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Harman Expands with Service Centre in New Delhi Harman Professional in India continues to strengthen its focus on servicing capabilities with an extension of service support in Northern India. In order to support this endeavour, the company has launched an Authorised Harman Service Centre (AHSC), operating from New Delhi, December 2012 onwards. With the first launch held in October in Mumbai on 3rd December 2012, Harman's professional division has underscored a persistent commitment to grow in India, especially in terms of service support to the growing network of channel partners. The new centre in New Delhi will function with the key rationale of being closer to the customers in the region with added advantages of reduced turn around and maximum support on the entire Harman professional range - JBL, BSS, Crown, dbx, JBL, Lexicon, Soundcraft and Studer. "With New Delhi and the surrounding regions (NCR, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh) being one among the key markets for professional sound application - installed sound, broadcast and tour sound as well as marquee installs like Kingdom of Dreams and Commonwealth Games stadiums. This expansion is an example of Harman's assurance to provide the best-in-class service and customer support network to our customers, delivering higher levels of service while adhering to Harman's global benchmarks. We look forward to growing our service network with Ganesh Kumar, Harman's Service Manager leading a talented team with support from the AHSCs. Further expansion of service centre in Eastern region is also a focus in the near future with the key objective to serve regional customers, in-time, on-

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time." said David McKinney, Senior Director - India Operations, Harman Professional. A reputed player in the industry, Comcon (India) Pvt. Ltd, has been appointed as the Authorised Harman Service centre for the Northern region. The centre is ideally located in Sukhdev Vihar, Delhi with easy access to the customer establishments. Since setting up, Comcon has been associated in manufacturing of audio equipments especially for broadcast applications. "The centre will function as comprehensive service provider for better customer experience during after sales support of Harman Professional products for both walkin and on-site customers. In addition to this, we also deputed a service engineer from Harman India to ensure better coordination and synergy within the service centre network. The service personnel of Comcon will be constantly trained by technical staff and specialists of Harman, in order to familiarize with all the latest updates and technological advancements in the range." continued Ganesh Kumar, Service Manager, Harman Professional India. Harman India, since in its inception year of 2010, has been successfully operating a fully fledged company

owned Service Centre in Bangalore. This centre will continue its operations of providing service and customer support for the Southern region. This centre would also offer technical repair support for all the AHSCs in terms of trouble shooting, component level repair, spare part supplies to ensure higher customer satisfaction. "The association with Harman Professional range in India as the AHSC for Northern region, further adds to our offerings and contribution to this dynamic industry of professional audio. Our expertise, location advantage and technical capabilities of the service personnel will go a long way in delivering delightful customer experience for Harman's customers in the region." We are proud to be associated with Harman - the leader in audio solutions and look forward to a successful partnership, achieving several milestones. said Gaurav Aggarwal, Director, Comcon Technologies Ltd.


XPAND 3D Establishes Direct Presence in India XPAND 3D, the pioneer of active shutter technologies and the provider of the industry newest passive 3D solution has now established its direct presence in India. The company has appointed Sunil Khaturia to represent XPAND in India. Mr. Khaturia is an industry stalwart having immense experience of the cinema business in India. His relationships with the exhibitors will truly add value to the XPAND brand in the country. This move will enable XPAND to be close to its potential customers in the region as well as provide local support to them. As a part of its global strategy the company now will have round the clock support out of North America, Europe & Asia. India is a very important market for us. We believe that the growth in the country will be meteoric due to several exhibitors moving from their Non DCI Screens to the Global DCI platform. The local 3D content along with the amazing Hollywood 3D slate next year will provide a much bigger demand for 3D systems. Sunil is the perfect partner for us. He will

take the XPAND brand name in India to much greater heights, said Mr. Ami Dror, CSO of XPAND. I'm extremely excited with the opportunity provided to me by XPAND. The stellar quality of XPAND products with the capability of playing back HFR on all systems will be of great value to the customers. The flexibility given to me to customize solutions for different customers will go a long way in achieving success in the country, said Sunil Khaturia, CEO of XPAND Digital - India. Recently XPAND launched their new passive systems in the market, which have been very well accepted by leading exhibitors around the world. Its active products now have even better light efficiency and attractive design. XPAND 3D is poised to further consolidate its position in the world 3D market.

PVR buys Cinemax for 395 cr, Becomes India's Largest Multiplex Chain

Promoters of Cinemax have signed a pact to sell their entire 69.27 percent stake to PVR for a consideration for 395 crore or 203.65 per share, both the companies informed the stock exchanges. The Board also approved purchase of up to 26 percent stake of Cinemax India from the public shareholders pursuant to an open offer under the SEBI (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 2011. Reacting to the news, shares of Cinemax rose 5 percent to 184.25 and those of PVR jumped 14 percent to more than 11 percent to 263. However, previous media reports had pegged the deal at 500 crore. PVR will make the acquisition through Cine Hospitality Private Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the company. PVR will also make an open offer to the shareholders of Cinemax to buy up to 26 percent more, PVR said in its notice. The share purchase would make PVR India's largest multiplex. PVR currently has around 210 screens. Acquiring Cinemax, which operates 39 properties, with 138 screens, will help PVR scale up and become the largest multiplex company in India. According to a CNBC-TV18 report, even Imax is looking to expand its existing contract with PVR. Imax hopes to open theatres in alliance with PVR in Mumbai and Delhi soon, and stands to benefit from the PVRCinemax deal too.

