Kingdom of Dreams – the spectacular vision of Entertainment in India. Its kitchy, over the top and exaggerated as it gets… but if in India, do it the way Indians do.
Here’s a look at Bollywood-inspired Indian entertainment.
Here’s a place that’s an art, culture, tradition and food boulevard. Get a peek into the various pavilions – Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Rajasthan… its all there.
The place is also a hub for performing arts.
This indoor-air-conditioned ‘street of India’ is a designer version of Delhi’s Dilli Haat, it boasts of 14 state pavilions.
It prides itself of its themed restaurants and street bars and live arts & crafts village.
For those of you who want to spend time simply lazing around and doing nothing, there’s the India Tea House & Library and Coffee Shop as well.
This is the place (835-seat state of the art auditorium) where the much hyped and spectacularly mounted ‘Zangoora’, Kingdom of Dreams’ musical has been staged. Rich, ornate and over the top sensibilities, this place carries forward the Nautanki traditions of north India.
‘Zangoora – The Gypsy Prince’ is possibly the first Broadway-styled musical that carried on with the Bollywood style of song-and-dance fare that we Indians are so used to.
Here’s a place and production that seamlessly marry creativity with cutting-edge technology. It boasts of a bevy of Bollywood names – Javed Akhtar (story, screenplay and dialogues), Shankar, Loy and Ehsaan (music), Shiamak Davar (dance direction and choreography), Neeta Lulla (costumes) and stars actor Hussain Kuwajerwala and Gauhar Khan.
The second production is out called ‘Jhumroo’ that too gets staged in the same place. The musical is a tribute to Kishore Kumar.
A 350-seater covered amphitheater will open sometime in late 2012.
The place will host musicals and plays based on Indian mythology. Tales of Krishna and Rama will all come alive.
Also planned is hosting of mock Indian weddings from all parts of India. It’s specially meant for inbound traveler—so if tourists can be a part of a baraat, dress and dance to the beats of the bhangra, all for an experience.
Bollywood-themed resto bar that is every much a Nautanki Mahal – the décor, props, music and special effects all add to the Bollywood feel.
Add to this film posters, records, and labels to make the experience complete.