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UTV Motion Pictures (also known as Disney-UTV) is the feature film unit of UTV Software Communications. UTV Motion Pictures is one of the leading film studios in India and one of the largest production studios in Southern Asia. The Studio's activities span creative development, production, marketing, distribution, licensing, merchandising and worldwide syndication of films in Indian territories. It is currently the distribution label of The Walt Disney Company India for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures feature films.

UTV Motion Pictures
Subsidiary
Industry Film production, film distribution
Founded 1996; 22 years ago (1996)
Founder Ronnie Screwvala
Zarina Screwvala
Headquarters Mumbai, India
Key people
Mahesh Samat (Managing director)
Amrita Pandey (Vice president)
Products Motion pictures
Services Film production, marketing and distribution
Parent UTV Software Communications
(The Walt Disney Company India)
Website corporate.disney.in/disney-companies/studios

UTV Motion Pictures has a library of domestic regional films and animation productions alongside select international productions. Notable UTV Motion Pictures' films that have won Academy Awards in India are Rang De Basanti (2006), Harishchandrachi Factory (2009) Peepli Live (2010) and Barfi! (2012). As of 2017, Disney-UTV has suspended producing domestic films, with its latest domestic entry being Jagga Jasoos.[1] The label is overseen by Amrita Pandey who oversees Walt Disney Studios feature films in South Asia.[2]

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HistoryEdit

UTV Motion Pictures was founded by Ronnie Screwvala and Zarina Screwvala in 1996 as UTV Motion Pictures Plc., the film distribution division of UTV Software Communications. UTV Motion Pictures then moved into film production in Bollywood, and further expanded in Hollywood in partnership with studios such as 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Pictures and Sony Pictures.[3] UTV co-produced two Hollywood movies with Fox Searchlight in 2007, making it the first and only Indian company to have mainline Hollywood film releases – "The Namesake” by Mira Nair and "I Think I Love My Wife" by Chris Rock.

Pioneering the movement of South Asian film production companies producing movies abroad, UTV was the first Indian production house to announce its first independent production to be released internationally in April 2009, with "The Exterminators".[citation needed] During this period, UTV Motion Pictures also had a co-production agreement with actor Will Smith through his production company Overbrook Entertainment and with Sony Pictures Entertainment, for two films to be produced and distributed worldwide.

In 2008–2009, UTV Motion Pictures emerged as one of the largest production houses in India with 10 Hindi film releases, one in Tamil and M. Night Shyamalan's "The Happening" – the first mainstream Hollywood movie co-produced by an Indian movie studio. UTV also distributed Disney's Confessions of a Shopaholic and Bedtime Stories in Indian territories.

Along with production, UTV distributes its movies in more than 45 countries around the world on the same day as their theatrical release in India. UTV Motion Pictures is among the Top 20 Distributors in North America and is the first Indian film studio ever to have crossed the US$5 million revenue mark in the first half of a year.[citation needed]

In the South Asian market, after their successful maiden venture – Kanaamochi Yenada in Tamil, UTV Motion Pictures released Poi Solla Porom, the remake of Khosla Ka Ghosla with Priyadarshan as a co-producer. The movie was a commercial hit, completing 100 days in theatre. UTV Motion Pictures went on to co-produce the remakes of the superhit A Wednesday!Unnaipol Oruvan (Tamil) and Eenadu (Telugu) with Actor Kamal Haasan.

