Well, with the whole world talking about Superstar’s Enthiran, we cannot be left behind. So, we kick start our quest to find Enthiran locations with this absolutely mind blowing location from Brazil. We knew that the film’s crew had shot in Brazil, based on some news reports that came out last year. The stills from the Kaadhal Anukkal song were one of the first that were released by the production company. We immediately knew that the location should be in Brazil since the other song that was shot outdoors (Kilimanjaro) was filmed in Machu Picchu. A few Google & Wikipedia searches later, we arrived at this beautiful location. The interviews given by the cinematographer of the movie, Rathnavelu and by Shankar only confirmed our findings.
About the location (from Wiki):
The Lençóis Maranhenses National Park (Parque Nacional dos Lençóis Maranhenses) is located in Maranhão state, in northeastern Brazil, just east of the Baía de São José, between 02º19’—02º45’ S and 42º44’—43º29’ W. It is an area of low, flat, occasionally flooded land, overlaid with large, discrete sand dunes. It encompasses roughly 1000 square kilometers, and despite abundant rain, supports almost no vegetation. The park was created on June 2, 1981.
Composed of large, white, sweeping dunes, at first glance Lençóis Maranhenses looks like an archetypal desert. In fact it isn’t actually a desert. Lying just outside the Amazon basin, the region is subject to a regular rain season during the beginning of the year. The rains cause a peculiar phenomenon: fresh water collects in the valleys between sand dunes, spotting the desert with blue and green lagoons that reach their fullest between July and September. The area is also surprisingly home to a variety of fish which, despite the almost complete disappearance of the lagoons during the dry season, have their eggs brought from the sea by birds.
Movies shot at this location:
Kaadhal Anukkal from Enthiran
Neelo Valapu from Robot (Telugu)
Paagal Anukkan from Robot(Hindi)