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The Hobbit's Indian Connection Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which opened in cinemas on Dec 14th, has already made cinematic history. It is the first feature film to be shot at 48 frames/ second, double the usual 24 frames/ second that is traditionally used for all cinema. And to enable the audiences relish the cinematic brilliance of the new age High Frame Rate technology, they have tied up with Qube Cinema, the US subsidiary of India's Chennai based digital cinema rollout company, Real Image Media Technologies. "We are thrilled to be partnering with Warner Bros. and Peter Jackson in this groundbreaking work on The Hobbit. We are very proud that all the technology to support the premieres in London & New Zealand was developed in India, and Qube was chosen from amongst a host of foreign companies to enable these screenings." said Rajesh Ramachandran, President and CTO of Qube Cinema. "Cinema just made the next big leap into the future, at a High Frame Rate." The film's London premiere at the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square on Dec 12 and its earlier New Zealand premiere on Nov 28 were played

flawlessly by Qube. This was the first time ever that a feature film was premiered in high frame rate 3D on dual-projectors. While only a small number of screens worldwide and about a dozen screens in India are releasing The Hobbit in the new 48 frames per second format currently, many more are expected to convert in time for the next two parts of The Hobbit and for James Cameron's Avatar 2 sequel. Qube Cinema is the only Indian company and amongst the handful of companies worldwide that have Digital Cinema Initiative's (DCI) certified digital cinema equipment. DCI is a body that was setup by 6 Hollywood Studios to frame international standards for digital cinema. Qube Cinema's Qube XP-D and Qube XP-I with Qube Xi-4K Integrated Media Block are both certified DCI compliant products. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is directed by Peter Jackson and stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Cate Blanchett. The Hobbit is a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Harman Acquires Entertainment Lighting Company Martin Professional

Harman, the global premium audio and infotainment group has acquired Martin Professional A/S of Denmark, a world leading provider of lighting solutions for the entertainment, architectural, and commercial sectors, for EUR 110 million. "We look forward to welcoming the talented employees and dynamic innovations of Martin Professional to the Harman organization," said Dinesh C. Paliwal, Chairman, President and CEO. "This acquisition will be an excellent complement to our professional business serving all our global markets including the fast-growing BRIC nations. With the acquisition of Martin Professional, our strategy to provide system solutions to our customers will be further enhanced as we will be able to offer a full audio and lighting electronics solution for the live stage and events as well as permanent avenues and installations. We look forward to unlocking this new business potential." "We are excited at the prospect of a strong integrated solution incorporating Martin Professional's products with Harman's professional audio brands and technologies," said Martin President Christian Engsted. "Our intelligent lighting solutions for touring, events, theatre and installations are a natural and perfect complement to Harman's pro audio business. Our customers expect

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increasingly advanced and integrated solutions and Harman's rich portfolio of technologies will enable us to drive new business opportunities."

Creating History Beyond Geographies! Galalite Screens extends global reach with expansion of production plant in Germany Galalite Screens manufacturers of cinema screens, announced its plans to expand operations in Germany. The investments will double Galalite's capacity for making Prism3D and Digilite screens. The facility in Germany will be fully operational by mid-2013. The facility will allow Galalite screens to serve better local demand for good quality screens by providing shorter lead times for customers in nearby states as well as lower the cost of shipping screens from factory to final location. "With the explosion of the 3D films arriving in cinemas worldwide, orders for our screens have risen significantly," says Shabbir Galabhaiwala, Owner, GTC Industries. "In order to meet that demand and speed customer deliveries, we made the strategic decision to open a facility in Germany." The facility was an existing screencoating facility that Galalite has joined hands with. It is one of the first coating plants, and the technology is state-of-the-art. "The investments we are making to increase our plant capacities is a reinforcement of Galalite Screens commitment to our customers and the cinema industry not only in India and Europe, but throughout the entire world," adds Yusuf Galabhaiwala, Business development Manager, Galalite Screens.

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Qube Cinema XP-I Server and Xi 4K Integrated Media Block (IMB) Achieve DCI Compliance Qube Cinema announced that it's XP-I digital cinema server and Xi 4K Integrated Media Block (IMB) have passed the DCI Compliance Test Plan (CTP). The high performance, security and reliability of the XP-I and Xi IMB have been confirmed by these tests. This server-IMB combination accommodates 4K resolution and is the ultimate setup for high frame rate (HFR) exhibition, making it essential for today's digital cinema. The DCI compliance testing was conducted by CineCert. To pass the CTP, the Qube XP-I streamed 2K and 4K DCP content to the Xi IMB embedded in a Barco DP4K-32B DCIcompliant projector. The Qube XP-I server now joins the Qube XP-D server, which achieved DCI certification earlier in 2012. "The performance and dependability of Qube servers and the Xi 4K IMB that exhibitors have come to expect has been validated," said Rajesh Ramachandran, president and CTO of Qube Cinema. "Achieving DCI compliance reinforces our commitment to provide postproduction facilities and exhibitors with the means of creating and showing the best 4K and HFR content." The XP-I server is capable of streaming up to 1 Gbps of data from a single DCP to two synchronized Xi 4K IMBs imbedded in two projectors for pristine 4K 3D cinema at up to 60 fps (30 fps per eye) and in 2K 3D at up to 240 fps (120 fps per eye). The XP-I streams data through a dual Gigabit Ethernet interface to the Ethernet-based Xi 4K IMB, ensuring that there is no limitation on the distance between the server and projector. The Xi 4K IMB is installed in numerous commercial locations worldwide with DLP Cinema projectors from all of the TI OEMs

and supports HD, 2K, 4K and 3D content in DCI-compliant formats. The modularized third-generation Qube XP software gives a common user experience for setup, operation and maintenance of both the XP-I and XP-D servers. This allows XP-D users to upgrade easily to the XP-I and Xi IMB to accommodate 4K resolution and higher frame rates. With their high bit rate throughput and unique ability to work transparently with dual projectors, the XP-I server and Xi 4K IMB are also ideal for giant screen exhibition.

