“1 min, 45 seconds of fireworks in Borivali West, Mumbai. This show is the first of its kind in the world (spherical pyrotechnics) Worth seeing …one of the World’s best fireworks display”

The above message has been shared on social media, along with a video which shows an extravagant display of fireworks. It has been claimed that this spectacular show was held in Mumbai and that it is “the first of its kind in the world (spherical pyrotechnics)”. The video is 1:46 minutes long.

1 min, 45 seconds of fireworks in Borivali West,Mumbai.
This show is the first of its kind in the world (spherical pyrotechnics)
Worth seeing …one of the World’s best fireworks display 😊 PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO

Posted by Dipesh Nathoo on Tuesday, October 29, 2019

The above post, shared over 300 times is by an individual user. The same video clip has been shared on Twitter, but with a twist- instead of Borivali in Mumbai, the location is marked as Mount Fuji in Japan.

FACT CHECK: VIDEO IS A DIGITAL CREATION

Prima facie, the video appears to be a simulation judging by the perfect synchronization of light and sound. Using the keywords ‘Mount Fuji fireworks display’, we found the same video posted on YouTube in January 2018 with the same narrative. However, in the comments section, several users claimed that the video is fake.

One of the comments provided a link to a website (www.fwsim.com), wherein fireworks simulations can be created.

Then, with the use of the keywords ‘fwsim fireworks‘ on YouTube, Alt News found several simulation videos of fireworks over Mount Fuji in Japan.

Alt News found the exact video posted by a YouTube user in December 2015 (posted below). A similar video may be viewed here.

A video created digitally using a fireworks simulation software tool has been shared by social media users as a fireworks display at Mount Fuji, Japan and alternatively at Borivali, Mumbai.

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Arjun Sidharth is a writer with Alt News. He has previously worked in the television news industry, where he managed news bulletins and breaking news scenarios, apart from scripting numerous prime time television stories. He has also been actively involved with various freelance projects. Sidharth has studied economics, political science, international relations and journalism. He has a keen interest in books, movies, music, sports, politics, foreign policy, history and economics. His hobbies include reading, watching movies and indoor gaming.