From the 15th to the 18th of January, Sympulse’19 induced palpable energy that seemed to energize and exhilarate the students of Symbiosis. With ‘A Cinematic Odyssey’ as their theme, Sympulse saw an outpour of enthusiastic students from various colleges take part in the plethora of events and competitions that the fest had to offer.
The cinematic odyssey is an experience of hope. The stories and mythos that folk songs and bedtime stories are built upon. A triumph of good over evil. It is Art. Art that has a way of bringing the everyday person into a world where everything is possible. It is a culmination of stories of valour, self-destruction and happiness.
In line with the theme, the campus was decked with cinematic props and posters that added a bounty of colours into the aesthetic of the campus. The fest began with the 5 wings- Symulate, SIMUNC, Ananya, Sprint and Headlines ready to kick start with interesting events and stimulating performances.
The Sundowner of the tenth anniversary of Sympulse took place in Raga lawns, Koregaon Park. Hundreds of people gathered from all over the city to witness the flagship event of Pune’s biggest fest. The audience warmed up to the occasion as they laughed at Kaneez’s political sneers, jokes on her personal life and her pop culture references. Varun Thakur hit a familiar note with the Punekars by making fun of their areas’ names. But definitely the fan moment for most of the people was when The Funny Man of Orissa- Biswa Kalyan Rath took the stage! His jokes were fresh and relatable. His jokes addressed everything from fans to potholes to state banks and what not!
His act was soon followed by the band The Yellow Diary, who enchanted the audience by their songs like Udd Chali, Bawari Chodhi and Kaun Mera. The audience was enthralled with the overall experience as the performers engaged their audience with guitar solos, thunderous drumming and side splitting jokes. The night ended on a high note as GURBAXX’s songs put everyone to the dance floor!