Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Asianet launches Middle East Channel

Programming tailored to suit the lifestyle of Keralites in the Middle East.
Fresh new content and more opportunities for advertisers.

Asianet, the leading Indian Television channel with a footprint across the Indian Subcontinent, the Middle East, USA, Europe and South Asia, recently announced the launch of a dedicated Middle East Channel to go on air with a soft launch at 11am on March 25.
Currently, viewers of Asianet in the Middle East are offered the same programming schedules as that of the flagship channel in Kerala, which has been structured to suit the lifestyles of people residing in the Gods Own Country.
“There is a considerable difference in the lifestyle of people living in Kerala and the expatriate Keralite community living in the Middle East. As the leading and trusted television channel of thousands of Malayalis in the region, we believe that the difference in outlook and aspirations must reflect in our channel's programming to fully connect with our loyal audience here,” said K Madhavan, Managing Director of Asianet Communications Ltd.
The new dedicated 24x7 channel will structure its mainline programming schedule to suit the prime time, as per the Middle East time zone. Thus, viewers in the Middle East can watch new blockbuster movies and all the weekend shows on Fridays instead of having to miss them on Sundays. The timing of other popular programmes will also be newly structured to suit the Middle East residents.
“The new channel also enables us to create special programmes for the Keralites in the Middle East region and provide our advertisers with more convenient time-slots for taking their message to the desired audience,” added Madhavan. “To complement the Asianet Middle East 24x7 channel, we are also planning to establish a dedicated studio to drive our Middle East programming further.”
Asianet, the first Malayalam Television Channel established in 1993 in Kerala, launched its Middle East operations to be closer to the large population of expatriate Keralites in the region in 2000. In addition to setting up a dedicated office in Dubai Media City, Asianet also made strong inroads into radio with the popular Asianet 657 AM, which has extensive listenership across the Gulf region.
Asianet Middle East has a dedicated events team, which organises special stage shows across the Gulf region during festive occasion of importance to the Keralites. Events like Ponnonam, Dance Party and Vishukaineetam have been massive crowd-pullers that brought together Malayalis in joyous celebration with Asianet.
“We have always been committed to stay connected with our viewers,” said Madhavan. “Asianet already has a powerful programming mix already that is focused on life in the Gulf. Programmes such as Gulf Round Up and City Lights give an overview of life in the Gulf. We were also the first to commence dedicated programming for events such as Dubai Shopping Festival, thus serving as a cultural bridge.”
With a an estimated 4.5 million in the Middle East region alone, Asianet is the leader in Malayalam television with two other Malayalam channels - Asianet News, dedicated to news, views and analysis; and Asianet Plus, an entertainment channel catering to the younger audience. The Asianet Middle East 24x7 channel will effectively replace the Asianet channel from Kerala in the entire Middle East with effect from March 25, at 11am.
The official launch of Asianet Middle East 24x7 will be held at a gala function in Dubai on April 7, 2010.

SHOWING ON UAE SCREENS FROM 25 MARCH TO 31 MARCH



SHARJAH
AL HAMRA Tel: 5650953.
15.30, 18.30, 21.30 & 00.30 Hindi film.

CONCORDE Tel: 5623956.
13.30, 16.30, 19.30 & 22.30 Body Guard [G] (Malayalam).

GRAND BUHAIRAH (Riviera Tower) (I) Tel: 5563300.
11.00, 13.10, 15.20, 17.30, 19.40, 21.50 & 00.00 Daybreakers [TBA].
(II). 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00, 18.00, 20.00, 22.00 & 00.00 How To Train Your Dragon (3D) [G].
(III). 10.40, 12.50, 15.00, 17.10, 19.20, 21.30 & 23.40 Alice in Wonderland (3D) [G].
(IV). 10.00, 12.25, 14.45, 17.05, 19.25, 21.45 & 00.10 Bounty Hunter [15].
(V). 10.00, 12.20, 14.40, 17.00, 19.20, 21.40 & 00.00 Green Zone [18].
(VI). 10.15, 14.45, 19.15 & 23.45 The Road [15], 12.30, 17.00 & 21.30 Five Minutes of Heaven [15].
(VII). 10.30, 12.45, 15.00 & 17.15 Amir Al Behar [G] (Arabic), 19.30, 21.40 & 23.50 Kaltet Fauzia [G].

GRAND MEGA MALL (I). Tel: 5751888.
11.00, 13.10, 15.20, 17.30, 19.40, 21.50 & 00.00 Daybreakers [TBA].
(II). 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00, 18.00, 20.00, 22.00 & 00.00 How To Train Your Dragon (3D) [G].
(III). 10.00, 12.25, 14.45, 17.05, 19.25, 21.45 & 00.10 Bounty Hunter [15].
(IV). 10.40, 12.50, 15.00, 17.10, 19.20, 21.30 & 23.40 Alice in Wonderland (3D) [G].
(V). 10.00, 12.20, 14.40, 17.00, 19.20, 21.40 & 00.00 Green Zone [18].
(VI). 10.30, 12.45, 15.00 & 17.15 Amir Al Behar [G] (Arabic), 19.30, 21.40 & 23.50 Kaltet Fauzia [G].
(VII). 12.00, 14.40 & 17.20 Shutter Island [18], 20.00, 22.00 & 00.00 Hush [15].


