Showing posts from October, 2012

5th Global Film Festival NCR 2012 5th to 7th November, 2012

Feature Films all in all have contributed to our ethical self along with knocking the doors of our heart and leaving impressions on our mind which come to life sooner or later in our day to day lives.
To celebrate the mystical connection of human emotions and films, International Film and Television Club (IFTC), a constituent of Marwah Studios in collaboration with Ministry of Information and Broadcasting & Film Federation of India welcomes you to 5th Global Film Festival, NCR- 2012 (100 Years Of Indian Cinema) scheduled to be held from to 5th November 2012 at Marwah Studios Complex, Film City, Noida.
Global Film Festival is North India’s only festival to be of such high magnitude. Our previous editions speak volumes about the success of the festival. The first one was devoted to films on the theme of Peace & Spirituality, the second on documentary films and the third on Children’s films and fourth on Feature Films where our record was screening of 227 Films in 9 segmen…

Seven Islands International Film Festival, 2012

Seven Islands International Film Festival provides an exclusive platform for auteur's cinema in India

Mumbai October 27, 2012: The Seven Islands International Film festival set the ball rolling with the 'India Premier' of the critically acclaimed movie 'Berlin Telegraph' by Leila Albayaty an Iraqi-French singer-songwriter and filmmaker. The film festival also witnessed overwhelming support from the stalwarts of the Indian Cinema, who supported the festival for providing a strong platform for auteur's cinema in India. The festival was inaugurated by Dibaker Banerjee and Kalki Koechlin by lighting a ceremonial lamp.

Seven Islands International Film Festival will preview 50 movies across 18 countries, a platform created to celebrate World Cinema. The festival aims at bringing together global radical filmmakers with new cinematic approaches that break through the clutter of traditional filmmaking and create an audience for such movies.
Speaking on the inaugu…

IFFI (International Film Festival of India) 2012 , Goa

World renowned Taiwanese born American Director Ang Lee will be presenth wit the cast and crew of his new film ‘Life of Pi’ based on the best selling novel of Yann Martel about an Indian Zoo keeper’s son who survives shipwreck in the company of zoo animals.
The film is slated for world-wide release in the third week of November and has been chosen as the opening film of the gala film event IFFI , Goa. Mr. Raghavendra Singh, Joint Secretary (Films), Ministry of Information & Broadcasting and IFFI 2012 organizers briefed the media about the 10 day International Film Festival of India, being organized in Goa from November 20 – 30, 2012.

Kailash Kher to perform Hindi film songs at IFFI 2012, Goa

A medley choreographed by Maestro Saroj Khan and songs sung by Kailash Kher will spread dazzles on the inauguration night of 43rd international film festival of India (Iffi). The festival which opens on November 20 will be inaugurated by the Khiladi of Bollywood Akshay Kumar.

Happy Lucky entertainment and Sam Tv organise RajeshKhanna the Superstar, entertainment event on 3 Nov 2012


Tata Literature live festival Oct 31 to Nov 4 at NCPA, Mumbai

The third edition of the Tata Literature Live festival is slated for October 31 - November 4 at the National Centre for Performing Arts and promises to be even more exciting than the previous two editions. There will be parallel sessions running at the Experimental and Little theatres along with different styles of theatre performances at the various venues, including Tata theatre. For the theatre enthusiasts, also taking place are workshops in the Audio-Visual room related to playwriting and performance poetry, and a straight talk by Girish Karnad.
To attend the sessions, free day passes can be collected at the start of each day from the venue. Separate passes need to be collected for the performances. To register for workshops, email or call 022-66601100. Passes are available on a first-come-first-serve basis so get to the venue before they run out!
Please block the dates in your calendar - October 31 to November 4, 2012 at the NCPA, Nariman Point.��…

Day 7 at Mami's 14th Mumbai Film Festival 2012

Exciting events at Day 7 of 14th Mumbai Film Festival

Mumbai, October 24, 2012: - With a superlative precedent set by the stellar film screenings, workshops and open forums events hosted during the days prior, the schedule of events at day 7 of the 14th Mumbai Film Festival, presented by Reliance Entertainment and American Express and organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image was the quintessential cinematic indulgence for all attendees.

The eventful day began with the repeat screening of Dimensions Mumbai on popular demand, a short film competition segment featuring works by young Mumbaikars below the age of 25 years depicting aspects of life in Mumbai by, by popular demand.

