Saturday, September 30, 2023

The Northeast India International Film Festival gears up for its 2nd edition

The Northeast India International Film Festival (NIIFF) today announced that the 2nd edition of the festival will celebrate the magic of cinema across a variety of sections, including India & International Competition as well as Cinema from the Northeast special category. With a mission to promote art, culture, and cinema in the Northeast India region, Festival Founder and Director Rebecca Changkiza Sema along with Festival Joint Director Shiraz Henry and Festival Chairman Prof. Dr. Mohan Das briefed media persons on the exciting developments and the impressive line-up of films that were received for its 2nd edition. The festival, which had its impressive start last year has already been garnering a lot of support as a film makers destination for new, ground-breaking storytelling from established and emerging artists.

For the unversed, the first edition of the festival was held in December 2022 in Dimapur, Nagaland under the aegis of the Ministry of I&B, NFDC and Directorate of Information & Public Relations (DIPR), Government of Nagaland. Organised by Find Studioz in support with UFO Cinema & Eon Films, the NIIFF, which has gained significant prominence has become an essential platform for filmmakers not only across the globe but majorly for film makers and artists from the Northeast of India to showcase their talent and creative works on an international stage.

To promote the Northeast region as a Potential Filmmaking Destination and open the doors to broader audience for filmmaking in Northeast India, Festival Director Rebecca Changkiza Sema says, “With a vision of not only taking the Northeast India International Film Festival to even greater heights and aiming to elevate it as one of the most prestigious film festivals globally, I want to bring in film makers to shoot in this beautiful region not only from India but also from across the world. Sparring a few films in recent times like Anek and Bhediya, and the forthcoming Emergency, the northeast Indian region has not yet been showcased to its full potential. The focus of this festival is to bring in filmmakers, artists, film enthusiasts, critics and cultural connoisseurs; as it signifies increased opportunities for exposure, recognition, and collaboration in the world of cinema.”

Adding his valuable insights and perspectives, Festival Joint Director Shiraz Henry said, “The annual NIIFF film festival not only provides an enriching cinematic experience, but also serves as a platform for filmmakers, producers, and actors from the Northeast region as well as from around the world to showcase their work to a global audience. Shining a light on films from the Northeast region as well as across the globe, the #NIIFF2023 film festival will feature a curation of diverse stories and films, ranging from features to shorts to documentaries, music videos and series that will shed light on untold histories, to compelling narratives as well as explore contemporary social issues."

“Our first edition in Dimapur, Nagaland last year was a huge success and signified that the Northeast India International Film Festival (NIIFF) is evolving into a global event. However, we are still navigating our way being a young Festival, but have been delighted with the feedback from film makers across the region and India as well as across international arena,” said Festival Chairman Prof. Dr. Mohan Das. "Promising to be a celebration of outstanding international cinema, fostering cultural exchange and unity through the universal language of films,” Prof. Dr. Mohan Das “reiterated the importance of this film festival aimed to showcase the northeast region’s rich cultural diversity and traditions through cinematic lens to the outside world.”

Festival Director Rebecca stressed the need to explore the natural beauty of the region and to promote them as film destinations. She also pledged to continue to support emerging filmmakers as well as welcome production houses and studios to shoot in the Northeast India’s extraordinary landscapes as she navigates her plan to capturing the attention of the global film industry as well as make a mark on the festival circuit.

Submissions are open to Filmmakers wanting to submit their films to the festival. You can submit your films through https://filmfreeway.com/NEFilmFest

Stay tuned to Films & TV World for much such updates and breaking news. You can watch the glimpses and highlights here from NIIFF last year...

Friday, September 29, 2023

Introducing The Walk In - India Edition, an Amazon Music series offering a sneak peek into the wardrobes of India’s favourite music artists

Amazon Music, one of India’s leading music streaming services, is thrilled to unveil The Walk In - India Edition, a captivating series that offers an insight into the lives of India’s favourite music artists by getting an inside view of their iconic wardrobe exclusively on the Amazon Music India mobile app.

Inspired from its global edition which has featured world-famous artists like Katy Perry, Avril Lavigne, and Shania Twain, the India edition is hosted by the legendary style icon Sushant Divgikar, popularly known as Rani Ko-HE-Nur. With musical mastery, iconic style, and laurels like Forbes 30 under 30, GQ's 50 Most Influential Young Indians 2018, Rani leads 'The Walk In - India edition,' bringing together music, fashion, and pure fabulosity. With an array of prestigious accolades, Rani Ko-HE-Nur continues to be a guiding light, inspiring youth across nations, fearlessly forging paths less taken.

The Walk In - India Edition sees Sushant a.k.a. Rani Ko-HE-Nur, a multifaceted performer and trendsetter, guiding music fans through the rich tapestry of popular Indian artists’ wardrobes, while delving into the stories that have shaped their musical careers. Each episode features Rani KoHENur entering the artist's wardrobe, meticulously curated to reflect their personality and getting up close and personal with musical sensations, to offer an immersive experience that aims to bring fans closer to the artists they love. While the former delves into the artist's early budget-conscious fashion choices, the latter showcases their current and future style evolution, interwoven with personal anecdotes, brand endorsements and tied/interconnected narratives.

Launched exclusively on the Amazon Music India mobile app this July, The Walk In series has thus far featured three popular Indian music artists in three exclusive episodes. From Punjabi singer and actress Sunanda Sharma sharing her obsessive bag collection and her epic hatred for heels, to blazing Indian hip hop sensation King delving into his evolving style and chart-topping music career, and Punjabi music heartthrob Harrdy Sandhu opening up about his taste in more than just fashion, each Walk In episode is more entertaining than the other. The series also made its debut on Amazon Music India’s official YouTube page in September. And the excitement is all set to continue for the Walk In series as  Amazon Music is all set to announce an upcoming episode featuring none other than the legendary Sunidhi Chauhan. In this special episode, she'll not only share her fashion insights but also take us on a captivating journey through her remarkable career in the music industry.

With its three Webby Award nominations, The Walk In has already captured global attention for its innovative approach to artist-fan engagement. The India edition too is poised to elevate this concept to new heights, showcasing beloved artists in the Indian music scene as they reveal the stories behind their iconic fashion ensembles.

Sharing their experience Sushant Divgikar a.k.a. Rani Ko-HE-Nur said: "I'm thrilled to host Amazon Music's 'The Walk-In India' edition, a unique opportunity to connect with music and art enthusiasts as we delve into fashion, personal stories, and the artistic journeys of India's top talents. Pop stars often become fashion icons, leaving a profound mark on culture. I'm honored to document the wardrobes of my favorite artists, including long-admired idols. Thanks to Amazon Music India for this platform, allowing us to celebrate our Indian and Desi stars alongside international counterparts, shining a spotlight on our own talent."

