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Goli Soda 2 News Release

Goli Soda 2 News Release

Not all the successful movies will have the potential to have a sequel. Goli Soda, which was a block buster, had a strong theme which can be made in any language and had ample scope for a sequel. Not surprisingly Goli Soda 2 was announced and it created a lot of curiosity.The shooting of the second part is going on in full swing. It was earlier declared by the director that there are four main characters in the movie, and the cast list was held up for proper announcement . 

Now it has been announced that Samuthirakani will play a vital character. Director Vijay Milton says,” We ihave got Samuthirakani on board to play a very important role in the film. This character is very crucial and important like the ATM character in the first part. Samuthirakani plays a suspended constable. His get up will be different and talked about. The movie is shaping up very well “Produced by Rough note on behalf of Vijay Milton, “Goli Soda 2″ will have a pool of  talents both in the cast and crew. The director  also hinted ” there will be an other big announcement shortly.It will be  huge in terms of casting which will thrill the audience and the announcement of it will be out very soon.

Pilot Film – Highway Kaadhali Short Film With Cast and Crew News

Pilot Film – Highway Kaadhali Short Film With Cast and Crew News

It is a fantasy action adventure. It will surely entertain you. 
Cast :-
Pradeep Ranganathan, Amritha Aiyer, Manikandan Vaidhyanathan, Anand Shankar, Gowri Shankar, George, Mambo, Mythili 
Crew :-
Written and Directed by Kamal Prakash ,,,Produced by Prashanth Vasan ,,Executive producer – CK Mohammed,,,DOP – Vinod Rajendran,,,Music – Fazil M,,,Editing & Vfx – Kamal Prakash,,,Sound design – Sync Cinema ,,,Dialogs – Pradeep Ranganathan,,Art Direction  – Charan Mohan,,,Asst Directors – Anand Raghav, Sanjeev Mohan, Guna GS, Deepan.

Directors Initiative Chevalier Sivajii Song Release On 21st July

Directors Initiative Chevalier Sivajii Song Release On 21st July

Directors Initiative Chevalier Sivajii Song Release For Nadigar Thilagam Sivaji’s
Memorable Day Anniversary On 21st July.

உலகின் மிகச்சிறந்தகலைஞன் நடிகர்திலகம் அவரின் நினைவுநாளன்று இந்ததலைமுறைக்கு நினைவுகூற ஒருபாடல் ஜூலை21 ம் தேதி வெளியிடப்படுகிறது.

 

UTOO takes driver’s background verification checks to next level

UTOO takes driver’s background verification checks to next level

 UTOO takes driver’s background verification checks to next level

Chennai, July, 2017:

The kind of safety offered to the passengers by the cab aggregators has come under intense scrutiny, of late. Hiring a cab a few years ago was hard, time consuming and cumbersome. Today, technology has made it much easier to book a cab. In just a few minutes of making a booking on the app, the cab arrives at the door steps. While there is no denying the fact that hailing a cab service has become easier, there are many potential threats and insecurities the passengers, especially women, face in matters relating to their safety. Instances of physical violence, abuse and sexual assault against passengers have been reported in the media, sending shock waves across the country. Though the enactment of standalone laws and framing rules may help, the responsibility to provide safer rides to passengers squarely falls on the cab aggregators and operators.

At the very outset, having a detailed verification process in place to ascertain the antecedents of the drivers is important. People with criminal background and poor character record can be kept at bay. Carrying out the verification process is the first step by which the cab providers can assure safety to their customers. Since most of the offences are committed by people who have an unsatisfactory track record, seeking the help of independent background verification companies and the police department to verify the track record of drivers can go a long way in offering safe and secure travel to the customers.

The Chennai-based startup UTOO Cabs, eyeing a bigger pie in the app-based taxi booking industry, is firming up the background verification process of its drivers. The Cab operator, with plans to expand to untapped tier-2 cities, has put in place a strict verification process before hiring new drivers. “Safety and security of our customers continues to be our top most priority,” says Fazil Badrudeen, Brand Head, UTOO.

