Spectacular North-India style set by Art directors Murthy and Senthil with cinematography by Preetha Jayaraman create the perfect backdrop
When celebrated choreographer Brinda turns director, no second guesses on anticipating at least one song with some scintillating moves on the dance floor. Which is exactly what the lovely leading ladies Kajal and Aditi in Brinda’s directorial debut had in store for them in a much anticipated face-off number Mandarama in her upcoming film Hey Sinamika. The North Indian classical music based wedding song has been written by Madhan Karky and composed by Govind Vasantha, Sung by Harini Inturi and Lyrics by Rambabu Gosala. Watch the song here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1U8p1frtCc
Brinda Master was looking for a set to shoot a grand song which needed the lavish feel and décor of a North-Indian wedding sangeet celebration. Song location needed a north Indian flavour, but the travel of a big crew was restricted due to covid. We learnt Brinda was struggling to find an apt location for the song. The team scouted several locations in Mumbai and Hyderabad and finally, art directors Murthy and Senthil suggested a set in Chennai itself, they finally settled down on a rundown set famously known as Aranmanai. At first look, the location could pass for a haunted house but Murthy and Senthil magically transformed it into a stunning palace set for the wedding-themed song in just 5 days and the ethereal lighting by cinematographer Preetha Jayaraman took the entire look of the set up several notches.
Struck by the transformation director Brinda said, “This song Mandarama comes at a crucial juncture in the film when the two leading ladies set eyes on each other for the first time and what follows is an elaborately choreographed dance number performed beautifully by Kajal and Aditi. I wanted to have the perfect backdrop for this key moment in the film. Having searched for locations all across, art directors Murthy and Senthil helped us find an apt place in Chennai itself. The set looks very striking, further complimented by my cinematographer Preetha’s lighting.”
Brinda further adds, “If this set spoke aloud of the skill of the art director, the rest of the sets in the film blended into the story and never looked out of the place extravagant, which is a true hallmark of the art director.”
Hey Sinamika marks the directorial debut of ace-choreographer Brinda master and stars Dulquer Salmaan, Kajal Aggarwal and Aditi Rao Hydari in lead roles
Produced and Presented by Jio Studios, associate producer Global One Studios, Hey Sinamika is slated to release in cinemas on 3rd March 2022 in Tamil Telugu and Kannada.