Mamat Saraf, Director of Amazon Music India added: "We're delighted to unveil 'The Walk In - India Edition' on Amazon Music, a series that not only offers a glimpse into the iconic wardrobes of India's favorite music artists but also takes you on a journey through their personal stories and musical milestones. Hosted by the incomparable style icon, Sushant Divgikar, known as Rani Ko-HE-Nur, this series is a unique fusion of music and fashion that brings fans closer to the artists they love. 'The Walk In' has already captured global attention with its innovative approach to artist-fan engagement, and we're excited to elevate this concept further in India.”

Exclusively available on the Amazon Music India mobile app and Amazon Music India YouTube page, Amazon Music India also kicked off a video-centric initiative earlier this year wherein they launched a variety of original series focussed on music artists and their musical journeys, celebrities sharing their music tastes, sneak-peek into the lives of renowned musicians, and never-seen-before interviews of indie artists, among others. The original shows are exclusively part of Amazon Music India’s in-app content and their YouTube page. Some of the key series include:

Artist Diaries, a short film of sorts on artists’ life where they’re captured in the middle of their recording sessions or composing a song, while they speak directly to their audience about their musical journey.

Vibe Check, a fun, fast-paced and witty repartee wherein the artists talk about their likes, and dislikes and how well they know each other.

This Day That Year, a series where musicians take their fans on a nostalgic journey by revealing milestone dates important to them.

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Ahead of Yaariyan 2, Meezaan Jafri shares his bond with his real-life siblings!

How can one forget the top-notch performance of Meezaan Jafri in Malaal and Hungama 2, the actor who captured the audience's heart with his charming on-screen presence. Since then, Meezaan has been endearing his fans with his persona on social media. Now, the actor is all set to woo the audiences yet again with his next film, Yaariyan 2, opposite Divya Khosla Kumar and Pearl V Puri. The story of the film revolves around three cousins and their bond, which takes a roller coaster ride of emotions.

Speaking about siblings, Meezaan recently shared his bond with his real-life siblings. The actor expressed, “I have a lot of cousins, and I am the youngest, and hence I used to be ragged and bullied the most. But I also have a real brother and a real sister, so I could relate to those emotions in depth, mainly on sets because in the film too, I have a brother and a sister (played by Divya and Pearl V Puri). I could immediately connect those scenes and situations and those circumstances because I had gone through them with my own siblings.” He further added, “I think that is one major reason why the audiences who will come to watch our film will easily relate to these scenes and emotions that the directors have so beautifully created in the film.”

Meezaan plays the younger cousin of Divya and Pearl in the film, and the film will be released theatrically on the 20th of October 2023, apart from Yaariyan 2 Meezaan also has various exciting projects in his pipeline, which will be announced soon.

Stay tuned to Films & TV World for much such updates and breaking news. If you haven't yet watched the trailer, you can watch it here...

Multiplex Association of India sets October 13 date for National Cinema Day

The Multiplex Association of India (MAI) is organizing a 'movie marathon' on National Cinema Day, October 13, in collaboration with cinemas across the country. Moviegoers can participate in the marathon for just Rs 99 per admission. Over 4000 screens, including popular cinema chains such as PVR Inox and Cinepolis, will be part of the event. Last year, the event saw 6.5 million admissions, the highest ever single-day admissions.

In a move that may please cinema enthusiasts, the Multiplex Association of India (MAI) in association with cinemas all over the country have organised a 'movie marathon' on the occasion of National Cinema Day, which falls on October 13 of every year. Moviegoers will be able to enjoy and be a part of this marathon at just Rs 99 per admission, the group of cinema operators announced on Thursday.

“This special occasion brings audiences of all ages together for a day of cinematic bliss, celebrating the incredible success of multiple films at the box office this year. “It’s a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to all the moviegoers who contributed to this success and an open invitation to those who haven’t yet returned to their local cinema,” the association said.

According to MAI, cinegoers can watch any show of any film on October 13 for Rs 99, excluding the recliner and premium formats. Last year, the association marked the National Cinema Day on September 23, which saw the highest ever single-day admissions of 6.5 million.

So, get ready to immerse yourself in the world of cinema on National Cinema Day as an unforgettable experience at the movie awaits you! Stay tuned for additional details around exciting offers on tickers and F&B, which will be revealed at the participating cinemas, on their websites, and via their social media channels. Be sure to follow #NationalCinemaDay for the latest announcements and updates.

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Drv and Boyblanck with London Artist Bombay releases the Hip-Hop track “Tarakiyaan”

Ever since its official announcement, DRV and Boyblanck’s Multani Mitti LP has lit a raging fire on social media. And now, the dynamic duo is all set to release the latest song from the coveted album! Releasing from Artiste First label, ‘Tarakkiyan’ is a grand and groovy track that captures the spirit of staying simple and humble while climbing the ranks.

Scheduled to drop on the 5 th of October, Tarakkiyan produced by Babywxve, is a Punjabi hip-hop song with a new futuristic sound, rocking tune that boasts of opulent style and rooted substance. Written and performed by DRV and Boyblanck in their own unique style, the track features Bombay The Artist singing the banger in punjabi. It has a new futuristic sound to it. Blending peppy lyrics and foot-tapping music with a rooted theme, Tarakkiyan talks about embracing humility even as we live, breathe and celebrate every soaring high. It’s surely gonna set your party in action.

Known for nurturing young artists and empowering rising talents, Artiste First is taking the next big leap with their latest production. Touted to be the label’s biggest release of the year, Artiste First has left no stone unturned in crafting Tarakkiyan. The song also boasts of a rich and lavish music video that is shot on the gorgeous streets of Dubai. Directed by Aavrit Bagga, DRV and Boyblanck team up with Bombay the Artist to exude suave swagger in the video. May it be the splendid seas or stellar sands, every frame of the music video affluently captures the glory of the Gulf city.

DRV and Boyblanck have a rising fan base all across the country. The two talented artists are taking Indian hip-hop to the next big level, and with their latest track, the musical twosome is bringing their fans another snazzy hip-hop surprise. Tarakkiyan will be released on all leading platforms on the 5 th of October.

Stay tuned to Films & TV World for much such updates and breaking news.

The latest OTT release includes Choona, Charlie Chopra, King of Kotha, Hostel Daze and many more

OTT platforms, with their varied content and genres, have become one of the most preferred mediums of entertainment. Churning out content at lightning speed, it’s time for your weekly update of the latest OTT releases with the perfect blend of movies and TV shows to watch in order to satiate all your bingeing needs. This week you will see many interesting titles premiering on various platforms. Be it action, drama, romance, comedy, horror or mystery, there’s something for everyone on the most popular OTTs. The list includes everything from Choona to Charlie Chopra, King of Kotha, Hostel Daze finale season, and more. Below is the list of some of the best web series and movies which you can watch on Netflix, Sony LIV, Disney Hotstar, Zee5, JioCinema and Amazon Prime Video this week. Happy Viewing!!

