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Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles to screen National Award winning Tamil film “Kaaka Muttai”

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By Newsgram Staff Writer

“Kaaka Muttai” a National Award winning Tamil children’s film will have its US premiere at the 13th Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles.

The festival will also screen double Oscar – winning composer A.R Rahman based documentary – “Jai Ho” and “Amma & Appa”, about a filmmaking south Indian/German couple and their parents.

This year IFFLA 2015, will have entries from 10 different languages including Hindi, Tamil, English, Spanish and German.

It will present 25 films hailing from six different countries, including India, United States, United Kingdom, France..

“Many of the films at this year’s IFFLA look at contemporary youth from diverse backgrounds, united in their creative ways of overcoming life’s situations. The palpable energy of youth spirit runs throughout our film lineup, and these stories take you on an adventurous journey.” Jasmine Jaisinghani, IFFLA’s artistic director said.

With the screening of Bollywood classic “Taal” the festival’s popular “Bollywood by Night” series will make a comeback this year.

The film festival  will take place between April 8 and 12 at Los Angeles.

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Social Video app TikTok Reaches 1.5 Billion Downloads Worldwide

To recall, TikTok crossed the 1 billion downloads milestone in February 2019, taking just under nine months to generate a further 500 million installs

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The logo of the TikTok application is seen on a screen in this picture illustration taken Feb. 21, 2019. VOA

Social video app TikTok has reached 1.5 billion downloads worldwide on the App Store as well as Google Play and India leads the chart with 466.8 million or about 31 per cent of all unique installs.

In 2019, the app accumulated 614 million downloads — six per cent more than it had last year, reported mobile intelligence firm Sensor Tower.

India has been a fast adoptor in 2019, driving up 277.6 million downloads so far this year, or roughly 45 per cent of all global installs.

China generated the second largest amount of downloads with 45.5 million, or 7.4 percent, while the US is No 3 with 37.6 million installs, or about 6 per cent, this year.

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TikTok has over 54 million monthly active users (MAUs) in India. Pixabay

The figure does not include installs from third-party Android stores in the country, said Sensor Tower.

TikTok with 614 million downloads currently is the third-most downloaded non-gaming app of the year, behind WhatsApp at the top with 707.4 million installs and Facebook Messenger at second spot with 636.2 million.

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Facebook is fourth with 587 million downloads and Instagram at fifth spot with 376.2 million.

To recall, TikTok crossed the 1 billion downloads milestone in February 2019, taking just under nine months to generate a further 500 million installs. (IANS)