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Please Say No To Piracy

14 Apr

Please say no to piracy

Moser Baer enters the home video market

Moser Baer, a DVD/VCD major,recently announced its entry into the home video market. It has recently obtained the rights for over 7000 Indian films and will be making available DVDs and VCDs at Rs.34 and 28 respectively, posing a direct challenge to the thriving piracy market. It has also announced that it will be producing two feature films starringRahul Bose and Esha Deol.

The film Shaurya with the backdrop of the Indian Army will have Rahul Bose in the main lead and will be directed by Samar Khan. Anthony De Souza will direct the other film Ishan starring Esha Deol. This film will also star Shreyas Talpade and Chunky Pandey, and will have music by Lalit.

Acclaimed artistes Mahalakshmi Iyer, Shivamani and Naresh Iyer marked the launch with songs like “Dil se Re” from Dil Se, “Aai Sala” from Rang De Basanti and the title song of the same film “Thodi Si Dhool”. Mahalakshmi entertained the audience in her own style with songs like “Chalka Chalka Re” from the film Sathiya, and “Chup Chup Ke” from Bunty Aur Babli.

Low prices

Harish Dayani, Chief Executive Officer of the Entertainment Division of Moser Baer, saidthe low prices it is offering gave those in the business of piracy to turn into legitimate distributors. The company also formally inaugurated its website so that it can reach consumers directly throughout the country. The website also has an online payment mechanism. The website offers titles in Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and non-film titles soon titles in English, Telugu, Marathi and other languages will be made available.

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Around The Corner

9 Mar

Around the corner

Yash Raj Films kicks off the year with the Saif Ali Khan starrer Ta Ra Rum Pum

LONG LIST The line up of Yash Raj films opens with Saif and Rani

Yash Raj Films announced the line-up of films for the year. The first film from Yash Raj this year is “Ta Ra Rum Pum,” which is opening on April 27. The film, directed by Siddharth Anand (“Salaam Namaste”) stars Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji and tells the story of a race-car driver.

This film is followed by Shaad Ali’s third directorial venture “Jhoom Barabar Jhoom” on June 15. With a cast of Abhishek Bachchan, Preity Zinta, Bobby Deol, Lara Dutta, and Amitabh Bachchan in a special appearance, the film looks set to repeat the success of “Bunty Aur Babli.”

Then there is “Chak De India,” slated to hit the screens on August 10. Directed by Shimit Amin, (“Ab Tak Chappan”), the film stars Shah Rukh Khan as a hockey coach. Then there is Pradeep Sarkar’s “Laaga Chunari Mein Daag” on October 12 for the festive season. The film features powerhouse performances from Jaya Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, Konkona Sen Sharma, Kunal Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan.

And saving the best for the last is cinematographer Anil Mehta’s directorial debut “Aaja Nachle,” on November 30. The film is significant as it marks the return of the ultimate diva Madhuri Dixit.

The New Year would be kicked off in grand style with “Tashan”. Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya (the screenplay and dialogue writer of “Dhoom” and “Dhoom:2”), the film stars Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Anil Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor.

Yash Chopra, Chairman, Yash Raj Films said: “At Yash Raj Films, we truly believe that there are only two kinds of cinema, good cinema and bad cinema. And we are committed to bringing the best cinema that there is for our audiences. We are extremely excited about our offerings for 2007, not because of the star casts, but because of the unique subject matter of each of the films, and the youthful talent at the helm of these films. And with our commitment to the studio style of functioning uniquely enables us to make each of these offerings a very special experience for the filmgoer – even though we are releasing six titles at close intervals.”

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