Wednesday, July 1, 2020

‘Unlock’- Horror of the Tech Era

Horror movies have always appealed to me, be it a Bollywood version of Hollywood. However, the Indian version of horror episodes ‘Fear Files’ has actually created a baseline for the terror in the Indian minds. But ‘Unlock: The Haunted App’ a new horror film has been launched on ZEE5 is all set to scare our spirits. Popular TV stars- Hina Khan and Kushal Tandan have been featured in this haunted movie.

Logo Of The Film

The spooky logo of ‘Unlock movie’ sends chills down the spine. It's dark and shady presentation presents the deadly scary version of a horror film. As the name suggests, the film brings the dark side of the social media web to the limelight which many people are unaware of.

Source: India Today

Cast Of The Film

Directed by Debatma Mandal, the film has a powerful star cast including the popular Television stars Hina Khan as Suhani (lead role); and Kushal Tandan as Amar. Both will be seen together for the first time on-screen. The film also features the former Miss India World 2015, Aditi Arya who will be essaying Ridhi along with Rishabh Sinha as Anubhav.

Image Source: ZEE5

Fresh & Unique Genre

The very unique first-of-its-kind genre of this one of the top horror movies in the Indian OTT industry has already brought it popularity, i.e. Suspense Tech Horror, an amazing fusion of the horror films with the omnipresent technology in the form of mobile phones, apps, and social media. This fresh and titillating genre is itself quite terrific putting everyone into the thoughts of exploration and what’s inside. This Urban Horror also aims to leave an aspirational impact on the minds of the audience.

Ingenious Storyline  

Set in the metropolitan city of Mumbai, the film will explore the shady side of the internet and social media that most people remain oblivious to. This scary movie will make the viewers question themselves, whether they are using the phone or is their phone using. The storyline is full of suspense, love, tension and terror.

Suhani stays with her flat-mate Riddhi and is afraid to lose the man of her dreams, Amar to her flat-mate. The fear of losing, we all know, is the greatest fear and can also push a human being to go beyond the limits to do the impossible. Suhani is trapped in this web of fear and is ready to do anything to keep Amar for herself. She installs a diabolic app off the deep web that grants one’s secret wishes. No wonder, the app is not an easy escape and is going to cost Suhani something more precious.

The Haunted App Turns Devil

The story of the app creates a psychological fear that builds up in the film as the app keeps giving out tasks to Suhani that keep turning more sinister in nature one after another. Every wish granted means another evil task to complete that is sure to transform you both physically and psychology. Things get pretty ugly and the question arises whether Suhani will succeed in her mission or she will be trapped in her own web of dark deeds. As you will watch the movie, you will realize that there is no turning back for Suhani!

You will binge-watch the film as the storyline, characters and the way it has been portrayed will capture your mind and your thinking capability for the time being. You will be so engrossed in the film that it will make you feel like a character. The audience is sure to get a blood rush while watching this horror flick. The horror prevailing in the film will tap into the primal instinct of your brain producing a powerful effect.

The costumes and production design will keep the fashion interest of the audience intact. The cast, genre and the storyline are keeping our hopes high to deliver an unsettling scary experience.

Stay Tuned to explore the Evil on your phones only on ZEE5!

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

10 Largest Shopping Malls in Dubai for Shopping Tour

Dubai is one of the fastest growing shopping destinations in the world. The city has created a large number of malls to attract millions of tourists each year. The city’s Dubai Mall is also having the title of the largest shopping mall in the world.
In this article, we have made a list of 10 largest shopping malls in Dubai to make your specialize tour of shopping.

