Indywood Distribution Network with Bala’s Theatrical Rights successfully enters the second week of its run in UAE and GCC Countries

Dubai: It has been a week since the release of Ayushmann Khurrana’s Bala is running successfully in the box-office. The movie continues in a good number of screens in the UAE and other GCC Countries with high occupancy. The film has been well received with positive reviews and praises have been showered upon the actor.

‘Bala’ is Ayushmann’s biggest release till date. The film released across 3000 screens in India and more than 550 screens in the overseas markets.

Indywood Distribution Network owns the distribution rights of the overseas market and is all set to release the movie in Saudi Arabia on 14th November.

Ayushmann Khurrana, who has given 6 consecutive hits, is coming back to the screen after a brief break with Bala. The actor will be joined by two of his phenomenal co-stars Bhumi Pednekar and YamiGautam.

Actors Seema Pahwa and Javed Jaffrey also play a pivotal role in the film. Bala attempts to take a satirical twist on a middle-aged man suffering from hair receding through slapstick comedy.

Bhumi will play his love interest in the film. Helmed by director Amar Kaushik, the movie is produced by Dinesh Vijan.

CHANCELLOR SAJID JAVID TOPS THIS YEAR’S GG2 POWER LIST

Sajid Javid The First British Asian Chancellor Of The Exchequer Is Ranked First On The Annual List Of The 101 Most Influential Asians In Britain

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid MP has retained the top spot on the GG2 Power List, the definitive ranking of the UK’s most powerful Asians. The annual publication, which is revealed on the night of the GG2 Leadership Awards, has been published for the 9th year and features the UK’s 101 most recognised and influential Asians from a wide range of sectors.

On topping the annual GG2 Power List, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid, said: “I am honoured to be recognised on the GG2 Power List once more and I am proud to live in a Britain where anyone can become Chancellor, whatever their background. Each person on this year’s Power List has their own story to tell, but the example they set to young Asian women and men is helping to create a better and brighter future for Britain. I commend and congratulate them all.”

Javid retains the top position he achieved last year after being named Britain’s first Asian Chancellor in July 2019. Together with Home Secretary Priti Patel, who features at number 2 on this year’s list, the pair represent the first time that two out of the top four cabinet positions have been occupied by politicians of Black or Asian heritage.

Shailesh Solanki, Executive Editor, Asian Media Group said: “In occupying their current positions in cabinet both Sajid Javid and Priti Patel have demonstrated that the Asian community can provide Britain with formidable leaders. Sajid Javid has excelled as the first British Asian Chancellor of the Exchequer and deservedly retains the top position in our annual GG2 Power List and following closely behind Priti Patel, who became the first British Asian female Home Secretary earlier this year. They are leading the way in shaping Britain’s future and are role models for future leaders from our community.”

The Top 10 sees a climb to 3rd position for activist and businesswoman Gina Miller, who has been an ever present force in UK politics this year as Britain prepares to exit the European Union. Miller, who is of Indian descent, has successfully tabled legal challenges against parliamentary procedures around Brexit. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan at number 4 remains a highly influential figure, since becoming the first Muslim Mayor of a major European city, Khan has remained a key advocate for London and its business interests globally.

For the second year in a row, Hollywood star Riz Ahmed features in the top 10 (ranked 8) as the only figure from entertainment and the arts. The award-winning British actor has wowed audiences and critics alike with his recent performance in Sound of Metal, whilst remaining a strong voice for on screen representation and diversity in the arts. Joining him in notable positions are the likes of Romesh Ranganathan (15), Jameela Jamil (16), Sanjeev Bhaskar and Meera Syal (21) and new entrant British-Indian actress Naomi Scott (27) who impressed as the iconic Princess Jasmine in Disney’s Aladdin this year and is soon to be seen in Charlie’s Angels.

   

The Top 10 features Neil Basu (5), Assistant Commissioner of Specialist Operations for the Metropolitan Police. Basu took up this position last year and is responsible for leading counter-terrorism policing nationally, widely regarded as the toughest job in British policing. Rishi Sunak, climbs 37 places from last year (44-7) due to his new position as Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

Notable new entries on this year’s Power List include Munira Mirza (18), director of the Number 10 Policy Unit; Mohit Bakaya (20), controller of BBC Radio 4; Amika George (32), the 19 year old activist who set up the #FreePeriods petition; and the Kamani family (36), founders of trailblazing online fashion brands Boohoo.com and Pretty Little Thing.

The GG2 Power List is revealed at the GG2 Leadership Awards. On another glittering evening, hosted by BBC presenter Nihal Arthanayake at London’s Park Plaza Westminster, some of the UK’s most prominent community leaders and achievers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities were celebrated.

Shailesh Solanki, Executive Editor, Asian Media Group adds: “This year’s GG2 Power List has once again revealed the incredible influence and contribution the Asian community makes to British society, business and culture. Whilst the top 10 features prominent politicians and policy makers during a crucial period in British politics, the entire list demonstrates the incredible strides that Asian entrepreneurs and philanthropists are making, the impact and influence of talented British Asian personalities in the arts, media and entertainment, and the achievements of Asian professionals in the legal and medical fields. The Power List showcases how invaluable the Asian contribution is across a wide spectrum of areas.”

UK’s BAME LEADERS CELEBRATED AT THE 21st GG2 LEADERSHIP AWARDS

Chancellor Sajid Javid retains top position on GG2 Power List

The 21st GG2 Leadership Awards celebrated the achievements of some of the UK’s most prominent ethnic leaders on a glittering evening. The GG2 Leadership Awards showcase ethnic achievement, talent and leadership in the UK. This year’s winners once more proved to be torchbearers for ethnic communities and leadership in their respective fields.

The prestigious GG2 Hammer Award, an accolade presented to a high achieving individual who has shattered the proverbial glass ceiling, was given to Nitin Paranjpe, global Chief Operating Officer of Unilever. His success and achievements at one of the world’s most valuable companies were celebrated on a night when some of the UK’s most successful leaders from diverse communities were honoured for their achievements.

The GG2 Man of the Year was awarded to Viswas Raghavan, CEO of JP Morgan (EMEA), honoured for his formidable leadership of one of the world’s most recognised investment banks.

Poppy Jaman, CEO of City Mental Health Alliance and one of the UK’s most prominent advocates for mental health collected the GG2 Woman of the Year award. Coincidently, she was honoured on World Mental Health Day, and on collecting her award said: Poppy Jaman quote TBC

Chief guest on the night Sajid Javid, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, retained the top position on this year’s GG2 Power List, a glossy annual publication which is revealed on the night of the GG2 Leadership Awards and profiles the 101 most influential Asians in Britain. Javid became the first British Asian Chancellor earlier this year and alongside Home Secretary Priti Patel, ensures that two of the four top positions in the cabinet are occupied by British Asians for the first time.

   

Sajid Javid said: “I am honoured to be recognised on the GG2 Power List once more and I am proud to live in a Britain where anyone can become Chancellor, whatever their background. Each person on this year’s Power List has their own story to tell, but the example they set to young Asian women and men is helping to create a better and brighter future for Britain. I commend and congratulate them all.”

On a glittering evening hosted by BBC presenter Nihal Arthanayake at London’s Park Plaza Westminster, some of the UK’s most prominent Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community leaders and achievers were celebrated.

Winners on the night included GG2 Pride of Britain Award winner Professor Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, Emeritus Professor of Nursing at the University of West London; Media and Creative Arts winner Mohit Bakaya, controller of BBC Radio 4 and Radio 4 Extra; and Outstanding Achievement in Science winner Caucher Birkar, Professor of Mathematics at University of Cambridge.

Shailesh Solanki, Executive Editor, Asian Media Group said: “This year’s winners are an exceptional group of individuals who have excelled in their relevant sectors and have become successful and inspirational role models for their communities and wider communities around the UK. The GG2 Leadership Awards remain an important event which celebrates diversity in the UK. Our nominees and winners have shown tremendous achievements which have made a positive impact on the country.”

This year’s nominees and winners come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and professionals from the fields of business, politics, creative arts, media, medicine and law were celebrated.

The GG2 Leadership Awards and the reveal of the GG2 Power List were a culmination of a day in which the GG2 Diversity Conference also took place and saw both corporate and community leaders come together to discuss the importance of diversity, inclusion and representation in the UK on a variety of panels.

GG2 Leadership Awards 2019 – The Full List Of Award Winners

  1. GG2 Spirit in the Community Award

Awarded to an individual or organisation for outstanding work in the community.

Eartha Pond, Educator and Councillor, QPCC

  1. GG2 Young Journalist of the Year

Awarded for outstanding work in the media.

Jasmine Cameron-Chileshe, Reporter, Liverpool Echo

  1. GG2 Media & Creative Arts Award

Awarded for exemplary achievement in the creative industries.

Mohit Bakaya, Controller, BBC Radio 4 and Radio 4 Extra

  1. GG2 Inspire Award

Presented to an individual or organisation for outstanding work in the community, which has served to inspire young people.

Cemal Ezel, Founder and CEO, Change Please

  1. GG2 Achievement through Adversity

Awarded to an individual who has achieved a high level of success despite difficult

circumstances.

Nicki Donnelly, Motivational Speaker, Life Coach and Disability Rights Consultant

  1. GG2 Young Achiever Award

Presented to a young person aged 35 or under who has demonstrated outstanding

leadership, brings about change and who is an inspiration to communities.

Kriti Sharma, Founder, AI For Good Ltd

  1. GG2 Outstanding Achievement in Science

Awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of science.

Caucher Birkar, Professor of Mathematics, Universirty of Cambridge

  1. GG2 Outstanding Achievement in Law

Awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the legal profession.

Ayesha Vardag, Founder and President, Vardags

  1. GG2 Social Entrepreneur Award

Awarded to a cause-driven individual or organisation who has made an outstanding and meaningful contribution to society.

Randeep S Lall, Co-Founder, Trustee and Global Operations Director, NishkamSWAT

  1. GG2 Pride of Britain Award

Awarded to an individual for their outstanding contribution to society.

Professor Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, Emeritus Professor of Nursing, University of West London

  1. GG2 Woman of the Year

Awarded to an individual for consistent high achievement. 

Poppy Jaman OBE, CEO, City Mental Health Alliance

  1. GG2 Man of the Year

Awarded to an individual for consistent high achievement.

Viswas Raghavan, CEO JP Morgan (EMEA)

  1. GG2 Hammer Award

Awarded to an individual who has broken through the glass ceiling.

Nitin Paranjpe, COO, Unilever

Notes :

Established by Britain’s biggest Asian publishing house, the Asian Media Group, the annual GG2 Leadership Awards highlights and showcases ethnic achievement, talent and leadership in the UK. Held annually, and now in its 21st year, the winners, recognised for their outstanding contribution to their respective fields, will be announced at the gala event in front of guests from the fields of entertainment, politics, media and industry.

The Asian Media Group publishes a stable of market leading magazines for the Asian community in the UK and USA. The company host a number of hugely successful events and award dinners affiliated with its magazines.

Previous recipients of the GG2 Hammer Award include Baroness Shriti Vadera, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, acclaimed journalist Amol Rajan and Britain’s current Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid.

Indywood Distribution Network Bags Rights To Distribute Prassthanam – Releasing Soon In GCC

Indywood Distribution Network now owns rights of distribution of the official Hindi remake of the 2010 Telugu film ‘Prassthanam’ and would be released in GCC soon.  The much-awaited trailer of Sanjay Dutt’s Prassthanam was released on 29th August, 2019 and the film promises a lot of action and twists. The film, which is the official Hindi remake of the 2010 Telugu film of the same name, also features Manisha Koirala, Chunky Panday, Jackie Shroff, Ali Fazal and Amyra Dastur.

The original Telugu film-Prassthanam featured Sharwanand, Sai Kumar, Sundeep Kishan and Ruby Parihar in pivotal roles. It was directed by Deva Katta, who has also helmed the Hindi version. Produced by Maanayata Dutt (wife of Sanjay Dutt), the remake of Prassthanam will open in theatres on September 20.

The trailer which was released, shows a child asking Sanjay Dutt’s character about the morality behind lord Rama killing Ravana and shows Sanjay Dutt fighting goons. Sanjay Dutt plays the role of Baldev Pratap Singh, the head of a political family, and his two sons (played by Ali Fazal and Satyajeet Dubey) fight against each other to carry forward his legacy. Jackie Shroff proves his loyalty to Sanjay Dutt by supporting him throughout the political war.

Chunky Panday also plays a prominent role in the movie and shows a head-to-head political battle along with Sanjay Dutt with a glimpses of Manisha Koirala, Ali Fazal, Satyajeet Dubey and Amyra Dastur.  The plot of Prassthanam touched upon the story of Ramayana and Mahabharata to depict the choice of war between right and wrong even in this era.

With the intention to support art worth movies and share it worldwide, Sohan Roy’s Indywood Distribution Network(IDN) focuses on 40 countries which includes U.S.A, Australia, New Zealand, Middle East and many other. Recently IDN successfully released a Marathi Movie named ‘ BABA’ in South Korea and it was the first Marathi movie which was released in the country.

Indywood Billionaires Club Demands probe on V G Siddardh’s Death

Sohan Roy, Founder of Indywood Billionaire Club expressed his deep condolences as India’s biggest coffee chain, Cafe Coffee Day, founder VG Siddhartha was declared dead today. His body was found today morning after being reported missing mysteriously since Monday night. The body was recovered by a group of fishermen from the Netravati river, near Hoige Bazaar beach in Mangaluru after 36 hours. The spot from where the body was recovered, was reportedly some distance away from the bridge he was seen on last.

Sohan Roy, who is a successful business man also relates to the issue Siddhartha might have faced and struggles he might have gone through to built a coffee chain like CCD and feels deeply for the family who might be in unbearable sorrow now.

Siddhartha, also the son-in-law of former Karnataka chief minister and BJP leader SM Krishna, was last seen near the bridge in the Kotepura area in Dakshina Kannada district on Monday night, police said.

Reacting to the demise of Siddhartha, businessman Mr. Sohan Roy empathized with Siddhartha’s letter saying that Indian “government and other businessmen can drive anyone to despair for personal gains. If  government does not take any corrective measures, such incidents may repeat again in future.”

Indywood Billionaires Club

The Indywood Billionaire’s Club is an elite network of India’s wealthiest individuals with people with an asset value of INR 100 crore or more as its members. Founded with the agenda of elevating the value of the Indian Rupee and make it on par with the dollar, IBC members will be exposed to investment opportunities that can help in the nation’s rebuilding process and will provide local job opportunities. IBC envisions a developed India by 2030.The club, through its investment initiatives, would boost Foreign Direct Investment in the entertainment sector. The Indywood consortium is an umbrella network connecting 2000 influential and wealthy individuals with the latent potential of India’s multi-billion dollar film and entertainment sector. The consortium plans to produce 1000 movies over the next 5 years with added focus on the Indian Animation and Television industry.

ZEISS Joins Indywood Film Market 2019 As Title Sponsor

24.07.2019: Indywood Film Market 2019 is proud to announce that Carl Zeiss, the internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronic, has joined us as our esteemed ‘Title Sponsor’. The fifth edition of IFM shall be organized at Hitex International Convention Centre, Hyderabad from 19 – 20, November 2019.

ZEISS develops, produces and distributes highly innovative solutions for industrial metrology and quality assurance, microscopy solutions for life sciences and materials research, and medical technology solutions for diagnostics and treatment in ophthalmology and microsurgery. The name ZEISS is also synonymous with the world’s leading lithography optics, which are used by the chip industry to manufacture semiconductor components. There is a global demand for trendsetting ZEISS brand products such as eyeglass lenses, camera lenses and binoculars.

After roaring success exhibited in the previous 4 editions, the 2019 edition promises to be bigger, better, and stronger. Showcasing a perfect amalgamation of technology cum entertainment, Indywood Film Market is focused on exposing participants to a plethora of investment opportunities. Here delegates can engage in meaningful discussions with domestic and international investors, showcase their services through sophisticated exhibition spaces and network with top-notch stakeholders of the film industry, whereby enhancing the diversity of perspective and content presented.

For its fifth season, IFM shall focus on 4 major product categories. The market shall serve as a convergence point for global buyers and sellers with an expected turnout of 5000+ delegates and 100+ exhibitors.; 500+ potential investors; 100+ country representatives and will achieve 20,000+ footfalls. The event shall also have dedicated special pavilions for film associations and organizations where they would be able to meet, discuss and connect with like-minded people. Our major participants shall include Camera & Lighting brands; Animation & Software brands; OTT & Content Platforms; Shooting Equipment; Film Associations; Film Institutes; Tourism Boards & Commissions.

About IFM

Indywood Film Market is a cinema professional’s paradise that connects delegates with service providers, filmmakers, producers, exhibitors, distributors and other stakeholders of the global film industry. Conceptualized in the year 2015, Indywood Film Market (IFM) has been instrumental in organizing a unique platform to conduct insightful interactive sessions, diverse exhibition arenas, and B2B awards function and high- profile networking parties. As a premier film fest and tech expo, Indywood Film Market explores the entire gamut of cinema making, ranging from pre-production to skill development, production, technical support, post-production, distribution, marketing and release among others.

www.ifm.co.in

ARIES Gained ABS Certification – Middle East 1st Remote Inspection Techniques Specialist – UAV

Abudhabi, UAE: ARIES oil field services, is now the Middle East’s 1st  establishment to be approved and certificated for Remote Inspection Techniques specialist (UAV) for Ships and Offshore units by ABS. Considered as an additional alternative means of access, remote inspections using drones is intended to facilitate  effective and efficient surveys for the Marine & Offshore Industry.

Aries has been, time and again, investing heavily on updating itself with advanced techniques in the field of Engineering and inspection. ABS granted this prestigious certification to Aries after undertaking office audits and witnessing satisfactory demonstration surveys on-board ABS classed vessels. Data was captured using drones for external leg inspection of MODU and internal condition assessments of tanks as well. ABS Surveyors certified that the live data captured as images and videos using the drones will be of use to make efficient decisions during the execution of classification and statutory surveys for both ships and offshore units.

On this remarkable achievement, Aries Founder Chairman and CEO Mr. Sohan Roy said: “Aries has always believed in providing world class quality and reliable services to our clients across the globe. But in this era of globalization and technological advancements, one must keep abreast of the latest technology. With this certification, we have not just inched one step closer to improving our range of services but have also updated our efficiency to execute survey tasks. All our 78 sub divisions offering services are working with a proven R&D model we launched based on efficiency management system. The introduction of drones will enable efficient review for surveying in accessible locations. We are thankful to ABS for working very closely with us by providing all guidance on each stage of this certification. We are now in to comprehensive Visual Asset Management Platform with the support of various advanced engineering & inspection techniques like drones, rope access,3d scanning & other advanced  NDT methods“

Darren Leskoski, ABS Vice President Middle East & Africa, said:

“Recognizing Aries Marine’s proficiency with remote inspection technologies is another way ABS is helping realize the potential of digital technologies for marine and offshore asset owners while maintaining a laser-like focus on safety.

“We are pleased to collaborate closely with Aries Marine once again while they continue to evolve the myriad of services they provide to our industry. This commitment is a credit to their leadership and dedicated workforce.”

About Aries Group

Aries Group of Companies is a 100% service-oriented business consortium that has become one of the trusted brand in the word maritime market in the Engineering & Inspection sector. From investing in Research and Development to delivering innovative technology solutions, Aries has not just created an impressive line-up of creative concepts and products but has touched lives of millions of people across the globe. With 50 companies, 1650 employees, 15 countries, Aries Group holds strong to its 1 philosophical mission: To achieve excellence in quality, reliability, safety, training and operational efficiency. As of today, Aries serves over 4750 clients in the maritime, Oil & gas, media and infrastructure industries, from 77 countries across the globe. Besides being largest Marine consultancy firm in Middle-East, Aries is also World’s No1: largest ISO 9001:2015 Certified Ballast water engineering consultancy and UT firm for ship hull surveys.

Website : www.ariesmar.com

About  ABS

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) is a world-leading classification organisation, with a mission to promote the security of life, property and the natural environment, primarily through the development and verification of standards for the design, construction and operational maintenance of marine-related facilities. ABS provides a range of technical advisory, certification and risk management services to support the safety and reliability of high-performance assets and operations in the oil, gas and chemical, power generation, marine, offshore and government sectors, among others.

Website : www.eagle.org

Indywood Talent Hunt International 2019 launched in UAE with the Principals Official Meet

Sharjah: Indywood, a 10 billion US dollar project envisaged to elevate Indian Entertainment Industry to global standards, kicked off its 5th edition of Indywood Talent Hunt with its first International chapter having UAE as the venue this year. Indywood Talent Hunt International 2019 will be a Mega Youth Festival exclusively conducted for the Art & Cultural Institutions across all the Emirate Sectors in UAE.
The First Official Presentation of Indywood Talent Hunt International 2019 – UAE Chapter was conducted at Ocean Blue Theatre, Sharjah, where Music, Dance, Fine Arts, Performance Art & Media Principals/Institution Heads representing all the Emirates in UAE attended & the detailed process of the competition was explained. Mr. Akhil, Project Head of Indywood Talent Hunt informed that the event will be arranged through active interaction with the Art & Cultural Institution Management and to provide the Mega platform for each Talented Youngsters to showcase their Cultural skills.

 
Indywood Talent Hunt International 2019 – UAE Chapter will be conducted in four phases, with Contestant Registrations will be happening through the Music, Dance, Fine Arts, Performance Art & Media Institutes till August 31st, Preliminary Auditions happening from September 1st to October 26th, Semi Finals (Online Voting Round) happening from October 27th to November 10th & Grand Finale happening on Dec 1st & 2nd at Amity School, Dubai.
Indywood Talent Hunt tipped as the gateway to the world of Entertainment and was organized as a part of Indywood Film Carnival-2017, one of the largest film-based events in India, which was first held in Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad, in 2017 in association with Govt. of Telangana & Make in India.
There will be 23 events spread over 10 Categories – Music, Dance, Fine Arts, Dramatics, Designs & Creative, Media, Quizzing, Photography, Film Making & Technical.
The winners of each event across the Categories of Sub Junior (Age: 6 to 10), Junior (Age: 11 to 13), Senior (Age: 14 to 17) & Super Senior (Age: 18 to 22) will be rewarded with an opportunity to be a part of Indian/International Media & Entertainment Industry and will be rewarded with exciting gifts. The Best Cultural Institution bagging the Highest Points will be rewarded with UAE’s Best Cultural Institution Title & other exciting prizes. Youth belonging to the age group of 6 to 22 years can register for the competition by logging on to www.indywoodtalenthunt.com on behalf of their respective Cultural Institutions.
About Indywood Talent Hunt
Indywood Talent Hunt is India’s premiere talent discovery platform to identify creative young Indians and guide them properly to the Indian Film Industry from the campus / school level itself while providing an opportunity for the shortlisted ones to get exposed to the Entertainment Industry during Indywood Film Carnival and perform in front of the Professional Film Fraternity so that the best among them can get a direct entry to the film world without any conventional hurdles.
For more information please visit www.indywoodtalenthunt.com
Call on:  +971-5662187336 / +971- 526930727
Email Id: – akhil.s@indywood.co.in / eventmanager@ariesgroupglobal.com

Eastern Eye ACTA 2019 Award Winners Announced

  • Eastern Eye Arts Culture & Theatre Awards celebrate the best of British Asian talent.
  • Big winners include Paul Chowdhry, Naughty Boy, Nitin Ganatra, Shobna Gulati and Mandip Gill.
  • Categories cover excellence in Music, TV, Film, Theatre, Comedy, Literature, Dance, Photography and Visual Arts.

