06 November, 2017

RAM RATAN – Movie review

Genre: Drama   Recommended: General Audience   Released: 3 November 2017 
Starring: Daisy Shah, Rishi Bhutani, Kangna Sharma, Rajpal Yadav, Satish Kaushik
Directed by: Govind Sakariya


A social family drama with Daisy Shah playing the lead role of Ratan, a modern day girl with a forward thinking attitude and behavior but is still deep rooted in the Indian culture. The film revolves around her right till the end.
Ratan is married to the boy of her choice – Ram (Rishi Bhutani) who seems to reciprocate Ratan’s love for him. But this happiness seems to be short lived as Ratan gets to know that Ram is a playboy who flirts and dates other girls.
Things reach to such a level that Ratan makes up her mind to give back to her philandering husband and for this issue she ropes in her husband’s best friends who willingly oblige the lady to execute a plan where Ram meets with an accident and is taken to the hospital.
This accident was preplaned in such a way that Ram is supposed to be hurt not to a great extent and it happens exactly the way they have planned. Further for such a motive Ratan is also supported by Ram’s elder brother and his wife (Mahesh Thakur and Sudha Chandran). Read full review at: http://www.filmytown.com/movies/ram-ratan-movie-review/

‘Saajan Chale Sasural 2’ Announced

Radhe Murari – A New Marathi Film is Coming


Saajan Chale Sasural, released on 12th of April 1996 had a tremendous success. It is popular even today. 21 years later, producer of Saajan Chale Sasural, Mr. Mansoor Ahmed Siddiqui announced the sequel of the film in a glittering function. Along with that a Marathi film ‘Radhe Murari’ was also announced in the presence of eminent personalities.
The script and direction of ‘Saajan Chale Sasural 2’ will be done by N.N.Siddiqui. Anas films and A. A. Brothers are collaborating to produce ‘Saajan Chale Sasural 2’. Very soon the names of cast will be announced. Uday Tikekar, South Indian actor Gulu Dada and Sonal Monteiro are the artistes who have been selected to act in the film.
Along with this Producer Mansoor Ahmed Siddiqui is also producing the Marathi film ‘Radhe Murari’. This movie, too, will be directed by N. N. Siddiqui. The shooting of both the films will be starting very soon. In ‘Radhe Murari’ we will see artistes Amit Ryan Patil, Gaurav Ghatnekar, Uday Tikekar, Deepali Sayyed and Kirti Adarkar. Director N. N. Siddiqui’s forthcoming Marathi film, ‘Hero’ is ready for release.
Producer Mansoor Ahmed Siddiqui had also produced the popular films like ‘Rang’, ‘Taaqat’ and ‘Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya’ earlier. PR: Ganesh Gargote, Media 1

From being an 'extrs'… to Extraordinary journey of Bollywood’s celebrated PR person


RAJU KARIYA

If a chaiwala boy grows up to become a Prime Minister of a great country, Bollywood has another example of a ricksha-wala rising up to become one of the most sought after and celebrated PROs of Bollywood – the largest film industry in the world.

The WORLD BOOK OF RECORDS (UK) has announced an exclusive honour to Raju Kariya as the BEST Bollywood PR of the Millenium. Kariya has been honoured for his outstanding contribution in Cultural and Entertainment cause by the Indo-British Cultural Forum, UK.

“I don’t consider it as an award… I consider it as a blessing from the Bollywood industry. The true beneficiary of this award is all the media of the Filmy Town in India,” says Raju Kariya, the humble, non-assuming PR who has been in the film industry for over 40 years having achieved a milestone of handling Press Relations for 900 film mahurats and over 500 films released.
Raju Kariya recounts his struggle in Bombay, friendship with struggling actors who are superstars of the present generation and narrates the highs and lows of his journey in Bollywood to Filmy Town: Read his journey... http://www.filmytown.com/extra-extraordinary-journey-bollywoods-celebrated-pr-person/

Mohit Madaan shines in his upcoming film – AKSAR 2


Mooted as one of the most promising actors in Bollywood, Mohit Madaan is playing a pivotal role in Aksar 2 (a sequel to the 2006 film Aksar).