10 Largest Shopping Malls in Dubai for Shopping Tour

1. Dubai Mall

The Dubai Mall is the largest shopping mall in Dubai as well as in the world by total area. The mall has total four floors with more than 1200 stores, covering an area of 5,400,000 square feet.
The Dubai mall was opened on 4th November, 2008. It was developed by UAE based Emaar Properties. The mall is located in the downtown Dubai, multi-billion dollar project in the city.
The Dubai Mall has so many attractions such as gold souk, fountains, Fashion Avenue, dinosaur, waterfall and many others. The mall attracts more than 750,000 visitors each week. It is one of the best places to watch beautiful New Year’s Eve celebrations.
2. Mall of the Emirates
Mall of the Emirates is the second largest shopping mall in Dubai, covering the retail floor area of 2,400,000 square feet. The mall is located in Al Barsha, Dubai and owned by the MAF Holding. There are total 11 anchor tenants and more than 700 stores and services in the mall.
Mall of the Emirates has so many unique attractions such as the indoor ski resort and Snow Park, international brands, VOX Cinemas, Magic planet and many others.
3. BurJuman
BurJuman is the third largest shopping malls in Dubai. It is one of the oldest shopping malls in Dubai, which is located on the Sheikh Zayed Street, Dubai. The mall was developed and owned by the Al Ghurair Group.
BurJuman has more than 300 branded stores and services. There are two anchor tenants in total with four floors. The mall has ample space of parking to handle 3,400 cars at a time.
4. Deira City Centre
Deira City Centre is the fourth largest mall in Dubai, covering an area of 1,300,000 square feet. It was opened on 27th August, 1995. The shopping centre is owned by the Majid Al Futtaim Group. Deira City Centre has more than 340 branded stores and services.
Diera City Centre has luxury hotel, fashion stores, food court and entertainment zone. The shopping centre was also one of the oldest shopping centres in Dubai.
5. Dubai Festival City
Dubai Festival City is one of the unique projects in the city of Dubai. The project is being developed for the entertainment, business activities and the residential buildings. The city has many zones such as the shopping, entertainment, communities, sports and others.
Dubai Festival City is having a separate zone for the shopping, known as the Festival Waterfront Centre which includes the popular shopping malls such as HyperPanda supermarket, IKEA and Ace Hardware.
6. Ibn Battuta Mall
The Ibn Battuta Mall is the sixth largest mall in Dubai, covering an area of 521,000 square meters. It is located on the Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, which is the nearest interchange 6 for the Jebel Ali village. The mall was developed and owned by the Nakheel Properties, one of the biggest developers in the city of Dubai.
The Ibn Battuta Mall has more than 400 branded stores and services. The mall has a unique concept of the design. There are total six courts, consist of design inspired from six countries, visited by Ibn Battuta.
7. Lamcy Plaza
The Lamcy Plaza is the seventh largest mall in Dubai. It is located on the Sheikh Rashid Road, Dubai. There are so many popular food brands available in the plaza such as the Pizza Hut, Bombay Chowpatty, KFC, Cold Stone, Baskin Robbins and more.
8. Mercato Shopping Mall
The Mercato shopping mall is the eighth largest shopping mall in Dubai, covers an area of 247,000 square feet. It was developed and owned by the Al Zarooni Group. The mall has more than 100 branded stores and services. The mall has a parking facility of 1000 cars at a time. the Mercato shopping mall was designed to look like a small town of a Mediterranean.
9. Wafi Mall
Wafi Mall is the ninth largest shopping mall in Dubai. The mall was constructed based on the pyramid style. The mall includes more than 200 branded stores and services. This shopping mall is located in Wafi City, located in Dubai.
10. Al Ghurair City
Al Ghurair City mall is the tenth largest shopping mall in Dubai. It is owned by the Al Ghurair Group, one of the leading construction companies in the Middle East. Al Ghurair City is also one of the oldest shopping malls in Dubai. It is located in Deira, Dubai. It has so many attractions such as the entertainment zone, hotel, dining, fashion stores and much more.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Guddu Of Falana Nagar Is Here To Be Your Child’s Best Friend This Season!

Circus, Animated Series, Kids Show, Cartoon, Moral Story - ZEE5 Original GUDDU- Animated Series is a complete package!

As parents, we are always looking for someone who can teach our child some good lessons. The new ZEE5 Exclusive animated series GUDDU brings some life-long lessons along with unlimited fun and adventure to your child’s life during this lockdown. To make this BACH-PAN time precious, entertaining, adventurous, and full of learning for your child, the Guddu Animated Series on ZEE5 Kids is Non-Stop BachFUN!

The storyline of this GUDDU Animated Series on ZEE5 Kids is simple yet entertaining where Guddu- The lion runs a circus and is also a part of it, takes care of the town, and is always helpful. Just like a perfect Bollywood hero, Guddu as the king of the jungle ensures the safety of all animals and entertains your child with his heroic and magical acts.

This flying lion has a bouquet of talents including action, comedy, fun and a guide.

Yes, you heard it right! Guddu has a magical tail which helps him fly and makes him the hero of all. With all the fun, Guddu is all set to become your child’s best friend.

Before you head on to the ZEE5 platform to explore the series, take a glimpse of the epic child-centred storyline:

Meet Guddu & his gang in the Best Animated Circus Show:

You will be highly amazed to know that Guddu is a vegetarian and fun lion with a big heart! He has a bunch of friends with whom he works in a circus: Bunty and Babli- the flamingo couple, the triplet of Bangla-speaking monkeys- Chugli, Ugli and Googly, the elephant- Ballu, the bear- Honey Aunty, the giraffe- Jiru, lazy Haryanvi Rhinoceros, and others. In the circus and his life, Guddu goes on the new adventure every day to fight any kind of evil in the town. He has a great bond with his friends giving your child the best friendship goals.

