After treating the audience with three songs Tere Liye, Bhare Bazaar and Dhoom Dhadaka, the makers of Vipul Amrutlal Shah’s Namaste Englandlaunched the fourth song; Patola; in the MMK National College of Bandra in Mumbai.Celebrating the upcoming song, Arjun Kapoor’s and Parineeti Chopra crowned the Patola of MMK College for a Contest organized specially for the film! ArjunKapoor and Parineeti Chopra not only interacted with the fans and shake their legs with the students but also launch their song Patola; amidst the college goers. The actors engaged in a fun banter on Twitter before announcing the song, piquing the interests of the audience. The actor took a selfie with the fans at the college. Arjun Kapoor looked stylish in a white T-shirt with Black Jacket and denim pants. The actor interacted with the students, and askedeveryone to watch the film. The promotional event saw a large crowd from college.
Ahead of the films release, Namaste England has been creating immense buzz owing to thecrackling chemistry of the leading duo. Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra have been piquingthe interest of the audience with their fun banters and adorable chemistry. Be it pulling eachother's legs or showering their love on their co-star netizens are in love with the social media banters of the Namaste England duo. Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra will be seencollaborating for the second time after the actors; debut film;Ishaqzaade; Namaste London directed by Vipul Shah was not only loved and appreciated by the audience and the critics but also raked high at the box office.
After the superhit success of the Akshay-Katrina starrer, VipulShah is all set to present the sequel;Namaste England; with Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra.Vipul Amrutlal Shah’s;Namaste England’ is a young and refreshing story that traces the journey of two individuals Jasmeet and Param. It tracks their love story across the landscapes of India and Europe. Starting from Punjab and moving to Ludhiana, Amritsar, Dhaka and all the way toParis followed by Brussels and finally to London. It’s a fun quintessential Bollywood film
Produced and directed by Vipul Amrutlal Shah, the film is presented by Pen Movies and Reliance Entertainment in association with Blockbuster MovieEntertainers. ‘Namaste England; is scheduled to hit the theatres on the 19th October, 2018.
By Simran Hadi
On reinventing the magic that Tabu & Ajay Devgan created back in the '90s with chartbuster "Ruk Ruk" from the movie 'Vijaypath', Kumar Taurani of Tips Music says, "It’s a different take on the song. It’s completely different”
Recently, Tips Music crossed 1 crore subscribers on youTube/tipsofficial channel, has decided to give the popular song a new twist in Kajol starrer Helicopter Eela. The recreated version of "Ruk Ruk" is crooned by Raghav Sanchar..
Producer Kumar Mangat said, we have changed the lyrics, but the hook line remains the same. Infact the plot of the original video is completely different than the recreated one
Crescendo Music & Films has joined hands with KSM Film Productions to produce India’s first Teen Thriller.The film has been co-produced by Spotlights Creation and is being distributed by Utopia Studios, worldwide.
The event saw the presence of Vinash Tiwari & Tripti Dimri (Laila Majnu Lead Cast), Meet Bros, Flora Saini Of (Stree Fame), Sonyaa Pink Of (Nazar Fame), ,Dj Shiezwood , Prashant Virender Sharma ,Shradha Arya ,Mukul Dev, Krishna Abhishek , Shawar Ali, Ashmith Kunder, Ejaz Khan, Madhuri Pandey , Asif Merchant ,Asif Shaikh ,Mukesh Rishi , Shibani Kasyap , Siddharth Kasyap ,Bidita Baig, Vikas Verma etc
“1978” is a racy, supernatural, terrifying, suspense story that promises keep the hearts of its viewers thumping, right from the beginning till the last scene.1978 has been directed by Aziz Zee and it features a bunch of young teenage actors who have performed amazingly well. Yash Rajpara, Apurva Godbole, Gaurav Sharma, Vaishnavi Kadam, Rishabh Raj, Muskaan Tomar, Sunny Yadav, Rohit Mugallu, Maliha Malla. The film also features renowned TV actress Sonyaa and singer Abuzar Akhtar.
While the songs are completely composed with a retro feel of the 70s, the USP of the film is that all the songs are actually sung by the actors of the film. By sheer coincidence, during auditions, Suresh Thomas of Crescendo films discovered that some of the actors are brilliant singers. He then decided to create the entire music score using the voices of the actors themselves. This is possibly the first time this has ever been done in any Hindi Film.