A Business Professional Degree holder who was born in Delhi and since childhood his parents decided to migrate to New Zealand. All his schooling and college having done there, here is a dude who has completed his Degree in Business in Information Management and then pursued Chartered Accountancy. Then what is he doing in the Filmy Town – Bollywood?



“It was while in New Zealand that I developed keen interest watching hindi films though the cinema hall was more than an hour’s drive from our house. Being a crazy fan of SRK and Akshay Kumar, I must have watched practically every hindi film screened there,” justifies Mohit Madaan. More...http://www.filmytown.com/mohit-madaans-upcoming-film-aksar-2/

03 November, 2017

Revealed: That’s how Rajkummar got close to his character in ALTBalaji’s BOSE Dead/Alive


Being a perfectionist that Rajkummar Rao is, the actor likes to get into the skin of every character that he plays. Right from going on a special diet to put on weight for the role to reading every book possible on Netaji, Rajkummar’s journey to become Subhas Chandra Bose on screen has been a tumultuous one.
Rajkummar who will be seen next in ALTBalaji’s most ambitious digital show BOSE Dead/Alive, trained himself not just physically but mentally as well, to make sure his character looks authentic on-screen.
To ensure that he got the pulse of the character right, Rajkummar did a very interesting thing. He put up pictures of Subhas Chandra Bose on the mirror of his make-up room, which he used to observe while getting ready or whenever he was in there taking a break.  More...http://www.filmytown.com/how-rajkummar-got-close-character-bose-deadalive/

Dharamshala Intl Film Fest 2017 kicks off with screening of ‘Mukti Bhawan’

The 6h Dharamshala International Film Festival, 2017
kicked off with a screening of Shubhashish Bhutiani’s  Mukti Bhawan 
which was presented by its lead actor Adil Hussain

DIFF 2017 Highlights include a Special screening of A Death in the Gunj, presented in person by director Konkona Sen Sharma
Amit Masurkar’s Oscar Entry from India, Newton, Deepak Rauniyar’s Oscar Entry From Nepal White Sun, Lijo Jose Pellissery’s acclaimed crime drama Angamally Diaries and Rahul Jain’s Machines are also a part of the DIFF 2017 lineup
 Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, 2nd November, 2017: The first day of the 6th edition of Dharamshala International Film Festival  (DIFF) 2017 kicked off with an inauguration ceremony and the screening of Shubhashish Bhutiani’s much acclaimed film Mukti Bhawan  which was presented by its lead actor Adil Hussain.
 The four day film festival is being held at the Tibetan Children’s Village (TCV) — a beautiful, sprawling venue, 15 minutes’ drive from McLeod Ganj from 2nd to 5th  November 2017.
 The inaugural ceremony of the festival saw actor Adil Hussain address an enthusiastic audience who had turned up in large numbers on the opening day of the festival.
 The opening day saw a talented bunch of children from the Junior class of Tibetian Children’s Village school sing Tibetian songs. This was followed by the announcement of the winners of the Children’s Film Appreciation Competition Course. The winners from the Junior category were Samdol Lhamao from Peoten School and Kritika from Gamru Village SchoolDharamshala. While the winners from the Senior category were Manthan Karky and Vasundhara Thapa from The Army SchoolDharamshala. More...http://www.filmytown.com/dharamshala-intl-film-fest-2017-kicks-screening-shubhashish-bhutianis-mukti-bhawan/

Lifetime Achievement award for Ramesh Sippy at IFFJ 2018

Ramesh Sippy to be bestowed with Lifetime Achievement Award at IFFJ

Dhanbad is the place for the first International Film Festival of Jharkhand scheduled to be held in 2018. Veteran filmmaker Padam Shri Ramesh Sippy will be felicitated with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution towards Indian Cinema at this film festival of Jharkhand. While currently Ramesh Sippy is busy with his Film making institute, RSACE, he is best known for some rare piece of cinema like Sholay, Shaan, Seeta aur Geeta to name a few movies directed by him. It wasn’t only in films, he has also had a successful track on television with the popular TV drama series ‘Buniyaad’ which is till date acclaimed as one of his directional masterpieces.
Various categories like Feature Films, Documentaries, Short Fictions and Animation from the world over will be invited and will be open for participation. Entries will be accepted through Film freeway, Vimeo and Withoutabox or through courier. This is the first ever IFFJ planned on such a professional scale aimed to bring films to the commoners. Jharkhand has given very prominent film makers like Shivam Nair who will be playing a pivotal part in the advisory panel for IFFJ. More...http://www.filmytown.com/lifetime-achievement-award-ramesh-sippy-iffj-2018/

28 October, 2017

Vidya Balan to talk on women breaking new ground in Bollywood!

