Over the years, we’ve had the Proshow stage set on fire by various illustrious artists. From Shilpa Rao and Parikrama to Farhan Akhtar, Ground Zero has never failed to deliver way beyond our expectations. Last year the Ground Zero team revolutionized Proshow by inviting not just one artist for the final day of Revels, but inviting one eminent performer for each day. Of course, the fervor broke through the roof on Day 4 last year, when Papon and Nucleya created an unforgettable night. It just gets better every year, as witnessed by the line-up this year. This year’s Proshow is powered by Maruti Suzuki, Colors of Youth. Let’s catch a glimpse of the artists for Revels ’17.
He calls himself a ‘mind reader’, a ‘chicken eater’ and a ‘lie detector’. Along with these flattering titles, Karan Singh Magic is India’s leading illusionist and lives to experience the satisfaction of fooling a live crowd.
Magicians do not fascinate him and neither does he acknowledge the existence of ‘magic’, which is why he terms himself as a psychological illusionist. Karan Singh is a performer who creates illusions for the sole purpose of entertainment. He claims to use hypnosis, lie detection methodologies, neuro-linguistic programming and showmanship to leave the audience thoroughly bamboozled.
Karan Singh started performing since the age of sixteen and has done more than a hundred shows ever since. His ‘Grandfather’s Trick’, where he holds up a card for someone to identify it, is actually a tribute to the coincidental success of his first ever trick.
Karan claims to use the audience as his only prop and loves piquing their curiosity to borderline maddening levels. As judgmental as it sounds, the ten seconds between the volunteer leaving his seat and coming up on stage is when Karan knows what trick would leave him stunned. An unequivocal storyteller, he is known to keep the audience hooked at the edge of their seats.
A goofy and an exhaustively engaging artist, Karan has also pulled one over Dynamo and Derren Brown, the greatest magicians this century has ever seen.
Still not convinced at how incredible he is? Check this out.
Don’t believe us? Take a look.
Sahil Shah is synonymous with hilarity and is popularly known as the hysterically whiny ‘Gujju Bee’ on Snapchat. He considers himself an outcast in his family of doctors and claims his life to be a punchline. An extremely punny person, Sahil has done countless sketches and written scripts for numerous award shows.
Having performed over 600 shows, both nationally and internationally, Sahil has also been featured on TV shows such as ‘UR Fired’ on Channel V and ‘The Front Row’ on Star World. He is also famous for being a part of his YouTube indicate, ‘The Ad Show’. He also brags about being an additional cast in the movie ‘Guzaarish’, which according to him, was a breakthrough in his acting career.
An exceptionally versatile comedian and an immensely talented artist, Sahil Shah knows what the audience wants, relatability. This is what helps him perform brilliantly for both the corporate and college crowds.
An enthusiastic lively artist, Sahil is notorious for leaving the audience in tears by being an utter riot. His spontaneity and energy know no bounds. He is famous for remodeling the silliest and stupidest experiences into the most sidesplitting jokes.
Here’s a glimpse of his sheer awesomeness.
Benny Dayal and FunktuaTion
Benny Dayal is a Bollywood playback singer who hails from the state of Kerala. He started his career in 2006 after being discovered by A. R. Rahman. Since then, Benny has innumerable chartbusters to his credit, some of them being Badtameez Dil, Locha e Ulfat, Ude Dil Befikre, Bang Bang and Let’s Nacho.
Benny won the RD Burman Award for New Music Talent at the 54th Filmfare Awards for the song Kaise Mujhe Tum from Ghajini. He has sung over a hundred songs for the Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu music industries. An immensely talented singer, songwriter and a music composer, Benny is currently a coach in the singing reality show, The Voice India Season 2 and a judge for Maruti Suzuki Colors of Youth, the title sponsors for Revels’17.
Accompanying him is FunctuaTion, a band that came together in 2011 and started off by playing funky covers from the 80s and 90s. Famed for setting every stage on fire regardless of the country they are in, FunktuaTion’s groovy music is built around warped effects, succinct arpeggiators and raw guitar licks. The band consists of Yashita Sharma, Alok Merwin, Allwyn Jeyapaul, Carl Fernandes, Joshua Satya, Toby Joseph and focuses mostly on the Electro-Funk genre.
Their music is infectious, catchy and screams raw emotion. Take a look at one of their hippest numbers.
– by Srikriti Dahagam and Agnihotra Bhattacharya for MTTN