अक्षय कुमार आणि डिंपल कपाडीया यांच्या हस्ते ‘कौल मनाचा’ चित्रपटाचेसंगीत प्रकाशन


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बॉलीवुड स्टार अक्षय कुमार आणि ज्येष्ठ अभिनेत्री डिंपल कपाडीया यांच्या उपस्थितीत कौल मनाचा या मराठी चित्रपटाचा संगीत प्रकाशन सोहळा संपन्न झाला. जुहू येथील नोव्होटेल या पंचतारांकीत हॉटेलमधील भरगच्च भरलेल्या सभागृहात पार पडलेल्या संगीत प्रकाशन सोहळ्यात पत्रकारांशी मनमोकळा संवाद साधत अक्षय कुमार आणि डिंपल कपाडीया यांनी कौल मनाचा चित्रपटाच्या टिमला मन:पूर्वक शुभेच्छा दिल्या. या प्रसंगी चित्रपटाचे निर्माते राजेश पाटील, विठ्ठल रुपनवर, नरशी वासानी, दिग्दर्शक भीमराव मुडे,राजेश शृंगारपुरे तसेच इतर कलाकार उपस्थित होते.

 

कौल मनाचा या चित्रपटाचा ट्रेलर पाहिल्यावर अक्षय कुमारने पत्रकारांशी संवाद साधला. कौल मनाचा या चित्रपटाचा ट्रेलर पाहिल्यावर आपल्या बालपणीच्या आठवणींना उजाळा मिळाल्याचे अक्षयने म्हटले. सुरुवातीला हिंदीत संवाद बोलल्यानंतर मराठीत संवाद साधत अक्षयने बालपणी शाळेत घडलेला किस्सा सांगितला. शाळेत झालेल्या आपल्या पहिल्या प्रेमाची कबूलीही यावेळी अक्षयने आपल्या सासूबाईंच्या उपस्थितीत दिली. प्रथमदर्शनी ‘कौल मनाचा’ हा चित्रपट लक्ष वेधून घेणारा असून प्रदर्शित झाल्यावर खूप व्यवसाय करो अशी सदिच्छा अक्षयने व्यक्त केली. मराठी चित्रपटांच्या सध्याच्या यशस्वी घोडदौडीवरही अक्षयने आपले मत व्यक्त केलं. बॉलिवुडपटांच्या तुलनेत मराठी चित्रपट खूप मोठा असून, बॉलिवुडच्या तुलनेत इथे नुकसान कमी आणि फायदा जास्त असल्याचे अक्षयने म्हटले. कौल मनाचा या चित्रपटाला प्रेक्षकांच्या मनाचा कौल नक्कीच मिळेल अशी आशा डिंपल कपाडीया यांनी व्यक्त केली. या चित्रपटातील गीत-संगीतही श्रवणीय असल्याचं अक्षय कुमार आणि डिंपल कपाडीया यांनी म्हटले.

 

या चित्रपटाची गीते मनोज यादव यांनी लिहिली असून संगीत रोहन-रोहन यांचं आहे. यातील ‘टिक टॅाक’ हे धमाल गीत प्राजक्ता शुक्रे, रोहन प्रधान व रोहन गोखले यांनी गायलं आहे. तर ‘मनमंजिरी’ या प्रेमगीताला अरमान मलिक व श्रेया घोषालचा स्वरसाज लाभला आहे. ‘कौल नियतीशी’ या गीताला आदर्श शिंदेने आवाज दिला आहे.

 

रेड बेरी एंटरटेन्मेंटची प्रस्तुती तसेच श्री सदिच्छा फिल्म्सची निर्मिती असलेल्या कौल मनाचा  या चित्रपटात राजेश शृंगारपुरे, समीर धर्माधिकारी,मिलिंद गुणाजी, अमृता पत्की, विजय चव्हाण, जयवंत वाडकर, विजय गोखले,वर्षा दांदळे, कमलेश सावंत, श्वेता पेंडसे, आशुतोष गायकवाड, गिरीजा प्रभू,निनाद तांबडे, गणेश सोनावणे आदि कलाकारांच्या भूमिका आहेत. या चित्रपटाची कथा भिमराव मुडे व श्वेता पेंडसे यांची आहे. नितीन घाग यांनी छायाचित्रणाची व संतोष यादव यांनी संकलनाची जबाबदारी सांभाळली आहे. वेशभूषा नितीन भावसार व कलादिग्दर्शन संजीव राणे यांच आहे. ‘फक्त मराठी’ वाहिनी या चित्रपटाचे टेलिव्हिजन पार्टनर आहेत.

