Thursday, December 15, 2011

Film 'WITH LOVE, DELHI!' releasing in select theaters on 16th December 2011


Theatrical release of the film WITH LOVE, DELHI! on 16th December 2011 in select cities of India in the 1st week, more centers should add from next Friday. 

Timings in select theaters for the film WITH LOVE, DELHI! given below: 


1. New Delhi, DELHI
  • PVR Select City Walk (10am)
  • DT Vasant Kunj (3.55pm)

2. Gurgaon, HARYANA
  • PVR Ambience (10am)

3. Mumbai, MAHARASHTRA
  • PVR Phoenix, Lower Parel (9am)
  • Movietime, Goregaon (8.30pm)

4. Kota, RAJASTHAN
  • INOX (11.30am)

5. Indore, M.P.
(Not Available)

6. Ahmedabad, GUJARAT
(Not Available)

7. Surat, GUJARAT
(Not Available)

8. Rajkot and various cities of Gujarat
(Not Available)
Film 'With Love, Delhi!' - An intelligent thriller by IITians

There is difficulty even in getting theaters with sensible cinema like this one - we can just hope and pray that people come to know about this move, go and see this movie and love this film, recommend to friends and family and make this a big hit at these places. This will then automatically get all major cities of India for release in 2nd week, thanks in advance :)

Keep checking this blog for updates on the film WITH LOVE, DELHI! 

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Dezinspire: An Exhibition by B.A. – Apparel Design and Merchandising Department of IAM


You all are cordially invited to DezinspireAn Exhibition by B.A. – Apparel Design and Merchandising Department of IAM.
Logo Design by: Ms. Seema Kumar & Ms. Shalini Sharma
© Institute of Apparel Management

· Venue : Lynx 1 and 2, Ground Floor, Apparel House, Institutional Area, Sector - 44, Gurgaon - 122003.
·  Date : 7th and 8th  December 2011.

Invitation card for - Dezinspire

Dezinspire evolves from the words ‘Design’ and ‘Inspire’. 

Designs originate from inspiration. Inspiration is the fuel for new designs and creative exploration. The importance of inspiration for design cannot be denied by any designer. We can take inspiration from anywhere and everywhere – our surroundings, nature, society, culture, past, present, future expectations and aspirations. Inspiration leads us to imaginative exploration, continued innovation and unbound creativity.  

Dezinspire is an exhibition presented by B.A. – Apparel Design and Merchandising department of Institute of Apparel Management. The aim of this exhibition is to showcase students’ work inspired from different themes. Dezinspire also intends to bring out that hidden artist, that designer, that creative individual which exists within each individual in some form or the other.

Dezinspire 2011 showcases wok inspired from the past, from the moods and colours of history. Students explore the history of Egypt, Greece, Rome, Rococo, Baroque, Colourful 60s, Hip-Hop, Disco and take inspiration from there to be interpreted into different ideas and mediums. These inspirations are transformed into designs, artwork, material explorations, fashion, etc. Dezinspire 2011 presents creations in the form of art, design, photography and fashion from aspiring designers and budding creative professionals. Creativity is not limited by boundaries or mediums and you can experience the same during this exhibition.

Please circulate the invitation to your family, friends and acquaintances. Look forward to your presence at Dezinspire.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Film WITH LOVE, DELHI! releasing in theaters across India on 16th December 2011


Am very happy to share here that the film WITH LOVE, DELHI! is releasing in theaters across India on 16th December, 2011. My last post had talked about the movie in more detail about the making of the movie, the cast and crew, etc. Visit www.withlovedelhi.com to see the music video, 1st look trailer, synopsis and other info for the same.

In this post, I am very happy to share the music video of the film WITH LOVE, DELHI!. Do have a look and leave your valuable feedback and comments about the song and the movie. We look forward to see you in theaters on 16th December, 2011, watching the movie.


