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Terribly Tiny Talkies and Tipping Point, the digital content arm of Viacom18 Studios come together to create six path-breaking short films

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Terribly Tiny Talkies and Tipping Point, the digital content arm of Viacom18 Studios come together to create six path-breaking short films ~Mona Singh starrer, Ishq Ki Googly and Amol Parashar starrer Glitch are the two shorts released recently~ ~Terribly Tiny Talkies is India's premier short films' studio whose repertoire includes the Jio Filmfare Short Film Awards 2018 winner Khujli starring Jackie Shroff and Neena Gupta~ Mumbai, May 1, 2019: Terribly Tiny Talkies and Tipping Point, the digital content arm of Viacom18 Studios come together to create six path-breaking short films. Two short films from this lineup – Ishq Ki Googly and Glitch featuring Amol Parashar and Mona Singh respectively have already been released. These films are now live on TTT’s YouTube channel and the streaming platform Voot under the umbrella Shortcuts. Please see the two shorts here Ishq Ki Googly - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AciReMNeyAY Glitch - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v…

Celebrity Stylist #SapnaBhavnani makes her directorial debut with #Sindhustan which is an Official Selection at the #NewYorkIndianFilmFestival #NYIFF2019

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Celebrity Stylist Sapna Moti Bhavnani’s makes her directorial debut with Sindhustan which is an Official Selection at the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) 2019 Sapna Moti Bhavnani’s debut feature Sindhustan is a fascinating exploration of the Sindhi migration narrated through madhubani and ajrak tattoos on her legs Sindhustan has won the Griffith Film School Award at DocEdge Kolkata 2019 and is an Official Selection at the New York Indian Film Festival and Atlanta Indian Film Festival 2019 Sindhustan is edited by Kabir Singh who had directed the Jio MAMI 2018 Grand Jury Award winning mockumentary Mehsampur Mumbai, 26st Apr 2019: Renowned Celebrity Stylist Sapna Moti Bhavnani’s directorial debut Sindhustan has been chosen as an Official Selection at the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) taking place from 7th to 12th May 2019. Soon after the film will screen at the Atlanta Indian Film Festival 2019 as part of its Official Selection. Check out the first look teaser htt…

Vipul Shah announces an exciting line-up of multiple features produced by Blockbuster Movie Entertainers

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Vipul Shah announces an exciting line-up of multiple features produced by Blockbuster Movie Entertainers including his next directorial venture and two web series ~The line up includes features by Sankalp Reddy (The Ghazi Attack), Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan (Lahore), Deven Bhojani (Commando 2) and Vipul Shah’s directorial nex and two web series- one based on a novel by Gujarati writer Mr. Harkishan Mehta, second one revolves around the human drug testing menace in the medical world is being created by Mozez Singh~ Mumbai, April 25 2019: Producer-director Vipul Amrutlal Shah, the man behind films like Aankhen, Waqt, Namastey London, Singh Is Kingg, Holiday, Force 1 & 2, Commando 1 & 2 is all set to announce multiple exciting projects produced under Vipul’s banner Blockbuster Movie Entertainers. The line-up includes diverse features made by unique directors, which includes Sankalp Reddy (The Ghazi Attack), Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan (Lahore), Deven Bhojani (Commando 2) an…

#PicksAndPiquesEnglishTheatreReviewsJohnsonThomas #TwoAdorableLosers

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#PicksAndPiquesEnglishTheatreReviewsJohnsonThomas Play : #TwoAdorableLosers Cast: #DarsheelSafary #AbhishekPattnaik Written by #AbhishekPattnaik Directed by #MurtuzaKuttanawala Rating: * * * ½ #OutOfTheBoxProductions OOTBProduction@Facebook OOTB_Production #TheTurningPointBrandConsultants #RomaPerieraTalwar A culture clashing comedy highlighting the differences between two people from different corners of the country while they learn to cope with their deficiencies, each teaching the other to paper over his ineptitude. This two character play revolves around a statistics teacher, an Oriya who hasn’t yet polished his English speaking proficiency, Professor Jolly (Abhishek Pattnaik) and a poorly performing TYBA Statistics student, Akshay (Darsheel Safary), who, on the Vice Principal’s recommendation approaches the former for extra classes. The Professor has issues with the VP for having superseded him to the post and is reluctant to take on someone who will need…

