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It’s always great working with Amit Trivedi: Lyricist Ozil Dalal

Ozil Dalal is a budding lyricist in the Bollywood industry. With the ups and downs in the early stage of his career, Ozil is now a known name in the industry. Known for movies like Sushant Singh Rajput movie Drive, Mahesh Bhatt acting debut movie Mumbai City, Award winning children’s film Blue Mountains and more. Ozil Dalal made a powerful presence as a lyricist in Bollywood.
He has been associated with popular music composer Amit Trivedi in many projects. The huge break in Coke studio season 3 was the icebreaking moment for him. In coke studio, he was the lyrics writer for Amit Trivedi’s song “Kyun Na”. The song had massive followers. After its success, Ozil and Amit worked for many songs like anthem “Bas bajana chahiye gana” of Gaana.com and also Dil Ka Gaana series and others….Gaana.com got the most prestigious Abby award. Ozil has also written many national and international Commercials for other brands & other Music Directors. Amit had remade the legendary song “Allah tero naam” in Times of music show on Sony TV with additional lyrics by Ozil. Those 8 lines were truly inspiring, motivating and spiritual, spreading message of world peace. Even he had been the lyric writer of the superhit number “Makhna” of Sushant Singh Rajput and Jacqueline Fernandez’s film Drive which was released on OTT platform Netflix and music was by Tanishq Bagchi. Now he is collaborated with Amit in his new album and many other projects.

Ozil Dalal shared, “Hard work and luck both play equal roles to work for Big songs like Makhana from Drive, Sushant Singh movie, I always wanted to give Guajarati songs a Bollywood touch to make it universal. Being a Gujarati I penned lyrics for Jatin-Pratik in a Gujarati Biopic first sports award winning film Diya –The wonder girl. The martial art anthem in the film is inspired by Amitabh Bhattacharya’s song from Brother.

Ozil Dalal has also written songs for award winning films The Blue Mountain and Moh. He wrote a football song in movie Penalty and a peppy dance number in Mahesh Bhatt’s film Mumbai City. Apart from films, he had been the lyricist for many other ads and web-series. He is highly inspired by Gulzaar Saheb, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Prasoon Joshi, Irshad Kamil, Piyush Mishra and more. He loves to do experiments. He completes his homework like a kid for any new subject. From the beginning he always wanted to be a lyricist which will create an eyebrow raising moment amongst listener.

Find out how Rishab Chadha keeps his creativity alive during this lockdown

Rishab started his career 13 years back with Zee TV’s ‘Aladdin’ in 2007 and since then there is no looking back for this young and talented actor. Since then he has worked in multiple TV shows and web series like Best of Lucky Nikki, The Suite Life of Karan & Kabir, Aadat se Majboor, Shadi boys, Bootpurva and many more which made him a popular face in every household.

“It was my mother’s dream to see me on screen and I’m glad I could fulfill it. I did not join any acting class though I did theatre for 3 years and I believe that’s where I learnt a lot from,” said the actor who was even apart of UTV Bindass’s Kota Toppers.   

In 2014, Rishab ventured into the field of film with Sonam Kapoor starrer ‘Khoobsurat’ and later was even seen in movies like Drishyam, Lupt and Loev.

With the lockdown in our country, the actor is experimenting with a mini series titled ‘LoveLochaLockdown’ which is a mini-series with light hearted content but a powerful message, “With LoveLochaLockdown I wanted to depict the kind of conversation we have with ourselves also I am including my take on situations people might be going through given the current situations,” explained Rishab.

“I have already begun writing and also learnt the basics of editing and shooting in order to create LoveLochaLockdown. I feel humour is a good way in spreading a powerful message and I miss being in front of the camera so I thought why not create something from scratch,” added Rishab.

Rishab’s latest stellar work includes Voot’s recent web series ‘Illegal’ in which he worked alongside actors like Neha Sharma, Piyush Mishra and Akshay Oberoi.

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Piyush Mishra was always my first choice for Katran says producer Shashi Prakash Chopra

Directorial debut of writer Prem Singh ‘Katran’ features ace artists Piyush Mishra & Alka Amin in the lead roles and is produced by Shashi Prakash Chopra & Co-produced by Dheeraj Jindal.

‘Katran’ carefully shed light on the painful examinations of broken and decaying marriage of a couple.  The story is focused around depiction of a crumbling relationship of an elderly couple who decide to end their 36 years of marriage but, realize that in obscure corners of their house still resides a little tug of love that brings them together.

“When I first heard the script from Shashi ji and Prem, I loved it and Alka was already apart of  the project so I knew that film will surely reach the masses. I like working with budding film makers they bring a new essence on screen,” said actor Piyush Mishra.

Talking about Katran,Shashi Prakash Chopra said, “My wish came true when Prem and me approached Piyush ji to act in Katran and he agreed to come on board. Katran is a normal story that depicts the reality happening in a human relationship. The short film is garnering lots of praises from the critics and has already participated in more than 40 film festivals winning hearts all over.

Mr Shashi Prakash Chopra is continuously supporting passionate filmmakers in their creative journey and presently working on a few more projects. He said ‘God have given me enough to have a happy life, now I am fulfilling my other passions also, acting was always my childhood dream, but it’s time to live for it.

The short film ‘Katran’ is a Sunday Films production and released by Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films. The film is now available on YouTube channel of Large Short Films.

Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films presents ‘Katran’

Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films presents ‘Katran’, a perfect short that realistically portrays relationship of humans. Directorial debut of writer – Prem Singh, the movie features ace-artists like – Piyush Mishra & Alka Amin in the lead roles and is produced by Mr. Shashi Prakash Chopra. Katran carefully puts spotlight on the painful examinations of broken, decaying marriage of a couple. In their personal capacity, both Piyush & Alka bring alive the agony, wrenching human experiences of their characters with their unforgettable performances.

The story is focused around depiction of a crumbling relationship of an elderly couple who decide to end their 36 years of marriage but, realize that in obscure corners of their house still resides a little tug of love that brings them together. Beginning with portrayal of emotional tension between the characters of Piyush Mishra & Alka Amin, the story unfolds their relationship in its final fractures with many unevolved issues and then leading to an eventful conversation between them on the way to the lawyer.

Commenting on the release, Kartik Mohindra, Chief Marketing Officer, Pernod Ricard India, said,“The short film industry has been growing dramatically with viewer habits evolving andour platform, Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films has been at the forefront of driving this change. By creating content across genres, which is original, powerful and perfect, we have been able to create a space for ourselves within the Indian short films industry. In line with the brand’s philosophy we have and will continue to encourage and motivate upcoming talented film makers to showcase their creativity through our medium.”

Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films is one of the most influential and celebrated platforms for short films in India. Since its inception the platform has released some of the most prodigious and award winning short films with some of the renowned artists and directors from the industry which truly reflects originality, imagination and perfection. With slew of powerful films, Large Short Films is the perfect stage that provides a canvas to directors and actors to tell compelling stories within 15-20 minutes. Through its original, creative and entertaining content, the property has successfully built a loyal community of enthusiasts.

Talking about the film, debutant director Prem Singh said, “I believe movies are a great away to portray human experiences in one’s daily lives. Every character or story you write is somewhere inspired by your surroundings. Katran is deeply relatable and simple, yet dark that unfolds the many facets of a struggling relationship. I am extremely happy to present my story through Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short films that has emerged as a synonym for short films in India. This platform truly encourages and motivates young filmmakers to exhibit their work perfectly.”

About Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films:

Centered around “Make it Perfect”, Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films has become the destination for Indian short films. The platform has collaborated with successful storytellers from Bollywood who truly stand for originality, creativity and Perfection. Large Short Films has evolved to create an ecosystem for aspiring directors to feature along mainstream Bollywood directors and still be able to create a niche for themselves in the industry.

Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films has released some of the most prodigious and award winning short films with some of the renowned artists and directors from the industry which truly reflects originality, imagination and perfection. ‘Ahalya’, ‘Interior Café – Night’, ‘Ouch’, ‘Chutney’, ‘Anukul’, ‘Mumbai Varanasi Express’, ‘Khool Aali Chithi’, ‘The School Bag’, ‘Bruno and Juliet’ and ‘Shunyata’, ‘Juice’, ‘Maa’, ‘Chhuri’, ‘Her First Time’ and ‘Iktarfa’ are some of the phenomenal films released in this platform. Barrel Select Large Short Films as the platform for original short films has been the pioneer in popularizing this genre of film making.

Indian Doctor cum Producer Anmol Kapoor honored with prestigious award In Canada

Dr. Anmol Kapoor who has entertainment and educated audiences by producing some noteworthy films like Patiala Dreamz (2014), Phullu (2017) and many more has received a prestigious award of Immigrant of Distinction from Immigrant Services Calgary in Canada. Each year, the Herald honours 20 Calgarians making a difference in their community or their mark on a grander stage. Their achievements are significant but, often, are outside the public spotlight. This year Dr Anmol Kapoor has been honored with the efforts he is making to keep Canada a much healthier place.

A producer and doctor, Dr. Anmol Kapoor has always produced films which have a social message backing to it. His film “Palki” which was shot in India and all crew including post production was done by best of Hollywood technicians, was sent to Cannes film festival. It starred Piyush Mishra, Ritika Anand, Rajesh Sharma, Vibha Chibber and special appearance by Dr. Kumar Vishvas and touches issues of women empowerment and education. Similarly, Phullu” which was released on 16th June 2017 also raised women health issues and it starred National Award Movie (Filmistan) actor Sharib Hashmi in the main lead. It was critically acclaimed and we were the first one to touch sanitary napkin issue through this movie. He also partnered with International Platinum Selling Artist Raqhav and released a single with Abhishek Bachchan, Nelly and the video was shot in Africa, where they raised issues of lack of electricity in Africa’s continent and other countries. The video was very well received and Until the Sun Comes up was a hit song which helped raise awareness about this important issue.

Expressing his emotions after receiving the award, Dr Anmol Kapoor says : When you get acknowledged as one of the immigrants of distinction, that tells me that the path I’m working on is the right path and I should keep working in this direction. My work focuses on heart disease prevention, particularly among the South Asian community and women. It is quite difficult and challenging to raise awareness. “Doctors in clinical settings aren’t used to looking at it from the patient’s angle. We’re always giving them advice and treatments but sometimes we fail to understand their background, their ethnicity, and their risk factors. Some have more demands from a heart disease point of view and some have less. The challenge also is making minorities and immigrants aware of the resources available for them. They only come in contact with health-care professionals when the damage is done. I want to make them aware earlier, so we can prevent disease and the damage.”

Kapoor, originally from India, went to medical school in Russia, then came to Canada for more schooling, first in Lethbridge, then Edmonton and Winnipeg. In the fall of 2010, he arrived in Calgary.

He helped establish a clinic in Marlborough, run by nurses, that deals with some 200 heart disease patients, thereby taking the strain off hospitals. He’s also involved in developing an app that will allow patients to be triage at home. It’s a groundbreaking project, deploying artificial intelligence that will undergo a clinical trial.