Review : Jhumroo OR Zangoora. Which is better at Kingdom of Dreams, Gurgaon ?

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Kingdom of Dreams (KOD) is one of biggest and undoubtedly the best live entertainment place in NCR, India. Located in the suburbs of Gurgaon near New Delhi, the place is a delight to be at.

For those who haven’t heard of it, KOD is not an amusement park for kids. Its more of an entertainment hub, a structural and visual delight. The place has artificially created ‘Culture Gully’ and a technologically savvy live theater – ‘Nautanki Mahal’. Visit their website for more.

In my opinion, if you are going to KOD, watching their live show is a must as you wont find it anywhere else in India. Currently KOD has two live shows – Jhumro and Zangoora. Now the question is if you are going for the first time which one of the two should you go for (especially when the ticket prices of the show is slightly inflated).

I would review both the shows in short and then you may take a call as per your choice and taste.

Zangoora

Zangoora is the first live show crafted at KOD. The show has been running for 1.5 years and when I went they were running it 800th show. The producers have unleashed and put forward all their technical capabilities and stun the audience with amazing 3D mapping patterns, beautiful designs and Ariel shots. It is clearly visible from the plot that the producers have focused more on visual delight. May be because this was the very first show at KOD and the expectations were high. Recently, the show has Hussain Kunjerwala as a lead who ads spark to the stage.

However, as the show was crafted a couple of years ago, the songs in the entire musical event are slightly dated. Also, as they aren’t evergreen you may not be all ears. When I say the plot is weak, one of the sequences I am reminded is one where a prince (dressed like Hrithik Roshan of Jodha Akhbar) dancing and singing ‘Pehla Nasha’ of ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar’ and ‘Khuda Jaane’ of ‘Bachana Ee Haseeno’. But then the entire ‘Pehla Nasha’ song is performed in air. So as I said, Zangoora lacks a logic but is picturesque.

Jhumroo

Jhumroo has been introduced in KOD’s kitty quite recently and has completed 120 shows when I saw it. It is relatively new and fresh than Zangoora for the audience. Its very evident that the producers have learned from the feedback of Zangoora and incorporated things very cleverly. Jhumroo is based on evergreen songs from Kishore Kumar and each song fits the situation perfectly. The story carries a lot of emotion till the end along with nice comic punches among friends. The songs are melodious and leaves you tapping your feet.

However, Jhumroo compromises on visual effects when compared to Zangoora. Its has lesser Ariel shots and probably less astonishing patternes than Zangoora.

Which one to go ?

If you can afford going to KOD twice, then go for Zangoora first followed by Jhumroo.

If you can afford going to KOD just once, choose Zangoora for witnessing an eye candy and Jhumroo for a good story and melodious songs.

Hope the writeup helps a lot of people who seek an answer to this question.

26 COMMENTS

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  2. Awesome information, Kingdom of Dreams Gurgaon is an awesome place to be when you are in and around Delhi NCR.

    If you have to choose between the shows, you must definetly choose Zangoora over Jhumroo.
    Some of the must watch pavilions are:

    1. IIFA
    2. Kerala
    3. Hyderabad
    4. Rajasthan
    5. Mumbai

    • Dear Navin,
      Entry to culture gully is included in the ticket for theatre show. However, you will have to pay for food and other stuff as there are no cover charges included.
      The standalone culture gully ticket has cover charge included where you can spend an amount equivalent to the cost of entry ticket on food.

  3. So if we are going for the first time and watching Zangoora as suggested by you ,so how long can we hang around there seeing culture gully and the show. What are the timings for entry and exit of KOD ? Can you throw some light please

    • Dear Roshnak,
      The Nautanki Mahal show is for 2.5 hrs and you will take at least 2.5 hours to wander around in the Culture Gully.
      The show is twice a day – one in the noon and another in the evening. The premises is open till 11 PM (approx).
      I would recommend you to take the noon show to make the most out of your money.

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