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WILD TIGER FINALLY ROARS INTO KERALA

Wild Tiger Rum which is India’s first and only Premium Rum was launched in Kerala recently. The made in Kerala brand was launched globally in 2016 and captured the fascination of International customers in 30 countries including UK, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Canada and even Caribbean countries like Barbados. The brand was introduced to the Beverage corporation and Consumer Fed shops in Kerala recently, and is now available across all the premium shops and bars in the state. The Brand is owned by a young Keralite entrepreneur, Mr. Gautom Menon, who is recognised by GQ Magazine as “50 most Influential Young Indian’s”. Wild Tiger Rum is produced in the family operated SDF Distilleries in Pampadi, Thrissur district, Kerala state.  It’s the most premium offer in the entire Rum range and is price at Rs. 1500 for a 750ml bottle.   Gautom Menon, the founder and owner of Wild Tiger shares that, “Consumers, especially the westerners and travellers love our product for its unique design and delectable taste. The brand has won many International awards for its Quality Taste and Attractive Packaging,  and now the response from recent launch in Kerala has been amazing”. The beautiful bottle is made from Velvet fabric which looks and feels like a real Tiger skin, and it grab’s attention in shops and bars. Every bottle also comes with a replica Tiger Claw. According to ancient Indian mythology it was worn to keep the evil away and symbolise “No Fear”. As we know the Tiger is a majestic creature which does not fear anything. Every bottle has a unique stripe design pattern just like each Tiger, making every bottle a unique collectible, souvenir and a great gift for consumers. The brand can be found at many leading duty free’s around the World including airports of Auckland, Singapore, Bangkok, Muscat, Sharjah, Barbados, Chile to name a few. It’s also available on leading cruise’s in Europe and Caribbean. Wild Tiger Rum is an ethical  and responsible brand too as it supports Tiger Conservation in South India. 10% profits are donated for Wildlife projects. Today there is only 2200 Tigers in the forests, this used to be around 40,000 few decades ago. The brand is committed to the cause and works with Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve and soon with Wayanad Tiger Reserve in Kerala. The company also employs and empowers 200+ village women who hand pack every bottle at their distillery in the state of Kerala, India. Many consumers do... read more

Indywood Talent Club Invites Entries For Global CSR Video Contest

Initiative to boost CSR activities Indywood Talent Club invites entries for global CSR video contest The winner will be rewarded with a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh and a plethora of opportunities to work in the global film industry including Hollywood Selected entries will be screened at 4th edition of Indywood Film Carnival which will be held at HITEX Convention Centre from 1st to 4th of December 2018 30th September is the last day for submission Hyderabad (03-07-2018): In an effort to create awareness about the importance of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) activities, Indywood Talent Club, a worldwide network of student clubs aimed at promoting art and culture and managed by Indywood Talent Hunt, has invited entries for international-level video contest based on CSR related themes. Hyderabad-headquartered Indywood Talent Hunt (ITH) is an ambitious initiative promoted by 10 billion US dollar Project Indywood. ITH is a premier national-level platform to discover creative talents in various artistic and cultural domains. A team comprising of 3 to 25 people can participate. The entries must be submitted on or before 30th September 2018. The videos can be made in any language but proper subtitles must be given. The submission fee is Rs 1,000. To register, log on to www.indywoodtalenthunt.com. The participants should make a CSR video on any one of the below mentioned subjects; Make in India, Swachh bharat, Prevention of child trafficking, Prevention of beggary, Environmental Sustainability, One day earning for charity, Rural health, Education/Career, Women empowerment, Religious harmony, Human resource/skill/efficiency development, Reducing child mortality, Hunger and poverty, Combating immune deficiency virus, Disaster relief activities and Socio-economic-infrastructure development. The winners will be rewarded with a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh and a plethora of opportunities to work in the global film industry including Hollywood. The selected entries will be screened during the fourth edition of Indywood Film Carnival (IFC 2018), to be held at HITEX Convention Centre from 1st to 4th December 2018. For more details, please visit; https://www.facebook.com/indywoodtalenthunt For enquiries, please contact; Ashiklal: +91... read more

Oscars 2019 : The Frozen Fire – Creates History, Becomes The First Sri Lankan Movie To Enter Mainstream Category