Filmography[4]Edit

Films produced by UTV Motion PicturesEdit

Year Film Director Notes
1997 Dil Ke Jharoke Main Ashim Bhattacharya
2000 Fiza Khalid Mohamed Co-produced with The Culture Company
2003 Chalte Chalte Aziz Mirza Co-produced with Dreamz Unlimited
2004 Lakshya Farhan Akhtar Co-produced with Excel Entertainment
National Film Award for Best Choreography (Prabhu Deva)[5]
Swades Ashutosh Gowariker Co-produced with Ashutosh Gowariker Productions
National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer (Udit Narayan)[5]
National Film Award for Best Cinematography (Mahesh Aney)[5]
Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Film
2005 D Vishram Sawant Co-Produced with RGV Film Company
Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh Chandan Arora Co-produced with Makefilms
2006 Rang De Basanti Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Co-produced with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Pictures
National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment[6]
National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer (Naresh Iyer)[6]
National Film Award for Best Editing (P. S. Bharathi)[6]
National Film Award for Best Audiography (Nakul Kamte)[6]
Filmfare Award for Best Film
Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language[7]
India's official entry to the 79th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film[8]
Chup Chup Ke Priyadarshan
Khosla Ka Ghosla Dibakar Banerjee Co-produced with Tandev Film Production
National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi[9]
2007 The Namesake Mira Nair Indian-American co-production
Co-produced with Fox Searchlight Pictures and Mirabai Films
Indian distribution only
Nominated - Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male (Irrfan Khan)[10]
I Think I Love My Wife Chris Rock Co-produced with Fox Searchlight Pictures and Zahrlo Productions
Indian distribution only
Hattrick Milan Luthria
Life in a... Metro Anurag Basu
The Blue Umbrella Vishal Bhardwaj National Film Award for Best Children's Film[6]
Athidhi Surender Reddy Telugu Film
Kannamoochi Yenada V. Priya Tamil Film
Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal Vivek Agnihotri
2008 Jodhaa Akbar Ashutosh Gowariker Co-produced Ashutosh Gowariker Productions
Filmfare Award for Best Film
The Happening[11] M. Night Shyamalan Co-produced with 20th Century Fox, Spyglass Entertainment and Blinding Edge Pictures
Mumbai Meri Jaan Nishikant Kamat National Film Award for Best Special Effects (Govardhan)[12]
A Wednesday! Neeraj Pandey Co-produced with Anjum Rizvi Film Company and Friday Filmworks
Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director[12]
Poi Solla Porom A. L. Vijay Tamil Film
Co-produced with Four Frame Pictures
Remake of 2006 Hindi film Khosla Ka Ghosla
Fashion Madhur Bhandarkar Co-produced with Bhandarkar Entertainment
National Film Award for Best Actress (Priyanka Chopra)[12]
National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress (Kangana Ranaut)[12]
Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! Dibakar Banerjee National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment[12]
2009 Delhi-6 Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Co-produced with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Pictures
Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration[13]
ExTerminators John Inwood Co-produced with Michaelson Films
Direct-to-video Film.
Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge Umesh Shukla Co-produced with Bindass
Agyaat Ram Gopal Varma Co-produced with Dreamforce Production
Kaminey Vishal Bharadwaj Co-produced with VB Pictures
National Film Award for Best Audiography (Subash Sahoo)[13]
National Film Award Special Jury Award for Film editing (A. Sreekar Prasad)[13]
Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Film
Unnaipol Oruvan Chakri Toleti Tamil Film
Remake of 2008 Hindi film A Wednesday!
What's Your Raashee? Ashutosh Gowariker Co-produced with Ashutosh Gowariker Productions
2010 Chance Pe Dance Ken Ghosh
Harishchandrachi Factory Paresh Mokashi Marathi Film
National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi[12]
India's official entry to the 82nd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film[14]
Raajneeti Prakash Jha
I Hate Luv Storys Punit Malhotra Co-produced with Dharma Productions
Peepli Live Anusha Rizvi Co-produced with Aamir Khan Productions
Nominated - Asian Film Award for Best Film[15]
Nominated: Filmfare award for Best Film
India's official entry to the 83rd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film[16]
We Are Family Siddharth P. Malhotra Remake of 1998 American film Stepmom
Co-produced with Dharma Productions
Guzaarish Sanjay Leela Bhansali Co-produced with SLB Films
