Moving away from Instagram, off late app freaks have been addicted to Dubsmash. This is not a new social networking application nor is it anything similar to Instagram and Snapchat. Dubsmash is a lip-synching application that allows users to record dubbed movie scenes or music videos. It was launched on November 14th, 2014 and was originally developed by Jonas Druppel, Roland Grenke and Daniel Taschik.
It is also known as a video messaging application for iOS and Android users. Users can choose any audio recording of their choice and record a video of themselves enacting or matching up to the audio clip with the perfect lip movements, of course! In the beginning, the founders had failed to conquer the iOS app store twice. However, just seven days after the release of the application, they’d reached the number one spot in their home country, Germany and soon reached to the top in the list in 29 other countries including UK, France and Holland. Surprisingly, Dubsmash wasn’t their first try. The three founders met in Berlin in 2012 and Dubsmash is actually the team’s third attempt at an app, since starting the company in mid- 2013.
For the Indian users, there is a plenty more to look at other than just the English audio clips. While a little Bollywood tadka makes any application in India a hit, to add on to it, Dubsmash also has movie scenes, dialogues and music videos from Tollywood, Kollywood and other Indian languages. Dialogues of the very famous comedian Brahmanandam has created a sensation and has attracted many Telugu film lovers to rope themselves and try more options; because choices in Dubsmash is endless… It allows any user to upload audio clips of their choice, thus increasing the choice of another user. “Dubsmash is my favorite way to pass the time. Also, it is completely fun and is so cool too. I think people should try more of such stuff. “, Nidhi, an engineering student who is active on social networking websites with her dubsmash videos.
Actors including Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh have been entertaining their fans by posting dubsmash videos on Instagram and other social networking sites. Not just the Bollywood world, but actors from Telugu, Tamil film industries have also been a lot into this unique application. Mahesh Babu recently posted a dubsmash video of his son, Gautham dubbing his dad’s very famous dialogue from Pokiri, on twitter. Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha together featured in a dubsmash video which was a tribute to shotgun Shatrughan Sinha. Not just the glam world celebrities, but others like Sania Nehwal and Sania Mirza have also been updating their profiles on Instagram with the dubsmash videos. Ranveer Singh, who is known for his distinct sense of humour, took his fans by surprise with his latest dubsmash video on Pakistani singer Ther Shah’s song “Eye to eye”. This video was shared by him on July 13th has crossed 1.9 million views as of July 15th.
“This app has simply made me enjoy acting and dubbing scenes. I can copy any of my favourite actors and create a sensation. And it is so much fun to enact comical scenes. I completely enjoy doing this.” Jaideep, an entrepreneur.
Anybody who fancies movies and selfie videos is sure to like this very cool app. If you haven’t tried this app yet, it’s high time you brace yourself and get started! Once you start dubsmash-ing, don’t be very worried if you find yourself obsessed with film dialogues and prone to drama and varying emotions. Those are the obvious symptoms of the Dubsmash fever everyone is affected with. Continue doing it and match up to the trend!