Bangkok, June 24th 2018: The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA), the grandest celebration of Indian Cinema, put on a show for the ages in the cosmopolitan city of Bangkok, Thailand. The evening saw a spectacular melange of glitz and glamour with Bollywood’s crème de la crème, global dignitaries and world media in attendance at the reputed Siam NiramitTheatre on 24th June, 2018 as throngs of fans flocked to witness the grandest of all stages, the coveted NEXA IIFA Awards Styled by Myntra.
The grandest of stages saw the talented duo Karan Johar and Riteish Deshmukh play hosts in their own inimitable way. With Karan’s witty zingers and Riteish’s charismatic avatar combining on stage, the director-actor Jodi entertained the audience with their crackling chemistry.
As the finale of the celebrated IIFA Weekend & Awards, the IIFA Awards saved the best for the last as India’s most loved actress and timeless beauty Rekha put on a nostalgic performanceas she took the audience back in time. The night also featured mesmeric performances from Bollywood superstars including Ranbir Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor,Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, and Lulia Vantur.
This year, IIFA honoured and paved tribute to two of the most celebrated actors of Indian Cinema the legendary Shashi Kapoor &Bollywood diva Late Sridevi.
The glamorous night also saw venerated actor Anupam Kher being presented with the prestigious ‘IIFA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema’, recognizing his immense contribution to Indian Cinema. Additionally, Style Icon of the year presented by Myntra was given to Youth Icon Kriti Sanon at the event.
For the fourth consecutive year, the IIFAs will be broadcast exclusively on India’s No.1 premium Hindi entertainment channel, COLORS with a stunning line-up of star-studded programming comprising of flashback episodes, IIFA Buzz, IIFA Rocks and the NEXA IIFA Awards. For the digital savvy viewers the same will be available on India’s leading video-on-demand platform, VOOT, from the house of Viacom18.
The principal partners for the 19th IIFA: Title Sponsor of IIFA AwardsNEXA, Styled byMyntra; Global Broadcast partner Colors Viacom18; Digital Content Partner Voot; Cause PartnerWoosh Washing expert campaigning about Equality at home; Official Host Destination PartnerTourism Authority of Thailand, Official Hotel PartnerMarriott Marquis Hotel, Host VenueSiam Niramit;
Other key partners of IIFA 2018 include Official Direct Selling Partner QNET; Brand PartnerEase My Trip, Official Travel & Hospitality Management PartnerWedniksha; Pre-Event Cocktail PartnerSuperdoc; Airport Hospitality Partner Pranaam GVK Guest Services; Official Hair & MakeupPartnerNabila’s Salon, NGENTS and Zero Make upOfficial Time PartnerCraig Shelly.
The IIFA Awards Winners:
· Best Picture- Tumhari Sulu
· Best Story- Amit V Masurkar (Newton)
· Best Direction- Saket Chaudhary (Hindi Medium)
· Best Debut Director – Konkona Sen Sharma (A death in the Gunj)
· Best Actor in a leading role Female- Late Sridevi (Mom)
· Best Actor in a leading role Male- Irrfan Khan (Hindi Medium)
· Best Music Direction – Amaal Mallik, Tanishk Bagchi & Akhil Sachdeva (Badrinath Ki Dulhania)
· Best Playback Singer Female- Meghna Mishra (Main Kaun Hoon – Secret Superstar)
· Best Playback singer Male- Arijit Singh (Hawayein – Jab Harry Met Sejal)
· Supporting Actor Female- Meher Vij (Secret Superstar)
· Supporting Actor Male – Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Mom)
IIFA is dedicated to building bridges across cinemas, businesses, communities and nations, creating everyone’s dream: “One People. One World”. IIFA continues on its journey with strength to grow every year in the world of entertainment and building the outreach as a major event globally to bring positive results and impact.
Keep up to date with all the latest news and details on IIFA by logging on to www.iifa.com or checking out the social media handles:
Conceptualized and produced by Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. and supported by the key members of the Indian film fraternity, IIFA is the most appreciated South Asian film academy and a global platform that gives the Indian film fraternity an opportunity to reach audiences in international territories. The alliances made via the platform of IIFA provide huge benefits and gain to India but an equally important objective of this prestigious brand is to create similar outcomes in its host country. The aim is to establish a system of mutual benefit to both India as well as the host destinations by boosting tourism, economic development, trade, culture, cross-border investments and film co-productions.
Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd promotes the IIFA Weekend & Awards globally each year and travel to new, exciting and beautiful destinations, taking the film fraternity with it to unite and celebrate the best of Indian film and culture, thereby taking Indian Cinema and India to a wider audience.
ABOUT WIZCRAFT INTERNATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT PVT. LTD.
Wizcraft International Entertainment, India’s leading media and Entertainment Company is dedicated to showcasing its expertise on the world stage. Having conceptualized some of the grandest events globally including the 50 Years of Indian Independence, the 30 Years of Mauritian Independence, the 10 years of the South African Freedom Struggle, the Commonwealth Games Opening and Closing ceremonies in Delhi as well as the Handover ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, & the prestigious International
Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards & Weekend for 15 years in over 12 countries, Wizcraft has contributed towards brand building for India across the world. It has pioneered and developed India’s biggest entertainment brand IIFA which has taken Indian Cinema and culture to the world. The growth story of the company reflects the evolution of the Indian event management & entertainment industry itself. Driven by its vision “Believe in the power of your dreams” the company is committed to quality and innovation, while setting its sights on greater peaks of achievement.
Soorma (English: Warrior) is a 2018 Indian Hindi biographical sports drama film based on the life of hockey player Sandeep Singh, directed by Shaad Ali and produced by Sony Pictures Networks India and C.S. Films. The film stars Diljit Dosanjh and Tapsee Pannu in lead roles and is scheduled to have it’s theatrical release on 13 July 2018. The official trailer of the film was released on 11 June 2018.
Soorma tells the story of the international hockey player Sandeep Singh, played by Diljit Dosanjh, who was paralyzed and used a wheelchair for two years after an accidental gunshot injured him in 2006. The film’s tagline is “The Greatest Comeback Story of the Hockey Legend Sandeep Singh”. Fighting against all odds, Sandeep got back on his feet and made a comeback to international hockey in 2008. India won the 2009 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup under his captaincy and went on to qualify for the 2012 Olympics.
Soorma is an inspiring true story of the triumph of the human spirit, about a player, who made headlines for his miraculous comeback after an unfortunate, freak accident through sheer determination, hard work and unrelenting passion for the sport. Don’t Let This Story Pass!
In Cinemas on 13th July 2018. Produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions, Chitrangda Singh and Deepak Singh, Soorma is written and directed by Shaad Ali with music by Shankar Ehsaan Loy and lyrics by Gulzar.
Directed by: Shaad Ali Produced by: Sony Pictures Networks Productions Deepak Singh Chitrangda Singh
Screenplay by Suyash Trivedi Shaad Ali Siva Ananth
Based on Sandeep Singh
Starring Diljit Dosanjh Tapsee Pannu Angad Bedi
Music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Cinematography Chirantan Das Edited by Farooq Hundekar Production company Sony Pictures Networks India C.S. Films Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing Release date 13 July 2018 Country India Language Hindi
Khan will next be seen in Ali Abbas Zafar’s Bharat which also stars Priyanka Chopra, Disha Patani and Sunil Grover in pivotal roles.
Salman Khan’s Eid release is out and fans have reciprocated the love. In just three daysRace 3has managed to collect a massive106.47 croresin India theaters alone. The superstar has rightfully earned the title of ‘Blockbuster Khan’ and ‘The King Of 100 Crore Club’ asRace 3is Salman’s 13th consecutive100 crorefilm. This trend started way back with super fun cop Chulbul Pandey seen inDabangg. The film collected a total of138.88 croresin its lifetime which is very impressive considering it was 2010. Then 2011 saw two films namelyReadyandBodyguardbringing in a sum total of120 croresand142 croresrespectively. After this each year Salman has managed to pump out an average of two movies per year. In 2012 the fans saw him in a spy thrillerEk Tha Tigerwhich brought in198 croresand the sequel toDabanggwhich collected158.50 crores. 2013 was a break year as Salman did not come out with any films. WithJai Hoin 2014, the film is Salman’s lowest100 crorefilm managing to accumulate111 crores. Although withKick, Salman was back on track and minted a cool total of233 crores. 2015 was a superhit year for the star as bothBajrangi BhaijaanandPrem Ratan Dhan Payoamassed totals above200 crores. The critically acclaimedBajrangi Bhaijaanbringing in a colossal320.34 croresand magnum opusPrem Ratan Dhan Payomanaging to collect207.40 crores. The next year Salman again shocked audiences with another critic approved film Sultan which comfortably crossed the300 croremark. 2017’s Eid releaseTubelightbecame a disappointment but somehow managed to collect a modest121.25 croresbut the nextTiger Zinda Haihit the ball out of the park and is Salman Khan’s highest-earning blockbuster collecting a massive total of339.16 crores.
