Made In India Pictures and Sky247 are looking at making serious content for the online viewers. The series of short films made by them are being talked about.
The Poster Launch of their latest offering Excuse Us Boys was at the Made In India Pictures office along with the stars, producer Santosh Gupta and director Roshan Garry Bhinder.
Now let us take a look at the cast. Newsmakers Laveena Tandon and Palak Purswani have made a name for themselves in the world of television. Laveena Tandon is the face of a number of shows like Jodha Akbar, Naagin, Baalveer, Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, while Palak Purswani was a strong contender of SplitsVilla 7 as well as the face of serial Badi Devrani, Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke and Meri Hanikarak Biwi among others. Apart from this, both of them have worked in several webseries as well. Trishan Singh Maini has worked in the film Sarabjit as well as many webseries and serials. Parth Zutshi has also shown his skills in TV series like Dhup Chhaon, Batti Gul Meter Chalu, Har Roz Da Ladna.
And looking at the camaraderie of the actors, it looks like this short film is worth a dekko.
Produced by Made in India Pictures and Sky247, Excuse Us Boys is directed and written by Roshan Garry Bhinder, produced by Santosh Gupta . The short film features Laveena Tandon and Palak Purswani alongside Trishaan Singh Maini and Parth Zutshi.
Poster launch of Santosh Gupta’s short film Excuse Us Boys
Producer Diva Singh brings you a gut-wrenching psychological thriller Fantasiser, which is streaming on MX Player. The 18 minutes, 11 seconds film stars Ajay Gehi and Aradhna Sharma in the lead roles.
The film is a story of an escort named Riya, who gets stuck at her client Ajay’s flat due to lockdown across the nation. What happens next at the flat forms rest of the crux. It is real or an illusion is the question?
Talking about producing Fantasiser, producer Diva Singh says, “It was a joyful journey producing my first film. I feel signing Ajay Gehi was the perfect decision of Jupiter Productions, the man with abundance of talent and a great presence of his skills. It was easy for me to convince him because I was very much convinced with the punch of psychological thriller. I was very much confident that he would love it and here we are today.”
Praising the actress Aradhana Sharma and chief Assistant Director Priyanka Dinesh Malviya, she shares “ I’m very much impressed with my other cast member Aradhana Sharma, she exactly performed what our script required. My chief Assistant Director Priyanka Dinesh Malviya stood throughout the film on a single call, although she wasn’t on ground but she never made me feel that one of our crews is not available. I’m blessed with such beautiful people I have worked with.”
Sharing further on her journey, she narrates, “I was nervous before initiating even the pre-production but the more I started getting involved, more I started knowing about things. Although, I have produced few music videos with renowned singers from Bollywood but producing a film was a bit difficult. I got to learned a lot whileworking on this project.”
Talking about her future plans, Diva says, “I have tightened my seat belt to take off with my upcoming projects. I don’t restrict myself or get fearful with any obstacle as I keep experiencing through life that we don’t have to give up and begin all over again if you find yourself fallen anyway.”
Actor Ajay Gehi adds, “It was an amazing experience working on this project. Besides a good story, what was striking was the energy and the enthusiasm of the team especially the producer Diva Singh, who was well prepared much before we started shooting. Her positive mindset was very contagious and she handled the production like a veteran. The story of the film is different and has many layers and we shot it right after the lockdown was lifted so we had a lot of hinderances yet all went smoothly.”
“Even the young actor Aradhna was so good that I never felt I was working with a new comer. I wish Diva and her production more such crazy projects and all the success,” he concludes.
After a three month wait, Zen Film Productions is set to release yet another short film saga under the Ouija series banner, which specifically delves into horror, mystery, and the supernatural. After the local success of social awareness short films like The Power, A Dark Tale, The Peril and more, Specter is set to take psychological terror to new heights. The ten-minute film sees a public figure, played by filmmaker and CEO of Zen Film Productions Zenofar Fathima, struggling to overcome her inner demons, as she sets out to explore an unprecedented presence. The series is currently being filmed during the Coronavirus outbreak with all safety precautions being adhered to, which is a rare feat for most filmmakers at this time.
