30042021-LSTL-01.qxd 4/29/2021 11:47 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE That works! Bollywood actress Ileana DCruz says almost all her roles made her wonder how she would pull it off, and that is what pushes her forward. —IANS LUDHIANA | FRIDAY | 30 APRIL 2021 My show, my terms ‘My home is bleeding…’ Priyanka Chopra pledges support as India suffers Covid crisis After voicing her concern over the lack of healthcare facilities in India, Priyanka Chopra has now shared a video message on her Instagram for her followers to come forward and donate a small amount that can help India fight against Covid-19. In the message, Priyanka emphasised that “India, her home, is bleeding” and the world needs to step up and help. She also revealed that she along with her husband Nick Jonas have contributed their bit and are hoping that people can donate in huge numbers as well. Priyanka captioned her video as, “India, my home, is suffering the world’s worst Covid crisis, and we all need to help! People are dying in record numbers. There is illness everywhere, and it’s only continuing to spread and kill at great speed and scale.” She further wrote, “I have set up a fundraiser with GiveIndia. Whatever you can spare truly makes a difference. Nearly 63 million people follow me on here, if even 1,00,000 of you donate $10, that’s $1 million, and that’s huge.” She revealed that the donations made will go directly “to healthcare physical infrastructure (including Covid care centres, isolation centres, and oxygen generation plants), medical equipment, and vaccine support and mobilisation.” ‘Nobody can ever replace him’ With the latest entry of BookMyShow Stream, which offers a wide range of options on pay-per-view basis, movie viewing experience has gone to the next level The Vigil Language: English Genre: Horror, Thriller Cast: Dave Davis, Menashe Lustig [yi], Malky Goldman, Fred Melamed, Lynn Cohen Director: Keith Thomas Sheetal The Catcher Was A Spy W HY pay when you can rent? Although it’s not the tagline for BookMyShow’s new venture BookMyShow Stream, it sure is an underlying message for binge-watchers! From Icelandic horror thriller I Remember You to English horror film The Power to mystery drama Midsommar or the family adventure comedy The Witches to romantic comedy Superintelligence, the new streaming platform is all you need to enjoy movies. Language: English Genre: Biograpghy, Drama, History Cast: Paul Rudd, Tom Wilkinson, Giancarlo Giannini, Paul Giamatti, Pierfrancesco Favino, Connie Nielsen, Sienna Miller Director: Ben Lewin Little bundle of Oscars Exclusive offering of premium movies in an affordable prize, it is like bringing the Oscars home. The streaming on demand has become the middle road between theatrical releases and subscription platforms, which makes it worth a try. Another Round: Best International Feature Judas and The Black Messiah: Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Song Know the jargon With the pandemic still around and theatres closed, TVOD (Transactional Video on Demand) is a viable option since it helps the consumer purchase content on pay-perview basis. In other words, it is just the opposite of SVOD (Subscription Video on Demand), the way OTT giants like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video or Disney+ Hotstar functions in India. The late entry An option which has been readily available in foreign lands since ages, is on trial in Indian mar- MIDSOMMAR FACTS AND FIGURES ■ The content on the platform has been curated with love, with specific film categories such as Premieres, Exclusives, World Cinema, Missed in Theatres, Festival Favourites and Dedicated Bundles. So far, the platform has added 52 new titles to its content repertoire, making it a truly content-rich offering. ■ As confirmed by the representative of BookMyShow, in March, the world since it has been rolled out, with over 1,75,000 streams in less than 3 months. ■ The platform has been tested on BookMyShow’s peak load benchmarks and can handle over 1,00,000 concurrent viewers at any given point. ■ Viewers can enjoy films from around the world with English subtitles in HD and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. platform crossed over 100,000 streams (including pre-booked streams) for Zack Snyder’s Justice League within just three days of the film’s release. ■ Movie-lovers have used BookMyShow Stream as their preferred TVOD movie streaming platform to get access to some of the most popular and critically acclaimed films from around the IT D COL D THE JUDAS AN WONDER WOMAN 1984 ket because it has become the only way to sustain the ailing theatres during the time of Covid. So, like the hero’s late entry, one can say BookMyShow Stream has arrived. Launched on February 5 with 600 movie titles, it has a wide range of options, some of which are not even available to OTT subscribers. Another Round, a Danish-comedy drama, also an Oscar Award winner for Best International Feature, is only available here, and there’s a buying option too. You can rent it (one-timewatch) or buy it (to share it with family and friends). So, home show it is! Rakshita Garg, a homemaker, Oscar nominated short films (LiveAction) ■ Feeling Through (19min) ■ The Letter Room (33min) ■ The Present (25min) ■ Two Distant Strangers (25min) (Winner) ■ White Eye (21min) are not in the frame of mind to think about profit.” MONSTER HUNTER Son pens an emotional note on Irrfan Khan’s first death anniversary On April 29, which happened to be actor Irrfan Khan’s first death anniversary, his elder son Babil Khan took to Instagram to remember his ‘greatest best friend, companion, brother and father’. Saying how much he misses his dad, Babil mentioned no one would ever be able to replace him. Sharing a throwback picture in which Irrfan can be seen building his own table, Babil wrote, “Chemo burns you from the inside, so to find joy in simple things, like building your own table to write your own journals. There is a purity I have not yet discovered. There is a legacy that has already been concluded by my Baba himself. A full stop.” Movies releasing today on the streaming platform SU PUR SSIAH BLACK ME has purchased the Oscarnominated animated movies package for her children. She says, “I constantly look through BookMyShow app for some online events to keep myself entertained and then came across selected Oscar-nominated movies for my children.” Another BookMyShow Stream user says, “These days the laptop is my only companion. I had many subscriptions during the previous lockdown to keep that entertainment box ticked off, but it really hits you sometimes that you are paying much more than you consume. And that’s when I switched to this pay-per-view option.” What sails your boat? Although TVOD model is being pushed in India by many players, ZEE-owned ZEEPlex, Shemaroo Entertainment’s ShemarooMe Box Office, FanCode, and Epic On, BookMyShow Stream stands a bigger chance to make pay-perview mainstream, because it enjoys loyal users being the venture of most popular movie and event ticket booking site and application, BookMyShow, in India. May be this is why, they (the organisation) didn’t go overboard with their campaigns. Komal Nahata, trade analyst and movie critic, says, “I think it is a good move. I would not think of trade for now. The nation is mourning, and we Play by the rules Every Friday, new movies are added to the list of movies available on BookMyShow Stream. It is available for viewing on BookMyShow’s mobile app and website as well as Apple TV Android TV , , Firestick, Chromecast and desktop browsers. It gives users an option to rent a movie for a finite duration (a month in most cases) or buy it for unlimited access with prices for movies suitable for all pockets, starting from Rs 40 to Rs 700. BookMyShow Stream allows users to experience features such as downloads and offline viewing. Shraddha all for plasma donation Sonnalli Seygall to celebrate her birthday at a boot camp in Kalimpong For body & soul Sonnalli Seygall loves indulging in fitness and rejuvenation excursions. She had spent a lot of time in Kerala earlier this year, where she had an enriching yoga experience. The Pyaar Ka Punchnama and Jai Mummy Di actress is currently attending a boot camp in Kalimpong and will also spend her birthday there. “Given the current situation, my shoots got stalled and that left me with a lot of free time. So, I came to my home state, West Bengal. There’s a small town here called Kalimpong. It’s secluded and it has a beautiful weather. I’m working on my body and mind and trying to use this time constructively. This bootcamp seemed like a great activity,” says the actress. THE CAST AND CREW OF SARDAR KA GRANDSON Reminiscing the good old days… Netflix’s upcoming family entertainer Sardar Ka Grandson promises to take the audience on a joy ride. All characters have their own quirks which make the loving and dysfunctional family a great team. The film has Neena Gupta, Kanwaljit Singh, Soni Razdan and Divya Seth among others. Interestingly, Kanwaljit and Neena Gupta have worked on an award-winning television c m y b series, Saans, which premiered in 1998. Talking about his experience on the sets of Sardar Ka Grandson, Kanwaljit Singh said, “Neena, Soni and Divya are accomplished actors. It’s always a great pleasure to share the dramatic space with them. It felt like we were part of a real family. My relationship with both of them has been portrayed accurately. We spent a lot of our time fighting.” Shraddha Kapoor has joined the list of celebrities who have been urging people to donate plasma if they are eligible to do so. Shraddha shared pictures of her brother Siddhanth Kapoor who donated plasma recently and urged everyone eligible “to do the same.” Shraddha Kapoor wrote, “My bro @siddhanthkapoor just donated plasma. Urge all those who are eligible to do the same please.” Siddhanth, who was seen with his sister Shraddha in Haseena Parkar, also shared pictures of himself donating plasma and wrote, “Donated plasma today! Please come ahead and donate it if you are eligible to! Please please! Thank you Dr Joyce and The Reliance Hospital also @aarnavvshirsat and @rahulrohra for always supporting this cause. Come forward and help as much… it’s not painful at all!” Details of who is eligible to donate plasma have been available online and shared by many actors.
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