Tees Maar Khan Farah Khan Rwmake of 1966 American-Italian film After the Fox
Co-produced with Hari Om Entertainment and Three's Company
2011 Delhi Belly Abhinay Deo Co-produced with Aamir Khan Productions
Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Film
Thank You Anees Bazmee Co-produced with Hari OM Entertainment
Deiva Thirumagal A. L. Vijay Tamil film
Co-produced with Rajakaliamman Medias
Muran Rajan Madhav Tamil Film
Co-produced with Dream Theatres
My Friend Pinto Raghav Dar Co-produced with SLB Films
2012 Vettai N. Lingusamy Co-produced with Thirupathi Brothers
Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu Shakun Batra Co-produced with Dharma Productions
Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya Mandeep Kumar Co-produced with Tips Industries Limited
Grandmaster B. Unnikrishnan Malayalam Film
International distribution only
Vazhakku Enn 18/9 Balaji Sakthivel Tamil Film
Co-produced with Thirupathi Brothers
international distribution only
National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil[17]
National Film Award for Best Make-up Artist (Raja)[17]
Kalakalappu Sundar C. Tamil Film
Co-produced with Avni Cinemax
international distribution only
Arjun: The Warrior Prince Arnab Chaudhuri Animated Film
Co-produced with Disney India and Disney World Cinema
Nominated - Grand Prix at 2013 Annecy International Animated Film Festival[18]
Rowdy Rathore Prabhu Deva Remake of 2006 Telugu film Vikramarkudu
Co-produced with SLB Productions
Joker Shirish Kunder Co-produced with Hari Om Entertainment, Cape of Good Films and Three's Company
Mugamoodi Mysskin Tamil Film
Barfi! Anurag Basu Co-produced with Ishana Movies
Filmfare Award for Best Film
India's official entry to the 84th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film[19]
Heroine Madhur Bhandarkar Co-produced with Bhandarkar Entertainment
Husbands in Goa Saji Surendran international distribution only
Thaandavam A.L Vijay Tamil Film
2013 Kai Po Che! Abhishek Kapoor
Himmatwala Sajid Khan Remake of 1983 Hindi film Himmatwala
Co-produced with Puja Entertainment and Films
Settai R. Kannan Tamil Film
Remake of 2011 Hindi film Delhi Belly
Gippi Sonam Nair Co-produced with Dharma Productions
Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru Sundar C. Tamil Film
Co-produced with Avni Cinemax
international distribution only
Ghanchakkar Raj Kumar Gupta
Chennai Express Rohit Shetty Co-produced with Red Chillies Entertainment
Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Film
Satyagraha – Democracy Under Fire Prakash Jha Co-produced with Prakash Jha Productions
Sigaram Thodu Gaurav Narayanan Tamil Film
The Lunchbox Ritesh Batra International co-production between India, US, Germany and France
Co-produced with DAR motion pictures, Dharma Productions, Sikhya Entertainment, NFDC, ROH Films, ASAP Films and Cine Mosaic
Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language[20]
Nominated - Asian Film Award for Best Film[21]
Ivan Veramathiri M. Saravanan Tamil Film
2014 Anjaan N. Lingusamy Tamil Film
Raja Natwarlal Kunal Deshmukh
Khoobsurat Shashanka Ghosh Co-produced with Disney India and Anil Kapoor Film Company
Haider Vishal Bharadwaj Co-produced with VB Films
National Film Award for Best Screenplay(Dialogues) (Vishal Bharadwaj)[22]
National Film Award for Best Music Direction (Vishal Bharadwaj)[22]
National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer (Sukhwinder Singh)[22]
National Film Award for Best Choreography (Suresh Adhana)[22]
National Film Award for Best Costume Design (Dolly Ahluwalia)[22]
Nominated - Asian Film Award for Best Film[23]
Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Film
2015 ABCD 2 Remo D'Souza Co-produced with Disney India
Phantom Kabir Khan Co-produced with Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment
Yatchan Vishnuvardhan Tamil Film
Co-produced with Vishnuvardhan Pictures
Katti Batti Nikkhil Advani Co-produced with Emmay Entertainment
Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai S. P. Jananathan Tamil Film
Co-produced with Binary Pictures
2016 Fitoor Abhishek Kapoor
Irudhi Suttru Sudha Kongara Tamil Film
Co-produced with Y NOT Studios, Thirukumaran Entertainment and Dream Factory
Simultaneously shot in Hindi as Saala Khadoos
Saala Khadoos Sudha Kongara Co-produced with Y NOT Studios, Rajkumar Hirani Films and Tricolour Films
Simultaneously shot in Tamil as Irudhi Suttru
Mohenjo Daro Ashutosh Gowariker Co-produced with Ashutosh Gowariker Productions
Dangal Nitesh Tiwari Co-produced with Walt Disney Pictures, Aamir Khan Productions and Disney India
National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress (Zaira Wasim)[24]
Filmfare Award for Best Film
2017 Jagga Jasoos Anurag Basu Co-produced with Disney India, Picture Shuru Entertainment and Ishana Movies