Choona / Netflix
Choona is a heist comedy-drama series directed, created, and written by Pushpendra Nath Misra. It features an ensemble cast with Jimmy Shergill, Monika Panwar, Namit Das, Aashim Gulati, Chandan Roy, and Arshad Warsi in key roles. The story revolves around a corrupt and superstitious politician Shukla (Jimmy Shergill), who is also known as the ‘Calculator’ as he calculates or plans the minutest details. A group of misfits detest Shukla as he has done them all wrong, and now they plan to exact revenge by plotting a heist worth 800 crores. Will they be able to con the shrewd and ruthless politician and get away with the money? Watch Choona to find out.

Charlie Chopra & The Mystery of Solang Valley / Sony LIV
With an impressive cast that includes Naseeruddin Shah, Lara Dutta, Neena Gupta, Ratna Pathak Shah, Gulshan Grover, Paoli Dam, Wamiqa Gabbi, Priyanshu Painyuli, Vivaan Shah, Imaad Shah and Pulkit Makol, ace director Vishal Bhardwaj offers yet another thrilling crime mystery drama series Charlie Chopra & The Mystery of Solang Valley. An adaptation of Agatha Christie’s famous novel The Sittaford Mystery, the series revolves around the murder mystery of a rich man in the quaint town of Solang Valley. Wamiqa Gabbi portrays the titular character – Charulata ‘Charlie’ Chopra who rushes to the peaceful town after hearing the unfortunate news of her fiancĂ© (Jimmy Nautiyal – portrayed by Vivaan Shah) getting arrested for the murder. She tries to investigate on her own, during which she comes across many lies, secrets, and likely suspects. Will she find the real culprit?

Tumse Na Ho Payega / Disney Hotstar
A comedy drama by Abhishek Sinha, Tumse Na Ho Payega is about a bunch of friends who want to follow their hearts and not follow what is expected by society or their parents. Ishwak Singh who plays the role of the lead protagonist Gaurav is dissatisfied with his regular job and quits it to start his own business with his friend (played by Gaurav Pandey). Sadly, though, things don’t go as per his plan and his life turns into a mess. Will he be able to get his life back on track after the debacle? Same time, a young man named Agastya struggles with controlling his anger. This often leads him to make mistakes. When he meets Avni, a caring doctor, his quick temper causes problems. This sets off a journey of change for Agastya. With Mahima Makwana, Ishwak Singh, Amala Akkineni, Gaurav Pandey, Parmeet Sethi, Gurpreet Saini and Meghna Malik in the cast, you can watch this comedy drama on Disney Hotstar.

Hostel Daze (Season 4) / Amazon Prime Video
With a cast that includes Adarsh Gourav, Nikhil Vijay, Utsav Sarkar, Luv Vispute, Shubham Gaur, Ahsaas Channa and Ayushi Gupta, the fourth and final season of the comedy-drama series Hostel Daze will be released this week. The popular group of friends is in their last year of college, and each of them is trying his/her best to get a campus placement offer. However, it is not so easy to seek a respectable job for everyone – some will get placed while some will face rejection. Besides, these friends also have to sort out their respective issues before bidding their final farewell to college and hostel lives. Reminisce on your college days with the gang in this final season of Hostel Daze, which is directed by Abhinav Anand.

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar / Netflix
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar is a short adventure comedy movie based on Roald Dahl’s short story of the same name. Benedict Cumberbatch portrays the titular character in this movie, which also stars Ralph Fiennes, Dev Patel, Ben Kingsley, Rupert Friend, and Richard Ayoade in pivotal roles. Henry Sugar is a 41-year-old unmarried, rich man who stumbles upon a book about a guru who sees without his eyes. Henry sets out to master this extraordinary skill as he thinks that it will help him cheat at gambling and make a lot of money. Watch the film to find out if he does succeed.

Kumari Srimathi / Amazon Prime Video
Nithya Menen portrays the eponymous character Kumari Srimathi aka Siri in this Telugu language emotional comedy drama series. Siri is a 30-year-old unmarried woman living with her dysfunctional family in a remote village in East Godavari. Siri’s family wishes to see her get married as soon as possible, but her aim in life is to reclaim her ancestral home for which she needs a hefty amount. Since she has to arrange for money quickly, she decides to open up a bar in her village, which obviously is opposed by her family and society. What will Siri do now? Apart from Nithya Menen, Kumari Srimathi cast includes Gauthami, Thiruveer, Nirupam, Talluri Rameshwari, Praneetha Patnaik, Prem Sagar, Dr. Vijaykrishna Naresh, Murali Mohan and others.

King of Kotha / Disney Hotstar 
In a town engulfed by crime, Kannan Bhai and his formidable gang wield uncontested authority. In a daring bid to challenge this oppressive rule and exact revenge, Inspector Shahul ingeniously orchestrates the triumphant return of the long-lost ‘King,’ setting in motion a series of riveting and transformative events that will change the course of the town’s history. This Dulquer Salmaan starrer King of Kotha is a Malayalam language action period drama movie. The directorial debut of Abhilash Joshiy follows the journey of Dulquer’s character the King of Kotha aka Kotha ‘Raju’ Rajendran. Raju has always dreamt of becoming a goon like his father and ruling Kotha, a fictional crime-infested town set near the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border. Eventually, he does become the ‘King of Kotha’ and things are going as per his plan, but not for too long. Many unfortunate events happen in his life that compel him to change himself as well as his plans.

Kushi / Netflix
In the breath-taking mountains of Jammu and Kashmir unfolds a poignant love tale, entwining the hearts of an army officer and a Kashmiri girl. Amidst the majestic peaks and valleys, their love story blossoms against the backdrop of duty, sacrifice, and the surreal beauty of the region, adding an emotional depth that mirrors the towering landscapes that witness their evolving romance. With a stellar cast that includes Vijay Deverakonda, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Jayaram, Sachin Khedakar, Murali Sharma, Lakshmi, Ali, Rohini, Vennela Kishore, Rahul Ramakrishna, Srikanth Iyengar and Saranya Pradeep, you can watch this Telugu, romance drama only on Netflix.

Agent / SonyLIV
Rickey, also known as P. Ramakrishna (Akhil Akkineni), is an energetic young man who aspires to become a spy. However, despite his repeated attempts, he is rejected thrice by RAW. In a bid to get noticed by the RAW chief, Mahadev, aka The Devil (Mammootty), he hacks into the chief’s system. Eventually, The Devil assigns Rickey a secret mission to uncover the action plan of God (Dino Morea), who intends to harm India on a large scale. Who is God, and what is his connection with The Devil? Did Rickey manage to locate and stop him? The Telugu, action drama unravels all the answers.

Love is in the Air / Netflix
Love is in the Air is a rom-com drama movie starring Delta Goodrem and Joshua Sasse as Dana and William. Dana is a fiercely independent pilot who manages the family business in the north Australian tropics. She successfully managed the business until the corporate decided to shut it down as it’s no longer a profitable venture for them. The corporate sends William to get the task done, but amidst all this, Dana falls for him. What will she do now? How will she manage her professional and personal life?