GRAND SAHARA (I) Tel: 5316500.
11.00, 13.10, 15.20, 17.30, 19.40, 21.50 & 00.00 Daybreakers [TBA].
(II). 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00, 18.00, 20.00, 22.00 & 00.00 How To Train Your Dragon (3D) [G].
(III). 10.00, 12.25, 14.45, 17.05, 19.25, 21.45 & 00.10 Bounty Hunter [15].
(IV). 10.40, 12.50, 15.00, 17.10 & 19.20 Alice in Wonderland (3D) [G], 21.40 & 23.55 Green Zone [18].
(V). 10.30, 12.45, 15.00, 17.15, 19.30 & 23.55 The Road [15], 21.45 Arabic film.
(VI). 10.15, 14.00, 18.00 & 22.00 Hush [15], 12.00, 16.00, 20.00 & 00.00 Five Minutes of Heaven [15].

STAR (I) Tel: 5327555.
13.15, 16.15, 19.15 & 22.15 Well Done ABBA [G] (Hindi).
(II). 14.45, 18.00, 21.00 & 23.45 Right Yaa Wrong [G] (Hindi).
(III). 14.00, 17.00, 20.00 & 23.00 Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? [G] (Hindi).
(IV). 13.15, 16.15, 19.15 & 22.15 Shaapit  [G] (Hindi).
(V). 13.30, 16.45, 20.00 & 23.15 My Name is Khan [PG] (Hindi).

UMM AL QUWAIN
GRANADA Tel: 7656804.
15.45, 19.30 & 22.45 Aagathan [G] (Malayalam).


FUJAIRAH
GRAND DANA CINEPLEX (I) Tel: 2243100.
15.15, 19.00 & 22.00 Chattambi Nadu [G] (Malayalam).
(II). 15.00, 17.00 & 19.00 How To Train Your Dragon [G], 21.00 & 23.00 Day Breakers [18].
(III)). 15.00 & 19.00 Day Breakers [18], 17.00 Serious Moonlight [15], 21.00 & 23.00 Bounty Hunter [G].
(IV). 15.15 & 23.15 Hush [15], 17.15 & 21.15 Five Minutes of Heaven [15], 19.00 Green Zone [18].

RAS AL KHAIMAH
GRAND MANAR (I) Tel: 2278888.
11.00, 13.10, 15.20, 17.30, 19.40, 21.50 & 00.00 Daybreakers [TBA].
(II). 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00, 18.00, 20.00, 22.00 & 00.00 How To Train Your Dragon (3D) [G].
(III). 10.40, 12.50, 15.00, 17.10, 19.20, 21.30 & 23.40 Alice in Wonderland (3D) [G].
(IV). 10.00, 12.25, 14.45, 17.05, 19.25, 21.45 & 00.10 Bounty Hunter [15].
(V). 10.00, 12.20, 14.40, 17.00, 19.20, 21.40 & 00.00 Green Zone [18].
(VI). 10.15, 14.45, 19.15 & 23.45 The Road [15], 12.30, 17.00 & 21.30 Serious Moonlight [PG].
(VII). 10.30, 12.45, 15.00 & 17.15 Amir Al Behar [G] (Arabic), 19.30, 21.40 & 23.50 Kaltet Fauzia [G].

GULF (I) (RAK) Tel: 2223313.
13.45, 17.00, 20.00 & 22.45 Drona [G] (Malayalam).
(II). 13.30, 16.30, 19.30 & 22.30 Shaapit [G] (Hindi).

DUBAI
DONYA (I) (JEBEL ALI) Tel: 8812797.
(I). 16.30, 19.30 & 22.30 Kacheri Arambam [G] (Tamil).
(III). 16.30, 19.30 & 22.30 Happy Husbands [G] (Malayalam).
(III). 16.30, 19.30 & 22.30 Na Ghar Ke Na Ghaat Ke [G] (Hindi).
(IV). 16.30, 19.30 & 22.30 Right Yaa Wrong [G] (Hindi).

GRAND CINECITY (AL GHURAIR CITY) (I) Tel: 2289898.
10.00, 12.25, 14.45, 17.05, 19.25, 21.45 & 00.10 Bounty Hunter [15].
(II). 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00, 18.00, 20.00, 22.00 & 00.00 How To Train Your Dragon (3D) [G].
(III). 11.00, 13.10, 15.20, 17.30, 19.40, 21.50 & 00.00 Daybreakers [TBA].
(IV). 10.00, 12.20, 14.40, 17.00, 19.20, 21.40 & 00.00 Green Zone [18].
(V). 11.00, 13.30, 16.00 & 18.30 Alice in Wonderland (3D) [G], 21.00 & 23.40 Shutter Island [18].
(VI). 11.00, 13.10, 15.20, 17.30 & 19.40 Dear John [15], 21.50 & 00.00 Edge of Darkness [15].
(VII). 10.00, 12.30, 15.00 & 17.30 Right Yaa Wrong [G] (Hindi), 19.40, 21.50 & 00.00 Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? [G] (Hindi).
(VIII). 10.20, 13.00, 15.40, 18.20, 21.00 & 23.40 Well Done ABBA [G] (Hindi).

