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Indian Cinema Triumphs : BAHADUR – THE BRAVE Wins Prestigious Kutxabank – New Directors Award At The 71st San Sebastián International Film Festival

Indian Cinema Triumphs : BAHADUR – THE BRAVE Wins Prestigious Kutxabank – New Directors Award At The 71st San Sebastián International Film Festival

~ First-ever debut director’s Indian film to win the award, marks a momentous achievement in the realm of Indian cinema ~

INDIA – October 01 2023 – “Bahadur – The Brave,” a groundbreaking film directed by Diwa Shah, made history by becoming the first-ever debut director’s Indian film to win the coveted Kutxabank – New Directors Award at the prestigious 71st San Sebastián International Film Festival. The film, produced by Hardhyaan Films (Visvesh Singh Sehrawat) and Sinai Pictures (Thomas Ajay Abraham), had its world premiere on September 23, 2023, as part of the ‘New Directors’ section at the festival, marking a momentous achievement in the realm of Indian cinema.

‘For having a singular and opportune sociopolitical vision, and for delving into an exciting local story with universal scope, centred around an honest and touching friendship, the jury of the Kutxabank-New Directors award proudly bestows ‘Bahadur – The Brave’ by Diwa Shah with this esteemed honour.’ Eloquently stated, Emily Morgan, Jury President, in her award presentation.

Set against the backdrop of a nationwide lockdown imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic in India, “Bahadur – The Brave” weaves a gripping narrative around the struggles of Nepalese migrant laborers. The film’s protagonist, Hansi, seizes an opportunity to navigate the emerging labour crisis and secure a better future for his ailing son when his brother-in-law, Dil Bahadur, offers him illegal work in a go-down. Diwa Shah’s directorial debut shines a light on the human condition and the relentless pursuit of hope amidst adversity.

Sharing her thoughts on this historic achievement, Diwa stated, “I am deeply humbled and overwhelmed by the honor bestowed upon ‘Bahadur – The Brave’ at the 71st San Sebastián International Film Festival. This award is not just a recognition of our film but a testament to the enduring power of storytelling and the indomitable spirit of cinema.I hail from a small town at the foothills of the Himalayas, Nainital, and I am so grateful to the people back home who were ready to share their stories and help us make the film. I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to the festival, our dedicated cast and crew, and the incredible audiences who have embraced our film. ‘Bahadur The Brave’ is a reflection of the resilience of the human spirit, and I hope it continues to inspire and touch hearts around the world.”

San Sebastián International Film Festival has a storied history, having hosted some of the most iconic moments in cinema, including the international premiere of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” and the recognition of Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Rain People” with the Golden Shell.

“Bahadur – The Brave” joins the ranks of distinguished Indian films screened at the festival, such as Mira Nair’s “Salaam Bombay,” Satyajit Ray’s “Charulata,” Mrinal Sen’s “Antareem,” and Rima Das’s “Village Rockstars.” Notably, it is the first time that a debut Indian director has clinched the Kutxabank – New Directors Award, marking a historic milestone in Indian cinema.

The film also received acclaim at the NFDC Film Bazaar Work-in-progress lab, where it was honoured with the Prasad Lab DI award recently.

The stunning cinematography by Modhura Palit, a recipient of the Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography (Special Encouragement Award for promising cinematographer) at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, adds depth and visual richness to the film.

Ankush Prashant More’s art direction, Komal Rawal’s costume styling (hailing from Nainital), Viraj Zunjarrao’s editing, and the exquisite sound design by Rakesh Janardhan, Thomas Ajay Abraham, and Jishnu Dev have all garnered praise at the premiere in San Sebastián International Film Festival, further cementing “Bahadur the Brave” as a standout achievement in contemporary Indian cinema.

The film boasts a talented cast, including debut actors Rupesh Lama from Kathmandu and Rahul Nawaz Mukhia from Darjeeling, as well as non-actors from Nainital, meticulously chosen by local crew members Vivek Bhagat and Anupam Lamba and the creative producer, Nagma Chaudhary, who united all their efforts together.

Bahadur – The Brave makes history by becoming the first ever debut directors Indian film to win the coveted Kutxabank – New Directors Award at the prestigious 71st San Sebastian International Film Festival

L – R –  Producer – Thomas Ajay Abraham (Sinai Pictures), Director – Diwa Shah and Producer – Visvesh Singh Sehrawat (Hardhyaan Films) at the screening of Bahadur – The Brave at the 71st San Sebastian International Film

L – R – Producer – Visvesh Singh Sehrawat (Hardhyaan Films), Director – Diwa Shah and Producer – Thomas Ajay Abraham (Sinai Pictures) of Bahadur – The Brave

The entire team behind the film expresses profound gratitude to the San Sebastián International Film Festival, Kutxabank, and its audiences for this prestigious honour. The film’s win at this esteemed festival underscores the power of storytelling and the resounding impact of cinema as a medium of artistic expression.