Kunal Shamshare Malla states , “1978 is a brilliantly made slick horror thriller which is Hollywood films of the same genre.”
Director Aziz Zee says, “With films like Stree , Pari and Ghoul being widely appreciated , we can be sure that “1978” is bound to draw crowds to theatres.
Singer-composer Vishal Dadlani and singer Neha Kakkar have donated Rs 100,000 each to musician Keshav Lal, who had been a Musician in Bollywood for many years. His fate had taken him to playing a harmonium on the footpath of Pune for over 30 years. Keshav Lal was invited to the set of Indian Idol 10 where the show's contestants and judges paid him a memorable tribute. He was accompanied by his wife Soni Bai on the show. He has had along journey from being the most wanted Harmonium player in Bollywood and the success of it to losing all his material possessions, the musician revealed that only music mattered to him and how staying loyal to one's passion is very important Keshav Lal, who has worked with award winning filmmaker V Shantaram and composers Kalyanji-Anandji, performed the song "Awaara hoon" on his harmonium during the episode.
Vishal and Neha announced a donation of Rs 100,000 each to help him during his hard times. Vishal also commented "It was our privilege to witness Keshav Lalji on the show. It is so wonderful to see a man so faithful to music throughout his life. He has taught us that one should never leave his passion, come what may. I will urge all my friends and people from the industry to try their best and help Keshav Lalji in the best possible way we can," he added.
We have been hearing Aarya Ambekar’s melodious voice right since her young age. But this pretty girl, as she was called when she was a Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il champs contestant, now wants to sing for Bollywood too. Speaking at one of her interviews, the singer reportedly said that she is presently in talks for the same, but hasn’t received any confirmation yet. Aarya is a noted name in Marathi music industry. Besides giving playback for various Marathi songs from movies like Ti Sadhya Kai Karte , Balgandharva , Rama Madhav etc., she is also known as a professional classical singer.
Ranbir Kapoor and Paresh Rawal bring alive the father-son bond of Sanjay Dutt and Sunil Dutt on-screen in the biopic, directed by Rajkumar Hirani
While Ranbir Kapoor has been vocal about how educative it has been to work with Paresh Rawal in Sanju, the veteran actor believes the young star is an inspiration for the new generation.
Ranbir Kapoor and Paresh Rawal bring alive the father-son bond of Sanjay Dutt and Sunil Dutt on-screen in the biopic, directed by Rajkumar Hirani. Rawal said in an interview, "I have worked with various actors, but working with Ranbir was something else. He is a talented actor. And, let me tell you, playing Sanjay Dutt, who we see every now and then on-screen, is certainly not easy for any actor. The way Ranbir internalised and delivered the character was [commendable]. He is an inspiration for the next generation."
Poet, lyricist and CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi who celebrates his 47th Birthday on September 16th is widely regarded as one of Bollywood’s most thought provoking song writers of the current generation. He was conferred with the Padma Shri award in 2015 for his contribution in the fields of Art, Literature and Advertising. We list down some of Prasoon Joshi’s lyrical gems below, which everyone should revisit.
1. Maa - Taare Zameen Par
2. Kholo Kholo - Taare Zameen Par
3. Roobaroo - Rang De Basanti
4. Tu Bin Bataye - Rang De Basanti
5. Zinda - Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
7. Gehra Ishq - Neerja
8. O Rangrez - Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Mumbai, 18th September, 2018: VYRL Originals presents…”CHEATER MOHAN” from the multifaceted - singer, songwriter & fashion icon KANIKA KAPOOR.
Composed & sung by Kanika Kapoor and written by Shabir Ahmed, “Cheater Mohan” ft. singer/songwriter/rapper IKKA, is an out an out FUN song in the same vein as her Bollywood blockbusters “Baby Doll” and “Chittiyan Kalaiyan” - songs that had the entire nation shaking a leg!
With an infectious hook, a sing-a-long chorus and a contemporary pop / dance beat, the song is signature Kanika Kapoor meant for audiences of all ages and for celebrations of every kind!
The official music video compliments the song with its vibrant colors and quirky characters. This one is guaranteed to put a smile on our face and a groove on your feet! “Cheater Mohan” is choreographed & directed by popular Bollywood choreographer - Adil Sheikh
Ecstatic on the release, Kanika Kapoor says “I had a gala time working on this track and it has been difficult to wait till it releases. The song, the beats, the music is a wonderful amalgamation and I am so happy to share it with everyone.”
