Sunday, February 15, 2015

Filmcafe opens on valentine: Launches debut issue

As part of its initiative of completing five glorious years of writing all about the glamour world, albeit online - Films & TV World - The online magazine for films and television have started a glossy last night on the Valentine Day. And they have aptly titled it FILMCAFE as their idea was to present it as a coffee table magazine - very different in approach from other film glossies yet retain the class as expected by their readers.

The magazine was initially planned to be launched on the New Year. But January is also the busiest period when the year starts and hence the Valentine week was chosen as the guys behind this magazine calls it their Labour of Love. “Yes, we chose to launch our magazine on Valentine day, as this magazine is our Labour of Love - well chiseled and crafted with the best sections - from Films to Television to Fashion to Modelling to Short Films and Film Festivals,” said Soham Siddharth, editor of FilmCafe.  

In the very first issue, FilmCafe has brought to you an exclusive peek into what’s filming with Nishant Malkani who made a mark first on television and later in the world of films. Get to read about another star in the making - Saurabbh Roy whose Luv.. Phir Kabhie is due for release soon this year. He bares his heart out in an exclusive chat where he talks about his film, his passions and his love for cinema. The Idiot Box section will be featuring Big stars from the Small screen. This issue features a star who is often seen in the televised episodes of CID, Crime Patrol, Savdhaan India and others - Saheem Khan, who has also done a movie Parakashtha with Maushmi Udeshi. Parakashtha was recently screened at the Jaipur International Film Festival and has garnered a good response.

FilmCafe has a Reflexions section, where performance oriented artists will be showcased. This issue has Aaditi who has resolved to have the Bollywood Khan’s as her mentor along with Madhu Sneha who’s all set to go International after “Switch”. Sheena Chohan who started her acting career with names like Mamooty, Jairaj and Buddhadev Dasgupta talks about her innings in the world of acting.

FilmCafe has a modelling section too where upcoming models and actors would be featured in every issue. This month’s lucky Model of the Month is Deeksha Upadhyaya from Etah now based in Jaipur and Dhiraj Hemdev from Mumbai; both of whom want to make a career in Modelling. Simultaneously, Focus section highlights the big banner and big films to release in 2015 along with their prospective release dates. Who will make it and who will bite the dust - read it to know about the films you are looking forward to see.

Bollywood will rule, but "Short Films” are fast emerging as a serious contender fuelling the creativity of filmmakers who are bubbling with ideas and good content but lacking the necessary resources to make a full length feature. Expressions column will be providing these makers with exposure and viewership and get them more viewers for their short films and documentaries. In this debut issue, Expressions focuses on the issue of rape and how our short film makers deal with such issues. Talk of short films and can we leave the Film Festivals behind? This issue has a thought provoking article on the film festival culture that has gripped the nation. From Darbhanga to Dehradun, every city has a film festival these days and is well covered in this section. That’s FilmCafe for you - providing complete wholesome entertainment in every sphere.

“Did we miss out on anything? Perhaps yes! We also want to introduce a page on short stories which can in a way inspire short film makers to make a film on it. Who knows, it might not only induce someone to film the same and as well bag some awards too. Hoping against hope? That’s what we believe in. The aim of this section will be to bring the writers and the film makers on a common platform to exchange thoughts, interact and draw sustained, engaged attention that we ourselves bring into our articles,” signed off Mahua D, Associate Editor of the magazine.

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