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Alka Bhatnagar A Multifaceted Vocalist From USA Was Honored With Indian Star’s Award 2021 To Promote Indian Music Globally

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Alka Bhatnagar A Multifaceted Vocalist From USA Was Honored With Indian Star’s Award 2021 To Promote Indian Music Globally

I am very happy today that the Indian Stars Award event was organized at such a grand scale in Mumbai. I wholeheartedly thank Mr. Rajkumar Tiwari ji for conferring this award to me as International Bollywood singer.  KThank you

Alka Bhatnagar was born in a musical family. Alka is a versatile talented artist. Her mentor was her father Shri Brijendra Nath Srivastava ‘Falak’ from whom she received her formal training in music. After that, she took music teaching from the great talented Sangeet Samrat, out of which Pandit Ganesh Prasad Mishra Lucknow, Altaf Hussain Hyderabad , Goswami ji of Bareilly in addition to many other knowledgeable and talented gurus. She did many programs at All India Radio Rampur, Lucknow, Pune, Jammu & Kashmir, Hyderabad etc. She also did many patriotic programs (Desh Prem Ke) and Sugam Sangeet  at Lucknow TV. Alka participated in many prestigious competitions and always got first place such as in I.I.T Kanpur where she got first place in both light and classical music.

She moved to Bombay from U.P. where she was honored & received trophies from Shri Raj Kapoor, Raj Kumar ji, Khayyam Sahab etc. at various events. She continuously recorded many albums and also sung with Shri Anoop Jalota, Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan, Shaan , Javed Ali, Suresh Wadekar, Bappi Lahiri & Munna Aziz . She did many concerts for Indian soldiers and their families at borders & across the country. She entertained them at no charge.

Alka Bhatnagar is a famous singer in America & famously known as a melody queen. She gave many programs and promoted Indian culture and music. Alka Bhatnagar is the founder and Guru of ‘Sur Bahar’ a premier music school in America, where music is taught to young children to elders. Alka Bhatnagar was conferred with ‘U. P. Ratna Award’ by U.P. Government in the field of music and nominated her as Grand Ambassador in USA to promote Indian music, art and culture globally. Alka Bhatnagar received the Best NRI Singer Award for two consecutive years at the Delhi International Film Festival. She was honored with the Best Singer Award amongst participants who took part from 140 countries at the very prestigious Rumi World Music Awards held in America.

       

Alka was honored with the ‘Maharshi Charak’ award in 2018 by Mr. Maurya, Dy CM of U.P. she She was also conferred award (by California State Assembly USA) as “Hero of 2020”. She has performed numerous concerts in India and abroad.

Photographer: Ramakant Munde

REGAN DADU IS AN ICON OF PUJAB INDUSTRY HAS MORE THEN 10 SUPERHIT SONGS AS A DIRECTOR

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REGAN DADU IS AN ICON OF PUJAB INDUSTRY HAS MORE THEN 10 SUPERHIT SONGS AS A DIRECTOR

—–Exclusive Story By RAJA SARFARAZ

Hailing from Barnala, Punjab Regan Dadu a versatile cinematic sensation of Punjab industry is a wonderful story of a guy who started working as an editor in 1999 and acquired experience and excellence with in no time adding a successful baggage of more than fifty short movies and more than one thousand music videos in ten years as an editor in small town Barnala Punjab.

The creative journey became more vivid when Regan Dadu decided to step in world of camera and here the first camera (JVC HM 700) who triggered a new turn in the carrier and a demand starts increasing despite of having lot of challenges in Punjab industry when industry was also achieving its acclimation globally.

Challenge was not only to find work but also to showcase cinematic excellence simultaneously as a new film maker so that contemporary directors will trust of workability and cinematic intelligence id Regan, here the challenge was supported by new divide camera of updated version named Sony FS700 HD camera around 2016 .

Art and technology combined together can create miracle and shadow out the aridity and so the panorama becomes splendid that public loves. It is the same thing that happened with Regan being a talented cinematographer and having modern high-tech equipment that time was approached by renowned director like Arvinder khaira, Taaj, jashan Narah, Parmish verma, B2Gether Pros and others to work with and here the journey of a cinematographer started.

