Imagica House of Stars review: It is an average experience

Imagica has introduced few new attractions including House of Stars, a bollywood hall of fame type of place featuring life size silicon figures of actors like Ranbir Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, etc. They could have easily named it as House of Kapoors :P. No really, as if they got together and sponsored this attraction at the theme park.

Jokes apart, other than one or two movie sets, rest are just about ok. The best of the lot is from the movie Mughal-e-Azam where Madhubala is standing tall as Anarkali in her full form. The re-creation of the shiny mirrored Mughal court set is beautiful. I realized that iconic beauty Madhubala was just as tall as I am. I always thought she was taller than me. At least our height is similar, if not smile 😉 You can read about the House of Stars review here.

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Madhubala from the movie Mughal-e-Azam

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Wear costumes and get clicked. Akhbar’s head wear on my daughter’s head.

We paid Rs 148 plus taxes per person to enter the House of Stars. It was an introductory price and might change in future. They have created recent popular movie sets from Jolly LLB 2, Neeraja, Badri Ki Dulhaniya, Pari-not a fairytale, Bahubali, etc.

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Sonam Kapoor as Neeraja

The idea is to let the visitors experience the sets, wear the costumes and get clicked with the silicon figurines. Each of the sets plays a related background music (songs or other music from the movie) which results in a cacophony. The wax figurines of Kareena and Arjun resembled the real actors.

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Kareena Kapoor wax statue

Apart from their silicon figures, the resemblance for the other actors featured here are poor. The sets are ok. You might enjoy the experience of Bahubali set where you will find miniature re-creation of the Mahismati city, Bahubali figure and the throne with a sword. You can sit on the throne and get clicked. A photographer will try to click your pictures at every place so that they can sell you the pictures at Rs 350 per print. 😮 You can also get a 3D image created for yourself at Rs 50 with 3D Photos right at the exit. They send you a link in 15 minutes. Though, I was not able to download the image to my phone but the link is shareable through social media channels.

You just need 15 minutes to discover the entire place. The giant figure of Anushka Sharma from the movie Pari, looks rather odd.

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So if you are a diehard bollywood fan then only you should visit this place. If you have visited wax museums in other parts of the world then you might feel disappointed with this hall of fame with silicon figures. Also, I am not sure how do they plan to keep the content (figures plus sets) relevant as every year we have so many releases and many successful movies. Given that they chose to feature mostly recent hits and very less iconic movies, how do they plan to stay relevant. The space remains a constraint, else they will have to expand the experience zone further.

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Siddharth Malhotra from Baar Baar Dekho

Conclusion: Only for diehard bollywood fans.

Will I recommend? Only to diehard bollywood fans.

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Parimita Chakravorty is an author, blogger, features writer and a communications specialist. She has written for various popular magazines and websites related to beauty, fashion, jewellery and lifestyle, including HAIR India, Femina.in, BeBeautiful.in, Hello, etc. She has also contributed to various youth blogs and magazines. Her book ‘Look Stunning At Any Size’ has been well appreciated and received by the readers. Currently, she is part of India’s leading IT brand and takes care of their internal communications. Parimita is also working towards bringing awareness about Endometriosis in India; a silent epidemic which is consuming a lot of lives. She manages a page ‘Endometriosis India Files’ where patients discuss their condition and diagnosis.
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