Subhash Ghai's New Multiplex in Gulbarga

Subhash Ghai's Mukta Arts Ltd has started a new multiplex in Gulbarga under the brand name Mukta A2 Cinemas. The multiplex opened with Salman Khan's film Dabangg 2 on December 22. The three-screen multiplex has 1252 seats and a 2K Digital with 3D projection system which is first of its kind in Gulberga. It also boasts of hitech dolby digital surround sound. After Gulberga, Mukta Arts Limited is all set to launch another multiplex in Vishakhapatnam, Sangli, Raipur, Aurangabad and Bhopal. Negotiations are also going on for locations such as Mumbai, Thane, Panvel and Gurgaon. This will add around 30 screens to the existing 15 screens.


Harman India Conducts Extensive Product Trainings to Sound Professionals Across India Harman Professional India through the month of December 2012, continued with its endeavor to provide sound professionals in India with the essential tools and training necessary to design, install and use the most effective Harman systems for their customers. As outlined by David McKinney, Senior Director- India Operations, Harman Professional, during the launch of the division's direct distribution in India, "Training, Training and Training will be our focus for the year ahead. We have a number of training activities in the pipeline where we will focus our attention on, which will cover all vertical markets we work in." Further, the key objective of these trainings was to reach customers and end-users in high potential and emerging markets of Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Kolkata. These day long trainings, combined with workshops, product demonstrations and ample interactivity provided the perfect platform for the participants to experience the Harman Professional range as well as interact with the sales, application and service teams in their region, Soundcraft Si Compact and JBL PA Systems: The training schedule kick started on December 11th with Si

Compact training held in Cochin, Kerala in association with regional channel partner - AVL Marketing and was attended by 65 participants from various parts of Kerala. The Si Compact training covered Overview of Si Compact Console, functions and features, Overview of On-Line & OffLine Editors, along with Hands-On training with Stagebox. Commenting on the excellent response received at the training, Mr, Azhar Meem, Proprietor, AVL Marketing said, "The training was a first of its kind for the region and the sessions were definitely very informative for the participants who also benefitted with the hands-on sessions. We look forward to more such sessions by Team Harman

professional in the future as well." The Si compact training and workshop was also extended to professionals in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh receiving overwhelming response of 75 participants. Later in the noon, the participants experienced the JBL PRX 425, 415, 418S and STX 825 & 828S, 812M systems powered by Crown Xti 2 and I-Tech HD 4 x 3500 amplifiers along with the hand-on and demo of various presets along with the Si Compact consoles. These sessions were ably supported by Pro Audio Vision, the leading dealer for Harman Professional products in Hyderabad. "These trainings conducted and supported by experienced Harman Professional India team - Sundar Raj, Regional Sales Manager, Application engineers, Ashish Barje and Sudarshan Srinivasan, helped us reach out to our customers very effectively and establish the brand Harman as a preferred brand for their professional audio requirements." said Mr. Dariya Hussain, Proprietor, Pro Audio Vision. Concluding the training schedule in the East, a round of Si Compact training and the demonstration of PRX 425, 415, 418S and STX 825 &

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828S were conducted for the benefit of pro sound professionals in Kolkata. As reinforced by Devasis Barkataki, Director, Ace Acoustics, and Audio Video Solutions Pvt Ltd, " We find the trainings and workshops conducted by Harman Professional, very comprehensive & effective and as in the past, we have received extremely positive responses to the training in Kolkata drawing large participation with almost 80 professionals, actively engaging in the demo sessions and the training." BSS Level 1 Training: Extending the popular Soundweb London Level 1 Certified Training, Harman also conducted the Certified course on the modules of BSS Soundweb London with a series of BSS for System Integration companies in Bangalore, with also joining in from surrounding regions of Chennai and Kerala. The training was conducted Ashish Bajaj - Manager Business Development, Harman IndiaProfessional, an experienced trainer for BSS Soundweb London & networked audio solutions covering about 15 participants from select cinema chains. The 2-day course covered an introduction to Soundweb London and is intended for new users and the syllabus included overview of the Soundweb London hardware and how to program and deploy Soundweb London systems. Fundamentals of Conferencing were

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also covered in the training, including the need for Acoustic Echo Cancellation and the benefits of Soundweb London conferencing solutions. All attendees have the opportunity to take the Level 1 Certification Exam online during their own time and upon clearing the exam, will receive their official BSS Audio Soundweb London Level 1 Certificate and eight InfoComm CTS RU (Certified Technology Specialist-Renewal Unit) credits. Cinema Systems training: The first ever cinema systems training in Kolkata was organized with an objective to equip the professionals with essential technical tools on Harman's cinema audio systems consisting of JBL Screenarray & Crown Dsi amplification . The training program conducted by Samir Mistry - Application Engineer for Harman Cinema Systems India, provided the dealers, technical directors, System integrators, cinema owners of leading cinemas, best practices and technical skills, with the nuances and complete overview on the functioning, features, various scenarios, troubleshooting and best practice sharing. All these applications and functioning of the systems were addressed as per individual needs and situations in cinema houses, with references to specific Harman installations in cinemas. As Prashant Govindan, Sales Director, Harman Professional India,

concludes, "The high levels of interest and participation helps us scale up on the expectations out of these training programs. Going forward we plan to extend training programs on new launches Soundcraft Si Performer, the Portable Audio/ Music Industry range and Cinema systems, in addition to the on-going Audio Basics trainings. "With these trainings we are able to gather feedback on products and systems, address queries on sales and service support and ultimately be closer to the customers and endusers." Added Ankush Agarwal, Director Marketing & Business Development, Harman Professional India.