But the passion inside couldn’t stop Regan to step ahead in the world where camera role and action command could be handled by a single person which a rare case in any industry. Regan while speaking told that as a cinematographer you have to pickup Directors vision and reach his demands  so sometimes you cannot completely fulfill his expectation because imagination can not be drawn fully but when you are as a cinematographer and a director you create more magic the frame you thing that  story you plan can be executed nicely .

In 2007 finally Regan Dadu stepped in world of direction and within no time attained a great mile stone of more than 200 music videos as a director working with top rated punjabi stars including Nikk, Karan Aujla, Deep Jandu, R Nait, Mankirat Aulakh, Deep Karan, Dilreet Dhillon, Gulam jugni, Rox A ,Harvi and others giving Hits like Yaari by Nikk, Teri Naar By Nikk, Nakhre Tare, Kash by Gulam jugni, Miss you by Deep Karan, Nakhre tare by Nikk, Acha ve Acha by Nikk, Deal by Harvi, Bacheye wangu by Rox A, Anni Dya Mzaak Ae By Whistle, Addiyan By Shivankur, Yaar by Kaymcee, Kalli Behke by Kunnal Wason, Ki Kita by Bismil are top ten super hit songs as a director.Wonder guy is now a days creating magic in Kashmir capturing meadows and lakes, peace and beauty of paradise.

Yarri song by Nikk has 294 million views on YouTube, teri Naar 146 and Kaash has 133 Million record. The beautiful story is an inspiration and Regan Dadu is not a brand but an icon in Punjab Music Industry.

 

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First historical film on Chauri Chaura from U.P. “1922 Pratikar Chauri Chaura”

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First historical film on Chauri Chaura from U.P. “1922 Pratikar Chauri Chaura”

Abhik Bhanu to bring real life history to reel life 

Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), India: Filmmaker Abhik Bhanu launched his upcoming periodic-historical Hindi feature film – “1922 Pratikar Chauri Chaura”. It is the first film of its kind which will reveal the incident happened in Chauri Chaura, a town near Gorakhpur and Deoria in Uttar Pradesh (U.P.) 100-years-ago… 

 

The first look of the film was recently showcased in Gorakhpur. It is being produced by Sarayu Visionwith Anju Khare as the co-producer. Dileep Bhosale is the creative producer while Atul Kumar Pandeyis the executive producer and Sumit Kumar is the line producer. Vishal Shrivastava is the production designer. Director of photography is by Manoj Gupta and Sanjay Mehta, art direction is by Dipankar Mondale and editing by Arun Shekhar are the major credits of the film. Ravi Shankar Khare is the presenter of this film. 

What happened in Chauri Chaura 100-years ago was seen as a simple incident of arsoning of a police station and thus was not given due place in the pages of history. In the year 1922, in British-India and during the non-cooperation movement (a part of the Indian freedom struggle) led by Mahatma Gandhi, the protesters set fire to a police station and killed at least 22 policemen in protest against the police firing on large group of demonstrators. 19 arrested freedom fighters were sentenced to death and 14 to imprisonment for life by the British colonial authorities. 

 

Incidentally writer-director Abhik Bhanu had made his debut feature film Sab Kuch Hai Kuch Bhi Nahin” on the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi. Speaking on the occasion the director reveals, “1922 Pratikar Chauri Chaura is the first Hindi feature film ever made on Chauri Chaura incident related 100-years-back; the struggle of common people in their fight for Independence.. The film is in the memory of the martyrs in this incident. It is surprising and unfortunate that this portions of the freedom struggle have been omitted in the history books by the then Britishers’ and the Indian government too.” 

 

The filmmaker whose last release was Jimmy Sheirgill starrer “Gun Pe Done” has also authored few award-winning books like ‘Honcho’, ‘A Dark Rainbow’, ‘Stool Pigeon’ and ‘Blind Faith’. He has the passion and ability to take real life situation and make them dramatic on the screen. He further says, “We will be showing actual events that transpired during that time of freedom struggle. It took us more than 8-months for research and a team of 20-writers. The script also involves sources from books of well-known authors. We are also in the process of casting look-alike characters from U.P. to fit the bill. Either than the actors we are also looking for good folk singers.” 

 

Regarding filming, Abhik Bhanu replies, “We have planned our shooting schedules from July-end this year and earmarked locations in the exotic and picturesque locales of entire Uttar Pradesh like Chauri Chaura, Gorakhpur, Prayagraj, Allahabad, Lucknow and Varanasi.” 

