Emmay Entertainment

Emmay Entertainment and Motion Pictures LLP is an Indian content production company based in Mumbai, India. It was founded by Nikkhil Advani, Monisha Advani and Madhu Bhojwani in 2011. After its inception, it began with full-length feature films and gradually expanded to television, short films, telefilms and digital content.

Emmay Entertainment
IndustryEntertainment
Founded2011; 10 years ago (2011) in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Founder
Headquarters
Mumbai
,
India
Websiteemmay.com

FoundersEdit

Emmay Entertainment was founded by Indian film director Nikkhil Advani, his sister Monisha Advani, and friend, Madhu Bhojwani. Currently, Nikkhil handles all the creative and talent aspects of the company, while, Monisha & Madhu look into the Marketing, Legalities & Finance of the company. Nikkhil Advani joined hands with his sister Monisha Advani & childhood friend Madhu Bhojwani in 2011 and ventured this production house. He handles all the creative ad talent aspects of the company. He is also the director and screenwriter, in addition to being the co-founder of Emmay Entertainment and Motion Pictures LLP. In the past he's worked on films like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham and Mohabbatein.[1] The first film he directed was Kal Ho Na Ho, which won six Filmfare awards.[2] After starting Emmay, he has been involved with multiple projects like D-Day, Hero, Katti Batti, Airlift.[3]

Feature filmEdit

The first feature film produced by Emmay Entertainment was D-Day, which was received with positive reviews along with a few awards. Another film produced by Emmay was Airlift, which was their first to cross 1 billion on the box office and also their first to receive a National Award. Apart from these two films, Emmay also produced Katti Batti and Hero; with the latter bagging a Filmfare award. Emmay Entertainment also produced the prison film Lucknow Central directed by Ranjit Tiwari It stars Farhan Akhtar as the lead actor.

Their next film was Satyameva Jayate, a vigilante action film Directed by Milap Zaveri starring John Abraham, Manoj Bajpayee, Amruta Khanvilkar and Debutante Aisha Sharma that was released on 15 August 2018. Followed by Baazaar an Indian crime thriller movie directed by Gauravv K. Chawla, and written by Nikkhil Advani, Aseem Arora and Parveez Sheikh. Starring Saif Ali Khan, debutant Rohan Vinod Mehra, Radhika Apte and Chitrangada Singh in lead roles. Nikkhil Advani announced the film Batla House a 2019 action thriller film written by Ritesh Shah starring John Abraham opposite Mrunal Thakur. Inspired by the Batla House encounter case that took place in 2008, the story showcases the encounter and its aftermath. The film was released on 15th August 2019 and became commercially successful at the box office.

In 2019, the company produced Marjaavaan a romantic action film directed by Milap Zaveri and starring Sidharth Malhotra, Riteish Deshmukh, Tara Sutaria and Rakul Preet Singh. The film is a co-production with T-Series and was released on 15 November 2019.

Their latest release was Indoo Ki Jawani, directed by Abir Sengupta starring Kiara Advani, Aditya seal and Mallika Dua. It is a coming of age comedy film that revolves around a girl from Ghaziabad and her misadventures with dating apps. The film was released on 11th December 2020.

Upcoming ProjectsEdit

Emmay has announced more productions to be released in 2021 and beyond. With Satyameva Jayate 2, a sequel of the 2018 film Satyameva Jayate. Directed by Milap zaveri starring John Abraham and Divya Khosla Kumar. This vigilante action film is slated to be released on EID 2021.

The production house announced the release of a new family dramedy, Sardar Ka Grandson that is a cross border love story starring Arjun Kapoor, Rakul Preet Singh and Neena Gupta. Which will be directed by debutante Kaashvie Nair and Written by Anuja Chauhan, Amitosh Nagpal, and Kaashvie Nair. The film will be premiered on Netflix.

Gearing up for a May 2021 release, “roller-coaster spy ride” Bell Bottom, directed by Lucknow central Director Ranjit Tewari, will star Akshay Kumar & Vaani Kapoor in the title roles.

Their next upcoming film, Mrs.Chatterjee vs Norway, in association with Zee Studios is currently on floors. Starring Rani Mukerji in the lead, the movie is the directorial of Ashima Chibber. The film is an untold story about a journey of a mother’s battle against an entire country. Inspired by the 2011 true story of an Indian couple whose children were taken away from them by Norwegian welfare services.

Web seriesEdit

Hasmukh

Directed by Nikhil Gonsalves and written by Suparn Verma, Vir Das, Nikkhil Advani, Amogh Ranadive & Neeraj Pandey was released on Netflix on 17th April. Headlined by Vir Das as ‘Hasmukh’ and Ranvir Shorey as ‘Jimmy’ the show's crew also consists of Amrita Bagchi, Mantra, Ravi Kishan, Manoj Pahwa, Joanna Robaczewska, Raza Murad, among others. Emmay Entertainment as the production house, have created this show in association with Applause Entertainment.