Drivers at UTOO are selected after a strict scrutiny of both skill and personality. All our drivers have a face-to-face interview before being selected. Once selected, a physical address verification and Aadhar verification is carried out along with a mandatory health checkup. “To ensure our drivers have a clean character record, we also insist on Police Verification Certificate prior to joining us,” adds Fazil.

The cab operator has set a lofty target of becoming a name synonymous to safety and security in the taxi hailing space. “Taking on the existing players in the industry has been on the radar right from the time of UTOO’s inception,” says Fazil. Currently, in terms of safety, customer-experience and cleanliness, we stand ahead of the rest, and this certainly will help us grab a bigger pie in the app-based taxi-booking space.”

At present, UTOO operates from Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad with a fleet strength of about 1000 cabs, and has plans to expand to 8 more cities in the future. Significantly, the operator does not resort to surge charging or peak pricing at any point of the day. This means, the prices will remain the same irrespective of whether the cab is hired during Peak-Hours or Off-peak hours.

UTOO: Company Profile

UTOO is a premier mobile app-based cab hailing service which was launched on 9th June, 2016. Headquartered in Chennai, the company aims to redefine and refresh the daily commute and a customer’s varied transportation needs, through a seamless management of superior rides, transparent pricing and driver empowerment schemes. At UTOO we aim “to make cab rides comfortable, friendly, safe and affordable.”

The company’s journey began soon after its would-be founders were abjectly dismayed by the poor experience of booking a ride to the airport. After waiting endlessly for the cab to arrive, the car that arrived was poorly maintained, the driver had limited navigation skills and the pricing was exorbitant. This was the tipping point for the founders which led them to realize that the need of the hour was  a professional cab hailing service.

Thus, UTOO was born, and is in the process of creating history. The UTOO team identified a niche gap in the taxi hailing business in India, currently growing at about 20- 25% annually. The sector was dominated by a few local and international players and the founders saw a great scope for innovation and improvement.

Customer Focus: Service driven philosophy

UTOO’s service driven philosophy is designed to gain synergies from both a transparent approach and a strong focus on technological innovation. It’s strict No Surge Pricing policy forms the bedrock of its relationship with customers. A Loyalty Program to reward frequent customers is also on the anvil. Its current fleet comprises of Datsun Go+ vehicles in the UTOOCompact segment and Nissan Sunny vehicles in the Sedan segment, complementing its mission of providing safe, comfortable and reliable transportation.

Employee Focus: ‘Prosperity Quotient’         

UTOO as a company has intentionally worked on developing a Driver Partner Strategy that is innovative.  The company ensures that its driver partners are provided fair and equitable earnings, in addition to being involved in several welfare schemes. With an endeavor of wealth creation for its Driver Partners, UTOO offers 100% home loan to its qualified drivers under its revolutionary UTOO Driver Housing Scheme. In addition, UTOO Is working to reduce and manage the physical stress of drivers with UTOO Support Centers across its operating locations. Its landmark Driver Empowerment Programs aims to improve their overall quality of life and motivation levels, while also ensuring that the customers always receive professional service.

Looking ahead

UTOO initiated operations with a fleet strength of around 500 cars in Chennai, and soon after started offering services in Hyderabad and Bangalore. The company plans to expand to 8 more cities and add at least 100,000 cars in the near future. In the days to come, UTOO is poised to cement its premier position in the national market with a clear customer focused approach, welfare of its drivers and a world class service standard.

Mobile Pumping System_Grundfos  

Mobile Pumping System_Grundfos  

A dual solution for dewatering flooded areas & providing water supply on the move

Chennai, July 19, 2017: Grundfos India, the leading manufacturer of energy efficient pumps, has launched an ideal solution to address the distress caused by monsoons and imminent water-logging with its intelligent Mobile Water Pumping Station. The unit comprises of two pumps, each capable of discharging 200000 liters per hour.

The mobile pumping station from Grundfos aims at reducing losses post disasters and can also be used for water supply in agriculture, horticulture, gardens and parks. With its double shaft seal system, which ensures trouble-free operations, the dewatering pumps along with a 50 kVA generator, control panel and a cantilever crane in a weatherproof enclosure, are mounted on a movable trolley that can be hauled by a truck or tractor. With a portable and compact design, these mobile pumping stations are light-weight and operate on just one cable, thus saving the need for additional sensor cables.