You can also click directly on the YouTube link to see the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BScWH074eq8

Credits and Info for the music video of the film WITH LOVE, DELHI!:

  • Director - Ashutosh Matela
  • Music Director - Sanjoy Chowdhury
  • Lyrics - Amitabh Varma
  • Singers - Shaan & Sarika Lal
  • Actors - Ashish Lal & Apurva Lamba
  • DOP - Premanand
  • Choreographers - Gaurav Ahlawat & Amit Verlani (Danz N Buzz)
  • Art Director - Sunil Chhabra
  • VFX Team - Rashmi Ranjan, Rohit Sharma & Varun Chakrabarty
  • 3D Animators - Rohit Gururani & Abhinav Sharma
  • Costume Designer/ Fashion Stylist: Seema Kumar (yes, this is me!)
  • Banner - RedMat Reves Films Pvt. Ltd.

Related web-links:
1. http://www.withlovedelhi.com - Official Website
2. http://www.facebook.com/withlovedelhi - Facebook Page
3. http://www.youtube.com/withlovedelhi - Youtube Channel
4. http://redlal.blogspot.com/ - Blog on the struggles three middle class guys, with not a single contact in Bollywood, had to face to make this film WITH LOVE, DELHI!: Ashish Lal (IIT Delhi grad & theater/film actor), Ashutosh Matela (IIT Delhi grad & Director) and Manav Vigg (C.A. & Producer).

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Film WITH LOVE, DELHI! - an intelligent thriller by IITians


It is a proud and emotional moment for me when I present on my blog the first look trailer of the movie WITH LOVE, DELHI! - an intelligent thriller by IITians. It is a production of RedMat Reves Films Pvt. Ltd. The making of this movie is a dream come true for the whole team (including me), people who come from simple middle class family, but who dared to work towards big dreams - dreams do come true and as a team we did it. Now eagerly waiting for the release and its success. Do have a look at the trailer and leave your comments on the link, and please share with others if you like it .. we look forward to your support. 


What is my role in the movie ? I am the Costume Designer cum Fashion Stylist. It is a great feeling to see one's name on the movie poster: Costume Designer - Seema Kumar . More about my story later on, here we talk about the movie and the team
With Love, Delhi! - an intelligent thriller by IITians
(click on the poster image to enlarge)


USP of Cast & Crew
Introducing Ashish Lal and Pariva Pranati as the lead pair, this film has its Lead Actor, Producers, Director and Writers engineers from IIT Delhi who have joined hands with some of the most talented Bollywood cast and crew viz. Padma Shri Tom Alter (2008 - for his distinguished contribution in the field of Arts), National Award Winner Seema Biswas (1996 - for Shekhar Kapur's "Bandit Queen"), veteran Kiran Kumar, National Award Winner Cameraman S.Sriram (2000 - for his film "Blindfolded"), Filmfare & Star Screen Awards Winner Editor Namarata Rao (2011 - for Love Sex Aur Dhokha & Band Baaja Baaraat respectively), a veteran music scholar Music Director Sanjoy Chowdhury and an experienced Associate Producer Ravi Sarin (2011 - awarded Best Line Producer of Delhi).

The Story Behind the Curtains
Have you seen the 3 Idiots? Are they Aamir Khan (after engineering from a top institute, teaches kids in Ladakh), Sharman Joshi (after engineering does job on his own terms) and Madhavan (after engineering opts for wildlife photography)? Yes, but that's in reel life, in real life they're Ashish Lal (Engineer from IIT Delhi - now a Film Actor), Ashutosh Matela (Engineer from IIT Delhi - now a Film Director) and Manav Vigg (Chartered Accountant - now a Film Producer)!

These 3 Idiots, sar se paun tak shudh middle class, with not a single contact in Bollywood (didn't know even a spot boy :( ), have made a full length commercial feature film: WITH LOVE, DELHI!, a suspense thriller cum romance Bollywood film. Arranging crores to match the standards of a good Bollywood film was possible only through scores and scores of friends and relatives who supported them, some with 50k to some with 20lacs but each to the best of their financial abilities. Who says people don't support, especially not financially, for passionate dreams of others, they do!


