The Journey Of Gaurang Doshi, A Man Who Rose Like A Phoenix After A Sabbatical From Films \
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The Journey Of Gaurang Doshi, A Man Who Rose Like A Phoenix After A Sabbatical From Films

20-Jan-2022
January 20: Every cinema lover at some point or the other has definitely witnessed “Aankhen,” A film that not just changed our perspective towards the Shehnshah of Bollywood, aka, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, But also changed the narrative of Indian cinema.  The film went ahead to be a huge hit, and Mr. Bachchan in a negative […]
20-Jan-2022 Movies
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Filmmakers get to work with more disciplined actors on OTT says Tigmanshu Dhulia \
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Filmmakers get to work with more disciplined actors on OTT says Tigmanshu Dhulia

18-Jan-2022
Mumbai Jan 18 PTI Filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhuliasays he saw the streaming revolution sweeping the country almost a decade ago and believes that the OTT platforms have not only brought changes in storytelling but also introduced a wide range of disciplined actorsKnown for critically-acclaimed films like Paan Singh Tomar Haasil and the Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster franchise Dhulia made his streaming debut in 2019 with shows like Out of Love and Criminal JusticeThe director is now gearing up for his latest series The Great Indian Murder for Disney Hotstar The show stars actor Richa Chadha and Pratik Gandhi of Scam 1992 fame During a virtual press conference of the upcoming thriller the filmmaker said the landscape of Indian storytelling has greatly benefited from the arrival of streaming platforms in the country I have been saying that OTT will take over films for ten years now The pandemic has just given it some more speed I am extremely happy in this space You get to make an OTT show the same way you get to make a feature film with the same mounting We get to work with good actors now and the new breed of actors are much more disciplined the director told reportersDhulia said streaming platforms are also a blessing for small-scale films which would earlier struggle to earn money at the box officeWith the freedom to experiment Dhulia said directors and writers now have an opportunity to think really out of the boxThe breaking of the Hindi commercial formula was a step that was taken back in the 2000s when directors like Vishal Bhardwaj Anurag Kashyap Rajkumar Hiarani and I came around That started reflecting in our hardcore commercial films say a Dangal or a Bajrangi Bhaijaan They were in the commercial format but had a different storytelling the filmmaker saidThe world of streaming offers the filmmakers and actors more opportunities he addedIn films you were always pushing the plot forward and had an interval point Our sense of screenplay was contrived but OTT has purified it and given it clarity Now you get to tell new stories in a new way new technology with better actors and you get to show it to the world Dhulia saidThe Great Indian Murder is an adaptation of author Vikas Swarups novel Six Suspects which revolves around the murder of the son of a high-profile minister The show is backed by actor Ajay Devgn and producer Priti Vinay Sinha who have produced the series under their banner ADF and RLE Media for Disney Hotstar Devgn who was also present at the event said the biggest strength of the digital space is its reliance on storytellingThe best thing about OTT is that here scripts and storytelling are of utmost importance What we could not do in films we can do here on OTT A lot of stories get justified on OTT Thats the best part of it that you can think of new ideas different things and put it out on screen Devgn himself is gearing up to make his acting debut with the DisneyHotstar show Rudra-The Edge of Darkness which is an adaptation of the Idris Elba-starrer successful British series LutherAs compared to the West the 52-year-old actor believes the OTT space in the country is still under development However it wont be too long before Indian shows catch up with the global standards he addedWe have just recently started on OTT we are maturing and doing fabulously well It always takes time but we will keep doing better A series has a different form of screenplay whichthe West has been doing for quite some time But our Indian culture its earthiness and characters are very vast So the kind of stories we can tell we can go much beyond them eventually Devgn saidThe Great Indian Murder will release on Disney Hotstar on February 4 PTI JUR RB RB
18-Jan-2022 National
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Axis My India Constitutes Advisory Board with Industry Experts Shashi Sinha and Vikram Sakhuja as Members \
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Axis My India Constitutes Advisory Board with Industry Experts Shashi Sinha and Vikram Sakhuja as Members

18-Jan-2022
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 18 (ANI/NewsVoir): Axis My India, the country's leading consumer data intelligence-company, announced the constitution of a pioneering advisory board, with advertising industry experts Shashi Sinha, CEO of IPG Mediabrands and Vikram Sakhuja, Group CEO of Madison Media joining the board.
18-Jan-2022 Business
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Kaustubh Sonalkar launches his second book ‘In the Shadows’ in the fiction genre \
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Kaustubh Sonalkar launches his second book ‘In the Shadows’ in the fiction genre