India-based All Lights Film Services (ALFS), a leading film consultancy company, is handling  the Oscar contention of the movie The strategic association between ALFS and Cinepro Lanka International will give fresh impetus to India-Sri Lanka bilateral relations Sri Lanka (04-07-2018): For the first time in the history of Sri Lankan film industry, a movie from the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, shall vie for Oscars 2019. The movie titled ‘The Frozen Fire’, directed by Anuruddha Jayasinghe, is the first Sri Lankan movie to enter in mainstream ‘Best Picture’ category of Oscars 2019, the officials revealed. The preview show of ‘The Frozen Fire’ was screened on Tuesday at the National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan movies have only entered twice in Oscars before this, that too in the ‘Best Foreign Language Film category. India-based All Lights Film Services (ALFS), a leading film consultancy company, is handling the Oscar contention of ‘The Frozen Fire’. ALFS has managed Oscar nominations of more than 14 Indian movies including the much acclaimed Ballad of Rustom, Kamasutra 3D, Pulimurugan, DAM 999 and Color of Sky. Indo-Lanka ties: Boost up collaboration in culture Commenting on the Oscar mission, Nisha Joseph, Manager of ALFS said that the entertainment industry is growing rapidly in Sri Lanka. “It is a great privilege to be associated with the Sri Lankan film industry. The Frozen Fire is our first project from the island and we are extremely excited to take this unique project to the Oscars. Sri Lankan cinema has a lot to offer the global audiences and we hope to associate with more movie projects for the international awards arena,” she said. Nisha, who is also the Artistic Director of All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) highlighted that India-Sri Lanka should strengthen collaboration in culture through promoting co-production movie ventures as well as tourism destinations. “There is immense potential for partnership in culture and knowledge exchange. Both governments (India and Sri Lanka) should come forward to tap the potential as early as possible. It is the need of the hour,” she added. About The Frozen Fire The movie is produced by Chamathka Pieris under the banner of Cinepro Lanka International.  Ariyawansha Dhammage is the script writer. Cinepro which is one of Sri Lanka’s top cinema and television production companies intends to promote the movie and showcase the island nation’s leap in filmmaking to a global audience. The movie’s plot follows the life of Wijeweera, his close associates... read more

FIFA World Cup 2018 : Indywood chalks out plan to screen live football matches in 4K format

FIFA World Cup 2018 : Indywood chalks out plan to screen live football matches in 4K format The mission of 10 billion US dollar Project Indywood is to promote football by utilizing the immense potential of entertainment industry  The match will be telecast in Dolby atmos 4K sound and visual quality Also, the telecast is being scheduled without affecting screening of movies Trivandrum (25-06-2018): A great news for football fans of Kerala. Aries Plex, one of the leading cinemas in the capital, will telecast major matches of 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup in  Dolby Atmos, 4K sound and visual quality. It is for the first time in the history of Kerala that a cinema theatre, equipped with international infrastructure and facilities is screening live football matches. “This is our gift to all the Keralites who love football. International football matches, if shown in 4K quality, will make the experience next to watching it inside the stadium,” said Sohan Roy, Founder-director of Project Indywood. “There aren’t many facilities available in Kerala for such screenings and hence we decided to telecast live matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup at Aries Plex in Dolby Atmos 4K sound and visual quality,” added Sohan Roy who is also the chairman and CEO of Aries Group, headquartered in UAE. Sohan Roy stated that theatres should find new ways to generate income. “Telecasting live sports matches can help the entertainment industry. Through GST, such telecasts will provide revenue to the state as well,” added the business magnet. Around 30 important World Cup matches will be telecast live at Aries Plex. Tickets are available at both the counter and on BookMyShow.com. Programming Head – Indywood TV  & Media Head- Aries Group of Companies Mob  :  + 91 95390 09983 Tel     :  + 91 484 4066666 Fax    :  + 91 484 4055561 Mail ... read more

