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Ustad will live forever through Warren Pereira’s Tiger 24

Posted by on Jan 23, 2023 in Latest News | 0 comments

Ustad will live forever through Warren Pereira’s Tiger 24

If Ustad were a man, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan or Akshay Kumar would have died to play his role! Sadly, Ustad was only our national animal, a tiger, and hence labelled a man-eater and sentenced to a solitary life away from his mate and children.
Warren Pereira organized a talk on his award-winning documentary with environmentalist Bittu Sahgal, Green Footprint Ambassador of Make Earth Green Again MEGA Foundation Rupali Suri and Earth Activist Dr Anusha Srinivasan Iyer. The documentary, titled, Tiger 24 follows the path of the tiger Ustad through an unimaginable journey respite with heroism, romance, action and a rollercoaster of emotions.
India’s most awaited wildlife documentary, Warren Pereira’s Tiger 24, in the theatres as a limited release, can change the future of tiger conservation in India. Mumbai’s AA Films has picked up India theatrical rights of the film which has been released in theaters and digital platforms in North America but now comes home to India. At the Jaipur International Film Festival, the film was lauded and awarded, and now entices audiences to traverse the journey of Tiger 24, a wild tiger who kills men who enter his territory, then being declared a man-eater and locked up in a zoo. This galvanizes massive social uproar and activists to take their cause to the streets, online, on billboards and all the way to the High Court and Supreme Court.
Tiger 24 has earlier won the Panda Award at the 2022 Wildscreen Festival and was a finalist at the 2022 Jackson Wild Media Awards, where previous winners include My Octopus Teacher. The film also claimed Best Documentary at the 2022 Burbank International Film Festival. Pereira served as the film’s Director and Producer, with The Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Jeremy Bell exec producing alongside Eagle Egilsson, Howard Barish, Zach Mann and Stephen Nemeth.
Pereira’s past work has garnered top accolades, including the Cannes Gold Lion, and has been showcased at top international film festivals. Clients under his production company W Films include The Royal Bank of Scotland, Spectrum, Tissot, NBA, Hpnotiq, The Wall Street Journal and agencies such as DDB and CAA. Additionally, Pereira founded The Tiger Fund LLC, which produces content related to tiger conservation, including films for the government of India. The filmmaker is currently in post-production on the feature-length doc The Bamera Tiger, and is at the same time developing a horror pic entitled Scarebnb and the darkly comic thriller, Double Bite.
Warren Pereira’s Tiger 24, currently in theatres, boasts of exclusive footage of India’s most controversial tiger over 10 years and should be seen on the big screen by Indians.

 

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Mbappe Bollywood Flick Shooting Starts In Uttarakhand

Posted by on Jan 11, 2023 in Latest News | 0 comments

Mbappe Bollywood Flick Shooting Starts In Uttarakhand

Rupesh Paul’s Bollywood flick ‘Mbappe’ starts in the Himalayan resort town Nainital. The movie with Rajpal Yadav, Hemant Pandey, Gyan Prakash, Suchitra Pillai, Rahul Dev, Govind Namdev, Atul Srivastatva & Subhan Khan is based on a story inspired by the Mbappe’s World Cup final match performance. Produced by Pardeep Sherawat, Rupesh Paul & Chanderkant Sharma the movie will be shot entirely in Uttarakhand.

The crew will shift to Ranikhet, Rishikesh, Jim Corbett and Haridwar in the coming week.

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Padma Shri Sudharak Olwe’s Firefly An Ode To Lavani Dance Form

Posted by on Jan 7, 2023 in Latest News | 0 comments

Padma Shri Sudharak Olwe’s Firefly  An Ode To Lavani Dance Form

Mumbai-based documentary photographer Padma Shri Sudharak Olwe’s Firefly,  an exhibition of photographs, artefacts and performance, on ‘Lavani’ – a traditional dance form of Maharashtra is on at the Nine Fish Art Gallery in Byculla, Mumbai from January 12, 6pm.

The 45 photographs that are documented over 20 years by Sudharak Olwe attempt to capture the ‘lavanya’ (beauty), struggles and journey of the social lives of these folk artistes and look beyond the popular perception of the traditional dance form. “I want share their art and life in my photos,” elaborates Sudharak who still continues to photograph the Lavani artistes.

