The 3rd edition of ‘The Commune’ had India’s most talent film writer, lyricist and stand-up commentator Varun Grover; address Mumbai’s Media & Communications fraternity in a free flowing conversation with Deepak Kapoor, Founder of ‘The Commune’. This session was organized on July 28th, 2016 at Tonic, a prominent lounge located in Central Mumbai.
‘The Commune’ is Mumbai’s first of its kind community dedicated to Media & Communications professionals, facilitating monthly interactive gatherings in a social setup. This initiative covers professionals from advertising, digital marketing/ social media, integrated marketing communications, media planning & buying, PR/ corporate communications, events, media content, market research and marketing, among others.
During his session, Varun spoke about his journey of over 10 years in the field of film writing, lyric writing and stand-up. He shared his experience of becoming a full time writer and then penning Masaan and critically acclaimed songs for Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Gangs of Wasseypur, Fan and Udta Punjab.
A recipient of National Award for Best Lyrics for his song ‘Moh Moh Ke Dhaagey’ from Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Varun shed light upon his entry into the world of stand-up comedy. He also took questions from fraternity members during this session.
Commenting on ‘The Commune’ and his session, Varun Grover, said “It is always good to interact with people and share experiences, in a hope that it will inspire them. For professionals part of any industry, if there is no interaction, there won’t be knowledge sharing. I think ‘The Commune’ is a great platform for knowledge sharing and enhanced interaction benefitting professionals from all Media and Communications industries.”
“It was a pleasure to hear Varun Grover, India’s youth icon and most admired screen writer, lyricist and stand-up, speak at our 3rd edition. I am sure our fraternity members learnt a great deal from his experiences. We are also proud that ‘The Commune’ has transformed into major platform committed to knowledge sharing, networking and interaction with influencers like Varun, for the entire Media and Communications fraternity”, added Deepak Kapoor, Founder of ‘The Commune’
The 3rd edition of ‘The Commune’ was attended by 40 professionals from Leo Burnett, DDB Mudra Group, Adfactors, MSL Group India, Perfect Relations, Avian Media, WAT Consult (Part of Dentsu Aegis Network India), GVK and Kalpataru Limited. Varun also participated in a uniquely conceptualized engagement activity called ‘Flip the Cup’ in which attendees participated with full enthusiasm. This session was supported by Tonic as Venue Partner, Grover Zampa Vineyards, a Pioneer and Most Awarded Indian Wine Producer as Gift Partner and Ophiuchus Films as Video Partner.