Image Source: ZEE5

These characters are not circus performers but the best deal for Guddu as they become Guddu’s secret informers when the policeman shoulders him with the town’s responsibility. This merry band of animals along with Guddu depicts their responsible nature and save the town.

Altering the traditional ‘king of the jungle’ concept we all have in our mind, Guddu shows how a king can be funny, entertaining, save everyone, and the one who always looks good in everyone. The very first episode of this best animated Series Guddu on ZEE5 shows the loving and gleeful nature of the hero!

ENTERTAINING FACT: The hero of the series, Guddu, is voiced by Javed Jaffrey himself, who is also the part of our childhood epic memory as he narrated the most-watched show Takeshi’s Castle.

Lessons your child will learn from Guddu:
  • Shouldering responsibilities
  • Finding good in everyone
  • Stay merry and spread happiness
  • Be a good friend of all

With over 30 episodes in two seasons, Guddu Animated series on ZEE5 for kids brings great fun to your child’s life during this lockdown. Hop on this fun train of ZEE5 kids with your child and we are sure that you will enjoy the serial as much as your child.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

State of Siege 26/11: Undaunted Portrayal of Mumbai Terror Attacks

State of Siege 26/11- the original ZEE5 Series based on the Mumbai terror attacks was premiered on March 20, 2020. The series portrays Mumbai terror attacks in a very subtle manner; it neither pumps up the patriotism nor over functionalizes things. Revealing various facts about the attacks and loss, the series is no less than a truth on the screen. A realistic way of retelling the events occurred during the Mumbai terror attacks on November 26, 2008, it brings up everything from the perspective of the NSG Commandos and how they managed to neutralize the terrorists and their plans.

During this time of quarantine, State of Siege fits perfectly in the bouquet of your binge-watch movies. This eight-episode series has been rated high by the viewers for it has been adapted from the journalist’s Sandeep Unnithan’s Black Torando: The Three Stages of Mumbai 26/11; which itself does justice with the content of the series. The cast of this ZEE5 series includes Arjan Bajwa, Arjun Bijlani, Vivek Dahiya, Mukul Dev and Sid Makkar.

The series reveals various unknown facts about this worst attack in India. Directed by the American Director Mathhew Leutwyler, the production and the content assures that no bias has been entertained. Every aspect of the attack has been looked at so sensitively to make the viewers relate, understand and know what exactly happened on 26/11. Interestingly, Lt. Colonel Sundeep Sen who was instrumental in taking decisions for NSG Commandos was also the part of the shooting schedule of this series. This somehow, makes it series more realistic and unaffected of any second thoughts.

Another great example of realism reflection in the series is that the shooting was also done at a secluded defense base in order to shoot in an IL-76 aircraft. This is the same plane which escorted NSG Commandos from Haryana to Mumbai during the actual attacks. Special permissions were taken to do the shoot and showcase the aircraft in the trailer as well. Real locations, real equipment, and natural light do add to the credibility of the series.

This show comes with some questions to the authority- Are we now equipped to face such challenges and situations tactfully with all our spirit? Are the gaps in communication fulfilled (which obviously highlights the lapses occurred during the attack due to poor communication among the task forces)?

Undoubtedly, one episode in the series also showcases how common people are brainwashed in the name of ‘jihad’ to take up weapons and destroy lives and property. We all know terror attacks are not common and these attacks not just take away what is visible to the eyes; the loss and impact are beyond expression.

The role of media in all this, the media room tension are not to be forgotten, and has been showcased quite perfectly.

With the use of Nokia and Blackberry phones, the makers have tried to bring the best to the front but every true story comes with flaws when fictionalized and picturized.

You cannot miss this one during your quarantine!

Friday, January 31, 2020

8 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Western Ghats of India

If you live in India, you must be knowing about the mountain range that runs along the west coast of India from Tamil Nadu through Kerala, Karnataka and Goa to Maharashtra. Also, for your travel you can check Makemytrip online offers so that you can travel at budget friendly prices.
Western Ghats is one of the biodiversity hotspots in the world and is full of mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site forming ranges, peaks and valleys.

After that chill in the hills, sip your favourite drink and enjoy the historical stories all around the Ghats.

