The history of breaking in India is a short but immensely inspiring story. In the early 2000s, still unknown to much of the country, a handful of boys and girls were slowly discovering the dance form – some through clips they chanced upon in films, others through lucky meetings with breakers who came to the country from elsewhere in the world. Less than two decades on and the scene has changed dramatically. Breakers and crews now exist around the country, jams and battles are held every other weekend and global competitions have come to India.
Through the forty-minute-long film, viewers are introduced to some of the key figures and moments in the Indian breaking scene. From first generation Indian B-Boys Hera and Simon meeting by chance at a café in Dehradun in 2001, to the boom of social media later that decade and its role in bringing breakers together, to Flying Machine winning the first-ever Red Bull BC One Cypher India in 2015, the stories are both plentiful and colourful.
While B-Boy Bravo from Chennai recalls how he would lock himself up in his room and practice for hours, B-Boy Hotshot from Kolkata remembers hopping off the school bus and skipping school to practice breaking instead. Others, such as Nas from Bengaluru, remember the first few editions of his crew’s annual jam Freeze; then held in a small and dingy location with a handful of breakers in attendance, now spread over a weekend with breakers travelling from around the country and global judges and DJs in attendance.
This perseverance, as they recall, led to the growth of the breaking scene in India. Breakers from around the country formed crews, travelled to meet and compete against each other, and even began to bring international breakers to India.
Through its consistent growth and accompanying struggles, for many, breaking has proved to be not only a creative outlet but also a way to transform their lives. The stories of B-Boy Tornado and his mentor Wasim, for instance, exemplify the resilience and determination of several breakers in the country. From working as a satellite television technician to winning competitions and competing on a global level, Tornado credits breaking for turning his life around
Today, as the current generation of breakers in the country attest, breaking in India is still on the rise. New crews continue to be formed, jams and battles are established regularly and global competitions such as the Red Bull BC One World Final are travelling to India. From its modest beginnings to the present day, breaking has now cemented its place in the cultural landscape of the country.
Days after the teaser of Karan Deol’s debut movie Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas went online, the makers of the film have released the first song, Ho Jaa Awara from the film. Sung by Ash King and Monali Thakur, the song is composed by music director Tanishk Bagchi. The song has been penned by Siddharth and Garima. The song shows Karan Deol and Sahher Bambba driving around mountains.
Released on Monday, August 19, 2019, the song Ho Jaa Awara has been shot in various locales of Himachal Pradesh, including Kaza, Tabo, Spiti Valley and Khyber. Sunny took to Twitter to share the news about the song release. Calling it ‘a song that celebrates limitless love and the break-free spirit within us’, Sunny wrote, “A song that will make you want to set yourself free! Enjoy the break-free spirit with #HoJaaAwara, the first song from #PalPalDilKePaas!”
The song shows off the chemistry between Karan and Sahher in a romantic setting. The duo visits monasteries and dances among herds of sheep in the song, enjoying every moment.
The movie Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas, which stars Karan Deol, the son of actor-politician Sunny Deol, in the lead role, is set in Himachal Pradesh. The movie revolves around a love story with essence of finding the emotion for the first time, with all its innocence, doubts and the complexities. Directed by Sunny Deol, the movie is set to hit the theatres on September 20.
Not only did Nora Fatehi kill it in a golden dress on Kapil Sharma's show, but she is literally turning out to be the golden gal in Bollywood. Everything she touches seems to turn to gold - be it her dance numbers or acting or making appearances on television. She has not only wowed everyone with her looks, but her stunning dance moves on the screen. While there may be extreme reactions to remix of old songs like 'Dilbar' and 'Saki', everyone is unanimous about Nora's dances. When she danced to a mash-up of these numbers on Kapil's show, she got a standing ovation for performing difficult steps so effortlessly.
Nora is happy that she's also getting appreciation for her role in the recently released 'Batla House'. She is is thrilled because she does not want to be known as only an item girl. The actress, in an interview to a daily, had made it clear that she that though she is not from India, she is in for the long haul in Bollywood. She reportedly has been working hard on improving her acting skills and language. 'Batla House' is not exactly her first acting film role, but she feels indebted to filmmaker Nikkhil Advani for giving an opportunity to act in a big-ticket film.
