Videocon IIFA Weekend and Micromax IIFA Awards 2010 was privy to a sneak preview in Colombo on 5th June 2010 of Zangoora, the gypsy prince – the world’s biggest Indian cinematic, themed theatrical musical extravaganza that is slated for a grand opening at the Kingdom of Dreams in July 2010 in India.
Kingdom of Dreams, India’s first live entertainment and leisure destination located in Gurgaon, was revealed at a grand announcement at the International Indian Film Academy Weekend (IIFA) 2010. Kingdom of Dreams will bring to life the magic and mystique of India – a unique blend of art, culture, heritage, crafts, cuisine and performing arts, complete with spectacular technological wizardry. Kingdom of Dreams is a unique initiative by Wizcraft International Entertainment, India’s Foremost Entertainment and Communication Company and Apra Group of Companies. This mammoth concept will offer theme-based entertainment experiences of exceptional standards like never before and promote Indian culture to Indians and visitors from across the globe.
The launch of Kingdom of Dreams was announced at a splendid ceremony among the presence of celebrated actors from the Indian film fraternity, Mr. Anumod Sharma, Chairman, Apra Group of Companies, Mr. Viraf Sarkari, Mr. Andre Timmins and Mr. Sabbas Joseph, Directors, Wizcraft International Entertainment. Charismatic Dia Mirza and charming Neil Nitin Mukesh shared their experience of this new paradigm of entertainment – Kingdom of Dreams. Kingdom of Dreams underscored its presence as India’s newest entertainment destination at the Indian Film Festival, showcasing a making-of and virtual tour to the Kingdom and of the future of Indian entertainment.
Speaking on the occasion, Viraf Sarkari, Director, Wizcraft International Entertainment said, “Kingdom of Dreams is a distinctive, live entertainment destination that is sure to make every Indian very proud. Incredible in scale and scope, it has been conceptualized to offer a magical Indian experience like none other. Kingdom of Dreams brings together the best of modern technology and wizardry integrated perfectly with traditional Indian performing arts, cinematic entertainment and India’s rich cultural heritage. Kingdom of Dreams offers a live entertainment experience that has never been experienced in our subcontinent before. We hope to capture the imagination of the world with this spectacular destination.”
He further added, “We are delighted to present Kingdom of Dreams today at IIFA, the biggest celebration of Indian cinema on a global platform. It is a perfect opportunity to introduce and invite millions of fans of the Indian cinema and entertainment industry to Kingdom of Dreams.”
The Kingdom of Dreams has four distinct entertainment zones – Culture Gully, Nautanki Mahal, Showshaa Theatre and IIFA Buzz – each offering a unique proposition. Culture Gully is an Indian boulevard of exotic food, art and culture; Nautanki Mahal, India’s first dynamic state of the art 4D theatre designed and conceptualised to offer breath-taking & magical experiences; Showshaa Theatre will present a kaleidoscope of fabulous colorful drama marquee spotlighting ancient Indian Epics and Mythology, mock wedding shows and the great Indian talent circus; and IIFA Buzz – a glamorous Indian cinema lounge will buzz with starry energy and the glitzy dazzle of India’s filmdom. Entertainment will never be the same before as Kingdom of Dreams opens its gates to a magical and mystical arena.
Expressing his excitement on the launch of Kingdom of Dreams at the IIFA Weekend and Awards, Anumod Sharma, Chairman, Apra Group of Companies said, “Kingdom of Dreams is a novel entertainment paradise. It is our dream that has taken shape in its magnificent architectural form. This uniquely modern yet intrinsically Indian destination is expected to boost domestic tourism to Gurgaon and carve its place as a must visit attraction for Indian and international tourists.”
The Indian film industry, the corporate world, dignitaries from Sri Lanka, India and the Asian region along with world media and Indian cinema fans from across the world witnessed the preview of the world’s biggest Bollywood themed cinematic and theatrical musical extravaganza – Zangoora, the gypsy prince. The star cast of the grandiose stage production featuring actor Hussain Kuwajarewala, Isha Sharvani and Gauahar Khan presented the first look of the romantic musical at the Micromax IIFA Awards Night with a stellar performance. The breathtaking act by the talented actors set the stage on fire while showcasing the energy and drama of the play.
The majestic musical will be presented at Nautanki Mahal at Kingdom of Dreams. Zangoora, the magnum opus production is an Indian Cinema styled musical bringing alive the splendour of India in a mesmerising on-stage drama. The never before seen extravaganza has been designed and conceptualised with the best of Indian and international talent. The production has been written by Javed Akhtar, music is by India’s leading music composers Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy, choreography is by Shiamak Davar, the entire production and art design is by Omung Kumar, while renowned fashion designer Neeta Lulla has designed the costumes. The direction is by the distinguished director and animator David Freeman of London. The show is produced by GINC (Great Indian Nautanki Company) – a joint venture between Wizcraft International Entertainment and Apra Group.
Come July, the Kingdom of Dreams will welcome you to an incredible Indian experience, unseen before!