BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ DUBAI UNVEILS ‘JAAN-E-JIGAR’ – NAME OF THE REGION’S FIRST RESIDENT BOLLYWOOD MUSICAL

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Rajmahal Theatre
Rajmahal Theatre

Dubai, UAE: Staying true to its grandeur, Rajmahal Theatre, the only Bollywood theatre at Bollywood™ Parks Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, released the much anticipated name of its musical – Jaan-e-Jigar.

The 120-minute extravaganza will be set in a Broadway-style show with a unique twist. Jaan-e-Jigar is a fantasy tale of two brothers named Jaan and Jigar, in a classic story of good vs evil. Strung together with Bollywood hits, including an original soundtrack created for the show, the story explores a larger than life world, full of magic, drama, music, dance, color and all things ‘Bollywood.’

The region’s first Broadway-style Bollywood musical will have all the makings of a Bollywood blockbuster, with romance, drama, action, magic and brilliant performances with foot tapping music that promises to captivate audiences like never before.

Thomas Jellum, General Manager of Bollywood Parks™ Dubai said: “We are very proud to bring the first Broadway-style Bollywood musical to the Middle East, and what better place to showcase it other than our star attraction – the Rajmahal Theatre. Our guests are sure to be entertained.”

In collaboration with Wizcraft International Private Limited, hundreds of actors, dancers, singers and acrobats were auditioned from across India to be a part of the musical. Only the best entertainers were hand-picked to showcase their talent to the millions of visitors who will attend the shows at the Rajmahal Theatre.

Taking its inspiration from the beautiful palaces and intricate architectural designs in India, the Rajmahal Theatre, Bollywood Parks™ Dubai’s jewel, is a stunning 850-seater arena that will play the separately ticketed musical several times a week.

Jellum further added, “As the region’s first resident show, we have partnered with the best in Bollywood show business, to ensure every element seen on stage embodies the cinematic experience. I am looking forward to see you all at the show very soon”

Bollywood, with its captivating music, dance and lavish costumes, has become synonymous with the colorful and dynamic destination of India, and at Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, visitors will find the majestic theatre palace Rajmahal Theatre which stages the regions first and only theatrical Bollywood live show.

Ticket details to be announced soon.

Scheduled to open this year, Bollywood Parks™ Dubai is part of Dubai Parks and Resorts which will also feature MOTIONGATE™ Dubai – a unique theme park showcasing some of Hollywood’s most beloved characters from DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Studios and Lionsgate as well as the region’s first LEGOLAND® Park and a LEGOLAND® Water Park. The entire destination will be connected by Riverland™ Dubai – a retail and dining destination at the heart of Dubai Parks and Resorts, and guests can stay at the Lapita™ Hotel, a Polynesian themed family hotel part of the Marriott Autograph® Collection. Expected to open in late 2019, Six Flags Dubai will be destination’s fourth theme park and the region’s first Six Flags theme park.

Rajmahal Theatre

Rajmahal Theatre, the jewel of Bollywood Parks Dubai, a part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, is the opulent 850-seater state-of-the-art theatre which will host the regions first Broadway-style Bollywood-themed musical. The separately ticketed show, will bring together the only Bollywood inspired musical of the region.

The heart and soul of Bollywood Parks Dubai, the Rajmahal Theatre draws inspiration from the royal palaces of India and creates an opulent backdrop for the six lives shows to be held on a weekly basis.

Bollywood Parks™ Dubai

Bollywood Parks™ Dubai a part of Dubai Parks and Resorts™ is a first of its kind theme park showcasing the authentic Bollywood experience. Bollywood, the Hindi language film industry based in Mumbai, India is one of the largest centres of film production in the world.

Located near the Dubai-Abu Dhabi border in the United Arab Emirates, the park will feature cinematic rides, thrilling attractions and entertaining live shows that bring to life the action, music, dance and drama of Bollywood.

Bollywood Parks™ Dubai will recreate the Bollywood experience through themed attractions and rides spread across five zones: Bollywood Boulevard, Mumbai Chowk, Rustic Ravine, Royal Plaza and Bollywood Film Studios featuring Hall of Heroes. Visitors will experience bold action, colourful story-telling and captivating dance sequences inspired by nine popular films or IPs: Rock On!!, Don, Lagaan, Sholay, Dabangg, Mughal-e-Azam, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, RA.One and Krrish. Bollywood Parks™ Dubai is also home to the stunning 850-seat Rajmahal Theatre that will house a separately ticketed Broadway-style, Bollywood themed musical. During the day, the park will have up to -20 live shows across five stages: Rock On!!, Crossroads, Mumbai Express, Rangmanch and Stars on Steps.

The park will also offer six themed restaurants that capture India’s mouth-watering culinary offerings and eight retail outlets stocking quintessential filmy fare. Set to open within the Dubai Parks and Resorts™ destination, Bollywood Parks™ Dubai will cover 1.7 million square feet.

Dubai Parks and Resorts, owned by DXB Entertainments PJSC, will become the Middle East’s largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination when it opens in 2016 comprising three separate theme parks: MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, a Hollywood movie inspired theme park concept; LEGOLAND® Dubai, the first LEGOLAND theme park in the Middle East; and Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, a first-of-its-kind theme park that will showcase rides and attraction based on some of Bollywood’s biggest blockbusters. It will also host the LEGOLAND® Water Park, the region’s first water park catering to families with children aged 2-12. Expected to open in late 2019, Six Flags Dubai will be destinations fourth theme park and the regions first Six Flags theme park.

The entire destination will be connected by Riverland™ Dubai – a uniquely themed retail and dining destination at the heart of Dubai Parks and Resorts, and guests can stay at the Lapita™ Hotel, a Polynesian themed family hotel part of the Marriott Autograph Collection.

Located on Sheikh Zayed Road opposite the Palm Jebel Ali in Dubai equidistant to Dubai and Abu Dhabi International Airports the destination offers over 100 rides and attractions