Sohan Roy Gifts His Wife A 5 Crore Rolls Royce As Wedding Anniversary Gift

NRI tycoon Sohan Roy is the first Indian in the world to own Rolls Royce’s Cullinan He will present Rolls Royce’s latest model – Cullinan, the most premium luxury SUV, as a wedding anniversary gift for his wife The ultra modern SUV which offers luxury, dynamism and power will cost 3.25 US dollars. Dubai (11-06-2018): Good news from the multi-million dollar luxury car industry for all Indians to cheer and cherish. UAE-based NRI entrepreneur Sohan Roy, who is the Chairman and CEO of Aries Group, is the first Indian in the world to buy Rolls Royce’s latest edition – Cullinan, an ultra-luxury SUV, the first-of-its-kind manufactured by the legendary British car brand. The ultra modern SUV which offers luxury, dynamism and power will cost 3.25 US dollars. He is buying Rolls Royce Cullinan, the most premium luxury SUV, as a wedding anniversary gift for his wife. An elated Sohan Roy said “I have always been an admirer of Rolls Royce. I have been thinking of gifting something special to my wife Abhini Sohan on our 25th wedding anniversary, and was searching for something unique. The Cullinan met my expectations and I booked it straight away.” Abhini Sohan is the Managing Director of UAE-headquartered Aries Interiors.  She is currently co-producing the world’s second CSR movie titled ‘Aickkarakonathe Bhishaguaranmaar. Sohan Roy is a naval architect by profession and a film maker by passion. He is also the Founder Director of Indywood, a 10 billion US dollar initiative that aims to catapult the Indian movie industry into a global phenomenon in the next five years.  Aries Group, established in 1998, is one of the largest multinational conglomerates in the Middle East today. The group currently operates 47 companies in 15 countries across the globe. It has made its presence felt in areas such as oil and gas, marine, media, medical, entertainment and tourism. Named after the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever discovered, Cullinan sits between the Ghost and the Phanthom in Rolls Royce’s line up. Unveiled in May 2018, the heart of the SUV is a twin-turbocharged 6.75-litre V12 engine producing 563 hp of power at 5,000 rpm and 850 nm of torque at 1,600 rpm. The engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission providing a top speed of 250 km/h. Standing at 1,835 mm tall, 5,341 mm long, 2,164 mm wide and weighing in at 2,660 kilograms, Cullinan is a giant of an SUV. The Cullinan uses a permanent all-wheel... read more

Indywood Talent Hunt Announces National Short Film Competition

10 billion US dollar Project Indywood chalks out plans to promote young Indian talents Online registrations have been started and institutions can submit free registrations till 31st July Karnataka Film Chamber (KFF) to offer full support to Indywood Talent Hunt’s mission to promote young talents; The Film Chamber will act as a catalyst to provide opportunities in film industry Star Book Media joins hands with Indywood Talent Hunt 2018 as operations partner Bangalore (01-06-2018): The National-level short film competition under the aegis of Indywood Talent Hunt, an ambitious initiative promoted by 10 billion US dollar Project Indywood, will be held at Hyderabad from 1st to 4th December 2018. Anson IJ, COO of Project Indywood announced this at a press conference held here on Friday. “The fourth edition of Indywood Talent Hunt will be held as a part of the prestigious Indywood Film Carnival from December 1-4, 2018. The response to ITH 2017 was overwhelming, from more than ten thousand registrations we shortlisted three thousand talents from across the country for competitions. This year 27 competitions related to Cinema, Fashion, Music, Dance, Art, Film Making etc will be held. The winners will be rewarded with exciting prizes, cash award and entry to movies,” he said. Hyderabad-headquartered Indywood Talent Hunt (ITH) is a premier national-level platform to discover creative talents in various artistic and cultural domains. Karnataka Film Chamber pointed out that job opportunities galore in film industry however youngsters are not coming forward to tap the job potential in technical side. “Though film industry requires lot of talents, identifying right people is a gordian knot and we believe Indywood Talent Hunt will be able to deliver right talents for the industry. We will ensure that the talents selected through Indywood Talent Hunt will get enough opportunities,” Sara Govind, President of Karnataka Film Chamber said. On the occasion Indywood honoured Sara Govind for completing three years as the president of Karnataka Film Chamber “Our country is blessed with lot of talents. However, there is no suitable platforms to showcase their latent skills. Indywood Talent Hunt will be an ideal solution,” renowned Sandalwood model Aishwarya Prasad said. With an aim to provide more opportunities for youngsters to showcase their talents, Bangalore-based Star Book Media Pvt. Ltd, one of the leading casting, media and infotainment companies in the country, also has partnered withIndywood Talent Hunt as operations partner. Mukesh M Nair, Media Head of Aries Group of Companies and Programming Head of Indywood TV, Koushik B S, Young Kannada Director turned Art Director and Indywood Talent Hunt last year participant, Star Book Media CEO Gollakrishna, and Kannada actress... read more

