MUSIC VIDEOS 37: Shubha Mudgal Babul

Mudgal is a classical singer who has recently moved into pop music and Babul refers to a rural way of life, expressing concern for making the right choice in marriage. Director Prasoon Pandy wanted to confound expectations by making the setting modern, urban and middle class. A small child wandering around a party sees behind the facades of apparently happy couples to the grim realities of abusive husbands and suffering wives. Babul was filmed on 16mm, with the child shot at 75 frames per second to get the most from her expressive eyes.

Record Company: Virgin Records India

Commissioner: Breakthrough Trust

Production company: Highlight Films

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Director: Prasoon Pandey

Producer: Cyrus Pagdiwala

Director of Photography: P.S. Vinod

Art Director: Srila Chatterjee

Post-production company: Prime Focus

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Editor: Prakash Kurup

Flame Artist: Prakash Kurup