Directed by Ananthu Rajan, ‘The Road — All India Travel’ was shot in over 30 places unfold throughout 10 States
Malayalam music video ‘The Road — All India Travel’, which was launched lately, is an ode to travel. The music, actually, goes the further mile to encapsulate the spirit of wanderlust by complementing its uplifting lyrics with pictures captured in over 30 landmark places unfold throughout 10 States.
For Ananthu Rajan who directed and edited the video, the visuals gathered itself had been the consequence of the forged and crew’s want for travel. “Anoop Nirichan, who composed the song, sent me the initial version of what was supposed to be a small-scale travel song in March 2019. We later felt we could in fact set the visuals in a larger context,” says Ananthu from Pala in Kottayam district.
Ananthu, alongside together with his cameraman Bibin Joseph, Ranjith Nair who performs the traveller on the bike in the video, and two associates — Arun Babu and Akhil Santhosh — then hopped on their motorbikes for a country-wide odyssey. “Five of us hit the road in three bikes. The first schedule of the shooting, from Kochi to Khardung La in Ladakh deemed the world’s highest motorable pass, covered 90% of the visuals required,” he says, including that they coated closed to 7,000 km in complete, although they made their means again to Kerala by practice from Delhi after dispatching their motorbikes in cargo. They had been again house after about 30 days.
Notable pit-stops on the means the place they obtained footage embrace Ootty, Murudeshwar in Karnataka, Kudajadri, Harihar Fort in Maharashtra, the Taj Mahal, Amritsar and a clutch of picturesque places in the Srinagar-Ladakh-Manali area.
Ananthu, who works with a marriage videography firm, says the group travelled mild. “The camera, of course, had to be handled carefully. We did not carry any lighting equipment since we had decided to go for shots fully in natural light,” he says, including that other than manageable bumps in the highway like having a tyre puncture close to Rajasthan border, the journey went with out hiccups. The second schedule for the capturing was held in December 2019 that included Kanyakumari and places in Kerala similar to Vagamon and Aanachaadikuth waterfalls in Thodupuzha.
The lyrics are penned by Babu TT and the music is crooned by Crishna of the music band Masala Coffee. ‘The Road — All India Travel’ was launched on the YouTube channel Ondraga Entertainment launched by ace director Gautam Vasudev Menon.