Saturday, 23 January 2021

LANXESS acquires biocides specialist INTACE


Further consolidation in the area of consumer protection

Cologne/Paris, January 23, 2021 – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is expanding its position as one of the world's leading manufacturers of biocides and antimicrobials by acquiring French company INTACE SAS. The Paris-based biocide company is a manufacturer of specialty fungicides for the packaging industry.

LANXESS and the seller have signed an agreement to this effect on January 14, 2021. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. LANXESS expects the transaction to be completed in the first quarter of 2021.

“We are actively participating in the market consolidation of the consumer protection sector. With the acquisition of INTACE, we are strengthening our biocide technology platform for packaging and labels in the consumer goods industry. We are also following a trend: plastics are more and more being replaced by paper in packaging,” said Nicolas Gallacier, head of Marketing Industrial Preservation & Coatings at LANXESS’ Material Protection Products business unit.

In 2020, INTACE generated sales in the mid-single-digit million euro range. Its products are used in particular in paper, paperboard, soap packaging, labels and bank notes. “We expect to integrate the new product portfolio within a short period of time. INTACE's strong customer network can soon benefit from LANXESS’ global footprint and regulatory expertise,” said Oliver Kretschik, Vice President of the Biocides business line at LANXESS’ Material Protection Products business unit.

LANXESS’ material protection busines

The LANXESS Material Protection Products business unit employs around 660 employees and has production sites in Krefeld-Uerdingen and Dormagen (Germany), Sudbury (Great Britain), Pittsburgh and Memphis (USA), Jarinu (Brazil), Jhagadia (India), Changzhou (China) and Singapore

Products from this business unit are used in a huge variety of applications worldwide. With its broad range of active antimicrobial

ingredients and preservatives, the business unit provides customer-specific solutions for various branches of industry such as the paints and coatings, disinfection and wood protection industries as well as the building sector and beverage industry. Material Protection Products also provides a comprehensive technical service and regulatory support as well as project-specific research and development.

About LANXESS:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.8 billion in 2019. The company currently has about 14,400 employees in 33 countries. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good.

Forward-Looking Statements

This company release contains certain forward-looking statements, including assumptions, opinions, expectations and views of the company or cited from third party sources. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could cause the actual results, financial position, development or performance of LANXESS AG to differ materially from the estimations expressed or implied herein. LANXESS AG does not guarantee that the assumptions underlying such forward-looking statements are free from errors, nor does it accept any responsibility for the future accuracy of the opinions expressed in this presentation or the actual occurrence of the forecast developments. No representation or warranty (expressed or implied) is made as to, and no reliance should be placed on, any information, estimates, targets and opinions contained herein, and no liability whatsoever is accepted as to any errors, omissions or misstatements contained herein, and accordingly, no representative of LANXESS AG or any of its affiliated companies or any of such person's officers, directors or employees accepts any liability whatsoever arising directly or indirectly from the use of this document.

Information for editors:

All LANXESS news releases and their accompanying photos can be found at http://press.lanxess.com. Recent photos of the Board of Management and other LANXESS image material are available at http://photos.lanxess.com.

You can find further information concerning LANXESS chemistry in our WebMagazine at http://webmagazine.lanxess.com.

Women final of State TT Tournament

 Reeth overcome Divya to clinch women’s crown

Mumbai, January 23:

Reeth Rishya of The Suburban Table Tennis Association (TSTTA) defeated compatriot Divya Deshpande also from TSTTA 11-9, 10-12, 11-5, 11-9, 12-14, 11-9 in the Women’s singles final of the Dr. Ramesh Prabhoo Memorial 82nd Maharashtra State Table Tennis Championship organized by The Suburban District Table Tennis Association and played at the Prabodhankar Thackeray Krida Sankul, Vile Parle, Mumbai on late Saturday evening.

In the final contested between Mumbai paddlers Reeth showed better control and produced a stellar performance to emerge champion.

Earlier, Divya recovered to send her teammate Madhurika Patkar crashing out coasting to 4-2 margin winning by 9-11, 11-9, 8-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-6 win in the semi final.