Acclaimed film director Mohit Suri shares “Kanika is a gifted artist and a hardworking talent. She is going to achieve great strides in her career and we are hoping “Cheater Mohan” is one such milestone for her. It is an addictive track and the entire team keeps singing it. Kanika is a bundle of positive energy and this transpires in all her songs. We are truly glad to collaborate with her and hopefully will keep this going.”
Speaking on the release Vinit Thakkar, Senior Vice President, Universal Music Group India & South Asia added “Kanika Kapoor is a talented, young woman and it has been a fantastic experience to work with her. We are truly ecstatic to release this song and are certain that the audiences will immediately take to it.”
“Cheater Mohan” from Kanika Kapoor is now available worldwide across all digital services exclusively on Universal Music.
Indian Idol: Ex Participant alleges physical abuse on the show, former host Mini Mathur agrees with it
Singing reality show Indian Idol is one of the oldest and most popular reality shows of Indian television. The show is currently in the 10th season and is entertaining fans with some great talent. However, the show is now in news for wrong reasons. A former participant of the show Nishant Kaushik, in a series of tweets, alleged of going through physical abuse on the show.
Eminent lyricist, poet and screenwriter Javed Akhtar feels the music in contemporary Indian cinema is no longer sympathetic to lyrics, and the tunes -- often high on tempo -- are not conducive for good poetry.
In a freewheeling interview, the Padma Bhushan awardee dwelt on his self-discovering journey as a poet, talked about issues like increasing hostility against freedom of expression in India and society's influence in changing cinema.
"I am very unhappy with the present music scenario in Bollywood. The music that is being produced is not very sympathetic to lyrics any more. First of all, they do not get good situations because there is more razzmatazz than emotional depth in the stories. So the situation for songs is not very emotional," said Akthar, who was in the city to attend the Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet.
"Besides, the tunes the writers are getting today are not very conducive for writing poetry because of the tempo and the orchestration. The tempo is such that the words do not get established. They do not have the space to breathe."
"On the other hand, the music is so loud... every song is treated like a clap song. So the percussion is often above the voice and the music gets ahead of words. So you just can't understand what the person is singing. May be you only know the 'Mukhra' (beginning of a song) and the rest of it gets lost in the cacophony," the septuagenarian said.
Akhtar, who has won multiple national awards for his lyrics in Hindi blockbusters like "Godmother", "Border" and "Lagaan", said Indian listeners prefer music that they can themselves sing.
"But they cannot sing if the tune is not worth humming, or the words are not clear. The listeners should not go to the words, the words should come to them," he said.
Also a noted poet, Akhtar said his poetry, which was initially nostalgic, has become more impersonal with time.
"When I started writing poetry, initially it was nostalgic. It was mostly about my childhood, my mother, the place I used to live in and so on. But then after that other interests and other concerns entered my poetry, be it about the socio-economic climate or the people."
The ace script-writer, who in partnership with Salim Khan enthralled Indian movie goers with their conceptualisation of the "angry young man" in films like "Zanjeer" (1973), "Deewaar" (1975) and the 1978 blockbuster "Don", has started writing a script again for a yet-to-be-named project.
He also revealed that there would be one or two exciting announcements soon, but declined to give out any details.
Terming film as a "captive art" that is not so powerful to bring about social change, Akhtar said it is the changing trends in society that directs the content and evolution of films.
"Because a film is an expensive exercise, it is kind of captive as an art. Commercial cinema looks to cater to the demands of society. That is why you would see that the mainstream was making different kind of films in the 50s, 60s and in the 90s. Society is changing cinema; cinema does not change society," he signed off.
Anupam Kher has released a video encouraging people to overcome Depression, and not shy away from coming out in the open about the condition
Anupam Kher says he hopes to bring a change in society by doing his bit to ensure Depression isn't considered taboo. The actor has released a video encouraging people to overcome depression, and not shy away from coming out in the open about the condition. "There is still a taboo associated with Depression. People shy away from coming out in the open and discussing it. This affects, not just the victim, but their near and dear ones too," Kher said in a statement.
Shilpa Rao has been known for her melodious voice in super hit songs like Bulleya, Tose Naina, Manmarziyan and others alike but what makes her fan-base even stronger is her debut with the infamous Coke Studio Pakistan’s ‘Paar Channa De’.
