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New Jersey Indian International Film Festival concludes on a high

Vikas Khanna’s The Last Color wins big at the festival

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The second edition of the New Jersey Indian International Film Festival ( NJIIFF) ended on a high with almost a full house at the closing ceremony of the festival that was held at the Regal Hadley Theatre at South Plainfield in New Jersey. The two-day festival that screened about 49 films from 12 countries including short, feature and documentary had some interesting winners.  In the short film section actor Anil Charnjeett won for his performance in Living Idle and Kirti Kulhari of Pink fame for her stunning performance in the film Maya.

Rahul Yadav was awarded the best director for his short film 9+1=1. The film deals with the subject of silent killer carbon monoxide. Filmmaker Vikram Razdan’s film Life is Short which was also the opening film at the festival won the best short film award at the festival. Razdan dedicated his awards to  Indians living outside the country and bonding so beautifully and especially through potent platforms like NJIIFF.  Chef Vikas Khanna’s directorial venture The Last Color won two awards at the festival. Khanna was awarded the best director for the film and the best actress was given to Asqa Siddiqui. The actress shared the award with Tanishka Vishe for her performance in Vardaniya.

An entry from El Salvador had its share of win with the actor of the film  The Path of Shadows Leandro Sanchez Arauz getting the best actor award for his performance in the drama that revolves around a professor. Seema Biswas starrer film Abode won the best feature film. Directed by Jaya  Jose Raj CL  the film is about a mother whose children leave and go away from her. Michael Genz’s documentary Mni Wiconi: Water is Life on climate change was awarded the best documentary film.

Festival Director Hemant Pandya was very overwhelmed by the kind of support he got from the filmmakers who participated in the festival. He said, “I am going to make sure that NJIIFF will get bigger and even better with each passing year. I am thankful to all the filmmakers and the people of New Jersey for supporting the festival.’’ The biggest boost to the festival was the top media barons of New Jersey Sudhir Parikh of Parikh Worldwide Media & ITV- Gold and HR Shah of TV Asia who promised to continue their support to the festival. Parikh who was impressed with the quality of the short films that were showcased at NJIIFF, announced that his channel ITV-Gold will soon be starting a short film slot in association with NJIIFF to play all short films that keep looking for platforms to show their films.

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Sidharth Malhotra brings back the mass hero phenomenon

— Marjaavaan opens big at the box office with about Rs 7cr on day one

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— Marjaavaan opens big at the box office with about Rs 7cr on day one
In an era of urban high-concept content driver films’, the massy audience have certainly been left out. There has certainly been a demand for such films’ and Sidharth Malhotra with his latest outing Marjaavaan has given the mass audience a pot boiler masala entertainer which they have been eagerly waiting to see on the silver screen.

Marjaavaan  has certainly proved that massy entertainers are still in demand and there is a hungry audience for it. The movie has taken a good opening on Friday and the audience in the massy belts have thoroughly enjoying it.

Be it Sidharth’s action or his one liners in the film or his chemistry with Tara Sutaria – the audience has enjoyed every bit of his performance as the massy hero.

The actor visited Gaitey theatre in Mumbai to gauge the response of the audience and was happy to see them enjoy the film.

What’s also interesting is that Sidharth is the only actor from his generation to cater to the massy audience post Ek Villain and Brothers.

With the fantastic world of mouth, Marjaavaan is expected to growth with world of mouth

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The makers of ‘Malang’ share an exclusive picture from the sets of Malang!

And the reason was Aditya Roy Kapur’s birthday!

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Aditya Roy Kapur and Disha Patani’s upcoming movie Malang has been in the news for quite some time now. Today, the makers of the movie have released a still of the duo from the movie to wish Aditya a happy birthday.

Aditya Roy Kapur had a working birthday and was busy dubbing for the movie since morning.

The photograph shows Aditya and Disha in a party scenario and is set in Goa. It gives out a very chill and romantic vibe and Disha, along with Aditya makes an adorable and perfect duo.

Malang will see a Valentine’s day release in 2020. The film also stars Anil Kapoor and Kunal Kemmu in pivotal roles.

Malang is directed by Mohit Suri. Produced by T-Series’ Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Luv Films’ Luv Ranjan, Ankur Garg, and Northern Lights Entertainment’s Jay Shewakramani, the film will release on 14th February 2020

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Akshay, Manushi perform puja as Prithviraj shooting begins soon!

Akshay goes back in time to play a warrior king

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Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chhillar, the lead pair of YRF’s first and biggest historical Prithviraj were spotted at Yash Raj Studios as they performed a puja, with their director Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi, to seek blessings for the film’s shoot that begins soon! Here are some exclusive pictures from the puja.

Yash Raj Films today made the big announcement of signing the ethereal beauty Manushi as the spectacularly beautiful princess Sanyogita in Prithviraj which is based on the life and heroism of the fearless and mighty King Prithviraj.

Prithviraj is set to release in Diwali 2020.  stay tuned to CineBlitz for more news and updates

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