MTV Coke Studio was in Bangalore yesterday evening at IIM, Bangalore. This is probably the first outdoor event for Coke Studio. Until now the 3 seasons of Coke Studio@MTV was mainly indoor. Passes for the event were selling for Rs 200 but one my friend received free passes. We landed on Friday evening at IIM at Bannerghatta road. The entry inside made me nostalgic with scenes from Amir Khan starrer 3 Idiots coming to mind. After parking the vehicle we were led to a open ground where the stage for Coke Studio was erected. Though it was friday, still there was decent crowd.
The anchor performer for this event was music composer and singer Amit Trivedi (became popular with Hindi movie Dev D and Udaan). The event started with some songs from Shilpa Rao. But it took quite some time for the tempo to pickup. The idea of Coke Studio is to bring a confluence of diverse musical genres and styles from various parts of the world and particularly India. But in an open theater environment, low tempo music often fail to enthrall the crowd. Its not that I am against slow tempo music or I do not listen to them. By 8.30 pm some people started leaving! But then entered Tochi Naina and the bang started with Katle Dilli from No one killed Jessica, followed by Pardesi and Emotional Aatyachar from the movie Dev D . It also featured some new singers like Mili Nair. As usual the last hour of a music concert holds the best and they did not disappoint there. The show came to an end around 10.30 pm. Now the pictures for you!
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