Unanimous praise for 2013’s first release – Table no.21

Unanimous praise for 2013’s first release – Table no.21

Eros International & NextGen Films’ Table no 21 that saw its release today is already cynosure of all eyes, given that it’s the first release of the year 2013 – Not to mention ,the return of veteran Paresh Rawal to the villainous genre.

Having traveled across Delhi,Hyderabad,Pune,Ahmedabad on promotional tours for the films where fans crowded to meet the starcast at various press conferences and meet and greets.

Says a source “Fans would gather at airports and malls to meet Pareshji and Rajeev proves yet again that his female fan following grows by the day as tons of fans would mob him not just while promoting the film in the country but even while shooting in Fiji….Several came up to them and told them they were keen to watch the film”.

The Table no.21 team also find themselves excited with the reviews coming the film’s way.

Said acclaimed critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh “Table no 21 ,which sets the ball rolling in 2013,truly symbolizes a riveting thriller .The film is a commendable movoe-going experience.If you are an extremely choosy moviegoer who watches select first-rate films a year,make sure Table no 21 is included on your listing”.

Says Madhureeta Mukherjee,Zoom “For a story that stays focused on the lead couple, and a game-show on an island, Aditya Datt has done a good job of entertaining, serving some suspense (intriguing, if not nail-biting) and dishing it out with some hard reality bytes.If you’re looking for a different taste for your cinema palates (minus the mirch masala), book a seat for Table No. 21. Bon appetit!”

If that wasn’t all, producer Viki Rajani along with director Aditya Datt showcased their film to a select section of the film fraternity that has been almost unanimous in their praise, calling the film a concept drama, high on content.

Said director Prabhudheva “ I really enjoyed this thriller including the songs and I’m confident it will touch the right chord with the audiences.”

Sonam Kapoor too was also praise for the film stating “This movie shows you that high-concept films are here to stay. One of the most on the-edge thrillers I have seen in recent times with huge surprises all throughout.” While Neil Nitin Mukesh added “I congratulate the team of the film. It is brilliant on content, treatment, execution and the performances, especially Paresh Rawal. “

Presented by Eros International and produced by NextGen Films, Aditya Dutt ‘s Table no.21 starring Rajeev Khandelwal,Tena Desae and Paresh Rawal released 4th January 2012.

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“HIGH EXPECTATIONS FROM ZILLA GHAZIABAD”: MOHAMMAD FASIH
(DIRECTOR, SHOWMAN ENTERTAINMENT)

1. How was the experience with David Guetta? What was the response?

Ans- David Guetta … was just fantastic. And I haven’t seen such response ever in my entire career. The response was way beyond the imagination.

2. How does it feel working with an International DJ?

Ans- India witnessed a true ROCKSTAR… in David Guetta’s concert. No other feeling could be better than this. David Guetta is a GOD of DJ’s.

3. Tell us about the association between Showman Entertainment & Percept?

Ans- Showman Entertainment & Percept had also worked together for film “Rush”, its back again with ‘Sunburn Festival’ event in Goa.The aisa ‘s biggest ever . India had a never-before seen event which unfolded itself, not just only for Indian audiences but also for global lovers of music. we ensure to bring in more and more breath-taking events in India.

4. Did Sunburn shined?

Ans- Yes, this time Sunburn Festival not only shined but outshined.

5. What next for Showman GROUP?

Ans- Yeah, we are coming up with the film Zilla Ghaziabad.

6. As Showman Group on “Zilla Ghaziabad, What are the expectations?

Ans- We associate with content oriented films ,script plays an important role ,The expectations are too high and it’s a for sure a runner it has Arshad Warsi, Vivek Oberoi, Sanjay Dutt,Paresh Rawal, Minissha Lamba and Rajpal Yadav in lead roles.

7. What’s next after Zilla Ghaziabad?

Ans- big annoucements to follow in 2013.

