Song of Youth is a music video album by Yuvan Shankar Raja and directed by Dhanapal Padmanabhan. The popular song with the same title, based on which the disc is made, was written by the former President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam and is set to music by Yuvan, who, along with Kalam and many other characters in the industry sports and entertainment, there will be in the video. The album video is directed by Dhanapal Padmanabhan, who previously made a documentary "A Little Dream" in Kalam. Aravind Krishna, a young cinematographer Tamil film, will shoot the video. It is a trilingual album, produced in Hindi, English and Tamil.
Over 20 years ago, when Doordarshan had legends from all walks of life who sang Mile Sur Mera Tumhara integrating India, the song has become almost an anthem for young people. Several years later, another song that is in the making, and instead of legends, those who will be featured in the music video are the youth icons of India that can lead and inspire more than 50 percent of the Indian population. The man behind this venture is Dhanapal Padmanabhan of Minveli Media Works, which previously had made A Little Dream, a documentary about former President Dr. Abdul Kalam.
After some time Dhanapal decided to make a music video for the song, which Kalam has written for young people, so that it can reach many more young people in India. The intention of making Dhanpal this song was to celebrate the power of Indian youth and inspire them. Dhanpal said, "Dr. Kalam is always ready to do anything that reaches and inspires young people of India. With a song of Kalam, I can reach as many young people as possible, and my intention was to make the largest possible. So, I decided to show the diversity in our landscape and the immense talent that is available.
Dhanpal added that the obvious choice for the slot of music director Yuvan Shankar Raja, because of his young age, and he is the Youth Icon. Dhanpal more added, "When I said Yuvan the project, he was honored to compose music for this video." Yuvan was very excited about the whole idea and he will head to the video with Kalam. Dhanapal concludes: "This will be a national anthem for young people in India.
Dhanapal has planned to shoot all the heritage sites in India like India Gate, Fort Jaipur, etc. He says: I will show various forms of Indian dance dance to the song of Kalam. The music of Yuvan targets young people, so it will be fast and aggressive in nature. I want to have at least one hit and dance form of any state.