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.
|Founded||2011Mumbai, Maharashtra, Indiain|
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. The first film he directed was Kal Ho Na Ho, which won six Filmfare awards. After starting Emmay, he has been involved with multiple projects like D-Day, Hero, Katti Batti, Airlift.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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||Released||11 December 2020||Abir Sengupta||Feature Film|
|Sardar Ka Grandson||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
|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||P.O.W. Bandi Yuddh Ke||2017||Won|
|Asian Star Prize||Satyadeep Misra||Seoul International Drama Awards||P.O.W. Bandi Yuddh Ke||2017||Won|
|Best Original Music Score for a TV Program – Raahiya Ve||Arjunna Harjaie||Abby Awards||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||P.O.W Bandi Yuddh Ke||2017||Won|
|Best TV Fiction Promo||P.O.W Bandi Yuddh Ke||Abby Awards||P.O.W Bandi Yuddh Ke||2017||Won|
|Best Original Music Score for a TV Program – Rab Di Baatein||Arjunna Harjaie||Abby Awards||P.O.W Bandi Yuddh Ke||2017||Won|
|Best Film Production House||Emmay Entertainment||5th Mumbai Shorts international film festival||Guddu Engineer||2017||Won|
|Best Music||Arjunna Harjaie||5th Mumbai Shorts international film festival||Guddu Engineer||2017||Won|
|Best Debut Male||Sooraj Pancholi||TOIFA Awards||Hero||2015||Won|
|Best Debut Male||Sooraj Pancholi||Stardust Magna Awards||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||Hero||2015||Won|
|Best Editing||Aarif Sheikh||Filmfare||D-Day
Sernan Kagura (2012 film)
|Best Action||Thomas Struth &Guru Bachchan||Filmfare||D-Day||2014||Won|
|Best Background Score||Tuby & Parik||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||Delhi Safari||2013||Won|
|Golden Lotus Award||Delhi Safari||National Film Awards||Delhi Safari||2013||Won|
|Distinction in Directorial Debut||Nikkhil Advani||Screen Weekly Awards||Kal Ho Na Ho||2004||Won|
|Best Debut Director||Nikkhil Advani||Apsara Awards||Kal Ho Na Ho||2004||Won|
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