One World Entertainment’s First Foreign Film Feature, “VIRSA” Set For Theatrical Release Across 3 Continents On May 7th, 2010

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VIRSA is the first truly international Punjabi film with filming extensively in Australia and post-production completed in Mumbai, India offering viewers of Punjabi films an international cinematic experience like never before seen in Punjabi film. The film's distribution companies have scheduled official promotional premieres with the cast to occur in India on April 29th, Pakistan on May 2nd, Australia, May 4th, Mumbai on May 5th and in Delhi, India on May 5th, all leading up to the May 7, 2010 cinematic release date for the film.

The completion of this movie is a fine example of international team work and hope the Indian, Pakistani and World audience accept this film in gesture to embrace cultural differences and better Pakistan & India’s relations.

On April 10, 2010, producers One World Entertainment and Wize Mindz Productions unveiled the world premiere of the Punjab foreign film title, “VIRSA” to a sold out audience at the Dallas International Film Festival, which was featured in competition as a World Cinema Selection. While the film was not honored as one of the jury-prize winners, the film did subsequently score multiple distribution deals including an agreement with B4U distribution company to theatrically release the film worldwide in Australia, Canada, USA and Europe as well as deals with Geo Entertainment to theatrically release in Pakistan and with a leading media house will be releasing in Punjab, India. Junglee Music powered by Times of India group has released the movie’s soundtrack internationally with the soundtrack already heating up the Bollywood radio station request lines across the globe. The film has slated May 7, 2010 as the international release date and official promotional premieres are slated with the cast in India on April 29th, Pakistan on May 2nd, Australia, May 4th, Mumbai on May 5th and in Delhi, India on May 5th, all leading up to the May 7, 2010 cinematic release date for the film.

VIRSA is the first truly international Punjabi film with cast and crew from India, Pakistan and Australia. Produced by Dallas native, Dr. Amanullah Khan’s One World Entertainment in partnership with Wize Mindz Entertainment, Virsa was shot extensively in Australia with post-production completed in Mumbai, India offering viewers of Punjabi films an international cinematic experience like never before seen in Punjabi film. Virsa is directed by Pankaj Batra and also marks the launch of Aarya Babbar into Punjabi films. Opposite him is Mehreen Raheal, a very well known model, actress, anchor and writer, she is one of the best known faces in Pakistan. The film also stars Gulshan Grover, Kanwaljit Singh and Naumaan Ijaz, all highly acclaimed actors in Pakistan and India. Virsa also brings to India the music of Jawad Ahmad, the extremely popular and well-known singer-composer from Pakistan with featured tracks from the film already topping the charts in Pakistan. In fact, on April 4th in Australia, where the film was made, the regional IndoPak station dubbed it “VIRSA DAY” and featured eight hours of radio programming. The official website to view the trailer and other information is http://www.thevirsathefilm.com.

Executive Producer, Dr. Amanullah is thrilled to realize his dream of this film coming to a world release “The essence of the Punjab land, [a fertile agricultural province which strides across both India and Pakistan], where I was born, is part of my being. My appreciation for the people of Punjab and my love for Punjabi language (my mother tongue) culminated in my desire to produce VIRSA. The story revolves around the budding love affair of a Punjabi couple living in Australia and how it is affected by the stresses and strains of their shrinking Punjabi culture across three generations of family members”. Dr. Khan further adds, “The completion of this movie is a fine example of international team work and hope the Indian, Pakistani and World audience accept this film in gesture to embrace cultural differences and better Pakistan & India’s relations.”

ABOUT ONE WORLD ENTERTAINMENT & AMUNALLAH KHAN M.D; Phd
One World Entertainment was setup as a film production company with the explicit purpose of bringing together the best of cinematic talent from around the world under its banner and to give the viewers an international cinematic experience. It has provided such a platform in producing its new movie “Virsa”. Set up in 2007, One World Entertainment is a brainchild of Dr. Amanullah Khan, a renowned physician in the field of oncology and hematology and currently the President of Cancer Center Associates, a private physicians’ group in Dallas. In addition to his busy medical practice, Dr. Khan has served on the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders; by governor’s appointment he has served his home state of Texas as a member of the Texas Health Care Information Council, Texas Board of Health, Governor's Task Force on Homeland Security and Texas Medical Board. Additionally, he has received numerous awards including the Honorary Citizenship Award by the Mayor of Dallas, the Presidential Gold Medal awarded by the Pakistan Academy of Medical Sciences, and the Outstanding Contribution in Medicine award by the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce. He is a published Punjabi Poet and his book Mukar Gayian Nain Shawaan was published in 2004.

ABOUT WIZE MINDZ ENTERTAINMENT
Wize Mindz Entertainment started off a few years ago as an event management company, but since then, it has diversified into every field of entertainment to the point that today, it seeks to be the complete media solutions organization. It has made its presence felt in event management, talent management, Audio-visual production and acquisition and marketing of content. Wize Mindz has been producing Television and Music Videos and has organized promotional, marketing and corporate events for many of its clients. With Virsa, Wize Mindz has taken another step forward by entering the field of film production… in midst of pre production for their next venture again partnering with One World entertainment the film is backed by a leading Studio from India.. The film will once again get together cast and crew from multi nations and target the international market. The association with Dr. Khan has been quite a fruitful one and his involvement in creative aspects of filmmaking only brings the best from our all technicians be it director, Music, screenwriter etc… where as we like to focus marketing and mounting of the project.

ABOUT JAWAD AHMAD
Jawad Ahmad needs no introduction in the world of music. This renowned and most popular singer from Pakistan has been admired for his versatile singing in his own land and has won appreciation from music lovers around the world. In India, his song ‘Bin Tere Kya Hai Jeena’ from the movie ‘Woh Lamhe’ shot him to instant fame and recognition. He has an eye for the detailing of the projects that he gets involved with and this is his secret to success and fame.

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