It's a herculean task to get everything right in a song from the
1980s, says Tamil choreographer Ashok Raj who directed a disco
number of that period in the upcoming Tamil romantic-drama
The disco number, 'Naughty raja...', was crooned by Bappi
Lahiri. "Typically, choreographing isn't a big worry for me because
I do that for a living. However, for the first time I found this
disco number extremely difficult to choreograph. I had to keep
track of so many things - the look, feel and even the set," Raj
"Since it was a 1980s disco number, I spent close to two weeks
browsing through old disco songs," he added. "Having got the steps
right, we worked on the look of the song for which we used colour
filters to capture the required image effect. We also had to make
sure that we had the right costumes."
Why are costumes so important for a
"Because not all costumes are comfortable to dance in. At times,
we suggest what type of costumes we need for a song. For instance,
we need disco pants for this particular song. You can't expect the
artists to dance in jeans, can you?"
The film is directed by Prabhu Raja Cholan, who has teamed up
with Ajmal Ameer, Aparnaa Bajpai and Alice Tantardini for the lead
roles. Other members of the cast include Archana, MS Bhaskar,
Jagan, Srinath and Devadarshini.
The story of Karuppampatti was inspired by a newspaper
article. It is the story of a man, who comes to India from France
and visits a village in Tamil Nadu in search of his family roots.
Shot in three different time zones - before 1980s, Eastman Colour
era and the present day - Karuppampatti has been produced
by Sundar K.
Kannan has composed music for the film, which is getting ready