SOBHA REALTY IIFA ROCKS 2023: The Best of Music and Fashion Come Together on 26 May 2023
Moderators: FARAH KHAN and RAJKUMMAR RAO
Performers: AMIT TRIVEDI, BADSHAH, SUNIDHI CHAUHAN, SUKHBIR SINGH, PALAK MUCHHAL and IULIA VANTUR
Winners of the 23rd IIFA 2023 Technology Awards
GANGUBAI KATHIAWADI WINS 3 AWARDS BHOOL BHULAIYAA WINS 2 AWARDS 2 TIMES
EXCLUSIVE FIRST FASHION SHOW BY WORLD-renowned designer MANISH MALHOTRA
Abu Dhabi, May 26, 2023: Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island is home to the stunning IIFA Rocks 2022, which brings together splendor, luxury and octane on one platform. Sobha Realty IIFA Rocks is co-presented by NEXA. IIFA ROCKS 2023 witnessed a breathtaking celebration of fun, glamour, delightful performances and mesmerizing performances at the grandest celebration of Indian cinema, the International Indian Film Institute and Awards (IIFA) Taking place under one roof, in partnership with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), and Miral, Abu Dhabi’s leading creator of immersive destinations and experiences.
Farah Khan and Rajkummar Rao bring great performances from Amit Trivedi, Badshah, Sunidhi Chauhan, Sukhbir Singh, Palak Muchhal and Iulia Vantur Sobha Realty IIFA Rocks. IIFA Rocks continues to be a showcase for musical talent, delivering top-notch performances by the industry’s greatest names, a musical spectacle befitting the world’s largest film industry.
The musical extravaganza kicked off with a dance performance by Palak Muchhal before Farah Khan jumped onto the podium. Rajkummar Rao took to the stage during the song Main Hoon Na and the pair recreated the Kuch Kuch Hota Hai scene as they both greeted the crowd and had witty conversations about friendship. Sunidhi Chauhan, Badshah starring Jacqueline Fernandez, Rakul Preet Singh and Nora Fatehi gave captivating performances later in the evening. Amit Trivedi captivated the audience with his lovely voice while performing with Arun Kamat, Devendra Palse, Meghna Mishra and Yashita Sharma. Thanks to Sukhbir Singh and Iulia Vantur, everyone started dancing to the dhols. With no one else but Nucleya, the evening came to an exciting conclusion!
Cinematography, Screenplay, Dialogue, Editing, Choreography, Sound Design, Sound Mixing, Score and Special Effects (visual effects) make up the nine categories. The IIFA Rocks Gala honored technical category winners, while also honoring Indian cinema’s crowning achievement with glittering IIFA figurines.
A highlight of IIFA Rocks was a special collection presented by Bollywood’s favorite designer, Manish Malhotra. Embodying “Old World Glamor Meets New”, the collection was groundbreaking and imaginative, with Salman Khan and Nora Fatehi leading the night.
Sobha Realty presents the star-studded IIFA Weekend as SOBHA IIFA Weekend, Title Sponsor of SOBHA IIFA Rocks 2023 and Co-Organizer of NEXA IIFA Awards. The celebration is co-hosted by the KUBER Group.
Joining as Official Travel Partners are Ease My Trip – one of India’s leading online travel aggregators, Yas Island Abu Dhabi – Host Country, W Abu Dhabi – Official Host Hotel, LuLu – UAE Promotions Partners, Nabila – Official Hair & Makeup Partner, Izhaar – Official Invitation Partner, Broadcasting Partner – COLORS & COLORS CINEPLEX, Digital Marketing Partner – XPRESSO by Daily Hunt, Music Partner: T SERIES, Exclusive Banking Partner : UAE Emirates NBD, UAE Partners: Floret, Official Safety Partner – SK, Official Ground Transportation Partner – INDUS Chauffeur Services, Official Outdoor Partner – Footprint Advertising, Official Gifts Partner – Faridah Ajmal Perfume, Official Dance Partner – ARYA DANCE ACADEMY, STREAMING PARTNER – JIO CINEMA & HIGH NOTE – OFFICIAL HOTEL PARTNER – WHERE YOU CAN ENJOY THE BEST IN DUBAI’S COOLEST ROOFTOP LOUNGE, PANORAMIC, INFINITY POOL, SIGNATURE SUNSET DRINKS, STYLISH SHISHES, LIVE MUSIC AND MORE Great view and ambience.
Winner List – Technology Award
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Alia Bhatt starring Gangubai Kathiawadi wins 3 awards
1. Photography – Sudeep Chatterjee
2. Screenplay – Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Utkarshini Vashishtha
3. Dialogue – Utkarshini Vashishtha, Prakash Kapadia
Anees Bazmee’s horror-comedy Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 starring Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani wins two awards
1. Title song choreography – Bosco Caesar
2. Sound Design – Mandar Kulkarni
Ajay Devgn’s crime thriller Drishyam 2 – 1 Award
1. Editing – Sandeep Francis
Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt’s action-adventure, Brahmastra:
Part 1 – Shiva -1 Award
1. Special effects (visual) – DNEG, redefined
Vikram Vedha by Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan – 1 Award
1. Background Score – Sam CS
Monica O My Darling starring Rajkummar Rao, Huma Qureshi, Radhika Apte – 1 Award
1. Mixing – Gunjan A Sah, Boloy Kumar Doloi, Rahul Karpe
Commenting on the partnership with IIFA, Ravi Menon, Co-Chairman of Sobha Realty said, “We are delighted to be the title sponsor of the 23rd IIFA Weekend. The glitz and glamor of welcome. With our country’s own rich culture of performing arts, we are proud to recognize and celebrate the long-standing fascination of Indian cinema and its illustrious contributors. The world watches Indian cinema and we are delighted to welcome our country’s many Actors, artists and talents that further promote Indian cinema to global audiences. The IIFA Awards recognize the highest quality and artistic expression in the Indian film industry, just as we at Sobha Properties recognize the value of quality, art and design in our productions.”
The event was held at Etihad Arena, the largest state-of-the-art indoor entertainment venue in the Middle East, located on the Yas Bay waterfront on Yas Island. The island is one of the fastest growing leisure and entertainment destinations in the world, located on Abu Dhabi’s Gold Coast. With magical adventures and breathtaking entertainment, as well as three globally renowned theme parks, outstanding motorsports, award-winning golf courses and world-class hospitality, Yas Island in Abu Dhabi is an unrivaled destination. destination. In addition to the Arena and Yas Bay, guests visiting Yas Island can enjoy a variety of experiences. From award-winning theme parks, the record-breaking CLYMBTM Mall in Abu Dhabi, the capital’s largest mall, 160 dining options, scenic beaches and mangroves, luxurious hotel accommodation and more, there’s plenty to explore The place!
IIFA will once again air exclusively on COLORS, India’s #1 premium Hindi entertainment channel, featuring a stunning star-studded lineup
Commenting on the partnership, Nina Elavia Jaipuria, Head of Hindi Mass Entertainment and Children’s Television Network at Viacom18, said: “We are delighted to once again be partnering with IIFA at COLORS to celebrate excellence in Indian cinema. Our partnership with this prestigious award “The longstanding relationship demonstrates our commitment to globally recognizing the cinematic talent and storytelling capabilities of the Indian film industry. We are delighted to present our audience at COLORS and COLORS Cineplex with an entertainment event full of spectacle and glamour.”