 

रेड बेरी एंटरटेन्मेंटची प्रस्तुती तसेच श्री सदिच्छा फिल्म्सची निर्मिती असलेला कौल मनाचा हा चित्रपट २१ ऑक्टोबर रोजी सर्वत्र प्रदर्शित होणार आहे.

मिलिंद इंगळे यांचं नवीन पाऊस गाणं मऊ ढगांचा कापूस


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पाऊस आणि कवितेचं एक अनोखं नातं आहे. धुंद वातावरण, भरलेलं आभाळ, रिमझिमणारा पाऊस.. कधी साधा सरळ तर कधी रौद्र रूप धारण करणारा… असा हा पाऊस प्रत्येक मनाला काही तरी सुचवून जातोच.. अलगद शब्द मनातून कागदावर उतरतात.. आणि साकारतं एक सुंदर पाऊस गाणं… कवी सौमित्र यांचे तरल शब्द आणि गायक मिलिंद इंगळे यांचा सुमधूर स्वर आणि संगीत लाभलेला ‘मऊ ढगांचा कापूस’ हा नवाकोरा म्युझिक व्हिडिओ प्रेक्षकांच्या भेटीस आला आहे. ‘इनरव्हॉइस प्रॉडक्शन’ कंपनीने याची निर्मिती केली असून दिग्दर्शन निलेश अरुण कुंजीर यांनी केलंय.

 

एरव्ही पाऊस गीतांचा विषय निघाला की अनेक पाऊस गाणी आपल्या मनात फेर धरतात. त्यात हमखास ओठांवर येणारं एव्हरग्रीन गाणं म्हणजे मिलिंद इंगळे यांचं ‘गारवा..’ हे गीत. मन प्रसन्न करणाऱ्या  या गीताची जादू आजही कायम असून आपल्या चाहत्यांसाठी मिलिंद यांनी ‘मऊ ढगांचा कापूस’ हा नवा म्युझिकल व्हिडिओ आणला आहे. या व्हिडिओमध्ये आपल्याला मिलिंद त्यांच्यासोबत हेमल इंगळे ही अभिनेत्री दिसणार आहे. सिनेमॅटोग्राफी धनराज वाघ यांनी केली असून संकलन जागेश्वर ढोबळे यांचे आहे. या गीताचे नृत्यदिग्दर्शन संकेत आणि रसिका आजरेकर यांनी केलं आहे. मिलिंद इंगळे यांच्या ‘इनरव्हॉइस प्रॉडक्शन’ कंपनीच्या बिझनेस पार्टनर वृंदा आडिवरेकर यांचा देखील या निर्मितीत सहभाग आहे.

 

मिलिंद इंगळे यांनी मनोगत व्यक्त करताना सांगितले की, ‘गारवा’ नंतर नवीन पाऊस गाणे कधी येतंय अशी प्रेक्षकांकडून नेहमीच मला आणि सौमित्रला विचारणा व्हायची. नवीन काहीतरी सुचेल तेव्हा नक्की अशा गाण्याची मेजवानी तुमच्यासाठी आणेन, असे मी प्रत्येकवेळी म्हणायचो आणि तो योग ‘मऊ ढगांचा कापूस’च्या निमित्ताने जुळून आला आहे.

