“Music gives a soul to the universe, Wings to the mind, Flight to the imagination and Life to everything.” And that is what exactly “ ZANGOORA ” is all about. Being premiered on September 30, 2010 at Nautanki Mahal of Kingdom of Dreams, Gurgaon, this musical theatre has completed a run of 1000 shows and became the longest running Bollywood stage show in India in June, 2013.
“Zangoora – The Gypsy Prince” is a fantasy tale which is set in the fictional Kingdom of Shaktishila. It’s a classic story of good versus evil. This musical theatre represents the journey of the protagonist, a gypsy boy named “Zangoora” who makes his journey to his true destiny of being a prince. In this beautiful journey through romance, drama and breathtaking music, there happens to be a love triangle that emerges between Zangoora, princess Sonali and a feisty gypsy girl named Laachi. Strung together with all time favorite Bollywood songs, the story explores a larger than life world which is full of magic, music, dance, colour and all things bollywood. Romance, drama, action, magic and scintillating performances and foot tapping music that promises to enthral audiences like never before.
Cast and Crew:
Zangoora- the Gypsy Prince is the protagonist being played by the famous television celebrity, Hussain Kuwajerwala. He plays an endearing gypsy with talent, charm and beauty, who finds his true destiny of a prince. The show will have Zangoora performing some of the biggest Bollywood songs, impressive magic tricks and carry off some unusual and breathtaking action and aerial sequences.
Sonali- She is beautiful and ethereal which is played by a television actress, Kashmira Irani. The character of Sonali is the quintessential bollywood heroine and she perfors some awe inspiring aerial sequences in the show quite unlike anything else.
Laachi- She is a fiery and sexy gypsy girl. This character is played by gorgeous Bollywood face Gauahar Khan. She performs on some of the most foot tapping numbers of Bollywood and brings in her sultry sex appeal to the show.
Zohrawar- This character is an evil and greedy for gold played by Sadanand Patil who is a reputed theatre actor.
Besides the main characters, there are some additional characters named Daulatrai (Sanjeev Ahuja), Todarmal (Manoj Rajput), Chambuti (Pooja Gupta), Jaalpa (Gauri Dewal). Along with these, Zangoora includes an additional crew of 250 people. The entire cast was a part of the launch of the 2010 Commonwealth Games’ official theme song, “Jiyo Utho Badho Jeeto” by composer Mr. A. R. Rahman, and later the 2-10 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony. This grand musical theatre was a production of the Great Indian Nautanki Company which is a joint venture between Wizcraft and APRA Group. The music of the musical was composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy with screenplay and dialogues by Mr. Javed Akhtar.
In June 2013, the musical drama completed over a 1000 successful shows at Nautanki Mahal, Gurgaon. This grand carnival seems to take the audiences be distilled into one iconic destination. The magical Kingdom of Dreams (KoD) brings to life a blend of India’s art, culture, heritage, craft, cuisine and performing art along with the technological wizardry of today’s age with Nautanki Mahal showcasing an extravagant cinematic and theatrical musical. This destination definitely leaves the audiences astonished with its magical and superb performances. This is a destination in itself capturing the imagination of world. Everyone should make a visit to this musical art which will surely offer a sanctuary to everyone who is willing to open their hearts as well as eyes.