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Drishyam 2 will premiere on Saturday, 25th March 8pm on COLORS Cineplex

Produced by Panorama Studios, Viacom18 Studios, and T-Series Films, the suspense thriller stars Ajay Devgn, Akshaye Khanna, Tabu, and Shriya Saran in pivotal roles

Get ready to experience an edge-of-the-seat thriller as the Salgaonkar family fights for their survival in the World Television Premiere of the blockbuster movie 'Drishyam 2' co-presented by Kia Motors, co-powered by Cadbury Fuse, special partner Club Mahindra and Parle Smoodh Lassi in association with Ramdev Strong Hing and Acko General Insurance on Viacom18’s premium movie channel, COLORS Cineplex. Produced by Panorama Studios, Viacom18 Studios, and T-Series Films, this highly anticipated sequel to the 2015 hit 'Drishyam' boasts an A-list cast, including the likes of Ajay Devgn, Akshaye Khanna, Tabu, Shriya Saran and others. Directed by Abhishek Pathak, the film traces the turmoil that erupts in the Salgaonkar family after a homicide case opens and wreaks havoc in the lives of its family members living in Goa. The sequel of the movie captures how far one can go to protect their family when an investigation for a murder case is resuscitated. Packed with suspense, drama, and unexpected twists, 'Drishyam 2' is sure to leave you mesmerized and eager for more. Don't miss the chance to witness this heart-stopping thriller as it premieres on COLORS Cineplex on Saturday, 25th March 2023 at 8 pm.

COLORS Cineplex has firmly established itself as the go-to destination for a diverse range of entertaining movies. From Hindi originals to dubbed movies from other languages, the channel's repertoire of super-hit and acclaimed films has garnered a massive following across the country. With a commitment to providing high-quality entertainment, Drishyam2 is an exciting addition to the blockbuster line-up of the channel.

Actor Ajay Devgn expressed his excitement for the world television premiere of Drishyam 2 saying, “With the premiere of Drishyam 2 on COLORS Cineplex, the audience will get another chance to unravel the mystery and suspense that this thriller holds. It will now be accessible to a wider range of viewers across the globe. This film is not just a mere continuation of the first part, but a whole new story with unexpected twists and turns. The dramatic-suspense thriller will air on a weekend and that makes it a perfect must-watch to be enjoyed with family, especially because this one is about a man who keeps his family’s interests first. I thank the audience for their love and support for Drishyam 2's world television premiere."

Rohan Lavsi, Business Head - Hindi Movies Cluster, Viacom18 says, “Drishyam 2 revolves around a devoted family man who is willing to go to great lengths to safeguard his loved ones. We are thrilled to bring this blockbuster to the audience, having nurtured our library of acclaimed films. It is a unique family-based crime thriller that will entice the viewers with its gripping plot. With its proven success as a franchise, it's no surprise that the film has become a blockbuster hit, and we are excited to offer it to a wider audience to enjoy in the comfort of their homes.”

To promote the World Television Premium of this blockbuster movie, Colors Cineplex has planned elaborate marketing and digital activities at multiple touchpoints. Kick-starting the campaign with on-ground activation, the dug-up roads in Mumbai will turn into suspect zones with the message 'Vijay Salgaoekar may have hidden the dead body here', taking the mystery level one notch higher. To add a touch of realism, influencers, and comedians have been brought onboard to showcase real-life situations from the life of Vijay Salgaoekar. The channel has designed a special Drishyam 360-degree interrogation that will engage consumers in solving the case on different digital platforms, keeping in mind the plot of the movie. Additionally, the campaign includes high visibility OOH in Mumbai and Delhi connecting with consumers at strategic locations, metro stations and train activation, and extensive television and print plan.

Stay tuned to COLORS Cineplex for the World Television Premiere of the blockbuster movie 'Drishyam 2' co-presented by Kia Motors, co-powered by Cadbury Fuse, special partner Club Mahindra and Parle Smoodh Lassi in association with Ramdev Strong Hing and Acko General Insurance on the Saturday, 25th of March 2023 at 8 pm.


