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15 Women Entrepreneurs Honoured at Indywood Film Carnival

Hyderabad- 15 outstanding women entrepreneurs (Middle East and India) from various industries, ranging from education to healthcare, hotel industry to hospital sector were honoured for their distinguished excellence and contribution to the overall economic development of the country at the fourth edition of Indywood Film Carnival held at Hyderabad. Through the awards, Indywood aims to promote excellence in entrepreneurship and innovation among women-owned businesses in all sectors and across the world. The awards were presented to Dr.AlkaKalra, Director of Eduscan Group, Bubbles Kandhari, Director of Al Dobowi Group, Elsamma Joseph, Managing Director of Blue Rhine Group, LeenaParwani, Entrepreneur, Chairwoman of Icareinsure brokers DMCC and LPH Insurance Brokers LLC, Cicily Johnson, Director of First Flight Couriers (Middle East) LLC, Mini Sajan Varghese,  CEO of Saj Hotels & Resorts, Premi Mathew, Founder of Protect your mom/ hair for hope – India, ChitwanMalhotra, Founder of World Health Forum, Monika Agarwal, CEO & Director of ARTIN – Artistic interiors LLC, Dr.Sowmiya Ramesh, Director of D. G. Hospital, Bengaluru &  Founder & Director – County Meat, RehanaBasheer, Founder of RehanaBasheer Fashion Designing L.L.C, Dr.Shikha Nehru Sharma, Founder & Managing Director of Nutri-HealthSystems Private Limited, Dr.NeelimaVemula, CEO of Yesmart Electronics, Manisha Kumar Chhabra, CEO of WOW Marketing and KritikaRawat, Co – founder of K Kompany. “Indywood is honoured to celebrate the achievements of women entrepreneurs who have been instrumental in driving business success in India and Middle East,” says Sohan Roy, Founder Director of Indywood. “We are proud to put a spotlight on winners who are exceptional leaders, innovators and rising stars. Their leadership, passion and entrepreneurial spirit serves as an inspiration for the next generation of entrepreneurs to pursue their aspirations” He added. The fourth edition of Indywood Film Carnival (IFC 2018), a flagship venture of 10 billion USD Project Indywood, aims to elevate Indian cinema to an international level. IFC 2018 was a one-stop platform for showcasing the latest technology and future possibilities in the entire spectrum of film making, skill development, pre-production, production, technical support, post-production, distribution, marketing and release among others. About Indywood Project Indywood aims to establish 10,000 4K projection multiplex screens, 100,000 2K/4K projection home cinemas, 8K/4K film studios, 100 animation/VFX studios and film schools adhering to international standards by 2020. For more details, please visit: Indywood Film Carnival – http://www.indywood.co.in/ Sohan Roy – http://sohanroy.com/ Indywood Film Market: http://www.ifm.co.in/ Indywood Talent Hunt: http://indywoodtalenthunt.com/ ALIIFF:...
