Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation’s Film Festival 2016 – Mumbai

Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation’s  Film Festival 2016 – Mumbai Objectives : The Festival aims at providing a common platform for the cinematography of India to project the excellence of the film art; contributing to the understanding and appreciation of film cultures in the context of their social and cultural ethos. Date and Place : The 1st edition of Phalke Film Festival will be held  2016, in Mumbai, India. Rules : The festival programme is broadly divided into the following categories International Competition for Feature Films (Fiction Films with a duration of 80 to 130 minutes). International Competition for Short Films (Fiction Films with a duration of 7 to 20 minutes). iii.    Technical Workshops/Master classes/other Interactive & Academic sessions/Panel Discussions. vi. Film Bazaar Directorate of Film Festivals reserves the right to exclude films that are not in conformity with the philosophy and objective of the festival, or which could offend the feelings/ susceptibilities of any participating country, or are likely to promote discrimination of any kind. Pics Of Dada Saheb Phalke Film Foundation Awards 2016             International Competition : Films entered in the Competition MUST fulfil the following conditions: 1)    Films must be fiction, Feature length films not less than 80 minutes in duration and Short Films not less than 7 minutes in duration in original language soundtrack with English Subtitles. 2)    Entrants must agree that if their film/films win any awards, all screenings thereafter will acknowledge the Award(s) on the film itself. 3)    The competition will be held subject to the acceptance of a maximum of eighteen eligible films from different Languages. If selected for the Competition, the entrant/s – must provide a 35mm print or a DCP (Non-encrypted, DCI compliant-J2K Intrope or SMPTE in 24 fps) with EST for festival screenings – must agree that in case of winning an award they will provide the festival with a region free PAL DVD/ Blue ray copy of the film for archival purposes. 4)    The decisions of the jury will be taken by a simple majority of the members present and voting. The jury can evolve its own rules for assessment of the entries. 5)    Films in the official programme shall not be withdrawn from the festival programme before or during the event. 6)    The Festival proposes to have a maximum of 3 screenings per film. 7)    Classroom and advertising films are not eligible for participation in any section. The following prizes will be given... read more




Written & Directed by-Govind Mishra Produced by-Prashant Singh & Dream Movies Creation Dop-Rishabh Kaushik Editor-Parag Sharma Co-Producer-Satish Agarwal Cast-Maria Ivanova (Russian actor) & Dushyant Tripathi (About this film in english) She Came To India For The First Time But Didn’t Find A Single Indian! Shocked? If you feel proud to be an Indian, then this short film may prove you wrong! Because, sometimes, it feels that there are 20-25 more countries in our India and whenever we visit from one state to other, it feels that we have come to another country. And, unfortunately our integrity is seen only at the time of any national calamity, or in a terrorist attack only. This foreigner visited India for the first time and when she takes an auto-rickshaw to reach at the airport, on her way the driver asks her how did she feel after coming to India. She said that she met everyone but did not find any Indian, here!     (About this film in hindi) “Say I’m an Indian” ek aisi film hai, jo aap ko sochne pe majbur kar degi, ek foreigner delhi airport ke liye auto pakadti hai, auto wala us se poochta hai ki delhi kaisi lagi madam, to wo kahti hai ki bahut accha, ye sun auto wala khush hota hai, fir wo poochta hai ki hamara india kaisa laga. Phir wo kahti hai bahut accha, maza aa gaya, wapas apne desh ja ke india pe ek book likhegi, ye sun auto wala ko proud feel hota hai. Phir jab wo poochta hai ki kaise lage mere Indian bhai wo kahti hai ki use koi Indian nahi mila yahan pe jab wo maharastra gayi to Marathi mile, bihar gayi to bihari, Gujarat gayi to gujarati, Punjab gayi to Punjabi, par koi Indian nahi mila. Ye sun auto wala shoked ho jata hai, wo us se kahta hai ki madam aap apne book mein ye mat likhna ki aap ko yahan koi Indian nahi mila, next time jab aap india aaoge tab ek Indian zaroor milega, ye sun wo muskurati hui chali jaati hai. Ji haan ye hamare india ki bahut badi problem hai, jab hum ek state se dusre state jate hain, to hamare saath aisa behavekiya jata hai, jaise hum kisi dusre desh mein aa gaye ho, jab bhi koi hum se pehli baar milta hai to naam to dur ki baat hai, pehle kahta hai, bhai kahan se ho, agar issi... read more