GRAND CINEPLEX (DUBAI GRAND HYATT) (I) Tel: 3242000.
10.00, 12.25, 14.45, 17.05, 19.25, 21.45 & 00.10 Bounty Hunter [15].
(II). 11.00, 13.10, 15.20, 17.30, 19.40, 21.50 & 00.00 Daybreakers [TBA].
(III). 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00, 18.00, 20.00, 22.00 & 00.00 How To Train Your Dragon (3D) [G].
(IV). 10.15, 12.30, 14.45, 17.10, 19.25, 21.35 & 23.50 The Road [15].
(V). 10.40, 12.50, 15.00, 17.10, 19.20, 21.30 & 23.40 Alice in Wonderland (3D) [G].
(VI). 10.00, 12.20, 14.40, 17.00, 19.20, 21.40 & 00.00 Green Zone [18].
(VII). 10.30, 13.10 & 15.50 Shaapit [G] (Hindi), 18.30, 21.10 & 23.50 Shutter Island [18].
(VIII). 11.00, 13.00, 15.00, 17.00, 19.00, 21.00 & 23.00 How To Train Your Dragon (3D) [G].
(IX). 10.30, 12.45, 15.00 & 17.15 The Spy Next Door [G], 19.30, 21.45 & 00.00 Kaltet Fauzia [G] (Arabic).
(X). 10.15, 14.45, 19.15 & 23.45 Serious Moonlight [PG], 12.30, 17.00 & 21.30 Edge of Darkness [15].
(XI). 10.15, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00 & 18.00 Dear John [15], 20.00, 22.00 & 00.00 Hush [15].
(XII). 10.20, 13.00, 15.40, 18.20 & 23.20 Well Done ABBA [G] (Hindi), 21.00 Amir Al Behar [G] (Arabic).


GRAND MERCATO (I) Tel: 3498765
10.00, 12.25, 14.45, 17.05, 19.25, 21.45 & 00.10 Bounty Hunter [15].
(II). 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00, 18.00, 20.00, 22.00 & 00.00 How To Train Your Dragon (3D) [G].
(III). 11.00, 13.10, 15.20, 17.30, 19.40, 21.50 & 00.00 Daybreakers [TBA].
(IV). 10.15, 12.30, 14.45, 17.10, 19.25, 21.35 & 23.50 The Road [15].
(V). 10.40, 12.50, 15.00 & 17.10 Alice in Wonderland (3D) [G], , 19.20, 21.40 & 23.55 Green Zone [18].
(VI). 11.00, 13.10, 15.20, 17.30 & 19.40 Serious Moonlight [PG], 21.50 & 00.00 Kaltet Fauzia [G].
(VII). 10.15, 14.00, 18.00 & 22.00 Hush [15], 12.00, 16.00, 20.00 & 00.00 Five Minutes of Heaven [15].

GRAND METROPLEX (I) Tel: 3438383.
10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00, 18.00, 20.00, 22.00 & 00.00 How To Train Your Dragon (3D) [G].
(II). 11.00, 13.10, 15.20, 17.30, 19.40, 21.50 & 00.00 Daybreakers [TBA].
(III). 10.00, 12.25, 14.45, 17.05, 19.25, 21.45 & 00.10 Bounty Hunter [15].
(IV). 11.00, 13.00, 15.20, 17.30, 19.30, 21.30 & 23.40 Serious Moonlight [PG].
(V). 10.00, 12.20, 14.40, 17.00, 19.20, 21.40 & 00.00 Green Zone [18].
(VI). 10.30, 13.30, 16.30, 19.30 & 22.30 Shaapit [G] (Hindi).
(VII). 10.15, 12.00, 14.00, 18.00 & 22.00 Hush [PG], 16.00, 20.00 & 00.10 Kaltet Fauzia [G] (Arabic).
(VIII). 11.00, 14.00 & 17.00 My Name Is Khan [G] (Hindi), 20.00, 22.00 & 00.00 Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? [G] (Hindi).

ABU DHABI
ELDORADO (I) Tel: 6763555.
13.30, 16.30, 19.30 & 22.30 Body Guard [G] (Malayalam).
(II). 13.00, 16.00, 19.00 & 22.00 Angadi Theru [G] (Tamil).

GRAND ABU DHABI MALL (I) Tel: 6459499.
10.00, 12.25, 14.45, 17.05, 19.25, 21.45 & 00.10 Bounty Hunter [15].
(II). 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00, 18.00, 20.00, 22.00 & 00.00 How To Train Your Dragon (3D) [G].
(III). 11.00, 13.10, 15.20, 17.30, 19.40, 21.50 & 00.00 Daybreakers [TBA].
(IV). 10.40, 12.50, 15.00 & 17.10 Alice in Wonderland (3D) [G], 19.20, 21.40 & 23.55 Green Zone [18].
(V). 10.30, 12.45, 15.00 & 17.15 Amir Al Behar [G] (Arabic), 19.30, 21.40 & 23.50 Kaltet Fauzia [G].
(VI). 10.15, 14.00, 18.00 & 22.00 Hush [15], 12.00, 16.00, 20.00 & 00.00 Five Minutes of Heaven [15].


GRAND AL MARIAH (I) Tel: 6785000.
11.00, 13.10, 15.20, 17.30, 19.40, 21.50 & 00.00 Daybreakers [TBA].
(II). 10.00, 12.25, 14.45, 17.05, 19.25, 21.45 & 00.10 Bounty Hunter [15].
(III). 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00, 18.00, 20.00, 22.00 & 00.00 How To Train Your Dragon (3D) [G].
(IV). 10.40, 12.50, 15.00, 17.10, 19.20, 21.30 & 23.40 Alice in Wonderland (3D) [G].
(V). 10.15, 12.30, 14.45, 17.10, 19.25, 21.35 & 23.50 The Road [15].
(VI). 10.00, 12.20, 14.40, 17.00, 19.20, 21.40 & 00.00 Green Zone [18].
(VII). 10.30, 12.30, 14.30, 16.30 & 18.30 The Spy Next Door [G], 21.00 & 23.40 Shutter Island [18].
(VIII). 11.00, 13.10, 15.20 & 17.30 Amir Al Behar [G] (Arabic), 19.40, 21.50 & 00.00 Kaltet Fauzia [G].
(IX). 10.50, 13.00, 15.00, 17.10 & 19.20 Dear John [15], 21.25 & 23.35 Edge of Darkness [15].

NATIONAL (I) Tel: 6711700.
12.30, 15.30, 18.30, 21.00 & 23.30 TBA.
(II). 14.00, 17.00, 20.00 & 23.00 TBA.
(III). 13.30 & 19.30 TBA, 16.30 & 22.30 TBA.
(IV). 13.00 & 19.00 TBA, 16.00 & 22.00 TBA.

AL AIN
GRAND ROTANA (I) Tel: 03 7544447.
11.00, 13.10, 15.20, 17.30, 19.40, 21.50 & 00.00 Daybreakers [TBA].
(II). 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00, 18.00, 20.00, 22.00 & 00.00 How To Train Your Dragon (3D) [G].
(III). 10.00, 12.25, 14.45, 17.05, 19.25, 21.45 & 00.10 Bounty Hunter [15].
(IV). 10.00, 12.20, 14.40, 17.00, 19.20, 21.40 & 00.00 Green Zone [18].

GRAND CINEPLEX (I) Tel: 03 7511228.
13.10, 15.20, 17.30, 19.40, 21.50 & 00.00 Daybreakers [TBA].
(II). 12.00, 14.00, 16.00, 18.00, 20.00, 22.00 & 00.00 How To Train Your Dragon (3D) [G].
(III). 12.25, 14.45, 17.05, 19.25, 21.45 & 00.10 Bounty Hunter [15].
(IV). 12.20, 14.40, 17.00, 19.20, 21.40 & 00.00 Green Zone [18].


ENTERTAINMENT UNLIMITED: New Serials Autograph and Vigraham on Asianet

ENTERTAINMENT UNLIMITED: New Serials Autograph and Vigraham on Asianet

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Dance India Dance: Jammin’ it up with Jeetu!

The latest superstar to shake a leg with the finalists of Zee TV’s Dance India Dance is “Jumping Jack” Jeetu! The evergreen heartthrob who made the ladies swoon in the 70’s and 80’s had all the girls on the sets of India’s biggest dance reality show raving about how young he still looks.

When quizzed about his trademark “White shirt, white pants n white shoes” look, the actor said, “Dark clothes make me look short!” Heard this one before, guys? Quite an original perspective, Jeetu ji! As he stepped up on stage, Jeetendra said, “Let me first admit … I am deeply intimidated by all the dancers who’ve performed on this platform. Over the years, fans have loved me for my dance style. But these guys are just something else. They’re rockstars. I doubt if anybody can match steps with them!”

Turning to Grand Master Mithun Da, he said, “Dada’s been a great friend and a source of inspiration in so many little ways.” Overwhelmed by the praise, Mithun Da interrupted him saying, “Please, Jeetu ji! It’s completely the other way around. I have always taken your guidance and followed your footsteps in the industry. You have been my idol for a very long time!”
In a bid to dazzle Jeetendra, the three masters and their teams are said to have presented acts depicting the famous dance styles of all their favorite Bollywood stars. Watching Shakti from Terence ki Toli bring alive the magic of Madhubala with Aaiye Meherebaan from Howrah Bridge, a floored Jeetu asked her who taught her all those lovely expressions. Playfully, Shakti pointed at her guru Terence Lewis who went red in the face! Jeetuji insisted, at this point, that Terence show them a glimpse of Madhubala and the ace choreographer had no choice but to oblige!
Everybody’s favorite Dharmesh “sir” from Geeta Ki Gang brought the house down with a medley of dance hits from Jeetendra’s films and the superstar had tears in his eyes! All eyes were glued to the floor when Jeetu took to the dance floor with Mithun Da and Master Terence Lewis. To catch all this excitement and more, tune into   Dance India Dance on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM on Zee TV!


A Toast to the Hottest Bollywood jodis….


Come Saturday night and Zee TV’s Dance India Dance raises a toast to the most popular Bollywood jodis of all times! Masters Terence, Geeta & Remo are all set to have their participants pair up on stage to bring alive the magic of iconic twosomes like Anil-Madhuri, Rishi Kapoor-Dimple Kapadia and even Munnabhai-Circuit!
In an episode that has hottie Dia Mirza and everybody’s favorite Arshad Warsi in the audience, the masters are said to have left no stone unturned in ensuring that every act is a gorgeous Bollywood extravaganza!


While on the sets of Dance India Dance to promote her upcoming film Hum Tum Aur Ghost, Dia revealed, “Master Remo was my first choreographer. This is way back when I’d bagged a video to be shot for Sonu Nigam’s album. Back in those days, I’d designated Remo as my official dance partner at all parties and we’d just dance till we dropped.” Going “Awwwww!” In unison, both Geeta Kapoor and Mithun Da ribbed Remo’s wife saying she ought to keep a watch on her man! Making matters worse for the poor lady, Remo asked Dia Mirza for a dance … and they waltzed away gloriously amidst much fanfare. Not a lesser dancer by any means, Arshad Warsi revealed that he’d represented India at a World Dance Championship, bagging an impressive runner-up trophy. 


Dia and Arshad were mighty impressed with Amar & Shakti from Terence Ki Toli who steamed up the stage with Anil Madhuri’s Dhak Dhak Karne Laga. Binny & Dharmesh from Geeta ki Gang wowed the duo with a very stylish waltz to the golden oldie Yeh Raatein Yeh Mausam Nadi Ka Kinara. As an exciting climax to a splendid evening, Arshad took to the stage and jived to his hit Ibn-e-Batuta. To catch the dance magic of Bollywood hottest pairs, tune into Dance India Dance on Zee TV at  8 PM.


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

STAR CINTAA Superstars Ka Jalwa!!! on STAR Plus

Premiers on March 21 at 9:30 pm
With the intent of enriching the lives of cine artistes and providing quality content to the viewers, STAR network and Cine & TV Artist Association (CINTAA) have come together to create the biggest ever entertainment extravaganza in India – ‘STAR CINTAA Superstars Ka Jalwa’. This charitable contribution by STAR will provide CINTAA’s members a welfare facility with medical services, rehearsal halls, preview theatres etc. adding value to their personal and professional life.

Co-Produced by Sohail Khan Entertainment and Seventy Event Management group, STAR CINTAA Superstars Ka Jalwa promises the viewers, a flashback into the Golden Years of the Indian Cinema through a fascinating and incredible account of experiences, special moments, anecdotes from the veterans and the new generation of Bollywood superstars. Spanning over a period of six weeks and bringing the best of Indian cinema and television talent together, the show will be telecast on STAR Plus, the STAR network’s flagship channel, from March 21st, every Sunday at 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm.
Talking about this prime event,  Sumantra Dutta, Country Head for STAR Middle East, Pakistan and Africa said, “We are extremely excited to bring this power-packed entertainment extravaganza – STAR CINTAA Superstars Ka Jalwa to our viewers. This partnership between STAR & CINTAA seals the relationship between STAR and the Bollywood/Hindi cinema industry. This is yet another milestone for STAR after the highly esteemed and anticipated properties IIFA and STAR Screen Awards. With our ability to impact the history of the entertainment industry, STAR & CINTAA, we have created a platform where all the top Bollywood stars have converged to support a noble cause.”
Talking about STAR CINTAA Superstars Ka Jalwa, actor Salman Khan who graced the occasion said, “I am very happy to be here and be a part of this spectacular event that will not only entertain the audience but will also encourage a noble cause. I have been a part of Bollywood for over 20 years now and I owe every bit of my success to this Industry. Through this show, I want to express gratitude to the cine artists and do my bit in raising funds for the welfare of CINTAA members.”
Sohail Khan - Sohail Khan Entertainment said, “We are very proud of this landmark association between Sohail Khan’s Entertainment and Seventy Event Management Group. This is one of the biggest creative execution along with Seventy Event Management group and I would like to thank all the members who have helped us put STAR CINTAA Superstars Ka Jalwa together.
Mithun Chakraborthy, Chairman, Cine Artists Welfare Trust said, “We thank all our Cine artists and STAR Plus in making this event possible and contributing towards this cause.” Also present on the forum, Aruna Irani, Vice President, Cine & Television Artists Association expressed her hope to receive similar support from the entire entertainment Industry for causes that benefit and help the industry in every possible way.
STAR CINTAA Superstars Ka Jalwa to be telecast on STAR Plus this March will see the largest convention of Bollywood and Tellywood stars on a single platform. The show will feature some of the biggest superstars such as Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Akshay Kumar… to name a few.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

WORLD TV PREMIERE: RUN ON STAR PLUS

SHOWING ON UAE SCREENS FROM 11 MARCH TO 18 MARCH


SHARJAH
AL HAMRA Tel: 5650953.
15.30, 18.30, 21.30 & 00.30 Right Yaa Wrong [G] (Hindi).

CONCORDE Tel: 5623956.
13.30, 16.30 & 22.30 Dhrona  [G] (Malayalam), 19.30 Thampikkentha Ooru [G] (Tamil).

GRAND BUHAIRAH (Riviera Tower) (I) Tel: 5563300.
10.40, 13.20, 16.00, 18.40, 21.20 & 00.00 Shutter Island [TBA].
(II). 11.00, 13.10, 15.20, 17.30, 19.40, 21.50 & 00.10 Cop Out [15].
(III). 10.50, 13.00, 15.10, 17.20, 19.30, 21.40 & 23.50 Dear John [TBA].
(IV). 10.00, 12.20, 14.40, 17.00, 19.20, 21.40 & 00.00 Edge of Darkness [15].
(V). 10.15, 14.00, 18.00 & 22.00 Seed [18], 12.00, 16.00, 20.00 & 00.00 Possession [PG].
(VI). 10.30, 12.45, 15.00, 17.15 & 19.30 Alice in Wonderland [G], 21.45 & 00.00 Ehna Et Kablina [15] (Arabic).
(VII). 10.50, 13.00, 15.10 & 17.20 The Spy Next Door [G], 19.35, 21.35 & 23.35 Amir Al Behar [G] (Arabic).