Jatin Pandit’s son Raahul Jatin's first single- Aankhon Ke Ishaare

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Jatin Pandit’s son Raahul Jatin's first single- Aankhon Ke Ishaare released on Zee Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7w9huthDb0 Veteran Music composer, Jatin Pandit’s (Jatin- Latin) son Raahul Jatin marks his debut in the music industry with a groovy yet melodious single ‘Aankhon Ke Ishaare’ which released today on Zee Music Company's youtube channel. Composed and sung by Raahu lJatin, Aankhon ke Ishaare gets you to tap your feet instantaneously while the sublime melody of Raahul’s voice rings in your ears even when the song is over. The freshly brewed number is padded up with a refreshing video featuring Raahul and Simone in an intimate dance choreographed by Shazia and Piyush. The vivacious energy and grace which the young performers bring on screen are a visual treat. The song is beautifully penned by Kumaar, mixed & mastered by Eric Pillai and the groovy music composed and sung by Raahul will make you hit the replay button. Raahul has been tr…

Deepak Kalal features in a catchy Punjabi song – Sukhbir Gill’s ‘NEXT LEVEL’

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Deepak Kalal features in a catchy Punjabi song – Sukhbir Gill’s ‘NEXT LEVEL’ You can hate him, abuse him, taunt him, but the fact is that you cannot ignore Deepak Kalal. After the infamous ‘beating up’ incident in Gurgaon, Deepak Kalal is back in the news. And surprisingly, this time, for all the right reasons. Rakhi Sawant’s alleged boyfriend Deepak has featured in a Punjabi music video ‘NEXT LEVEL – The Breakup Anthem’. The song is sung by Sukhbir Gill and will be released by Slay Records. The song has catchy beats and thus crossed half a million views on YouTube within two days of its release. Interestingly, the Punjabi song ‘Next Level’ is coming out when rumor mongers are hinting of a breakup between Rakhi Sawant and Deepak Kalal. While none of them have been vocal about it, but Deepak Kalal featuring in a breakup anthem does raise a few eyebrows. Is he trying to dedicate the song to Rakhi? Sukhbir Gill, the voice behind ‘Next Level’ song is an actor turned singer. T…

Amit Tandon Releases his single after 10 years - 'Checkmate' on Zee Music

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Amit Tandon returns to his first love Releases his single after 10 years - 'Checkmate' on Zee Music https://youtu.be/2qLqOlQPdF0 Amit Tandon who made his debut on screen with Indian Idol 1 and became a household name with a plethora daily soaps now goes back to his first love music with a single, “Checkmate”. Tandon is excited as the song is now live on Zee Music Company's YouTube channel. The song sung by Amit, also features him in the music video which is produced by UK based Superstar DJ and Music producer Bups Saggu. Thai singer Rimi Nique has given her voice for the female vocals. The song is shot in a chic and stylized set especially created for this video. Checkmate is a pop party track and has a catchy tune to it coupled with some contemporary Hindi and Punjabi lyrics. Amit who has released his single after 10 long years said, "I am very excited for this one and just to get back to music. I have genuinely missed it all this while. The track is qu…

Film ‘Jazba-Your Weakness is Your Strength’, based on physically challenged cricketers

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Film ‘Jazba-Your Weakness is Your Strength’, based on physically challenged cricketers The shooting of Hindi feature film ‘Jazba-Your Weakness is Your Strength’, based on harsh reality of the life of physically challenged cricketers, to begin from 5 May in Vadodara Mumbai.The shooting of the Orient Trade Link Limited’s Hindi feature film ‘Jazba-Your Weakness is Your Strength’, which seeks to throw light on harsh realities of life of the physically challenged cricketers, is scheduled to begin from 5 May 2019 in Vadodara in Gujarat.Aushim Khetrapal and Gaurav Jain are the producers of the film, while it is being directed by Vikas Kapoor and Sunil Prasad. The film depicts the difficulties faced the physically challenged cricketers. The story of the film is based on the struggle which physically challenged cricketer Ravi Chauhan of Haryana had to make. The film exposes the obstacles faced and success achieved by Ravi Chauhan and his team. “We provide all type of faci…

Mari Selvaraj’s Pariyerum Perumal picked up three awards at the 7th Toulouse Indian Film Festival.

