We know that they exist, we know that there is no way to ignore them. Yet, only a select few have the pleasure of witnessing them live. Yes, what we are talking here about are Mumbai’s renowned BMM festivals. The major mass media fests follow the same trend annually, beginning in July and going on until February, towards the end of the academic year.

Yet there is one festival, the last one of the wave, which is considered to be the most awaited, each year. We are referring to R.D. National College’s annual mass media festival, Cutting Chai. Cutting Chai XI is being held on February 9th at the R.D. National College campus.

So, what makes Mumbai’s biggest media festival what it is? You’ll see. Here are 5 reasons why Cutting Chai is a must go.

Talent Exposure

When the best of the best colleges come together under one roof, you know it will be a competition of a lifetime.

Cutting Chai showcases the hidden talents of many such aspiring individuals and thus acts as a platform for their creativity. The events range include dance, drama and fashion show along with others like investigative journalism, teleprompter and radio related events to bringing out the hidden media personnel in you. The best talents are awarded with internships with some of our esteemed partners (including CareerNinja).

Sponsors and Media Partners

The festival has previously been powered by major brands, which in turn has built up its goodwill over the decade. The same goodwill is what attracts major sponsors and media partners from the corporate sector.

Hence the media coverage that the festival gets is immense, which helps it stay on the radar of top media houses and corporates.

Cutting Chai Sponsors
Cutting Chai ’18 Sponsors

A Bollywood Magnet

Cutting Chai stands out from the rest, thanks to the events are judged by the crème de la crème of the media industry. The festival also acts as a platform for various major movie promotions such as Sonam Kapoor starrer Neerja and Varun Dhawan and Yami Gautam starrer Badlapur.

Kareena Kapoor-Khan and Imran Khan at Cutting Chai
Varun Dhawan and Yami Gautam promoting Badlapur at Cutting Chai

Some other celebrities who have previously graced Cutting Chai’s stage are Kareena Kapoor, Imran Khan, Shabana Azmi, AR Rahman, Vikrant Massey, Himanshu Kohli and Divya Khosla Kumar, amongst many others.

The Campus Vibes

Campus Art really puts every team’s creativity to test, and always, the campus surpasses every other one in terms of being visually appealing. This is due to the picture postcard perfect grandeur that one sees, along with some really catchy music, making it hard to not flaunt a step or two right on the campus. This, topped with a household media face gracing the campus every other hour, the cheers, the paparazzi and most of all, the feeling of success unfolding is what makes Cutting Chai stand apart from other festivals.

So, there is no reason why one would miss this epic roller coaster of emotions, fun, and comradery. To be a part of the 11th Edition of Cutting Chai, you can be there at R.D. National College in Bandra this Friday, the 9th of February.


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