The other semi-final was a contrasting affair as Reeth tamed had thing much her own way against teammate Vidhi Shah and cruised to a straight games 11-9, 11-2, 11-9, 11-4 victory.

In the quarter-finals, Divya got the better of Mumbai City's Mansi Chiplunkar with 4-1 win as she stormed into the semis.

In another quarter final match, the expericed Madhurika defeated Anannya Basak in four straight games, while in an enthralling third quarter final, which went down to the wire Vidhi Shah defeated Youth girls’ singles champion Divya Chitale 4-3. In the final quarter-final, it was Reeth who got the better of Manushree Patil also of TSTTA in four quick games.

Results - Women singles  - Quarter-finals: Divya Deshpande (TSTTA) beat Mansi Chiplukar (Mumbai City) 11-3, 11-8, 11-7, 7-11, 11-6;

 Madhurika Patkar (TSTTA) beat Anannya Basak (TSTTA) 11-7, 11-3, 11-4, 11-3;

 Vidhi Shah (TSTTA) beat Diya Chitale (TSTTA) 06-11, 11-13, 11-05, 11-06, 11-07, 06-11, 11-9;

 Reeth Rishya (TSTTA) beat Manushree Patil (TSTTA) 11-09, 11-09, 11-09, 11-04.

 Semi-finals: Divya Deshpande (TSTTA) beat Madhurika Patkar (TSTTA) 9-11, 11-9, 8-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-6;

 Reeth Rishya (TSTTA) beat Vidhi Shah (TSTTA) 11-9, 11-2, 11-9, 11-4. Final: Reeth Rishya (TSTTA) beat Divya Deshpande (TSTTA) 11-9, 10-12, 11-5, 11-9, 12-14, 11-9.

Deven Bhojani steps into the role of Creative Consultant for the cast of ‘Pandya Store’

 

This January, Star Plus along with well-known Production House Sphere Origins are all set to captivate viewers with their upcoming show ‘Pandya Store’. Featuring Kinshuk Mahajan (Gautam Pandya) and Shiny Doshi (Dhara Pandya) in lead roles, the show to bring forth an engaging storyline based on an elder brother who along with his caring wife shoulder responsibilities and takes care of the needs of their family and business at the same.

Supremely talented Deven Bhojani is popularly known for creating magic on-screen as an actor, director and producer. Deven who certainly holds a versatile stance in the entertainment industry recently stepped into the shoes of a Creative Consultant and mentored the cast of Pandya Store as the show hails from a Gujarati background.

Focused on bringing the characters alive; versatile Actor, Director and Producer Deven Bhojani says, “I feel privileged to be working with this wonderful team as a Creative Consultant. Brainstorming sessions with the team and the channel about various aspects with regard to the show have been quite fun.  Workshops with the actors where we discussed everything from the overall approach to the nuances, the Gujarati accent have also been pretty rigorous and rewarding. They certainly are one hardworking bunch and as a team, we are delighted to bring forth 'Pandya Store' to the audience.”

Premiering on Monday, 25th January at 11pm, the show also features Pallavi Rao, Shrashti Maheshwari, Garima Parihar, Akshay Kharodia, Mohit Sharma and Shyam Makhija in pivotal roles.

Stay tuned, Pandya Store to premiere from Monday, 25th January at 11pm onwards only on Star Plus

'बेबी स्वीट है' रैप सांग लॉन्च

 गाला इवेंट में 'बेबी स्वीट हैरैप सांग हुआ लॉन्च

दीपा और मयूर अग्रवाल के साथ बॉलिजैमर रिकॉर्ड्स ने अपना नया ट्रैक 'बेबी स्वीट है’ पेश किया
मयंक नागपाल और सागर भाटिया द्वारा गाया गयाअर्जुन सरकार द्वारा रैप

