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Ajay Devgn Ffilms is an Indian film production and distribution company established by actor Ajay Devgn in 2000. Based in Mumbai, it mainly produces and distributes Hindi films.

Ajay Devgn Films
Private
IndustryEntertainment
Founded2000
FoundersVeeru Devgan
Ajay Devgn
Headquarters,
Key people
Ajay Devgan
ProductsFilms
ServicesFilm production
Film distribution
OwnerAjay Devgn
SubsidiariesNY VFXWAALA
WebsiteADF Films,
ADF-(NY Vfx)

In 2015, Ajay Devgn has also started a Vfx company called NY VFXWAALA named after his kids, Nysa and Yug.[1]

HistoryEdit

In 2000, ADF released its first film, Raju Chacha. The film starred Devgn himself as the lead actor and his wife Kajol as the lead actress. Raju Chacha received mixed reviews but grossed Rs 82.5 million at the box office.

In 2008, Devgn co-produced the drama U Me Aur Hum, which marked his directorial debut. Devgn also played the lead role in the film, sharing the screen again with Kajol. The film was written by Devgn himself and three other writers. Critical reception was generally positive, with Taran Adarsh giving the film 4 out of 5 stars and describing it as "A well-made, absorbing love story that's high on emotional quotient".

In 2009, Devgn released and acted in his home production All the Best: Fun Begins, which was directed by Rohit Shetty and also starring, Sanjay Dutt, Fardeen Khan, Bipasha Basu and Mugdha Godse.[2] The film was released on 16 October 2009 and received positive response from critics. It was rated a hit in India, and is the ninth highest grossing Bollywood film of 2009.

In 2012, Devgn starred in Rohit Shetty's romantic action comedy film Bol Bachchan, which was a joint production by Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd and also featured Abhishek Bachchan, Asin and Prachi Desai in lead roles. The film, made on a budget of 700 million (US$10 million),[3] is an official remake of the popular 1979 film Gol Maal. The film was released on 6 July 2012 in around 2,575 screens worldwide with 2,700 prints. It received mixed reviews from critics but enjoyed a good opening at the box office.[4] The film supposedly created a record for its advance bookings.[5] Bol Bachchan has become one of the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time in India.[6] Box Office India declared the film as a "hit"[7] and it grossed 1,580 million (US$23 million) worldwide.[8]

That same year Devgn starred in Ashwni Dhir's romantic action comedy film, Son of Sardaar, which was a joint production by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, also featuring Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha and Juhi Chawla in lead roles. The film was released on 13 November 2012. Whilst having competition with the Yash Raj film Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Son of Sardaar managed to do very well at the box office worldwide.[9] Box Office India rated Son of Sardaar as a hit, and an average grosser in the overseas markets.[10][11] It went on to gross 1.5 billion (US$22 million) worldwide.[8]

In 2014, ADF produced Singham Returns starring Devgn and Kareena Kapoor. In 2016 Devgn produced and starred in Shivaay which is to be the most expensive film of his production.[12]

In June 2017, it's reported that ADF will make a Television serial based on the life of Baba Ramdev and his success with Patanjali Ayurved.[13]

In late December 2017, ADF collaborated with Fox Star Studios to produce Total Dhamaal starring Devgn, Riteish Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi, Javed Jaffrey, Madhuri Dixit and Anil Kapoor .[14][15]

In January 2018, ADF announced film Helicopter Eela that has his wife Kajol in the lead role.[16]

NY VFXWAALAEdit

In October 2015, Devgn established visual effects company called NY VFXWAALA named after his kids, Nysa and Yug. Apart from home productions, his VFX team has been involved with many major films, such as Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Tamasha, Bajirao Mastani, Mersal, Dilwale, Force 2, and Simmba.[17] The company won the Best Special Effects award at the 64th National Film Awards for the film Shivaay (2016).[18]