Friday 21st June, London – The fourth Eastern Eye Arts, Culture & Theatre Awards (ACTAs) winners have been revealed at tonight’s glittering gala awards night at the May Fair Hotel, London. The evening was hosted by award-winning broadcaster Nihal Arthanayake.

The ACTAs celebrate diverse talent in the arts and entertainment, with categories spanning a wide range of disciplines and showcasing a world of talent. The list of winners for 2019 were another eclectic mix of popular household names and critically acclaimed emerging talents who excel in their respective fields.

Leading the charge of 2019’s winners, the Theatre categories saw some notable triumphs for EastEnders favourite Nitin Ganatra, crowned Best Actor for theatre production ‘End of the Pier’ and Coronation Street actress Shobna Gulati who picked up Best Actress for her role in ‘Richard II’. Acclaimed theatre director Indhu Rubasingham won Best Director for her adaptation of ‘White Teeth’, the best-selling novel by Zadie Smith, whilst ‘Tartuffe’ by the Royal Shakespeare Company picked up the Best Production.

The hotly contested categories for Comedy and Contemporary Music were won by popular comedian Paul Chowdhry and chart-topping producer Naughty Boy respectively whilst the TV and Film acting categories were awarded to Ash Tandon (‘Bodyguard’) and Priyanga Burford (‘Press’).

Star of hit BBC TV show ‘Dr Who’, Mandip Gill won the People’s Choice Award, as voted for by the public, with the Emerging Artist Award going to Antonio Aakeel, star of independent British comedy film ‘Eaten by Lions’.

Amit Roy, Editor-at-Large, Eastern Eye and Chairman of the ACTA judging panel said: “Our winners at this year’s ACTAs are another strong group of talented British Asian artists who have had exceptional success with their respective work in the last 12 months. It is heartening to see the depth of creative talent within the South Asian community and we are delighted to have another list of winners which showcase some of the best of what our community has to offer.

Diversity remains a vital issue in the creative arts and the British Asian artistic fraternity continues to make a huge contribution to the wealth – financial and spiritual – generated by the UK’s creative industries.”

Stars who have attended the ACTAs have included Anita Rani, Meera Syal, Anoushka Shankar, Sacha Dhawan, Dr Ranj Singh, George Alagiah and this year’s event proved another memorable occasion with several stars from screen and stage attending the evening to celebrate the success of well-known stars and emerging talents from the British Asian community.

For more information please visit http://www.actas.co.uk/

ACTA 2019 Finalists

Winners are highlighted As Underlined

Eastern Eye Award for Arts

  • Bharti Kher for The Intermediary Family
  • Matthew Krishanu for The Sun Never Sets
  • The Singh Twins for Splendours of the Subcontinent

Eastern Eye Award for Dance

  • Mavin Khoo for Man to Monk
  • Seeta Patel for Not Today’s Yesterday
  • Sonia Sabri for Virago

Eastern Eye Award for Literature

  • Amit Dhand for City of Sinners
  • Gautam Malkani for Distortion
  • Preti Taneja for We That Are Young

Eastern Eye Award for Photography

  • Nitin Sachania for Breastfeeding in Public Places
  • Ram Shergill for Exoskeleton, curated by Daen Palma Hus
  • Suki Dhanda for Race, Place and Diversity by the Seaside

Eastern Eye Award for Comedy

  • Imran Yusuf for Saint, Sinner, Sufi
  • Mawaan Rizwan for Juice
  • Paul Chowdhry for Live Innit
  • Tez Ilyas for Teztify

Eastern Eye Award for Best Presenter

  • Bobby Friction (aka Paramdeep Sehdev) for Pump up the Bhangra: The Sound of Asian Britain
  • Nadiya Hussain for Nadiya’s Family Favourites
  • Rana Mitter for Chinese Characters

Eastern Eye Award for Best Production

  • Dishoom! by Rifco Theatre Company
  • Tartuffe by the Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Three Sat Under the Banyan Tree by Tara Arts and Polka Theatre

Eastern Eye Award for Best Director

  • Indhu Rubasingham for White Teeth
  • Iqbal Khan for Tartuffe
  • Pravesh Kumar for Dishoom!

Eastern Eye Award for Best Scriptwriter

  • Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto for Tartuffe
  • Iman Qureshi for The Funeral Director
  • Vinay Patel for Doctor Who: Demons of the Punjab

Eastern Eye Emerging Artist Award – supported by Arts Council England

  • Antonio Aakeel for Eaten by Lions
  • Bally Gill for Romeo and Juliet
  • Shareefa Energy for Grenfell One Year Later

Eastern Eye Community Engagement Award

  • Artists in Residence for their Promoting Creativity in Education programme, founded by Andria Zafirakou
  • Manchester Art Gallery for Speech Acts: Reflection-Imagination-Repetition, curated by Hammad Nasar with Kate Jesson
  • The Queen’s Gallery for Splendours of the Subcontinent, curated by Emily Hannam and Kajal Meghani

Eastern Eye Award for Traditional Music

  • Chandra Chakraborty for excellency in performing Indian classical music
  • Sanju Sahai for outstanding achievement in Indian classical music
  • Shammi Pithia for About The Elephant

Eastern Eye Award for Contemporary Music

  • Naughty Boy for Bungee Jumping
  • Niraj Chag for The Captive Queen
  • Susheela Raman for Ghost Gamelan

Eastern Eye Award for Theatre, Best Actor

  • Asif Khan for Tartuffe
  • Nitin Ganatrafor End of the Pier
  • Simon Nagra for Tartuffe

Eastern Eye Award for Theatre, Best Actress

  • Anjana Vasan for An Adventure
  • Shobna Gulati for Richard II
  • Sophie Khan Levy for Hanna

Eastern Eye Award for Film, TV & Drama, Best Actor – supported by London Town Group

  • Ash Tandon for Bodyguard
  • Ray Panthaki for Marcella
  • Sid Akbar Ali for Polterheist

Eastern Eye Award for Film, TV & Drama, Best Actress

  • Kiran Sonia Sawar for Pure
  • Maya Sondhi for Line of Duty
  • Priyanga Burford for Press

Eastern Eye People’s Choice Award – supported by Media Hive and voted for by the public

  • Hussain Manawer for poetry
  • Jameela Jamil for female empowerment
  • Jasmin Walia for music
  • Mandip Gill for acting
  • Nadiya Hussain for TV presenting
  • Naughty Boy for music
  • Dr Ranj Singh for TV presenting
  • Romesh Ranganathan for comedy

Eastern Eye Editor’s Special Award – supported by Eastern Eye

  • Aga Khan Centre

Eastern Eye Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Creative Industry – supported by Edwardian Hotels London

  • Sudha Bhuchar and Kristine Landon-Smith

Kochi to host All Lights India International Film Festival; entries invited

Ernakulam: All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) invites entries for ‘Celebrate Malayalam Cinema’. Entries for Feature Films and Short Films can be submitted for the Film Festival till 31st August, 2019.
The criteria for the film’s which had to be submitted is that the duration of Short Film should be between 5 minutes to 30 minutes and for Feature Film should be more than 60 minutes. The Films should be made between January 2018 to August 2019.


Film entry is free.
About All Lights India International Film Festival
All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) aims at providing a unique platform for global film industry to portray excellence in film making, aids to inspire, nurture and integrate the Indian Cinema industry thereby facilitating congregation of people and nations. The film festival provides a premier showcase for all aspects of filmmaking: the art, the filmmaker, talented directors and actors, and the film- lover in all of us. ALIIFF aims at educating the community & film festival attendees through the art and science of film, promoting cross-cultural awareness, the exchange of ideas, and social understanding.
For more details: 9539967373
Email : submissions@indywood.co.in

First International Chapter of Indywood Talent Hunt to Begin in UAE in 2019

  • Online Registrations for Preliminary Auditions would be live from 23rd May for participants from different Cultural Institutions across UAE
  • Registrations End on September 30th

Indywood, a 10 billion US dollar project envisaged to elevate Indian Film Industry to global standards, kicked off Indywood Talent Hunt 2019 and is all set to take off with its first International chapter and has chosen its venue as UAE this year. Indywood Talent Hunt International 2019 – UAE Chapter aims to provide youngsters from Cultural Institutions across UAE a platform to showcase their talent and skills.

Indywood Talent Hunt tipped as the gateway to the world of movies and was organized as a part of Indywood Film Carnival-2017, one of the largest film-based events in India, which was first held in Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad, in 2017. 

Indywood Talent Hunt International – UAE 2019’s registration process will begin on the 23rd of May for participants representing different Cultural Institutions all across the UAE and the last date of Preliminary Audition Round would be 30th September, 2019. There will be 23 events spread over 10 Categories – Music, Dance, Fine Arts, Dramatics, Designs & Creative, Media, Quizzing, Photography, Film Making & Technical. The Best Contestants of all the 23 events will be shortlisted for the finals (Live) which will take place on Dec 1st & 2nd 2019 at Amity School, Dubai after the Preliminary Audition Round & Online Voting Round.

The winners of each event across the Categories of Sub Junior (Age: 6 to 10), Junior (Age: 11 to 13), Senior (Age: 14 to 17) & Super Senior (Age: 18 to 22) will be rewarded with an opportunity to be a part of Indian/International Film Industry and will be rewarded with exciting gifts. The Best Cultural Institution bagging the Highest Points will be rewarded with UAE’s Best Cultural Institution Title & other exciting prizes. Youth belonging to the age group of 6 to 22 years can register for the competition by logging on to www.indywoodtalenthunt.com on behalf of their respective Cultural Institutions.

About Indywood Talent Hunt

Indywood Talent Hunt is India’s premiere talent discovery platform to identify creative young Indians and guide them properly to the Indian Film Industry from the campus / school level itself while providing an opportunity for the shortlisted ones to get exposed to the Film Industry during Indywood Film Carnival and perform in front of the Professional Film Fraternity so that the best among them can get a direct entry to the film world without any conventional hurdles.

 

 

For more information please visit www.indywoodtalenthunt.com

Call on:  +971566882257 / +971526930727

Email Id: – akhil.s@indywood.co.in / eventmanager@ariesgroupglobal.com

London To Host Biggest Gala Award Night CULTURE & THEATRE AWARDS (ACTA) 2019 On June 21

London to host biggest Gala award night (ACTA) Eastern Eye’s Arts Culture & Theatre Awards which recognise British Asian talent in a wide range of disciplines, including literature, film, television, theatre, comedy, music, dance, visual arts and contribution to the creative industries in general.
This year winners include George Alagiah, Naughty Boy, Meera Syal, Anita Rani and Anoushka Shankar.
Now in its fourth year, the ACTAs are the leading event recognising the enormous contribution that artists of South Asian heritage have made and continue to make to the Britain’s thriving arts scene. The ceremony pays tribute to Britain’s best and most creative talent across a wide range of disciplines, including literature, film, television, theatre, poetry, music, photography, dance and the visual arts. Celibrity guests from the arts, cinema, TV and creative industries to attend the gala ceremony.


The awards are hosted by Eastern Eye, part of Asian Media Group, Britain’s biggest Asian publishing house with a stable of market-leading consumer and business titles serving the Asian community in the UK and USA. We have over 51 years’ experience in publishing for the Asian community and also host leading events, from black-tie award dinners to seminars, conferences and round table discussions.

ACTA has evolved and grown since it was launched in 2016. It appears to have touched a chord certainly in the Asian community but in the last three years it has gone beyond that. For one thing, ACTA has not been narrow in its vision. ACTA encourages diversity and has been pleased to note the advances made by such TV programmes as McMafia, Doctor Who and Mrs Wilson. These advances have not been to the taste of some commentators on national newspapers which indicates that the attempts to achieve diversity are still very much work in progress.
It is not the mission of ACTA merely to heap laurels on those who are already well known and part of the mainstream. Through its week to week newspaper coverage and through ACTA, Eastern Eye is always striving to discover fresh talent. Those who win an ACTA or are shortlisted for an award usually find it a little easier to make it in the mainstream.
There was a time when the first generation of immigrants from India, Pakistan and elsewhere thought the arts were for other people. With successive generations that view has changed although in some quarters people are still intimidated from going into the arts – or even going to see a play or an exhibition. Britain is extraordinarily rich in the creative industries which are worth £92bn a year – and it has to be emphasised that the arts are for everyone. ACTA is a step in trying to achieve that goal. Eastern Eye aims through ACTA to give British Asian artists it full support.

For further details about the 2019 ACTAs and categories please visit www.actas.co.uk and follow us on Twitter. Our 2019 independent panel of judges can be viewed here.

Indywood Talent Hunt To Organize International Short Filmmaking Festival 2019

India’s premier talent discovery platform for young and creative artists, Indywood Talent Hunt in association with Indywood Talent Club will be organizing International Short Filmmaking Festival 2019.

Short Film Competition is a lot about collaborating with right people, who bring enthusiasm and excellence in all fields, be it technical, production or actors. To explore this quality in our amazing aspiring, Indywood Talent Hunt has launched Short Film Competition this year in 3 major categories which includes PROFESSIONAL SHORT FILM MAKING – Theme (1$ -1INR); 72 HOUR – AMATEUR SHORT FILM MAKING and 72 HOUR – MOBILE SHORT FILM MAKING. The winners of the competition will be awarded with INR 150,000; INR 100,000 and INR 50,000 respectively. Best short films from all the 3 categories will be shortlisted for the Final Screening in the month of August.

Those interested can register to participate in the competition by logging on to wwww.indywoodtalenthunt.com. Registration closes on June 30th, 2019.

For more details on the competition contact 91 9539000704 / 91 9539000727 (Shamini.sivadas@indywood.co.in /babitha.mohan@indywood.co.in)

About Indywood Talent Hunt

Indywood Talent Hunt is India’s premiere talent discovery platform to identify creative young Indians and guide them properly to the Indian Film Industry from the campus / school level itself while providing an opportunity for the shortlisted ones to get exposed to the Film Industry during Indywood Film Carnival and perform in front of the Professional Film Fraternity so that the best among them can get a direct entry to the film world without any conventional hurdles.

ASIAN RICH LIST 2019 IS REVEALED AT THE ASIAN BUSINESS AWARDS

BRITAIN’S MOST SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSES HONOURED AT

THE 22ndANNUAL ASIAN BUSINESS AWARDS

British Asian entrepreneurs paving the way for the next generation on a night highlighting the success & contribution of Asian-owned businesses in the UK

22nd March 2019, London, UK – British Asian entrepreneurs and wealth creators were celebrated and honoured tonight at the annual Asian Business Awards at London’s Westminster Park Plaza. Now in their 22nd year and hosted by the Asian Media Group, publishers of Eastern Eye, the awards recognise the contribution and achievements of outstanding business leaders in the UK.

The Asian Business Awards saluted both Asian entrepreneurs and businesses, which created jobs and had a significant impact on the country’s economy.

  

The awards ceremony also saw the launch of the 2019 Asian Rich List, a compilation of the 101 wealthiest Asians in Britain, highlighting exceptional entrepreneurial achievement over the past 12 months. The Asian Rich List is the definitive and most authoritative guide to Asian wealth in Britain and shines a light onthe substantial economic achievements of a community.

It was a night of double triumph for the pioneering Hinduja family, who topped the Asian Rich List for the sixth consecutive year and also picked up the Philanthropy Award for their long-standing charitable endeavours with the Hinduja Foundation. The foundation, which was started in 1969 and celebrates its milestone 50th year this year, works in a wide range of areas such as education, healthcare, promotion of arts and culture, sports and social welfare.

Haroon and Farouq Sheikh of CareTech, which runs a large number of established residential care homes in the UK, picked up the top award of the evening, the prestigious Asian Business of the Year award.It was a successful night for the care homes industry as Mala Agarwal, Managing Director of Athena Care Homes collected the Businesswoman of the Year award and CHD Living were the winners of the Care Home Operator of the Year Award.

The galaevening was hosted by BBC Radio Five Live presenter NihalArthanayake and welcomed politicians, celebrities, influencers, entrepreneurs, business leaders and philanthropists to celebrate the diverse spectrum of Asian business and the invaluable contribution made to British economy and society.

KalpeshR Solanki, Group Managing Editor of AMG, commented: The Asian Business Awards is the biggest celebration of Asian business success in the country. Over the last 22 years,The Asian Business Awards has become the definitive platform to recognise and celebrate success of the Asian Business community by providing the oxygen of publicity and recognition that highlights unsung heroes.”

ShaileshR Solanki, executive editor of AMG, commented: “The Asian Rich List is carefully compiled by a team of experts and it is the definitive guide to Asian wealth in Britain. The list showcases the changing patterns of Asian wealth and economic development in the UK. This year’s list is once again a fascinating commentary on the financial impact British Asians have in the UK and the level of success and growth that certain entrepreneurs and business leaders have achieved.”

The full list of winners at this year’s Asian Business Awards is as follow

Full list of winners at the Asian Business Awards 2019

Asian Business of the Year

Winner- CareTech

Business Personality of the Year

Winner – KaileshSuri, Founder, Reel Cinemas

Philanthropy Award

Winner – Hinduja Foundation

Businesswoman of the Year Award supported by Damac

Winner – Mala Agarwal, Managing Director, Athena Care Homes

Entrepreneur of the Year supported by Edwardian Hotels London

Winner – Rishi Khosla, CEO & Co-Founder, Oaknorth Bank

Young Entrepreneur of the Year supported by SBI

Winner- Dr Nikhil Shah, Director, London Town Group

Healthcare Business Award supported by Shanti/C&C Alpha

Winner – Sigma Pharmaceuticals

Care Home Operator of the Year

Winner – CHD Living

Restaurant Business Award

Winner – The Cinnamon Club

Franchise Business Award

Winner –Amsric

Entertainment Business of the Year

Winner – Eros Now

Notes to editors:

    • With a 50-year heritage, The Asian Media Group (AMG), publishes a stable of market leading magazines for the Asian community in the UK and USA.  The company hosts a number of hugely successful events and award dinners affiliated with its magazines.  AMG is Britain’s biggest Asian publishing house and its titles includes Eastern Eye newspaper, Garavi Gujarat newsweekly, Asian Trader, Pharmacy Business, Asian Hospitality, the Asian Rich List, the Asian Rich List Midlands and the GG2 Power List.
    • Previous chief guests at the Asian Business Awards have included the Prince of Wales, Tony Blair, Boris Johnson, Theresa May, Vince Cable and David Milliband

Sohan Roy’s CSR Movie Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar Nominated For Rome Independent Prisma Awards

‘Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar’ becomes the only movie to be nominated for Rome Independent Prisma Awards from India. The winner will be declared on April 4, 2019. Awards will be distributed in 20 categories like Best Feature Film, Best Director etc. Also, the said movie is the only Indian Movie selected for the ongoing Rome Independent Prisma Film Festival in Italy.

“Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar” is the second CSR movie initiative by U.A.E based Aries Group. Movie develops from the basic thread of picturizing the life of common people in a village named Aickarakkonam. The movie emphasises on the 5,000 year old system of natural healing called ‘Ayurveda’ which is enjoying a major resurgence in both its native land and all over the world. Besides the theme, the movie utilized 100% of its revenue for flood relief and rehabilitation activities in Kerala, which witnessed one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the state recently, and for the support those in the film industry, who were affected by the floods.

Featuring 175 new faces, this complete family entertainer became the year’s first Indian feature movie to view for Oscar 2019 and to be nominated.

Directed by Biju Majeed, the movie is produced by Abhini Sohan in the banner of Aries Telecasting PVT LTD Project Designer, Lyrics -Sohan Roy Story, Screenplay, Dialogue: K. Shibu Raj, Co-Production-Prabhiraj Natarajan Camera: P.C Lal Editing: Johnson Iringol Music Director: Biju Ram Production Controller- Anil Angamaly Stills- Saji Aleena, P.R.O- A.S Dinesh.

Sohan Roy is the founder of Aries Telecasting Private Limited and had produced its first CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) movie Jalam which was accepted by the audience well. His second CSR movie Aickarakonathe Bhishaguaranmaar was also shortlisted for Oscars. He is also into making big budget movies to uplift Indian movies to Hollywood standard with his $10 billion project Indywood.

UAE Businessman Sohan Roy’s Aries Group Plans For Billion Dollar Investment In Marine/Offshore/Oil & Gas/Petrochemicals In Kuwait

Kuwait:  Aries Group, one of the largest multinational conglomerates in the Middle East pressing ahead with a  billion dollar  investment plan in Kuwait . Aries Group chairman and CEO Sohan Roy said the investment is planned mainly into Marine/Offshore/Oil & Gas and Petrochemicals.

While talking to the media after a a one day Conference “KUWAIT SYMPOSIUM “held at Jumeriah Messilah Hotel, Kuwait, he said that Kuwait is an investment priority for Aries Group. “There is a lot of growth potential. We are looking at additional investments in Kuwait.

Broadening our horizon for the global Oil & Gas/ Petrochemicals industry, we humbly acknowledge that we are far short of what is desirable,” said Mr Roy, founder chairman & CEO of Aries Group of Companies.

 

Aries Marine, the flagship company of the group and the largest ship design and consultancy firm in the Middle East, will increase its market share in marine. The group will also strengthen its operations in various sectors by 2020 and will expand operations to more countries in the coming years.

The one day Conference held at Kuwait witnessed the distribution of IMC Excellence Award and global industry experts participation as speakers, panellists and delegates outlining the key updates about the Marine, Offshore and Oil & Gas Industry.

Aimed at key decision makers and high level policy takers within the Marine/Offshore/Oil & Gas sector, the event took place at a time when there is growing optimism about the future of many sectors of the regional shipping business.

