A new show traverses the length of India with a focus on some clever illusions
QUITE magical,A� literally, You Got Magic is a travel show with magician Neel Madhav and explorer, playwright and actor Aakash Arora, to bring out the a�?magic of Indian cities.a�� The two young adventurists will explore lifestyles, food and people from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. a�?The 13-part travelling series will discover the most magical elements in a citya�� food, places, people or music,a�? begins Madhav. As well asA� the wackiest. Then, by drawing people in through magic, they will aim to showcase the hidden treasuresA� from a new and fresh perspective.
Aroraa��s passion for food, travel and exploration is also perfectly channeled here. Not only will he treat his palate to exotic flavours but hea��d also learn the history, cultureA� and significance behind them.
Working with a magician, Arora admits is great fun. a�?I was amazed by what I saw! But I think, when you work constantly with a magician, you get an idea of how the illusion comes about,a�? he shares. a�?There was this one trick Neel did in Jaisalmer when he turned sand into gold dust. That was pretty awesome,a�? he reveals.
Apparently there is never a dull moment in the series, although Madhav feels it is a a�?balanced one withA� a little bit of everything for everyone and in the right proportion.a�� And although ita��s a travel show, it isna��t the run of the mill sort. a�?Travel, food and adventure are the main hues, tempered with human interaction and celebration, then embellished with my magic,a�? Madhav tells us, confessing that he hasna��t actually been able to figure out the whole package, which makes it more mysterious and enjoyable a�� for him and the audience!
Look out for episodesA� where the duo hits Jaisalmer for live music in the desert, a Ganpati visarjan in Bombay, chilling out at aA� restaurantA� overlooking the majestic Himalayas and playing with Tibetan children in Mcleodgunj with stops at the Kullu Valley and Neeralaya resort by the Beas river as well. And of course a visit to Dr Bhang in Jaisalmer a�� a shop that sells some a�?Special Lassia��.
Premiers tonight (every Friday) at 8.30 pm on NDTV Good Times