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Another musical produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber and directed by Steven Pimlott. Currently playing at The Apollo in Victoria, London. Set in Bombay, it cost around £4.5 million to create. The hero, Akaash (played by Raza Jaffrey), dreams of becoming a Bollywood actor, and the heroine Priya (Preeya Kalidas is the daughter of a film director who is also involved somehow with the Mafia. Obviously they fall in love. In fact, dmtw.co.uk says this;

"Akaash and Priya: two lovers from different worlds, sharing one dream."
Not the most intriguing of storylines, in fact - somewhat predictable. But it is so brilliantly colourful and has such great songs, that you can't help but want to stand up and dance along.

(A song from Bombay Dreams, Shakalaka Baby (sung by Preeya Kalidas, the lead actress), is being released as a single in the UK.)

The soundtrack, composed by AR Rahman, goes as follows;

  • Bombay Awakes - Ensemble
  • Bombay Dreams - Ensemble featuring Dalip Tahil, Raj Ghatak, Karen David & Preeya Kalidas
  • Like An Eagle - Raza Jaffrey
  • Love's Never Easy - Raj Ghatak
  • Don't Release Me - Dalip Tahil
  • Happy Endings - Preeya Kalidas & Dalip Tahil
  • Ooh La La - Andrew Playfoot
  • Shakalaka Baby - Preeya Kalidas & Raza Jaffrey
  • Are You Sure You Want To Be Famous - Preeya Kalidas & Raza Jaffrey
  • I Could Live Here - Raza Jaffrey
  • Only Love - Preeya Kalidas
  • Chaiyya Chaiyya - Sukhwinder Singh & Sapna Awashti
  • How Many Stars? - Preeya Kalidas & Raza Jaffrey
  • Salaam Bombay - Raza Jaffrey & Ensemble
  • Closer Than Ever - Preeya Kalidas & Raza Jaffrey Ganesh
  • The Journey Home - Raza Jaffrey
  • Wedding Qawwali - Sukhwinder Singh
  • Bombay Sleeps - Ensemble

     

    Oh, and if you ever see it, watch out for Sweetie! She's adorable.

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