The Conference aimed to focus on key market trends, giving attendees a unique insight into the opportunities that exist. The intention was to leave attendees with much clearer idea about future trade patterns, and market influences, so they are better placed build the foundations for longer term business growth.

In addition to getting vital knowledge on the industry, the conference offered the perfect networking environment to meet, exchange ideas and connect with your industry peers. The event also provided a right platform to network, strike deals, forge relations and take business to next level. This event was intended set a benchmark for future events.

Topics for Press Conference were  Effective adaptability of Oil & Gas companies in Operating Safely in Deep Water, Future challenges of Oil Exploration, Analysis of fluctuating oil Prices and its impact on the Offshore Sector, Improving Capital Efficiency of Major Projects, Safety & Security, Challenges in Oil & Gas Construction and Installation in the region, Offshore Renewable Energy- Prospects in Middle East, Trends, Market Forecast and Future of Worldwide Offshore Oil and Gas Design Issues and Trends for Offshore Service Vessels, Efficiency improvement in Services to Offshore – Innovations and Developments, Pipelines/Moorings: Design and Construction, Life Extension issues of Offshore Assets, Asset Integrity Managements, Rules And Regulation , Classification Society Focus, Global Oil Price Analysis: What is the Impact?, Advanced Designs, Technologies and Innovations in Floating Technology, Asset Integrity & Offshore Decommissioning.

MediBiz Ayur Home is one of the World’s first Medical Council accredited medical tourism in Kerala

Kerala tourism was drained out completely by the recent tragic flood. Kerala Government Invented many plans to uplift tourism in Kerala. Medical tourism is one of the major support for rebuilding Kerala tourism. An Ayurveda treatment institution named MediBiz Ayur Home at Varkala achieved success in medical tourism in a short period of time. Here, guests are assured to receive unique experience thorough out the year.

As the world’s first medical council accredited medical tourism in Kerala, Medibiz provides a combination of both traditional Ayurvedic treatment and modern facilities of care. MediBiz Ayur Home grows as a perfect medical tourism destination for both International and Indian tourists. It offers modern and high quality accommodation. Besides being a heavenly retreat, MediBiz Ayur Home is a serious ayurveda resort.

25 suite rooms with all modern fascilities (telephone, TV, Wi-Fi, Etc.), 24 hours service of specially trained caretakers, treatment under specialist doctors, homely food, yoga, meditation, ayurvedic treatment, special entertainment programmes for the wellness of mind and body, care of cent percent safe equipment’s are the promises of Medibiz Ayur Home to their guests. Medibiz also provides individual facilities.

Chemical free food culture with organic fruits and vegetables makes Medibiz unique. Resident safety is at the forefront of their carer’s daily routine and they have a range of the latest equipment to ensure a resident’s comfort and dignity is at the heart of what they do.

15 Women Entrepreneurs Honoured at Indywood Film Carnival

Hyderabad- 15 outstanding women entrepreneurs (Middle East and India) from various industries, ranging from education to healthcare, hotel industry to hospital sector were honoured for their distinguished excellence and contribution to the overall economic development of the country at the fourth edition of Indywood Film Carnival held at Hyderabad. Through the awards, Indywood aims to promote excellence in entrepreneurship and innovation among women-owned businesses in all sectors and across the world.

The awards were presented to Dr.AlkaKalra, Director of Eduscan Group, Bubbles Kandhari, Director of Al Dobowi Group, Elsamma Joseph, Managing Director of Blue Rhine Group, LeenaParwani, Entrepreneur, Chairwoman of Icareinsure brokers DMCC and LPH Insurance Brokers LLC, Cicily Johnson, Director of First Flight Couriers (Middle East) LLC, Mini Sajan Varghese,  CEO of Saj Hotels & Resorts, Premi Mathew, Founder of Protect your mom/ hair for hope – India, ChitwanMalhotra, Founder of World Health Forum, Monika Agarwal, CEO & Director of ARTIN – Artistic interiors LLC, Dr.Sowmiya Ramesh, Director of D. G. Hospital, Bengaluru &  Founder & Director – County Meat, RehanaBasheer, Founder of RehanaBasheer Fashion Designing L.L.C, Dr.Shikha Nehru Sharma, Founder & Managing Director of Nutri-HealthSystems Private Limited, Dr.NeelimaVemula, CEO of Yesmart Electronics, Manisha Kumar Chhabra, CEO of WOW Marketing and KritikaRawat, Co – founder of K Kompany.

“Indywood is honoured to celebrate the achievements of women entrepreneurs who have been instrumental in driving business success in India and Middle East,” says Sohan Roy, Founder Director of Indywood. “We are proud to put a spotlight on winners who are exceptional leaders, innovators and rising stars. Their leadership, passion and entrepreneurial spirit serves as an inspiration for the next generation of entrepreneurs to pursue their aspirations” He added.

The fourth edition of Indywood Film Carnival (IFC 2018), a flagship venture of 10 billion USD Project Indywood, aims to elevate Indian cinema to an international level. IFC 2018 was a one-stop platform for showcasing the latest technology and future possibilities in the entire spectrum of film making, skill development, pre-production, production, technical support, post-production, distribution, marketing and release among others.

About Indywood

Project Indywood aims to establish 10,000 4K projection multiplex screens, 100,000 2K/4K projection home cinemas, 8K/4K film studios, 100 animation/VFX studios and film schools adhering to international standards by 2020.

For more details, please visit:

Indywood Film Carnival – http://www.indywood.co.in/

Sohan Roy – http://sohanroy.com/

Indywood Film Market: http://www.ifm.co.in/

Indywood Talent Hunt: http://indywoodtalenthunt.com/

ALIIFF: http://aliiff.com/

Top Film And Tourism Industry Starwalts Honoured At International Film Business Awards

Hyderabad, India: Held in association with Indywood Film Carnival, International Film Business Awards (IFBA) concluded successfully at Hyderabad. The event was scheduled from Dec 3 – 4, 2018 at HITEX exhibition Centre along South Asia’s biggest B2B film and trade exhibition, Indywood Film Market

International Film Business Awards are conducted in concurrence with Indywood Film Canival, the ultimate film fiesta in the world. IFBA honors the commitment, passion and excellence of distinct film personalities and recognises the who’s who of the film industry including film marketers, distributors, sales agents, production houses and exhibitors who equally contribute to the success of a film.

This year IFBA awards were given away in 4 different categories – Exhibitors Awards, Film Distributors Awards, Film Production Awards and Film Tourism Awards.

    

The winners of IFBA Film Production awards included Sanju (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Hindi); Rangasthalam (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Telugu); Sarkar (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Tamil); Kayamkulam Kochunni (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Malayalam); Tagaru (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Kannada); Bhaijaan Elo Re (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Bengali); Baban (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Marathi) and Carry On Jatta 2 (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Punjabi) and Yashraj Films was honored with the Producers of the year award. Special Honour for the Best Innovation was presented to Orange County Sdn Bhd and Special Recognition for the Outstanding Contribution towards Indian Cinema was presented to Mr. P Vasu.

IFBA Film Exhibitors awards were presented to New Vasanth Cinemas (Best Single Screen – C.P Berar); APR Cinemas (Best Single Screen – Bihar); Rupasi (Best Single Screen – West Bengal Circuit); Chandan Cinema (Best Single Screen  – Bombay Circuit); Orient Cinemas (Best Single Screen – East Punjab); Novelty Cinema (Best Single Screen  – Delhi /NCR/ UP Region); Rajmandir (Best Single Screen – Rajasthan); Maharaja Cinema (Best Single Screen – Odisha); EOS Cinemas, Shahdol (Best Single Screen – Central India); Triveni Cinema (Best Single Screen – Mysore Region); Jeeva Rukmani Cinemas (Best Single Screen – Tamil Nadu); Priyadarshini Cinema (Best Single Screen – Kerala); Asian Cinemas (Best Single Screen – Nizam); PVR (Best National Chain); INOX Insignia (Highest Luxury Standards); Cinepolis (Best Systems Driven Chain)

IFBA Film Distribution awards were presented to Dhanlaxmi Pictures (Best Distributor- C.P Berar); Kushagra Arts (Best Distributor – Bihar); SVF Entertainment (Best Distributor – West Bengal); PVR Pictures (Best Distributor – Bombay Circuit); Pen Marudhar &  Jaspal Dhingra (Best Distributor – East Punjab); Foxstar Studios (Best Distributor – Delhi /NCR/ UP Region); Jai Pictures (Best Distributor- Rajasthan); Rajshri Productions (Best Distributor – Odisha); Akshar Enterprises (Best Distributor – Central India); Bahar Enterprise (Best Distributor – Mysore Region); SPI Cinemas (Best Distributor – Tamil Nadu); E4 Entertainment (Best Distributor – Kerala); Asian Enterprises (Best Distributor – Nizam) and Yashraj Films (Best National Distributor – Corporate). Mr. Balkrishna Shroff was honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award in the Field of Film Distribution during the ceremony.  A special award was also bestowed upon Mr. Vijay Soni, VPS Communication for his dedicated support to Indian cinema by distributing Indian movies to UK and Mauritius.

IFBA Film Tourism awards were presented to Thailand (Most Popular Filming Destination of the Year); Spain (Aesthetic Filming location of the Year); Singapore (Affordable Filming Destination of the Year); Azerbaijan (Emerging Filming Destination of the Year); Fiji (Best Rebates and Subsidy Schemes); Maharashtra (Most Popular Filming Destination of the Year – India); Madhya Pradesh (Most Film Friendly State – India ); Telangana (Most Diversified Filming Destination of the Year – India ) and Uttar Pradesh (Best Rebates and Subsidy Schemes – India)

About Indywood Film Market

Indywood Film Market, conducted as part of Indywood Film Carnival – the flagship event of Project Indywood, is the perfect platform for such advancements in film making, production, distribution and screening, to connect with the intended target group. The 4th edition of this tech expo was held from Dec 1-5, 2018, at Hitex exhibition Centre in Hyderabad. As South Asia’s biggest B2B2C film exhibition, Indywood Film Market (IFM) has been conceptualized to connect stakeholders of the film industry with technology providers, developers, service personnel, production agencies, distribution partners, theatre owners etc.

OSCAR Is No Longer A Big Dream Now

“OSCAR” is no longer a big dream now; movie “Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar” proves it.

Its really astonishing that a country which makes around 1800 movies every year, which is almost half of the total movies made around the world fail so miserably in the Oscar race. So far, a few movies Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi and Gandhi have resulted in Indians winning Oscars. But that too were conceptualized, produced and directed by Non-Indians.

Yes it is true that winning Oscar after a tough competition is a big deal. But being in the list of Oscar contending movies is equally important as it plays a pivotal role in winning the race. This year total 347 feature films have been officially declared eligible to contend for Best Picture. It’s the largest number of films in contention since 1970, when 374 films were ruled eligible.  Surprisingly six Indian movies also included in the list.  Dear Molly (English film Directed by Gajendra Ahire), Sound Story (Directed by Prasad Prabhakar), Kayamkulam Kochunni (Directed by Rosshan Andrews) Aickarakkonathe bhishaguaranmaar (Directed by Biju Majeed) ,Bhayanakam (Directed by Jayaraj) and Yadvi (Directed by Jyoti Singh)are the movies contenting for Best Picture from India. Besides  Sarpatatwam (the serpant wisdom) by Methil  Devika  is contended for documentary short category.

Aickarakkonathe bhishaguaranmaar

People, who worked behind Aickarakkonathe bhishaguaranmaar, can keep their heads held high and be very proud as it’s been selected to contend for nomination at 2019 Oscars. Besides the Best Picture category the movie is also eligible to contend for Other General categories including acting categories (lead and supporting roles), Direction, Production Design, Film Editing, Sound Design, Sound Mixing, Cinematography, Costume Design and Writing (Original and Adapted).

Aickarakkonathe bhishaguaranmaar, was a CSR movie directed by Biju Majeed and produced by Abhini Sohan Roy under the banner of Aries Telecasting Pvt Ltd. Initiated by Indywood Consortium, the project has been designed by Mr Sohan Roy and written by Shibu Raj. K. The cinematography of the movie, which features a total of 175 newcomers in prominent roles, was handled by P.C Lal. While B R Bijuram composed the music, the editing was done by Johnson Iringole.

The film’s cast include Vipin Mangalashery,Samarth Ambujakshan, Sivaji Guruvayoor,Lalu Alex, Jaffer Idukki,Sunil Sukhada, Sinseer Mohammed Koya, Shyam Kurup, Johnson Iringole ,Mukesh Nair, Seema G. Nair, Miya Sree,Hridhya Nigelesh, Lakshmi Atul and Nisha Joseph.

The movie emphasizes on the 5,000 year old system of natural healing called ‘Ayurveda’ which is enjoying a major resurgence in both its native land and all over the world. Besides the theme, the movie utilized 100% of its revenue for flood relief and rehabilitation activities in Kerala, which witnessed one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the state recently, and for the support those in the film industry, who were affected by the floods.

Employee Empowerment – Aries Group Gifts 50% Shares To Its Employees

The common factor which paves the way to success of every organization is engaged and focused on employees that are led by a visionary leader and an operations group that connects with the employees. While strategies are key to success, a real win for any organization lies in the execution of the strategy such that the revenue goals are achieved. And this is met by the employees at large, so it is important to have focused employees executing the strategy.

NRI tycoon Sohan Roy spearheads Aries Group, one of the largest multinational conglomerates in Middle East, implemented a creative management principle for making the company as a society to share 50% of its profit with the employees to make them more responsible, committed, valued and many more.

“This gives a feeling of ownership to them. People tend to remember such gratitude for a very long time,” said Sohan Roy, Founder chairman & CEO of Aries Group of Companies.

In addition to this, the group initiated Parent pension scheme for employees and pension to retired employees. The unique concept of considering the entire company as a family, while the parents are being honored with lifelong pension for their efforts to mould their child as a professional to serve the company, has become a Model Management Principle with better humanitarian values. Aries is perhaps the only company in the world to initiate such a pioneering concept.

Besides being a business leader, Sohan Roy has been at the forefront in fulfilling the social commitments in the personal as well as corporate levels. Being at the helm of some great CSR initiatives, he has offered persistent support to his community in every way possible.

Few of his initiatives include relief work in the flood affected remote areas in Chennai and Nepal rescue operations, production of world’s first charity movie ‘Jalam’, and AickarakkonatheBhishaguaranmaar etc.

The Aries group operates 48 companies in 15 countries namely UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Azerbaijan, China, India, Singapore, Malaysia, USA, UK, Russia and Italy.

Highest Grossing Movie Of The Year – Sanju Honoured By Indywood

Hyderabad, India: Bollywood biopic ‘Sanju’, based on the life of Sanjay Dutt, recently became the highest grossing Hindi film was honoured by Indywood.  The movie, which hit the big screens on June 29, rocked the box office as it earned a whopping Rs 120.06 crore in its opening weekend. During fourth season of Indywood Film Carnival held at Hyderabad, “cast and crew’s of “ Sanju” was honoured by International Film Business Awards.

The winners of IFBA Film Production awards included Sanju (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Hindi); Rangasthalam (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Telugu); Sarkar (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Tamil); Kayamkulam Kochunni (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Malayalam); Tagaru (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Kannada); Bhaijaan Elo Re (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Bengali); Baban (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Marathi) and Carry On Jatta 2 (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Punjabi) and Yashraj Films was honored with the Producers of the year award. Special Honour for the Best Innovation was presented to Orange County Sdn Bhd and Special Recognition for the Outstanding Contribution towards Indian Cinema was presented to Mr. P Vasu.

     

This year IFBA awards were given away in 4 different categories – Exhibitors Awards, Film Distributors Awards, Film Production Awards and Film Tourism Awards.

IFBA Film Exhibitors awards were presented to New Vasanth Cinemas (Best Single Screen – C.P Berar); APR Cinemas (Best Single Screen – Bihar); Rupasi (Best Single Screen – West Bengal Circuit); Chandan Cinema (Best Single Screen  – Bombay Circuit); Orient Cinemas (Best Single Screen – East Punjab); Novelty Cinema (Best Single Screen  – Delhi /NCR/ UP Region); Rajmandir (Best Single Screen – Rajasthan); Maharaja Cinema (Best Single Screen – Odisha); EOS Cinemas, Shahdol (Best Single Screen – Central India); Triveni Cinema (Best Single Screen – Mysore Region); Jeeva Rukmani Cinemas (Best Single Screen – Tamil Nadu); Priyadarshini Cinema (Best Single Screen – Kerala); Asian Cinemas (Best Single Screen – Nizam); PVR (Best National Chain); INOX Insignia (Highest Luxury Standards); Cinepolis (Best Systems Driven Chain)

IFBA Film Distribution awards were presented to Dhanlaxmi Pictures (Best Distributor- C.P Berar); Kushagra Arts (Best Distributor – Bihar); SVF Entertainment (Best Distributor – West Bengal); PVR Pictures (Best Distributor – Bombay Circuit); Pen Marudhar &  Jaspal Dhingra (Best Distributor – East Punjab); Foxstar Studios (Best Distributor – Delhi /NCR/ UP Region); Jai Pictures (Best Distributor- Rajasthan); Rajshri Productions (Best Distributor – Odisha); Akshar Enterprises (Best Distributor – Central India); Bahar Enterprise (Best Distributor – Mysore Region); SPI Cinemas (Best Distributor – Tamil Nadu); E4 Entertainment (Best Distributor – Kerala); Asian Enterprises (Best Distributor – Nizam) and Yashraj Films (Best National Distributor – Corporate). Mr. Balkrishna Shroff was honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award in the Field of Film Distribution during the ceremony.  A special award was also bestowed upon Mr. Vijay Soni, VPS Communication for his dedicated support to Indian cinema by distributing Indian movies to UK and Mauritius.

IFBA Film Tourism awards were presented to Thailand (Most Popular Filming Destination of the Year); Spain (Aesthetic Filming location of the Year); Singapore (Affordable Filming Destination of the Year); Azerbaijan (Emerging Filming Destination of the Year); Fiji (Best Rebates and Subsidy Schemes); Maharashtra (Most Popular Filming Destination of the Year – India); Madhya Pradesh (Most Film Friendly State – India ); Telangana (Most Diversified Filming Destination of the Year – India ) and Uttar Pradesh (Best Rebates and Subsidy Schemes – India)

International Film Business Awards are conducted in concurrence with Indywood Film Canival, the ultimate film fiesta in the world. IFBA honours the commitment, passion and excellence of distinct film personalities and recognises the who’s who of the film industry including film marketers, distributors, sales agents, production houses and exhibitors who equally contribute to the success of a film.

Indywood

Project Indywood seeks to unite the fragmented Indian regional film under one umbrella, INDYWOOD. Conceptualized by Sohan Roy, a globally acclaimed film director, producer, exhibitor, writer and project designer, Indywood envisages revolutionary changes in production, screening and marketing strategies, as well as a new outlook to the business model of Indian cinema.

Project Indywood aims to establish 10,000 4K projection multiplex screens, 100,000 2K/4K projection home cinemas, 8K/4K film studios, 100 animation/VFX studios and film schools adhering to international standards across the country by 2020.  Every year Indywood is conducting Indywood Film Carnival which is a a one-stop platform for showcasing the latest technology and future possibilities in the entire spectrum of film making, skill development, pre-production, production, technical support, post-production, distribution, marketing and release among others.

About Indywood Film Market

Indywood Film Market, conducted as part of Indywood Film Carnival – the flagship event of Project Indywood, is the perfect platform for such advancements in film making, production, distribution and screening, to connect with the intended target group. The 4th edition of this tech expo was held from Dec 1-5, 2018, at Hitex exhibition Centre in Hyderabad. As South Asia’s biggest B2B2C film exhibition, Indywood Film Market (IFM) has been conceptualized to connect stakeholders of the film industry with technology providers, developers, service personnel, production agencies, distribution partners, theatre owners etc.

10th Edition of Shiptek International Conference and Awards 2019 at Dubai

Biz Events Management Announces the 10th Edition of Shiptek International Conference and Awards 2019

Dubai : Biz events  announces the two-day Shiptek international conference on maritime, offshore and Oil & gas, SHIPTEK 2019 at Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai on 16th and 17th April, 2019.

Magnificently touching its 10th edition, ShipTek is a journey of exploration, revelation and awe, which continues to mark its legacy as a benchmark event in the maritime industry. A perfect merger of innovative ideas and infotainment, this two day conference promises to present before you a much bigger experience. The event promises to offer advanced presentations which will be a contribution in the Marine Engineering, Offshore technology, Engineering & Communication and Naval Architecture sectors.

Along with the much-appreciated conference, the event will witness a glittering award ceremony where industry veterans who have been instrumental in proposing creative solutions will be honoured for their accomplishments.

Previous editions of Shiptek have been extraordinarily successful and already established as one of the leading events on the Marine/Offshore/Oil & Gas sector. Aimed at key decision makers and high level policy takers within the Marine/Offshore/Oil & Gas sector, the event takes place at a time when there is growing optimism about the future of many sectors of the regional shipping business.

The Conference aims to focus on key market trends, giving attendees a unique insight into the opportunities that exist. The aim is to provide attendees with a much clear idea about future trade patterns, and market influences, so they can build the foundations for longer term business growth. ShipTek has been blessed with a continuum of leader’s foresights and hence will be yet another event that is going to be a revolution in the Maritime world.

The forerunners of ShipTek were all billed as ideal events which orchestrated turnarounds in the marine world. The international maritime metropolis Dubai is going to be epicentre of this scintillating celebration of mariners.

Shiptek2019 is sponsored by P&O Maritime as Badge and lanyard Sponsor, Cadmatic Software Solutions as Award Sponsor and Heritage Offshore Marine Services, Albwardy Damen and Foresight Group as Associate Sponsors.

For Sponsorship/Speaking Opportunities, please mail to eventmanager@ariesgroupglobal.com

The Legend MGR is back

The fans of Makkal Thilgam have a reason to rejoice now, because their legendary hero is back to the screen through P Vasu’s ‘Magendra’. Yes, the iconic actor-turned-politician M. G Ramachandran  (better known as MGR) is back to real life in a digital avatar. The movie was officially launched by the Film Director, P Vasu at Hyderabad. The same was attended by Orange County Officials Dr. Margali Palaney- CEO, Abdul Fattah- COO, Harnarain Gill- CPO, T Vimalanathan- CTO and Sohan Roy Founder Director of Indywood and Mukesh Nair, Chief Operating Officer Indywood  TV at The 4th Edition Of Indywood Film Carnival held at Hitex Convention Centre Hyderabad.