The afternoon session witnessed an open forum discussion titled ‘Why hasn’t the largest film- producing nation been able to crack Global Audiences? Where is that film from India which has universal, non-Indian, diverse appeal?’ with a highly distinguished panel that included ace Indian film…

MAMI's 14th Mumbai Film Festival (2012) award winners

Aquí Y Alla´ (Here And There) declared the Best International Competition Film at 14th Mumbai Film Festival

Miss Lovely wins Best Film in India Gold category

Veteran actress Waheeda Rehman awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award

Spain’s Blancanieves directed by Pablo Berger screened as the Closing Film

Mumbai, October 25, 2012: - Highly regarded world over by connoisseurs of cinema and considered among the most promising film festivals in Asia, the 14th Mumbai Film Festival, presented by Reliance Entertainment and American Express and organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image, screened a stellar lineup of approximately 230 works of cinematic genius from across the globe at five venues spanning the length and breadth of the city, establishing its credentials as the country’s quintessential cinematic platform.
The evening saw a grand award function hosted at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) that witnessed the honouring of thespian Waheeda Rehman with t…

Day 6 at 14th Mumbai Film Festival

Day 6 at 14th Mumbai Film Festival enthralls one and all

Mumbai, October 23, 2012: - The 6th day at the 14th Mumbai Film Festival, presented by Reliance Entertainment and American Express and organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image saw cinephiles and patrons arrive in large numbers for their day’s dose of exquisite cinematic fare. Despite some regrettable changes in screening schedules owing to unprecedented technical challenges the audience remained empathic and cooperative.
The day long showcasing saw the eagerly anticipated 2012 French-language drama film Amour written and directed by legendary filmmaker Michael Haneke that was followed by a stellar assortment of films including British comedy-drama film The Angels' Share directed by Ken Loach, Children Of Sarajevo by Aida Begic, The Way Steve Jobs Changed The World a documentary tribute to the innovator, Investment a Marathi language film by acclaimed Marathi playwright Ratnakar Matkari, the premiere of Baan…

Day 5 at the 14th Mumbai Film Festival begins by paying respect to filmmaking legend Yash Chopra

Day 5 at the 14th Mumbai Film Festival begins by paying respect to filmmaking legend Yash Chopra

Mumbai, October 22, 2012: - The beginning of the 5th day at the 14th Mumbai Film Festival, presented by Reliance Entertainment and American Express and organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image was enveloped in gloom as the verity of the passing of Indian cinematic marvel and Trustee of MAMI, Mr. Yash Chopra sunk in. As a gesture of condolence, the Mumbai Film Festival family observed a minute of silence at every festival screen across the city.
“I have lost a close friend and elder of decades. Yash Chopra passes on to eternity. Films will never be the same”, said Mr. Amit Khanna, Trustee of Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) & Chairman Reliance Big Entertainment who was deeply saddened by the news.
“Yash Chopra is the premier cinematic institution credited for establishing the popularity of Indian cinema internationally”, said Mr. Srinivasan Narayanan, Festival …

Day 4 of the 14th Mumbai Film Festiv

Day 4 of the 14th Mumbai Film Festival
The Festival mourns the loss of a family member & Indian cinematic gem Yash Chopra

Mumbai, October 21, 2012: - The weekend saw a gathering of epic proportions as cinephiles from across the city gathered to indulge in their cinematic taste buds at the 4th day of the 14th Mumbai Film Festival, presented by Reliance Entertainment and American Express and organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image!
The afternoon session witnessed the country’s first open forum Panel Discussion on Films Restoration & Preservation. The symposium involved eminent guests representing organizations such as World Cinema Foundation, Film Foundation, Twentieth Century Fox Archives and Academy Film Archive of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Cineteca di Bologna and noted Indian filmmaker Shivendra Singh Dungarpur whose documentary Celluloid Man a tribute film to revolutionary film archivist P. K. Nair will also be featured at the festival.…

Umair Zafar launches affordable fashion with prices starting from Rs 1000/- onward

Umair Zafar launches affordable fashion with prices starting from Rs 1000/- onward

Mumbai-based, fashion designer and stylist Umair Zafar recently launched a collection called “High Street Fashion” which is available on his fashion portal. Though it is named High Street Fashion, it is affordable and available easily to every one online.
Says Umair Zafar, “The collection is mainly to target the youth of India, and is styled and designed for them. The price range is affordable and starts from Rs 1000. The maximum range could go up to Rs 4000. The collection will be sold through multi-brand stores and is for males and females in the age group of 20-35 years. It is also available through various online shopping portals like SBI Mega Mall, HDFC Smart Buy, Junglee, Retailmart, Indianhanger, Star CJ and many others including Umair Zafar's online portal.”
Giving details of the collection, Umair Says, “The western collection is made of pure linen, cotton linen cotton stain, etc and …

Day 3 at the 14th Mumbai Film Festival

Day 3 of the 14th Mumbai Film Festival

Mumbai, October 20, 2012: - Amidst the excitement at the 3rd Day of the 14th Mumbai Film Festival, presented by Reliance Entertainment and American Express and organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image, film buffs were spotted intently planning their schedules to optimally accommodate the day’s most eagerly anticipated events!
Premiering in India after its tour at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and Melbourne International Film Festival, internationally recognized Indian director, screenwriter and film producer Ashim Ahluwalia unveiled his latest feature film Miss Lovely. Set in the lower depths of Bombay's "C" grade film industry in the mid-1980s, the film follows the devastating story of two brothers who produce sleazy sex-horror films. Present at the event were the star cast of the film debutant Niharika Singh, Minika Lalwani and male lead Anil George.
Also making its India premiere at the festival was Marathi fil…