The Worst of Evil / Disney Hotstar
Ji Chang-wook, Wi Ha-joon, and Im Se-mi star in the South Korean crime action-drama series The Worst of Evil. The story is set in the 1990s Gangnam, where Jung Gicheul (played by Wi Ha-joon) leads the drug cartel that spreads across Korea, China, and Japan. The only man who can bring him down is police officer Park Joon-mo (played by Ji Chang-wook). Officer Park goes undercover to infiltrate the syndicate and arrest Jung so that he can get a two-rank promotion. It’s well known that it is comparatively easier to get into a crime syndicate, but not so easy to get out. Will Officer Park be able to escape unscathed?

Adiyae / SonyLIV
Jeeva has had a crush on Senthazhini since their school days. She’s now a famous singer, while Jeeva is just a regular guy still harbouring his secret love for her. Unexpectedly, he’s transported to a new world where he’s a thriving musician, and Senthazhini is his spouse. This Tamil, romance drama starring Gouri Kishan, G.V. Prakash Kumar, Madumkesh and others can be watched on SonyLIV.

Gen V / Amazon Prime Video
Gen V is an action-adventure series, which is a spin-off of the satirical superhero television series The Boys. The story revolves around young adult superheroes aka supes studying at Godolkin University School of Crimefighting, which is managed by Vought International. This is the only college for the young superheroes who are aware of the fact that their superpowers are because of Compound V. Apart from experiencing the typical chaos of college life, the supes are trying to understand their physical and moral capabilities and responsibilities. They soon discover that everything is not right at school and they need to do something about it. But, will they do the right thing?

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse / Netflix
A year after its predecessor, Spider-Man: throughout the Spider-Verse centres on Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) and his journey throughout the multiverse following his reunion with Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld). He will encounter fresh iterations of Spider-Man during this new quest, as well as The Spot, an ambitious villain played by Jason Schwartzman.

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Thursday, September 28, 2023

Windows of hope and despair: Arslan Nizami’s latest song ‘Yeh Khidkiyan’ walks straight into our soul

What if there was a window to our life? To see the times we fell down, and witness how we rose back up! Audio Only’s latest release is one such song that captures the pain of falling and promotes the spirit of rising back up again. Sung by rising star Arslan Nizami, Yeh Khidkiyan is a tune tailor-made for the ones who often ponder over their journey.

Written by Arslan Nizami & UMX, Produced by Nicks Kukreja and composed by Arslan Nizami, Yeh Khidkiyan is a bittersweet ride where Arslan takes us through the harrowing downs and soaring ups of life. The song’s title represents the metaphorical window through which one can escape their troubles and sorrows. The honest essence of Yeh Khidkiyan is poignantly expressed through its lyrics that depict Arslan’s hardships and struggles that are eliminated by his unbreakable spirit. The feeling of being lost in a confusing oasis is also reflected in the sombre tone of the music.

A singer-songwriter with a growing fan base across the nation, Arslan Nizami is a young talent who lives and breathes music. His layered and nuanced songs have won the hearts of countless admirers. Talking about his latest track, Arslan Nizami said, “Yeh Khidkiyan is a special song in more ways than one. I’ve woven a little part of me and my life’s journey into this track. With the love of fans and the unwavering support of Audio Only, I am looking forward to how the world receives my latest work”.

Sharing his thoughts on the song, Rohit Sobti, Founder of Artiste First, said, “Audio Only is a platform where talents can express their deepest thoughts and innermost emotions in an unfiltered audio format. Yeh Khidkiyan is one such song that showcases Arslan’s melancholic musings and depicts his ‘never give up’ spirit. The melody is elevated by honest lyrics that beautifully blend with the music. Fans and listeners will experience a rollercoaster of emotions while tuning in to this track. The sound of the track is moving the sound forward”.

Housing the finest of independent music in its pure ‘audio only’ form, Audio Only has now become synonymous with originality and diversity. With the release of Yeh Khidkiyan, the labels unwavering commitment to discovering and nurturing Indian talent grew stronger. The song Yeh Khidkiyan is now available on all leading platforms.

Stay tuned to Films & TV World for much such updates and breaking news. If you haven't yet watched the song, you can watch it here...

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Experience the incredible blend of modern & traditional musical elements in Talwar’s first ever single “Bandookaan

Talwar, the dynamic Punjabi singer, composer, and lyricist, unleashes his swag with his debut single Bandookaan, marking his first foray into the world of solo music. This Punjabi pop sensation is set to redefine the music landscape with his electrifying fusion of traditional and modern musical elements. The track dives deep into themes of love, betrayal, and pride, creating an engaging narrative that will surely captivate audiences across the globe.

Known for his versatility and creativity, Talwar serves as the singer, composer and lyricist for this ground-breaking single. Bandookaan is a musical masterpiece showcasing Talwar’s unique style and powerful vocals. The track’s energetic melody, complemented by its compelling lyrics promises to strike a chord with music enthusiasts of all ages. Talwar’s impressive storytelling and musical prowess shine through in this track, making it an instant favourite. Bandookaan is a celebration of Punjabi culture while embracing contemporary musical influences. The track is accompanied by a visual spectacle in its own right, offering viewers an immersive experience. The music video captures Talwar in his element, exuding swag and confidence as he celebrates life's victories with his entourage, surrounded by fancy cars and grand celebrations.

Delightfully speaking about his debut single, Talwar shared, “Bandookaan boasts a formidable combination of strength and compelling visuals, it is a reflection of my passion for music and storytelling. For my first single I wanted to compose a hard-hitting Punjabi track that would create a vibe and this track perfectly blends the best of Punjabi musical traditions with a contemporary edge. I believe Bandookaan will resonate with listeners on a deep level. I can’t wait for the audience to experience the energy and emotions this track brings.”

Bandookaan is a celebration of talent, passion and determination. With its powerful music, captivating lyrics, and visually stunning video, it promises to set a new standard for Punjabi pop music.

Stay tuned to Films & TV World for much such updates and breaking news. You can listen to Bandookaan by Talwar here…

Naseeruddin Shah quips, “Robert DeNiro should be called Naseeruddin Shah of America”

In the upcoming episode of Yuvaa's “Be A Man, Yaar! with Nikhil Taneja,” Naseeruddin Shah opens up about his remarkable journey. With candid humour, he playfully suggests that he prefers not to be called the "Robert DeNiro of India" but rather believes that Robert DeNiro should be known as the “Naseeruddin Shah of America.”

During this engaging conversation, he reflects on the challenges he faced in the early stages of his career in the entertainment industry. However, the heart of this episode lies in his profound insights into masculinity, where he said, “There was a time when I was completely awed by masculinity. But this blatant misogynistic attitude, hating women, an attitude that doesn’t consider women worthy - how long will this last?”

Drawing from his own childhood experiences, he sheds light on how his upbringing influenced his views on gender equality. “Manhood was given a lot of importance in our family.” But the women in our family couldn't receive an education, couldn't get educated. That makes me very angry.”