Mumbai Diaries 26/11

It was announced that Emmay Entertainment will also be producing a series for Amazon, Mumbai Diaries 26/11 based on 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks. The Series is directed by Nikkhil Advani and Nikhil Gonsalves and will star Mohit Raina, Tina Desai alongside Konkona Sen Sharma.

Short filmsEdit

'Guddu Engineer

Emmay produced the short film, Guddu Engineer for the Zeal for Unity in 2016. Targeted at Indo-Pak unity, it was based on Rumi’s poem, "Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it". Directed by Nikkhil Advani, Guddu Engineer it won awards at 5th Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival.[4]

Unpaused – Apartment

Amazon Prime Video Original series, Unpaused released on 18 December 2020, is an anthology of five Hindi short films filmed during the pandemic and featuring stories about new beginnings. Unpaused is an anthology of 5 films among which one such short film is Apartment directed by Nikkhil Advani, starring Richa Chadha, Sumeet Vyas and Ishwak Singh. The plot focuses on the fall and ultimate rise of Chadha's character as she comes to terms with her husband's indiscretions with the help of a friendly neighbour.

TelefilmsEdit

Emmay Entertainment produced the telefilm, Shaadi Vaadi And All That in the year 2014 for MTV India which was directed by Kaashvie Nair. It starred Auritra Ghosh, Mishal Raheja, Vishal Karwal and Nikkitasha Marwaha. Emmay Entertainment produced their first TV series titled P.O.W. Bandi Yuddh Ke in 2016 along with Star Plus, starring Satyadeep Mishra, Purab Kohli and Manish Chaudhary. It first aired on 7 November 2016 on Star Plus and Hotstar; and after 110 episodes, the series ended on 15 March 2017.

FilmographyEdit

Film Status Release Date Director Format
D-Day Released 19 July 2013 Nikkhil Advani Feature Film
Shaadi Vaadi And All That Completed 24 August 2014 Kaashvi Nair Tele – Film
Hero Released 11th Sept 15 Nikkhil Advani Feature Film
Katti Batti Released 18th Sept 15 Nikkhil Advani Feature Film
Airlift Released 22nd Jan 2016 Raja Krishna Menon Feature Film
P.O.W. - Bandi Yuddh Ke Aired 2016–17 7 November 2016 Nikkhil Advani TV – Series
Guddu Engineer Released - Nikkhil Advani Short Film
The Mini Truck Released 17 May 2017 Web Series
Lucknow Central Released 15 September 2017 Ranjit Tiwari Feature Film
Satyameva Jayate Released 15 August 2018 Milap Zaveri Feature Film
Baazaar Released 26 October 2018 Gauravv K Chawla Feature Film
Hasmukh Released 17 April 2020 Nikhil Gonsalves Web Series
Batla House Released 15 August 2019 Nikkhil Advani Feature Film
Marjaavaan Released 15 November 2019 Milap Zaveri Feature Film
Indoo Ki Jawani[5] Released 11 December 2020 Abir Sengupta Feature Film
Sardar Ka Grandson[6] Releasing TBA Kaashvie Nair Feature Film
Mumbai Diaries 26/11 Under Production 2021 Nikkhil Advani Web Series
Bell Bottom Post-Production 28 May 2021 Ranjit Tiwari Feature Film
Untitled show Under Production TBA Gauravv K Chawla Web Series
Unpaused - Apartment Released 18 December 2020 Nikkhil Advani Short Film
Satyameva Jayate 2 Post-Production 13 May 2021 Milap Zaveri Feature Film
Mrs. Chatterjee vs Norway Under Production TBA Ashima Chibber Feature Film

