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From roadside fights in Ishq to gang-fights in Andaz Apna Apna and Baadshah, 90s saw the emergence of films depicting situational comedy to entertain audiences.

Zee Classic, with its brand proposition of ‘Woh Zaamana Kare Deewana’ brings one of such comic caper ‘Zamaana Deewana’ on Saturday, 15th July at 12:45 PM.

Directed by Ramesh Sippy, Zamaana Deewana stars Shah Rukh Khan, Raveena Tandon in the lead roles along with a talented ensemble of Shatrughan Sinha, Jeetendra, Anupam Kher and Prem Chopra. Actor Anupam Kher recently shared a flashback picture with actors Shah Rukh Khan, Raveena Tandon, Shatrughan Sinha, Kiran Juneja and filmmaker Ramesh Sippy from their film Zamaana Deewana, which released in the year 1995.

Zamaana Deewana revolves around rivals Suraj Pratap Singh (Shatrughan Sinha) and Madanlal Malhotra (Jeetendra), who were once thick friends. Their enmity often resulted in highly chaotic gang wars and to put an end to the unrest, the ACP (Prem Chopra) takes help from criminal psychologists, Kamdev Singh aka KD (Anupam Kher) and Shalini (Kiran Juneja). KD plans a smart move to bring Suraj’s son Arjun (Shah Rukh Khan) and Madanlal’s daughter Priya (Raveena Tandon) closer in the hope to put an end to their family feuds. What follows is a series of hilarious situations and numerous twists and turns.

Will KD be able to end this rivalry with Arjun and Priya’s love story?

Watch ‘Zamaana Deewana’ on Saturday, 15th July at 12:45 PM only on Zee Classic

Watch the story of modern American Warriors starting 15th July at 9PM only on HISTORY TV18 

HISTORY TV18 is introducing an all new series inspired by real military missions. The series called ‘SIX’ makes its debut on the channel on 15th July, 2017 at 9PM. SIX describes the story of Navy SEAL Team SIX, a group of elite warriors who are on a mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan.

The 8 episodic series is an authentic portrayal of what it means to be a member of SEAL Team Six,. Actors -Walton Goggins, Barry Sloane, Kyle Schmid and Juan Pablo Raba star as members of Navy SEAL Team SIX, who must make life-and-death decisions after a covert mission goes awry and one of their own is taken captive.

The show also depicts the human side of Team SIX as they grapple with the enemy and their personal lives. These warriors are just regular guys when they are not on missions. The series, which is inspired by actual events, is written by Oscar-nominated screenwriter William Broyles Jr. and military special operations veteran David Broyles.


Tune in to SIX starting 15th July, at 9pm only on HISTORY TV18

Some viewers love action, others prefer comedy; some choose romance while others like drama. But what if you are offered all of that in one film? Adding to your entertainment quotient this weekend, Zee Cinema, World’s Largest Theatre for Hindi Movies brings to you superbly entertaining action drama film ‘Revolver Raja’ on Friday, 14th July at 8 PM.

Directed by Maruthi Dasari, Revolver Raja stars superstar Daggubati Venkatesh and beautiful Nayanthara in the lead along with Jaya Prakash in a crucial role. The film opened to commercial success and was released in three languages Telugu, Tamil and Hindi amidst much fanfare.

ACP Krishna (Venkatesh) is a kind-hearted officer. He is handed over the case of Sastry (Jaya Prakash), who is absconding after being charged for a murder. His daughter Sailaja (Nayanthara) runs away with her family to start a new life but she faces death threats from local goons because of her father. Krishna meets Sailaja and falls for her. While he tries to save her from the local goons, Sailaja starts developing feelings for him. But their love story comes to a halt when Sailaja realizes that Krishna got close to her only to nab her father.

Will Krishna be able to justify his love and find out the truth about Sastry?

Watch a perfect cocktail of romance, action, comedy in ‘Revolver Raja’ on Friday, 14th July at 8 PM

Thursday, 13 July 2017 00:00

WPP agrees to acquire thjnk AG in Germany

WPP has today announced that it has agreed to acquire thjnk AG (“thjnk”), a leading independent creative agency group in Germany.

Founded in 2012 in Hamburg, with offices in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Munich, Zurich and New York, thjnk is a multi-award winning agency group specialising in advertising, design and corporate publishing. Recently it was named Agency of the Year 2017 by German trade publication Werben & Verkaufen. The agency employs 400 people.

It will remain an independent brand within the WPP group, led by its founding partners Karen Heumann, Armin Jochum and Michael Trautmann along with Ulrich Pallas.

As a result of UK’s referendum decision to leave the European Union, WPP is placing an even greater emphasis on growth in Western Continental Europe, which includes four of the Group’s top 10 markets worldwide: Germany, France, Italy and Spain. This acquisition continues WPP’s strategy of investing in fast growth markets and important sectors. In Germany, WPP companies (including associates) collectively generate revenues of approximately US$1.3billion and employ around 8,000 people. On this basis, Germany is WPP’s fourth largest market after North America, the UK and Greater China.

Aaj Tak—India’s No.1 News channel— has also topped the rankings on the digital space by becoming the most popular on social network for continuous 3 months with over 29.7 million video viewership on Facebook in May, 2017. By crossing this monthly viewership mark, Aaj Tak has stormed the digital platform with its exclusive content.

Vidooly, the leading video intelligence software product suite for content creators, media companies and brands, had come up with the report for Most Popular Facebook Video Publishers in India - May 2017 which is categorized into six major genres – Health & Lifestyle, New age Entertainment, Traditional Entertainment, New age - News, Traditional News and Independent creators. The report highlights that the top 100 pages collectively clocked more than 2.8 billion viewership in May 2017.

Aaj Tak has a video viewership of 297,645,571 on Facebook which is way ahead in comparison to the Facebook pages of ABP news and Times Of India which are ranked in second and third position with 184,526,769 and 114,406,951 viewership respectively.



Commenting on the report, Ms. Kalli Purie, Group Editorial Director (Broadcast & New Media), India Today Group said, “Aaj Tak’s leadership on television and on the digital space can be attributed to the brand philosophy of staying true to the promise of being ‘Sabse Tez’. The consistent focus on speed, user experience and quality of content at Aajtak.in has made it the most preferred for news content”.

Aaj Tak has been instrumental in reaching out to its viewers on traditional media for many years now and this achievement shows the popularity of the channel in the digital world too. There is a constant engagement with the audience on Aaj Tak Facebook page through Discussions, Satire, Backstage Conversations, News Capsules, Photo Blogs, Engagement Posts, TV Primetime Teasers, Primetime Promotions and a lot more.

Subrat Kar, Co-Founder & CEO, Vidooly commented on the developments saying, ”Over the last 6 months, we have been closely tracking the tremendous growth in viewership of videos on Facebook in India. As expected, News related content dominates all the other genres since Facebook has been playing a pivotal role in shaping up the socio political opinions in the country. We are also seeing a steady increase in independent video creators utilizing the platform, catering to both the urban and rural population. It is a very interesting time in the online video business in India as both YouTube and Facebook are attracting content creators. However; given the fact that Facebook is yet to launch monetization for creators, YouTube still is the place to be if you're looking to make a business out of it."

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