Vidya Balan to give a special talk on women breaking new ground in Bollywood!


Vidya Balan is anything but conventional, shattering glass ceilings and breaking stereotypes – She was the first female star from Bollywood to proudly shoulder a woman-centric film and rewrote history with the blockbuster The Dirty Picture.


Having headlined several game changing films for women stars in movies including Ishqya and the Kahaani franchise , the actress who has dared to be different and stuck to her roots, has always been a favorite while studying how the Contemporary Female Star in Bollywood has shaped aspirations for the New Indian Woman... Read more at: http://www.filmytown.com/vidya-balan-give-special-talk-women-breaking-new-ground-bollywood/

FLYP@MTV Café opens its doors for Mumbaikars to GORGE-GULP-GROOVE

FLYP@MTV hosts a smashing launch party featuring a performance by hot young singer Jubin Nautiyal

Glitz and glamour rule at the launch part as Sonal Chauhan, Rannvijay Singha, Cyrus Sahukar join in the revelry

Mumbai, 26 October 2017: Funbars Hospitality Pvt. Ltd in association with Viacom18 Consumer Products, the consumer products arm of Viacom18 have given the music and food lovers of Mumbai a new destination to Gorge – Gulp – Groove with the launch of iconic line of MTV themed cafes – FLYP@MTV Café today at Kamala Mills in Mumbai. Glitzy guests, party animals and food lovers gathered together for the grand opening held today. Turning the night into a blockbuster party was the versatile singer Jubin Nautiyal who set the tone for the launch with his performance. Entertaining the guest with his tongue-in-cheek humour was the host for the evening Cyrus Sahukar who kept the ball rolling.

Present at the event were musicians Shilpa Rao, Jubin Nautiyal celebrated artists from the world of entertainment industry such as Sonal Chauhan, VJ Andy, Parul Gulati, Meiyang Chang and Manu Punjabi and popular MTV faces such as Rannvijay Singh, Barkha Singh and Krissann Barretto who partied to their hearts content as the café opened its doors to welcome Mumbaikars to Gorge – Gulp – Groove! More...http://www.filmytown.com/flypmtv-cafe-opens-doors-mumbaikars-gorge-gulp-groove/

Zee TV unveils its vision for an extraordinary tomorrow

‘Aaj Likhenge Kal’

Ignites a spark amongst the great Indian middle class to take charge of their destinies and curate an extraordinary future


Mumbai, October 2017:  Launched in 1992 against the backdrop of post-liberalization with its socio-economic and cultural upheaval, Zee TV brought a new meaning to entertainment in India. It revolutionized the television space with content that mirrored the common man’s life and dreams. Its home-grown non-fiction formats gave a platform to his aspirations.

Twenty-five years later, the pioneer of satellite television still stands tall as a leading player and continues to celebrate the hopes and ambitions of the great Indian middle class. Now, as the channel embarks on the next leg of its journey, Zee TV unveils its new ideology, encapsulated in a powerful line – Aaj Likhenge Kal.

Through its inspiring characters and stories, the channel endeavours to provide the spark that encourages its viewers to draw from their own inner strength and take charge of their destinies. This fresh reiteration of its brand purpose urges the audiences to curate their own extraordinary future.