GRAND MEGA MALL (I). Tel: 5751888.
10.40, 13.20, 16.00, 18.40, 21.20 & 00.00 Shutter Island [TBA].
(II). 11.00, 13.10, 15.20, 17.30, 19.40, 21.50 & 00.10 Cop Out [15].
(III). 10.50, 13.00, 15.10, 17.20, 19.30, 21.40 & 23.50 Dear John [TBA].
(IV). 10.00, 12.20, 14.40, 17.00, 19.20, 21.40 & 00.00 Edge of Darkness [15].
(V). 10.30, 13.00, 15.30, 18.00, 20.30 & 23.00 Right Yaa Wrong [G] (Hindi).
(VI). 10.15, 12.30, 14.45, 17.00, 19.15, 21.30 & 23.45 Alice in Wonderland [G].
(VII). 10.50, 13.00 & 15.20 The Spy Next Door [G], 17.30, 19.40, 21.50 & 00.00 Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge [G] (Hindi).


GRAND SAHARA (I) Tel: 5316500.
10.40, 13.20, 16.00, 18.40, 21.20 & 00.00 Shutter Island [TBA].
(II). 11.00, 13.10, 15.20, 17.30, 19.40, 21.50 & 00.10 Cop Out [15].
(III). 10.50, 13.00, 15.10, 17.20, 19.30, 21.40 & 23.50 Dear John [TBA].
(IV). 10.00, 12.20, 14.40, 17.00, 19.20, 21.40 & 00.00 Edge of Darkness [15].
(V). 10.50, 13.00, 15.10, 17.20 & 19.30 Alice in Wonderland [G], 21.40 & 23.50 Amir Al Behar [G] (Arabic).
(VI). 10.30, 12.30 & 14.30 The Spy Next Door [G], 17.00, 19.10, 21.20 & 23.30 Right Yaa Wrong [G] (Hindi).

STAR (I) Tel: 5327555.
13.15, 16.15, 19.15 & 22.15 Right Yaa Wrong [G] (Hindi).
(II). 14.45, 18.00, 21.00 & 23.45 Right Yaa Wrong [G] (Hindi).
(III). 14.00, 17.00, 20.00 & 23.00 Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? [G] (Hindi).
(IV). 13.30, 16.00, 18.30, 21.00 & 23.30 Na Ghar Ke Ghaat Ke  [G] (Hindi).
(V). 13.30, 16.45, 20.00 & 23.15 My Name is Khan [PG] (Hindi).

UMM AL QUWAIN
GRANADA Tel: 7656804.
15.45, 19.30 & 22.45 Ividam Swargamanu [G] (Malayalam).


FUJAIRAH
GRAND DANA CINEPLEX (I) Tel: 2243100.
15.15, 19.00 & 22.00 Right Yaa Wrong [G] (Hindi).
(II). 15.00, 21.00 & 23.15 Shutter Island [15], 19.00 Alice in Wonderland [G].
(III)). 15.00, 17.00, 21.15 & 23.00 Seed [G], 19.00 The Hurt Locker [18].
(IV). 15.15, 21.00 & 23.15 Edge of Darkenss [15], 17.15 & 19.15 Dear John [15].

RAS AL KHAIMAH
GRAND MANAR (I) Tel: 2278888.
10.40, 13.20, 16.00, 18.40, 21.20 & 00.00 Shutter Island [TBA].
(II). 11.00, 13.10, 15.20, 17.30, 19.40, 21.50 & 00.10 Cop Out [15].
(III). 10.50, 13.00, 15.10, 17.20, 19.30, 21.40 & 23.50 Dear John [TBA].
(IV). 10.00, 12.20, 14.40, 17.00, 19.20, 21.40 & 00.00 Edge of Darkness [15].
(V). 10.15, 12.15, 14.15, 16.15, 18.15, 20.15, 22.15 & 00.15 Possession [15].
(VI). 10.15, 12.15, 14.15, 16.15, 18.15 & 20.15 Amir Al Behar [G] (Arabic), 22.15 & 00.15 Ehna Et Kabilna [15] (Arabic).
(VII). 11.00, 13.10, 15.20 & 17.30 Alice in Wonderland [G], 19.40, 21.50 & 23.50 Seed [18].

GULF (I) (RAK) Tel: 2223313.
13.45, 17.00, 20.00 & 22.45 Happy Husbands [G] (Malayalam).
(II). 13.30, 16.30, 19.30 & 22.30 Karthik Calling Karthik [G] (Hindi).

DUBAI
DONYA (I) (JEBEL ALI) Tel: 8812797.
(II). 16.30, 19.30 & 22.30 Ividam Swargamanu [G] (Malayalam).
(III). 16.30, 19.30 & 22.30 Karthik Calling Karthik [G] (Hindi).
(IV). 16.30, 19.30 & 22.30 Tamil Padam [G] (Tamil).

GRAND CINECITY (AL GHURAIR CITY) (I) Tel: 2289898.
10.40, 13.20, 16.00, 18.40, 21.20 & 00.00 Shutter Island [TBA].
(II). 11.00, 13.10, 15.20, 17.30, 19.40, 21.50 & 00.10 Cop Out [15].
(III). 10.50, 13.00, 15.10, 17.20, 19.30, 21.40 & 23.50 Dear John [TBA].
(IV). 10.00, 12.20, 14.40, 17.00, 19.20, 21.40 & 00.00 Edge of Darkness [15].
(V). 10.15, 12.30, 14.45, 17.00, 19.15, 21.30 & 23.45 Alice in Wonderland [G].
(VI). 10.50 & 13.00 The Spy Next Door [G], 15.10, 17.20, 19.30, 21.40 & 23.50 Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge [G] (Hindi).
(VII). 10.15, 12.30, 14.45, 17.00, 19.15, 21.30 & 23.45 Na Ghar Ke Na Ghaat Ke [TBA] (Hindi).
(VIII). 10.30, 13.00, 15.30, 18.00, 20.30 & 23.00 Right Yaa Wrong [G] (Hindi).

