Bollywood is one of the most prominent money making industries in this country. As expected there are production houses that go back to three generations and still going strong. They have been witness to changing trends, big stars coming and going. They have seen it all. Over the years they have churned out some of the most memorable and classic movies of our times and continue to do so till date.Let’s read about 5 such successful production houses –
5. Vishesh Film
This production house is owned by Mukesh Bhatt and Mahesh Bhatt. They have also been associated with the Mahesh Bhatt School of Cinema. The production house is named after Vishesh, who is Mukesh Bhatts’s son, in 1986. Vishesh films have made a reputation for themselves for launching new faces and presenting budding actors to the public. The USP of their films is the exceptional music and treatment of topics that fringe on social norms and situations related tothe deepest core of the mind. Some of the most well known mainstream and parallel cinema actors have been associated with the banner. Some of their biggest hits were Jurm, Murder1,2, Tum Mile, Aashiqui 2 and Dil Hai ki Manta Nhain.
4. Vinod Chopra Films
Founded by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, it is one of the most successful production houses in the country today. He believes in what he had propagated in 3Idiots – “chase excellence and success will follow.”He has been directing films since 1942 and has managed to capture the pulse of the masses every time. Quite a few of his movies have been nominated for Oscars. He has also produced classics like Munnabhai and Parinda. Most of his movies have seen domestic and international success. He is presently working on the post production of an English movie called BROKEN Horses.
3. T- Series
Is a household name in India, there are generations that have grown up to listening to their favorite singer on audio cassettes produced by them. Founded by the revolutionary Gulshan Kumar, it is presently headed by his son Bhushan Kumar. It can be safely called the number one in music labels in India. Since its takeover in 1997, the company under the guidance of Bhushan Kumar has grown upto a turnover of $120 millions. The company has its handsfull when it comes to producing movies and music for the masses. Some of their recent hits were Kick, Fugly and Ek Villian.
2. Eros international
Eros is one of the very successful motion picture production houses in India. They also have an expertise in distribution of Indian movies all over the globe. It was founded in 1973 by Arjan Lulla and since then has grown in leaps and bounds. They produce movies in various languages and of all kinds. They distribute movies in over 50 countries and have offices in all major cities. The firm is proud to hold digital rights of 700 top grossing movies. It isone of the few productionhouses to be listed in the London Stock Exchange and in Bombay Stock Exchange. Some of their latest hits are R- Rajkuamr, Jai Ho, and Kochadaiiyaan.
1. YRF Films
Yash Raj films is one of the oldest and most respected production houses in the country. Yash Chopra was the man behind this production house and its exceptional success. He passed away in 2012, but left behind a legacy and a benchmark in film making. The production house was launched in 2011, in the guidance of Aditya Chopra. They have been making hits with the biggest stars in the industry. All new comers in the industry long to be signed up by them. They have been called the top distribution house in India and the 27TH in the world. Their forthcoming films are Daawat-e-ishq and Mardani.