Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 6: Abhishek Ray was launched by Gulzar Sahab in groundbreaking albums. His recent collaborations with the talented Bollywood singer Anwesshaa has caught on like wildfire amongst the audience crossing millions of views. The grand music videos of these cinematic songs, namely Reshmii Dhaagey and Bismil, were shot deep in the unexplored river valleys, rhododendron forests, and apple orchards of the Kumaon Himalayas.
Known for contributing to the original music of famous Bollywood films like Paan Singh Tomar, Welcome Back, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster, I am Kalam, etc. Abhishek continues his original album legacy creating one video song every month for his YouTube channel exclusively for music lovers. Abhishek is also a recent recipient of the national Mirchi Music Awards for best non-film songs.
“We went far and wide with a large film unit to shoot these exquisite music videos so that people locked at home due to Covid get to experience some spectacular landscapes,” says Anwesshaa. She is well known to have sung in multiple Indian languages apart from delivering Bollywood hits in films like Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo, Raanjhnaa, Golmaal Returns etc.
“It feels amazing whenever a good composer gives me some of his finest melodies. What our senses can capture, gadgets can’t fully. But still, these videos have managed to bring a slice of the grandeur of the Himalayas. The more the audiences incline towards independent music, the more empowered artists would feel as this is a space you can own if you have overflowing courage & talent,” she adds.
Abhishek Ray, who’s both the composer & video director of the two songs, feels that independent music is the future in the post COVID era. When people cannot go to theatres anymore to enjoy large songs on the big screen, it is important to give them the same experience sitting at home through cinematic music videos. Keeping that in mind, Abhishek has been religiously producing one single a month with the icons of Bollywood like Shreya Ghoshal, Sonu Nigam, Shaan, Hariharan, Kavita Krishnamurthy and others. Abhishek Ray has collaborated with four generations of artists, starting from Gulzar Sahab, Asha Bhonsle to younger voices like Bhoomi Trivedi, Pratibha Baghel, Neeti Mohan. He feels that the world needs original melodies and fine voices to break the clutter of versions and covers.
Anwesshaa adds, “Abhishek Ray intricate compositions are original & lyrically rich as he is very particular about which writers he’ll work with. Reshmii Dhaagey wouldn’t be possible without Avinash Tripathi Ji’s poetry. I enjoyed recording Bismil equally, if not more. Abhishek Ray’s tune, arrangements and his and Syed Gulrez’s lines transport me to a different time zone.”
“Anwesshaa is one of the finest and most accurate singers of Bollywood today, and after having worked on a dozen songs with her, there are many more of our singles coming up to enchant you soon,” says Abhishek.
Abhishek Ray is also known worldwide for being the creator of Sitabani Wildlife Reserve, India’s first private wildlife reserve with a tiger presence. He was recently awarded Swabhiman Bharat for his extraordinary contribution to wildlife conservation. A large part of these music videos has been shot around the reserve.
Watch the song at: https://youtu.be/UAJDFtXkHbQ
Vinay Ram Tiwari, Business Head, Mac Music
September 1: Some songs or melodies are so close to us that no matter where you are, you’ll instantly drop everything to sing along. People forget about these songs, but the magic remains as soon as people hear them. It takes them back down to memory lane.
Vinay Ram Tiwari, Business Head of Mac Music, believes, “I am not against the recreating the tracks, but the tracks being recreated are already trendy composition. He strongly points out the shortage of magical compositions and soulful writing, But investing in melodies and superior lyrics can lead towards a very bright future for the music labels.
Based in London and operational globally, Mac Music is a bridge between past and present. Vinay Ram Tiwari’s Mac Music is his dream venture, and the business operations are purely based on the motto of public engagement. Vinay Ram, himself a composer, comes from an Indian classical musician’s family and worked in many films like Tum Bin, Chor or Chand, Hum tumahre hai Sanam etc. also worked with many renowned singers like lata Mangeshkar, Ghulam Ali sahib, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and many more vows to bring back the long lost melodies to everyone through his work and operations at Mac Music/ Mac Global Media.
