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Picks and Piques/Snippet Film reviews29th Nov 2013/Johnson Thomas

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Picks and Piques/Snippet Film reviews29th Nov 2013/Johnson Thomas Bullet Raja(Hindi) Rating: *  * ½ Racy but graceless. This actioner is sadly disapointing despite it’s invigorating formulaic moments. Once the charismatic Jimmy Sher Gill goes out of the frame, the film falls flat and gets even more jumpier! Frozen(Animation/English/3D) Rating: *  *  * ½ Stunning 3D animation, beautiful characterisations and a fairytale story musical based on Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘Snow Queen’ makes this one of Disney’s best works in recent times.

Shriram City Union Finance NCD Issue opens November 25 Effective Yields ranging from 12.27% pa to 14.46% pa

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Shriram City Union Finance NCD Issue opens November 25
Effective Yields ranging from 12.27% pa to 14.46% pa
Mumbai, November 21, 2013: Leading retail-financing NBFC Shriram City Union Finance Ltd. proposes to open on November 25, 2013, a public issue of Non-convertible Debentures (“NCDs”) of Rs. 100 Crores (with an option to retain oversubscription to the extent of another Rs. 100 Crores).
Options of investment tenors are three, four and five years, with coupons of 11% p.a., 11.25% p.a. and 11.50% p.a. respectively for individual investors. Interest payment options comprise both Annual and Cumulative, with the latter providing effective yields of 12.27% p.a., 13.30% p.a. and 14.46% p.a. over three, four and five years respectively. Also on offer is a five-year structured NCD carrying a coupon of 11.50% p.a. with an annual interest payout.
Of the Issue size, 80% of the issue is reserved for individuals; 40% being earmarked for retail investors (those investing in less than Rs. 5 Lacs) and …

Hindi GEC Ratings Highlights

MUMBAI: Star Plus continues to lead the Hindi GEC space in week 46, followed by Colors and Zee TV. While Zee TV, SAB and Sahara One gained viewership, rest of the channels saw fall in eyeballs. Here is how the GECs performed: Star Plus stays at the top with a GVM (gross television viewership in million) of 529, down from 536 million in the trailing week Colors is No. 2 with 479 million down from 486 million Zee TV is No. 3 with 440 million from 429 million Life OK – 340 million from 345 million SAB – 316 million from 311 million Sony – 298 million from 341.05 million Sahara One – 36 million from 32 million

Miraj Entertainment's Kanche aur Postcard selected for IFFI GOa and CFFI 2013

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Official Selection - 44th International Film Festival of India, Goa
Official Selection - 18th International Children's Film Festival India,
Hyderabad organised by Children's Film Society Of India (CFSI)
Official Selection - Madurai Film Festival 2013
Screening at IFFI, Goa Scheduled on Nov 2013 at 10 am at INOX screen 2.








Pitruroon to release on December 6 across Maharashtra

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Pitruroon to release on December 6 across MaharashtraDirectorial debut of Nitish Bharadwaj;Pitruroon - comeback of actress Tanuja to Marathi films;PITRUROON – a story of love, romance, unfulfilled desires & emotional upheavals ! a complete family entertainer. Mumbai (November 19) - Pitruroon – a Marathi film which is not run-of-the-mill yet a commercial film, will be released on December 6. The announcement was made at a glittering ceremony where veteran actress Tanuja launched the music of the film.Pitruroon is based on a novel by well-known writer Sudha Murthy and will mark thedirectorial debut of popular TV and film actor Nitish Bharadwaj. Incidently, Nitish’s last film as the lead hero was ‘Sangeet’ in 1992 opposite Madhuri Dixit. Tanuja is making a comeback in Marathi Cinema after the gap of over 30 years in an important role, earlier she was featured in a famous film Zakol released in 1980. Speaking about the film & his direction, Bharadwaj said, “I was very influenced b…

'A musical evening of Anil Sharma's Singh Saab The Great '

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'A musical evening of Anil Sharma's Singh Saab The Great '
Date - 19th November, 2013 Location - R city mall, Ghatkoper Celebs - Johnny lever, Sonu Nigaam, Urvashi Rautela, Anand Raj Anand, Simran Khan and director Anil Sharma,







Dimple Kapadia unveils the theatrical trailer of What The Fish

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Dimple Kapadia unveils the theatrical trailer of What The Fish

Dimple Kapadia donned a whole new avatar as she presented the trailer of her latest, What The Fish. She came in wearing a cotton saree and peculiar glasses carrying a fish bowl, looking rather strict much like her character in the movie.
Co-Produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures the film is s et to release on December 13th .  What The Fish is a situational comedy that tells the tale of a grumpy woman, Sudha Mishra who has to leave her house and her beloved fish (Mishti) in the hands of her niece’s fiancé who she detests. What follows is a series of hilarious incidents as the house is passed one after the other to varied colorful characters of the movie. 
Dimple who doesn’t make too many appearances before the media was all charged to answer questions one after the other. When prompted on why she agreed to do What The Fish, Dimple said, “I did it because it was a good role and also for the money”. On being questioned on her doing…

Speech of Finance Minister P Chidambaram at the inauguration of Bharatiya Mahila Bank in Mumbai on November 19, 2013

Speech of Finance Minister P Chidambaram at the inauguration of Bharatiya Mahila Bank in Mumbai on November 19, 2013
Mumbai, November 19, 2013
I am grateful to the chairperson of the Bhartiya Mahila Bank for the warm welcome. I am happy to add my words of welcome to the Hon’ble Prime Minister, the chairperson of the UPA, the Governor, the Chief Minister, Shri Sharad Pawar, Shri Farooq Abdullah, Ministers, Members of Parliament and this distinguished gathering.
On behalf of the Government, I made a promise on February  28, 2013. I am glad that we are able to fulfil that promise today, a very special day that marks the birth anniversary of a very special person, Smt. Indira Gandhi.  I had asked Shri M.B.N. Rao, former chairman, Canara Bank, to head a committee to draw the blue print for the Mahila Bank. The report was submitted in a record time of two months and, six months later, after working round the clock, we are here today at the inauguration of the Bank, with several branches being o…

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh inaugurates the Bharatiya Mahila Bank in Mumbai

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh inaugurates the Bharatiya Mahila Bank in Mumbai

The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh inaugurated the Bharatiya Mahila Bank in Mumbai today.  He also inaugurated 7  branches of the bank through a remote device simultaneously at Chennai, Bangalore, Guwahati, Kolkata, Lucknow and Ahmedabad.  Speaking on the occasion the Prime Minister said, the setting up of the Bharatiya Mahila Bank is a small step towards the economic empowerment of our women and it is also a reflection of the government’s commitment to this cause. He said the Bank will fulfil the objective with which it is being established, namely financial inclusion of women and providing them equal and easy access to financial services, Dr. Singh said,  he was sure that it will particularly benefit women form the less privileged sections of our society.  The prime Minister said the fact that it will be run largely by women will serve as an example that given the opportunity, women are capable of t…