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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Exculsive: Watch Priyanka Chopra's Favorite Trailer Moment NOW!

Paramount Pictures India has released a brand new exclusive YouTube video featuring Priyanka Chopra as she shares her Favorite moment from the ‘Mary Kom’ Trailer. Watch the gritty actress as she reveals her favorites scenes from the trailer at

‘Mary Kom’, the film is about the Indian Boxer and Olympic Bronze medallist MC Mary Kom. Depicting her life, struggles, family and her perseverance to be the best - Priyanka Chopra stars as Mary Kom along with Darshan Kumaar, Sunil Thapa, Shishir Sharma and American actor Zachary Coffin. Directed by Omung Kumar, ‘Mary Kom’ is produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures & Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The film is scheduled for release on September 5, 2014. 

Randeep Hooda & Nandana Sen heat it up in the melodious title track of ‘Rang Rasiya’

Bollywood’s upcoming period drama film ‘Rang Rasiya’ released the video of the film’s title track ~ a Kirti Sagathia-Sunidhi Chauhan masterpiece. This film is based on the life of 19th century Indian painter Raja Ravi Varma & is directed by Ketan Mehta. The director released the video as a gift to his lead stars Randeep and Nandana who recently celebrated their birthdays. The very talented singers Kirti Sagathia and Sunidhi Chauhan who have rendered their melodious voices to this romantic number, showcases the brilliant chemistry shared by Randeep Hooda as Raja Ravi Varma and his muse Sugandha, played by the gorgeous Nandana Sen. The song uses traditional instruments and creates magic on screen with its addictive beats.

The duo has set the screen on fire with intense romance in the beautiful landscapes of 19th century. Raja Ravi Varma and Sugandha’s love blossoms amidst breathtaking waterfalls, royal architectures, majestic palace of Vadodara and picturesque landscapes. The video portrays the painter as a man beyond his generation, a thinker with boundless talent and one who lives his life to the fullest. Nandana Sen looks gorgeous as the muse, lover and goddess, whereas Randeep steals hearts as the passionate painter.

Jayantilal Gada, CMD of Pen India Pvt Ltd said, "I am happy to associate with this great film directed by Ketan ji. Randeep and Nandana have acted really well in the film along with melodious music by Sandesh Shandiliya. It's a story based in the 19th century but with this film people will remember it for years to come.”

Director of the film, Ketan Mehta says "It’s an inspiring story of an inspiring man - a great artist who fought against all odds for the idea of freedom of expression- I simply had to make this film."

The composer of the title track ‘Rang Rasiya’ Sandesh Shandilya, said that this track is the best music of his career. The soulful lyrics have been penned by Manoj Muntashi. Presented by Jayantilal Gada (Pen), Rang Rasiya is directed by Ketan Mehta, produced by Deepa Sahi and Aanand Mahendroo. It stars Randeep Hooda, Nandana Sen and newcomer Triptha Parashar in the lead roles. ‘Rang Rasiya’ is slated for a Diwali release. Watch the title track of ‘Rang Rasiya’ here:

Punkaj Challaani's Mamachya Gavala Jaaoo Yaa gives new perspective to Marathi cinema

Kids these days are born geniuses! The way they handle modern gadgets gives us a feel that they are IT experts. No wonder they are born in the era of Information Technology, but the continuous exposure to smart phones, tablets and computers has only led to many diseases at a very young age. Even the physical activity of children has greatly reduced due to technology.

Until some years ago, trips were planned to maternal uncle's place long before the holidays arrived. There was a different fun which the age-old song rightly said 'Jaaoo Yaa... Mamachya Gavala Jaaoo Yaa’ (Let's go to maternal uncle's place). But these days, kids seem to have forgotten the song. In addition to this, nuclear family systems have resulted in kids being distant from their grandparents and thus missing out the important things required for their upbringing. Parents engrossed in corporate lifestyle hardly spend quality time with their children, thereby creating gaps in relationships. So to close the widening gap between relationships and to again bring people close to nature, Pune based Punkaj Challaani thought of producing Mamachya Gavala Jaaoo Yaa.

Punkaj hails from the finance background. But the sheer love of the Marathi language and interest towards cinema encouraged him to produce Marathi films. Having earlier co-produced DhageDore, he had the confidence and thus he decided to produce Mamachya Gavala Jaaoo Yaa as an independent producer.

"Love, hatred and revenge are the orthodox factors on which majority of Marathi films are based. The audience is bored of watching such oft repeated content. But when writer-director Sameer Joshi came to me with the script of Mamachya Gavala Jaaoo Yaa, I immediately said yes. There were two reasons why this film touched my heart. One, the film has the content which is a complete family entertainer and two; the film revolves around the emotional world of kids. I was confident that I could give an all-round entertainment to the viewers," opines Punkaj Challaani.

Marathi Family Entertainment Film set in forest by Punkaj Challaani, Mamachya Gavala Jaaoo Yaa is shot in a Satara jungle near Pune for 30 days and will also see Abhijeet Khandkekar and Mrunmayee Deshpande in pivotal roles. The film is being distributed by Pickle Entertainment all across Maharashtra.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NFDC Film Bazaar Calls for Entries for Producers Lab 2014

Kyoorius announces the second edition of Kyoorius Design Awards

Kyoorius in association with D&AD, will announce the winners of the 2014 Kyoorius Design Awards at an awards party on 13th September at Grand Hyatt in Goa. The awards night promises to be a celebration of Indian design like no other, done in the signature Kyoorius way.