 

हिरव्यागार निसर्गाच्या सान्निध्यात चित्रीत झालेला ‘मऊ ढगांचा कापूस’ श्रवणीय सोबत प्रेक्षणीय देखील झाला आहे

INDIA IN A DAY, INDIA’S FILM SET TO RELEASE


 

  • First ever large scale collaborative film in the country
  • Directed by Richie Mehta and executive produced by Ridley Scott and Anurag Kashyap
  • Partnership with Google enabled submission of over 16,000 video stories from Indians across the country

 

September ,2016:  In a country captivated with cinema, INDIA IN A DAY directed by Richie Mehta and filmed by Indians across the country is all set to reach a larger audience, scheduled to release onSeptember 23, 2016.

 

This unique film will release in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore initially and was born out of a unique partnership between Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Films UK and Google. The film is crowd sourced, 90-minute feature-length documentary shot on a single day – October 10, 2015. Enlisted to capture a moment of the day on camera, thousands responded by submitting more than 16,000 videos, comprised of over 365 hours of deeply personal, heartfelt, and joyfully honest moments and insights.  The footage submitted by participants was uploaded on a website set up by Scott Free Films and Google.

 

This marks the first ever India film where footage has come from all over India; from Rajasthan to Kerala to the far-reaching Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The resulting film, which is India’s largest crowdsourced documentary, offers a remarkable insight into the lives, loves, fears and hopes of people living in India today.

 

To enable this colossal project, director Richie Mehta reached out to noted Indian filmmaker Anurag Kashyap to help spread the word about the film as widely as possible. Additionally filmmakers Zoya Akhtar, R. Balki and Shekhar Kapur all gladly supported the project with call out videos and by spreading the word through social media.

Having premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival 2016 and the Sheffield Festival 2016, this one of a kind film, saw Anurag Kashyap supervising a theatrical release in the country.

 

Don’t miss out on watching this truly remarkable film in a theatre near you.

Mellanox Technologies presents the 100G Open Ethernet Switch ‘SPECTRUM’ in India


 

Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and freedom of choice for Data Centers

 

New Delhi, September 21, 2016: Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX), a world leader for data center Ethernet interconnect solutions, for the first time presented in the Indian market 10/25/40/50 and 100GbE solutions. Mellanox introduced the Open Ethernet switch ‘SPECTRUM’ with a switching capacity of 6.4 Tbits that can transfer 4.77 billion packets per second. The company also revealed to the Indian audience, its ConnectX-4 Lx Ethernet adapter and the LinkX family of Ethernet cables and transceivers.

 

‘SPECTRUM’ switch based on the 100GbE Ethernet switch ASIC of Mellanox Technologies, is recognized as the world’s leading Ethernet switch. It provides a flexible choice of ports at 10, 25, 40, 50 and 100Gb/s and ensures zero packet loss. This will help users to fully utilize their network resources and maximize the efficiency of the applications in their data center. Compatible with a range of network operating systems, this switch provides customers with the freedom to choose the preferred network operating system. Spectrum is the most efficient solution for cloud-based applications, web 2.0, storage, database and machine learning.

 

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Eyal Waldman, President and CEO, Mellanox Technologies said, “In today’s world, the speed of access to information resources is the competitive advantage. Mellanox’ SPECTRUM based Ethernet switch enables datacentres to deliver the highest performance and lowest TCO. Implementing Mellanox’ solutions in data centers, we help create a solid foundation for improving the competitiveness of businesses in the fast-paced modern world of digital services.”

 

The products unveiled by Mellanox, are expected to trigger adoption of high speed networking in the Indian data center industry.  Spectrum based Ethernet switches, will ensure maximum performance, efficiency and throughput with lowest latency and the lowest power consumption; thereby reducing costs significantly. This will maximize ROI and ensure highest application performance, in datacenters powering the telecom, manufacturing and the cloud services market in India.

KIKO MILANO CELEBRATES ITS ENTRY INTO INDIA


The first store opens in DLF Mall of India, Noida

20 September 2016, New Delhi: Italian beauty brand, KIKO MILANO announces its entry into India with the opening of its first store in DLF Mall of India at Noida. With over 850 stores in 17 countries and an online presence in 35 nations, KIKO offers a range of more than 1400 high-quality products, including make-up, beauty accessories and state-of-the-art skincare products.