Naseeruddin Shah delves into the complex relationship with his father, emphasizing how their interactions have shaped his perception of masculinity over the years. He movingly mentions, "I had never touched my father," and boldly proclaims, "I never wanted to become like my father; I always thought, why can't I be like my mother?"

One of the most endearing parts of the episode is when show host Nikhil Taneja enquires about Naseeruddin Shah's enduring and harmonious marriage to Ratna Pathak Shah, who is equally outspoken and successful. As a man, he shares insights into their remarkable bond, stating, "Our marriage thrived because we never imposed fixed expectations on each other. Gender roles were never etched in stone within our relationship. I told her from the outset that I couldn't cook, but I could do the dishes and cleaning. Gradually, we discovered one another, and it was a continuous revelation. The bedrock of our union was our unwavering friendship, where roles remained undefined, and we remained steadfast friends."

This episode of "Be A Man, Yaar" featuring Naseeruddin Shah is an extraordinary gem that advocates for gender equality. Don't miss this eye-opening conversation, exclusively on Yuvaa's YouTube channel. The unfiltered episode will also be available as a podcast on Amazon Music.

Ayodhya Film Festival shifts to December 2023: Submit now and get 15% discount

After months of planning for an impressive festival line-up, the team at Awam ka Cinema in conjunction with Eon Films that organises the Ayodhya Film Festival announced this morning that the event slated to happen from October 13-14, 2023 has been shifted to December 2023. This call has been taken in view of the Navratri celebrations and the forthcoming Dussehra which culminates in a grand festival in Ayodhya. The new dates for the 17th edition of the annual event will soon be announced, organisers have confirmed.

With the new date for the festival announced, the organisers have extended accepting last moment entries till 26th November which might induce film makers to send in their films. Festival Director Dr. Shah Alam Rana says, “Except for the date change, everything remains the same as planned. We have sorted out logistics and built support from locals, who are already overwhelmed with the film festival taking place in their backyard.”

"As Awam ka Cinema & Eon Films gears up to host yet another successful edition of Ayodhya Film Festival, we are focused on creating a vibrant ambience for film makers and audience to further enhance Ayodhya’s position as a leading film making and tourism destination (and not just a holy town) that offers unforgettable experiences," said Festival Chairperson and Jury Prof. Dr. Mohan Das. “This year’s selection spans a range of genres; from social issues to psychodrama and thriller, to provocative period piece and taut social commentary to award winning films across the globe,” he added.

The 17th Ayodhya Film Festival in partnership with other global film festivals will take place in December 2023. The full festival programme, screening schedules and nominations will be announced on 27th November, 2023.

Film makers also have the added advantage of a whopping 15% discount while submitting their films through FilmFreeway at www.filmfreeway.com/AYOFF Use code: AYO15 while submitting your film. For those who don’t have a FilmFreeway a/c can directly submit their films. For details, call on +91-8104452855 or email: ayofilmfest@gmail.com

A groove of gratitude: Danish delivers another banger with ‘Shukur’, a fun and catchy rap song for the ages

The cool cat of Kurla is back! Danish Ahmed is one of the most coveted names in India’s rap circle, and his latest track proves why he is a rising rap star in the world of Indian hip-hop. Shukur, the brand-new song from Danish, is a peppy and catchy melody that calls out to our inner thankful selves. As the official singer, composer and lyricist of the song, Danish puts his multiple talents on display to talk about always being grateful. The word Shukur translates into gratitude, and through this number, Danish is thanking every person who has been his pillar of strength in life. 

The rapper also throws light on the helpful opportunities that made him the person he is. With music that has a cool and fresh vibe and lyrics that serve as the perfect funky companion, Shukur keeps you hooked right till the end. The songs music has been produced by Nicks Kukreja.

Shukur boasts of a stunning music video that blends dark comedy and macabre humour in a way never seen before. Created by Artiste First, the video sees Danish portray a carefree janitor of a morgue who shakes a leg with a few of his ‘deceased’ friends in the room. As his undead pals’ match toe to toe with the rapper, the video turns from spooky to pure fun. Danish’s easy-going charm, coupled with the unique look, make the Shashwat Dwivedi directorial an entertaining watch. A former assistant to Anurag Kashyap, Shashwat has crafted a distinct and intriguing world of his own while helming the music video.

The surprises don’t end there! Danish will also unveil ‘I Guess’, the third song of his much loved EP soon. While ‘Deewar-E-Mohabbat’ was a sensational satire about noisy media and ‘Shukur’ is a snazzy ode to loved ones, ‘I Guess’ is another different musical offering from Danish’s vivid and vibrant EP. The track is touted to give fans an unfiltered glimpse of the man Danish is today.

From rapping, singing and beatboxing, to composing and writing, Danish has always stood by creativity and expression in his diverse career. Talking about his latest track, Danish Ahmed said, “My musical journey wouldn’t even begin without the love and support of my near and dear ones. I always wanted to use my art to thank the people I hold close, and Shukur is the track that accomplished my dream. At the outset, it may sound like a light and enjoyable song, but deep inside, it is all about expressing gratitude. I really loved the spooky twist that Artiste First brought to our song with the music video”. Sharing his thoughts on the exclusive music video, Rohit Sobti, Founder, Artiste First, said, “Shukur means gratitude in the literal sense, but we wanted to see this song from a fresh perspective, and thus came the concept of a morgue with dancing bodies! The idea was to stay away from the stereotypical bright and inspiring approach, and rather take a twisted and funny look at the proceedings. Danish wants to do positive music and Shukur is his endeavor in this direction”.

May it be fans of hip-hop, diehard fans of Danish, or music fans in general; Shukur is a track that will appeal to one and all! The song is now available on all leading platforms online.

Stay tuned to Films & TV World for much such updates and breaking news. If you haven't yet watched the song, you can watch it here...

Makers of 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ foray into Gaming, Animation, and E-commerce

Neela Films, renowned for its iconic television show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (TMKOC) which has consistently dominated the TV charts for the past two decades, is poised to revolutionize the entertainment industry through its, digital foray into gaming, animation, and e-commerce with its new venture Neela Mediatech Pvt. Ltd. The company has infused INR 24 crore along with the rights to the valuable IP, TMKOC. With this, the company will diversify and extend the country’s biggest IP going beyond show production. The new venture aims to reach 100 million game downloads by March 2024.

Neela Mediatech's primary mission is to leverage the show’s captive audience viewer base of 60 million individuals taking entertainment to new heights. The gaming vertical has debuted with 15 games and over 5 million downloads, while the YouTube Rhymes/ Baalgeet Channel has already crossed 1.5 million subscribers across various languages, including English, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi and Bengali.

