Saturday, June 29, 2019

Sangram Singh, Shruti Ulfat, Rehaa Khann, Jaanvi Sangwan & Anusha Srinivasan Iyer Grace Sumit Mishra’s Art Show Vimarsh



Art is and has always been an extremely powerful medium to spawn an intellectual discussion on all facets of society. This, stood true, also for the inaugural ceremony of Art-Director cum Artist Sumit Mishra’s art show, apltly titled Vimarsh.

The inauguration happened at the hands of Wrestler-Actor Sangram Singh, Actor Shruti Ulfat, Miss Mermaid International Asia Rehaa Khann, Filmmaker-Animal Activist Anusha Srinivasan Iyer, Jaanvi Sangwan among other such distinguished guests at Nehru Centre AC Art Gallery, Worli.

Averred Sumit Mishra, “My exhibition is an effort of engaging social and political discussions with its observers. Technically, the flat canvas is synonymous to an experiment to project a third dimension, having presented intellectually and ideologically. Expressing your point of view through Art and the reaction of the observers is the possibility of making my thoughts better.”

Sumit Mishra invites you to take a deeper look at the combination of colours and shapes as an attempt to convey his words.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Sony MAX2 Highlights and Listing - 1st July – 15th July, 2019

MON
1-Jul-19
19:00:00
BAGHBAN
TUE
2-Jul-19
19:00:00
NAAJAYAZ
WED
3-Jul-19
19:00:00
MOHABBATEIN
THU
4-Jul-19
19:00:00
BHOOTHNATH
FRI
5-Jul-19
19:00:00
GHAYAL
SAT
6-Jul-19
19:00:00
DON
SUN
7-Jul-19
19:00:00
TIRANGAA
MON
8-Jul-19
19:00:00
Jaani Dushman (1979)
TUE
9-Jul-19
19:00:00
DAATA
WED
10-Jul-19
19:00:00
KYO KII... MAIN JHUTH NAHIN BOLTA
THU
11-Jul-19
19:00:00
PRATIGGYA
FRI
12-Jul-19
19:00:00
HUM TUMHARE HAIN SANAM
SAT
13-Jul-19
19:00:00
MEHERBAAN
SUN
14-Jul-19
19:00:00
KOI... MIL GAYA
MON
15-Jul-19
19:00:00
INDIAN

Sony Max Highlights and Listing - 1st July – 15th July, 2019

MON
01-Jul-19
09:00:00PM
Kanchana Returns
TUE
02-Jul-19
09:00:00PM
A AA
WED
03-Jul-19
09:00:00PM
RAJ MAHAL 3
THU
04-Jul-19
09:00:00PM
YEVADU 
FRI
05-Jul-19
08:00:00PM
Amar Akbhar Anthoni
SAT
06-Jul-19
08:00:00PM
Therii
SUN
07-Jul-19
08:00:00PM
SON OF SATYAMURTHY
MON
08-Jul-19
09:00:00PM
Janta Garage
TUE
09-Jul-19
09:00:00PM
Rambo Straight Forward
WED
10-Jul-19
09:00:00PM
KANCHANA 2
THU
11-Jul-19
09:00:00PM
KASHMORA
FRI
12-Jul-19
08:00:00PM
BHAIRAVAA 

Thursday, June 27, 2019

It's raining awards for short movie 'Ab Mujhe Udnaa Hai- Let Me Soar High'



When a good director first meets a talented actor, chances are they might do something amazing together. Suujoy J Mukerji directorial short film "Ab Mujhe Udnaa Hai- Let Me Soar High" featuring Shreyas Porus Pardiwalla has won the Best Film award at the Cotton City International Film Festival. When a director and an actor share this level of trust and are both as talented as these two are, great achievements are more than assured.

The film by Suujoy J Mukerji, son of legendary actor and filmmaker Joy Mukerji, points out that the world over women’s molestation and rape are a matter of concern, and the film is a story of guts, grit and glory. Even before its release, the inspiring short film has been making waves at the global level having won several awards and accolades. The movie received a thunderous applause and an overwhelming response at the International Film Festival.

“My film is about empowering victims of molestation and rape. The society, as a whole, needs to join in the effort to help victims of sexual abuse and crimes to regain their confidence and join the mainstream,” says Suujoy.

