`Sivaji` song in Pune!

Last Updated: Thu, Oct 26, 2006 02:39 hrs

The famous introductory song of Rajnikanth in Sivaji is being shot in Pune and surrounding areas. This peppy fast number is picturised on Rajni and Nayanthara along with hundreds of dancers choreographed by Brinda.

The whole song was conceptualized by Shankar and is being shot against the backdrop of a huge canvass. He has scouted and chosen villages in and around Pune as the background. It will be a typical mass number in typical Tamilnadu style with costumes specially designed by Manish Malhotra. Rahman has used local instruments to give it a nativity touch.

To add more colour, Shankar had a 50-member team of Pulikali artists from Trichur in Kerala to dance in the background. Pulikali is a popular folk art performed during the Onam season in which a group of performers paint their whole body like tigers and wear tiger mask. The theme of the play is tiger hunting. A hunter and a drummer accompany the tigers and create an atmosphere of mock hunting.

Shankar loves to shoot songs in outdoor with a lot of grandeur and this time he will take 10 days to complete the song. According to industry sources it will be one of the costliest song picturised in Tamil cinema.