नई दिल्ली, 21 जनवरी 2021: दीपा और मयूर अग्रवाल ने नई दिल्ली के अंसल प्लाजा में इम्परफेक्टो रूइन पब में एक म्यूजिकल लॉन्च इवेंट में बॉलिजैमर एवं सागर भाटिया (#babysweethai #bollyjammersnaalsagar #bollyjamerrecords) द्वारा गाया गया गीत 'बेबी स्वीट है’ को लॉन्च किया।
बॉलिजैमर रिकॉर्ड्स लेबल के तहत रैपर अर्जुन सरकार के साथ गायक मयंक नागपाल और सागर भाटिया द्वारा इस गीत को पिरोया गया हैं।
उद्घाटन समारोह में अपने विचार साझा करते हुए दीपा और मयूर अग्रवाल ने कहा, “हर श्रोता की जो प्रतिक्रिया हमें मिल रही हैवह जबरदस्त हैयह गीत लोगों के दिलों  तक पहुँच रहा है। मयंकसागर और अर्जुन संग बॉलिजैमर की टीम द्वारा ये गीत  रिकॉर्ड किया गया है। यह ट्रैक विशेष रूप से उन लोगों को अपील करता है जो डांस  करना पसंद करते हैं और खुल कर अपने जीवन को जीने में विश्वास रखते हैं। हमारे संगीत की धुन आपको डांस फ्लोर पर  नाचने के लिए मजबूर कर देगी।
दीपा आगे बतातीं हैं कि डीजे व्यवसाय में बॉलिजैमर एक क्रांति हैं। उनकी सबसे अच्छी विशेषता उनकी ऊर्जा है जिसे आज के लॉन्च इवेंट के माध्यम से लोगों ने खुद बा खुद महसूस किया।"
कार्यक्रम उपस्थित लोगों के बीच काफी सरहाया गया और आफ्टर पार्टी बहुत बड़ी हिट रहींजिसमें अखिल सचदेवाडीजे बरखा कौलसियाली भगतराजीव जैनसमित गर्गसईद भगतएजे सिंहदुबई से डीजे छाया और पंजाबी गायन उद्योग के अन्य प्रसिद्ध कलाकार भी शामिल रहें।

Savdhaan India FIR series success has made the makers rope in the talented Manini Mishra to play a lead cop Durga Kulkarni in the show

Star Bharat’s new series of Savdhaan F.I.R series focuses around a theme / concept ‘Crime Ka Bura Time Shuru Abb Se’ and showcases riveting stories from the perspective of police, which will not only evoke a sense of pride among the audiences but also celebrate the true essence of the work that goes behind in solving crimes by these policemen. The stories revolve around more of an investigative approach. Unlike, the previous season, the audience will now keep guessing who the criminal is till the end. In this season, stories revolve around the police from four different cities and will cover various contemporary crime based scenarios where the audience will get to witness the expertise these police officials have.

The makers have left no stone unturned in casting actors for playing the main lead cops in the show.While Ankur Nayyar is essaying the role of a leading cop in the show the makers and channels have roped in none other than the super talented Manini Mishra to essay the character of Durga Kulkarni a lead cop in the show.

Manini Mishras' role as Durga Kulkarni will see her having all the character traits of Maa Durga - she will be fierce , strong and an epiphany of the goddess in the show. The talented Manini will be seen solving a plethora of cases right from murder mysteries to kidnapping and other criminal issues.

When spoken to Manini Mishra, she said, “I am extremely elated to be a part of Star Bharat’s Savdhaan India F.I.R. Series.I think my alter ego is that of a cop, I love playing the role of a cop. For me it’s being an agent of change in the society and bringing about justice and I really respect the police force and the armed forces. I am really enjoying working on this show. I will be seen working alongside Ankur Nayyar– he is a wonderful actor and a very dear friend.. I am extremely delighted to be working with Mahir Khan films, I feel it is one of the nicest production companies I have worked with. I have also worked with Star Bharat before and they really come up fantastic content. They are an extremely progressive channel and an agent of change. I am extremely delighted and honored to be a part of this series and I hope the audience continue to appreciate my work and continue to love me as they always do.”