These high-capacity pumps are suitable to use across harsh environments for dewatering of flooded areas in construction sites, draining of storm water, shipyards, waterlogged facilities / basements, drainage pits, power stations, low-lying catchments areas, fishponds etc. The pumps are also specifically designed for pumping dirty water with a high content of abrasives like sand. 

Speaking about the introduction of an innovative solution, Ranganath N K, Managing Director of Grundfos India said, “According to a United Nations Global Assessment Report in 2015, in the recent years, India has an average economic loss of around $9.8 billion due to various disasters. Out of which, more than $7 billion loss is because of floods. A lot of this damage can be mitigated by removing the unwanted water efficiently using pumps. However, many a times, pumps are not installed in the areas that may be effected by flooding. Therefore, the mobile pumping station is an ideal solution for addressing this issue”.

About Grundfos India:

Grundfos Pumps India Pvt. Ltd. (Grundfos India) a wholly owned subsidiary of Grundfos Holdings was established on March 13, 1998. Grundfos India is responsible for sales of Grundfos products in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives and Nepal. Currently, Grundfos India has more than 250 employees and works with 200 distributors and dealers with 14 offices across India. Grundfos India provides energy efficient pumps and smart pumping solutions for various applications – heating and hot water service systems, cooling and air-conditioning systems, industrial applications, pressure boosting and liquid transfer, groundwater supply, domestic water supply, sewage and wastewater, dosing, chlorination systems, disinfection systems and pumps running on renewable energy. For more information, visit: http://www.grundfos.in/

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House Owner News Release

House Owner News Release

Lakshmi Ramakrishnan has roped in Aishwarya Rajesh and Ashok Selvan for her next directorial named “House Owner”. The critically acclaimed director says “House Owner” is a feel good family drama. Speaking on this, Lakshmi Ramakrishnan says, “I initially wanted to direct a movie on Chennai floods.

Meanwhile, my daughter got engaged and I decided to do the movie after the wedding . While  in Mumbai recently,  i happened to watch a Hindi movie which impressed me very much. I approached the makers to buy the remake rights which didn’t happen. Nevertheless, the inspiration from the film  left me writing another fresh script. It is about the challenges faced  a young and beautiful couple when they decide to buy their dream home, told in a lighter vien. I am excited about Aishwarya Rajesh and Ashok Selvan  playing the leads. More so as , Jomon T John; has shown interest to do the cinematography. We will start rolling, once everything else is finalized “

Varam Capital-RBL Bank tie-up to take ATM services to doorsteps

Varam Capital-RBL Bank tie-up to take ATM services to doorsteps

Varam Capital, in partnership with RBL Bank, has introduced Aadhaar-enabled payment services (AEPS) across its operations, thereby powering the Varam app as a Micro-ATM. With this, Varam’s 70,000 microfinance customers across urban and rural areas will have access to ATM services at their doorstep.
The Chennai-based NBFC-MFI has leveraged on the emerging digital and payment infrastructure to facilitate general banking services for the masses. Varam Capital’s CEO, Joby C.O. said, “The government’s Jan Dhan efforts helped every Indian to have a bank account and with the help of Micro-ATMs, we are making banking transactions a reality. Now our customers can deposit or withdraw any amount any time they wish and at their convenience. This will revolutionise the way people bank with informal income. This also goes well with our strategy of building the digital architecture around Aadhaar, mobile number and bank account. The moment we are able to replace cash at the frontend, our ability to offer multiple products to our customers grows multifold. If their Aadhaar numbers are linked to their bank accounts, customers can transact with their bank only using a thumb imprint.”
Varam introduced its App in the previous financial year as part of its digital transformation. The app is integrated with UIDAI, credit bureaus and banks, thus offering seamless on-boarding of customers and real-time disbursements. The new digital initiatives at Varam contributed to 100% cashless disbursements in the last fiscal, apart from 100% enrolments through Aadhaar.
The company, in partnership with RBL Bank, has integrated API Banking and Aadhaar Payment Bridge (APBS) to facilitate seamless disbursements. On the partnership with Varam Capital, RBL Bank’s Head of Digital Banking Sujatha Mohan said: “Financial inclusion has been the guiding principle of our banking operations since inception, and even more so since we embarked on the digital transformation journey. Our focus on technology and partnerships is enabling us to extend our product portfolio, and offer differentiated solutions for our customers. In this context, the tie-up with Varam Capital will enable RBL to offer Varam’s customers a very comfortable banking experience by using their Aadhaar-linked accounts to carry out banking transactions anywhere, anytime.”