Radio City 91.1FM Mumbai was engulfed in a flurry of activity on 8th August as the Mission Mangal starcast - Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Tapsee Pannu, and Nithya Menon, graced the Radio City studio to discuss their much-awaited film with Mumbai's favorite RJ duo Salil and Archana. Radio City is the official radio partner for the movie which chronicles the real-life story of the Indian Space Research Organisation's Mars Orbiter Mission. The talented cast were on-air with Salil and Archana on their popular breakfast show ‘Kasa Kai Mumbai’ which airs Monday- Saturday,7:00am -12:00pm. The duo, who have been ruling the airwaves together for a decade now, asked the ensemble cast about their experience while shooting together, the bonhomie and camaraderie they share, fun anecdotes from the sets, and their expectations from the film.Mission Mangal, directed by Jagan Shakti and featuring Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Nithya Menen, Kirti Kulhari, and Sharman Joshi, is all set to take off on 15th August 2019.
Parineeti Chopra’s and Sidharth Malhotra’s rocking performance at Tashan Nites Over 12000 people enjoyed the live musical performances.
Tashan Nites, the on-ground and on-air property of India’s number No.1 Punjabi music channel 9X Tashan, was a huge success. Held at Chandigarh University, this mega musical concert was attended by over 12000 people on Wednesday, 24th July 2019. Presented by Colors and Powered by Garnier Black Naturals, Tashan Nites was attended by the starcast of Jabariya Jodi - Parineeti Chopra and Sidharth Malhotra. Musical performances by Punjabi singers like Kulwinder Billa, Shipra Goyal, R. Nait, Himmat Sandhu, and SpotlampE.com’s music talent Viruss, enthralled the viewers.
Siddharth and Parineeti performed on the latest tracks - Khadke Glassy and Zilla Hilela, from Jabariya Jodi which got the audiences in high spirits. The stars were so overwhelmed by the audience response that they got down from the stage and started dancing with their fans. Despite rains the audience was dancing and grooving to the performances by Kulwinder Billa, Shipra Goyal R Nait and Himmat Sandhu.
Commenting on Tashan Nites property, Himanshu Gupta, Programming Head, 9X Tashan, said: “Tashan Nites is one of the most happening event wherein the best of Punjabi singers and Bollywood stars connect with their fans. We have received an overwhelming response from the audiences and the clients for the property. The current Tashan Nites was a huge hit with the audience. I would like to thank all our partners, singers and the amazing Jabariya Jodi for making the Tashan Nites a roaring success.”
Held across North India on a regular basis, Tashan Nites are also aired on 9X Tashan for viewers who are unable to attend the on-ground event. Tashan Nites have been an apt platform for budding singers and music composers to showcase their talent. Besides Punjabi Music singers, Tashan Nites is also a favourite with Bollywood celebrities. Hindi film stars such as Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Akshay Kumar, Jimmy Shegill, Kangana Ranauat, Sunny Leone, Sonakshi Sinha etc. have been a part of Tashan Nites while promoting their movies in the Punjab and Haryana Region.
Tashan Nites is promoted on air, across social media and digital platforms of 9X Tashan. Punjab’s leading Hindi newspaper Dainik Bhaskar was the Print Partner and BIG FM was the Radio Partner for Tashan Nites.
The 4 hour-long Tashan Nites event will be packaged into a special one-hour episode capturing the highlights of the evening. This special episode will be aired on 9X Tashan on 10th August at 7 pm with repeat telecast on 11th August at 12 pm and 7 pm and on 12th August at 8 pm.
The Projector Man is 9XO’s unique take on the latest Hollywood movies. Wanna know if the latest Hollywood movie is worth a watch? Will it be a hit or a miss? All such questions will be answered by 9XO’s Projector Man. A unique animated character, the projector Man, gives the viewers a humourous take on the latest Hollywood movies. Launched in June 2019; this weekly show reviews the latest and upcoming Hollywood movies. Created by the in house content team of 9XO, the Projector man entertains the viewers with rib-tickling insights and projections on the movie, the star cast and the movie’s plot. Speaking on the new show Clyde D'Souza, Programming Head 9XM and 9XO said “Besides letting viewers discover great music, 9XO also provides the viewers with great insights on the latest gadgets, updates on the popular music artists, etc. Our viewers who are digitally connected and active across social platforms have appreciated our content offerings. The Projector Man’s movie reviews in his own quirky style will definitely resonate
with the viewers.” Projector man is promoted across social media and digital platforms on 9XO. Catch the latest episode of The Projector Man every week only on 9XO!
