Fests, whether they be cultural or technical, help you sharpen your skills, interact with different people and have the time of your life. Read on to take a peek at this colourful aspect of MIT.
“A madman’s joke. That’s just what makes it so deliciously macabre.”
AAINA Dramatics presented their main production of the semester, The Mousetrap, which impressed the audience with its perfectly arranged sets and exceptional acting.
Dr. Atamjit Singh is a renowned Punjabi playwright, who has been writing and directing plays for over 40 years. He is a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi award, however he returned it in 2015. His plays tackle a variety of social issues and are heavily rooted in the history of Punjab and its people. We had the oppurtunity to speak to him at MILAP this year.
6th of September, a day that would go down in history as the day that freedom to love was declared a fundamental right in India, was celebrated by the members of Ada dramatics through ‘Chakravyuh’, a street play they performed in TMA Pai Hall as well as the Student Plaza of MIT. The play centred around the themes of social issues that we face today and compared them to incidents from our mythological epics to take inspiration from them.
The second edition of MILAP, the literary fest of MAHE kicked off with an inauguration ceremony on 6th September at KMC, Manipal. The panel of chief guests included esteemed personalities such as Dr Atamjit Singh and Professor HS Shivaprakash. Each day of MILAP was concluded with a play, written and directed by some of the talented resource persons on the panel this year. Read on to find out more.
Animesh Garg, a third-year student from the School of Communication, is a genius in filmmaking with works shown at the Cannes Film Festival at such a young age. ADA Dramatics in association with MILAP gave a platform for all the enthusiasts to interact with the man himself.
Aaina Dramatics’ electrifying street play featured an impish Narad Muni, stressed-out college students, and of course, the villainous media. Read on to find out more about ‘Media Par Var-Aaj Ka Samachar’.
Mimes, improv, films, plays, and more—Dramebaaz housed all things theatre under one single roof. With large audiences, great performances, and interesting ideas, the events entertained and delivered the right messages.
Dramebaaz brought theatre and film into the spotlight with Curtain Call and Lights, Camera, Action. Teams competed with trailers of their work for the opportunity to present their plays and movies during the fest.
Muchos En Uno was a four-play event by ADA that focused on pertinent social issues. ADA tried to get their message across using engaging and humorous plays. The evening’s line-up ranged from satirical sketches on the traditional Indian household to romantic thrillers, while also incorporating a supernatural-themed play with darker undertones to it.