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Maverick Entrepreneur Shailendra Singh Dons a new hat, Directs his first feature film 'Sunshine Music Tours &Travels

Maverick Entrepreneur Shailendra Singh Dons a new hat, Directs his first feature film 'Sunshine Music Tours &Travels'
After burning his hands to the tune of Rs 100 crore (if not more), by producing niche, largely middle of the road cinema, Maverick Entrepreneur and film producer Shailendra Singh (Percept Picture Co) took a brief hiatus from the film world and went about setting a new idea on fire-'Sunburn Music festival' which has been growing in stature over the few years that it has become a go-to event for all the upwardly mobile young at heart set interested in music and dance. Success at 'Sunburn' has emboldened him, in fact, to re-enter the film making arena , this time, with an idea that appears to be a culmination of his own dreams and desires fronted on an adventurous road trip that culminates full blast in the Sunburn music festival( that's the little we could get from the promos).
And to take this journey forward, Shailendra Singh…

On the 6th anniversary of the "International Tigers Day", www.mintageworld.com launched a docudrama on the history of the various stamps, coins & notes launched to celebrate this national animal of India and many other countries

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On the 6th anniversary of the “International Tigers Day”, www.mintageworld.com launched a docudrama on the history of the various stamps, coins & notes launched to celebrate this national animal of India and many other countries 29th July,2016,Mumbai : On 29th July 2010 “ International Tigers Day” was announced to celebrate this majestic animal and raise awareness to promote wild life tiger habitat protection & Conservation. This day was created at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit. The Tiger is a symbolic to many cultures and religions. It is also the national animal of India, Bangladesh, Malaysia and South Korea. They also appear on many flags, coats of arms, and as mascots for sporting teams in many countries. Many local Indian traditions often treat this majestic beast as its national status, symbolizing supreme power and dominance. Some of the Unique Coins, Stamps & Currency Notes launched globally to celebrate this royal animal and educate the people t…

Press Release_Sonam Kapoor got emotional after watching Gurvinder Singh’s acclaimed Punjabi film, Chauthi Koot which released Pan-India on August 5

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"I am really moved by Chauthi Koot" said Sonam Kapoor, who got emotional and couldn't hold back her tears after watching Gurvinder Singh’s highly acclaimed Punjabi film, Chauthi Koot at the special screening hosted by filmmaker Anand Gandhi. B-Town celebs and film enthusiasts including Sonam Kapoor, Rahul Bose, Nandita Das, Vicky Kaushal, Shweta Tripathi, Naveen Kasturia, Navdeep Singh, Sudhir Mishra, Neeraj Kabi, Anand Patwardhan attended the screening held on August 1 at Lightbox Preview theatre, Mumbai. The producer Kartikeya Narayan Singh, was also present at the screening along with Gurvinder Singh, the director of National Award Winning Punjabi film. The film distributed by The Film Cafe with support from Drishyam Films and Tridev Films will hit theatres across India on August 5 with English subtitles. Quotes of the Celebrities Sonam Kapoor who got emotional after watching the film and couldn't hold back her tears says, “I was really moved by Chauthi Koo…

On the 75th Anniversary of “Quit India Movement” on 8th August, 2016, www.mintageworld.com launched a docudrama on the history of the various stamps, coins and notes minted to celebrate the spirit of Indian Patriotism & Freedom Struggle

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On the 75th Anniversary of “Quit India Movement” on 8th August, 2016, www.mintageworld.com launched a docudrama on the history of the various stamps, coins and notes minted to celebrate the spirit of Indian Patriotism & Freedom Struggle August, 2016, Mumbai: On 8th August, 1942, “Quit India Movement” was launched by Mahatma Gandhi for Satyagraha, during World War II. Mahatma Gandhi gave the slogan ‘Do or Die’ in this movement. His words were “We shall either free India or die in the attempt”. These words swept across India gushing like fire and awakening its people to call for a rising. Hundreds of men and women marched on the streets shouting slogans of ‘Bharat Choddo’ or Quit India. Indian Government have also planned many events & programs which will be held all over the country to celebrate this landmark date on Monday, 8th August 2016 Some of the unique Stamps & Coins launched to celebrate the spirit of this movement for Indian Freedom Struggle were as fol…