Awards and recognitionEdit

Category Nominated/Winner Award Project Year Result
Best Debut Director Gauravv K Chawla Zee Cine Awards Baazaar 2018 Nominated
Best Debut Actor Rohan V Mehra Zee Cine Awards Baazaar 2018 Nominated
Best Direction (Fiction) Nikkhil Advani Asian Television Awards P.O.W. - Bandi Yuddh Ke 2017 Won
Best Actor in Leading Role Satyadeep Misra Asian Television Awards P.O.W. - Bandi Yuddh Ke 2017 Nominated
Best Drama Serial P.O.W. Bandi Yuddh Ke Asian Television Awards P.O.W. - Bandi Yuddh Ke 2017 Nominated
Best Actor (Drama) Purab Kohli Indian Television Academy Awards P.O.W. - Bandi Yuddh Ke 2017 Won
Best Director (Drama) Nikkhil Advani Indian Television Academy Awards P.O.W. - Bandi Yuddh Ke 2017 Nominated
Best TV Serial (Drama) P.O.W. - Bandi Yuddh Ke Indian Television Academy Awards P.O.W. - Bandi Yuddh Ke 2017 Won
Best Actor (Drama) Satyadeep Mishra Indian Television Academy Awards P.O.W. - Bandi Yuddh Ke 2017 Nominated
Best Actor (Drama) Manish Chaudhary Indian Television Academy Awards P.O.W. - Bandi Yuddh Ke 2017 Nominated
Best Actor in Negative Role Denzil Smith Indian Television Academy Awards 2017 Won
Jury Special Prize P.O.W. Bandi Yuddh Ke Seoul International Drama Awards[7] P.O.W. Bandi Yuddh Ke 2017 Won
Asian Star Prize Satyadeep Misra Seoul International Drama Awards[7] P.O.W. Bandi Yuddh Ke 2017 Won
Best Original Music Score for a TV Program – Raahiya Ve Arjunna Harjaie Abby Awards[8] P.O.W Bandi Yuddh Ke 2017 Won
Best Launch of a TV Program Using Multi-Media P.O.W. - Bandi Yuddh Ke Abby Awards[9] P.O.W Bandi Yuddh Ke 2017 Won
Best TV Fiction Promo P.O.W Bandi Yuddh Ke Abby Awards[8] P.O.W Bandi Yuddh Ke 2017 Won
Best Original Music Score for a TV Program – Rab Di Baatein Arjunna Harjaie Abby Awards[8] P.O.W Bandi Yuddh Ke 2017 Won
Best Film Production House Emmay Entertainment 5th Mumbai Shorts international film festival[10] Guddu Engineer 2017 Won
Best Music Arjunna Harjaie 5th Mumbai Shorts international film festival[11] Guddu Engineer 2017 Won
Best Debut Male Sooraj Pancholi TOIFA Awards[12] Hero 2015 Won
Best Debut Male Sooraj Pancholi Stardust Magna Awards[13] Hero 2015 Won
Best Debut Couple Sooraj Pancholi & Athiya Shetty Stardust Magna Awards Hero 2015 Won
Best Playback Singer Male Armaan Malik Stardust Magna Awards Hero 2015 Won
Best Debut Male Sooraj Pancholi Star Guild Awards[14] Hero 2015 Won
Best Editing Aarif Sheikh Filmfare[15] D-Day

Sernan Kagura (2012 film)

2014 Won
Best Action Thomas Struth &Guru Bachchan Filmfare[15] D-Day 2014 Won
Best Background Score Tuby & Parik Filmfare[16] D-Day 2014 Nominated
Best Cinematography Tushar Filmfare D-Day 2014 Nominated
Best Production Design Sankar Panigrahi Filmfare D-Day 2014 Nominated
Best Screenplay Nikkhil Advani, Ritesh Shah, Suresh Nair & Niranjan Iyenger Filmfare D-Day 2014 Nominated
Best Actor in Supporting Role Arjun Rampal Star Guild Awards D-Day 2014 Nominated
Most Promising Newcomer Female Sree Swara Screen Awards D-Day 2014 Nominated
Best Actor in a Negative Role Rishi Kapoor Screen Awards D-Day 2014 Won
Popular Choice Female Shruti Haasan Screen Awards D-Day 2014 Nominated
Most Entertaining Actress in A Thriller Film Huma Qureshi Big Entertainment Awards D-Day 2014 Nominated
Performance in Supporting Role Female Shruti Haasan IIFA Awards D-Day 2014 Nominated
Performance in a Negative Role Rishi Kapoor IIFA Awards D-Day 2014 Won
Best Visual D-Day Zee Cine Awards D-Day 2014 Nominated
Best Actor in a Negative Role Rishi Kapoor Zee Cine Awards D-Day 2014 Nominated
Best Actor in Supporting Role Arjun Rampal Zee Cine Awards D-Day 2014 Nominated
Best Actor in Supporting Role Irfan Khan Zee Cine Awards D-Day 2014 Nominated
Best Actress in Supporting Role Huma Qureshi Zee Cine Awards D-Day 2014 Nominated
Best Animation Nikkhil Advani National Film Awards[17] Delhi Safari 2013 Won
Golden Lotus Award Delhi Safari National Film Awards[18] Delhi Safari 2013 Won
Distinction in Directorial Debut Nikkhil Advani Screen Weekly Awards[19] Kal Ho Na Ho 2004 Won
Best Debut Director Nikkhil Advani Apsara Awards[20] Kal Ho Na Ho 2004 Won

External linksEdit

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