10-Jan-2022
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 10 (ANI/PNN): Kaustubh started his writing career with his first book 'Fetch your own coffee' which became a National Best Seller in the non-fiction genre. His second book, 'In the Shadows', coauthored by Meghaa Ghosh is a work of fiction that revolves around murder, intrigue, and realization.
10-Jan-2022 Business
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Mahima Productions drops Paradiso Productions, Project1 Media, and ViaMonk Media from its film ‘Fuddu’ \
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Mahima Productions drops Paradiso Productions, Project1 Media, and ViaMonk Media from its film ‘Fuddu’

07-Jan-2022
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 7 (ANI/PNN): Mahima Productions, a motion picture company formed by Pradeep Gupta, have dropped Paradiso Productions, Project1 Media and ViaMonk Media and its owners Pawan Kumar Sharma and Gandharv Sachdev as the co-producers from its debut Bollywood film 'Fuddu' released in 2016.
07-Jan-2022 Business
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Phando brings forth services that are taking OTT platforms to new heights \
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Phando brings forth services that are taking OTT platforms to new heights

06-Jan-2022
New Delhi [India], January 6 (ANI/TPT): Phando, an online video streaming platform, has introduced its services to help the budding OTT platforms to make their way in the digital world. Phando is a smart way to launch OTT Platforms.
06-Jan-2022 Business
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Dangal TV enters 2022 on a high \
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Dangal TV enters 2022 on a high

03-Jan-2022
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 3 (ANI/BusinessWire India): It's raining success and celebrations in the house of Dangal TV! While the channel has grown exponentially in the last couple of years, it most certainly has ended 2021 on a high and is foraying into the new year with a bang!
03-Jan-2022 Business
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Nervous to see how Hindi audience will receive me Raashi Khanna \
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Nervous to see how Hindi audience will receive me Raashi Khanna

31-Dec-2021
Mumbai Dec 30 PTI After a string of successful Tamil Telugu and Malayalam films actor Raashi Khanna says she is curious to see how the Hindi audience will receive her in Yodha and her two upcoming OTT showsKhanna stars in Rudra-The Edge of Darkness with Ajay Devgn and is also a part of the untitled show by filmmaker duo Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DKAfter a career of nearly eight-years down south the Delhi-born actor is gearing up to return to the Hindi space with more confidence in her craftI feel like a newcomer all over again But this time I am just stronger and confident in my head space because I know that I have acted in the best of my capacity as an actor I cannot really predict how the reception is going to be like but I have faith that it will all be good I am also open to constructive criticism because that only helps one grow I am nervous but confident Khanna told PTIThe actor started her career with Shoojit Sircars Madras Cafe in 2013 but eventually made a mark with Telugu hits like Bengal Tiger Supreme Jr NTR starrer Jai Lava Kusa and her acclaimed Malayalam debut with VillainKhanna said her wide ranging work across industries has helped her cement her position as an artiste where she finally has the privilege to choose her projectsEarlier scripts chose me and I am glad to have come to a place where I can choose scripts and that also comes with a huge responsibility of not disappointing the loyal fan base Today the criteria is to be in films that push the envelope in terms of characters and storytellingI want to be in a place where I am challenged as an actor I want to do films where I matter even if theres less screen time and I am not just someone whos cast to fill the space the 31-year-old saidKhanna will enter the streaming space with Devgn-headlined crime-drama series Rudra-The Edge of Darkness on Disney Hotstar and Amazon Prime Video series co-starring Shahid Kapoor and Vijay SethupathiRudra which she finished filming last month surprised the actorThe show is a remake of the Idris Elba-starrer successful British series Luther and is billed as an engaging and dark new take on cop storiesPeople will definitely see a new me in Rudra Theres not much I can talk about my character but it has been the most challenging one so far which pushed me out of my comfort zone I quite surprised myself too because I never would have thought that I would be able to pull it off in the first place With the yet-untitled Raj-DK series the actor said the audience should expect a roller coaster ride of emotions as the show is extremely real and rawWhat also is the shows strength is its strong gender politics thanks to The Family Man makers gaze Khanna addedAfter working in so many films I realised that there are very few directors who want to break the stereotypical image of a woman on screen Working with Raj and Dk sir was like a breath of fresh air Their female characters are as strong as the male ones There is only one hero - the story Everything and everyone revolves around that she addedMeanwhile Khanna is also looking forward to join Sidharth Malhotra in the action drama Yodha produced by Johars Dharma Productions and filmmaker Shashank KhaitanKhanna said she was instantly drawn to the films story and the passion of its director duo Pushkar Ojha and Sagar AmbreObviously also the fact that its a Dharma film opposite Siddharth I think everything just fell into place Sometimes we put limitations on our selves and maybe two years ago I would have never thought to have reached where I am today I am glad I got this opportunity she addedThe actor will begin the project in January PTI JUR BK BK
31-Dec-2021 National
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Uncensored version of Malayalam film Churuli shown on OTT platform Censor Board to Kerala HC \
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Uncensored version of Malayalam film Churuli shown on OTT platform Censor Board to Kerala HC

