Tuesday, May 28, 2013




Ram (Girish Kumar) always introduces himself as badmaash, bigda hua and badtameez!
Being the only child of Australia based billionaire couple Siddharth (Randhir Kapoor) and Ashvini (Poonam Dhillon), he’s not that far off the mark!
Sona (Shruti Haasan) is a lovely girl from a small village, who has been lovingly brought up by her brother Raghu (Sonu Sood), who has worked night and day to make sure Sona gets a good life. They are not very rich, but their love for each other is priceless.
Ram and his snobbish mother Ashvini come to India to attend his cousin Riya’s wedding. Here he meets Sona, who is Riya’s childhood friend. It’s literally a clash between Venus and Mars! Ram, the habitual flirt, gets drawn to this lovely but simple girl from the village. Young love blossoms – pure and magical. But Sona’s brother Raghu hates the wealthy, and Ram’s mother has nothing but disdain for the not-so wealthy.
Ram will have to face impossible challenges and Sona will have to witness his hardship and humiliation. Can Ram and Sona face the impossible odds? Can their love overcome all obstacles for a happy ending? Watch Ramaiya Vastavaiya – the colourful and extravagant entertainer replete with music, drama and action, directed by Prabhudheva and produced by Tips Industries Ltd, releasing 19th July, 2013.

Character sketches:

Ram is Girish Kumar. He’s brash and confident and loves a good prank. But he also has a soft
side and will risk everything for those he loves. His mobile face mirrors a thousand emotions,
even as he talks his way out of the most impossible situations. High on energy and talent, this
cute youngster has already made an instant connect with the masses.

Sona is Shruti Haasan. She embodies everything that is soft and feminine and utterly irresistible.
She does not rant and rave in anger or frustration when the two people she loves most in the
world are on a collision course. Because her belief in her love is silent, strong and unyielding.

Raghuveer is Sonu Sood. His mother’s heart was broken by the power of money and she died
leaving her young son to fend for himself and his baby sister. Raghu’s world revolves around
Sona. And he will allow nothing and nobody to come between them. Especially not a spoilt and
wealthy brat from Australia.

Siddharth is Randhir Kapoor. He is counted amongst the Forbes top billionaires from Australia.
He adores his only child Ram and wants his son to enjoy life to the fullest – cost no bar. Father
and son share a great bonding till Ram chooses to leave everything behind to win the hand of
his lady love.

Ashvini is Poonam Dhillon. Although she is married to a billionaire, her passion for wealth
remains unabated. She values a person only by the amount of money he has. Naturally her
hatred for Sona is immediate and obvious. She simply cannot understand how or why her son
likes this simple village girl.

Production Team

Director- Prabhudheva

He is a man who wears many hats with ease – choreographer, director and actor! As a
Choreographer, he has won the National Best Choreographer Award twice, and as a director
he has to his credit Hindi blockbusters like Wanted and Rowdy Rathore. His last film ABCD was
a box office hit. As one of the most successful director/choreographer of his time, avid fans
eagerly await every new film of his... Ramaiya Vastavaiya.

Producer – Tips - Kumar Taurani

Tips Industries Limited, is among the largest corporate organizations in the field of music and
Entertainment. Kumar Taurani and Ramesh Taurani made their first film Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota
Hai in 1998. This was the beginning of a successful production house with films like Soldier, Kya
Kehna, Kachche Dhaaghe, Ishq Vishk, Kismat Konnection, Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani, Tere Naal
Love Ho Gaya, The Legend of Bhagat Singh, Race and Race 2, making the banner proud.

It is but fitting that a successful banner like Tips, encourages its very own GenNext, and so with
Ramiaya Vastavaiya, Kumar Taurani’s son Girish Kumar makes his debut as the leading man,
with his beautiful and talented leading lady Shruti Haasan.