This new brand identity will be revealed to Zee TV’s global audiences during the telecast of ‘Dabur Red Ayurvedic Gel Presents Zee Rishtey Awards co-powered by Clinic Plus and Himalaya Body Lotion Special Partners Nerolac Paints and Finolex Cables’ to be aired on the channel on Sunday, 15th October 2017 starting 7 PM. More...http://www.filmytown.com/zee-tv-unveils-vision-extraordinary-tomorrow/

20 October, 2017

Drishyam Play launches its latest song Rab Jogi

A soulful Sufi love ballad featuring the melodious voices of Mame Khan and Harshdeep Kaur


The latest song of Drishyam Play is an intoxicating fusion of the two distinct styles of Manganiyaar and Punjabi Folk music
Mumbai, October 18, 2017: Drishyam Play, the latest initiative of Drishyam Films that curates and promotes fresh music from different parts of our country, launched its second song “Rab Jogi” on their Youtube channel today.
Heralding the festive week, “Rab Jogi” which features the melodious voices of Mame Khan and Harshdeep Kaur is a joyous Sufi composition that celebrates love in all its pure glory. The song, written by Mukta Bhatt talks of how when you are in love, you find your god in your lover.
The song which is composed by Santosh Jagdale blends two distinct styles of music with Mame Khan bringing in the flavour of Manganiyaar music and Harshdeep Kaur adding a touch of Punjabi folk to the composition.
The talented Harshdeep Kaur, who belts out both Bollywood superhits and soulful ballads with equal aplomb, says: “Rab Jogi is a beautiful track which fuses folk melodies with Sufi lyrics. I am so glad to associate with Drishyam Play, as it is the perfect platform where music meets a beautiful story.”
Thrilled with the collaboration with Drishyam Play, Manganiyaa r maestro Mame Khan shares: “This song is a special one, as my mother who is now my guru after my father’s death really enjoys singing it with me too.”
Manish Mundra, the founder and promoter of Drishyam Play, says “We’re very happy to present Rab Jogi... Read more: http://www.filmytown.com/drishyam-play-launches-latest-song-rab-jogi/

“Omerta” the closing film receives great response at the Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival


Mumbai, 18th October:
After enchanting movie buffs during its tenure, the most enthralling film festival Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival with Star gears up for its closure with the screening of Omerta by Hansal Mehta today at PVR ICON.
The red carpet was attended by Hansal Mehta, Rajkummar Rao, Kiran Rao and many more.
Hansal Mehta and Rajkummar Rao come together yet again after delivering critically acclaimed films like Shahid, Citylights and Aligarh with this new venture.
Omerta was premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) which captures the bloody trail of British-born terrorist Omar Sheikh who plotted the 2002 kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. It is Hansal Mehta’s second film that is screened at TIFF after Shahid.
Hansal Mehta, Director, Omerta is a recipient of the National Film Award for Best Direction in the year 2013 for Shahid. He started his career in the television industry and later ventured into movies with Jayate (1999).
The suave director-actor duo cast their spells yet again at the finale screening of MAMI Film Festival.
Rajkummar Rao said, “Hansal Mehta and I are very delighted and humbled that we get to screen our film at the closing of MAMI Film Festival. It has been a very exciting project to work on. What better platform than MAMI for its premiere.”
The Jio MAMI Film Festival is held in Mumbai – the financial capital of India is also the epicentre of the Indian film industry. The city plays such a major role in production and dissemination of Indian films and television programs that it is widely known by its acronym ‘Bollywood’... Read more at: http://www.filmytown.com/omerta-closing-film-receives-great-response-jio-mami-19th-mumbai-film-festival/

03 October, 2017

Sonam Kapoor acquires the rights of ‘The Aryavarta Chronicles’

Sonam Kapoor, who is a voracious reader, has always expressed her desire to see more books being made into big screen adaptations. The actress is also associated with MAMI’s Word to Screen , that curates interesting manuscripts, that are then pitched to producers and content creators, acting as a platform for publishing houses and filmmakers to exchange creative thoughts and ideas.
The star has now acquired the rights of Singapore-based author Krishna Udayasankar’s bestseller series, The Aryavarta Chronicles,a modern retelling of Mahabharata through the novels — Govinda, Kaurava and Kurukshetra that collectively comprise the series. More...http://www.filmytown.com/sonam-kapoor-acquires-rights-the-aryavarta-chronicles/

27 September, 2017

The Final EXIT – movie review

An amazing ‘other world’ experience. Absolutely stunning.




