“Lal Kabootar” marks a new age of Pakistani Cinema

Dubai Screening

Laal Kabootar” successfully screened for the first time in Dubai, followed by an interactive panel discussion on 29th of January 2020 at Novo Cinema, Ibn Battuta Mall

The Pakistani Action Crime Thriller Lal Kabootar was welcomed by roaring cheers and applause by the Dubai audience; this was the first screening of the Award winning film in the city; the screening included a live panel discussion with one of the young producers of the film, Kamil Chima and Mansha Pasha, the lead female of the film, the discussion was moderated by Shazia Ali Khan, the Director of “Pinky Memsaab”.

Kamil Chima and Mansha Pasha
Kamil Chima & Mansha Pasha 

“Its been such an amazing experience being here in Dubai, the city of Dubai plays a key role in the Film and was a perfect setting for us to tell our story, this city’s dynamic mix of cultures allows it to be a bridge to share & connect through films to a global audience!” says Co-Producer – Kamil Chima

“Being a part of a film like Lal Kabootar truly speaks volumes about the Pakistani Cinema, I think we are at the realm of change, this revival of cinema has offered us more access and freedom to explore versatile subjects and content, resulting in the making of high quality and content driven films like Lal Kabootar!” adds Lead Actress – Mansha Pasha

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Ayesha Imtiaz, Kamil Chima, Mansha Pasha & Shazia Ali Khan

Lal Kabootar was bought to Dubai by Poetic Strokes, who continue to identify and promote talent, inviting artists, performers, musicians, poets, film makers from South Asia through stimulating events with the main objective of linking communities together through art, music, film, literature and more, contributing to the ever-evolving art scene in the UAE and wider Middle East.

Laal Kabootar has won the Best Feature Film Award at the Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival 2019 and the Archana Soy Audience Award for ‘Best Feature Film’ at the Tasveer South Asian Film Festival 2019 in Seattle. It was screened, as an official selection, at the Washington DC South Asian Film Festival 2019, where Ahmed Ali Akbar, won the ‘Best Actor Male’ Award for his outstanding performance. The film has also been screened at the Palm Springs International Film Festival 2020. The film has been produced by Harvard graduates, Hania Chima and Kamil Chima; written by Ali Abbas Naqvi and directed by Kamal Khan. Taha Malik is the music director while Danial Hyatt, provides the background score. The film also features Ahmed Ali Akbar, Mansha Pasha, Rashid Farooqui, Raza Gillani, Syed Mohammad Ahmed, Ali Kazmi to name a few. The film was released on 22 March 2019 in Pakistan and received critical acclaim from both the audience and critics alike.

 

 

 

“The Trend Setter” a Fashion Label with family roots! An exclusive interview with Co-founder Farheen Sheikh

WhatsApp Image 2020-01-10 at 6.26.05 PM (1)Farheen Sheikh and her Sister in Law Afshan Jamil are the duo behind The Trend Setter

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The Makeup Artist I was born and raised in Dubai. I have lived all my life here and been fortunate enough to get some great opportunities to explore my passion. I have been fortunate to have immense support from my family and friends, after graduating in Arts I instantly started working in the makeup industry with some international brands, such as Guerlain, Philosophy, Bloom, Tony n Tina, Paul Neuhaus to name a few. Due to my passion for makeup, it lead me to pursue CIBTAC diploma programme in Theatrical Media makeup; this experience truly changed my perspective and I learnt amazing makeup techniques that allowed me to further flourish as a makeup Artist.

The Zest for Fashion After completing my CIBTAC Diploma; I got incredible exposure which allowed me to meet some legendary makeup artists and led me to work on many Fashion Shows and shoots. It was working at the fashion shows that I began developing an interest in the Fashion industry and was the initial push for me to dabble in a Fashion line under the label Reenz back in 2009, leading up to a very successful Solo Exhibition of my work in 2010. My line included the formals in chiffon and laces and casuals in lawn and cotton . Since, my first line itself I kept plus sizes in different styles which was highly appreciated and I continue that sensitive approach to fashion in Trendsetters too.

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Sisterly partnership Our partnership for The Trend Setter really came about coincidentally; one fine day while I was organizing for my own upcoming exhibition; my sister in law Afshan, came up to me for some guidance and wanted to brainstorm some ideas regarding her label the The Trend Setter. In no time we felt like a team and things started to shape up. Since then on we have taken up, exchanged and shared responsibilities in ways which we now love to look back at and are still enjoying it everyday. Last but not the least we can’t complete our team without having to mention our all rounder support system Salman Sheikh, my brother who has been the supportive Man behind our success.

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The Trend Setter is a one stop shop that cater to modern women who wear modesty as their fashion label. It’s Fashion forward with a modest twist, we aim to represent how modesty can be a style statement and how it could be paired with show-stopping grace and elegance. We promote a different kind of fashion and we love to support and give back to our society. Our target is not sales, our target is to reach out to people.

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Advice for newcomers I feel women today are stronger then men. They are blessed with an ability of multi tasking. We are more forgiving ourselves, kinder to our needs and goals. Unknowingly, women are the main Trend Setter at home, to their kids and their community, a working woman is an inspiration to her own family. The key is to focus on a plan, get organized, and find the right balance between profession and parenthood. Keep dreaming and take one small step each day towards your goal and passion. Pen down your goals and set a target to achieve them. Never try to be someone other than yourself and let it flow organically.

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“MAD” Mad About Dance opens New Studio in 2020

 

MAD event The second branch of the popular MAD dance studio all set to open on 30th of January 2020 at the Greens in Dubai, UAE

(MAD) Mad about Dance is all set to open its brand new studio on 30th of January at the Onyx Towers in Greens, Dubai. The popular dance studio MAD had opened its first branch in 2014 in Centrepoint Mall in Bur Dubai and since then has become an integral part of the active dance community in Dubai offering diverse dance classes that focuses on fitness, flexibility and fun for kids and adults.

New Studio

The new branch of MAD at Greens will offer Dance Fitness sessions, Bollywood Dance for Beginners & Intermediate batches along with a variety of Salsa, Latin, Ballroom and Bachata classes. Furthermore, the new studio will also be introducing Gymnastics, Ballet, and Hiphop classes.

Mad Dance Studio

I receive messages time to time from clients sharing their stories and the positive impact MAD has made in their lives and their children’s lives; that, along with the motivation from my parents was the push for me to start up the new studio. I have been very fortunate to get support and encouragement to expand and naturally progress my dance studio!” says Mahima Mehta – Founder of MAD (Mad About Dance Studio)

The new studio’s choreographers for Salsa and Ballroom classes are the famed Duo Rajeshwari & Shannon who have choreographed for several Bollywood films including the recent Mira Nair’s next film with Randeep Hooda.

To learn more about the NEW MAD Studio:

Whatsapp 054-3531999

FB: https://www.facebook.com/madaboutdancedubai/

For more press information, please contact: Zareen Khan – W2W events & PR – Email: zareen@w2wevents.com+97152 – 765 5525