Lake City International Film Festival 2019

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Emotional Atyachaar narrates a fairytale love story that missed its perfect ending

Trusting someone blindly does not always pay off and can sometimes lead to dire consequences. Moitrayee learnt this the hard way. A 21 year old girl from Delhi, who had just relocated to Mumbai, was a shy, docile, and dreamy girl. With no past relationships, she was slightly intimidated by men; but all this changed when she met Vivek through an online chat forum. Vivek was sweet, caring and the perfect boyfriend, which led her to let her guard down. Their love story took a spin when she met his parents to discuss marriage after Vivek’s grand proposal.

Before the big day of meeting the parents, Moitrayee recalls a weird incidence wherein after receiving a call from a girl named ‘Jhanvi’, Vivek immediately left Moitrayee and rushed off. On returning however, Vivek clarified that Jhanvi was his elder brother Varun’s girlfriend. Moitrayee met his parents, who then demanded for her Kundali. Since Moitrayee and her family were not traditional, they agreed to get her kundli done from Vivek’s family astrologer - Sharmaji.

What was supposed to be just a formality turned into an insurmountable problem when Moitrayee was told that she is a manglik. This left Vivek in a fix, he shared his past experience with her, and where his engagement was called off since the girl was manglik. 

He was certain that his parents will oppose to this relationship due to the superstition attached to mangliks. While, Vivek couldn’t get himself to a solution, Sharmaji instead suggested an arrangement that would sort out this situation. At first, Vivek and Moitrayee both disapproved the solution suggested. But eventually, both Vivek and Moitrayee agreed to it. What unfolded later were shocking truths of Vivek and his intentions.


What does Moitrayee discover that leaves her heartbroken? Is Vivek’s family’s belief in astrology the only explanation to their adamancy or is there something else? 

To find out Moitrayee’s true plight, tune into ‘Emotional Atyachaar 4’, this Saturday, 10th August 2013, at 7pm only on bindass!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

PC Jeweller to dazzle IIJW Grand Finale with elegant and royal wedding jewellery

India International Jewellery Week (IIJW) – will feature an exclusive wedding jewellery collection by PC Jeweller, India’s premier wedding jewellers on 8 August, 2013. The theme for the event will be “Wedding Jewellery”.

Elegant models will walk the ramp adorned with dazzling diamonds, polki, kundan, antique gold, antique polish on diamond and a special collection of temple jewellery in gold with textures and filgiri work designed and crafted by PC Jeweller. The jewellery will have a playful assortment of colourful and semi-precious stones which add colour and joy to the elegant ensembles. The PCJ show will also showcase models adorned with head ornaments as a wedding theme jewellery is never complete with a beautiful ‘maang teeka or a mumtaaz style maang teeka’. This year at the show PC Jeweller is also going to unveil special bridal crowns at the show.

PC Jeweller is the associate sponsor of the IIJW. A range of exquisite designs will be showcased at the exhibition during the event. PC Jeweller’s forte is diamond jewellery with a special focus on wedding jewellery. PC Jeweller creates an elegant mix of traditional and contemporary designs which are preferred by customers of all ages and thus, truly endorsing its image as the ‘Jeweller for Generations’.

The show will also have other major attractions for audience. Mr. Balram Garg, Managing Director, PC Jeweller said, “India International Jewellery Week is the one of the most prestigious events of the fashion industry and is eagerly awaited by the audience. We will be showcasing our ravishing collection of diamonds, polki and kundan crafted in the finest designs and ensembles. It is going to be an extravaganza for connoisseurs of gems and jewellery.”

PCJ jewellery is crafted with love, passion and pride – and are simply the perfect ingredients for the most memorable day in a girl’s life. Augmenting the fusion of tradition and contemporary, PC Jeweller very aptly aligns the ensembles to the theme as they create designs, which are admired by all generations and ages. PCJ’s subtle, classy and royal look cast its own unique spell and their glamorous collection gives customers a sense of satisfaction while wearing the jewellery which is matching with the season’s most tantalizing trends. PC Jeweller designs are unique, delicate and well crafted to bring in that classy gaze on the wearer.

Delegate registrations open for the 15th Mumbai Film Festival

Mumbai’s iconic film festival showcasing award winning and acclaimed films from all over the globe opens on-line registration with early bird discounts. Showcasing the best films of international and Indian cinema, the 15th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival is officially open for delegate and media registrations. Held from the 17th to 24th October 2013, the festival will showcase a stellar lineup of over 200 films from about 60 countries.

