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Lyca Productions is an Indian entertainment company, which was established by Subaskaran Allirajah in 2014. A subgroup of Lycamobile, the production studio has been involved in the production and distribution of films made in India.

Lyca Productions
Private
Industry Entertainment
Founded Chennai, Tamil Nadu in 2014
Founder Subaskaran Allirajah
Headquarters Chennai, India
Key people
Subaskaran Allirajah
Raju Mahalingam
Products Films
Owner Subaskaran Allirajah
Website www.lycaproductions.in

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HistoryEdit

Pirivom Santhippom (2008) was the first film produced by A. Subhaskaran under Gnanam films.[1] Lyca Productions chose to collaborate with Ayngaran International to produce and signed on AR Murugadoss and Vijay to be a part of their debut project.[2] A social drama tackling the issue of farmers committing suicide due to corporate encroachment, Kaththi was shot throughout early 2014 with Samantha and Neil Nitin Mukesh signed on for other pivotal roles. As the film announced its release plans, several pro-Tamil pressure groups demanded all references to Lyca Productions to be removed from the title and other publicity material. The groups felt it was unacceptable that a business house, allegedly reported to be connected to Mahinda Rajapaksa , would be allowed to produce a Tamil movie in Tamil Nadu when the Tamil Nadu Assembly, citing human rights violations during the civil war in the island nation, had already passed a resolution seeking severance of business ties with Sri Lanka.[3] Unable to reach a compromise with the pressure groups, and fearing a boycott and violence, Lyca Productions chose to remove its name from the copies released in India.[4] Kaththi consequently managed to release in October 2014 to positive reviews, with Rediff.com stating that the film "entertains with a message", while Sify.com similarly stated that it was a "well made entertainer with a powerful message".[5][6] The film became a very profitable venture at the box office for Lyca Productions, grossing over 100 crore rupees within two weeks of release.[7][8]

In late 2015, Lyca Productions agreed a deal with Dhanush for the worldwide distribution rights of two of his productions, Naanum Rowdydhaan (2015) and Visaranai (2016). The move was also met with protests, though Naanum Rowdydhaan released without any problems and also became a profitable venture for the studio.[9][10] Also throughout 2015, Lyca Productions worked on the pre-production of 2.0, a sequel to Shankar's earlier Enthiran (2010), and signed on Rajinikanth and Amy Jackson to feature in key roles. Believed to be the most expensive Indian production of all time, the team also negotiated for several months with Arnold Schwarzenegger for a role in the film, but eventually did not sign him.[11] The studio also launched another film titled Enakku Innoru Per Irukku with G. V. Prakash Kumar in the lead role during December 2015.[12]

FilmographyEdit

ProductionEdit

Year Title Language Director Cast Synopsis Ref.
2014 Kaththi Tamil AR Murugadoss Vijay, Samantha, Neil Nitin Mukesh Two look-a-likes eventually come together to tackle the burning issues of farmers committing suicide due to corporate encroachment. [13]
2016 Enakku Innoru Per Irukku Tamil Anton, SamSam Anton G. V. Prakash Kumar, Anandhi A simpleton is mistakenly earmarked as the successor of an ageing notorious don after falling in love with the don's daughter. [14]
2017 Khaidi No. 150 Telugu Vinayak, V. V.V. V. Vinayak Chiranjeevi, Kajal Aggarwal Two look-a-likes eventually come together to tackle the burning issues of farmers committing suicide due to corporate encroachment. [15]
Yaman Tamil Shankar, JeevaJeeva Shankar Vijay Antony, Miya A young man enters politics in order to fight corruption and avenge the murder of his father. [16]
Ippadai Vellum Tamil Gaurav Narayanan, Gaurav Narayanan Udhayanidhi Stalin, Manjima Mohan Two innocent men are mistaken for members of a terrorist organisation.
2018 2.0 Tamil Shankar, S.S. Shankar Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson Post-production
Sabaash Naidu Tamil Haasan, KamalKamal Haasan Kamal Haasan, Shruti Haasan, Ramya Krishnan Filming
Karu Tamil A. L. Vijay, A. L. Vijay Sai Pallavi, Naga Shourya Filming
Co Co Tamil Nelson Dilipkumar Nayanthara Filming
Vada Chennai Tamil Vetrimaaran Dhanush, Andrea Jeremiah, Aishwarya Rajesh Filming
Chekka Chivantha Vaanam Tamil Mani Ratnam Arvind Swami, STR, Vijay Sethupathi, Arun Vijay Filming
Imsai Arasan 24th Pulikecei Tamil Chimbudeven Vadivelu, Parvathy Omanakuttan Filming
Indian 2 Tamil Shankar Kamal Haasan Pre Production

DistributionEdit

In addition to the films produced by Lyca Productions since 2014, the following films from other banners were distributed by the company:

SoundtracksEdit

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