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Mari Selvaraj’s Pariyerum Perumal wins FCCI Award for Best Debut Film at Toulouse Mari Selvaraj’s Pariyerum Perumal picked up three awards, including the independent film critics jury for the best debut film set up by the Film Critics Circle of India (FCCI), at the 7th Le Festival des Films Indiens de Toulouse/ Toulouse Indian Film Festival. Winners Jury prize for feature film: Ee. Ma. Yau by Lijo Jose Pellissery Jury prize for short film: Unlock de Niru Nadarajah Jury special mention: Doitto by Tathagata Gosh Jury special mention: Pariyerum Perumal by Mari Selvaraj Audience award: Pariyerum Perumal by Mari Selvaraj FCCI Award for Best Debut Film: Pariyerum Perumal by Mari Selvaraj Baradwaj Rangan (chair), Dalton L, Deepa Gahlot, Gautam Kaul, Johnson Thomas, Ratnottama Sengupta, and Utpal Datta comprised the 7-member FCCI jury. Quotes by members of the FCCI jury “A powerful, visually striking film that tackles a major social issue with practicality rather than i…

A Band Of Boys release their new single 'Chhori' on Times Music

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A Band Of Boys release their new single 'Chhori' on Times Music ‘A Band of Boys’ are once again back with their latest song. Featuring Sherrin Varghese, Danny Fernandes, Chin2 Bhosle, and Karan Oberoi, the song titled ‘Chhori’ is a soulful melody which talks about strong affection and longing. A Band Of Boys reunited in 2018 after a long gap, and left everybody stunned with their song ‘Yuhin Jalne Ko’. Despite the fabulous response from the audience, it took the band nearly 9 months to release their next composition – ‘Chhori’. Clearing the air around this long gap, vocalist Karan Oberoi said, “All of us have had a great career. Thanks to the wonderful music, people, artists, management, partners and fans in our lives. So, this time when we were to release new material in such a voracious consumer market which is so different from the album/music video era that we were conceived in, we had to be extra careful in the planning, commissioning, writing and delivery of…

2019 INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES #IFFLA ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS

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2019 INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS ~Grand Jury Prizes Awarded To WIDOW OF SILENCE as Best Feature and THE FIELD as Best Short~ ~Audience Awards Go To REASON for Best Feature and BEBAAK (DYING WIND IN HER HAIR) for Best Short~ Mumbai, 16th April 2019 – The 17th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) concluded on Sunday with a red carpet and gala that featured the world premiere of director Megha Ramaswamy’s THE ODDS, a coming-of-age tale about two teens who skip school on an important exam day and go on a fantastical journey through Mumbai. The evening also featured the presentation of the festival’s Grand Jury and Audience Choice Awards presented by HBO. IFFLA is widely recognized as the premiere showcase of groundbreaking Indian cinema globally. The festival took place April 11-14, 2019 at Regal L.A. LIVE: A Barco Innovation Center in Los Angeles, California with the gala presentations at the Ahrya Fine Arts Theater in Beverly Hill…