Shilpa Rao has been known for her melodious voice in super hit songs like Bulleya, Tose Naina, Manmarziyan and others alike but what makes her fan-base even stronger is her debut with the infamous Coke Studio Pakistan’s ‘Paar Channa De’. Being the first ever Indian singer to have partnered with Coke Studio Pakistan, Shilpa managed to get the song enlisted in every Indian’s playlist. Recently, her foot-tapping number for Hichki received applauds from the audience. In her first ever selfie interview, Shilpa talks about her experience of sharing the stage with Noori, her journey to Pakistan and also enthrals the audience with a classic track.
South superstar Kamal Haasan is making headlines as the host of Big Boss Tamil and of course for his journey as a politician. The actor who’s known for his phenomenal performances decided to start a different innings in politics when he realised we all are looking for leader. He also believes a politician will always get in trouble if he speaks his own mind but will also get out of it, because that’s just his opinion or stand. The actor, who’s juggling between his professional commitments as a host, actor and politics, is eagerly looking forward to the release of his next film, Vishwaroopam II, that will hit the screens on August 10 this year. Post this, the actor is supposed to start shooting for Indian 2 but there’s a slight glitch. Also Read: Why is Kamal Haasan apologising to Christopher Nolan for Dunkirk?
Indian 2 will not directly follow Vishwaroopam II since he has another movie to wrap up before it. In his chat with Bombay Times, when the actor was asked to reveals details about the sequel of Indian, he said, “I will have to finish Sabash Naidu first. That it almost half complete. I will wind up that before I shoot for Indian 2.” Also the actor’s recent look isn’t for Indian 2 but just a change from his normal look. Also Read: Whoa! Nayanthara in talks for Indian 2 opposite Kamal Haasan?
When the star was asked to elaborate on why Vishwaroopam II got delayed, he blamed politics for it. “Politics was involved. Even the first time, it was only politics. On the finance part, most people in the film business find it difficult to complete a project. It’s become a very common thing, with only big companies managing to complete a project. Smaller productions are finding it difficult to make ends meet. So that aspect was one of the reason for the delay – a maximum of one year. But the rest of it was because politicians were stepping on our toes.”
In what has come as a trendsetter, India’s renowned music app, Gaana made a first-of-its-kind live launch of rapper-turned singer Badshah’s debut album, O.N.E. The album is already a rage as its first single, Heartless, has managed to strike an emotional chord with the audience. The song has crossed over 1.5 million streams on the launch day itself. The successful launch of Heartless, amidst much fanfare on Gaana, is set to bring in a paradigm shift, in the method of music album launches in India.
Commenting on the launch of Heartless, Gaana CEO Mr. Prashan Agarwal said, “Badshah has a huge fan following amongst the millennials and hence Gaana is the perfect platform to launch and make the album an overnight success. We are very happy with the new milestone created by this album.”“With online music streaming gaining massive momentum, amongst consumers on Gaana, 75 million monthly users and nearly two billion play-outs per month, the music industry is looking at connecting with music fans, instantly, and directly through live album launches on Gaana,” he added.Mr. Agarwal hopes that this launch will become a trademark for future musical launches in India since this had, already, become a norm, in more mature markets in the west.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Gaana and breaking a first time 24 hour record in India for the soulful ballad, Heartless created by our artist Badshah. This is phenomenal and with the album launch on 17 August, we can see the numbers rising manifold,” said, Sony Music Digital Business Director Jay Mehta.
On the launch, Badshah said, “I am humbled and I can’t believe these numbers. I would like to thank Gaana for all the support and my fans for making it happen.”
Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se - Song - Rafta Rafta Medley
Watch the song 'Rafta Rafta (Medley)' from Hindi movie 'Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se' starring Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Shatrughan Sinha and Kriti Kharbanda. 'Rafta Rafta' is sung by Vishal Mishra, Jordi Patel, Disha Sharma, Akash Ojha, Rekha, Dharmendra, Shatrughan Sinha, Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha and music of the song is given by Vishal Mishra. Original Lyrics were given by Prakash Mehra, Rajendra Krishan, Majrooh Sultanpuri, Anand Bakshi. Navaniat Singh directorial is slated to release on 31 August 2018. 'Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se' also stars Asrani, Satish Kaushik, Rajesh Sharma and Binnu Dhillon in pivotal roles. To know more about 'Rafta Rafta' song Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol starrer 'Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se' watch the video. The popular song features Shatrughan Sinha, Dharmendra, Rekha, Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Sunny Deol & Bobby Deol.
