On April 1 and 2, 2017, Chandigarh witnessed a bunch of talented performances at “Chandigarh’s Got Talent” (CGT) organized by the Voyagers, an Non-Profit Organization of PEC University. With 300-400 participants, the Gandhi Samara Bhawan of Sector-16 substantiated a great atmosphere for the talent to flourish.
The prelims commenced at 11:00 in the morning where three girls beautifully performed Bhangra and won the hearts of the audience. The performances encompassed all kinds of dance forms, singing, mimicry and much more.
For the judgement, CGT had a great panel that included Arshdeep Singh, producer, director, actor, model and owner of Lok Geet Records; Amit Metho who has been a guide to many students who have showcased talents on national platforms like ‘DID’, Dil Se Nache India Wale’ and ‘Fame’; Aman Dhillon, singer, lyricist who owns UK based ‘High Beats’ and Punjab based ‘Yaariyan Records’ and Lil Martin, music producer, lyricist, composer and rapper who has worked with the likes of Ishq Bector and KS Makhaan.
The audience bore witness to the enthusiasm and energy of the performers as they enthralled everyone with their performances. Amongst this there were tiny tots who won hearts of every person in that hall with their singing talent and amazing voice.
The performances full of talent were very well received by the judges and appreciated a lot.
The final results were to be announced and out of the 73 teams that participated, only 35 were to go ahead and compete further.
On the second day of the engaging event, the Not for Profit Organization set up and managed by the students of Panjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, saw a veritable bedlam of the colours and shades of life and even gave a platform to the talented youth of our nation, waiting to make a mark.
From the event’s third version to quizzes, to a painting competition to fashion shows and gut turning comedy; Tagore Theater, Sector 18 witnessed one of its best night when Aditi Mittal and Rahul Dua set the stage on fire and the audience rolling in laughter with their witty one liners and impeccable comic timing.
“Chandigarh’s Got Talent” is a platform where people from not only the Tri-city, but from the neighbouring cities also took part to showcase their talent. Being a two day affair, there was every artist one could think of. There were mimics and dancer and singers and drummers and actors. The first day had the prelim rounds and the second day, which was the April 2, saw the finale happening where the winners of the competition were awarded.
Besides CGT, there was also a painting competition titled ‘Kalakriti’ and a quiz competition titled ‘Qriosity’, where we saw the best brains and artists of the city compete and win the title of the numero uno.
The evening began with a fashion show, where all the beautifully dolled up models walked he ramp and showcased their modelling skills.
Taking all down the memory lanes and flashing back the school times, Rahul Dua, the NDTV Rising Comedy Star came up. He talked about everything, ranging from the first girlfriend we had in school to the way we celebrated our birthdays when we were young. Mocking the Indian middle class families, he stressed on their behaviour in the restaurants and the idiosyncrasies they have in their families. It was followed by how the wedding scenes have changed in India with the newlyweds considering hash tags more important than the materialising of the actual wedding vows in a marriage.
And then it was time for the most awaited performers of the event. It was none other than Aditi Mittal, the girl who has talked about the stereotypical Indian Society, the feminist male, the fashionistas, baby products, sanitary napkins and everything which is considered a taboo, let alone a girl speak about it.
Mocking her half-Sindhi and half-Punjabi roots, she went on to scoff off the so called high fashion brands and the way advertisements and the Indian movie scene have corrupted our lives and our vision of a perfect wedding, a perfect family, a perfect date, a perfect anything.
All talents need a platform and this event has been giving that to the youth of the city beautiful for the past 3 years and who doesn’t love a dose of laughter at the end of a tiring day? Well, that was the kind of night we witnessed.
“Chandigarh’s Got Talent” truly showed that our Chandigarh is never short of talent; just give us a stage and we are ready to go! All in all, it was one amazingly organized event.
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