Monday, March 31, 2014

Aamir Khan gets Baawra Ho Gaya Hai Ke Award for Dhoom 3 at the 6th Annual Golden Kela Awards

Aamir Khan gets Baawra Ho Gaya Hai Ke Award for Dhoom 3 at the 6th Annual Golden Kela Awards

·        Ajay Devgn and Sonakshi Sinha win Golden Kelas for the second consecutive year in the Worst Actor Male & Female Category

·  Himmatwala won the award for the Worst Film and Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Worst Director      

·        A special ode to the Best of 2013 - Recipients of the Anti-Kela awards: Saheb Biwi aur Gangster 2, Go Goa Gone, The Lunchbox and Shahid
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New Delhi, March 29, 2014: Ajay Devgn(for Himmatwala) and Sonakshi Sinha (for R...Rajkumar) received Golden Kelas, for the second consecutive year, in the worst actor category at the 6th Golden Kela Awards Show, where the worst of Indian cinema in 2013 was celebrated with gusto.

With many ‘Best’ of the Bollywood Award ceremonies having already been held for the best of Hindi Cinema, the 6th Golden Kela Awards honoured the worst in Bollywood at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on March 29, 2014.

Anant Singh, Creative Head, Golden Kela Awards, said, "In Bollywood today, the box office figures have no correlation to the quality of the film. Our sincerest hope is that 10 years down the line, the figures will be forgotten, while the Kelas they got are remembered".

The honour for the Worst Actor in supporting role went to Aditya Roy Kapoor for Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – a wake-up call that acting needs a lot more than getting high! The Kela for the Worst Director went to Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Goliyon Ki Raas Leela...Ram Leela.
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Other big winners of the evening were Worst Film: Himmatwala – for obvious reasons including over-the-top acting, irritating melodrama, lame jokes, mindless entertainment, and just about everything else! The Baawra Ho Gaya Hai Ke Award went to Aamir Khan for Dhoom 3, for the high level of stupidity in stunts and action, playing a ridiculously unnecessary double role and finally for succumbing to the dark side of Bollywood.

"Aamir Khan once said that he loves the Kela Awards, because all other awards are rigged. Wonder what he has to say about us now," commented Anant Singh, Creative Head, Golden Kela Awards.

Voters chose Party All Night from Boss as Most Irritating Song as it was too much to take Yo Yo Honey Singh ‘singing’ for Akshay and Sonakshi. Shahid Kapoor won the Why Are You Still Trying Award for R...Rajkumar, to make him understand that doing lame comedies and using senseless dialogues like "Silent ho ja, nahi to main violent ho jaaonga", won’t make him a superstar.

Like every year, there were some special awards given out by Golden Kela team this time as well. The Aakhir Kyun Award went to Priyanka Chopra for the music video Exotic, The Dara Singh Award for the Worst Accent was given to Deepika Padukone for Chennai Express, the Bas Kijiye Bahut Ho Gaya Award went to Sunny Deol and Uday Chopra got the Aap Yahaan Aaye Kisliye Award.

However, there were some films that managed to please the Golden Kela team this year as well. The Anti Kela awards went to four outstanding films, Saheb Biwi aur Gangster Returns – for being the only real sequel made last year;  Go Goa Gone – for being India's first ever Zombie Comedy and Stoner Film in one cool package; The Lunchbox – for showing the world that Indian films are not all song and dance and Shahid – for being the best biopic made by Bollywood in a long time.

Winners of the 6th Annual Golden Kela Awards Are:
Worst Actor (Male) - Ajay Devgn for Himmatwala
Worst Actor (Female) - Sonakshi Sinha for R...Rajkumar
Worst Supporting Actor (Male) - Aditya Roy Kapoor for Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
Worst Supporting Actor (Female) - Deepika Padukone, Jacqueline Fernandes and Amisha Patel for Race 2
Worst Director - Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Goliyon Ki Raas Leela...Ram Leela
Worst Film - Himmatwala
Baawra Ho Gaya Hai Ke Award - Aamir Khan for Dhoom 3
Most Irritating Song - Party All Night from Boss
Most Atrocious Lyrics - Sameer for Raghupati Raghav from Krrish 3 (This one is subject to change)
RGV Ki Aag Award for the Most Pointless Remake/Sequel - Himmatwala
Why Are You Still Trying Award - Shahid Kapoor for R...Rajkumar
Worst Debut - Leander Paes