To watch Manini Mishra make a comeback on your screens tune in to Savdhaan India FIR series every Monday to Friday at 10 pm only on Star Bharat

Star Bharat’s RadhaKrishn completes a milestone of 600 episodes

Star Bharat’s magnum opus ‘RadhaKrishn’ is known to have captivated the audience since its launch in 2018. From presenting the most incredible love saga of Indian mythology for the first time on television to the inspiring tales of Krishn’s spiritual journey, the show has certainly risen to be a stellar entertainer across the nation. On completing a new milestone of 600 episodes this month and to commemorate the love and popularity that they have received over the last two years, the makers decided to bring forth a small celebration ensuring that all precautions were taken for the safety of the entire cast & crew.

Commenting on his journey so far, popular actor Sumedh Mugdalkar said “It is indeed a proud moment for all of us as we celebrate the completion of 600 episodes. The show has not only enabled me to receive a lot of love and appreciation from my fans but also helped me grow as a person and as an actor. From teaching me how to be more like Lord Krishn to giving me the opportunities to essay various avatars. Although, each day is a new day and I am still learning. At the same time, I am incredibly delighted to be a part of this journey, 600 episodes is just a new milestone set to achieve many more.”

Continuing to keep viewers entertained, the current track focuses on Krishn making various efforts to ensure that Radha recalls her memory.

To know more about the upcoming twists and turns that will unfold before Radha and Krishn, tune in to RadhaKrishn from Monday to Saturday at 9:00 pm only on Star Bharat

Embrace Your Desi Roots With MensXP’s Republic Day Festival


  • Get up to 55% off on top-selling products from the finest home-grown retail brands 

  • LetsShave, Bareek, Rare Planet, ETRG, Damensch, MensXP Mud & other leading brands on sale

New Delhi, January 23nd, 2021: With the 72nd Indian Republic Day around the corner, the country’s largest lifestyle platform, MensXP has unveiled the Republic Day Festival from January 22nd all the way until January 26th ‘21. This sale will offer Indian men the opportunity to explore some of the finest Indian brands across winter wear, grooming, innerwear, gadgets, work from home essentials, fitness essentials and more. 

As a part of this retail extravaganza, MensXP will also showcase a comprehensive range of thousands of products at up to 55% off. The sheer range of gadgets, winter wear, innerwear & quirky masks, grooming products & fragrances, barware, gardening and healthy treats available during this period, along with the daily flash sales will make it the ultimate #golocal shopping experience this Republic Day. Besides MensXP’s own suite of leading fashion and beauty brands such as MensXP Mud and MensXP Basics, the platform is also hosting a wide range of premium homegrown brands including LetsShave, Bareek, SKO, Rare Planet, ETRG, Damensch, Cloud Nursery and a Fragrance Story among others. 

Speaking at the launch of the brand’s Republic Sale, Angad Bhatia, Founder  & CEO - MensXP said, “On the occasion of the 74th Republic Day, we are upholding ‘vocal for local’ values, i.e. our collective responsibility as a society to endorse and promote locally-made and locally-sourced products. Our special Republic Day Festival would prominently showcase premium minimalistic and sustainable home-grown labels across grooming, footwear and products for their home among others that would help the new generation of Indian men elevate their everyday lives!”

MensXP Shop hosts over 250+ premium brands with over 20,000 carefully curated products from bespoke homegrown labels spanning Home Decor, Kitchenware, Wellness & WFH essentials and much more to help you master the new normal. Within a year of its launch, MensXP Shop has emerged as the go-to destination for Indian men to discover content and products that help them navigate their social lives.  

Check out MensXP’s Republic Day Festival now!: https://shop.mensxp.com/republic-day-sale

ABOUT MENSXP

MensXP.com is the largest Indian lifestyle website for men, owned by Times Internet, a division of the Times Group. With over 15 million hits a month, it was India's largest website in its speciality. MensXP.com was founded by brothers Ankur and Angad Bhatia in 2009. 

