NEW YORK CITY (TIP): Ambassador Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay, Consul General of India, New York inaugurated the launch of www.NRITVFILMCLUB.com website in the presence of many prominent people from the Indian community, media and entertainment, in the ornate ballroom of the Indian Consulate, April 17.
Congratulating Tirlok Malik, founder of NRI TV FILM CLUB, on the novel idea Ambassador Mulay said: “It is a wonderful idea. Very much needed. And it will make the bridge between Hollywood and Bollywood by creating NRI-wood.”
NRI TV Film Club website is for the audience to watch movies made by NRIs, about NRIs, with NRIs. “It is just like a mini Netflix for NRI movies,” a guest said. NRI TV FILM CLUB website is also a platform to promote and create opportunities for NRI talents in the area of Film, Television, and New Media. It is a collective effort of filmmakers and artists. The website is launched with 15 films made in America by NRI filmmakers with local Indian American talents. Some of the films are award winning and shown worldwide. NRI TV FILM CLUB willbe producing and showing more films, TV Sitcom, Web Series with the Indian American and multi-cultural talents. Membership for the club is 35 dollars annually.
“These movies have immigrant themes but with universal emotions. Many of these films don’t reach wider audience. But with the new technology of streaming movies just like Netflix, we are able to bring these movies for the audience to watch worldwide. There are more than 25 millions NRIs worldwide and their families in India. We believe you will enjoy these movies,” says New York Emmy nominated filmmaker Tirlok Malik who is the founder of NRI TV FILM CLUB. Tirlok Malik along with many other talented NRI filmmakers and artists are excited about the idea. Malik says, “I am glad other NRI filmmakers have shared this vision with me and joined me.”
The team behind this vision was announced at the event. H.R. Shah, chairman of TV ASIA, is the honorary chairman of NRI TV FILM CLUB. Dr. Sudhir Parikh who is the chairman and publisher of Parikh Worldwide Media Inc. is supporting this vision.
At the launching Malik thanked media and many supporters. Some of them were Indu Jaiswal, Prof. Indrajit Saluja, Parveen Chopra, Thomas Abraham (GOPIO), Reeves Lehmann (Chairman of Film division of SVA) and many others.
All the filmmakers and the artists present at the event said, “Join the Club and Watch Movies. Sign Up for www.nritvfilmclub.com.”