NFDC Film Bazaar 2016 Calls for Entries for the Viewing Room & Work-in-Progress (WIP) Lab sections

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NFDC Film Bazaar 2016 Calls for Entries for the Viewing Room & Work-in-Progress (WIP) Lab sections
Mumbai, Aug 8, 2016: NFDC Film Bazaar 2016 is calling for entries for the Viewing Room and the Work-in-Progress (WIP) Lab. This year, the Film Bazaar will be held from November 20-24, 2016 at the Goa Marriott Resort alongside the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2016. The Early Bird Deadline for submissions is August 31, 2016, which will offer a discount on the submission fees. The regular deadline is September 30th 2016. Submissions are invited for the two WIP Labs: WIP Fiction and WIP Documentary. In each WIP Lab, up to five projects in their rough-cut stage will be selected to be presented to a panel of international film experts for their feedback. The WIP Documentary Lab will only consider creative feature length documentaries in the rough cut stage which are aimed at a theatrical release. Feature-length films of any genre in the rough-cut stage are invite…

#BestFilmsReleasesThisWeek5thAug2016 #JohnsonThomas

#BestFilmsReleasesThisWeek5thAug2016 #JohnsonThomas #BestFilmsReleasesThisWeek5thAug2016 #JohnsonThomas
#BudhiaSinghBornToRun a.k.a #Duronto(Hindi) Rating: * * * ½ A much better sports drama film than even #BhaagMilkhaBhaag, this based-on-a-true-life story, is impressively cogent and supremely potent in it’s raising of issues regarding child exploitation juxtaposed within the context of poverty and prodigality #SoumendraPadhi #ManojBajpayee #TilottamaShome #MayurGajendraPatole #ShrutiMarathe #GajrajRao #RajanBhise #ChhayaKadam #GopalSingh #PrasadPandit #RaindropAlterEgo #RaindropMedia #Viacom18 #manojKumarKhatoi #ShivkumarPanicker Runtime:124 mins
#ChauthiKoot(Punjabi/EnglishSubtitles) Rating: * * * ½ This is a sedately paced drama that highlights the lives of a Hindu and a Sikh family caught in the aftermath of the 1980’s Khalistan movement which peaked when the army stormed the Golden temple and as a consequence then #PM #IndiraGandhi was assassinated followed by the …

#PicksAndPiquesSnippetFilmReview5thAug2016 #JohnsonThomas

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#ChauthiKoot(Punjabi/EnglishSubtitles) Rating: * * * ½ This is a sedately paced drama that highlights the lives of a Hindu and a Sikh family caught in the aftermath of the 1980’s Khalistan movement which peaked when the army stormed the Golden temple and as a consequence then #PM #IndiraGandhi was assassinated followed by the anti-Sikh riots . The performances and cinematography are above noard. The fear, the terror of being caught between the devil and the deep blue sea, the struggle to stay alive amidst fear and loathing comes to life in #GurvinderSingh’s achingly real telling. The plotting is designed to up the tension by several notches. There’s hardly any dialogue & it’s the background sounds that make the telling ominous. Cinematography is compelling too. A deserving watch this! #MauliSingh #LoudspeakerMedia #GurvinderSing…

