Sunday, November 28, 2010

Ek Kadam A March for Solidarity Mumbai

Ek Kadam A March for Solidarity held from Air India Building to Gateway of India.

Nupur Patel and Shaishav Bhayani of Monad Infotainment Pvt Ltd organised the march from Air India Building to Gateway of India. Charan Singh Sapra MLC Maharashtra came first to receive all the guest for the march.He received Mr and Mrs K .Unnikrishanan and took them to stage and slogans were going on Jai ho ,Vande Matram and Bharat Mata ki jai.

Charan Singh Sapra with Mr  Mrs K Unnikrishnan

K Unnikrishnan Charan Singh Sapra

Raveena Tandon along with Shaina NC flagged off the march.

Raveena Tandon for the Ek Kadam A March for Solidarity

Raveena Tandon, Shaina NC for the Ek Kadam A March for Solidarity 26 Nov

Fashion Designer Riyaz Gangji also came with actor Rajan Verma who played the main role in the film Ashok Chakra based on 26/11 and Nupur also came for this event.

Riyaz Gangji 1 for the Ek Kadam A March for Solidarity 26 Nov

Rajan Verma for the Ek Kadam A March for Solidarity 26 Nov

Eveyone was given black band to wear on their arm to show your support for this march. They walked from Narimon Point to Gateway of India and they were joined by:

Mahima Chaudhry

Mahima Chaudhry for the Ek Kadam A March for Solidarity 26 Nov
Yogesh Lakhani of Bright Outdoor

Yogesh Lakhani for the Ek Kadam A March for Solidarity 26 NovKripa Shankar Singh

Kripa Shankar Singh with Chief Mnister Prithviraj ChauhanAnd Chief Minister Prithviraj Chauhan who paid homage to 26/11 martyrs.

Chief Minister Prithviraj Chauhan
Raveena Tandon wished before the media that this should not repeat in our country.

Raveena Tandon, Mahima Chaudhary, Kripa Shankar Singh, Prithviraj Chauhan

More than 3,000 people came for this march. Charan Singh thanked all the media and people who came forward for this cause. Event was managed by White Leaf Entertainment.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Katrina in Sheila ki Jawani song of Tees Maar Khan (TMK)

Tees Maar Khan wallpapers & Posters: Friends check out sizzling hot Sheila aka Katrina in exclusive shots from Tees Maar Khan!

Tees Maar Khan wallpaper

Tees Maar Khan wallpaper poster

Akshay Kumar in a still of Tees Maar Khan

Katrina in Sheila ki Jawani song of Tees Maar Khan

Akshay Kumar n Salman Khan in tees-maar-khan

Akshay Kumar n Katrina in Sheila ki Jawani song of TMK

Tees Maar Khan Synopsis

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Guzaarish Movie Images Photos

Guzaarish Movie Images Photos

Guzaarish movie wallpaper poster

Guzaarish movie poster

Hrithik Roshan in a still of Guzaarish movie

Hrithik Roshan and Aishwariya Rai Bachchan in Guzaarish

Hrithik Roshan in Guzaarish

Aishwarya Bachchan in Guzaarish movie

Hrithik Roshan and Aishwariya Rai Bachchan in Guzaarish still

Hrithik Roshan in Guzaarish scene

Guzaarish Movie synopsis plot

Inspiring Tale of Gulaal on STAR Plus

Call her the silver lining on a dark cloud, a ray of hope in the darkness of despair or a splash of water in an arid desert! Bringing new hopes and aspirations into the lives of its viewers, STAR Plus launches a bright new show – Gulaal. This sprightly new tale about a specially gifted girl from Kutch will adorn TV screens starting the 15th of November, Monday to Friday at 9pm!

Protagonist Manasi Parekh at the premier of Star Plus Gulaal 1

The story of Gulaal comes from the parched village of Talsagra in Kutch and its arch rival Rashipur. Gulaal is a bright 24-year-old residing in Rashipur, with a special gift of sensing water beneath the sand in an arid desert. Unfazed by the protests from the people of Rashipur and leaving behind her family and friends, Gulaal sets out to help the residents of Talsagra find water. Over time, the story beautifully portrays her ability to take intelligent and well informed decisions for the benefit of her people, her quest to find water in draught affected Talsagra with Vasantji and their love story.

Commenting on the launch of the show, Anupam Vasudev, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Star India, says, “The 9pm slot has always been a front runner for STAR Plus. As an apt replacement to the highly acclaimed Bidaai, we present the inspiring story of a selfless young character Gulaal, who will infuse a fresh breath of life into one’s television viewing experience. With a great production team, an engaging storyline and sprawling sets to our credit, we are confident that our viewers fall in love with Gulaal in the same way that they have patronized our other protagonists.”

