How about watching the super-hit Hindi film 'Dabang' in real? Watch the anti-gravity action sequences of the muscleman Salman Khan bashing up the goons…then there are bullets… fire… smoke… songs… all right in front of you but off-screen! This and more are on offer at Bollywood Park in Jebel Ali off Dubai. Here, you could fly above the mountains and cities like Hrithik Roshan's Krrish and chase the villains.
Or, you could dance to the tune of 'Chayya…chayya' on top of a train along with Shahrukh Khan. If your taste is for 'Sholay' or for 'Lagan,' this is the place. This theme park in Jebel Ali indulges you in the Bollywood Party. Although named 'Bollywood Park,' Rajanikant shows, Malayalam hit songs and comedy shows are there in the park's repertoire. Crisp dance numbers, light shows and flood of colours beloved of the Bollywood blockbusters fill every cubic inch of the space.
The 850-seater Rajmahal Theatre reminding one of the 'Taj Mahal' but more resplendent, has few of the most advanced systems for entertainment. In the vast expanse of the courtyard, there are water fountains and laser shows. It also hosts dance events involving hundreds of artists. Next to it is the Mughal-e-Azam restaurant. It is a confluence of Indian, Mughal and Arabic cuisines.
The majestic Victoria Terminus, restaurants designed in the manner of the Mumbai local trains, the Mumbai roads and streets etc. in Bollywood Park attract a large number of tourists. There is a stage atop a train named 'Mumbai Express.' Another attraction is the event that takes the visitors through the history of Bollywood. Various events are conducted marking the crucial junctures through which Bollywood had passed.
Cinema in a hand's reach
'Don,' 'Krrish,' Chulbul Pandey, Bhuvan, Gabbar Singh etc parade right in front of you. After the shows one could take a selfie with Chulbul Pandey or shake hands with Krrish or dance with the extras. There is a 'Lagan carnival' with rides of the 'Lagan village' theme complete with the programs on the thrilling cricket match. The 4-D ride with Krrish is a thrilling experience. The 3-D adventure ride 'Hunt for Gabbar Singh' immerses you in the 'Sholay' milieu.
The stage 'Rangamanch' conducts traditional Indian dance events like 'Garba,' 'Bhangra' etc. The stage is designed in the form of a village assembly under a banyan tree. Musical events stringing together songs from regional languages are conducted here. Traditional Indian food is also available here. The recreated Victoria Terminus and the Mumbai local trains give a typical Mumbai ambience.
The hall of heroes
Here, the events are arranged in the form of the production of the film 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobaara.' This is an interactive programme with audience participation. 4-D theatre experiences based on 'Ra One' and 'Krrish' are sure to leave the tourists spellbound. There is a venue for music competition for children which is very popular. There is also a studio canteen brimming with people.