Shooting of a movie…

Yesterday, at the mall near my home, I watched the dance sequences of a movie being shot…all through the day.

You can see some of the artistes in costume in the centre of the crowd:

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Everything was being recorded…

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Here are some of the artistes, dancing on cue:

You can hear my maid Lakshmi and my neighbour Pallavi exchanging observations!

For some reason, animal balloons formed a large part of the sequences:

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Several were released in the evening…here’s a tiger floating past!

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The women artistes were accompanied by family members, who waited through the day:

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Here’s the van in which a lot of the props and equipment was stored…

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The sign on the side of the van says, “PoorNimA hOrangaNa chitreekaraNa ghatikE”. (Poornima Outdoor Movie-making Unit).

What movie? Will this scene make it to the theatres, or end up on the cutting-room floor? Who knows!

 

Deepa Mohan
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