Friday, 18 October 2019

Salim & Sulaiman bring us the beauty of Umrao Jaan Ada the musical.

Umroa Jaan Ada the musical is a representation of the book Umrao Jaan written by Mirza Hadi Ruswa. It’s a story of a early 19th century of a lady of is a poetess a singer a dancer who falls in love with the nawab, this classical love story is portrayed really beautifully on stage with wonderful soundtracks of Umrao Jaan composed by Khayyam saab and some original songs by Salim & Sulaiman who’ve composed the music of Umroa Jaan Ada the musical keeping in mind the classic thumri’s and khayal and ghazals that was the tone of the originals tone of the soundtrack and as if Khayyam saab would have you know what if Khayyam saab would have composed 4 additional songs for the movie. Salim & Sulaiman have composed the music keeping that in mind keeping the tradition keeping the colour keeping the tone of the Umroa Jaan Ada which was basically a very traditional ghazals thumri khayal and for both me and Sulaiman it was an album that we really valued when it released back in 1981.  costume the music the dancing and the tech being the 3d imaging of lucknow we have created the haveli we have created the bazar of lucknow so we knew when an audience comes in to the theatre they feel immerse they feel as if they gone and transported back to the 19th century lucknow and that is something which we have successfully achieved and we are very happy and proud about that we have manage to do that for our audience. It’s really is a dream project for me and sulaiman because we wanted to do something with Umrao Jaan since it been our childhood inspiration with this whole album and I am glad that we could put this beautiful timeless classic together in the form of a musical theatrical productionExperience the magic with cinematic grandeur and a lot more surprises, as you watch this re-enactment of the Urdu classic, ‘Umrao Jaan Ada'. Written by Mirza Hadi Ruswa the legendary tale is all set to come alive in a stage adaptation that will leave you spellbound. A theatrical production from the minds behind ‘Beyond Bollywood - The WestEnd Musical’, this tragic tale is sure to mesmerize you. Some stories are eternal; so good that we can't stop revisiting them again and again. Come, follow the journey of this courtesan poetess as she navigates a world of treachery and desire, only longing ever to be truly loved by someone. The event is taking place in Mumbai on 19th & 20th of October.

Time: 3pm & 7:30pm
Venue: Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, NCPA. NCPA Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai

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