22-Dec-2021
Kochi Dec 22 PTI An uncensored version of Malayalam mystery horror film Churuli was released on OTT platform Sony LIV the Censor Board CBFC told the Kerala High Court on Wednesday The lawyer for CBFC submitted before Justice P V Kunhikrishnan that the censored version of the film was cleared for public viewing with an A certificate However the uncensored version of the film was released on the Over The Top OTT platform he told the court In view of the CBFC statement the lawyer for the petitioner -- Peggy Fen -- said he wants to modify the prayers in the petition and sought time for the same Advocate C A Anoop appearing for Fen also told the court that the language used in the movie was filthy The court noted that no one was there representing the producer Lijo Jose Pellissery and therefore listed the matter for hearing on January 7 The court also said that while the petitioner also a lawyer herself may have a good case she should consider approaching a civil court instead On a previous date of hearing the court had termed as atrocious the language used in the film which was released via OTT platform Sony LIV on November 19 The petitioner has sought removal of the movie from the OTT platform as expeditiously as possible for the reason that there is an overdose of foul language in the film The petition has contended that the film uses filthy words lavishly without any curtain which outrages the modesty of women and children It has also contended that the movie did not adhere to censor board rules and regulations and did not display any statutory warning on the screen when showing characters using alcohol or smoking as is mandatory under the law PTI HMP ROH ROH
22-Dec-2021 National
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Kriti Sanon on 2021 People woke up to the actor in me \
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Kriti Sanon on 2021 People woke up to the actor in me

21-Dec-2021
Mumbai Dec 21 PTI Actor Kriti Sanon says she had a professionally fulfilling year where she signed the most number of films in her career and also saw a turn around in terms of the audience perception towards herSanon had two releases this year Mimi which featured her as a young woman who opts to be a surrogate mother and the comedy drama Hum Do Hamare Do co-starring Rajkummar Rao Paresh Rawal and Ratna Pathak ShahWith Mimi Sanon saw her career-best reviews with many lauding her for shouldering the Laxman Utekar-film with easeIn an interview with PTI the actor said her performance in the film which she described as her toughest project till date showcased her craft to the audience as well as several makers within the industryI felt the audience shift with the response which came my way A lot of people woke up to the actor side of me which is something every artiste desires Not just the audience even people in the industry when you talk to someone or walk into a meeting you feel that shift in perception I could sense that Sanon saidWhat the two film releases did for Sanon known to stars in films like Bareilly Ki Barfi and Luka Chuppi was build confidence among filmmakers to trust her more with heavy duty material the actor saidTheir confidence in you grows as an actor and as someone who can carry a film When the confidence of people in the industry increases they feel Oh a film like this is being loved people are watching it so we need to make more of these Today people are not afraid to make a female-led storyI am also more confident today I have learnt on the job to constantly keep thinking of what else can be done how differently can I perform a scene You also learn by seeing other performances collaborating with different filmmakers The actor said when Mimi skipped a theatrical release and premiered digitally she was sceptical if the film would get the desired receptionBut by Hum Do Hamare Do which released digitally three months after Mimi Sanon was convinced with the power and the reach of OTT platformsThe success felt different Mimi was my first OTT release I was initially a little sceptical thinking if I will get the validation I want as an actor will the film get that validationBut the kind of response that came my way and because it was an OTT release it just went onA theatrical release fizzles out in a few weeks but digitally a film grows for months with people watching it across the world I was overwhelmed with the response she addedThe 31-year-old actor said she started 2021 on a good note going from one set to the other immersing herself in films of varied genresSanon shot for films like the action comedy Bachchan Pandey multistarer mythological Adipurush monster comedy Bhediya actioner Ganapath and the forthcoming ShehzadaProfessionally 2021 started well I was shooting back to back During the pandemic I ended up signing the maximum number of films It has been a good year she added PTI JUR BK BK
21-Dec-2021 National
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