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On World Theatre Day, it is an honour to talk about an immersive live experience - Salim-Suleiman

The composer duo feel the play which will have its grand premiere on April 14th in Mumbai will redefine contemporary Indian theatre

Published: Monday,Mar 27, 2023 15:45 PM GMT-06:00
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Suniel Shetty presents Saregama's 'Disco Dancer - The Musical', a grand celebration of 80s Bollywood and a golden musical era will premiere on April 14th, 2023 in Mumbai. On World Theatre Day, music composers Salim and Suleiman Merchant discuss the play which they believe will redefine contemporary Indian theatre after regaling audiences in London's West End Theatre, in back-to-back sold-out shows. The Saregama Live production will now take the Indian audiences of all generations back to the unforgettable music, clap-worthy dialogues, and foot-taping choreography of the ’80s. 

 Says Salim, "On World Theatre Day, it is an honour to talk about an immersive live experience like ‘Disco Dancer - The Musical. To begin with, it was an absolute privilege to reimagine songs like, 'Goron ki na kalon ki..', 'Yaad aa Raha hai', 'Jimmy Jimmy' and the title song. And incredible to see the musical's smashing success in London. Now of course, we are looking forward to celebrating the legacy of Mithun da, Bappi da, and B Subhash on an unprecedented, never-seen-before scale, in India. Saregama Live and our director and writer have done a wonderful job of doing justice to a film that even in the 80s was a 100-crore hit. If we had not been able to share this experience with audiences back home, something would have felt incomplete." 

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Suleiman says, the show will transport everyone to the 80's era and adds, "The score of 'Disco Dancer' is timeless and perfect and we just reimagined the music to fit it in the format of a live musical without tampering with its nostalgia factor. We have composed two original songs as well. We can assure you that the musical will be an experience of a lifetime."   

Salim agrees and says, "There will be live singing, dancing, stunning choreography, and everything that you remember fondly about the film including Mithun da's iconic moves! It will truly be an experience, you won't forget in a hurry. All of us including Suniel Shetty will be there to see the magic unfold and we would have loved to have Bappi da grace the premiere too. Even though he is gone, his music will live on amid us forever."

'Disco Dancer – The Musical' has been brought to India by Saregama and Suniel Shetty and presented by Royal Challenge packaged drinking water and Co-Powered By Pepsi Black Zero Sugar. It will premiere on 14th April 2023 at the NSCI dome in Mumbai.

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