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Sunday, 11 March 2012
Famous for his exemplary work in Sitcom Dekh Bhai Dekh, Vikram Aur Betal and many hit films like Bunty Aur Bubli, Aunty No1, Sagar, Shatranj and many more, Lilliput's real name is M.M Faruqui and he made his weakness of short height as his strength and went on to become an illustrious theater, television and film actor and writer par excellence.
IFTI like every year, showcased the learning of Acting students' trained under their HOD Kanwarjit Paintal and faculty Sandeep Mahajan, through their play, "ASHADH KA EK DIN" written by Late Sri Mohan Rakesh.
On the same day Lilliput also presented the Certificates to all the students who have passed out from various courses in Media from IFTI in the last 6 months, like Acting, Editing, Modeling etc. With his playful style and humourous comments, Mr.Lilliput and Mr.Paintal tickled the funny bones of the audience and made the evening truly a memorable one!
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
An evening full of glitz, glamour and charm! An evening that was the grand finale of a mega personality pageant, hosted by the Indian Film & Television Institute in association with Take Off Events & Model Management company from New Delhi on 21st Dec at Box Office Amphitheater, at IFTI. An event that was a roaring success with loads of excitement, gala prizes and talented faces walking down the ramp with gutso and elan!
Mr & Ms. Road To Stardom, 2011 was culminated successfully with the final selected semi finalists of 33 contestants- 20 boys and 13 girls. The beautiful & charming young boys and girls went through various rounds during the whole day comprising titles bestowed to them by experts like Mr & Ms Photogenic to Mohd Daood Khan and Nidhi Singh, Mr & Ms. Best Walk to Manmeet Raj and Sandhya Solanki, Mr & Ms best Personality to Prachi Aggrawal and Vishal Anand and Mr Best Body to Ali Abbas and Perfect 10 to Mansi.
The shimmering evening was set with mesmerizing lighting and music, with eminent judges from the fashion fraternity coming down from New Delhi, Mr Aslam Khan, Sadan Pande, Sandeep Grover, Monica Kohli and Abdur Rehman who watched and judged these 33 charming young models sashay down the ramp in three rounds of Ethinc Indian wear, Casual Denims and finally Cocktail Round with the young damsels wearing lovely evening gowns and young lads in formal western wear . The effect was nothing less than scintillating! The evening also saw a bunch of professional models from Delhi showcasing ethnic and designer wear of designers Aslam Khan, Rehman, Sadan Pande as well as a very creative North Eastern Collection.
The evening was rounded off by the much coveted and awaited names of the winners who were Prachi Aggrawal as Ms. Road to Stardom and Ali Abbas Goni as Mr. Road To Stardom!
The starstudded evening would have been incomplete without the IFTI ROCKERRZ, dance group under Dance faculty Suraj Sharma who gave some mesmerizing performances of Rumba and Bollywood Hip Hop! The Rumba dance is a mix of afro-cuban dance form with slow rhythmic movements amongst the most sensual of all Latino dance forms. Suraj had very eloquently choreographed Rumba with students of IFTI for the audience!
The glittery evening was given a facelift by the entire team of IFTI, behind as well as on the stage, with Esha Bhardwaj holding the stage as the Emcee of the evening with penache and a team of competent lightmen, sound technicians, coordinators and event managers from IFTI staff!
Saturday, 10 December 2011
Beauty! Charm ! Good Looks! Great Personality! Cat walk! Confidence! These are just a few words that come in our minds, when we watch a fashion show or a model walking suavely down the ramp!
Indian Film & Television Institute is one such platform where talented, charming and confident boys and girls get a ONE STOP SOLUTION to all their DREAMS. Dreams of entering the glamorous world of fashion & showbiz…dreams of fulfilling their hidden desire to walk the ramp and win prizes and get an opportunity to showcase their talents!
Keeping its tradition of creating young talents, IFTI, Meerut has come back with a BANG, with a Modeling Extravaganza at its campus where youngsters from all over Western UP are going to show their modeling talent to some well known names & faces of the fashion industry!
Event: MR & MS. ROAD TO STARDOM, a mega personality pageant
Venue: Box Office Amphitheater
Rupsa Rani Nayak, Miss India Finalist
Sadan Pande ,FDCI Designer
Sandeep Grover,Fashion Photographer
Dipankar Kashyap, Stylist, Designer & Choreographer
The Acting students of Indian Film & Television Institute were given a rare opportunity to watch some very good plays, by great theater personalities recently in New Delhi. The students , under supervision of their faculty, Sandeep Mahajan attended the BHARTENDU THEATER FESTIVAL conducted by Sahitya Kala Parishad from Nov 28- Dec 8, at Sri Ram Center. Students watched plays like , ' Socrates' by Bapi Bose, " Ek Inspector Se Mulaqat' by Satish Anand, and ' Tamasha Na Hua' Bhanu Bharti. Students got an opportunity to meet and interact with veteran Bhanu Bharti who is an NSD pass out from 1973 batch. This visit was a great learning curve for the acting students for whom it is an integral part of the course to watch plays by veterans and learn the styles of the masters.
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
A Special Enactment of the play, “Khamosh Adalat Jaari Hai” written by Vijay Tendulkar, directed by Mr. Sandeep Mahajan and performed by the students of present Acting Department is being held at Indian Film & Television Institute, at Meerut on 21st & 22nd July, at 3:30 pm sharp.
The story is a drama-within-the-drama, which reveals the agonised world of a young school teacher who is humiliated and insulted. Deceived by two lovers with whom she has brief but passionate affairs, she is desperate to lead a respectable life. The play indicts a male-dominated society, reflecting a feminist viewpoint. Its intricate artistry is reflected in the dialectical unity between its form and content. At another level it deals with the mask and the real face and the relationship of art to life.
After successful enactments of plays in the past like, “ Gadhe Ki Baraat”, “Adhe Adhure” and “Bade Bhaisaheb”, the theater group of Acting Department, BAHURANG is poised to present its fourth play.
IFTI always endeavours to encourage the students of various departments to perform and participate in live events and projects which provides them a good platform to hone their skills.
BAHURANG group is one such endeavour which gives the opportunity for the students of Acting, to showcase their learning through classical plays under veterans like K.Paintal and Sandeep Mahajan. The music of the play is given by the faculty of Singing deptt, Javed, Zeshan and Vilayat Khan.
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
With the sudden passing away of Jagjit Singh, the Ghazal maestro today in the morning, Indian music, in particular Ghazals have been orphaned. The singular contribution of Jagjit Singh was to democratize Ghazals, and make it acceptable to the general public. He was the first Ghazal singer who moved the rendition of Ghazals away from its reliance on classical instruments, to be arranged henceforth with a mixture of English instruments like a guitar, a violin, a bongo, and by infusing such instruments he made its acceptability far and wide.
With his sad demise, his loss would be difficult to fill, but his fans would ensure that he continues to be in the memory for all times to come.
To pay a heartfelt TRIBUTE to Padma Bhushan Sri Jagjit Singh, the Singing Department of IFTI, Meerut, has organised a Ghazal Show with performance of some chosen Ghazals of the maestro sung by the faculty and students at 3:30 pm, at the institute’s amphitheater, Box Office.