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Aadhav Kannadasan, Andrea Jeremiah team up for Lockdown

The three-minute film, featuring only the Taramani actor, was released yesterday via her Instagram profile

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Published: 29th April 2020

Actor Aadhav Kannadasan, known for films such as Ponmaalai Pozhudhu and Yaamirukka Bayamey, has turned director for a short film titled Lockdown, starring Andrea Jeremiah. The three-minute film, featuring only the Taramani actor, was released yesterday via her Instagram profile. 

"During the lockdown, a lot of people are frustrated. Even when I speak to friends from the film fraternity, no one seems to have any idea when things would get back to normalcy. I keep writing a lot and sharing with friends, and we were planning on doing a video from home with individual clips from everyone telling people to stay home and safe. Then I thought of doing a scary short film considering people are living alone and are confined indoors. I shared it with Andrea, she liked it, and we went ahead with it," says Aadhav, who shot the film in less than three hours. 

"We had a lot of limitations, so we worked within those. We decided on shooting with an iPhone but it was a challenge to shoot with phone cameras at night. Thankfully, Andrea's neighbour Nithin Ram had a gimbal and he was able to shoot the film. I directed the film via video calls. Apart from us, I needed an editor and someone in charge of sound effects. I sent clips via AirDrop to my friend Karthik, who then edited them. Siva, who worked on my previous ads, helped me with the sound," adds Aadhav. 

About the concept of the film, Aadhav says, "We all have fears inside us and it's worse for those living alone during such times. This film is about a character who decides to go out of the house. A slew of spooky incidents happen inside her house and when she tries to leave, something stops her — intimating that there are scarier things outside. The concept is that what's outside is dangerous and we are safer indoors, even if alone."

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