We are accustom to his energetic crowd roaring and title winning soca music and his stage performances have left an impact on his fans, but Machel Montano has added actor to his title. The much anticipated film, BAZODEE, stars Montano and in our opinion, he has served his audience yet another hit!
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term Bazodee it means, a state of confusion; a state of love. The way we interpret it is as a frantic state of deep love. This is how we (West Indians) describe music, food and some relationships!
The film incorporates Bollywood, Caribbean and Indo-Caribbean culture. This make up is true in some Caribbean islands to date, including Trinidad and Tobago where the film was set.
The film will premiere later this summer. In the meantime, we cannot get enough of the trailer.
Anita Ponchouri (Natalie Perera), the dutiful Indian daughter of a deep-in-debt businessman (Kabir Bedi) is about to marry a wealthy Londoner (Staz Nair) when a chance encounter with local singer, Lee de Leon (Soca music star Machel Montano in his film debut) sets things askew.
In search of a muse, de Leon agrees to perform at the engagement party for both families. Unable to deny their mutual attraction, and with the excitement of Carnival approaching, Anita must now choose between the answer to her family’s financial prayers and the possibility of real love.
Set on the vivid, colorful island of Trinidad and pulsing with the sensuous dance rhythms of soca music, BAZODEE is a new style Bollywood musical with a distinctly Caribbean island flavor.
Bazodee – In Theaters August 5th throughout the US. Coming to other territories, including the Caribbean region, soon!
- Source: http://bazodeethemovie.com/