Shankar Ehsaan Loy make video streaming debut
By Bandook - February 18, 2019
A romantic musical web-series, Bandish Bandits, is an unconventional story of love, music and self-discovery
With Bandish Bandits, national award-winning musicians and composers, Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa, make their video streaming debut as music directors.
The Prime Original series is expected to launch later this year on Amazon Prime Video which greenlit the romantic musical created by Still and Still Media Collective today. Directed by Anan Tiwari and written by Amritpal Singh Bindra, the show is about two diametrically different personalities who come together for their love for music.
Bandish Bandits is a young, dynamic love story between an excellent Indian classical singer shackled by centuries of tradition and a free-spirited pop star who makes up for her mediocre talent with her sensational skills as a performer. It is the story of Radhe and Tamanna who, despite coming from very different worlds, set out together on a journey of self-discovery to see if opposites, though they might attract, can also adapt and go the long haul.
Showrunner Amritpal Singh Bindra says, “The show is a millennial love story set against the backdrop of a clash between Pop and Hindustani classical music. Based in Jodhpur, it explores the central theme of whether music is discipline or is it liberation? Bandish Bandits is extremely special to us because the show has been developed completely in-house over the course of two years and is being directed by Anand Tiwari.
Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy, of the new association, had this to say, “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. 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.”>