The most-awaited event of Bollywood is finally round the corner. The IIFA 2018 is all set to be hosted in Bangkok, Thailand from June 22 through June 24 at the city’s most prestigious Siam Niramit Center. And, we cannot wait for our favorite celebrities to entertain us in full vigor. This year, the star-studded show promises a lot more excitement with new hosts, captivating performances, and a host of interesting nominations. Here’s why we think IIFA 2018 will delight us more than ever!
This year, we have two new hosts to take us through the musical event of IIFA Rocks – Ayushmann Khurrana and Kartik Aaryan. The young and dynamic duo have made a mark with their unique choice of films and a sensational fan following. Ayushmann has been hosts to quite a few Bollywood events earlier, including an earlier edition of IIFA in 2012. This year, he will be back on stage with his anchoring skills. Kartik Aaryan, on the other hand, is a fresh face on the IIFA stage and this year will be his debut as a host to Bollywood’s biggest event.
Adding a unique charm to the IIFA Rocks, we have the celebrated composer and music director Pritam enthralling us at IIFA 2018. Pritam had performed at earlier editions of IIFA and this year also, he is all set to sweep the audience off their feet with his music. Known for his eclectic compositions, Pritam will be bringing a lot of new melodies to the event. This year he will present some interesting pieces he has created with local Thai musicians and their traditional instruments. With innovative music, Pritam’s performance would be surely something to look forward to.
IIFA Rocks Green Carpet
One of the most vibrant sections of the IIFA Rocks Night is the Green Carpet, where you can spot your favorite celebrities and B-town legends in their most dazzling avatar. Every year, the leading names of Indian movie industry walk down the Green Carpet at IIFA, donning the most exclusive ensembles you would ever see, amidst thousands of cheering fans and media. This year, we are looking forward to yet another evening of a luxurious affair.
Applauding and awarding the winners of the Technical Category
One of the most significant arms of movie production, the technical teams contribute to what makes or breaks a movie. A movie is only good as its screenplay, dialogues, and story. Fine cinematography, editing, sound design, and special effects can define a great final output. Similarly, good music and impactful lyrics, coupled with a powerful voice make the songs of the movie memorable. At IIFA 2018, we had a wide range of technical nominations who ensured an incredible result with their work, and we arrived at the following winners-
Tiger Zinda Hai bagged two awards in the Technical Category with the best cinematography and sound design and was followed by Rajkumar Rao-starrer Newton for best editing. The much-anticipated Jagga Jasoos was at par with three awards for best special effects, best choreography, and best background score. The other winners of Technical awards were Bareilly ki Barfi, Secret Superstar, Jab Harry met Sejal, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, and Baadshaho.
The Myntra Fashion Show
Bollywood and fashion go hand in hand and it’s been that way since the early days of the industry. Therefore, it’s only justified that an iconic fashion brand like Myntra would showcase itself at Bollywood’s most coveted event. For two consecutive years, Myntra has been the official style partner for IIFA. Taking this partnership a step further, Myntra unleashed its new launches with a stunning fashion show in New York last year. This year, at the IIFA Awards in Bangkok, Myntra will enthrall the audience with yet another show-stopping fashion walk, graced by leading models, fashionistas, and celebrities.
In all, with melodious music, a glittering green carpet and an exciting fashion show, the IIFA Rocks Night of 2018 will make for a memorable night!
Sanjay Dutt biopic Sanju Latest Updates: From trailer, teaser, posters to star cast, and songs, here’s everything you need to know about Ranbir Kapoor-starrer Sanjay Dutt biopic.
