27 September, 2015

Urvashi Rautela – a big threat to Miss Universe contestants?

Here is the Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2015 finalist – Urvashi Rautela

She is known for her glamorous side in Bollywood seems to be a reason which might create a pressure for the Miss Universe contestants.
Urvashi has been part of many beauty pageants and has won many titles at a very young age, who entered Bollywood at a very young stage and has made a special place for herself.
Urvashi did her schooling from D.A.V Public School Kotdwara in Uttarakhand and then her graduation from Hindu College, Delhi University
Urvashi has Volunteered at the women’s development resource centre, advocating for “Urvashi Rautela Foundation” a cause that my parents have been dedicated for several years.
Being Crowned Miss Universe India 2012 winner, Miss Tourism Queen of The Year International 2011 World, Miss Asian Supermodel 2011 Urvashi Rautela is an Artist, Thespian, Social Activist and Performer.
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world,” she says.
Urvashi was chosen to be the only Indian female celebrity to work with WhateverItTakes.org along with Hollywood superstars like Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, Daniel Craig, George Clooney & others for raising funds to support charitable projects in the developing world.
She is also spiritual whose favourite character from Ramayana is Hanumanji. “He is the perfect hero because he’s known for his unparalleled loyalty to Lord Ram. And it’s not just loyalty but his love for Ram surpassed everything,” she added.
A word is wisdom hrom her, “Success is not the key to love. Love is key to success. If you love what you are doing ,you will be successful.”
- Read the full write-up at: http://www.filmytown.com/urvashi-rautela-miss-universe-contestant/#sthash.Kbhcnalq.dpuf

26 September, 2015

Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon - Hindi movie review

Rating: ***
It is engraved in SRK’s (Shiv Ram Kishan) fate to get “married by accident”. Usually, people are accident prone, but here is the hero SRK (Kapil Sharma) who is “Marriage Prone”. If this amuses you, then the movie should too.
Kapil Sharma, now internationally known as the Comedy screen of small screen, debuts in Bollywood with this brainless comedy (reminds one of David Dhawan films). It used to be Govinda who could carry any brain dead scene on his own. Kapil Sharma has flashes of Govinda’s comic timing.
Successful suspense-mystery films director duo Abbas Mustan have competently entered the Comedy Genre. If one leaves logic behind at home, one is sure to enjoy this film.
Usually wise persons run away from marriage, while in this film our hero – SRK gets married not only once, but thrice and reluctantly in all the three ‘major instances of his life’.
- Read the full review and see more pics at: http://www.filmytown.com/movies/kis-kisko-pyaar-karoon-movie-review/#sthash.RBtEmLDW.dpuf

23 September, 2015

Nandita, Manav, Saurabh in the Albert Pinto remake

Nandita Das, Manav Kaul and Saurabh Shukla let go off their fee for the remake of the cult film Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai. In Return the director Soumitra Ranade makes them partners on the film
Mumbai, September 23, 2015: Nandita Das, Manav Kaul and Saurabh Shukla, who play the lead roles in the remake of the cult film Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai, did not charge a penny as remuneration.