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Marathi film ‘Balak Palak’ creates world record through UFO Moviez

UFO Moviez and Valuable Edutainment creates virtual thrill among audiences through India’s first multi locational interactive Live Premier of Ritesh Deshmukh’s Marathi film ‘Balak Palak’ on 3rd January, 2013

Movie goers in Mumbai, Thane, Nallasopara, Pune & Latur

Get excited while interacting with Actor – Producer Ritesh Deshmukh, cast and crew Simultaneously

For the 1st time ever, audiences witnesses Ritesh Deshmukh interacting with audiences across cities on the big screen. UFO’s unique satellite technology unites film goers in different locations with the film stars, cast and crew

Mumbai, January 4, 2012: India’s First ever virtual premier show of Marathi film ‘Balak Palak’ on 3rd January 2013, mesmerized audiences in five UFO theaters across Mumbai, Pune, Latur, Thane and Nallasopara, thanks to the unique satellite technology.

Actor Producer Ritesh Deshmukh and co producers Uttung Hitendra Thakur, and Ravi Jadhav (also the director of the film), actor Kishor Kadam and child lead actors of ‘Balak Palak’, stationed at the Valuable Edutainment central studio, interacted with the audiences Live in all 5 UFO digital theatres at the same time. The session lasted an hour and was followed by the screening of the film.

For the first time parents and children seating in the UFO digital theatres were thrilled to ask questions to the cast and crew before the screening of the film. Ritesh Deshmukh’s friends applauded his unique initiative and considered themselves lucky that they were actually present during this unique spectacles. In fact there was overwhelming demand for asking questions in spite of the jam packed schedule. In fact, Ritesh himself was thrilled by way the movie goers were asking questions, appreciating the gesture of live interactive talk on the opening of the ‘Balak Palak’ show—literally a history was created in the world of cinema in the New Year and the 101st year of the cinema.

UFO & Valuable Edutainment’s unique technology, successfully enable audiences watching the Preview show of ‘Balak Palak’ on Thursday, January 3, 2013, at Sona Gold in Borivali East, Fun Fiesta in Nalasopara, Gold Digital in Thane West, Prabhat in Pune and Big Rama theatre in Latur, to get a chance to interact with Ritesh Deshmukh on the big screen in front of them at the same time. In fact, audiences in each of these 5 UFO digital theatres witnessed the cinegoers located in the other theatres in different cities asking questions.

Actor-producer Riteish Deshmukh says, “I am very proud that myfirst production Venture Marathi film ‘Balak Palak’ has become the first in the world to create a world record in the 101st year of Indian cinema, I am also happy that UFO‘s unique satellite technology has helped to connect me to my fans, friends relatives and well wishers in remote locations such as Latur and Pune along with Mumbai thane and Nallasopara. I’m overwhelmed by the audience enthusiastic reactions and response and it was an emotional moment on the eve of my film release…”

Satish Maluse, Chief Financial Officer, UFO Moviez India & Valuable Edutainment, adds, “UFO Moviez, has showed to world how it is possible to unite film lovers in different locations of this large country with popular film personalities at the same time. UFO Moviez, which is already a world leader, has successfully completed the virtual premiere in 5 cities today and tomorrow we are capable of doing it in 50 to 100 Indian cities at the same times. It is Ritesh Deshmukh’s vision that has helped a Marathi film achieved this rare distinction and enter the book of records. “

About UFO Moviez India Ltd. (www.ufomoviez.com)

UFO Moviez, the world’s largest satellite delivered digital cinema network, has revolutionized the way films are distributed and exhibited throughout India. Presently, UFO has a base of 3,119 digital screens (including 139 3D screens), spread in 1,300 cities in 25 states and 6 union territories of India. UFO has so far released 5,301 films in 30 languages and has conducted over 13.2 million shows till date.

