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Amazon Prime Announces Bandish Bandits’ Virtual Concert Ahead of The Musical Series Release

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Streamer Amazon Prime Video has announced a digital concert ahead of the release of its new original series “Bandish Bandits”. The musical event, which will stream live on August 5 on Amazon’s official Facebook and YouTube pages, will be headlined by composer trio Shankar Ehsaan Loy. It will feature acts by popular names from the Indian music industry such as Armaan Malik, Jonita Gandhi, Prateek Kuhad, Shivam Mahadevan, Mame Khan, Ravi Mishra and Pratibha Singh Baghel. Bandish Bandits: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Set for Their Digital Debut With Amazon Prime’s Musical Series

Described as a “melange of classical and pop music”, the concert will feature songs from the much loved soundtrack of “Bandish Bandits” along with other hits by Prateek Kuhad and Shankar Ehsaan Loy. “We have received an overwhelming response to the soundtrack of ‘Bandish Bandits’. The album is a seamless amalgamation of classical and pop music and features some of the most extraordinary melodies from Indian classical music alongside some really peppy tracks. Bandish Bandits Trailer Video: Ritwik Bhowmik-Shreya Chaudhry’s Musical Journey Is Divided By Genre But United By Love

“We are ecstatic with the reaction the soundtrack has received and are thrilled we get to perform some of the best tracks from the soundtrack at the ‘Bandish Bandits concert’,” the music composer trio said in a statement.

Aparna Purohit, Head of India Originals at Amazon Prime Video, said the show’s soundtrack has been well-received by the audiences. “It is a really special album, and an equally special show. It is our first musical and Shankar Ehsaan Loy have done complete justice to the story of ‘Bandish Bandits’ with their soulful soundtrack. “We are excited about the ‘Bandish Bandits’ concert and can’t wait for our customers to immerse themselves in the colourful and melodious world of this series,” she said.

Produced and created by Amritpal Singh Bindra, “Bandish Bandits” features Ritwik Bhowmik and Shreya Chaudhry in the lead. The show’s cast also includes Naseeruddin Shah, Atul Kulkarni, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Sheeba Chaddha and Rajesh Tailang. Directed by Anand Tiwari of “Love Per Square Foot” fame, the show follows the love story of two young performers from very different musical backgrounds. It will start streaming on Amazon Prime Video from August 4.

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Indian 2: Kamal Haasan, Shankar Give 1 Crore Each to Families of Crew Members Who Tragically Died in the Crane Accident On Set

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In an unfortunate incident, an accident claimed the lives of three technicians on the set of director Shankar’s Indian 2 in February. The unfortunate incident left everyone saddened and the film’s lead star Kamal Haasan as well as the film’s production house condoled the incident and had promised financial aid for the families of those injured and died due to the accident. Now, the producers of the film, director Shankar and actor Kamal Haasan issued check to the families who were affected due to the accident. The film’s director, actor and producer came forward to 1 cr each to the families of four who lost their lives in the crane accident. Indian 2 Shooting Accident: 3 Die After Crane Crashes At Movie Sets; Kamal Hassan Escapes Unhurt.

For the uninitiated, the deceased were identified as Krishna and Madhu, who were assistant directors in director Shankar’s team, and also Chandran from the catering team. The freak accident happened as a crane with heavy-duty light came crashing down. Haasan was captured along with director Shankar and Lyca Productions’ heads as they recently handed over financial aid to the families of the deceased.

Kamal Haasan, Shankar Provide Financial Aid to Families of Deceased in the Crane Accident:

Taking to Twitter after the news of the accident was reported on February 26, director Shankar had tweeted saying, “It is with utmost grief, I’m tweeting. Since the tragic incident, I’ve been in a state of shock & having sleepless nights on the loss of my AD & crew. Having missed the crane by a whisker,I feel it would’ve been better if it was on me. Heartfelt condolences & prayers to the families.”Indian 2 Crane Accident: Fans Of Kamal Haasan Are Heartbroken After 3 Technicians Die On The Set – Read Tweets.

Reacting to the accident in February, Haasan had spoken about the compensation being a means to help the families monetarily and could in no way recover the loss that they had incurred. He was quoted saying, “This is not a compensation for what we have lost, its just a first-aid for the families. The permanent solution is to prevent such accidents.”

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Aug 06, 2020 07:29 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).

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