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Live the Movie! INOX launches 2nd multiplex @ Kachiguda 'X' Roads, Hyderabad Further strengthening its presence in Andhra Pradesh, INOX launched its 2nd multiplex in Hyderabad at the iconic Maheshwari Parmeshwari theatre premises at Kachiguda 'X' Roads. With the launch of this multiplex, INOX introduced its 6th multiplex in Andhra Pradesh and 41st in the country. INOX at Maheshwari Parmeshwari Mall has 5 auditoriums with a total capacity of 1021 seats. All 5 screens in the multiplex are equipped with the latest state-of-theart 2K digital projection systems for enhanced movie viewing experience.

viewing tradition and with this remarkable development, we ensure that our guests from Hyderabad will continue to come to INOX for the superior movie watching experience and enjoy our hospitality." INOX at Kachiguda 'X' Roads screens a mix of Telugu, Hindi, English and other regional movies, all under one roof. REFUEL, the in-house brand of theatre food, serves an extended menu of flavored popcorn, hot and cold snacks, beverages and a variety of combo meals. Staff trained in Ushering, Box Office, Concessions

and Housekeeping ensures a comfortable and pleasant experience. In addition to these facilities, a high standard of hygiene and security within the complex coupled with world-class comfort provides an unparallel movie viewing experience.

Mr. Alok Tandon - CEO, INOX Leisure Ltd. said, "We at INOX take pride in bringing the best movie going experience once again to Hyderabad with the launch of our 2nd Multiplex at Maheshwari Parmeshwari Mall, Kachiguda 'X' Roads. We are also highly pleased that this new multiplex is now part of a historic move by INOX where all screens across the country are being equipped with top-of-the-line 2K, DCI compliant digital projectors. Hyderabad with its rich cultural heritage has an enormous movie January-February 2013

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• INDIA PLEXING • World Class Cinema Experience @ Glomax Mall, Kharghar INOX made its entry into Kharghar with the launch of its multiplex at Glomax Mall. INOX is now open to guests with 4 screens and 1190 seats. All 4 screens of the multiplex are equipped with the latest state-of-art 2k digital projectors to ensure unmatched picture and sound quality. Mr. Alok Tandon, CEO, INOX Leisure Ltd. said, "The launch of INOX in Kharghar will ensure that movie lovers enjoy the top-of-the-line experience. With INOX's convenient location, easy accessibility, modern comforts, and high-end technology we aim to revolutionize the movie watching experience in Navi Mumbai," he added. Luxury is the corner stone of all INOX multiplexes. Plush state-of-theart seats with ample leg space, lush carpeting in the auditoriums, a spacious lobby; all backed by worldclass hospitality makes it a never seen before movie experience.

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• INDIA PLEXING • INOX unveils its largest multiplex @ Amanora Town Centre, Pune INOX Leisure Ltd launched its 2nd multiplex in Pune at the Amanora Town Centre, Hadapsar. This is the largest multiplex of INOX with eight screens and a capacity of 1865 seats. All 8 screens are equipped with the latest state-of-the-art 2K digital projection systems for enhanced movie viewing experience. INOX additionally brings in its signature lounge INSIGNIA to Pune, which caters to its guests for a luxury movie viewing experience. Mr. Alok Tandon - CEO, INOX Leisure Ltd. said, "Our first multiplex was launched in Pune at Bund Garden Road in 2002 and exactly after a decade, it's a pleasure to be back with our largest multiplex. With this remarkable development, we ensure that our guests in Pune will continue to come to INOX for the superior movie watching experience and enjoy our hospitality. We are also highly pleased that this new multiplex is now part of a historic move by INOX where all screens across the country are being equipped with top-of-the-line 2K, DCI compliant digital projectors", he adds. INOX at Amanora Town Centre screens a mix of Hindi, English, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu movies besides movies in other Indian languages, all under one roof. REFUEL, the in-house brand of theatre food, serves an extended menu of flavored popcorn, hot and cold snacks, beverages and a variety of combo meals. Guests at INSIGNIA lounge enjoy gourmet food with personalized service and hospitality. Staff trained in Ushering, Box Office, Concessions and Housekeeping ensure an overall comfortable and pleasant experience. In addition to these facilities, a high standard of hygiene and security within the multiplex coupled with world-class comfort provides an unparallel movie viewing experience.

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PVR Geared Up !!!!! In recent months, PVR has come up with a lot of set ups in the country. As we all know PVR has been in the news continuously. Theatre Magic takes you on a tour of their new cinemas ... PVR is one of the largest and most premium film entertainment companies in India, currently operating a cinema circuit consisting of 205 screens in 45 cinemas in 13 states & 27 cities across India. PVR's

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service offerings include low-cost multiscreen cinemas that offer superior ambience and high hygiene standards for consumers in Tier II cities; branded as 'PVR Talkies'. On the other hand, PVR has launched the premium brand of multiplexes called "PVR Premiere" which includes Gold Class Cinemas that caters to the esteemed urban consumers with facilities like fully recliner seats, personalized menu, lounge areas, PVR (ECX)-enhanced cinema experience and

many such services. In addition to its existing models, PVR's Director Cut, is the newest foray on luxury cinema. With an aim to provide world class immersive viewing PVR has recently opened IMAX Theatre at PVR Forum, Bangalore. PVR also operates a film distribution and production business through its subsidiary, PVR Pictures, which is involved in production of films across genres and distribution of Indian and international films across India. It also operates bowling business PVR BluO, internationally, a well established bowling brand, in partnership with Major Cineplex Group, a leading provider of lifestyle entertainment in Thailand. BluO brings fashion bowling to Indian consumers, who have long aspired for lifestyle entertainment. The three BluO centers are operational in Delhi, Gurgaon and Bangalore.