By Paresh B. Mehta

Genre: Horror   Recommended: Parental Guidance   Released: 22 September 2017
Starring: Kunaal Roy Kapur, Ananya Sengupta, Archana Shastry, Elena Kazan, Reyhna Malhotra, Scarlett Wilson
Directed by: Directed by Dhwanil Mehta


The existence of the ‘other world’ has been a subject of debate between the skeptics and the believers. The Final EXIT directed by Dhwanil Mehta explores this particular aspect and appears convincing to a great extent.

It is generally believed that the ‘other dimension’ or ‘other world’ always exists in our life. Made by a debutante director this film depicts layers of emotions of the characters. The audience will actually sense it throughout the film. This makes the viewer actually feel involved with the characters.

The subject of other dimension has been taken in several Hollywood films but it is for the first time that a Bollywood film delves into this complex issue. Almost every body, knowingly or unknowingly has experienced it, be in his sleep or during closed eyes or while in a trance or a state of unconsciousness and then finally at the end of one’s life. More...http://www.filmytown.com/movies/the-final-exit-movie-review/

American Assassin – movie review

By Paresh B. Mehta

Genre: Action   Recommended: General Audience   Released: 15 September 2017
Starring: Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Shiva Negar, Taylor Kitsch
Directed by: Michael Cuesta




An action thriller film about a CIA Black Ops recruit who decimate a mysterious operative who is keen to start a global war.

Directed by Michael Cuesta, the film has superb action sequences spread across various continents culminating into the grand climax where the young CIA recruit Mitch Rapp who helps a Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton) try to stop the launching of a nuclear weapon in the Middle East.

This action film is based on Vince Flynn’s 2010 novel of the same name, beginning with Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien) and his girlfriend who are on vacation in Ibiza, Spain where Mitch proposes to her and their world has come to standstill, only to witness and experience the horrifying incident when a radical Islamist jihadist cell lands on the beach and begins to attack the civilians with assault rifles.
Amid the carnage, Mitch frantically attempts to find his girlfriend, but is unable to prevent her death at the hands of the terrorists. More...http://www.filmytown.com/movies/american-assassin-movie-review/

11 September, 2017

Indu Sarkar screened at Atharva Film Institute

Madhur Bhandarkar’s Indu Sarkar screened at Atharva Institute of Film and Television

 

7th September 2017, Mumbai: One of the most successful filmmakers in India, Madhur Bhandarkar held a special screening of his latest film – Indu Sarkar at Atharva Film Institute of Film and Television.
 
Indu Sarkar is a critically acclaimed film based on the 1975 emergency held in India starring Kirti Kulhari, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Anupam Kher and Tota Roy Chowdhury. Along with Madhur Bhandarkar, lead actress of the film Kirti Kulhari was also present to interact with the students.
 
Indian Princess Winner 2014 Chandni Sharma was the moderator of the event. After the screening, a small Q/A session followed between the filmmaker and the students who would be entering the world of cinema soon.
 
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar was quoted saying, “Indu Sarkar is a critically acclaimed film which explores an important period in the history of India. The youth needs to be aware about the emergency period in India. I have received invitations to showcase the film in locations like Russian, London, Norway, etc. which I will do soon.” More...http://www.filmytown.com/indu-sarkar-screened-atharva-film-institute/

Swati Aggarwal to appear in Telugu comedy thriller

Swati Aggarwal is now ready to tickle your funny bones in a Telugu comedy thriller!


Actress Swati Aggarwal, known for her films like Main Krishna Hoon, Zindagi 50 50  and Tomchi is gearing up for her big Telugu release – “Ikkada Evaraina” is a Telugu comedy thriller directed by A Rajhu and produced by Venkat Subramaniyam.

 
 
The shooting for the film has already begun and it is expected to release soon. Actress Swati Aggarwal shared, “I am super excited about this role as it also has grey shades apart from being a comedy role. This film is a different experience for me and I am sure this will boost my career graph in a big way.”
 
 
Born to a Marwadi family, Swati Aggarwal has lived her primary life in Kolkatta.  Since childhood, she has participated in several Bengali stage-dramas like Sindoor and Tumi Ekla Palao to mention a few. More...www.filmytown.com/swati-aggarwal-appear-telugu-comedy-thriller/

24 August, 2017

Shivmudra Pratishthan organizes the biggest Dahi Handi Mahaotsav!


