Amazon India greenlights musical series Bandish Bandits

Amazon Prime Video India is teaming with Still and Still Media Collective to produce romantic musical series, Bandish Bandits.

Directed by Anand Tiwari and written by Amritpal Singh Bindra, the series marks the streaming debut of popular musical trio Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa, who will also compose the soundtrack.  

The series revolves around the relationship between an Indian classical singer, shackled by centuries of tradition, and a free-spirited pop star who makes up for her mediocre talent with her sensational skills as a performer. 

Amritpal Singh Bindra said: “The show is a millennial love story set against the backdrop of a clash between Pop and Hindustani classical music. Based in Jodhpur, it explores the central theme of whether music is discipline or liberation. Bandish Bandits is extremely special to us because the show has been developed completely in house over the course of two years.”

Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy commented: “Making musicals is a bit of a lost art form in India, and with Bandish Bandits we hope to bring this artistic format back to popular culture.”

Bandish Bandits will be made available on Amazon Prime Video in 2019 across 200 countries and territories, including India.