TRAILER LAUNCH: Ram Gopal Varma launched the trailer of his dream project ‘D Company’

Ace Director Ram Gopal Varma or RGV, as he is fondly addressed, is back with his pet genre, gangster-crime movies with his upcoming film ‘D Company’. The producers SPARK company launched the much awaited trailer of Ram Gopal Varma’s upcoming directorial, ‘D Company’, after the poster created a huge buzz and interest among the audiences.
The film ‘D Company’ is the true story behind how a street gang in Mumbai headed by a visionary called Dawood Ibrahim rose up to become the world’s most dangerous criminal organisation. The film is not a biopic of just Dawood Ibrahim but that of the entire ‘D Company’ from its initiation to its growth as the most dreaded organisation in the entire criminal history of India.
Talking about the same. RGV said, “This is my dream project and my research on the subject matter of 'D Company' came from my extensive interactions over the last 20 years with gangsters to encounter cops to middlemen of the underworld and also many film people who were involved with the underworld. I have always been intrigued to tell the uniqueness of the Indian underworld and its strange and weird mix where everyone from criminals to politicians to cops to film stars were hopping into each other’s beds.”
“Though Mafia stories have been told multiple times, but the film ‘D Company’ intends to realistically capture both the characters and incidents responsible for the creation of the most powerful criminal organisation ever in India named after its leader Dawood Ibrahim, who along with his protégée Chota Rajan, held Mumbai city in an iron grip for many decades.”, he added.
The trailer is fresh and promised an interesting and intriguing plot after a long time from RGV. Directed by Ram Gopal Varma and produced by Spark Company , ‘D Company’ is going to be a mother of a gangster film to hit the theatres very soon in 2021

Bigg Boss BB Press Conference Synopsis

Bigg Boss housemates get grilled by media in a sizzling BB Press Conference

Bigg Boss has been witnessing non-stop action as the finale inches close and the contestants are tring to put their best foot forward and clinch the coveted trophy! With excitement amongst the media reaching a new high, Bigg Boss arranges for a meet and greet session with the press.

Select media enter the Bigg Boss house for a special BB Press Conference that takes the housemates by surprise! The grilling by the press is thorough and unflinching as the housemates answer some very sharp and pointed questions put forth by the media. Actor and ex-contestant Kamya Panjabi plays host for the press conference and makes sure that the contestants get no opportunity to duck any questions.

The housemates answer the questions in pairs. First to go up are Rahul and Rubina. Rahul is asked why he chose to only fight with Rubina over non-issues. He is also asked why he chose to stay silent when his friend Aly would bully others when he has constantly claimed that Rubina is a bully. Rubina, too, is not spared and is questioned on supporting Nikki when she misbehaves. She is also asked whether the issues between her and hubby Abhinav are real actual or are they faking it. Nikki is questioned on being very rude to others in the house along with acting as a pawn for Rubina. Her fight with Devoleena is also discussed and  the two enter into a debate of sorts.

Arshi and Vikas aee next, and Arshi is asked whether she is forgetting to mind her own manners, considering she claims that other housemates are mannerless. Her harsh attitude towards Vikas and Rakhi also  get questioned. Vikas is interrogated about his nature of sharing outside information and using it to influence others inside the house!

Abhinav gets targeted fot his game and whether he would ever play it like a contestant or just act as Rubina's husband.  Aly, who considers Rubina as a friend, has to answer why he supported Rahul over Rubina in a recent tussle. Aly us also questioned about badmouthing Rubina and Abhinav behind their backs to which Aly completely disagrees.

Will the press conference change the dynamics between the contestants? Will the housemates take the feedback from this media interaction and up their game a notch?

Skincare essentials at the start of the New Yearby Dr. Geetika Mittal Gupta, Medical Director and Cosmetologist.

The New Year has begun and it’s time to start brainstorming what your newest batch of beauty resolutions should be – if you haven’t already. Dark circles, blemishes, wrinkles, blotches and uneven skin tones – these skin-related problems are inevitable! While there is no way to escape them, the right essentials can help slower the process.