• INDIA PLEXING • PVR Empress Mall, Nagpur - City's Largest Multiplex PVR launched its five screen multiplex at the Empress Mall, near Gandhi Lake, Nagpur. With this launch in Nagpur, PVR has 39 screens and eight multiplexes in five key cities of Maharashtra including four in Mumbai, one in Latur, one in Aurangabad and one in Nanded. The multiplex is spread across an area of 50,000 sq. ft. with a capacity of 1234 seats providing an exceptional digital movie experience to the cinegoers of the city at a pricing ranging from Rs 70 - Rs 180. With the launch in Nagpur, PVR stands at 184 screens in 42 cinemas in 13 states & 25 cities across India. Nagpur, being the largest metropolis of the state, comprises of a commercially active population. Keeping this in mind, PVR multiplex has been designed in the most chic and urban fashion. The multiplex boasts of crushed paper style ceiling and spacious leg space width seats. A specialised menu has been designed according to the taste preference of people in Nagpur. The outsourced kiosk will offer a variety of street food like Chaat - bhelpuri, panipuri, sev

puri, dahi puri, papdi chaat and Chinese bhel. On the occasion, Mr. Pramod Arora, Group President, PVR Ltd. said, "We are extremely pleased to launch our first multiplex in Nagpur. Over the years, we have understood the demand in smaller towns and hence we have grown steadily by expanding our presence in tier II and III cities across India. Building on the success of our properties launched across Maharashtra

in cities like Mumbai, Latur, Nanded and Aurangabad, we are confident that the multiplex in Nagpur will be well received by the patrons. We can proudly say that PVR has brought the largest multiplex to the city with five screens and 1234 seats. We will continue to provide our customers the best cinematic experience. In Maharashtra, PVR will soon be launching another two multiplexes in Pune and one in Mumbai".

FACTFILE Architects Concept & Shell Architets / GENESIS Interior Architects / Interior Designer

Projectors

Booth Equipment CHRISTIE CP2230 & CP 2220

Processors

Dolby 750 D

Amplifiers

Crown DSI 2000, Crown DSI 4000 & Crown DSI 6000

Speakers

Audi Equipment JBL 3 way Stage speaker system Triamplified 4732TJBL Dual 18" Subwoofer 4642AJBL Surround Speakers - 8340AJBL Surround Speakers - 8320A

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Harkness Perlux 1.8 Gain & Harkness Spectral 240D Silver Screen

Seating

Krishna Quinette - Lagos Mainstream Slider Chair

Lighting (interior)

RL 1806, RL 1506 Led Deep Recessed Light (7W) Single Led Led Strip Lights in Coves

Lighting (stepp)

Step Light in Aluminium Die Cast with Downlight in LED and Antislip Rubber

Carpets

100% Nylon 6.6 in 800 GM Carpet In Red Colour. Pile Height 6 To 7 Mm

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• INDIA PLEXING • Commenting on the opening, Mr. Praveen Tayal, CMD, KSL & Industries, "We are extremely pleased to form an association with PVR Cinemas. They are the leaders in the entertainment space and we are delighted with the opening of PVR Cinemas in our mall. With digital projection, high-quality sound system, and comfortable seats in all Audis, PVR will surely provide an ultimate movie experience to the people and we hope to receive a positive response from the people here."

PVR Viman Nagar, Pune PVR launched its nine screen multiplex at Viman Nagar, near Baker Company, Pune. The multiplex is spread across an area of 79,345 sq. ft. with a capacity of 2081 seats and provides an exceptional digital

movie experience to the cinegoers of the city at a pricing ranging from Rs 70 to Rs 300. Pune, the cultural capital of Maharashtra, is known for cultural activities like classical music,

spirituality, theatre, sports, and literature. PVR in Pune has been designed in sync with the aesthetics of the city in the most contemporary form. The design of the foyer is very eclectic and the distinguishing feature

FACTFILE Architects PIA

Concept & Shell Architets Interior Architects / Interior Designer

Era Architects

Consultants Technical Design of Audi & Acoustical Consulting Era Architects Building services (HVAC, Plumbing, FFTG, Elect)

Pankaj Dharkar & Associates Contractors

Electrical

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Roshan Electrical

Plumbing

Lorven International

HVAC

ETA Engineering

Interior

Lorven International

Projectors

Booth Equipment CHRISTIE CP2230 & CP 2220

Processors

Dolby 750 D

Amplifiers

Crown DSI 2000, Crown DSI 4000 & Crown DSI 6000

Speakers

JBL JBL JBL JBL JBL JBL

Audi Equipment 3 way Stage speaker system Triamplified 4732T 3 way Stage speaker system Triamplified 5672 3 way Stage speaker system Triamplified 3732T Dual 18" Subwoofer 4642A Surround Speakers - 8340 Surround Speakers - 8320

Screen

Harkness Perlux 1.8 Gain & Strong MDI 3D 2.5 Stereo Digital 3D 2.5

Seating

Udine Slider Chair with BMD Fabric, Prime Seat and Motorised Recliner

Lighting (interior)

RL 1806, RL 1506, RL - 2667, RL 2931

Lighting (stepp)

Step Light in Aluminium Die Cast with Downlight in LED and Antislip Rubber

Carpets

Axminster 718

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• INDIA PLEXING • of curvilinear wave ceiling adds glitz to the space. The organic flooring pattern is like an evolution and very directional in character. The use of technology is at its best with LCD's all over the place showcasing movie information. The use of organic elements in ceiling and floor gives a rhythmic feeling to the audience. The cinema also boasts of star class, prime class and recliner seating arrangement for the comfort of audience. The 2K projection 3D enabled screens with Dolby Digital sound and JBL speaker system are packaged to deliver the ultimate movie experience to the cinema lovers of Pune.