With the financial support of so many friends and relatives, a humble attempt has been made to create a quality film with a sensible and entertaining storyline. The immense support from friends and family have made this film possible and we look forward to your support to make it a huge success :) 

P.S. - Related web links

Durga Pooja 2011

This year Durga Pooja for us was very quiet. We did go to see Durga Pooja on the day of Vijayadashmi. But there was no celebration, just a lot of reflection on the questions of life and death. Also reflection on topics related to life and living.. like survival, struggle, change, happiness, attitude of gratitude, and many more things related to life and beyond life. Maybe time will answer many questions.

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Monday, June 06, 2011

Summer Workshops at IAM, 2011

As the summer vacation starts, it is time to be busy with summer camps and workshops. The school students get busy with summer camps and there are short-term workshops for professionals as well as youngesters who would like to utilise their time fruitfully learning some new things and developing some new skills. 

Like last year's short term programmes, 2010, even this year, I am conducting some workshops and short-term programmes at IAM, Gurgaon. 



Course Code
Title 
Duration
Dates
Time 





005
Graphic Design for T-Shirts & Casual Garments
1 week
11th July - 15th July 2011
10:00 am - 01:00 pm
004
Technical Sketches and Tech-pack Development for Apparel
1 week
25th July - 29th July 2011
10:00 am - 01:00 pm



In "Technical Sketches and Tech-pack Development for Apparel", the students / participants will learn to develop and prepare garment specifications for production. They will gain an understanding of the product and  technical specifications that need to go into new product development for garments like garment sketches, measurements, construction details, colour combos, trims and lebelling, placements of trims, embellishments, etc. Basically a student will learn to communicate his/ her ideas about garment design to make a sample or for manufacturing. 

In "Graphic Design for T-Shirts & Casual Garments", the students / participants will learn to create graphic designs to be used as prints and embroidery on T-shirts and casual garments. There would be hand-on exercises to create theme based vector graphics (using softwares like Corel Draw) where the students will  learn to understand, identify, and apply basic design principles and create graphics for T-shirts and casual garments. By the end of the workshop, we will come out with some 'real' work. 

I am eagerly looking forward to conduct these workshops. 

For More details, one can visit Certificate Programmes in Fashion Designing on http://iamindia.in/ or contact:
Manka  - 0124-2708242, manka@iamindia.in
Neha - 0124-2708240, nehasikka@iamindia.in

Friday, April 22, 2011

Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week

This time I went with my students to attend a Fashion Show at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The photo here is from one of the shows on 8th April 2011.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Five Years of Blogging and 'Seema's Corner'


Seema's Corner completed 5 years on 20th January, 2011. My first post was a few lines about my daughter 6 days before her first birthday and hoping that she was with me. The heading was 'How I Wish' and was written when she was away from me for a few months even before she was a year old. I was working and due to some sudden circumstances, there was no one to take care of her when I was in office, so I had to send her to my parents to take care of her. As any parent would know, it is not easy to be away from a child who is just a few months old. So my first post on my blog was thus inspired by motherhood and influenced by love as well as pain.

Seema's Corner still writes 'In the land of thoughts, dreams, wishes and introspection.'

I have already mentioned in the post One year of blogging... one year of 'Seema's Corner' what went behind starting this blog. Today, I only want to thank and express my gratitude towards all those friends whom I have come to known during these five years because of this blog or because of blogging; towards all those people who have read my blog, given me their time, comments, suggestions and helped me grow and evolve as an individual; towards all those friends who are still unknown faces, whom I have never met but who have enriched my life and thoughts in many ways; towards my old friends and family members who have been by my side always, in all good and bad times, and have been a part of 'Seema's Corner'.

Now before this starts looking like a 'Thank You' note, all I want to say is that the posts on the last 5 years have been quite random. Hopefully, along with the random topics, photographs, etc. I would start posting on some other topics pertaining to my subject and research areas as well. Do keep checking :)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Earthquake on 19th Jan 2011

I just felt the tremors. Yes, it was an earthquake !! It was a little before 2 a.m. on 19th Jan. in the Delhi region. By the time I could go out of the house with my daughter, who was sleeping, it was over. I do not know yet where was the epicenter and what effect this earthquake has had. However, it did last for a few seconds. Hope all is well.