The other day I was surfing channels and came across the most amazing thing. A Dido song with a video featuring an Indian girl driving a taxi around Mumbai with various people getting in and out. So I did my homework and found out that Dido actually started this very cool project asking short film directors around the world to come up with their own interpretations of a song each from her new album Safe Trip Home. (You can watch the rest here.)
The one from Mumbai is directed by the clearly very talented Siddarth Sikand who chose the song “Let’s Do The Things We Normally Do” and put together this moving vision. I guess for anyone from Mumbai (or once you’ve spent enough time here) this video really strikes a chord. The silent commute where we live so much of our lives…
Siddarth also revealed that the star of the short film Shahana Goswami (aka Payal Gandhi in Yun Hota yo Kya Hota, Gina Fernandes in Honeymoon Travels & Debbie in Rock On!) didn’t know how to drive at all and learnt everything over a ten-day (aptly titled) crash course!
[Some of Siddarth’s other work includes a Channel [v] video featuring VJ Lola Kutty to promote Boney M’s greatest hits album in India and a ringtone video filmed as a tribute to Ram Gopal Verma. Coming soon a Kung Fu style commercial for Bajaj Alliance.]