Written by: Reshu Manglik,
Sanjay Dutt biopic Sanju is all rage on the internet right now. Not only this, the lead actor Ranbir Kapoor is making all the noise on the social media for his uncanny resemblance to the 90’s superstar Sanjay Dutt in the biopic Sanju. The actor has undergone rigorous workout and also adapted the body language of Dutt to such finesse that it’s hard for the audience to differentiate one for another. For those who came late, Sanju is an Indian biographical film based on the life of Sanjay Dutt, written and directed by Rajkumar Hirani. The film has been dominating the headlines ever since it went on floors. The leaked pictures from the Sanju sets went viral on the internet and hence, fans can’t stop raving about Ranbir Kapoor’s hard work that went into the making of the film. For those who missed out on some interesting details about Sanju, we have clubbed everything and anything you need to know about this most-awaited Bollywood film.
Ranbir Kapoor as Sanjay Dutt
Paresh Rawal as Sunil Dutt
Manisha Koirala as Nargis Dutt
Dia Mirza as Maanyata Dutt
Sonam Kapoor as Sanjay Dutt’s love interest (most probably Tina Munim)
Karishma Tanna as Madhuri Dixit
Anushka Sharma as biographer
Jim Sarbh as Salman Khan
Tabu as Tabu (Cameo)
Vicky Kaushal as Sanjay Dutt’s best friend
Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Sanju Music Director
A. R. Rahman
Sanju Release Date
29th June, 2018
The makers of Sanju dropped the trailer one by one, each one representing one character from the movie.
Here are all the posters of Sanju revealed by the makers
In the teaser, Ranbir Kapoor as Sanjay Dutt traces his journey from being a philanderer in 90’s to spending years in Yerwada Jail.
Sanju Trailer On 30th May, just a month before its release, the trailer of Sanju was launched by the makers at a grand event in Mumbai. The event was attended by the entire star cast of the film barring Anushka Sharma, who was in the US at that time to shoot for Zero. During the trailer launch event, lead actor Ranbir Kapoor revealed many interesting details of his own personal life while interacting with media.
Sanju Songs So far, only one track has been released ‘Main Badhiya Tu Bhi Badhiya’ which features Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor in the video. It is being said that father Sunil Dutt lambasted Sanjay Dutt for his poor lip sync in one of the music videos. The incident dates back to Rocky’s release in 1981. It was Sanjay Dutt’s debut film and helmed by none other than veteran actor Sunil Dutt. The song was ‘Dosto ko salaam dushmano ko salaam’ sung by legendary singer Kishore Kumar. Watch the entire song here Sanju Song: Main Badhiya Tu Bhi Badhiya
Sanju Latest Updates: Watch out the space below for latest updates about Ranbir Kapoor-starrer Salman Khan not happy with Sanju trailer?
According to the latest interview by a news agency, Salman Khan is not happy with the last portion of the trailer. He believes that the last 8-10 years of the biopic should have been played by Sanjay Dutt himself. Speaking to the news agency, he said, “For Sanju, I was thinking why is somebody else playing this bit? The last 8-10 years, you cannot do justice to that. Sanju should have played the last bit.”
Sanju Memes that have taken over the internet
While major section of the social media is overwhelmed by Ranbir Kapoor’s performance in the Sanju trailer itself, there is a community of some talented netizen who got busy making memes out of the trailer. Soon after the trailer launch, some really rib-tickling Sanju memes started floating on the internet. Have a look.
THE 19TH EDITION OF NEXA IIFA AWARDS STYLED BY MYNTRA IS ALL SET TO BE A MAGNIFICENT CELEBRATION OF INDIAN CINEMA, MUSIC, FASHION AND DANCE THIS 22ND – 24TH JUNE, 2018 IN BANGKOK, THAILAND
IIFA 2018 continues its partnership with India’s No.1 premium
Hindi Entertainment channel, COLORS
· IIFA Rocks
o Bangkok to witness a never-before seen medley at IIFA Rocks 2018 by acclaimed Bollywood music director-singer Pritamalong with Sreerama Chandra, Amit Mishra, Shalmali Kholgade, Antara Mitra, Nakash Aziz and Nikitha while Bollywood divas Vaani Kapoor and Nushrat Bharucha will enthrall the audience with their energetic performances
o The dynamic duo Kartik Aaryan and Ayushmann Khurrana to host IIFA Rocks 2018
· NEXA IIFA Awards Styled By Myntra
o Power-Packed performances by Ranbir Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor,Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, Lulia Vantur among others
o The star-studded awards presentation ceremony will witness a mesmerizing performance by India’s most loved actress and timeless beauty Rekha
o NEXA IIFA Awards Styled by Myntra to be hosted by the charismatic duo Karan Johar and Riteish Deshmukh
Mumbai, 12th June 2018: The countdown to the biggest celebration of Indian Cinema has begun as preparations are well underway for the 19th Edition ofNEXA IIFA Awards Styled by Myntra, to be held at the reputed Siam Niramit Theatre in Bangkok on 22nd & 24th June.
