Introduction -Reverie Fest
When it comes to a stellar fest, Gargi College never disappoints. The annual cultural fest of Gargi College, Reverie, is a combination of entertainment, creativity, and innovation at its greatest. Counted in one of the best DU fests, it has set a benchmark for other college festivals. Over a period of 52 years, Reverie fest has given us an amalgamation of memories and experiences. With a footfall of around 12,000 to 15,000 visitors every year, Gargi’s student council makes sure that they put up a great show at their annual gala. And, they have always received a heads up!
With an illuminating range of alumni like Sanya Malhotra, Urvashi Rautela, Huma Qureshi, Sonal Chauhan, who have all attended different seasons of Reverie, it has also seen the attendance of Kanan Gill, Ratna Pathak Shah, Lillete Dubey, Soni Razdan, Progressive Brothers, Anushka Manchanda, Shalmali Kholgade, and the list is never-ending.
Reverie gives us the most whimsical experience with an amazing line-up of music artists, competitions and memories.
Reverie Gargi college fest comes up with a fascinating theme every year. In Reverie 2020, the theme was La expresión: Hues of Euphoria. A theme through which they shared the power of expression. In year 2019, the theme was ‘A Brave New World: A ode to diversity’. It inferred the new and hopeful era of changes along with diversity in terms of art, literature, music, and society. ‘A brave new world; an ode to Diversity’ is based on 3 C’s- Consent, Choice, and Conservation. These cover broad topics like LGBTQ empowerment, sexual harassment, female empowerment, equality, wildlife preservation, and protection. Individually, these are significant and necessary issues of today’s world; but interlacing all of them together as a theme for one of the largest annual cultural fests of Delhi University brings down its gusto.
The student council take Reverie cultural fest of Gargi college to an altogether different level year after year.
From ecstatic performances to exciting competitions to impressive decor and food stalls, Reverie Gargi college fest is a spectacular show that sets the mood for fest season in Delhi University.
Events and competitions start soon after the inauguration at Reverie college fest. Students partake in the Talent Recognition competition and showcase their prowess in the form of singing, dance, slam poetry, and many more. Both solo and group performances are allowed. ‘Quilluminati’, the English creative writing society, like always, host a creative writing competition which sees a heavier influx every year. Euphony – Western Music Society and Enliven – Western Group Dance Society guarantees that the spectators are fully entertained.
Theatre, Turncoat debates, street play and a host of other musical competitions, mark the second day of Reverie college fest fest. The day begins with a turncoat debate organized by QED, the English debating society of Gargi college. The event witness participants speaking for four minutes each. Street play or Nukkad Natak is organized, and all the annual productions are seen and discussed. A solo singing competition named Reverie Idol witness participation from different singers in the college.
One of day three’s mega event is called ‘Sangchhadhwam’. Sanskrit Deptt. hosts and organizes the event. The competition has two segments, the singing and speech competition.
In addition, a 48-hr film making competition and a Cine Quiz, both organized by Glass Eye, the film society, garners star attention.
Reverie fest hosts some fun and informal events too!
In the age of millenniums, who doesn’t want to take a selfie? ‘Selfie with Marilyn’ was one such contest which catches everyone’s attention, and almost everyone participates in it.
Gargi Girls even organize an enthralling fashion show every year. Here, a sneak peek of the show:
Reverie fest 2020 was held from 4th to 6th february 2020. The theme of that year was La expresión: Hues of Euphoria. The fest started with an opening ceremony in the auditorium. Afterwards, events like Nazaakat for Indian solo, Shutter Up for photography, Vaad-Vivaad for debate, Quilluminati which is slam poetry were organized by the societies of college. Day one ended with the performances by various dance groups in the informal event Zenith.
Day 2 started with Hindi literary events, Street play event Aabhaas organized by their drama society attracted a lot of cheers from the audience. Then, their Union event Battle of Bands took place with a banger where bands from colleges participated in the ultimate battle of rhythm, energy and beats. The day concluded with a power packed performance from Agastya Band who took the crowd on a rollercoaster ride everyone grooved to their beats.
The final day had a lot of informal events like Acapella which is organized by the music society of Gargi, folk dance and fashion walk were also held. The day ended with a soulful night by Jubin Nautiyal whose sang his famous bollywood hits like Tum hi aana, Kinna Sona, Akh lad jaave, Gazab ka hai din and made the crowd go gaga over his voice.
The opening day of Reverie fest began with the lighting of the lamp by the chief guest, actor, Sushma Seth, followed by her speech. The banger line-up took the stage by storm and left the spectators swooning. It came to a magnificent close with The Local Train’s performance, which swept the crowd off its feet. With songs like Choo Lo, Dil Mere, Aaoge Tum Kabhi, the band ensured that the crowd didn’t lose their energy throughout.
The second day of Reverie fest ended with a beguiling and euphoric performance by the young Indian heartthrob, DJ Zaeden. As a result, it was a perfect close to yet another eventful day full of soaring talents and dreams.
The 3rd and the final day of Reverie fest ended on a high note with Prateek Kuhad gracing the event. With a voice that melts a thousand hearts and a smile that girls couldn’t resist, Prateek Kuhad treated the audience with his ecstatic performance. He sang his popular songs, 100 Words, Tune Kaha, etc. The excitement of the crowd reached sky high when the singer asked the students to sing along with him to the tunes of Cold Mess, Tum Jab Paas.
Catch a glimpse of the exquisite journey of Reverie fest 2019, below.
Reverie fest offers much more than just music and competitions. These perks include jewelry, food, desserts, tattoos, and several other shopping options.
No girl ever said that I have enough jewelry! Jewelry is one thing that girls can’t get enough of. So, there are a lot of junk jewelry options for all the girls whose eyes sparkle seeing an exquisite piece. TheVelvetBox by Latika Grover showcased their deific and intricate collection of bijouterie.
Food is what fuels your body to hop nonstop and it is what brings liveliness to the festival. Food is one of USPs of Reverie fest. The festival provides a wide range of food stalls offering Chole bhature, Chole chawal, Rajma chawal, Chowmein, Macaroni, Chilli potato, and many more Indie-cuisine options. One can find multi-cuisines at the Reverie grounds. As a result, the food is what completes Reverie fest.
Therefore, you’d all agree that Reverie fest is a magical jam-packed 3-day ride. From competitions to music, pictures to challenges, lip-smacking food, and fun games, you name it and they have it. The star-studded artist line-up is amazingly curated and leaves no stone unturned to impress the audience. There isn’t a single minute where visitors feel bored. In between the events, the students explore the beautifully-decorated-picture-perfect campus. For this very reason, Reverie fest is one of the most awaited college festivals of Delhi University.
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