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HNY gets a wide release on iTunes

Happy New Year SLAM Press Conference in LondonAfter reaching out to millions of fans across the globe, Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd’s film Happy New Year has added another feather to the already decorated hat. The film has got the widest release ever on iTunes, which is a first for any Indian film. Directed by Farah Khan, HNY has become the first Bollywood film to premiere in iTunes Gulf region and in 16 Latin American countries.

Confirming the news, Gaurav Verma, Chief Revenue Officer, RCE said, “Technology has always helped in overcoming barriers, sometimes they are economical and sometime language. Riding on the reach of iTunes we have been able to cater to audience in over 100 countries with regional subtitles who can now consume our movies on a swipe at their convenience. Theatrically, we reach out to 50-55 countries for a big film and digital platforms help us in expanding our reach as was the case with our earlier initiative Direct-To-Fan, which made the film available to a global audience.” 

Happy New Year SLAM Press Conference in London (1)An action-packed musical heist, HNY was worldwide distributed by Yash Raj Films and stars Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood and Vivaan Shah in key roles. HNY was released in India on 24th October last year and has been released theatrically, on D2F and on home video in many traditional and non-traditional markets since then. HNY also got the biggest release in China on their New Year weekend recently and will be available in German from 20th March on home video as well.  

Click here to watch/download Happy New Year on iTunes UK. 

Watch ‘Happy New Year’ online

Happy New YearThe most important aspect for any film-maker is that his/her film reaches the maximum amount of people. And especially in today’s time when the exchange of information is much faster because of the digital boom. And so, Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd has decided to take their film Happy New Year in the most unique manner to the audiences internationally. After making a mark with the worldwide theatrical release, HNY will now be available for the international fans to view directly online.

The Direct-To-Fan model of release of any content has been so far used for the music industry internationally. HNY is the first commercial film, worldwide, to release on the DTF model which is being considered the future of films globally. “We at Red Chillies have always taken pride in establishing new trends and delighting our fans. Along these lines we bring the biggest entertainer – Happy New Year, directly to our fans through Online streaming for the first time ever !” shares Venky Mysore, CEO RCE.

This is the first time any film after the theatrical release will now release on the digital platform. While the traditional distribution markets like India and China enjoy a wide release of a Hindi film, DTF will release in other countries, barring these two traditional ones, to reach the most unconventional distribution markets. 

The film will be available on Happy New Year’s website to be viewed by the fans worldwide. All you need is three very basic things for the viewing – basic internet connection, a device to watch it on and a credit card. At a minimum price the film can be viewed and the best part is that it can be watched on your computer, phone or any other digital device as long as you have a very basic internet connection.

‘Happy New Year’ goes to the Oscar Library

Happy New Year SLAM Press Conference in LondonProduced by Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd, the happiest movie of the year has now another reason to be happy after grossing Rs 350 Cr worldwide (USD 15 million overseas) recently.

Directed by Farah Khan, Happy New Year makes it to the Oscars Library now. Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has officially selected the screenplay of HNY for its permanent Core Collection.

The Oscar Library will add the screenplay which is accessible to students, filmmakers, writers, actors and others from the field of cinema, for the purpose of research. Over the years, this collection has grown to include scripts for more than 11,000 produced films spanning the years 1910 to the present.    

HNY starring Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani and Vivaan Shah is the ultimate underdog story where a team of ‘losers , win the love of millions in their quest to pull off the biggest diamond heist ever! HNY is running strong at the Box-Office in its fourth week at Box Office.

Competition: Meet the cast of ‘Happy New Year’

HNY UK BUSYash Raj Films in association with B4U and Baba Elaichi is proud to announce the Happy New Year Bus hitting the UK, ahead of this year’s biggest Bollywood release!

And to celebrate, they are offering a lucky winner the chance of a lifetime to meet King Khan, Shahrukh Khan, and the cast and director of Happy New Year in London on Sunday 5th October.

The winner will have the opportunity of meeting the team one on one and travelling with them on the Happy New Year Bus, going on to watch the stars live in action onstage.

All you need to do is click a pic of the bus in your area, mention where you spotted it and upload the pic to:

HNY Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HappyNewYear


HNY Twitter: https://twitter.com/HNY


HNY Instagram: http://instagram.com/happynewyear


B4U Facebook: facebook.com/B4UNETWORK


B4U Twitter: @THEOFFICIALB4U

A lucky winner along with a friend will be selected to meet the stars in London on Sunday 5th October, travel on the bus and go on to see them perform live onstage. The winner will be announced on Saturday 4th October.