Using the ground-breaking new technology called N-Face, “Orange County” A Malaysia based Animation Company resurrected MGR in this feature film.

  

The Orange County Sdn Bhd company has been working with a leading Hollywood VFX specialist for the past two years to create a 3D digital Photo-real avatar of MGR, based on movie stills, publicity photos, and films featuring the actor. They have also used artificial intelligence to define the facial expressions and mannerism characteristic of the actor. And now the stage is set for Orange County to have the digital version of MGR to “star” in a two-hour feature film.

Being a part of Indywood Film Carnival, Orange County Sdn Bhd the Global New-Age Technology & Media Company made their entry to Indian movie industry too. They are associating with various productions in the near future. Orange County was honored with an Award in the Best Innovation Category in Indywood Film Carnival.

The  N-Face® Facial Motion Animation Technology, which is being considered as one of the finest technology, is able to Photo-Realistically bring back any Deceased Actor Live on screen. Further, the company has devised numerous workflows for production & VFX pipelines employing State of the Art Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning technologies & the latest advents of engineering to credibly reduce the gestation involved in Producing Feature Films.

Orange County Sdn Bhd

Orange County Sdn Bhd is a Global New- Age Technology & Media Company which has mustered the nuances of Film-Making from Concept till the rollout of Final Deliverables. The Company has embarked on a World’s 1st Showcase in Producing an International Feature Film earmarked for Global Release centered on the end to end Photo-Realistic Digital Re-creation of a Deceased Actor. The Company has created a leading- edge Solution in digitally creating & personalizing the character attributes of any chosen Actor to take on a Photo-Realistic Digital Avatar in Motion Pictures.

Hollywood Director Sohan Roy awarded at Telangana – Bengali Film Festival

Hyderabad :  Hollywood Director, CEO & Founder of Aries Group of Companies and the founder director of Indywood , Sohan Roy  honored with a special award at the closing ceremony of the Telangana – Bengali Film Festival for his outstanding  contribution towards world cinema. The award was handed over to him recently at an event titled Aayana -2018 held at Hyderabad. The closing ceremony also honored various personalities who contributed significantly to Indian films throughout their career.

The Award Winning Hollywood Film Director, CEO & Founder of Aries Group of Companies, Sohan Roy is also being recognized for supporting Indian film industry through various projects. He leads the USD 10 billion Project Indywood which aims to elevate the Indian Film Industry to global standards in the next five years through a consortium of 2,000 Indian billionaires and corporates.

The Rs 70,000 crore Project Indywood plans to initiate 10,000 new 4K projection multiplex screens, 100,000 2K/4K projection home cinemas, 8K/4Kfilm studios, 100 animation/VFX studios and film schools conforming to international standards.

Aries Group is one of the largest multinational conglomerates in the Middle East with 48 companies operating in 15 countries. Sohan Roy’s Hollywood directorial venture Dam999 won national and international accolades, including five Oscar selections. Besides, he pioneered the concept of building dual 4K multiplexes and 4K Atmos home cinemas in less space.

Sohan Roy, listed as one of the Top Powerful and Influential Leaders in Middle East 2017 by Forbes Middle East, is a member of New York-based International Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences (IATAS).  He also listed amongst the Top 50 Indian Business Leaders in the Arab World by Forbes 2015 and 2016.

Indywood Creates History: 4 Indian Cinemas Contending Under Mainstream Oscar Awards 2019

A 10 billion USD Project Indywood, was launched to elevate Indian cinema to an international level. Keeping the vision in mind Indywood has contended 4 Indian Movies for this year’s mainstream Oscar awards, which includes Movies like, Dear Molly (English film Directed by Gajendra Ahire), Sound Story (Directed by Prasad Prabhakar), KayamkulamKochunni (Directed by RosshanAndrrews) and Sarpatatwam (the serpant wisdom) by Methil Devika which is contended for documentary short category.

Sohan Roy, Founder Director of Project Indywood belives that Indian Film Industry should come forward to conceive and implement big budget international projects instead of following clichéd subjects and treatment pattern.

Indywood’s, AickarakkonatheBhishaguaranmaar (Physicians of Aickarakkonam) which was a charity movie directed by Biju Majeed and produced by Abhini Sohan Roy under the banner of Aries Telecasting Pvt Ltd has also been selected to contend for nomination at 2019 Oscars. Besides the Best Picture category the movie is also eligible to contend for Other General categories including Acting categories (lead and supporting roles), Direction, Production Design, Film Editing, Sound Design, Sound Mixing, Cinematography, Costume Design and Writing (Original and Adapted).

Initiated by Indywood Consortium, the project has been designed by Mr Sohan Roy, written by Shibu Raj. K. The cinematography of the movie, which features a total of 175 newcomers in prominent roles, was handled by P.C Lal. While B R Bijuram composed the music, the editing was done by Johnson Iringole.

The movie emphasises on the 5,000 year old system of natural healing called ‘Ayurveda’ which is enjoying a major resurgence in both its native land and all over the world. Besides the theme, the movie utilized 100% of its revenue for flood relief and rehabilitation activities in Kerala, which witnessed one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the state recently, and for the support those in the film industry, who were affected by the floods.

Featured with 175 new faces, this complete family entertainer has become the year’s first Indian feature movie to view for Oscar 2019 and to be nominated.

Mission Indywood

Project Indywood aims to establish 10,000 4K projection multiplex screens, 100,000 2K/4K projection home cinemas, 8K/4K film studios, 100 animation/VFX studios and film schools adhering to international standards. It will be one-stop platform for showcasing the latest technology and future possibilities in the entire spectrum of film making, skill development, pre-production, production, technical support, post-production, distribution, marketing and release among others.

Oxygem, Makers Of Milkshakes and Monster Energy to be part of Indywood Film Carnival Hyderabad

Hyderabad: As the Film  Feternity prepares for yet another edition of Indywood Film Carnival, we have Oxygem, Makers Of Milkshakes and Monster Energy associating with Indywood as its Offical Beverage Partner . The five-day Indywood Film Carnival begins on the 1st Of December and has chosen its venue to be HITEX convention center, Hyderabad.

The fourth edition of Indywood Film Carnival (IFC 2018), a flagship venture of 10 billion USD Project Indywood, focuses to elevate Indian cinema to an international level. It will be a one-stop platform for showcasing the latest technology and future possibilities in the entire spectrum of film making, skill development, pre-production, production, technical support, post-production, distribution, marketing and release among others.

  

This Year the few major attractions of the Indywood Film Carnival would be Indywood Billionaires Meet, Indywood Academy Awards, Indywood Telly Awards, Indywood Fashion Premier and All Lights India International Film Festival and many more.

About Oxygem (Srigdhaa Beverages)

Oxygem Is The Liquid Asset Of Health Conscious Individuals Srigdhaa Beverages, believes only in manufacturing quality water. It also participates in various local events to spread the need for this liquid asset. Whether it is through radio spots or billboard, branding across sports, media events Oxygem is now a brand to reckon with. As more people adopt a healthy lifestyle, the company has launched its product in AP and Karnataka. It is also geared to tap markets in Tamilnadu and Kerala by 2019. Soda and Zeera soda will be introduced in addition to the growing beverage brands in this sector. The future plans include the launch of Oxygem Pulp Juice tetra pack production for the Indian consumer’s trend for enjoying natural liquids.

We believe in constant expansion of its business directed towards healthy living. We invite partners and like minded investors to join hands by offers opportunities in the following divisions to enhance its product line and futuristic mission to develop holistic and lifestyle drinking products for the Indian markets. Soon to be introduced in the market are Premium Water, soda, zeera soda, Flavoured Milk and fruit drinks.

About Monster Energy

At Monster we are all about the things you care about. What kid dreams about landing a 9 to 5 job? We all dreamed about being pro athletes, musicians and living the life. We know it takes encouragement and support to make that dream a reality, so we created the Monster Army to back the next generation pros, the future Ricky Carmichael, Jeremy McGrath, Dave Mirra, Danny Kass and Rob Dyrdek’s.

Some companies won’t let you have any gear unless you’re on the payroll. We’re all about our fans rockin’ the Monster logo the way they want – on hats, shirts, MX bikes, trucks, gear, or even on themselves. Our idea of a promotion isn’t giving away a TV you already got. Our promos offer exclusive VIP access, insane trips hanging with top musicians, athletes, and real gear like dirt bikes, snowboards, BMX bikes, rims and helmets.

About MOM (Makers Of Milkshakes)

Once milk met ice cream and they both fell in Love. We thought they are made for each other and bought them together as our Milkshakes. In a city called Hyderabad, three friends joined their hands to help people who are in love. As expected, they helped milk and icecream becoming one as a Milkshake. Since then they were called “Makers Of Milkshakes” , We at “Makers Of Milkshakes” are very good at bringing people together over a milkshake filled with milk icecream and lots of love.

About Indywood Film Market

Indywood Film Market (IFM) expo will be platform to connect with major stakeholders in the film industry. From technology providers to developers, from production agencies to distribution theatre owners would be participating.

IFM 2018 will see a host of interactive sessions, diverse exhibition arenas, B2B awards function and high profile networking parties. The 3 day (Dec 3-5) event will be held at India’s top business expo venue, the HITEX Convention Centre, in the heart of Hyderabad.

LIC to be part of Indywood Film Carnival Hyderabad

Hyderabad: As the Film  Feternity prepares for yet another edition of Indywood Film Carnival, we have LIC associating with Indywood as Supporting Sponsor for Indywood Film Carnival. The five-day Indywood Film Carnival begins on the 1st Of December and has chosen its venue to be HITEX convention center, Hyderabad.

The fourth edition of Indywood Film Carnival (IFC 2018), a flagship venture of 10 billion USD Project Indywood, focuses to elevate Indian cinema to an international level. It will be a one-stop platform for showcasing the latest technology and future possibilities in the entire spectrum of film making, skill development, pre-production, production, technical support, post-production, distribution, marketing and release among others.

  

This Year the few major attractions of the Indywood Film Carnival would be Indywood Billionaires Meet, Indywood Academy Awards, Indywood Telly Awards, Indywood Fashion Premier and All Lights India International Film Festival and many more.

“We Ensure and enhance the quality of life of people through financial security by providing products and services of aspired attributes with competitive returns, and by rendering resources for economic development.” Said a LIC Official

 

About LIC

LIC functions with 2048 fully computerized branch offices, 113 divisional offices, 8 zonal offices, 1381 satallite offices and the Corporate office. LIC’s Wide Area Network covers 113divisional offices and connects all the branches through a Metro Area Network. LIC has tied up with some Banks and Service providers to offer on-line premium collection facility in selected cities. LIC’s ECS and ATM premium payment facility is an addition to customer convenience. Apart from on-line Kiosks and IVRS, Info Centres have been commissioned at Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, New Delhi, Pune and many other cities. With a vision of providing easy access to its policyholders, LIC has launched its SATELLITE SAMPARK offices. The satellite offices are smaller, leaner and closer to the customer. The digitalized records of the satellite offices will facilitate anywhere servicing and many other conveniences in the future.

LIC continues to be the dominant life insurer even in the liberalized scenario of Indian insurance and is moving fast on a new growth trajectory surpassing its own past records. LIC has issued over one crore policies during the current year. It has crossed the milestone of issuing 1,01,32,955 new policies by 15th Oct, 2005, posting a healthy growth rate of 16.67% over the corresponding period of the previous year.
From then to now, LIC has crossed many milestones and has set unprecedented performance records in various aspects of life insurance business. The same motives which inspired our forefathers to bring insurance into existence in this country inspire us at LIC to take this message of protection to light the lamps of security in as many homes as possible and to help the people in providing security to their families.

ALIIFF to screen over 100 Movies from across the world

  • The 4th All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) will be held at PVR Cinemas, Inorbit Mall,Hyderabad from Dec 1-4, 2018.
  • The opening movie of ALIIFF 2018 will be the Iran’s OSCAR Runner of this year’s foreign film category “No Date, No Signature “by Vahid Jalilvand

Hyderabad, November 23, 2018– Indywood Film Carnival, the much anticipated entertainment fiesta of the year, will be held at HITEX Convention Centre from December 1st to 5th 2018. The Carnival is expected to accelerate the growth of Indian Film Industry through materialising big budget movie projects, co-production ventures and B2B meet generating business worth Rs 500 crore.

The fourth edition of Indywood Film Carnival (IFC 2018), a flagship venture of 10 billion USD Project Indywood, aims to elevate Indian cinema to an international level. IFC 2018 will be one-stop platform for showcasing the latest technology and future possibilities in the entire spectrum of film making, skill development, pre-production, production, technical support, post-production, distribution, marketing and release among others.

All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF)  – the flagship event of Indywood Film Carnival,  will screen over 100 movies from nearly 50 countries. Cinema lovers can expect a grand visual experience with PVR Inorbit Mall set to open its 4 theater screens for the film festival, as they being the Exculsive Multiplex Partner. The films will be screened in top quality screens with the famous PVR service experience offered in full. Around 16 movies will be screened per day and the films will include premiers of National and International Films.

The 4th edition of ALIIFF will see the screening of feature films with a long list of must watch short films and documentaries from across the world. There will be most awaited films from the World Cinema and the movies from this year’s Oscar race too. A tribute segment to the legendary Iranian director Late Mr. Abbas Kiarostami, is another highlight of the festival. Celebrity red carpet walks, exclusive Media Interactions and Q&A sessions with the industry’s leading directors and celebrities will also be held at the venue during the festival.

For more details, please log on to www.aliiff.com

Given below is the list of films that will be screened in the festival’s competition and non competition Sections:

Opening  Movie

No Date, No Signature by Vahid Jalilvand

Iran |2017|104 Mins

International Competition for Feature Films

Pupa  by Indrasis Acharya
India | 2018 | 109 Mins

 

The Bird Was Not A Bird by Ahmad Zia Arash
Afghanistan | 2017 | 90 Mins

 

ROBIN by Toby Schmutzler
Germany | 2018 | 75 Mins

 

The Third Wish by Vit Karas
Czech Republic | 2017| 102 Mins

 

INDIGO LAKE by MARTIN SIMPSON
Australia | 2017 | 92 Mins

 

Clay Pit by Vera Glagoleva

Russia | 2018 | 77 Mins

 

Amir by Nima Eghlima

Iran | 2018 | 106 Mins

 

International Competition for Debut  Director’s Films

Octav by Serge Ioan Celebidachi
Romania | 2017 | 100 Mins

 

Kupal by Kazem Mollaie
Iran | 2017 | 81 Mins

 

Miracle of Christmas by Eri Tsukimoto
Japan | 2018 | 115 Mins

 

Aalorukkam  by V C abhilash
India | 2017 | 116 Mins

 

Delia & Sammy  by Therese Cayaba

Philippines | 2018 | 84 Mins

 

Kiko Boksingero by Thop Nazareno

Philippines | 2017 | 79 Mins

 

Runaway (Uronchondi) by Abhishek Saha

India | 2018 | 101 Mins

 

International Competition for Indywood Panorama

Painting Life by Dr.Bijukumar Damodaran

India | 2018| 145 Mins

 

Karim Mohammed by Pawan Kumar Sharma

India | 2017 | 99 Mins

 

SINJAR by Sandeep Pampally

India | 2017 | 115 Mins

 

Dear Molly by Gajendra Ahire

India | 2018|  91 Mins

TOLET by Chezhiyan Ra

India | 2017|99 Mins

 

The Golden Mountain  by Parambrata Chattopadhyay

India | 2018|131 Mins

 

International Competition for Short Films

MASHHAD by Shabu Kilithattil

U A E | 2018 | 18 Mins

 

Raagasoothram by Sreejith Nampoothiry

India | 2017 | 27 Mins

 

The Waiting Place by Karishma Jhalani

India | 2018 | 25 Mins

 

The President’s Visit  by Cyril Aris

U S A | 2017 | 19 Mins

 

The Gray Line by Saki Farzana

Bangladesh | 2018 | 18 Mins

 

Banshi (The Flute) by Kaushik Sengupta

India | 2018 | 20 Mins

 

NAGARUM NODIYIL by Raj Eshwar

India | 2018 | 18 Mins

 

Let Me Breathe by Donald Roman Lopez

U S A | 2018 | 15 Mins

 

The Drainage by Vikrant Ramdas Badarkhe

India | 2017 | 15 Mins

 

Quarter by Vishal Shinde

India | 2018 | 22 Mins

 

Fhedi  by Anne Alfred

Egypt  | 2018 | 11 Mins

 

Sacred Hair by  MARIO MORIN

Canada | 2017 | 13 Mins

 

The Domestic Fly by Áron Horváth

Slovenia | 2017 | 10 Mins

 

TRACES  by Guichart Cecilia

Luxembourg | 2017 | 15 Mins

 

Midnight Run by Remya Raj

India | 2018 | 14 Mins

 

Silver Bangles by Roshan Bikram Thakuri

Nepal | 2017 | 15 Mins

 

Gaze by Farnoosh Samadi

Italy | 2017 | 14 Mins

 

A Gentle Night by QIU Yang

China | 2017 | 15 Mins

 

The Son, the Father… by Lukas Hassel

U S A | 2017 | 13 Mins

 

Joy by Vladimir Munkuev

Russia | 2018 | 23 Mins

 

International Competition for Student Short Films

Rouff  by Markus Eschrich, Johannes Lumer, Benjamin Brand, Julius Rosen, Johannes Engelhardt

Germany | 2017 | 7 Mins

 

Mimesis by Rafael Trejo Ortega

Mexico | 2018 | 30 Mins

 

The Lie Game by Jyothi Kalyan Sura

U S A | 2018 | 14 Mins

 

Behind High Walls by Sherine Sabry, Frank Bartscheck II

Egypt | 2018 | 12 Mins

 

Lakshmi  by Shashank Mhasawade

India | 2018 | 27 Mins

 

Saad (Calling)  by Kunika Kharat

India | 2017 | 20 Mins

 

Hers Truly by Sherine Sabry, Frank Bartscheck II

Egypt | 2018 | 12 Mins

 

Breaking Out by Heshvanth Gurukul

India | 2018 | 24 Mins

 

Through the looking glass by Rakesh Varma

India | 2018 | 22 Mins

 

 

International Competition for Documentaries

ABDUL and JOSE by Luigi Acquisto

Australia | 2017 | 52 Mins

 

The Girl and The Picture by Vanessa Roth

U S A | 2018 | 39 Mins

 

The Borrowed Dress by Leen Alfaisal

U A E | 2017 |56 Mins

 

The Barre by hyuk-rho LEE

South Korea| 2018 | 47 Mins

 

Women and Religion in India  by Disha Arora

India | 2018 | 36 Mins

 

Wounded Gold by Mustafa Hadziibrahimovic

Netherlands | 2017 | 50 Mins

 

Art and Lega Power by Richard UYER THUMITHO

Democratic Republic of the Congo | 2017 |47 Mins

 

Out of Competition Category

Children  & Animated Films

Pale white by Gholamreza Jafari

Afghanistan| 2017 | 8 Mins

 

Leo Minor by Tai Wedekind

France| 2017 | 8 Mins

 

Blows With The Wind by Hazhir As’adi

Iran| 2017 | 7 Mins

 

The Fixies: Top Secret  by Vasiko Bedoshvili ,Andrey Kolpin,Ivan Pshonkin

Russia | 2017 | 80 Mins

 

Short Film Show case

TYSON by SANJAY BHATIA

India |2018 | 13 Mins

 

A Date With Shillelagh by Jeff Stewart

U K| 2018 | 12 Mins

 

UNDO by CV Ramana

India| 2018| 18 Mins

 

The Opaque by Anish Kunnath

Singapore | 2018 | 15 Mins

 

THE REHABILITATION (PUNARUTHARANAM ) by NAVARAJ R S

India| 2018 | 11 Mins

 

VIGHATANE by Ram Manjjonaath

India | 2018 | 8 Mins

 

Chime  by Ram Emani V S Nanda Kishore

India | 2018 | 10 Mins

 

World Cinema

The Frozen Fire by Anuruddha Jayasinghe

Sri Lanka| 2018 | 130 Mins

 

Memories by Soo Sung Lee

South Korea | 2017 | 96 Mins

 

I’Father by Mark Norfolk

Kosovo| 2018 | 91 Mins

 

Village Rock star by Rima Das

India | 2017 | 87 Mins

 

According to Mathew by Chandran Rutnam

Sri Lanka | 2018 | 120 Mins

 

The Road to Sunrise by Charles Shemu Joyah

Malawi | 2017 |145 Mins

 

Tribute to  Abbas Kiarostami

 

Taste of Cherry  by Abbas Kiarostami

Iran| 1997 | 95 Mins

 

Wind will carry us by Abbas Kiarostami

Iran| 1999 | 118 Mins

 

Certified Copy by Abbas Kiarostami

Iran| 2010 | 106 Mins

 

Special Screening

Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar by Biju Majeed

India| 2018 | 129 Mins

 

Firdaws by Mayur Puri

India | 2017 | 17 Mins

 

Baba Joom by Yuval Delshad

Israel | 2015 | 91 Mins

 

NAWAL THE JEWEL by RENJILAL DAMODARAN

India | 2017 | 121 Mins

 

ANDARKAHINI [SELF-EXILE] by Arnab K Middya

India | 2017 | 86 Mins

 

Guest Country – Iran

Forbidden by Hassan Yekta Panah

Iran| 2017 | 98 Mins

 

Lollipop by Mohammad Hossein Farahbakhsh

Iran | 2016 | 83 Mins

 

Privacy by Ahmad Moazzami

Iran | 2017 | 80 Mins

 

TIME TO LOVE by Alireza Raissian

Iran | 2015 | 95 Mins

 

Locked In by Nadira murray, Pavel shepan

Iran | 2017 | 15 Mins

 

Shoor Abad by Arash seyfi

Iran | 2018|15 Mins

 

Focus Country – Russia

Hymn to the Great City by Andrei Yehmov

Russia | 2018|49 Mins

 

My Name is Makhaz by Inar Narmania

Russia | 2018|14 Mins

 

Two Halves (SOUL MATES) by Baybulat Batullin

Russia | 2017|15 Mins

 

Clay Pit by Vera Glagoleva

Russia | 2018 | 77 Mins

 

The Fixies: Top Secret  by Vasiko Bedoshvili , Andrey Kolpin, Ivan Pshonkin

Russia | 2017 | 80 Mins

 

A Hellish Chaos by Sergey Debizhev

Russia | 2017 | 110 Mins

 

Joy by Vladimir Munkuev

Russia | 2018 | 23 Mins

 

About Indywood

NRI businessman Sohan Roy, Chairman and CEO of UAE based Aries Group of Companies, is the

founder director of 10 billion US dollar Project Indywood which aims to elevate the Indian Film

Industry to global standards in the next five years through a consortium of 2000 Indian

billionaires and corporates. A serial entrepreneur who is consistently featured in Forbes Middle East’s list of Top 50 business owners and a Hollywood filmmaker of Indian origin, Sohan Roy aims to establish 10,000 4K projection multiplex screens, 100,000 2K/4K projection home cinemas, 8K/4K film studios, 100 animation/VFX studios and film schools adhering to international standards through Indywood.

