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At the recently concluded Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, the following Feature films, Documentaries and Short films were declared winners by the Jury.

GRAND JURY AWARDS:

Category: Film Festivals
Launching of Music Album  "SARHADEIN - MUSIC BEYOND BOUNDARIES"

The VIPs of the Music World of India and Pakistan have made a history under the label of India’s senior most and top music company saregama.

Category: Music Launch or Reviews

At Los Angeles from 12th April to 17th April, 2011

On 12th April, the fest will be kicked off with screening of the award-winning and inspiring narrative I AM KALAM, which marks director Nila Madhab Panda s feature film debut after having directed over 60 short films. I AM KALAM is the story of a young boy who struggles to get an education over seemingly insurmountable odds. The film was inspired by India s former President, Abdul J Kalam, as well as Panda s own childhood experiences.

Category: Film Festivals

THE ANNUAL GLOBAL CONVENTION on the Business of Entertainment and Media MARCH 23-25, 2011, HOTEL RENAISSANCE, POWAI, MUMBAI.

Folks ! Get ready for a gruelling thought provoking - glamour filled three days long convention with global participation of celebrities from the Business of Entertainment all over the world, especially from bollywood. 2000 Indian and 500 foreign delegates encompassing the entire universe of media and entertainment to attend this Global Convention.

Category: Seminars or Conventions

TOGETHER FOREVER – AN ETERNAL LOVE STORY By Mickey Nivelli

Category: Book Reviews
Cover of "Sitare Zameen Par" music album

Saregama is known for its innovative ways to relive melodies from its huge archives. Last year, the music co. had started an unique series of compilation of choicest songs of legendary stars, sung by him/her during their film career under the title “Sitare Zameen Par”.First one in the series was on legendary thespian actor Dilip Kumar. This year the honor is bestowed upon another legendary actor with grace Waheeda Rehman.

Category: Music Launch or Reviews
FICCI FRAMES 2010

Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif among Bollywood stars who kicked off The 3 days convention of FICCI FRAMES 2010 on Entertainment Industry.

KNOWLEDGE FROM HOLLYWOOD TO BOLLYWOOD MORE ESSENTIAL THAN INVESTMENTS: SHAH RUKH KHAN

‘Need to Learn Screenplay Writing, VFX Techniques & Business Organisation’

Category: Seminars or Conventions
Dev Anand re-launching music of "Hum Dono"

India's flagship music company Saregama India Ltd. has re-launched the music of the classic film “Hum Dono” now digitally converted from B & W to colour.The movie was a box office hit produced and acted in by the legendary Dev Anand co-starring Nanda and Sadhana.

Category: Music Launch or Reviews

We Care Film Fest is the only festival in the world which is travelling to educational institutions including mass communications institutes and disability institutions to make people aware and sensitise them on human disability issues. On 18th Jan.2011, it came down to Mumbai.

Category: Film Festivals
IFFI 2010 Logo

A DETAILED ANALYTICAL REPORT

A COMEDY OF ERRORS AND MIS-MANAGEMENT GALORE, LACK OF FESTIVAL SPIRIT AND INFERIOR QUALITY OF SELECTED FILMS FOR “CINEMA OF THE WORLD” OBSERVED FROM START TO FINISH

Category: Film Festivals
Film Copyright Controversy

The well known former film writer and now lyricist M P (Rajya Sabha) Javed Akhtar has become successful in getting his recommendation / point of view accepted by law makers that the film lyricists and music directors should each get 12.5 percent of the profit earned by their work. Presently the sole copyright holder of the film’s music is the Producer who gets 50 percent of the overall profits earned from the film and also gets an additional 25 percent as recording rights of the music.

Category: News or Controversies
12th MFF Logo

As reported in Part-I, the festival was held from 21st Oct. to 28th Oct.

POINTS TO PONDER OVER BY THE RELIANCE BIG ENTERTAINMNENT WHO ARE THE OWNERS OF THE ORGANIZER—MUMBAI ACADEMY OF MOVING IMAGES (MAMI)

Category: Film Festivals

Produced by Cinergy Production  and presented by SARGAMA, the film “Jhotha Hi Sahi” is shortly releasing all over India. Music CDs have also been produced and marketed under sa re ga ma label.

Category: Music Launch or Reviews
12th MFF Logo

This MFF is divided into eight sections: International Competition for the First Feature Films of Directors, World Cinema, Indian Frame, Dimensions Mumbai, Celebrate Age, Retrospectives, Above the Cut and New Faces in Indian Cinema.

Category: Film Festivals

“My film is the 1st Indian FILM BASED ON HONOUR KILLING”

Says AVTAR BHOGAL

Reacting to a report published in a Mumbai paper on Priyadarshan directed film “Akrosh” touted it as the first Indian film made on the subject of “Honour Killing”

Avatar Bhogal, who earlier made issue based films like “Zakhmi Aurat”, "Aaj Ki Aurat”, “Haar Jeet” etc; has issued a press release in which he stated that :

Category: News or Controversies

MAGICAL RHYMES COMPOSED AND SUNG BY THE STUDENTS OF A R RAHMAN’S ‘K M MUSIC CONSERVATORY’ (School- KMMC) and presented by the showbiz Glamour doll Katrina Kaif

Music company saregama has produced a new album to educate and entertain kids in association with KIDZEE and Sunfeast Dream Cream. Katrina Kaif, besides doing opening commentary, has also conducted a quiz and rhyme cue before each rhyme is sung.

Category: Music Launch or Reviews
Parvati Sehgal

STARDOM AND TALENTS ABOUND IN NEW COMER – PARVATI SEHGAL

Presently a tele-serial PRATIGYA on Star Plus Channel is very popular (Monday- Friday 10-30 p.m). One of the young tom boyish character as KOMAL is played with near perfection by a teen age beauty Parvati, daughter of illustrious artist couple Anil and Seema Sehgal.

Mohan Siroya recently had a brief encounter with her.

Excerpts :-

Category: Interviews, TV Serials or Live Shows
Satish Bhatnagar - 2007 - photo taken by Siraj Syed

Satish Bhatnagar, the pen-wizard, passes away at 88 - A small tribute by Siraj Syed

Category: Tributes
“BUDDHA HI BUDDHA HAI"
A dedication to Mahatma Buddha by celebrity singers

Saregama has just released a album written, conceived and composed by Rajesh Dhabre; who is otherwise a bureaucrat by profession. This is a musical interpretation of timelessless, universality and the teachings of the world ICON Tathagat Siddharth Gautam, better known as Lord Buddha now by millions of his followers all over the world.

Category: Music Launch or Reviews
GEETMALA KI CHHAON MEIN : VOLUMES 11-15
ANOTHER FEATHER IN THE CROWNED BULKY CAP OF RADIOSTAR PAR EXCELLANCE AMEEN SAYANI AND AN UNGFORGETTABLE TREAT FOR VINTAGE MUSIC AFICIANADOS
Category: Music Launch or Reviews

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