Since it’s an independent film directed and produced by Soumitra Ranade (who directed Jajantaram Mamantaram and wrote Goopy Gawaiya Bagha Bajaiya) there were budget constraints. The actors fell in love with the script and offered to work for free. Touched by their gesture, Soumitra has made them partners on the project and will be sharing the box office profit with the three actors once the film is released.
The film is raising 30 lakhs through a two-month long crowdfunding campaign on Wishberry which will cease on October 2. The campaign started on Aug 3 to collect money for the post-production, animation and VFX of the film.
The original film directed by Saeed Akhtar Mirza was released in 1980 and starred Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil and Om Puri in the lead roles.
Soumitra says, “It was a very challenging film but I could pull it off only because of my supportive actors who worked for free.”
“This is the first script I read that grabbed me so much that I couldn’t put it down. It was such an amazing script. I know the director very well and I knew it was straight from his heart. I told him we have to make this film anyhow, even if we have to do it for free. Such roles don’t come your way often and I didn’t want to let go this brilliant opportunity.” Says Manav Kaul.
Nandita Das
“Firstly I don’t equate money with work. There is a lot of work that I do without charging anything.Films ofcourse, help me pay my bills and hence I don’t do them without any fees.But seldom do you get a project or a director where you know that they genuinely don’t have the money – and they just want to make a good film!So you want to participate in that. I think we all have to support each other especially those who are doing things with great honesty, with great integrity.”
Saurabh Shukla
“Soumitra approached me and told me that there is no money but you be a partner. So all of us are partners in this project and I think it is great idea, because there are scripts in which the ‘mainstream market’ doesn’t believe in. But as artists we know that it has content and also has commercial possibilities. So what should we do? Should we be slaves to the market and not do these films? Or should we try it? So when we try it, we have to cut down costs.Soumitra has put in his own money and how much can a normal person invest in a film. So in such a scenario actors and the crewmembers come on board and say we will work free for you and share the profits later. So infact this is my chance to buy my Jaguar !”
Film synopsis:
ALBERT PINTO (ManavKaul) leaves his house one morning without telling anyone where he is going. His girlfriend STELLA (Nandita Das), files a complaint with the police and when he doesn’t return after days, she begins to fear.What she doesn’t know is that Albert is traversing a road journey from Mumbai to Goa. NAYAR (SaurabhShukla) who drives the vehicle accompanies him on his mission. Punctuating their sometimes cynical, sometimes witty and sometimes devastating conversations, we see Albert’s flashbacks, a world where he and Stella try and weave a life together. Albert’s anger stems from the experiences that life has presented to him – the personal injustice done to his father and the injustice done to a large section of humanity. It is this anger that is taking him to Goa, to settle a score that he believes will relieve him of his helplessness and enable him to lead a life of dignity and hope.
- See more at: http://www.filmytown.com/nandita-manav-saurabh-albert-pinto-remake/#sthash.VTQ5Ri28.dpuf

Iceland is closer then you think!! Iceland Calling Bollywood


The Ambassador of Iceland Mr. Thorir Ibsen invited the Indian Film Industry for a presentation on “Filming in Iceland” on Friday 18th September 2015 in Mumbai during the “Locations 2015” event in Orchid Hotel, Mumbai

The central them was to discover how Iceland adds to the magic of Shah Rukh Khan & Kajol’s romantic scenes in Rohit Shetty’s upcoming film “Dilwale” which has a song choreographed by Farah Khan and was entirely shot there.

He further announced that the Film & TV Producers will be able to apply for 20 % of reimbursement from the State Treasury of the cost incurred in the production of films and television programmes in Iceland

Iceland will provide a single window solution with a range of services that offers required permits, Studios, Equipments & experienced local cast crew & other manpower assistance.

Iceland offers a variety of unique filming locations unlike anywhere else in the world. It’s stark landscape and amazing range of geological and natural phenomena with imposing glaciers, geysers, black sand beach makes for arresting visuals.

Iceland also offers picturesque floating icebergs, majestic waterfalls, stark highlands & lava fields. Its yellow sulphur mountains, active and dormant volcanoes have been a treat for film makers from all over the world. Iceland’s vast spectrum of beauty is now within easy reach for Indian Film & TV Producers.

A single window solution will be provided to the Indian film makers with with a range of varied services. Trained local crews with proven experience in shooting quality films in tough climatic conditions will be provided. The country will also provide our film makers with the full range of professional services including assistance with locations, crew, equipment, casting, studios and required permits to shoot. These crew has in the past worked with well know Hollywood film makers.

The 20 % reimbursement scheme is simple, transparent and effective. Iceland is also a member of the European Union single market; hence films and television programs made in Iceland are classified as European content when released in Europe.

