Kolkata Celebrates Navratri Garba Dandiya Raas "Buzzutsav 2015"

Krystle D'Souza [WBRI]
Krystle D'Souza plays dandiya at Buzzutsav 2015

Kolkata, Oct 29 (Washington Bangla Radio): All the dandiya enthusiasts across the city got back into the dancing mode as the second edition of Kolkata's most popular and much-awaited Navratri Dandiya night took place with a bang this year.

Krystle D'Souza and Karan Tacker [WBRI]
Krystle D'Souza and Karan Tacker

Everyone was there with their bunch of friends or family as Buzzutsav’ 2015 – The Anthem of Celebration was a great platform for them as Kolkata's elite garba-dandiya raas event.

Krystle D'Souza and Karan Tacker [WBRI]
Karan Tacker, Krystle D'Souza

The event was organized by Buzz 365 Entertainments & Creative Event Management and Co-Ordinated by Media Connect at Ojas Banquet, Kolkata from 20th -22nd October, 7 p.m. onwards daily. This event was organized to bring together the people belonging to different communities on a common platform to celebrate Navratri Puja.

Karan Tacker [WBRI]
Karan Tacker

The participants included ladies, youngsters, dignitaries from state government and eminent personalities out of the state also.

Notably, popular television celebrities joined the crowd and added glitter to the celebration. The primary attraction of this year were its celebrity participants who were:

Shakti Arora - Ranveer (RV) in Meri Aashiqui Tumse Hi fame on the first day (Saptami, 20th, 2015)

Karan Mehra - an Indian television actor, model and fashion designer. He plays the lead role of Naitik Singhania in the TV serial Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, Nach Baliye Season 5

Parth Samthaan - an Indian model and television actor, who is best known for his role as Manik Malhotra in MTV India's most popular youth show in India, Kaisi Yeh Yaariyan on the second day (Ashtami, 22nd October, 2015)

Karan Tacker, finalist of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa Season 7, Acted in serials like Comedy Nights with Kapil, Love Ne Mila Di Jodi, Ek hazaro me meri behna hai and many others on the second day

Krystle D'Souza - Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai. She was ranked No.1 in the Top 50 Sexiest Asian Women List by Eastern Eye. Recently she has crossed one million likes on Facebook.

Krystle and Karan Tacker both were the co-actors from the serial Ek Hazaaroon Mein Meri Behna Hai and shared a very good bond on the third day (Mahanavmi, 22nd October, 2015).

Karan Mehra [WBRI]
Karan Mehra

The foot-tapping music was played by DJ Harish Lakhmani, the popular DJ in most of the current events. Finally, the event was anchored by Emcee Anneysha Ghosh & RJ Praveen, the renowned anchor and Live Gujarati Orchestra Troupe by Sangeeta Sanghvi and Troupe.

Karan Mehra [WBRI]
Karan Mehra

Tushar Saraff, Owner of Buzz365 Entertainments, said, “I felt amazing and special to organize such an event for the happening crowd of Kolkata. I would love to organize events like this every year too. It felt great having Shakti Arora, Karan Mehra, Parth Samthaan, Karan Tacker, Krystle D'Souza amongst us. People of Kolkata were soaked in the festive spirit on these three days as they gathered to celebrate and had a gala time at our garba and dandiya event. Like every year, revellers were high on dandiya, as they danced to the garba beats till wee hours.”

Karan Mehra [WBRI]
Karan Mehra

Manish Bhojnagarwala, Owner of Buzz365 Entertainments, says, “I felt honored to be here amongst the loving people of Kolkata and organize such an event. It felt great having TV Celebs between us. The public really felt that this place was perfect for a family Navratra Celebration to give them the perfect family time. The three-day event saw people dressed in ethnic wear, grooving to the beats of filmy garba songs and the crowd went crazy with their favorite celebs live in front of them. It was like a dream cum true for many of the fans to shake a leg with them.”

Shakti Arora [WBRI]
Shakti Arora

Dandiya Raas is the most popular dance of not only Gujarat but also all the states throughout India. It is a special feature of the Navratri festival. Dandia is a dance form usually performed in a group, by both men and women. The special feature of the Dandiya dance is the colorful attire worn by the dancers and the colorful sticks carried by them. The wooden sticks are used as prop and are beautifully decorated. It is for this reason this dance is also called the 'Stick Dance'.

Shakti Arora [WBRI]
Shakti Arora

The sticks are made of bamboo which is painted in different colors to make them look attractive. The performers hold sticks in both their hands and strike them together on the beats of the musical instruments. Dandiya Raas involves a huge number of people at a time.

Television Actor Karan Mehra playing dandiya
Karan Mehra playing dandiya

According to the dance setting, two circles are formed by the dancers. The specialty of Buzzutsav’2015 was its unique LED Dandiya Sticks which added more colors to the Neon Theme and decor of this event. There were special and attractive prizes for the winners also with categories like Best Dressed, Best Dancer, Best Energetic performer and many others.

 Krystle D'Souza plays dandiya at Buzzutsav 2015
 Krystle D'Souza plays dandiya

At Buzzutsav 2015, one could enjoy both traditional Dandiya, Garba, Raas and Disco Dandiya at the same venue in an ambiance of Gujarat. An experience of a lifetime, this event promised plenty of fun and enjoyment with a footfall of more than 5,000 people of all age-groups.

Here are a few more pictures from the memorable evening.

Buzzutsav 2015 organized by Buzz365 Entertainments & Creative Event Management and Co-ordinated by Media Connect at Ojas Banquet_3

Buzzutsav 2015 organized by Buzz365 Entertainments & Creative Event Management and Co-ordinated by Media Connect at Ojas Banquet_3

Buzzutsav 2015 organized by Buzz365 Entertainments & Creative Event Management and Co-ordinated by Media Connect at Ojas Banquet_3
Buzzutsav 2015 organized by Buzz365 Entertainments & Creative Event Management and Co-ordinated by Media Connect at Ojas Banquet