Head To Mumbai For India’s First 7-Star Movie Experience
Who’d have thought that a regular Thursday evening would turn into one of the most luxurious and hospitable cinematic experiences of my life?
India’s first Laserplex at Inox, Nariman Point, Mumbai, now provides a 7-star cinematic experience. The moment I entered Insignia – Inox’s signature experience – I was transported to a world of finery and elegance.
The amount of space between each row was unbelievable; the seats made of plush Italian leather were a marvel and reclined to a 180-degree angle with micro-adjustable neck rests, a butler on call, an Inox Mobile App through which we could order food at the press of a button, and a charging point on the seat (for people like me who’re always low on battery).
The evening kickstarted with Siddharth Jain, director, Inox Group of Companies, addressing everyone present for the first-ever screening of a movie at the 7-star Laserplex of India.
He said that this is where all of India’s directors and producers would personally love their films to be screened: “It has the best sound system on the ceiling as well as the sides by Dolby Atmos Sound, and the sharpness and brightness of the celluloid is nothing like what you’ve seen before, provided by the highest quality laser projector.”
Inox has collaborated with Chef Vicky Ratnani for a curated gourmet menu. Ratnani said that if you’re watching a movie, you’re activating all your senses, so the taste shouldn’t lag behind. He has put together an interesting menu — a pretty mix of healthy and tasty food. He has used fresh ingredients and produce to create all the dishes.
We were given a tub of makhana aka lotus seeds when the event started. It was a nice deviation from the usual popcorn. The platter, which was served a little later into the event, consisted of quinoa salad, Bombay toastie, twice baked khichadi, haryali biryani, and a mint-spinach yogurt drink to wash it all down with. I planned a little snooze, but the evening had just begun.
Naam Shabana premiered with a 7-star experience for the first time in India. Honestly, the marriage of technology and luxury made for a truly unforgettable evening. And it was even more complete when, upon asking for some chai, the butler promptly got me some cardamom tea.
A tummy feeling good, plush recliner seats, a hot cuppa tea and a blanket to tuck you in. How can a cinema running on a laser projector get any better after that? It cannot.
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