UFO Moviez has been often recognized for the impact of its satellite-based technology solution, which enables movies to be transmitted first day-first show to millions in theatre complexes, including in tier 2 and tier 3 towns. Using satellite technology to transmit first day-first show movies to 3,000 plus network theatres, UFO Moviez India Ltd has bagged the prestigious Marico Innovation Foundation award (4th edition held in 2012) for Innovation in the Business category. UFO Moviez’s end-to-end digital cinema solutions encompassing content digitization, encoding, encryption, delivery and projection of content using digital technology, UFO has been awarded the ISO 27001:2005 certification by the British Standards Institute, earning the internationally accepted certification on information security from one of the world’s leading management systems registrars. UFO Moviez is ranked 39th in the list of India’s 500 fastest- growing companies compiled by ‘Inc. India 500’. It received the award for ‘Deloitte fastest growing 50 companies in Technology, Media & Telecom space’ in 2010. UFO Moviez won accolades in the following categories, at The Advertising Club Awards, Big Bang 2007, held in Bangalore: for Best Media Innovation- Cinema- GOLD; Best Media Innovation – Digital – GOLD; Best Media Innovation- Never before used Media- BRONZE.

About Valuable Edutainment & Edubeam (www.valuablegroup.com)

Valuable Edutainment’s offering Edubeam is a satellite based distance learning solution which eliminates time & distance constraints and facilitates interactive exchange of information between a central studio and multiple remote locations.

Edubeam’s virtual classrooms can reach out to remote locations simultaneously & in real time facilitating flow of information between expert in the central studio & students in the remote locations in a unique interactive environment.

The same network can be used for student training, training officers, conducting periodic meetings, medical consultations and diagnosis. In fact it can function as extended arms of the government and can act as a parallel network during natural calamity or emergencies.

Edubeam is currently successfully operating 80 MCGM schools which are connected to two central studios with daily lectures being delivered in a fully interactive environment. It is slated to be launched across various universities, schools & coaching classes in India.

For more information, please contact:

Valuable Edutainment Pvt. Ltd. – Sarang Bhumkar Sr. Manager (+91) 9930844683

UFO Moviez India Ltd. – Shalini Bhattacharya – PR Manager, (+91)9920839720

Janki Trivedi – Adfactors PR – (+91)9820080835, (+91)9820531932

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Matru at 92.7 BIG FM!

On a promotional cavalcade for the release of his upcoming movie “Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola” – Actor Imraan Khan stepped in at the BIG FM studios at Andheri and was received by hoards of fans and the town’s paparazzi!

Imraan, who will be seen on the big screen after almost a year post his successful “Ekk Main Aur Ekk Tu”, looked very excited about his new project. He interacted with the BIG FM listeners, giving interesting insights about the movie, on-set masti and his chemistry with his co-star “Bijlee” played by Anushka Sharma. Greetings for the New Year and best wishes for his upcoming movie were exchanged by the listeners as well as the BIG FM team.

Stay tuned to 92.7 BIG FM for more…

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Flawless victories on Day 3 of Mahindra Youth Football

Challenge 2013 in Mumbai

Lilavatibai Podar (SC), Colaba Municipal, Jamnabai Narsee School (Juhu) and Christ Church School emerge victorious

Mumbai, January 5, 2013: On Day 3 of the Mahindra Youth Football Challenge 2013, leading schools from Mumbai displayed exceptional skill with the ball to seal the day moving into the next round of the tournament.

In the first match of the day, Apurva Amerkar captaining Lilavatibai Podar led his team to victory by scoring a goal early on in the first half of the game against Champion School, finishing the match at full-time with a difference of 1-0.

The second match played between Colaba Municipal and Bombay International turned out to be an intensive one with the match going into sudden death. With goals being scored by Abhishek Sakpal from Colaba Municipal and an equalizer by Ritvik Radhakrishnan in the first half, the match was equally balanced. The second half saw Darpan Raut take the lead for Colaba Municipal which was closely followed by a dreadful own goal placing both teams at 2-2, ensuing into penalty shootouts at full-time. With 5 goals each both Colaba Municipal and Bombay International displayed perfection when it came to penalties taking the match to sudden death. Colaba Municipal’s scored his second goal in the sudden death whilst Bombay International missed a goal that was brilliantly stopped by the opponent goal keeper ending the match at 8-7.

With unstoppable goals by Rahul Vasani in the first half and Devezaar Banaji in the second, Jamnabai Narsee School (Juhu) defeated St: Pius X (Mulund) 2-0, in a one-sided game played today at the MSSA grounds. Though St. Pius X (Mulund) played well, their attacks were defended and were not given ample opportunity to take shots on the target.

