Saturday, November 7, 2020

Amaal Mallik's pop debut Tu Mera Nahi hits the music scene



Presented under Sony Music India, Amaal Mallik's debut pop single, Tu Mera Nahi releases today amid enormous hype with celebrities and artists rooting for the young virtuoso. Action star Tiger Shroff, Suniel Shetty, melody queen, Shreya Ghoshal,  Sunidhi Chauhan, Honey Singh, Rochak Kohli, music composer, Shekhar Ravjiani, Prakriti Kakkar and Sukriti Kakkar, along with the army of Amaalians had been awaiting  Mallik's first independent song that hits the Indian music scene today with much celebration.

 

To offer this fresh single in a super special manner, Amaal surprised viewers and listeners as he appeared live on YouTube before the song's official release. Through the YouTube premiere, the music composer-songwriter-singer who's known to have an inexplicable connect with young listeners interacted with them. Celebrating independent music, Mallik introduced the song with fanfare befitting its anticipation.

 

The ultimate heartbreak song of the year has been composed and rendered by Amaal, penned by Rashmi Virag and features Mallik and internet sensation, Aditi Budhathoki. Given Mallik's incredible credentials as a musician and his contribution to music for cinema, the song is touted to win over listeners and stand out in the modern Indian pop genre.

 

Amaal says, “I have always made music with passion, love & honesty. With Tu Mera Nahi, I tried to pack the choicest elements musically and visually including the arid beauty of Dubai that favourably underlines the feeling of desertion in the song, the creativity of live musicians and Virag sir’s spot-on lyrics. I'm grateful for the love Tu Mera Nahi has been getting before its release and now that it's released to the listeners, I'm hopeful that the love will grow tenfold. A big up to Sony Music to trying new things, pushing the audio out before the video is not something an artist tries unless the song is associated with a big film and a big campaign. We are confident about the soul & cinematic experience the song has and it’s already winning hearts everywhere... I can see vocal covers, instrumental covers and dance covers! I wish every Amaalian the same thrill I'm experiencing right now.” 

 

Presented by Sony Music India, composed and sung by Amaal Mallik, starring him and Aditi Budhathoki and written by Rashmi Virag, Tu Mera Nahi is now available on all streaming platforms.

Filmmaker Raaj Shaandilyaa busy with exciting scripts

 


Writer and filmmaker Raaj Shaandilyaa, who earned massive praise for his directorial debut 'Dream Girl' last year has successfully established himself as one of the most promising filmmakers in this new age of cinema. While there's a lot of excitement amongst fans for his upcoming projects, the latest we hear that Raaj has been working on several scripts during the lockdown, which is keeping him really busy.

 

With all of us maintaining social distancing and taking all the necessary precautions during the coronavirus pandemic, the filmmaker has been doing virtual calls with various directors and producers to discuss his next. While his debut film was a comedy, it would be interesting to see what genre would be his much anticipated upcoming project.

 

Confirming the same, Raaj Shaandilyaa said in a statement, "I have been working on some really exciting projects during the lockdown and really can't wait to make the big announcement. My directorial debut, 'Dream Girl' received so much love from the audiences, so am really looking forward to bring my next film for them."

 

He further added, "I took the pandemic in my favour and made sure to make everyday as productive as I can, including reading a lot of works and finish writing what's was pending. I didn't know this time was all a human needed away from the usual city chaos. I could concentrate even better in isolation , where as I was very well aware of the situations in pandemic and kind of trauma people were going through , my only motive was to come up with such scripts which can make people laugh , so that whenever after all this they watch my work , the joy can come back . I was thoroughly writing things by which I can make people laugh again, love their life again. After all Comedy can never go wrong for / with me and the task of what's next which no one has seen yet and can make people laugh out loud was only the thing in my mind through out this time "

 

 

Well, this big update has surely come in as great news for all Raaj Shaandilyaa fans out there. We too can't wait!

Friday, November 6, 2020

Team #Nikamma calls it a wrap!