The series’ first episode is expected to premiere exclusively on Zee Cinemas Middle East (Channel 676 on Etisalat and Channel 179 on Du) on Thursday, 16th July at 11pm GST, and 12.30am IST. If you happen to miss it on 16th July, you can catch it once again on 21st July at 11.30am GST and 1am IST. You can also catch the teaser on Zee Cinemas throughout the day, starting from next week on the 14th of July. The succeeding episodes of this saga will be released in due course on other exclusive digital streaming platforms which are to be announced. The future episodes will also feature a few local icons, who are bound to enthrall audiences with their performances.
Apart from the Specter series slated for release, Zen Film Productions also has many projects in the pipeline, one of which is a short film that sheds light on a frontliner’s life during the pandemic. “I am really excited for all these new projects, as these are not only unique in their approach, but are sure to be popular with audiences of all ages”, says Zenofar. For more announcements on Specter and Zenofar’s future projects, check out Zenofar Fathima’s official social media pages.
A Brief on Zen Film Productions
Zenofer Fatima is a Dubai personality, who is also a filmmaker, producer, and actress. Her brainchild, Zen Film Productions is a film production company based in Dubai. Zen Film Productions is a full service video production company that specializes in productions projects that vary across business, industrial and commercial sectors. The organization is based in Dubai, offering relevant, exclusive and original content that is curated for the Middle Eastern as well as other international markets. With Zen Films, Zen took over the Dubai film scene in early 2018, with her company commencing entry into the short film world with the Enigma series, an array of short film stories all based around the theme of social awareness. Just a few of the films include A Dark Tale, a story of domestic violence, the Peril, a film delving into the imminent dangers of technology, and the Power, a spiritual tale of believing in miracles. As a result of her success, she has appeared in various renowned publications such as Arabic Kul Ul Usra, Gulf News, and Filmfare Middle East and has been recognized by celebs such as Sohail Khan and Sonu Sood.
More than 1000 doctors watched the film via webinar before the online release of the movie
Corona Epidemic, quarantine, Lock Down All these words have become part of the lives of common people in the last few months. A short film has been made about the case of quarantine, which is named “Love in Quarantine”. There is also a message in this short film depicting the life of the doctors who fought Corona. The most important thing is that More than 1000 doctors watched the film via webinar before the online release of the movie.
This short movie shown to such a large number of doctors through webinar. The producer of the film, Nilesh N Raghani, claims that this was the first time that so many doctors had shown a film together. It will be released soon on the digital platform.
Presenting by NR Group, this short film has been made under the banner of Klassic Treasure Private Limited. The film, written and directed by Rajiv S Ruia, is an initiative of goKoronago.com. Its project designer is Deepak Ruia, DOP Javed Ehtesham. It stars Ritoo Jenjani and Karanudaya Jenjani in the lead roles. Two faces are seen with masks on the poster of the short film. Its tagline is “When love is real, it has no end.”
Webinar is a word that is made up of a mixture of ‘web’ and ‘seminar’. Now a lot of things are happening all over the world and in our country through live presentations on webinars. This short film is also useful and important to doctors.
The producer of the film Nilesh N Raghani is very excited about this project. He feels that the audience will definitely appreciate this short film because it has presented an important thing in the context of Corona Warriors ie our doctors.
Mumbai, June 20, 2020: The Kahaani Ghar Ghar ki Fame, Gautam Chaturvedi, the man who dons many hats from an Entrepreneur to an Actor has bagged a prestigious Award of Merit for his short film Work From Home. Starring Mouli Ganguly, Ridhiema Tiwari, Neelu Kohli and Gautam Chaturvedi himself, Work From Home was written and produced during the lockdown in the country owing to the Global Pandemic.
A one of its kind production, showcasing how this sudden Lockdown has thrown many a lives off balance financially, emotionally and psychologically was written, shot and packaged keeping the staying at home protocol in check at all times. The movie deals with the intricacies of the life of a couple who have 2 kids and are married for over a decade, but soon enough, the cracks in their relationship show up and then life takes a sudden turn.