For the fourth consecutive year, the IIFAs will be broadcast on India’s No.1 premium Hindi entertainment channel, COLORS with a stunning line-up of star-studded programming comprising of flashback episodes, IIFA Buzz, IIFA Rocks and the NEXA IIFA Awards. For the digital savvy viewers the same will be available on India’s leading video-on-demand platform, VOOT, from the house of Viacom18.
To reveal some of the exciting details about the highly anticipated NEXA IIFA Awards Styled By Myntra, Bollywood’s talented actors, Varun Dhawan, Ayushmann Khurrana, Bobby Deol, and leading actress Kriti Sanon were joined by the legendary superstar Rekha at the IIFA Mumbai Press Conference today at J.W. Marriott, Juhu.
Addressing the media, Wiz Sabbas Joseph, co-founder director, Wizcraft International said, “The IIFAs travel the world bringing people and cultures closer together. We are delighted to be returning to Bangkok after a decade to once again create an Indian celebration. With this year’s star-studded line-up we would also bring alive nostalgia with Rekhaji’s performance in an event brimming with youthfulness. Indian movie fans are in for a treat like never before”
Speaking on the association, Mr. R.S. Kalsi, Sr. Executive, Director-Marketing & Sales, Maruti Suzuki India Limited said “Our country is changing at a rapid pace and so are the aspirations of our new- age customers. The sophisticated, discerning and highly ambitious customers want to enjoy higher level of experiences when they are buying a car. At NEXA we are providing them just that by offering them the best car buying experience that meets global standards.
There’s no denying that Indian Cinema today has made its global mark with innovative ideas, great technology, and a creative outlook. And IIFA, being the global flag bearer of Indian films recognises and honours this talent. That’s why IIFA is such a perfect fit with NEXA’s vision. As partners for 4 years, we have grown together to provide audiences more exciting and innovative experiences.”
Announcing the continuing partnership with COLORS, Raj Nayak – Chief Operating Officer, Viacom18 said, “We are delighted to enter the fourth consecutive year of partnership with IIFA. Together, we have taken the magic of IIFA to the global audience year on year. In this edition, with the partnership extending to Viacom18’s digital platform, VOOT, we are certain that we will open new vistas and challenge all boundaries. As Indian cinema continues to set new benchmarks, IIFA and COLORS will go on to celebrate the power of a story well told and bring to the television viewers world-class content that will brighten their lives.”
He further added, “Viewers can look forward to the IIFA experience in their homes this July.”
Speaking on the occasion, Wiz Andre Timmins, co-founder Director- Wizcraft International, the producers and creators of the IIFA movement, said, “With the excitement growing across the world, the 19th edition is all set to recreate the magic of IIFA in Thailand. This time around, Bangkok is going to witness a global phenomenon as IIFA not only brings together the entire Indian film fraternity to celebrate Indian cinema but also continues its endeavour to embrace and preserve the art of cinema as we travel the world. We are excited to celebrate and present an Amazing IIFA Weekend in Amazing Thailand.”
Speaking on the association,Gunjan Soni, DIrector, Jabong and CMO-Myntra, said, “The Style icon of the year award resonates very well with our core vision of making the world a more stylish and colourful place, therefore we urge all our viewers to vote for their favourite participant on the Myntra app and help them become the face of the Style Icon award this year. We are extremely excited to announce our nominees this year, Jacqueline Fernandez, Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Kartik Aryan, Disha Patani and Kriti Sanon for the ‘Style Icon of the year’ presented by Myntra, at the 19th IIFA awards in Bangkok. This year we are also about to witness a special collaboration between star designer Vikram Phadnis and Myntra when we join forces to create an exclusive line for IIFA 2018. We are thrilled to bring forth this shoppable designer line for all our viewers giving them an opportunity to own these IIFA inspired designs.”
