The much-awaited theatrical was premiered on April 14 in Mumbai
For all those who have witnessed the eighties era will surely swear by the hysteria that was created by the Mithun Chakraborty starrer ‘Disco Dancer’. Besides the film creating history at the box-office, its songs like ‘Yaad aa raha hai’ and ‘Jimmy Jimmy’ were equally a craze all over. Besides all this, ‘Disco Dancer’ also happens to be one of the first few films in Bollywood to touch the magical Rs. 100 crore collection globally. With so much going for the film, it was a given that people all over would shower the film’s musical with the same amount of love and applause. Well, after enticing the audiences at London's theatre hub West End last November, 'Disco Dancer-The Musical’ was premiered in Mumbai on April 14 this year. OTTplay lists down the top five reasons to watch the theatrical extravaganza called 'Disco Dancer-The Musical'.
1. First and foremost, 'Disco Dancer-The Musical' is the recreation of a cult film and a tribute to 80’s Bollywood
'Disco Dancer-The Musical’ is an ode to filmmaker B Subhash's smash hit film 'Disco Dancer', which was released in the year 1982. This was one of the films which catapulted Mithun Chakraborty to international stardom. One of the USPs of the film was its emotional rags-to-riches story which was complemented by a chartbuster musical soundtrack by (late) musician Bappi Lahiri. Besides Indi a, the film also proved to be a goldmine across Asia, the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa. The film also became the second highest-grossing film ever in the Soviet Union and the highest-grossing foreign film. While the film went Platinum in India, it received a Gold Award in China.
2. The film’s chartbuster musical score
Besides a compelling story line, the film also boasted of a chartbuster musical score which featured evergreen superhit tracks like ‘Goron Ki Na Kalon Ki..', 'Yaad Aa Raha Hai', 'Jimmy Jimmy' and the epic title track ‘Disco Dancer’. These songs were composed originally by (late) Bappi Lahiri and had been penned by Anjaan and Faruk Kaiser. These tracks have now been reimagined by the musical duo Salim and Sulaiman. The response to the musical in the UK was so massive and encouraging that the audiences were seen dancing in the aisles!
3. It forms a perfect family entertainer
Just like the film, 'Disco Dancer-The Musical' happens to be a wholesome entertainer that checks all the boxes in order to qualify for a perfect family entertainer. Packed with tunes that grow younger with time, an aspirational plot that resonates with everyone, and emotions that are universal, 'Disco Dancer-The Musical' doubles up as a dance party that even parents can enjoy. The two-hour-long musical promises to be a complete package of pure entertainment.
4. 'Disco Dancer-The Musical' recreates the final face-off between Jimmy and Sam!
If you are one of those who have seen ‘Disco Dancer’, then, you will surely agree to the fact that, the dance-off between Mithun Chakraborty's ‘Jimmy’ and Karan Razdan's ‘Sam’ was one of the highlights of the film. Much like the film, 'Disco Dancer-The Musical' too boasts of having a similar face off towards the climax. 'Disco Dancer-The Musical' is all set to honor the collaborative magic created by Mithun Chakraborty, Bappi Lahiri and B Subhash on an unprecedented, never-seen-before scale.
5. 'Disco Dancer-The Musical' simply dispels the notions of a traditional play
As they say, saving the best for the last. True to this saying, 'Disco Dancer-The Musical' exemplifies how magical any live entertainment show / play can be. Right from the no-compromise production values of the play, intricate choreography, visually arresting costumes and the cast who promise to redefine ‘contemporary theatre’. 'Disco Dancer-The Musical' unabashedly celebrates India’s pop culture and fondly remembers a cult classic.
For all those who missed the first leg of the show in Mumbai, here’s your chance to catch up with 'Disco Dancer-The Musical' at the NCSI Dome from 20th April to 23rd April this year. You can definitely thank us later for this.