Galalite Screens to be part of Indywood Film Carnival Hyderabad

Hyderabad: As the Film  Feternity prepares for yet another edition of Indywood Film Carnival, we have Galalite associating with Indywood . The five-day Indywood Film Carnival begins on the 1st Of December and has chosen its venue to be HITEX convention center, Hyderabad.

The fourth edition of Indywood Film Carnival (IFC 2018), a flagship venture of 10 billion USD Project Indywood, focuses to elevate Indian cinema to an international level. It will be a one-stop platform for showcasing the latest technology and future possibilities in the entire spectrum of film making, skill development, pre-production, production, technical support, post-production, distribution, marketing and release among others.

This Year the few major attractions of the Indywood Film Carnival would be Indywood Billionaires Meet, Indywood Academy Awards, Indywood Telly Awards, Indywood Fashion Premier and All Lights India International Film Festival and many more.

“Galalite has been the most trusted leader for cinema screen technologies in India, as well as the global market for more than half a century. By investing in Big Cine Expo, we reiterate that we are committed to bringing innovative screens that enhance the next generation cinema-viewing experience and further strengthen our foothold in the domestic and international market.” said a Galalite Official

About Galalite:

Galalite®, is the flagship brand of GTC industries which manufactures the widest range of innovative Projection Screen surfaces across the world. A family-owned business headquartered in Mumbai, Galalite® has emerged as one of the largest suppliers of screens to Exhibitors worldwide. Galalite’s specialized screen surfaces range from Gain Screens for digital compliant cinema systems to the latest 3D technology Silver Screens, from large format screens for Cinema Theatres / Large Events to Home Theatre Screens.

About Indywood Film Market

Indywood Film Market (IFM) expo will be platform to connect with major stakeholders in the film industry. From technology providers to developers, from production agencies to distribution theatre owners would be participating.

IFM 2018 will see a host of interactive sessions, diverse exhibition arenas, B2B awards function and high profile networking parties. The 3 day (Dec 3-5) event will be held at India’s top business expo venue, the HITEX Convention Centre, in the heart of Hyderabad.

Harkness to be part of Indywood Film Carnival Hyderabad

Harkness Screens the world’s leading screen technology company and thought-leaders in on-screen brightness is delighted to be part of the largest film carnival in India – The fourth edition of Indywood which will showcase the latest technologies spanning the film production spectrum.

The fourth edition of Indywood Film Carnival (IFC 2018), a flagship venture of 10 billion USD Project Indywood, aims to elevate Indian cinema to an international level. IFC 2018 will be one stop platform for showcasing the latest technology and future possibilities in the entire spectrum of film making, skill development, pre-production, production, technical support, postproduction, distribution, marketing and release among others.

The carnival will comprise Indywood Billionaires Meet, Indywood Academy Awards, Indywood Telly Awards, Indywood Fashion Premier, and All Lights India International Film Festival.

“We’re delighted to be part of this event. As the world’s leading screen technology company, specialising in providing 2D and 3D screen technologies, innovative solutions and services to the cinema and live event markets, we are excited to showcase our products to the ever- expanding Indian film fraternity who are making waves around the world.” explains Mr Preetham Daniel, Senior Vice President at Harkness Screens.

The carnival will see the presentation of the Indywood Academy Awards in 26 categories.

About  Harkness  Screens

Harkness Screens™️ is the world’s leading screen technology company, specialising in the design and manufacture of projection screens and supporting technologies. From single- screen independent theatres to large multiplexes to large format immersive theatre experiences or live events, Harkness supplies thousands of screens every year for cinema, film production, special effects, live events and custom AV applications.

With truly global reach, Harkness is regarded as the world leader in cinema and today has screens in more cinemas worldwide than any other manufacturer. With its industry leading 2D and 3D screen brands (Perlux and Clarus) along with its innovative range of tools and iOS/Android apps, Harkness continues to lead the way in screen technology for cinema.

Founded in 1929, Harkness has manufacturing facilities in the USA, UK, France, India and China. Harkness Screens combines unrivalled experience with the latest technology and production methods to provide innovative solutions to the company’s key markets worldwide. For more information, visit the Harkness Screens web page at www.harkness-screens.com

 

Malaysia-based Orange County Sdn Bhd Joins The Fourth Edition Of Indywood Film Carnival

As the film fraternity prepares for yet another edition of Indywood Film Carnival, the movie extravaganza, we now have Malaysia- based Orange County Sdn Bhd , signing up with Indywood for a healthy sponsorship of the Investors’ Meet.

Through this unique sponsorship, Orange County, the Global New-Age Technology & Media Company is making its entry to Indian movie industry. The N-Face® Facial Motion Animation Technology, which is being considered as one of the finest technology, is able to Photo-Realistically bring back any Deceased Actor Live on screen. Further, the company has devised numerous workflows for production & VFX pipelines employing State of the Art Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning technologies & the latest advents of engineering to credibly reduce the gestation involved in Producing Feature Films. Being a part of Indywood Film Carnival, Orange County would associate with various productions in the near future.

Besides, this alliance would open up enormous opportunities in the Multimedia and Animation sector. The specialized team of multimedia experts can create market-specific creative multimedia training courses to cater the latest technologies to the exploding market. The Hollywood-grade advanced Visual Effects techniques will form the crux of these various courses being developed to enrich potential students to jump straight into professional Creative Multimedia Production ranging from Commercials to Feature Film content.

The event would also witness the official launch of the Teaser from Orange County’s upcoming movie which is the Photo-Realistic Digital Re-creation of MGR in a full-length Feature Film. Orange County would also be honoured on the dias with an Award in the Best Innovation Category in Indywood Film Carnival.

Orange County Sdn Bhd

Orange County Sdn Bhd is a Global New- Age Technology & Media Company which has mustered the nuances of Film-Making from Concept till the rollout of Final Deliverables. The Company has embarked on a World’s 1st Showcase in Producing an International Feature Film earmarked for Global Release centered on the end to end Photo-Realistic Digital Re-creation of a Deceased Actor. The Company has created a leading- edge Solution in digitially creating & personalising the character attributes of any chosen Actor to take on a Photo-Realistic Digital Avatar in Motion Pictures.

Hyderabad To Host Asia’s Finest Film Festival This December

The 4th edition of the prestigious All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) will be held at PVR Inorbit Mall, Hyderabad from Dec 1-4, 2018.

100 films including short films and documentary films to be screened.

PVR joining hands with ALIIFF as Official Multiplex Partner

Kochi (22-10-18): Considered as one of the finest international film festivals world over, the 4th edition of the All Lights India International Film Festival will be held from Dec 1st to 4th, 2018 at PVR Inorbit Mall, Hyderabad.

ALIIFF – the flagship event of Indywood Film Carnival, ALIIFF will screen over 100 movies from nearly 50 countries. Cinema lovers can expect a grand visual experience with PVR Inorbit Mall set to open all its 4 theatre screens for the film festival. The films will be screened in top quality screens with the famous PVR service experience offered in full. At least 16 movies will be screened per day and the films will include premiers of National and International Films.

Commenting on the upcoming 4th edition, Kamal Gianchandani, CEO, PVR Cinemas, said earlier, “We’ve been beyond happy with Indywood team’s passion for film business is evident and that definitely translates into an amazing event that we’re happy to be part of.”

Nisha Joseph, Artistic Director, ALIIFF thanked the mall management and said, “It’s a boost for the event to be held in such a strategic location as the multiplex caters to the city’s audience. It is an encouraging step towards strengthening our presence in the South Indian market. We have already opened the delegate registration on the official website, and now the film makers can start applying for attending the event”.

The 4th edition of ALIIFF will see the screening of 100+ movies along with a long list of must watch short films and documentaries from across the world. There will be most awaited films from the World Cinema and the movies from this year’s Oscar race too. A tribute segment to the legendary Iranian director ‘Abbas Kiarostami’ is another highlight of the festival. Celebrity red carpet walks, exclusive Media Interactions and Q&A sessions with the industry’s leading directors and celebrities will also be happening at the venue during the festival.

Delegates can register for the event at www.aliiff.com/delegate2018

For more information:

Name: Akhil Ajay

Contact: +919072315933

E-mail: – akhil.aliiff@gmail.com

www.aliiff.com

ABOUT PVR CINEMAS

PVR is the largest and the most premium film and retail entertainment company in India. Since its inception in 1997, the brand has redefined the way entertainment is consumed in India. PVR currently operates a cinema circuit comprising of 468 screens in 105 properties in 43 cities pan India. The group under the arm of PVR Pictures is into film distribution of non-studio / independent international films in India. The company acquired the Cinemax properties in 2012 and currently serves 60 million patrons at PAN India level. Currently amongst the top 10 cinema companies in the world with respect to admissions per screen, PVR has entered the World Economic Forum’s List of Fastest-Growing ‘Global Growth Companies’.

Indywood’s second CSR Movie – Aickarakkonathe Bhishagwaranmar- Hits the Screens

Thiruvananthapuram, 5 Oct 2018: As the wait comes to a close, Indywood’s second CSR movie “Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar”  hits the theatres today. The official launch Produced by UAE based Aries group using the corporate social responsibility (CSR) Fund, the entire revenue from the movie would be used for the relief and rehabilitation processed in flood hit Kerala. This 100% Charity Venture promises 25% of the net revenue will be used for upgradation and promotion of Film field and the remaining would be used for building homes for those who lost them in the worst ever floods that has hit the land of Kerala. The movie would be released in over 100 theatres today.

The movie tells the tale of the life of the commons in a village named Aickarakkonam. Talented artists like Vipin Mangalassery, Samardh Ambujakshan, Sinseer Muhammad, Miyashree, Hridya Nijilesh, Lakshmi Atul, Shyam Kurup, Prabhiraj Natarajan, Mukesh M Nair and Basil Jose, chosen meticulously from the national level auditions conducted by Indywood Talent Hunt show, handle the lead roles and are well backed up by celebrated actors Lalu Alex, Shivaji Guruvayoor, Sunil Sukhada, Boban Samuel, Pashanamm Shaji (Saju Navodaya), Jafar Idukki, Kottayam Pradeep, Santhosh Keezhattoor, Seema G Nair and Manju Pathrose.

Directed by Biju Majid, the movie is produced by Abhini Sohan in the banner of Aries Telecasting PVT LTD. Sohan Roy has played roles of project designer and  lyricist. The rest of the crew comprises the following:

Screenplay, Dialogue: K. Shibu Raj.

Camera: P.C Lal. Editing: Johnson Iringol.

Music Director: Biju Ram. Production Controller: Anil Angamaly. Stills: Saji Aleena.

P.R.O: A.S Dinesh

Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar will be dubbed into 10 languages including English, Hindi, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. It would be released in 15 countries including Australia, USA, UK, Malta, Austria, Hong Kong, Japan, Lebanon, Kenya, New Zealand, Singapore, Russia and Ireland on 12th October and in the GCC countries on 19th October. Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar, which would witness the debut of 175 new faces, will create history by becoming the first Indian movie to be released in Lebanon.

“It is our duty to help Kerala, which is going through its most devastating situation in a century, in every possible way. Aries Group is very happy and proud to be able to do such a service for the state. Both Aries Group and the cast and crew of Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar were active in rescue and relief efforts during the floods in Kerala. They took up rescue efforts with the help of modern and lightweight rafts to get stranded residents to safety besides distributing relief materials including food, water and other necessary items. This is not the first time that we are offering a helping hand to the needy. We had been at the forefront of relief and rescue efforts following Nepal earthquake and Chennai floods in 2015. In Nepal, we could successfully built 200 homes besides relief and rescue works. In Chennai, we designated two teams of officials and staff for rescue and relief works. We have also donated the entire revenue from our first CSR movie to the homeless in Idukki and also distributed relief materials to the flood victims in Kuttanadu”,  said Sohan Roy, Chairman and CEO of Aries Group.

Indywood Billionaire’s Club -Kerala Chapter All Set to Take Off

Cochin, 19 September 2018: Today, Indywood- Aries Groups $10 Billion Project, is about to launch its Indywood Billionaire’s Club (IBC) Kerala Chapter at Crowne Plaza, Cochin. Further to its launch, the monumental ceremony of Indywood Business Excellence awards would follow.

The ball starts rolling by 7 PM and the event would have respected Cine Artist turned MLA, Mr. Mukesh and his Wife, a renowned dancer Methil Devika as the Chief Guests. Many other dignitaries including, Hibi Eden, Anto Antony MP, Actor Krishna Kumar would also grace the occasion with their presence.  Along with the IBC Kerala Chapter Launch the Company today, would also honor the Fishermen, Navy and Celebrities, who were in the forefronts of rescue and rehabilitation operations during the recent flood in Kerala.

     

Confident group CEO Dr.C.J.Roy, will use the occasion to announce his rehabilitation initiatives for the flood hit including the reconstruction of around 40 houses and many other measures as well. The 7 crores project would give homes to 30 families in Kerala and 10 in Coorg. The event is also expected to witness similar or may be more exciting announcements from other members of IBC as well.

Sohan Roy, Aries Group CEO and Founder Director of Project Indywood made an announcement through a press release last month, on rebuilding 100 houses for the families who lost it during the flood in Kerala as a part of rehabilitation initiative. “Aikkarakkonathe Bhishagwaranmar” Indywoods upcoming CSR movie also aims to contribute its entire collection for the effective rehabilitation of the flood hit as well as welfare of the Cinema Industry.

This event would also witness the Cast and Crew Launch of the said CSR movie.

Launched in 2017 December in Hyderabad, IBC has now turned out to be of prime significance as a body uniting India’s greatest business tycoons to revolutionize the country’s entertainment Industry and is as the name suggests,a part of the USD 10 Billion project, Indywood.

About Indywood Billionaire’s Club

The Indywood Billionaire’s Club is an elite network of India’s wealthiest individuals with people with an asset value of INR 100 crore or more as its members. *Founded with the agenda of elevating the value of the Indian Rupee and make it on par with the dollar*, IBC members will be exposed to investment opportunities that can help in the nation’s rebuilding process and will provide local job opportunities. IBC envisions a developed India by 2030.The club, through its investment initiatives, would boost Foreign Direct Investment in the entertainment sector.

The Indywood consortium is an umbrella network connecting 2000 influential and wealthy individuals with the latent potential of India’s multi-billion dollar film and entertainment sector. The consortium plans to produce 1000 movies over the next 5 years with added focus on the Indian Animation and Television industry. The consortium also aims at a more effective monetization of Indian cinema’s potential and raise its share in Global Cinema by 40%.  Several Mega Film and theater projects and a host of multi format cinematic infotainment programs such as Educational Content and Sporting events are now known to be in the making. India’s most expensive movie- the 1000 crore Mahabharata and world’s first 8K Multiplex Project at Uduppi have the members of the consortium involved in them. Plans say that India would have  at least 1000 8K screens by 2020.The zeal of the consortium has been recognized by cinema  powerhouses like S. Korea, Nigeria, Iceland, Czech Republic, and even non-cinema nations like Saudi Arabia.

 

Indywood’s Second CSR Movie ‘Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar’ is a 100% charity venture

Kochi (19-09-2108) – A movie and its crew are gearing up to mitigate the hard times blanketing

God’s own country caused by one of the most devastating floods witnessed in history. Promising

100% of the revenue to flood affected people and Film Industry Welfare, “Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar” marks a novel exemplar of pacification.

“Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar” is the second CSR movie initiative by U.A.E based Aries Group by putting to use Corporate Social Responsibility (C.S.R) fund. Decision was already taken by Aries Group to utilize 25% of the income from the movie for up gradation and promotion of film field. The remaining revenue will be used for relief/rescue operations and rebuilding the homes of flood victims. The movie will be released in over 100 major theatres all around Kerala on the October 5th, 2018.

Movie develops from the basic thread of picturizing the life of common people in a village named Aickarakkonam. Talented artists like Vipin Mangalassery, Samardh Ambujakshan, Sinseer Muhammad, Miyashree, Hridya Nijilesh, Lakshmi Atul, Shyam Kurup, Prabhiraj Natarajan, Mukesh M Nair and Basil Jose, chosen meticulously from the national level auditions conducted by Indywood Talent Hunt show bring the characters in the movie to life. Along with them, long celebrated actors Lalu Alex, Shivaji Guruvayoor, Sunil Sukhada, Boban Samuel, Pashanamm Shaji (Saju Navodaya), Jafar Idukki, Kottayam Pradeep, Santhosh Keezhattoor, Seema G Nair and Manju Pathrose are also presenting their incredible acting skills.

Directed by Biju Majid, the movie is produced by Abhini Sohan in the banner of Aries Telecasting PVT LTD. Project Designer, Lyrics – Sohan Roy. Story, Screenplay, Dialogue: K. Shibu Raj. Co-Production: Prabhiraj Natarajan. Camera: P.C Lal. Editing: Johnson Iringol.

Music Director: Biju Ram. Production Controller: Anil Angamaly. Stills: Saji Aleena.

P.R.O: A.S Dinesh

“It is our duty to help Kerala, which is going through its most devastating situation in a century, in every possible way. Aries Group is very happy and proud to be able to do such a service for the state. This is not the first time that we are offering a helping hand to the needy. Aries Group had provided the entire revenue of its first CSR movie ‘Jalam’ for the homeless in Idukki. Aries Group had also delivered the flood affected people of Kuttanadu with essential commodities,” said Sohan Roy, Chairman and CEO of Aries Group.

Dr Mulk Makes Historical Announcement At IBC

Kochi: Gone are the days where one has to go to a laboratory, wait in line to get the blood sample taken and then wait even more to know if he/she is suffering from dangerous diseases like HIV aids, Cholera and Rat fever.

In what could be termed as one of the biggest healthcare announcements in history of Kerala, Dr Nawab Shafi Ul Mulk, Chairman of Mulk Healthcare Enterprises said they would soon launch a revolutionary initiative that will help the public diagnose dangerous diseases such as hepatitis, HIV aids, Malaria, Dengue, Rat fever or Cholera in just three minutes using their smartphones.

Speaking at the press meet organized at the launch of Indywood Billionaires Club Kerala Chapter, Dr Mulk said that Mulk Healthcare Enterprises would launch the initiative from Kerala rather than Dubai as he is considered as Kerala is considering him as its son-in law.

Mulk Healthcare Enterprises would soon launch a medical kit, which would make use of the Mulk App, which can be downloaded from goolgle play store. Then all one has to do is go to the nearest medical store and get the kit. Using a needle provided with the kit, the person should pierce his/her skin and upload the photo to the Mulk App and send it. In three minutes, the user will receive the result that is 99.99% accurate. “This will make diagnosis instant and cost effective, said Dr Mulk.

Dr Mulk had earlier met Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Health Minister K K Shailaja teacher in this regard and both had offered support.

About Indywood Billionaire’s Club

The Indywood Billionaire’s Club is an elite network of India’s wealthiest individuals with people with an asset value of INR 100 crore or more as its members. *Founded with the agenda of elevating the value of the Indian Rupee and make it on par with the dollar*, IBC members will be exposed to investment opportunities that can help in the nation’s rebuilding process and will provide local job opportunities. IBC envisions a developed India by 2030.The club, through its investment initiatives, would boost Foreign Direct Investment in the entertainment sector.

The Indywood consortium is an umbrella network connecting 2000 influential and wealthy individuals with the latent potential of India’s multi-billion dollar film and entertainment sector. The consortium plans to produce 1000 movies over the next 5 years with added focus on the Indian Animation and Television industry. The consortium also aims at a more effective monetization of Indian cinema’s potential and raise its share in Global Cinema by 40%.  Several Mega Film and theater projects and a host of multi format cinematic infotainment programs such as Educational Content and Sporting events are now known to be in the making. India’s most expensive movie- the 1000 crore Mahabharata and world’s first 8K Multiplex Project at Uduppi have the members of the consortium involved in them. Plans say that India would have  at least 1000 8K screens by 2020.The zeal of the consortium has been recognized by cinema  powerhouses like S. Korea, Nigeria, Iceland, Czech Republic, and even non-cinema nations like Saudi Arabia.

Mega entertainment fiesta returns to Hyderabad- Indywood Film Carnival will kick off on 1st December 2018

  • 10 billion USD Project Indywood is organising Indywood Film Carnival
  • The mission is to elevate Indian Film Industry to international standards
  • The fourth edition of Indywood Film Carnival will be attended by over 15,000 high-profile celebrities apart from 5,000 business delegates from over 100 countries
  • NRI industrialist turned Hollywood film maker Sohan Roy is the Founder Director of Project Indywood
  • Indywood has secured investments worth Rs 3000 crore from around 20 leading NRI investors

Hyderabad (24-07-2018): Indywood Film Carnival, the much anticipated entertainment fiesta of the year, will be held at HITEX convention centre from December 1st to 5th 2018. The Carnival is expected to accelerate the growth of Indian Film Industry through materialising big budget movie projects, co-production ventures and B2B meet generating business worth Rs 500 crore.

The fourth edition of Indywood Film Carnival (IFC 2018), a flagship venture of 10 billion USD Project Indywood, aims to elevate Indian cinema to an international level. IFC 2018 will be one-stop platform for showcasing the latest technology and future possibilities in the entire spectrum of film making, skill development, pre-production, production, technical support, post-production, distribution, marketing and release among others.

Focus on global projects

Sohan Roy, Founder Director of Project Indywood opined that Indian Film Industry should come forward to conceive and implement big budget international projects instead of following clichéd subjects and treatment pattern.

“Our country is blessed with talented actors and technicians. However, our film industry is not concentrating on making movies which appeal to the international audience. Bahubali is an exception. The movie industry will fetch huge gains if we increase the number of international projects by using advanced technology and world-wide distribution. Indywood Film Carnival is an attempt to educate the stakeholders about the importance of such projects. The entire industry, including actors, technicians, producers and distributors apart from State/Union Governments should come forward to support this desi initiative,” he said.

He added that Indywood Billionaires Meet, Indywood Academy Awards, Indywood Telly Awards, Indywood Fashion Premier and All Lights India International Film Festival are the major attractions of IFC 2018.