You can spot the Bus in the following locations:

2nd October 2014:

Leicester
Belgrave Road
Melton Road
East Park Road
City Centre
London Road
Highfields area.

Birmingham
Alum Rock – Alum Rock Road
Aston
Bordesley Green – Bordesley Green Road
Capehill – Dudley Road
Handsworth – Soho Road, Rookery Road
Small Heath – Coventry Road
Smethwick – High Street
Sparkbrook/Sparkhill – Stratford road
Walsall – Palfrey (Wednesbury Road)
Wolverhampton – Dudley Road
West Bromwich – High Street

3rd October 2014 

Slough
Farnham Road

Hayes
Uxbridge Road

Southall
King Street
South Road
Broadway

Harrow
Kenton Road

Wembley
Ealing Road
Wembley High Road

4th October 2014

East London
Ilford Lane, IG1

Cranbrook Road, IG1
High Road, Seven Kings, IG3
Green Street, E13
High Street North, East Ham, E6 
Romford Road, E15
High Street, E3 [A118]
Bow Road, E3 [A11]
Mile End Road, E1
Whitechapel Road / Whitechapel High Street, E1
Bethnal Green Road, E2 [A1209]
Commercial Road, E14

 

Photos: ‘Happy New Year’ Music Launch

Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd launched the music of their film Happy New Year on Monday,
September 15th, 2014 with the director Farah Khan and the cast Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan,
Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani, Vivaan Shah, music directors Vishal–Shekhar, Lyricist
Irshad Kamil, Singers Neeti Mohan, Kanika Kapoor, Sukhwinder Singh, Dr Zeus and the Producers.

Check out the photos here:

TV personalities Rithwik Dhanraj and Kunwar Amar set the mood for the evening by introducing the first act by singer Neeti Mohan where she sang the medley Manwa Laage which was followed by a performance by Shillong Choir. Then singer Sukhwinder Singh sang his song from the film Satakali. To get the momentum going singer Kanika Kapoor and Dr Zeus performed on the most sensual song of the album, Lovely.

London based magician Keelan Leyser, added to the awesomeness with his tricks on iPAD, but the clear show-stopper of the evening was the performance of the cast on the song India Waale, which was constantly cheered and whistled to.

“Music plays an important part in my all films. I always think of scenes and sequences keeping songs in mind.The music has always taken the story forward, and more so in HNY because a lot of the story has been told through songs. I have to thank Irshad Bhai (Kamil), Vishal-Shekhar and all the singers for doing a fantastic job. Shah Rukh is a great inspiration for making music because he has great songs down the years. I always go that extra mile for the songs because its picturized on him,” said Farah Khan, Director HNY.

Lyricist Irshad Kamil said, “Working on Happy New Year was a journey of celebration. I want to thank Farah Khan for converting every music sitting into a party. This experience will surely carry on for life as I am still not out of it, though the music is heading for its launch.”

Music Directors Vishal – Shekhar said, “HNY is our third film with Farah who’s always been like family to us. The music of the film has every bit of the trademark Farah Khan energy…vibrant and colourful, just like her. It’s always a pleasure to work with Farah and the undying faith that she has in us pushes us even harder to exceed her expectations of us each time. It’s been an honour to have composed the music for a magnum opus such as this one and the journey has been unforgettable. HNY is our fourth film with Shah Rukh and even today we can say that no one does it the way he does…from being the best producer to the most phenomenal performer. And once again, he’s brought our music to life with his magic along with the hugely talented ensemble cast. HNY is sonically massive in keeping with the larger-than-life scale of the film which has seen some amazing team work and has truly been made with a lot of heart.”

“Music has always been an integral part of an Indian film. The music of HNY is an album that can cater to all tastes. We hope that it will be liked by all as the music is happy and made from the heart,” said Venky Mysore, CEO RCE.

“Happy New Year strengthens the bond that Shah Rukh and I share. The first song India Waale is the new anthem that has received an overwhelming response across all platforms and Manwa Laange is the new love song that is topping the charts. The entire music album is so fresh and hummable that the audience will fall in love with each and every composition,” said Bhushan Kumar, CMD, T-Series.

Happy New Year is produced by Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd and distributed by Yash Raj Films worldwide.

Check out the teaser of Deepika Padukone in ‘Lovely’ from the film here: