Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Iconic singer Edward Maya to perform for the first time in Mumbai

Spill Resto Bar will host an exclusive gig of ‘Edward Maya’ for the first time in Mumbai. Edward renowned for his electronic music magic will be in Mumbai and perform Live at Spill Resto Bar. To be held on Sunday, December 21st, 2014 from 8 pm to 1 am, guests at the gig can revel with surreal music with unlimited booze and upfront access to the star.

Edward Maya is a Romanian DJ, musician, producer, performer, and composer. In the summer of 2009, Maya launched his first song as an artist, "Stereo Love", reaching No.2 in the Romanian singles charts. Later that year, "Stereo Love" became a hit in clubs all over the world. 

While this success was followed by concerts worldwide, the song entered the top-5 singles charts in Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and UK. "Stereo Love" has received over 200 million YouTube views since August 2009. 

On 13 May 2011, Maya released his second single "This Is My Life". To help maintain control of his career and provide opportunities for other artists, Maya has formed his own record label, Mayavin Records. Maya released the song and video for his third single "Desert Rain" on Christmas night worldwide. His fourth single 'Mono in Love' was released on 29 November 2012 also featuring Vika Jigulina.

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Day 3 at Thespo 16 marked with out of the box theatre experiences : Unfolds triple dose of performances, workshops, music and more

​​The iconic theatre youth festival, Thespo 16 reached the Day 3 mark and continued to entertain, educate and enthral the theatre wallahs. After a thoughtful reminiscence to the 16 December Delhi rape incident the previous day, Day 3’s flavour was out of the box and filled with youthful spirits.

The energy at Prithvi Theatre was contagious when the day began with Josephine Joy’s workshop ‘Out of the Box’ where the UK based performer and deviser shared innumerable ways of creating movement and sound for unconventional performance spaces. She amazed the young theatre enthusiasts with nuances of how to tell stories without speaking; breaking the boundaries of traditional theatre set ups and exploring what one can do outside of a black box studio. Also Kaizad Gherda, grade 8 western classical pianist trained from the Royal School of Music offered a deep understanding of music for theatre and shared some trade secrets of applying various styles, themes and scales of performance in his workshop, ‘Understanding Music for Theatre’.

As the sun went down, Meera Shenoy’s favourite folk, jazz and blues numbers reverberated all across the quintessential venue. Her melodies gave way to a film screening of its kind when Alliance Francaise Bombay presented 'Ariane Mnouchkine - L'Aventure du Theatre du Soleil' (1974) where Director Catherine Vilpoux recounted the noteworthy journey of veteran French stage director Ariane Mnouchkine, her inspirations, her dreams for the theatre, her love of cinema and most of all her unique and extraordinary bond with audiences.

Soon, Halifax theatre artist Gillian Clark took to the stage with her platform comedy act, ‘Understudy’ about a nine year old boy named Dylan who is on a journey of self acceptance after he has clearly been miscast as Sheep #11/ Wiseman #1. The show features Shakespeare, Shakira and Sequins and stands out while presenting a unique perspective of nine years old Dylan deftly told by Clark.
Before theatre lovers and performers could call it a day, they witnessed a play inspired by Malala Yousufzai’s life, Tomar Dake performed by Kolkata’s Theatre Shine. It portrayed a hard-hitting picture of social injustice in north and west Asian countries and serves as a call to break the monarchy that tramples upon human rights in the name of democracy.

Day 4 has in store a delectable mix of performances and experiences, each getting better by the day. Besides two workshops ‘Speak the Speech by Shernaz Patel’ and ‘Understanding Music for Theatre by Kaizad Gherda’, there is a fringe performance ‘Avyakt’ by Natakwalahs who present an intriguing and unexpected conversation between a retired school clerk and a stranger. Some flavours of the fervent Marathi  theatre will come to life with a platform performance ‘Happy Endings’ where the protagonist takes matters in his own hands to ensure he gets his happy ending unlike most other life situations, and  ‘Castle of Glass’, a play that weaves together a delicately intense tale of artist Kumar Devdhar. Add to that Bass guitarist, singer and songwriter Vivek Date’s evening rock and roll renditions that are sure to add another distinct colour to the much awaited day 4.

The 16th edition of Thespo, the annual drama festival for theatre-wallahs below the age of 25 is taking place from 15th to 21st December 2014. Organized by QTP, under the aegis of Theatre Group Bombay, it will be taking place in two venues this year: the iconic Prithvi Theatre, which has been the home of Thespo since 2008, and Sitara Studio, the city’s latest indie cultural space that used to stage Marathi plays back in the 1970s. The festival, this year, is centered on the theme ‘Plug-In to the Tamasha’.

CarTrade.com launches new TVC; establishes itself as your go-to destination for buying a car!

