPHER, I didn’t write this article to get the TITLE. It’s for the sake of friendship and sincerity I noticed in the team. It’s for the sake of the effort I saw and attachment I got within two days- Lipdub event and the release day of LIpdub video!

This was the response of participants on the release day! Audi was full packed! ❤

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19 thoughts on “The Stars and Critics behind BUKC Lipdub 2012!

  1. i am in love with your writing , and i would like to say people it takes alot heart to appreciate ones effort 🙂
    by the my lipdub scored 68000+ views haters explain me this
    in ur face haters or losers 🙂

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  2. nyyccc… every negative point covered up… i would say u justified every bit of LIPDUB… hats off to LIPDUB team…:)

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  3. wafa tariq u give us shabasiii,that we participated n did it n i think this shabasiii n motivation is necessary n u always write something fabulous……

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  4. check iobm lipdub and compare yours not even 10% of it 1st get the definition of lipdub is video done in shot not like that you shoot different scenes like pathetic kolaveri:S sasta lipdub sorry to say

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  5. Well thank u waft for such a NYC blog …….and rahber bhai app ka bhai thank u :p app ki wash se hamare views bare 😀 pehle batate k itna acha Lekho ge to Mae tmhara Name credits Mae dalwadeta :p free ki publicity mill jaaate ……

    Thank u wAfa Tariq hats off to u 🙂

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  6. Firstly, “Rehab” never wrote any article. Get the name right! Secondly, princess.. you can go all nutcracker on anyone’s ass but it doesn’t change the fact that LipDub Bahria Khi sucked big time!

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    • Mr/ms Juana. I am not always online. Approval takes time. Open your eyes and go through all comments, you will definitely come across criticisms too. Thank you so much for taking out time.
      p.s- FYI,This article is not the rival article against Rahbers. Yes my mistake, I wrote the spelling wrong of Rahber. Thanks for the correction

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  7. I dont believe this article/entry/blog justifies anything that went wrong with BU’s lipdub.

    I was thinking of google’ing an appropriate, heavy quote to go with my comment, but oh well – lets cut the chase and counter the counter, shall we?

    Firstly, I am in no relation to this Rahber person, I have nothing against students at bahria or the organizing team (considering I myself am an alumnus from this very campus where your lipdub was shot) so please bear that in mind before categorizing me as one of the “hater” or “lover”.

    Fine, giving credit to the team for organizing something of the sort, I’ve been in that university and I know how students there love to absolutely mess everything up so it must not have been easy. However, when you’re putting so much effort into something, make sure its actually worth something. I know how disheartening it could be when you put in so much of your time and effort and then people criticize you. But, um, have you seen the video? Think objectively, watch the video once again when an open mind and then trust me, you wont find Rahbers article biased – at all, neither you will find all these negative comments offending.

    I actually find it pretty amusing how where you’re defending the participants – the team is at fault, where you’re defending the team – the camera man is at fault and by the end of it, you’re defending the camera man too. I personally find it pretty darn confusing. I mean was everyone at fault or was no one at fault and its all in your head?

    Coming to your “most common statements”

    Dude I can’t stay for this long after classes when I can predict the output” (Yaar ap tu jotshi niklay! The management team hadn’t gone nuts to stay till 7pm just to improve this output which is ruined because of “your” type people.)
    LOVE how you said “YOUR” type of people. Hilarious, truly. But then again, I believe its pretty justified what they say. Before you think I sound unreasonable, I will explain why: You expect people to stay in till 7, practice their backsides off and then when the final results come out its this that they see themselves a part of. Also, a lipdub tip: Never take in people who arent willing to be a part of it. I mean bahria does have a few thousand students, i’m sure you would’ve done just fine without them. Now blaming people who made these excuses, just seems like another bad defense strategy to me.

    “I don’t want to be a part of lipdub. I don’t want to be a part of something which is already flop. See the dance steps”(Why didn’t YOU become a choreographer if you knew so much about DANCES)
    Perfect, right? You dont have to deal with them, they dont have to deal with you. And you both lived happily ever after. I dont see what the fuss is about. And about why they didnt step up to choreograph? Its quite simple really: They did NOT want to be a part of it.

    “How many retakes will the cameraman take?” (if he wouldn’t have taken so many retakes, This wouldn’t have been even up to this mark”)
    Sorry to burst your bubble, but it was NOT upto the mark.

    “Cbm ka dekhoo! Aur apna lipdub dekhoo! Sara hoa!” (Pehlay cbm k students ko dekhoo aur apnay ap ko dekho. Kisi wajh say yahan ho! )
    I rest my case. Personally, i found your response pretty offensive from the point of view of something who goes to bahria, including yourself. You yourself are undermining the students/university and then you have bucket load of emotions flowing in all directions when other universities claim to be better. Tsk. And right after this, the nature of the next paragraph: a little hypocritical, if you ask me.

    So done with that. And about what you said that people from bahria participated for the love of the university and all that pink stuff – um, hate to break it to you, but they just participated to be a part of something that will be shared online. Didnt you see all these posts on your newsfeed: “OH MA GAWD, C ME AT 2:04 s3c0nDzz!”. No publicity is bad publicity right? Which brings me to the number of views. First thing about social media: NUMBER OF VIEWS DOES NOT DETERMINE THE QUALITY OF SOMETHING. I was pretty much forced to watch this video because it was pasted all over my facebook wall. Did I voluntarily go to youtube and search this video: NO. Did I have an option otherwise? Not really. Ever heard about Awais lovely? I’m sure he gets equal amount of hits on his videos if not more. Doesnt mean he’s all that. And you do know that people go watch his videos to make sure they’re not acting like that or to laugh at him, right?

    On an ending note, these statements or how the people behaved have NOTHING to do with the final results. I’m assuming everyone who participated, did that willingly without anyone forcing them, right? So i dont understand how people who did not become a part of it played such a vital role is screwing it up? So this article to me seems pretty irrelevant and unnecessary. I’d say, instead of blaming it on everyone you come across one by one, embrace the criticism and come up with something better next time.

    Oh wow. Funny how a lipdub bought out the writer in me. I’d like to thank the organizing team, their lipdup did some good after all :).

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