Work From Home is one of the only two films from the country to win this celebrated awards that’s been honoring filmmakers and artists for their exceptional work for a decade now. The film is the only Indian short film to presented with the Award of Merit title. Based out of California, Best Shorts will not be holding a physical ceremony and will courier trophies to the winner keeping the sensitivity of the pandemic in mind.
Speaking on this occasion, Gautam Chaturvedi said, “We at Pinetree Pictures are absolutely delighted to have received this prestigious award. Work From Home is a special film created at a rather difficult time and seeing that the film is getting the honor it deserves for all the hard work and long hours we put into it is amazing. We are thankful to the jury at Best Shorts for recognizing our effort and giving us the motivation, we need with this award!”
He further added that they are working with a few OTT platforms at the moment to make this short film exclusively available for the audience at large.
About Pinetree Pictures: Pine Tree is a complete Media solutions group, handling Event Management and Film Production. We like to believe that each piece of work that we do stands for something that is organic and natural – and is more than the usual fare that’s automated and mass-produced all around us. From Manufacturing Films to Training videos, from jingles to product films, from info graphic films to CSR films, music videos, 3D Films, TVC’s etc. – the power of ‘Film’ today covers a large spectrum of possibility & delivering the correct message to the correct audience. They have been instrumental in creating films with different objectives, audience, treatment & mediums for our clients across sectors.
शॉर्ट फिल्म ” रात बाकी बात बाक़ी ” की स्पेशल स्क्रीनिंग पर आये जॅकी श्रॉफ और राजकुमार संतोषी
इन दिनों बॉलीवुड स्टार्स का शॉर्ट फ़िल्मो में अभिनय को लेकर विशेष रूचि देखने को मिल रही है। इस वर्ष शार्ट फिल्म कैटेगरी में फिल्म फ़ेयर अवार्ड्स के लिए नॉमिनेट फ़िल्म “रात बाकी बात बाक़ी” की स्पेशल स्क्रीनिंग मुंबई में आयोजित की गयी इस अवसर पर मुख्य अतिथि निर्देशक राजकुमार संतोषी , अभिनेता जैकी श्रॉफ़ और निर्देशक दिव्यांश पंडित अपनी पूरी टीम के साथ उपस्थित रहे. अपनी दसवीं शार्ट फिल्म में अभिनेता जैकी श्रॉफ़ के अभिनय और युवा निर्देशक दिव्यांश पंडित के निर्देशन को दर्शकों का बहुत उम्दा प्रतिसाद मिला।
“रात बाकी बात बाक़ी” में जैकी श्रॉफ़ के साथ शुभांगी लाटकर , अक्षय नलावड़े , भावशील सिंह साहनी , सेमल भट्ट और रोहित लाम्बा प्रमुख क़िरदारों नज़र आयेंगे। वाइल्ड़ बफ़ेलो बैनर्स के तले निर्मित फिल्म का निर्माण आरुषि पंडित और चेष्टा पंडित ने किया है। फ़िल्म की कहानी आयुष गौर और दिव्यांश पंडित ने लिखी है फिल्म का बैकग्राऊंड सँगीत सेमल और निखिल ने तैयार किया है। फिल्म के गीत सेमल भट्ट ने लिखा है और इसे गौरव भान ने गाया है। सरफराज अली हसन खान फिल्म के सिनेमाटोग्राफर और शुभांकर जाधव एडिटर है।
“रात बाकी बात बाक़ी” एक लाइट कॉमेडी इमोशनल ड्रामा फिल्म है फ़िल्म में एक अधेड़ उम्र के प्रकाश मल्होत्रा (जैकी श्रॉफ़ ) अपने चार युवा दोस्तों को जिंदगी के कुछ अनुभवों के बारे में बताते है चार युवा एक ही समाज में अलग अलग समस्याओं का सामना कर रहे है। एक शहीद के पिता के रूप में जैकी श्रॉफ़ अपने क़िरदार को बहुत ही संजीदगी के साथ परदे पर निभाते है उनके क़िरदार के कई और रंग है उस रात सब अपनी कहानी , सीक्रेट्स को साझा करते है। प्रकाश मल्होत्रा (जैकी श्रॉफ़) की कहानी में बड़ा सीक्रेट है और साथ ही कुछ ऐसा जो चारों दोस्तों की सोच को हमेशा के लिए बदल देगा।