Themed as The India Moment, the 20th edition with take place on 17th and 18th March in New Delhi

India Today Conclave, the premier platform for intellectual discourse and exchange of ideas, is all set to mark its 20th anniversary with the 2023 edition scheduled to take place on 17th and 18th March at Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi.

As always, the event promises to bring together some of the most influential and thought-provoking speakers from across the globe to this prestigious platform. This year, the India Today Conclave is proud to host an esteemed list of speakers, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, CJI Justice Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud, Ram Charan, Smriti Irani, Amit Shah, Shashi Tharoor, Sachin Tendulkar, Brad Smith, S. Jaishankar, Amitabh Kant, Janhvi Kapoor, Malaika Arora, and many more.

The two-day event will feature a series of engaging panel discussions, thought-provoking keynote speeches, and interactive sessions that will challenge attendees to expand their horizons and think more deeply about the issues that matter most. With its rich legacy of bringing together the brightest minds and trailblazers from diverse fields, India Today Conclave is undeniably a true celebration of the power of ideas.

As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of India Today Conclave, we look forward to yet another edition that will inspire, challenge, and stimulate our audiences with insightful discussions and debates on the most pressing issues of our times. Join us at the India Today Conclave and be a part of this exciting and inspiring journey of ideas!

Agenda – https://www.indiatoday.in/india-today-conclave/2023

LIVE Link for India Today Conclave 2023 – https://www.indiatoday.in/india-today-conclave/2023

Omnicast on India Today TV and indiatodayconclave.com

The closing ceremony of Mathrubhumi's centenary celebrations will be conducted on March 18 at the CIAL Convention Centre in Kochi.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate the valedictory functions at 10.30 am on March 18. Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Anurag Singh Thakur will unveil the souvenir at the event.

Ministers K Rajan and P Rajeev, Opposition leader VD Satheesan, writer C Radhakrishnan, MPs Benny Behanan, Jose K Mani, Jeby Mather, and Anwar Sadat MLA will offer felicitations. MV Shreyams Kumar, managing director, Mathrubhumi, will preside over the event. The one-year-long centenary celebrations were kick-started by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 18, 2022.

Mathrubhumi was born in 1923 as part of the Freedom Struggle , which was spearheaded by Mahatma Gandhi. A team of eminent personalities, including KP Kesava Menon, K Madhavan Nair, and Kuroor Neelakandan Namboothiripad, founded Mathrubhumi under the guidance of Gandhiji. Mathrubhumi never wavered in its relentless fight against the colonial forces. The Mahatma used to describe Mathrubhumi as his own newspaper. The daily has been led by the motto ' freedom, equality and liberty from the very beginning. Mathrubhumi always adhered to democratic values in every walk of life, sustaining the overarching spirit of the renaissance. The newspaper scaled greater heights under the leadership of the late MP Veerendrakumar, the former managing director.

Mathrubhumi has never been lethargic to the changing times. The Daily takes extreme care in fighting misinformation and disinformation, upholding its reputation as the most credible newspaper in Malayalam. Presently, Mathrubhumi Daily is printed from 14 locations in India (Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Kochi, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur, Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi). Our first overseas edition started printing from Dubai in March 2013.

Shortlisted Entries Include Janet Jackson, 11 Minutes, Peaky Blinders, and 2022 A Capital Fourth

New York Festivals® TV & Film Awards 2023 competition announced the Shortlist. This year's TV & Film Awards competition received entries across 14 category groups from 43 countries worldwide from Argentina to Qatar to the United Kingdom.

Captivating content created by storytellers and filmmakers from around the world was judged online by NYF's TV & Film Awards Grand Jury panel.

Shortlisted entries included content in primetime entertainment, documentaries, investigative journalism, sports coverage, promos, streaming media, and brand image films.

