Wunderbar Films

Wunderbar Films is an Indian film production and distribution company established by Actor Dhanush and his wife Aishwarya on 20 May 2010. Based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, it mainly produces and distributes Tamil films, and occasionally Malayalam and Hindi films. The headquarters of the company is located in Nungambakkam, Chennai.

Wunderbar Films
Wunderbar Films Pvt. Ltd.
TypePrivately held company
IndustryMotion picture
Founded20 May 2010; 12 years ago (2010-05-20)
Founders
Headquarters
Products
  • Film production
  • Record producer
Increase ₹507.4 million (2015)
Decrease ₹46.7 million (2016)[1]
OwnerDhanush

HistoryEdit

Wunderbar Films was established by actor Dhanush and his wife Aishwarya on 20 May 2010.[2] The studio was named "Wunderbar", which means "wonderful" in German, out of sentimental value. Earlier short films made by Dhanush, although not released to the public, had the banner "Wunderbar", which they picked up from the 2009 film Inglourious Basterds.[3][4] Wunderbar Film is located in Nungambaakam, Chennai

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Language Director Cast Synopsis Ref.
2012 3 Tamil Aishwarya R. Dhanush Dhanush, Shruti Haasan Ram and Janani fall in love, elope and get married. A few years into their seemingly idyllic marriage, Ram begins to display symptoms of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. [5]
2013 Ethir Neechal Tamil R. S. Durai Senthilkumar Sivakarthikeyan, Priya Anand, Nandita Swetha A young man, who has grown up believing that his name is a jinx, decides to change his life by competing in the Chennai Marathon. [6]
2014 Velaiilla Pattadhari Tamil Velraj Dhanush, Amala Paul, Surabhi An unemployed graduate overcomes various obstacles before and after finding employment. [7]
2015 Shamitabh Hindi R. Balki Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Haasan A mute actor acquires the voice of another man and becomes a film star, which leads to an ego clash between the pair. [8]
Kaaki Sattai Tamil R. S. Durai Senthilkumar Sivakarthikeyan, Sri Divya An ambitious, young policeman fights to bring to light and destroy an illegal organ-harvesting gang. [9]
Kaaka Muttai Tamil M. Manikandan Vignesh, Ramesh, Aishwarya Rajesh Two boys from the slums of Chennai, who dream of tasting pizza, set about earning enough money to buy some from the newly opened pizza shop in the city centre. [10]
Maari Tamil Balaji Mohan Dhanush, Kajal Aggarwal, Vijay Yesudas A small-time gangster, with a love for pigeon racing, attempts to stop police corruption in his town. [11]
Naanum Rowdydhaan Tamil Vignesh Shivan Vijay Sethupathi, Nayantara, Parthiban A wannabe rowdy falls in love with a deaf girl and helps avenge the death of her father. [12]
Thanga Magan Tamil Velraj Dhanush, Samantha, Amy Jackson A fun-loving man strives to be an ideal son, seeks clarity and closure when his father commits suicide after being falsely accused of a crime. [13]
2016 Visaranai Tamil Vetrimaaran Dinesh, Anandhi An individual gets shut in jail for a crime he did not commit and the consequences which follow are harrowing. [14]
Amma Kanakku Tamil Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari Amala Paul, Revathi, Samuthirakani A maid joins her daughter's school in order to change her perspective of life. [15]
2017 Cinema Veeran Tamil Aishwarya R. Dhanush Rajinikanth An documentary on the life of stunt artists [16]
Pa Paandi Tamil Dhanush Rajkiran, Prasanna, Chaya Singh An elderly man who feels rejected by his son embarks on a soul-searching trip in search of his first love. [17]
Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 Tamil Soundarya Rajinikanth Dhanush, Kajol, Amala Paul A ruthless businesswoman sets out to destroy the career and prospects of a young, prize-winning civil engineer who refuses to work for her company. [18][19]
VIP 2 Telugu
Tharangam Malayalam Dominic Arun Tovino Thomas, Balu Varghese Co-produced by Mini Studios
2018 Kaala Tamil Pa. Ranjith Rajinikanth, Nana Patekar, Easwari Rao, Huma Qureshi Haridev, a Union minister, decides to illegally seize the land of Tamil migrants in Dharavi, to construct buildings. However, Karikaalan, a local resident, opposes him and vows to protect his land.
Vada Chennai Tamil Vetrimaaran Dhanush, Ameer Sultan, Samuthirakani, Aishwarya Rajesh, Andrea Jeremiah A fisherman from North Chennai who unknowingly becomes involved in a trap set by a mafia gang.
Maari 2 Tamil Balaji Mohan Dhanush, Krishna Kulasekaran, Tovino Thomas, Sai Pallavi, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar Maari, a fun-loving rowdy, creates many enemies in his area due to his arrogant but righteous behaviour. Beeja, a dreaded gangster, vows to seek revenge against Maari for killing his brother.

Film soundtracks releasedEdit

Year Film Notes
2014 Velaiilla Pattadhari Also producer
2015 Kaaki Sattai Also producer
Naanum Rowdydhaan Also producer
2016 Amma Kanakku Also producer
2017 Yathumagi Nindrai
Pa Paandi Also producer
Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 Also producer
2018 Kaala: Karikaalan Also producer
Vada Chennai Also producer
Maari 2 Also producer

ReferencesEdit

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  10. ^ Rangan, Baradwaj. "Kaaka Muttai: An outstanding debut". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 15 December 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  11. ^ Rangan, Baradwaj. "Maari: Some nice bits can't save a grindingly ordinary movie". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 28 November 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  12. ^ Srinivasan, Sudhir. "Naanum Rowdy Dhaan: A thoroughly entertaining black comedy". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 24 October 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  13. ^ Srinivasan, Sudhir. "Thangamagan: A good core wasted in a masala template". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 20 January 2017. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
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  16. ^ "Cinema Veeran: Rajinikanth, Aishwarya Dhanush and AR Rahman join hands for a documentary". India Today. 25 February 2016. Archived from the original on 11 January 2021. Retrieved 12 December 2019.
  17. ^ Menon, Vishal (14 April 2017). "'Pa. Pandi' review: The power of love". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 14 April 2017. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
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