Preview: London Dreams
Massive stage settings, rock concerts and music as a binding factor, Ajay Devgn-Salman Khan starrer London Dreams, relies on the bond of friendship more than its rock background.entertainment Updated: Oct 29, 2009 18:21 IST
Massive stage settings, rock concerts and music as a binding factor, Ajay Devgn-Salman Khan starrer London Dreams, which releases on Friday, relies on the bond of friendship more than its rock background.
Produced and directed by Vipul Shah, the movie stars Asin Thottumkal in the female lead, while Akshay Kumar will be seen in a cameo. Rannvijay Singh and Om Puri too feature in the movie.
"London Dreams is a drama about two friends and their relationships, their roles, individuality and problems," Ajay told IANS.
Added Asin: "It is a musical with a lot of emotions and twists in the story. But it's something that heavily relies on music."
Shot extensively in Paris and London, the story revolves around childhood friends Arjun (Ajay) and Mannu (Salman) who have a music lineage in their family history.
Arjun dreams of being on stage as a performer to live up to his grandfather's unfulfilled ambitions while Mannu has little interest in the instruments of his father, a music teacher.
Arjun's determination takes him to London where he forms a band with Priya (Asin) and others. But his friend Mannu tries to make his livelihood as a wedding band performer in the village.
Arjun eventually invites Mannu to London to complete his band contrary to his own belief that the latter can create a competition.
But Mannu surprises him by turning out to be an entertainer. With his unique style, he becomes more popular with the audiences leaving Arjun envious. His insecurity increases when he realises Priya is smitten by Mannu.
The band embarks on a three-city tour where Arjun deceives Mannu into promiscuous sex and illicit drugs. As the tour concludes, the band heads to London to perform at Wembley Stadium where Mannu comes to senses and chooses the righteous path and supports his friend.
"London Dreams" has managed a good buzz, courtesy the big names associated with it.
Noteworthy is that the songs in the movie have been shot like live concerts.
The movie is releasing with another-big budget venture "Aladin".