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Top Film And Tourism Industry Starwalts Honoured At International Film Business Awards

Hyderabad, India: Held in association with Indywood Film Carnival, International Film Business Awards (IFBA) concluded successfully at Hyderabad. The event was scheduled from Dec 3 – 4, 2018 at HITEX exhibition Centre along South Asia’s biggest B2B film and trade exhibition, Indywood Film Market International Film Business Awards are conducted in concurrence with Indywood Film Canival, the ultimate film fiesta in the world. IFBA honors the commitment, passion and excellence of distinct film personalities and recognises the who’s who of the film industry including film marketers, distributors, sales agents, production houses and exhibitors who equally contribute to the success of a film. This year IFBA awards were given away in 4 different categories – Exhibitors Awards, Film Distributors Awards, Film Production Awards and Film Tourism Awards.    The winners of IFBA Film Production awards included Sanju (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Hindi); Rangasthalam (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Telugu); Sarkar (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Tamil); Kayamkulam Kochunni (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Malayalam); Tagaru (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Kannada); Bhaijaan Elo Re (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Bengali); Baban (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Marathi) and Carry On Jatta 2 (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Punjabi) and Yashraj Films was honored with the Producers of the year award. Special Honour for the Best Innovation was presented to Orange County Sdn Bhd and Special Recognition for the Outstanding Contribution towards Indian Cinema was presented to Mr. P Vasu. IFBA Film Exhibitors awards were presented to New Vasanth Cinemas (Best Single Screen – C.P Berar); APR Cinemas (Best Single Screen – Bihar); Rupasi (Best Single Screen – West Bengal Circuit); Chandan Cinema (Best Single Screen  – Bombay Circuit); Orient Cinemas (Best Single Screen – East Punjab); Novelty Cinema (Best Single Screen  – Delhi /NCR/ UP Region); Rajmandir (Best Single Screen – Rajasthan); Maharaja Cinema (Best Single Screen – Odisha); EOS Cinemas, Shahdol (Best Single Screen – Central India); Triveni Cinema (Best Single Screen – Mysore Region); Jeeva Rukmani Cinemas (Best Single Screen – Tamil Nadu); Priyadarshini Cinema (Best Single Screen – Kerala); Asian Cinemas (Best Single Screen – Nizam); PVR (Best National Chain); INOX Insignia (Highest Luxury Standards); Cinepolis (Best Systems Driven Chain) IFBA Film Distribution awards were presented to Dhanlaxmi Pictures (Best Distributor- C.P Berar); Kushagra Arts (Best Distributor – Bihar); SVF Entertainment (Best Distributor – West Bengal); PVR Pictures (Best Distributor – Bombay Circuit); Pen Marudhar &  Jaspal Dhingra (Best Distributor – East Punjab); Foxstar Studios (Best Distributor – Delhi /NCR/ UP Region); Jai Pictures (Best Distributor- Rajasthan); Rajshri Productions (Best Distributor – Odisha); Akshar Enterprises (Best Distributor – Central India); Bahar Enterprise (Best Distributor – Mysore Region); SPI Cinemas (Best Distributor – Tamil Nadu); E4 Entertainment (Best Distributor – Kerala); Asian Enterprises (Best Distributor – Nizam) and Yashraj Films (Best National Distributor – Corporate). Mr. Balkrishna Shroff was honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award in the Field of Film Distribution during the ceremony.  A special award was also bestowed upon Mr. Vijay Soni, VPS Communication for his dedicated support to Indian cinema by distributing Indian movies to UK and Mauritius. IFBA Film Tourism awards were presented to Thailand (Most Popular Filming Destination of the Year); Spain (Aesthetic Filming location of the Year); Singapore (Affordable Filming Destination of the Year); Azerbaijan (Emerging Filming Destination of the Year); Fiji (Best Rebates and Subsidy Schemes); Maharashtra (Most Popular Filming Destination of the Year – India); Madhya Pradesh (Most Film Friendly State – India ); Telangana (Most Diversified Filming Destination of the Year – India ) and Uttar Pradesh (Best Rebates and Subsidy Schemes –...