#BestFilmsReleasesThisWeek29thJuly2016 #JohnsonThomas

#BestFilmsReleasesThisWeek29thJuly2016 #JohnsonThomas #BestFilmsReleasesThisWeek29tnJuly2016 #JohnsonThomas
#BFG(English/3D) Rating: * * ½ A big friendly Giant and an orphan strike up an unlikely friendship that’s quite endearing but what’s the point? The underlining wonder highlighting a Spielberg fantasy is sorely missing from this production given to spectacle but without much emotional heft to augment it. Even the CGI and motion capture don’t appear all that seamless. #UniversalCommunications #ParagDesai #RelianceEntertainment #JanuszKaminski #WaltDisneyPictures #StevenSpielberg #MarkRylance #BillHader #RubyBarnhill #JemaineClement #ÓlafurDarriÓlafsson #AdamGodley #ChrisGibbs #JonathanHolmes #PaulMonizdeSa #PenelopeWilton #RebeccaHall #JohnWilliams #RaoldDahl #MelissaMathison Runtime: 117 mins
#Ghostbusters(English/3D) Rating: * * ½ This gender-changed reboot has female ghostbusters pilfering gadgets to strike up a telling blow on the anarchistic paranormal beings. T…

#PicksAndPiquesSnippetFilmReview29thJuly2016 #JohnsonThomas

#PicksAndPiquesSnippetFilmReview29thJuly2016 #JohnsonThomas #PicksAndPiquesSnippetFilmReview29thJuly2016 #JohnsonThomas
#Dishoom(Hindi) Rating: * * ½ This Action, comedy bromance has great stunts, Jacqueline looks terrific & there’s a great buddy chemistry between John &Varun & #AbuDhabi looks swank but the story lacks bite. #JohnAbraham #VarunDhawan #AkshayeKhanna #SajidNadiadwala #ErosInternational #NadiadwalaGrandsonsEntertainmentPvtLtd #RohitDhawan #JaquelineFernandez #SaquibSaleem #TusharHiranandani #AkshayKumar #NargisFakhri #HussainDalal #SpicePR #SunilALulla #PritamChakraborty Runtime: 124 mins
#LoveKeFunday(Hindi) Rating: * * Young Blood playing musical chairs ( in terms of relationship)with their partners, this one tries too hard to be uber-cool but the intent and the essay are two different things altogether. There’s promise in a few stray moments but most of it is regressive & fanciful rather than realistic. #KhazanaVision #DwaparMedia …

#BestFilmsReleasesThisWeek22ndJuly2016 #JohnsonThomas

#BestFilmsReleasesThisWeek22ndJuly2016 #JohnsonThomas #BestFilmsReleasesThisWeek22ndJuly2016 #JohnsonThomas
#StarTrekBeyond(English/3D) Rating: * * * As a sequel meant to keep the flagging interest in this sci-fi adventure franchise going, it does just about enough. But as a standalone unusual experience it fails. In fact there’s hardly anything new here other than the spec less production design, imaginative scaling and computer animatronix. The human element even with the sexing up of previously remote and seeming sexless beings, and the action finale barely adds-up to a little more involvement and intrigue than before. That’s as far as this one goes. So if you are looking to go where no man has gone before –maybe you should look closer to home! #EverymediaPR #Vishaka #Viacom18 #ChrisPine #ZacharyQuinto #ZoeSaldana #SimonPegg #AntonYelchin #KarlUrban #JohnCho #IdrisElba #SofiaBoutella #LydiaWilson #ShohrehAghdashloo #ParamountPictures #SkydanceMedia #BadRobotProds. #Sneaky…