More about Sudharak Olwe, who has been marking a new global space for Indian photography, with exhibitions in Malmo (Sweden), Lisbon, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Washington, Dhaka, Mumbai and Delhi among others. Olwe is known for his extraordinary work capturing in both rural and urban communities, presenting tales of resilience, courage, and change. In 2005, Olwe was one of the four awardees for National Geographic’s “All Roads Photography Program: In 2016, he received the Padma Shri, one of highest civilian awards awarded by the Government of India.

In the current exhibition, Sudharak Olwe’s timeless frames pay a tribute to this traditional art form that has contributed tremendously to the development of Marathi folk theatre. Prominent Lavani  traditional folk artistes from Solapur will be honoured at the event  the Lavani artistes  will share their stories  through their energetic performance as well.

The proceeds will help education of children of Lavani dancers.

Along with the photographs by Sudharak Olwe,  artefacts curated by Gourmoni Das will also be on display.

For the uninitiated, ‘Lavani’ is a traditional dance form that originated in Maharashtra in the 18th and 19th centuries. Lavani is performed on public stage, and is a performative tradition practiced by a certain set of communities consisting of interactive gestures, and songs, and noted for its biting dialogues often toned with socio-political satire The dancers are always agile and attentive to the audience’s reactions.

The exhibition  Presented by Nine Fish Art Gallery & Dot Line Space art Foundation.

About Nine Fish: Located within the charming precincts of a historic textile mill in Central Mumbai, Nine Fish Art Gallery seeks to explore connections between multiple art-related endeavours and create a stimulating space within the larger art ecosystem for emerging art practitioners of exceptional talent from across South Asia. Established in 2015, Nine Fish has since exhibited both national and international artists. It has consistently and independently provided Art Residencies and studio space to upcoming young artists as well as hosting five consecutive Art35 events over the years.

About Dot Line Space: Dot Line Space is an art platform started in 2015 in Mumbai with the aim to Create, Curate, Collaborate and Celebrate art in diverse f o r m s started by graduates from the prestigious Sir J.J. School of Art. We believe in bringing together different art movements from around the globe and creating spaces which become talking points of historically diverse visual expressions. Our curation formats are imbued with sensitivity and debate, as we try to bring the regional arts and crafts of our country to the forefront. We aim to unleash each artist’s true essence with absolute integrity.

Firefly, the photo exhibition by Sudharak Olwe at Nine Fish Art Gallery, Byculla continues from 13th January to 18th February 2023 from 10.30am to 7.30pm.

Programme Schedule:

January 12, 2023

06.00 pm Opening

06.15 pm Artist Felicitation

06.45 pm Performance

 

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After Akshay Kumar’s Padman Another Film On Women’s Problem FART FATA FAT- Evolution Of Think

Posted by on Jan 1, 2023 in Latest News | 0 comments

After Akshay Kumar’s Padman  Another Film On Women’s Problem FART FATA FAT- Evolution Of Think

Indian cinema is slowly becoming more aware, especially towards women. Many films are now being made in Bollywood keeping women in mind. After Akshay Kumar’s Padman, another film on women’s problem ‘Fart Fata Fat – Evolution of Think’ has been produced by Neha Bansal under the banner of N B entertainment. The writer of this film is director Raahul Mouje and the dialogues of the film are written by Neha Bansal, Music Vasu Studio, Lyrics Parveen Dhiman & Harshit Saini, Female singer Vandy Kaur and Male singer  Iqbaal.

Fart Fata Fat – Evolution of Think’ is based on a problem of women which women themselves feel ashamed to mention. When some things are natural, then the people of the society do not see such problems from the right perspective, but through this film an attempt has been made to tell that it is not such a problem that the people of the society misunderstand or the women themselves. feel embarrassed

‘Fart Fata Fat – Evolution of Think’ directed by Rahul Mauje, has been shot in Kaithal, Haryana. Cinematography of this movie is by Ganesh Pawar. Starring Neha Bansal, Karan, Rajkumar Dua, Kanchan Dua, Luv Sharma, Meenakshi Sharma, Garv Sharma, Vatsal Sharma, Amar Ravish, Balbir Tanwar, Raju (Chahat Beauty Academy),Johnny (Mahinder), Karan, Kashish, Jassi, Vandana, Poonam, Bhavna, Yogesh, Vipin, Sanya, Seerat, Maina, Ruhani, Richa, Navya, Pooja, Samridhi, Vanshika, Kiran Verma, Shamser, Lokesh and other leading actors There is a role. The executive producer of this film is Luv Sharma.