As for his release plans Bhanu says, “We are eagerly looking forward to complete and release this film on a grand international scale and simultaneously commemorate with centenary year-long celebrations of Chauri Chaura. The gesture of Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in giving Chauri Chaura the deserved importance is overwhelming. Likewise we intend to release the film across thousands of screens and add cherry topping the cream.”  

 

It may be recalled CM of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath and his state administration had claimed that till date the history of Chauri Chaura had not been celebrated as it should have been. The UP government has planned a year of celebrations from February 4, 2021 to February 4, 2022 in all 75 districts of the state in the memory of the martyrs. PM Narendra Modi had inaugurated a series of events last February 4, 2021 to mark the centenary year of Chauri Chaura incident. During that time then he had proudly quoted:  “1922 Pratikar Chauri Chaura…. Ek Kaand Nahi….Sangram Hai…”

Bollywood director NAZEER KHAN launched the poster first look of his upcoming film SAACHI which traces the journey and love story of a freestyle rapper dancer

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Bollywood director NAZEER KHAN launched the poster first look of his upcoming film SAACHI which traces the journey and love story of a freestyle rapper dancer

Nazeer Khan Writer Director He is known as the fastest gorilla master director in Bollywood and most of his writings are based on real life, Nazeer Khan has worked with Salman Khan in the promos of Big Boss.and worked in big banners like Ekta Kapoor balaji productions and many more.

 

He was assistant and associate of many big known bollywood Directors, He has 19 years of experience in Bollywood TV and movies, webseries , Music Album, Promo Director, Saachi is a real story script and dialogues written by director Nazeer Khan, Saachi will release on 2021, All India Theaters OTT platform,and overseas worldwide.

Pop stars Omar Gooding and Leslee Lewis join hands with The ATG & Kyyba Films to release the music video of their song Entourage

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Pop stars Omar Gooding and Leslee Lewis join hands with The ATG & Kyyba Films to release the music video of their song Entourage

Pop and Rap music is on roll and has created a legacy of its own in the music world. The latest to join the bandwagon are none other than popular singer Omar Gooding also known as ‘Big O’ and Colonial cousins singer Leslee Lewis with their pop single ‘Entourage’. Ashwin T Ganesan, popularly known as The ATG has engendered the music of the ‘Entourage’ and the song is produced by Kyyba Films.

Entourage is a fusion of Rap and Pop genres. The soundtrack of the song has a pumped up beat which will make the fans groove to it. The ATG is a music producer-composer who has a keen sense of purpose and conviction while creating music. ‘Entourage’ is a mixture of music maven Leslee Lewis’s groovy rhythmic vocals along with Omar Gooding’s Californian vibe Rap and an addition of top-notch mixing. The track is lively and explosive. Along with its video the song is sure to take all the listeners and viewers on an elevating and vivacious journey.

While ruminating about the song, Omar Gooding mentions, “The song characterizes my life and due to this I can correlate to the lyrics easily. An electrical collaboration with Music genius Leslee Lewis and the maestro of beats The ATG has created a piece of ‘timelessness’ in the legacy of music.”

“Ricky Burchell’s creativity as Director is on a higher level and the talent of bringing visualisation to reality can easily be seen in the lyrics and production. Along with this ATG’s fusion of this robust track and his conscientiousness towards his work has made the song a standout gem. I feel fortunate and proud to lend my voice to this song”, Music Maven Leslee Lewis professes about the team.

Capturing the beats of the track, producer-composer The ATG mentioned, ”All three of us in the song wanted to give an ecstatic and energizing journey to every listener of this song. It has a combination of rhythm, rap and pop not only in music but as well as in the vocals. Along with all the aspects I did not want to compromise on the richness quality as well. So if you observe, the song has different elevating layers all together.”

Tel Ganesan expressed his happiness, “In a very short time span the song received amazing response. Due to this overwhelming response we as a team decided to launch a music video for the song.”

The single is backed by Kyyba Films which is founded by Tel K. Ganesan and the G.B. Thimotheose who have produced many super-hits like Celebrity Rush, Christmas Coupon,

Devils Night Dawn of the Nain Rouge and also recently distributed Liam Neeson’s The Marksman.