The principal partners for the 19th IIFA: Title Sponsor of IIFA Awards NEXA, Styled byMyntra; Cause PartnerWoosh Washing expert campaigning about Equality at home; Official Host Destination PartnerTourism Authority of Thailand,Official Hotel PartnerMarriott Marquis Hotel, Host Venue Siam Niramit;
Other key partners of IIFA 2018 include Associate SponsorQNET; , Brand Partner Ease My Trip, Official Travel & Hospitality Management PartnerWedniksha; Airport Hospitality PartnerPranaam GVK Guest Services;Official Hair & Makeup PartnerNabila’s Salon; Official Time PartnerCraig Shelly
Kicking off the celebrations, IIFA Rocks 2018 will feature a musical extravaganza by acclaimed Bollywood music director-singer Pritam Chakraborty along with talented singers like Sreerama Chandra, Amit Mishra, Shalmali Kholgade, Antara Mitra, Nakash Aziz and Nikitha. Adding to the excitement, IIFA Rocks 2018 would feature stunning performances by Bollywood divas Sonu ke Titu ki Sweety Nushrat Bharucha and Vaani Kapoor.
The grand finale of the 19th Edition of NEXA IIFA Awards, will witness mesmerizing performances by Bollywood megastars Ranbir Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Shraddha Kapoor, Kriti Sanon, and Lulia Vantur. With the excitement growing across the world, the legendary actor Rekha is sure to leave audiences spellbound with her ethereal performance at the grandiose event.
Furthermore, IIFA has proudly partnered with Woosh Washing Expert, to support the cause of equality at home – ‘Barabari Ghar Se Shuru’. This partnership provides a platform to contribute and raise awareness for Women Empowerment and Gender Equality.
Commenting on their association, Mr. Yogesh Jain, Managing Director, Woosh Washing Expert said, “We’re glad to announce Woosh Washing Expert as a Proud Cause Partner of IIFA 2018 for the second consecutive year. As we believe in the power of gender equality and women empowerment, we’re proud to support the cause- Equality Begins At Home”. Let’s all support ‘Barabari Ghar Se Shuru’.
Recognizing his immense contribution to Indian cinema, last fortnight the IIFA Advisory Board announced that the venerated actor, Anupam Kher will be honored with the prestigious ‘IIFA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema’ at IIFA Awards 2018.
Additionally, as part of its commitment to preserving cinema heritage, this year IIFA Foundation will be collaborating with OSIANs auction house, India’s foremost Arts and cultural Institution & Auction House, to showcase vintage cinema memorabilia at an exhibition event which will be held at the Bangkok Marriott Marquis, Queens Park hotel from June 21st to June 23rd. A glimpse of the memorabilia was displayed at the press conference.
Commenting on the occasion, Rekha said “Coming back to IIFA and performing on the grandest stage of all in the beautiful city of Bangkok feels ethereally wonderful. IIFA 2018 is going to be an unforgettable, magical and once-in-a-life time experience for Indian Cinema fans worldwide.”
Commenting on the occasion, Varun Dhawan said, “IIFA has always held a special place in my heart but that bond became even stronger after Wizcraft and IIFA offered me a chance to pay tribute to my father’s legacy through a special performance last year. I am very excited to put on an amazing show for everyone in Bangkok.”
Fans and media are welcome to keep abreast of the latest news and details on IIFA and Hindi cinema by logging on to www.iifa.com or checking out the social media handles:
Conceptualized and produced by Wizcraft International and supported by the key members of the Indian film fraternity, IIFA is the most appreciated South Asian film academy and a global platform that gives the Indian film fraternity an opportunity to reach audiences in international territories. The alliances made via the platform of IIFA provide huge benefits and gain to India and an equally important objective is to create similar benefits in the host country. The aim is to establish a system of mutual benefit to both India as well as the host destinations by boosting tourism, economic development, trade, culture, cross-border investments and film co-productions.
