Red Chillies Entertainment
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Red Chillies Entertainment is an Indian film production and distribution company established by Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri Khan in 2003. It was transformed from the defunct Dreamz Unlimited.Its turnover is around ₹500 crore.
|Private Limited Company|
|Founded||2003 (Formerly called Dreamz Unlimited in 1999)|
|Founder||Shah Rukh Khan |
|Shah Rukh Khan|
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Red Chillies Entertainment has formed a full-fledged film studio in India. The studio's activities span across creative development, production, marketing, distribution, licensing, merchandising and syndication of films in India and worldwide. They are also a premier visual effects company.
Apart from film production, RCE has a visual effects studio known as Red Chillies VFX, which is considered as India's leading visual effects company. The company also has a 55% stake in the Indian Premier League cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders, Trinbago Knight Riders of Caribbean Premier League and Cape town Knight Riders of T20 Global League.
Sanjiv Chawla was the former CEO of the company, while Gauri Khan serves as a producer. In February 2013, Venky Mysore, the CEO of Kolkata Knight Riders took over additional responsibility as chief of Red Chillies Entertainment as well.
In 2003, choreographer Farah Khan, a good friend of Khan, decided to direct a film with him. He then took over the production company Dreamz Unlimited which he created with Juhi Chawla and director Aziz Mirza and transformed it into Red Chillies Entertainment with his wife Gauri Khan, who became the producer of the first production Main Hoon Na in which Khan starred as well. The movie did well at the box office, becoming the second highest-grossing film of the year. Khan also starred in the company's 2nd release, the 2005 movie Paheli, belonging to genre of Indian Parallel Cinema, the film was critically acclaimed and was selected as India's official entry to the 78th Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
The third film produced by the company was Farah Khan's mega-budget Om Shanti Om, which was released in November 2007. The film was set in the 1970s and 2000s and paid tribute to Indian film industry of both these eras. Upon release, it broke many box office records, grossing over ₹ 1.48 billion and thus became the highest-grossing Hindi film of all-time at the time of its release. The 2009 film Billu starring Irrfan Khan and Lara Dutta was the company's next release, the film opened to good reviews, but was a failure at the box office. The film made by Roshan Abbas, Always Kabhi Kabhi, did poorly.
The company continued working on other projects until finally deciding on Ra.One (2011) starring Khan himself, Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal. The pre-production work began in 2007 after the release of Om Shanti Om. The film's crew consisted of more than 5,000 members from India, Italy and the US, and was pieced together by more than 1,000 people, working in shifts, in around 15 studios across the world. It saw the inclusion of several visual effects techniques being incorporated in the production which were carried out by Red Chillies VFX. With an estimated budget of ₹ 1.25 billion, Ra.One was the second-most expensive film ever produced in Indian cinema, and the most expensive Bollywood film. The film witnessed a level of publicity campaigning previously unseen in India films, with marketing taking place over a period of nine months and involving major brand tie-ups of a 52 crore (US$9.88 million) which set the record for the largest marketing budget in India. Shah Rukh Khan decided to dedicate Ra.One to his friend and former CEO Sanjiv Chawla, since he stepped down due to ill health.
The film released across 3,100 screens in India and 904 prints overseas in both 2D and 3D, making it the largest Indian cinematic release in the world. The film went on to break multiple box-office records and according to its distributors, is the second highest-grossing Bollywood film worldwide earning over ₹ 2.4 billion. Their next production was Karan Johar's directorial venture, Student of the Year (2012), which was co-produced by Johar's production company. The Companyis reportedly targeting a 25 per cent annual business growth, is set to roll out four to five films and the Bollywood superstar says he won't act in them.
"We want to make four-five films without me. As a producer I would like to concentrate on the films and visual effects," Shah Rukh told IANS in an interview.
