Thursday, 2 June 2011

HUNAR DIKHLA JA 2011 Kickstarted with Aplomb!!

Indian Film & Television Institute, North India’s biggest media institute, situated at Meerut, has an eye for talent and aims to bring together talented people on one platform.
Indian Film & Television Institute, Meerut has been the pioneer in organizing one of the BIGGEST talent hunts of Western UP & NCR,  so that aspiring students wanting to enter the fields of ACTING, MODELING, DANCING & SINGING can get training at IFTI and are able to get a platform for performance.
“HUNAR DIKHLA JA”  an event for AUDITIONS FOR ADMISSIONS,was conceived last year with this aim, to bring to light, the multitudinous talents present in the people of Western Up who are usually not recognized by the media and entertainment industry.
This year “HUNAR DIKHLA JA” is being organized at 7 different cities, which started with SAHARANPUR on 30th April .The talented candidates would be judged by well known personalities from the film , TV and music industries . Famous actors Paintal and Kanwaljit came to SAHARANPUR  to judge this mega talent hunt which SHOWCASED the best talents of the city and IFTI was able to select some very talented young people for its forthcoming sessions.
The second Audition was held  at DEHRADUN on 15th May where, notable personalities like Gurdip Punjj of Sanjivni fame, Arjun Punjj, and Hitendra Paintal from the film & television industries were present to judge the event. Organised at Hotel Pacific, Subhash Road from 9:00 am onwards, the registrations for the contest was open and taking place at HITKARI AYURVEDIC, OPP KUMAR SWEETS, CLOCK TOWER, DEHRADUN, where candidates could register themselves on the spot. Online registration facility was also open.
Besides the celebrity judges, senior faculty from IFTI  also join the Auditions as judges .To name a few, Mr.Sandeep Raizada, Mr.Vipul Singhal, Ms.Tanuja Shankar, Javed Khan, Suraj Sharma etc would be there to judge other categories like Modelling, Singing and Dancing.
The next Audition is scheduled to be held at ALWAR, on 6th June at Hotel Aravali, preceded by a Press Conference on 27th May where well know actor  Mr. K Paintal would be presiding over.The Alwar Audition would have Actor & Anchor, Srivardhan Trivedi of SANSANI fame, judging the talents of the students together with Paintal, Javed Khan( HOD Singing, of Indore-Delhi Gharana) and Suraj Sharma( Assistant, Remo D’Souza)
The finalists of every category of each contest are getting scholarships at IFTI of 25 %-15%-10%. The students with exemplary talent would be given roles in the forthcoming film to be produced by IFTI.Admitted students at IFTI would be given opportunities to showcase their talents while they are studying at IFTI through numerous shows, events and films.
“Hunar Dikhla Ja”, is an event giving ample opportunity to youngsters to showcase their hidden talents and get training under the masters of the media industry.

Adhe Adhure Play by students of Acting Batch done successfully in NCR

After the successful enactment of the Play "Adhe Adhure" written by Late Sri Mohan Rakesh, directed by Mr. Sandeep Mahajan and performed by the students of Acting Department in the Box Office amphitheater at IFTI Campus, a Special Enactment of the play, was held on 27th , 28th and 29th May at New Delhi and Gurgaon at Akshara Theater, India International Center and Epicenter, respectively. The packed auditoriums with very mature & intelligent theatre audience,spoke highly of the enthralling performance by these young actors for whom this was just the second performance of their lives.
Adhe Adhure depicts Savitri, a middle-aged working woman dissatisfied with her circumstances- an unemployed son, a promiscuous teenaged daughter, and above all a husband who has failed to provide her emotional and financial security.
The play attempts to understand the very purpose of life. Life is a journey, which is an expression of our long –standing perceptions. Every one of us is seeking and searching for the true happiness. The play speaks out about the vacuum of both men & women where they feel that they are still incomplete i.e. Adhe Adhure even after passing many years of their life.
The students Varsha, Anil, Raunak, Renu, Ali, Megha and Pramod all portrayed the mature characters played by them , with finesse, which shows  the impeccable training they have received at the hands of veterans from the theatre & film industry like Kanwarjit Paintal, Raza Murad, Rakesh Bedi, Adil Amaan, Alok Chatterjee and many more.
The guest of honour present at the event was veteran actor and HOD of Acting deptt at IFTI, Mr.K Paintal who has mentored the students to the level of performing outside the campus.Mr Paintal,  is known for his comic excellence in  around 400 hit films in the last 40 years, like “Satte Pe Satta”, “Jawani Diwani”, Raffuchakkar” to name a few.According to Paintal, “ Learning never ends for a student. But we at IFTI always endeavour to give the maximum to the students of Acting, so that they are prepared for the tough and challenging world of television and films, to perform and excel in whichever character they are playing.Therefore we give heavy physical training through Kalari, Martial Arts, Gym, Yoga and train them in the finer nuances of expressing themselves with imagination, improvisation and good body & action control.”
With the enactment of plays outside Meerut, IFTI aims to showcase the talents of its students outside Western UP and motivate them to excel in their fields and carve a niche.