“M Cream” to hit silver screens on July 22nd, 2016

After garnering 10 awards and immense critical acclaim internationally, Agneya Singh’s “M Cream” is all set to hit silver screen on July 22nd, 2016. The film features Imaad Shah, Ira Dubey, Auritra Ghosh, Raaghav Chanana, Barry John, Tom Alter, Lushin Dubey and Beatrice Ordeix and is set on a journey of motley crew of university students in pursuit of a mythical form of hash, confronting a series of encounters that begin to unravel the myriad realities of rebellion. Very clearly the film is targeted towards the youth and is about the complexities the urban youth in the country. In anticipation of the upcoming release, writer/director Agneya Singh commented, “M Cream is a film that seeks to capture the pulse of today’s youth. It follows the wild road trip adventure of four friends in search of a mysterious and fabled drug guaranteed to give the ultimate high. Through this journey, the film raises topical and pressing issues that intimately concern the youth of today and in particular raises the question, ‘what does it mean to be a rebel or a revolutionary?’. It’s a unique film for India and has raised a lot of eyebrows on account of the drug use, sexual content and politics. We are beyond elated that the film will finally hit cinemas in India and reach the audience it was made for.” M Cream is written and directed by Agneya Singh and is produced by Vindhya Singh and the film will be distributed in India by PVR... read more

Indian hues at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2016 Doha

Indian hues at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2016 Doha Samant Chauhan, Neeta Lulla and Lokesh Sharma represents India at MBFWD At Mercedes Benz Doha Fashion Week Indian talent was at its peak. The three day event was held at Shangri-La Hotel Doha and it celebrated crossover of International culture, The whose who of Fashion, Entertainmenr industry graced the event. From India Choreographer Lokesh Sharma graced the event and did the show direction. He was the only choreographer attednding and executing shows from India. Along with him Designer Samant Chauhan showcased his marvelous Rajputana collection inspired by Rajsthan at the event. His collection ranges from pristine white to brown and crimson along with shades of golden and greyalso it was royal mix of ivory and embellishments! Apart from Samant ace designer Neeta lulla’s vibrant Bridal Wear collection in red and green was also  showcased at the event. Organiser Rahat Mansoor Ali was also present at the do.     While talking about the Event Lokesh Sharma said ” it feel privilged to be part of this event for the second consequative season” Samant Chauhan said “It feels great to be part of this... read more

Bollywood and Critics goes all praise for Rohit Pathak ‘Khel Toh Ab Shuru Hoga’

New Year has surely started on a good note for Rohit Pathak as he has been critically applauded for his recently release Khel Toh Ab Shuru Hoga and has also been lauded by his contemporaries. Rohit Pathak has impressed his fans once again with his performance in the latest release, Though audience and celebrities praised the acting skill. According to the reviews, the film had a decent story but it failed to provide a gripping experience. Rohit Pathak Twitter and Facebook timeline was full of applaud and praises. Rohit replied everyone personally to all the messages that have been pouring in. It’s very rare in Bollywood some negative character get this kind of love and response from audience and Critics. One of audience wrote on Rohit Timeline ‘I fond in love with Villain’. He took the script on another level through his hard work and powerful performance as audience stared clapping in one of the climax scene when he entered to loot the bank.  ... read more

“Make your film in UP” policy showcased at Cannes

Uttar Pradesh is all set to mark in International market as after Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s new film policy “Make your film in UP” which has drawn many film producers to the state. And now after creating buzz and waves in Bollywood, Uttar Pradesh’s film policy emerging a new destination for filmmakers, the state government is promoting its cinema policy at the Indian pavilion of Cannes International Film Festival. The UP Film Development Council promoting its cinema policy to all well-known producers and directors of the World. Many Producer and director have shown their keen interest in UP state. Countries like Canada , France , UK, USA has expressed their desire to work in the state.  This is the first time for Uttar Pradesh to attend any film festival and they are looking forward to partner with foreign filmmakers through their film development council for co-producing movies that will be shot in the state.   Uttar Pradesh Film Development Council member, Mr. Vishal Kapoor met US, UK , Netherlands and Europe ‘s top filmmakers Reshen Lewis Smith , Christopher , Robert and Martin who came into the Indian pavilion to gain information about the UP policy for the new films.  Vishal Kapoor said, ” “UP’s participation in the international film festival will enhance the state’s image at the global platform. This will not only attract foreign tourists to UP but also increase job opportunities”. Vishal also formed that the new hub of filmmaking credit goes to UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, who not only understood the potential in this area but also prepared to its consistent policy. Thus, the result is outstanding and world cinema is changing attitudes towards the state. “There is tremendous scope to develop UP as an attractive movie shooting destination”, Vishal... read more