For 2023, Documentary work was in the spotlight with the Grand Jury moving 200+ documentary entries to Shortlist status. View the 2023 Shortlist.

Documentaries created by global storytellers advanced to the next round including "Janet Jackson" Banajay Rights &Workerbee and AEC for Lifetime and A+E, "11 MINUTES" All Rise Films & Paramount+, "Drain The Oceans: The Amber Room" National Geographic, "Saving Venice" All3Media International & PBS, "Betty Skelton: Boundless" Fox Sports Network, "Keep on Dancing" ABC TV Australia, "Shelter - Innocents Under Fire" GloboNews," A Sense of Community" Al Jazeera English, "American Ocelot" Terra Mater Studios GmbH, "One at Heart, Jessica Soho: Eleven" GMA Network, Inc., "Diana & Dodi: The Princess and the Playboy" All3Media International & Paramount+, "Rebuilding Notre-Dame: The Next Chapter" Windfall Films & NOVA, "Naked - Sex and Gender: 1. Born Equal, 2. Finally Grown Up" German Television ZDF, "Homeland" Voice of America, and "Why Buildings Collapse" Windfall Films & Discovery US.

Entertainment content in multiple genres including Comedy, Crime Drama, Culinary, Drama, Mini-Series, Telenovela, and Variety advanced. Shortlisted entries include "Peaky Blinders" Banajay Rights, "2022 A Capitol Fourth" Capital Concerts, "The National Lottery's New Year's Eve Big Bash" TBI Media, "Das Boot, Season 3" Bavaria Fiction & Sky Studios, "Staged 3" Infinity Hill/GCB Films & BritBox, "The Secret" Televisão S.A., "Duckrockers" South Pacific Pictures, "Abba v Queen" Stanza Media Limited, "El Marginal 5" Telemundo Streaming Studios/Underground Producciones & Netflix, "Dear Santa, The Series" Traverse32, and "Tiga Hari Ke Korban/Three Days Before the Sacrifice" Mediacorp Pte. Ltd.  View the 2023 Shortlist

Broadcast Journalism shined a spotlight on world news and headline topics. Al Jazeera, Broadcaster of the Year in 2022, moved ahead with their documentary series focusing on world issues Al Jazeera Investigations, Talk to Al Jazeera In the Field, the network's flagship interview show featuring Conversations with global leaders, icons and alternative voices shaping our times, and 101 East, Al Jazeera English's investigative journalism series. Prominent companies advancing include ESPN, CGTN, Voice Of America, GLOBO TV, Green Bean Media, NHK, Antena 3 CNN, ARTEAR S.A., Alhurra Television, and Phoenix Chinese Channel.

Sports Promos enticed viewers to tune in. Entries Shortlisted include "B1G Story: Brands Brothers Trailer" Big Ten Network, "Paralympics 2022" ZDF, "World Cup - An Immortal Story" TV GLOBO, "UCL Goosebumps are Back" beIN SPORTS Asia, and "Gold Goal" TyC Sports.

Entertainment Promos advanced including "David Attenborough: Life in Colour" BBC Studios, "Tom Cruise´s Movies Stunt on AXN" Sony Pictures Entertainment Creative Center Iberia, "The Great Australian Bake Off" BBC Studios, and "Zoom In" Phoenix Satellite Television Company Limited. View the 2023 Shortlist.

Corporate Image Films championed prominent global brands. Shortlisted entries include "Disney Channel Brand Refresh" for The Walt Disney Company, Europe & Africa, "Vulnerable People" The Edge Picture Company (a Zinc Media Group company) for Network Rail, "Leather 101" Media Zoo Ltd. for Burberry, "Three Generations Of Customers" Kaleidoscope Productions for Lexus, "Heavy Metal Electric" Stark Film AB for Volvo, "Star Trek Day 2022" for Paramount+, "Hyundai Digital Dealer Conference 2021 - New Horizons" Brandscape GmbH for Hyundai Motor Deutschland, and "Mitie Forte" Casual Films for Mitie.

