17042018-LSTC-01.qxd 4/16/2018 7:39 PM Page 1 c m y b CHANDIGARH | TUESDAY | 17 APRIL 2018 TRIBUNELIFE+STYLE CARRY ON JATTA 2 TO RELEASE ON JUNE 1 BIG B FEELS INDEBTED TO HIS FANS KADVI HAWA TO BE SCREENED IN BEIJING The second instalment of Punjabi superstar Gippy Garewal’s movie Carry On Jatta will release on June 1. Gippy, who has starred in films like Manje Bistre and Subedar Joginder Singh, made the announcement via Twitter on Monday. IANS Amitabh Bachchan can’t thank his fans enough and feels indebted to them. Every Sunday, his fans throng the gate of his home to catch a glimpse of the actor. “The enthusiasm unending and the love so endearing... Thank you,” Big B posted on his blog. IANS National Award-winning filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda is looking forward to the Chinese premier of his drama film Kadvi Hawa at the Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF). The eight-day film fest will commence on Tuesday and will conclude on April 22. IANS Watchout for more With varied content and an audience spread out across the globe, Punjabi TV channels have not only survived tough times, but are also growing with each passing day FAMOUS PUNJABI SINGER-ACTORS ON A POPULAR SHOW YAARAN DI NO1 YAARI Jasmine Singh HERE was a time when one would wait to watch Gurpreet Ghuggi in Punjabi serial Champian, which was relayed on DD Punjabi. The same Gurpreet Ghuggi and today’s popular comedian Binnu Dhillon were again seen together in ETC Punjabi’s Parchhawain. This was a time of limited Punjabi entertainment with limited number of channels; today, not only has the number increased but the content too has diversified. It caters to the youngsters, the literati, the music and film buffs; it is for kids, for homemakers, for those interested in knowing about what’s happening off shores...today, umpteen Punjabi channels are churning content for just about everyone. T It’s happening From the humble DD Punjabi, to the hip and happening 9X Tashan, to all about movies in Pitaara, to more movies in Manoranjan, to shan Da Peg popular show Ta (L) used to host a B Jay Randhawa AMMY VIRK SANDEEP BANSAL RABINDRA NARAYAN reality shows, news, and family entertainment in PTC Punjabi; MH 1 to many others Punjabi channels...they are in a neck-to-neck race in not only redesigning content, but also catering to a population that is hooked to streaming. These ones only watch an XYZ show if it is fresh, snappy and meaningful (the connotation varies with every channel!). Rabindra Narayan, managing director and president, PTC ❝ IT IS A MISCONCEPTION THAT TELEVISION IS OUT OF FASHION. I THINK IT IS ALL ABOUT GOOD CONTENT❞ Network, defines this as the best phase of Punjabi entertainment. “It is a misconception that television is out of fashion, even today when a match is relayed the entire family sits together to watch TV. I think it is all about good content, and the catch lies in how intelligently it can be put across.” Content call Content is what drives these channels; for youth they have singing, and fashion reality shows, and campus shows, for literature-starved audiences they have serials, news is a USP of some channel and then, of course, music and films are there forever. The word ‘content’ has acquired new meaning now. The newly opened Pitaara Punjabi is known for relaying Punjabi movies and now they’ve ventured into a talk show, Yaaran Di No 1 Yaari, with Punjabi singer-actor Ammy Virk. It is quite on the lines of Koffee With Karan! Sandeep Bansal, managing director, Pitaara and 9X Tashan, saw the vacuum in the market before the launch of Pitaara. “There was no dedicated film channel, so we came in — bringing three movies a day. The same holds true for 9 X Tashan, which ensured that it catered to the youth and also made sure that the quality of music improved.” Tashan Da Peg with B Jay Randhawa was quite a popular show on the channel; a chat show with celebrities, it had a huge following among youngsters. Other Punjabi channels too saw youngsters as the biggest market. Shows like Canteene Mandeer on Mh1 catered to youngsters pursuing courses in various colleges and universities. Diversify well Food, beauty, movies, music, news, serials, youth-based and news-based talks shows, on location interviews of celebrities, Punjabi channels have realised that their survival depends on diversification; they have to understand the smart audience that has the option of watching hundreds of channels! firstname.lastname@example.org ‘Real life missing in Indian films’ As someone who counts Satyajit Ray as a huge influence, Majid Majidi decided to set his latest film Beyond the Clouds in Mum- bai streets, which, he believes, are full of incredible heroes trying to lead a life of dignity in the face of struggle. The Iranian director has always been fascinated with Ray’s cinematic outlook and how his heroes come from everyday life, something that he feels is missing in Indian cinema today. “Satyajit Ray’s films had an effect on me. They inspired me to follow a certain interpretation of life. And I would like to influence the younger generation. In Pather Panchali, there is a respect that he has for his hero, even in the poverty. His heroes come from this class of society and they are trying for life,” Majidi said. Dream come true The director says it was a dream come true to set one of his films in India, which, he believes, is culturally very Majid Majidi close to Iran. c m y b “I always wanted to make a film in India as it is a dramatic country with dramatic locations. The streets and the alleys of Mumbai are full of stories, something that you can’t find anywhere else. I always wondered why we do not see such kind of stories in Indian cinema. Apart from Satyajit Ray, Shyam Benegal and Mira Nair, you rarely find these stories in the cinema here.” Majidi has always been curious to explore other cultures and people. — PTI Aditi bags award for Bhoomi Aditi Rao Hydari will soon be awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award as Best Leading Lady — Critics Award for Bhoomi. The gorgeous and talented actress is also one of the few stars who seamlessly balance both commercial cinema and content-driven films. Sure-footed and on the rise, Aditi has been garnering huge amount of praise for Bhoomi by critics, trade, audiences and the film fraternity alike. “We take immense pleasure to inform you that you have been finalised for the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award 2018 for the Best Leading lady (Critics Award) for the film Bhoomi,” the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award committee wrote to Aditi. The award ceremony is scheduled for April 21 in Mumbai. ADITI RAO HYDARI This game gets bigger Television show Game of Thrones will be given the BAFTA Special Award at this year’s British Academy Television Craft Awards. Actors Hannah Murray and John Bradley from the hit series will receive the award on behalf of the team. The accolade is recognition of the boundaries that have been pushed across all areas of production in the making of the fantasy epic. Filming is underway on the eighth and final six-episode season of Game of Thrones, which will air in 2019. The award also recognises the support that Game of Thrones has provided for highend TV production in the British, according to BAFTA officials. on visi me Tele Ga s w sho hrone e of T eceiv to r ecial sp TA BAF rd a aw Lens eye The show has filmed across various locations in Northern Ireland and set up a production headquarters at Titanic Studios in Belfast, the Northern Irish capital, which has been a base for the series since the pilot. D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, executive producers, jointly said in a statement: “Many, many people work insanely hard to create any film or television show. They are creators every bit as much as actors, writers, producers or directors, and deserve to be recognised as such.” “The craft behind what is one of the most popular dramas of our time is nothing short of incredible, from the breathtaking location shots to the intricately designed costumes and set pieces, and not forgetting the level of detail from the make-up and prosthetics team, to name a few,” said Krishnendu Majumdar, chair of BAFTA’s television committee. The BAFTA Craft Awards will take place in Los Angeles on April 22. —IANS
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