   

After Akshay Kumar’s Padman  Another Film On Women’s Problem FART FATA FAT- Evolution Of Think

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‘विक्रम गोखले के साथ काम करने का मेरा सपना अधूरा रह गया’ ! सिंटा द्वारा रखी गई शोक-सभा में छलका शबाना आज़मी का दर्द !

Posted by on Dec 25, 2022 in Latest News | 0 comments

‘विक्रम गोखले के साथ काम करने का मेरा सपना अधूरा रह गया’ ! सिंटा द्वारा रखी गई शोक-सभा में छलका शबाना आज़मी का दर्द !

फिल्मी पर्दे के चहेते, अभिनय की खान और दर्शकों के दिल को छू लेनेवाले लीजेंड अभिनेता श्री विक्रम गोखले आज हमारे बीच नही हैं लेकिन उनके द्वारा किये गए अद्भुत अदाकारी के नजराने फिल्मी इतिहास के पन्नों में सुनहरे अक्षरों में दर्ज हो चुके हैं। सिंटा ने हाल ही में दिवंगत विक्रम जी के आत्मा की शांति के लिए मुम्बई के इस्कॉन मंदिर में एक शोक सभा का आयोजन किया जहा पर विक्रम गोखले जी की पत्नी ऋशाली गोखले के अलावा शबाना आज़मी,जॉनी लीवर, सिंटा जनरल सेक्रेटरी अमित बहल,सिंटा खजिनदार अभय भार्गव, संजय भाटिया,स्मिता जयकर, गजेंद्र चौहान,वरुण वडोला,राजेश्वरी सचदेव,रवि झांकल,सुधीर पांडे,दीपक काज़ीर केजरीवाल,अनंग देसाई और सिंटा एग्जीक्यूटिव कमिटी के मेंबर्स मौजूद थे।
डोमिनिक लुकर, जनरल सेक्रेटरी ऑफ फ़िया (FIA) ने एकजुटता दिखाते हुए ग्लोबल यूनियन के पक्ष से कहा कि,” इंटरनेशनल फेडरेशन ऑफ एक्टर्स(FIA), परफॉर्मर्स यूनियंस,गिल्डस और प्रोफेशनल एसोसिएशन का 25 देशों में प्रतिनिधित्व करती हैं और हमे खेद हैं राष्ट्रीय पुरष्कार विजेता श्री विक्रम गोखले,सिंटा के प्रेजिडेंट और बॉलीवुड के बेहद प्रतिभाशाली अभिनेता के गुजर जाने का।
भारतीय फिल्म उद्योग में एक उत्कृष्ट परिवार से आनेवाले, विक्रम गोखले, अविश्वसनीय रूप से एक प्रतिभाशाली अभिनेता थे, जो अपने उम्दा अभिनय के दम पर भारत और विदेश में मराठी थिएटर के साथ-साथ हिंदी फिल्मों और टेलीविजन में सैकड़ों भूमिकाओं के लिए प्रसिद्ध और सम्मानित थे। अभिनय का खजाना विक्रम गोखले जी, एक्टिंग की एक पाठशाला थे। एक ऐसे अपार सागर थे जिसकी एक बून्द के स्पर्श से ही नई प्रतिभाओं को अभिनय के कई आयाम सीखने मिलते। एक मेहनती और पूर्णतावादी अभिनेता, उन्होंने अपनी प्रतिभा को बेहतरीन शिल्प के लिए तराशा, शानदार प्रदर्शन दिया जो आने वाले समय के लिए सभी की याद में रहेगा।
विक्रम गोखले, एक दृढ़ सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता और एक निस्वार्थ इंसान भी थे, जो अपना अधिकांश समय और संसाधन जरूरतमंद लोगों और साथी कलाकारों की मदद करने में लगा देते थे। सिंटा प्रेजिडेंट होने की वजह से वो सिंटा के हर एक प्रतिनिधि के लिए आदर्श थे और रहेंगे। उनके दूरदर्शी नेतृत्व में, CINTAA वास्तव में एक समावेशी और प्रतिनिधि संघ बन गया है, जो भारत में सभी कलाकारों को उनके हक और अधिकार के लिए हमेशा बंधित और कार्यरत रहते हैं।
