The first & best ever Malayalam Rock Band Avial staged a brilliant live performace at the RIT Grounds, as part of RIT (Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology) Pampady’s annual techno-cultural fest – RIT ONE. The fest ran for 5 days and concluded with the Avial live concert on 20th March.
Many thanks to the organizers for bringing Avial to Kottayam. It was really a fresh, neat and superb experience. The audience stood testimony for Avial’s favourite-ness, especially among the youth.
The concert started at 7pm and rocked till 9.15pm. Rocksault, a TVM based rock band – winner of the rock competition held earlier that day opened for Avial. How much this meant to them was totally evident from the energy they spit during their opening performance. (Purple Blood, another TVM based rock band came second).
Enough talking. Here goes the photos and below them, videos.
Avial performing Chekele Live
After a month of ultra-aggressive ad & marketing campaign, Mammootty & Mohanlal appeared together at the Emmanuval Silks opening ceremony and Kottayam saw one of the biggest ever public gathering for a private function.
2010 has been a starry season so far, with high-profile celebrities hitting town for inaugurations and grand openings. It’s been just two months & a couple of days into the new year but 7 film celebrities have already made appearances.
The first starry event of 2010 was Mammootty at the M.G. University Youth Festival. A feverish Mammootty addressed the active youth at the Thirunakkara Maidan.
Then it was the flower show. Opening day featured Kunjacko Boban; Navya Nair and Suraj Venjaarammoodu in the next two days and Jyothirmayi on the final day.
It was then Mohanlal’s turn and there was the Malabar Gold Kottayam showroom opening. The event witnessed crowd in un-manageable sizes.
[Location: Baker Junction. Adjacent to Mangalam and Modern Diagnostic Centres. Opposite to AVG Motors.]
It was Dileep’s turn next with the Kalyan Jewellers Kottayam showroom opening.
[Location: KSRTC Bus Depot, T.B. Road. Adjacent to Hotel Arcadia]
Emmanuval Silks Kottayam showroom opening by Mammootty and Mohanlal!
[Location: Logos Junction. Near the Civil Station back entrance]
As tipped by Nitin in a comment below, the band from Kerala – Avial – will be performing live at RIT Pampady as part of their tech fest.
Thazhathangady Heritage Fest Photos
Photos by Seju Hameed, freelance photographer from Changanacherry.
Photo by Farzi Mohammed
Mammootty at M.G. University Youth Festival 2010
(by Seju Hameed)