The only Bollywood film ever shot in Iceland till date has been the yet to be released Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol starrer “Dilwaale”..Other prominent films shot in Iceland in the past are The Game of Thrones, Star Trek, Batman Begins, Thor, James Bond Films ,Lara Croft : Tomb Raider, Nayak, Brindavana, Aadhavan etc. The spectacular locations, professional services and government incentive makes it indeed one of the best places to shoot a film in the world.

Iceland has also its own film industry. Iceland films are established part of World cinema and are regularly screened in various International film festivals. While typically the films are small scale productions, Icelandic films deal with interesting themes, such as the relationship between man and the powerful indomitable nature, the clash of values and lifestyles, rural and urban loneliness & alienation, the desire to escape, etc. There have been a number of Icelandic films that have been nominated for prestigious film awards and Icelandic directors like Baltasar Kormákur Samper who have directed films like The Deep, 101 Rekjavik, 2 Guns, Contraband and Everest have gained world reputation

Iceland is also a fascinating tourist destination. It is the perfect destination for those who want to refresh their spirit, and combine adventure and unique nature with clean air and clean water owing to pure and renewable energy resources. From a wide variety of things to do, one can enjoy a relaxing visit to the nature bath at “Blue Lagoon” with a relaxing dip in clouds of steam rising up from fissures deep in the earth’s surface that ends with a luxurious bath in warm natural water.

Land of the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun, of Viking heritage and the most modern design imaginable, of magical folklore and friendly people, Iceland sits at the top of Europe with an abundance of history, metropolitan atmosphere, sublime dining and plenty of charming experiences for you to enjoy. There’s no place else like it!! Look around and you see volcanoes, waterfalls and glaciers & lava fields. Don’t let the name fool you! Thanks to the warming effects of the Gulf Stream, Iceland enjoys temperate climate all year round. Regardless of the season, Icelanders will warmly welcome you. We love to share our culture, and will make extra efforts to ensure that your stay, much like the spectacular landscape, will never be forgotten.

Iceland has become one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world. The number of tourist arrival in 2014 was three times the country’s population and it is growing rapidly.

The number of Indian tourist visiting Iceland is steadily increasing as more and more people come to know about the country through films, tourism promotions and word of mouth. Indian travellers can reach Iceland by air from most European capital cities with flying time of three hours or less....

Hilarious Bumper Draw to tickle your funny bones on 16 October

Comic flick Bumper Draw to release on 16th October

Upcoming comic flick Bumper Draw has been scheduled to release on 16th October.
This Hindi film stars Rajpal Yadav, Omkarnath Manikpuri (Natha), Zakir Hussain & Rushad Rana in the lead roles.
Directed & produced by Irshad Khan, Bumper Draw is written by Rashid Khan.
Bumper Draw is a hilarious film about two characters – Sunderlal & Farooq who befriend each other in a strange situation.
After which, they both encounter Pestonji, an old Parsi man who adds to their existing list of problems.
However at the end, Pestonji is the one who turns out to be a reward for both of them.
Co-Producers are Raj Patel, Reshma Khan & Dinesh Kumar while S Kannan is the DOP. Rahul Mishra is the music composer.
- See more at: http://www.filmytown.com/bumper-draw-tickle-16-october/#sthash.trheIYoA.dpuf

22 September, 2015

THE WALK (2D, 3D and IMAX 3D) - Upcoming Hollywood film releases this October

THE WALK is the true story of a young dreamer, Philippe Petit, and a band of unlikely recruits who together achieve the impossible: an illegal wire walk in the immense void between the World Trade Centre towers.

With little more than nerve and blind ambition, Petit and his ragtag crew overcome daunting physical obstacles, betrayals, countless close calls and overwhelming odds to beat the system and execute their mad plan.    

Official website: www.thewalk-movie.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sonypicturesofindia      

LANGUAGES: English, Hindi
DATE OF RELEASE: 9-Oct-15        
GENRE: Drama 
DIRECTOR: Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Flight)
MAIN CAST: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon, James Badge Dale

12 September, 2015

Bhushan Kumar’s “Dheere Dheere” breaking records….