Mac Music is the label and channel solely for people with a voice and people having diverse choices in the music. Mac music is also planning a new era of music with Ghazalz, semi-classical, Pop Albums. Etc. The idea of Mac Music is to help people relive the glorious past of Bollywood and bring to them the same emotions that once made the Bollywood music industry one of the best in the world. Music is the food for the soul. Mac Music believes that the soul deserves the right kind of food such that it grows efficiently, and what better than classic melodies.
A lot of humble thought is behind the operational activities of Mac Music. Vinay Ram says, “To my understanding, any venture should have a strong “why.” Is that to serve personal or societal purposes, and if the aim is greater wellbeing, then how is that aim being fulfilled.”
Guided by these aims and values, Mac Music is planning to release yet another soulful music that will bring back the vigour and passion of yesteryear to the new generation.
In the end, Vinay Ram Tiwari says, “Mac Music only aims to create something original, to put up with the impression in the industry which can never fade away.”]]>
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 1: Produced by renowned producer and distributor Shri Mamidala Srinivas under the banner of Movie Max, “Street Light” is all set to hit the theatres in Telugu and Hindi. The film’s teaser is out, which is being liked a lot, and now its trailer will be launched soon. The film has also got a censor certificate.
Please note that this is an original Hindi movie and not dubbed from Telugu to Hindi, with a certificate for trade.
The film stars Tanya Desai, Ankit Raj, Kavya Reddy and senior hero Vinod Kumar. The producers have also come up with the slogan ‘Save theatres’ to release their films in theatres.
Producer Mamidala Srinivas says, “Hindi audiences always love something new. Crime, love, romance, family emotions are part of this message-oriented film. The film’s background is based on how criminal thoughts and sexual perversions change, especially with the events taking place in the dark under the Street light.
This revenge drama is a suspenseful retaliation for how a young woman enjoys her crime life and plays with the lives of innocent people. The film shot simultaneously in both Telugu and Hindi has got the censor certificate. Director Vishwa Prasad worked very hard. Thanks to the audience for supporting the teaser.
“Although we have a company called Movie Max, OTT, we wanted to release our film in OTT before they introduced us to a lot of people. But OTT provides a livelihood for only a few,” Shri Mamidala Srinivas commented.
“I humbly request everyone to release their films in theatres considering the current situation with the idea that the same theatre will provide a livelihood to many people. Also, for my part, we are releasing our film in theatres so that the slogan ‘Save theatres’ can start with me,” he further added.
The film came out well. Celebrating post-production milestones, the movie “Street Light” has got censored in Hindi and will soon get a Telugu censor. The trailer is coming soon. After its theatrical release, ‘Street Light’ will be released in OTT. He said that I sincerely want the audience to embrace our film.
Tanya Desai, Ankit Raj, Senior Hero Vinod Kumar, Chitram Srinu, Dhanraj, Shakalaka Shankar, Ishwar, Kavya Reddy, Vaibhav, Konda Babu, Sai Kirtana, Dr Paramhamsa, Pavitra, Balaji Nagalingam are notable in the main cast in this film.
Vishwa, produced by Mamidala Srinivas, direct the film, DOP Ravi Kumar, music composer Virinchi, Editor Shiva, Art Director S Srinivas, Fight Master Nikhil, Choreographer Paul Master and Studio U&I.]]>
Viruss, Brown Gal & Ayush
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 30: A new song titled ‘Diamond ka Haar’ is catching a lot of eyeballs lately for having several influencers in its video, including Deepesh, Azhan Memon, Almaz Khan, Aasheer Khan, Husena Khan, Nawab Kewar, Tanu Jain, Javed Khan, Shubham Verma and the lead model Sana Khan. Produced by Acme muzic and Anup Kumar production in association with TIKI, the song was released on the Acme Muzic YouTube channel two days back.
Singer Viruss, who has given his voice to the hit track beside Brown Gal and Ayush Talniya, revealed its idea to cast multiple influencers in a single music video. “It was Anup Kumar Paaji who made it possible. We were planning to shoot this song, and Anup Paaji was in touch with the TIKI India team. TIKI ran a competition back in February, in which ten teams with ten influencers each competed to be a part of this music video,” said the ace singer and rapper.
