Back to India — Kalluri Vaanil
So, I’ve continued watching “Animus” and I have decided that I do in fact love the film. The more I watch it the more I notice, both in terms of what he did and what he was trying to do. It ain’t perfect, but it’s still good stuff.
Anyway, moving on.
This next video’s most popular iteration on YouTube is titled “Crazy Indian Music Video”. It’s actual title is “Kalluri Vaanil” and it’s by the artist Prabhu Deva. Before I researched the short (and given that I don’t speak the language, I actually have no idea how I managed to decipher it enough to search for it properly), I would describe the film thusly:
“Imagine that a dance choreographer had one week to live, and he chose to put every idea he’d ever had into one last blow-out music video. I think this video is pretty close to what it would be like.”
It’s kind of weird at first, especially the high-pitched treatment the female vocals get, but dammit, it’s catchy as hell, and the dance moves are really energetic. This makes ME want to shoot a crazy music video of some kind, because it looks like they’re all having a hell of a good time.