After KC College’s BMM festival Blitzkrieg that ended with a bang last week, here comes another wacky theme-based BMM fest — Detour. Slated to begin today, the three-day Jai Hind college cultural extravaganza aims to capture the imagination with interesting events under the theme of ‘The Reign Of the Surreal’. Participating contingents have been named after mythical creatures like unicorns, gargoyles and banshees. And, as a run-up to the fest, participants recently competed in In Studio, a photography event where they shot models dressed in the garb of their mythical creature.
Likewise, events too revolve around the ‘surreal’ theme. Lawsuit Up, a mock-trial contest requires each contingent to defend their respective creature charged with a petty crime. “For example, a gargoyle, generally situated at a height, could be charged for looking down a woman’s cleavage. Points would be given to the PR team that indulges in maximum damage control tactics,” says Khadija Tambawala, chairperson, Detour 2011. Another interesting event, drama-competiton Genesis, requires participants to enact their creature’s legends and origin. “Students would depict how a unicorn’s beauty and grace, or a phoenix’s rising-from-the-ashes theory has come into being,” says Tambawala.
Venturing outside campus for the first time, the festival will host a discussion by media personality Suhel Seth on latest book, Get To the Top at YB Chavan auditorium on December 5. However, the most entertaining event is Real Breaking News. “At this signature event, we stage a happening on campus. Participants don’t know where or when it would happen. Once the performance has been orchestrated, contingents have to report like professional TV reporters. They get two hours to edit their footage and write a report,” she says.