It starts off very lightheartedly with some very funny and earthy banter and some exuberant Bollywood dancing from the four young actors. The tone begins to change when they arrive in India as the assault on their senses is immediate – the heat, the smells, the dirt. The Bollywood dream is not what they thought it would be and their friendship begins to sour. They discover the seedier and darker side of India and its film industry. Gradually they begin to realise that they don’t fully belong in either the West or the East and events begin to spiral out of control until it reaches a shocking climax. The twist at the end, while not totally unexpected, is genuinely shocking and well done.
Throughout the play the audience has experienced a range of emotions and fortunately we are treated to a finale of Bollywood dance to lift our moods up again.
This was a very entertaining hour and the production has got a lot of positives – it has comedy as well as pathos, it covers some interesting commentary on racial and cultural identity and it also has some good songs and dancing. Definitely worth a look.