In October 2018, Break a Leg! got the opportunity to document India’s very own magnum opus, AGP World’s retelling of the timeless tragedy Devdas. The theatrical adventure was an enormous production and presented the grandeur with opulent havelis and classic dance performances. With over hundred talented artists working on the play, the production was breathtaking to say the least.
The play brings to stage the many complexities and passions of Devdas, Paro and Chandramukhi. Supported by a myriad of talents along with flavors of musical and visual extravaganza, it is nothing short of unforgettable.
To begin with, Break a Leg! documented the rehearsals to give audiences a peek into the actors’ preparation process.
Like any other musical, the original music and dance played a pivotal role in the making of Devdas. As we soaked in the aura of this classic, we created snippets of different elements that portray the energy behind this spectacular presentation.
We also created a special video showcasing the dance of Devdas, to give viewers a glimpse of the creative process and the brilliant jugalbandi between the actors and choreographers.
Break a Leg! got to see in real time the movement that goes behind creating a period drama. The dynamic nature of the ongoing production had us moving simultaneously to capture the best parts of this engaging process. We were with the actors, choreographers, set designers, musicians through aerial exercises, voices exercises, dress rehearsals and saw it all develop through the lens whilst editing it all at rapid speed!
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The exuberant energy of creating digital content in real time as a play happens is thrilling, and the upcoming season excites us to no end! Watch this space for more!