Filmmaker Mira Nair’s "Monsoon Wedding", a stage musical adaptation of her 2001 movie “Monsoon Wedding”, will premiere in India in November, 2021. It will then move to Singapore, and Dubai, perhaps, and then bring it to London and the United States.
Nair shared the details about the musical during a virtual masterclass at Busan Film Festival.
“We are going to open next year, November 2021. First in India, and then in Singapore, and Dubai, perhaps, and then bring it to London and the United States. It’s a wonderful musical with music from Vishal Bhardwaj, one of our great composers, 21 new songs,” said Nair.
The musical that is based on the 2001 Venice Golden Lion winning film, was initially scheduled to open earlier this year in the UK at the Leeds Playhouse and London’s Roundhouse, but the premiere got delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, reports variety.com
The 63-year-old director said the musical is very close to her heart.
“It is very, very close to the film in spirit, but it’s a stage musical. And that’s the something that I have been working on very painstakingly for 10-11 years. So now we are ready. And we’re looking for COVID to leave us so that we can open on the big stages,” Nair added.
“Monsoon Wedding” featured Naseeruddin Shah, Lillete Dubey, Shefali Shah, and Vasundhara Das. The film had its world premiere as a stage musical at Berkeley Repertory.