Why Hyderabad?

Hyderabad holds the Guinness World Record for the largest film production facility in the world. Moreover, Prasad’s IMAX in Hyderabad is one of the largest 3D IMAX screens and the most attended cinema screen in the world. And to top it off, Bahubali, the highest all time grossing movie sequel in India (combined gross collection of 376.2 million USD) was produced from the Pearl City. Project Indywood’s mission is to transform Hyderabad as the hub of Indian Film Industry.

Mission Indywood

Project Indywood aims to establish 10,000 4K projection multiplex screens, 100,000 2K/4K projection home cinemas, 8K/4K film studios, 100 animation/VFX studios and film schools adhering to international standards.

Indywood Film Carnival 2018: Highlights

  • Indywood grabs Rs 3,000 crore investments from NRI tycoons

The Indywood Billionaires Club, launched last year with an aim to open the doors of Indian Film Industry for foreign direct investment, has already secured investments worth Rs 3,000 crore from around 20 leading NRI investors based in the UAE (United Arab Emirates), Europe and Asia-Pacific. IFC 2018 is expected to increase the investment by several folds. These in turn will increase job opportunities in related sectors apart from materialising mega movie projects.

  • Indywood Academy Awards (IAA)

The crown jewel of IFC 2018, Indywood Academy Awards (IAA) is an attempt to promote the excellence of regional films and bring them to global recognition. The awards will be presented in 26 different categories including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Actress, Best Foreign Language Film and Best Child Artist.

The entries will be initially shortlisted by 1,000 members of the World Film Society (WFS). Later, a jury panel chaired by renowned filmmaker, music director and cinematographer Goutam Ghose will announce the winners. Ashish Kulkarni, B Lenin, Madhu Ambat and Ravi Varman are some of the prominent jury members. For more details, log on to – http://www.indywoodacademyawards.com/

Indywood Film Market (IFM)

Indywood Film Market aims to be the one stop to connect delegates, various service providers, technology developers, filmmakers, producers, exhibitors, distributorsand other stakeholders of the global film industry. This year, IFM will be a three day event and will see a host of interactive sessions, diverse exhibition arenas, B2B awards function and high profile networking parties. For more details, log on to – http://www.ifm.co.in/

All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF)

ALIIFF, one of the leading film festivals in the world, will host competitions in feature films, short-films, student’s short films, documentaries and debut directors. There will be a separate competition for Indian movies besides showcasing a wide range of productions including world premieres, animations, children’s films and travel diaries. Renowned film maker and script writer Balachandra Menon is the Festival Director of ALIIFF 2018.

ALIIFF was a resounding success last time screening over 130 films from 50 countries. For more details, log on to – http://aliiff.com/

Indywood Talent Hunt (ITH)

Indywood Talent Hunt is a platform for upcoming stars all over the world to showcase their potential and secure direct entries to the global film industry. It is also a confluence of the finest creative talents from all over the globe in a plethora of sectors, including Short Film Making, CSR Video Making, Documentary Film Making, Music Video, Music Production, Educational Video, Photography, Animation, VJ Hunt, RJ Hunt, DJ Hunt, Music Band, Indywood Got Talent, Best Reporter/Journalist, Model Hunt, Best Film Club, Poster design, Online Promotion etc.

Indywood Talent Hunt also recognises the best Actor, Actress, Singer, Music Director, Cameraman, Editor, Sound Designer, VFX, DI, Production Controller, Makeup, Costume Designer, Production Designer among others by providing them with awards. For more details, log on to – http://indywoodtalenthunt.com/

For more details, please visit:

Indywood Film Carnival – http://www.indywood.co.in/

Sohan Roy – http://sohanroy.com/

For PR enquiries, contact
Mukesh M Nair, Media Head: + 91 9539009983/+ 91 9846094947

Indywood Billionaires Club Opens Doors For FDI, Raises Rs 3,000 Crores From NRI Investors

  • The Indywood Billionaires Club (IBC), has already mobilised funds worth Rs 3,000 crores from 20 leading NRI investors based in the United Arab Emirates, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
  • Initiated by Sharjah-headquartered Aries Group, IBC aims to bring in crucial foreign direct investment to raise the profile of India’s cinema economy.
  • USD 2 billion. Approx 12,000 crores! The economic value of India’s film industry.

Add to it the allied sectors of entertainment, losses due to piracy and the umpteen opportunities to market and scale Indian films on a global scale. The potential is rightly, nothing short of a valuation 10 times the above said amount.

The huge numbers are a clear indication of the possibilities India’s film and entertainment sector offers. One that needs dollops of cash infusion, as well as strategic partners who can shore up its pre-production, production, distribution and film exhibition on par with international standards.

The Indywood Billionaires Club, an innovative initiative launched during the 3rd edition of the prestigious Indywood Film Carnival in 2017, has set the wheels rolling to this regard. By already raising investments of over Rs. 3,000 crores from nearly 20 Indian Billionaires based out of United Arab Emirates, Europe and Asia-Pacific, IBC’s end game is to secure investments to the tune of $10 billion from 2,000 billionaire Non-resident Indians and companies over a period of few years and direct the investment to the multi-billion dollar cinema economy.

The Billion Dollar Pie

NRI businessman Sohan Roy, who is consistently featured in Forbes Middle East’s list of Top 50 business owners, is the brainchild behind IBC. A serial entrepreneur and Hollywood filmmaker of Indian origin, his company Aries Group is the chief executing agency of IBC’s ambitious plan. “India is blessed with talented actors and technicians and our film industry should make movies which appeal to the international audience. The movie industry will fetch huge gains if we increase the number of international projects by using advanced technology and world-wide distribution”, said Mr. Roy.

Of the $10 billion to be raised as investment $5 billion will be spent on theatres, $2 billion on studios, $1 billion on movie production, $1 billion on equipment manufacturing and $1 billion on talent schools/agencies. Project Indywood, of which IBC is part, has already lined up plans to put up 10,000 4K projection multiplex screens, 100,000 2K/4K projection home cinemas, 8K/4K film studios, 100 animation/VFX studios and film schools adhering to international standards across the country.

IBC Initiatives

According to a report prepared by Deloitte for Indywood, the Indian entertainment industry is expected to grow at 11 per cent CAGR reaching $3.7 billion by 2020. Understandably in the coming years, the volume of foreign direct investment will play a decisive role in conceiving and implementing mega projects. And this is where the IBC comes in.

Set to include over 100 Indian billionaires into its fold by the end of this year, the Indywood Billionaires Club will also educate prospective investors on effectively tapping opportunities in the growing Indian film and entertainment sector comprising movies, animation and graphics. Mr. Roy further added that the Indian film industry should come forward to conceive and implement big budget international projects instead of following clichéd subjects and treatment patterns.

The Indywood Film Carnival (IFC) is being seen as the one stop confluence to bring together the industry’s present and future stakeholders. The annual event will be having its 4th edition in Hitex Hyderabad between December 1 and 5, and is expecting the presence of 5,000 business delegates from across 100 countries. Business to the tune of Rs 500 crores is expected to be generated by way of signing up of big budget movie projects, co-production ventures and B2B agreements. Indywood Billionaires Meet, Indywood Academy Awards, Indywood Telly Awards, Indywood Fashion Premier and All Lights India International Film Festival are the major attractions of IFC 2018.

Please visit the following links to know more about Indywood Film Carnival.

IFC 2018 brochure
https://www.indywood.co.in/downloads2018/ifc-brochure-2018.pdf

Photo Gallery 2017
https://www.indywood.co.in/gallery2017

IFC 2018 promo

Sohan Roy

NRI tycoon BR Shetty with Sohan Roy @ IFC

Nominations invited for 1st Indywood Academy Awards

Indywood Academy Awards will cover all the regional industries of Indian cinema

The event will be held on December 1st at Hitex, Hyderabad

Bengali filmmaker Goutam Ghose is the Executive Jury Panel Chairman

IAA is an integral part of Indywood Film Carnival(IFC) 2018

Hyderabad (28-07-2018):Ushering in a new era for Indian cinema awards, the prestigious Project Indywood, a 10 billion USD initiative that aims to elevate Indian cinema to an international level,is initiating Indywood Academy Awards (IAA) at HITEX, Hyderabad on December 1st.

The Indywood Academy Awards, an integral part of Indywood Film Carnival 2018, is the first of its kind to move away from the traditional selection processes. Instead, it will rely on a multi-stage selection process that involves 1000+ members of the World Film Society and a 10 member Executive Jury Panel chaired by renowned Bengali filmmaker, music director and cinematographer Goutam Ghose.

The initial entries will be open to all and the contention list will be prepared internally.Following this, the short list nominations will be prepared based on recommendations given by members of the World Film Society. The Executive Jury Panel will take the final decision and declare the winners on December 1st.

Indywood Academy Awards aims to promote excellence in different categories of filmmaking, raise global attention for films that are not inherently commercial, and encourage production of quality films on a global stage.

JURY COMMITTEE

The 10 member Executive Jury Panel will be headed by renowned Bengali filmmaker, music director and cinematographer Goutam Ghose.

The other members are:Ashish Kulkarni (pioneering animator), B Lenin (National Award winning film director, editor and screenwriter), Madhu Ambat (National Awarding winning cinematographer), Rangan Baradwaj (National Award winning film critic and writer), Ravi Varman Leading cinematographer), Shajith Koyeri (Leading sound designer), Viveck Vaswani (Leading actor, writer and producer), Vivek Agnihotri (Leading director, producer and screenwriter) and Mayur Puri (screenwriter, lyricist, actor and film-maker).

The World Film Society, a forum designed and developed for uniting film sectors across the world for the betterment of the global movie industry, will play a crucial role in preparing the nomination short list. Initiated as part of Project Indywood, World Film Society aims to support the movie industry by creating a close-knit relationship between motion picture associations and their related departments.

The Indywood Academy Awards will recognize excellence in international and Indian regional cinema as part of Project Indywood’s mission to unify global cinema cultures under one roof. Awards will be presented in 26 categories, including Best Foreign Language Film and Best Performance in a Leading Role -Foreign Language Film

Entries to the 1st Indywood Academy Awards can be submitted atwww.indywoodacademyawards.com/ or filmfreeway.com/indywoodacademyawards

AWARD CATEGORIES

  • Best Actor in a Leading Role
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role
  • Best Child Artist
  • Best Screenplay – Original
  • Best Screenplay – Adapted
  • Best Picture
  • Best Director
  • Best Children’s Film
  • Best Choreography
  • Best Animated Feature
  • Best Art Direction
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Sound Editing
  • Best Sound Mixing
  • Best Visual Effects
  • Best Film Editing
  • Best Makeup
  • Best Music Direction
  • Best Lyrics
  • Best Playback Singer – Male
  • Best Playback Singer – Female
  • Best Foreign Language Film
  • Best Performance in a Leading Role – Foreign Language Film

 

 

Project Indywood

Conceived by Founder Director Sohan Roy, Project Indywood is a 10 billion USD initiative to elevate Indian cinema to an international level. Through Project Indywood, the NRI investor turnedHollywood director aims to establish 10,000 4K projection multiplex screens, 100,000 2K/4K projection home cinemas, 8K/4K film studios, 100 animation/VFX studios and film schools adhering to international standards.

Indywood Film Carnival

Indywood Film Carnival, a flagship venture of Project Indywood, has been a platform to meet, connect and showcase the best of India’s numerous film industries with national and international stakeholders of cinema. It is the one stop shop for the entire spectrum of film creation including film makers, production houses, technology providers and aspiring artists to converge and make the dream of a unified Indian film industry a reality.

Continuing the success streak of its predecessors but bigger and better than ever, Indywood Film Carnival 2018 will return for its fourth edition from December 1st to 5th, 2018. The event comprises of the All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF), Indywood Film Market, Indywood Talent Hunt, Billionaires Meet and an array of Excellence Awards.

The Carnival is expected to accelerate the growth of Indian Film Industry through materialising big budget movie projects, co-production ventures and B2B meet generating business worth Rs 500 crore.

The Indian Filmmaker’s Guide To Oscars

Indian films have been a regular affair in major international festivals. And now, achieving the Oscar dream seems plausible too.

Lobbying, promotions, and what not! The race to the Oscars is a mad rush. Indian cinema, despite its rich storytelling tradition, has not been able to decode the Oscar secret. Until now that is!

The All Lights Film Services, which broke into this niche scene 2 years ago, is leading the Indian charge, helping filmmakers attain international recognition at the Oscars.

In a freewheeling chat with Indulge Magazine, Nisha Joseph, Manager of the All Lights Film Services, explains the Oscar process, the hurdles faced by filmmakers and how the organization she represents has made the dream possible for over 10 films from the sub continent in less than 2 years.

  • First of all, can you explain what all categories are open to foreign filmmakers and the process for a film to be selected into the Oscar contention race?

Under the foreign film category of Oscar, “Best Foreign Language Film” is the only category for the foreign filmmakers.  The entry to this category is just one per country and is recommended by the film federation/film apex body of the country.

But under the mainstream category of Oscar, any filmmaker can send their entries. There are around 26 category competitions under this including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and so on.

For the contention, the movie should primarily go through a series of qualification criteria including Los Angeles Screening for 7 consecutive days and if it is not in English language, it should have English subtitles.

  • How difficult is it for an Indian movie to compete with other foreign films?

The key is to get noticed. According to a recent report, an Oscar campaign is said to cost approx $3 million to $10 million which includes mass PR campaign and publicity generation through adverts, holding lobbying parties at LA, New York and the film’s parent country, sending out screeners to Oscar jury members, special review reports / critic reviews in famous film journals and publications etc. While Hollywood movies are funded by big studios who undertake the above mentioned tasks for their respective movies publicity campaign for them, for an Indian movie to cough up such a large amount is extremely difficult.

  • Since the start of operations, how has your organization helped Indian films gain international recognition?

We have helped 12 Indian Films so far which have all vied for contention under the mainstream category. We have a full fledged team and industry affiliations to screen the movies in LA and carry out other necessary documentation. Some of these movies include Ballad of Rustom, Kamasutra 3D, Pulimurugan, DAM 999 and Color of Sky. Apart from that, we have recently helped send a Sri Lankan movie for contention, which is a first for the island nation. Besides conducting rigorous campaigns to help movies get into the very prestigious ‘Oscar Race’, we also help Indian filmmakers to take their movies to film festivals, film markets and film awards around this world. Thus we make sure that such movies don’t go unnoticed at any film circuits. We have also launched movie sales, an initiative by the All Lights Film Services, where we help film makers to sell their movie rights in a more customized format, and ensure that they receive a comparatively higher amount.

  • What are some of the upcoming projects which your organization is lobbying for?

We are currently working on three films, which include a dance documentary (short) titled ‘The Serpent Wisdom’ from India, a feature film titled ‘The Frozen Fire’ from Sri Lanka and a Malayalam feature film titled ‘Aikarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmar’ (Doctors of Aickarakkonam). All these projects are unique, both in content and production.

  • How can a filmmaker approach you?

Filmmakers usually approach us directly, or by participating as delegates or submitting their works for the All Lights India International Film Festival, which we conduct annually at Hyderabad. We forge partnerships with movies screened here that we find special. This year, the 4 day film festival will be held at PVR Inorbit Mall. Interested filmmakers who wish to vie for Oscars can mail us at contact@alfilmservices.com or call us on 9539 000 509.

Aries Group Launched Advanced Technology of Visual Asset Management Concept to Indian Maritime & Naval Market @ DIMS-2018

Aries Group Launched Advanced Technology of Visual Asset Management Concept to Indian Maritime & Naval Market @ DIMS-2018, An International seminar on developments in Offshore, Shipbuilding, Transport and Allied Sectors, held on 3rd and 4th of August 2018, at Crowne Plaza, Kochi, Kerala, India.

Kochi,Kerala ,India August 4, 2018  – Aries Group’sIDEAS division catering to “Intelligent Engineeringsolutions’ Launched the Visual Asset Management Solutions concept in India during the first edition of DIMS-2018, An International seminar on developments in Offshore, Shipbuilding, Transport and Allied Sectors, held on 3rd and 4th of August 2018, at Crowne Plaza, Kochi, Kerala, India.

Aries paper presented during the Seminar introduced the concept of 3D laser scanning Techniques and 3D Photogrammetry for capturing ‘As fitted’ information in Naval Vessel and Submarines.

Lt Cdr Naveen Nair (Retd) ,Technical Manager of Aries Marine who presented the paper explained about the Intelligent techniques that are used to collect and post process the asset information.He demonstrated how the concept of 3D photogrammetry is applied for creating a ‘true’ 3D environment of the complex asset that shall assist in the management of its information using a simple and visual interface. The advantages in the application of 3D techniques for retrofit of new equipment/weapon systems in an existing operational asset waspresented. The paper covered the use of these advanced techniques for execution of “Alteration and Additions” in any Sea and shore assets. A case study showing the utility and benefits of these techniques was presented to expert who attended Maritime Seminar.

Aries Group CEO Mr.Sohan Roy who attended the event commented that “With a track record of close to 44,000 projects completed for 4750 Clients for activities inEngineering,Inspections,Maintenance &retrofit projects, Aries Marine is now one of the world’s leading Inspection,Engineeting and Asset Integrity Solution provider for digitization and intelligent techniques of existing assets. The company is now focusing to be the one-stop shop for suchAsset Integrity Management/Monitoring tasks providing services ranging from engineering, project management. Inspections, Document Management and Software integrated solutions with our Infotainment concept model”.

With 47 entities and presence in 15 countries GloballyIndiaincluding India, AriesGroup have various advanced technologies introduced focusing on current marked demand and digitization based on Big Data analysis.

Established in 1998 by Mr.Sohan Roy, Aries Group is now one of the world’s largest Asset Management Solution provider with consultancy,Inspections,Maintenance and survey in all maritime, oil& gas, Offshore hubs and more than 1600 employeeson its rolls.

The two day seminar DIMS -2018 organized by the Department of Ship Technology Alumni Society(DOSTAS) was inaugurated by Dr.MaliniShankar.IAS,DirectorGeneral of Shipping and was presided by Mr.Madhu S Nair .CMD, Cochin Shipyard, India. Aries presentation made during DIMS-2018 which was among the shortlisted 16 technical papers focusing on latest innovations in maritime sector attracted the gathering of professional delegates form the industry representing various stakeholders in Maritime, offshore & Defense industry.

Pattanam Designory Receives Indywood Accreditation

  • Pattanam Designory, an advanced media/film make up Institute to received Indywood accreditation for its courses and services
  • Pattanam Designory is run by Mollywood’s most famous make-up man Pattanam Rasheed

Kochi(23-07-2018):: In a move that’s expected to usher in an era of standardization to the Indian film industry, Kochi-based Pattanam Designory, one of the leading make up institutes in Malayalam film industry, has received the prestigious Indywood accreditation for its popular courses and adherence to quality standards.

Anson IJ, COO, Indywood Talent Hunt handed over the certificate to Pattanam Rasheed at a function held at city on Wednesday.

The present accreditation for Pattanam Rasheed Makeup Academy will be a temporary accreditation which is valid for a period of one year.

Run under the supervision of noted make-up man Pattanam Rasheed, Pattanam Designory is an approved centre of CTTC (Centre for Trade Testing and Certification of skilled workers) under the Union Ministry of Labour and Employment. The institute is also on the verge of becoming the first in the field of media make-up to be affiliated with the Calicut University.

Anson IJ, COO, Indywood Talent Hunt, which handled the accreditation process said, “Pattanam Designory has been moulding make up professionals, hair stylists, cosmetologists and spa therapists for years now and has helped raise the standard of each of these professions through their creativity. They have trained and contributed many talented make-up artists to the film industry. We are glad to bestow them with the Indywood accreditation. ”

The courses at Pattanam Designory emphasize on the skills required for professional motion picture make-up. Students also get to learn facial contouring using highlights and shadows, correction and concealing techniques, base matching, eye and lip treatments and air brush techniques.

The Indywood Accreditation is bestowed by the Indywood Entertainment Consortium and is availed upon a multi-pronged examination of the Quality, Merit, Experience, Reputation, Reference, Insurance, Interest and Legal Existence of system/product/ organization. Indywood Accreditation is valid for all national and international clients / organizations in the field of media, films and entertainment. The Accreditation is one of the set targets of the USD 10 billion Project Indywood which aims to unite all Indian regional film industries under one umbrella.

ABOUT INDYWOOD TALENT HUNT

The annual Indywood Talent Hunt is a confluence of creative talents from India’s student community to be held at Hitex Exhibition Center in Hyderabad. Over 5000 finalists participate are expected to participate this year in 28 different creative Categories including Model Hunt, Short Film Making, CSR Video Making, Documentary Film Making, Music Video, Music Production, Educational Video, Photography, Animation, VJ hunt, RJ hunt, DJ war, Music Band, Performance art, Best Reporter/Journalist, Poster design, Indywood vision video etc.

This year will see one of the biggest fashion pageants in India known as Model Hunt being conducted during the 4 day extravaganza. Model Hunt aims to bring together the best Models from around the country and showcase them in front of the global film fraternity.

This National level pageant has a registration amount of INR 1000 and will be held over three rounds with the winners getting exclusive opportunities in India and abroad, and a cash prize of INR 25,000. Audition rounds for the same will be held at 5 major cities across India after August 31st. Participants can pre-register online through the link – https://indywoodtalenthunt.com/contestantreg

The Finals will be held from December 1st to 4th , 2018 at HITEX Convention Center, Hyderabad

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About Indywood Film Carnival

Indywood Film Carnival has been a platform to meet, connect and showcase the best of India’s numerous film industries with national and international stakeholders of cinema. It is where film makers, production houses, technology providers and aspiring artists converge to make the dream of a unified Indian film industry a reality.

Continuing the success streak of its predecessors, Indywood Film Carnival 2018 shall return for its fourth edition from Dec 1-5, 2018. The event shall comprise of the All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF), Indywood Film Market, Indywood Talent Hunt, Investors Meet and an array of Excellence Awards

Prabhiraj Nadarajan honoured with Singapore Pravasi Express Business Excellence Award

  • Prabhiraj played a crucial role in the evolution of UAE-based Aries Group as a global conglomerate. 
  • Singapore-based Pravasi Express honours prominent NRIs for their professional excellence and contributions to society.

Kochi (18-07-2018): PrabhirajNadarajan, a leading NRI entrepreneur and Managing Director of Aries Group of Companies, has been honoured with Singapore Pravasi Express Business Excellence Award for his exceptional leadership qualities and business acumen.
The award was distributed by Singapore Senior Ambassador Gopinath Pillai at a function held at Kallang Theatre in Singapore. Lee Hong Chuang BBM, Advisor, HougangGrassroot Organization, Singapore, was also present on the occasion.
UAE headquartered Aries Group is a multinational consortium of 47 companies having presence in 15 countries.