Girish Kumar... as RAM
Shruti Haasan... as SONA
Sonu Sood... as RAGHUVEER
Randhir Kapoor... as SIDDHARTH
Poonam Dhillon... as ASHVINI
Vinod Khanna... as STATION MASTER
Satish Shah... as KRISHNAKANT
Naseer... as J.P.
Paresh Ganatra... as BIJLI

Director: Prabhudheva
Producer: Kumar Taurani
Director Of Photography: Kiran Deohans.
Screenplay Adaptation & Dialogues: Shiraz Ahmed
Music Director: Sachin Jigar
Lyrics: Priya Panchal
Editor : Hemal Kothari
Choreographer: Vishnudeva
Action Director : Kaushal Moses
Production Designer: Sunil Babu
Audiography and Sound Design :   Parikshit Lalvani & Kunal Mehta
DI and Visual Effect
Casting Director : Shruti Mahajan & Parag Mehta (Spell Caster)
s : FutureWorks

'Ankur Arora Murder Case' trailer launched by cast and crew(Johnson Thomas)

 'Ankur Arora Murder Case'

The new medical thriller based on true events of medical negligence from around the world, by Vikram Bhatt's ASA productionsand Dhanraj films is all set to find a release in the coming months. Suhail Tatari's second film (after the 2008 release 'summer 2007') focuses on medical negligence in the case of  young boy ANKUR ARORA who comes for an acute appendicitus condition and ends up dead on the operating table. The film stars Kay Kay Menon, Arjun Mathur, Paoli Dam,Vishaka Singh and Tisca Chopra.

At the event , held at  a Juhu five star hotel, Vikram, Suhail ,Dhanraj,Paoli, Tisca, Vishaka and Vishesh Tiwari  spoke about their experiences during the shoot.
Suhail Tartari was heartened to find himself in the reckoning once again as director after a long hiatus of 4 years and was expressively grateful to Vikram Bhatt for having given him this opportunity. He claims to have had a wonderful experience on the sets with his actors and producers. According to him the script of the film written by Vikram Bhatt himself, is both realistic and inherently dramatic. For Vikram, who of late , was concentrating his efforts on supernatural/horror thrillers , this film was a new and rare experience. Medical negligence is a  topic close to most peoples hearts and Vikram, through his script and film has sought to bring it to the forefront of the audience ' consciousness..
Suhail Tatari, whose first film 'Summer 2007' was selected as part of the Indian Panorama section  IffI, had been hugely dissappointed by the step-motherly treatment meted out to his film which sought to highlight the issue of farmer suicides, by the producers. This time round he hopes to reach out to a wider audience with his high-tension medical thriller, hoping to give the audience a taste of something new and fresh- that's never been done before.

Suhail has had a bad experience with the medical fraternity when his father  had to undergo stent implants and  he was quite vocal about his expectations from Doctors who have undertaken the Hippocratic oath. He says, " I am sure there are many among us who have had bad experiences with Doctors who have taken undue advantage of our ignorance and benefited monetarily from it. This is not what they have promised to do at the time of their oath-taking. Hopefully this film will make a small difference to their conscience."

For national award winning actress Paoli Dam(better known in Bengali Film circles) , this film was a challenge because she plays the role of the lawyer ( for the first time in her career)who brings to book the negligent doctor who thinks he is god to his patients. Tisca, who was hesitant to take up the role of the grieving, justice seeking mother says she had to be persuaded by the director to come on board. She admits to be apprehensive about having to deal with the grief of having lost a child, even if it was just make believe. she was admittedly worried about the psychological effect of essaying the role during the course of the filming.

Vishaka Singh , whose career in bollywood saw a huge slump after her debut film with Mashoor Amrohi tanked big time, is looking forward to this film, to take her to a new careerhigh. She plays a doctor in the OT who is a crucial witness  in the negligence case, battling with her conscience , love and career. Vishaka hopes this film proves to be her winning ticket to further highs in Bollywood.

Te film also stars Arjun Mathur as a young intern and conscience of the film  alongside Kay Kay Menon , the doctor with a God complex  - both of whom were not present on the occasion of the unveiling of the trailer which looks quite intriguing.

Vikram Bhatt launches the first look trailer of his medical thriller Ankur Arora Murder Case

Here to expose and address the fatal flaws in the medical profession – producer/director Vikram Bhatt with his forthcoming next titled AnkurArora Murder Case ,took audiences from the operation theatre to the courtroom, as the first look trailer of the medical thriller saw its launch at Novotel,Mumbai. 

