Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Raj Kapoor's Sangam, now in Israel!

The story is simple: Raj Kapoor is Sunder and Rajendra Kumar is Gopal, friends who fall in love with the same woman, Radha, played by the lovely Vyajayanthimala.

Raj Kapoor's Sangam was a 1964 blockbuster, one that continues to make compelling viewing.

Yet now - in the most unlikely of adaptations - it has been made into a stage musical in Israel, performed by the local Indian residents there!

Things began a year ago, reports Haaretz.com, when American millionaire David Mirage funded director Ilan Greenberg's production, featuring residents of the town Dimona.

The story remains essentially the same - with a screen providing Hebrew subtitles - even as the tragic story meets giggles in the audience, as they see their friends and neighbors flounder with Bollywood dialogues, in their accent.

Forty-four years after it was made, Sangam is still winning over audiences and celebrating India!


Deepti said...

Sangam represented India during a period when idealism and innocence colored romance. It was an evergreen movie:)

Ravi said...

@Deepti - Yup! That's true :)

Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule and dropping by my blog, mam :)

Take care!