सिंटा के जनरल सेक्रेटरी अमित बहल ने कहा, ”विक्रम जी ने हमारी इंडस्ट्री पर एक गहरी छाप छोड़ी है।सिंटा के अध्यक्ष के रूप में उनके यादगार कार्यकाल में हमने साथ में खूब मस्ती की। वो ऐसी शक्सियत थे जो बहुत सच्चे और सरल थे। विक्रम जी मेरे लिए पिता समान थे। जब मेरे पिता की मृत्यु हुई तो दुख के क्षणों में वह शक्ति के स्तंभ की तरह खड़े थे।  बड़े से बड़े स्टार के भी आगे उन्होंने अपने अद्भुत अभिनय का दम दिखाया। ऐसे महान प्रतिभाशाली अभिनेता को मेरा कोटि कोटि नमन और मेरे ,सिंटा परिवार, विश्व के हर कोने से जुड़े लोगों की ओर से हम विक्रम गोखले जी को श्रद्धांजलि देते हैं। ।”
भावुक हुई शबाना आजमी ने कहा, “जब भी मैं विक्रम गोखले जी से मिलती थी, तो मैं उनसे केवल एक सवाल पूछती थी, “हम साथ में कब काम कर रहे हैं?”  वह हमेशा मुस्कुराते और जवाब देते थे, “जब भी आप कहें।”  मुझे इस बात का बहुत दुख है कि विक्रम जी के साथ काम करने का ये सपना मेरा अधूरा रह गया”।
एक्टर परेश रावल ने कहा कि,”विक्रम गोखले का नाम अकेले ही मुझे खुशी की एक जबरदस्त भावना देता है। इतना प्यारा, दयालु और सम्मानित आदमी। उनकी उपस्थिति ने हमें सुरक्षित महसूस कराया। उन्होंने कभी किसी बात और काम को किसी पर थोपा नहीं, केवल एक अनुभवी अभिनेता के रूप में हमारा मार्गदर्शन किया। मैंने थिएटर और फिल्म में उनके प्रदर्शन देखे हैं, और उनके साथ काम करना चाहता था, लेकिन मैं मुख्य रूप से गुजराती थिएटर में काम करता हूं, इसलिए हमें कभी भी मंच पर एक साथ काम करने का मौका नहीं मिला। लेकिन फिर, दे दना दन और भूल भुलैया आयी और हमने एक साथ काम किया। उनके पास एक बहुत ही राजसी और तीव्र आभा थी”।
सुभाष घई ने आगे कहा, “विक्रम गोखले अपने आप में एक संस्था थे। उन्होंने भविष्य की पीढ़ियों को प्रेरित करने वाले अविस्मरणीय कार्यों को पीछे छोड़ दिया है। विक्रम जी एक अभिनेता के रूप में सिर्फ एक प्रेरणा ही नहीं हैं , वह एक इंसान के रूप में प्रेरणादायक थे। भगवान उन्हें आशीर्वाद दें और उनकी आत्मा को शांति दे।”
विक्रम गोखले, भारतीय सिनेमा के दिग्गज, जिनका 77 वर्ष की आयु में कई अंग विफलता के कारण निधन हो गया, उनकी कई उल्लेखनीय फिल्में थीं, जिनमें हम दिल दे चुके सनम, अग्निपथ, नटरंग, खुदा गवाह शामिल हैं। उन्होंने इस उद्योग में एक शून्य छोड़ दिया है जो हमेशा मौजूद रहेगा।

  

‘विक्रम गोखले के साथ काम करने का मेरा सपना अधूरा रह गया’ ! सिंटा द्वारा रखी गई शोक-सभा में छलका शबाना आज़मी का दर्द !

