Flickbay's main menu page.
Flickbay's main menu page.

FlickBay is the perfect app for Bollywood movie lovers



Great news for Bollywood buffs: instead of trawling various websites for reviews and waiting for celebrity interviews, they can now find everything about their favourite stars and films under one application.

Free to download on Android and iOS, Flickbay is the ultimate “Bollywood ka app” by Vishal Ramchandani and Trishant Sidhwani of Excel Entertainment, Farhan Akhtar’s and Ritesh Sidhwani’s production house. It went into development in June 2015, after the duo noticed the absence of a dedicated app for Bollywood in the market and decided to fill the gap.

Neat and easy to use, Flickbay offers everything at the touch of your fingers: Music videos and film trailers are arranged in a chronological order and are available at the click of a button. Box-office figures offern an insight into how well a film is doing domestically and internationally. Recent movies available on DVDs online are also listed, along with prices.

A page is devoted to every film currently showing in cinemas, as well as upcoming releases, including Rangoon, starring Shahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut, which is due to be released in February 2017. Users have an option of adding the films to their watch-list, and based on these personalised lists, receive a curated feed that is frequently refreshed.

One of the best features is a selection of movies showing on television during the month, and the option to set reminders to view them. Other interactive features of the app include rating films and “liking” content.

Movie reviews are currently filtered in-house from news platforms such as NDTV, Mid-Day and Mirror, with plans to integrate users’ reviews in the future.

Like IMDb, the most popular mobile application for international films, Flickbay will have a page for every Bollywood film and actor. But unlike the international platform, Flickbay’s focus is on content rather than just offering a database of movies and stars.

Flickbay is looking forward to introduce exclusive content, which is so far limited to Excel Entertainment and Dharma Productions' romantic drama Baar Baar Dekho, starring Katrina Kaif and Siddharth Malhotra. It is due to be released on September 8 in the UAE).

Flickbay will soon roll out original features, real-time news, reviews and celebrity interviews. Co-branded promotion of upcoming films will also mean that users will be able to view movie teasers and trailers first on Flickbay.

Another big upcoming attraction is a reward for consuming content, which can be redeemed for film memorabilia, merchandise and even movie tickets.

Co-founder Sidhwani also plans to introduce a “social community” on Flickbay, based on user interaction and feedback.

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ROUTE TO TITLE

Round 1: Beat Leolia Jeanjean 6-1, 6-2
Round 2: Beat Naomi Osaka 7-6, 1-6, 7-5
Round 3: Beat Marie Bouzkova 6-4, 6-2
Round 4: Beat Anastasia Potapova 6-0, 6-0
Quarter-final: Beat Marketa Vondrousova 6-0, 6-2
Semi-final: Beat Coco Gauff 6-2, 6-4
Final: Beat Jasmine Paolini 6-2, 6-2

The End of Loneliness
Benedict Wells
Translated from the German by Charlotte Collins
Sceptre

 

 

Kathryn Hawkes of House of Hawkes on being a good guest (because we’ve all had bad ones)

  • Arrive with a thank you gift, or make sure you have one for your host by the time you leave. 
  • Offer to buy groceries, cook them a meal or take your hosts out for dinner.
  • Help out around the house.
  • Entertain yourself so that your hosts don’t feel that they constantly need to.
  • Leave no trace of your stay – if you’ve borrowed a book, return it to where you found it.
  • Offer to strip the bed before you go.
RESULTS

 

Catchweight 63.5kg: Shakriyor Juraev (UZB) beat Bahez Khoshnaw (IRQ). Round 3 TKO (body kick)

Lightweight: Nart Abida (JOR) beat Moussa Salih (MAR). Round 1 by rear naked choke

Catchweight 79kg: Laid Zerhouni (ALG) beat Ahmed Saeb (IRQ). Round 1 TKO (punches)

Catchweight 58kg: Omar Al Hussaini (UAE) beat Mohamed Sahabdeen (SLA) Round 1 rear naked choke

Flyweight: Lina Fayyad (JOR) beat Sophia Haddouche (ALG) Round 2 TKO (ground and pound)

Catchweight 80kg: Badreddine Diani (MAR) beat Sofiane Aïssaoui (ALG) Round 2 TKO

Flyweight: Sabriye Sengul (TUR) beat Mona Ftouhi (TUN). Unanimous decision

Middleweight: Kher Khalifa Eshoushan (LIB) beat Essa Basem (JOR). Round 1 rear naked choke

Heavyweight: Mohamed Jumaa (SUD) beat Hassen Rahat (MAR). Round 1 TKO (ground and pound)

Lightweight: Abdullah Mohammad Ali Musalim (UAE beat Omar Emad (EGY). Round 1 triangle choke

Catchweight 62kg: Ali Taleb (IRQ) beat Mohamed El Mesbahi (MAR). Round 2 KO

Catchweight 88kg: Mohamad Osseili (LEB) beat Samir Zaidi (COM). Unanimous decision

Temple numbers

Expected completion: 2022

Height: 24 meters

Ground floor banquet hall: 370 square metres to accommodate about 750 people

Ground floor multipurpose hall: 92 square metres for up to 200 people

First floor main Prayer Hall: 465 square metres to hold 1,500 people at a time

First floor terrace areas: 2,30 square metres  

Temple will be spread over 6,900 square metres

Structure includes two basements, ground and first floor 

KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

Director: Wes Ball

Starring: Owen Teague, Freya Allen, Kevin Durand

Rating: 3.5/5

MATCH INFO

CAF Champions League semi-finals first-leg fixtures

Tuesday:

Primeiro Agosto (ANG) v Esperance (TUN) (8pm UAE)
Al Ahly (EGY) v Entente Setif (ALG) (11PM)

Second legs:

October 23