Kuwait: Mika Singh takes Bollywood fans by storm

Kuwait: Mika Singh takes Bollywood fans by storm

Report & Pics: Wilson and Priya Saldanha Shirthady/Kuwait
Daijiworld Media Network - Kuwait

Kuwait, Apr 13: The star of the evening took the stage with his super hit song ‘chinta ta ta chita chita’ from Rowdy Rathore, amdist high voltage sound, glittering lights, two beautiful female vocal singers, live musicians and packed audience. The crowd jumped from their seats and cheered on with joy unbound. It was exactly what the entire audience had been waiting - the grand entry of Mika Singh.
The concert, touted as the ‘Biggest Asian Show of the Year’ was organized by Creative Indians Association and Raja Company WLL at the Abbas Al-Ostad Hall located in the Al-Arabi Stadium, Mansouriya on Friday April 12, from 7:30 pm onwards. Prashanth D’Souza, president of Creative Indian Association and a veteran in organizing events in Kuwait had joined hands with Rohit G Mirchandani, MD of Raja Company to bring this mega event to Kuwait.

After light music by DJ Flames, the main program kicked off at 7.30 pm with the national anthems of Kuwait and India. Comperes of the evening Lloyd John, Merwin Pereira and Nita Bhatkar introduced the show, followed by foot-tapping group dances performed by Kuwait’s well-known The Dancing Divas (Choreographer Jyoti Patel), Fusion Dance Academy and Break House.

Prashanth D’Souza along with Rohit G Mirchandani felicitated the sponsors with mementoes. As a formal inauguration, Indian Embassy Charge D’Affairs Vidu Nair inaugurated the souvenir in the presence of Prashanth D’souza and Rohit G Mirchandani and also spoke a few words on the program. Lucky winners on entry ticket were given gift vouchers by one of the sponsors Trendz Salon. The platinum sponsor Zain gave three iPhone5 to the lucky winners. They also introduced a special promotion to Indian community which includes monthly free international calls and SMS to India.
After the dance session, Mika’s troupe ruled the stage with mind-blowing violin instrumental by Ravi Pawar followed by a song by Raman Kapoor. Female vocalist Akasa Singh entered the stage with a song which was followed by other vocalist Tarika.

After the light vocals, Mika entered the stage with his super hit song ‘chinta ta ta chita chita’ from Rowdy Rathore to deafening cheers from the audience. He treated the crowd super hit numbers from his Bollywood movies such as Singh Is King (Singh Is King), Mauja Hi Mauja (Jab We Met), Dhinka Chika (Ready), Subah Hone Na De (Desi Boys), Pungi (Agent Vinod), Dekha to thuje yaar, Kakhire, Dhanno and many more. He also sung some oldies, Punjabi and Arabic numbers. He also tribute to legendary actors Dev Anand, Shammi Kapoor, Rajesh Khanna and Jagjit Singh by rendering their songs.

Mika Singh is a prolific singer, composer, performer and song writer who has belted out many chart busters from his private albums and Bollywood films. He is considered a highly acclaimed musician, and most of all a ‘Powerhouse Entertainer’. Having performed globally, his audiences dance to his hit tracks, irrespective of their age and nationality. Once Mika Singh took over the stage, he had the audience spell-bound. The visiting troupe consisted of Deepak on rhythm, Ravi Pawar on keyboard and violin, Amar on guitar, Harry on keyboard, Gassi on drums and Raman Kapoor on keyboards. They gave marvelous company to Mika’s vocals.
The show was organized by Creative Indian Associations and Raja Company along with the support of our esteemed Patrons and sponsors, Zain, Al Babtain (Nissan) (Platinum Sponsors), Pizza inn, Trendz Salon (Gold Sponsors), Ashraf & Co, Neeto International, German Printing Press (Silver sponsors), Behbehani Group, GFS Co, Dettol ( Jassim Al Wazzan), Burgan Bank (Bronze sponsors), Centrepoint (Retail partner), Talabat.com (F & B Partner) and Crowne Plaza (Hospitality partner). The concert was a treat for Bollywood fans in Kuwait. As predicted, the Mika Singh show was one-of-a-kind, never before seen in Kuwait with the best acoustic system, seating arrangements and a great day to remember for all the audience of Kuwait.


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  • Dhani, India

    Wed, Apr 17 2013

    Further to add to the above comments, I also feel it is wrong to bring Mika Singh when his schedule is so busy and he just made a Friendly appearance. His singing which shd have been full of energy and zest was so slow and tiring. I could sense his tiredness. He didnt even sing some good numbers like : Ibn-e-Batuta....I think it was a big hype and lots of money squandered by the organizers. They need to be free spirited and organize like Al Mulla or ICS. There is quality, substance and paisa wasool performances. Unfortunately fo rme I who am an Alka Yagnik fan, opted for this show for my daughter who wanted to see this how, and I missed out on a great Alka Yagnik Nite , paying more here and yawning the night away.....

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  • janaki, mangalore

    Sun, Apr 14 2013

    u rock mika singh

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  • Azhar, Kuwait

    Sun, Apr 14 2013

    Firstly I would like to congratulate the organizers for organizing the Mika Live in concert show. I guess it takes loads of efforts to get such a show running. But the way it was done was completely wrong and inacceptable and there are plenty of reasons of which a few have been listed below.
    1. The show timing was given to be started on 7:15 PM, but due to what “GOD KNOWS”, Mr. Mika did not come on the stage to sing till 9:15 pm, and you can confirm this with any of the people in the audience. So basically he sang for just 1 Hr and 35 mins.
    2. A person whose salary is just 250 /month and he spends 21 KD on these tickets for the show taking his wife and his daughter, he expects at least the show to have some substance. If a person has bough such expensive tickets, it is for to watch Mika Singh singing and not for the watching the dancing divas, fusion child academy and so on other artist who the public and myself are actually not interested.
    3. Many families who had come to watch the show had brought along their small children as they could not leave them back home all alone. All these people were sitting in the bloody auditorium for 2 hours waiting for this show to start and here the the organizers were irritating everybody with the children shows, thanks giving and giving out souvenirs to the sponsors .
    4. I think if the organizers wanted to do all this, then they should have started the show on time that is 7:15 pm and then at least by 8:15 pm the Mika concert could start.
    5. The venue chosen for this concert was a very long choice, as the air conditions were not working and it was bloody hot all through the evening. If you don’t want start a show on time, then at least don’t punish the audience by making them sit for 2 hours without any proper air conditioning.
    6. Paying 7 KD or 10 KD for just 1hr & 35 minutes of singing is absolutely ridiculous.

    The same thing was done for the Sunidhi Chauhan program and I think the organizers have not learnt from their previous mistakes.

    They should seriously learn from the Indian Cultural Society on how to organize a show and see on how well they can organize the upcoming Sukhwinder show.

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