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Lal Jose's Vikramadithyan will commence screenings across Europe from tomorrow (Schedule)Posted Date : 2014-07-29

LONDON July 25: Lal Jose's Vikramadithyan will commence screenings across Europe from tomorrow. It will be another release from PJ Entertainments that will offer film lovers the chance to watch this film on its very first day of release in India. Vikramadithyan is a youth centric, coming of age drama is directed and produced by Lal Jose. The screenplay of the movie is written by Iqbal Kuttippuram whose earlier hits include Diamond Necklace, Arabikadha & Oru Indian Pranayakadha. The film features Dulquer Salmaan, Namitha Pramod and Unni Mukundan in the lead roles, while Nivin Pauly will be seen in a guest role. ?Music is by Bijibal. The movie revolves around the friendship between Vikraman (Unni Mukundan) and Adithyan (Dulquar Salman)? ?who were born on the same day. The movie follows their lives as they strive to fulfill their dreams. A girl named Deepika (Namitha Pramod) also enters in their life, so what changes she brings to the dynamics of their friendship ?forms the ??rest of the plot of Vikramadithyan. The film will play this weekend in London & Leicester. Showtimes are listed below. For any further information or to book a show near you please call PJ Entertainments on 020 3393 3373 / 07595 466 978. More screening centres will be announced soon. EAST HAM - LONDON THE NEW BOLEYN CINEMA 7-11 Barking Rd, East Ham, London, E6 1PW FRI 25th JULY @ 7.30PM SAT 26th JULY @ 1.30PM, 4.30PM, 10.30PM SUN 27th JULY @ 1.30PM, 4.30PM, 7.30PM MON 28th JULY @ 7.30PM, 10.30PM TUE 29th JULY @ 7.30PM WED 30th JULY @ 7.30PM THU 31st JULY @ 7.30PM, 10.30PM Tickets: 020 3393 3373 / 07595 466 978 LEICESTER PICCADILLY CINEMAS 2 Green Lane Rd, Leicester LE5 3TH FRI 25th JULY @ 7PM, 10PM SAT 26th JULY @ 1PM, 4PM, 7PM, 10PM SUN 27th JULY @ 1PM, 4PM, 7PM, 10PM MON 28th JULY @ 5PM, 8PM TUE 29th JULY @ 5PM, 8PM WED 30th JULY @ 5PM, 8PM THU 31st JULY @ 5PM, 8PM Tickets: 020 3393 3373 / 07595 466 978

NRI economist Meghnad Desai sets up Gandhi statue trust in UKPosted Date : 2014-07-29

Eminent economist Meghnad Desai has set up a charity trust to raise one million pounds required to create a statue of Mahatma Gandhi, Times of India reported. British Foreign Secretary William Hague and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, during their recent visit to India, had announced that UK would install the statue at Parliament Square in London next year - the 11th statue to be erected in the square. The ministers had announced that the important monument would be funded by charitable donations and sponsors. The project has the full support of the British Government and a special advisory group, led by the UK's culture secretary, Sajid Javid has been set up to support progress. Desai said the Gandhi Statue Memorial Trust has been registered with the UK's Charity Commission and will go live by next week for people to contribute funds. "We want as many people to contribute whatever little they can from anywhere in the world. This is a people's statue," Desai said. The statue will stand next to Britain's war-time PM Winston Churchill and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela. Desai said that the plans are to unveil the new statue on Martyrs' Day - January 30, 2015 - "hopefully by Indian PM Narendra Modi". UK says once installed, the statue will provide a focal point for commemoration next summer of the 100th anniversary of Gandhi's return to India from South Africa to start the struggle for self-rule, as well as the passing of 70 years since his death in 2018, and the 150th anniversary of his birth in 2019. Philip Jackson, a leading British figurative sculptor, renowned for statues of the Queen Mother and Bomber Command, has been approached to take on this prestigious project. ague said "Gandhi's view of communal peace and resistance to division, his desire to drive India forward, and his commitment to non-violence left a legacy that is as relevant today as it was during his life. He remains a towering inspiration and a source of strength. We will honour him with a statue alongside those of other great leaders in Parliament Square". Osborne added "As the father of the largest democracy in the world, it's time for Gandhi to take his place in front of the mother of Parliaments. He is a figure of inspiration, not just in Britain and India, but around the world. New Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi invoked his memory in his inaugural speech to Parliament. I hope this new memorial will be a lasting and fitting tribute to his memory in Britain, and a permanent monument to our friendship with India".


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