CarTrade.com, India’s leading portal for new and used cars has launched a new TV ad campaign to highlight how easy it is for users to pick the car of their choice. The TVC drives home the key message through its key line: “Car Hai Lena, CarTrade Hai Na! (If you have to buy a car, look no further than CarTrade). It further reinforces how using the mobile site or its app offers customers the convenient choice of browsing through over 1.3 lakh used cars and thousands of certified cars.

Created by Madison, the creative showcases a dog, Rocky who shares his woes with the viewers. He explains how he has been chasing cars for years but hasn’t yet managed to find one that pleases him. Then, one day, he sees his friend Bosco, zipping stylishly in a car of his choice. Further on, Rocky finds out that Bosco managed to pick just the right car through CarTrade.com. Rocky then himself browses through the CarTrade app and finally finds the car of his dreams.

Speaking on the TVC, Mr. Vinay Sanghi, Founder and CEO, CarTrade.com said, “The creative is highly innovative in terms of characterization and yet effective in communicating its core message of choice of cars and trust. The use of dogs makes the TVC catchy and endearing, while their humanized emotions help the common man relate to the messaging instantly.”

The Mumbai-based online platform, CarTrade.com has over 4.0 million unique visitors every month researching for new and old cars. In the short span since its inception in 2012, CarTrade.com has earned itself the position of being the leading auto portal in the country. It has also successfully organized the highly fragmented used-car market in India. This latest campaign aims to strengthen its brand identity of offering a seamless experience of buying your dream car through CarTrade.com. 

CarTrade.com is one of India's leading auto websites and helps consumers to buy and sell new and used cars. Unique offerings on the site such as used car price information, condition check of cars and on road dealer prices help consumers to buy and sell with confidence. Over 4.0 million unique consumers come to CarTrade.com every month to use these features. The site has new and used car dealers from all over the country who list their cars with prices for sale.

The company is promoted by Vinay Sanghi, the former CEO of Mahindra First Choice. Rajan Mehra, Managing Director at Nirvana Venture Advisors and former country head of eBay India is a Founder-Director in the company. Shareholders include Canaan Partners, Epiphany Overseas Ventures and Warburg Pincus.

Experience the adventurous life of firefighters with “Planes: Fire & Rescue“ on Blu-ray & DVD

Salute and experience the life of fire fighters who risk their lives to save others with “Planes: Fire &Rescue”. Get ready for some high-flying fun for the whole family as ‘Home Entertainment Services by Sony DADC’ releases this computer animated, comedy-adventure film where world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting . The movie comes in 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray & DVD filled with exciting bonus content for you to have an amazing viewing experience in high definition.

Bring home the thrill of a lifetime with Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue. This heart-pumping comedy-adventure features a dynamic crew of elite aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfires. When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with a team of veteran firefighters; together, they battle a massive fire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.

The voice cast of the movie includes Dane Cook (Dusty Crophopper), Stacy Keach (Skipper), Brad Garrett (Chug), Teri Hatcher (Dottie), Danny Mann (Sparky), and Cedric the Entertainer (Leadbottom). The movie is directed by Roberts Gannaway.

Priced at Rs. 1499/- for 3D Blu-ray, Rs. 1299/- for Blu-ray and Rs. 599/- for a DVD copy, get ready to fly high with some nonstop action, memorable characters and a never-before-seen bonus features of exciting must watch and unseen deleted scenes.

Celebrity Mania on Uff! Yeh Nadaniyaan: Catch the sizzling Sara Khan creating confusion

Our struggling actor Pappu is always on the lookout of doing something insane. This time again is no different as he lands his family in some rib tickling situations owing to his antics.   Catch a leading celebrity Sara Khan create some havoc in the Verma family, this Thursday, December 18th at 8:00 pm on BIG MAGIC.

After a leading celebrity goes missing, a huge reward is announced to find her. Meanwhile the celeb decides to hide in the Verma household as a researcher. Pappu recognizes her from the picture flashed in the news and tells his family about her and the reward. While the nadaan parivaar gets together to make her stay extra comfortable Pappu summons the police and is eager to get the huge reward. The actress has now found out that they know her truth and tricks them back with her acting skills. Will Pappu win this huge reward and gift Tanya the marriage she dreamt of? Will the Nadaan parivaar be tricked by this smart beauty?

