Indians are obsessed with cricket and Bollywood. Despite the fact that the manner in which we play cricket hasn’t changed a lot, the methods of filmmaking have changed a great deal. With creation houses siphoning in more cash than any time in recent memory, everything necessary for no one important to become wildly successful is one acceptable film. Also, a ton of these creation houses are happy to give newcomers a possibility.
Founded by Yash Chopra, YRF is one of the most successful production houses in the country. It has made superstars out of everyday dudes. Also, it keeps rolling out a Dhoom movie every once in a while to keep Uday Chopra’s acting career alive.
Founded by Ronnie Screwvala, this production house is currently headed by Siddharth Roy Kapur who was the marketing mind behind Rang De Basanti. This man sure knows how to market his films… and himself (he’s married to Vidya Balan.
A production house so profitable that it’s listed in the London Stock Exchange and the Bombay Stock Exchange. Well, that’s Eros for you. If you release your film under this banner, chances are that they’ll distribute your film to 50 other nations, courtesy their wide distribution network.
The signature crooning of the lady at the beginning of a Dharma film instantly brings back memories of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. This production house was set up way back in 1976 by Yash Johar. Of late, Karan Johar has been warming the chairman’s seat
If production houses had brand ambassadors, Alok Nath would have been perfect for Rajshri Productions. Known to make films loaded with sanskaar and sanskriti , this banner has produced classics which every Indian dadaji would want to show his grandchildren. You’ll never have to think twice when you take your grandparents for a Rajshri film.
From mobiles to petroleum, Reliance has always been all over the place and thus it came as no surprise when they announced their entry into film production in 2005. All their films have tasted success… except for Kites .
Sanjay Leela Bhansali creates magic on screen with the awesome sets and costumes. I’m guessing he began producing his own films because then he wouldn’t have to justify the lakhs he plans to spend on those curtains… that would appear for less than 2 seconds in the movie.
From the small screen to the silver screen, Ekta Kapoor has come a long way. I’m glad she didn’t extend her fascination for the letter ‘K’ to films.
The Perfectionist put everything at stake and set up Aamir Khan Productions in 2000 for Lagaan . The rest as they say is history. Since then, every film coming out of Aamir’s production house has gone on to become a super hit. Some say it’s his perfection, others believe it’s Kiran Rao’s charm that works for him.
Mukesh Bhatt launched this company in 1988 and later got his brother Mahesh Bhatt on board. Other than Emraan Hashmi, they’ve also given Indian cinema some super duper hits. If their films tanked, the foot-tapping music has more than made up for it. Either way it has always been a win-win situation.