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It Was More Like A Gathering Of Friends: Gautham Vasudev Menon On The Shoot Of New Music Video

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For filmmaker Gautam Vasudev Menon, the lockdown is proving rather productive and interesting in terms of the content he is creating. Karthik Dial Seytha Yen, a short prologue that featured STR and Trisha, the lead pair of his film Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaya went instantly viral. Following that up, the filmmaker has directed the video of a song ‘Oru Chance Kudu’.

The song’s teaser, when it released, was also trending, and featured Shanthanu Bhagyaraj, Megha Akash, and Kalaiyarasan. Sharing his experience of shooting during the lockdown, the director said, “The core concept of this song is love, friendship and misunderstanding. A couple drift apart because of a misunderstanding, and the boy’s friend steps in to make amends by convincing the young woman about his friend’s love. He does this in a funny way. Actually, I had discussed the concept of this song before the lockdown with Karthik and Madan Karky.”

The song was shot in the director’s home. Speaking about this, he said, “My terrace has become a major hangout place for everyone during this time, and I just felt the viewers would connect with it instantly. Apart from the actors, we were just seven crew members. So, it was more like a gathering of friends with common interests. The actors don’t have hair and makeup styling done. The costumes were done by Uthara Menon a day before the shoot. Keeping the current restrictions on social distancing and hygiene factors, we all wore masks except for the actors when they had to face the camera.”

With the musical score by playback singer Karthik, who is currently associated with Gautham Vasudev Menon’s upcoming release Joshua, the song is shot by Manoj Paramahamsa. Sathish has choreographed the song.

Watch the full song here:

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