The new gaming portal christened, ‘TMKOC’ Play, short for ‘Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’, will be based on the popular show theme, reliving the tv characters for the online audience going beyond television. The portal will host free-to-play games, cloud-based adventures, and blockchain-powered quests to virtual reality odysseys for the burgeoning show audience. It will also have animated shows and rhymes catering to children. For the unversed, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is one of the longest- sitcoms that aired first in 2008 and is now in its 15th year with over 3700 episodes. Other than its flagship show, Neela Film Productions Private Limited also streams Gukuldhamchi Duniyadari in Marathi and Tarak Mama Ayyo Rama in Telugu on YouTube. The shows along with the character universe are authored and created by Asit Kumar Modi.

The company, which has a family-based audience from 8 to 80 yrs, will now focus on the gaming and animation audiences. With more than 5 million downloads already, the platform aims to captivate mobile-first consumers fulfilling their gaming needs. The games offered will be across single and multiple-play formats like Bhide Scooter Race, Run Jetha Run, and Jump Bhide Jump, among many more.

Creator, Producer and Managing Director of Neela Film Production and Neela Mediatech, Mr. Asit Kumarr Modi has also been well known for his role as author and creator of the popular show series. Announcing the new venture, he says, “We've been at the helm in the entertainment space for decades, and now, with gaming emerging as the next frontier of entertainment, we're taking a bold leap to offer our audience more excitement and value. Our strategic vision includes reinforcing our content pipeline, captivating the mobile-first gaming community, and establishing ourselves as the go-to YouTube Channel for children. With this we hope to redefine the entertainment space ensuring that our audience continue to enjoy exceptional and immersive experiences”.

Guided by the visionary leadership of Asit Kumarr Modi, Creator, Producer and Managing Director, Neela Film. The company is poised to take the sector by storm and aims to take the Indian gaming and animation story global by being at the edge of technology.

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

'Khufiya' trailer reveals a thrilling world of espionage and spies: To release on October 5th

Netflix unveils the trailer for its highly anticipated spy thriller, Khufiya (House of Spies) directed by Vishal Bhardwaj releasing on October 5. Starring Tabu, Ali Fazal, Wamiqa Gabbi, Ashish Vidyarthi and Azmeri Haque Badhon, Khufiya is inspired by true events and is based on a book "Escape to Nowhere," written by the former Chief of the Counter Espionage Unit of R&AW, Amar Bhushan.

Monika Shergill, VP, Content, Netflix India said, “Khufiya is a defining spy thriller by master storyteller Vishal Bhardhwaj and is one of the most enriching creative collaborations for us at Netflix. The powerhouse duo of Vishal & Tabu team up again and are supported by the very talented Ali Fazal, Wamiqa Gabbi, and Ashish Vidyarthi. The phenomenal soundtrack of Khufiya is also created by the director. The film packs a strong punch with its breathtaking narrative. It is a story of love and betrayal intertwined with the deep sense of patriotism which makes it a very special Netflix film."

The man behind the world of Khufiya, director Vishal Bhardwaj, said, “I have always been very fascinated with the world of espionage and am truly excited to explore this genre with Khufiya. This film gave me a chance to reunite with Tabu, and work for the very first time with two very talented actors, Ali Fazal and Wamiqa Gabbi. It also marks my first creative collaboration with Netflix, which has been both exciting and rewarding. I cannot wait to share this thrilling and powerful story with Netflix’s audiences across 190 countries.’’

Talking about playing the role of a R&AW agent, Tabu said, “I am so happy to be once again working with my favorite director Vishal Bhardwaj as we reunite for the third time after Haider and Maqbool. Vishal's unique vision and storytelling have always intrigued me, and Khufiya is no exception. Super excited for Netflix audiences to watch Khufiya on October 5.’’

Witness a story of love, loyalty, revenge and betrayal in 'Khufiya' only on Netflix from October 5. If you haven't yet watched its trailer, you can watch it here...



Ektaa R Kapoor expresses gratitude with upcoming release "Thank You for Coming"

Renowned producer Ektaa R Kapoor, known for her prolific contributions to the Indian film and television industry, is set to release her upcoming movie, "Thank You for Coming," Directed by Karan Boolani, and written by Radhika Anand and Prashasti Singh. As the release date gets closer, she shared a special memory from the year 1991, of her first TV show’s muhurat shot! 

In a recent social media post, Ektaa R Kapoor posted a picture from a significant moment in her career in the year 1991. It's her way of saying thank you for the choices that led her to become a successful producer.

Ektaa R Kapoor's journey in entertainment has been impressive. She's known for making content that connects with people of all ages. "Thank You for Coming" is another example of her dedication to making good movies.

 "Thank You for Coming," explores themes like female friendship, the challenges single women face, and modern women's pursuit of pleasure and independence. Produced by Balaji Telefilms Limited and Anil Kapoor Film Communication Network Pvt. Ltd, "Thank You for Coming" will hit theatres worldwide on October 6th, 2023.

If you haven't yet watched the trailer, you can see it here....

Seerat Kapoor’s Music Video "Aao Na" with actor Aman Preet to release on Jackky Bhagnani's Jjust Music

Monsoon is aptly touted as the season of falling in love, in tandem with the feeling, Seerat Kapoor has made her debut as a singer for her upcoming music video Aao Na with Aman Preet Singh, Rakul Preets brother. Seerat who has been known for her prowess acting in Bollywood and Tollywood, is now adding another feather to her cap by showcasing her singing talent.

Seerat Kapoor has been sharing a few updates about her song on her social media and now as finally the song is released, we can see Seerat Kapoor and Aman Preet indulged madly in love. This romantic title track Aao Na is a heart-warming melody that will undoubtedly make audiences swoon with the enchanting chemistry between Seerat Kapoor and Aman Preet. Get ready to witness the love anthem of the year.

The song showcases an adorable imaginary love story of two lovebirds, where we can see Aman Preet as an established Photographer and Seerat Kapoor as a supermodel. Aman gets mesmerized with the beauty and charm of Seerat and falls in love and has a gala time with her imagining her as his girlfriend, but later releases that it's a dream. But the sequences used in this music video are very lovable and make you fall in love with this love anthem more and more.

Seerat Kapoor expressed her excitement about this new venture. She shared, "Debuting as a singer and as an actor in one project itself, has always been my dream and I'm thrilled that the universe has conspired it with ' Aao Na.' This song is incredibly special to me. I hope this song resonates with the audience and leaves a lasting impression."

Ishaan Khan, who joins Seerat Kapoor in lending his voice to the song, adds another layer of musical excellence to the project. His vocals, combined with Seerat's, soulful voice create a harmonious and unforgettable musical experience.

Post the release of the song " Aao Na" fans have just gone insane with this palpable chemistry between the duo. Seeing her stunning acting and soulful voice, makes you fall in love with this beauty even more. We can surely say that Seerat Kapoor has a melodious journey in the world of music. "AAO NA" is one debut that promises to leave a lasting impact and create beautiful memories for fans around the world.