  

The single was launched on 29th January 2021 on popular music platforms Spotify, Apple Music etc. The song will be live on 16th July at 9 am (US) and 6.30pm (IST), on Kyyba Films official Youtube channel.

Garaiya Machhari Song By Singer Shilpi Raj Feat. Neelam Giri – Ravi Pandit & Pallavi Giri Gets 3 Million Views In 1 Day

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Garaiya Machhari Song By Singer Shilpi Raj Feat. Neelam Giri – Ravi Pandit & Pallavi Giri Gets 3 Million Views In 1 Day

1 दिन में 3 मिलियन व्यूज रिकॉर्ड, शिल्पी राज, नीलम गिरी का ‘गरईया मछरी’ ने यूट्यूब पर मचाया बवाल

भोजपुरी इंडस्ट्री की ‘ट्रेंडिंग सिंगर’ शिल्पी राज और ‘ट्रेंडिंग गर्ल नीलम गिरी का धमाकेदार सांग ‘गरईया मछरी’ वर्ल्डवाइड रिकार्ड्स से रिलीज होते ही वायरल हो गया है। इस गाने को एक दिन में 3 मिलियन से ज्यादा व्यूज मिल चुके हैं।

इस गाने में डांस, कॉमेडी और ग्लैमर का मजेदार तड़का नजर आ रहा है। नीलम गिरी बेहद खूबसूरत नजर आ रही हैं।  रवि पंडित ने इसमें अपनी कॉमेडी टाइमिंग से दर्शकों का दिल जीत लिया है।

‘गरईया मछरी’ गाने में नीलम गिरी ने रवि पंडित की पत्नी का किरदार निभाया है। गाने में दोनों की परफॉर्मेंस लाजवाब है। ‘गरईया मछरी’  वर्ल्डवाइड रिकार्ड्स के ऑफिसियल यूट्यूब चैनल पर रिलीज किया गया है। गाने की सफलता पर वर्ल्डवाइड रिकार्ड्स के एमडी रत्नाकर कुमार ने कहा कि गाना यूट्यूब पर तेजी से भाग रहा है। गाने को अब तक 3 मिलियन से ज्यादा व्यूज मिल चुके हैं। हमने गाने को एक साफ सुथरे ढंग से फिल्माया है,जो दर्शकों को पसंद भी आया है। गाने में नीलम गिरी, रवि पंडित और पल्लवी गिरी की परफॉर्मेंस लोगों को खूब भा रही है।

रवि पंडित ने कहा कि दर्शकों को हमारी मेहनत पसंद आई। इसके लिए सभी का धन्यवाद। शिल्पी ने भी दर्शकों का आभार जताया है।

वर्ल्डवाइड रिकार्ड्स ने साफ सुथरे गाने को रिलीज व प्रमोट करने की एक मुहिम छेड़ रखी है जो भोजपुरी गीत संगीत के लिए बेहतर पहल है।  ‘गरईया मछरी’ की सिंगर शिल्पी राज, निर्माता रत्नाकर कुमार, गीतकार विजय चौहान, संगीतकार आर्या शर्मा हैं। गाने के निर्देशक रवि पंडित, कोरियोग्राफर रितिक आरा, एडिटर दीपक पंडित, प्रोडक्शन हेड पंकज सोनी हैं।

Sadaf Shaikh is an International Blogger- Celebrity Writer – Senior Journalist with Press9News – Life Coach – Councillor and above all a dedicated Social Activist

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Sadaf Shaikh is an International Blogger-  Celebrity Writer – Senior Journalist with Press9News – Life Coach – Councillor  and above all a dedicated Social Activist

Even as people in other States  were reeling through trying times amid the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown,  in Mumbai, Sadaf Shaikh, as a Social Activist stood up selflessly and dedicated her precious time and resources for the poor and the needy.

Recently she distributed Ration kits to some of the media personnel comprising cameramen, photographers and spotboys etc.

     

As an active councillor, she councils people who approach her with their problems.