On the occasion, Mr. Pramod Arora, Group President, PVR Ltd. said, "We are extremely delighted to launch our first multiplex in Pune. PVR's brand philosophy is completely in sync with what the city offers and therefore, we are confident that our multiplex here, will be well received by the audiences. It has been our constant endeavour to provide the best cinematic experience to movie aficionados and with this launch we have introduced the largest multiplex of nine screens and 2081 seats in Pune. We plan to expand further in the state with two more launches by 2013."

PVR is introducing a specialized menu for the benefit of the consumers. The exotic menu will comprise of finger snacks, steamed food & fried snack items. For the first time, PVR has introduced a team of chef's who would showcase their culinary skills at the pizza and sandwich counter. To meet the tastes of local palate, PVR will also be serving chaat papri, bhel & frankie rolls through in-house catering. At a later stage, the multiplex would also be introducing frozen desserts & patisserie.

PVR Kurla, Mumbai - Introducing Gold-class to Mumbaikars

PVR launched its eight screen multiplex at Kurla, Mumbai. With reaching a mark of 200 screens and celebrating its 15 years of existence, PVR ECX (Kurla) is the big brandpromise that Mumbaikars would experience with the launch of Enhanced Cinema Experience (ECX) & first-ever Gold class.

Having identified Maharashtra as an important market as part for the company's aggressive growth strategy, PVR reached a mark of 10 multiplexes with 56 screens in six key cities of Maharashtra. In addition to this, PVR stands at 205 screens in 45 cinemas in 13 states & 27 cities across India. Having understood the market

of Mumbai and each aspect of cinema viewing and experience, PVR (ECX) will introduce the next level of cinema experience - complete navigation programming, advanced technology and state-of-art , elaborate food and beverages formats by team of Chefs at Café 'in non-ticketed area, specialized kiosks,

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• INDIA PLEXING • candy and the first-ever gold-class auditorium . With this launch, the film connoisseurs will be able to discover clearly brilliant sounds and images on a colossal wall-to-wall screen. This multiplex goes beyond the imagination by 7.1 Dolby Digital, 2K to 4K projection with 3D enabled screens on JBL speakers systems. This cinema also has PVR's first-ever Gold class in Mumbai, prime class, and reclining seats, personalized and freshly-made menu and lounge areas for the comfort of audience. Spread across an area of 60,000 sq. ft. and

FACTFILE Concept & Shell Architets Interior Architects / Interior Designer

Architects IV Partners, New Delhi

Consultants Technical Design of Audi & Acoustical Consulting

Suri & Suri

Building services (HVAC, Plumbing, FFTG, Elect)

Ampower Consultancy Services & Dew Point

Lighting (cold cathode & neon)

Lyle Lopez

Contractors Electrical

Nutech Engineering Technologies Ltd.

Plumbing

Lorven International Pvt. Ltd.

HVAC

Nikhil Comforts

Interior

Lorven International

Projectors

Booth Equipment CHRISTIE CP2230 & CP 2220

Processors

Dolby 750 D

Amplifiers

Crown DSI 2000, Crown DSI 4000 & Crown DSI 6000

Speakers

JBL JBL JBL JBL JBL

Audi Equipment 3 way Stage speaker system Triamplified 5732 3 way Stage speaker system Triamplified 4732T 4 way Stage speaker system Triamplified 5642 Dual 18" Subwoofer 4642A Surround Speakers - 8340

Screen

Strong MDI 3D 2.5

Seating

Udine Slider Chair with BMD Fabric Gold Class Motorised Recliner with Leather, Remote, Table and Lamp

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RL 2931, RL 2667, RL1500, RL1806, RL1552 Floor Reading Lamp-Sc-5278 Celing Suspended Pendant (Customised) Celing Suspended Chandelier (Customised) Ceiling Recessed Lights and Led Strip Light

Lighting (stepp)

Step Light in Aluminium Die Cast with Downlight in LED and Antislip Rubber

Carpets

Axminster 718

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capacity of 1518 seats, the property provides an ultimate cinema viewing experience to the movie lovers. The Kurla multiplex has been designed in sync with the aesthetics of the city in the most contemporary form. The property has been designed to create a chic contemporary atmosphere for the cinegoers of Mumbai to provide them with an unmatched movie experience in quality and aesthetics. The spaces and artwork at the multiplex have been inspired from the craft of film making. On the occasion, Mr. Ajay Bijli, CMD, PVR Ltd. said, "On the mark of reaching 200 screens and completing 15 years of our journey, we are glad to provide our Mumbai patrons with altogether unique cinematic experience. We at PVR always strive to provide an extra to movie aficionados and therefore decided to introduce our first gold class multiplex & ECX in Mumbai. It will definitely set a benchmark of excellence and offer value to our discerning audience. We plan to extend this ECX to few prime upcoming PVR properties and along with our other new PVR properties, that will open in Vijayawada, Bhopal, Pune, Mysore, Bhilai, Bangalore, Panipat, Kolkata, Cochin and Pathankot with a total of 71 screens by the year 2013.

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• INDIA PLEXING • PVR Orion Mall, Bangalore - Cinematic Exposure in the Silicon Valley PVR launched the PVR Orion cinema, eight screen multiplex in Bangalore. After the largest multiplex in India, bangalorites with the launch of PVR Orion Cinema, now get the opportunity to experience an ultimate movie viewing with ECX (Enhanced Cinema Experience) technology. The launch of Enhanced Cinema Experience (ECX) in Bangalore raises the count of PVR cinemas with ECX technology to two with its first launch in PVR Kurla, Mumbai. PVR Ltd. spreads its wings yet again identifying

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Contractors Sterling & Wilson

