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Monday, April 20, 2015

Satirical Comedy Jai Ho! Democracy is Tax-free in Chhattisgarh

Satirical Comedy Jai Ho! Democracy is Tax-free in Chhattisgarh

MUMBAI, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Indian film industry veterans come together for a relevant political comedy. Jai Ho!
Democracy stars thespians from the National School of Drama (NSD) and some of the best
actors our country has ever had - Om Puri, Annu Kapoor, Seema Biswas, Adil Hussain and
Satish Kaushik. Written and directed by Ranjit Kapoor, who also wrote the cult film Jaane
Bhi Do Yaaro, the satirical comedy hits theatres on Friday.


The first International Film Festival of Chhattisgarh was inaugurated with the
premiere of Jai Ho! Democracy on 10th April, 2015, in the presence of Chief Minister Shri
Raman Singh and Culture, Tourism and Parliamentary Affairs Minister of Chhattisgarh State
Shri Ajay Chandrakar. It was the first time when the audience saw the movie with members
of the star cast. The movie was able to touch the audiences and hilariously delivered the
message of how privileged we are to be a democratic nation. On receiving much appreciation
and acclaims, the movie was declared tax-free in the state of Chhattisgarh by Chief
Minister Raman Singh.

Jai Ho! Democracy takes a comic look at how the powers-that-be continue to
procrastinate and maintain status quo, unfazed by the gravity of the situations at hand.
It also explores the funny side of how the media gets desperate in highlighting unworthy
issues. It also gives a message of hope and a chance to peace between two neighbouring
countries - India and Pakistan.

The movie was conceptualized and filmed during the Indian UPA-II government's reign
and shows some stark resemblance between the characters and real life Indian politicians.

Director Ranjit Kapoor feels it is the right time for a film like Jai Ho! Democracy.
"Politics is no longer a taboo topic for the Indian masses. The young, especially, are
taking a lot of interest in what is going on behind closed doors and under the official
tables. We have tried to show the true picture, our tongues firmly in cheek," says Ranjit

The NSD get-together has all the veterans playing important characters; characters you
have seen in Indian politics. Om Puri plays Pandeyji, a right-wing heavyweight who has
come up the hard way in politics and represents the post-independence desi politician.
"Pandeyji is familiar to everyone but also not stereotypical. His motivations and his
actions are very identifiable and also very funny," says Om Puri.

Annu Kapoor plays PRO Ramalingam, a former Chief Justice of India, who has always been
close to successive governments and in turn rewarded by those governments. "It was fun
playing a character we have all heard and known of but not seen up close in action," says
Annu Kapoor. "Ramalingam knows the truth but also knows when to lie."

Adil Hussain plays Major Baruah, who switched from army to politics, who had lost his
leg but won all the sympathies to become an important player for the opposition. Says
Adil: "Major Baruah might remind you of certain figures from Indian political history but
it's also a work of fiction and hence the similarities are as they say just coincidental."

Seema Biswas plays social activist Mohini Devi who has made a career out of her
'social activities'. "Haven't we seen the Mohinis around us and laughed at them secretly?
Well, now you can laugh at Mohini openly and endlessly," says Biswas.

Of the other major characters, Satish Kaushik plays the Minister of State for Defence
Harphool Choudhry, who is a product of coalition politics and who has to often visit Tihar
jail on corruption charges. Aamir Bashir is Bashir Baig, the son of an ex-minister from
Jammu and Kashmir who is the emerging face of Indian politics. And Rajni Gujral plays Mrs
Bedi, a seasoned journalist who has made her way to the position of editor-in-chief of a
prominent regional newspaper.

Here's the link to the trailer of Jai Ho! Democracy:

Jai Ho! Democracy, produced by Indian Production House and directed by Ranjit Kapoor
and Bikramjeet Singh Bhullar, will release on 24th April, 2015.

About Indian Production House

Indian Production House, which started off five years back as a small step, has
evolved into a great marathon, successfully traversing exciting terrains of entertainment.
From theatre to television to commercials, Indian Production House has left its indelible
mark on the viewers. For more details, visit:

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Yelawolf Releases New Album, Love Story, Today On Slumerican/Shady Records/Interscope

Yelawolf Releases New Album, Love Story, Today On Slumerican/Shady Records/Interscope


SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alabama-born recording artist Yelawolf releaseshis second full-length major-label album, entitled Love Story, today on Slumerican/Shady Records/Interscope.