For years, we have been trying to discover innovative yet natural ways to look younger and stay healthier. Here are 3 easy tips that can help in maintaining a healthy skin:

Give your skin a Vitamin E kick

Vitamin E is known to have a range of benefits for skin conditions, through all seasons. A dose of vitamin E makes the nerves stronger and helps in nourishing the skin from withinWhat’s good is that you don’t need to supplement your diet with additional vitamin E. Foods like almonds contain healthy fats and vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) which have been shown to impart anti-aging properties that may benefit skin health. Make the consumption of almonds a daily habit as part of your beauty regime! Whether at home, work or while travelling, almonds can be eaten anytime.

Moisturise your skin

Moisturizing your skin everyday can reduce the chance of developing extreme dryness or oiliness. Both extremes are harmful for skin and cause common skin conditions like acne. It also helps in acting as a barrier against irritants. It is however, important to keep in mind choosing a moisturiser based on your skin type and the season. Apart from using moisturisers, drinking an adequate amount of water also helps as the moisture your skin receives also comes from within your body!

Exfoliate regularly

The best natural skincare routine will include regular exfoliation. Exfoliation does wonders for acne scars, dull skin, blackheads, and a host of other skin issues.A good, basic body exfoliation routine is to use a natural bristle brush, exfoliating glove, or loofah in addition to your regular body cleanser.Exfoliate two or three times a week to ensure your skin gets the treatment it needs without over-stressing it!

Rejoice the Grandmother and granddaughter’s bond of love, promise and protection with CBeebies this New Year!


Tuesday, January 2021: CBeebies is cherishing the unique bond between children and their grandparents  with the new season of animated series JoJo and Gran Gran. The favourite grandmother-and-granddaughter duo return for yet another set of brightly-coloured everyday escapades in JoJo and Gran Gran Set 2,, which premieres on Monday, 18 January 2021. The series, based on the books by Laura Henry-Allain, tells the story of a four-year-old girl and her fun, wise grandmother who cares for her while her parents are working.

 

The cartoon explores the passing of time, with topics such as life cycles, the changing seasons, growth or the sequencing involved in activities such as baking a cake or catching a bus. Even a trip to the hairdressers turns into a grand journey when Gran Gran’s around, and she always has a ready story to tell reflecting kids’ lives and inspiring real world discovery and play.

JoJo and Gran Gran Set 2 premieres on Monday, 18 January 2021, 4:05pm on CBeebies.

Catch CBeebies on the following channels: Tata Sky-DTH (Channel 687), Sun Direct-DTH (Channel 538)IMCL Cable & Hits: Channel 439 (Cable) and Channel 918 (Hits)Fastway Cable (Channel 390)SITI Networks Hyderabad (Channel 454)Aadhar Digital Vision (Channel 278)Akshaya Diginet Cable Vision (Channel 304)Kal Cable (Channel 510)UCN Network Cable (Channel 194)

JoJo and Gran Gran Set 2

Animation | Episodes: 11 x 11’

Show Summary:

A delightful and heartwarming animated series celebrating the special relationship between an inquisitive girl and her fun and active Grandmother. 

Join JoJo and Gran Gran in their bustling London neighbourhood as they find joy in the everyday – from baking a cake to catching the bus and visiting the hairdressers for the first time. JoJo adores spending time with her energetic Gran Gran, who is always ready with a ‘Gran Gran Plan’ when JoJo comes to visit. This is a series about love, family and community. In each episode, there’s a short live action segment featuring real children taking part in a practical activity that mirrors the animated story.

Fun Facts with JoJo and Gran Gran:

  • Set 2 features expeditions to the carnival, the library, learning to ride a bike, sleepovers and the hunt for a dinosaur – teaching kids how to navigate these elements of everyday life, while infusing them with a sense of wonder and storytelling.
  • Gran Gran hails from the sunny Eastern Caribbean island-country of St Lucia, and now lives in the same bustling London neighbourhood as JoJo and her parents. 
  • Each richly-animated episode focuses on themes such as the passing of time – life cycles, weather seasons, growing up, and the steps to bake a cake – and family traditions from St Lucian culture. Also featured is a live-action segment with children audiences at the end, to help talk through the learning takeaways from the show.
  • The show represents vibrant family life and the importance of strong multigenerational communities that interact with each other. Young children can learn more about St Lucian heritage, but also be inspired to explore their own family cultures through tales and games with their grandparents!
  • JoJo and Gran Gran is adapted from Laura Henry-Allain’s picture books of the same name, written based on her own vibrant relationship with her grandmother. She is vice-president of the British Association for Early Childhood Education and consults with schools, governments and companies on childcare and preschool education.