Special Awards:
Aakhir Kyun Award - Priyanka Chopra for the music video Exotic
Dara Singh Award for the Worst Accent - Deepika Padukone for Chennai Express
Bas Kijiye Bahut Ho Gaya Award - Sunny Deol
Aap Yahaan Aaye Kisliye Award - Uday Chopra
Ra.One Award for Worst Premise - Dhoom 3, Krrish 3
Rajshri Award for Most Regressive Film of the Year - Ranjhanaa
This is Too Much Award - Vivek Oberoi

CELEBRATING WOMEN OF WORTH Winners of the L’Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards 2014 Announced

CELEBRATING WOMEN OF WORTH
Winners of the L’Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards 2014 Announced
·         15 women felicitated for their exemplary work in various fields
·         L'Oréal Paris ambassadors Katrina Kaif, Aishwarya Rai, Sonam A. Kapoor give away awards to winners

:L'Oréal Paris, the world’s No. 1 beauty brand and Femina, India’s largest women’s magazine once again came together to celebrate India’s women achievers at the third edition of the L'Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards 2014 at The Leela, Mumbai. The awards celebrated 'Women of Worth' in India, honoring women who work selflessly for their communities across 14 categoriesincluding Social Impact, Community Causes, Science & Innovation and Education amongst others.
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Honoring women with extraordinary accomplishments and exceptional commitment to their careers and communities, the L’Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards brought to the fore the strength and contribution of Indian women to society.  The nominees were shortlisted after an extensive research process while identifying each one’s key contribution in their respective fields.

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Manashi Guha, GeneralManager, L'Oréal Paris said, “It gives us immense pleasure to see the L'Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards grow as a platform that recognizes strong women so committed to the society around them. L'Oréal Paris firmly believes in women empowerment and applauds any woman who bravely takes on a challenge and converts it into an opportunity. I would like to congratulate these Women of Worth for their exemplary work and thank them for inspiring women everywhere to empower themselves and lead an extraordinary life.”
Sharing his views on organizing these awards, Tarun Rai, CEO, World Wide Media said, “Over 50 years Femina has celebrated and inspired the modern Indian woman through its pages. It was only fitting that we institute and award for women achievers across a variety of fields. In its third edition the L’Oreal Paris Femina Women Awards will celebrate the achievements of 62 nominees. 15 of them will walk away with the stunning ‘Tangram’ trophy.”
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The evening saw distinguished women from various walks of life such as KiranBedi, UshaJadhav, Rani Khanam, Upasana Makatiamong many others being felicitated for work done in diverse fields. Sonam A. Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Katrina Kaif along with Akshay Kumar, Huma Qureshi, NehaDhupia and AnupamKher, Dr. Swati Piramal, Sabyasachi, Zarina Screwala from the esteemed jury members presented the awards.
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With power packed performances by IshaSharvani, Aditi Mittal &SwanandKirkirethe ceremony brought alive the essence of womanhood in India and made the evening an occasion to remember.

Rounding off a successful third year of the awards Tanya Chaitanya, Editor, Femina said, “L'Oreal Paris Femina Women Awards 2014 are an out-and-out celebration of the deserving yet the unsung. Women who work tirelessly towards causes close to their heart, chasing excellence in all that they do, women who believe in taking the community along, women who make a huge difference to their surroundings. It is Femina'shonour to have such women achievers step up and take a bow before the world in a befitting all-out extravaganza that the L'Oreal Paris Femina Women Awards 2014 is. Thank you, ladies!”

Winners of the third edition of L’Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards 2014

Sr No
Category
Winners
1
Face of a Cause
Sminu Jindal
2
Science & Innovation
Upasana Makati
3
Online Influencer
MehvishMushtaq
4
Social Impact
KiranBedi
5
Woman we love
Laxmi
6
Leadership
Kirthiga Reddy
7
Design & Arts
Shilo Shiv Suleman
8
Sports
BhabaniMunda
9
Music & Performing arts
Rani Khanam
10
Business & Entrepreneurship
Pavithra YS
11
Films
UshaJadhav
12
Literary contribution
Salma
13
Enviroment
LatikaThukral
14
Education
Razia Sultana
15
Special Recognition
Debadrita Mandal


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L’Oréal Paris Femina Women Awardswere setup in 2012 by two formidable women-centric brands L’Oreal Paris and Femina to honor and provide a platform for women achievers who have done exceptional work in their respective fields. L’Oréal Paris, known for its powerful slogan ‘Because You’re Worth is not just the World’s No.1 beauty brand, but also a brand that embodies self-confidence and empowerment. Femina is synonymous with celebrating women and their achievements and has done pioneering work in putting these achievers in the spotlight for over five decades. Held on an annual basis, the awards will continue to honour and celebrate women achievers for their significant accomplishments towards the evolution of society.
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About L’Oréal Paris:
L’Oréal Paris is a truly global beauty brand combines the latest in technology with the highest in quality for the ultimate in luxury beauty at mass. Our signature phrase, “Because I’m Worth It”, is meant to inspire each and every woman to embrace her own unique beauty and reinforce her sense of self-worth.
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As the biggest beauty brand in the world, L'Oréal Paris has an unparalleled commitment to technology, research and innovation, providing groundbreaking, high-quality products for women and men of all ages and ethnicities. The L’Oréal Paris brand encompasses the four major beauty categories – hair color, cosmetics, hair care, and skin care – and includes such well-known brands as Excellence Crème, Total Repair 5 hair care, Youth Code, Fall Repair, Revitalift, Volume Million Lashes Mascara, Colour Riche lipsticks, Superliners and True Match foundations among many others.

L'Oréal Paris truly believes that, whatever your age, gender, ethnicity or look, "you're worth it".

About Femina India:
Femina was first published in July 1959 and for over 50 years now, Femina, India’s first and largest read women’s English magazine has long been the definitive life and lifestyle guide for progressive woman. It is owned by Worldwide Media, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Times Group.  Femina is a magazine, published fortnightly in India. It primarily features articles on relationships, beauty and fashion, travel, women, cuisine, and health and fitness. It also features articles on celebrities and cultural facets of Indian Women

Sunday, March 30, 2014

7th JAIPUR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL-JIFF FEBRUARY 1-5, 2015 , Call for Entries

7th JAIPUR INTERNATIONAL
 FILM FESTIVAL-JIFF

FEBRUARY 1-5, 2015 
Jaipur (India)

WELCOME TO MOVIE LAND

FILM SUBMISSION OPEN
Regular Deadline October, 2014
Film Submission opens from 1st April !

You may submit your films  directly at https://www.withoutabox.com/login/9490



THANKS FOR BEING A PART OF JIFF 2014 & MAKING IT A GRAND SUCCESS...

NEWS
from JAIPUR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
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Funds Book & JIFF Coffee Table Book launching soon
for advance booking and advertisement please contact us at
jiffjaipur@gmail.com

CERTIFICATE for all screened film/s at JIFF.
Honouring the request of some film makers for issuing  the certificate of screening of their film/s in any of the previous editions of JIFF, , the JIFF Organizing committee has decided that all shortlisted entries/films will receive a certificate (w.e.f. 1st JIFF 2009 to 2014) hence any film maker can get the certificate if he/she desires so.  For this the respective film makers are kindly request to contact us giving the name of the film, name of the director/producer and the year in which the film was selected in JIFF.  
The festival will return next year from 1-5 February, 2015

There will be a lot of new programme in JIFF 2015

This year exhibition/s will be part of the festival as a big attraction




Documentary Feature Film categorywill be separate from this year & now in JIFF there will be 5 categories: Short fiction, short Animation, Short Documentary, Documentary feature and Feature Film

7 new awards launched for Documentary Feature Film from this year  and now total awards in JIFF will be in 35



Four more online option are available for submitting the film for film makers: please visit:
Direct from here:

All shortlisted entries will receive a certificate.(According rule number 18)


THANKS & WELCOME
It’s your festival; make it the best one on the earth



Celebrating A birthday and 1000 episodes of her popular soap, Rashmi Sharma and her serial cast take a bow!

