Amazon Prime Video today announced an exciting virtual music concert in celebration of the launch of its newest Amazon Original Series, Bandish Bandits. The concert will be headlined by Shankar Ehsaan Loy and will feature acts by some of the most 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. Presented as a special offering a day prior to this year’s Prime Day event, the virtual musical extravaganza is open for all and will stream live on August 5 on Amazon Prime Video’s official Facebook & YouTube page. A melange of classical and pop music, the concert will feature songs from Bandish Bandits’ much-loved soundtrack along with other hits by Prateek Kuhad and Shankar Ehsaan Loy.
“We’re thrilled with the response to the Bandish Bandits soundtrack. It is a really special album, and an equally special show”, said Aparna Purohit, Head of India Originals, Amazon Prime Video, “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 coulourful and melodious world of this series.”
“We have received an overwhelming response to the soundtrack of Bandish Bandits”, said Shankar Ehsaan Loy, “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. 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.”
Singer Armaan Malik said, “It is always exciting to perform live for my fans online and I am really looking forward to being a part of the Bandish Bandits concert alongside Jonita and Shankar Ehsaan Loy!”
Bandish Bandits follows the story of Radhe and Tamanna. Radhe is a singing prodigy determined to follow in the classical footsteps of his grandfather. Tamanna is a rising pop sensation desperate to become India’s first international pop star. Radhe’s world is turned upside down when he falls in love with Tamanna. Torn between helping her achieve superstardom and staying true to his own music and his family’s legacy, will he succeed in juggling both at the risk of losing everything he has?
Produced and created by Amritpal Singh Bindra (Bang Baaja Baaraat) and directed by Anand Tiwari (Love Per Square Foot), the all-new Amazon Original Series, Bandish Bandits, follows the love story of two young performers from very different musical backgrounds. The ten-part series stars rising talent Ritwik Bhowmik (Dhuusar) as a Hindustani classical performer, Radhe, and Shreya Chaudhry (Dear Maya) as popstar Tamanna, alongside veteran actors including Naseeruddin Shah (A Wednesday, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), Atul Kulkarni (Page 3, Rang De Basanti), Kunaal Roy Kapur (Love Per Square Foot, Delhi Belly), Sheeba Chaddha (Mirzapur, Talaash) and Rajesh Tailang (Mirzapur, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel).
Bandish Bandits is set to release on August 4, 2020 and is a part of Amazon Prime Video’s line up of content offerings leading up to Prime Day 2020, along with popular English film Gemini Man (July 22), Kannada direct-to-service title French Biriyani (July 24), Birds of Prey (July 29), direct-to-service world premiere of Shakuntala Devi (July 31) and Amazon Funnies – Prime Day Special, an all-day laughter fiesta featuring 14 stand-up comics from across India.
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