The Story of Mahatma Gandhi, Now With Songs and Dance Numbers
You have seen his life spun out in quite a few memorable films and plays. But in what’s a first, Mahatma Gandhi will come alive in a Broadway-style musical on Independence Day weekend. Presented by National Centre of Performing Arts (NCPA) in association with Silly Point Productions, Gandhi - The Musical, will come powered with 16 original songs, two adaptations, and 12 dance numbers!
Take a peek at Gandhi - The Musical here:
The 120-minute production, made with a budget of one crore, will narrate the journey of Gandhi, taking the audience through the many trials and triumphs of his early years in South Africa, to when he came to be known as the beloved father of our nation. Popular theatre artiste Chirag Vora will play the iconic role of Gandhi, while his younger self would be played by Abhishek Krishnan.
The play is in English but some of the songs are in Hindi and Gujarati because some expressions are best showcased in those languages.
The songs have been composed by Nariman Khambata and Rahul Pais, while the 12 dances have been choreographed by Bertwin D’Souza. While scripting began a year back, it took all of five months to put the production together with a cast and crew of 45.
We are sure looking forward to this one!
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