In 2005, thankfully, filmmaker Anurag Basu spotted Kangana Ranaut and cast her in the hit emotional drama, Gangster (2006). And soon enough Bollywood got its ‘Queen’. They worked once again in Kites in 2010. And since then we have been waiting for them to reunite. Now, the latest reports suggest that the duo is all set to work on a new project starting this December.
Kangana and Anurag will reunite for a film that has been titled, Imali. Now, doesn’t that have a beautiful ring to it? The story sure would be a tangy tale that will make audience smack their lips. This is one reunion that Bollywood should definitely look forward to but don’t expect the actress to give you any information about the same. Talking to Mumbai Mirror she said, “It’s too early to talk about Imali as we are starting the film around the end of the year. All I can say is that Anurag is my godfather and everything I am today is because of him… I can’t wait to go back to the beginning.”
Kangana has quite an interesting line up of movies in the future. She will soon be seen playing the role of Rani Lakshmi Bai in the movie Manikarnika: Queen of Jhansi. The movie is a rare attempt in Bollywood to tell the tale of bravado of Jhansi’s queen’s fight against the British Raaj. Kangana has also started shooting for Balaji Telefilms’ Mental Hai Kya. She will be at her quirky best in this movie. She will start shooting for the one with Ashwini Iyer Tiwari in October. The movie will be a drama based on the backdrop of Kabaddi. After finishing which she will move on to the above mentioned, Imali.
The news daily also reported that no male lead has been finalised for Imali and the hunt is still on. Do you have any recommendations? Tell us in comments below!
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Grand Jury and Playback Singer Hrishikesh Chury celebrated his birthday recently in Mumbai. Many renowned personalities from different fields from Bollywood to politicians attended the celebration. Film Director and Producer Madhur Bhandarkar and Yogi N Chandra were seen at the event.Music Directors like Vipin Reshammiya, Monty Sharma, Gaurav Dagaonkar, Raaj Aashoo with wife Seepi Jha, Santokh Dhaliwal, Lyricist like Kumaar Rakesh and Prashant Ingole. Also singers like Priya Saraiya, Tarannum Malik, Arvinder Singh, Bhavdeep and Sudeep Jaipurwale, Asit Tripathy, Purva Mantri, Sourabh Joshi with wife Pinky Poonawala were also seen at the event. Padma Vibhushan Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan Sahab’s entire family like Murtuza Mustafa Khan, Qadir Mustafa Khan, Rabbani Mustafa Khan, Namrata Gupta Khan, Faiz and Amir Mustafa Khan were present. Hungama and Artist Aloud Head Soumini Sridhara Paul alongwith Politicians like Sanjay Dina Patil (Ex MP, NCP), Rajul Patil, Charan Singh Sapra (Ex MLC, Congress), Livtar Charan Singh Sapra, Rita Gupta (Vice President, MNS), Yash Sardesai, Krishna Hegde (Ex MLA, BJP), Ameet Mehta (President of BJP Legal Cell), Kaleem Sayyed, Ishrat Sayyed (Vice President, BJP Maharashtra Mahila Morcha) also graced the event with their presence.
Hrishikesh says, “I thank my Family and Friends, the entire Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Team and Grand Juries & to all the Dignitaries for making my birthday so special!”. ?
Nestled in Soul Space Arena, a mall located by the bustling Outer Ring Road, Brew and Barbeque, recently has been reimagined as one of Bangalore’s biggest microbrewery. The Brew and Barbeque has been inspired by the bars in Texas, designed to allow customers a first–hand experience of high-quality dining and a large variety of exotic drinks.Mr Prasanna Kumar, CEO & Managing Partner, The Brew & Barbeque says, “We are proud to say that we are one of the biggest microbrewery pubs in Bangalore. Our attention to detail reflects in the décor which is designed to give a Texan bar feel. At B&B, we have an array of authentic handcrafted brews, and re-enforcing our commitment to providing the best to our customers, we have now launched the complete bar and hand-crafted food menu which will satiate the beverage and food cravings of the city’s connoisseurs and give them a memorable experience.”
Specialties: The mini-concert section at Brew and Barbeque is meant for live music and concerts, this area has a dedicated seating capacity of 100 people, to rave their favourite bands and live performances. Besides serving world class ales, the microbrewery is known for bringing renowned DJs like the king of Bollywood DJ Hussaine, DJ Avijith, DJ Pooja Seth and many more who set the dance floors ablaze with music. Brew and Barbeque offers exquisite food, drinks and music in an ambience that is resplendent with luxury.