UTV SpotboyEdit

The following films were produced under the UTV Spotboy banner.

Year Film Director Notes
2008 Aamir Raj Kumar Gupta
Welcome to Sajjanpur Shyam Benegal Co-produced with IX Faces Pictures and Bindass
2009 Dev.D Anurag Kashyap Co-produced with Bindass
National Film Award for Best Music Direction (Amit Trivedi)[13]
Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Film
Aagey Se Right Indrajit Nattoji Co-produced with Bindass
2010 Udaan Vikramaditya Motwane Nominated - Prize of Un Certain Regard at 2010 Cannes Film Festival
Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Film
2011 No One Killed Jessica Raj Kumar Gupta Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Film
7 Khoon Maaf Vishal Bharadwaj Co-produced with VB Films
Chillar Party Nitesh Tiwari and Vikas Bahl Co-produced with SKBH Productions
National Film Award for Best Children's Film[25]
2012 Paan Singh Tomar Tigmanshu Dhulia National Film Award for Best Feature Film[17]
National Film Award for Best Actor (Irrfan Khan)[17]
Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana Sameer Sharma Co-produced with Anurag Kashyap Films and JAR Pictures
2013 Shahid Hansal Mehta Co-produced with Bohra Bros.
National Film Award for Best Direction (Hansal Mehta)[26]
National Film Award for Best Actor (Rajkummar Rao)[26]
ABCD: Any Body Can Dance Remo D'Souza
2014 Filmistaan Nitin Kakkar Co-produced with Satellite Pictures Pvt. Ltd
National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi[17]
Pizza Akshay Akkineni Remake of 2012 Tamil film Pizza
Co-produced with Getaway Films

Films Only DistributedEdit

Year Film Production Company
2004 Hyderabad Blues 2 SIC Productions
Morning Raga K. Raghavendra Rao Films
2005 Mughal-e-Azam (Colourized version) (US distribution) Sterling Investment Corporation
Parineeta Vinod Chopra Films
Viruddh... Family Comes First Amitabh Bachchan Corporation
Satyajeet Movies Pvt. Ltd
Shaadi No. 1 Puja Entertainment
Deewane Huye Paagal Base Industries Group
Bluffmaster! Entertainment One
2006 Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (overseas distribution only) Inderjit Films Combine
Taxi No. 9211 Entertainment One
Ramesh Sippy Entertainment
2007 Welcome (2007 film) Base Industries Group
2008 Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na (overseas distribution only) Aamir Khan Productions
Race Tips Industries
Kismat Konnection
2009 Wake Up Sid Dharma Productions
Kurbaan
2010 Raajneeti Prakash Jha Productions
Walkwater Media Ltd
Phillum City IBC Motion Pictures
2011 Dhobi Ghat Aamir Khan Productions
Zokkomon Walt Disney Pictures
Disney India
Bollywood: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Pictures
2013 Race 2 Tips Industries
Ship of Theseus Recyclewala Films
Rangrezz Pooja Entertainment
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (Indian distribution only) Dharma Productions
2014 Sholay 3D Sippy Films
Pen India Limited
Highway Window Seat Films
Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment
2 States Dharma Productions
Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment
Heropanti Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment
Kick
PK Vinod Chopra Films
Rajkumar Hirani Films
2015 Tamasha Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment
Dilwale (overseas distribution only) Red Chillies Entertainment
Rohit Shetty Productions
2016 Baaghi Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment

Walt Disney Studios films in IndiaEdit

The Walt Disney Company acquired UTV Motion Pictures through UTV Software Communications in 2012[27] since then, UTV Motion Pictures became the exclusive distributor for all Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures releases for South Asian territories from 2013 onward.

  • ‡ – indicates a film that was also released in dubbed versions.
Year Release date
Oz the Great and Powerful 8 March 2013
Iron Man 3 26 April 2013
Monsters University 21 June 2013
The Lone Ranger 5 July 2013
Planes 23 August 2013
Thor: The Dark World 15 November 2013
Frozen 29 November 2013
31 January 2014 (re-release)[28]
Saving Mr. Banks 7 February 2014
Muppets Most Wanted 21 March 2014
Captain America: The Winter Soldier 4 April 2014
Million Dollar Arm 9 May 2014
Maleficent 30 May 2014
Planes: Fire & Rescue 18 July 2014
Guardians of the Galaxy 8 August 2014
Big Hero 6 7 November 2014
Cinderella 20 March 2015
Avengers: Age of Ultron 24 April 2015
Tomorrowland 22 May 2015
Inside Out 26 June 2015
Ant-Man 24 July 2015
The Good Dinosaur 4 December 2015
Star Wars: The Force Awakens 25 December 2015
The Finest Hours 29 January 2016
Zootopia 4 March 2016
The Jungle Book 8 April 2016
Captain America: Civil War 6 May 2016
Alice Through the Looking Glass 27 May 2016
Finding Dory 17 June 2016
Pete's Dragon 19 August 2016
Queen of Katwe 30 September 2016
Doctor Strange 4 November 2016
Moana 2 December 2016
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 16 December 2016
Beauty and the Beast 17 March 2017
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 5 May 2017
Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge 26 May 2017
Cars 3 16 June 2017
Thor: Ragnarok 3 November 2017
Coco 22 November 2017
Star Wars: The Last Jedi 15 December 2017
Black Panther 16 February 2018
Avengers: Infinity War 27 April 2018