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My Dream Of Working With Vikram Gokhle Will Always Remain Unfulfilled – Shabana Azmi At CINTAA Tribute Prayer Meet

Posted by on Dec 25, 2022 in Latest News | 0 comments

My Dream Of Working With Vikram Gokhle Will Always Remain Unfulfilled – Shabana Azmi At CINTAA Tribute Prayer Meet

A prayer meeting in fond remembrance of veteran Artistes Vikram Gokhle was held at ISKCON Mumbai and was graced by the late actor’s wife Vrushali Gokhle as well as actors of the likes of Shabana Azmi, Johnny Lever, CINTAA General Secretary Amit Behl, CINTAA Treasurer Abhay Bhargava, Sanjay Bhatia, Smita Jaykar, Gajendra Chauhan, Varun Badola, Rajeshwari Sachdev, Ravi Jhankal, Sudhir Pandey, Deepak Qazir Kejriwal, Anang Desai, and the CINTAA Executive Committee Members among others.
Dominick Luquer, General Secretary, FIA expressed his solidarity on behalf of the global union. “The International Federation of Actors (FIA), representing performers’ unions, guilds and professional associations in more than 25 countries around the world, mourns the passing of National Film Award winner Vikram Gokhle, President of the Cine & TV Artistes’ Association (CINTAA) and one of Bollywood’s greatest actors of all time.
Coming from a family with a strong foothold in the Indian film industry, Vikram was an incredibly talented actor, celebrated and respected in his country and abroad for hundreds of roles in Marathi theatre as well as Hindi films and television. A hard-worker and perfectionist, he honed his talent to the finest of crafts, delivering stunning performances that will remain in the memory of all for times to come.
Vikram was also a convinced social activist and a selfless human being, spending much of his own time and resources to help people in need and fellow performers. He was and will continue to be a role model for us all. Under his visionary leadership, CINTAA has grown to become a truly inclusive and representative union, working tirelessly to improve terms and conditions of all artists in India and open to the world.
On behalf of our global membership, we extend our heartfelt sympathies to his close family, and to our fellow performers members of CINTAA.”
Averred Amit Behl, “Vikram ji has left an indelible mark on our industry. We had great fun together, in his memorable tenure as President of CINTAA. He was someone who was more genuine than genuine can be. On behalf of my entire Executive Committee and the Cine Artistes Welfare Trust, I express how we miss this amazing man, this phenomenal actor and human being who was still a child at heart. He put even the biggest Star to shame when he came into the frame. Such was his persona. Vikram ji was like a father to me. He was a pillar of strength in the moments of grief when my father died. This day is a tribute to him.”
Said an emotional Shabana Azmi, “Whenever I met Vikram Gokhle ji, I used to only ask him one question, “When are we working together?” He used to always smile and reply, “Whenever you say.” I am very sad that this dream of wanting to work with Vikram ji has remained unfulfilled.
“Vikram Gokhle’s name alone brings me an overwhelming sense of happiness. Such a sweet, compassionate and respected man. His presence made us feel safe. He never imposed, only guided us as the experienced actor he is. I have seen his performances in theatre and film, and wanted to work with him, but since I mainly work in Gujarati theatre, we never got the chance to work together on stage. But then came De Dhana Dhan and Bhool Bhulaiyaa, where we worked morning, evening and night. He had a very majestic and intense aura, and that reflected in his interactions with each of us,” said Paresh Rawal.
Added Subhash Ghai, “Vikram Gokhle was an institution in himself. He has left behind unforgettable works that inspire future generations. Vikram ji is not just an inspiration as an actor. He was as inspiring as a human being. God bless him!”
Vikram Gokhle, the stalwart of Indian cinema, who passed away at 77 due to multiple organ failure, had many notable films, including Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Agneepath, Natrang, Khuda Gawah among others. He has left a void in this industry that will always remain.

   

My Dream Of Working With Vikram Gokhle Will Always Remain Unfulfilled – Shabana Azmi At CINTAA Tribute Prayer Meet

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