The song is officially released on Jjust Music's Youtube handle. So, if you haven't watched this magic, go and witness it and fall in love with Seerat Kapoor and her voice.  Check out the song here now…|

Girish Dutt Shukla’s "Cold Blooded Love" is a gripping tale of secrets, betrayal, and redemption

Renowned author Girish Dutt Shukla invites readers on a thrilling journey into the depths of human psychology with his latest masterpiece, Cold Blooded. Love. In this riveting suspense novel, Shukla delves into the dark corners of the human soul, exploring themes of love, betrayal, and the consequences of past actions.

"Cold Blooded Love" introduces readers to the enigmatic character of Ziva, a woman scarred by her traumatic childhood and a dark secret that has haunted her for years. Shukla's evocative writing brings Ziva to life, allowing readers to empathize with her journey of self-discovery and redemption.

Girish Dutt Shukla said, “In 'Cold Blooded Love,' I invite readers to explore the labyrinth of human emotions, where every turn could lead to a dead end or a path to salvation. This book is more than just a thriller; it's a mirror reflecting the complexities and contradictions that lie within each of us. It's a journey I've taken alongside my characters, and I hope it's one that leaves readers questioning the very nature of love, trust, and redemption. We have exhausted the first print run of the book and are now running the second print.”

Shukla's storytelling prowess shines as he weaves a complex web of relationships, introducing readers to Ovya and Aadit, whose arrival in Ziva's life sets off a chain of events that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. The book explores the fragile bonds of friendship and the secrets that can tear them apart.

As the story unfolds, readers will be drawn deeper into a suspenseful narrative filled with unexpected twists and turns. The mystery deepens as Ziva receives cryptic notes, leading her to question the true nature of those around her. Detective Sarvin's investigation adds an additional layer of intrigue, keeping readers guessing until the very end.

Girish Dutt Shukla 's storytelling is both thought-provoking and emotionally charged. His exploration of complex characters and their motivations will leave readers pondering the choices we make and the consequences that follow.

To capture the essence of "Cold Blooded Love” explores the depths of human nature and the choices we make when faced with adversity. It's a tale of redemption, betrayal, and the fine line between love and obsession.

“Cold Blooded Love" is a must-read for fans of psychological thrillers and intricate character-driven stories. Girish Dutt Shukla 's latest novel promises an unforgettable reading experience that will keep you enthralled from start to finish.

For the unversed, Girish Dutt Shukla is a computer engineer by education and a digital marketer and content writer by profession. Before pursuing his passion for writing, he worked as a software engineer for two years. In June 2015, he left the job and started dabbling in writing and marketing. In his eight-year stint as a marketing professional, he has helped both established brands and start-ups to grow digitally with his writing skills and marketing acumen.

Girish is also a regular contributor to a variety of websites, magazines and newspapers, including The Pioneer, The Daily Guardian, ThoughtCatalog, SelfGrowth, Elephant Journal, Theravive, BestLifeOnline and HumanWindow, among many others. Through his writings, he has been promoting psychology and mental health. He has a proclivity for perceiving psyche and behaviour and hopes to study the subject further in the future.

Maroon in a Sky of Blue, his debut novel, was published in 2020. Amitabh Bachchan expressed his appreciation of the novel through a personal letter written to the author.

Sunday, September 24, 2023

ZEE Bioscope presents World TV Premiere of Superstar Kallu’s 'Kalyugi Brahmachari'

With Teej just passed by, Ganesh Utsav going on and Navratri on its way, the festival fervour is on an all-time high. While Lord Ganesha symbolises prosperity and wisdom, Teej seeks blessings of Devi Parvati for the wellbeing of husband & family, Navratra is the celebration of womanhood through the nine forms of Devi Durga. These celebrations are a heartfelt expression of devotion for millions of devotees who seek blessings from the Almighty. These cultural celebrations are deeply woven into the fabric of Indian art and entertainment, and this influence extends to the Bhojpuri film industry as well. The entire region is seeped into festive mood. This is also a time of togetherness where families unite to celebrate the merriment.

Taking inspiration from the spirit of festivity, your beloved Bhojpuri movie channel, ZEE Bioscope, orchestrates with movie titles that can be enjoyed with the entire family together. This weekend is no exception as the brand brings a special World TV Premiere of a family entertainer ‘Kalyugi Brahmachari’ featuring superstar ‘Arvind Akela Kallu’ and the gorgeous ‘Richa Dixit’ on 24th September at 6 pm on Jila Top Band.

The film centres around the journey of Rishi (Kallu) & Madhu (Richa) who love each other and eventually gets married. However, their life takes an unexpected turn Kallu claims Brahmacharya – a lifestyle of celibacy and self-control after marriage. A perplexed Richa is curious to find out the reason behind her husband’s unusual claim. While she struggles with this hard fact of life, fate adds on to her struggle with the entry of Bairagi Baba. She faces mysterious happenings in the house to an extent that she is believed to be possessed. Why did Kallu claim Brahmacharya? Who is Bairagi Baba? What connection does Kallu have with him? What are the mysterious happenings that Richa faces? Why is she believed to be possessed? Will Richa be able to gradually unveil the mystery with her intelligence? Will Kallu forsake his Brahmacharya for the sake of love? Will Richa be able to solve the mystery and win back her love?  To get answers to all your questions, watch Kalyugi Brahmachari only on Zee Bioscope on 24th September 2023, at 6 pm on Jila Top Band!

Talking about the television premiere of the film, Arvind Akela Kallu said, “Our film is coming on 24th September on Zee Bioscope and the only thing I would like to say about this film is that everyone believes in religion and faith, be it happiness or sorrow. People go to God, in this film also a boy is a devotee of Lord Shiva who gets trapped in the clutches of a Baba, who encourages him to follow celibacy. Under the pressure of his family, the boy gets married, now after marriage whether he follows celibacy or not and what will happen next in the film, you will know by watching this film. So watch our film Kalyugi Brahmachari on Zee Bioscope on 24th September at 6 pm, it will be a lot of fun, it has full fun and comedy, action and romance, watch it and give your love.

Friday, September 22, 2023

Snickers celebrates the upcoming cricket season with a Noobie twist

Mars Wrigley's best-selling chocolate bar, Snickers is hitting it out of the park with a humorous campaign that preps you for the upcoming cricket season. Building on its globally adored brand proposition of 'You're Not You When You're Hungry', the latest Snickers Noobie Mistakes perfectly captures the “out-of-sorts” fan moments solidifying its long-standing association with cricket.

Set to roll out in two phases, the campaign, ideated by DDB Tribal, unfolds the concept of making Noobie Mistakes with a quirky TVC. The films build on the cricket season fever by featuring excited fans in “out-of-sorts moments” making hilarious blunders. Bringing to life the unique brand proposition, Snickers presents itself as the ultimate solution to avoid such mishaps. As the season will be at its peak, the brand will keep the humor going with the launch of two new 10-second digital films giving consumers more instances of out-of-sort moments with Snickers to the rescue!

