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Super Cassettes Industries Private Limited d/b/a T-Series[2][1] is an Indian music and film production company founded by Gulshan Kumar in the 1980s. It is primarily known for Bollywood music soundtracks.[3] Currently Gulshan Kumar's son Bhushan Kumar and younger brother Krishan Kumar lead the company.

T-Series
Private
Industry Entertainment
Founded 11 July 1983; 35 years ago (1983-07-11) in Delhi, India[1]
Founder Gulshan Kumar
Headquarters Mumbai,
New Delhi
Noida
, India
Key people
Bhushan Kumar
Krishan Kumar
Services Music
Film production
Owner Bhushan Kumar
Krishan Kumar
T-Series
YouTube information
Channel
Years active 2006-present
Subscribers 57+ Million
(15 August, 2018)
Total views 45+ Billion
(15 August, 2018)
Subscriber and view counts updated as of 15 August, 2018.
Website T Series

In the 1990s, T-Series released many of the best-selling Bollywood soundtrack albums, including Nadeem–Shravan's Aashiqui (1990), the best-selling Indian soundtrack album of all time.[4] Currently, the T-Series YouTube channel is the most-viewed YouTube channel in the world, with over 43 billion views as of July 2018.[5][6] It is also the second most-subscribed channel on the site (behind only PewDiePie), having exceeded 57 million subscribers as of August 2018.[5]

Contents

HistoryEdit

 
Krishan Kumar (younger brother of Gulshan Kumar) with his nephew Bhushan Kumar (Right) during the audio release of Aashiqui 2 (2013).

T-Series was founded by Gulshan Kumar in the 1980s, as a small company initially selling pirated Bollywood songs.[7] T-Series' first original film soundtrack release was for Lallu Ram in 1984, with music scored by Ravindra Jain.[8] The company's breakthrough came with Aashiqui (1990),[7] a film soundtrack album composed by duo Nadeem–Shravan (Nadeem Akhtar Saifi and Shravan Kumar Rathod), which sold 20 million units in India,[9] and is the best-selling Bollywood soundtrack album of all time.[4] Besides music production, the company has also ventured into film production.[10]

In 1997, T-Series founder Gulshan Kumar was murdered by Mumbai underworld organization D-Company.[11] Currently, key people of the company are Kumar's son Bhushan Kumar and his younger brother Krishan Kumar.[10]

As of June 2018, the label's music channel has over 50 million subscribers, making it the 2nd most-subscribed YouTube channel, second channel ever to hit 50 million subscribers and the most subscribed Hindi-language and Indian YouTube channel. It is the most viewed channel on YouTube having more than 41 billion views.[12]