Hotstar shatters all its previous records in just three weeks of VIVO IPL 2019

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Hotstar shatters all its previous records in just three weeks of VIVO IPL 2019 Registers an unprecedented reach of 267 mn viewers Surpasses its previous global record of 11.2 mn with 12.7 mn concurrent viewers tuning in on the platform Mumbai, April 16 2019: Hotstar, India’s largest premium streaming platform, created history by registering a viewership of 267 million viewers in the first three weeks of VIVO IPL 2019. An astonishing feat, the platform has already managed to surpass last year’s record of 202 million viewers registered for the entire season. Hotstar also set a global live streaming record once again with a concurrency of 12.7 million viewers during the Royal Challengers Bangalore v/s Mumbai Indians match on 28th March 2019. With this, the platform broke its own previous record of 11.2 million concurrent viewers who watched the India v/s New Zealand T20 match. So far, the tournament has been stellar for Hotstar, with the streaming giant witnessing a remarkab…

#RobbyGrewal's #RAW rakes in 25.7 crore on its debut Fri-Mon weekend

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His mission to protect the nation is now his obsession. Presenting ‘Akbar’ from #RAW, based on the true story of a patriot. Teaser out tomorrow. #RAWAkbar @Roymouni @bindasbhidu @sikandarkher @RomeoAkbarWaltr Romeo Akbar Walter (RAW), a spy thriller that is set against the backdrop of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, inspired by true events, directed by Robby Grewal, which released on 5 April 2019 (India) has been giving steady incremental returns at the Box Office. The film which is gritty and resonant has a swell-rounded performance from action star John Abraham powering it and semms to have caught the audience fancy quite a bit. The film has Music by Ankit Tiwari, Shabbir Ahmed, Sohail Sen, Hanif Shaikh, Raaj Aashoo and is Produced by Vanessa Walia, Ajay Kapoor, Gary Grewal, Vivek Bhatnagar, Dheeraj Wadhawan #RAW passes the Monday litmus test with flying colours. Rakes in 3 Cr. Total - Rs 6 Cr (Fri) + Rs 7.70 (Sat) + Rs 9 (Sun) + Rs 3 Cr (Mon) = Rs 25.7 Cr

Chippa featuring Sunny Pawar of Lion fame to have its North American Premiere at the 17th Indian Film Festival Of Los Angles 2019

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Chippa featuring Sunny Pawar of Lion fame to have its North American Premiere at the 17th Indian Film Festival Of Los Angles 2019 ~ ~ Chippa marks writer-director Safdar Rahman’s directorial debut and also features actor Chandan Roy Sanyal (Kaminey, D-Day) ~ ~ Chippa is edited by Manas Mittal and shot by Ramanuj Dutta whose credits include the National Award winning Mukti Bhawan and Kadvi Hawa respectively~ ~ The 17th Indian Film Festival Of Los Angles 2019 is being held from 11-14 April 2019 ~ Mumbai, 4th April 2019: Writer-director Safdar Rahman’s directorial debut Chippa which features actor Sunny Pawar of Lion fame will have its North American Premiere at the 17th Indian Film Festival Of Los Angles (IFFLA) 2019. The festival is being held from 11-14th April 2019 at the Regal L.A. LIVE: A Barco Innovation Center in Los Angeles. Here is the teaser link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHkw1dSElL4 The film which stars Sunny Pawar in the titular role is a coming of…

(NFDC’s) The Gold Laden Sheep & The Sacred Mountain first film made in Gaddi Language won FIPRESCI award at the prestigious 43rd HKIFF

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National Film Development Corporation (NFDC’s) The Gold Laden Sheep & The Sacred Mountain first film made in Gaddi Language won FIPRESCI award at the prestigious 43rd HKIFF The film which was competing in the Young Cinema Competition (world) Section received commendation from the jury for “assembling a narrative that blends nature and spirituality into an irresistible and immersive flow, using exceptionally limited resources” and “weaves an unconditional and magical cinematic experience” NFDC has come on board as co-producer to present the Himachali film produced by Mountain Motion Pictures and Dark Matter Pictures which won Prasad DI Award (Work in Progress lab) at NFDC Film Bazaar 2016 The Gold Laden Sheep & The Sacred Mountain had its World Premiere at 20th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival where it won the Silver Gateway Award and international Premiere at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), 2019 in Bright Future Competition Section Mumbai, 5th Apr…