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OSCAR Is No Longer A Big Dream Now

“OSCAR” is no longer a big dream now; movie “Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar” proves it. Its really astonishing that a country which makes around 1800 movies every year, which is almost half of the total movies made around the world fail so miserably in the Oscar race. So far, a few movies Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi and Gandhi have resulted in Indians winning Oscars. But that too were conceptualized, produced and directed by Non-Indians. Yes it is true that winning Oscar after a tough competition is a big deal. But being in the list of Oscar contending movies is equally important as it plays a pivotal role in winning the race. This year total 347 feature films have been officially declared eligible to contend for Best Picture. It’s the largest number of films in contention since 1970, when 374 films were ruled eligible.  Surprisingly six Indian movies also included in the list.  Dear Molly (English film Directed by Gajendra Ahire), Sound Story (Directed by Prasad Prabhakar), Kayamkulam Kochunni (Directed by Rosshan Andrews) Aickarakkonathe bhishaguaranmaar (Directed by Biju Majeed) ,Bhayanakam (Directed by Jayaraj) and Yadvi (Directed by Jyoti Singh)are the movies contenting for Best Picture from India. Besides  Sarpatatwam (the serpant wisdom) by Methil  Devika  is contended for documentary short category. Aickarakkonathe bhishaguaranmaar People, who worked behind Aickarakkonathe bhishaguaranmaar, can keep their heads held high and be very proud as it’s been selected to contend for nomination at 2019 Oscars. Besides the Best Picture category the movie is also eligible to contend for Other General categories including acting categories (lead and supporting roles), Direction, Production Design, Film Editing, Sound Design, Sound Mixing, Cinematography, Costume Design and Writing (Original and Adapted). Aickarakkonathe bhishaguaranmaar, was a CSR movie directed by Biju Majeed and produced by Abhini Sohan Roy under the banner of Aries Telecasting Pvt Ltd. Initiated by Indywood Consortium, the project has been designed by Mr Sohan Roy and written by Shibu Raj. K. The cinematography of the movie, which features a total of 175 newcomers in prominent roles, was handled by P.C Lal. While B R Bijuram composed the music, the editing was done by Johnson Iringole. The film’s cast include Vipin Mangalashery,Samarth Ambujakshan, Sivaji Guruvayoor,Lalu Alex, Jaffer Idukki,Sunil Sukhada, Sinseer Mohammed Koya, Shyam Kurup, Johnson Iringole ,Mukesh Nair, Seema G. Nair, Miya Sree,Hridhya Nigelesh, Lakshmi Atul and Nisha Joseph. The movie emphasizes on the 5,000 year old system of natural healing called ‘Ayurveda’ which is enjoying a major resurgence in both its native land and all over the world. Besides the theme, the movie utilized 100% of its revenue for flood relief and rehabilitation activities in Kerala, which witnessed one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the state recently, and for the support those in the film industry, who were affected by the...
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Employee Empowerment – Aries Group Gifts 50% Shares To Its Employees

The common factor which paves the way to success of every organization is engaged and focused on employees that are led by a visionary leader and an operations group that connects with the employees. While strategies are key to success, a real win for any organization lies in the execution of the strategy such that the revenue goals are achieved. And this is met by the employees at large, so it is important to have focused employees executing the strategy. NRI tycoon Sohan Roy spearheads Aries Group, one of the largest multinational conglomerates in Middle East, implemented a creative management principle for making the company as a society to share 50% of its profit with the employees to make them more responsible, committed, valued and many more. “This gives a feeling of ownership to them. People tend to remember such gratitude for a very long time,” said Sohan Roy, Founder chairman & CEO of Aries Group of Companies. In addition to this, the group initiated Parent pension scheme for employees and pension to retired employees. The unique concept of considering the entire company as a family, while the parents are being honored with lifelong pension for their efforts to mould their child as a professional to serve the company, has become a Model Management Principle with better humanitarian values. Aries is perhaps the only company in the world to initiate such a pioneering concept. Besides being a business leader, Sohan Roy has been at the forefront in fulfilling the social commitments in the personal as well as corporate levels. Being at the helm of some great CSR initiatives, he has offered persistent support to his community in every way possible. Few of his initiatives include relief work in the flood affected remote areas in Chennai and Nepal rescue operations, production of world’s first charity movie ‘Jalam’, and AickarakkonatheBhishaguaranmaar etc. The Aries group operates 48 companies in 15 countries namely UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Azerbaijan, China, India, Singapore, Malaysia, USA, UK, Russia and...
