Mumbai slum Dharavi, made famous by Slumdog Millionnaire, is again in focus but this time in a new music video called We’re All Desi. The music album has been brought out by Vancouver-based world music group Delhi 2 Dublin. The song, which is taken off their latest studio album of the same name, is inspired by the band’s favourite Bollywood records of the 1970s and their love of bass music. The video is shot by Kedar Sonigra with a local cast and crew from the Dharavi slum.
The band had recently visited Mumbai for a music tour and decided to change the way how people portray life in the slums by adding a realistic yet filmy touch to it, read a statement.
Watch Dharavi by Delhi 2 Dublin here:
Sonigra built a story using some classic Bollywood themes, told in a new light through the lives of five young ‘bantas’ (Mumbai slum slang for ‘cool dudes’), keeping it real in Dharavi. The video features Siddhesh, Yogesh, Alex, David and Durgesh -- children that were playing and hanging around in the Dharavi area when the director and his crew went there for a location recce.
The video for We’re All Desi can be viewed on Times Music’s YouTube channel.