Radio Mirchi with Forum Value Mall hosted one of the most energetic Bollywood concerts in the city of Bengaluru after quite some time and the fans were enthused as ever and it is safe to say that everyone who attended Benny Dayal concert on Saturday night went home beaming with happiness. Here’s an account of how well my Saturday night went.
The event scheduled to start at 7, started about 15 minutes later with RJ Riddhi engaging the crowd in fun games and giveaways and kept the eager crowd at bay with her absolutely charming and vivacious personality.
After about 30 minutes, Benny Dayal finally hopped on stage with his band and the audience went bonkers! Starting with Locha E Ulfat, he set the tone for a peppy and a lively one bringing the crowd to their feet almost instantly. One song after the other, the band – Alok Merwin, Carl Fernandes, Joshua Satya, Allwyn and David Joseph – did a brilliant job in accompanying Benny Dayal and their energies resonated well with each other and with the crowd. So kudos to them as well!
The set list included most of his party anthems like Daaru Desi, Ude Dil Befikre and The Disco Song. It also included some of his more emotional and slow songs gradually building up to high energy party anthems. Benny Dayal’s dance moves were definitely the highlight of the evening if not his mellifluous voice, of course. The set then segued into some classics like Bachna Ae Haseeno, Disco Dancer and Pyaar Hame Kis Mod Pe Le Aaya catering to the fancies of all age groups and bringing the older generation present to their feet as well. Despite feeling under the weather, Benny Dayal’s energy and enthusiasm was at its peak. Trust me when I tell you this, not a single soul could keep themselves from singing and grooving along with him, leaving all of us exhausted from screaming and fangirling over him. The night ended on a high note with one of his latest songs Let’s Nacho from Kapoor and Sons adding to the party mood.
If you are planning on going out with a bunch of your friends and do the thumka while listening to your favourite Bollywood tunes live, I strongly recommend you an evening with this powerhouse of an entertainer. So, next time you find a Benny Dayal concert happening around you, know that your weekend is SORTED.
–By Nikita Fernandes