Varam Capital Promoter Latha Rajan said, “Varam could conceptualise the entire digital revolution unfolding much before demonetisation hit the market. Our internal IT team built the Varam App and many other workflow management systems, which brought in authenticity, speed, ease and cost-effectiveness into our
operations. At the click of a button, today, every person can access any financial or non-financial products and services in line with the government’s dream of financial inclusiveness.”
Joby C.O. added, “Varam in its current form operates at 8-10% cost of operations and I believe that our fully operational digital model would help us to bring the cost of operations significantly down over a period of time. This will not only strengthen the bottom-line but also create avenues to explore alternate channels of expansion and growth.”
Varam is holding talks for its series A round of equity to realise its dream of providing low-cost financial services.
About Varam : Varam Capital Private Limited (‘Varam’) is a new age tech-enabled Micro Finance Institution (NBFC-MFI), headquartered in Chennai, Tamilnadu. With 25 branches across 11 districts in the States of Tamilnadu and Chhattisgarh, Varam serves over 70,000 customers. Varam is building a low cost financial delivery channel, using digital technology to service customers, underwrite loans and facilitate seam-less transactions.

About RBL Bank : RBL Bank is one of India’s fastest growing private sector banks with an expanding presence across the country. The Bank offers specialized services under six business verticals namely: Corporate & Institutional Banking, Commercial Banking, Branch & Business Banking, Agribusiness Banking, Development Banking and Financial Inclusion, Treasury and Financial Markets Operations. It currently services over 2.8 million customers through a network of 239 branches and 375 ATMs spread across 20 Indian states and Union Territories.

Over the last few years, RBL Bank has earned recognition in various national and international forums such as : CNBC ASIA’s India Talent Management Award (2017); ‘India’s Best Bank (Growth)’ in the ‘Small-Sized Bank Segment’ by Business Today-KPMG Best Bank Study for six consecutive years (2012-17); Business World’s ‘Best Growing Small Bank’ consistently for four years(2013,2014,2015,2017) and recognized by the World Economic Forum as a ‘Global Growth Company’ (GGC).

RBL Bank is listed on both NSE and BSE (RBLBANK).

24AM STUDIOS Production No 3 News Release

24AM STUDIOS Production No 3 News Release

24AM STUDIOS have officially launced their 3rd Production venture,to be directed by Prabhu Radhakrishnan who had learnt the nuances of film making from  Priyadharshan and Santhosh Sivan earlier.This untitled Tamil movie will have the latest sensation Nivin Pauly playing the lead. Legendary PC Sreeram will handle the camera.  The ambitious and systematic RD Raja says “To my knowledge Prabhu Radhakrishnan can be compared to the best in the trade. His hunger for success and love for cinema make him the best. After all cinema strive on directors and scripts for the basic ingredients.” 
Speaking about this, Prabhu Radhakrishnan says, ” 24AM STUDIOS had earned a name of being one of the most  professional companies in south India,thanks to the design and execution of producer RD Raja. He excels in the art of making a film big. We were mutually excited with the arrival of PC Sreeram sir on board.It is dream for me to work with PC sir. RD Raja is not only the producer of this movie, but he is also the script writer. Those who had associated with him in his earlier projects  will know the value of his creative input. This  touching fun filled Romantic film will show case his potential as a writer too. Music plays an important role and the announcement of the music director will strengthen the value of music in this film.  Nivin Pauly who is on a golden wave plays the Hero. Post “Premam” he enjoys a huge fan following not just in Kerala and Tamilnadu but also in North India. He is becoming the heart throb of the younger generation. Iam sure he will breathe life into the role of the protagonist. The Other cast and crew will be finalized soon. The pre production work is going on and we have planned to start the shoot in the month of January” declared Prabhu Radhakrishnan with confidence.
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