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The Film MECHANIC DADA Shot In Nagaland Won 25 Awards

The Film MECHANIC DADA Shot In Nagaland Won 25 Awards

Mechanic Dada a film shot in Nagaland with all actors and technicians from Northeast India bags more than 25 awards at various film festivals.

Produced by Rebecca Changkija Sema  under the banner of Find Studioz , Mechanic Dada is written by Hekishe Sema from Nagaland. N.K.Naga has sung a song in tbe movie who us also from Nagakand . Main lead cast Kartic Karan , Yana Sakhlani , Kathu Sumi , Payal Purkayasth,Sudipta Chakraborty , R.M.Bagchi , Deepak Deb , Kamal Deep Sunwar , Botako Sumi , Ayushman Chakraborty , Rakesh Lal , Arun Chakraborty , Ledia Zhimo and other supporting cast all are from northeast. Music Director of the film is Abuzar Rizvi from Mumbai.

The movie was premiered at NORTHEAST INDIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL  [ NFDC and ministry of I and B ] at Dimapur 2022. The movie won official selection at NEFF , Northeast film festival 2023 held at N.F.D.C. complex Mumbai in March 2023.

Mechanic Dada is directed by Shiraz Henry who’s earlier released films are The dark secrets of tonhi , Beyond the 3rd kind , Little boy. 

The filmmakers said that this is there 3rd movie which they have shot in northeast India.  The other two being Little boy in arunachal pradesh and Te amo in Meghalaya and Assam.

FIND STUDIO has been promoting talents from northeast India under the guidance of Rebecca Changkija Sema who hails from Dimapur Nagaland.

REBECCA told the press that they have been arranging workshop in nagaland for past few years and also the conduct Northeast Unsung Heroes every year .

Find studioz is actively providing and promoting shooting in northeast east.

The movie is now ready for release at various OTT platforms.


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Bhojpuri Viewers Will Get Double Dose Of Entertainment OTT Mitwa TV And Mahua Plus Channel Now Together

Bhojpuri Viewers Will Get Double Dose Of Entertainment  OTT Mitwa TV And Mahua Plus Channel Now Together

भोजपुरी दर्शकों को मिलेगा मनोरंजन का डबल डोज,ओटीटी मितवा टीवी व महुआ प्लस चैनल अब एक साथ 

भोजपुरी न्यूज,सिनेमा व भाषा को पसंद करने वालो के लिए ये खबर खुश करने वाली है क्योंकि उनकी पसंदीदा ott ओटीटी मितवा टीवी ने अपने क्षेत्र को और भी विस्तार करते हुए प्रसिद्ध कंपनी महुआ इंटरटेनमेंट प्राइवेट लिमिटेड व महुआ ब्रॉडकास्टिंग प्राइवेट लिमिटेड को अपने साथ मर्ज कर के मनोरंजन के क्षेत्र में बड़े स्तर पर कार्यक्रमों को लाने की घोषणा की है। उक्त बातों की जानकारी मितवा टीवी के सीईओ ceo अविनाश राज में प्रेस विज्ञप्ति जारी कर दी है। अविनाश राज ने आगे कहा जल्द ही भोजपुरी दर्शकों को देश के पहले OTT न्यूज़ एवं भोजपुरी मनोरंजन के चर्चित प्लेटफॉर्म “मितवा टीवी” और भोजपुरी दर्शकों की पसंदीदा टीवी चैनल महुआ प्लस के संयुक्त तत्वावधान में मनोरंजन के क्षेत्र में एक ऐसा धमाका होने जा रहा है जो दर्शकों को और भी रोमांचित कर देने वाला होगा। दर्शकों को अब नए रंग, रुप के साथ उच्च स्तरीय भोजपुरी मनोरंजक कार्यक्रम देखने को मिलने वाले हैं।

बता दें कि इस नए स्वरूप का नेतृत्व अब मितवा टीवी के मैनेजिंग डायरेक्टर राघवेश अस्थाना के हाथों होगा। बनारस की पृष्टिभूमि के होने के बाद भी दो दशक पहले दक्षिण भारत की सभी भाषाओं एवं सिंहली में इनकी रचनात्मकता का लोहा माना गया था। दक्षिण भारत के दिग्गज निर्देशक श्री के बालाचंद्रर एवम् श्री टी रामा राव के शिष्य राघवेश अस्थाना तीन दशकों से भारतीय मीडिया में एक जाना पहचाना नाम हैं। यूटीवी, स्टार ग्रुप, सोनी, ज़ी, सन नेटवर्क जैसी कंपनियों के साथ काम कर चुके राघवेश अस्थाना को ही डेढ़ दशक पहले भोजपुरी टेलीविजन को नई दिशा प्रदान करने का श्रेय जाता है।

