The Advertising Club of India hosted the inaugural edition of the Marquee Awards. Presented by News18 India, powered by Colors and MTV and partnered by One India, the Marquee Awards saw the entire marketing fraternity come together to recognise brands for their excellence in marketing. About 750 invites were sent to the CEOs, CMOs, agency heads & stalwarts from the advertising, marketing & media industry. A red carpet was rolled out for the guests who were snapped by the paparazzi. As guests settled down, a voice over introduced Mr. Harris Thajab (Chairman of the Ad Asia Organising Committee) who addressed the guests about Asia’s largest advertising congress. The evening commenced with the invocation of God’s segment through a live recital of Ganesh Vandana by Ameya Date and Maithli-finalists from the reality show Rising Star. This was accompanied by live speed painting of a portrait of Lord Ganesha by Vilas Nayak that complimented the occasion.
26th November, 2008, nine years ago the most cowardly attack was launched on the decency of the Indian people, its democratic principles and the grace of our civilization. The annual memorial was a homage to the innocent and brave who died defending our values, they are our martyrs. We will never forget them.
Fear, Anger, Courage & Unity : The memorial was divided into four sections for thematic clarity and not as rigid boundaries. It seamlessly merged and encapsulated the emotions as the incident first happened, unfolded and resolved. This year, was the second edition of 26/11: Stories of Strength, The Indian Express & Facebook India to bring us the inspiring stories of 26 young hearts. The evening witnessed some of the most heart-warming experiences and recitals by Amruta Fadnavis, children from the Shankar Mahadevan Academy, Prasoon Joshi, Suresh Wadkar, Mame Khan, Priyanka Barve and Amit Trivedi. Among the speakers at the event, were Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Western Naval Command Vice-Admiral Girish Luthra and Divya Salaskar, daughter of slain encounter specialist Vijay Salaskar. Also, in a rare interaction, Sachin Tendulkar was seen in conversation with former marine commando (MARCOS) Praveen Kumar, who took five bullets and lost an ear during the operation at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Mr Devendra Fadnavis and Mr. Amitabh Bachchan paid tribute to the families of the brave. This initiative was undertaken to remind ourselves that the unity and courage of our Nation will always defeat the barbaric ideology of hatred and violence. The event was directed by Feroz Abbas Khan and produced by Wizcraft.
Daily Thanthi is one of the most popular regional newspapers down South. On 6th Nov 2017, they celebrated their 75 year anniversary. Wizcraft had the honour of playing a major role in executing this grand occasion. To make the event even more monumental, honourable Prime Minister, Narendra Modi graced the occasion. Other notable faces from the film fraternity also attended the event. A secure and smooth movement throughout the event was ensured. The safety and security in the area was spot on, so much so that there was absolutely no sign of hindrances to the Prime Minister and celebrities. Planning, Production, Execution and Management; Wizcraft effortlessly pulled it off!
The Lux Golden Rose Awards is an award show that stands for women in the industry justifying the highly skewed woman consumption for the brand Lux. The Lux Golden Rose Awards ground event saw a full house with majority of the industry artistes at the event. The show has set a benchmark in terms of television ratings for award shows. It was an unique award property entirely conceptualized & curated by Wizcraft.
A social action platform for a global generation headlined by the biggest international & national superstars. The event was high on technology and had an impeccable set design. The show saw the likes of Chris Martin, Jay-Z, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, A.R. Rahman amongst many others take the stage by storm. It was attended by 80000+ people. The Global Citizen campaign started their journey in India with a bang. The event was written about on every social media platform and was definitely the biggest concert that India had ever seen.
A major award show in India since 2004, where accolades are given to recognize excellence in Indian film & television. Wizcraft produced & managed the awards for the Film Producers Guild of India. A set of designers, conceptualizers, editors, script-writers, producers, directors, set designers, choreographers, PR professionals, marketers, event planners & operational experts came together to make this show as exceptional as IIFA.
Wizcraft remoulded the Guild awards completely to make it one of the best award shows on Indian Television.
The 104th Edition Indian Science Congress was held in Tirupati in the month of January, 2017. The event was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi. The event had two folds, the main event and the cultural event. Wizcraft was in charge of the production and operations of the main event and the end to end management for the cultural event. The main event was attended by dignitaries such as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Collector of Chittor etc. The cultural night saw performances from Sivamani, Usha Uthup, Sunitha Upadrashta, Vikku Vinayak, Siddharth Mahadevan etc. Apart from these performances, a variety of ideas such as a lazer show, fireworks display, sand art etc was seen at the event.
The Sun Kudumbam Viruthugal is an awards ceremony held to honor the cast and crew of television serials which air on Sun TV. This evening of glitz and glamour is solely for all the artists from the fiction shows of the channel. The whole show was conceptualized in a manner to connect the viewers with all the characters from various serials of the network. From the beginning to the end of the evening , different performances / acts that took place were various URAVUGAL (relationships) that run through a family - romance , teasing , celebration, husband-wife, friends, nature etc. To celebrate the language of Tamil, the opening act was a tribute to this ancient language with a semi-classical dance act. Artists from all 18 serials, were a part of the nomination process for the popular categories. The introduction for these categories were announced through an enactment/interaction at the beginning of each nomination by a pair / artists from these serials. The act was a two minute act scripted in a humorous way & was appreciated by all. Film celebrities danced to foot tapping numbers of Raadhika Sarathkumar & Ramya Krishnan.
The Opening Ceremony for PATA Travel Mart was hosted by Department of Tourism & Government of Karnatakaat BIEC, Bengaluru. The ceremony showcased India as a grand celebration. The festive journey transported the audience across India’s amazing cultural landscape. From the musical pillars of Hampi to the dance, arts, festivals and rhythms of India, the ceremony was an invitation to experience the heartbeat of a glorious civilization. The performances on stage were richly complemented by imagery and graphics on LED screens. For the first time in the world, a spectacular aerial gown projection (dancer in mid air) was created to celebrate India’s artistic legacy. The ceremony culminated with a grand welcome performance inspired by the Mysore Dasara in Karnataka, symbolically highlighting the Indian Tourism motto - ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’.