With another memorable year almost coming to an end, Film and Music Society ended it with a bang. With many events lined up in the weekend, the Celebrity Night witnessed a huge crowd.  The mega-event was initially planned to be a part of Film Fest, which faced various hurdles and could not be materialised. But all’s well that ends well, isn’t it?

This year the audience were captivated by the aura of Salim and Sulaiman alongside Raj Pandit, Sweta Pandit and Indian Idol winner Vipul Mehta. This group of five managed to mesmerise and make the crowd hum and groove to their melodious tunes. This much awaited musical evening commenced at 7:30pm, with audience continually pouring into the DTS Stadium as the time passed by.

The first song for the night was ‘Aashayein’, a melodious inkling to the dreamy evening ahead. Peppy numbers like ‘Halkat Jawani’, ‘Dance Pe Chance’ etc compelled everyone to shake a leg. Popular dulcet songs like ‘Shukranallah’, ‘Ishq Wala Love’ and ‘O Re Piya’ set the crown in a state of trance. The group performed ‘Chu Le Aasman’ as a tribute to women empowerment. The video backdrop beautifully complimented songs like ‘Jalwa’ and ‘Aadat se majboor’. Salim’s adoption of Arijith Singh’s song “Tum hi ho” was an instant hit among the audience. Be it a melody or a dance number, the troop ensured flawless delivery. The troop ended their performance with a heart-warming song ‘Chak De India’ as a tribute to all the sports-persons who have brought glory to our country and also wishing the Indian Team to come out triumphant in the World Cup.

Crystal clear audio and the lighting effect intensified the feel. Performing in a technical institute, the organisers gave a tech-touch to the event by introducing a camera attached to a quadcopter, which flew all around the stage, giving the audience to have a look at all possible angles through the screen. The high profile event received first class security comprising of 120 guards and 6 black commandos.

In the end, Salim-Sulaiman and his group were felicitated by the Director, followed by the convenors’ vote of thanks.          

The night ended without much glitches and arguably this might be one of the most memorable nights NITR witnessed this year. Money well spent. Kudos to all the organizers.