My book on Swami Vivekananda is a travelogue where he is the travel guide – Journalist – Author Anshul Chaturvedi

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My book on Swami Vivekananda is a travelogue where he is the travel guide – Journalist – Author Anshul Chaturvedi

पत्रकार एवं लेखक अंशुल चतुर्वेदी ने अपनी पुस्तक ‘द विवेकानंद हैंडबुक फॉर एवरीडे लिविंग को लिखने के पीछे के प्रेरणाश्रोत का प्रकट किया

12 जुलाई 2021, कोलकाता: पत्रकार एवं लेखक अंशुल चतुर्वेदी ने प्रभा खेतान फाउंडेशन द्वारा आयोजित और श्री सीमेंट द्वारा प्रस्तुत ‘द राइट सर्कल स्पेशल’ के एक वर्चुअल ऑनलाइन सत्र में स्वामी विवेकानंद पर लिखी गयी अपनी नई पुस्तक पर अपने विचारों को साझा किया। इस सत्र के दौरान फिल्म निर्माता और पर्यावरणविद्, पद्मश्री नीला माधब पांडा ने अंशुल से इस पुस्तक को लेकर विभिन्न पहलुओं पर बातचीत की। अहसास वुमन की चंडीगढ़ शाखा की तरफ से रिश्मा गिल ने इस सत्र का संचालन किया।

 ‘द विवेकानंद हैंडबुक फॉर एवरीडे लिविंग’ नामक यह पुस्तक स्वामी विवेकानंद की शिक्षाओं और उनके सिद्धांतों और आदर्श को किसी भी व्यक्ति के दैनिक जीवन में लागू करने के लिए एक कुशल मार्गदर्शक है। इस पुस्तक को आधिकारिक तौर पर 28 जून 2021 को लॉन्च किया गया था।

लेखक ने इस सत्र में शामिल दर्शकों के एक प्रश्न के उत्तर में समझाया कि उनके द्वारा लिखी गयी यह पुस्तक स्वामी विवेकानंद के धार्मिक विचारों का विद्वतापूर्ण विश्लेषण नहीं है, बल्कि हमारे दैनिक जीवन में उनके विचारों की व्यावहारिकता का वर्णन है। यह एक अकादमिक कार्य नहीं है, बल्कि एक यात्रा वृत्तांत है, जहां स्वामी विवेकानंद यात्रा गाइड के रूप में हैं। मेरा निजी मानना है कि मुख्य रूप से इस पुस्तक को स्वामी विवेकानंद की महानता के बारे में अन्य धार्मिक पुस्तक के रूप में नहीं पढ़ा जाना चाहिए। इसलिए मैंने इसे उनके ज्ञान और उनके बयान के रूप में नहीं लिखा, क्योंकि मेरा विचार यह है कि आम लोगों के लिए इस पुस्तक में लिखी बातों को समझना और निजी जीवन में उसे कार्यान्वित करना बेहद आसान होना चाहिए।

अंशुल ने कहा, मेरे इस किताब के इस तरह से मार्केट में आने का कारण यह भी है कि जब मै छोटा था, तभी से मेरे मन और मस्तिष्क में इस व्यक्ति (स्वामी विवेकानंद) के आदर्श और सिद्धांत से मुझे काफी प्रेरणा मिली, जिसके कारण मै इनसे प्रेरित और प्रभावित हुआ था. इस अद्भुत प्रेरणाश्रोत व्यक्तित्व को लेकर मैंने अबतक के जीवन में जो अनुभव किया है, उस एहसास को मैंने अपनी आंखों के माध्यम से इस पुस्तक में उतारने की कोशिश की है। पिछले 100 वर्षों में एक से बढ़कर एक विद्वानों ने उनके बारे में काफी विस्तृत आकार में उनके बारे में वर्णन किया है, इसलिए मुझे उनकी महानता को दोहराने की आवश्यकता नहीं है। मैं उनके व्यक्तित्व पर टिप्पणी करने के योग्य बिल्कुल नहीं हूं कि उन्होंने मेरी सोच को कैसे आकार दिया है। उनका कद और बुद्धि किसी व्यक्ति विशेष द्वारा किये गये वर्णन से परे है।

आई एम कलाम, कड़वी हवा और कलीरा अतिता जैसी पुरस्कार विजेता फिल्में बनाने वाले नीला ने कहा कि, वह 200 पृष्ठों की इस किताब से काफी प्रभावित हुए हैं, क्योंकि इस पुस्तक में स्वामी विवेकानंद की शिक्षाओं को काफी गहरायी से समझाने की कोशिश की गयी हैं। उन्होंने कहा कि यह पुस्तक लोगों के लिए आज के इस कठिन घड़ी में मानसिक और भावनात्मक बूस्टर का काम करेगी।

