Monthly Archives: November 2017
Disney-Pixar’s newly released Oscar offering COCO has been getting exceptional reviews globally and Indian critics have been calling it one of the best films of the year!
B-town celebrities like Akshay Kumar, Shilpa Shetty, Hritik Roshan and Manav Kaul along with their families went to watch the movie in theatres after hearing such positive reviews. Leaving with a smile on their face, they all seemed to have loved the story of Miguel.
Coco is poised to be the next Oscar Hopeful from the Disney-Pixar stable of Academy Award-winning movies.
After last year’s stunning successes Inside Out and Finding Dory, “Coco,” promises to be Disney- Pixar’s most culturally-diverse human family drama yet. It’s about 12-year-old Miguel (Gonzalez), an aspiring guitarist from a rural Mexican town, whose family of shoemakers has banned music. Miguel gets transported to the Land of the Dead in Día de los Muertos, where he tries to reclaim his family heritage and return home with the help of trickster skeleton Hector (Bernal).
COCO is currently in theaters.
Condé Nast Traveller and NIRAV MODI brought down MASSIMO BOTTURA, the world’s top chef, to India for the first time
Actor Sonam Kapoor was part of the exclusive dinner along with Mira Rajput Kapoor and other renowned names from the world of business, entrepreneurship, and Mumbai’s social circles
Wednesday evening saw select tastemakers of Mumbai get the rare opportunity to taste food prepared by none other than Chef Massimo Bottura, one of the world’s most celebrated Italian chefs. The one-night-only, exclusive seven-course dinner was part of Condé Nast Traveller’s Hot Tables culinary series, which was co-hosted by luxury jewellery brand NIRAV MODI. For the uninitiated, Massimo Bottura’s Modena-based three-Michelin-starred restaurant Osteria Francescana was ranked #1 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list 2016, becoming the first Italian restaurant in history to win this accolade.
Held at the Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai, the evening saw the crème de la crème from the business, entertainment, and social circles of India get the chance to sample some of Bottura’s most iconic creations. The ambience of Osteria Francescana was recreated using the establishment’s famous grey color palette with original photography of Italy by Sunhil Sippy adorning the walls. This was Bottura’s maiden visit to India. Co-hosts Nirav Modi and Alex Kuruvilla were seen engaging with high-profile guests like Swati Piramal, Aryama Sundaram, Vikas Oberoi, Gayatri Oberoi, Shweta Bhosale, Pirojsha Godrej, Karla Godrej, Sonam Kapoor, Karan Boolani and Mira Rajput Kapoor at the event.
Guests were treated to the chef’s famous signature dishes like Caesar salad in bloom, Riso “Cacio e Pepe”, A journey through Emilia-Romagna, and The crunchy part of the lasagna, in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian versions. The meat-eaters additionally sampledRed Mullet Livornese, Baccalà mare nostrum, and Oops! I dropped the lemon tart for dessert. For the vegetarians, on offer were Autumn in New York, New York, Beautiful, psychedelic, spin-painted red beetroot, not flamed grilled, and Tribute to Vignola for dessert.
“We believe in crafting remarkable experiences for our clients that create a lasting value for beauty and build a profound emotional connect. Massimo’s culinary expertise with a burst of visual artistry has created magic. We are happy to have co-hosted the evening with Condé Nast Traveller, and bring to our clients an outstanding sensory experience that would be appreciated by those who chase excellence and perfection.” – Nirav Modi, Founder and Creative Director, NIRAV MODI
Debutant director, writer and producer Remy Kohli’s film “Kuldip Patwal: I Didn’t Do It” is an intriguing story of a man who becomes the victim of a conspiracy, is trapped in a malicious way and thrown away in a dingy jail cell.
Kuldip Patwal, in the film, is accused of murdering the state Chief Minister Varun Chadha, which is witnessed by many people. What is the state up to and why is an ordinary man caught in the midst of all this? Whether it’s a political party head or the businessman funding the party or a frustrated police officer or is it the entire system getting together to bring a common man to his knees by threatening him into submission by intimidation or enticement? These questions are answered by the end of the film that was premiered at Cannes and has been praised for its ‘narrative and noteworthy performances’. That’s not surprising as the cast boasts of actors like Deepak Dobriyal, Raima Sen, Gulshan Devaiah, Parvin Dabbas and Anurag Arora among others. The dramatic thriller, is being released by Prn-N-Camera International, opens in cinemas on December 15, 2017.
