After The Dewarists — the travelmusic show on television, which helped take independent music to another level - director Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy is back with a new show. Krishnamoorthy wears many hats (front man of metal band Scribe, stand-up comedian and ad-filmmaker) and Bring on the Night, the latest offering from MTV, is a story of how four youngsters operate a first-of-its-kind nightclub in Mumbai, which stays open till the early hours. The show, conceptualised by liquor brand Eristoff, premiered recently, and the director who shot TV campaigns for Aamir Khan’s Satyamev Jayate opens up about the 10-part-series:
The basic tagline of the show is that during the day we follow a certain protocol. We drop it at night and become more uninhibited. This is the time when the truer form of an individual comes out. Gangs of friends get together and head out at this time. The show basically explores what the night has to offer.
Bring on the Night happened due to The Dewarists from Bacardi. The reason I went ahead with Eristoff was the incredible support the brand gives us. I wanted to do a fiction show. I always thought this generation never had a show, which they can take back with them.
On the show, Kabir Dalal (played by Arjun Mathur) make an impulsive decision of converting a two-centuries-old building (belonging to a common friend) into an all night, after party place.
The show is driven by its character and performance. So getting the main cast was quite painstaking. All these are handpicked characters.
Shooting with Aamir Khan for Satyamev Jayate was an amazing experience. He is very focused. While shooting, I didn’t have to ask for anything extra. He would give me an additional shot apart from the original. He is punctual and polite. There is no stardom hang up. He is a very cool guy.
Of all things, I enjoy doing live shows the most. The feeling I get when I am on stage is very spiritual and intense.
If not a filmmaker I would probably have been an animator. I love cartoons like Jimmy Neutron and The Powerpuff Girls.
Bring on the Night airs on MTV every Saturday at 7 pm.