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‘Om Shanti Om’ for Berlinale Special at the Berlin Film Festival 2008.

Eros International, the London AIM listed leading integrated company within the Indian media & entertainment sector, announced today the selection of ‘Om Shanti Om’ for Berlinale Special at the Berlin Film Festival 2008.

 

The Berlinale Special shows, as part of the official programme, works of contemporary filmmakers that the festival honours. The festival shows extraordinary new productions to honour great cinema personalities by showing their films and to immerse audiences in cinematic history by screening film classics. Films which deserve special attention due to current events can also be shown as part of the Berlinale Special. Furthermore the programme presents films in honour of those who receive a Berlinale Camera, films by or about outstanding persons of film whom the festival feels especially attached to.

Om Shanti Om is among 11 films selected this year. Directed by Farah Khan and produced by Gauri Khan, Om Shanti Om stars superstar Shah Rukh Khan, glamorous Deepika Padukone, debonair Arjun Rampal and talented Shreyas Talpade. The film will have a German Premiere at the festival on 8th February, 8:00pm at Kino Internazionale attended by Shah Rukh Khan. Eros International will be releasing Om Shanti Om theatrically in Germany soon after the Berlin Film Festival.

 

For more information please refer Berlin Film Festival official website

www.berlinale.de

 

About Eros International plc

Eros International plc is an established global player in the fast-growing Indian media and entertainment arena. Being vertically integrated means that Eros not only produces and commissions films like studios but it also distributes and exploits films across formats globally via cinemas, home entertainment, television formats and new media.Established in 1977, Eros International has three decades of market leadership in creating a global platform for Indian cinema. The company operates in over 50 countries with worldwide offices in India, UK, USA, Dubai, Australia, Fiji and Isle of Man. It has built a successful business model around the release of 30-40 new films every year and the exploitation of a film library containing more than 1,300 titles, making it one of the largest content owners in the business.

 

Global Distribution,
Motion Pictures, Music, Home Entertainment, e-Television, New Media and Animation are the main Strategic Business Units of Eros.

 

Eros successfully completes its 30th year in the business with the Vision of consolidating the fragmented industry, the Strategy of operating a vertically integrated business model.

PICKLE felicitates Eros International as Company of the Year

 

Eros International, the London AIM listed leading integrated company within the Indian media & entertainment sector has been featured as the ‘Company of the Year’ in PICKLE, the Indian entertainment business guide, in its handbook 2008. Owing to the company’s acumen for alliances, partnerships and acquisitions, Eros has been qualified as the prestigious magazine’s pick of the year.

 

In addition, the magazine also features Chairman and CEO, Mr. Kishore Lulla – Eros International in Power 100, a column that covers business leaders and reel icons who are leaving an imprint on the generations ahead.

About Eros International plc

 

Eros International plc is an established global player in the fast-growing Indian media and entertainment arena. Being vertically integrated means that Eros not only produces and commissions films like studios but it also distributes and exploits films across formats globally via cinemas, home entertainment, television formats and new media.Established in 1977, Eros International has three decades of market leadership in creating a global platform for Indian cinema. The company operates in over 50 countries with worldwide offices in India, UK, USA, Dubai, Australia, Fiji and Isle of Man. It has built a successful business model around the release of 30-40 new films every year and the exploitation of a film library containing more than 1,300 titles, making it one of the largest content owners in the business.

 

Global Distribution,
Motion Pictures, Music, Home Entertainment, e-Television, New Media and Animation are the main Strategic Business Units of Eros.

 

Eros successfully completes its 30th year in the business with the Vision of consolidating the fragmented industry, the Strategy of operating a vertically integrated business model.

Shankar?s ?Robot? Starring Rajnikanth.

AYNGARAN, AN EROS INTERNATIONAL COMPANY, TO PRODUCE SHANKAR’S ‘ROBOT’ STARRING RAJNIKANTH

Leading integrated Tamil media & entertainment company Ayngaran International, which is an Eros International company, announces the production of Shankar‘s ‘Robot’, starring superstar Rajnikanth.

After the grand success of ‘Shivaji’, Tamil film industry’s most popular star, Rajnikanth, talented director, Shankar, and music maestro, A. R. Rahman, are coming together once again in the much anticipated ‘Robot’.

Expected to be the grandest film ever to be made in Indian cinema, ‘Robot’, will be produced in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu and other languages.

Director, Shankar, commented:

"It’s very exciting to be working again with talents like Rajnikanth and A.R. Rahman. Combined with production & distribution muscle of Ayngaran – Eros International, ‘Robot’ has the potential of becoming this year’s biggest film."

Rajnikanth commented:

"I am immensely happy to be working with Ayngaran – Eros International for ‘Robot’. This film by Shankar is one of its kinds to be made on Indian screen. No one has done it before."

