|Song by A. R. Rahman
Sujatha Mohan from the album Jeans: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
|Composer||A. R. Rahman|
|Producer||A. R. Rahman|
|Jeans: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack track listing|
"Poovukkul" is a song, sung in Tamil, featured in the 1998 Tamil film Jeans. The song was written by the film's noted musical duo, composer A. R. Rahman and lyricist Vairamuthu. It was performed by Unnikrishnan and Sujatha Mohan.
This song achieved superhit status, primarily because of the music video, which is set in the backdrop of seven monumental sites in the world. Directed by S. Shankar and shot by Ashok Kumar under the production of Ashok Amritraj, the song helped catapult the film to blockbuster status.
The music video of "Poovukkul" features actor Prashanth and actress Aishwarya Rai, a previous Miss World winner. The lyrics of the song compare Rai as a wonder of the world, citing that she is the "eighth wonder of the world". The song, which to date remains the most expensive song ever shot in Indian cinema, is set in six different countries.
The team for the film then visited several other countries to picturize the song "Poovukul", which featured scenes with seven famous buildings, dubbing Aishwarya Rai as the "eighth wonder of the world". Shankar admitted that due to no real list being present, thought had been put into which wonders were selected. The team made a thirty day trip around the world stopping to can scenes at the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Colosseum, the Empire State Building, the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal, the Egyptian pyramids, and the Eiffel Tower. During the shooting in Paris the death of Princess Diana had taken place and shooting was delayed in the France, due to her death. For the most part, Jeans was surrounded by world events of all sorts and for Shankar, the cast and crew of the film described the experiences as "tremendously vivid and memorable".
The first part of the film was shot at Paris, France. Later it was taken to Rome, Italy. Thirdly in New York, United States. Fourthly in Giza, Egypt, and then Great Wall of China and lastly at Taj Mahal in India.
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