Laura Henry-Allain says of the show: “I wanted to convey the deep connection between the two, the excitement at the world around her that JoJo has and Gran Gran’s wisdom, experience and zest for life”.

About BBC Studios (India):

BBC Studios, a global content company with British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC Group. Able to take an idea seamlessly from thought to screen, it spans content financing, development, production, sales, branded services, and ancillaries from both its own productions and programmes and formats made by high-quality UK independents. Award-winning British programmes made by the business are internationally recognised across a broad range of genres and specialisms, including factual, drama, entertainment and comedy. The company, which makes around 2,500 hours of content a year, is a champion for British creativity around the world and a committed partner for the UK’s independent sector. BBC Studios has offices in 22 countries globally, six production offices in UK the and a further six production bases and partnerships in countries outside of the UK. In India, BBC Studios has been at the forefront of content production with shows like Criminal Justice, The Office, Out of Love, Jhalakh Dikhhla Jaa, Stupid Man Smart Phone, Nach Baliye, and many more. It also distributes BBC Studios content to the market, bringing popular British programmes such as Top Gear, Doctor Who and Seven Worlds, One Planet to Indian audiences, making the CBeebies channel available to pre-school audiences, and has a number of key partnerships, including a JV with Sony Entertainment Television for Sony BBC Earth, and BBC branded blocks across linear and digital platforms.

Disney+ Hotstar || Free titles || Republic Day

 

Uplift the spirit of patriotism this Republic Day by watching these amazing titles now streaming on Disney+ Hotstar

Over the years, there have been countless movies made in the memory of our Indian jawans or freedom fighters. This year as we celebrate our 72nd Republic Day, we bring to you a list of classic patriotic movies that you can watch for free on Disney+Hotstar. From Milkha Singh’s determination, Neerja Bhanot’s courage, Tanaji Malusare’s bravery, to the life of the Indian revolutionary Alluri Seetarama Raju, these movies will surely make your heart fill with patriotic fervour. 

Hindi

India's Most Wanted

Five ordinary men, one global terrorist, witness India’s biggest manhunt operation in this film inspired by true events.

Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Sudev Nair, Rajesh Sharma

Link: https://www.hotstar.com/in/movies/indias-most-wanted/1000239447/watch

Baby  

Post 26/11 Mumbai attacks, a special intelligence task force will stop at nothing to foil another such assault on the Indian soil.

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Danny Denzongpa, Rana Daggubati, Taapsee Pannu, Anupam Kher       

Link: https://www.hotstar.com/in/movies/baby/1000053838/watch

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

The film chronicles Milkha Singh aka 'The Flying Sikh's,' incredible struggle - from being an orphan to becoming one of India's greatest athletes.

Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor, Pawan Malhotra

Link: https://www.hotstar.com/in/movies/bhaag-milkha-bhaag/1000001354

Mangal Pandey

Based on the life and times of Mangal Pandey, this Indian soldier was at the helm of the Revolt of 1857 against the British.

Cast: Aamir Khan, Rani Mukherji, Ameesha Patel

Link: https://www.hotstar.com/in/movies/mangal-pandey/1770016109

Gour Hari Dastaan    

Based on the life of freedom fighter Gour Hari Das, he struggled against his own government to recognise his work and contribution to Indian history.

Cast: Vinay Patha, Konkona Sen Sharma, Ranvir Shorey

Link: https://www.hotstar.com/in/movies/gour-hari-dastaan/1770015481

23rd March 1931 Shaheed     

Chronicling the life of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, this rebellious freedom fighter, along with Rajguru and Sukhdev, happily gave his life for the country.