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Spectral Services

Plumbing

Patra Sanitation

HVAC

Blue Star

Interior

Pier-One Constructions

Projectors

Booth Equipment CHRISTIE CP2230 & CP 2220

Processors

Dolby 750 D

Amplifiers

Crown DSI 2000, Crown DSI 4000 & Crown DSI 6000

Speakers

JBL JBL JBL JBL JBL JBL

Screen

Strong MDI 3D 2.5 Stereo Digital and Harkness Perlux 1.8 Gain

Seating

Udine Slider Chair with BMD Fabric Gold Class Motorised Recliner with Leather, Remote, Table and Lamp

Lighting (interior)

RL 2931, RL 2667, RL1507, RL1806, RL1552, RL2741 LED Recessed Lights Led Strip Light

Lighting (stepp)

Step Light in Aluminium Die Cast with Downlight in LED and Antislip Rubber

Carpets

Commodore 800, Crealon Nylon Chromojet Printed Carpet with Weaveback Axminster

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Audi Equipment 3 way Stage speaker system Triamplified 3732t 3 way Stage speaker system Triamplified 4732T 4 way Stage speaker system Triamplified 5742 Dual 18" Subwoofer 4642A Surround Speakers - 8340a Surround Speakers - 8320a


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an important market as part of its growth strategy. Enhanced Cinema Experience (ECX) will prove to be a premium entertainment experience for the movie connoisseurs with special attention paid to its interior architecture. The design concept is based on the reinterpretation of the Lotus flower evolving beauty and aspiring to become a part of the visitor's long-term memory. With reaching a mark of 200 screens and celebrating 15 years of existence, the launch of PVR Orion adds another feather to the PVR brand name. With the recent trend of increasing film makers and abundance creativity in the city, PVR Orion cinema with a seating capacity of 2718 people will prove to be a good platform for movie enthusiasts. Starting from a price range of Rs. 90 for Hindi and English movies, PVR Orion showcases Kannada movies at flat Rs. 70/-. This price offering is sure to increase foot falls and further appraise the entertainment business in the Silicon Valley of Bangalore. On the occasion, Mr. Ajay Bijli, CMD, PVR Ltd. said, "With abundance

creativity flowing, Bangalore has always been our area of focus. Also with several techies leaving their high paying jobs to pursue filmmaking, the entertainment business will witness an uphill trend. We at PVR have always intended to provide an extra to all the movie aficionados and therefore decided to introduce our first PVR ECX in Bangalore." Mr. Sanjeev Bijli, JMD, PVR Ltd. said, "There is a growing appetite for entertainment in the Silicon Valley of Bangalore. Since our inception, it has been our constant endeavor to bring the best movie viewing experience to our patrons. With this launch, the movie connoisseurs will be able to enjoy their favorite movies as well as

boast about the stupendous ambience created for our movie lovers." With this launch, the film connoisseurs will be able to discover and experience brilliant sounds and images on a colossal wall-to-wall screen. The multiplex possesses Dolby Digital imagination with 2K projection and 3D enabled screens on JBL speakers systems. This cinema also has Silver, Gold and Prime class with personalized and freshly made menu, giving ample choice and full entertainment to the audience. Spread across an area of 1,15,000 sq. ft. the property provides an ultimate cinema viewing experience to movie lovers.

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• INDIA PLEXING • PVR IMAX Forum, Bangalore - First IMAX in the Garden City PVR launched its first IMAX theatre at the PVR Forum, Bangalore. Together with IMAX Corporation, an innovator and leader in entertainment technology, PVR brings the best movie going experience in the world to its patrons at the PVR Forum, the largest multiplex in India with 11 screens. With constant innovations and pioneering concepts, the PVR brand has become synonymous with premium entertainment. Film connoisseurs will be able to enjoy their favourite movies at the PVR IMAX theatre, which combines crystal-clear images, powerful digital sound and customized theatre design to create a unique movie experience. PVR also plans to launch new IMAX theatres in

Mumbai and Delhi as well as a second IMAX theatre in Bangalore. The interiors of the PVR IMAX theatre adds further charisma to the movie-going experience with blue-

coloured carpet, seat fabric and wall panels that are truly in sync with the image of PVR. PVR promises spectacular look inside the theatre which has been refurbished in a new sleek style. The property

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ABM Electericals

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MKS Engineering

Interior

Asmiriti Era Interiors

Projectors

Booth Equipment Imax Digital Projection

Processors

DME 64 Imax Digital Signal Processing Devise

Amplifiers

Imax AM4 Amplifiers

Speakers

Audi Equipment Digital Sound Sysytem

Screen

3D Screen Imax Screen

Seating

Krishna Quinette - Rocking Charges

Lighting (interior)

Par Lights For Audis MH Lights For Audis RL 2741, RL 1506 Globe Light Led Strip Light In Foyer Wall Recessed Light (Pathway Light) Led Strip Light in Audis

Lighting (stepp)

Step Light in Aluminium Die Cast with Downlight in LED and Antislip Rubber

Carpets

Axminster 718

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• INDIA PLEXING • also features large LCD screens throughout to create a dynamic experience for patrons. The box office has a red glass fascia with movie artwork created by compiling famous quotes from iconic movies of the past. Mr. Ajay Bijli, Chairman and Managing Director, PVR Ltd. said, "There is a growing appetite for premium entertainment in India, and with massive popularity of the IMAX brand worldwide, it was time to introduce this experience to our patrons. It is one of the world's most recognized premium entertainment brands and it fits perfectly with PVR's mission to offer our guests the ultimate in moviegoing experiences. It gives me immense pleasure to initiate our association with IMAX. We at PVR have always been committed to delivering the best of cinema to our patrons, so our association with IMAX will further strengthen our foothold in the industry. PVR is revolutionizing the Indian entertainment space by bringing the best technological innovations to provide our customers the ultimate movie-going experience. IMAX is one of the world's premium recognized entertainment brands and we are positive that our association with them will be wellreceived by our patrons." "We are delighted to celebrate the opening of the new IMAX theatre with our valued partner PVR, a leader in the Indian exhibition industry that shares our commitment to delivering unforgettable cinematic experiences," said Don Savant, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific. "India is a strategic market for IMAX and together with partners such as PVR, we plan to will continue to seize the growth opportunities that exist in this market and deliver the best of both Hollywood and Bollywood movies in IMAX to more and more of the most passionate film fans across the country."

