Amsterdam Girl

A music video commercial for Mahindra Nupro Mustard Oil where Bengali Aunty ( Sawan's crazy vlogging alter ego from West Bengal ) travels to Amsterdam and gets dazzled enough by her experiences to want to become an Amsterdam girl, but has to secretly keep turning to her stash of multi purpose Shorsher Tel ( mustard oil ) that she's carried with her from home, to battle sundry bouts of homesickness!

  • Sawan Dutta
    Director
  • Sawan Dutta
    Writer
  • Sawan Dutta
    Producer
  • C B Arun Kumar
    Producer
  • Sawan Dutta
    Key Cast
    "Bengali Aunty"
  • Project Type:
    Music Video, Short, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 19 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 29, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    India
  • Country of Filming:
    Netherlands
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Full HD DSLR
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • International Music Video Awards
    London / Budapest
    Finalist
Director Biography - Sawan Dutta

Sawan Dutta graduated as an architect from the Delhi School of Planning and Architecture. After working as an architect briefly, she switched to music professionally. She is now a Mumbai / Bangalore based composer, music director/producer, songwriter and vocalist with over two decades of musical works under her belt.
Her commercial projects include a variety of platforms and genres such as Bollywood films, over 200 TV show themes and scores, commercial ads, documentary soundtracks, non film albums, and music for theatre and installations.
Sawan is currently best known for her pathbreaking Song Blog, The Metronome, which she hosts at her YouTube channel. Here she creates original quirky songs and supporting videos about a range of unusual subjects with her partner, C B Arun Kumar. This includes what is possibly the first and only collection of Recipe Songs in the world! Over a span of 5 years, The Metronome has garnered 3.7 million views, generated numerous Viral Hits and attracted widespread media coverage.

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Director Statement

In this commercial for Mahindra Nupro Mustard Oil, my crazy alter ego from The Metronome ( my YouTube Song Blog ) , Bengali Aunty, goes to Amsterdam, carrying her bottle of Shorsher Tel ( mustard oil) along with her, since its a familiar source of comfort and protection in an alien country ( all Bengalis are crazy about mustard oil ). And she finds various uses for it, under various circumstances! And with her confidence thus reinforced, she is all ready to become an Amsterdam Girl! :)