Aala Re Aala…Govinda Aala
 was the only slogan which everyone could hear at Shivmudra Pratishthan’s Dahi Handi Mahaotsav held at Worli Naka, Mumbai. Various celebrities were present to cheer gopalas of different age groups through their cultural performances. Also present at this occasion were President  of Shivmudra Pratishthan and General secretary of BJP, Mumbai Sunil Rane along with Dattaji Rane (Former Education Minister) and Shri. Mangal Prabhat Lodha, Member of Parliament.

The evening celebrations began with Ganesh Puja and Saraswati Vandana. Performances on popular Marathi songs entertained the audience a lot. Infact, songs like ‘Yeh Mera DilLaila Main LailaJahan Teri Yeh Nazar Hai’ ruled the evening.  

Arun Kadam, Niyati Rajwade, Anshuman Vichare, Suhas Paranjpe, Meghna Erande, Abhijeet Kosambi, Kavita Nikam, Sussan Bernet, Gurleen Chopra, Sara Sravan, Deepali Sayed  were present to cheer the gopalas with their various entertaining performances.

Several Govinda Groups from Mumbai and Suburban Areas participated but Shree Adi Shakti Mahila Mandal was announced the winner this year.  

Sunil Rane of Shivmudra Pratishthan said, “It is a happy co-incidence that Independence Day and Gokulashtami are being celebrated on the same day. We have followed all the safety measures to ensure not a single Govinda gets hurt. Performances on Marathi and Hindi songs have uplifted the celebratory mood today.”
(PR: Ashwani Shukla, Altair Media)

SUDIP PANDEY to debut in Bollywood with ‘V for VICTOR’

This debutante Bollywood actor is an Engineering Graduate from REC Bhopal (now referred to as Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology. After attaining Bachelors in Software Engineering, he went to the USA where he worked for few years, but that was diligent effort on my part, hence he could manage to save quite a bit for he always had that ambition to act in Bollywood Industry. ‘Here I am. I do not have any godfather in the industry,’ announces Sudip Pandey with pride.
Sudip Pandey speaks to Filmy Town about his Bollywood debut film V for VICTOR
What is the story about?
Victor is 22 Years old, Rich young Dreamer who lives in Kuala Lumpur with his family..
In the first turning point of the movie, He beats 3 goons who teased his beloved Piya. Later it is revealed that all the goons are Boxing champions. The Local Police realizes that if Victor can beat the champions without undergoing any training then he can become a boxing Champion himself if he takes proper training. They advise him to do so. It is mostly shot in Malaysia.
Go on please…
Indian Secret Agency contacts him and offers him to join the agency and help them to fight against terrorism. They make him aware of the LONE WOLF SYNDROME and how innocent people get radicalized and become terrorists… Patriotic Victor agrees to become an agent and start living a dual life… During his investigation he finds that Piya’s room-mate Jennie is a suspected terrorist’s accomplice.. Victor starts chasing her. He gets a big secret revealed from Jennie which helps to save hundreds of innocent lives..
What is the film V for Victor about?
For every single person, there’s always a cause that’s worth fighting for, whether physically or emotionally. V for Victor is
the story of a Boxer who fights for his nation and his IDENTITY….
But that is a generalized statement. Could you explain more in detail?
Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting… The movie depicts how Victor, an Indian Boxer gets trapped into the dark side of the boxing sports, loses everything… He cries & shed tears for a moment, then gets up
and fights again because he knows that the difference between Success and failure is not giving up… He is the real FIGHTER.
How does Victor land up in the boxing ring?
Once He fights with 3 ROWDIES and easily beat them all.. Later it transpires that they are not Normal Street Goons but Famous Boxing Champions.. This triggers an Idea in Cop that Victor should become a BOXER since he has so much strength. He is motivated by the Cop’s proposal as he feels that by doing so his Life will get the sense of purpose… He practices hard with
full dedication and determination to become a Boxing champion.
You play a boxer in the film. Can you talk something about the preps?
Read more at: 
http://www.filmytown.com/sudip-pandey-debut-bollywood-v-victor/

07 August, 2017

America calls upon Lom Harsh’s patriotic offering, YEH HAI INDIA this Independence day