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Kai Po Che to Premiere at Berlin Film Festival Abhishek Kapoor's Kai Po Che has been selected for a world premiere at the prestigious Berlinale aka Berlin Film Festival. The film starring Sushant Singh Rajput, Rajkumar Yadav, Amit Sadh and Amrita Puri is a story of friendship and is based on Chetan Bhagat's best-selling novel '3 Mistakes Of My Life'.

Excited at this honour, Abhishek tweeted, " kaipoche selected to premiere at the Berlin international film festival. Yea baby!!" Chetan Bhagat, who has co-written the screenplay of the film, also tweeted, "Proud moment for @AbhisheK kapoor and team Kai Po Che, more than anything, proud moment for India. Wow Abhishek! Salute."

While the Berlin Film Festival kickstarts on Feb 7, Kai Po Che is slated to release worldwide on Feb 22.

RGV's film selected for Berlin Film Festival International Film Festival. The film which is produced by Parag Sanghvi (Alumbra Entertainment) and Eros International features Nana Patekar, Sanjeev Jaiswal, and Ganesh Yadav.

Ram Gopal Varma is one director who has consistently been courting controversy with almost every film he makes. The maverick director's next venture, The Attacks of 26/11, is based on the controversial subject of Mumbai terror attacks.

Directed by Ramu, the film is complete and is currently in postproduction stage. It will release in

Now we hear that the film has been selected for the Berlin

theatres March 1, 2013.

Jodhaa Akbar Screened at Marrakech International Film Fest ival Ashutosh Gowariker's magnum opus Jodhaa Akbar has not only captured the hearts of audiences in India but impressed the audiences globally and is still winning accolades internationally. Jodhaa Akbar had been screened at the Marrakech International Film Festival on December 5, evening on the Jemaa El Fna Square. "I am extremely happy and would really like to thank the Marrakech

honour for me to showcase my film along with the greatest stars and filmmakers presenting their films at the festival," said an elated Ashutosh Gowariker.

International Film Festival for selecting Jodhaa Akbar. This is an

Produced by Ashutosh Gowariker Productions and UTV and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, Jodhaa Akbar is a sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal emperor Akbar and a Rajput princess Jodhaa.

Danny Boyle to produce Shekhar Kapur's Paani Shekhar Kapur's ambitious project Paani is all set to take off in April 2013. What's interesting however is the fact that Kapur has managed to get none other than Oscar winning director Danny

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Boyle on board as producer of the project. Paani, which will have music by A.R.Rahman, deals with the water scarcity issue.


Kahaani Wins Best Screenplay Award

Delhi Safari Shortlisted for Best Animated Film at Oscars

Pritam nominated for Barfi at Asia Pacific Film Festival

Nikhil Advani's animation flick Delhi Safari, which released recently to rave reviews, has now added yet another feather in its cap. The English version of the film has been shortlisted for consideration in the Best Animated Feature Film category for the 85th Annual Academy Awards.

One of the highly successful and most talked about film of this year, Pen India Pvt. Ltd and Sujoy Ghosh's Kahaani, has been winning accolades one after the other. Recently, during the South Asian Rising Star Film Awards at New York, USA, Kahaani won the award for Best Original Screenplay. Sujoy got the award for the Best Screenplay amongst nominees like Anurag Kashyap for Gangs Of Wasseypur, Akshat Verma forDelhi Belly, Juhi Chaturvedi for Vicky Donor and Gurvinder Singh for Alms Of The Blind Horse. "I am really happy and humbled by the response that Kahaani has garnered since its release. Kahaani has been able to succeed because of the audience and their faith in the film. I am very thankful to them and to South Asian Rising Star Film Awards for finding Kahaani's screenplay befitting for the award," said a visibly excited Sujoy. "Kahaani is a story that has connected very well with the audience because it is their story. Sujoy did a brilliant job as a director and a writer and we at Pen India have been excited about this project since the first day," said Jayantilal Gada, CMD, Pen India Pvt Ltd.

As of now, 21 animated films have been shortlisted for consideration out of which the final nominations will be decided. Some of the popular English films that Delhi Safari would be competing against to make the final cut include Brave, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, Hotel Transylvania, Ice Age: Continental Drift and Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted. Delhi Safari got a lot of appreciation when it released in Hindi. While the Hindi version featured voices of Govinda, Suniel Shetty, Boman Irani and Urmila Matondkar, the English version of the film features the voices of Jason Alexander, Cary Elwes, Christopher Lloyd, Jane Lynch, Vanessa Williams and Brad Garrett.

Even before the Oscars take place, here is some good news for the film Barfi. The news is that music director Pritam has now been nominated for the music of the film at the prestigious Asia Pacific Film Festival to be held in Macau. Readers may note that, he is the only Indian musician to be nominated at the award ceremony that will be held during the course of the festival. For starters, The Asia Pacific Film Festival is an event hosted annually in different Asian Cities by the Board of Directors of the Federation of Motion Picture Producers in AsiaPacific. This year, the festival will be held in Macau.

Padma Awards 2013 As India celebrated its 64th year as a Republic, the nation honoured some of its leading talents with the Padma awards. Leading the Bollywood brigade at the awards was Late Rajesh Khanna, following him were S Janaki, Sridevi, Nana Patekar, Ramesh Sippy, Sharmila Tagore, Late Jaspal Bhatti and Daggubati Rama Naidu. January-February 2013

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