Narrating an awe-inspiring tale on a scale akin to any Bollywood movie, Gulaal is produced by Mr. Sunjoy Wadhwa of Sphere Origins and directed by Siddharth Sengupta. Written by Prakash Kapadia of Black, Saawariya and Devdas fame and cinematographed by Sanjay K Memane, the show magnificently portrays authentic culture, beautiful locales and scintillating music that magnifies and heightens the story plot. The production team has indulged in minute detailing of the sprawling sets and costumes with professional artisans and skilled craftsmen from Kutch. Acclaimed music director, Ismail Darbar has done a brilliant job on bringing the vibrant Kutchi music alive on small screen; the theme song of Gulaal composed by him has been sung by Shankar Mahadevan.

The entire star cast of Star Plus Gulaal at the premier at Taj Lands End Bandra Mumbai

Besides the mesmerizing landscapes and high definition production quality of the show, Gulaal also has a talented ensemble of actors to look forward to. The character of Gulaal will be played by the beautiful Manasi Parekh marking her comeback to television while Rahil Azam of Hatim Tai fame will play Vasantji, her love interest in the show.

Manasi Parekh & Rahil Azham at the premiere of Star Plus Gulaal

Popular actors like Sushant Singh, Manoj Joshi, Pankaj Tripathi, Shakti Singh, Ragini Shah, Neha Kaul, Arav Chowdharry and many more will also be seen playing significant roles in the show.

Manoj Joshi at the premiere of Star Plus New Show Gulaal

Tune-in to the enchanting journey of Gulaal, starting November 15th,
Monday – Friday,9 p.m. only on STAR Plus!

Protagonist Manasi Parekh at the premier of Star Plus Gulaal

Star Plus Bids Farewell to ‘Sapna Babul Ka Bidaai’

Star Plus bids farewell to its most successful telly drama - ‘Sapna Babul Ka Bidaai

(L to R) Amardeep Jha Parul Chauhan and Vibha Chibber together at the Bidaai Farewell Party

Star Plus bids a colourful farewell to one of its most successful prime time telly drama- Sapna Babul Ka Bidaai with the two hour long finale Maha-episode this Saturday, November 13th at 7 pm.

Parul Chauhan with co-actor Naveen Saini and kids at the Bidaai Farewell Party

Adorning the Star Plus bouquet since Oct 2007, the show has sent the TRP charts soaring and Bidaai has remained one of the most watched Hindi shows on Indian television and continues its slot leadership in its recent week with a 4.7 TVR (TAM Ratings, Week 44 of 2010).

This story of two sisters, Sadhna and Ragini, captured the imaginations of the Indian viewers who grew with these sisters, celebrated in their happiness and grieved in their sorrows. The characters played Sara Khan (Sadhna), Parul Chauhan (Ragini), Angad Hasija (Alekh), Ranveer (Kinshuk Mahajan), Alok Nath (Mamaji), Vibha Chibbar (Kaushalyaji), Apoorva Agnihotri (Anmol), Ashita Dhawan (Malti), Amardeep Jha (Sumitra), Naveen Saini(Vineet) became members of every Indian household.

On-screen couple Ashita Dhawan with Naveen Saini at the Bidaai Farewell Party

The show had some memorable moments like the romantic union of Ranveer and Ragini at Taj Mahotsav, the sisters clash at Natraj Mahatosav and the unforgettable Ragini-Ranveer wedding that fetched an average of 8.9 TVR, the highest that any Hindi GEC shows fetched in previous 100 weeks prior to week 2 of 2010.

The most tragic turning point of the story, Sadhana’s death, came as a shock to the fans, making it almost impossible for them to get used to the idea of Sadhna not there in their lives. Despite that, the show never failed to attract its viewers to tune in at 9 pm, day after day, week after week making it the staple diet of every television buff in the country.

As the show inches towards its climax this November 13, watch if the soul mates reunite on the show. Watch if misunderstandings stand a chance when faced with true love. What’s in store for Ragini, Anmol, Alekh and Sakshi?

Parul Chauhan at the Bidaai Farewell Party

Find out all this on the final episode of the show. Also Star Plus’ most loved characters – Suhana & Ishaan (Sausral Genda Phool), Priya & Aditya (Maryaada) and many more will put together a special performance on this finale episode.

Angad Hasija at the Bidaai Farewell Party

Stay Tuned to the Maha-epsiode of Sapna Babul Ka Bidaai on November 13th at 7 pm only on STAR Plus

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Debut Singer Tuhin S Launched his Debut Album 'Kahan Main Chala' at Sun & Sand Hotel Juhu Mumbai

It was great night for debut singer Tuhin S from Kolkatta who is a stammer but with music therapy he can sing properly.His debut album Kahan Main Chala with six melodious songs was released by Prachi Desai,Alka Yagnik and Aadesh Shrivastava who is also the music director of this album.