In the fourth match of the day, after giving each other some tough competition, Christ Church School beat St. Mary’s SSC (Mal) 1-0, thanks to the goal scored by Rayyan Shaikh in the first of the game.

Results:

Lilavatibai Podar (SC) 1 (Apurva Amerkar 1) beat Champion School (Col) 0. Final Score (1-0)

Colaba Municipal 8 (Col ) 8 (Abhishek Sakpal 2, Darpan Raut 1, Aniket Wayande 1, Aksah Jadhav 1, Ronak Pawar 1, Ashish Pawar 1, Bhavesh Dhankur 1) beat Bombay Internationall (Babulnath) 7 (Ritvik Radhakrishnan 1, Own Goal 1, Sohel Shah 1, Rishan Das 1, Shiv Makim 1, Abdeali Vazir 1, Raj Mathias 1). (Penalty Shootout 8-7)

Jamnabai Narsee 2 (Rahul Vasani 1, Devezaar Banaji 1) beat ST. Pius X (Mulund) 0. (Final Score 2-0)

Christ Church School (Byculla) 1 (Rayyan Shaikh 1) beat ST. Mary’s SSC (Mazgaon) 0. (Final Score 1-0)

ANZA (Byculla) 2 (Shadab Ansari 1, Kamran Ansari 1) beat ST. Mary’s ICSE (Maz) 1 (Denzil Colaco 1). (Final score 2-1)

St. Paul HS (Dad) 3 (Tanmay Dhok 2, Alister Pareira 1) beat Our Lady of Salvation (Dad) 0. (Final Score 3-0)

Don Bosco (Matunga) 3 (Mack D’souza 2, Bryce Miranda 1) beat Utpal Sanghavi (Juhu) 0. (Final Score 3-0)

Domnic Savio 1 (Jared Saldanho 1) beat ST. Francis D. Assis 0. (Final Score 1-0)

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“Hero Hockey India League is a huge opportunity for players like me,” says Amit Rohidas

It’s a dream come true for the young lad from Ranchi who fetched a princely amount of Rs.16 lakh in the recently-conducted auction and will now rub shoulders with leading international players within ten days. Amit Rohidas, who has already made his mark at the junior international level and is now dribbling his way into the senior internationals, is very happy to be a part of the inaugural Hero Hockey India League and his team Ranchi Rhinos.

“It’s the best thing that has happened in my life till now. Seeing some interest (of franchisees) in me during the Players’ Auction and getting a huge opportunity to play with top international players are really very special to me,” said the 19-year-old defender from Sundargarh district of Odisha.

Rohidas was bought by Ranchi Rhinos at price of $29,000, five times more than his Base Price of $5,600 at the HIL Players’ Auction. He will be playing with legendary players such as Moritz Fuertse (Germany), Ashley Jackson (England), Austin Smith (South Africa), Floris Evers (The Netherlands) and Francisco Cortes (Spain).

India’s stars such as Manpreet Singh, Birendra Lakra and K Kothajit Singh will be accompanying this defender in the upcoming League, which will start from 14 January. “Playing with these top players will surely improve my game and technique. Hero Hockey India League is the best thing happened with Indian hockey and players. It is a huge opportunity for us,” Amit said in an interview.

Rohidas is also very encouraged due the presence of South African coach Gregg Clarke in the team and said: “I will learn some new skills from Clarke sir and am very hopeful that my game will improve under him.”

Amit Rohidas started playing hockey in his Saunamura village with local boys. Hockey is very popular in this village and the nearby areas as famous international player Dilip Tirkey hails from this village. In 2004, he joined Panposh Sports Hostel in Rourkela where he transformed from a boy to a hockey player. He represented the Hostel in many district and state-level tournaments, and still plays for the Hostel.

He joined the junior national team in 2009 and represented India in the Under-18 Junior Asia Cup Hockey, held in Myanmar. Rohidas was part of the team, which finished in third position in the 2012 Under-21 Junior Asia Cup Hockey in Malaysia. He also played in the 2011 Sultan of Johor Cup and in 2012, his team finished as Runners-up.

Rohidas also played in two Hockey India Senior Men’s National Championship in 2011 Bhopal and 2012 Bangalore.