Production filmographyEdit

2010sEdit

Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Actors Notes
2020 Untitled Luv Ranjan's film   Ajay Devgn, Ranbir Kapoor Co-Production with Luv Films;
Releasing on 25 December 2020.[13][14]
2020 Taanaji   Ajay Devgn Co-production with Ajay Devgn FFilms.[15]
2019 Batla House   John Abraham Co-production with Emmay Entertainment and JA Entertainment.[16]
2019 Jhund   Amitabh Bachchan Pre-Production.[17]
2019 Untitled Remo D'Souza film   Katrina Kaif, Varun Dhawan, Prabhu Deva Pre-Production.
Releasing on 8 November 2019.[18][19]
2019 Arjun Reddy Remake   Shahid Kapoor Co-production with Cine1 Studios;
Releasing on 21 June 2019.[20][21]
2019 Saaho   Prabhas, Shraddha Kapoor Co-production with UV Creations;
Releasing in 2019.
2019 Bharat   Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Tabu, Sunil Grover, Disha Patani Co-production with Reel Life Productions and Salman Khan Films;
Releasing on Eid 2019.
2019 Cheat India   Emraan Hashmi, Shreya Dhanwanthary Co-production with Emraan Hashmi Films, Ellipsis Entertainment;
Releasing on 25 January 2019.[22]
2018 Time To Dance   Sooraj Pancholi, Isabelle Kaif, Waluscha De Sousa Co-production with Remo D'Souza.
Releasing in 2018 ending.
2018 De De Pyaar De   Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Jimmy Sheirgill, Rakul Preet Singh Co-production with Luv Films;
Releasing on 19 October 2018.
2018 Batti Gul Meter Chalu   Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Yami Gautam Releasing on 21 September 2018.
2018 Arjun Patiala   Diljit Dosanjh, Kriti Sanon, Varun Sharma Co-production with Maddock Films;
Releasing on 13 September 2018.[23]
2018 Satyameva Jayate John Abraham, Manoj Bajpayee, Aisha Sharma, Amruta Khanvilkar Co-production with Emmay Entertainment
2018 Fanney Khan Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai, Rajkummar Rao Co-production with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Pictures, Anil Kapoor Films & Communication Network.
2018 Blackmail Irrfan Khan, Kirti Kulhari Co-production with RDP Motion Pictures
2018 Raid Ajay Devgn, Ileana D'Cruz, Saurabh Shukla Co-production with Panorama Studios
2018 Hate Story 4 Urvashi Rautela, Vivan Bhatena, Ihana Dhillon, Karan Wahi
2018 The Grihapravesh Pooja At 25th March 2018 The Voice Of Bengaluru,Karnataka, India In My Family Co Production with Ajay Kapoor, Sunil Lulla And Produced By Dharmendra, Sunny Deol in Vijayta Films And Presented By Gulshan Kumar From Eros International
2018 Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha, Sunny Singh Co-production with Luv Films
2017 Tumhari Sulu Vidya Balan Co-production with Ellipsis Entertainment
2017 Star Gold Mumbai Special 6 3D: The Cycle Competition 3 At Wankhede Stadium And The Wonder Of Verma Once Again Akshay Kumar, Sunny Deol, Soha Ali Khan, Shivam Patil, Aanchal Munjal, Rishabh Arora, Narendra Jha, Diana Khan, Kaushal Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Himansh Kohli, Ruhanika Dhawan, Hrithik Roshan, Sachin Khedekar Co Produced With Ajay Kapoor, Sunil Lulla and Produced By Reliance Entertainment, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
2017 Chef Saif Ali Khan Co-production with Abundantia Entertainment, Bandra West Pictures
2017 Bhoomi Sanjay Dutt, Aditi Rao Hydari Co-production with Legend Studios
2017 Simran Kangana Ranaut Co-production with Karma Features, Adarsh Telemedia & Fortune Films (USA)
2017 Baadshaho Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Ileana D'Cruz, Esha Gupta, Vidyut Jammwal Co-production with Vertex Motion Pictures
2017 Raabta Sushant Singh Rajput, Kriti Sanon Co-production with Maddock Films
2017 FU: Friendship Unlimited Aakash Thosar, Satya Manjrekar Marathi film;
Co-production with Cut2Cut Movies
2017 Hindi Medium Irrfan Khan Co-production with Maddock Films
2017 Noor Sonakshi Sinha, Purab Kohli Co-production with Abundantia Entertainment
2016 Wajah Tum Ho Sana Khan, Sharman Joshi, Gurmeet Choudhary
2016 Tum Bin 2 Neha Sharma, Aditya Seal, Aashim Gulati Co-production with Benaras Mediaworks
2016 Raaz: Reboot Emraan Hashmi, Kriti Kharbanda Co-production with Vishesh Films
2016 Junooniyat Pulkit Samrat, Yami Gautam
2016 Sarbjit Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Randeep Hooda Co-production with Pooja Entertainment, Legend Studios
2016 Love Games Patralekha, Tara Alisha Berry, Gaurav Arora Co-production with Vishesh Films
2016 Teraa Surroor Himesh Reshammiya, Farah Karimaee, Naseeruddin Shah, Shekhar Kapur, Monica Dogra, Kabir Bedi, Shernaz Patel, Abhishek Duhan, Suneel Dutt, Graham Mollory, Ann Marie O'Connor, Richard O'Leary, Warren Renwick, Maneesh Chandra Bhatt, Niraj Singh, Ravi Singh, Tereza, Naresh Suri Co-production with HR Musik Limited
2016 Airlift Akshay Kumar, Nimrat Kaur Co-production with Abundantia Entertainment, Cape of Good Films, Emmay Entertainment, Hari Om Entertainment
2016 Sanam Re Pulkit Samrat, Yami Gautam
2015 Hate Story 3 Sharman Joshi, Karan Singh Grover, Zarine Khan, Daisy Shah Co-production with Vikram Bhatt productions
2015 Bhaag Johnny Kunal Khemu, Zoa Morani, Mandana Karimi Co-production with Vikram Bhatt productions
2015 All Is Well Abhishek Bachchan, Asin, Rishi Kapoor alchemy productions
2015 I Love NY Sunny Deol, Kangana Ranaut
2015 Ek Paheli Leela Sunny Leone Co-production with Paper Doll Entertainment
2015 Roy Arjun Rampal, Jacqueline Fernandez, Ranbir Kapoor
2015 Baby Akshay Kumar, Rana Daggubati, Taapsee Pannu Co-production with Friday Filmworks, Cape of Good Films & Hari Om Entertainment
2014 Creature 3D Bipasha Basu, Imran Abbas
2014 Hate Story 2 Surveen Chawla, Jay Bhanushali Co-production with Vikram Bhatt productions
2014 Bhoothnath Returns Amitabh Bachchan, Boman Irani Co-production with B.R Films
2014 Yaariyan Rakul Preet Singh
2013 Aashiqui 2 Aditya Roy Kapur, Shraddha Kapoor Co-production with Vishesh Films
2013 Nautanki Saala! Ayushmann Khurrana, Pooja Salvi, Kunaal Roy Kapur Co-production with R.S. Entertainment
2011 Ready Salman Khan, Asin, Paresh Rawal Co-production with Sohail Khan Productions
2011 Patiala House Akshay Kumar, Anushka Sharma Co-production with Hari Om Entertainment and Credence Motion Pictures
2010 Kajraare Himesh Reshammiya, Sara Loren, Amrita Singh, Natasha Sinha, Gaurav Chanana, Javed Shaikh, Gulshan Grover, Anupam Shyam, Adnan Shah
2010 Aashayein John Abraham, Sonal Sehgal Co-production with Percept Picture Company

