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Unmaad, the annual cultural fest of IIM Bangalore, has gathered a lot of adulation over the last few years for bringing together the country’s best talents. The organizers ensure that the three-day event has everything you want – from competitions and food stalls to professional shows and international artists – it’s a fest that people eagerly anticipate. Here are 7 reasons why Unmaad is an awesome weekend escapade.
One of the most celebrated comedians of India, Abish rose to popularity through hilarious sketches with AIB, Comicstaan, and as the host of Son Of Abish with more than 756.2k YouTube subscribers. He was also the winner of the Best Young Communicator Award 2010. Abish’s original stand-up act at IIMB on Feb. 3 is sure to leave people in splits. Book tickets to Abish Mathew’s comedy show at this link.
Launchpad ft. Benny Dayal & Funktuation
Benny has etched his name in hearts with popular hits like Badtameez Dil, Ude Dil Befikre, Bang Bang, and many others. And this time, he is not alone – witness Benny and his Indie-Pop Fusion band Funktuation will entertain the audience with performances from their latest album. With the launch of Oora Paroo, see their performance on Feb. 2. Book tickets to Benny Dayal & Funktuation’s Proshow concert with this link.
Salim-Sulaiman & Bhoomi Trivedi
This time, Unmaad will host widely acclaimed musical duo Salim-Sulaiman, known for soulful melodies like Aashayein, Kurbaan, and peppy numbers like Ainvayi Ainvayi. They are winners of multiple awards, including a Filmfare for the Best Background Score in Krrish. They’ll be accompanied by Bhoomi Trivedi, who’s best known for Ram Chahe Leela and Husn Parcham. It’s a musically rich evening on Feb. 3. Book tickets to the Salim-Sulaiman and Bhoomi concert using this link.
World Cultural Festival
World Cultural Festival at IIMB is a platform for international artists from across the world to display their talents. This year, seven international acts by six artists are lined up – from a Kupava fire show and light drawing by Ukrainian artist Nadiya and an unplugged performance from Swedish musician Sophie to a bubble show by Ukraine’s Dmytri Hladykh, a sword show by Spain’s Murray Molloy, and a mime performance from Portuguese artist Eddie Bruno. Also witness an illusion act by Suhani Shah, India’s first female illusionist.
No fest is complete without food – a delicious array of delicacies and special menu items await at Unmaad’19. Taste mouth-watering dishes like Punjabi thali, Pani puri chaat, samosas, Chinese food, and desserts like waffles and ice creams.
The flagship events at Unmaad’19 are sure to leave you wanting more. Among them are the B-school Of Rock, where the best bands from India battle it out to win the champions’ title; Chef’s Hat, for those who wish to express their culinary art on a plate; the Mr. & Ms. Unmaad, a personality contest for young women and men; the Haute Couture, for fashionistas who like to flaunt new looks and styles; the Curtain Call, a stage play competition for drama enthusiasts; and Footloose, a freestyle dancing competition.
Rs 13 lakhs at stake
With 50+ events across music, art, dance, informal, literature, quizzes, and fashion, Unmaad’19 is an opportunity for students and corporates to participate and win prizes worth INR 13 lakhs.
So, why wait? Plan a weekend getaway to Unmaad’19 at IIMB from Feb.1-3 and enjoy three days of madness, fun, and frolic.
Disclaimer – This article was also published here and has been given to us by IIM Bangalore’s Students Cultural Committee.