Rohodas’s favourite player is Dilip Tirkey and believes he plays like him. “I play at the same position and tackle like him. Like other boys in my village, I idolise him and I want to become a masterful player like Dilip Tirkey,” he stated.

For more information, Contact:

ZZEBRA PR

Animesh Biswas +91 9891789639 animesh@conceptpr.com

Arvind Kashyap +91 9769637169 arvind@conceptpr.com

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Jimmy Sheirgill’s ‘Saadi Love Story’ remixed

After striking a chord with the romantic title track, the makers of ‘Saadi Love Story’ are set to launch the remix version of the track. The remixed version features Jimmy Sheirgill in an altogether new avatar. The song is entertaining and is a great dance number.

Lyricist Kumaar’s lyrics ‘Nothing is impossible when you fall in love’ have created magic and found an instant connection with the audiences. Unlike the original track, Jaidev Kumar has used fast paced music for the remixed version. The song has all the elements of a promising to be the next Punjabi Number. Overall the vibrant song has relentless energy of brilliant beats and will make your feet tap.

A Dheeraj Rattan’s film, produced by Jimmy Sheirgill in association with Eros Entertainment, ‘Saadi Love Story’ is a roller coaster ride involving family drama, comedy and romance. Online platforms are buzzing with the news of the movie, by the looks of it the Punjabi movie is geared up to be the biggest release of the New Year on 11th of January, 2013.

Link – http://bit.ly/SLS-TitleTrack-Remix

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Jimmy Sheirgill’s Saadi Love Story

The lead actors of an upcoming Punjabi flick “Saadi Love story” share a common thread. Punjabi stars Diljit Dosanjh and Amrinder Gill have a good association with actor Jimmy Sheirgill. Both Diljit Dosanjh and Amrinder Gill started their acting career with Jimmy, “The Shahrukh Khan of Punjab films”. Diljit played a cameo in Mel Karade Rabba while Amrinder started his acting career in Munde U.K. De in a supporting role with Jimmy Sheirgill.

The film releasing also marks a directorial debut of Dheeraj Rattan, who has earlier worked as an assistant director for Phhir and Police Force: An Inside story. Although this might be his directorial debut, but he is a known name in the industry. He has written dialogues and screenplay for many movies like Mel Karade Rabba, Shaapit: The Cursed, 1920 and many more. Jimmy Sheirgill who has afore produced films like Dharti, Taur Mittran Di, brings a fresh romcom with film “Saadi Love story.”

Having mentioned these similarities and that the cast of the film has a good and long association with Jimmy but will there be a surprise element that Jimmy is likely to add in this film? Will Jimmy too make a cameo appearance like his counterparts often do and as is the trend in the film industry? To know the answer audience will have to wait for the release of this joint production of Eros International and Jimmy Sheirgill productions.

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Super fast elite field for 10th Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM)

The men’s course record of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon is under serious threat in the 10th edition of the event to be run on January 20, 2013, thanks to the super fast field of international elite athletes assembled by Global Sports Communication (GSC), the elite athlete coordinators to the event.

Defending champion Laban Moiben of Kenya, last year’s runner-up Raji Assefa of Ethiopia and third placed John Kyui of Kenya have all confirmed their participation for the 10th edition and are among the top 10 athletes who have clocked faster timings in 2012 than the existing course record of 2:09.54, set in 2011 by Ethiopian Girma Assefa. Giving a fillip to their efforts will be course record bonus of USD 15,000, which is being offered for the first time by promoters Procam International.

Moiben and Assefa were locked in a close tussle for first place in the 2012 edition and were both clocked at 2:10.48, with the Kenyan passing through a fraction of a second ahead of the Ethiopian. This time, though, it’s the Ethiopian Assefa who comes with the huge reputation of being the fastest athlete in the field, having clocked 2:06.24 while winning the 2012 Paris Marathon. Moiben too has had good run in 2012, defending his title in the Ottawa Marathon, clocking a personal best of 2:09.13.

