In the Seventies, when the Italians were making their versions of American Westerns - like The Good the Bad and the Ugly and A Fistful of Dollars - India was doing a similar thing.
The Bollywood versions were called "desi westerns", and Auckland's about to stage Ahi Karunaharan's love-letter to the controlled chaos that was film-making in Seventies India! It's called My heart goes Thadak Thadak.
The play is the passion project of Ahi Karunaharan who's spent the past decade producing South Asian-focussed theatre in Auckland. His composer is longtime spaghetti western fan Leon Radojkovic.
Lynn Freeman asked Ahi and Leon about the story which takes place on a film set, with the audience playing extras who've gathered for the shoot.
My heart goes Thadak Thadak premieres at Auckland's Q Theatre on Thursday.