PVR Pictures is the film production and distribution arm of PVR Group, which also owns PVR Cinemas, one of the largest multiplex companies in India.

PVR Pictures Limited
Subsidiary
Founded1997
HeadquartersGurgaon, India
ProductsFilms
Websitewww.pvrpictures.com

HistoryEdit

The company has its origin is Priya Cinema in Vasant Vihar in South Delhi, which was bought by current owner 's father in 1978, who also owned a trucking business, Amritsar Transport Co. In 1988, Bijli took over the running of the cinema hall, which was revamped in 1990, and its success led to the founding PVR Cinemas.[1][2]

PVR Pictures film production début came in 2007 with Taare Zameen Par and Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na.[3] It has distributed over 200 Hollywood films, including The Aviator, Mission: Impossible III, Kill Bill, The Hurt Locker, The Twilight Saga and Chicago; over 100 Bollywood films, including blockbusters such as ‘Ghajini’, ‘Golmaal Returns’, ‘All The Best’, ‘Don', ‘Sarkar Raj’, ‘Omkara’ and nearly 25 regional films since its inception.[citation needed] In October 2012 the company acquired the Indian distribution rights for the film adaption of Salman Rushdie's Booker Prize-winning novel Midnight's Children.[4]

Its president is Kamal Gianchandani,[3] and its current promoters are Ajay Bijli and Sanjeev K Bijli. Ajay Bijli is the chairman and Managing Director of PVR Ltd while Sanjeev K. Bijli is the Joint Managing Director of PVR Ltd.

Recently, the group had a tie-up with HP to open Asia’s first Virtual Reality (VR) Lounge at PVR ECX, Mall of India, Noida.

Films producedEdit

Year Film Director Notes
2007 Taare Zameen Par Aamir Khan Co-produced with Aamir Khan Productions
2008 Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na Abbas Tyrewala Co-produced with Aamir Khan Productions
Contract Ram Gopal Varma Co-produced with Ace Movie Company
2009 Tum Mile Kunal Deshmukh Co-produced with Vishesh Films
2010 Prem Kaa Game Ashok Kheny Co-produced with A K K Entertainment
Hide & Seek Shawn Arranha
My Friend Ganesha 3 Rajiv S. Ruia
Lamhaa Rahul Dholakia Co-produced with G. S. Entertainment Pvt. Ltd
Aisha Rajshree Ojha Co-produced with Anil Kapoor Films Company and MAD Entertainment Ltd.
Action Replayy Vipul Amrutlal Shah Co-produced with Hari Om Entertainment and Sunshine Pictures
2011 Teen Thay Bhai Mrighdeep Lamba Co-produced with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Pictures
2012 Shanghai Dibakar Banerjee Co-produced with Dibakar Banerjee Productions
2017 Poorna: Courage Has No Limit Rahul Bose Co-produced with Rahul Bose Productions

Director's RareEdit

The Following films were released under PVR Director's Rare Banner.

Year Film Director Language Studio Notes
2012 Kshay Karan Gour Hindi Empatheia Films
Anhe Ghore Da Daan Gurvinder Singh Punjabi National Film Development Corporation of India
Hansa Manav Kaul Hindi Aranya Films
2013 Lessons in Forgetting Unni Vijayan English Arowana Studios
Love in Bombay Joy Mukherjee Hindi The film was originally made in 1971
The Adventures of Sinbad Shinjan Neogi and Abhishek Panchal Hindi Lodi Films Pvt. Ltd. Animated Film
Mere Haule Dost Nitin Raghunath Hindi Fingerchop Films
Baandhon Jahnu Barua Assamese ASFFDC Originally released in 2012 in the state of Assam
The Lunchbox Ritesh Batra Hindi DAR Motion Pictures, UTV Motion Pictures, Dharma Productions, Sikhya Entertainment, NFDC,ROH Films, ASAP Films, Cine Mosaic Limited engagement.
2014 Liar's Dice Geetu Mohandas Hindi JAR Pictures
Station Saad Khan Hindi Sumit Ghosh Media
Raakh Aditya Bhattacharya Hindi Emotion Picture Company, Saritha Films, Second Image Enterprise Originally released in 1989
The World Before Her Nisha Pahuja English KinoSmith, Ro*co Films Canadian Documentary Film originally released in 2012
Oba Nathuwa Oba Ekka Prasanna Vithanage Sinhala, Tamil Sri Lankan film originally released in 2012
The Nut Job Peter Lepeniotis English Red Rover International, ToonBox Entertainment, Gulfstream Pictures Animated film co-produced by production companies of Canada, US and South Korea
Naya Pata Pawan K Shrivastava Hindi Vaartul Films, Nayaab Vision Entertainmen produced through Crowd funding
Crossing Bridges Sange Dorjee Thongdok Sherdukpen First feature film in Sherdukpen Language
Sulemani Keeda Amit V Masurkar Hindi Tulsea Pictures, Mantra/Runaway Entertainment
2015 Surkhaab Sanjay Talreja Hindi Golden Gate Creations Indo-Canadian co-production
The Path of Zarathustra Oorvazi Irani English SBI Impresario Pvt. Ltd.
2017 Newton Amit V Masurkar Hindi Drishyam Films

Films distributedEdit

Indian filmsEdit

International films in IndiaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Questions & Answers: Ajay Bijli". Wall Street Journal. 24 November 2009. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  2. ^ Peerzada Abrar (24 August 2012). "How Ajay Bijli, the man behind PVR, managed to crack the movie theater business in India". The Economic Times. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  3. ^ a b "'Prices need to be correct for a film to succeed'". Financial Express. 4 August 2010. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  4. ^ Ramnath, Nandini. "PVR to distribute 'Midnight's Children' in India". Mint. Retrieved 22 October 2012.

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