Participants recall Bollywood classics as Goonj hosts Antakshari2 min read
Manipal: Participants turned back the clock with renditions of classic Hindi songs at the Antakshari event organised by Goonj, Manipal Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Hindi literary and debating club, on September 8.
Songs including “Humein tumse pyaar kitna”, “Zindagi ek safar hai suhana” and “Ek do teen” were sung with enthusiasm by the participants during the course of the event. “It is a proud moment to see the younger generation appreciate the true spirit of Indian cinema, and value and respect not only modern age singers but old legends like Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar as well,” said Satyakam, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Fifty teams of two members each participated in a Bollywood quiz with eight teams continuing on to the final Antakshari round. The first round had several stages including converting famous Bollywood song lyrics from English to Hindi, identifying actors or movies based on dialogues associated with them and figuring out movie titles based on the arrangement of whatsapp emoticons. While the results of the first round were being evaluated, the crowd kept itself entertained as people volunteered to come up on stage and sing.
The second Antakshari round consisted of ‘Geet gata chal’ where participants had to complete song lyrics by singing them out loud and identify songs from audio clips. The teams also had to sing songs based on the images of two actors shown to them with the song being from a movie that featured both the actors. The organisers engaged the crowd by bringing in wild card entries, introducing audience questions and questions for faculty members.
There were evident feelings of disappointment among enthusiasts who couldn’t make it through the first round, but that did not stop them from serving as the audience for the final round. With constant drumming on desks, prompting of answers and hooting, the crowd consisting of Bollywood fanatics did not miss opportunities to chant their favourite Hindi songs.
Abhishek and Rohit Chaudhary secured the first position with 145 points, and the second position was secured by Shashank and Anchit with a total of 135 points. “I thought the event was fun and amazing. It gave an opportunity for non trained singers to sing as well”, said Shashank, one of the runners-up.