#PicksAndPiquesSnippetFilmReview22ndJuly2016 #JohnsonThomas

#PicksAndPiquesSnippetFilmReview22ndJuly2016 #JohnsonThomas #PicksAndPiquesSnippetFilmReview22ndJuly2016 #JohnsonThomas
#Madaari sshhh Desh So Raha Hai(Hindi) Rating: * * ½ Nishikant Kamat uses the ‘A Wednesday’ device ( which now appears gimmicky)to turn the kidnapping of a Home Minister’s son into a fight for justice in which the common man pits himself against the system with an aim to winning hearts and proving his point in the bargain. The narrative has it’s interesting, pungent, pinchhitting, bitter, heartfelt moments but the choppy editing and the obviously contrived plotting leaves the viewer largely unaffected. Irrfan goes a little over-the-top hogging the limelight in what could be termed as his first home production while #JimmyShergill puts out yet another impeccable performance. #SpicePR #IrrfanKhan #JimmySheirgill #TusharDalvi #NishikantKamat #SutapaSikdar #PoojaEntertainment #VashuBhagnani #MirajEntertainment #BharatShah #EaseMyTripdotcom #ShaileshRSingh #Mada…

Guajarati film superstar Rajdeep’s first hindi feature film ‘Yeh Kaisi Hai Aashiqui’ to release on 19th August

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Guajarati film superstar Rajdeep’s first hindi feature film  ‘Yeh Kaisi Hai Aashiqui’ to release on 19th August Mumbai. G.N.B.Films Hindi feature film‘Yeh Kaisi Hai Aashiqui’an action, horror,romantic laced with music as well as romancer produced by  G.N.Bhai & Vandana Rawal anddirected by Subhash J Shah. Guajarati film’s superstar Rajdeep is a versatile actor and a story writer who has the distinction of acting in many Gujarati superhit films is now making a debut in bollywood. He has made a mark as a multi-talented personality. He has also acted in films besides scripting for films as well as direction. Recently he has scripted for a musical horror Hindi film ‘Yeh Kaisi Hai Aashiqui’ in which he has shared screen space as a leading man with Sukhbir Lamba. The film has been certified for Adults(A) only by the Central Board of Film Certification.This film is slated for release on 19th August 2016.

                 The film story revolves around a crorepati Kumar (Rajdeep) who is aged…

The Miss Lovely director Ashim Ahluwalia’s next, a 16mm short film, ‘Events In A Cloud Chamber’ to have its World Premiere at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival

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The Miss Lovely director Ashim Ahluwalia’s next, a 16mm short film, ‘Events In A Cloud Chamber’ to have its World Premiere at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival


~Events In A Cloud Chamber is a result of Ashim’s collaboration with the 89 year old legendary Indian artist, Akbar Padamsee to remake the experimental film he had made in 1969, the print of which is now lost~



Mumbai, August 3, 2016:Ashim Ahluwalia, the director of award-winning, Miss Lovely collaborated with the 89 year old noted Indian artist, Akbar Padamsee, and Jhaveri Contemporary to remake the visionary 16mm short film called, Events In A Cloud Chamber. The 20-minutes short film will have its World Premiere at the 73rdVenice Film Festival in thesection, Venice Classic. The festival takes place in Venice from 31st August to 10th September 2016. In 1969, the Padma Bhushan recipient, Akbar Padamsee, one of the pioneers in Modern Indian painting along with Raza, Souza and M.F. Hussain, made a visionary 16mm film called…

Embassy of Israel Looking for the Next Hot Indian Startup

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Embassy of Israel Looking for the Next Hot Indian Startup
Stand Up Women Bring Innovation from India to Israel - “The Startup Nation”
Friday, 5th August, 2016: The Embassy of Israel in cooperation with TiE Delhi-NCR will host the “Start Tel Aviv” competition India Finals on 12th August. Two women entrepreneurs will be awarded a trip to the Startup Nation by the Ambassador of Israel to India. Who will they be?
Start Tel Aviv 2016is a global annual event organized by the Israeli MFA and Tel Aviv Municipality. Technology startup winners from 23 different countries around the world will convene in Tel Aviv, Israel, in September 2016 to take part in an intense, five-day startup experience. They will join local Israeli entrepreneurs and participate in lectures, workshops and meetings with leading Israeli and international investors and professionals.
For the first time ever, the 2016 edition of START TLV focuses on women entrepreneurs. Ms. Ditza Froim, Head of Public Diplomacy at the Embassy of…