Describing the song, Viruss said that ‘Diamond ka Haar’ has an amazing vibe to it. It has a modern groove with a folk touch that will definitely give you a happy feel and make you dance.
While shooting in Chandigarh for the song, Viruss said, everyone enjoyed it to their fullest. “It was an amazing experience working with the whole team of Tru makers who directed the video. We also had a lot of fun during the shoot. Sana did a great job and looks absolutely gorgeous in the video. As far as other influencers are concerned, they took it to another level with their dance moves,” he added.
Describing their experience of working with the team of ‘Diamond ka Haar’, fellow singers Brown Gal and Ayush said, “Working with people who are dedicated to the art and take their work seriously is always amazing. The same was the case with ‘Diamond keHaar’. Every person who was part of this song – from the music team to the technicians, artists etc. – gave their best to make it successful. Though everyone worked really hard, there was always an atmosphere of fun and frolic on the sets. It’s one of the most memorable experiences for us.”
The music of the song has been made by Ullumanati. Soon, Ullumanati is coming up with many new songs featuring popular faces.]]>
Munaf Baluch and KK Binojee
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 1: Sara Film Factory has ventured into Bollywood with KK Binojee directed raw, rustic and realistic, multiple award-winning film Crime Factory which dropped on MX Player, Hungama Play and Vodafone movies & Television Network on 27th of August 2021. The film got immense acclaim and has won eight awards and seven official selections at various film festivals in 2020-2021.
After winning praises from critics, the film is reaping accolades from movie goers for its engaging content, hard-hitting dialogues, terrific performances, songs, background music, and sound design. Crime Factory was shot in real locations of slums with the barest possible minimum crew on a very tight budget, but it never compromised on content and entertainment. It definitely is an ode to independent filmmaking, as the makers say. The acclamation from the normal movie-loving population goes on to prove that in today’s world, content is king. Producers Munaf Baluch and Sanjog Singh said that they did expect this tremendous response from the public, and it didn’t come as a surprise to them because that’s the same feeling they experienced when they watched the preview of their film. They said they believed in Director KK Binojee, his talent, passion and dedication, and now it’s for the world to notice the same. Writer-Director KK Binojee, who has written the story, screenplay, dialogues and lyrics, said that filmmaking is never a one man’s job. He attributed the film’s success to the cast and crew. Binojee repeatedly says that the script and the cast are the two most important pillars on which a good film stands, and everything else adds to the elevation of storytelling in films.
The makers want to take the film to the maximum possible number of people worldwide and are in talks with various OTT and DTH platforms for its release online. They said the film would be streaming on at least ten platforms worldwide in the coming days.]]>
Mumbai, August 30: Singer Raj Pandit, who was earlier in the headlines for his single Vibe, is back with yet another interesting single, Gallaan Teriyaan, along with popular singer Jonita Gandhi. It is penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya and composed by Salim-Sulaiman. The song is streaming on Merchant Records.
In the music video, Raj and Jonita are seen doing long-distance conversations through the phone, making it a perfect romantic anthem for lovers in long-distance relationships.
Elated singer Raj Pandit says, “Honestly, this is a dream team for me! I’ve had the fortune of singing for the lethal musical combination of Salim – Sulaiman & Amitabh Bhattacharya a few times now, including my very first film song. And to finally collaborate with Jonita on a track after knowing and working with her for so many years was the icing on the cake! She has been a very dear friend and someone I look up to as an artist too. It was an incredible experience, and we hope to make a lot more music together in the future.”
Composer Salim Merchant says, “Gallaan Teriyaan is a beautiful ballad with an R&B vibe. It’s a duet where I wanted both the voices to blend together with a bit of Indian touch. Raj and Jonita are a perfect combo who understand the genre & have a great relationship, both personally and musically. I’m very fond of both of them as people and singers. They were just awesome. Also, It had been a while since Amitabh wrote for us, and Gallaan Teriyaan was a perfect reunion.”