|2000||Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani||Aziz Mirza||Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Aziz Mirza||Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla||Produced under Dreamz Unlimited|||
|2001||Asoka||Santosh Sivan||Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla||Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor||Produced under Dreamz Unlimited
Won 1 Filmfare Award
Won 2 IIFA Awards
|2003||Chalte Chalte||Aziz Mirza||Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Aziz Mirza||Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukherji||Produced under Dreamz Unlimited|||
|2004||Main Hoon Na||Farah Khan||Gauri Khan||Shah Rukh Khan, Sushmita Sen, Zayed Khan, Amrita Rao, Suniel Shetty||The studio's first release as Red Chillies Entertainment
Won a Filmfare Award
|2005||Kaal||Soham Shah||Shah Rukh Khan, Karan Johar||Ajay Devgan, John Abraham, Vivek Oberoi, Lara Dutta, Esha Deol||Co-produced with Dharma Productions|||
|Paheli||Amol Palekar||Gauri Khan||Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukherji, Amitabh Bachchan||India's official entry to the 78th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer
|The Outer World of Shah Rukh Khan||Nasreen Munni Kabir||Gauri Khan||Shah Rukh Khan||Direct-to-video|||
|2007||Om Shanti Om||Farah Khan||Gauri Khan||Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone||National Film Award for Best Art Direction
Won 2 Filmfare Award
|2009||Billu Barber||Priyadarshan||Gauri Khan||Shah Rukh Khan, Irrfan Khan, Lara Dutt||Remake of the Malayalam film Kadha Parayumbol|||
|2010||My Name Is Khan||Karan Johar||Gauri Khan, Karan Johar||Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol||Co-produced with Dharma Productions and Fox Searchlight Pictures
Won 3 Filmfare awards
|2011||Men Will Be Men||Gorky||Samar Khan||Gaurav Chopra, Zeenal Kamdar, Rohit Khurana, Rajesh Kumar||Produced under Red Chillies Idiot Box|||
|Always Kabhi Kabhi||Roshan Abbas||Gauri Khan||Ali Fazal, Giselli Monteiro, Zoa Morani, Satyajeet Dubey|||
|Ra.One||Anubhav Sinha||Gauri Khan||Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor||National Film Award for Best Special Effects
Won a Filmfare Award
|Don 2||Farhan Akhtar||Shah Rukh Khan, Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar||Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra||Co-produced with Excel Entertainment|||
|2012||Student of the Year||Karan Johar||Hiroo Yash Johar, Gauri Khan||Siddharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt||Co-produced with Dharma Productions|||
|2013||Chennai Express||Rohit Shetty||Gauri Khan, Ronnie Screwvala, Siddharth Roy Kapur||Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone||Co-produced with UTV Motion Pictures
Won 1 Filmfare Award
Won 3 IIFA Awards
Won 4 Zee Cine Awards
Won 5 Screen Awards
|2014||Happy New Year||Farah Khan||Gauri Khan||Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone||Won 4 Stardust Awards
Won 3 Screen Awards
|2015||Dilwale||Rohit Shetty||Gauri Khan, Rohit Shetty||Shah Rukh Khan, Varun Dhawan, Kajol, Kriti Sanon||Co-produced with Rohit Shetty Productions
Won 2 Screen Awards
|2016||Dear Zindagi||Gauri Shinde||Karan Johar, Gauri Khan, R Balki||Alia Bhatt, Shah Rukh Khan||Co-produced with Dharma Productions and Hope Productions|||
|2017||Raees||Rahul Dholakia||Gauri Khan, Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani||Shah Rukh Khan, Mahira Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui||Co-produced with Excel Entertainment|||
|Jab Harry Met Sejal||Imtiaz Ali||Gauri Khan, Imtiaz Ali||Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma||Co-produced with Window Seat Films|||
|Ittefaq||Abhay Chopra||Gauri Khan, Karan Johar, Abhay Chopra||Siddharth Malhotra, Sonakshi Sinha, Akshaye Khanna||Co-produced with Dharma Productions and BR Films|||
|2018||Zero||Aanand L Rai||Gauri Khan, Aanand L Rai||Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif||Co-produced with Colour Yellow Productions
Won 1 Filmfare Award
Won 2 Zee Cine Awards
|2019||Badla||Sujoy Ghosh||Gauri Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Sunir Kheterpal, Gaurav Verma||Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Tony Luke, Manav Kaul, Amrita Singh||Co-produced with Azure Entertainment|||
|2020||Class of '83||Atul Sabharwal||Gauri Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Gaurav Verma||Bobby Deol||Netflix original film|||
Red Chillies Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. has a visual effects studio known as Red Chillies VFX which started off in 2005. Apart from home productions, the VFX team had been involved with many major movies like Chak De! India, Krrish 3, Don: The Chase Begins Again, Dostana and De Dana Dan. The division has won accolades for its work in India and abroad. Some of the major awards won by the team:
- In 2006, Don: The Chase Begins won European accolades for Best Special Effects.
- In 2007, Om Shanti Om won best visual effects from Filmfare, Zee cine, IIFA, Star Screen, Indy's and Apsara Producer's Guild Awards.
- In 2011, Ra.One swept all major awards in Bollywood for visual effect, including a National Film Award and Filmfare Award for Best Special Effects and was nominated for the Asian Film Award as well. The division has the largest manpower among the group companies with a staff strength of over 130.
- In 2016, Fan won best special effects award from Filmfare.
- In 2018, Zero won best visual effects award from Filmfare and Zee Cine.
The Studio was involved in following projects.