With a week since the launch of the classic it has created sensation like no other song ever. Yo Yo Honey Singh along with T-Series’ Bhushan Kumar brought back the cult song of Aashiqui ‘Dheere Dheere’ with a modern twist.

The song which stars Hrithik Roshan and Sonam Kapoor had become the first Indian song to get the fastest 1 million views. And the song has seen a constant traction! The recreated track which was launched a week back on the music label’s official YouTube channel has received more than 20 million views till date.

The song created quite a buzz on social media and has been trending even before the launch of the song. The song that created a roar in the 90s has yet again become a digital sensation in 2015. The chemistry between Hrithik and Sonam which is quite sizzling is sung, written and composed by Yo Yo Honey Singh and his mother Bhupinder Kaur has also contributed to the lyrics of the song.

The song is a tribute in the loving memory of Bhushan Kumar’s father Shri Gulshan Kumar. Bhushan Kumar shared, “The kind of response the song is receiving is overwhelming, especially, since it is our way of reviving the memories of my father. The song going 20mllion in such a short span is heartwarming.”

T-Series with Colors come together for ‘Suron Ke Rang – Salaam Shri Gulshan Kumar’

Organizes a tribute concert of Shri Gulshan Kumar celebrating his contribution towards the Indian music industry

Mumbai, 12th September,2015
T-Series with Colors today announced the creation of unique musical property focusing on developing a string of LIVE music events called ‘Suron Ke Rang’ catering to its music-loving viewers. The concert will celebrate the illustrious life and the works of the man behind the establishment and the solid standing of T-Series in the Indian Film Industry today – Shri Gulshan Kumar. This first-of-its-kind association with Bollywood music giant will bring together over 40 musical stalwarts, 60 popular and unique compositions across three decades to launch the ‘Suron Ke Rang – Salaam Shri Gulshan Kumar’ tribute concert. With names like AR RahmanShankar Mahadevan, Anuradha Paudwal, Mika Singh, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Himesh Reshammiya, Shaan, Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan, Abhijeet, Anup Jalota, Sapna Mukherjee, Shilpa Rao, Shalmali Kholgade, Palak Muchhal composers like Pritam Chakarborty, Raju Singh along with new age sensations like Tulsi Kumar, Mithoon, Benny Dayal, Ankit Tiwari, Meet Bros, Akriti Kakkar, Amaal & Armaan Malik and DJ Chetas will all come together for a soulful and visually appealing musical evening while paying homage to Shri Gulshan Kumar. Music director Jeet Ganguli has composed a special song for the concert which is penned by Manoj Muntashir. Hosted byAyushmann Khurrana along with Sonu Nigam as a guest host the event will be held in Mumbai on 22nd September which is conceptualized by Kickstart Entertainment and will air on COLORS later this year.

Commenting on partnership with T-Series, Raj Nayak, CEO – COLORS, said, “Over the years, we have strived to present Indian viewers with multiple entertainment avenues across genres and categories. Suron Ke Rang is another step in this direction – curating content beyond the realm of films to celebrate the best of the music industry. Our first offering will be a tribute concert celebrating the illustrious life of Shri Gulshan Kumar and his contribution towards changing the face of the Indian music industry with songs that have touched the hearts of millions. We are happy to join hands with T-Series for this unique concert, a company which has changed the face of Indian music with a multitude of offerings in every genre catering to music-lovers with varied preferences.”

The Concert, a tribute to Late Gulshan Kumar, will witness the participation of stalwarts from the world of Indian music as they come together to salute the magnificence that was Gulshan Kumar and recreate some of the best longstanding T-Series ballads which have marked the brand’s success over the past three decades. ‘Suron Ke Rang – Salaam Shri Gulshan Kumar’ will showcase performances across genres showcasing the growth of Indian film music – from romantic films songs and spiritual bhajans, to foot tapping remixes, party hits, new-age Bollywood songs and unplugged EDM versions that have become a rage today, the concert will celebrate the coming to age of the Indian music industry.

