The story begins in India, in the deserts of Rajasthan, in the temple of Shiva. Ayesha Merchant is the granddaughter of Shantilal Merchant, who choreographed dances during Bollywood cinema's golden era. The Merchant family's tradition of performing Indian classical dance, with all its precise hand, foot and eye movements, is passed on to the young Ayesha, but she is more interested in the modern dance and music of new Bollywood...
Thus the stage is set for the internationally acclaimed dance musical, The Merchants of Bollywood. Making its way to Bangkok October 22-26 at Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon, the show has already performed in the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, South Africa, the US and Australia on its five-year international tour.
Written by award-winning director Toby Gough and produced by Mark Brady, the Australian Mumbai collaboration is a theatrical spectacle like any true Bollywood film. “Their energy is electrifying, their movements suffused with a rush of joy and yet ruthlessly precise, and the frenetic flow of onstage activity is almost non-stop,” a Times of London commentary observed. “It’s a high octane pleasure to warm up the coldest winter night.”
Here's what some Bollywood stars have to say about it:
Tickets are available through Thai Ticketmajor and we recommend you don't miss out on this spectacular show!