Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Unforgettable Experience

Got a chance to attend another spectacular live event and this time it wasn't sports. For ardent Bollywood fans like us it was worth every penny. Truly entertaining!

"The Unforgettable Tour"
Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Riteish Deshmukh, Preity Zinta
Producer: Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
Music Director : Vishal-Shekhar
Choreographer: Shiamak Davar
Verdict: Superhit!!
Location: Oakland/San Francisco

The show was very well conceptualized and executed although I felt the volume was a few decibels on the higher side throughout the show. It was like a movie with all the superstars, an excellent storyline and impeccable direction.

Personally, I think Abhishek Bachchan was the star performer of the night! Amazing energy, intensity, style, confidence and command over the crowd...(everyone was excited, lively and animated though he was at a threshold higher than everyone)
Vishal-Shekhar: got everyone grooving on the music and dancing in no time
Preity Zinta: effervescent as always
Aishwarya: classy and admirable finesse
Riteish Deshmukh: was commendable and a close second to Abhishek yest.
Madhuri: It's always a treat to watch her perform
Amitabh Bachchan: charismatic and truly unforgettable. Just his stage presence is more than enough to keep everyone happy and entertained.(including me)

Some memorable moments from the show:
The brief introductions of everyone before they came on stage, Abhishek's entry from the crowds and his awesome performance, Vishal-Shekar's Om Shanti Om song, Amitabh's singing, the impressive lights and background screen on the stage, Agneepath trivia, the guy dancing a couple of rows in front of us (skillful,dramatic and hilarious), Deewar dialogue replete with emotions (mesmerizing), Bhumbro Bhumbro by Preity with fitting images from Kashmir on the background screen, the never ending queue for food (finally had to leave it halfway since my phone started ringing, the voice at the other end shouting, get back in it's the Emperor's entry!!), the entire Bay Area Indian community was packed in the Oracle Arena (met a lot of friends coincidentally), Dola re with Aishwarya and Madhuri in the costumes of Devdas, the video celebrating India, legendary Kajra re at the end (AAA in action), being Amitabh Bachchan segment (everyone came and performed one of Amitabh's hits songs) and Jhoom Barabar Jhoom finale.

Look forward to more shows of such magnitude ...

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