Unmaad, what does this word mean? – Uncontrolled passion in its quintessential form. Unmaad is the annual cultural festival of IIM Bangalore and it draws participants from across India and features events like dramatics, music, dance, quiz, debate, street play, professional concerts and the grand Unmaad fashion show among many others. The event has hosted some noteworthy performances by artists, such as Farhan Akhtar, Shankar Ehsaan Loy, KK, Kailash Kher, Lucky Ali, Strings, Jethro Tull and Indian Ocean. The theme this year is “A Comic Relief” which revolves around the underlying need that exists in all of us to break free from the sometimes mundane, banal lives we all lead and to live life some.
A number of exciting events and workshops are lined up at this year’s Unmaad. Some of them include, Nihilanth – the unparalleled quizzing fiesta of India, Haute Couture – a show to take you to the dizzying heights of fashion, blending in your spirit and style to bring out the supermodel in you, Footloose – the most awaited dance competition that makes you shed all inhibitions and rock the world with your moves and grooves and many more. Unmaad 2015 is being sponsored by some notable names in the industry including ESPN Cricinfo Quiz, Maybelline, Creyate, Micromax Canvas Tablets, Bru Gold, MYRA School of Business, HCC, Sennheiser, Max Infra and so on…
Spanning three days from 30th Jan to 1st Feb ’15, with 30+ events and INR 10 Lacs up for grabs, Unmaad provides you with a platform to flaunt your skills, an arena to gape at talent or just an excuse to come and have loads and loads of fun.
Performance 1: Ne Obliviscaris
B-School of Rock (BSOR) one of the flagship events at Unmaad, has grown into a veritable Mecca for pro and semi-pro bands across the country. With its vision of promoting rock music in India, BSOR in the past has been the launch pad for several bands with nation-wide appeal today. Some of these include Chrome.O.Soul, Public Issue, Inner Sanctum, Parvaaz, The Down Troddence, Clown With The Frown.
Last year’s BSOR saw entries from over top 100 bands across the country, with only a chosen few making it to the final event. The stakes are as high as INR 1,00,000 this year!
Ne Obliviscaris, a metal band from Australia is the headliner act and the judges for this year’s B-School of Rock! This is the band’s very first gig in India. Get your tickets here (BookMyShow) at ! Eccentric Pendulum will be the opening act at BSOR this year.
Performance 2: Vishal & Shekhar
Fourteen time nominee for the Film fare Award for Best Music Director, Winner of Asian Film Award for Best Composer, Winner of RD Burman Award, the dynamic duo of the Indian Bollywood music industry -Vishal & Shekhar are all set to perform at Unmaad this year on 31st January at IIMB Grounds! The show is being brought to you by The Prestige Group in association with OLX and Novotel Bengaluru. The name today is synonymous with Indian film music, and has everyone ranging from seven to seventy grooving to their peppy, upbeat tunes! The duo has performed in more than 500 live shows/concerts over the past 7 years. One of their phenomenal tours was the Unforgettable Tour with the Bachchans. They are a phenomenal hit in the college circuit with performances in some of the top colleges & corporates in the country and the energy levels of the crowd who come to watch them perform is spectacular! Passes for the show can be availed here (bookmyshow) or here (IndianStage). Rohit Vasudevan Diaries will be opening the act for Vishal Shekhar Live this year.
Performance 3: The Viral Fever
This edition of the mega festival will end with a live performance by the very funny and immensely popular comedians from The Viral Fever Group or TVF as they are known on their YouTube channel. With close to 900,000 subscribers, they are India’s first and largest online entertainment TV network. Get ready for some rib tickling humor with acts by Deepak Mishra, Vipul Goyal, Biswapati Sarkar and many more. What better way to end Unmaad, than with joy and laughter all around and not to mention, the ‘TVF Qtiyapa’! This is free for all Unmaad participants. So log on to www.unmaad.com and register now !