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Top 5 highlights from Coldplay’s electrifying concert in Mumbai

Mumbai witnessed a spectacle, something the city had been waiting for for over 20 years and yes, the wait was totally worth it.

British rock band Coldplay. (Picture courtesy: Instagram/glblctznin)British rock band Coldplay. (Picture courtesy: Instagram/glblctznin)

Underneath a sky full of stars, Coldplay’s Hymn for the Weekend in Mumbai was electrifying and historic

Electrifying. Passionate. Intoxicating. Inspiring. Magical. All these words combined together define Coldplay’s headline act at the Global Citizen Festival held for the first time in India on November 19, 2016. Mumbai witnessed a spectacle, something the city had been waiting for for over 20 years and yes, the wait was totally worth it. So, what exactly happened at the event ? Here are the top 5 highlights.

At number 5 is Prime Minister %image_alt%Narendra Modi‘s audio visual message for the youth of the nation. In the first few sentences, PM said that if he was made to sing, the audience would demand its ticket money back from the organisers, that too in Rs 100 denominations. Making a jest of his own demonetisation policy, the Prime Minister broke ice with the young crowd and coaxed them to take part in campaigns like Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan and further contribute in spreading awareness about gender equaity, education, santitation with an ultimate goal to eradicate poverty by 2030.

At number 4 is King Khan %image_alt%Shah Rukh Khan who despite not being a part of the Global Citizen Festival till the time of the event not only hosted the 3 most crucial acts of the day by AR Rahman, Jay Z and finally Coldplay, SRK also stole hearts with his signature style and gimmicks. He gave many a run for their money by doing a little ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ before calling on stage India’s pride, AR Rahman. Here’s a big thank you to the superstar for adding  weight and more stars to the entire event with his presence.

At number 3 is music maestro AR Rahman’s performance which was eclectic and transformed one and all back to the ’90s. That’s because he belted out hits after hits like Dil Se, Tu Hi Re and Humma Humma. Watching the genius at work was certainly a treat.

At Number 2 is American hip-hop sensation Jay Z’s powerpact performance. Beyonce’s husband not only set the electric mood with songs like ‘Empire State Of Mind’ but also became reason for crowd frenzy after he rapped on popular Indian tracks ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ and Punjabi MC’s ‘Mundiyaan Ton Bachke Rahi.’


At Number 1 is undoubtedly Coldplay with frontman Chris Martin giving us innumerable historic moments. Everything about their 100 minute performance was surreal. From the first song ‘Head Full of Dreams’ to ‘Yellow’, from ‘Paradise’ to ‘Magic’, from ‘Clocks’ to ‘Scientist’, from ‘Adventure of a Lifetime’ to ‘Hymn for the weekend’, you name it and they gave it. But if you asked me to choose the best of the best, I’d pick ‘Fix You’ as the band’s most passionate performance. And then came a moment that nobody had anticipated even in their dreams. Chris sang ‘Channa Mereya’ from the movie ADHM just before the final song ‘A Sky Full of Stars’. Chris’ engagement with the audience in English and Hindi too was spectacular. The sign off is was what made the whole concert truly historic. In an ode to India, AR Rahman sang ‘Vande Mataram’ and Chris Martin decided to give him company. Infact, the words ‘Maa Tujhe Salaam’ that he sang with Rahman was a spontaneous decision. The confetti, firecrackers, massive screens, the entire audio visual experience was phenomenal.  Yes, it was indeed Para…Para…Paradise….something that cannot be expressed in words. Here’s hoping we dont have to wait too long for another Coldplay concert in Hindustan.

%image_alt%Sachin Tendulkar to Indian fans: Coldplay’s Chris Martin has met pretty much everyone in Mumbai

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