Also making a historic return to the Marathon is South African Hendrick Ramaala, the winner of the inaugural event in 2004. After winning in Mumbai, Ramaala went on to win the New York Marathon and emerged as one of the leading marathoners in the world. Still running competitively at the age of 40, Ramaala clocked 2:12 in the Dubai Marathon in 2012.

The other super fast male athletes in the field are Abraham Girma of Ethiopia (2:06.28, Amsterdam 2012), Francis Kibiwott of Kenya (2:07.32, Tiberias Marathon 2012), Elijah Kemboi of Kenya (2:07.51, Kosice Marathon 2012), Shumi Eticha of Ethiopia (2:09.03, Stockholm Marathon 2011), Joseph Maregu of Kenya (2:09.25), Joseph Kiptum of Kenya (2:09.56, Hannover Marathon 2012) and William Kiplagat of Kenya

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The women’s field will be led by Lishan Dula, an Ethiopian who now represents Bahrain. Lishan has a personal best of 2:26.56, which she clocked in the 2011 Rotterdam Marathon. Lishan will face competition from Ethiopians Aberume Mekuria, winner of the 2012 Eindhoven Marathon, and Yeshimebet Tadse, third place finisher at the 2012 LA Marathon. The other notable names in the women’s field are Kenyans Valentin Kipketer, with a PB of 2:28.02, and Margaret Toritich, besides Ethiopians Dinknesh Mekash, Fantu Jimma and Desta Tadesse.

A total of 40 elite athletes will take the starter’s flag on January 20 with five pacemakers being pressed into action to force the pace.

For more Information Please conact:

Santosh Barodia – 9820509642, Santosh@zzebra.net

Neha Kandalgaonkar – 9892194965, neha@zzebra.net

Tanya Chopra – 9819170385, tanya@zzebra.net

Madhavi Mhatre – 9867841985, madhavi@zzebra.net

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Vidya Balan – India’s Hottest Vegan

Having walked away with stellar reviews for her consistent performances, power house Vidya Balan was also recently announced “Hottest Vegan” for the year 2012.

Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan and actress Vidya Balan were recently named PETA’s hottest celebrity vegetarians of 2012.

Crediting her curves to her meat free diet says Vidya “I am a vegetarian, as a result my metabolism has improved and this is a huge contributor to weight loss.”

Says Poorva Joshipura, CEO, PETA India , “More and more of India’s hottest stars are choosing to keep meat off their plates and when you look at Amitabh and Vidya, it is easy to see why”.

Vidya Balan is no stranger to the list as she also happened to top it in the year 2010, with the former union minister of State for External Affairs,Shashi Tharoor.

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SAB TV triumphs at 157 GRP’s

Mumbai, January 03, 2013: As per the last week TAM rating for year 2012; SAB TV, has achieved an all-time high of 157 GRP’s. Its new show launches, the much loved and appreciated Baalveer & Jeannie aur Juju have proficiently sustained themselves at 1.3GRPs while Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chasmah continues to achieve new landmarks with 4.0 TVR and Chidiyaghar attained 2.0 TVR.

Mr. Anooj Kapoor, Executive Vice President and Business Head SAB TV, said, “We are extremely overwhelmed with viewers’ response. Our success is a reinforcement of SAB TV’s brand promise of providing family entertainment with a dash of humor and this positioning consistently reflects in each of the shows produced by the channel. We will continue to offer innovative and differentiated content to our viewers across HSM and strengthen our reach to newer audiences across markets.”

SAB TV’s light hearted content is targeted towards the entire family and has appealed to more & more household across HSM. With every new launch, the base of loyal audience has been improving and SAB is steadily increasing its hold in the general entertainment genre.

Keep watching SAB TV as ‘Asli Mazaa SAB ke Saath Aata Hai’

About SAB TV: SAB TV is a part of the network of Television channels owned by Multi Screen Media. SAB TV is India’s only family comedy entertainment channel with a core brand promise of ‘Asli Mazaa SAB ke Saath Hai’. SAB with its impressive lineup of innovative programs and light-hearted content ranging from daily family comedy to path breaking concepts like silent comedy shows is dedicated to promoting an enjoyable “family-viewing” experience. Its programming mix includes Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chasmah, Baalveer, Chidiya Ghar, Wah Wah Kya Baat Hai, Jeannie aur Juju, R.K. Laxman Ki Duniya, Lapataganj, FIR, Chintu Ban Gaya Gentleman, Gutur Gu-Season 2, and features classic films over the weekends. For its differentiated programming and healthy entertainment SAB TV has also won the Brand Leadership award in Media & Entertainment space.