Cast: Bobby Deol, Sunny Deol, Divya Dutta

Link: https://www.hotstar.com/in/movies/23rd-march-1931-shaheed/1000101218

Indu Sarkar   

Set during the Indian Emergency, a simple housewife's life changes when she ventures into an area where residents are protesting against the government.

Cast: Kirti Kulhari, Tota Roy Chowdhury, Neil Nitin Mukesh

Link: https://www.hotstar.com/in/movies/indusarkar/1770017009/watch

Raid

Fearless income tax officer Amay Patnaik carries out a risky raid at the mansion of the most powerful man in Lucknow. Inspired by real-life events.

Cast: Ajay Devgn, Ileana D'Cruz, Saurabh Shukla

Link: https://www.hotstar.com/in/movies/raid/1000212789/watch

Mission Mangal

Based on the true story of India's finest scientists who rose above hardships and failures to make us the only country to reach Mars in its first attempt.

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Vikram Gokhale, Taapsee Pannu

Link: https://www.hotstar.com/in/movies/mission-mangal/1260011536/watch

Neerja

A biopic on the brave Neerja Bhanot, the head purser had sacrificed her life for the safety of her passengers when terrorists hijacked Pan Am Flight 73

Cast: Sonam Kapoor, Shabana Azmi

Link: https://www.hotstar.com/in/movies/neerja/1000090704

Tanhaji

As Aurangzeb captures the Kondhana fort, Tanhaji Malusare, Shivaji Maharaj’s trusted military leader and braveheart, ventures out to win it back.

Cast: Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan, Kajol

Link: https://www.hotstar.com/in/movies/tanhaji/1260022117

Bengali

Kabir  

Yasmin meets Kabir, a photographer on a train journey. Friendly at first, she soon realises how dangerous he could be.

Cast: Dev, Rukmini Maitra

Link: https://www.hotstar.com/in/movies/kabir/1000216355/watch

Malayalam

Keethichakra 

Based on true events related to insurgency in Kashmir, the film is about Major Mahadevan and team of NSG commandos who are assigned to counter terrorist activities in the state.

Cast: Mohanlal, Jiiva, Gopika

Link: https://www.hotstar.com/in/movies/keerthichakra/1000037742/watch

Kandahar       

Major Mahadevan and his team of commandos put their lives at risk to save the hostages when an Indian aircraft gets hijacked by terrorists.

Cast: Mohanlal, Amitabh Bachchan, Ganesh Venkatraman

Link: https://www.hotstar.com/in/movies/kandahar/1000067909/watch

Take Off        

The film is based on a real-life rescue mission to save the Indian nurses stranded in Tikrit, Iraq, during the country's civil war in 2014.

Cast: Parvathy Thiruvothu, Kunchacko Boban, Fahadh Faasil

Link: https://www.hotstar.com/in/movies/take-off/1770015881/watch

Tamil

Evanukku Sariyana Aalu Illai

Major Ajay Krishna journeys to Kurnool for a covert mission. Soon he finds himself at the centre of a scam involving a corrupt MLA and a fishy suicide

Cast: Mahesh Babu, Rashmika Mandanna, Vijayashanti

Link: https://www.hotstar.com/in/movies/evanukku-sariyana-aalu-illai/1260049493

Payanam       

A plane is hijacked by ruthless terrorists who have held the passengers hostage. Now, it is up to Major Raveendra to rescue them and capture the hijackers.

Cast: Nagarjuna, Prakash Raj

Link: https://www.hotstar.com/in/movies/payanam/1000058437

Telugu

Kanche

Hari and Sita fall in love with each other much against the wishes of her grandfather and brother Eshwar. What happens when Eshwar and Hari come face to face while together fighting against the Nazis on behalf of the British Indian Army forms the rest of the story.

Cast: Nikitin Dheer, Ravi prakash, Srinivas Avasarala

Link: https://www.hotstar.com/in/kanche-promo/1260010887