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18 states, 60 teams bring Theatre Fest Rangrezz ’18 alive with passion, talent

A theatre is certainly a place for learning about the brevity of human glory, it is the place where people come to seek the truth about nature and social situation.

Creative minds brought their characters alive on stage at the National Theatre fest, Rangrezz ’18 – the biggest celebration of the art of theatre and the finest artists from across the country. Using theatre as a tool to echo emotions, students said powerful things, raised questions, and quietly got their message across.

Honorable Vice Chancellor, Dr. Madhu Chitkara, inaugurated the two-day Theatre Fest at Chitkara University Punjab campus. The following two days of the extravaganza saw a variety of theatrical masterpieces – street plays, drama, comedy acts and fun events, featuring some of the finest budding artists.

This year, Chitkara University’s ‘Rangrezz’ marked new heights with a large number of registrations from over 18 states. From Kashmir to Kanya Kumari and Gujarat to Manipur, the University saw perfect diversity coupled with faith and support from artists all over. A total of 60 teams registered for the Proscenium and Nukkad Natak, while around 55 registered for the monologue and stand-up comedy. Overall, a total of 115 participated in the National Theatre Festival.

Stirring voices ruled the campus grounds in Nukkad Natak, while various monologue in dramaturgy left the audience in tears. Fun events including stand-up-comedy, paintball, tug-of-war, etc. left everyone in good spirits.

Day-1 concluded with thousands of music lovers swaying to the live performance of ‘Maa Da Ladla’ fame singer Master Saleem at the campus. Bringing his blockbuster hits to the performance, Master Saleem won the hearts of absolute dance freaks with his big beats & fast tempo music.

Day-2 of the National Theatre Fest witnessed various cultural performances including foot tapping bhangra and traditional folk orchestra. The day concluded with a rib-tickling show by stand-up comedian Mr. Gaurav Kapoor. His well-timed one-liners and quick-fire quips had everyone in fits of laughter.
The show was followed by a Valedictory Ceremony where Honorable Vice Chancellor Dr. Madhu Chitkara, awarded the winners with prizes and appreciated every participant’s hard work and effort in making the fest a huge success.

The judges for the various events held at National Theatre Festival were Quasar Padamser, Vikram Phukan, Atul Satya, Koushik, Vikas Bahari, Balkaran Singh and Paramdeep Singh.

List of winners in various categories:

Stage Play
1st prize – Aagaaz (Chandigarh)
2nd prize – Partibimbh (DTU)
3rd prize – IITE (Gujrat)
Consolation – NATUVE (Shaheed Bhagat Singh College)

Street Play
1st prize – Dramebaaz (CCET, Chandigarh)
2nd prize – NATUVE (Shaheed Bhagat Singh College)
3rd prize – Kshitij – The Streetplay Society
Consolation – Red Arts Punjab

Dramaturgy
1st prize – Shubham (DTU)
2nd prize – Deepak Karatia (JFTA)
3rd prize – Nitish Sharma (Amity)

Stand-up Comedy
1st prize – Ravi
2nd prize – Nikhil
3rd prize – Aryan

Paintball
1st prize – Pulkit, Nishesh Garg, Karan, Umesh
2nd prize – Anirudh, Akash, Nishchay, Karn

Tug of War
1st prize – Nikhil Garg, Mukul, Angad Singh, Abhinav, Abhishek
2nd prize – Keshav Sharma, Nikhil Kumar, Akshat Tomar, Paras Dhir, Sarthak Chhabra

Lazermaze
1st prize – Archit Jain
2nd prize – Aarohi Garg

Zorb Ball Battle
1st prize – Ravi
2nd prize – Srijan Rana

Minute to Win It
1st prize – Jatin Suneja
2nd prize – Kritika
3rd prize – Nitin Gupta

Game of Doubles
1st prize – Vibhor, Tanmay
2nd prize – Shivraj, Tanisha
3rd prize – Ankursh, Hitesh

Fifa (Singles)
1st prize – Vinay Bharti
2nd prize – Kalash Thakur
3rd prize – Sukhjot Singh

PUBG Tournament
1st prize – Satyam Bhambu, Abhishek, Shivam
2nd prize – Harsh, Ishan Mittal, Vebhav, Yang
3rd prize – Ankit Mathuria, Anshul Kohli, Anubhav Singh, Chirag Shekhar

PUBG Solo
1st prize – Vaibhav Bhardwaj
2nd prize – Rishman Singh – CGC Landran
3rd prize – Vaibhav Sharma

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