ProductionEdit

Films
Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Director Cast Notes
1999 Hindustan Ki Kasam Veeru Devgan Ajay Devgan, Amitabh Bachchan, Manisha Koirala, Sushmita Sen Devgan Films'
1999 Dil Kya Kare Prakash Jha Ajay Devgan, Kajol Devgan, Mahima Chaudhry Produced under 'Devgan Films'
2000 Raju Chacha Anil Devgan Ajay Devgan, Kajol, Rishi Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt
2005 Blackmail Anil Devgan Ajay Devgan, Sunil Shetty, Priyanka Chopra
2008 U Me Aur Hum Ajay Devgan Ajay Devgan, Kajol Devgan
2009 All the Best: Fun Begins Rohit Shetty Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Fardeen Khan, Bipasha Basu
2012 Bol Bachchan Rohit Shetty Ajay Devgn, Asin, Abhishek Bachchan
Son of Sardar Ashwni Dhir Ajay Devgn, Juhi Chawla, Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt
2014 Singham Returns Rohit Shetty Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor Khan
Vitti Dandu Ganesh Dilip, Mrunal, Ashok Marathi film
2016 Parched Leena Yadav Radhika Apte, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Surveen Chawla
Shivaay Ajay Devgn Ajay Devgn, Sayyeshaa Saigal, Erika Kaar, Abigail Eames National Film Award for Best Special Effects
2018 Aapla Manus Satish Rajwade Nana Patekar, Sumeet Raghavan Marathi film
Helicopter Eela Pradeep Sarkar Kajol Devgan, Neha Dhupia
2019 Total Dhamaal Indra Kumar Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Boman Irani, Esha Gupta, Riteish Deshmukh Arshad Warsi, Jaaved Jaaferi Third Installment To Dhamaal Series
Singham Navaniat Singh Parmish Verma, Sonam Bajwa Punjabi film
2020 Taanaji - The Unsung Warrior   Om Raut Ajay Devgn, Jagapati Babu Filming ;
Scheduled for 10 January 2020
Turram Khan   Hansal Mehta Rajkummar Rao, Nushrat Bharucha Filming ;
Scheduled for 31 January 2020
Bhuj: The Pride of India   Abhishek Dudhaiya Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt,Sonakshi Sinha,Parineeti Chopra,Rana Daggubati Scheduled for 14 August 2020
The Big Bull   Kookie Gulati Abhishek Bachchan, Ileana D'Cruz Filming
VFX
Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Cast Notes
2014 Singham Returns Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor Khan
2015 Drishyam Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Shriya Saran, Ishita Dutta
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Salman Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh
Katyar Kaljat Ghusali Sachin Pilgaonkar, Shankar Mahadevan, Subodh Bhave Marathi Film
Tamasha Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone
Dilwale Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol Devgan, Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon
Bajirao Mastani Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone
2016 Ranveer Chings Ranveer Singh, Tamannaah Commercial advertisement[19]
Theri Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Amy Jackson Tamil film
Ventilator Ashutosh Gowariker, Jitendra Joshi Marathi film
Force 2 John Abraham, Sonakshi Sinha, Tahir Raj Bhasin
Shivaay Ajay Devgn, Sayyeshaa Saigal National Film Award for Best Special Effects
Dangal Aamir Khan, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, Sakshi Tanwar
2017 Kaatru Veliyidai Karthi, Aditi Rao Hydari Tamil film
Baahubali: The Conclusion Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah, Rana Daggubati Telugu/Tamil film
Jagga Jasoos Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif
Baadshaho Ajay Devgn, Ileana D'Cruz, Emraan Hashmi, Esha Gupta, Vidyut Jammwal
Mersal Vijay, Nithya Menen, Samantha Akkineni, Kajal Aggarwal, S. J. Surya Tamil film
Golmaal Again Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Parineeti Chopra, Arshad Warsi, Kunal Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade
Secret Superstar Aamir Khan, Zaira Wasim
2018 Thaanaa Serndha Koottam Suriya, Keerthi Suresh Tamil film
Padmavat Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor
Raid Ajay Devgn, Ileana D'Cruz
Bharat Ane Nenu Mahesh Babu, Kiara Advani [20] Telugu film
Sanju Ranbir Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Anushka Sharma, Vicky Kaushal, Paresh Rawal
Odiyan Mohanlal, Prakash Raj Malayalam film
Ani... Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar Subodh Bhave, Mohan Joshi Marathi Film
Mauli Ritesh Deshmukh, Saiyami Kher, Jitendra Joshi, Siddharth Jadhav Marathi Film
Simmba Ranveer Singh, Sonu Sood, Sara Ali Khan, Ashutosh Rana
2019 Total Dhamaal Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Boman Irani, Esha Gupta, Riteish Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi, Jaaved Jaaferi
Milan Talkies Ali Fazal, Shraddha Srinath, Reecha Sinha, Ashutosh Rana, Sanjay Mishra
Kalank Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt [21]
Junglee Vidyut Jammwal, Pooja Sawant, Asha Bhat, Makarand Deshpande, Atul Kulkarni, Akshay Oberoi [22]
Malaal Meezaan Jaffery, Sharmin Segal [23]
Bigil Vijay, Nayanthara, Jackie Shroff Tamil film[24].
Television
Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Network Notes
2002–2004 Devi Sony Entertainment Television Produced under Devgan Software and Entertainment
2018 Swami Ramdev - Ek Sangharsh Discovery Jeet

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Trailer Preview and synopsis of All The Best – Fun Begins Movie"
  3. ^ "'Bol Bachchan' crosses Rs 50 crore mark". ibnlive.in. 10 July 2012.
  4. ^ Bol Bachchan Has Good First Day
  5. ^ "Bol Bachchan gets record advance bookings". The Times Of India. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Fastest to the Century: Barfi! In 17 Days". Boxofficeindia. 9 October 2012. Retrieved 9 October 2012.
  7. ^ "Box Office Earnings 06/06/12 – 12/07/12 (Nett Collections in Ind Rs)". boxofficeindia. Archived from the original on 20 January 2011.
  8. ^ a b "Top Ten Worldwide Grossers 2012". Boxofficeindia. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  9. ^ "Ajay Devgn takes on Shah Rukh Khan!". Daily News and Aanlysis. 23 January 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2012.
  10. ^ "Jab Tak Hai Jaan SUPER HIT Son of Sardaar HIT". boxofficeindia. Archived from the original on 28 November 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2012.
  11. ^ "Jab Tak Hai Jaan BLOCKBUSTER Son of Sardaar AVERAGE". Boxofficeindia. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  12. ^ "Shivay to be Ajay Devgn Productions' most expensive film"
  13. ^ "Ajay Devgn to make a biopic on the life of Baba Ramdev"
  14. ^ "Ajay Devgn to co-produce Total Dhamaal"
  15. ^ "Total Dhamaal: Anil Kapoor-Madhuri Dixit-Ajay Devgn's film to release on this day"
  16. ^ "Kajol's film 'Eela' gets a release date"
  17. ^ "Visual effects: Here's how Ajay Devgn is the common link between 'Bajirao Mastani' and 'Dilwale'"
  18. ^ Sharma, Priyanka (7 April 2017). "Ajay Devgn on Shivaay's National Award win: Not surprised, it is well deserved". The Indian Express. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  19. ^ "Ajay Devgn has a hand in the making of Ranveer Ching"
  20. ^ Chowdhary, Y Sunita (20 April 2018). "This political drama is with us since a year now and it feels great to be the VfxParter of this movie". Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  21. ^ "Twitter". Twitter.com. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  22. ^ #VFX partners!
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  24. ^ [2]

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