LOS ANGELES—Bollywood was in Hollywood as guests from India’s film industry were among audience members at the acclaimed Shen Yun Performing Arts at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Jan. 27.
Jatin Pandit, Bollywood a prolific movie producer of films such as Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and Mohabbatein, was accompanied by his agent broker, Amrit Bhandari. Pandit helped produce 170 movies filmed in India. Also in attendance was Rashmi Shaaha, a businessman trying to bring Bollywood to Hollywood.
“This is the first time I’m watching a Chinese play with so many different acts, and I admire the synchronization, production value, and perfect timing,” Mr. Pandit said. “It was amazing and so beautifully, musically handled.”
The New York based Shen Yun travels the globe reviving the divinely inspired Chinese culture, according to its website.
“Through universal language of music and dance,Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends and heroic modern-day epics,” according to the company’s website. “Shen Yun presents themes of compassion and courage with stunning beauty and tremendous energy, leaving audiences uplifted and inspired.”
Mr. Pandit said the original music composed for this show and the orchestra combining Western and Eastern instruments were amazing.
“The music had tremendous melody and very good tempo, which was very difficult for the string section to hold it, and they have done an amazing job,” he said.
Mr. Bhandari added that the show was flawless.
“Perfect timing, perfect choreography, perfect show—to the second, to the minute—perfection! Choreography is excellent, visualization, the video effect, fish comes out of the water—super!” Mr. Bhandari extolled.
Mr. Shaaha offered his impression of Shen Yun, saying, “The show is phenomenal. I’ve seen many shows, but this exceeds everything I’ve seen.”
“I’m so happy I’m here,” he added.
“I would surely like to recommend this kind of performance in India, and I wish them all the best,” Mr. Pandit said. “It was really a pleasure to come here.”
Reporting by Flora Ge and Masha Savitz.
Shen Yun Performing Arts, based in New York, tours the world on a mission to revive traditional Chinese culture. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
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