For further details, please contact:

IPAN HK Strategies

Prachi Uppal (098200 30576) prachi.uppal@hkstrategies.com

Priya Bendre (077385 70894) priya.bendre@hkstrategies.com

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92.7 BIG FM LAUNCHES 25 CITY MAKAR SANKRANTI SPECIAL:

‘GAANON KE PENCH LADAO, LIFE BANAO’

A SING-OFF AMONGST LISTENERS AS THEY TRY TO CUT EACH OTHERS MUSICAL STRINGS

Mumbai, January 4, 2013: 92.7 BIG FM, India’s No. 1 FM radio network, known to innovate and bring alive special occasions on air, announces its latest campaign for Makar Sankranti called ‘Gaano Ke Pench Ladao, Life Banao’. Designed to create excitement through a sing-off among listeners as they try to cut each others’ musical strings, ‘Gaano Ke Pench Ladao, Life Banao’ will be hosted across 25 stations. Ensuring amplification, it will also have an on-ground aspect to it through the BIG Sankranti Mela, a large scale fair conceptualized especially for this festival, hosting varied activities that range community kite flying competitions, food festivals, and special experiences for underprivileged children and more. The campaign which has just kicked off will culminate on January 14th and will air across key day parts.

The on air game format gives new meaning and fun to the symbolic kite flying during Makar Sankranti.The modus operandi is simple – having registered via SMS, the contestants will be made to hear a popular song which they will need to interject and sing a song starting from a word that was in the song they previously heard. A popular song will be played on-air where the contestant would have to outsmart the other by singing the song starting with the word from where they interpose and similarly the first contestant would have to outdo the second contestant. In case of situation where the trigger song extends for more than 10 sec without either of the members interrupting, the game would be declared void and the prize would be given to the kids from the orphanage who present at the Sankranti Mela.

Commenting on the initiative the Manav Dhanda, Network Programming Head, 92.7 BIG FM said, “92.7 BIG FM endeavours to reach out to its listeners with innovative, quality and unique programming content through our varied offerings and this concept is no different. The concept is innovative and a natural extension to the symbolic kite flying which is synonymous with the festival, while ensuring music remains the fundamental offering. Ensuring it gets scale, we have planned its on-ground and digital amplification too, delivering excellent value to audiences as well as advertisers.”

About Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd.

Reliance Broadcast Network Limited is a media entertainment conglomerate with play across radio, television, intellectual properties and television production. It is part of the Reliance Group and specializes in creating and executing integrated media solutions for brands. The company houses the following verticals: 92.7 BIG FM – India’s largest FM Network with 45 stations, reaching over 4 crore Indians each week; BIG CBS Networks – A joint venture with CBS Studios International, offering 3 English Entertainment Channels – Prime, Love, Spark, as well as a regional General Entertainment Channel for the PCHP region called Spark Punjabi; BIG RTL THRILL – the first channel from the Company’s joint venture with Europe’s RTL Group, targeted at male audiences and is positioned as the ultimate action destination; BIG MAGIC – a regional General Entertainment Channel for the Hindi heartland, which has also expanded into the US, Canada and Australia under the brand name BIG MAGIC INTERNATIONAL; BIG PRODUCTIONS – the television content production division that caters to the creative needs of the diverse Indian television landscape. Reliance Broadcast Network also distributes Bloomberg TV India, the country’s premier business news channel as part of its television bouquet. For more information log on to www.reliancebroadcast.com

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Satisfying victories mark Day 2 of Mahindra Youth Football Challenge 2013 in Mumbai

St. Lawrence (Borivali), St. Lawrence (Kandivali), Aditya Birla (Tardeo) and St. Theresa (Bandra) steal limelight

Mumbai, January 4, 2013: The MSSA Ground witnessed many moments of exhilarating action today as football players from Mumbai’s leading schools came together to fight it out in Day 2 of the Mahindra Youth Football Challenge 2013, now in its third successful season.