Elaborating further, Bhushan Kumar, Chairman and Managing Director, T-Series said, “’Suron Ke Rang – Salaam Shri Gulshan Kumar’is a celebration of T-Series and pays tribute to my father, Shri Gulshan Kumar, for his contribution towards making the Indian music industry a global phenomenon. It was his vision that has helped us to become the biggest music production company in India today and we could not think of a better way to thank him for his forward thinking. We are happy to join hands with COLORS, another visionary in the world of television, and are looking forward to collectively provide global viewers with the best in music and entertainment.”  The concert will air on COLORS later this year.

NFDC Film Bazaar 2015- Calls for Entries for the Producer’s Lab

The last date of submission is September 30
Mumbai, September 12, 2015 :
NFDC Film Bazaar 2015 is calling for entries for the third edition of Producer’s Lab, a training platform introduced in 2013 to help emerging producers cultivate a sense of vision and learn the art of balancing the creative and financial aspects of filmmaking.
This year, the NFDC Film Bazaar will be held from November 20-24, 2015 at the Goa Marriott Resort alongside the International Film Festival of India 2015.
The deadline for submission of application is 30th September 2015.
Multiple sessions on the different facets of producing films are conducted by key industry experts and professionals at the lab which is aimed at providing training and networking opportunities to upcoming Independent Producers from across the world.
The application fee for the Producers’ Lab is INR 25,000 (Rupees Fifty Thousand). Only applicants who have been shortlisted to participate at the Lab will need to pay the fees (which excludes cost of travel and accommodation, but includes the registration fees for Film Bazaar). NFDC will intimate the shortlisted applicants via email by the end of October 2015.
Applicants should have worked as Producers or Line/Supervising/Executive producers in either one of the following and completed the same: Feature-length film | Short film | Documentary film | Television Commercial | Television Serial. The Lab is open to applicants from across the world but they should be proficient in English.
The highlights of Producer’s Lab 2014:
In 2014, Kirsten Niehuus, Managing Director, Film Funding, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and Isabel Davis, Head of International, British Film Institute discussed the dynamics of public funding in and co-production with Germany and the United Kindgom, respectively. Viola Fugen, Head of Co-Productions at The Match Factory conducted a session on working with international co-producers and brought in her perspective of what an international co-producer looks for in a project creatively. Also present at the Lab was Marco Muller, the Artistic Director of Rome Film Festival who conducted a session on the importance of film festivals and how they can shape the journey of a film.
Another session, focusing on newer modes of engaging audiences through non-conventional platforms, was conducted by Aanchal Bahadur, Youtube Partner-Manager at Google India and Manan Singhi, Head of Music Partnerships, Youtube — India & South Asia. Pratiksha Rao, Head of TV & Entertainment, Twitter was present to speak about newer, more creative ways of reaching audiences through Twitter and the power of storytelling that transcends duration and medium of exhibition.
The 2014 edition of Producers’ Lab also witnessed sessions on film marketing by Rudrarup Datta, Head of Marketing and Operations, Viacom 18 India and on content creation for youth audiences by Ashish Patil, Business and Creative Head, Youth Films, Brand Partnerships, Talent Management, Yash Raj Films.
Participants can write to producerslab@filmbazaarindia.com to apply. Please visit www.filmbazaarindia.com for the Application Form and more details.
- See more at: http://www.filmytown.com/nfdc-film-bazaar-2015-calls-entries-producers-lab/#sthash.EkyNapRQ.dpuf

Shaandaar's 'Gulaabo' song creates history!!

The song has received more than 2.6 million views in just 18 hours.

The hugely anticipated song 'Gulaabo' song from Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer Shaandaar has created history. The song has received a 'shaandaar' response by audiences thanks to the music partner, Zee Music Company's aggressive promotional strategy. Watch the Gulabo song here -  

Click on the above image for the video:

Yesterday, Shahid and Alia launched the song with the film's director Vikas Bahl as the duo treated newspersons to a live performance that set the stage on fire.