Inspired by the atmosphere and traditions of Milan – a city with an international reputation for art, fashion and design – KIKO capitalises on the major trends of the moment and makes them accessible to all women.  KIKO offers a unique combination of quality and creativity rooted in its Italian DNA with international ideas and inspiration, breaking new grounds by testing innovative beauty styles and ideas.

With its innovative approach, KIKO has won over the most demanding beauty addicts with an endless range of shades, tones and textures, to satisfy every professional and personalised make-up requirement. Beauty belongs to everybody and life in color is the way we live – this is the vision of KIKO MILANO.

“The opening of our first store in India marks an exciting moment and an important milestone for KIKO MILANO as it embarks on its journey in the Asian subcontinent. In the past decade, India has emerged as one of the fastest-growing beauty markets in the world where consumers are constantly looking out for products to pamper themselves.  We are confident that KIKO’s expansive range and trend setting range of products will win hearts of Indian women.” saidMark Koprowski, International Director, Percassi Group.

“KIKO offers a new experience to the Indian beauty scene. With beauty experts and make up artists on-hand, the store will be a point of reference for beauty lovers – a place to explore, to play with colours and to try out new looks and effective skincare treatments. Entering the world of KIKO does not simply mean treating oneself to ‘beauty shopping’, it is a true sensory experience which includes fun, well-being and gratification. We invite all our consumers to come to KIKO MILANO and glam-up.” said Annanya Sabarwal, Country Director, Kiko Milano.

“DLF Brands is excited to bring Italy’s most loved beauty brand, KIKO MILANO to India. This is in sync with our continued commitment to get the best of global brands to India and a promise of creating a truly opulent retail experience for our customers.” said Timmy Sarna, Managing Director & CEO, DLF Brands Ltd.

The store opened doors on September 17th, 2016.

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Prateeksh Mehra and Brijesh Vyas duo win the GLENFIDDICH WORLD’S MOST EXPERIMENTAL BARTENDER competition


Global competition champions co-creation and collaboration to ignite creativity

21st September, 2016, New Delhi: Glenfiddich the world’s most awarded single malt Scotch whisky, has announced the India winner of the unique competition-the world’s most experimental bartender. From among 10 collaborating participants from across India, Prateeksh Mehra and Brijesh Vyas pair stand out as the India participants of Glenfiddich’s world’s most experimental whisky bartender.

The jury of the competition consisted of Struan Grant Ralph, Rohit Bal Fashion Designer and Arijit Bose mixologist. Commenting on the concept of the winner Prateeksh Mehra and Brijesh Vyas,  Arijit Bose said that “this collaboration was a true reflection of uniqueness and innovation and they came across as most creative craftsmen with whisky.”

 

Rohit Bal, renowned fashion designer said “true spirit of mavericks came alive in the collaboration of Prateeksh Mehra and Brijesh Vyas.”

 

Some of the famous collaborators to come on board for this competition were-

 

  • PRATEEK JAIN AND GAUTAM SETH, KLOVE: LIGHT INSTALLATION DESIGNER
  • AVINASH KUMAR, BLOT: VISUAL ARTIST AND DESIGN STRATEGIST
  • HANIF KURESHI: TYPOGRAPHER AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AT ST+ART
  • MIA MORIKAWA: TEXTILE DESIGNER AND CO-FOUNDER AT KORRA JEANS-
  • MANISHA PRAKASH: INTERIOR DECORATOR AND FURNITURE MAKER
  • GAURI & NAINIKA: FASHION DESIGNER- GAURI AND NAINIKA
  • ZORAVAR KALRA: RESTAURANTEUR
  • SAMEER PATANGE: TATTOO ARTIST
  • PRATEEKSH MEHRA: MASTER BREWER-
  • ANEESH BHASIN: PHOTOGRAPHER AND FOUNDER OF HIPCASK

 

Struan Grant Ralph, Global Brand Ambassador Glenfiddich comments, “This is not your typical cocktail competition. Our award-winning whiskies are sold in the world’s finest bars, manned by exceptional bartenders – the drinks industry attracts inventive, expressive people and some of the most exciting developments we’re seeing today result from maverick collaborations. Great things happen when different minds, passions, viewpoints or crafts collide. We want to celebrate bartenders who are masters of their trade, yet continue to push beyond the expected by finding inspiration in the most unexpected of places.”

