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Villains come on campus

art and culture Updated: Nov 22, 2011 16:34 IST
Pooja Maheshwary
Pooja Maheshwary
Hindustan Times
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Themes at campus festivals are surely getting wackier by the day, and Blitzkrieg, the annual BMM fest of KC College, has one such plan. The festival, slated to take place on November 25 and 26, brings together a stand-up comedy competition, a mock band event and much more under one theme — ‘It’s a bad, bad world’.

Playing on the theme, contingents have been named after iconic villains from Hollywood and Bollywood films such as Mogambo, Gabbar Singh and The Joker. “The theme works in sending out peace messages of fighting real life villains though reel life ones,” says Zeba Warsi, PR head, Blitzkrieg.

As a promotional gimmick, students have organised a stand-up comedy event, in the days preceding the actual fest. Participnts would get to perform for five minutes, and be judged by local funnymen like Kunal Rao, Karan Talwar, Varun Thakur and Amogh Ranadive.

“Another unique event this year is the online PR contest, wherein contingents post pictures, comments and videos of their baddie. The team with the most number of ‘likes’ on Facebook would get the highest points,” says Warsi.

In its 11th year, the festival expects a turnout of more than 4,000 students. A popular event at the do is the Mockerana or the mock band event, wherein participants mimic a rockstar while creating some fun music. “Apart from Naach Basanti Naach (dance event) and Kitne Model the (fashion show), Bad Guy Displacement is another must-watch event. It would require contestants to pick any villain and place them in another filmsetting of their choice. So you could have Cruella in Mr. India or Gabbar Singh in Harry Potter,” says Warsi.