For 2023 NYF will award the second annual WaterBear Award. The prestigious WaterBear Award honors the highest scoring documentary across the Climate Change & Sustainability, Environment & Ecology, and Nature & Wildlife categories. WaterBear Network's CEO Ellen Windemuth, TV & Film Awards Advisory Board and Executive Producer of My Octopus Teacher will select the winner of this exclusive award.

All Entries in the 2023 competition were screened and judged online by the New York Festivals TV & Film Awards Grand Jury of 200+ producers, directors, writers, and other creative media professionals from around the globe.

2023's award-winning entries will be announced during the New York Festivals 2023 Storytellers Gala virtual event taking place on April 18th at 6PM EST.

View the 2023 TV & Film Awards Shortlist HERE. All award-winning entries will be showcased on the TV & Film Awards winner's gallery.

Havas Creative India has announced the appointment of Anirban Mozumdar as Chief Strategy Officer, closely on the heels of the appointment of Tarun Jha as the Chief Executive Officer.

Anirban moves from Ogilvy India’s 82.5 Communications, where he was the Chief Strategy Officer since June 2021.

Anirban will lead the strategy function of Havas Creative India. Based out of the Gurgaon village, he will work closely with Tarun and Anupama Ramaswamy, CCO, Havas Worldwide India, as well as the leaders of the 4 creative agencies, Havas Worldwide India (Mumbai/Gurgaon/Bangalore), Havas CX India (Customer Experience), Conran Design Group Mumbai (Branding & Design) and Havas QED (Kolkata). He will also ensure an effective implementation of Havas Group’s Meaningful Brands framework for brand and business solutions.

Bobby Pawar said, “At Havas, we believe that the future belongs to brands that make a meaningful difference to people and the societies, and our conviction is supported by the results of our annual global Meaningful Brands study. Anirban has extensive advertising and marketing consulting expertise and a passion for high-impact solutions, which is why we are thrilled to have him lead Havas Creative India’s strategic function.”

Tarun Jha, CEO, Havas Creative India, said, “Havas Creative India has been scripting an incredible growth story over the last few years. From a single-client agency, Havas Creative India has grown to a network of 6 agencies. Our diversified portfolio of offerings are exactly what marketers are looking for in this constantly evolving industry, and we will be bringing in more specialist divisions soon. Anirban’s induction will further strengthen the team, alongside Bobby and Anupama, our two strong creative pillars, to propel us into a new era of growth.”

Commenting on his new role, Anirban said, “I join Havas Creative India with the conviction that I am entering an ecosystem designed for the future of this business, whether it is the 'Village model' (raising a brand does require a village) or unleashing the power of the data-driven Meaningful Brands framework to make an impactful difference to our brands and clients. I am super excited with what is being built in India (by Havas) and I look forward to working closely with stalwarts like Bobby, Tarun, Anu, and all the amazing leaders across the creative, media and health agencies in the group.

Anirban is a seasoned brand strategist and consultant with over 25 years of experience in the advertising and branding industry. A post-graduate from MICA, he began his career in the Leo Burnett network where he worked for over 10 years. In addition to his role in India, he was also a Regional Lead for P&G Laundry brands based in the Philippines, where he spent 2 years working on brands including Tide, Fab, and Mr. Clean. Through his career Anirban built a versatile experience working across several sectors including Automobiles, Consumer Electronics and FMCG, amongst others. In 2012, he turned into an entrepreneur and founded his own company. He was also the CEO of Chlorophyll Brand and Communications Consultancy. In his previous role as Chief Strategy Officer for 82.5 Communications, Anirban led new multiple business wins and worked on brands such as TCS, Havells, Himalaya, Bisleri, ITC, and several others. Outside the work sphere, Anirban also writes poetry and is a technology enthusiast. Currently, he is also exploring spirituality and learning new languages.


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