Shreyas Porus Pardiwalla Says " I'm overwhelmed with the constant appreciation that our film has been getting. It's truly a proud feeling and a prestigious honour to be winning the award. I feel truly blessed to be associated with  "Ab Mujhe Udnaa Hai- Let Me Soar High"

Barun Sobti’s 22 Yards is winning over international markets



Indian films releasing internationally and doing a great deal of business there is becoming a more and more common phenomenon. One such film currently which is creating waves in Russia is Barun Sobti starrer 22 Yards. Directed by Mitali Ghosh the film has been recording tremendous response from the audiences there especially given the film is an indie genre and despite its scale, the film managed to get a vast release in over 100 screens.

The film has been running in the country for over 3 weeks and there’s no stopping it’s success as yet. As the film gears for a record in the market, the film has been performing well owing to Barun’s television popularity. The film despite being a small budget independent film, surprisingly got a wide release, a first of its kind for a film with no big ticket stars helming the project.

After it’s continued success, 22 Yards will soon release in yet another niche less explored market, Kazakhstan. The film circles around the story of a sports manager who looses his credibility and career in a alleged booking scandal. The manager played by Sobti has to revive his career by convincing a new and upcoming young player to make him a major league sportsman. The film stars Rajit Kapur, Panchi Bora, Amartya Ray and Chaiti Ghoshal.

When asked Barun he said, Barun said, "It’s really amazing to know that the film has been doing so well in Russia. It’s been 3 weeks since it’s release and it’s rare or almost never that a smaller independent film like ours releases so widely in a country like Russia. It’s a big market for big ticket films, however the fact that a modest film like ours has done exceptional business is extremely rewarding. I’m glad the film has got this new lease and is getting a new way to travel internationally and achieve such feats. And post the success in Russia, we are soon headed to Kazakhstan."

The cast of Ishaaron Ishaaron Mein beat the heat in Delhi with Golas and Goti Soda



During the scorching summer heat, our bodies tend to feel dehydrated due to which, our energy levels drop. To up the energy and deal with the harsh heat, many love to consume tasty coolers and a lot of cases, even innovate their favourite summer fruits. For the first outdoor shoot of Sony Entertainment Television’s upcoming show; Ishaaron Ishaaron Mein, the cast was shooting in Delhi during peak summers. Ishaaron Ishaaron Mein is a beautiful love story of a hearing-impaired boy named Yogi. Shooting in the heat of Delhi 06, every nook and corner of the place was shouting authenticity. Little did they know, the scorching heat of Delhi was not an easy task to fight.

Lead of the show, Mudit Nayar who plays the role of Yogi, hails from Allahabad and had a fair idea of the hot weather in Delhi. Being the kind soul that he is, he took it on himself to keep the cast hydrated and fresh throughout the day while they were in the city. Although he was reminding everyone to drink an ample amount of water continuously, he also called for ‘gola-wala’ and ‘Goti soda’ to bring in the Delhi feels. He ensured that during the break everyone was consuming enough amount of fluid to keep their energy levels up during the shoot schedule. From Rishina Kandhari who is playing the role of Rani, Yogi’s elder sister in law to Swati Shah who is playing the role of Kusum, Yogi’s mother everyone enjoyed the summer coolers in the mini-breaks they got during the shoot. Even Kiran Karmarkar who is playing the role of Yogi’s father and Kaaran Singh who will be seen as Yogi’s elder brother were having goti-sodas one after the other. Everyone on sets thoroughly relished the mini gola and goti soda party which was the need of this hour.

When we reached out to Mudit to share his experience while shooting in Delhi he said, “While we were shooting in Delhi, it reminded me of my college days where I used to hang out with my friends drinking nimbu-pani and goti-soda around the campus. Delhi has my heart and I have spent many years in this city. From summers to winters, I have enjoyed all the weathers at their extreme. Delhi summers are blazing and it is mandatory to keep oneself hydrated with enough intake of liquids. To add flavour and colour to the liquids, I called for golas and goti soda for the cast and made them enjoy the real drinks of Delhi.”

PHARS FILM ACQUIRES THE OVERSEAS THEATRICAL DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS FOR “SAAHO” AND TO COLLABORATE WITH YASH RAJ FILMS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL RELEASE



Phars Film has been the pioneer in developing the film and cinema industry in the Middle East region as early as 1964 making it one of the leading distribution companies in the Middle East for Hollywood, Bollywood, Arabic and South Indian motion pictures.

Adding to its strong & vast distribution network, Phars Film has acquired the international theatrical distribution rights to the forthcoming Indian action thriller Saaho starring Prabhas of Baahubali fame along with Shraddha Kapoor. Written and directed by Sujeeth, and produced by UV Creations, this much-awaited movie is being released in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, and Malayalam.