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Rashmi Sharma celebrated her nirthday in grand Bollywood tradition and style with her cast and crew who put up a grand stage performance to commemorate completion of 1000 episodes of her three soaps. 
Ace producer Rashmi Sharma, whose three serials ”Saath Nibhana Sathiya”, ”Sasural Simar Ka” and ”Desh Ki Beti Nandini” ruling the top charts of TRP past long time , celebrated her birthday on 20th March at J W Marriott and indeed it was a memorable event.
Almost all the artists of these serials came to wish her and Rashmi and her husband Pawan Kumar left no stone un turned to make the bash successful.
At the entrance of the venue the guests were welcomed by traditional way with Dhol and folk dancers. New look was given to the three halls of the hotel and more surprise was reserved for guests when the party begin. The artists of serials presented comic skits and entertained one and all.
They missed no chance to pull the legs of CEOs of channels as well and everyone took it sportingly and laughed with hearts out.
Two cakes were cut on this occasion. One for birthday girl Rashmi and the another one was for the completion of 1000 episodes of ”Saath Nibhana Sathiya”.
Crooner Niti Mohan added new colors to the bash with her songs and then guests hit the floor. The party went on till the wee hours and so was the dance on dancing floor.
- See more at: http://www.filmytown.com/celebration-time-rashmi-sharma-saath-nibhana-sathiya/#sthash.HW3k9Qbu.dpuf

Friday, March 28, 2014

Noah, 3 D English Hollywood Film Movie review, Johnson Thomas, Rating : * *

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 English Film Review
Johnson Thomas
Film: Noah

Director: Darren Aronofsky

Rating: *  *

 

Synopsis:Darren Aronofsky brings the story of Noah's Ark to the big screen.Aronofsky directs from his own script co-written by Ari Handel and John Logan. 
 
Review
Aronofsky’s Noah is rather a humble servant driven to the edge of madness in his effort to do the Lord’s bidding. Counterintuitive, perhaps, but by no means sacrilegious, yet the film never rises to the heights of a great epic. Aronofsky’s uneven but undeniably bold, personal, visually extravagant take on the Old Testament tale is not likely to go down well with those immersed in christianity. It just may entertain the others though with it’s trendy , unconventional veering off into areas where the Bible does not take us.
 
The film appears to have been a risky passion driven gamble, much like ‘The Great Gatsby’ and ‘Gravity’ before it.   The film is austere and Spartan in it’s sweep and changes the equation between Noah and God. “Noah” doesn’t look like any biblical epic we’ve ever seen before, with the verdant hillsides and ashen volcanic flatlands of Iceland standing in for the deserts of the Middle East, photographed with rugged grandeur by Aronofsky’s longtime d.p. Matthew Libatique. The costumes by “American Hustle” Oscar nominee Michael Wilkinson, looks more modern- more like army surplus. Aronofsky and co-screenwriter Ari Handel have taken  made boldfaced transgressions so much as interpretations, additions and embellishments designed to flesh out the spare Noah narrative to feature length.  But the experience is not satisfactory at all.
 
The ark itself, Designed by production designer Mark Friedberg (and built, to the actual dimensions specified by the Bible, on a New York soundstage),  is an awesome thing — not the traditional sailing vessel, but rather an enormous wooden warehouse  constructed with the help of  the Watchers (the film’s version of the biblical Nephilim), fallen angels exiled to earth for their loyalty to mankind and imprisoned inside towering granite bodies that they lug about like walking mountains.
 
There are a handful of sequences here that use time lapse photography and montage editing to get a whole lot of information across very quickly, but  they’re not as effective as bits of economic storytelling.this film is more of a personal qbout redemption and new beginnings.

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