Based against the backdrop of the Shaandaar wedding, the film is an out-and-out youthful love story focussing on two characters Alia (played by Alia Bhatt) and Jagjinder Joginder (played by Shahid). Alia's father Bipin (played by Pankaj Kapur) adds the twist to their romance as he believes there’s no guy that will be good enough for his daughter while Alia is a dreamer. Jagjinder Joginder is a doer and he feels he can make anything happen! And for obvious reasons Bipin hates Jagjinder Joginder.

Presented by Fox Star Studios, Shaandaar is produced by Dharma Productions and Phantoms Films.

Shaandaar releases on October 22, 2015, Dussehra date.

After Salman Khan it's John Abraham For Shabab Sabri

Singer Shabab Sabri who has almost become the voice of superstar Salman Khan has now moved onto John Abraham. But wait, if you think it has anything to do with John Salman alleged rivalry then you are wrong. 

The singer has just lent his voice to the latest Welcome Back number Nas Nas Mein which has been picturised on John Abraham.

In a first of sorts, the same voice of the singer is used for five different actors in one song itself. Yes, apart from John, Shabab's voice in the song is also being used for Naseeruddin Shah, Shiney Ahuja, Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor.

In a career spanning more than two decades Shabab has sung songs that are  romantic, soulful or sufi in nature. This is the first time the singer has crooned to a playful item number.

Sharing his experience Shabab says, "The song was challenging and fun at the same time. It was out of my comfort zone and I enjoyed every bit of it. I'm glad Nas Nas Mein happened to me for it added to my versatility like no other song could. And it's always a pleasure seeing some of the biggest of stars lip syncing to your voice!"

Apart from being Salman Khan's voice right from Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya (teri jawani badi badi mast mast hai) days, Shabab has also given voice to many hit numbers of Akshay Kumar like Gore mukhde from special 26.

The singer also has to his credits numbers like Judoo Tone Waaliyaan (Dawat-e-Ishq), Dil mera muft ka (Agent Vinod), Yahan Zindagi (Page 3), Koche Pathan (Zanzeer), Chalao Na Naino Se Baan (Bol Bachchan), Gore mukhde (Special 26), Humse pyaar karle (Teri Meri Kahani), Fashion khatam (Dolly Ki Doli).

Some of his hit Salman Khan numbers include Hamka Peeni Hai (Dabangg), Tere Naina (Jai Ho), Pawan Udaye Batiyaan (Veer) among many others and will also be lending his voice to Salman once again in Rajshri Productions upcoming film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. 


Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Shaan, Lauren Gottlieb, Shillong Chamber Choir among the spectacular performers

Mumbai, 12th September, 2015: The industry’s premiere award ceremony to recognize excellence in the events and experiential marketing space in India and globally, EEMAX GLOBAL Awards 2015 has announced an impressive list of performers for its upcoming ceremony. Music maestro Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan will be performing in Mumbai after 4 years, singing superstarShaan, and the dancing sensation Lauren Gottlieb along with the super talented Shillong Chamber Choir are among the list of performances all set to enthrall the audiences. The prestigious conclave and awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on the 19th and 20th September, 2015 at the Taj Lands End, Mumbai.

Speaking about the performances lined-up for the global event, Sabbas Joseph, President, EEMA said, “We have selected some of the finest talent from the entertainment industry to take the stage at EEMAX this year. We are truly delighted to announce the line-up and are sure the EEMAX GLOBAL experience will be one to remember”

Right from classic hits to a string of latest releases from popular films like Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Hero, Hammari Adhuri Kahanni to his credit, the Ustad of Sufi, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan will put the audience in a trance with his soulful Sufi rendition staying true to his style while adding a new twist. Another music star, famous playback singer Shaan is slated to croon signature Bollywood chartbusters and leave audiences wanting more.