Wizcraft International promotes the IIFA Weekend & Awards globally each year and travel to new, exciting and beautiful destinations, taking the film fraternity to unite and celebrate the best of Indian film and culture, thereby taking Indian Cinema and India to a wider audience. www.iifa.com
About Wizcraft International Entertainment
Wizcraft International Entertainment, India’s leading media and Entertainment Company is dedicated to showcasing its expertise on the world stage. Having conceptualized some of the grandest events globally including the 50 Years of Indian Independence, the 30 Years of Mauritian Independence, the 10 years of the South African Freedom Struggle, the Commonwealth Games Opening and Closing ceremonies in Delhi as well as the Handover ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, & the prestigious International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards & Weekend for 18 years in over 12 countries, Wizcraft has contributed towards brand building for India across the world. It has pioneered and developed India’s biggest entertainment brand IIFA which has taken Indian Cinema and culture to the world. The growth story of the company reflects the evolution of the Indian event management & entertainment industry itself. Driven by its vision “Believe in the power of dreams” the company is committed to quality and innovation, while setting its sights on greater peaks of achievement.
Advance booking has started in Major Cineplex Sukhumvit | เมเจอร์ ซีนีเพล็กซ์ สุขุมวิท – Theatre3 3 – 19:30 & 23:00
Theatre 8 – 11:30, 15:00, 18:30 & 22:00
Major Cineplex Central Rama III | เมเจอร์ ซีนีเพล็กซ์ เซ็นทรัล พระราม 3 | Theatre 3
– 13:00, 16:30 & 20:00
Paragon Cineplex – 14.30, 18.00 & 21.30
Race 3 is an internationally mounted saga of a family that deals in borderline crime but is ruthless and vindictive to the core. A world with twists and turns at every nook and corner, which will take the audience by surprise with its sheer unpredictability. When Shamsher (Anil Kapoor) entrusts Sikandar (Salman Khan) with a high stakes heist along with the family for support, what could possibly go wrong? Well… We discover everyone’s real character as they change with a blink of an eye. We discover that nothing is as it seems. We discover a family on the verge of self-destruction – or is it a ploy by some outsiders. In top gear all the way… Race 3 rushes towards a high octane climax with betrayals, fast guns, fast cars and sleek action never seen before on the Indian screen. Action and drama that leads to a shocking twist in the climax that takes your breath away. Because…. Sikandar’s got this one”!!
Four Unique and Topical movies, from four Diverse countries
‘WALK WITH ME’ (‘De Standhaftige’), Denmark,
Directed by Lisa Ohlin 1 Hr. 45 mins
SATURDAY 16 JUNE, 4: 00 PM (With ENGLISH Sub-Titles)
We are proud to screen a film from Denmark; whose cinema is internationally renowned.
This film is another topical story of today. It deals with the trauma-syndrome that many soldiers face when they return from war, and find that they have to fight the war from within themselves.
Thomas becomes injured in a mine explosion while deployed in Afghanistan, andreturns home to rehabilitate. He is angry, bitter and desperate to get back on his feet, but it is a long process. He then meets Sophie, a ballet dancer with the Royal Danish Ballet, whom he rejects at first, but who slowly resurrects his physical and mental strength.
The ballet scenes are a highlight of this engrossing film, and Thomas’ spirits are uplifted. Sophie’s dream is achieved when she is selected to dance in New York. She now has to make a tough decision between the rehabilitated soldier Thomas and her promising ballet career.
The movie created waves at many international film festivals, and was one of three movies nominated by the country for the Oscars in 2017.
Kulturbunkeren.dk (Danish); ‘ Different and accomplished romantic drama.’
Bulles de Culture (French): ‘A re-birth through love’.
The film event is supported by the Royal Danish Embassy, who will serve drinks and snacks, after the screening.
The Ambassador of Denmark HE Uffe Wolffhechel will introduce the film.
The Film Screenings will be held in the new RCB FORUM room (2 Floor ).
Veere Di Weddingis doing a very good business at the box office. Barring a few negative reviews, the buddy comedy has majorly received positive responses. It is the first women-centric movie to have such a great opening. The movie stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam K Ahuja, Shikha Talsania and the woman of the hour, Swara Bhasker. Swara gets few of the best lines in the movie and one ‘pathbreaking’ scene. In the movie, there is a scenewhere her character pleasures herself. Umm… she masturbates. Yes, women do it too. Get over it. It’s 2018.
The said scene has not only helpedSwaragarner praises for being bold enough to do that. But from the other end of the spectrum, she is receiving a lot of flak as well. Trolls are having a baller time doing their job and taking digs at this scene. Well, coming to the point we came across a rather hilarious take on Swara’s masturbation scene fromVeere Di Wedding.We don’t know whether the person who edited this is a troll or just a fan with a sense of humour, but we thought the video is quite funny.