Starring KK Menon,Tisca Chopra ,Paoli Dam and Arjun Mathur , the eye-opener directed by Suhail Tatari and co-produced by Dhanraj Films Pvt Ltd and ASA Productions, is inspired by real-life incidents of medical negligence ,with all strata of society falling prey to the episodes that very few are aware of .

Says producer Vikram Bhatt, “I am aiming at making a realistic drama on one of middleclass Indian's biggest fears, death in a hospital. I'm deeply disturbed by the spate of deaths due to medical negligence. It's very important to not to let gross medical negligence go unpunished.”

Says actress Tisca Chopra, “I have always done work that has something to it more than just entertainment and Ankur Arora Murder Case is a thorough eye-opener and a project I’m extremely proud to be associated with”.

Adds director Suhail Tatari, "The making of the film has been an amazing journey to work with like minded individuals with a common vision to tell a story that has not been addressed in films this far...It is not your run-of-the-mill thriller".

Directed by Suhail Tatari ,Vikram Bhatt,Dhanraj Films Pvt Ltd and ASA Productions ' Ankur Arora Murder Case comes to a theater near you 14th June 2013.

Romesh [Arjun Mathur] was a young medical intern who had dared to dream. He was in awe of Dr. Asthana [K K Menon], the Chief of Surgery of the Shekhawat General Hospital. All he wanted to was be like him. He lived with Riya [ Vishakha Singh], his co intern and the love of his life .
However, when an eight year old boy, Ankur dies due to Asthana's medical negligence, Romesh realises that a good surgeon was not necessarily a good person.

Together with Ankur's mother Nandita [Tisca Chopra], Romesh sets out on a turbulent journey to fight for what is right. A fight for justice, against his mentor, the hospital and the love of his life. 
GENRE :                                            MEDICAL THRILlER
            DIRECTOR:                                      SUHAIL TATARI
STAR CAST:                                     KAY KAY MENON,  TISCA CHOPRA, PAOLI
                                                            DAM, ARJUN MATHUR, VISHAKHA SINGH
MUSIC DIRECTOR:                                   CHIRANTAN BHATT, GAURAV DAS GUPTA,                                                                        SUNNY BAWRA/INDER BAWRA

Monday, May 27, 2013

Red Ink Awards 2013 for excellence in Journlism

Red Ink Awards 2013 for excellence in Journlism List of Awardees

List  of Awardees



Category Rank Name of Journo Publication Residencial Addrerss Article Tiltle
SPORTS 1st winner Aditya Iyer Indian Express New Delhi Quietly Fades the Don
  Runners Up Akshay Sawai Open Magazine Mumbai the legend of VVS Laxman
Health & Environment 1st winner Santosh Andhale DNA Mumbai willing to trade heart and soul for kidney
  1st winner Vinod Kumar Menon Mid Day Mumbai 3 litres a month for these villagers in Thane
  Runners Up Reji joseph Deepika Daily, Kerela Kochi forceful sterilization of adivasi tribes
Television story Joint Runners Manu Kumar Manorama News Kochi custom scam: Chinese inflow in Kerela
  Joint Runners Brajesh Rajput ABP News Bhopal sand mining in Morena
Science & Innovation 1st winner Priyanka Pulla Open Magazine Bangalore flock theory and the synchronies of nature
  Runners Up Mohan Sundara Rajan The Hindu Bangalore now that’s a real game changer'
Big Picture 1st winner Raju Shinde Mumbai Mirror Mumbai Photograph: man crying for the dead horse
  Runners Up Atul Kamble Mid Day Mumbai Photograph: man damages memorial at Azad Maidan
Entertainment & Media 1st winner Samanth Subramaniam Caravan New Delhi Supreme Being
  Runners Up Rekha Dixit The Week New Delhi The Picture that moved
Politics Joint 1st winner Samanth subramanian caravan New Delhi the Outlier
  Joint 1st winner Nauzer Bharucha Times of India Mumbai Irrigation scam
  Runners Up Aman Sethi The Hindu Foreign Correspondent Chasing Shadows in Abujmard
Business 1st winner        
  Runners Up        
Crime 1st Winner Priyanka Dubey Tehelka New Delhi bonded labour
  Runners Up Ratnadip Chowdhary Tehelka Guhati 7 rapes in Tripura