वहीं इस संयुक्त साझा के बारे में बताते हुए राघवेश अस्थाना कहते हैं कि, “महुआ प्लस ब्रांड” भारत का एक स्थापित नाम है, जिसे यूपी, बिहार एवं झारखंड के लोग बेहद पसन्द करते हैं,अतः आधुनिकतम तकनीकियों के साथ हमारा संयुक्त मंच जल्दी ही अपने प्रिय दर्शकों के लिए उनके मनपसंद कार्यक्रम दिखाना प्रारम्भ करेगा।

भोजपुरी दर्शकों को मिलेगा मनोरंजन का डबल डोज,ओटीटी मितवा टीवी व महुआ प्लस चैनल अब एक साथ 

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Know More About Strategist Bhawna Behl

Know More About Strategist Bhawna Behl

Event and Artist Management Professional Bhawna Behl has recently forged a collaborative venture with Eventually Us and DCEC Celebrity Management, marking an exciting development in the run-up to the much-anticipated Farhan Akhtar live concert.

Bhawna Behl, a seasoned industry expert, is renowned for orchestrating on-ground promotions for a multitude of Bollywood productions under the banner of her company, Brand Promoter. Brand Promoter, as Bhawna asserts, is driven by the unwavering belief in delivering comprehensive 360º advertising and branding solutions, coupled with innovative conceptualization and astute marketing strategies. This philosophy, she emphasizes, is the cornerstone of their approach in serving a diverse clientele, spanning both national and international domains. Their primary directive, as elucidated, revolves around providing optimal support to clients and brands, a commitment designed to catalyze business growth.

Bhawna’s talents span across a wide spectrum, covering all aspects of marketing and brand management: Celebrity Management, Event Management, Ground Executions & Activations, Online/Digital Marketing and Print, Web & Electronic Media.

At the heart of their mission lies the aspiration to set their clients apart in the bustling sea of event attendees. This entails not only adeptly showcasing their products and marketing collateral but also orchestrating a powerful engagement with their intended target audience. The aim is not just to be present, but to make an indelible impact, ensuring that the brand is remembered long after the event concludes. This approach, according to Bhawna and her team at Brand Promoter, epitomizes a holistic and results-driven methodology that underscores their commitment to their clients’ success.

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Sandeep Marwah Again In World Books Of Records!

Sandeep Marwah Again In World Books Of Records!

London: It’s the indomitable  prodigious entrepreneur and educationist Dr Sandeep Marwah again!

In an extraordinary feat of cultural diplomacy and advocacy, Marwah, an adorned recipient of over 1100 awards from around the world, has once again etched his illustrious name into the prestigious World Book of Records London. This latest recognition comes for his exceptional role as a Cultural Ambassador and Cultural Representative, as well as Chair of seventy cultural forums representing different nations, a distinction bestowed upon him by the governments of 70 countries within a short span of time.

The distinguished award was conferred by H.E. Manghubhai C Patel, Governor of Madhya Pradesh and Diwakar Shukul, Chairperson of WBR London, in a grand ceremony held at the eminent House of Commons, British Parliament. The event witnessed the esteemed presence of notable dignitaries such as Ram das Bandhu Athawale, Union Minister of State, Government of India; Virender Sharma, Member of Parliament, House of Commons, Lord Rami Ranger, Member, House of Lords, British Parliament; Simon N. Ovens DL, Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Harrow; Pam Gosal, Member, Scottish Parliament & Deputy Chairman, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Councillor Sunil Chopra, Mayor of Southwark, Councillor Bhagwanji Chohan, Ex-Mayor of Brent, Guru Ji Rajrajeshwar and Santosh Shukla, CEO, World Book of Records London.

Dr Sandeep Marwah’s dedication and fervour have led to a beautiful symphony of cultural exchange between India and these 70 nations, fostering closer ties and mutual understanding. He has traversed the globe, passionately spreading awareness and understanding of India’s relationships with these diverse countries.

In a heartfelt acknowledgment, Marwah extends his deep appreciation to the Presidents, Prime Ministers, Governors, Ministers, Ambassadors, and High Commissioners of these 70 nations. Together, they have woven a tapestry of 70 unique forums, each a testament to the power of culture, unity, and diplomacy.

This bouquet of countries includes Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Bahamas, Belarus, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Chile, China, Comoros, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Cuba, Egypt, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Israel, Lebanon, Lesotho, Maldives, Malaysia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, Slovak, Slovenia, South Africa, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Trinidad & Tobago, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wales, South Korea, DPR Korea, and Mauritius. This global mosaic that Marwah has embraced and championed signifies his pivotal role as a true Global Cultural Ambassador.

Kudos to Dr Sandeep Marwah for the worldwide recognition!


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