Singapore-based Pravasi Express honours prominent NRIs for their professional excellence and contributions to society.
Prabhiraj, known for his management strategies, played a crucial role in transforming Aries Group to a global conglomerate within a short span of time. Under his astute leadership, UT division of the group became the largest thickness gauging company in the world. The division has grown rapidly over the last few years and became world-class Inspection and Maintenance division with 25 subdivisions, handling more than 150 activities with around 850 staff.
As a part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and women empowerment activities, he recently established an office at his home town in Punalur in Kollam district. The office employs 85 staff, most of which are women. He also has been distributing pension and welfare schemes for 30 parents in his village.

WILD TIGER FINALLY ROARS INTO KERALA

Wild Tiger Rum which is India’s first and only Premium Rum was launched in Kerala recently. The made in Kerala brand was launched globally in 2016 and captured the fascination of International customers in 30 countries including UK, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Canada and even Caribbean countries like Barbados. The brand was introduced to the Beverage corporation and Consumer Fed shops in Kerala recently, and is now available across all the premium shops and bars in the state.

The Brand is owned by a young Keralite entrepreneur, Mr. Gautom Menon, who is recognised by GQ Magazine as “50 most Influential Young Indian’s”. Wild Tiger Rum is produced in the family operated SDF Distilleries in Pampadi, Thrissur district, Kerala state.  It’s the most premium offer in the entire Rum range and is price at Rs. 1500 for a 750ml bottle.

Gautom Menon, the founder and owner of Wild Tiger shares that, “Consumers, especially the westerners and travellers love our product for its unique design and delectable taste. The brand has won many International awards for its Quality Taste and Attractive Packaging,  and now the response from recent launch in Kerala has been amazing”.

The beautiful bottle is made from Velvet fabric which looks and feels like a real Tiger skin, and it grab’s attention in shops and bars. Every bottle also comes with a replica Tiger Claw. According to ancient Indian mythology it was worn to keep the evil away and symbolise “No Fear”. As we know the Tiger is a majestic creature which does not fear anything. Every bottle has a unique stripe design pattern just like each Tiger, making every bottle a unique collectible, souvenir and a great gift for consumers. The brand can be found at many leading duty free’s around the World including airports of Auckland, Singapore, Bangkok, Muscat, Sharjah, Barbados, Chile to name a few. It’s also available on leading cruise’s in Europe and Caribbean.

Wild Tiger Rum is an ethical  and responsible brand too as it supports Tiger Conservation in South India. 10% profits are donated for Wildlife projects. Today there is only 2200 Tigers in the forests, this used to be around 40,000 few decades ago. The brand is committed to the cause and works with Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve and soon with Wayanad Tiger Reserve in Kerala. The company also employs and empowers 200+ village women who hand pack every bottle at their distillery in the state of Kerala, India.

Many consumers do not realise the fact that India is the origin of Sugarcane and Rum. Our forefathers have been consuming it for over 6000 years. It spread from India to the rest of the World. Even today India is the world’s largest consumer and producer of Rum followed by USA and Philippines then the Caribbean nations.

Wild Tiger Rum is currently sold in all continents and over 30 countries Worldwide within a short span of two years and is the only Indian liquor brand available on Land, Air and Sea.

For Trade & Press enquiries, please contact Mr. Sasidharan on +91 94888 62445 or mail to gautom@wildtiger.in

Indywood Talent Club Invites Entries For Global CSR Video Contest

Initiative to boost CSR activities

Indywood Talent Club invites entries for global CSR video contest

  • The winner will be rewarded with a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh and a plethora of opportunities to work in the global film industry including Hollywood
  • Selected entries will be screened at 4th edition of Indywood Film Carnival which will be held at HITEX Convention Centre from 1st to 4th of December 2018
  • 30th September is the last day for submission

Hyderabad (03-07-2018): In an effort to create awareness about the importance of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) activities, Indywood Talent Club, a worldwide network of student clubs aimed at promoting art and culture and managed by Indywood Talent Hunt, has invited entries for international-level video contest based on CSR related themes.

Hyderabad-headquartered Indywood Talent Hunt (ITH) is an ambitious initiative promoted by 10 billion

US dollar Project Indywood. ITH is a premier national-level platform to discover creative talents in various artistic and cultural domains.

A team comprising of 3 to 25 people can participate. The entries must be submitted on or before 30th September 2018. The videos can be made in any language but proper subtitles must be given. The submission fee is Rs 1,000. To register, log on to www.indywoodtalenthunt.com.

The participants should make a CSR video on any one of the below mentioned subjects;

Make in India, Swachh bharat, Prevention of child trafficking, Prevention of beggary, Environmental Sustainability, One day earning for charity, Rural health, Education/Career, Women empowerment, Religious harmony, Human resource/skill/efficiency development, Reducing child mortality, Hunger and poverty, Combating immune deficiency virus, Disaster relief activities and Socio-economic-infrastructure development.

The winners will be rewarded with a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh and a plethora of opportunities to work in the global film industry including Hollywood. The selected entries will be screened during the fourth edition of Indywood Film Carnival (IFC 2018), to be held at HITEX Convention Centre from 1st to 4th December 2018.

For more details, please visit;

https://www.facebook.com/indywoodtalenthunt

For enquiries, please contact;

Ashiklal: +91 7736301857

Oscars 2019 : The Frozen Fire – Creates History, Becomes The First Sri Lankan Movie To Enter Mainstream Category

  • India-based All Lights Film Services (ALFS), a leading film consultancy company, is handling  the Oscar contention of the movie
  • The strategic association between ALFS and Cinepro Lanka International will give fresh impetus to India-Sri Lanka bilateral relations

Sri Lanka (04-07-2018): For the first time in the history of Sri Lankan film industry, a movie from the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, shall vie for Oscars 2019. The movie titled ‘The Frozen Fire’, directed by Anuruddha Jayasinghe, is the first Sri Lankan movie to enter in mainstream ‘Best Picture’ category of Oscars 2019, the officials revealed.

The preview show of ‘The Frozen Fire’ was screened on Tuesday at the National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan movies have only entered twice in Oscars before this, that too in the ‘Best Foreign Language Film category.

India-based All Lights Film Services (ALFS), a leading film consultancy company, is handling the Oscar contention of ‘The Frozen Fire’. ALFS has managed Oscar nominations of more than 14 Indian movies including the much acclaimed Ballad of Rustom, Kamasutra 3D, Pulimurugan, DAM 999 and Color of Sky.

Indo-Lanka ties: Boost up collaboration in culture

Commenting on the Oscar mission, Nisha Joseph, Manager of ALFS said that the entertainment industry is growing rapidly in Sri Lanka. “It is a great privilege to be associated with the Sri Lankan film industry. The Frozen Fire is our first project from the island and we are extremely excited to take this unique project to the Oscars. Sri Lankan cinema has a lot to offer the global audiences and we hope to associate with more movie projects for the international awards arena,” she said.

Nisha, who is also the Artistic Director of All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) highlighted that India-Sri Lanka should strengthen collaboration in culture through promoting co-production movie ventures as well as tourism destinations. “There is immense potential for partnership in culture and knowledge exchange. Both governments (India and Sri Lanka) should come forward to tap the potential as early as possible. It is the need of the hour,” she added.

About The Frozen Fire

The movie is produced by Chamathka Pieris under the banner of Cinepro Lanka International.  Ariyawansha Dhammage is the script writer. Cinepro which is one of Sri Lanka’s top cinema and television production companies intends to promote the movie and showcase the island nation’s leap in filmmaking to a global audience.

The movie’s plot follows the life of Wijeweera, his close associates and those whose political and personal lives are entwined with his on account of their ideological preferences. The film’s makers take the viewer through the turbulent twelve years from Wijeweera’s release from jail until his ghastly murder in the late 1980s through the multiple viewpoints of Wijeweera, his family, friends, comrades and detractors.

About ALFS

Based in Kochi, the commercial capital of Kerala, All Lights Film Services (ALFS) is a film consulting, marketing and promotion division of the Aries Telecasting Private Limited. ALFS helps filmmakers ‘Go Global’ by providing their movie/documentary the deserved exposure at international film festivals across the globe. ALFS also conducts rigorous campaigns to help films get into the very prestigious Oscar nomination race. The firm was founded by Sohan Roy, the Founder Director of the USD 10 billion Project Indywood.

For PR inquiries, please contact;

Nisha Joseph

+91 9539000509/+91 484 406666

nisha.joseph@indywood.co.in

FIFA World Cup 2018 : Indywood chalks out plan to screen live football matches in 4K format

FIFA World Cup 2018 : Indywood chalks out plan to screen live football matches in 4K format

  • The mission of 10 billion US dollar Project Indywood is to promote football by utilizing the immense potential of entertainment industry 
  • The match will be telecast in Dolby atmos 4K sound and visual quality
  • Also, the telecast is being scheduled without affecting screening of movies

Trivandrum (25-06-2018): A great news for football fans of Kerala. Aries Plex, one of the leading cinemas in the capital, will telecast major matches of 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup in  Dolby Atmos, 4K sound and visual quality.

It is for the first time in the history of Kerala that a cinema theatre, equipped with international infrastructure and facilities is screening live football matches.

“This is our gift to all the Keralites who love football. International football matches, if shown in 4K quality, will make the experience next to watching it inside the stadium,” said Sohan Roy, Founder-director of Project Indywood.

“There aren’t many facilities available in Kerala for such screenings and hence we decided to telecast live matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup at Aries Plex in Dolby Atmos 4K sound and visual quality,” added Sohan Roy who is also the chairman and CEO of Aries Group, headquartered in UAE.

Sohan Roy stated that theatres should find new ways to generate income.

“Telecasting live sports matches can help the entertainment industry. Through GST, such telecasts will provide revenue to the state as well,” added the business magnet.

Around 30 important World Cup matches will be telecast live at Aries Plex. Tickets are available at both the counter and on BookMyShow.com.
Programming Head – Indywood TV  &
Media Head- Aries Group of Companies

Mob  :  + 91 95390 09983
Tel     :  + 91 484 4066666
Fax    :  + 91 484 4055561

Mail  : mukesh.nair@indywood.co.in

Sohan Roy Gifts His Wife A 5 Crore Rolls Royce As Wedding Anniversary Gift

  • NRI tycoon Sohan Roy is the first Indian in the world to own Rolls Royce’s Cullinan
  • He will present Rolls Royce’s latest model – Cullinan, the most premium luxury SUV, as a wedding anniversary gift for his wife
  • The ultra modern SUV which offers luxury, dynamism and power will cost 3.25 US dollars.

Dubai (11-06-2018): Good news from the multi-million dollar luxury car industry for all Indians to cheer and cherish. UAE-based NRI entrepreneur Sohan Roy, who is the Chairman and CEO of Aries Group, is the first Indian in the world to buy Rolls Royce’s latest edition – Cullinan, an ultra-luxury SUV, the first-of-its-kind manufactured by the legendary British car brand.

The ultra modern SUV which offers luxury, dynamism and power will cost 3.25 US dollars. He is buying Rolls Royce Cullinan, the most premium luxury SUV, as a wedding anniversary gift for his wife.

An elated Sohan Roy said “I have always been an admirer of Rolls Royce. I have been thinking of gifting something special to my wife Abhini Sohan on our 25th wedding anniversary, and was searching for something unique. The Cullinan met my expectations and I booked it straight away.”

Abhini Sohan is the Managing Director of UAE-headquartered Aries Interiors.  She is currently co-producing the world’s second CSR movie titled ‘Aickkarakonathe Bhishaguaranmaar.

Sohan Roy is a naval architect by profession and a film maker by passion. He is also the Founder Director of Indywood, a 10 billion US dollar initiative that aims to catapult the Indian movie industry into a global phenomenon in the next five years.  Aries Group, established in 1998, is one of the largest multinational conglomerates in the Middle East today. The group currently operates 47 companies in 15 countries across the globe. It has made its presence felt in areas such as oil and gas, marine, media, medical, entertainment and tourism.

Named after the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever discovered, Cullinan sits between the Ghost and the Phanthom in Rolls Royce’s line up. Unveiled in May 2018, the heart of the SUV is a twin-turbocharged 6.75-litre V12 engine producing 563 hp of power at 5,000 rpm and 850 nm of torque at 1,600 rpm. The engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission providing a top speed of 250 km/h. Standing at 1,835 mm tall, 5,341 mm long, 2,164 mm wide and weighing in at 2,660 kilograms, Cullinan is a giant of an SUV.

The Cullinan uses a permanent all-wheel drive system, first for a Rolls Royce. With multiple driving modes, dedicated off-road mode, 4-wheel steering and a selectable iDrive dial, the SUV does not have trouble wading through water as deep as 54 centimeters.

For PR enquiries, please contact:

Mukesh M Nair

9539009983/9846094947

mukesh.nair@indywood.co.in/pr@indywood.co.in

Indywood Talent Hunt Announces National Short Film Competition

  • 10 billion US dollar Project Indywood chalks out plans to promote young Indian talents
  • Online registrations have been started and institutions can submit free registrations till 31st July
  • Karnataka Film Chamber (KFF) to offer full support to Indywood Talent Hunt’s mission to promote young talents; The Film Chamber will act as a catalyst to provide opportunities in film industry
  • Star Book Media joins hands with Indywood Talent Hunt 2018 as operations partner
  • Bangalore (01-06-2018): The National-level short film competition under the aegis of Indywood Talent Hunt, an ambitious initiative promoted by 10 billion US dollar Project Indywood, will be held at Hyderabad from 1st to 4th December 2018.

Anson IJ, COO of Project Indywood announced this at a press conference held here on Friday.

“The fourth edition of Indywood Talent Hunt will be held as a part of the prestigious Indywood Film Carnival from December 1-4, 2018. The response to ITH 2017 was overwhelming, from more than ten thousand registrations we shortlisted three thousand talents from across the country for competitions. This year 27 competitions related to Cinema, Fashion, Music, Dance, Art, Film Making etc will be held. The winners will be rewarded with exciting prizes, cash award and entry to movies,” he said.

Hyderabad-headquartered Indywood Talent Hunt (ITH) is a premier national-level platform to discover creative talents in various artistic and cultural domains.

Karnataka Film Chamber pointed out that job opportunities galore in film industry however youngsters are not coming forward to tap the job potential in technical side. “Though film industry requires lot of talents, identifying right people is a gordian knot and we believe Indywood Talent Hunt will be able to deliver right talents for the industry. We will ensure that the talents selected through Indywood Talent Hunt will get enough opportunities,” Sara Govind, President of Karnataka Film Chamber said.

On the occasion Indywood honoured Sara Govind for completing three years as the president of Karnataka Film Chamber

“Our country is blessed with lot of talents. However, there is no suitable platforms to showcase their latent skills. Indywood Talent Hunt will be an ideal solution,” renowned Sandalwood model Aishwarya Prasad said.

With an aim to provide more opportunities for youngsters to showcase their talents, Bangalore-based Star Book Media Pvt. Ltd, one of the leading casting, media and infotainment companies in the country, also has partnered withIndywood Talent Hunt as operations partner.

Mukesh M Nair, Media Head of Aries Group of Companies and Programming Head of Indywood TV, Koushik B S, Young Kannada Director turned Art Director and Indywood Talent Hunt last year participant, Star Book Media CEO Gollakrishna, and Kannada actress cum model Khushi Shetty were also present on the occasion.

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Star Book Media and Indywood Talent Hunt Join Hands To Promote Young Talents

Hyderabad (24-05-2018): With an aim to provide more opportunities for youngsters to showcase their talents, Bangalore-based Star Book Media Pvt. Ltd, one of the leading casting, media and infotainment companies in the country, has joined hands with Hyderabad-headquartered Indywood Talent Hunt (ITH), a premier national-level platform to discover creative talents in various artistic and cultural domains.

ITH will be held as a part of the Indywood Film Carnival, the flagship event of the 10 billion US dollar Project Indywood.

As part of the agreement, Star Book will promote two national-level competitions of Indywood Talent Hunt 2018 (ITH 2018) – Still Photography and Short Film Making as Operations Partner.

Announcing this officially, Golla Krishna, CEO of Star Book Media Pvt. Ltd., said “We will be handling the Operations, Jury Management and Online Promotions for two events under ITH 2018.”

Indywood Founder Director Sohan Roy said “It is our privilege to associate with a prominent organization and we definitely believe that maximum youngsters will be benefitted. Indywood Talent Hunt has now become a stepping stone for young talents in the country to enter into films and other avenues of entertainment. Over twenty competitions will be conducted as part of Indywood Talent Hunt 2018, including the fashion pageant Mr and Miss Indywood.”

The winners will be rewarded with a cash award of Rs. 1 lakh each besides an opportunity to enter the film industry. The competitions are managed by Indywood Talent Club, a network of student clubs from across the country, to promote arts and culture through events.

The fourth edition of Indywood Film Carnival will be held at Hyderabad from December 1st to 5th 2018. The event shall comprise of the All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF), Indywood Film Market, Investors Meet, Excellence Awards and an array of entertainment programmes.

Several celebrities, social influencers and delegates from the film, advertising and media industries will attend the ITH 2018.

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Aickkarakonathe Bhishaguaranmaar Movie Starts Rolling

  •  ‘Aickkarakonathe Bhishaguaranmaar’, world’s second CSR movie, is being produced by UAE-based Aries Group
  • Prominent actors from the industry apart from twenty talents discovered through national-level auditions conducted by Indywood Talent Hunt are acting in the movie titled ‘Aickkarakonathe Bhishaguaranmaar’
  • The pooja of the movie was held on Saturday at Poongodu Mahadeva Temple in Aickkarakonam, Punalur
  • The film will be shot at Varkala, Punalur, Ottapalam and will be completed in one schedule

Kollam: (22-05-2018): The shooting of ‘Aickkarakonathe Bhishaguaranmaar’, produced by UAE-based Aries Group utilizing its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) fund has started. Leading NRI industrialist turned Hollywood director Sohan Roy spearheads Aries Group.

The pooja of the movie was held on Saturday at Poongodu Mahadeva Temple in Aickkarakonam, Punalur. It is for the first time in the country’s history that a corporate is investing its CSR funds in movie production, besides utilizing the money in sectors such as education, healthcare, sanitation, poverty alleviation and calamity relief.

Aries Group, one of the largest multinational conglomerates in the Middle East operates 47 companies in 15 countries from across the globe. The diversified group has presence in oil and gas, marine, media, medical, entertainment and tourism sectors.

Actress Priyanka Nair, film director Boban Samuel and a host of prominent personalities from various walks of life attended the function.

‘Aickkarakonathe Bhishaguaranmaar’ has marked the launch of Project Indywood’s ambitious plan to produce thousand regional movies in India in the next five years. Besides prominent actors from the industry, twenty talents discovered through the national-level auditions conducted by Indywood Talent Hunt will play important roles in the movie. Biju Majeed is directing the movie.

The movie is being co-produced by Abhini Sohan and Prabhiraj Nadarajan under the banner of Aries Telecasting Private Limited. The script is written by K. Shibu Raj. PC Lal wields the camera while Biju Ram is composing the music. The editing work is done by Johnson Iringole. Anil Ankamaly is the production controller.

The film will be shot at Varkala, Punalur, Ottapalam and will be completed in one schedule.

Aries Group had earlier bankrolled the world’s first charity movie by a corporate titled ‘Jalam’. The movie starring Priyanka Nair in the lead was directed by M. Padmakumar and won numerous national and international accolades. The movie also got listed in Oscar shortlist under Best Picture, Original Score and Original Song (four songs) categories.

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Sohan Roy Features In Top 100 Indian Business Owners 2018 By Forbes Middle East

Dubai (14-05-2018): UAE-based NRI industrialist Sohan Roy (http://sohanroy.com), Chairman and CEO of Aries Group has been featured in the coveted ‘Top 100 Indian Business Owners in the Arab World 2018’ list released by the Forbes Middle East. This is for the fourth consecutive year he has been featured in the top 50 count on the list.

Under the astute vision and leadership of Sohan Roy, a naval architect turned Hollywood director, UAE-based Aries Group has grown exponentially. Aries Group (http://www.ariesgroupglobal.com), today, is one of the largest multinational conglomerates in the Middle East with 47 companies operating in 15 countries across the globe. The diversified group has presence in oil and gas, marine, media, medical, entertainment and tourism sectors.

Commenting on the announcement, Sohan Roy said, “It is something special, a recognition for serving the UAE is precious and priceless. I thank the visionary rulers of Middle East for creating vibrant opportunities. NRI entrepreneurs played a crucial role in the development of the region by tapping the potential wisely and effectively. The UAE is the strategic business partner of India and bilateral trade may exceed 100 billion US dollar by 2020. It underlines deep relationship between the UAE and India. And I dedicate this success to my team and business partners.”

He highlighted that as part of Vision 2020, the group will double its presence in marine, tourism and entertainment sectors in Middle East and India.

Sohan Roy who is the Founder Director of Indywood (www.indywood.co.in) also spearheads Indywood consortium which is backed by 2,000 Indian billionaires and corporate.

The 10 billion US dollar Project Indywood aims at initiating 10,000 new 4K projection multiplex screens, 1,00,000 Atmos 4K/2K projection home cinemas, film studios, animation/VFX studios and film schools conforming to international standards. Indywood TV positioned as 24/7 entertainment channel with special focus on movie centric programs and shows is another flagship venture of Indywood.

Sohan Roy’s Hollywood directorial venture Dam999 movie had won many national and international accolades. Besides he pioneered the concept of building dual 4K multiplexes and Atmos home cinemas in less space.

About Aries Group

Aries Marine and Engineering Services established in 1998 is the flagship company of Aries Group. Aries Marine, an ISO certified naval architecture and marine engineering consultancy in Middle East, offers comprehensive range of technical consultancy and project management services to the maritime industry and ship owners worldwide.

The group runs Aries Plex, Asia’s first dual 4K projection theatre, at Trivandrum, Kerala. The group also operates Aries Vismaya Max Studio, previously owned by Malayalam film actor Mohanlal. The group employs close to 1600 people across the globe and 400 alone in India.

Trivandrum-based Aries Epica Studio, another venture of Aries Group, sprawled across 16,000 sq ft area produces quality animation projects for Europe and Asia based broadcasters.

