Luv Ranjan (born 29 September 1982) is an Indian film & music director, writer, lyricist and producer who works in Hindi cinema and owns Luv Films. His notable films include the romantic comedies Pyaar Ka Punchnama (2011), Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 (2015), Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (2018), De De Pyaar De (2019) and Tu Jhoothi Main Makkar (2023).

Luv Ranjan
Born (1982-09-29) 29 September 1982 (age 41)[1]
  • Film director
  • writer
  • lyricist
  • music director
  • producer
Years active2011–present
OrganizationLuv Films
Alisha Vaid[2]
(m. 2022)

Early life edit

After finishing his schooling from St. Paul's Academy, Ghaziabad, he studied at the Hindu College, Delhi University.[3]

Career edit

Directing edit

He began his career as a director in 2011 with the film, Pyaar Ka Punchnama produced by Abhishek Pathak, Panorama Studios and Viacom18 Motion Pictures. The film is a romantic comedy which depicts the life of three young bachelors.[4] In 2013, he wrote and directed Akaash Vani. Two years later, in 2015, he co-wrote and directed the sequel of Pyaar Ka Punchnama, Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2. The sequel too received much appreciation and performed well at the box office.[5][6] He directed the film Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety in 2018. The film performed exceedingly well at the box office,[7] although it holds a 40% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 10 reviews.[8] All four of his directorial ventures starred Kartik Aaryan and Nushrat Bharucha in lead roles.

In December 2019, it was announced that Ranjan will direct a romantic-comedy, titled Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar starring Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles. It went on floors in January 2021 and was released on 8 March 2023, coinciding with Holi.

Producing edit

He turned to production in 2012 with his childhood friend and co-producer, Ankur Garg, and founded their company, Luv Films. In 2016, he produced Life Sahi Hai, an Indian coming-of-age comedy web-series created by Tarun Jain. He directed and co-produced the comedy film, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, along with Ankur Garg and in collaboration with T-Series. It starred Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha, and Sunny Singh in the lead roles.[9] It emerged as a major commercial success and ranked as one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of 2018. He next produced the urban romcom, De De Pyaar De, starring Ajay Devgn, Tabu, and Rakul Preet Singh. It was directed by his longtime editor, Akiv Ali.[10][11]

Filmography edit

Year Title Director Producer Writer Notes
2011 Pyaar Ka Punchnama Yes No Yes
2013 Akaash Vani Yes No Yes
2015 Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 Yes No Yes Also lyricist for 1 song
2016 Life Sahi Hai No Yes No Web series
2018 Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety Yes Yes Yes
2019 De De Pyaar De No Yes Yes
2020 Jai Mummy Di No Yes No
Malang No Yes No
Chhalaang No Yes Yes Amazon Prime Video film
2022 Vadh No Yes No
2023 Kuttey No Yes No
Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar Yes Yes Yes [12]

References edit

  1. ^ @TheAaryanKartik (29 September 2018). "Kartik Aaryan on Twitter: "Happy birthday to my Sonu .."" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ "Luv Ranjan ties the knot with Alisha Vaid in Agra". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 February 2022.
  3. ^ "Luv Ranjan Height, Age, Family, Wiki & More". India Forums. Retrieved 24 July 2022.
  4. ^ Kamath, Sudhish (21 May 2011). "Luv Ranjan makes bollywood debut through Pyaar Ka Punchnama". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Pyaar ka Punchnama soon to be on floor". Mid-Day. 5 June 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
  6. ^ "Pyaar ka Punchnama 2 review". Hindustan Times. 16 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety a blockbuster movies of 2018". Business Standard. 20 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety". Rotten Tomatoes.
  9. ^ "Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety". Business Standard. 20 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Turram Khan upcoming comedy movie". Deccan Chronicle. 10 September 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Jai Mummy Di". The Indian Express. 18 February 2019.
  12. ^ "Ranbir Kapoor completes shooting for Luv Ranjan's untitled rom-com opposite Shraddha Kapoor - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 June 2022.

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