 



BREEZER Vivid Shuffle Turns Up the Heat with Kriti Sanon & Vijay Devarakonda


After three years and three successful seasons of the most epic dance battles in the country, India’s biggest hip-hop festival is back with Season 4! This season BREEZER Vivid Shuffle, the largest hip-hop dance festival is taking it a notch higher by transforming into India’s first ever hip-hop league. In it’s first digital edition, the BREEZER Vivid Shuffle League conceptualized and produced by Only Much Louder Entertainment PVT LTD will kickstart from 6th November, and has opened the floor to not just b-boys and b-girls, but also rappers, artists and just about anybody who wants to make waves in India’s hip-hop scene. Going beyond the realm of dance, this year the festival is following a league format that will include all elements of hip-hop across music, art and dance. Led by ambassadors Kriti Sanon and Vijay Devarakonda, the league will span over 5 months as it digitally travels across regions to scout for talent from every nook and corner of the country. 

Alongside the ambassadors, there will be four league ambassadors namely, Kr$na, JordIndian, Shantanu Maheshwari and Piyush & Shazia, leading four teams with participants from five distinct fields of music, art and dance. Additionally, participants will get a chance to brush up their skills, through the School of Shuffle workshops and masterclasses conducted by experts, during the festival. Online registrations for the league will take place on Insider starting 6th November and will continue till 21st December, post which virtual auditions will commence on 17th January. The winners will win big this year with a cash prize of INR 2 Million. 

“I have always loved dancing before I even started acting. Hip-hop is one of the coolest dance forms and it makes me immensely happy that I finally get to be a part of this colourful and disruptive movement. I believe there are so many talented dancers out there who are just waiting for a platform like BREEZER Vivid Shuffle and I am super excited to see the crazy talent that gets discovered this season,” said Kriti Sanon.

“Hip-hop’s been a fascination since I was young- the music, the fashion, culture, graffiti. I used to be a hooked to watching international dance shows and always wished I could pop, lock, krump and freestyle like the dancers on the show. Till today hip-hop is my only go-to for music when I workout so I am really excited by the BREEZER Vivid Shuffle League, which is bringing to us all things I love about hip-hop on one platform. Look forward to the great talent and a great show,” stated Vijay Devarakonda.

“For three consecutive years, BVS has been associated with hip-hop and given opportunities to youth across the country to showcase their talent. With the rapidly changing consumer behaviour this year, we wanted to adapt the platform to continue being relevant for our consumers. Going digital allowed us to explore hip-hop culture as a whole and lend artists a platform beyond dance where they can showcase their skills across many subgenres of hip-hop. With everything we’ve got planned, we’re positive that Season 4 will see some of the greatest talents in the country come together and Live Life in Colour!” said Arti Hajela, Senior Brand Manager, RTD, AMEA at Bacardi.

“The biggest question relating to this year's edition of BREEZER Vivid Shuffle was: “What can we do to grow this community and make it accessible to an even larger audience?” So, we built upon the central aspects of the festival, namely, freedom of expression, movement and individuality. With the 2020 edition of the festival being digital, plus the expansion of its format from India’s Largest Hip-Hop Festival to India’s First Hip-Hop League, we hope to make it even more inclusive, exciting and successful than ever before,” said Gunjan Arya, Chief Executive Officer, OML 

BREEZER Vivid Shuffle started back in 2017 with the purpose of providing a platform for India’s burgeoning hip-hop scene. It also aims to bring the subculture in mainstream conversations. Every year the festival travels across the country to discover and promote the best dance talent.

Registrations open on 6th November, so stay updated with BREEZER Vivid Shuffle on Facebook and Instagram. #BREEZERVividShuffle #LiveLifeInColour

TITLE REVEAL ANNOUNCEMENT #KAMALHAASAN232



November 7th 2020 marks the 66th birthday of Padmabhushan Shri. Kamalhaasan. Raajkamal Films International (RKFI) is proud to reveal the title of our much awaited project KH 232 on our Ulaganayagan’s birthday. Director LOKESH KANAKARAJ & his team have created a Teaser for the Title reveal. The “Title reveal teaser” will be an audio-visual treat and a celebration for all Ulaganayagan fans and film buffs the world over.

Team RKFI has followed all the requisite government norms to put this project together in the “new normal” during COVID times. The film’s crew have worked tirelessly along with our Universal Hero to bring this teaser to you on 7th November at 5pm.