Just when you thought you’ve seen the best of hip-hop in India, Breezer and Only Much Louder (OML) will set the floor on fire once again with Season 3 of Breezer Vivid Shuffle. The competition kick-started with a colourful bang at a ‘Secret Cypher’ hosted by Varun Dhawan in Mumbai on Wednesday night, at an exclusive party that saw several faces from the hip-hop scene. With performances by Naezy, MC Altaf and Spin Doctor, Varun Dhawan officially launched India’s biggest hip-hop dance festival that will take place across the country along with an international qualifier, over the next 3 months.
Going strong in season 3, Breezer Vivid Shuffle will be going to 11 cities this year. With one international round taking place in Bangkok, Breezer is taking it up a notch with its mission to discover the different colours of the hip-hop scene. Furthermore, participants in each of these cities will have the chance to learn from the best in the business, through ten special workshops conducted by acclaimed dancers from across India. After 3 months of qualifiers, the season’s ‘Final Battle’ will take over Famous Studios in Mumbai in September. The winning talent will bag a cash prize of INR 1 million, and get the opportunity to be mentored by the industry’s finest dancers, along with a chance to perform at some major national platforms, such as Bacardi NH7 Weekender.
“Through Breezer Vivid Shuffle, we have witnessed remarkable artists from across the country pushing the boundaries of their talent and the genre as a whole. They have become part of a disruptive movement that continues to experiment and set global standards within India, where the hip-hop culture has exploded in the last couple of years, with brands like Breezer rooting for rising stars. This season we are thrilled to announce that Breezer Vivid Shuffle is expanding its horizons with four more cities in India along with an international qualifier.” said Anshuman Goenka, Director Marketing, Bacardi India Pvt Ltd
However, the crazy fun does not stop at the ‘Final Battle’. The most exciting feature of the platform is the annual Breezer Vivid music video, which will feature Varun Dhawan, Breezer Vivid Shuffle winners and some of hip-hop’s biggest names.
Varun Dhawan whose movie ‘Street Dancer’ will be releasing soon said “In the awesome two years that I’ve been a part of Breezer Vivid Shuffle, I’ve witnessed some incredible talent from across the country. Hip-hop has always been very close to me and these artists inspire me to take my love for hip-hop to the next level with movies like Street Dancer. This year again, I’m super pumped to groove with these artists who know exactly how to live life in colour, through dance.”
The competition includes 4 categories – ‘Breaking’, ‘Popping’, ‘All styles’ and ‘Rep your style’, that encourage other dance forms in tandem with hip-hop. Over the last two seasons, the competition has seen more than 2300 participants with last year’s winners being Tornado (Breaking), Popcorn (Popping), Same Age Crew (Rep Your Style) and Polestar (Crew). Breezer Vivid Shuffle will come alive in the following cities: Shillong, Delhi, Jaipur, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune, Bangkok, Bhopal, Indore and Mumbai. With a mix of dance battle editions and cyphers across each of the 11 cities, this promises to be a season like no other.
Registrations open on 13th June, so stay updated with Breezer Vivid Shuffle on Facebook and Instagram.
Ranveer Singh recently shared a picture of himself, Pritam and Director Kabir Khan and stated that the trio is coming together to create an classic anthem for the sports-based film ’83’on his Instagram post he mentions... We got an all-star ???? Pritamda, it’s an honour to be collaborating with you on @83thefilm ???? Let’s make an anthem! Let’s make it iconic!.The film is being produced by himself in collaboration with Madhu Mantena and Vishnu Induri and directed by Kabir Khan, is based on the 1983 world cup that India won under the captaincy of Kapil Dev. Singh, who is playing the role of Dev in the film. The last notable theme song for a Bollywood movie was from 'Race'which was composed by Pritam too..Pritamda we are looking forward to the this theme track becoming an anthem.
