Shatika – The undraped, produced by Aditya Bharadwaj (Y-Star Cine & Television Pvt Ltd) & directed by debutante Sritama Dutta, Ashwini Pakhrot being the cinematographer is a gripping short film about a beggar girl who is making ends meet to keep the smile on her mother’s face intact & ends up in issues related to HIV Aids.
Mumbai-based Dadasaheb Phalke Foundation honored the celebs for their contribution towards the growth and development of Indian Cinema and television.
It was a starry affair and Meet bros aka Manmeet & Harmeet Singh, Bollywood Music Director duo bagged the ‘Dada Saheb Phalke International Film Festival 2018’ award for best performers live on stage.
Over the last few years, social media has taken center-stage as the primary platform for networking and showcasing one’s body of work. Becoming an influencer has emerged as a craft of the digital age. A lot of creative mind from diverse fields like cinema, fitness, lifestyle, sports and activism are sharpening their social media skills every day and raising the bar.
Shriya Pilgaonkar who made her Bollywood debut as Shahrukh Khan’s love interest in Fan, has now joined the cast of Anubhav Sinha’s next film – ‘Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai’. Commenting on her next film the pretty actress said, “Yes, We’ve begun filming in Lucknow. It’s an outstanding script written by Anubhav Sir and I am super excited to work with these powerhouse performers who have been on my wish list of actors to work with. It’s a dream team for sure .” The film also stars Richa Chadha, Pankaj Tripathi, Saurabh Shukla, Vinay Pathak, Manoj Pahwa and … Continue reading Shriya Pilgaonkar in Anubhav Sinha’s next.
Ace Director and Indian Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt who is known for his work in films, television and the digital space, adds another feather to his hat. Vikram Bhatt is all set to launch his own video on-demand app and his production house ‘Loneranger’ will produce content for this mobile platform.
LONERANGER Productions Pvt. Ltd was established in 2016 to venture into the digital space and instantly gained success because of the popular series produced under the banner such as Gehraiyaan, Maya, Twisted. The production house since its establishment has produced web content and films for digital space, via YouTube and also outsourced content for the Viu application.
In January 2017, VB on the Web, a YouTube platform to showcase the content was commenced and found instant success amongst the audiences with the shows, which were released on the platform. Now taking their digital endeavors further Vikram Bhatt is all set to launch his own ‘VB-Theatre on the web’ app on 27th January 2018 that also marks his birthday.
The first release date announcement poster of Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s much-awaited film Monsoon Shootout was released yesterday and was well received by all. Now the makers of the film have released a crisp yet gripping teaser of the film. Directed by the award winning director of the short film Bypass, Amit Kumar, Monsoon Shootout stars Nawazuddin Siddique and Vijay Verma in the lead roles. The teaser intercuts between shots of crime and action scenes, giving us the peek into what the film is about. With a gripping line – which says “Ganghor toofani baarish se khatarnak Kya ho sakta hai… Bin … Continue reading Teaser of Nawazuddin Siddique’s Monsoon Shootout will have you completely gripped !
After two weeks of celebrations and good cinema showcased, the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, 2017 concluded. It began on 10th of August amidst great fanfare celebrating Diversity as the theme for the year, the festival had acclaimed Lipstick Under My Burkha as the opening film and closed with the critically acclaimed romance drama, Shab. The film stars versatile actress Raveena Tandon and newcomer Ashish Bisht along with Sanjay Suri, Simon Frenay amongst others. Shab is directed by seasoned director Onir and produced by Sanjay Suri and Onir. The film earned rave reviews globally and Raveena Tandon’s performance was … Continue reading Raveena Tandon’s Shab closes the Indian Film Festival, Melbourne 2017
Is Bollywood in trouble? Will Hollywood and Regional take over? Is Indian Cinema in any kind of trouble? Piracy, high pricing of tickets at multiplexes. lack of cinema screens and new movies being broadcasted on television three months after release have reduced the number of footfalls in the cinemas considerably and was making it difficult to raise the market share. However, there is good news yet ! The emergence of digital platforms has opened new vistas for monetization for movies. Even though regional cinema is being aggressively promoted by state governments by way of various sops, Bollywood can benefit if we could raise the TV … Continue reading FICCI FRAMES-2017 – Lack of cinema screens, piracy, high ticket prices at multiplexes & new movies on TV reducing the number of footfalls in cinemas houses