There are various attractions of these Ghats, read further to experience an eye-opening visit to the Western Ghats of India.

1.     Wildlife Attractions

The Western Ghats is full of woods, and grasses that include evergreen tropical rain forests, deciduous jungles and shola forests, forming a dense canopy. You can observe varieties of birds like bulbuls, hornbills, sunbirds, flycatchers, thrushes that are resident, migratory and endemic. You can get to see almost 500 species of birds here.

These ghats have unique birding destinations like Ganeshgudi, which is on the banks of the River Kali in Karnataka. Western ghats are full of wildlife comprising of elephants, big cats, wild dogs, langurs, sloth bears, wild boars, and more. You can explore and watch many reptiles like snakes and frogs, mongoose and civets, flying squirrels to giant squirrels.
You can visit more wildlife sanctuaries, for example, KMTR – Kalakadu Mundanthurai Tiger Sanctuary and Bandipur and Nagarhole forests divided by the River Kabini. You can find exotic flora, including ferns and fungi.

The Western Ghats contain some iconic mountain ranges where the east and the west side meet like The Sahyadris, the Annaimalais and of course, the Nilgiris.
If you want to explore trek, do camping and relax then you can visit Cardamom Hills and B R Hills and the Anaimudi in Kerala which is the highest peak.

2.     Beautiful Springs and streams

If you love water and want to feel the scenic beauty of it, you should consider visiting western ghats. You can see a mountain spring forming into a tiny river which passes through the woods if you travel to the Western Ghats.

You can observe the beauty of the rivers like The Tungabhadra, the Krishna, the Godavari, the Zuari, the Mandovi and Tambiraparani.

3.     Oceans and Mountains

Western ghats is a place where both the oceans and the mountains meet, for example, visit Karwar in Karnataka, which depicts the scene. Coastal plains along Kanyakumari, Goa, Karnataka and Kerala located in the Southernmost tip of India are the most favourite plains of all.

4.     Perfect Weather

In the summer, you can visit the hills as it is a perfect time when you can look for tigers in the jungles.
But the monsoon time is the best when the forests undergo a refreshing bath, and they wear a new coat of green. You can listen to the birds which began to sing. See the fantastic waterfalls flowing, and the rivers coursing down the valleys giving you a sense of complete peacefulness.

5.     Unique Flavours

Whenever you decide to travel, the very first thing you think about is delicious food. If you visit the Western Ghats, you can experience unique culinary techniques as every part of the Ghats have their flavour. You can taste dishes, including coastal delight and seasonal foods. You can observe a difference in the cuisines of Maharashtra or Goa and that of Kerala or Tamil Nadu.

6.     Beverages and Spices

The mountains along the western ghats contain plantations of tea, coffee and spices. You can visit the tourist destinations, including the coffee plantations of Malnad, the tea estates in Nilgiris with the spice plantations.
Do not miss visiting some towns like Coorg, Chikmagalur, Saklespur, Munnar, Wayanad, Valparai and also the beautiful tea plantations of Munnar.

7.     Heritage

Western ghats make you experience something unique. There is a spiritual charm here that can only be experienced and felt.
Walk around a temple in the forest, a fort atop the hills, ancient ruins and the monuments of course. You can get to see different antique designs in the monuments which are astonishing and beautiful to see.

Coorg has some palaces and temples along with the jungles, and you will be surprised to see the ancient temples in the Goan forests because of their beautiful creation.
If you prefer travelling to spiritual destinations, you would like the Sringeri in Karnataka having some historical story attached to it. There are several temples you can visit around like Hornadu, Malenadu which are built more in-depth in the forest and coffee estates.
Around the Tamil Nadu border, you can visit Padmanabhapuram palace in Kerala which also has some history linked to it.
You would love Ancient Jaina sites, cave temples, monoliths, churches which are the most attractive place in between the forests and the mountains.

8.     Diverse Culture

The Western Ghats is a blend of different states, and each region has its own culture. Festivals and traditions change from place to place within the Ghats. Some places have their own tribal culture too like the Nilgiris, BR Hills, Coorg.

If you like doing adventures during your travels, you can enjoy the wildlife, do fishing and angling. Enjoy the thrilling water sports and river rafting for a more adventurous trip.
So, these were all the key attractions you can experience when you visit Western ghats. Make sure before you travel, book your flight tickets and your favourite hotel in advance before arriving at the ghats. Save both your time and money by using Makemytrip coupon code and book everything online on the MakeMyTrip website or app in a short time.

Even if you are not a mountain-lover, you can meditate upon nature and experience its freshness and beauty.