In the first match of the day, after giving each other some tough competition, St. Lawrence High School (Borivali) beat Sacred Heart (Worli) 3 – 2 in the penalty shoot-out thanks to goals scored by Yash Narkar, Harsh Solanki, and Prathmesh Nalavde.

St. Lawrence (Kandivali) beat The Activity High School by two goals to one in the penalty shoot-out of the second game of the day. Harsh Rall and Vivek Kanani scored these goals in the evenly poised match. Though Activity High School played a good game, their attacks were read well and defended to perfection by the goalkeeper.

Powered by two goals by Yash Sukhwani and Aniket Sarkar in the first ten minutes of the third match, Aditya Birla (Tardeo) defeated Jankidevi Public School (Andheri) 2 – 0. While Jankidevi put up a strong defence throughout the match, the boys from Aditya Birla played a brilliant attacking game that kept the opposition on their toes.

Anjuman I-Islam High School (CST) lost the fourth match 6 – 0 as the St. Theresa (Bandra) team went on a rampage thanks to some great tactics and goals by Kushal Nishad, Arshad Sheikh, Steven Chikhodrawala and Prem Sonker. Farhat Sheikh’s concluding goals helped capitalise on the initial lead and were like an icing on the cake, ensuring a great victory for St. Theresa.

Results:

St. Lawrence HS (Bor) 3 (Yash Narkar 1, Harsh Solanki 1, Prathmesh Nalavde 1) beat Sacred Heart (Worli) 2 (Bhavesh Komuravelli 1, Pritesh Waghela 1) – (Penalty Shootout 3 – 2)

St. Lawrence (Kandivali) 2 (Harsh Rall 1, Vivek Kanani 1) beat The Activity HS 1 (Meet Gupta 1) (Penalty Shootout 2-1)

Aditya Birla (Tardeo) 2 (Yash Sukhwani 1, Aniket Sarkar 1) beat Jankidevi Public School (Andh). (Final Score 2-0)

St. Theresa (Bandra) 6 (Kushal Nishad 1, Arshad Shaikh 1, Steven Chikhodrawala 1, Prem Sonker 1, Farhat Shaikh 2) beat Anjuman I-Islam HS (CST). (Final Score 6-0)

Dominic Savio (And) 4 (Calvin Baretto 1, Sumeet Bane 1, Peter Robert 1, Neeraj Shegade 1) beat St. Joseph (Wadala) 3 (Craig Mascarenhas 1, Alroy Pinto 1, Neal D’silva 1). (Penalty Shootout 4-3)

Utpal Sanghavi (Juhu) 3 (Parth Dongre 1, Vivek Gonga 1, Vibhor Sharma 1) beat Swami Vivekanand (kandivali) 0. (Final Score 3-0)

Fatimas HS (Vidyavihar) 3 (Siddhanth Nirbhavne 1, Fayzan Shaikh 1, Prathmesh Pawar 1) beat Gopal Sharma Int’l 0. (Final Score 3-0)

Christ Chruch (Byculla) 5 (Juzzer Dhinojwala 1, Kshitij Gaikwad 2, Danyal Hyder 1, Rayyan Shaikh 1) beat Victoria HS (Mahim) 0. (Final Score 5-0)

Schedule for Tomorrow 5th January 2013:

8:30 am: Lilavatibai Podar (SC) v/s Champion School (Col) – MSSA Ground

9:30 am: Colaba Municipal (Col) v/s Bombay Internationall (Babulnath)

10:30 am: ST. Pius X (Mulund) v/s Jamnabai N

11:30 am: ST. Mary ICSE (Maz) v/s ANZA (Byculla)

12:30 pm: ST. Mary SSC (Mazgaon) v/s Christ Church School (Byculla)

2:00 pm: ST. Paul HS (Dad) v/s Our Lady of Salvation )Dad)

3:00 pm: Don Bosco (Matunga) v/s Utpal Sanghavi (Juhu)

4:00 pm: Domnic Savio v/s ST. Francis D. Assis

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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