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Kirori Mal College fest: No star night but Renaissance’17 still a success

Even though headlining act Sachin-Jigar skipped Kirori Mal College’s three-day annual fest — Renaissance’17 — fashion, dance and musical performances more than made up for it.

delhi Updated: Mar 24, 2017 19:17 IST
Aditya Dogra
Aditya Dogra
Hindustan Times
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Crowd cheers on as Zenith performs onstage on the second day of the fest.(Anand Mohapatra)

Kirori Mal College’s (KMC) annual cultural fest, Renaissance’ 17 was a gala affair, despite controversies. While, the days focussed on talent shows, evenings saw almost 5000 students throng the college grounds for some great musical performances. Electra (Motilal Nehru College) and TANZ (Miranda College), with their flips, electric dance moves and impeccable coordination set the stage on fire!

Fashion societies — I Vogue (Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce), Galore (Maitreyi College) and GLITZ (Kamala Nehru College) — were whistled and applauded by the audience for their themes and costume designs.

A team performs on stage during the Fashion showcase on the final day of the fest. (Manoj Verma/HT Photo)

No Sachin, No Jigar, No Problem:

Lead vocalist, Shreyansh Tiwari of the band, Rangreza, performs for a packed crowd on the final day. (Manoj Verma/HT Photo)

Music duo Sachin-Jigar who were supposed to be the star performers for the final night of the fest, ended up skipping their appearance due to ‘managerial issues’. Reportedly, students had closed a deal of 8 lakhs with the duo and had settled for the amount with taxation. The music duo asked for flight tickets for 16 crew members, including 13 economy class tickets and 3 business class tickets, something they said they couldn’t have managed. So, that was cancelled!

Filling in for the absence of Sachin-Jigar was Delhi-based experimental Hindi Rock band, Rangreza who performed some hit Bollywood tracks for the crowd and even asked them to join in. While singing their rendition of ‘Har Kisi Ko’ from the movie ‘Boss’, Shreyansh Tiwari, lead vocalist of the band said, “What’s up Kirori Mal College! Yaha aake itna sahi lag raha hai. Agar tumne kabhi pyaar kiya hai ya pyaar mein dokha khaaya hai to gaao humaare saath KMC!” And the crowd obliged.

What’s fashion without some controversy:

A girl adjusts her team mates dress before they hit the ramp for the fashion showcase at the fest. (Manoj Verma/HT Photo)

There was also some controversy surrounding the fashion showcase at the college as the teams complained of stolen designs. Although, the organisers tried to resolve the issue. Team members from Galore were seen discussing how one of their own original designs had made it to the show by GLITZ, while others were seen discussing the validity of the final results. “Be it our design, which was copied or the final result, there was definitely something off about the showcase. We believe in whatever the final decision was and will continue to perform the way we do, but we know when a copy is a copy,” said a team member of Galore. The audience seemed to enjoy the style and fashion high. “It’s so cool! These designs are amazing, so hip!” says Gargi, a second year student.

Drop the bass!

DJ Teri Miko dancing onstage during her set on the second day. (Raajesh Kashyap/HT Photo)

The first-ever Sunburn Campus event in the college saw DJ Teri Miko, Bangloud and Zenith making the crowd groove to their beats. “Bahar se music suna aur sahi laga to andar aa gaya. Ab aisi party chal rahi ho to main kahin aur kyum jaaun? Plan tha doston ke saath Kamla Nagar mein chill karne ka, ab saare yaha khade DJ Teri Miko ko dekh rahe hai,” said Tarun Singhal, a student of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College.

First Published: Mar 10, 2017 19:35 IST