After Avengers:End game 'Aladdin' is one of the anticipated films of the year.This film is based on the fairytale of Aladdin and his Genie but also with a love story of one of the Disney princesses.In the Hindi version of the film, Armaan Mallik will be voicing Aladdin. Also Badshah has Composed, Written and Sung a special song for the film and has been released by Disney India titled 'Sab Sahi Hai Bro', the song is what we would expect from Badshah and it is about friendship.In the english version Zayn Malik sings 'A whole new world'. The film stars Will Smith as the Genie, Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine and Marwan Kenzari as Jafar.'Aladdin' will hit the theatres on May 24.
The music of the film 'Bharat' has been released and has created quite a buzz.'Bharat'the film marks the third collaboration between the actor-director duo Salman Khan and Ali Abbas Zafar. They had earlier collaborated for films 'Sultan'(2016) and 'Tiger Zinda Hai'(2017). In this filmT Ali Abbas Zafar other than being the director,is making his debut as a Composer and Lyricist with the song 'Zinda', which is also the film’s anthem. The music is scored by Julius Packiam, who is also responsible for the background score of the period-drama and sung by Vishal Dadlani.Vishal-Shekhar have collaborated on the album of the film.
The other songs relesed are 'Slow Motion', 'Chashni', and 'Aithey Aa'.The song 'Aithey Aa'is a wedding song with an extraordinary electronic twist.In the film this song sets Bharat in a groove so he can make his move.Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif are at their grooviest on this dance number composed by Vishal Dadlani & Shekhar Ravjiani and sung by Akasa Singh, Neeti Mohan and Kamaal Khan.'Slow-Motion' is picturised on an exhilarating moment from the younger days of Bharat and sung by Shreya Ghoshal & Nakash Aziz.The song ‘Chashni’is sung in the soulful voice of Abhijeet Srivastava
The film is produced by Atul Agnihotri and Bhushan Kumar and co-produced by Nikhil Namit. The story is the journey of a man that starts off in 1947 and continues to the present day. “The journey of a man and a nation together,” says the film’s punchline.The film also stars Disha Patani,Tabu, Jackie Shroff, Sunil Grover, Aasif Sheikh, Sonali Kulkarni and Nora Fatehi in supporting roles.'Bharat' releases this Eid, on 5th June, 2019.
Salman Khan is lovingly known as Bollywood’s Bhaijaan. The superstar is gearing up for his December release Dabangg 3 and we’ve got some fresh news about the same. According to reports in a leading portal, Salman wants to change the way every film goes about releasing their posters, trailer and then songs. However, even before the release of the trailer, Salman is keen on launching the music album of the film.
Salman’s Dabangg 3 also stars Sonakshi Sinha, Arbaaz Khan, Kichcha Sudeep and Mahesh Manjrekar’s daughter Saiee. The film is set to hit the theatres on December 20 this year and will apparently have a storyline with several flashbacks of the life of Chulbul Pandey.
seeing the music from the first two Dabangg films, we can’t wait to listen to the album of the third instalment. Songs like Pandeyji Seeti and Mast Mast Nain and more were hits from the previous films. Now, we can’t wait to see what Khan has in store for fans with Dabangg 3’s music album. Dabangg 3 will also launch Mahesh Manjrekar’s daughter, Saiee in Bollywood. It also stars Arbaaz Khan and Kichcha Sudeep in pivotal roles. Directed by Prabhudheva, Dabangg 3 is slated to release in multiple languages.
The leading ladies, which include Kriti Sanon, Kriti Kharbanda and Pooja Hegde appear in the opening shot of the teaser video of Ek Chumma. Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh and Bobby Deol are donning Scottish uniforms and are playing the bagpipes in the song.
In the 19-second video of the song teaser, Akshay is seen kissing Pooja while Bobby kisses Kriti (Sanon), and they both get slapped by them. As Riteish enters in the next scene, Akshay and Bobby grab him and plant kisses on both his cheeks.
The trailer of Housefull 4, which was scheduled to release at 1 pm on September 28, was leaked online. Akshay had later shared the official trailer on social media.