Commenting on his performance for the awards, Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan said “My performance at EEMAX GLOBAL Awards will be my very first live act in India after many years.  I will be performing in an absolutely new style and am eagerly looking forward to the audiences’ reaction on the awards night”

Speaking about his performance for EEMAX GLOBAL Conclave, Shaan said “The events industry does some really great and commendable work and I am truly honored on getting a chance to perform for all my friends from the events fraternity at the conclave. It will be a fantastic evening and everyone is sure to have a great time”

Famed for their eclectic performances and beautiful melodies, Shillong Chamber Choir has a magical musical act in store for all those present at the prestigious event. Rising singing star and livewire performer Sandeep Batra will add to the thrill at the post-Awards party.

Not stopping at music, the evening will see a stellar performance by the dancing diva Lauren Gotlieb, a sure-fire crowd-pleaser with her mesmerizing dance moves. India's edgiest comedy collective- AIB who are slated to be honored at the event, will also tickle guests with their tongue-in-cheek sense of humor.

The Event and Entertainment Management Association (EEMA) has instituted EEMAX GLOBAL, the industry’s premiere Award Ceremony to recognize excellence in the event and experiential marketing space. EEMAX Global through the awards ceremony will showcase the best of the globe across entertainment, sports, experiential marketing, social events, weddings, education and CSR. EEMAX GLOBAL Awards would be preceded by the EEMAX Global Conclave on September 19 & 20 at the same venue.

The Event and Entertainment Management Association (EEMA) is an autonomous and non-profit registered body of companies, institutions and professionals operating within the Events and Experiential Marketing industry of India. The Industry has grown exponentially over the last two decades with over 1000 entities operating in this space, in various segments and levels across 100+ cities in India. EEMA is the first and only body of its kind, which seeks to bring together the country’s leading Event Management, Sports Management and Brand Activation companies, MICE and Wedding Planners, Experiential Marketers, Entertainment Professionals, Technicians and Technical rental companies, Artist Management Companies and International counterparts on the same platform. EEMA today is the only national association with a unified voice that leads dialogue within its members and with government, Statutory Bodies, Taxation Authorities, Private and Municipal Licensing Bodies, Corporate Industry, Vendors and Artists. EEMA is setting Industry Standards that guide its members and has prescribed a Code of Conduct for its members and their employees. Over the years, EEMA has also been instrumental in organizing the coming together of industry stakeholders at its annual convention EEMAGINE and has instituted EEMAX Global, the industry’s premier Award Ceremony to recognize excellence in the event and experiential marketing space. Since its incorporation in 2008, EEMA has rapidly grown in membership to include all significant organized players across the length and breadth of the country, and it is estimated that close to 80% of the organized revenue in this space, is represented through EEMA members.

NFDC’s ISLAND CITY directed by Ruchika Oberoi wins FEDEORA award for the Best Young Director

ISLAND CITY starring Vinay Pathak, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Amruta Subhash, Chandan Roy Sanyal premiered at the 72nd Venice Film Festival, Italy


Mumbai, September 12, 2015: Ruchika Oberoi, the debutant director of “Island City”produced by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) won FEDEORA award for the Best Young Director at the recently held 72nd Venice Film Festival.

The Hindi feature which is produced under the Ministry of I&B’s 12th Five Year Plan Scheme on film production made its world premiere on September 8th n the competition category of the Venice Days sidebar.

The jury that awarded the director praised the film in their citation - Island City stood out for its surrealistic vision of a quasi-modern world, which is also rooted in the realities of everyday life.

The film starring Vinay Pathak, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Amruta Subhash and Chandan Roy Sanyal in the lead roles, opened to a packed house in Italy who cheered and applauded the film with a standing ovation.

Vikramjit Roy, Head of Sales & Marketing at NFDC, says, “We are delighted at the acclaim won by Island City at the Venice Film Festival and celebrate Ruchika's recognition at such a prestigious festival. Island City's success can be attributed to NFDC's value chain that starts with training and development and transcends in our endeavor to promote the Cinemas of India across the world.”

About Island City

The film follows three comic-dramatic stories set in Mumbai. The first one is about a middle-aged man who wins the office ‘Fun Committee Award’, which entitles him to a whole day full of fun. He is most reluctant to leave the safety of his cubicle, but he has to. Prescribed fun modules have to be completed and non-compliance is not an option.