इस अवसर पर निर्देशक दिव्यांश पंडित ने कहाकि ” फिल्म के लेख़क आयुष ग़ौर ने फिल्म का बेसिक आयडिया बताया, मैं कहानी से बहुत प्रभावित हुआ फिर हम दोनों ने मिलकर इस कहानी को डेवलप किया और जग्गू दादा को सुनाया। हमारे लिए सबसे बड़ी सफ़लता का क्षण था जब दादा ने कहाकि की वह इस फिल्म के लिए तैयार है। तीन दिन की शूटिंग में हम सब दोस्त बन गयी। फिल्म में जग्गू दादा के कई सुझाव हम सब को बहुत अच्छे लगे। दर्शक जैकी श्रॉफ़ को एकदम नए किरदार में देखेंगे। फिल्म रात बाकी बात बाकी के कई दृश्य में आप हँसते है तो कई दृश्य में आप इमोशनल हो जाते है।
इस अवसर पर अभिनेता जैकी श्रॉफ़ कहाकि ” शार्ट फ़िल्मों में एक अलग तरह का टैलेंट होता है थोड़े से समय में बड़ी बात कहनी होतीं है दिव्यांश और उनकी पूरी टीम बहुत ही प्रतिभाशाली है मैं इन दिनों लगातार शार्ट फिल्मे कर रहा हूँ यह मेरी दसवीं शार्ट फिल्म है विशेष तौर से युवा फ़िल्ममेकर्स शार्ट फ़िल्मों के जरिये बहुत अच्छा काम कर रहे है मुझे भी युवा पीढ़ी से काफी कुछ नया सीखने को मिलता है “रात बाकी बात बाकी” आज के युवाओं पीढ़ी को जिंदगी और रिश्तों को समझने का एक नया नजरिया देती है ।
As the tail of the year approaches New Year Party In the world plans to welcome 2019 with a great bash. New Year’s Eve can make you nostalgic of the 12 months that sped by but don’t you worry, make up for all the nights you missed by catching-up for this 31st night. Party with family, friends, party outdoors and in resorts to have the best New Year. Apart from the party and enjoyment you should take care of your safety while driving and you can help the others during the road accident. 1,37,000 people died on India’s roads last year. Our roads are the most dangerous in the world and so Producer Chanda Patel made a short film “Two Fold Twist” staring Suraj Kumar and Raveena Tilwat to spread the message of Road Safety and helping others while road accident. This short film is made to spread awareness among people to drive safely, as their life matters to someone. Many die as a consequence of inexperience, speeding, intoxication or just plain recklessness. The focus of this short film is to deliver a message to the masses and youngsters about the helping others during road accident.
While talking to the media Chanda Patel Said, “ When a road accident occurs, bystanders will usually try to help the injured, or at least call for help. In India it’s different. In a country with some of the world’s most dangerous roads, victims are all too often left to fend for themselves. Film is a strong medium which has maximum impact on people as they remember scenes and dialogues for long time. Through this film, we want to give message that people can atleast inform the police by dialling 100 or call in ambulance by dialling 108 from their phones. This will help in saving precious lives”.
Stating that road accidents are the biggest cause of death in the city, The aim of the film is to raise awareness of road safety and help to save lives. Director Riyan Koul said, “most of the accidents are due to the negligence. Many people have lost lives because traffic rules were not followed. It is very important to be responsible while driving. Road safety should also be taught to children from a young age”.
Sweet & Salt Entertainment presents a short movie ‘SUSU’ A social awareness subject. A step to create awareness for Swachata Abhiyayan Created By Indian Government & Prime Minister Shri Narender Modiji, and fight against Corruption.
The film is nice step taken by producers Taqrim Khan & Ahmed and deftly direction by Kalyan Bannerjee, by making a must see this short film by all ages people. Released on 4th May on All Socila Media and Digital Platforms.