K KarunaMoorthy, CEO of Ayngaran, commented:

"After the grand success of ‘Shivaji’ and ‘Billa’ we are all geared up for ‘Robot’ now. Aligning with Eros International’s consolidation strategy, we are leveraging our position to integrate the Tamil film industry by producing & releasing films on the global platform. It’s a pleasure working again with the magical team of Rajnikanth, Shankar and A.R. Rahman. We are positive that ‘Robot’ will break all box office records. "

About Eros International Plc

Eros International plc is an established global player in the fast-growing Indian media and entertainment arena. Being vertically integrated means that Eros not only produces and commissions films like studios but it also distributes and exploits films across formats globally via cinemas, home entertainment, television formats and new media.

is an established global player in the fast-growing Indian media and entertainment arena. Being vertically integrated means that Eros not only produces and commissions films like studios but it also distributes and exploits films across formats globally via cinemas, home entertainment, television formats and new media.

Established in 1977, Eros International has three decades of market leadership in creating a global platform for Indian cinema. The company operates in over 50 countries with worldwide offices in India, UK, USA, Dubai, Australia, Fiji and Isle of Man. It has built a successful business model around the release of 30-40 new films every year and the exploitation of a film library containing more than 1,300 titles, making it one of the largest content owners in the business.

Global Distribution, Motion Pictures, Music, Home Entertainment, e-Television, New Media and Animation are the main Strategic Business Units of Eros.

Eros successfully completes its 30th year in the business with the Vision of consolidating the fragmented industry, the Strategy of operating a vertically integrated business model.

About Ayngaran International

Ayngaran has been the pioneers in Tamil Film Distribution in theatrical and home video formats in the International Market. The History of Ayngaran business dates back to 1987 when it had the vision to acquire the International Rights across formats of many Tamil films that became blockbusters. The Ayngaran library has over 1500 films including Blockbuster films like "Shivaji", "Padayappa", "Chandramukhi", "Mudhalvan", "Indian", "Jeans", "Boys", "Pokkiri", "Gilly", "Sivakasi", "Kadalukku Mariyadhai", "Alaipayuthey", "Kandukondain Kandukondain", "Kannathil Muthamittal" and "Billa 2007" amongst others.

Beyond Boundaries .. Apna Bana Le - Aadesh Srivastava

EROS’ FIRST INDI-POP ALBUM 

‘BEYOND BOUNDARIES…APNA BANA LE’

An album by Aadesh Srivastava 

Eros Music, a division of Eros International, the London AIM listed leading integrated company within the Indian media & entertainment sector released its first non-film album, music composer-singer Aadesh Srivastava’s Beyond Boundaries…Apna Bana Le. Eros marks its foray into the world of pop with Aadesh’s second non-film album after a gap of ten years.  

With several Bollywood hits to his credit, the prolific music composer takes this tradition of touching people’s heart with his music a little further with his solo album. Aptly titled, ‘Beyond Boundaries… Apna Bana Le…’ for the maker feels music does transcend borders and nationalities. What makes the album unique is the versatile musician has not only composed the songs in the album but has also sung them all by himself with a variation in his voice in each song. India’s leading lyricist, Sameer, has written the lyrics of the eclectic mix of tracks with internationally acclaimed Remo lending able support with his trademark music – a fusion of different cultures and styles. The hugely acclaimed DJ Suketu has arranged the music for Beyond Boundaries.  

With Aadesh’s Beyond Boundaries, Eros Music adds to its repertoire in the endeavor to present hit music after its previous successes of Omkara, Cheeni Kum, Namastey London etc. Eros established its own music label with Vishal Bharadwaj’s Omkara, a powerful Indian adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello and also its India distribution arm to complement its extensive international distribution network, stamping its position as a global content producer-owner-distributor. 

AADESH SRIVASTAVA 

He claims to have not composed a single unoriginal tune in his entire career. He has an amazing number of films to his credit that star the Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan. Music composer Aadesh Srivastava, an expert who can play a variety of musical instruments is on the roll. With several hit numbers to his credit including ‘Sona Sona…’ from ‘Major Saab’, ‘Shava Shava’ from the blockbuster ‘Kabhi Kushi Kabhie Gham’, ‘Gum Shuda’ from the Shah Rukh KhanRani Mukherji starrer ‘Chalte Chalte’, his music has always touched the hearts of the people. 

Aadesh has made exciting inroads overseas as well with his hit ‘Hollywood meets Bollywood’ with Wycliff Jean and Cornelius (of Black Eyed Peas fame), which has hit UK Top 20. He has also arranged 4 tracks (strings and rhythm) for international legends Shakira, Norah Jones & Akon respectively for their albums. 

With Beyond Boundaries, Aadesh is back in top form after a hiatus of almost 10 years since his last album.  

ABOUT THE ALBUM 

The melodies of ‘Beyond Boundaries…’ are carefree and joyful and ranges from the very energetic Punjabi number, ‘Chak De Chak De…’ to a raag-based Sufiyana song, ‘Ishq Sufiyana Ishq Sufiyana…’ to the hip-hop, ‘One For The Road…’ amongst others, which is sure to keep the audience grooving and asking for more. . And not to miss, the patriotic number, ‘Namaste Salaam Hindustani Mera Naam’. The ‘Ghagro Ghumme Se Ghumme Se Chhori Ko’, is a vibrant number that truly brings with it the flavour of Rajasthan. It is highly foot tapping and would be lapped by people from all over. The music master weaves his magic all over with a high-pitched powerful song in, ‘Ali Dum Ali Dum...’ Both raga based melodies and sprinted youthful and peppy numbers come easy to this composer, which is well reflected in this album.  

