Salaam "Bombay Dreams"
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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.
- Creative team interviews: composer A.R. Rahman, writer Meera Syal, lyricist Don Black, director Steven Pimlott, producer Andrew Lloyd Webber, choreographers Anthony van Laast and Farah Khan, and designer Mark Thompson
- Sights and Sounds: Shakalaka Baby, The Journey Home, Chaiyya Chaiyya, How Many Stars, Shakalaka Baby the single, Love's Never Easy the single
- From Page to Stage: a look at the rehearsal process
- All Rise: The Visit of Her Majesty the Queen
Top Customer Reviews
The disc is filled with extras: a ton of interview footage, another featurette on the production, a look at the preparation of a performance for the Queen of England, four songs from the actual performance, and two promotional videos. You'll only wish there were more songs included, but that doesn't take anything away from what's here.
Recommended to fans of the show, of course, but also to anyone who is tempted to explore the Bollywood scene. I only had a couple Bollywood DVDs prior to watching this, but I have since ordered more and cannot wait to watch TAAL and others.
The whole four hours are filled with the "making of Bombay Dreams" with about four or five video musical numbers from the show.
Then there are the few reviewers who seem to hate the show itself; well, it's their loss and I couldn't disagree more. This is a musical fashioned in the Bollywood style which is indeed quite different than what the stock and trade American Musical looks and feels like. One really need to be a bit more sophistocated to see beyond the what is normally expected and to understand the different style and then to go with it. Of course if you are expecting A Chorus Line and mentally demanding not to be challenge, then of course you are not going to "get" "Bombay Dreams," but that's not a weakness in the production, but perhaps the result of a closed mind.
This wasn't a tourist trap show as one comment refered to it. The reason it had a short run (only relatively speaking -- it could have run MUCH longer if it were in a smaller house) was because it followed a musical genre which many theatre-goers were not familiar with, ESPECIALLY tourists. For all those out-of-towners who go to the real tourists traps and sit there with open mouths -- "42nd Street," "Babes in Arms," "Cats," et al, "Bombay Dreams" was just too off-center for those who have limited meat & potatoes tastes.
Talking with both the stage manager and house manager at the very last performance the day it closed, I asked why in the world was this marvelous show closing?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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 17 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