Bollywood feature film, Yeh Hai India is the ‘Festival of Globe 2017′ official selection be the coveted Closing Night Film.
Mumbai, 5th August 2017: This year, a film festival in Silicon Valley California is celebrating the 70th Independence of India in a big way, by creating new avenues for Indian filmmakers to gain access to US based technologists/investors.
The Festival of Globe (FOG) takes place in San Jose between Aug 5th to 13th and can very well be the new destination for Indian cinema in America. This platform has been founded by NRI doctor Romesh Japra. It is a one of a kind cultural, business and entertainment platform that showcases film screenings and specialized entertainment summits and hosts celebs from Bollywood and around the world, with attendance of investors & high net-worth individuals, politicians & technology people.
A young producer-director duo from Jaipur have been invited with due honors to this prestigious platform to have their debut feature film YEH HAI INDIA be the coveted Closing Night Film.The world premiere of the film will take place on this platform on the 11th of August post Facebook Summit at the World Headquarters of Facebook in which LomHarsh will be a panelist amongst Manoj Bajpayee and Vivek Agnihotri discussing Emerging trends Entertainment.
Furthermore, the NRI BJP party has endorsed this film with full support, directed by Lom Harsh and produced by Sandeep Choudhary of DLB Group, Rajasthan.
“I can’t express how honored I feel at the moment. This is a very proud moment for not only us but the entire nation. Since ‘Yeh Hai India’ is a patriotic film that showcases India in a very positive light, which aims to change the perception of the world about India; and what better a platform than Festival of Globe.” says director LomHarsh.
In addition to this, Gavie Chahal who is currently busy shooting for ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ quoted, “It is surprising to see so much support from the West for our film. I can assure you this film will not only win the hearts of Indian citizens but also global citizens, well it has already started to.”
Read more at: www.filmytown.com

26 July, 2017

RedruM – the upcoming psychological thriller ties up with Hungama music

Hindi movie RedruM has got a new partner on board – Hungama music. This forthcoming Hindi film has tied up with Hungama music to release its music for a wider reach. RedruM – A tale of Murder is an upcoming Hindi movie based on Edgar Allan Poe’s classic short story  ”The Tell Tale Heart”. Touted to be India’s first film with a 3D (Binaural) background score the film is stated to release this year. 

The film stars Vibhav Roy,  Saeeda Imtiaz and veteran actor Tom Alter in pivotal roles and is directed by the duo Dhruv Sachdev & Sourabh Bali. Produced under the banner of Durgesh Paul Production & Bhilwara Entertainment, the screenplay is penned by one half of the duo – Dhruv Sachdev. Music of the film is given by Aagman, Anurag Mohn and Agastya.

Producer Durgesh Paul said, “We are happy to collaborate with Hungama Music, one of the popular music labels and are sure that this collaboration will be mutually beneficial.”

03 June, 2017

‘Andya Cha Funda’ trailer launched in CID style


The upcoming Marathi movie ‘Andya Cha Funda’, is a mystery thriller based on fun-filled friendship and their escapades.
Scheduled to release on June 30, this childhood friendship story based film is produced by Vijay Shetty, creator of Creation while Prashant Pujari and Indira Viswanath Shetty have co-produced them.
An assurance of it being an entertaining film is endorsed by the fact that this film is that it is written by Santosh Shetty, the writer of the famous Television Series CID and Aahat.
The movie was launched recently with the introduction of Atharvad Badekar, Shubham Parab and Mrinal Jadhav. During this launch of the film trailer, the entire team of CID was present.
Led by Shivaji Satam also present were Dayanand Shetty and Narendra Gupta Actor Sanjay Kulkarni to promote ‘Andyya Cha Funda’. With the presence of the whole team, the program has introduced a different kind of knowledge.
The trailer of this film, showing two close friends and their pranks, will be a reminder of their childhood. It shows that there is a lot more to be seen with Dhammal in their friendship.
Apart from this, actress Deepa Chaudhary, who has been away from the film for many years, is also seen in the trailer. Speaking to Filmy Town she reveals that she plays a pivotal role in this movie with , and she will do it again with cinematic comedy.
While watching the movie ‘Andya Cha Funda’, this movie shows that it is tracing a mystery story. But the clarity of this mystery is not getting clarified and the film trailer of ‘Andya Chaa Funda’ has been a great hit to increase the audience’s craze.
Along with the movie trailer, the song ‘Duba Dukabuk’ based on Athar and Shubham was presented which has a glimpse of the odd and fundamental friendship. It is a song that shows selfless love of childhood, friendship and friendship. This song written by Harshavardhan Vavare has been written by Kshitij Patwardhan and music has been directed by Amitraj.
Story written by Santosh Shetty and dialogues by Amber Hadap, Ganesh Pandit and Shripad Joshi. Other actors playing a major role in the film include Bedekar, Shubham Parab, Mrinal Jadhav, Dipa Chaudhary, Sushant Shelar and Arun Nalawade.