Singer Jonita Gandhi shares, “Raj and I have known each other for a very long time now, through Salim & Sulaiman. We’ve even performed a lot together and have always had an awesome vibe, whether it’s in the studio or on stage. So I’m really excited about this beautiful collaboration because it showcases something that we’re both good at: the funky style of music and the Indian nuances of singing. I’m so glad that Salim & Sulaiman brought this incredible team together for Gallaan Teriyaan.”
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/BLqJ1V7cSmE]]>
Ahmedabad, August 28: Speaking to the media at the special screening of the Hindi Film “CHEHRE”, the producer Mr Anand Pandit showed great concern about the Entertainment Industry future after the pandemic. While speaking to the media, he said; Bollywood and the entertainment industry have always seen an incredible journey in India. It has consistently reached the next level in talent, technology, theatrical experience, and digital platforms like OTTs. Maybe much more will come in the future. He said; with human life, entertainment will never die. Entertainment is always going to be in demand. Since the pandemic, we have seen significant growth in OTT vertical, which will have no adverse effect on theatres demands. Instead,
OTT will be there, and both will probably complement in terms of audience choice. OTT is the retailing of the Entertainment industry, which has given so many new formats in the entertainment and new talent. Every talent has a reasonable chance to showcase their work and ability, and there is a vast audience waiting for some innovations in the Entertainment industry.
Speaking about his 51st film “CHEHRE” under Mr. Anand Pandit Motion Pictures, he said, “Mr. Amitabh Bachchan has not charged us a single rupee on this project. In fact, as I wish, I wanted to do the film with Mr. Bachchan. Still, we never got the right script. One day, Amitabh Ji called me and said, I have a story and script ready if you can produce the film. I was like, this is the best moment of my life, and the project started. Though, with the pandemic effect for us, we had a tough time. Still, with all the hard work of the entire team, the project was completed with success, and the film is releasing this Friday, 27th August.”
Chehre is a Hindi language mystery thriller film directed by Rumy Jafry with production by Anand Pandit Motion Pictures and Saraswati Entertainment Private Limited. Starring Mr. Amitabh Bachchan and Mr. Emraan Hashmi as leads. The film features Krystle D’Souza, Rhea Chakraborty, Siddhanth Kapoor, Annu Kapoor, Dhritiman Chatterjee, and Raghubir Yadav in other pivotal roles. Mr. Bachchan is in as a lawyer, while Hashmi is in as a business tycoon. The film is releasing on 27th August 2021.]]>
August 26: Synopsis:
Dhan Dhatudi Patudi is about peaceful village where people live happily but the day, they all saw a dream to become a millionaire overnight the greediness and confusion in chase of the money run creates the fun ride with laughter every moment.
Producer Pragnesh Malli says this is the first movie of their five-movie projection in coming 2 years, “we have big plans to venture in to making meaningful Gujarati Cinema and this is the first project we are starting with, more 4 films are yet to be announced soon. This will help the entire Gujarati Film Industry and people associated with the industry.
The film teaser got released on 22nd August.
Teaser link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC-ZrKFZnlo
Cast and crew details:
Writer & Director: Sunny Kumar
Producer: Pragnesh Malli
Cast: Sanjay Chauhan, Jahnavi Chauhan, Jetendra Thakkar, Chetan Daiya, Hemang Dave, Akash Zala, Jitu Pandya, Dr Amit Galani, Ridham Bhatt, Deepa Trivedi, Urvashi Harsora, Rahi Rathore Bhavesh Nayak
Music: Maulik Mehta & Anwar Shaikh
Production House: Gujarati Film Industry
Co-produced by: Trupti Jambuch&DipalSheth
Film is releasing this November.]]>
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 26: As the pandemic restrictions are lowering, the Punjabi Film Industry is getting back on track. Back to back new releases are on the screen, and one most talked about is Rajan Batra of Batra Showbiz Production, produced horror-comedy “Kutte Fail”. The film was released under the Friday Fun Records Banner on 19th August 2021. The film features Jashn Agnihotri, Sanjan Kapoor, Rajat Saini and many more.
