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This week on PVR Director's Rare - a Tamil film called Kalyana Samayal Saadham (The Wedding Feast).

This week on PVR Director's Rare we have a Tamil film called Kalyana Samayal Saadham (The Wedding Feast).
Written and Directed by R S Prasanna it's a modern day couple's love life from engagement to wedding.
A Romantic Comedy that takes a 'Woody Allen'ish view on the Big Fat South Indian Wedding, the movie daringly walks the razor edge of adult humor. It is the first Indian film to deal with "Performance Anxiety" that afflicts the Male Lead, Ragu, just a month before his arranged marriage with Meera, the quintessential TamBrahm modern girl.
Starring K Prasanna and Lekha Washington it was recently viewed by Kamal Haasan upon his personal request at his home, and he warmly appreciated the whole team, calling the film "Very cute!"
It all started with this promo song video which became a huge viral sensation, using Facebook completely to showcase a modern day couple's love life from engagement to Wedding.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUg4PvMeZrg
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Parle Products launches its new Ad Campaign for ‘Kaccha Mango Bite’ ~ Amitabh Bachchan on board as Brand Ambassador ~

Parle Products launches its new Ad Campaign for ‘Kaccha Mango Bite’ ~ Amitabh Bachchan on board as Brand Ambassador ~
December, 2013: Parle Products, India’s largest biscuit, confectionery and snacks manufacturer has roped in Amitabh Bachchan yet again as the brand ambassador for its confectionary brand Kaccha Mango Bite. The brand owns the taste by positioning it as an exact copy of a raw mango – “Kacche Aam ka Xerox”.
The TVC is inspired by childhood playfulness where Mr. Bachchan throws a stone towards a mango tree. Aiming at some raw mangoes, he misses and the stone breaks a glass window. The owner of the house, a middle-aged lady – comes running out and is surprised to see Mr. Bachchan. He apologetically replies that he was reminded of his childhood and couldn’t control himself after spotting raw mangoes trees. The lady then calls out to her son and asks him to bring Raw Mangoes. The kid brings out Parle Kaccha Mango Bite candies and Mr. Bachchan enjoys them.
The taste of a raw man…

Invest in green technologies to promote sustainable growth – Pranab Mukherjee

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Mumbai / December 27, 2013 Invest in green technologies to promote sustainable growth – Pranab Mukherjee
President Pranab Mukherjee has called upon the Indian industry to invest in new technologies that safeguard the environment while stimulating growth. Speaking at the inauguration of the 66th Annual Indian Chemical Engineering Congress, CHEMCON 2013 in Mumbai today, Mr. Mukherjee said “the chemical sector touches human life like no other. The deep linkages that the chemical industry has with the rest of the economy provide sufficient elbowroom to this sector to effect major transformations.” The President said, the Indian chemical industry, which presently accounts for only 3 per cent of the global market, has potential to clock 15 per cent growth to become a US $ 290 billion industry by 2017. Mr. Mukherjee pointed out that at present the Indian chemical industry is investing only 0.5 per cent of its revenues in research & development. He said “a significant scale up is needed to r…

President Pranab Mukherjee recalls the contribution of Zoroastrian Community to the country’s development

President Pranab Mukherjee recalls the contribution of Zoroastrian Community to the country’s development
Mumbai, December 27, 2013

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the 10th World Zoroastrian Congress in Mumbai today.
Speaking on the occasion the President said Zoroastrian community in India has always extended itself to reach the highest echelons of achievement and success in the fields of business, industry, art and letters, leading our defence forces and breaking new frontiers in the field of advanced science and technology.  He also recalled that many national leaders of Zoroastrian faith led the charge against colonialism and Madame Bhikaji Cama, fearlessly unfurled what she called the ‘Flag of Indian Independence’.  The President also underlined the significant contribution made by Dr. Homi Bhabha and Dr. Homi Sethna who developed India’s nuclear energy programme and several distinguished military officers like Field Marshall Sam Manekshaw, Admiral Jal Curse…

