Indian Film Is Being Adapted Into a Broadway Musical

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Bollywood is coming to Broadway.

“Come Slide in Appreciate — The DDLJ Musical,” dependent on the Indian filmmaker Aditya Chopra’s 1995 strike “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge,” which has turn out to be a cultural touchstone of modern day Bollywood, will open throughout the 2022-23 time, producers declared on Friday.

The film, which was Chopra’s directorial debut at age 23, is a passionate comedy that tells the story of Simran, a young Indian American lady who is arranged to be married to a household buddy who convinces her rigid father that she need to have a summer experience in Europe initially. (A charming American throws a wrench into her reasonable plans.)

Chopra, who also wrote the movie, generally referred to as “DDLJ” and whose title is translated as “The Braveheart Will Choose the Bride,” mentioned in a statement on Friday that he was psyched to marry the worlds of theater and movie in the task, which he will immediate.

“Twenty-six years later on, I’m likely again to my authentic eyesight of the story of ‘DDLJ,’” he reported, “a adore story of two cultures … two worlds.”

He extra, “I’m terribly anxious and very energized.”

The exhibit will be created by Yash Raj Movies, India’s premier film studio, and it will be a collaboration amongst an American and Indian innovative team. Neil Benjamin (“Legally Blonde,” “Mean Girls”) will write the guide and lyrics, and the Indian songwriters Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani will compose the music. Choreography will be by Rob Ashford, who gained a Tony Award for “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” and Derek McLane (“Moulin Rouge!,” “Hairspray Reside!”) will style the set.

The musical will have its globe premiere at the Previous World Theater in San Diego in September 2022, with Broadway dates to be introduced later on.

“DDLJ,” one particular of the highest-grossing Indian videos of all time, was a results with critics as effectively as at the box business office and positioned 12th on the British Movie Institute’s listing of the top Indian films of all time.

Composing for in 2012, Omer M. Mozaffar characterised the film as a Bollywood model of a Disney princess story, with a younger woman “feeling trapped by the classic patriarchy, in search of independence through exploring the earth, but lastly getting it via silent, but inappropriate like.”

A international casting look for is underway.