The registration process can be made online on the film festival’s website at www.mumbaifilmfest.com. The delegates registering online will subsequently receive a confirmation through e mail. This year the Festival has made arrangements for sms and e-mail alerts about delegate card pickups, on-line seat reservation system for screenings during the festival and important festival communication for registered delegates.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS for various categories of delegates are as under:

Students – Rs. 600/-
Film industry associations & Film Societies – Rs. 750
General Delegates – Rs. 1150

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS WILL CLOSE AT 1900 HRS ON 1ST OCTOBER, 2013.

Media registration can also be done online by visiting the Mumbai Film Festival site above.

Register immediately and be a part of the eight-day film extravaganza – screenings, academic activities and networking.

If you have a problem with on-line registration please contact registration@mumbaifilmfest.com. The registration form can be downloaded and later submitted along with fees at the Mumbai Film Festival office till 1st October, 2013, between 11 am to 6 pm at the following address:

Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI),
49/50, Maruti Chambers, 5th Floor,
Fun Republic Lane, Off Veera Desai Extn. Road,
Andheri (W), Mumbai - 400 053, India.

Delegates must carry their college ID card, film industry card or film society membership cards for verification at the time of catalogue fee payment/collection of delegate cards.


The 15th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival will be held at National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Nariman Point and Metro Cinema as the main festival venues and Cinemax, Andheri (West) as the satellite venue.

Actor Hunar Hali walks for a Cause - the actor took the ramp by storm @ India International Jewellery Week

In a steady move to realize her dreams in entertainment industry, popular TV actor Hunar Hali walked for a cause - for BETI by Gitanjali at India International Jewellery Week (IIJW) which she closely identifies with. BETI is an initiative which creates awareness and campaign about issues like female foeticide, acid attack and women empowerment. Hunar Hali sported stunning outfits designed by Mohini.

It was a ‘show with a heart’ where famous TV and film celebrities along with well known corporate personalities walked the ramp for BETI – a joint initiative of Gitanjali Group and Gr8. Gitanjali has taken up different initiatives for empowerment and upliftment of socially underprivileged sections. We are now extending our support and involvement against.

Hunar Hali is a young talented indian television actress, who was born and brought up in delhi.  She completed her Bachelors in Mass Media. She loved acting since her childhood, and liked Raveena Tandon a lot. In 2007, she got a good opportunity in the soap opera Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki, and that was the beginning of her acting career. In 2008, she played the role of Soni Khuraana in the show Grihasti where she was younger daughter of Balraaj and Amrit Khurana and got married to Ronak.

Later she played the role of Milli Sethi in 12/24 Karol Bagh where she was the sister of the protagonist, Simi Sethi from 2008 till 2009. She played the role of Aditi Jaisswal and Neha Shekaawat on Colors TV's show Chhal - Sheh Aur Maat. While 12/24 Karol Bagh was being shot, she lost her father and then took up the entire responsibility of her family. Her mother was very supportive of her when it came to her acting career, so hunar kept trying her luck visiting mumbai time and again.

Now the beautiful actress Hunar Hali  who was seen last in Chhal Sheh aur Maat , with actor Dishank Arora of Punar Vivah fame have been cast to play pivotal roles on the show.


Hunar Hali who won hearts with the portrayal of a possessive lover in 12/24 Karol Bagh will be once again seen essaying a negative role. She has replaced Parakh Madan and will now play her role. She will be seen playing the character of the female leads sister. While actor Dishank Arora last seen in Punar Vivah will be seen in the role of male lead's younger brother Aditya. His character will have a grey shade.

Official LISFF 2013 Film Festival Screening line-up announced

Last Night the official 2013 Lakecity International Short Film Festival line-up was announced from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. The selection committee saw 158 films submitted and while additional titles for the Non-Competition category will continue to be announced, this morning we got the full Competition lineup in the Short Fiction, Documentaries and Public Service Films and it looks amazing so far.

“We are delighted to announce the full list of films, which make up our Screening Programme at the 1st Lakecity International Short Film Festival 2013.  These films have been selected from the submission entries received alongside a specially curated list of short films in the Non-Competition category.  All in all we have a nice line up of the most interesting and intelligent films lined up for the jury and the audience,” said Ankit Tandon, Festival Programmer. “While 75 films have been selected in the Short Fiction Category, 9 Documentaries and 6 Public Service Films were additionally and separately selected.”