Non-Disney International FilmsEdit

Year Film Country Indian Release Title Notes
Unleashed France
United Kingdom
Gulam Belagam Released in both Original and Hindi Dubbed versions
Indian distribution only
2011 Crayon Shin-chan: The Storm Called The Jungle Japan Shinchan in Bungle In The Jungle Animated Film
Originally released in 2000 in Japan
Hindi Dubbed Version
Indian distribution only
Doraemon: Nobita and the New Steel Troops—Winged Angels Doraemon in Nobita and the Steel Troops-The New Age Animated Film
Hindi Dubbed Version
Indian distribution only
2013 Doraemon: Nobita and the Island of Miracles—Animal Adventure Doraemon The Movie Nobita Aur Jadooi Tapu Animated Film
Originally released in 2012 in Japan
Hindi Dubbed Version
Indian distribution only

Unreleased/shelved FilmsEdit

Web seriesEdit

The following web series were produced by UTV under the Bindass banner.

Year Title No. of Episodes Release Date
2016 The Girl in the City 13 28 April 2016[29]
2016-2017 The Trip 10 16 December 2016[30]
2017 Girl in the City Chapter 2 13 24 March 2017[31]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ http://corporate.disney.in/sites/default/files/Amrita%20Pandey.pdf
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  6. ^ a b c d e "53rd National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
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  8. ^ "Rang De Basanti, India's official entry to Oscars". Webindia123.com. 26 September 2006. Archived from the original on 7 March 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2009. 
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  10. ^ "'I'm Not There' feels the Spirit". Variety. 2007-11-27. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  11. ^ "UTV & Fox in Strategic Tie-up -To co-produce M Night Shyamalan's next movie". India PR Wire. 
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  13. ^ a b c d "57th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  14. ^ "'Harishchandrachi Factory' India's entry for Oscars," Indian Express, PTI 20 September 2009.
  15. ^ "5th Asian Film Awards". 20 January 2011. Retrieved 29 May 2017. 
  16. ^ Bhushan, Nyay (24 September 2010). "'Peepli Live' is India's Oscar entry". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 4 October 2010. 
  17. ^ a b c d e "60th National Film Awards Announced" (PDF) (Press release). Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  18. ^ "Arjun: The Warrior Prince Nominated for Annecy Cristal Award 2013". Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  19. ^ "'Barfi!' selected as India's entry at the Oscars in Foreign Language Film category". September 22, 2012. Retrieved May 26, 2017. 
  20. ^ "Awards - Film | Film Not in the English Language in 2015". BAFTA 2015. 
  21. ^ "8th AFA Awards". 28 March 2014. Retrieved 29 May 2017. 
  22. ^ a b c d e "62nd National Film Awards" (PDF) (Press release). Directorate of Film Festivals. 24 March 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  23. ^ "9th AFA Awards". 25 March 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2017. 
  24. ^ "64th National Film Awards" (PDF) (Press release). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 7 April 2017. 
  25. ^ "59th National Film Awards for the Year 2011 Announced". Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  26. ^ a b "61st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 16 April 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  27. ^ "Disney Acquires Controlling Stake in India's UTV". The Hollywood Reporter. 1 February 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2017. 
  28. ^ "Frozen' to re-release in India". 30 January 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2017. 
  29. ^ "bindass launches its first ever web series 'Girl in the City'". 7 April 2016. 
  30. ^ "Watch: Lisa Haydon plays a hot, feisty musician in a web series". Hindustan Times. 7 January 2017. 
  31. ^ "Mithila Palkar Is Back with Chapter 2 of "Girl In The City"". 25 March 2017. 

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