Disco Dancer musical adaptation to release around Diwali
Composers Salim-Sulaiman have turned the Mithun Chakraborty blockbuster into a play
Disco Dancer, the iconic Mithun Chakraborty-starrer from 1982, is being remade as a musical play. Helmed by composers Salim-Sulaiman, the musical will be released around Diwali this year.
"We are restarting Disco Dancer. Some of us are vaccinated and some of them need to. Things have changed a lot right now and we want to restart it when everyone has taken the first dose. We are almost ready to release it, but things are a bit preliminary. We are hoping to release it near Diwali," Salim Merchant told IANS.
Talking about why they decided on Disco Dancer, Salim said, "It was Mithun Chakraborty's biggest film. All the songs of this films are massive hits, whether it is 'Yaad aa raha hai', 'I am a disco dancer', 'Goron ki na kalon ki', 'Jimmy Jimmy', 'Auva auva' -- musically, it has a lot of amazing songs. In terms of the music style, which is disco, it can never go out of fashion. It's still present right now and people still move to it, dance to it, enjoy it, listen to it. It has a classic touch."
"We have taken the rights for 'Disco Dancer' from B. Subhash. Our company Gravity Zero (Entertainment) is basically a company that makes musicals. We made 'Umrao Jaan' before this," Salim added.
Salim-Sulaiman had remixed the title track of Disco Dancer last year. Voiced by Benny Dayal, the music video had featured Tiger Shroff.