Bombay Dreams Tickets
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ombay Dreams- an Indian flavor for those who are open to experience globally. If you want to view a rich, intelligently intervened, musical theatre then this is the show for you. The show is as rich technically as the colors of the sets and costumes used in the show. It wouldn't be exaggeration if I call it a master piece of craftsmanship. At the moment this is the most satisfying musical on Broadway. The beauty of the show is that doesn't matter how much familiar you are with Bollywood movie festival. Bombay Dreams will still enchant you and you will not refrain from smiling, giggling and finally laughing. The show's perfection is indebt to Thomas Meehan. Thomas Meehan is the Tony-winning librettist behind the shows like Annie, The Producers, and Hairspray.The story is incoherent with pure Indian culture and traditions. We can see every now and then reflections of Indian society in the show that makes us familiar to Indian culture. The story is about a young handsome guy who has big dreams in his eyes. Akaash is the hero of the story; he is a Bombay tour guide. He came from the Paradice slum and wants to become a famous and shinning Bollywood superstar.
He manages to fulfill his dream finally. An aspiring independent filmmaker planning a movie about her fiance, Vikram (Deep Katdare), a lawyer who represents Bombay's underprivileged helps Akaash for his career building. Priya gives Akaash a start by taking over the entertainment at the Miss India Pageant. At this show Akaash is introduced to a glamorous and stunning film actress Rani. She wants Akaash to co-star her in her next coming film. Akaash is really happy and excited about the offer. He accepts the offer. He got famous over night. Everything is just going smooth till now, but as he gets what he wanted. Now there comes a twist in the story. His new found sensation of fame made him turn his back on his old and benevolent grandmother Shanti and his other friends still residing in Paradice slum. He also forgets his promise to all to buy the slum to stop it from being bulldozed. Now he is standing perplexed to live his own newly found life with money and fame or to think about others.
He has to decide soon that whether he will go for fame, money and beautiful Rani or to turn back to his anticipating family, friends and Priya with whom he is having a relationship. Well yes the story is not very complicated but the production is superb. Steven Pimlott's powerful and vibrant direction brought all the technical components perfectly together. The light work is effectively done by Hugh Vanstone that enhances the situations and moods of the characters. But I personally think that Mark Thompson's luxuriant sets and costume designs outshine all other fields.
The sets and costumes are really brilliantly colorful and eye-catching keeping in mind Indian culture. It seems like the sets are just perfect for Bollywood style and taste. The costumes too are very elegant and according to the show. The musical numbers, what should I say about that? Indian music has rocked the globe. And yes we see the same deliciously melodious sweet numbers in Bombay Dreams. The songs by famous and highly respected A. R. Rehman (an esteemed composer of Indian film industry, including the Oscar-nominated Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India) are inevitably apt to the show and adds an eternal effect to the production. James Abbott and Paul Bogaev assisted A. R. Rehman in adapting songs harmoniously in the show and no doubt it is impeccably done. Don Black presented the beautiful lyrics. Some of the hit and unforgettable numbers are Love's Never Easy and Hero, these songs are really worth hearing. But I think How Many Stars? is rather more powerful.
The big crew of almost 2 dozen dancers is effortlessly spotless performers and they exhibit super stamina for dancing. They dance like peacocks through out the show elegantly and so naturally. The opening dance performance in the song Salaa'm Bombay and Lovely, Lovely Ladies and of course Bhangra for the Miss India Pageant and the Shakalaka Baby and Chaiyaa Chaiyya all are fantastic. Famous Farah Khan (Indian film industry Choreographer) and Anthony Van Laast blended the season's most stimulating choreography for the show. It seems like the entire show contain just what is needed? Nothing can be added or subtracted from the show. All the characters have done their job nicely. There couldn't be a better tribute to Bollywood industry. The show is an experience in itself.