Phars Film has collaborated with Yash Raj Films (YRF) for the film’s release in the international territories excluding the Middle East which will be handled by its own office.

For over two decades now, YRF has been the top production and distribution studio by delivering some of the biggest blockbusters that Indian cinema has ever seen. YRF has also established its dominance as the premier distribution company for titles not produced by its production arm in emerging and established markets across the globe and distributed some of the biggest entertainers in the overseas territories. Saaho adds to its ever-growing list of titles.


Speaking on this, Ahmad Golchin, Founder & CEO - Phars Film shared: “Saaho is this year’s most awaited film made on a huge budget. It is perhaps the most expensive film of the year! Post Baahubali, Prabhas fans are waiting for this high octane action spectacle which has been shot by Kenny Bates - the ace international stunt choreographer. We have collaborated with YRF to release Saaho worldwide, who have successfully handled big-budget films over the years and we expect an overwhelming response from the audience for the same.”

Elaborating further, Nelson D’souza, Associate Vice President of International Distribution - YRF, added: “Phars Film is a big and strong partner for YRF.  We couldn’t have asked for a better partnership that truly upholds a high standard of entertainment. I look forward to a successful journey on the highly-anticipated and biggest multilingual action film of our times Saaho with Phars Film." 

This collaboration for the Middle East by Phars Film and international territories by YRF will further amplify the reach of two established and strong partners to the widest possible audience, ensuring the world continues to get the best of entertainment. 

About the Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jln4eyvzMNg 
Saaho Official Teaser Telugu on UV Creations. #Saaho is a Multi-Lingual Indian Movie ft. Rebel Star Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor. Directed by Sujeeth and Produced by Vamsi and Pramod under UV Creations.

About Phars Film: http://pharsfilm.com/ 
Pioneering the industry since 1964, Phars Film is widely recognized as the pioneer of the cinematic movement in the Middle East region and represents the vast majority of leading international studios through various local and regional cross-channel distribution networks and industry partnerships.

About Yash Raj Films: https://www.yashrajfilms.com/ 
Yash Raj Films is one of India’s biggest film production & distribution companies. Over the last five decades, YRF’s catalogue of films could be easily India's most enviable film catalogue in the entertainment business. YRF’s top grossers have already placed the company in the big league of producers worldwide, making it one of the largest film-making entities in the nation.

South actor Kabir Duhan Singh gets engaged to singer Dolly Sidhu



Jil and Vedalam fame Kabir Duhan Singh, who is known for playing negative roles in the South, has got engaged to  singer Dolly Sidhu. The couple, who know each other for five years, exchanged the rings during the weekend in Mumbai.

The engagement happened in an intimate ceremony, with family and close friends in attendance. Kabir’s social media was flooded with congratulatory messages as soon as pictures from the ceremony were posted by the actor. Kiccha Sudeep was among the first ones to have wished the star.

The actor said that they were contemplating to put a ring and formalise the relationship for a while, and they are glad that things finally fell in place. He added that it was a quiet Roka ceremony.

A source says, “Kabir and Dolly met through common family friends and then started talking. They were not only romantic partners, but also gym mates.”

‘Tera Khayal’ by Kaushiki and Deepak Pandit Is A New Age Ghazal That’ll Warm Your Heart



Times Music exclusive release ‘Tera Khayal’ is a beautiful contemporary ghazal. Sung by Kaushiki Chakraborty, composed by Deepak Pandit and penned by ManojMuntashir, this love ballad will stay with you for a long time.

Kaushiki Chakraborty hails from a well-renowned musical family of Kolkata. She is known for her repertoire of Khyals and Thumris. She has been recognized for her talent by many National and International organizations. In 2005, BBC awarded Kaushiki Chakraborty for her outstanding achievement in music when she was only 25 years old.

Deepak Pandit is an ace violinist and a composer of class. After Times Music’s Humnasheen composed by Deepak and sung by Shreya Ghoshal, this is another gem from Deepak’s magical box.

ManojMuntashir is a man of many words. ‘Teri Galliyan’, ‘PhirBhiTumkoChaahunga’, ‘KaunTujhe’ are a few of the many songs he has penned for major Bollywood films.

“Ghazals are such a beautiful part of my life and ‘Tera Khayal’ is so well written. It was an amazing experience to sing and shoot for this track,” said Kaushiki Chakraborty.