Mumbai Hosts first ever Film and Comic Covention at World Trade Centre

Mumbai hosts 1st ever Film and Comic Con

Ø Fans & Celebs dressed in their favorite comic & film costumes
Ø Exclusive Preview of ‘SONS OF RAM – Heroes will Rise’ with the entire Cast & Crew. This is Amar Chitra Katha (The Pioneer In India's Comic Book Revolution)'s First Animated Feature Film, Releasing Nationwide on 2nd November
Ø Over 70 Participants - brought local, national and international content
Ø Tons of exclusive comics & movie merchandise
Ø Special Previews of upcoming Indian and International films
Ø Special Sessions & Workshops from renowned names in the Bollywood and Comics Industry
Ø Meet and Greet with Kids favorite cartoon characters from Nickelodean and Tinkle
Ø Aakraman, the city’s very own caped crusader also came to meet fans
Ø Lots of Fun activities
Mumbai, October 20, 2012 –The 1st ever action packed Mumbai Film and Comics Convention is organized by Comic Con India over the weekend of October 20-21 at Wor…

Oass- The Dew Drop , Indian film at MAMI 's Mumbai Film Festival 2012

OASS - The Dew Drop, a film by debutant Director Abhinav Shiv Tiwari will be screened at the 14th Mumbai Film Festival in the New Faces of Indian Cinema section.
It's a story of the turbulent journey of a 11 year old girl Kiku from the innocence of childhood to winning the battle of survival in cruel world of child sex trafficking.
World class crew and an ensemble of seasoned cast make OASS a must see. If you are among those who set aside valuable time for a movie, just to divert attention from the worldly tensions that bother you, then this movie is definitely not for you. As this film is sure to churn your conscience for quite a while.
OASS screened on 19th October at Cinemax, Infinity Mall, Versova & 21st October at Inox, Colaba.

Mahesh Manjrekar is on a Talent Hunt


First Look Poster and Trailer of Carrie

Pls view and share the trailer from here:


Release date: 10-May-13

Genre: Horror, thriller

Director: Kimberly Peirce

Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Alex Russell, Gabriella Wilde, Ansel Elgort, Julianne Moore

A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.

Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, Carrie is directed by Kimberly Peirce with a screenplay by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

Images Retail Awards 2012

Images Retail Awards 2012

BESTSELLER India bags the Most Admired Retailer of the Year: Fashion for JACK & JONES, VERO MODA and ONLY.

Description: Description: Images Retail Awards 2012 Announced; Rakesh Biyani is The Outstanding Retail Personality of the YearThe ninth Annual IMAGES RETAIL Awards held in Mumbai on the night of October 11 at Mumbai’s Renaissance Hotel celebrated some of India's most outstanding achievements in retail. Seventeen very stylish trophies were awarded to India's most successful retailers who fuelled growth and innovation across multiple categories in fiscal 2011-2012.
The Most Admired Retailer of the Year Award – Fashion went to Bestseller India for JACK & JONES, VERO MODA and ONLY. This is for the 2nd consecutive year Bestseller India has bagged the award under this category.
On receiving the award, Vineet Gautam, Country Head, BESTSELLER India says “To receive this award for the second consecutive year and among such esteemed…

Script 2013, A short film festival that showcases social causes

Social and corporate responsibility International promotional theater SCRIPT 2013 Rotary Club of Cochin Metropolis and RI District 3201 takes pride in organizing a film festival that showcases social causes. Inspired by the success of the earlier editions of SCRIPT festivals and encouraging participation from film makers, enthusiasts and sponsors we now present to you SCRIPT 2013.

Film Festival
Festival divided into six categories.
Category 1: Film makers
Category 2: International films
Category 3: Students - should produce certificate from college
Category 4: Mini | Ad films with social message - up to two min duration
Category 5 : Documentaries
No entry fee for participation in SCRIPT 2013
No fee is required to participate in script 2013. In case of inadequate number of entries in any particular category the organizers reserve right to cancel that category of competition with out notice. The films received may however be showcased, if considered good, by the preliminary j…

MAMI Mumba Film festival Day 2 Highlights

Day 2 at the 14th Mumbai Film Festival ensues with fervor Mumbai, October 19, 2012: - Following a grand ceremony and consequent celebrations to mark the commencement of the eight-day long cinematic extravaganza, the second day of the 14th Film Festival, presented by Reliance Entertainment and American Express and organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image began with an army of ardent cinephiles eagerly awaiting the screening of the day’s first film.
A press conference was convened to showcase Shahid, a film based on the remarkable life, career trajectory and murder of human rights activist and lawyer Shahid Azmi by noted filmmaker Hansal Mehta. The film traces Shahid’s life from attempting to become a terrorist, being wrongly imprisoned under a draconian anti-terrorism law to becoming a criminal lawyer and unlikely messiah for human rights while following the rise of communal violence in India. Also in attendance were the films lead actors Raj Kumar Yadav and Prabhleen…