Mood Indigo Day 3: Lots of entertainment along with many handy workshops

Continuing the impressive streak, day 3 saw a slew of events which ranged from pillow-fights to Israeli music shows.


After Day 2 at Mood Indigo ended with a bang with Clinton Cerejo, giving the audience a night to remember, Day 3 continued the impressive streak and saw a slew of events which ranged from pillow-fights to Israeli music shows.

Highlights of Day 3

A pair of Eloquence sessions with Madhur Bhandarkar and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra on films moderated by Atika Farooqui wonderfully catered to fans and Bollywood enthusiasts.

Madhur Bhandarkar started off the talk by touching upon the prospects of a career in film and media. In the round of open discussion that followed, he remarked upon the short-film scene today and ease of access to production companies. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra talked about his experiences while making superhits like Rang De Basanti, and shared interesting anecdotes which captivated the interest of the audience.

The relentless energy of some action-packed dance performances at the finals of Double Trouble, a couple dance competition of Mood Indigo, radiated throughout the venue. 

The day also witnessed the final of the MI Idol, the Hindi solo singing competition, giving the participants an opportunity to perform in front of some of the most eminent names in the music industry. The final of Aagaaz, Mood Indigo’s street-play competition, witnessed some amazing vigour in the participants’ acts.

Under the International Music Festival, Sunday saw a fusion performance by Bombay Bairag whose music, rooted in Indian Classical and Sufi traditions with a dash of western influence, mesmerised the audience. This was followed by Malabi Tropical. Hailing from Israel, their performance uplifted the spirits of the audience with their amazing fusion of Balkan music, with original gypsy melodies and Latin rhythms.

There were many workshops that gave the visitors a chance to gain hands-on experience on various art forms. Some of them were the Writing Workshop ‘AIB First Draft’ by Satyanshu Singh on screenwriting; a longboarding workshop, one on parkouring, and one on pottery.

The author of popular love stories like 'I Too had a Love Story', Mr. Ravinder Singh, came down to the campus to talk about his experiences when he was a struggling author followed by a general discussion involving fun questions about students’ love life.

One of the main highlights on Sunday was the play 'Ek Rupaiya'. Written and directed by Nitin Bharadwaj, who was inspired by his own experiences as a child. Late evening, comedian Sunil Pal gave a rib-tickling performance at the PC Saxena Auditorium.

The day ended with the EDM Nite, where Bassjackers, the Dutch electronic music production, and DJ duo, wowed the audience with their euphoric tracks, recreating the environment of a discotheque as all the viewers were grooving to the beat. 

The duo was supported on-stage by DJ SHAAN, the youngest of the kind to play at Sunburn.