‘Disco Dancer – The Musical’, a celebration of Bollywood brings back the grandeur of the 80’s, unforgettable songs, disco style dancing and unforgettable dialogues for audiences of all generations to India. After sold-out shows at West End, London, ‘Disco Dancer – The Musical’ is all set for its grand premiere on April 14th, 2023 in Mumbai and has been brought to India by Saregama and Suniel Shetty, presented by Royal Challenge packaged drinking water and Co-Powered By Pepsi Black Zero Sugar.
The musical joyously adapts Mithun Chakraborty’s iconic 1982 blockbuster, ‘Disco Dancer’ and brings back Bappi Lahiri’s cult classics in a reimagined score by Salim- Sulaiman. At London’s West End, where some of the most iconic musicals of all time have been staged, ‘Disco Dancer – The Musical’ performed six back-to-back houseful shows with a diverse audience dancing in the aisles to the foot-tapping music.
Explaining what caught the imagination of the audiences in London, Vikram Mehra – MD Saregama India Ltd, says, “This musical was unlike anything the UK audiences had seen. At West End, for an Indian musical to create such frenzy was unprecedented. Along with live dancing and singing, there will also be a kaleidoscope of colour, 80’s fashion, pop culture references, and larger-than-life entertainment that one only expects from blockbuster movies. In India, as well, the play will offer a perfect opportunity to audiences to party with their parents and to savour the nostalgia of an era gone by.”
Actor Suniel Shetty who has come together with Saregama to bring this venture to India, says, “Who can forget the impact ‘Disco Dancer’ had on the 80s generation? What excites me is how wonderfully this production celebrates the spirit of 80s cinema which connected with the audiences in a magical way. I truly believe that this musical will appeal not just to the generation that grew up in the Disco era but also those who are only now discovering the music, fashion, and entertainment trends of the 80s. It is also a reminder to us as an industry to not lose sight of what sets our films apart and makes them so unique.”
Salim-Sulaiman, the music directors who created the magical score are looking forward to the April premiere of the musical and says Salim Merchant, “I agree with Suniel sir. This one is an un-missable party and is unlike anything the Indian audiences have seen on stage! For us who grew up dancing to Bappi da’s music, reimagining his ‘Disco Dancer’ score was a matter of huge pride and joy!”
Sulaiman Merchant adds, “The range of the music we worked with was boggling. It had so many different shades. It makes you dance, cry, sing, fall in love, grieve.”
A Saregama LIVE production ‘Disco Dancer – The Musical’ will premiere on 14th April 2023 at the NSCI dome in Mumbai. Tickets are available on BookMyShow.