Exuberant Antaragni’17 Culminates In A Grand Fashion

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IIT Kanpur got completely transformed during these four days, transcending all barriers of enthusiasm. Antaragni hosted a plethora of events blending as series of fine arts, socio-cultural and literary events along with variety of workshops, exhibitions and informal events.

Taking a deeper look into Antaragni revealed its magnificence even better. The exuberant line up of events culminated on the 4th day.
The final round of the Western Dance Competition involved enacting a movie plot without using any dialogues, signature steps or songs of that movie. Teams were given movies like Golmaal 1, Bajirao Mastani, Bhool Bhulaiyaa and Gabar is Back. Desi Hoppers, the judges explained the nuances of the dances which all the teams could improve in. First position was bagged by Sri Venkateshwara College. Gargi College and IIT Kanpur bagged the second and third positions respectively. The judges welcomed the students to take individual feedback and check their individual marks in the marking sheet.

Western dance competition was followed by LED Dance performances. The illuminating lights sparked in the auditorium and the performers used props like hula hoops. After necessary arrangements were made, Duet Dance Competition ensued. Dyal Singh College (Morning) bagged the first position and their dance performance was applauded the most, followed by Shaheed Bhagat Singh College and University Maharani College (Jaipur).
Antaragni Idol witnessed participants from different colleges who entertained the audience with melodious songs of different genres. Shyam from Shri Ram College of Commerce won the special mention award and a cash prize worth Rs. 1000 while the ‘Performer of the Evening’ title was won by Nitika Kundra from Deen Dayal Uppadhaya College who also has been offered a music contract by the judge. Vaibhav Sakhsi from Miranda House won the first prize followed by Vaibhav Sati from Hindu College and Lakshya from Ramanujan College.

Sky Harbor Music performing

Nukkad Natak Finals were conducted in the event grounds and the jury consisted personalities who were the likes of Danish Khan. The street play actors captivated the audience with their myriad themes ranging from oppression of girl, molestation, mental illness and more. JMC and IIT Kanpur jointly won the first prize followed by Sri Venkateswara College, taking the second spot and ITER bagging the third prize. In Junoon – the battle of bands, the participants performed energetic songs which was received enthusiastically with ebullience by the crowd. Common thread of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College won the first prize, 6 in the evening of Hansraj College won the second prize and Tapas of Motilal Nehru College won the third prize.

Later in the night, a concert by Vishal-Shekhar lighted up the entire event. And, with that Antaragni’17 drew its curtain for this year.


Feature Image Credits: Akarsh Mathur for DU Beat

Image Credits: Akarsh Mathur for DU Beat

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