Now in its second year, Kyoorius Design Awards is the only awards programme in India that recognizes exceptional work created across a breadth of disciplines such as Branding & Identity, Communication Design, Book Design, Editorial Design, Design for Space, Packaging, Writing for Design. In addition to these there are individual categories for Design Crafts such as Illustration and Typography, while the Design for Good category awards work that promotes social awareness

Jury sessions comprised of some of the best creative minds from across the world who were flown down to Pune to judge the entries. The diverse 6-member jury comprised of  Jury Foreman Michael Johnson – Creative Director, Johnson banks, Felix Ng – Creative Director, Anonymous, Brandon McCormick – Creative Director, FITCH, Alok Nanda – Founder & CEO, Alok Nanda & Company, Anthony Lopez – CEO & Principal Designer, Lopez Design and Ram Sinam – Co-Founder, Trapeze.

Out of the 680 entries submitted, a total of 72 in-book winners have been announced who will go on to be nominated for Blue or Black Elephants. In-book winners include work by leading design studios and consultancies, including Alok Nanda & Company, Umbrella Design, Redlion, Curry Nation, Chlorophyll Brand and Communications Consultancy, Kulture Shop, Bombay Duck Designs, Locopopo, Trapeze, Lotus, as well as agencies such as Ogilvy & Mather, Publicis India and Grey Worldwide.

The Kyoorius Awards have no tiers, no bronze, silver, or gold. Only the best work is awarded, and the jury can choose to not award any work in a category if they find that it is not up to the mark. Over the course of the 3 days of Kyoorius Designyatra, the shortlisted work will be exhibited at the Grand Hyatt so that professionals and students in attendance can get a glimpse into the outstanding work that has been created over the past year. While these shortlisted entries are nominees for the Elephant Awards, all nominations will be featured in the Kyoorius Design Awards Annual – distributed to over 5000 corporates and creatives across India – providing an invaluable and unrivaled source of creative inspiration.

Rajesh Kejriwal, Founder CEO of Kyoorius commented, “We are trying to fuel a design movement in India through our continued efforts to expand the platform. The response for the Kyoorius Design Awards has doubled since last year and continues to grow thanks to the support and participation of the entire design fraternity.

Jury members responded to work that had an added cultural nuance that made them distinctly Indian. They were especially impressed with the quality of writing in the work, which is one of our hidden strengths.”

The awards party is free for all Designyatra attendees and remains free for those who would like to attend only the awards function.

Big Magic’s Har Mushkil Ka Hal Akbar Birbal unleashes a secret from the Emperor’s past

India’s one stop destination for Humour - Big Magic’s Har Mushkil Ka Hal Akbar Birbal has an out of the ordinary chatpata hunt for fans this week! With an interesting turn of events Akbar misplaces Rani Sahiba’s prized wedding ring. Viewers are in for a rib-tickling special dual episode this Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th August 2014 at 9pm!

As the episode begins, almighty Akbar comes forth to a reality that his jeweller Manganlal has been selling fake stones and jewellery to the people since 25years. Taken aback with this revelation and to shy away from embarrassment, Akbar tries all the tricks in the book to get the ring off Rani Saheba’s finger. After a lot of failed attempts he finally manages to get hold of it and immediately gets rid of the ring by throwing it outside his palace window without realising the repercussion that would follow the next day. Thus, what followed was chaos and panic in the palace, since the ring Akbar threw was not fake.

Having realised his folly emperor Akbar announces lum sum prize money for that one man who gets the precious wedding ring back. Will Akbar ever get his ring back? Did anyone steal it from the palace? Will Birbal’s intelligence and wit save Akbar from loosing face in front of Rani Saheba? 

Featuring some of the best in comedy and television entertainment, Har Mushkil Ka Hal – Akbar Birbal is a fresh, comic take on the much-loved childhood folktales. The first in the genre of Historical Comedy, Akbar Birbal has captured the audience’s imagination with its delightful storyline and stellar cast featuring Kiku Sharda, Delnaz Irani, Vishal Kotian and Kishwar Merchant.  Aired on Big Magic at 9pm, the show has received a lot of adulation from fans and critics alike. Over social media, there has been an outpouring of praise for the well-crafted script, the actors’ quick comic timing and their unique chemistry.

Don’t miss the rib-tickling episode of Har Muskhil Ka Hal – Akbar Birbal at 9pm This Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th August only on India’s one stop destination for Humour - Big Magic.

An expert on diets, Amit Sadh puts in numerous hours of research and reading

Amit Sadh has always believed in staying fit. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Amit's understanding of fitness is not limited to hitting the gym and bulking up. He believes in the wellness beyond everything else. The star adheres to a strict diet. His current diet regime is good balanced intakes at regular time intervals, a diet plan drawn from selection and balance oppose to abstinence that most go for. The star is invested in fitness to such a degree that he is an expert on diets himself. He has put in numerous hours of research and reading along with consulting some of the leading dietitians in B-town.

Amit is now himself a professional as far as diet regimes go. The star’s current diet plan has been designed himself and his gym trainer swears by its success. Amit alters’ this diet plan himself to match his current requirements in the gym as and when required.

Amit’s skill is no secret on the sets of Guddu Rangeela. Amit has now embraced his gift and is providing professional consultation to quite a few people on the sets. He is often approached by members of the crew for consultation. Like the disciplined professional that he is, he sits down with them hears their schedules and requirements and draws a personalized diet chart for them.

Amit has only one advice for anyone who wants to follow a healthy diet, “There is only mantra for success of a diet - Discipline". Guddu Rangeela is an upcoming Indian comedy film, directed by Subhash Kapoor. It stars Arshad Warsi, Amit Sadh and Ronit Roy in lead roles.