Hanuman – Da Damdaar ties up with leading toy brand BUDDYZ


Upcoming animated film Hanuman – Da Damdaar has tied up with leading toy brand BUDDYZ for toy merchandise. This much-awaited film, which has been produced by R.A.T Films, in association with RNB Films & IP from Percept Pictures, has superstar Salman Khan’s voice for the lead role of Hanuman.
Other prominent actors like Javed Akhtar, Raveena Tandon, Kunal Khemmu, Vinay Pathak, Saurabh Shukla & Chunky Pandey have also lent their voices to the important characters in the film. Hanuman Da Damdaar is scheduled for release on 2nd June 2017.

Plastech International Pvt. Ltd., under their brand name BUDDYZ has developed a range of Hanuman toys & other merchandise like the Mace (Gada), Hanu – the Mouth Mask, Tail, Keychains, 3D Winking Pencil Boxes, Coin Banks, Cube Puzzle Blocks, etc.
Bhavesh Sheth, Director of Plastech International Pvt Ltd. said, “We have done our best to convert the powerful brand of Hanuman into toys & fun-products to spread happiness amongst kids and are also honoured to be associated with ‘Hanuman Da Damdaar’, which we are sure, will be a huge and possibly, a historic success in Indian animated films so far.”

BUDDYZ has been amongst the earliest players in the Character Merchandising business in India and has manufactured Hanuman Toys also for the two previous Hanuman Films.
Dhiren Sheth, Director of Plastech International was quoted saying, “We have invested our experience of 30 years as leaders in character merchandising and we are confident that it will take brand BUDDYZ to another level.
It feels nice to be an Indian Toy manufacturer, with an Indian brand, partnering with an Indian animated film, with an Indian Super Hero… Hanuman!”

30 May, 2017

VOGUISTA’S POP-UP BAZAR

A dazzling exhibition showcasing trendy products including Fashion, Footwear, Handbags, Jewellery, Apparels, Handicrafts, Gifting, Accessories & much more!

An evening of food and fashion was full of fun & Exhibition lovers.
The Pop-up Bazar presented by Jenit Shah & Khyati Shah of Voguista In Association with Rinku Dudani of Miss Matlabi promises to provide an exquisite shopping experience for all.
The dazzling exhibition showcased trendy products including fashion, footwear, handbags, jewellery, apparels, handicrafts, gifting, accessories and more.
From chic hand-picked best of contemporary and modern jewellery collections by curated brand like Fitoor (Sonals); cool and fancy doodle art by Tangled (Reshma Rohra), stylish clutches and handbag collections by Mystiqual Fashions (Pinky Dannani); label Kaytee, the tribal trunk, Beraru.in, Divine Exotica by Srishti Mantri, DaYogi (gifting partner), also Make Up & Astrology was a curiosity element among these collections.
Showcasing the niche and fine collections of nine well-known designers — who are lovely women, doting mothers, wives and daughters — having passion for art presented their talent with sheer passion.
A photo booth and the lively & shopping-centric crowd graced us on this festive eve.
With Community Partner – South Mumbai Ladies Networking.Venue Partner & Food & Drinks Partner The Barking Deer Brewpub, supported and embraced the event. The owner, Mr. Greg Kroitzsh, warmly welcomed everyone and The Manager, Mr. Neville Collaco was the best host throughout the event.
The event was a night full of fun, fashion, cocktails and great ‘flea’ shopping amidst some well-known celebrities. Media relations was managed by Shabina Gani.