Traditional to contemporary

Traditional to contemporary


The final day of Unmaad saw many performances and a huge crowd, just like the first two days of the fest. The highlights of the day was Mr and Ms Unmaad, Bombay Dreams, Abhivyakti, Broader than Broadway and Haute Couture events.

The Indian light music contest, called Bombay Dreams, witnessed tough competition as students participated in groups to the accompaniment of musical instruments like guitar, drums, tabla, percussion, veena, keyboard, flute etc.

The winner of the event was Advaitha band from Christ University. An elated Priyanka, a member of the team, said, “Our team started preparing two months back and our efforts have yielded fruits. Though three teams participated from our college, our team tasted victory.” The award for The Best Vocalist went to Manoj from Thatwa band of Christ University.

The most curious and awaited event of the day was Mr and Ms Unmaad. Three girls and boys were selected to the final round based on their performances in the earlier rounds.The finalists exhibited their many talents and creativity. Skits with funny incidents and dramatic turns were assigned to perform on the spot. Sadanand of IIMB and Hufriya from S P Jain were crowned Mr and Ms Unmaad respectively.

Footloose, a free-style dance competition, brought out stunning performances. Every group had their own style of dancing, which also included some gymnastic steps to enthrall the audience. The event saw performances from traditional to Bollywood dancing.

The performing arts category included the movie-spoof competition called ‘Broader than Broadway’. The team of ten students from Manipal Institute of Technology was the one to walk away with the trophy of this event.

Abhivyakti was another interesting contest which provided a platform for students to showcase their talents in choreography and free-style dancing. The costumes of performers, paintings on their faces and fantastic body language won much appreciation. Haute Couture, the fashion parade event, also attracted many. The competitors charmed the crowd with their attractive attire and personalities.

Clay sculpting was also conducted on the day. Lisa Jerry and Victor bagged the prize for Comic Corner and the BIM College of Bangalore won the prize for clay sculpting.

Dancing to the tunes

IIMB rocked on Saturday night when Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy performed to a crowd of 4,000. People from all age groups came to listen to the trio. That included children accompanied by parents, students of IIMB, participants from other universities, professors and other fans.

The concert was held at the football stadium and there were only 500 seats. The crowd tried their best to get  close to the stage. Many of them bought food from the stalls near the stadium. As soon as Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy came on the stage, the crowd started screaming “Tamil songs please”, “Kannada songs please” etc. Apart from these languages, they sang in Marathi too. The crowd was screaming and dancing and many people literally lost their voice screaming with enthusiasm.

He also rendered songs from Dil Chahta Hai, the title track of Wake Up Sid and some songs from Rock On.  The music was simply amazing and the crowd was lost in his voice. There were many who wept when he sang the song Maa from the movie Tare Zameen Par.

Vernon F, a second-year MBA student from IIMB, says, “All of us had a lot of fun. I usually don’t listen to Hindi songs, but after listening to Shankar, I found that it was really good.” The concert started around seven in the evening and ended at 11 pm.