The national award-winning trio of musicians and composers, Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa, have made their video streaming debut as music directors for a romantic musical, ‘Bandish Bandits.’
The unconventional story of love, music and self-discovery, an Amazon Prime Original series will launch this year in India and across 200 countries and territories.
Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy, while talking of the new association, said, “We are super excited about ‘Bandish Bandits’. It’s our first series in the video streaming space and gives us a wide new canvas to work on.”
They further said, “While the background score will work in tandem to the story-line and building the scenes, the songs in this series form a part of the core narrative. Making musicals is a bit of a lost art form in India, and with ‘Bandish Bandits’ we hope to bring this artistic format back to popular culture. ”
Vijay Subramaniam, Director and Head of Content, Amazon Prime Video India, added, “With Bandish Bandits, we are delighted to bring India’s first streaming original musical – a series that has a refreshingly new take on love. We are thrilled to have the musical trio of Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy on board for this musical extravaganza.”
Directed by Anand Tiwari and written by Amritpal Singh Bindra, ‘Bandish Bandit’ is a love story between an Indian classical singer shackled by centuries of tradition and a free-spirited pop star who makes up for her mediocre talent with her skills as a performer.