Star Book Media and Indywood Talent Hunt Join Hands To Promote Young Talents

Hyderabad (24-05-2018): With an aim to provide more opportunities for youngsters to showcase their talents, Bangalore-based Star Book Media Pvt. Ltd, one of the leading casting, media and infotainment companies in the country, has joined hands with Hyderabad-headquartered Indywood Talent Hunt (ITH), a premier national-level platform to discover creative talents in various artistic and cultural domains. ITH will be held as a part of the Indywood Film Carnival, the flagship event of the 10 billion US dollar Project Indywood. As part of the agreement, Star Book will promote two national-level competitions of Indywood Talent Hunt 2018 (ITH 2018) – Still Photography and Short Film Making as Operations Partner. Announcing this officially, Golla Krishna, CEO of Star Book Media Pvt. Ltd., said “We will be handling the Operations, Jury Management and Online Promotions for two events under ITH 2018.” Indywood Founder Director Sohan Roy said “It is our privilege to associate with a prominent organization and we definitely believe that maximum youngsters will be benefitted. Indywood Talent Hunt has now become a stepping stone for young talents in the country to enter into films and other avenues of entertainment. Over twenty competitions will be conducted as part of Indywood Talent Hunt 2018, including the fashion pageant Mr and Miss Indywood.” The winners will be rewarded with a cash award of Rs. 1 lakh each besides an opportunity to enter the film industry. The competitions are managed by Indywood Talent Club, a network of student clubs from across the country, to promote arts and culture through events. The fourth edition of Indywood Film Carnival will be held at Hyderabad from December 1st to 5th 2018. The event shall comprise of the All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF), Indywood Film Market, Investors Meet, Excellence Awards and an array of entertainment programmes. Several celebrities, social influencers and delegates from the film, advertising and media industries will attend the ITH 2018. For more details, visit: Website: http://indywoodtalenthunt.com/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/indywoodtalenthunt/   Instagram:... read more

Aickkarakonathe Bhishaguaranmaar Movie Starts Rolling

 ‘Aickkarakonathe Bhishaguaranmaar’, world’s second CSR movie, is being produced by UAE-based Aries Group Prominent actors from the industry apart from twenty talents discovered through national-level auditions conducted by Indywood Talent Hunt are acting in the movie titled ‘Aickkarakonathe Bhishaguaranmaar’ The pooja of the movie was held on Saturday at Poongodu Mahadeva Temple in Aickkarakonam, Punalur The film will be shot at Varkala, Punalur, Ottapalam and will be completed in one schedule Kollam: (22-05-2018): The shooting of ‘Aickkarakonathe Bhishaguaranmaar’, produced by UAE-based Aries Group utilizing its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) fund has started. Leading NRI industrialist turned Hollywood director Sohan Roy spearheads Aries Group. The pooja of the movie was held on Saturday at Poongodu Mahadeva Temple in Aickkarakonam, Punalur. It is for the first time in the country’s history that a corporate is investing its CSR funds in movie production, besides utilizing the money in sectors such as education, healthcare, sanitation, poverty alleviation and calamity relief. Aries Group, one of the largest multinational conglomerates in the Middle East operates 47 companies in 15 countries from across the globe. The diversified group has presence in oil and gas, marine, media, medical, entertainment and tourism sectors. Actress Priyanka Nair, film director Boban Samuel and a host of prominent personalities from various walks of life attended the function.   ‘Aickkarakonathe Bhishaguaranmaar’ has marked the launch of Project Indywood’s ambitious plan to produce thousand regional movies in India in the next five years. Besides prominent actors from the industry, twenty talents discovered through the national-level auditions conducted by Indywood Talent Hunt will play important roles in the movie. Biju Majeed is directing the movie. The movie is being co-produced by Abhini Sohan and Prabhiraj Nadarajan under the banner of Aries Telecasting Private Limited. The script is written by K. Shibu Raj. PC Lal wields the camera while Biju Ram is composing the music. The editing work is done by Johnson Iringole. Anil Ankamaly is the production controller. The film will be shot at Varkala, Punalur, Ottapalam and will be completed in one schedule. Aries Group had earlier bankrolled the world’s first charity movie by a corporate titled ‘Jalam’. The movie starring Priyanka Nair in the lead was directed by M. Padmakumar and won numerous national and international accolades. The movie also got listed in Oscar shortlist under Best Picture, Original Score and Original Song (four songs) categories. mukesh.nair@indywood.co.in... read more