For PR enquiries, please contact;

Mukesh M Nair

Media Head, Aries Group

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Indywood Talent Club announces International Short Film contest. Cash Prize: Rs. 1 Lakh

As part of the run-up to its 2018 edition, Indywood Talent Club, an affiliate organization of student clubs set up to promote art and culture under the umbrella of Indywood Talent Hunt, has announced the launch of entries for its international level short film contest.

The first round will see the submissions be judged online, and the entries selected for the finals shall be judged and screened during the prestigious 4th Indywood Film Carnival, to be held at HITEX Convention Centre, Hyderabad, from December 1-4, 2018. The deadline for submissions is 24th October, 2018, and the contest carries a prize money of Rs. 1,00,000.

Rules & Regulations:

Team Size: Up to 25 members

  • Submitted films can be made in any language, with proper subtitles provided.
  • Deadline for first round applications: 6:00 pm IST on Wednesday 24th October 2018.
  • For first Round any theme is applicable. Submission fee: Rs. 1000.
  • Publishing of List of Finalists (Best 25 entries):  October 31st 2018
  • Final Round (Live Competition): Dec 1st to Dec 4th, HITEX Convention Centre, Hyderabad
  • For the finals, teams will be provided with a theme related to “Indywood Film Carnival-18, 4th Edition”, during the opening ceremony on Dec 1st.
  • Submission by finalists to be made on Dec 4th. Video will be screened during allotted timings (will be provided later) at allotted locations (will be provided later) within Hitex Exhibition Center, Hyderabad.
  • Prize money of INR 1, 00,000 for the winning team
  • Winners stand to also win an opening into the entertainment industry.
  • Winning film will be screened at the Indywood film Carnival-4thEdition, 2018, and will receive free promotions through Indywood TV.

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Indywood Talent Hunt 2018

Indywood Talent Hunt (ITH) is the country’s premier showcase to discover creative talents in various artistic and cultural domains. Held as part of the prestigious Indywood Film Carnival, ITH has become a stepping stone for India’s young creative talents into films and other avenues of entertainment. Over 20 competitions will be conducted as part of ITH 2018, including the fashion pageant Mr and Miss Indywood. Several celebrities, social influencers and delegates from the film and entertainment industry are expected to grace the occasion as in the preceding years.

Indywood Film Carnival 2018

Into its 4th edition, Indywood Film Carnival has been a platform to meet, connect and showcase the best of India’s numerous film industries with national and international stakeholders of cinema. The flagship event of the USD 10 billion Project Indywood initiated by Hollywood filmmaker Sohan Roy, IFC is an annual confluence of film makers, production houses, technology providers and aspiring artists that aims to realize the dream of a unified Indian film industry.

Continuing the success streak of its predecessors, Indywood Film Carnival shall return for its fourth edition from Dec 1-5, 2018. The event shall comprise of the All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF), Indywood Film Market, Indywood Talent Hunt, Investors Meet, Excellence Awards and an array of entertainment programmes.

UAE-based Aries Group’s Indywood Consortium initiated USD 10 billion investment in India and Middle East

  • The group unveils Vision 2020; To double the presence in marine, tourism and entertainment sectors
  • Prime focus in building top notch multiplex screens, home cinemas, animation/films schools, film production and organising film festivals
  • The investments will lead to the generation of employment for 1,00,000 people in 5 years
  • NRI tycoon Sohan Roy spearheads Aries Group, one of the largest multinational conglomerates in Middle East. The group operates 47 companies in 15 countries
  • The group will expand its operations in Malaysia, Singapore, Africa, China and Europe

Dubai (26:04:2018): The UAE-based Aries Group’s Indywood Consortium has initiated USD 10 billion investment in India and Middle East as part of Vision 2020 said Aries Group Chairman and CEO Sohan Roy. He announced investment while addressing the media persons here on Sunday.

“We will increase our market share in marine, tourism and entertainment sector by 2020. In entertainment, we will set up top notch multiplex screens, home cinemas, animation/films schools in India and Middle East. We will invest USD 10 billion in the next five years and it would generate 1,00,000 job opportunities. The details of other ventures will be announced soon,” said Sohan Roy.

In addition to this, the group will produce international movies using advanced technology and worldwide distribution. “We will promote young talents through movies and it would be a golden opportunity for them to showcase their talents,” said Roy who is also a Hollywood Director.

The Indywood consortium initiated by Aries Group is an umbrella network connecting 2000 influential and wealthy individuals with the latent potential of India’s multi-billion dollar film and entertainment sector. Several leading industrialists from across the globe are already members of the consortium, which was launched recently Hyderabad under Project Indywood

The Agenda

The consortium plans to produce 1000 movies over the next 5 years, with added focus on the Indian animation and television industry. Integrated dubbing centres and film schools are also part of the process to ensure the readiness of highly skilled talent when it’s time to shoulder the impending cinematic revolution. Through all this, the consortium aims to ensure efficient monetization of Indian cinema’s potential and raise its share in global cinema to 40%.

Work has also begun on multi-format cinematic infotainment programmes such as educational content and sporting events that will redefine the theatre sector and make it an avenue of visual entertainment 24×7. Further, several mega film and theatre projects have already been announced by future members of the consortium including India’s most expensive movie- the Rs. 1000 crore Mahabharata, and the world’s 1st 8K multiplex project at Udupi. Work on other similar multiplex projects in India has also been started.

The consortium further aims to add 1000 8K Screens in India by 2020, with the capacity to make, screen and show this high end format across the country and abroad. The zeal of the consortium has been recognized by cinema powerhouses such as South Korea, Nigeria, Iceland, Czech Republic and even non-cinema nations such as Saudi Arabia, who have acknowledged the value of film tourism and a global cinematic movement led by Indywood.

The consortium hopes to inspire more investors to invest in the country’s cinema industry and manufacture indigenous products for the local industry.

To mark the 20th anniversary celebrations, Aries Group has chalked out various CSR and Sustainable energy campaigns. “We will organise awareness campaigns and seminars in association with various corporate, NRI associations, self-help groups etc to promote the importance of CSR and sustainable energy,” said Satheesh Chandran, Director of Aries Group.

Aries follows integrated management system (IMS) certified by ISO 9001:2008, 29001,14001 and OHSAS 18001 and constantly strives to meet HSE requirements and equipment condition monitoring to lessen the likelihood of failure. Aries Group’s management policies on job security, retirement plans & parental welfare ensures higher staff commitment and ultimately complete customer satisfaction.

‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ is a vital part of any business organization, and Aries Group of Companies strongly believes in serving the society in which it thrives. Through years the company has been serving its society through its various CSR activities including Green initiatives, Charity Activities and encouraging young talents through scholarships to further their studies.

Some of the major initiatives which Aries Group has supported over the years include:

  • Produced the world’s first Charity movie – Jalam. A charity movie is entirely a new concept in film production. Contribute a brick is the motto of this film. The complete profit from the film was used for the rehabilitation of the landless people and to support women empowerment programs.
  • Relief work in the flood affected areas in Chennai, India
  • Nepal rescue operations contributing one day’s salary of all Aries employees forrehabilitation of earthquake victims
  • Parent pension scheme for employees
  • Pension to retired employees
  • Adoption of 10 Ekal schools in India to provide free education to students fromremote villages
  • Charity works of earthquake and Tsunami sites
  • Aries educational scholarships
  • Charity drive for the welfare of families of mariners through a non-profit organization-IMC (International maritime Club)
  • Implemented the creative management principle of making the company as a

Aries Group to share 50% of its profit with the employees to make them more responsible and committed.

  • Green Initiatives- Aries has made Green thinking as part of the company’s business agenda. Aries pushes ahead with several measures to reduce the carbon footprints, and strives hard to achieve a paperless operation
  • Directed Dams – the Lethal Water Bombs, a sustainability documentary providing scientific explanation on the disastrous nature of the Mullaperiyar Dam and thepossible natural disaster inherent in the structure
  • Conducts Aries Talent Hunt yearly where more than 2000 talented individuals participate to get their talent recognised in the industry
  • Initiated Save our Children Campaign to curb child trafficking

Aries Marine, the flagship company of Aries Group and the largest Ship Design and Consultancy firm in the Middle East, was established on 28 March 1998.

As the company crosses a remarkable milestone of 20 years, its legacy has been imprinted in a variety of sectors that has been made possible by a visionary, forward looking leadership and ably by its most precious asset, the loyal and dedicated employees, who form the “Aries Family”

TOSHIBA RELEASES NEW, POWERFUL SURVEILLANCE AND VIDEO STREAMING INTERNAL CONSUMER HARD DRIVES

“The new S300 and V300 series are the latest models to join the consumer internal hard drive lineup and showcase Toshiba’s new consumer color label branding.”

Dubai, UAE. — April 17, 2018 — Toshiba Electronic Devices and Storage Corporation and Toshiba Gulf FZE, announces the launch of two new surveillance and video streaming Hard Drives to the consumer internal lineup, the S300 and V300. The S300 surveillance Hard Drive series is available in capacities up to 10TB  and offers support for up to 64 high definition camera  streams. The V300 Video Stream Hard Drive series is available in capacities up to 3TB and suited for all entry level recording and streaming for the home.

The S300 Surveillance Hard Drive series offer 24/7 reliability and high performance with large cache size up to 256MB. The S300 performs at up to 7200rpm with a maximum data transfer speed of 248 MB/s . Additionally, the S300 comes with built-in RV sensors to help suppress vibrations in multi hard drive platforms. Available in up to 10TB capacities, the new surveillance hard drive can handle high workloads up to 180TB/year  and supports surveillance network video recorders (sNVR), surveillance digital video recorders (sDVR), hybrid sDVR(analog and IP) and RAID storage arrays for surveillance.

The V300 Video Streaming Hard Drive series are designed for reliable video recording and playback, and offers built-in silent seek technology, which results in a quiet operation. The V300 low spin design reduces energy consumption by up to 25% . Available in up to 3TB capacities, the V300 hard drive supports video editing systems, set-top-box (STB), digital video recorders (DVR) and network video recorders (NVR).

In addition to the new hard drive models, Toshiba introduces new color branding for each category in the consumer internal hard drive lineup. The new category colors will be displayed on the drive labels and retail shelf packaging to clearly communicate the hard drive category’s use case and device application. The S300 hard drive series comes in a green surveillance label, and the V300 hard drive series in a blue video streaming label. The consumer friendly, easy-to-identify color-coded drive labels and retail shelf packaging makes it easy for consumers to shop for the drive they need.

“Toshiba is refreshing the consumer hard drive branding to make internal hard drives more consumer friendly and easier to shop for the right application,” said Santosh Varghese, Vice President|General Manager, Digital Products & Solutions, Toshiba Gulf FZE. “By entering the Surveillance market with a robust lineup of high performance and high reliability hard drive models targeted for the consumer market, Toshiba is offering a drive for every storage application.”

Toshiba continues to expand product offerings with higher storage capacity and performance. The new S300 and V300 hard drives further illustrate Toshiba’s efforts to continue offering drives for every consumer storage application from PC, gaming, NAS, and now surveillance and video streaming.

The S300 and V300 will be available in April 2018.

For details about our consumer hard drive storage products, please visit http://www.toshibamea.com/hard-drives/

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* Company names, product names, and service names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

About Toshiba Gulf FZE

Toshiba Gulf FZE is fully owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Tokyo. TGFZ’s Digital Products and Solutions division in Dubai, UAE, markets hard disk drives, solid state drives and flash storage products and solutions. Aiming at consumers, retailers, resellers and corporates in Middle East and Africa region.For over 40 years, Toshiba has been developing and manufacturing storage solutions used by most major IT and consumer electronics brands.

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Anukavyam will help to popularise poems:  V Muraleedharan MP

  • Anukavyam is an initiative of NRI entrepreneur Sohan Roy to make poetry more popular.
  • With an aim to promote poems an android application titled ‘Poet Roll’ also was launched.
  • A collection of 101 selected poems was released at a function held at Aries Plex (Audi 1 screen) on Tuesday. Eminent personalities from socio-cultural, political, business sectors attended.
  • Hollywood Director Sohan Roy is also the Chairman and CEO of UAE-based Aries Group.

Thiruvananthapuram (19.04.2018): At a glittering function, leading NRI entrepreneur Sohan Roy’s compendium of poems titled Anukavyam was launched. A collection of 101 selected poems was released at a function held at Aries Plex (Audi 1 screen) on Tuesday in the presence of eminent personalities from socio-cultural, political and business sectors.

Anukavyam is a unique way of presenting ongoing socially relevant issues in a few lines with the help of social media and technology.

While delivering inaugural address, Rajyasabha MP and former BJP State President V. Muraleedharan said “In today’s busy world, those who love poems do not get much time to read and as a result miss out lot of new and creative works. Anukavyam enables the reader to quickly understand and at the same time invoke thought processes like never before. This will also help make poems much more popular.”

Anukavyam presents poems in four to five lines in all its glory within with the help of high-tech pictures and background music said Sohan Roy who is also the Chairman and CEO of UAE-based Aries Group.

DC Books, one of the leading publishers, is publishing and distributing Anukavyam.

An exclusive android application for the promotion of poems titled ‘Poet Roll’, developed by Aries Estrrado, was launched by Santhigiri Ashram Organizing Secretary Swami Guru Ratnam Jnana Thapaswi. The USP of the application is user can experience audio and video versions of the poems. S. Sabarinadhan MLA, Malayalam University former Vice Chancellor K. Jayakumar, actor cum director Balachandra Menon, Novelist Prof. George Onakkor, Architect G. Shankar were the special guests.

It is the short but intense presentation that makes Anukavyam eye-catching. Deviating from the traditional lines of metaphors, Sohan Roy has taken up a short but straightforward way of writing poem.

Death of Madhu, a tribal youth of Attappadi, suicide of an NRI, the political murders of Kannur, rape of minors, the Syrian issue, petrol/diesel price hike and Tripura elections are some of few poems that gained popularity.

Palayam Imam V. P. Suhaib Moulavi, Evangelical Church of India Fellowship Bishop Rev. Dr. George Eapen, Ekalavya Ashram Head Swami Aswathi Thirunal,  Technopark CEO Hrishikesh Nair, Kerala Chalachithra Academy Deputy Director Bina Paul, Avittam Thirunal Adithya Varma, leading entrepreneurs Baby Mathew Somatheeram, Johny Kuruvilla, Dr. J. Rajmohan Pillai and Dr. Biju Ramesh also were present on the occasion.

ALIIFF 2018 Call For Animation Movies

  • ALIIFF 2018 will be held as part of Indywood Film Carnival at Hyderabad from December 1 to 4 
  • NRI industrialist Sohan Roy spearheads ALIIFF
  • Balachandra Menon is designated as the Festival Director for ALIIFF 2018

Kerala (05-04-2018): The fourth edition of All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) has invited entries for animation movies in out of competition category. The festival is accepting submissions of animated feature films over 45 minutes and short films below 30 minutes.

The early bird deadline shall close by May 15, 2018. Interested ones can submit entries through www.aliiff.com/aliiff-film-submission , Withoutabox ( www.withoutabox.com/login/14139 ) or FilmFreeway ( www.filmfreeway.com/aliiff ).

“Our main objective is to provide a global platform for animation professionals and enthusiasts to showcase their talent. In addition to this it will help to explore the untapped possibilities of animation filmmaking,” said Sohan Roy, Founder Director of ALIIFF.

The National award winner Balachandra Menon, a multifaceted personality in Indian Film Industry, is designated as the Festival Director for ALIIFF 2018.

For more information about the festival, rules & regulations, please check out www.aliiff.com

For enquiries, please contact:

Vyshak Prasannakumar: +91 9539967373 /+91 484-406666

submissions@indywood.co.in

ENGLAND SKIPPER EOIN MORGAN INAUGURATES MULK MRI CENTRE & INFLUX

March 18,Dubai : Eoin Morgan, the captain of the Kerala Kings, the first ever  T10 Winning Champions, inaugurated the RNS Diagnostic and Imaging Centre on Sunday in the presence of  international cricketers Suhail Tanveer, Chadwick Walton,Samuel Badree and Dr. Shafi Ul Mulk- Chairman Mulk Healthcare.

The  inception of RNS ( Restricted Network Services ) Diagnostics & Imaging is part of a CSR initiative by Mulk Healthcare Enterprises.

With rising healthcare costs and rapidly evolving market, patients, payers and providers are presented with challenges as they look to lower healthcare costs, enhance quality and maintain access to care and this initiative factors in the less aflfuent end of the population segment.

This  medical  facility is situated at Al Shaya building Deira Dubai and will be another positive addition to affordable largest chain of diagnostic facility & insights .

Speaking on the occasion, the Chairman of Mulk Healthcare, Dr Shafi Ul Mulk emphasized the need for such medical options where cost is limited and the quality of treatment still of the highest level.

He said, “We have been on an inspirational journey that not only includes but demands a developed sense of social responsibility and our organization is committed to such CSR initiatives. We aim to cover blue collar staff, low net worth individuals and limited premium policy holders and still be state of the art in equipment and skilled medical staff.”

“Mulk Group has been recognized globally for showcasing significant growth of its sustainable business model in a cross section of industries. We are strengthening our investment in the Gulf’s healthcare industry, which has been witnessing a strong growth, especially in the private sector. We are extremely grateful to the visionary Rulers, Government entities and the local community in the UAE for extending their support and encouragement to us,” he added.

Simultaneously, Mulk Influx human resources & training, another flagship venture of Mulk group, has enhanced its recruitment & training consulting business based in UAE and India by announcing the setting up of a dual online portal to streamline end to end recruitment services. The brainchild of Dr.Farzan Rahman & Dr.Shafi ul Mulk, it provides an easy, fast & economical platform to connect with the right talent.  Organisations working through Mulk are assured they will offer recruitment to the right candidate following a thorough screening process.

According to Dr. Farzan Rahman, Managing Director of MI “We are not a basic recruitment platform. We offer training to candidates  through a highly accomplished, educated and experienced team thus providing a platform to improve the efficiency, skill and employability  of the candidate. Mulk Influx LLC , is a step towards filling the professional gap and securing the future of professionals by providing an complete ‘under one roof’ solution.”

Through this set up doctors with varied specialisations, dentists, and Allied Health Care professionals will not only be trained and  assisted  for their DHA/HAAD/MOH medical  licencing exams but also obtain assistance in getting employment in UAE.

Kerala Kings Set To Open World’s First T10 Cricket Academy In Trivandrum

  • Kerala Chief Minister lauds Kerala Kings, champions of T10 cricket league
  • T10 offers attractive remuneration and perks for cricket players
  • The first Indian launch of T10, the new sensation in cricket, was held at Indywood Film Carnival

Trivandrum (14.03.2018): A delegation of leading Indian businessmen led by owners of Kerala Kings team from the UAE met Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday at his office with a proposal to set up the world’s first T10 Cricket Academy in Trivandrum.

The delegation, led by Dr Shafi Ul Mulk, Chairman of Mulk Healthcare and co-owner of Kerala Kings team that won the first-ever international T10 tournament held in Sharjah also discussed with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan a road map to conduct T10 cricket league matches across the state to spot cricketing talents and enroll them into the proposed UAE Cricket Academy.


Dr Shafi Ul Mulk, Chairman of Mulk Healthcare and co-owner of Kerala Kings team briefs Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on proposed T10 Cricket Academy.


Dr Shafi Ul Mulk, Chairman of Mulk Healthcare and co-owner of Kerala Kings team addressing the media.


The UAE delegation, which included the chairman of World Malayalee Council Issac John, presented the Chief Minister a replica of the champion’s trophy won by Kerala Kings. Pinarayi Vijayan congratulated Kerala Kings and the T10 committee on their success and assured support for their initiatives.

World Malayalee Council (WMC), globally the most networked Malayalees diaspora forum, is supporting the initiative by Kerala Kings’ owners.

The first Indian launch of T10, the new sensation in cricket, was held at third edition of Indywood Film Carnival at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad. NRI entrepreneur Sohan Roy spearheads 10 billion US dollar Project Indywood. He is also the Chairman and CEO of UAE-based Aries Group.

T10, a relatively new exciting cricketing format, is the brainchild of Shaji Ul Mulk, Chairman of Mulk Holdings and the brother of Dr Shafi Ul Mulk.

Dr Mulk said a key objective of the T10 committee headed by his brother is to facilitate world-class training to budding cricketing talents under renowned coaches.

“These initiatives are aimed at enabling talented youth of the state to gain confidence and international exposure through playing with cricketing stars, and eventually make them part of Kerala Kings and other T10 franchise teams,” said Dr Mulk.

He said T10 tournaments would give young talents exciting new opportunities to represent their respective states and the nation on international arena.

According to Hussein Adam Ali, co-owner of Kerala Kings, players would be offered attractive remuneration and perks ranging from two million to five million for the second edition of the T10 tournament running for 10 days. “This will help them enjoy financial security in their careers.”

Dr Mulk added: “As part of our CSR initiatives, we are ready to provide cricketers from Kerala and from across India permanent jobs with residency status to make them qualify to represent the UAE at international tournaments.”

Other members of the delegation included Anil Nair, Director of Iris Insurance, G. Prasad, Director of RGI Group. Issac John, Global Chairman of the WMC and veteran journalist, who organised the delegation’s visit and Johny Kuruvilla, WMC Advisory Council Chairman, accompanied the group.

Chennai Viduthi : Raising Expectations, Kumar Dubai To Focus On International Festivals

CHENNAI VIDUTHI : NRI Kumar Dubai behind the dream

Kerala (01-03-2018): After raising expectations at several Indian film festivals, critically acclaimed Chennai Viduthi, is set to enthrall international festivals. Technically a ‘single shot movie’, this exciting thriller is completely shot in a lodge room where the camera was rolled continuously from one room to another to reveal the secrets of a murder which happened in the lodge. The movie is a first of its kind of attempt in the Indian Film Industry.

The movie is directed by Shebi Chowghat  a well known Malayalam film director who gave many hits including Plus Two, Tourist Home and Bobby. Chennai Viduthi is his debut Tamil movie.

The movie is produced by Kumar Dubai under the banner of Club Nine.  Its executive producer is Mr Suresh Punnasheriyil and the script is done by VR Balagopal. The movie stars Riyaz Khan, Uma Riyaz and Thalaivasal Vijay. The camera department is handled by Susheel Nambiar, editing by Arun Somesh and Ronnie Raphel composed the music.

Kumar Dubai expressed his extreme happiness on the acceptance of the movie by the festival audience, and stated that “Chennai Viduthi”, will be sent to maximum film festivals to expand its reach internationally as well.
The producer Kumar Dubai and the director were recently awarded at the Jakarta International Film Festival. The movie was also presented in The IndiFest awards and The Columbia George International Film Festival and The All Lights India International Film Festival.

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