GRAND CINEPLEX (DUBAI GRAND HYATT) (I) Tel: 3242000.
10.40, 13.20, 16.00, 18.40, 21.20 & 00.00 Shutter Island [TBA].
(II). 11.00, 13.10, 15.20, 17.30, 19.40, 21.50 & 00.10 Cop Out [15].
(III). 12.00, 14.40, 17.20, 20.00 & 22.50 Shutter Island [TBA].
(IV). 10.50, 13.00, 15.10, 17.20, 19.30, 21.40 & 23.50 Dear John [TBA].
(V). 10.00, 12.20, 14.40, 17.00, 19.20, 21.40 & 00.00 Edge of Darkness [15].
(VI). 10.15, 12.15, 14.15, 16.15, 18.15, 20.15, 22.15 & 00.15 Possession [15].
(VII). 10.15, 12.30, 14.45, 17.00, 19.15, 21.30 & 23.45 Alice in Wonderland [G].
(VIII). 11.00, 13.10, 15.20, 17.30 & 19.40 Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge [G] (Hindi), 21.50 & 00.00 Seed [18].
(IX). 10.30, 12.45, 15.00 & 17.15 From Mexico with Love [TBA], 19.30 & 23.50 Amir Al Behar [G] (Arabic).
(X). 10.15, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00 & 18.00 The Spy Next Door [G], 20.00, 22.00 & 00.00 Arabic film.
(XI). 10.30, 13.00, 15.30, 18.00, 20.30 & 23.00 Right Yaa Wrong [G] (Hindi).
(XII). 10.30 & 13.30 My Name is Khan [PG] (Hindi), 17.00, 19.15, 21.30 & 23.45 Na Ghar Ke Na Ghaat Ke [TBA] (Hindi).


GRAND MERCATO (I) Tel: 3498765
10.40, 13.20, 16.00, 18.40, 21.20 & 00.00 Shutter Island [TBA].
(II). 11.00, 13.10, 15.20, 17.30, 19.40, 21.50 & 00.10 Cop Out [15].
(III). 10.50, 13.00, 15.10, 17.20, 19.30, 21.40 & 23.50 Dear John [TBA].
(IV). 10.00, 12.20, 14.40, 17.00, 19.20, 21.40 & 00.00 Edge of Darkness [15].
(V). 10.15, 12.30, 14.45, 17.00, 19.15, 21.30 & 23.45 Alice in Wonderland [G].
(VI). 10.15, 12.00 & 14.00 The Spy Next Door [G], 16.00, 18.00, 20.00, 22.00 & 00.00 Possession [PG].
(VII). 11.00, 13.10, 15.20, 17.30 & 19.40 Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge [G] (Hindi), 21.50 & 00.00 Arabic film.

GRAND METROPLEX (I) Tel: 3438383.
10.40, 13.20, 16.00, 18.40, 21.20 & 00.00 Shutter Island [TBA].
(II). 10.30, 13.00, 15.30, 18.00, 20.30 & 23.00 Right Yaa Wrong [G] (Hindi).
(III). 10.00, 12.15, 14.30, 16.45, 19.00, 21.15 & 23.30 Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge [G] (Hindi).
(IV). 11.00, 14.00, 17.00, 20.00 & 23.00 My Name is Khan [PG] (Hindi).
(V). 10.15, 12.30, 14.45, 17.00, 19.15, 21.30 & 23.50 Amir Al Behar [G] (Arabic).
(VI). 10.30, 12.45, 15.00, 17.10, 19.25, 21.35 & 23.55 Whip It [PG].
(VII). 10.15, 12.15, 14.15, 16.15, 18.15, 20.15, 22.15 & 00.15 Seed [18].
(VIII). 10.15, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00, 18.00, 20.00, 22.00 & 00.00 The Spy Next Door [G].

ABU DHABI
ELDORADO (I) Tel: 6763555.
13.30, 16.30, 19.30 & 22.30 TBA.
(II). 13.00, 16.00, 19.00 & 22.00 TBA.

GRAND ABU DHABI MALL (I) Tel: 6459499.
10.40, 13.20, 16.00, 18.40, 21.20 & 00.00 Shutter Island [TBA].
(II). 11.00, 13.10, 15.20, 17.30, 19.40, 21.50 & 00.10 Cop Out [15].
(III). 10.50, 13.00, 15.10, 17.20, 19.30, 21.40 & 23.50 Dear John [TBA].
(IV). 10.00, 12.20, 14.40, 17.00, 19.20, 21.40 & 00.00 Edge of Darkness [15].
(V). 10.15, 12.30, 14.45, 17.00, 19.15, 21.30 & 23.45 Alice in Wonderland [G].
(VI). 10.15, 12.00 & 14.00 The Spy Next Door [G], 16.00, 18.00, 20.00, 22.00 & 00.00 Arabic film.