“Film in Georgia” presented at Cannes festival exhibition

Georgia who is rugged with its beautiful mountain scenery and the spectacular Black Sea coastline along with historic capital, the city has a vast array of cinematically attractive locations to entice International filmmakers and It seems that movie producers from Bollywood and Hollywood started taking note, for the Caucasus country offering to them. Recently at ongoing one of the most celebrated and influential Cannes International Film Festival hosted where Georgian stand for the newly launched government program- “Film in Georgia”. As Cannes provide a unique platform for the Georgian government, filmmakers and producers to once again acquaint international audience with high filming potential in Georgia and invite them to open up Georgia as a new filming destination in Eastern Europe offering 20-25% cash back on qualified expenses incurred in the country, a fusion of amazing locations, qualified crew, one stop shop principle for production services and much more. The government has already started an aggressive marketing campaign for “Film in Georgia” program and among primary markets are India, US, China, France and Italy. Respectively during Cannes festival Indian producers had another chance to meet Georgian party and receive detailed information on the program. In fact, India was the first market where Ms. Ketevan Bochorishvili, vice minister of Economy and Sustainable Development paid a visit to introduce the new cash rebate system and a number of profound Indian producers held meetings with the government representative. The Georgian Government organized the get-together party where a lot of delegation found Georgia as a very attractive and comfortable for film-shooting due to its compressed geographic landscape where high mountains, lowlands, and sea landscapes all are available at a short distance. Bollywood, Hollywood, and French producers were some of the film industry experts who recently came to Cannes to learn more about the Government of Georgia’s initiative to stimulate the local film sector by offering favorable conditions for local and international filmmakers. Managing Director of World News Network Satish Reddy was seen discussing the upcoming projects with Mr David and his Georgian team, Davis said, “It has been a very good experience as we are getting Cannes as a huge platform for our newly launched government program and as Indian pavilion is very near so many Bollywood producers keen to work with Georgia. Others who were present at the event was Mr. Vivek Chib who is the line producer from Paris and was seen interacting with Georgian officials. Enterprise Georgia already enjoys the first... read more


Jairush Entertainment & Wadia Productions launch the Poster & Trailer of their Hindi film ” PROJECT MARATHWADA” in presence of cast & crew and media .The trailer showcases a very sensitive issue faced by nation today about farmer suicides.It captures the painful sentiments of the poverty stricken families and shows the extent to which these people are forced to budge. Veteran actor “Om Puri” portrays the character of Tukaram in this film has been show cased as distressed farmer in the trailer,  whose conducting his son last rituals who commits suicide and is in hapless situation. Each moment highlights the grave loss and the helplessness of the people living in the village with zero hopes . But the twist in the story develops after ” Om Puri ” decides to end his life as he fails in all the attempts of getting any help from the corrupt system . The film also stars Seema Biswas,Govind Namdeo, Dilip Tahil, Farrah Kedar, Caroll, Kunal Seth , Rahul Patel . Om Puri is the highlight of the film while Farrah Kader”:s performance is very good.       Film is Produced by Prakash Patel , Jigna Patel, Jay Prakash Patel,  Co-produced by Niraj Patel, Parful Patel, Sandip Patil, Sadiva Khan, Bhavin Wadia & Eagle Eye Entertainment.Written & Directed by Bhavin Wadia , DOP Archit Patel, Background Music Sanjoy Chowdhary. Jairush Entertainment & Wadia Productions strongly believe that levering this issue on such a big platform will bring forth the true crisis situation of the farmers being faced in our nation and wake up the dormant government to help the fateful farmers of our nation . The film is all set for Release on 3rd June, 2016 across India... read more


Dance Guru Sandip Soparrkar is training Bigg Boss 8 contestant Sonali Raut and internationally acclaimed Dunno Y fame actor, Yuvraaj Parashar for a passionate salsa dance number for the most awaited web series, Love Life & Screw Ups!!! Sandip Soparrkar who rarely choreographs for films, agreed to be part of this song as he fell in love with the concept of the series. Also the vibrant energy of both the actors inspired him to compose some really difficult but fresh and never seen dance steps for both of them. According to the writer and director Kapil Kaustubh Sharma, it is an intense romantic and passionate salsa dance number, which leads to love making between Sonali and Yuvraaj. In the series, Yuvraaj is playing a salsa dance teacher and Sonali his student. Sonali, who debuted in films with Himesh Reshamiya’s Exposed is very excited to join the ensemble cast of this series. Yuvraaj has been under rigorous weight training, as in this song he is going to bare his torso.   Incidentally, yesteryears diva, Zeenat Aman is making her debut on digital with this series. It also stars Mita Vashisht, Dolly Thakore, Kapil Kaustubh Sharma, Diandra Soares, Sushant Divgikar, Akshay Sethi along with new faces Vibhoutee Sharma, Sezal Sharma, Rj Shadab Khan, Shipra Kasana, Mahi Sharma, Ashish Khatri, Ashish Sachdeva, Umesh Pherwani, Riyaz Qureshi and Ruchita Tahiliani. Music is by Nikhil Kamath. Bappi Lahiri has composed a peppy track for the series. It is a feel good romantic comedy about relationships. The look is grand and glamorous. It is Bollywood’s first web series with huge production values and popular actors. In the social networking sites, there is already a curiosity about it. The first look of the series will be launched in New York in... read more

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