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The Broadway-style musical play adaption of K.Asif’s legendary classic ‘Mughal E Azam’ starring Dilip Kumar, Madhubala and Prithviraj Kapoor, which premiered at the Ncpa (National Centre For Performing Arts) on October 21st, seems to have become an instant hit with one and all.
The production, which was helmed by acclaimed director Feroz Abbas Khan has opened to near unanimous acclaim and it is quite clear now that the makers have a winner on their hands. So much so that the public demand for the play prompted the makers to have additional shows of the musical extravaganza on Monday and Tuesdayconsidering the fact that all the shows are going housefull and tickets are selling like hot cakes.
The play, which is smashing records all over, will have an extra show on Monday (October 31, which is celebrated as New Year) at 4 pm and on Tuesday(November 1, which is celebrated as »
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It’s been over five decades, since its release but Indian cinema’s magnum opus Mughal-e-Azam still rules every cine-lover’s heart. And now, film enthusiasts can relive the magic as the epic historical love story is coming back to enthrall the audiences as a spectacular musical play.
Acclaimed director Feroz Abbas Khan is bringing India’s greatest motion picture, whose grandeur and enormity remains untouched till date, as a Broadway-style musical play. The makers have just released its teaser poster.
The poster just shows Anarkali’s shackle-bound delicate hands, which keeps the intrigue factor intact. It has Mughal Empire’s most beautiful court dancer’s chain bound, henna painted hands with the words ‘pyar kiya toh darna kya’ written on it and that instantly reminds you of Anarkali and Salim’s epic love story and makes you travel back in time. The poster looks like an enchanting painting from the Mughal era itself. »
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K. Asif’s Mughal-e-Azam starring Prithviraj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar and Madhubala, which was the most expensive film made at the time (in 1960), is still considered the greatest Indian motion picture ever and now, we have some good news for fans of the eternal love story.
Acclaimed director Feroz Abbas Khan, known for his award-winning film Gandhi, My Father and successful plays like ‘Tumhari Amrita’, ‘Salesman Ramlal’ and ‘Mahatma Vs Gandhi’, will soon helm ‘Mughal-e-Azam’, a Broadway-style musical play, which will be a tribute to the original film and is being prepared on a grand scale to be performed at the Ncpa (National Centre For Performing Arts), where it will play daily from October 21 till first week of November for a limited engagement of two weeks followed by the staging in end November for another two weeks into December at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi.
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Written & Directed by Mudassar Aziz
“Woh jo chahti hai karti hai,” Abhay Deol playing a suave Pakistani politician’s dissatisfied son trapped in a life he doesn’t relish, says at some point about the protagonist.
Abhay has a complex role in a narrative that floats freely gently and elegantly on the surface level. We know all along the complications in the plot—including the heroine landing up accidently in Lahore from Amritsar—are going to iron themselves out magically. Yes, this is that kind of a film where laughter can wipe out 69 years of bitterness between hostile neighbours. At least for a couple of hours.
- Subhash K Jha
This is not the first time that a pair in love has enthusiastically signed a film only to find that love has gone out of the window. Jagga Jasoos, that strange-sounding film about a boy-man detective was a project beleaguered from the beginning. The story of how Jagga Jasoos (Jj) got itself into a deadlock makes for a great movie script. When the film was announced two years ago Ranbir Kapoor-Anurag Basu-Utv were seen as a super-winning team after Barfi. Basu was on top of the world. He suggested another out-of-the-box venture, this time minus Priyanka Chopra, but with Katrina Kaif playing the female lead instead. When Jj was announced love between Ranbir and Katrina was at its acme. Who was to know it (love) would evaporate in no time at all? What would remain is a residue of bitterness and coldness. But that came later. When »
- Subhash K. Jha
Bollywood had an interesting year of music, whether it was A.R.Rahman delivering a cohesive soundtrack in Tamasha or Amit Trivedi conjuring up the jazz and swing sounds of Bombay’s jazz age in Bombay Velvet. There was also less pressure on one music director to deliver when multiple artists contributed to the film’s hits like Roy’s ‘Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan’ by Meet Bros, and ‘Sooraj Dooba Hai’ by Amaal Mallik. 2015 was definitely a year for experimentation for music directors, which we completely appreciated including the retro albums like Prem Ratan Dhan Payo with the title track capturing the nation on Dubsmash. Read on for our picks of the year, and let us know what your faves were.
- Rumnique Nannar
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