कुलदीप पटवाल, कहानी है एक सामान्य इंसान की असामान्य स्तिथि में।
नवोदित निर्देशक, लेखक और निर्माता रेमी कोहली की फिल्म “कुलदीप पटवाल : आई डिडनाट डु इट” एक बेहतरीन कहानी है जो दर्शाती है कैसे एक सामान्य इंसान, षड्यंत्र का शिकार हो कर जेल में डाल दिया जाता है।
एक साधारण नागरिक कुलदीप पटवाल पर राज्य के मुख्यमंत्री वरुण चड्ढा के क़त्ल का इलज़ाम लगता है, जिसके कई गवाह भी है। राज्य सरकार क्या कर रही है ? किस तरह किसी षड़यंत्र का हिस्सा होकर एक सामान्य आदमी पिसता है, क्या ये किसी राजनितिक पार्टी या किसी बिजनेस मैन की कारस्तानी है, या किसी भ्रष्ट पुलिस अफसर की चाल या पुरे तंत्र का मिलाजुला काम, एक सामान्य इंसान को घुटनो पर लेकर गुलाम बनाने की ? क्या है यह ? इन सवालो ला जवाब फिल्म के अंत में मिलता है जो पिछले दिनों ‘कांन्स’ में दिखाई गयी थी और उसे लोगो की भरपूर प्रशंसा मिली। फिल्म में दीपक डोबरियाल, राइमा सेन, गुलशन देविहा , परवीन डबास एवं अनुराग अरोरा का सराहनीय काम है, यह ड्रामेटिक थ्रिलर फिल्म को पेन-एन-कैमरा इंटरनेशनल १५ दिसम्बर २०१७ को संपूर्ण भारत में प्रदर्शित कर रहे है।
Mumbai, November 20, 2017: Wakhra Swag, the super hit Punjabi song by Navv Inder featuring Badshah crosses the 100 million views mark on the Times Music YouTube channel.
Released in 2015, Wakhra Swag grabbed a lot of attention with its catchy hook line, Badshah’s effortless rap and Navv’s laid back singing style. It became a rage in Punjab and soon crossed over to a national audience – with radio stations and night club DJs across the country picking up the track. Composed by Badshah and written by Navi Kamboz, Wakhra Swag won ‘ The Most Popular Song of the Year’ at the 2016 Punjabi Music Awards and Navv Inder & Badhsah collected the ‘The Best Duo/Group’ award. The music video has become one of the most played videos of the year and has crossed 100 Million views on YouTube, making Wakhra Swag an all-time sensational Punjabi hit!
“I had never thought the first song of my career would become one of the biggest hits in the country. I am extremely glad and thankful to all my fans for loving and supporting the song and to all the radio stations and TV channels for playing my music” said Navv Inder.
When asked about his chemistry with Badshah, the Ludhiana boy said, “Badshah is a very good friend and an exceptionally talented rapper. Both of us share the same ideology of doing somethingdifferent and path-breaking when it comes to music. His involvement and unconditional support have made Wakhra Swag reach this level today!”
Mandar Thakur, COO, Times Music said, “ Wakhra Swag is one of the biggest non-film hits in recent years. It has broken all the regional boundariesand compelled listeners to play it on repeat mode”!
‘ Wakhra Swag’ is Times Music’s exclusive release and is available across all digital and mobile platforms!
FOGSI launches She Matters Campaign – Fashion walk for a cause with designers Shaina N C & Rebeca Deewan
FOGSI – The Federation of Obstetric and Gynecologist Society of India, launched the nationwide movement called “She Matters”. They’re main objective being Health Care, Education, and Transformation of Women. Renowned Indian designer Shaina N C, popularly known as Queen of Drapes, a politician and social activist and fashion designer Rebeca Dewan who is known for her urban style created an exquisite festive French collection ‘Belle Ame’.
Dr. Rishma Dhillon Pai, President FOGSI, said, “She matters is about Care, Education, and Transformation of women in urban and rural areas. “She Matters” fashion show is the most unique in the country as gynecologists and celebrities from all walks of life walked the ramp. The need to promote quality health care is of utmost importance to reduce the mortality rate amongst mothers. The upgradation of nursing homes, better infrastructure, and education to transform the system is our key objective and we are happy to have the overwhelming support of Shaina N C, Rebeca Dewan and all the celebrities like Pooja Hegde, Soha Ali Khan, Monica Bedi, Swati Wadhwani, Sheeba, Malvika Sharma, Cyrus Broacha etc. who supported us today.
Shaina NC said ‘This is the first time doctors and patients are walking on the ramp together. Without gynecologists, the baby cannot be born as they play a very crucial role in the birth of a baby. We must always understand how important doctors are in our life. Without SHE there is no HE. I have always been a strong supporter of women causes over the years and FOGSI has done immense work across the country with its strong base of doctors whose selfless service for women healthcare needs to be applauded. When I got this opportunity to be associated with the She Matters campaign I created an exquisite range of Indian wear for the doctors and celebrities. I would like to extend my support for making a difference to educate and bring about a positive change in India. It was a memorable show where we had a fantastic mix of Bollywood celebrities such Shamita Shetty, Sayami Kher, Poonam Dhillon and TV celebrities such as Shweta Choudhary, Mansi Roy Joshi and TV anchor Faye Dsouza and leading doctors walking side by side..’’
Dr. Nandita Palshetker, President MSR & organizing secretary of the event said, ‘ My walk with Ex Miss World Diana Hayden and her baby Aria was a special part of the show since she was the youngest beauty on the ramp and Diana is currently pregnant with twins. This show brought many doctors and women of substance together on one stage which will help spread the message of She Matters. ‘