Ajay Devgn FFilms

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 FFilms
TypePrivate Limited company
IndustryEntertainment
Founded2000; 21 years ago (2000)
FoundersVeeru Devgan
Ajay Devgn
HeadquartersMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Key people
Ajay Devgn
ProductsFilms
ServicesFilm production
Film distribution
OwnerAjay Devgn
SubsidiariesNY VFXWAALA
Websiteajaydevgnffilms.com

In 2000, ADFF released its first film, Raju Chacha. The film starred Devgn and Kajol. Raju Chacha received mixed reviews but grossed ₹82.5 million at the box office.

In 2015, Devgn started a visual effects company, NY VFXWAALA.[1]

HistoryEdit

In 2000, ADF released its first film, Raju Chacha. The film starred Devgn and Kajol.

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.

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.[citation needed] It was rated a hit in India, and is the ninth highest grossing Bollywood film of 2009.[citation needed]

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$9.3 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$21 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$20 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 Kajol in the lead role.[16]

ProductionEdit

FilmsEdit

Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Director Notes
1999 Hindustan Ki Kasam Veeru Devgan Produced under Devgan Films
1999 Dil Kya Kare Prakash Jha Produced under Devgan Films
2000 Raju Chacha Anil Devgan
2005 Blackmail Anil Devgan
2008 U Me Aur Hum Ajay Devgn
2009 All the Best: Fun Begins Rohit Shetty
2012 Bol Bachchan Rohit Shetty
Son of Sardar Ashwni Dhir
2014 Singham Returns Rohit Shetty
Vitti Dandu Ganesh Marathi-language film
2016 Parched Leena Yadav
Shivaay Ajay Devgn National Film Award for Best Special Effects
2018 Aapla Manus Satish Rajwade Marathi film
Helicopter Eela Pradeep Sarkar
2019 Total Dhamaal Indra Kumar Third instalment of the Dhamaal series
Singham Navaniat Singh Punjabi film
2020 Tanhaji Om Raut
Chhalaang Hansal Mehta
2021 Tribhanga Renuka Shahane
The Big Bull Kookie Gulati
Bhuj: The Pride of India Abhishek Dudhaiya
2022 Mayday   Ajay Devgn
Undated film Gobar   Sabal Singh Shekhawat
Naandhi Remake  TBA Remake of Telugu film Naandhi
Undated

Web-Series

Six Suspects TBA Web-series,

official adaptation of author Vikas Swarup’s six suspects [1]

VFXEdit

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]

Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Notes
2014 Singham Returns
2015 Drishyam
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
Katyar Kaljat Ghusali Marathi Film
Tamasha
Dilwale
Bajirao Mastani
2016 Ranveer Chings Commercial advertisement[19]
Theri Tamil-language film
Ventilator Marathi film
Force 2
Shivaay National Film Award for Best Special Effects
Dangal
2017
Baahubali: The Conclusion Telugu/Tamil film
Jagga Jasoos
Baadshaho
Mersal Tamil film
Golmaal Again
Secret Superstar
2018 Thaanaa Serndha Koottam Tamil film
Padmaavat
Raid
Bharat Ane Nenu Telugu film
Sanju
Odiyan Malayalam film
Ani... Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar Marathi-language film
Mauli Marathi-language film
Simmba
Zero
2019 Total Dhamaal
Milan Talkies
Saaho
Kalank [20]
Junglee [21]
Malaal [22]
Bigil Tamil-language film[23]
Jallikattu Malyalam film
2020 Tanhaji Filmfare Award for Best VFX
Malang
Ludo
Durgamati
2021 Tribhanga
The Big Bull
Radhe
The Last Hour Prime video series
Bhuj: The Pride of India
Sooryavanshi
RRR
Gangubai Kathiawadi
2022 Adipurush
Indian 2 Tamil film

TelevisionEdit

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
2020 Lalbazaar Zee5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hungama, Bollywood (6 October 2015). "Ajay Devgn kick starts NY VFXWAALA, a division of Ajay Devgn Films : Bollywood News - Bollywood Hungama".
  2. ^ "All The Best-Fun Begins - preview, trailer, cast and crew, release date on moviewood.net". www.moviewood.net.
  3. ^ "'Bol Bachchan' crosses Rs 50 crore mark". ibnlive.in. 10 July 2012. Archived from the original on 12 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". Box Office India. 9 October 2012. Retrieved 9 October 2012.
  7. ^ "Box Office Earnings 06/06/12 – 12/07/12 (Nett Collections in Ind Rs)". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 20 January 2011.
  8. ^ a b "Top Ten Worldwide Grossers 2012". Box Office India. 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". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 28 November 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2012.
  11. ^ "Jab Tak Hai Jaan BLOCKBUSTER Son of Sardaar AVERAGE". Box Office India. 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". Archived from the original on 13 September 2017. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  14. ^ Iyer, Meena (31 December 2017). "Ajay Devgn to co-produce Total Dhamaal". DNA India.
  15. ^ "| PINKVILLA". www.pinkvilla.com.
  16. ^ "dna". DNA India. 17 May 2018.
  17. ^ Sarkar, Prarthna (12 May 2016). "Visual effects: Here's how Ajay Devgn is the common link between 'Bajirao Mastani' and 'Dilwale' [VIDEOS]". International Business Times, India Edition.
  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. ^ "Twitter". Twitter.com. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  21. ^ "Twitter". mobile.twitter.com.
  22. ^ "Twitter". mobile.twitter.com.
  23. ^ "Twitter". mobile.twitter.com.

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