Shekhar Suman, Tuhin S and Aadesh Shrivastava

Xeniaa, Adesh shrivastava, Alka Yagnik, Prachi Desai, Tuhin S, Shyamraj and Ratnakar Kumar

Tuhin S told the media that he speaks with his mind and sings from his heart.Aadesh was so touched with the voice that he decided to release his album under his music label Avinisia Muzik and to give music also for the album.He also said music therapy and riyaz has helped Tuhin S a lot for singing.

Tuhin S at Sun & Sand Hotel Juhu Mumbai for his album launch

Tuhin S parents were very happy with the response of media and guests.

Siddarth, Tuhin S with his mother

Other guest who came for the party were Shekhar Suman,Ratnakar Kumar and Xenia.

Xenia at the Sun & Sand Hotel Juhu

Prachi Desai, Aadesh Shrivastava

The party started and finished on time as Prachi Desai and Alka Yagnik came on time for the function. Alka Yagnik told the media that Tuhin S has a great voice.

Alka Yagnik at Sun & Sand Hotel Juhu Mumbai

Tuhin S also cut the cake with his family after the launch of the album.We wish him all the best.

Aadesh Shrivastava, Alka Yagnik, Prachi Desai, Tuhin S

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Music Review: Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey

Perhaps even AR Rahman would find it difficult to fill A.R. Rahman’s rather big shoes so to expect Sohail Sen, Ashutosh Gowariker’s new composer to stand in for the Mozart from Madras would always be an unimaginable task. If nothing else Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey (KHJJS) will surely wipe out the memories of the disastrous first outing the composer had with Gowariker in the form of Whats Your Raashi.

Based Manini Chatterjee's book, Do and Die: The Chittagong Uprising, KHJJS is the tale of Surya Sen and his comrades who dreamt of a free India and challenged the might of the British Empire in the early 1930’s. Sohail Sen’s album has six instrumental tracks in addition to an equal number of songs that manage to pack in various moods of the uprising. The son of Sameer Sen of the erstwhile composer duo Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen, most of Sohail’s arrangements for KHJJS are very Rahmanesque in execution and one can understand why. To imagine someone else conjuring up the music for a period film made by Gowariker is like expecting fish to fly but sometimes strange things do happen.

Penned by Javed Akhtar, Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey (KHJJS) gets right into the groove of things with 'Yeh Des Hai Mera'. Sung by Sen himself, who doesn’t do a bad job by the way, Yeh Des Hai Mera is a very well arranged track where Sen’s mellifluous voice blends in smoothly with the typical Javed Akhtar free flowing poetry conjuring up images of the dreams and the struggles of young men and women striving for freedom. Following on the heels is the archetypal Hindi film noke-jhok, chedchaad type number in the form of 'Naiyn Tere'. Sung by Pamela Jain and Ranjini Jose, the Bengali folk music inspired Naiyn Tere has a sad version as well and the minimalist arrangement lays emphasis on the local flavor. Sen and Jain’s duet 'Sapne Saloney' returns to the local Bengali flavor and a revised Sanskrit to Hindi 'Vande Mataram' marks the highpoint of patriotism of KHJJS.

KHJJS’s title track is a foot-tapping anthem like track that would surely strike a chord with the listener. With a controlled yet manic bass line, the title track’s string section along with the horns gives the number a very rousing feel. The sweet whistle motif makes it a little different from Lagan’s Chale Chalo but the ghost of the team song from Lagan looms large on KHJJS’s title track. The title track’s charming whistle motif makes reappearance in the form of The Teenager’s Whistle, one of the instrumental tracks which while being completely different does evoke memories of Ennio Morricone’s memorable A Fistful of Dollars theme. The other instrumental tracks might be more enjoyed on the screen as they are highly situational but merely listening to them doesn’t dilute the effect.

The twelve tracks do have a ‘period’ feel but they don’t seem as grand or sweeping as one would expect a period piece to sound like. Rather the mood’s almost like a bunch of school kids playing a tense hockey match. One can partially blame the infantile title for the same but you get the picture. Perhaps we have become a tad too used to a splendid and magnificent score that maybe basic simplicity doesn’t excite us initially when it comes to period pieces?

KHJJS is the kind of album that would surely grow on you. One wonders with such a strong A.R. Rahman influence on KHJJS why couldn’t Ashutosh Gowariker just reunite with the musician who gave him Lagan, Swades and Jodha-Akbar? But KHJJS isn’t about what A.R. Rahman could have done. No, KHJJS is about Soahil Sen and what he’s managed to do. Now let’s hope the Gowariker’s imagery is as good if not better than Sen’s hard work.

Rating: 3/5 Stars