2000sEdit

Year Film Actors
2000 Papa the Great Krishan Kumar, Nagma
2001 Tum Bin Priyanshu Chatterjee, Himanshu Malik
2003 Aapko Pehle Bhi Kahin Dekha Hai Priyanshu Chatterjee, Sakshi Shivanand
2006 Humko Deewana Kar Gaye Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Bipasha Basu, Anil Kapoor
2007 Darling Fardeen Khan, Esha Deol
2007 Bhool Bhulaiyaa Akshay Kumar, Ameesha Patel, Vidya Balan, Shiney Ahuja
2008 Karzzzz Himesh Reshammiya, Urmila Matondkar, Dino Morea, Shweta Kumar, Danny Denzongpa, Rohini Hattangadi, Smita Bansal, Gulshan Grover, Bakhtiyaar Irani, Raj Babbar, Himani Shivpuri, Tareena Patel, Asrani, Sudhir Dalvi, Imran Hasnee, Shiva Rindani
2009 Radio: Love on Air Himesh Reshammiya, Sonal Sehgal, Shenaz Treasurywala, Zakir Hussain, Paresh Rawal, Megha Narkar, Urvashi Yadav, Himani Shivpuri, Megha Chatterji, Akhil Mishra

1990sEdit

Year Film
1990 Aashiqui
1990 Bahaar Aane Tak
1991 Jeena Teri Gali Mein
1991 Ayee Milan Ki Raat
1991 Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin
1992 Jeena Marna Tere Sang
1992 Sangeet
1993 Aaja Meri Jaan
1995 Bewafa Sanam