Sohan Roy Features In Top 100 Indian Business Owners 2018 By Forbes Middle East

Dubai (14-05-2018): UAE-based NRI industrialist Sohan Roy (http://sohanroy.com), Chairman and CEO of Aries Group has been featured in the coveted ‘Top 100 Indian Business Owners in the Arab World 2018’ list released by the Forbes Middle East. This is for the fourth consecutive year he has been featured in the top 50 count on the list. Under the astute vision and leadership of Sohan Roy, a naval architect turned Hollywood director, UAE-based Aries Group has grown exponentially. Aries Group (http://www.ariesgroupglobal.com), today, is one of the largest multinational conglomerates in the Middle East with 47 companies operating in 15 countries across the globe. The diversified group has presence in oil and gas, marine, media, medical, entertainment and tourism sectors. Commenting on the announcement, Sohan Roy said, “It is something special, a recognition for serving the UAE is precious and priceless. I thank the visionary rulers of Middle East for creating vibrant opportunities. NRI entrepreneurs played a crucial role in the development of the region by tapping the potential wisely and effectively. The UAE is the strategic business partner of India and bilateral trade may exceed 100 billion US dollar by 2020. It underlines deep relationship between the UAE and India. And I dedicate this success to my team and business partners.” He highlighted that as part of Vision 2020, the group will double its presence in marine, tourism and entertainment sectors in Middle East and India. Sohan Roy who is the Founder Director of Indywood (www.indywood.co.in) also spearheads Indywood consortium which is backed by 2,000 Indian billionaires and corporate. The 10 billion US dollar Project Indywood aims at initiating 10,000 new 4K projection multiplex screens, 1,00,000 Atmos 4K/2K projection home cinemas, film studios, animation/VFX studios and film schools conforming to international standards. Indywood TV positioned as 24/7 entertainment channel with special focus on movie centric programs and shows is another flagship venture of Indywood. Sohan Roy’s Hollywood directorial venture Dam999 movie had won many national and international accolades. Besides he pioneered the concept of building dual 4K multiplexes and Atmos home cinemas in less space. About Aries Group Aries Marine and Engineering Services established in 1998 is the flagship company of Aries Group. Aries Marine, an ISO certified naval architecture and marine engineering consultancy in Middle East, offers comprehensive range of technical consultancy and project management services to the maritime industry and ship owners worldwide. The group runs Aries Plex, Asia’s first dual 4K projection theatre, at Trivandrum, Kerala. The... read more

Indywood Talent Club announces International Short Film contest. Cash Prize: Rs. 1 Lakh

As part of the run-up to its 2018 edition, Indywood Talent Club, an affiliate organization of student clubs set up to promote art and culture under the umbrella of Indywood Talent Hunt, has announced the launch of entries for its international level short film contest. The first round will see the submissions be judged online, and the entries selected for the finals shall be judged and screened during the prestigious 4th Indywood Film Carnival, to be held at HITEX Convention Centre, Hyderabad, from December 1-4, 2018. The deadline for submissions is 24th October, 2018, and the contest carries a prize money of Rs. 1,00,000. Rules & Regulations: Team Size: Up to 25 members Submitted films can be made in any language, with proper subtitles provided. Deadline for first round applications: 6:00 pm IST on Wednesday 24th October 2018. For first Round any theme is applicable. Submission fee: Rs. 1000. Publishing of List of Finalists (Best 25 entries):  October 31st 2018 Final Round (Live Competition): Dec 1st to Dec 4th, HITEX Convention Centre, Hyderabad For the finals, teams will be provided with a theme related to “Indywood Film Carnival-18, 4th Edition”, during the opening ceremony on Dec 1st. Submission by finalists to be made on Dec 4th. Video will be screened during allotted timings (will be provided later) at allotted locations (will be provided later) within Hitex Exhibition Center, Hyderabad. Prize money of INR 1, 00,000 for the winning team Winners stand to also win an opening into the entertainment industry. Winning film will be screened at the Indywood film Carnival-4thEdition, 2018, and will receive free promotions through Indywood TV.   To register for the above event, visit www.indywoodtalenthunt.com or contact *Ashiklal: +91 7736301857* *Manaza: +91 9072315944* For more updates follow Indywood Talent Hunt on: *Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/indywoodtalenthunt/* *Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/indywoodtalenthunt2017/* Indywood Talent Hunt 2018 Indywood Talent Hunt (ITH) is the country’s premier showcase to discover creative talents in various artistic and cultural domains. Held as part of the prestigious Indywood Film Carnival, ITH has become a stepping stone for India’s young creative talents into films and other avenues of entertainment. Over 20 competitions will be conducted as part of ITH 2018, including the fashion pageant Mr and Miss Indywood. Several celebrities, social influencers and delegates from the film and entertainment industry are expected to grace the occasion as in the preceding years. Indywood Film Carnival 2018 Into its 4th edition, Indywood Film Carnival has been a platform to meet, connect and showcase the best... read more

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