Maharashtra gets Rs 489 crores under PMGSY to improve rural roads ; More to come

Mumbai / December 28 2013 Maharashtra gets Rs 489 crores under PMGSY to improve rural roads ; More to come
The Centre has sanctioned Rs 488.59 crores to Maharashtra for improving rural road network under the Prime Minister’s Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) –II.  An Empowered Committee meeting held in New Delhi on Friday, approved  Maharashtra’s proposal for building 829 kms length of rural roads during the year.  Out of this, Solapur (126 kms), Pune (88 kms), Latur (71 kms) and Osmanabad (53.35 kms) are the largest beneficiary districts.  (District wise summary Annex -1).
In a letter written to Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has conveyed that Batch II of Maharashtra’s proposal under PMGSY II, for 227 roads having a road length of 1,550 kms will be taken up during the next Empowered Committee Meeting to be held on January 7, 2014.
Initially, Maharashtra received little Central assistance under the PMGSY as compared to other states, un…

Photo: President Pranab Mukherjee speaking at Kalwa, Thane after unveiling the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji

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Photo: President Pranab Mukherjee speaking at Kalwa, Thane after unveiling the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji












1 President Pranab Mukherjee unveiled the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji at Kalwa, Thane near Mumbai on December 28, 2013 2 Crowds thronged to take a look at the magnificent statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, after President Pranab Mukherjee unveiled it on December 28, 2013 3 President Pranab Mukherjee unveiled the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji at Kalwa, Thane near Mumbai on December 28, 2013

Double Delight for Abhijeet Panse's REGE Selected For PIFF AND IIFFSA

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Double Delight for Abhijeet Panse's REGE Selected For PIFF AND IIFFSA        Marathi film ‘Rege’ based on a recent notorious encounter, to be screened at 12th Pune Internaional Film Festival (PIFF) and 2nd Indian International film festival of South Africa (IIFFSA).

‘Rege’, Written and directed by Abhijit Panse, was lauded by critics and audiences in MAMI Festival, is believed to be based on a notorious fake encounter which has seen many encounter specialists from Mumbai police force going behind bars. Some of them have even been convicted by a Mumbai court in a recent ruling.

After dabbling many years in politics, Initially as the president of ‘Bhartiy Vidyarthi Sena’ and then as the president of ‘Bhartiya Chitrapat Sena’, Abhijit Panse has turned director with his ambitious project ‘Rege’. Panse says, “The film has all real life experiences. I have even used real names like Pradeep Sharma, Sachin Waze or D.K. to give the film much required authenticity.”
He further adds, “The ‘police…

Jacqueline and Huma Qureshi are the new brand ambassadors of Mumbai Heroes

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Jacqueline and Huma Qureshi are the new brand ambassadors of Mumbai Heroes 


The latest Buzz is that Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez and Huma Qureshi are the latest entrants as brand ambassadors of Mumbai Heroes, the celebrity cricket team along with Chitranagada Singh and Kangana Ranaut. Confirming the news Vikas Kapoor says , "We was looking for the new faces and we found the two actresses just right to represent his team. we are very happy to announce the new face faces in Mumbai Heroes"
Jacqueline and Huma will surely be the adding their oomph factor in the tournament which is starting from 25th January, 2014.

Top Ten Male Singers of 2013

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Top Ten Male Singers of 2013 Year 2013 has witnessed some popular film songs, some sung by already well established singers and some are sung by exceptional talented new singers. These singers are new to the music world but they are here to stay. If we say to select top three singers of the year 2013 then the names that comes to mind are Arijit Singh, Mika Singh and Honey Singh. What are the best ways to choose top singers? In today’s age of digital media whether in terms of spending time or work we tend towards gadgets and take help of digital platform; so we decide why not to choose our top singers by analyzing this digital platform of YouTube. And to our surprise, number one singer of 2013 is Mika Singh. Mika got 55253866 hits in YouTube for his different peppy songs. The top songs of Mika are Tu Mere Agal Bagal (Phaata Poster Nikla Hero), Gandi Baat (R…Rajkumar), Full Jhol (Jackpot), Tooh (Gori Tere Pyaar Mein), Punjabiya di Battery (Mere Dad Ki Maruti), Dama Dam (D-Day), Laila (Shoo…

Walking with Dinosaurs 3D, English Hollywood Film Movie review, Johnson Thomas, Rating: * * * 1/2

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Movie (Best Release)of the Week  27 Dec 2013/Johnson Thomas