Tamil musicEdit

1986 Vaira Vizha
1987 Raja Mariyadhai
1987 Velicham
1987 Oru Thayin Sabhatham
1987 Mangai Oru Gangai
1987 Parisam Pottachu
1987 Kavithai Paada Neramillai
1988 Kan Simittum Neram
1988 Kunguma Kodu
1988 En Thangai Kalyani
1988 Oorai Therinjukitten
1991 Nanbargal
1993 Amaravathi
1997 Ratchagan
2007 Kattradhu Thamizh
2013 David
2015 Sagaptham
2015 Baahubali: The Beginning
2015 Sakalakala Vallavan
2015 Masala Padam
2015 Inji Iduppazhagi
2016 Irudhi Suttru
2016 Kalam
2016 Oru Nodiyil
2016 Idhu Namma Aalu
2016 Raja Manthiri
2016 Thodari
2016 Meen Kuzhambum Mann Paanaiyum
2016 Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan
2016 Virugam
2016 Kadhali Kanavillai
2017 Bairavaa
2017 Bruce Lee
2017 Baahubali: The Conclusion
2017 Dhayam
2017 Yaar Ivan
2017 Aval
2017 Ulkuthu
2018 Vishwaroopam II
2018 Kee
2018 Thittam Poattu Thirudura Kootam

YouTubeEdit

T-Series joined YouTube on March 13, 2006. Their channel has over 57 million subscribers and 45 billion views, making it the most viewed and the 2nd most subscribed channel. It had been unveiled through many channelytics that on average the channel earns nearly 150k subscribers everyday. SocialBlade predicts that their daily average views is over 80 million and with the current growth of their channel they would surpass PewDiePie by late 2018.[24][25][26]

Music without productionEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Super Cassettes Industries Ltd.: Private Company Information". Bloomberg.com. 
  3. ^ Kohli-Khandekar, Vanita (2013-12-20). "Tea with BS: Bhushan Kumar". Business Standard India. Retrieved 2018-07-07. 
  4. ^ a b "Music Hits 1990-1999 (Figures in Units)". Box Office India. 2 January 2010. Archived from the original on 2 January 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Top 100 YouTubers sorted by Most Viewed - Socialblade YouTube Stats". Social Blade. Retrieved August 1, 2018. 
  6. ^ "YouTube: most viewed channels 2017". Statista. August 2017. 
  7. ^ a b Nihalani, Govind; Chatterjee, Saibal (2003). Encyclopaedia of Hindi Cinema. Popular Prakashan. p. 44. ISBN 9788179910665. 
  8. ^ 1984 – Melody in the movies Screen Magazine
  9. ^ "India Today". India Today. Aroon Purie for Living Media India Limited. 19: 70. 1994. 
  10. ^ a b "11 FILMS IN NINE MONTHS FOR T-SERIES"
  11. ^ "The Mafia Calls The Shots". Outlook. 25 August 1997. 
  12. ^ [1]
  13. ^ "Ajay Devgn and Ranbir Kapoor come together for Luv Ranjan’s next"
  14. ^ "Christmas 2020 release for Ajay Devgn and Ranbir Kapoor’s Luv Ranjan film"
  15. ^ "Taanaji: Ajay Devgn and Bhushan Kumar team up for the magnum opus"
  16. ^ "D-Day director Nikhil Advani announces his next with John Abraham, film titled Batla House"
  17. ^ "AMITABH BACHCHAN RETURNS TO NAGRAJ MANJULE'S JHUND"
  18. ^ "Varun Dhawan and Katrina Kaif team up for Bhushan Kumar and Remo D’Souza’s dance film"
  19. ^ [2]
  20. ^ "Shahid's special preparation for Arjun Reddy remake". 31 July 2018. Retrieved 31 July 2018. 
  21. ^ "Twitter". mobile.twitter.com. 
  22. ^ "Emraan Hashmi’s next Cheat India to release in February 2019"
  23. ^ "Hindi Medium 2, Arjun Patiala: Bhushan Kumar, Dinesh Vijan sign multiple film deal"
  24. ^ "Compare T-series and Pewdiepie YouTube Statistics ( By Social Blade)". socialblade.com. Retrieved 2018-07-16. 
  25. ^ "T-Series". YouTube.com. 13 March 2006. Retrieved 29 March 2018. 
  26. ^ "T-Series Social Blade". 

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