  

यह किताब, अब ऑनलाइन शॉपिंग साइट अमेजन पर उपलब्ध है, इसकी कीमत 279 रुपये (किंडल संस्करण) और 499 रुपये (पेपरबैक) निर्धारित की गयी है।

RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat Launches Muslim Scholar’s Book The Meeting of Minds

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RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat Launches Muslim  Scholar’s Book The Meeting of Minds

5 July 2021, Ghaziabad: “There is a need to guard against fear-mongering that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is against minorities or that Islam is in danger in India. I believe that the DNA of the people of India is the same and that both Hindus and Muslims are one entity,” said Dr Mohan Rao Bhagwat, Sarsanghchalak, RSS, on Sunday at the Kitaab book launch event where he unveiled Dr Khwaja Iftikhar Ahmed’s book – “The Meeting of Minds: A Bridging Initiative”. The book launch at Ghaziabad was organized by Prabha Khaitan Foundation of Kolkata in association with Muslim Rashtriya Manch and presented by Shree Cement.

“When people speak about the need for Hindu-Muslim unity, we say we are already one, we are not separate,” Bhagwat said.

Leading professors, scholars, students and eminent personalities from across the globe attended the event that was streamed live. “This is a historic moment as intellectuals meet at one point. The book, which took me eleven months to write, is an honest straight forward account of economics, politics, emotional and many other aspects that determine our national interest; and the fate of tomorrow’s India. We need dialogue and not deadlock, there should be trust and brotherhood among Hindus and Muslims and together we shall make India the `Vishwa Guru’,” said author Dr Khwaja Iftikhar Ahmed who is revered scholar, philosopher and academic.

“Honesty, integrity and credibility are the hallmarks of any relationship and would guide all the future actions and initiatives. He lamented that secular politics of today has brought us to a dead end. If there is no organisation, there is no ideology; if there is no ideology, there are no ideologue; if there are no ideologue, there is no direction; if there is no action and instead of response people react,” said, Dr Khwaja, whose book is now available in English, Hindi and Urdu.

Dr Khwaja lavished praised on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, “We are lucky to have one of the most decisive prime minister ever. He calls a spade a spade and takes firm decisions.”

Dr Mohan Bhagwat said that political parties cannot act as tools to either help unite people or deepen the divide but can influence it. Allaying fears that a majoritarian sentiment is gaining ground in India, he said when atrocities take place against the minorities, voices in protest come from the majority itself. “If anyone says that Muslims should not stay in India then he is not a Hindu,” Bhagwat said.

Alluding to violence against minorities by alleged cow vigilantes, Bhagwat said that though cows are revered in India, violence in the name of cow protection cannot be condoned. “Law should take its course. They should investigate without partiality and punish the guilty. Anyone who is involved in lynching is not a Hindu,” he said.

Kitaab is an initiative of Prabha Khaitan Foundation which provides a forum for book launches by connecting intellectuals, book lovers and litterateurs with authors.

  

Eminent authors like Shashi Tharoor, Vikram Sampath, Salman Khurshid, Kunal Basu, Vir Sanghvi, Vikas Jha, Luke Kutinho, Jeffrey Archer,Devdutt Patnaik, Anupam Kher, Ram Madhav, Guru Prakash Paswan, Sanjaya Baruand others have earlier had book launching sessions at Kitaab.

Producer Vijay Thakur’s Film BAIKUNTH Released On Amazon Prime Getting Audience Love

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Producer Vijay Thakur’s Film  BAIKUNTH  Released On Amazon Prime  Getting Audience  Love

निर्माता विजय ठाकुर की फिल्म “बैकुंठ” Amazon Prime पर रिलीज दर्शकों का मिल रहा प्यार

एक बहुत बड़ी चुनौती तो ले ही चुका था लेकिन इसका परिणाम क्या होगा कुछ पता नहीं था,लोग कहते थे आजकल दर्शक नाटक तो देखने जाते ही नहीं तो साहित्य पर आधारित आपकी फिल्म देखने कौन जाएगा ? लेकिन दर्शकों के बेशुमार प्यार ने इस बात को झूठला दिया और यह साबित कर दिया कि अगर साहित्य पर आधारित अच्छी सिनेमा बने तो दर्शक आज भी दिल खोल कर इसका स्वागत करते हैं ।