Love Story was recorded largely at Nashville's Blackbird Studio with executive producer Eminem and various other producers including Malay and Yelawolf's longtime collaborator WLPWR. Yelawolf describes the album as "more passionate" than his previous projects, which include his 2011 debut Radioactive and two 2013 mixtapes, Black Fall and Trunk Muzik Returns. "I'm telling the truth about a lot of things," he says of Love Story. "I try to be as honest as I can with everything I do."

A number of tracks from Love Story have already been released, including "Box Chevy V," "Till It's Gone," which premiered on the season premiere for the final season of Sons Of Anarchy, and the current single, "American You." Watch the Mike Mahail directed video for "American You" HERE. The acoustic guitar-driven "Till It's Gone" earned raves and its video has racked up more than 10 million views on YouTube. Watch it HERE. Yelawolf continued his streak with the follow-up "Whiskey In A Bottle." Watch that video HERE. Last week, Yelawolf posted another track, "Best Friend," featuring Eminem, on YouTube. Listen HERE.

Yelawolf will hit the road next month for The Love Story tour, which kicks off on May 1(st) at The Fillmore in Detroit, MI, and continues through June 27(th) at Knoxville, TN's The International. Dates are scheduled for Rock On The Range (Columbus, OH, May 15(th)) and The Soundset Festival (Minneapolis, MN, May 24(th)). Please see below for a complete list of dates.

The track-listing for Love Story is as follows:
Outer Space
American You
Whiskey In A Bottle
Ball And Chain
Till It's Gone
Devil In My Veins
Best Friend ft. Eminem
Empty Bottles
Tennessee Love
Box Chevy V
Love Story
Johnny Cash
Have A Great Flight
Sky's The Limit
Fiddle Me This

Yelawolf's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

Here is the complete list of tour dates:

Friday, May 1 Detroit, MI The Fillmore

Tuesday, May 5 Chattanooga, TN Track 29

Wednesday, May 6 Columbia, SC Music Farm

Thursday, May 7 Ashville, NC Orange Peel

Friday, May 8 Norfolk, VA Norva Theatre

Saturday, May 9 Baltimore, MD Sound Stage

Sunday, May 10 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero

Tuesday, May 12 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl

Wednesday, May 13 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club

Thursday, May 14 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom

Friday, May 15 Columbus, OH Rock On The Range

Sunday, May 17 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe

Tuesday, May 19 Chicago, IL The Metro

Wednesday, May 20 Milwaukee, WI The Rave

Thursday, May 21 Des Moines, IA Wooly's

Friday, May 22 Iowa City, IA Blue Moose

Saturday, May 23 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Sunday, May 24 Minneapolis, MN Soundset Festival

Tuesday, May 26 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater

Wednesday, May 27 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre

Thursday, May 28 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre

Friday, May 29 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex

Saturday, May 30 Boise, ID Knitting Factory

Sunday, May 31 Missoula, MT Wilma Theater

Tuesday, June 2 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory

Wednesday, June 3 Seattle, WA Showbox Sodu

Thursday, June 4 Portland, OR Roseland

Friday, June 5 Eugene, OR McDonald Theatre

Saturday, June 6 San Francisco, CA Live 105 Radio Show

Sunday, June 7 San Diego, CA Xfest/91X - Sleep Train Amph

Monday, June 8 Ventura, CA Ventura Theatre

Wednesday, June 10 Los Angeles, CA Fonda Theatre

Thursday, June 11 Riverside, CA Riverside Municipal Auditorium

Friday, June 12 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl

Saturday, June 13 Phoenix, AZ Club Red

Sunday, June 14 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre

Monday, June 15 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre

Wednesday, June 17 San Antonio, TX Alamo City Music Hall

Thursday, June 18 Austin, TX Emo's East

Friday, June 19 Dallas, TX Southside Music Hall

Saturday, June 20 Houston, TX Fitzgeralds

Sunday, June 21 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues

Tuesday, June 23 Mobile, AL Midnight Rodeo

Wednesday, June 24 Birmingham, AL Iron City

Thursday, June 25 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall

Friday, June 26 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works

Saturday, June 27 Knoxville, TN The International

SOURCE Interscope Records

Interscope Records

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