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In June 2002, Londons West End was taken by storm when Andrew Lloyd Webber presented a new musical phenomenon AR Rahmans Bombay Dreams. This lavish and breathtaking production which combines the glamour of the movies, heart-aching romance and epic spectacle, won the acclaim of audiences and critics alike. It was labelled as Londons "hottest most exotic new musical", "one of the wonders of the West End" and "the best musical since The Phantom of the Opera".
Salaam Bombay Dreams is an exclusive and exciting look behind the scenes of the musical and includes footage and interviews with the team behind this spectacular epic. From Madras and Mumbai, to London, you can follow the producer, the creative team and the cast as they bring together this lavish production. Glimpse into the world of phenomenal Indian composer AR Rahman, of magnificent sets, glittering costumes, inspirational choreography, superb script writing and brilliant lyrics.
From rehearsal to opening night and a Gala Performance with a visit by Her Majesty the Queen, Salaam Bombay Dreams also features the sights and sounds of the show providing a fascinating journey through this Bollywood musical hit.
The documentary Salaam "Bombay Dreams" provides the background behind Bombay Dreams, the Andrew Lloyd Webber-produced musical that stormed London and Broadway stages in 2002 and 2004. Lloyd Webber recounts how he became entranced by the vigorous energy and hypnotic music of India's "Bollywood" musicals, and other members of the creative team, such as composer A.R. Rahman and director Steven Pimlott (but none of the actors), discuss the genesis of the show. The 90-minute main program doesn't have a lot of on-stage footage, but there's plenty of scenes from rehearsals as well as a workshop from when the musical was in its earliest stages. There are also additional performances and music videos among the bonus features, as well as extended interview segments and other featurettes. At a total running time of over four hours, Salaam "Bombay Dreams" is itself about as long as a Bollywood musical, but it's separated into manageable chunks and will be of interest to fans of the show or anyone who wants to see how a stage musical comes together. --David Horiuchi
This is NOT a DVD of the movie; it is a DVD of how the movie was made and behind the scenes. There are several segments that are fair but much less interesting if the title were... Read morePublished 11 months ago by L. Dyson
I was looking for a film version of the stage performance, this was more of a behind the scenes look at the production. It was still fine, but not really what I wanted.Published on February 22, 2013 by SFLovely
Very disappointed. I expected the DVD of the musical which I was looking forward to. Even all the songs are not includedPublished on June 21, 2012 by Byronski
I purchased this thinking it was the stage show how wrong !!!!
I will be very carefull next time BUT it should have stated that.
I would have liked to be informed wich DVD Zone the product had before i purchased it. It turned out i was DVD 1 Zone product, while i live in Europe and in a DVD zone 2 area. Read morePublished on June 16, 2010 by Ole Jacob Wickmann
Anyone who saw the live stage of this musical will be greatly disappointed. As some already has mentioned in their previous reviews, this is not the musical play itself but making... Read morePublished on June 15, 2010 by S. Nakao
This is a dvd on the making of the musical, not the musical itself. Description of product is very deceptive. Read morePublished on January 5, 2009 by Rebe
The making of "Bombay Dreams" not the actual theatrical play. A good account of back stange and how the whole play came together. Read morePublished on May 14, 2008 by B. mason