Mumbai’s most popular Live Music show, the wonderful Bipin R Pandit’s Khumaar — which has become a brand in 13 successful years — is going National with a big live show in Baroda on 28 December 2018 at the Sir Sayajirao Nagargruh, Akota, Vadodara. This is an event you cannot miss!
He wears his musical heart on his sleeve, and is one of the finest, most likeable people I have come across in a lifetime in the Media, Marketing, Entertainment and Advertising space. Meet Bipin Pandit, COO of the Advertising Club and one of the biggest names in the Advertising and Marketing world.
Ask anyone from these spaces who knows Bipin well, to choose one word that best describes him, and more likely than not, that word will be ‘passion’. Pandit has been associated with the Ad Club for 21 years, and has been the point person for India’s biggest Advertising, Marketing and Media shows. He’s been the backbone of 10 ABBYS, 18 EFFIES, 18 EMVIES, 10 GoaFests, 10 AdAsias and numerous other mega shows, seminars and workshops of national and international scale. And counting.
Bipin R Pandit’s Khumaar in Baroda
Also ask any music lover of live musical shows in Mumbai what is the one truly spectacular kind of event that’s missing from that stunning lineup of industry events Bipin has curated and successfully seen through, and you will get a four-word answer: Bipin R Pandit’s Khumaar.
Khumaar means intoxication, and for 13 passion-driven years, Bipin R Pandit’s Khumaar has been delivering on its promise to intoxicate you with great music. It has been perhaps – no,undoubtedly – Mumbai’s most successful live music event. In fact, despite being a ticketed show, Bipin R Pandit’s Khumaar is by far the only show of its kind that gets houseful one month ahead of every performance! The last show too, held on 10th February, 2018, at the Ravindra Natya Mandir, Mumbai, was a huge success, attended by more than 1000 music lovers.
And Bipin R Pandit’s Khumaar will present its first live show outside Mumbai, in Baroda, on Friday, the 28th of December 2018, at 6.15 pm. The 3-hour concert of Khumaar will regale music lovers at the Sir Sayajirao Nagargruh, Akota, Vadodara, which can accommodate an audience of 1000. And this is a musical event that not just residents of Baroda, but some of the other cities of Gujarat like Rajkot, Surat, Ahmedabad too would enjoy and should travel for.
Khumaar is a well-segmented show that offers a wide variety of music and songs including timeless popular yesteryear hits across solos, duets, classical, qawwalis, songs of unsung heroes, along with regional songs, new songs and more in three hours. In fact, in the past, on public demand, the show has got extended even to 5 hours. All the singers and musicians of Bipin R Pandit’s Khumaar are top notch performers who do musical shows for a living.
A curtain-raiser to Bipin R Pandit’s Khumaar
“Khumaar has been entertaining houseful audiences in Mumbai for 13 years now, and I am delighted that as it moves out of Mumbai with a national focus, the first city it will play out in is Baroda, which is my birth place. So Khumaar is a show for every Barodian, and also for music lovers across other cities of Gujarat like Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Surat, Bharuch beyond. I hope and am sure they will attend and enjoy the show,” says Pandit.
Khumaar Ki Khoj to introduce two talented singers from Gujarat
Khumaar also promotes young talent through its segment Khumaar ki Khoj, which has been identifying promising singers for four years now. Pandit has revealed that two very talented singers – one each from Baroda and Ahmedabad — will perform on the platform of Khumaar on 28th December, 2018. “If they go on to become big stars, I will be the happiest person,” Pandit says, adding, “Our find Shrinidhi Ghatate launched under this segment is a playback singer today and sings for Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, and is being hailed as the Shreya Ghoshal of the future.”
For donor passes to Bipin R Pandit’s Khumaar, the live Musical extravaganza that will be performed in Baroda on Friday, 28 December 2018, at Sir Sayajirao Nagargruh, Akota, Vadodara, call Deepak R Sawant on +91-9879784199 and +91-9904641555. Address: 303 – Shaktikrupa Apartment, Bhalerao Tekri, Kharivav Road, RaoPura, Vadodra 390001
Over the years, luminaries who have graced Bipin R Pandit’s Khumaar are Music Director Pyarelalji, Pandit Suresh Wadkar, Roop Kumar Rathod, Sonali Rathod, and from the world of Media & Entertainment, dignitaries like Pradeep Guha, Ramesh Narayan, Prasoon Joshi, Bhaskar Das, Shashi Sinha, Ajay Kakar, Ajay Chandwani, Anurag Batra, Subhash Kamath, M. G. Parameswaran, Pratap Bose, Sunil Lulla, Bharat Dabholkar, Nagesh Alai, Avinash Kaul, Pranesh Misra, S. Yesudas, Sanjay Tripathy, Vikas Khanchandani and others.
In fact, some of the best stalwarts of the advertising world, along with music writers, critics and afficionados have written some very personal, heartfelt articles especially for Bipin, who complied them in a beautiful coffee-table book, Khumaar, which was released by legendary music director Pyarelal ji of Laxmikant Pyarelal fame.
Khumaar and social causes
Bipin R Pandit’s Khumaar has also promoted social causes. It had tied up with an NGO, Light of Life, founded by Mrs. Villy Doctor. They have been doing great work in getting school dropouts to be reinstated, imparting skills to students to make them self-reliant, giving free medical treatment to the needy, and making life of the old and aged people better.
Pandit says, “It has been 28 years since I have been performing on stage — at times as a compere, at times as a mimicry artist, and on many occasions, both. I thank God for having given me the opportunity to associate with the best of groups like Babla, Beatles, Gunjan, Jhankar, Star Nite, Golden Beats, Lovely Star etcetera, and also some playback singer nites.”
“And now,” Pandit says, “along with all the talented singers and musicians of my group, I look forward to bringing the best of a musical Khumaar to Baroda. For music lovers from all over Gujarat.”
So whatever you do, don’t miss this wonderful, extremely entertaining and informative live music show, the like of which hasn’t been seen anywhere outside Mumbai. I make that recommendation with the certitude of someone who’s attended, loved and thoroughly enjoyed Bipin R Pandit’s Khumaar in Mumbai.