The second story begins with an autocratic man whose family brings home a television set when he is critically ill and away in a hospital. Now, every night the family plugs into a popular soap whose hero is a man ideal in every way.

While the third story centers on Aarti whose repetitive existence is slowly making her more and more mechanical and numb. Deep inside ferments a disconnect and unease that she is unable to articulate to anyone. Then one day there arrives a most intimate letter and everything changes.

About NFDC

Incorporated in the year 1975, the National Film Development Corporation Ltd. (a Public Sector Enterprise under the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting) was formed by the Government of India with the primary objective of planning, promoting and organizing an integrated and efficient development of the Indian film industry in accordance with the national economic policy and objectives laid down by the Central Government from time to time. NFDC was reincorporated in the year 1980 by merging the Film Finance Corporation (FFC) and Indian Motion Picture Export Corporation (IMPEC) with NFDC. With more than 300 films in 18 regional languages, many of which have earned wide acclaim and won national and international awards, NFDC's architecture aims towards creating a domestic and global appreciation of the Cinemas of India.

The Talwar's to watch 'Talvar'

The Talwar family and their lawyers have asked the team of Talvar to show them the film.

Talvar which is allegedly based on the Noida Double murder case  has intrigued the Talwars on how the film has been structured.

The movie is based on detailed research along with CBI and Police statements. 

The Talwar family and their lawyers have raised objection to the movie.

As in the case of  all the movies concerning sensitive issues,  the lawyers of the Talwars have contacted the team of the Talvar and have asked them to show the movie immediately, failing which they will move to court.
Talvar is slated to release on 2nd October 2015 . Irrfan Khan, Konkana Sen and Neeraj Kabi are playing the lead roles. 

The movie is directed by Meghna Gulzar and written by Vishal Bharadwaj.

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Aamir recruits local's of Ludhiana for shooting Dangal

Aamir has asked the Production unit of Dangal to employ people from Ludhiana as on ground security.

Dangal is all set to go on floors and the team will start the shoot in Ludhiana. 

Dangal is also Aamir's home production and he wants more and more locals of Ludhiana to be employed. 

Apart from professional security guards that are always with the actor, the actor has also hired local security guards from Ludhiana.

Also, besides the professional crew that have been part of Dangal since the inception who would be travelling to Ludhiana, people who would not require prior knowledge about the project as such have been got on board from Ludhiana itself. This will also be a good local connect for the team. 

Aamir is known to do things differently each time, and this time the thoughtful actor is helping the locals by providing employment. 

Dangal is Aamir Khan's next release after the release breaking PK. 

Imran comes to a cats rescue!

It is not a secret that Imran Khan is an animal lover.
At one time, he had around 12 pets in his Pali Hill residence.
The chocolate boy of Bollywood is the proud owner of two labradors, Tony and Kajri.
Recently, the actor rescued a kitten, who was about to get hurt.
A source close to the actor informs, ‘Imran found a little kitten hiding under his car. Had he not seen him, the kitten could have been injured.’With so many pets at home, Imran thought of adding one more to his family. He didn’t want the kitten to be roaming around and eventually getting hurt.
The source further says, “Imran didn’t want the kitten to stray around. He spread the word amongst his friends about the incident and was hoping anyone would come and adopt the little cat. When he couldn’t find a home for it, he thought of adopting the kitten and taking good care of her.” The new daddy who has a lot of compassion for animals took care of the furry creature. “Imran’s wish came true when someone came forward to adopt it.
It was Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira, who learnt about the kitten from her brother. She has now adopted her,” ends the source. When we contacted Imran about the same, he confirmed and said, “We all are animal lovers. I rescued the kitten, as she was hiding under my car and got her home. As soon as Ira saw her, she fell in love with the little one and took her home.”
Other than doing social work, Imran is also gearing up for his next release.
He will be seen in Katti Batti opposite Kangana Ranaut that is directed by Nikhil Advani. The film is stated to release on September 18.
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