The editor has stitched together theVeere Di Weddingscene with a certain B-grade looking Hindi horror film’s exorcism scene. The output is hilarious:
Veere Di Weddingmade more money on Sunday than it did on Saturday and Friday. In total, in its opening weekend, the movie has managed to earn Rs 36.52 crore. It has beaten Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, Raazi, 102 Not Out, October, etc. The only movies it is behind are Baaghi 2, Raid, Pad Man, Padmaavat. Well, a women-led film being in top 5 opening weekend grossers is quite a big feat for Indian cinema.
Harshvardhan Kapoor’s film is darker than any other Hindi superhero film you have seen. It’s earnest and deals with the idea of vigilante justice in its raw form. Here’s our movie review of Bhavesh Joshi Superhero.
Be it Krrish or A Flying Jatt, a strong sense of personal loss has never been the hallmark of the Hindi superhero films. They never came out of the shadow of their western counterparts. Their villains were caricatures and their crusades were designed to mostly impress children, their core viewers. On that account, Bhavesh Joshi Superhero is indeed the right step in terms of a mature presentation and setting the agenda right. Watch: Reviews of Veere Di Wedding and Bhavesh Joshi Superhero.
Bhavesh Joshi Superhero is darker than any other Hindi superhero film you have seen. It’s earnest and deals with the idea of vigilante justice in its raw form. The transformation of a common person into a warrior has been captured with sincerity. You root for Bhavesh Joshi while watching him from a distance. He hasn’t done anything substantial yet to impact your life, but he appears genuinely concerned.
What begins as a discussion about DC being better than Marvel turns into a personal challenge for three Mumbai friends. Bhavesh Joshi (Priyanshu Painyuli) and Sikander Khanna (Harshvardhan Kapoor) believe that the struggle for a better society starts with them. Their own conducts should be honest at any cost. Rajat (Ashish Verma) is a neutral spectator whose sympathies are with the other two. In a way, he represents the audiences and it is apt that he plays an aspiring graphic novel writer in the film. Bhavesh and Sikander launch Insaaf TV, a digital platform, where they put up their anti-corruption videos. These videos are mostly about stopping people from urinating on the road or cutting the trees until they encounter a powerful water mafia. This changes their lives and makes them understand the futility — and the need — of their war and its methods. Now is the time to take a leap of faith, but will they be able to do it?
The director, Vikramaditya Motwane (Udaan, Lootera, Trapped), has used a politically charged and unstable time as the backdrop of Bhavesh Joshi Superhero. He understands the importance of independent social media and the emergence of responsible youth. More than the roads, this fight takes place on the internet. First, it awakens the conscience of the viewers and then it compels them to take a stand in the real world.
Actually, this is where it becomes an Indian superhero film. The sense of community and the welfare of the local people is high on its priority. The world can be saved later.
It talks about small things like jumping the red light or bribing for the passport. Thankfully, it doesn’t decide to deliver long sermons and conveys its ideas through everyday conversations. Probably Motwane wants to put the onus on the common people for all their miseries and its solutions. Things escalate quickly in order to provide pace to the screenplay. This unsettles the actors initially. They don’t find the right emotional trajectory, but Motwane manages it with some well choreographed action scenes. Assisted by a thrilling background score and gliding camera, you want to whistle for the Insaaf-Man when he appears for the first time. Unfortunately, he gets back to his cocoon just when you wanted him to go full throttle. This might have made him look human, but it stops the natural progression of a vigilante hero. Then there are characters that appear more comic than menacing. They don’t help much in making the steely resolve of Bhavesh Joshi visible. Harshvardhan’s perplexed expressions add to the confusion. The one thing which works in Harshvardhan’s favour is the thought of not giving him any weapons or gadgets. His casual attitude establishes his immediate connect with the audience. His limitations are projected as his strengths, but that works both ways. Harshvardhan generates more sympathy than empathy.
Also, the film stretches for no apparent reason. A shorter version could have been a better prelude to more films in the franchise. The over-the-top villainy further dampens the spirit of a realistic superhero film.
But all said and done, Motwane breaks into new territories with his innovative take on superhero films. Bhavesh Joshi Superhero has its heart in the right place and its tone is totally indigenous. Harshvardhan Kapoor has come up with an honest performance. At 155-minute, Bhavesh Joshi Superhero has a lot to offer.