Sonakshi Sinha being targeted by the social media trolls on Saturday morning, just a day after she made an appearance on the popular TV quiz show kaun banega crorepati 11. The reason - the actress failed to answer a Ramayana related question that was asked during the show. Sonakshi was the special guest on KBC Karamveer episode, where she extended her support to social activist Ruma Devi. The duo managed to win a whopping prize money of Rs. 12,50,000. However, what caught the Internet's attention the most was the fact that Sonakshi didn't know the answer to a Ramayana related question. The question asked during the show was, "According to Ramayana, Hanuman fetched the Sanjeevani herb for whom?" Sonakshi, who wasn't quite sure of the right answer, guessed Sita and Ram at first. However, she finally resorted to Ask The Expert helpline to get the right answer (which was Lakshman).
A section of the Internet wasn't very impressed with Sonakshi's lack of general knowledge and shared several memes on Twitter. The hashtag '#YoSonakshiSoDumb' has been trending incessantly on Twitter.
Sonakshi Sinha also twitted to saying that
Dear jaage hue trolls.I don't even remember the Pythagoras theorem,Merchant of Venice,Periodic Table,Chronology of the Mughal Dynasty,aur kya kya yaad nahi woh bhi yaad nahi. Agar aapke paas koi kaam nahi aur Itna time hai toh please yeh sab pe bhi memes banao na. I love memes
Armaan Malik has given us romantic songs like Bol do na zara, Sab tera, Wajah tum ho, Pehla pyaar from Kabir Singh and many more that have become quite popular among the audience. The singer is now coming up with his first heartbreak song, Tootey khaab in association with T-Series this month. The music single is composed by the duo Kunaal-Rangon with lyrics penned by Kunaal Vermaa. Directed by Shabby, the music video will also feature Malik.
Talking about Tootey khaab, Bhushan Kumar says, "Armaan is the youngest and one of the most successful artists that we have on our label. Having carved a niche for himself with romantic tracks, he is going to surprise us with the depth and pain that he has brought to the fore with his singing in Tootey khaab. What he’s achieved through this song is truly a mark of a versatile artiste. He is bound to move you with this song.”
Armaan says, "After Aaja na ferrari mein and Ghar se nikalte hi, I wanted to challenge myself and go a step further. I’ve never sung a proper breakup song and I was in search of an emotional track that depicted that melancholy in the most honest way possible. When I heard Tootey khaab from Kunaal and Rangon, I immediately knew this was going to be my next single. It’s from the heart and I’m sure it will instantly resonate with the youth.”
The song along with the music video will be officially launched soon on T-Series.
After keeping the fans intrigued and waiting for a long time, the makers of ‘Chhichhore’ unveiled the trailer of the Sushant Singh Rajput and Shraddha Kapoor starrer recently. Now, the makers are all set to introduce their first song to the audience. Teasing her fans with the upcoming song, Shraddha Kapoor shared a video of the song without the audio and announced that the song will be unveiled soon. Titked, ‘Fikar Not’, the song is touted to be a college anthem and it is sure to strike a chord with the audience.
Link for the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsxemFX0a7k
Those of you who have been around from the 1960's through the 1990's will remember the vibrant live music scene in almost every starred hotel in India. Those were the days when you walked into a nightclub like 'Rendezvous' at The Taj Mahal hotel and 'Supper Club' at the Oberoi Sheraton in Mumbai to see curtains going up on a band that was the prime focus of these outlets. Every seat in these restaurants allowed an unobstructed view of the band that performed every night on resident contracts. Today all this has disappeared thanks to some ridiculously high entertainment taxes on live music. Today, non off these hotels have complete bands playing save for a few that feature small duos or solo singers. The Lodhi in New Delhi, recently listed among the world's best hotels, decided to step in and rewind to the good old days. They got Goa's premier jazz quartet 'Jazz Junction' to move to Delhi on a resident contract and the decision has paid off in terms of footfalls generated by the band. Jazz Junction featuring singer Daniella Rodrigues, pianist Tony Dias,
bassist Colin D'Cruz and drummer Angelo Colasco began playing at The Lodhi in June 2018. Four months into the contract the band generated a sizeable following, with quite a few high profile guests choosing to celebrate their special occasion at the Elan bar where the band performs. Against all odds the rewind option proved to be a huge success and hopefully other properties around the country takes the cue to trigger a whole new revival of live music.