Uff! Yeh Nadaniyaan revolves around the Verma family whose conversations and situations promise to keep viewers in splits. A righteous mother, self-proclaimed writer, a ditsy wife clumsy younger brother and two conniving twins; each with their own unique perspective of life constantly land each other in amusing situations with plenty of misunderstandings, crazy pranks and comic characters. Full of fun and masti, Uff! Yeh Nadaniyaan airs at 8pm, Monday – Friday on Big Magic. Watch the special episode filled with hilarity on Thusday, December 18th  at 8:00 PM on Big Magic.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Twitter reveals the Most Influential Tweets from Prolific Tweeple in India and Worldwide for #YearOnTwitter 2014

The year 2014 has undoubtedly belonged to social media and the digital platform. Right from the Pope to Presidents and celebrities, everyone has made a substantial impact through social media. The digital medium products such as selfies, retweets, posts on the most influential books thread, video bytes, challenges like the Ice Bucket and several other me too challenges, announcing breakups and marriages, open letters, celebrity fall outs and unisons with publications etc.; have ensured that the narrative is always chronicled on social media.

As the social soundtrack to life in India, Twitter has revealed the four most influential Tweeple in India for its #YearOnTwitter 2014 campaign, namely Shah Rukh Khan, Sachin Tendulkar, Amitabh Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra. The portfolios of two of these biggies - Amitabh Bachchan (@srbachchan) and Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) are handled by Fluence, the leading celebrity digital network that has made news throughout the year with its disruptive activities and signings.

Starting 16th December ’14 till 31st Dec, the top 5 Tweets that created maximum impact from this set of Indian Tweeples will be showcased under the Perspectives section on 2014.twitter.com, along with other global movers and shakers such as Lady Gaga, Robert Downey Jr. and Neymar Jr. These influencers were chosen for their reach in the country and the news they made during the year on Twitter. Sachin’s picture of him posing with his mother holding his autobiography for the first time, him receiving the Bharat Ratna, Amitabh Bachchan’s thank you message for fans wishing him on his birthday and him sweeping the streets for Swach Bharat Abhiyaan were amongst the most talked about Tweets in the year.

Speaking about their influential clients, Ashish Joshi, VP Digital & Business Head Fluence says, “I would like to congratulate Mr Bachchan and Sachin, two prolific personalities who the people love and who have the power to influence the country with their statements. While it is an honour for Fluence to be associated with personalities of this calibre this association comes with the responsibility of constantly innovating and coming up with ideas that are true to their personalities and are also loved by their fans.  We hope continue to succeed in our efforts while handling these incredibly charismatic and influential people and set new benchmarks for ourselves in the years to come.”

Rishi Jaitly, Market Director for Twitter India and South East Asia added, “No doubt that 2014 was a breakthrough year for Indians using Twitter to connect to their world and heroes such as Amitabh Bachchan and Sachin Tendulkar with 12 million and nearly 5 million followers, respectively. We’re honored to feature them on our global #YearOnTwitter site which showcases the best of the world’s Twitter celebrities and how they connect with their followers in a more personal, authentic way. We look forward to enabling many more millions of Indians to stay engaged with their favourite idols through our platform for live, public conversations on their mobile devices.”

Established in 2013 by CA Media, Fluence has created waves in the nascent sector by signing on some of the biggest names in the industry such as Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Ranveer Singh, Sonu Nigam, Lata Mangeskhar, etc.

Bollywood music composer Viju Shah makes Gujarati debut with Aa Te Kevi Dunniya

Produced by Vijay Khatri under the banner of Bhagat Entertainment, Gujarati  film Aa Te Kevi Dunniya continues to create the right buzz. Remember 'Tu cheez badi hai mast mast' and 'Tip Tip Barsa Paani' from Mohra? And 'Dil Le Gayi Teri Bindya' and 'Saat Samundar Paar' from Vishwatama? Well, it was Viju Shah who composed their music and also of many films like Gupt, Tere Mere Sapne, Tujhe Meri Kasam amongst others. The music composer is now making his Gujarati music debut with Aa Te Kevi Dunniya.

Ask him why he chose Aa Te Kevi Dunniya to enter Gujarati films and he says, "I was offered a lot of Gujarati films earlier, but I was unsure about taking them up at that point of time. But this time, the director of Aa Te Kevi Dunniya - Tejas Padiaa was constantly in touch with me and was persistent that I should do this film. He also showed me his previous zero budget film Lo Ho Gai Party. There were many filmmakers who speak to me but then don't follow up. But Tejas' enthusiasm was excellent, which made me say yes to the film."

Aa Te Kevi Dunniya boasts of an interesting premise in which two thugs find themselves in a parallel world where their heavy amount of loot means nothing, and all that matters is karma. Produced by Vijay Khatri, Aa Te Kevi Dunniya stars Raj Jatania, Yatin Parmar, Kinjal Pandya, Sunil Vishrani, Jayesh More, Krishna Rawal, RajKumar Kanojia, Falguni Desai, Padmesh Pandit and Sanat Vyas and is all set to release on 9th January, 2015.