Speaking on the 360° campaign, Varun Kandhari, Director of Marketing and Customer Marketing, at Mars Wrigley India, said,” The fun brand proposition of Snickers, ‘You’re not you when you’re hungry’, has been globally loved by consumers. As the spirit of cricket season kicks in, the campaign aims to bring together the exhilaration of cricket fandom with a dose of unexpected comedy. The all-new TVC and the unveiling of Noobieverse gaming platform will elevate the entertainment of consumers across the country. Through this, we emphasize our relevance among the GenZ audience while continuing to inspire billion moments of happiness among the consumers. We are confident Snickers quirky celebration of the cricket season with its noobie take will deeply resonate with the audience.”

Speaking on the latest campaign, Iraj Fraz, Creative Head, DDB Tribal, said,” Ever 'called in sick' to your boss, only to foolishly post a picture of yourself watching the India-Pak match on Instagram? Noobie mistake! Maybe you just need a Snickers. After all, you're not yourself when you're hungry. So, this cricket World Cup season, Snickers launches a campaign that highlights the Noobie mistakes we make while trying to be the best fans and cheerleaders for our team.”

The campaign moves beyond entertainment and rolls out an online contest through a Noobieverse gaming platform on the Snickers India website. The contest engages consumers in a unique game of spotting Noobie Mistakes in situations related to cricketing fan truths daily to win exciting gifts and avail cashback, running for a period of eight weeks.

Keeping up the momentum, the Snickers bars have been especially curated for cricket fever with distinctive phrases such as ‘Stumped’ and ‘No ball’, available at the nearest stores and have a promo code that offers 100% assured UPI cashback on INR 20, INR 35 and INR 50 Snickers variants. Playing with hashtags like #NoobieMistakes, the brand aims to connect with a wider set of audience through two new digital-only TVCs.

The films are available in nine languages including Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil, and Telugu on both TV and digital platforms. Below is the link to the Hindi version of the TVCs.

You can catch the TVC here…

M Plus Beats unveils 'Koi Apna Nahi Hota' - The Heartbreak Anthem of the Season

M Plus Beats, the music studio that has set new benchmarks in a few days from its inception, launched the heartbreak anthem of the season titled - Koi Apna Nahi Hota. This captivating track features the talented duo of Gautam Gulati & Akshita Mudgal. Directed and composed by Vivek Kar; the songs have been sung by Harmaan Nazim, Dev Negi, Gul Saxena, and Romy.

M Plus Beats also raised a toast to the phenomenal success of its recent release, Jeet Ki Zubaan, starring the charismatic Karanvir Bohra. The song which was released 5 days back is garnering love and attention all over the country. The studio also announced their next song in collaboration with Zee Music titled Badnam Kiya Hai starring Mustafa Burmawala, son of Abbas from the Abbas Mustan director duo and actress Samidha.

The evening kicked off with an electrifying reception as fans gathered to catch a glimpse of their favorite stars. Dressed to impress, Karanvir Bohra, Samidha, and Akshita Mudgal made a dazzling entrance, setting the tone for a night of unforgettable moments. "Koi Apna Nahi Hota isn't just a song; it's an emotional journey," said Akshita Mudgal, her eyes reflecting the passion behind the lyrics. "Working with Gautam and the talented team at M Plus Beats was an absolute joy. We hope this song touches the hearts of listeners across the nation." Samidha, equally enthused, added, "Our song is about love and loss, and I believe everyone will find a piece of their own story in its lyrics. It's an honor to be part of this project." Actor Karanvir Bohra shared his thoughts on the occasion, stating, "It was a pleasure to collaborate with M Plus Beats. 'Jeet Ki Zubaan' is a special project, and I'm grateful for the love it received from our fans."

“M Plus Beats has captured the hearts of music lovers all across and very soon we are coming up with an OTT platform where fans can access their favorite content digitally. We aim to set new benchmarks in the creative space through quick adaptation and capturing the imagination of our audiences. Our vision is to provide world-class entertainment to our fans through our talented and creative teams” said the producers Ateev Singh, Amit Thakur, Nehaal Singh & Manish Verma in unison. The studio also announced that they have two feature films which are in the pre-production stage and a bigger announcement will follow soon.

M Plus Beats is a leading music studio known for producing hit songs that resonate with audiences worldwide. With a commitment to artistic excellence, M Plus Beats continues to create musical masterpieces that touch the hearts and souls of all music lovers.

Stay tuned to Films & TV World for much such updates and breaking news.

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Bollywood Icon Salman Khan Joins Gippy Grewal sets the stage ablaze at Maujaan Hi Maujaan Trailer Launch

The excitement reached its peak today as Bollywood superstar Salman Khan graced the trailer launch event of the much-anticipated Punjabi film Maujaan Hi Maujaan. Produced by Amardeep Grewal, this fun-filled extravaganza promises to be a rollercoaster ride of entertainment, and the presence of Salman Khan added a star-studded touch to the occasion.

Speaking about the film, the film is produced by sunshine productions. Gippy Grewal expressed his gratitude for the overwhelming support received from Bollywood stars. Salman Khan, in particular, took to Twitter recently to extend his best wishes to the "Maujaan Hi Maujaan" team. 

"Maujaan Hi Maujaan" is set to be a game-changer in the Punjabi film industry, promising a perfect blend of laughter, love, and entertainment. With Gippy Grewal leading the charge and Salman Khan's blessings, this movie is all set to win hearts and create a buzz not just in the Punjabi film industry but across borders. 

Salmam expressed that movies should aim to rise beyond the 100-crore budget threshold and explore the potential of the 500 to 600-crore range, enabling filmmakers to create even more spectacular and globally appealing cinematic experiences. 

Directed by the talented filmmaker Smeep Kang, "Maujaan Hi Maujaan" promises to be a heart-warming and hilarious journey that will tug at your heartstrings while leaving you in splits. The film features an ensemble cast led by the renowned Punjabi actor Gippy Grewal, the comedy king Binnu Dhillon, and ever versatile Karmjit Anmol.  It also stars Jimmy Sharma, Yograj Singh, Pakistani actor Nasir Chinyoti and beautiful actresses Tanu Grewal and Hashneen Chauhan. 

At its core, "Maujaan Hi Maujaan" explores the extraordinary lives of three brothers, each with unique challenges - one mute, one blind, and one deaf. Together, they embark on an unforgettable quest to find the right match for their sister. This heart-warming and laughter-inducing journey is sure to touch the hearts of audiences across the globe. 

Producer Amardeep shared his excitement for the film's release and added, "Maujaan Hi Maujaan is not just a film; it's a celebration of life and love. We are proud of the talented cast and crew who have brought this unique story to life. We hope this film resonates with audiences of all ages and backgrounds." 

The film's trailer has garnered support not only from Salman Khan but also from other renowned actors, including Sanjay Dutt, who shared the teaser on their Instagram platforms as a gesture of support. 

If you haven't yet watched the trailer, you can watch it here...