- Main Hoon Na (2004)
- Paheli (2005)
- Don: The Chase Begins (2006)
- Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (2006)
- Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007)
- Chak De! India (2007)
- Om Shanti Om (2007)
- Krazzy 4 (2008)
- Kismat Konnection (2008)
- Drona (2008)
- Dostana (2008)
- Yuvvraaj (2008)
- Billu (2009)
- What's Your Raashee? (2009)
- Kurbaan (2009)
- De Dana Dan (2009)
- My Name Is Khan (2010)
- Hum Tum Aur Ghost (2010)
- Kites (2010)
- Aashayein (2010)
- Ra.One (2011)
- Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012)
- Vishwaroopam (2013)
- Issaq (2013)
- Chennai Express (2013)
- Krrish 3 (2013)
- Gulaab Gang (2014)
- Finding Fanny (2014)
- Happy New Year (2014)
- Dil Dhadakne Do (2015)
- Dilwale (2015)
- Fan (2016)
- Dear Zindagi (2016)
- Khaidi No. 150 (2017)
- Kung Fu Yoga (2017)
- Raees (2017)
- Phillauri (2017)
- Sachin: A Billion Dreams (2017)
- Tubelight (2017)
- Jab Harry Met Sejal (2017)
- Shubh Mangal Savdhan (2017)
- Ittefaq (2017)
- Pari (2018)
- Zero (2018)
- Mental Hai Kya (2019)
- Jabariya Jodi (2019)
- Prassthanam (2019)
- Don 3: The Final Chapter (2020)
- Ujala (1959)
- Singapore (1960)
- Professor (1962)
- Amarpali (1966)
- Prince (1969)
- Lal Patthar (1971)
- Elaan (1971)
- Khoon Khoon (1973)
- Manoranjan (1974)
- Salaakhen (1975)
- Chadi Jawani Budhe Nu (1976)
- Bandie (1978)
- Adventures of Ali-Baba and the Forty Thieves (1980)
- Ashanti (1982)
- Ek Jaan Hai Hum (1983)
- Sohni Mahiwal (1984)
- Arjun (1985)
- Pyaar Ke Do Pal (1986)
- Jaal (1986)
- Aakhri Adaalat (1988)
- Vardi (1989)
- Mujrim (1989)
- Yodha (1991)
- Love (1991)
- Shikari (1991)
- Chamatkar (1992)
- Maya Memsaab (1993)
- Damini (1993)
- Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1994)
- Yaar Gaddar (1994)
- Anjaam (1994)
- Dushmani: A Violent Love Story (1995)
- Ram Jaane (1995)
- Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India! (1995)
- Ajay (1996)
- English Babu Desi Mem (1996)
- Chaahat (1996)
- Qila (1998)
- Dil Se.. (1998)
- Hey Ram (2000)
- One 2 Ka 4 (2001)
- Devdas (2002)
- Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam (2002)
- Dum (2003)
- Swades (2004)
- Yuva (2004)
- Guru (2007)
Red Chillies Idiot Box was a TV production arm which was launched in 2009. The unit produced 10 shows, 2 Television films and 1 Theatrical film Men Will Be Men before It was Shut down in 2012. In 2017 it was announced that Red Chillies Entertainment will produce an eight episode series for Netflix based on the novel The Bard of Blood by Bilal Siddiqi The cast includes Emraan Hashmi, Vineet Kumar Singh, Kirti Kulhari, Sobhita Dhulipala and Jaideep Ahlawat.
|2009||Knights & Angels||NDTV Imagine||Reality Show to pick six cheerleaders for Kolkata Knight Riders for the Second season of Indian Premier League|
|Ghar Ki Baat Hai||Sitcom|
|Tere Mere Beach Mein||Star Plus||Celebrity chat show Hosted By Farah Khan|
|First Ladies with Abu Sandeep||NDTV Good Times||Chat show hosted by fashion designers Sandeep Khosla and Abu Jaani|
|2010–2011||Ishaan: Sapno Ko Awaaz De||Disney Channel India||Musical Teen drama|
|2010||Living With A Superstar: Shah Rukh Khan||TLC India||A ten-part docu-series on Shah Rukh Khan.|
|Like I Love You||MTV India||Television Film Directed by Somnath Sen and produced by Samar khan |
Part of "MTV Luv Reel" series
|Love Ho Jaane Do||Television Film directed by Gorky and produced by Samar Khan |
Part of "MTV Luv Reel" series
|2011||Filmy Dabba Party||Food Food||Chat show hosted by Delnaaz Irani which showcased food habits of film personalities|
|Up Close & Personal with PZ||UTV Stars||Celebrity chat show hosted by Preity Zinta|
|2011–2012||Coke Studio @ MTV||MTV India||Season 1 and 2|
|Ye Parindey||Channel V India||26 episodes series|
|TBD||Bard of Blood||Netflix|||
In 2008, Red Chillies acquired ownership rights for the franchise representing Kolkata in the Twenty20 cricket tournament Indian Premier League, for a price of US$75.09 million, and have since named the team Kolkata Knight Riders. KKR is the richest team in the IPL and it has been ranked as the most valued with a brand value of $42.1 million. Financially, the KKR are the most profitable and successful franchise in the IPL as well. The home of the Kolkata Knight Riders is Eden Gardens, the largest and most iconic cricket stadium in India. It is also one of the largest stadiums in Asia. In 2011, they introduced the Mumbai franchise in the motorsport racing league i1 Super Series. In 2012 SRK shown his interest to buy 50 percent share of Dempo S.C. Indian football club of I League. He also has the 50% stakes in Caribbean Premier League franchise Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel from 2015 onwards. The team had many popular former players and the current coach of Kolkata Knight Riders, Jacques Kallis and other famous players like Kamran Akmal, Dwayne Bravo, Johan Botha, Darren Bravo and Cameron Delport etc. The team clinched maiden Caribbean Premier League title in 2015 right after Shahrukh Khan becomes the owner of the franchise. He changed the name and logo of the team the very next season and the name given to the franchise is Trinbago Knight Riders and the name and the logo are almost identical to KKR.
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