The list are as follows:
From DOCUMENTARIES Ajana Tir, Believe, eyecan, Goonj - The Empty Call, Notun Graamer Upokotha, Pansi Parar Chup Kotha,  Timbaktu and Women Prayed and Preyed Upon were selected.

From PUBLIC SERVICE FILMS - A Blind Story, Broken Angel, Isme Anna Kya Karenge, The Mind, The Truth Behind and Withdrawl were selected.

SHORT FICTION - NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL had the huge list that included 82, 10+7, 100 Degree Centigrade, 103 point 7, 13 Hours, A Desire to Fly, A Broken Reality, Aakhir - At Last, Aarush - the hunter, Aghavizhi, Alatchiyam, Bauchaar, Before I wake, Bheka, Biyaa, Breaking Views, C 299,792 km/s, Chappal Chor, Chhaayaa, Chitthi, Clock Anti-Clock, Consequences, Control Alt Delete, Curfew, Deep End, Fakebook, February 15th, Fifty Pence, Home, HU, Humsafar, I Don’t Know, Illusions, Inseperables, Inside Me, Jhumki, June, Kaleda Hani, Kanavugal, Kranti, Laughing Buddha, Love at First Sight, Lula, Lunch with my friends wife, Mehmaan, Monsoon Rains, MukhoMukhi, Nadaan Parindey, One Way, OP Stop Smelling Your Socks, Phone Box, Rha, Ria, Roadside Rockstar, Romeospikes, Runner, Scenes From Suburbia, Set you free, Sharing, Shyamli ek Pratha, Smile you're dead, Take Care, The Cold Side of the Pillow, The Dream, The Last Day, The Lost Paradise, The Naked with the Blind, The Truth Behind, The Wound, Titanic Love, Uh La La , Valentine, Vartul, What the Luck and Within were selected.

“First and foremost, we would like to offer a “BIG Thank You to Each & Everyone” who submitted a film. We do understand that many of you are disheartened not to find your film in the list, but believe me, our selection panel had a hard and trying time to really select the best from the rest. Its not that the unchosen ones were not good, but the others were better and best among them. The next time, we are sure, you film is sure to be amongst the chosen ones,” said Mahua Mazumdar, Festival Co-ordinator.

Annwoy Banerjee, Festival curator mentions that “For a full timetable of the screenings, the schedule will be released on the 22nd August. So, remember to check on the website (www.lisff.com) and the facebook page (www.facebook.com/lisff) to start planning the films you want to see.” Screenings will take place at one of the swankiest auditoriums in Bhopal over the 29th to 31st August and the finale and the closing films on the 1st September 2013. The screenings are FREE to all registered delegates. If you haven't done so already, register now.

The 2013 Lakecity International Short Film Festival will take place from August 29-01 September and you can find all of LISFF coverage right here and there is plenty more to come. Stay tuned!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

‘Hit Machine’ Rohit Shetty on UTV Star’s Breakfast to Dinner

This week, UTV Stars will see one of the Bollywood’s most talented directors – Rohit Shetty on Breakfast to Dinner, the show that gives you a peek into the day to day lives of your favourite celebrities.

Breakfast to Dinner divulges Rohit’s life off-screen as he divulges tricks on juggling between his hectic work schedule and personal life to his fans. Witness the post productionwork of one of the most awaited Rohit Shetty films, Chennai Express as the director opens up about his future plans on the show.

Rohit’s day is filled with shoots, meetings and promotions and so he shares his stress-busting techniques and favourite past time with the viewers.The camera follows him from his office to the mixing-studio to Filmcity. With one of the biggest release around the corner his day is filled with never ending multi-tasking.While Rohit gears up for his busy days, his mischievous side remains unhidden. He plays a prank on his staff, all of whom arefound sleeping. This fun-loving director’s love for video games is revealed as he plays with the assistant directors to unwind. He also introduces his personal chef who is the secret behind his health and diet.

Rohit reveals how Deepika is a foodie and SRK being exactly opposite. He gives the viewers a walk through his office and plays a game of pool. It seems like Rohit is quite a believer of “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”, and so he rightly balances his life with a mix of hard-work and entertainment. Fun is never over for this enthusiast and even while he bids goodbye to the viewers, he pulls a prank on one of the production guys.

Catch Rohit Shetty’s life beyond the director’s chair only on UTV Stars BREAKFAST TO DINNER on Sunday 4th August, 2013 at 7:00pm