उक्त बातें कहना है प्रेमचंद के उत्कृष्ट नाटक “कफन” पर आधारित फिल्म बैकुंठ के निर्माता विजय ठाकुर का ।

विजय ने बताया कि 13 मई को Mx Player पर  और 2 जुलाई को Amazon Prime पर फिल्म रिलीज होने के कुछ दिन बाद ही लाखों की तादाद में दर्शक इस फिल्म को अपना प्यार दिया । बतौर निर्माता यह मेरे लिए गर्व की बात है कि भारत के साथ-साथ विदेशों से भी मुझे कई सारे  फोन कॉलस आये और बधाइयां मिली ,अपनी फ़िल्म इंडस्ट्री के कई सारे सीनियर कलाकारों का स्नेह व आशीष भी मिला ।जिसमें श्री  पियुष मिश्रा जी, श्री मती नादिरा ज़हीर बब्बर जी , श्री अखिलेंद्र मिश्रा जी,श्री राज पाल यादव जी ,श्री जुही बब्बर सोनी जी,श्री आर्या बब्बर जी ,श्री यशपाल शर्मा ,श्री पंकज त्रिपाठी जी जैसे समान्नीय व्यक्तित्व का आशीर्वाद प्राप्त हो रहा है।

विजय ने बताया कि बॉलीवुड में घिसी- पिटी कहानियों पर फिल्म बनाने का चलन चल रहा है बॉलीवुड में साहित्य पर फिल्म बनाने का चलन तो है ही नहीं,यूं कहे कि कोई भी फिल्मकार यह चुनौती लेने के लिए तैयार ही नहीं है जो हिंदी साहित्य के साथ बहुत बड़ा अन्याय है ।

रंगकर्मी,लेखक, और निर्माता विजय ठाकुर की माने तो साहित्य हमारी सिनेमा का आधार है और आज हम इसे ही छोड़ रहे हैं यह सही नहीं है । हमने स्थिति-परिस्थितियों का सामना करते हुए “बैकुंठ” बनाया और आज परिणाम सबके सामने है आगे भी हम लोग अर्थपूर्ण सिनेमा बनाते रहेंगे।

बैकुंठ की पृष्ठभूमि घीसू और माधव नामक दो शख्स‌ की है । “बैकुंठ” प्रेमचंद्र के उत्कृष्ट नाटक में से एक “कफन”पर आधारित है ।’कफ़न’ में महान कहानीकार प्रेमचंद ने गांव में जातिवाद, भूमिहीन किसानों की दुर्दशा और समाज में व्याप्त आर्थिक असमानता को बड़ी ही मार्मिकता के साथ प्रस्तुत किया था. प्रेमचंद की इस कहानी में दर्ज इन्हीं जज्बात को उसी पुरजोर अंदाज़ में फिल्म ‘बैकुंठ’ में पेश किया गया है।

फिल्म ‘बैकुंठ’ का निर्माण रवि कुमार और विजय ठाकुर ने साझा तौर पर किया है और विश्व भानु ने बड़ी ही ख़ूबसूरती के साथ इस फिल्म‌ का लेखन और निर्देशन किया है. फ़िल्म  में सिनेमेटोग्राफ़र आशीष पांडे व संकलन साई राज ने बहुत लगन से अपना काम किया है. फिल्म‌ में मुख्य भूमिकाओं में वन्या, संगम‌ शुक्ला, विश्व भानु, विजय ठाकुर आदि अभिनय कौशल से दर्शकों का दिल जीतने में कामयाब रहे हैं । उल्लेखनीय है कि इस फिल्म में गांव की ज़मीनी सच्चाइयों को दर्शाने के लिए गांव से जुड़े कलाकारों को ही तरजीह दी गई है।

उल्लेखनीय है कि ‘बैकुंठ’ 29  मार्च से Hungama play, Airtel xtream, VI movies and TV पर और 13 मई से MX Player और 2 जुलाई थे Amazon Prime के अलावा कुछ और ओटीटी प्लेटफार्म्स पर लाइव स्ट्रीम हो रही है ।

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