More updates shall follow as work progresses diligently and in keeping up to the standards of filmmaking and the historic legacy of RKFI. We seek your best wishes for Ulaganayagan and invite you to celebrate #Kamalhaasan232 along with us.

About RKFI

Raaj Kamal Films International (“RKFI”), is one of the very few film production companies with a legacy spanning over 40 years in the business of consistently raising the bar in entertainment, craft & technology from the 1981 masterpiece “RAAJA PARVAI” to ABOORVA SAGOTHIRARGHAL” to “SATHYA”, “DEVAR MAGAN” & “KURUDHI PUNAL” to the critically acclaimed “HEY RAM”, “VIRUMANDI”& “VISWAROOPAM”, to the hilarious “SADHI LEELAVATI”; RKFI has explored it all. In addition, RKFI has been a harbinger in the use of value additive technology in Indian cinema, be it with the introduction of Dolby Stereo sound in Kuridhipunal, first ever use of script writing software in Maruthanayagam or Auro 3D in Viswaroopam.

Contestants Shweta Warrier, Mukul Gain and Paramdeep Singh sizzled on the stage in the Judges Challenge on India’s Best Dancer



Sony Entertainment Television’s India’s Best Dancer is ranked among the most talked-shows on television for its power-packed content and unique talent. This weekend, the show extends a warm welcome to the dance gurus and content creators - Remo D’Souza, Salman Yusuff Khan, Punit J Pathak, Sushant Pujari, Rahul Shetty and Abhinav Shekhar, who have brought a new wave of dance and inspired many people. This weekend, the audience will witness the judges’ challenge set by Geeta Kapur, Terence Lewis & Malaika Arora, and dance battle between contestants, along with many dance moments and fun banter by the hosts.

The competition is getting tougher and the appeal for the audience to vote for their favourite contestants has begun. All contestants are working hard to bring something new to the stage each week to be able to win the coveted trophy of India’s Best Dancer. This weekend, as per the Judge’s call, the choreographers have taken a backseat as the contestants get paired with each other.

Contestants Shweta Warrier, Mukul Gain and Paramdeep Singh performed together as a trio on the song – ‘Jaadu Hai Nasha Hai’ and presented one of the best acts of the show. For the first time, all three judges stood up in between the act and cheered for them as the act was spellbinding and the judges were left speechless.

Geeta Kapur said, “Every moment of your act was outstanding, well thought of and you guys did it so beautifully. It is not easy to perform in a trio; you must justify each person and you three did a fantastic job.” Malaika Arora said, “I don’t have words to say to you guys. You guys have justified judges’ challenge truly and have blown my mind, you performed without props, and there was nothing but pure dance. Brilliant! How did you guys manage to show chemistry between three people, how? Mukul Gain is already a finalist and I think the rest two, Shweta and Paramdeep, should fill the spots.” Malaika further added, “I feel so proud that Shweta is a part of this show”.

Guest Remo D’Souza said, “All the comments from the judges are absolutely correct. I loved the performance. Firstly, Choreographers, outstanding job. As a choreographer myself, I am saying that whenever I see these choreographers do such amazing work, I get jealous of the fact that why couldn’t I think of something like that. Shweta, you are fantastic.” Remo also did his iconic gesture and said, “This is it!” Everyone on the show was so impressed with this act that Geeta Kapur suggested an impromptu performance between Shweta and the guests Salman and Punit on the same track - ‘Jaadu Hai Nasha Hai’. The act was magical and as Malaika called it ‘Unreal’. Last but not the least, all the three judges – Geeta Kapur, Malaika Arora & Terence Lewis along with the guests Remo & and his entire team performed on ‘Disco Deewan’ and did the famous hook step.

Tune in to India’s Best Dancer this weekend at 8pm only on Sony Entertainment Television, and vote for your favourite contestants to see them as finalists on the show.

ROY KAPUR FILMS' NEXT FILM WOH LADKI HAI KAHAAN? TO STAR TAAPSEE PANNU AND PRATIK GANDHI

Producer Siddharth Roy Kapur’s Roy Kapur Films has announced its next film, starring Taapsee Pannu and Pratik Gandhi, titled Woh Ladki Hai...