Mood Indigo 2017: Asia's largest cultural festival kicks off with a bang!

The fest took off with the final fashion show event ‘Vogue’ and one-act stage play competition ‘Third Bell’ with Akshay Kumar as the prime highlight of Day 1

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Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) had been gearing up for its cultural festival Mood Indigo or MoodI, as it is fondly called, over the last the last couple of months. Finally, the extravaganza gained momentum today and continued to be a standard setter for other college festivals.



What followed on Day 1?

The day took off with a flying start with the one-act stage play competition ‘Third Bell’ which was a Dramatics event. The show featured an array of classy mono-act plays, scaling great heights with its versatile participants and was held in the P.C Saxena Auditorium. The performers captivated the audience leaving behind a stimulating conscience after every act.



The second event and the most anticipated one, ‘Vogue’ took place in the MTV Convocation Hall. Vogue was a Fashion show competition going by the slogan, ‘Honouring the Past and Shaping the Future’.



Several pre-selected teams from NIFT Bhubaneshwar, FDDI Kolkata, Pearl Academy, Noida etc gracefully walked the ramp and set the show on fire as the audience cheered and applauded for them.



Each team has its own distinct motif that reflected in its attire, suited to the overall theme for MoodI ‘La Fete Carnaval. The stage was flowing with myriad forms of silhouettes, acknowledging a mélange of different eras. The Status Quo clothing line also did a round showcasing its collection. Team Manipal bagged the first prize for Vogue.


Highlight of the Day

Following Vogue, the music launch for R. Balki’s upcoming movie ‘PadMan’ happened at the same venue. Director R. Balki and the real face behind the biopic, Arunachalam Muruganantham graced the event. After the trailer was screened, the audience held on to their hearts and broke into a thunderous applause to welcome Akshay Kumar on stage. 



The actor shared his experience working on the movie while the Muruganantham threw light on the centerfold, sanitary napkins, and menstrual hygiene. He explained every move, hailing from a small rural town in Tamil Nadu to his feature in Governance now and had every person in the hall in awe and appreciation for him.

 


Akshay Kumar followed suit, endorsing the use of sanitary napkins and empowering women with inexpensive female hygiene products. An interactive session also befell as the students posed their questions to the trio and received their valued inputs upon the topic.


What was it like to be at Mood Indigo on Day 1?

The sprawling campus of IIT-Bombay was hustling and bustling with a vehement crowd. From performers rushing to their respective competition venues to giggly visitors, the entire spirit of liveliness that MoodI is ever associated with was evident. 



The place around the Convocation Hall was brimming with engaging stalls and selfie-booths from Bisleri, Vh1, Hero Motocorp, Nivea, ShareIt and also some peppy live flash dance performances by Imagica to name a few. 



The eye-catching décor matching the theme was fascinating beyond words and made the young multitude stop and admire the ambience as they went about their ways. Light music sifted through the atmosphere as maneuvered in the pretty, lush lanes in the campus.

To sum up, Mood Indigo had a grand start and was an amazing place to be in, on its first day!


Photo credits: Rajas Panshikar

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