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Highest Grossing Movie Of The Year – Sanju Honoured By Indywood

Hyderabad, India: Bollywood biopic ‘Sanju’, based on the life of Sanjay Dutt, recently became the highest grossing Hindi film was honoured by Indywood.  The movie, which hit the big screens on June 29, rocked the box office as it earned a whopping Rs 120.06 crore in its opening weekend. During fourth season of Indywood Film Carnival held at Hyderabad, “cast and crew’s of “ Sanju” was honoured by International Film Business Awards. The winners of IFBA Film Production awards included Sanju (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Hindi); Rangasthalam (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Telugu); Sarkar (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Tamil); Kayamkulam Kochunni (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Malayalam); Tagaru (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Kannada); Bhaijaan Elo Re (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Bengali); Baban (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Marathi) and Carry On Jatta 2 (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Punjabi) and Yashraj Films was honored with the Producers of the year award. Special Honour for the Best Innovation was presented to Orange County Sdn Bhd and Special Recognition for the Outstanding Contribution towards Indian Cinema was presented to Mr. P Vasu.    This year IFBA awards were given away in 4 different categories – Exhibitors Awards, Film Distributors Awards, Film Production Awards and Film Tourism Awards. IFBA Film Exhibitors awards were presented to New Vasanth Cinemas (Best Single Screen – C.P Berar); APR Cinemas (Best Single Screen – Bihar); Rupasi (Best Single Screen – West Bengal Circuit); Chandan Cinema (Best Single Screen  – Bombay Circuit); Orient Cinemas (Best Single Screen – East Punjab); Novelty Cinema (Best Single Screen  – Delhi /NCR/ UP Region); Rajmandir (Best Single Screen – Rajasthan); Maharaja Cinema (Best Single Screen – Odisha); EOS Cinemas, Shahdol (Best Single Screen – Central India); Triveni Cinema (Best Single Screen – Mysore Region); Jeeva Rukmani Cinemas (Best Single Screen – Tamil Nadu); Priyadarshini Cinema (Best Single Screen – Kerala); Asian Cinemas (Best Single Screen – Nizam); PVR (Best National Chain); INOX Insignia (Highest Luxury Standards); Cinepolis (Best Systems Driven Chain) IFBA Film Distribution awards were presented to Dhanlaxmi Pictures (Best Distributor- C.P Berar); Kushagra Arts (Best Distributor – Bihar); SVF Entertainment (Best Distributor – West Bengal); PVR Pictures (Best Distributor – Bombay Circuit); Pen Marudhar &  Jaspal Dhingra (Best Distributor – East Punjab); Foxstar Studios (Best Distributor – Delhi /NCR/ UP Region); Jai Pictures (Best Distributor- Rajasthan); Rajshri Productions (Best Distributor – Odisha); Akshar Enterprises (Best Distributor – Central India); Bahar Enterprise (Best Distributor – Mysore Region); SPI Cinemas (Best Distributor – Tamil Nadu); E4 Entertainment (Best Distributor – Kerala); Asian Enterprises (Best Distributor – Nizam) and Yashraj Films (Best National Distributor – Corporate). Mr. Balkrishna Shroff was honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award in the Field of Film Distribution during the ceremony.  A special award was also bestowed upon Mr. Vijay Soni, VPS Communication for his dedicated support to Indian cinema by distributing Indian movies to UK and Mauritius. IFBA Film Tourism awards were presented to Thailand (Most Popular Filming Destination of the Year); Spain (Aesthetic Filming location of the Year); Singapore (Affordable Filming Destination of the Year); Azerbaijan (Emerging Filming Destination of the Year); Fiji (Best Rebates and Subsidy Schemes); Maharashtra (Most Popular Filming Destination of the Year – India); Madhya Pradesh (Most Film Friendly State – India ); Telangana (Most Diversified Filming Destination of the Year – India ) and Uttar Pradesh (Best Rebates and Subsidy Schemes – India) International Film Business Awards are conducted in concurrence with Indywood Film Canival, the ultimate film fiesta in the world. IFBA honours the commitment, passion and excellence of distinct film...
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