And what else makes this album different from the others? Well… the versatile musician has not only composed the songs in the album but has also sung them all by himself. So, what’s new, you may ask? Well… the catch is -- Aadesh has sung every song in, ‘Beyond Boundaries…’ with a variation in his voice. Yes, every number has been sung in a different voice. Be it the high-pitched ‘Om Shanti Om…’ or the soulful number, ‘Oindhi Jad Oindhi Nayyo Jondi…’ or the classical ‘Kunj Gali Mein Bheti Radha…’ And when Aadesh is in charge of the compositions, one does expect some trademark melodies. Last, but not the least Aadesh leads to the dance floor with his hip hop number ‘Do You Know That’ sung along with his two young sons aged nine and eleven. 

Once a while, comes an album, which breaks all barriers and proves to be a turning point in Indian music. Aadesh’s ‘Beyond Boundaries…’ is sure to tread the path of glory. So for all those people out there who thought Aadesh could do wonders only at making music check his vocal chords too.  

Add ‘Beyond Boundaries…’ to your music collection. The album promises a fun-filled ride! 

Produced by Jagran Events & Music, Veecon Music and Film Production Pvt. Ltd., ‘Beyond Boundaries…’ has chartbusting music, sure to melt the hearts when the audio flirts with the frequencies.  This is the reason why ‘Beyond Boundaries…’ is a reason to celebrate since as many as nine tracks promise to make it the album one joyful delight. 

The people behind this effort are ace lyricist Sameer, pop singer Remo Fernandes and DJ Suketu. While Remo is directing the videos Suketu is the music arranger. 

LYRICS -- SAMEER

When Sameer writes, people listen. One of India’s most renowned lyricists, Sameer, has written the lyrics of all the infectious nine tracks of the album, ‘Beyond Boundaries’. Bollywood’s reigning lyricist, who has to his credit several hit films is popular for his ability to adjust the lyrics to any given tune.  

DIRECTION – REMO FERNANDES

The internationally acclaimed pop singer with the country’s highest honour bestowed upon him – the Padmashree, Remo needs no introduction. His musical work is a fusion of many different cultures and styles he’s been exposed to as a child and in his later travels around the world. 

MUSIC ARRANGER – DJ SUKETU

A master at the mixing tables, Suketu has a lot of famous mixes to his name. Music arrangement comes naturally to him. For ‘Beyond Boundaries…’ he has gone all out and has created high-pitched, foot-tapping numbers for three tracks in the album. 

Eros International?s ALADIN

Eros International’s ALADIN by Sujoy Ghosh goes on floors

 

Marks Eros’ foray into visual effects with EyeQube’s first project

 
London, 3rd December 2007: Eros International, the London AIM listed leading integrated company within the Indian media & entertainment sector, has announced the launch of Sujoy Ghosh’s modern day Aladin, the evergreen Arabian Nights story in a big Bollywood format which has recently gone on floors. With Aladin, Eros also makes a foray into visual effects with their recently launched EyeQube Studios handling the same for the film.

Eros International in association with Sujoy Ghosh’s production company Boundscript is producing the hi-end special effects film, which stars Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt and Riteish Deshmukh and will introduce Jackie Fernandez opposite Riteish.

We are extremely excited about producing Aladin which promises to be a visual extravaganza and will take visual effects in Indian cinema to new heights. We will be leveraging our strength into new areas by using the most talented expertise in the special effects arena through EyeQube, our recently launched visual effects company”, says Sunil Lulla, President, Eros International, India.

We have chosen the toughest audience for our film – kids who are exposed to the best of the best today with the Harry Potters, Lord of the Rings etc, hence their benchmark is higher. With Aladin, we want to present a visual delight and a film with definite positioning for children, in sync with Hollywood summer blockbusters. Through Eros’ global positioning, we hope to present the film on a worldwide platform at par with the other leading state-of-the-art visual effects films”, says director Sujoy Ghosh.

We are approaching Aladin with the same proven methods employed on large-scale Hollywood productions. We have designed the look and feel of the show prior to filming and also been involved with the production design to help weave in our effects more naturally. Basically, this film will really surprise people, it will open their eyes to a new kind of Indian film, the visual effects for this production are well thought out and will amaze the audience” says Charles Darby, Creative Director of EyeQube & Senior Visual Effects Supervisor. 

As part of its 360 degrees presence strategy, Eros International recently announced the launch of EyeQube, a visual effects company that is headed by international talent Charles Darby, the man behind the remarkable visual effects of several Hollywood blockbusters like Titanic, Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban, The Matrix, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon etc. EyeQube will create specific teams to handle individual film projects and exclusively handle top-end visual effects for Aladin.

Aladin has just wrapped its Rajasthan schedule and the second schedule is presently being shot in Mumbai at Filmcity & Mehboob Studios. The film is aiming for a 2008 release.

Aladin comes as part of a five-film deal between Eros International and Boundscript. All five films will be high-end visual effects driven and each film will be aimed at raising the visual effects benchmark.