GRAND AL MARIAH (I) Tel: 6785000.
10.40, 13.20, 16.00, 18.40, 21.20 & 00.00 Shutter Island [TBA].
(II). 12.00, 14.40, 17.20, 20.00 & 22.50 Shutter Island [TBA].
(III). 11.00, 13.10, 15.20, 17.30, 19.40, 21.50 & 00.10 Cop Out [15].
(IV). 10.50, 13.00, 15.10, 17.20, 19.30, 21.40 & 23.50 Dear John [TBA].
(V). 10.00, 12.20, 14.40, 17.00, 19.20, 21.40 & 00.00 Edge of Darkness [15].
(VI). 10.15, 12.15, 14.15, 16.15, 18.15, 20.15, 22.15 & 00.15 Possession [PG].
(VII). 11.00, 13.10, 17.30 & 21.50 Amir Al Behar [G] (Arabic), 15.20, 19.40 & 00.00 Ehna Et Kablina [15].
(VIII). 10.30, 13.00, 15.30, 18.00, 20.30 & 23.00 Right Yaa Wrong [G] (Hindi).
(IX). 10.50, 13.00, 15.10, 17.20 & 19.30 Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge [G] (Hindi), 21.40 & 23.50 Seed [18].

NATIONAL (I) Tel: 6711700.
12.30, 15.30, 18.30, 21.00 & 23.30 TBA.
(II). 14.00, 17.00, 20.00 & 23.00 TBA.
(III). 13.30, 16.30, 19.30 & 22.30 TBA.
(IV). 13.00, 16.00, 19.00 & 22.00 TBA.

AL AIN
GRAND ROTANA (I) Tel: 03 7544447.
10.40, 13.20, 16.00, 18.40, 21.20 & 00.00 Shutter Island [TBA].
(II). 11.00, 13.10, 15.20, 17.30, 19.40, 21.50 & 00.10 Cop Out [15].
(III). 10.00, 12.20, 14.40, 17.00, 19.20, 21.40 & 00.00 Edge of Darkness [15].
(IV). 10.15, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00, 18.00 & 20.00 Dear John [TBA], 22.00 & 00.00 Arabic film.

GRAND CINEPLEX (I) Tel: 03 7511228.
13.20, 16.00, 18.40, 21.20 & 00.00 Shutter Island [TBA].
(II). 13.10, 15.20, 17.30, 19.40, 21.50 & 00.10 Cop Out [15].
(III). 12.20, 14.40, 17.00, 19.20, 21.40 & 00.00 Edge of Darkness [15].
(IV). 13.00, 15.10, 17.20, 19.30 & 21.40 Dear John [TBA], 23.50 Arabic film.

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Saturday, March 6, 2010

And the Oscar 2010 Nominees are…………


Who will win the 82nd Academy Awards? James Cameron’s money spinner 3D film Avatar is challenged by his former wife Kathryn Bigelow’s war film The Hurt Locker. Both the films were nominated for nine Academy Award Nominations,  including the Best Picture and Best Director.

Ten films were nominated in the Best Film category for the first time in the history of Academy Awards. Only five films were nominated in previous years.

Actor in a Leading Role

Jeff Bridges for his role as Bad Blake in the film Crazy Heart. This is the fifth time Jeff is nominated for an Academy Award.

George Clooney: His role as Ryan Bingam in the film Up in the Air. He is fourth time nominated for Acadmey Awards and he fetched an Oscar earlier as actor in a supporting role in Syriana.

Colin Firth is first time nominated for an Academy Award for his role as George in A Single Man.

Jeremy Renner for his role as Staff Sergeant Willaim James for the film The Hurt Locker. It is the first time he was nominated for an Academy Award.

Morgan Freeman. He was nominated for his portrayal of Nelson Mandela, the former South African president in the film Invictus. This is the fifth time Morgan Freeman is nominated for an Academy Award and won an Oscar earlier as Best actor in a Supporting Role for the film Million Dollar Baby.


Actress in a Leading Role

The Hollywood leading ladies Sandra Bullock and Carey Mulligan is first time nominated for an Academy Award for Actress in a leading role in The Blind Side and An Education respectively. Merryl Streep, a forrmer Oscar winner for Actress in a Leading Role and Supporting Role for the films Sophies Choice  and Kramer V Cramer respectively was nominated for the 16th time for an Academy Award for her portrayal of Julia Child, a cookbook author in Julie and Julia.
Helen Mirren is fourth time Nominated for an Academy Award for her role as Leo Tolstoy’s wife Sofya in the film The Last Station. She fetched an Oscar earlier for a Actress in a Leading Role in the film The Queen on 2006. Gabourey Sidibe is nominated for an Academy Award for an Actress in Leading role for the film Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire. She played a pregnant teenager’s role in the film.


Actor in Supporting Role

Matt Damon is third time nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in Invictus and won the Oscar earlier for the film Good Will Hunting for writing (Original). Woody Harrelson was nominated for the second time for an Academy Award for his role as Captain Tony Stone in The Messenger. Christopher Plummer (The Last Station), Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones) and Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Bastterds) were nominated for the first time for an Academy Award.

Actress in a Supporting Role

Penelope Cruz’s role as Carla in Nine is her third Academy Award nomination and she won the Oscar earlier for an Actress in a Supporting Role in the film Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Other four actresses Vera Farmiga (Up in The Air), Maggie Gyllenhaal (Crazy Heart), Anna Kendrick (Up in The Air) and Mo’Nique (Precious) were first time nominees for an Academy Award.

Best Picture Nominees

Avatar, The Hurt Locker, Up In The Air, The Blind Side, District 9, Inglorious Basterds, An Education, Up, A Serious Man and Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire are the films nominated for the Best picture.

Best Director

James Cameron (Avatar), Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker), Quentin Tarantino (Inglorious Basterds), Lee Daniels (Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Saphire) and Jason Reitman (Up In The Air) were nominated for the Best Director Academy Awards Nominees.