They had me at "Marvel Comics amusement park." They even had me at "Brad Pitt-designed hotel and resort." But the good people of Dubai just won't stop trying to woo me with movie-related developments. Now they're saying: "Bollywood theme park." I got so excited that I almost prematurely bought my plane ticket. Then I realized that the thing isn't exactly constructed yet. Also, I thought about how unfamiliar I actually am with Bollywood films (I took a class, but was only taught so much) and realized it isn't that attractive to someone like me. But for the millions and millions of Bombay-produced cinema fans, this is going to be huge.

Of course, as pointed out in this Empire article, the idea is not for a general Bollywood-themed park. It's specifically related to the films of Yash Raj Entertainment. So, unfortunately, no Mother India-based "Canal of Modernization" flume ride. Or Lagaan-inspired cricket stadium. No Hum Aapke Hain Koun-based women-in-drag show, either. Still, Yash Raj has put out some of the most popular Indian films of this decade, including Bunty Aur Babli and Dhoom. The latter (and its sequel) should be able to lend itself to a cool motorcycle-type ride.
categories Cinematical