One more season! Host of rocking performances!! A roaring success yet again!! Bollywood Music project 5th edition made 2019-year, end on a high musical note. An initiative of Event Capital, a Laqshya Media group company, and Truly Musical, a special event division of TM Talent Management, the two day festival celebrated music, showcasing an amalgamation of 50+ amazing artists across two stages, fun, food, games made BMP 5.0 an unforgettable experience. With more than 20,000 people in attendance, audience enjoyed two days of music and fun at BMP Mela, clicking images at Photo zones, playing games, giving them pure unadulterated extravagance at the Jio World Garden.
Low down on all performances over 2 days
The two-day festival started with a mesmerizing Sitar rendition followed by a rocking performance by Parindey & Panchattave, Band Faridkot followed by some melodious singing by Priya Nandini, student from SIES College and winner of BMP Voice Hunt. The band Anand Bhaskar Collective took to stage next, while Desi Boyz segment featuring Abhay Jodhpurkar, Abhijeet Sawant, Abhijeet Srivastava, Jazim Sharma, Jigrra, Kshitij Tarey set stage on fire as they performed together on songs including “Tashan, Tere liye duniya chor di hai, do lafz ki hai” etc churning back to back dance numbers.
As the sun set, Lisa Mishra and Ash King sung 80’s hits including Chura liya hai, tu hai wahi, roop tera mastana. The evenings were enthralling with Md. Irfan, Nikita Singh, Sunny M.R. singing some recent Bollywood hits. Taking the festival mood, a notch higher, Neha Bhasin gave a Live dance performance and sung dance numbers including woh ajnabee, Laung Gawacha, kuch ajnabee ehsaas hai amongst others. Then DIVINE came and jammed along with audience who loved the rapper. Not letting the mood slow down, BPraak started with a bang singing Bada Pachtaogi. Kabira, Saraa Jag Chadiya amongst other.
The finale act on Day 1 was the highlight of the evening with a surprise performance by Arijit Singh, who performed along with Vishal Bhardwaj Live on stage. The audience was in for a surprise and went wild when they witnessed Arijit Singh on Guitar playing for Vishal Bhardwaj. He churned out hits including Paani paani re, Chappa Chappa chadka chale, zaban pe laga re, Pehli baar mohabbat ki hai where Arijit joined him, Dhan te nan amongst others.
With cloudy weather, Day 2 of the 5th edition started with delightful performance by Bridge Bhaasha. Next on the line up were Nikhil Paul Gorge and Prajakta Shukre who churned out some Marathi numbers for Mumbaikars. Showcasing the largest music talent BMP Stage saw some back to back Bollywood numbers including Dilbaro, dum a dum mast kalander, Lamberghini, tere bin, Sakhiyan amongst others by Peak Level Ft., Aabha Hanjura, Nupur Pant, Ramya while Piyush Kapoor did a mashup of English and Hindi mixing lyrics.
Singers Meghna Mishra, Priya Saraiya, Vibha Saraf, Mellow D, Ragini Tandon, Shahd Mallya, Yash Narvekar rocked the evening with some Bollywood chartbusters Dilbaro, Tum bin, Main Nachdi fira, Main kaun hoon, Aaj jaane ki zidd na karo. The audience was thrilled with Asees kaur performance as she sung Monica oh my darling, Yeh Kaali Kaali aankhein, Ankh lad jaye. Anusha Mani and Shannon Donald reminded the audience of the solo album days from the 90’s and 20’s with their splendid performance singing Pal, Made in India, Yaaro Dosti, Pari hoon main.
Next on the list was Singer Divya Kumar who enthralled the audience with Bollywood hits Saason ki mala, mast kalandar. He was joined by Arijit Singh as the surprise act for Day 2 while singing song Maayi teri chunariya. This was followed by Live Dance performance and singing by Shalmali who gave audience back to back hits to dance on including Move your body, Daaru Desi, Lat lag gayi and more.
Ram Sampath was welcomed with a roar as by the audience as he started with ishq mein tere mar jaunga. His famous Bhag Bhag DKBose received huge applaud. Taking the audience on a musical roller coaster was Raftaar with his foot tapping rap. The crowd went wild as he sung his bandook meri Laila, ude jugnu, Dilli wale.
Day 2 grand finale was unbelievable with Sunidhi Chauhan going live making the audience rock and roll. She started her performance with Kamli Kamli, Chaliya o Chaliya and other dance numbers. Sunidhi said, “I would like to sing some of my older songs because of which I am what I am today. Hope you all enjoy it too”.She danced freely while performing her old songs including Mast, Race dil ki, Hai ishq toh, Mehboob mere, Bidi Jalayele and more. With a crazy vibe and amazing Energy, 2 days of Bollywood Music Project has set a new benchmark for all music festivals in India.