Maravairi - Anthem for the LGBT Community

Maravairi is a traditional Classical Carnatic song which has been presented in Progressive Carnatic Rock genre. The video features Queer Pride and celebrates Diversity and Inclusiveness. 'Maravairi' embraces the bold legacy of LGBT while attempting a conceptual divergence from usual portrayal of Classical Indian Music. It portrays the need to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, they are endowed with certain unalienable Rights; among these are Life, Liberty and pursuit of happiness

  • Jithin Lal
    Associate Director in several Malayalam Feature films
  • Jithin Lal
    Associate Director in several Malayalam Feature films
  • Christy Sebastian
    Worked as Editor for several Malayalam Feature films
  • Renuka Arun
    Renuka has performed over 700 Concerts and an award winning Indian Playback singer. She won SATCHITANANDA Mission award Italy when she was just 14 years old. She has released many Classical, Contemporary and Fusion Songs.
  • Arushi Vedhika
    Key Cast
    Actor in Indian CInema
  • Ketaki Narayanan
    Key Cast
    Actor in Indian Cinema with few awards to her credit
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 15, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
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  • IDSFFK Kerala
    June 22, 2019
    IDSFFK Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Jithin Lal

After graduating from Engineering college Jithin Lal pursued career in film making. He started off assisting Advertisement films and feature films and has several Malayalam movies to his credit as Associate Director. Jithin has also directed several Documentaries and Music VIdeos.

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Director Statement

Talking about Maravairi, the 29-year-old says that he had apprehensions when Renuka Arun discussed the theme with him. “I knew it would not be easy. We set it in Goa, where I have been a regular at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI). The storyboard has been worked out in such a way that it is based around the fete and two characters who come there. During last year’s IFFI, we watched films and shot the video while travelling across Goa,”