Did you hear the fire brigade? Reason, IIMA Chaos. Ahmedabad was on fire but in a different way. The IIMA Chaos festival got the better of the city and it was all chaotic today.
The day started with a bang with the major events like Drama competition. There were four teams who battled it out for the top two spots. They were Kirori Mal College all the way from Capital New Delhi, our own IIM Ahmedabad team, National Institute of Design Ahmedabad and Symbiosis Pune.
The winners were Kirori Mal College, Delhi and the runners up were IIM Ahmedabad though there was a tough call between both these teams because of the kind of talented actors, gripping screenplay and perfect direction.
Time passes quickly on this side of the IIMA gate, when you have events all around and the whole campus to explore. Soon, we were at the main events at LKP lawns for a magical night to come.
The first performance of the evening was by Luke Kenny who was present at IIMA Chaos for the promotions of India’s first Zombie movie titled ‘Rise of the Zombie’. He performed the title track of the movie with a few beautiful girls on stage and gave away t-shirts and wrist bands of ‘Rise of the Zombie’. The movie is Co-directed by Devki Singh who presented the story of the movie in brief and then came singer Carolisa Montero with the song ‘All Alone’.
Then came the kids from Prayas Foundation, an initiative by IIM Ahmedabad. They performed exquisite dance on hits like o papadwale panga na le, disco deewane, radha and Govinda from OMG: Oh My God.
After Prayas kids baffled the crowd with their baby moves, IIMA was rocked by a melodious symphony of Shruti Pathak of Marjawa fame. Well, mostly she is known for Marjawa and believe me when she sang Marjawa you feel like falling love with her right there. Shruti Pathak, being an amdavadi held a special place for IIMA Chaos in her heart since the days she bunked at Xavier’s College for Chaos. So performing at Chaos was a unique experience, very few dreams like these come true.
Shruti Pathak set the stage rolling with Bollywood numbers like Marjawa, gal mithi mithi bol, ainvayi ainvayi, tum hi ho bandhu and audience’s favourite chikni chameli.
Shruti Pathak set the stage for Vishal and Shekhar and the rest is history. Vishal and Shekhar apologised for their delay and said that they were going to cancel the event due to the death of Shekhar’s grandmother but the man had the guts and strength to perform live on stage amidst more than seven thousand people. Hats off.
Vishal and Shekhar performed bollywood numbers like Bachna ae haseeno, ek main aur ek tu hain, salaam Namaste, Anjana anjani, Bin tere, Dus bahane, khuda jaane, disco deewane. They engaged the crowd with ease and the people were everywhere, standing on chairs, sofas, railings and what not. It was a tough task for the security. They performed a fusion of Dard-e-Disco and Chappa chappa charkha chale and a few more mind blasting numbers.
The audience had a ball when they gathered like 30 radhas from the audience on stage to perform the radha song from Student of the year. Slow heartbreaking numbers Tujhe Bhula Diya and Mr. Bachchan’s iconic song Pyaar hume kis mod pe laya were my personal favourites.
It was difficult to let them go, but they ended the performance on a promising note satisfying the crowd to the fullest.
The Ahmedabad Blog team thanks Team IIMA Chaos for such a wonderful tie up. Like all good things come to an end, sadly IIMA Chaos too had to end. Ahmedabad, you missed it tonight if you were not anywhere near the rocking IIMA campus.
Photographs Courtesy : Harsh Kanada , Nirav Ashoka Prajapati and Harsh Thakkar