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Lillette Dubey recreates the magical tunes of Devika Rani in her play!

By BFFC Network Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 02:01: AM

Bringing the inspirational story of the First Lady of Indian Cinema to the theatre world, Lillette Dubey is all set to direct a play titled Devika Rani based on her life. Known for her iconic tunes, Devika Rani's songs played an important part of her identity and movie career. Capturing that in her play, Lillette will recreate some of the songs live and the characters will be seen performing to the tracks. Adding a contemporary touch to the tunes, Lillette will recreate the nostalgia associated with these songs while making them attractive for today's audience. 

From Matwale Naino Wali and Bichadgaye to Holi Ki Aayi Bahaar and Door Hato Ki Duniya Walo, Lillette will recreate Devika Rani's popular songs in the play. Each of the songs will have a modern touch while keeping the lyrics and tunes intact. Lillette has proved her directorial expertise in her previous plays like Salaam Noni Appa, Gauhar and Kanyadaan; with Devika Rani, she will raise the bar even further. 

"Devika Rani was known for her love for acting and her signature songs that catapulted her to stardom and united the nation in their love for music and films. It's an important part of who she was and we want to give it the significance it deserves. We've picked out some of her songs and will render a newer version of them in the play. Music always helps to deliver the nuances of the storyline with better clarity and I hope we can do justice to her story", says director Lillette Dubey. 

The play Devika Rani focuses on the life and struggles of an independent, ambitious woman who was determined to make it big in the acting profession. Having studied acting in London and with an inborn passion for it, Devika lit up the silver screen every time she was on it. Although a star performer, she had to face a multitude of problems in her personal and professional life owing to the patriarchy, male egos and societal pressures. The play navigates between these ups and downs making for an interesting and engaging watch. It will feature the versatile Ira Dubey as Devika Rani alongside powerful actors including Joy Sengupta, Rishi Khurana, Nandita Dubey, Aakanksha Kadre, Pranav Sachdev, Kashyap Shangari.

Organized by Showhouse, Devika Rani will be performed across Pune, Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Gurugram & Bangalore. Dates for Hyderabad, Lucknow, Chandigarh & Baroda will be announced soon. The play premiers at the end of August and tickets will be available on BookMyShow.

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