Aayi Diwali: For the First Time All Players Involved in the Global Virtual Production of Joyous Diwali Video Song by Anuradha Palakurthi Talk How They Worked Virtually

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BOSTON–Aayi Diwali, produced by Juju Productions and sung by Indian American singer Anuradha Palakurthi, is a global virtual production that involved a number of players and artists and technical experts from Boston to Bombay (now Mumbai.)

Virtual production from anywhere in the world is an emerging technology that uses a set of software, video and audio tools to integrate photos, graphics and live-action footage in real time.

For the first time all the Aayi Diwali players and artists gather on INDIA New England News’ Face-to-Face to share their experiences in the composition of this video that was shot, mixed, edited and produced in about two weeks—everyone working virtually and remotely on their own segments.

To watch the full interview, please click here, or on the image below:

The video, which was viewed by more than 1.7 million viewers and over 5,000 comments within a week, celebrates Diwali, the Indian festival of lights that observes victory of light over darkness. The brings optimism, hope and joy with the next generation through the composition of Ms. Palakurthi’s teacher, Arati Ankalikar.

Music producer Ishaan Chhabra brings home the video’s universality though contributions from three continents – and a brilliant combination of Raag Bilawal with strings from Budapest. The video shows Bollywood actress of yester years Poonam Dhillon’s joyful celebration with children in Mumbai, and Ms. Palakurthi with her students in New Hampshire, a tribute to the Gurukul method of learning, according to producers of the video.

Ms. Palakurthi is known for her Versatility, as no genre is beyond her vocal range be it a Film Songs, Classical, Bhajan, Sufi, Ghazal, and Pop. Juju Productions is a Boston-based music and video production company, where artists and singers work with Anuradha Palakurthi-Juju work to produce creative, innovative musical endeavors. It creates music that attracts global audiences, transcends national and cultural boundaries while rooted in evolving Indian traditions.

To watch the Aayi Diwali song, please click here or on the image below:

Artists involved in the Aayi Diwali production are:

Singer – Anuradha Palakurthi Juju

Composition & Lyrics – Arati Ankalikar

Music Production- Ishaan Chhabra

Tabla: Prashant Trivedi

Strings performed by: Budapest Scoring Orchestra

Mixed and mastered by: Vijay Dayal

Budapest Scoring Orchestra –

Conductor: Péter Illényi

Orchestrator & Orchestra Co-ordinator: Balasubramanian G

Co – Orchestrator: Abhishek V

Session producer: Bálint Sapszon

Orchestra coordinator: Bertalan Veér

Recording Engineer: Denes Rédly, Viktor Szabó

Librarian: Anna Sapszo

 

Video Credits

Featuring: Poonam Dhillon

Direction: Deepa Jacob (Boston)

DOP: Jaison Jose (Boston)

Director: Ravee Botalje (mumbai)

Choreographer: Yashika khurana (mumbai)

DOP: Abhishek Basu (mumbai)

Video: cocoonmedia.us (Boston)

Camera Asst: Vinphin Kundukulam, Varun Ramachandran

Featuring: Nina, Arjun, Aaria , Arnav, Yash, Priyanshi & Arya

DI Studio: DI BAAS Films, Sunil Kumar Singh

Rangoli: Asha Manish

Decoration: GlitzNBlitz Events

Location: Aldworth Manor, New Hampshire

Makeup:  Ashok

Production House: Juju Productions, Boston

Editor: Vikas Asthana

Line Producer – Bhanu Singh (KRISHH Entertainment, India)

Production Manager – Vicky Singh

Marketing Agency: Black Cab Creative Agency

 

Executive in charge: Bappa.B.Lahiri.

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