The lyrics of ‘Tera Khayal’ are so beautiful and Kaushiki has sung the composition very beautifully. I wanted to make sure we do justice with the music and I am very happy with how everything has turned out. Thanks to our trio,”said Deepak Pandit.

“This song is very close to my heart and I am very glad that Kaushiki and Deepak got together to create such a beautiful melody,” said ManojMuntashir.

‘Tera Khayal’ is Times Music exclusive release and is available to watch/ listen on Times Music YouTube Channel.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

An emotional goodbye from Tinaa to Aashka on &TV’s Daayan



Actress Aashka Goradia who entered &TV’s Daayan as the powerful and vibrant Satrupa, recently bid an overwhelming adieu to the entire cast and crew of the show. While the actress has been shooting with the entire team for only 3 months, she has built some strong bonds with the cast and crew members who bid her a teary-eyed farewell.

Making this moment nothing short of a pleasant surprise was none other than actress Tinaa Datta who in a very short time managed to develop a close bond with the actress. Not only did she arrange for a cake cutting in her green room, but also invited Aashka’s husband, Brent Goble to be a part of this emotional moment. 

Overwhelmed with all the pleasant memories created on the sets of Daayan, Aashka said, “Supernatural has always been one of my favourite genres, and &TV’s Daayan definitely added to the thrill of working in this space. As much as I enjoyed essaying Satrupa, I loved creating her and designing her looks. It was definitely was one of the most interesting and fun highlights of my character. I am thankful to the writers and the creative team for giving me the liberty to play my character on my own free will. A big shout out to the entire unit who was been so supportive and a great team to work with. I am going to dearly miss working with the entire cast, especially Tinaa who has become a really close friend. A special thanks to her for making my farewell such a cherishing memory.”

Sharing some of her memories with her dearest co-star, Tinaa said, “Aashka is a dear friend and while we have known each other from before, we connected deeply while shooting on the sets of &TV’s Daayan. From discussing our scenes and characters to sharing our healthy food dabbas, our journey as co-actors has been truly splendid, and I am really going to miss her presence on set. She was not just a friend who would help me discover my character in the best way, but also a confidante who I could share my secrets with. I hope to work with her again sometime soon.”

Cosmos-Maya’s Yoga ambitions given a boost by PM Narendra Modi who performs Asanas with Motu Patlu, the eponymous leads of the iconic show that airs on Nickelodeon



The animation major’s plans of producing entertaining, child friendly Yoga videos for young viewers given a fillip by the Prime Minister.

Cosmos-Maya’s iconic characters Motu and Patlu performed yoga along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the fifth edition of International Day of Yoga at Ranchi. The characters were present at the event to motivate children towards yoga. This development is in line with Cosmos-Maya’s efforts to inculcate in the lives of its young viewers the goodness of Yoga. The studio is in the process of producing Yoga videos to air on WowKidz, it’s YouTube platform with 23 million subscribers.

These Yoga videos will have ViR and Imli, characters from the company’s hit series ‘ViR: The Robot Boy’, teaching kids Asanas which will be child friendly and easy to do, and in an entertaining format. These will be available to viewers in 12 major Indian languages on WowKidz.

Said Anish Mehta, CEO, Cosmos-Maya, “We are elated to see our characters Motu and Patlu share a platform with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Bhagawad Gita calls Yoga the journey of the self, through the self, to the self. It has been our endeavor to pass on this message to all our employees and viewers alike. We are in the process of creating dedicated videos to help kids understand the benefits of Yoga. With the 23 million subscribers, the reach and scope of these videos will be tremendous. We are very proud to be following our Prime Minister’s footsteps, and we will take Yoga to every nook and corner of the country in 12 regional languages.” 

A crowd of 40,000 people that gathered at the ground to participate in the massive yoga event which went on for 45 mins. Nickelodeon had included Motu Patlu as part of the proceedings. The iconic animated characters were spotted in the middle of the ground. Addressing the mega celebration of Yoga Day, PM Modi thanked everyone for participating in the event and urged them to make yoga an integral part of their lives. Modi was accompanied by several ministers and senior government officials including Jharkhand Governor Draupdi Murmu, Chief Minister Raghubar Das, Ayush Minister Sripad Naik, state Health Minister Ramchandra Kesari.

The Jharkhand government, in a statement, said, "The Motu and Patlu characters were present on the ground to attract children towards yoga."

Music and trailer launch of O Pushpa I hate tears

The trailer and music launch of upcoming film O Pushpa I hate tears had been launched.The event was attended by the cast Krushna Abhi...