Indu Sarkar fame actress Jashn Agnihotri is excited about the films after receiving excellent reviews on the trailer’s release a few days back. She is a well known Indian and Punjabi Film actress, model and television host in multiple shows. Jashn Agnihotri first came into the limelight, featuring in Madhur Bhandarkar’s film Indu Sarkar’s song “Yeh Pal” in 2017.
Her career in the film industry took place from then on, and she started doing cameos in movies like ‘Genius’ 2018 and ‘Why Cheat India’ in 2019. She has also acted in many Bollywood and Punjabi music videos like ‘Ab Teri Baari’ with Ayushman Khurana & Naezy, Punjabi video ‘Fall’ with Prince Narula, superhit Punjabi video ‘Deewangi’ by T-Series & others like ‘Dubaiwale’, ‘Damdaar Boy’, etc. Jashn Agnihotri made her debut with the role of Titular in ‘Chan Tara’ in 2018. She played a double role in this movie. Later she was also featured as the lead actress ‘Mehak’ in 2020 in a Punjabi movie, ‘Jagga Jagravan Joga’.
Jashn Agnihotri started her career in the film industry as a model, doing more than 100 print ads and TV commercials for several big brands. She also hosted the TV Show ‘No 1 Dramebaaz’ on E24 and then switched to making a career in acting in the Bollywood and Punjabi Film Industry.
Apart from making her career in the Bollywood and Punjabi film industry, Jashn Agnihotri has also featured in several web series. Her debut in the web series was as a lead actress in Alt Balaji and Zee 5’s release ‘Xxx Uncensored season 2’. She played the role of ‘Alka’ in the series ‘Sampoorna Rishta’ and has done important roles in Zee 5, and Alt Balaji produced web series like ‘Brahma’ and ‘Fixer’ respectively.
‘Kutte Fail’ is a comedy horror film featuring a story of three friends and a ghost. After receiving great reviews on the film’s trailer, Jashn Agnnnihotri is very excited about the film’s success. For 2021, she is also looking forward to the release of another Punjabi film. She recently finished shooting and 3 Hindi web series, for which she completed the shooting earlier this year.]]>
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 24: Crime Factory film was completed in all aspects in the 1st week of March 2020 and was in the film festival circuit; both national and international, from April 2020 to April 2021, and has won seven awards, two nominations and six official selections.
The film is shot in actual locations in the slums to lend utmost authenticity to the backdrop of slums. The film’s colour and tint are on the lines of various international films based on slums like The City of God, Trash, etc., which are warm and rustic. These colours provide the necessary rustic backdrop and elevate the characters’ raw mood and characterizations. It also provides an international indie look to the overall feel of the film.
All the Technicians associated with the film have put in at least a decade into their respective fields, have worked in at least 10 films each, and have carved a name for themselves at regional and national levels. National Award-winning, Bahubali-2 fame Action Director King Solomon choreographed the action. Music is by Sunil Kasyap, the music director for various big-budget films in Telugu and is associated with the yet to be released Liger. The famed Karan Arjun Singh of Just Foley created the Foley sounds, while Tarun Sharma of Audiomagick did the sound design, who has designed sound for over 300 films. The Writer-Director of the Crime Factory, KK Binojee, has been a Screenplay and Dialogue Writer in the Telugu Film Industry for over ten years, having worked with the likes of Ram Gopal Varma and Krishna Vamsi. KK Binojee has written the screenplay and dialogues for 20 feature films in Telugu and over 200 Episodes for Television. Crime Factory is his directorial debut.
The film is produced by Munaf Baluch and Sanjog Singh, who are basically into construction and civil works. It is purely out of their passion that they have ventured into filmmaking under their banner Sara Film Factory for the first time.
All the actors are from the theatre and have been performing along with the biggest names in Hindi Theatre at Prithvi Theatre Juhu and on other stages for a decade. They have also been doing various characters for Films, Television and Ad Films too. Vijay Raaz lends his voice and narrates the story from beginning to end.]]>