This Christmas, Kerala witnessed a rather quirky pair. Santa Claus and Mahabali decided to pose together for a fun photoshoot -- no, this is not some crossover film! A bride decided to dress up as Santa and pose on the streets of the city with Mahabali.
Ancy Francis, 24, and her fiancé Arjun, who are all set to wed on January 9, knew that they wanted to do something creative for their wedding, but couldn't quite put a finger on it.
"I was open to any idea that was creative," Ancy told TNM.
So the couple approached Kottayam based Tuesday Lights, a wedding photo and videography company, who suggested an interesting subject for their 'Save the Date' video. The theme of the video was interesting as their videographer Arjun Thomas decided to rope in not just Santa, but also King Maveli - the royal mascot for Onam- which is the biggest festival in Kerala.
"This year Kerala did not celebrate Onam wholeheartedly due to floods. Many people felt that Maveli never visited the state as it was flooded. It was a gloomy season and there was no festive joy. So my story involves Santa writing a letter to Maveli asking him to join him for Christmas as he could not visit during Onam," Arjun tells TNM.
The photoshoot, set in Kottayam town, begins with Santa waiting for Maveli at the KSRTC bus stand. They then travel to several other prominent locations in the town, captured beautifully in the shoot. Featuring the bride as Santa and a crew member from Arjun's team as Maveli, the photos and video gained considerable traction on social media.
The video ends with Santa presenting a gift to Maveli - an invite to a wedding on January 9. Santa then removes her mask and the bride is revealed. In the end, the bride Ancy, her fiance Arjun and Maveli pose for a happy selfie.
The bride and groom also did a photoshoot as batman and batgirl later.
Here are some of the pics that are going viral: