Friday, February 23, 2018

Award winning documentary ‘Raising The Bar’ premieres in India with a host of b-town supporters

Helmed by National Award winning director, Onir ‘Raising The Bar' is a 70 minute documentary which has won several awards internationally and has just now has its India  premiere last evening in Mumbai, immediately after the screening held in Delhi earlier this week. The film's screening in Mumbai saw an array of faces from the entertainment business who came in support of the film including ace filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, actors Tanishtha Chaterjee, Shreyas Tapade, Rasika Dugal, Sohail Khan, Sanjay Suri, Nidhi Singh, Isha Talwar and others. Also spotted were Mini Mathur, Parmeet Sethi with wife Archana Puran Singh along wit the director of the documentary, Onir, Mitu Bhowmick Lange, the co-producer of the film and the owner of Mind Blowing Films in Melbourne. The attendees got a chance to meet the special kids with down syndrome who came in for the screening along with their parents.The film is a poignant tale which follows awe-inspiring stories of six young individuals with Down syndrome from two different continents who all meet at the World Down Syndrome Congress in Chennai. This film has been produced by Mitu Bhowmick, Founder, Mind Blowing Films and Cate Sayers of e.motion21. The film premiered to a standing ovation at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne where it was presented by acclaimed actress, Vidya Balan.
Down syndrome is the most common cause of intellectual disability and India has the highest number of babies born with Down syndrome worldwide atalmost 30,000 per year. Raising The Bar breaks stereotypes, telling a tale about love, determination and human spirit, and refusing to accept traditional constraints placed by society. The documentary feature intends to create awareness and emotionally engage its viewers with its universal message of inclusion and diversity, celebrating the differences that make us all unique.
“This documentary raises questions about society’s influence on all of us.  It is beautiful, thought-provoking and challenging. People with Down syndrome have dreams and aspirations waiting to be fulfilled through the gift of opportunities to participate and to belong”, said Cate Sayers, Founder and Director of e.motion21
Adding to her thoughts, Mitu Bhowmick, co-producer of the film and the founder of Mind Blowing films, said ““Raising the Bar” is a joyous celebration of all the wonderful differences that make this world a beautiful happy place.. its a story of love, hope and human spirit that crosses all borders and cultures and we are very proud to bring it to India .."

Ultra Media & Entertainment Group participates in ‘Discop Dubai 2018’ with exclusive titles & new offerings across various genres from 25th to 27th February 2018 at the Intercontinental Dubai Festival City Hotel, Dubai

Ultra will be offering a an array of Bollywood & International blockbusters, animated Films, TV Shows  & 85 well known films from the “Children Films Society of India (CFSI)”
From the regional stable It will also offer a range of films in Marathi, Bhojpuri and Bengali including the much acclaimed Bengali family TV drama “Chayaritu Sath Rang”
The most interesting highlight of the offerings will be the new edition of Ultra Cookery with 200 episodes
Along with its existing exhaustive slate of more than 1500 titles comprising of Indian & International films, television & animation content. Ultra will be participating with new exclusive titles in various genres, Some of the other highlights are as below : 
Ultra Cookery:  A series of unique cookery videos that feature healthy, delicious and easy to cook multi-cuisine recipes from worldwide. The recipes shown in this are quick to make and are a blend of innovative and novel techniques that are easy to follow and can be tried by anyone in the confines of their kitchen. This program is primarily recommended for the working folks & others who share a passion for cooking
Teen Saheliyan : A television serial of a dramatic tale of 3 best friends who have always believed that their bond is forever. Until destiny takes an unexpected turn challenging the very survival of their friendship
85 films from “Children Films Society of India (CFSI)” : An apex government body of India that produces “State of the Art” Children's Films & TV programs in various Indian languages
Malgudi Days : One of the most prominent Indian television series, which has received accolades  worldwide
Ultra Media & Entertainment Private Ltd (Est. 1982) is a professionally managed Entertainment Conglomerate from India providing end to end solutions for the Television & Film Industry globally. The company pioneers in Content Acquisition & Distribution of various media rights  It also has a fully integrated, multi-faceted studio engaged in various aspects of entertainment, including full-scale television & film production and distribution and post production services like 3D Conversion, VFX, DI, Editing, Dubbing & Sound designing. It is also engaged into Film preservation and thus provides Restoration, Scanning, Up-scaling & Colorization services. They provide a plethora of services to discerning television content & film makers worldwide.

Promotional Theme Song Recorded for FALOODA

Photo L To R : Director Dheeraj Singh Thakur, Music director Rohit Sinha, Singer Brajesh Shandilya and producer Akash Sharma

Today Music director Rohit Sinha has recorded promotional theme song for Hindi feature Film  Falooda in the voice of Braijesh Shandilya at AVM Studio, Andhri, west, Mumbai.The film is almost complete and filmed at Nainital, Bhimtal, Baajpur and Rudrapur. It's  post production is going on. Cast : Aarav Negi, Goonj Chand, Pihu Sharma, Azhar, Dheeraj and Gaurav Sharma. Lyrics:  Alaukik Rahi. DOP: Mohan Prajapati. The film is being produced by Kanhaiyalal  Dhurawat, Mahavir Malviy, Aakash Sharma and Harendra Singh Negi under the banner of Vaibhav Laxmi Films, Shree S J Entertainment, Dev Gaytri Entertainment. Dheeraj Singh Thakur is writer and director of the film. Media Consultant: Oneup Relations.  

Kartik Aaryan Steals the show in Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety

The wait is finally over and Luv Ranjan’s romcom – Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety hits the big screens. According to trade experts, the film is expected to get a huge opening. The morning shows are already showing 80 percent occupancy and the night shows are expected to run to packed houses. Advance booking was 80 percent and no wonder the weekend shall have cinema halls running to housefull boards. Kartik Aaryan’s fans have waited enough for this film and they are loving their chocolate hero turned hunk in this movie. Everyone has been praising his work and his comic timing. With such a refreshing concept and quirky characters, the film is being praised by all critics alike also. What’s more, as usual, Kartik Aaryan yet again shines in the film. He’s being praised for carrying the film on his shoulder and some are even calling him the best thing about the film. Ace critic Taran Adarsh has called him a show stealer. Here are the praises that the actor has been getting for his interesting role Sonu in the film. 
Taran Adarsh who seems mighty impressed with the film tweeted saying:
“Kartik Aaryan is fantastic and scene stealer… GO FOR IT.” 
Deccan Chronicle couldn’t stop gushing about Kartik’s performance in the review.
Here’s what they had to say.
“It's a Kartik Aaryan show all over. From his trademark monologues to his dance moves, he is just too good on screen. Perhaps its his best performance till date since there is a lot of scope for him to emote in this one. He is a clever actor as his passion for acting is alive all through.” 
India Forums’ Short Review Tweet summed up everything - #SonuKeTituKiSweety Paisa vasool, Refreshing, Entertaining. Kartik Aaryan is the jaan of the film. also had something good to say about the hunk.
“Aaryan, whose claim to instant fame is his lengthy anti-women monologue in the PKP series, exudes an impish charm, which cuts through his conniving nature. He shines in this drama, which required him to pull all stops.” which has given the film 4 stars has called the film a must watch because of Kartik Aaryan.
Love comedies? Also if you want to know if Kartik Aaryan has a monologue in this, then this is a MUST WATCH for you. Kartik Aaryan is the show stealer and this movie belongs to him. He’s in his top form along with his gifted comic timing. Along with his acting he also has looked at his career’s hottest & I’m sure girls along with many hilarious moments will also come out having a super-crush on him. 
Zoom too seems to be smitten by the actor’s performance. Their review said:
It's a Kartik Aaryan show all the way. While the boy gets the best lines, the camera is in love with his charming face. With every dialogue that he utters, he oozes supreme confidence. More than anything else, he is extremely comfortable in his own skin. 
Times Of India too believes that Kartik Aaryan steals the show. They said - Monologue man’ Kartik makes the most of his meatier part and steals the show. 
Well, what should we say – with Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety Kartik Aaryan has arrived.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Eros International acquires film rights to best-selling author Ashwin Sanghi’s THE KRISHNA KEY

Eros International, a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industryhas acquired the rights to adapt best-selling Indian author Ashwin Sanghi’s anthropological thriller The Krishna Key into a theatrical film and original series for their digital over-the-top (OTT) South Asian entertainment platform, Eros Now.
The acclaimed thriller set across timelines with its captivating plot, merging the mythological with the contemporary released in 2012. The book follows a history professor who must prove his innocence against a murder charge. Krishna Key, the third novel by Ashwin Sanghi, tries to unfold the secrets of the Mahabharata and establish Krishna as a historical character rather than a mythical character. The plot is dramatic and provocative, enthralling with its twists and turnscreatinga seamless opportunity to creatively showcase it in the world cinema.The series is in initial stages of development with talent to be finalised soon. Eros is planning its release in 2019.
Commenting on the development, RidhimaLulla, Chief Content Officer, Eros International said, “We are gearing towards enhancing the premium content offering on Eros Now, that includes the launch of its originals. We want to offer a myriad content mix on our platform and have been particularly keen on adding Indian mythological themes which remain hugely popular.  We are very excited to have acquired the rights to Ashwin’s bestselling book which delves beautifully into Indian history and mythology and at the same time blending well with the contemporary world and we anticipate it to be a perfect premise to explore for the big screen and an original series adaption”. 
Author Ashwin Sanghi adds, “I am delighted that Eros International has acquired the rights to The Krishna Key. Eros has an incredible team that is exceedingly capable of adapting this action-packed thriller into a very interesting story for cinema. I am confident that the final product will be exciting and entertaining.”
Ashwin Sanghi ranks among India’s highest selling English fiction authors. He is considered one of the frontrunners in historical and mythological retelling. Popularly hailed as the Indian Dan Brown for The Rozabal Line and The Krishna Key, both of which were critically acclaimed. He has written several other bestsellers including Chanakya’s Chant, The Sialkot Saga and Keepers of the Kalachakra. In 2010, he won Vodafone-Crossword Popular Choice Award for Chanakya's Chant.Additionally, the book Private India became the best seller in the United Kingdom. He wasalso included in the list of celebrity 100 by Forbes.

Sony Max2 Highlights and Listings- 21st – 28th February, 2018

BACHCHAN, AMITABH , Neetu, Singh, Amjad, Khan

Prerna Arora celebrates her KriArj Entertainent production house success

Award winning documentary ‘Raising The Bar’ premieres in India with a host of b-town supporters

Helmed by National Award winning director, Onir ‘Raising The Bar' is a 70 minute documentary which has won several awards internat...