Amazon Prime Video launches original musical series ‘Bandish Bandits’

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Amazon Prime Video has summoned its launch of Prime Original Series, Bandish Bandits. The series created by Still and Still Media Collective will be launched soon.

The series will see the popular musical trio of Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa. The series will also mark the streaming service debut for musical trio Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa. They will be composing the score for the new show.

“We are super excited about Bandish Bandits,” Mahadevan, Noorani, and Mendonsa said in a prepared statement. “It’s our first series in the video streaming space and gives us a wide new canvas to work on. We are extremely excited to be working with Still and Still Media Collective on this passion project of theirs. 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.”

Bindra, who will serve as the showrunner on the show, said, “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Amazon Prime to tell the story of ‘Bandish Bandits’. The show is a millenial love story set against the backdrop of a clash between Pop and Hindustani classical music.”

He said the series will be based in Jodhpur and “explores the central theme of whether music is discipline or is it liberation”.

 

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