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Indian Film Festival of Melbourne: Gully Boy, Andhadhun, Bulbul Can Sing and Super Deluxe bag the maximum number of nominations

Indian Film Festival of Melbourne will commence on August 8 and the list of nominations has been released today (July 17)

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Posters of Gully Boy, Andhadhun, Bulbul Can Sing and Super Delux

The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne that is all set to begin on August 8 has been making headlines for various reasons. Rima Das’ Bulbul Can Sing was announced as the opening film and the organisers have now also released the nomination list. After impressing the audience in India, films like Gully Boy, Andhadhun andSuper Delux have now made it big in the list and here are all the details.

IFFM is one of the biggest festivals that celebrates Indian cinema every year. This time around, the films that have backed the most number of nominations are Gully Boy andAndhadhun with four nominations each, Rima Das’ Bulbul Can Sing with two nominations and Super Deluxe with three. The jury this year will include Academy Award winner Jill Bilcock, screenwriter Fred Schepisi, Victoria Hill known for her work in films like MacbethFirst Reformed and The Chaperone and Vince Colosimo, who is an AFI award winning actor. The opening ceremony will be graced by Shah Rukh Khan who will present Bulbul Can Sing to the Australian audience.

The nominations for 2019 are as follows:

Best Indie Film – Widow of Silence, Bulbul Can Sing, The Golden Sheep and the Sacred Mountain, Namdev Bhau, Bhonsle, Chuskit, Bhoga Khirkee

Best Director – Sriram Raghavan forAndhadhun, Zoya Akhtar for Gully Boy, Thiagarajan Kumararaja for Super Deluxe, Rima Das for Bulbul Can Sing, Praveen Morchhale forWidow of Silence, Jhanu Barua for Bhoga Khirkee and Abhishek Chaubey for Sonchirya

Best Actress – Tabu (Andhadhun), Neena Gupta (Badhaai Ho), Alia Bhatt (Gully Boy), Rituparna Sengupta (Ahaa Re), Jigmeet Dewa Lhamo (Chuskit), Zerifa Wahid (Bhoga Khirkee)

Best Actor – Ayushman Khuranna (Andhadhun), Ranveer Singh (Gully Boy), Vijay Sethupathi (Super Deluxe), Manoj Bajpai (Bhonsle), Amitabh Bachchan (Badla), Vicky Kaushal (Uri: The Surgical Strike), Namdev Gaurav (Namdev Bhau)

Best Film – Andhadhun, Gully Boy, Badhaai Ho, Sui Dhaaga, Super Deluxe


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My foundation aims to provide hope to every person–Deepika

The actor received the Crystal Award for her contributions to mental health awareness

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While receiving the Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Deepika Padukone spoke about how severe mental illness as a disease is and why she started the Live Love Laugh foundation.

Deepika shared, “Live Love and Laugh exemplify my personal philosophy to life. The foundation aims to provide hope to every person experiencing stress, anxiety and depression.”

Deepika further shared how mental health affected her personally and what she has learnt from it, “Mental illness has presented us all with a very tough challenge, but in my love hate relationship with the illness has taught me much. To be patient for one, that you are not alone, but most importantly that there is hope.”

Deepika ended her acceptance speech quoting the famous words of Martin Luther King and and said, “For in the words of Martin Luther king, everything that is done in this world is done with hope.”

Deepika Padukone runs The Live Love Laugh Foundation (TLLLF) since June 2015. The foundation’s programs and initiatives include nationwide public awareness and destigmatization campaigns, adolescent mental health programs, funding support for treatment in rural communities, training general physicians in common mental health disorders, research and an annual lecture series featuring the world’s foremost thinkers and achievers.

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Malang !Malang!

The Malang madness catches on as every song & poster has a story to tell!

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After the gripping trailer of Malang, the songs are taking the nation on the other high as the people are loving each outing of Malang.

The makers of Malang have given viewers a glimpse of what’s in store for them through the film’s songs, posters and the trailer. Along with the madness that the film offers, the audience will be treated to a potent dose of romance between Aditya Roy Kapur and Disha Patani.

When the first poster, which captured a passionate moment between Aditya and Disha, was released, it created a lot of buzz online and became a talking point.

The trailer, which is edgy and intriguing, went viral within no time. Malang, directed by Mohit Suri also stars Anil Kapoor and Kunal Kemmu in pivotal roles and their posters also received a great response.

Apart from the posters and trailer, every song of Malang has a story to tell. While the track Chal Ghar Chalen has an emotional tone to it, Malang’s title track has eclectic techno beats and a trance-like quality to it.

With all that excitement generated around the film, it is definitely among the most-anticipated releases this year.

The film Malang is directed by Mohit Suri and produced by T-Series’ Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Luv Films’ Luv Ranjan, Ankur Garg, and Northern Lights Entertainment’s Jay Shewakramani. Malang is all set to release on 7th February 2020.

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Big B ‘s Chehre has a new release date!

Anand Pandit’s mystery thriller to now release on 17th July 2020!

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Movie Connoisseurs have an exciting 2020 to look forward to as Legend Extraordinaire Amitabh Bachchan and the dynamic Emraan Hashmi will be coming together onscreen for the very first time, for an intriguing noir drama/mystery thriller helmed by Rummy Jafry and produced by Mr Anand Pandit!

Chehre is all set to release on 17th July 2020, moving on from its earlier April date, on a special request from Shoojit Sircar and Producer Ronnie Lahiri, makers of Gulabo Sitabo!

Producer Anand Pandit speaks on the new release date, “Yes we have moved Chehre to 17th July, upon a special request from the makers of Gulabo Sitabo. We have always had a fantastic association with Shoojit Sircar and Ronnie Lahiri, and seeing as it was mutually beneficial to not only all of us to give a good release window to these exciting movies, but also to Mr Bachchan’s fans, we decided to now release Chehre on 17th July!”

Producer Ronnie Lahiri of Rising Sun Films confirms the same, “Our film was ready and we were keen to release it in April. We share a great rapport with Mr Anand Pandit and as the Chehre shoot was going on, we humbly requested him if we could release Gulabo Sitabo in April and he was gracious and kind enough to push the release date of Chehre.”

Chehre also boasts of a stellar ensemble cast in the shape of Rhea Chakraborty, Siddhanth Kapoor, Drithiman Chakroborthy, Krystle Dsouza, Raghubir Yadav with Annu Kapoor.

While the other details around the film are heavily under wraps, initial reports have suggested it to be a crisp and engagingly thrilling drama based on the legal profession, with Mr Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi facing off against each other in pivotal roles.

Releasing on 17th July, Chehre is produced by Anand Pandit Motion Pictures & Saraswati Entertainment Private Limited and directed by Rummy Jafry.

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