For all Bollywood fans in Ontario – here’s a golden chance to learn about the origin and uniqueness of Hindi film music. A special music workshop featuring the likes of Vishal Bhardwaj, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Salim Merchant will be held during the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) weekend to be held in Toronto June 23-25.
This is the first time a music workshop is being organised by IIFA, sponsored by Videocon d2h this time. The theme of the workshop is Music Bringing Cinema Alive.
The workshop, to be held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel June 25 morning, will open with a brief history of Hindi film music and will be followed by a discussion on the integral role it plays in Bollywood films.
Music composer trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, who have given hits like ‘Desi girl’ and ‘Jhoom barabar jhoom’, will also use inputs and recommendations from the audience to compose a song during the course of the day, said a statement.
They will also invite members of the audience up on stage to jam with them.
Bhardwaj, who recently won a National award for his compositions in ‘Ishqiya’, will speak about how music is infused into films, based on plots and scripts and how the music composer looks into all components – background score, lyrics and music.
All those interested in music and film students can write in to firstname.lastname@example.org for participation.
The IIFA Film Festival is an integral part of the 12th Videocon d2h IIFA Weekend and the Floriana IIFA Awards, which will bring the magic and glamour of Asia’s most venerable cinematic festivities to North America for the very first time. The IIFA Celebrations in Canada are presented by CIBC and hosted by the Government of Ontario.
Chillar Party is a light-hearted, but touching comedy that revolves around the lives of seven children each hailing from the various strata’s of society, typical of suburban Mumbai. The movie is a simple and heart-warming peek into the journey of a group of kids who defeat the odds and prove their loyalty to a friend. Chillar Party is Kahn’s first co-production. The film is co-produced by Ronnie Screwvalla and SKBH (Salman Khan Being Human) Productions.
Salman Khan was present at the announcement along with first-time directors, Vikas Bahl and Nitesh Tiwari and UTV CEO, Siddharth Roy Kapoor.
“Chillar Party is very close to my heart, the concept appealed to me, and the children’s performances were endearing,” said Khan. “This is the first film under SKBH Productions and we felt there was no better place to screen the movie than at the IIFA Film Festival. For me, IIFA is home-grounds and it can’t get bigger than IIFA in Toronto.”
The IIFA Film Festival is three days of extraordinary Indo-Canadian motion pictures, which will take place at theatres across the Greater Toronto Area beginning June 24, 2011. The IIFA Film Festival began in 2005 to give international audiences in the host country, a flavor of Indian cinema, showcasing some of the genre’s biggest blockbusters and most highly acclaimed offerings.
This year, the IIFA Film Festival will make this extraordinary mix of new and classic films accessible to the large Punjabi population in the cities of Toronto, Markham, Brampton and Mississauga, where the screenings will take place. The opening and closing films of the festival will include special screenings and Q&A attended by the cast and crew.
“IIFA has always used the platform of cinema to build bridges with communities and nations and this year’s IIFA Film Festival will be a wonderful means of enabling audiences in Toronto to experience the colorful exuberance of Indian Cinema,” said Sabbas Joseph, Director-Wizcraft International Entertainment. “We are pleased to open the festival with the much-anticipated Chillar Party.”
CINEPLEX ODEON SHEPPARD CINEMAS – TORONTO TIME MOVIE SCREEN
24-Jun-11 1400 hrs HERA PHERI Screen 7 1400 hrs CHAK DE INDIA Screen 8 1730 hrs BLACK Screen 7 1730 hrs RANG DE BASANTI Screen 8 25-Jun-11 1400 hrs DABANGG Screen 7 1400 hrs DIL TO PAGAL HAI Screen 8 1730 hrs LOVE AAJ KAL Screen 7 1730 hrs CHASHME BADDOOR Screen 8 26-Jun-11 1400 hrs PATIALA HOUSE Screen 7 1400 hrs NAMASTEY LONDON Screen 8 1730 hrs SINGH IS KINNG Screen 7 1730 hrs JODHAA AKBAR Screen 8
COLISEUM MISSISSAUGA CINEMAS TIME MOVIE SCREEN 24-Jun-11 1200 hrs DIL TO PAGAL HAI Screen 5 1200 hrs DIL BOLE HADIPPA Screen 6 1500 hrs GHAYAL Screen 5 1500 hrs BORDER Screen 6 1800 hrs VEER ZAARA Screen 5 1800 hrs DIWALE DULHANIA LE JAYENGE Screen 6 25-Jun-11 1200 hrs YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA Screen 5 1200 hrs NAMASTEY LONDON Screen 6 1500 hrs PATIALA HOUSE Screen 5 1500 hrs RANG DE BASANTI Screen 6 1800 hrs DIL CHAHTA HAI Screen 5 1800 hrs DAMINI Screen 6
26-Jun-11 1200 hrs OYE LUCKY! LUCKY OYE! Screen 5 1200 hrs HEROES Screen 6 1500 hrs GOL MAAL – FUN UNLIMITED Screen 5 1500 hrs JAB WE MET Screen 6 1800 hrs HERA PHERI Screen 5 1800 hrs AMAR AKBAR ANTHONY Screen 6
SILVERCITY BRAMPTON CINEMAS 24-Jun-11 TIME MOVIE SCREEN 1730 hrs DIL CHAHTA HAI Screen 3 1730 hrs AMAR AKBAR ANTHONY Screen 5 25-Jun-11 1400 hrs A WEDNESDAY Screen 3 1400 hrs CHAK DE INDIA Screen 5 1730 hrs GHAYAL Screen 3 1730 hrs BORDER Screen 5 26-Jun-11 1400 hrs DABANGG Screen 3 1400 hrs LOVE AAJ KAL Screen 5 1730 hrs VEER ZAARA Screen 3 1730 hrs DILWALA DULHANIYA LE JAYENGE Screen 5
FIRST MARKHAM TIME MOVIE SCREEN 24-Jun-11 1800 hrs JODHAA AKBAR Screen 7 1800 hrs JAB WE MET Screen 8 25-Jun-11 1800 hrs SINGH IS KINNG Screen 7 1800 hrs BETAAB Screen 8 26-Jun-11 1800 hrs YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA Screen 7 1800 hrs KAMINEY Screen 8