 

Glenfiddich has always been at the forefront of innovation in the whisky industry; recognised as both the world’s most awarded single malt and the brand that challenged the norm by taking single malt beyond Scotland’s borders to create the category as it is known today. With this global hunt it aims to establish itself as the ignition platform for a creative experience with co-creation from collaborator mavericks and participating bartenders.

 

Farhan Akhtar challenges Nature in the new Dulux Weathershield Powerflexx TVC


The new TVC showcases the essential protection, essential ingredients and essential colour provided by Dulux Weathershield Powerflexx

New Delhi, September 20, 2016

Farhan Akhtar tests the strength and durability of Dulux Weathershield Powerflexx against extreme conditions of nature and its ability to protect consumers’ homes. In the latest TV commercial by Dulux the flagship Decorative Paints brand from AkzoNobel – ‘Nature Challenge’, the premium exterior emulsion Dulux Weathershield Powerflexx was shown to offer unbeatable exterior wall protection that stays intact for up to 10 years* thus protecting your homes against extreme conditions of nature for a longer time.

 

Conceptualized and created by Taproot Dentsu Communications, the TVC encapsulates the brand’s ability to protect home exteriors from nature’s fury, owing to its Double Defense Technology. The campaign shows a house mounted on a trailer truck travelling through various terrains while exposed to extreme weather. It also emphasizes how the walls protected by Dulux Weathershield Powerflexx withstand challenging weather effectively and remain unblemished.

 

Social media and popular online video platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter will be leveraged to maximize reach and educate consumers about the product. The campaign is being accelerated across these channels basis the consumer behavior and purchasing pattern. This targeted approach is aimed to amplify the benefit of Dulux Weathershield Powerflexx.

 

The Pan-India campaign caters to the needs of consumers who desire unmatched protection resulting in great looking homes. Dulux Weathershield Powerflexx is scientifically formulated with unique technology offering best in class quality, international standards and innovative features. This underscores AkzoNobel’s unflinching commitment to R&D thus ensuring a great product.

 

Rajiv Rajgopal, Director-India and South Asia Cluster, Decorative Paints, AkzoNobel said, “We are dedicated to creating everyday essentials to make people’s lives more liveable and inspiring.Innovation sits at the heart of what we do. Whether we are developing new products or services, we are focused on making life easier for our customers, as well as contributing to their success. This campaign stands as a befitting testimony to the superior value proposition of Dulux with best in class and international quality. In a country like India that faces extreme weather conditions, Weathershield Powerflexx enables homes to withstand the harshness of weather extremities. With the latex of the paint stretching up to seven times more than any other premium exterior paint; this technological wonder enables exceptional performance and benefit to the consumer.”

 

Featuring for the first time in a TVC for an exterior product for Dulux, Farhan Akhtar, Actor, Director, Singer and Brand Ambassador, Dulux said, “In today’s day and age, aesthetics and protection go hand in hand. We need products that deliver outstanding durability and safeguard our homes, making them season proof. Rains have always played havoc on the exteriors of any house. Living in Mumbai that experiences heavy rainfall, I understand this extremely well. This particular product has rain and crack-proof properties that shields homes against such damage and keeps the exterior walls in pristine condition.”

 

Mayuresh Dubhashi, Creative Director, Taproot Dentsu said, “To just make a claim is not as difficult as proving it. In the world of exterior paints, where every second player claims to provide all-round protection, Dulux Weathershield Powerflexx had to stand apart and comprehensively prove its superiority. So we chose the difficult path, and decided to prove that it is the best exterior paint in the market. And that is why the regular demo was made hyper, a house painted with Weathershield Powerflexx was mounted on a trailer truck, and the trailer driven across the country. The whole setup was taken to places of extreme heat and extreme rain to prove one simple point, that this paint can truly weather all weathers. And it exactly did that.”