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Balaji Motion Pictures

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Balaji Motion Pictures is an Indian film production and distribution company established by Jeetendra Based in Mumbai, it mainly produces and distributes Hindi films Key people involved are Jeetendra's wife Shobha Kapoor and daughter Ekta Kapoor


  • 1 Operations
  • 2 History
  • 3 Film production
    • 31 Upcoming films
  • 4 Film distribution
  • 5 Awards & ceremonies
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links


Balaji Motion Pictures is based in Mumbai in the Balaji House on New Link Road, Andheri West, Mumbai It operates from its head office in Andheri West and has studios in Film City and other locations in Mumbai In terms of studio facilities, Balaji Motion Pictures is one of the largest film productions houses in Mumbai


Balaji Motion Pictures Balaji Films was set up in 2001 by Hindi television producer Ekta Kapoor with the purpose of venturing into film production She produced Kyo Kii Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta, released in 2001 with Govinda and Sushmita Sen as the leads The film was not a success, collecting ₹13 crore US$20 million Later, the company produced Kucch To Hai, Krishna Cottage and Koi Aap Sa in 2003, 2004 and 2005 respectively The movies did not fare well at the box office In 2005, the company produced and released Kyaa Kool Hai Hum, which grossed ₹215 crore US$34 million and made it to the top three films of 2005 In 2007, the company co-produced Shootout at Lokhandwala with Sanjay Gupta The film was a critical and commercial hit, collecting ₹6817 crore US$11 million worldwide In 2008, the company produced and released C Kkompany, which was a commercial and critical failure In the same year, the company co-produced Mission Istanbul and EMI – Liya Hai Toh Chukana Parega with Sunil Shetty Both films failed critically and commercially Also in 2008, the company acquired the distribution rights of Bhool Bhulaiyaa and Sarkar Raj with a deal of almost ₹40 crore US$62 million The film were both commercially success thereby marking a step further of Balaji In 2010, the company sub-branded ALT Entertainment, a youth focused brand and produced a low-budget movie, Love Sex aur Dhokha, which proved to be a critically and commercially successful film In the same year, the company released Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, which was also a commercial and critical hit The films also marked the company's successful entry in the films

In 2011, the company marked its entry into Marathi films by producing Taryanche Bait The film was a critical and commercial hit and also won many accolades including three awards for Best Film The company also released Shor in the City, a small-budget critically acclaimed movie The same year also saw the release of Ragini MMS, co-produced with Amit Kapoor and Sidhartha M Jain The response to the movie fetched Stardust Award for Best Film and Ekta Kapoor announced the sequel of the film soon to be released in the year 2013 starring Indo-Canadian star Sunny Leone Later, In the same year, the company released The Dirty Picture starring Vidya Balan as lead on 2 December 2011 The film proved to be a huge Blockbuster and was one of the best films of 2011 thereby winning Vidya Balan her first National Award and all other awards of 2011 for her performance and six awards for Best Film In the Year 2012, the company released first ever seen Adult Comedy Kyaa Super Kool Hai Hum, sequel to 2005 hit Kyaa Kool Hai Hum which was slammed by critics but was a Box Office Success thereby made at a Budget of ₹13 crore US$20 million and collecting ₹33 crore US$51 million itself in its first week

In 2013, the company released its Horror Film Ek Thi Daayan, co-produced with Vishal Bhardwaj The film received mostly positive response It was well-accepted by critics and received 3 out of 5 on an average Jinson John of Indian Box Office also stated "Ek Thi Daayan is not that regular Bhootiya Isshtoorry, the plot stands out of them all, it's surely is an Experimental Plot, but not written by an Idiot" The film opened Ek Thi Daayan opened at around 30-40% occupancy with better opening in multiplexes rather than single screens netted around ₹1807 crore US$28 million over the first weekend In May 2013, released by the company was Shootout at Wadala The film opened with great reviews from many quarters Bollywood Hungama, rated the film with stars whereas The Times of India rated it with stars Made on the string Budget of ₹26 crore US$41 million, the film grossed ₹546 crore US$85 million worldwide The film was declared Average by Box office India In July 2013, the company released Lootera, starring Ranveer Singh & Sonakshi Sinha as leads The film opened with best reviews from many critics Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama rated the film with Stars, describing "On the whole, LOOTERA is an intrinsically earnest and profoundly heartwarming story that stays in your heart An absolute must for those who love romantic films or are romantic at heart This one's a cinematic gem!" Raja Sen of Rediffcom rated stars and noted, "Lootera is a gorgeous, gorgeous film, one that uses its period setting affectionately, with loving detail, and not exploitatively, as our cinema is wont to do" Meena Iyer of The Times of India assigned the film Stars and noted, "Lootera is a love saga of yore" She added, "You may find this film boring if state-of-the-art, slow romance is not your idea of a movie outing" The film was made on the Budget of ₹27 crore US$42 million and netted ₹38 crore US$59 million worldwide in its lifetime In August 2013, the company released Once Upon ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara! the sequel to one of its most successful film, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai The film opened with mixed reviews from all the critics and was also slammed by many critics for its poor drafting and execution of story line The film was made on the high Budget of ₹85 crore US$13 million to ₹100 crore US$16 million and collected ₹70 crore US$11 million worldwide, thereby contributing the loss and was declared "Flop" In 2014, On February 28, the company released Shaadi Ke Side Effects starring Farhan Akhtar & Vidya Balan The film opened with positive reviews from various quarters and collected ₹57 crore US$890,000 on its day one The film went on to gross ₹212 crore US$33 million in its opening weekend The film grossed ₹70 crore US$11 million worldwide during its lifetime run and was declared "Below Average" by Boxoffice India In the same year, On March 21, the company released Ragini MMS 2 starring Sunny Leone, the sequel to yet another successful film of the company Ragini MMS Made on the budget of ₹18 crore US$28 million, the film opened with mixed reviews from the critics and went on to collect ₹65 crore US$10 million The film was a major commercial success and was declared "Hit" by Boxoffice India

On April 4, 2014, the company released Main Tera Hero starring Varun Dhawan as the protagonist, directed by David Dhawan The film released with positive reviews from critics Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama rated Stars, & wrote "On the whole, Main Tera Hero is a wild, wacky, madcap entertainer that has the unmistakable stamp of the master of entertainers -- David Dhawan An over the top plot, humor quotient and performances are three aces the film stands on The film should work well with admirers of typical Bollywood masalathons, also because Varun Dhawan pulls off the act with flamboyance and bowls you over with an uproarious act in this zany entertainer Go, have fun and laugh out loud!" Srijana Mitra Das of The Times of India gave the movie stars saying, Main Tera Hero is a pav bhaji picture, quick, spicy, hot It has the depth of a comic strip but it also has its neon-shaded fun For those who want a light laugh, here's your boy" Made on the budget of ₹425 crore US$66 million, the movie went on to collect ₹77 crore US$12 million worldwide and was declared "Hit" by Box office India On May 30, 2014, the company released small Budget film Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi which was co-produced by Bejoy Nambiar The film opened with mixed reviews from critics and also failed to collect at Box office The film collected a mere ₹3 crore US$470,000 from Boxoffice thereby recovering its costs In June 2014, the company released Ek Villain co-starring Sidharth Malhotra & Shraddha Kapoor The film opened with positive reviews from its critics Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama awarded the movie 4/5 stars and wrote that, "On the whole, Ek Villain is a stylish, spellbinding and terrifying edge-of-the-seat thriller It's a step forward in this genre, without doubt A sure-shot winner!" Raedita Tandon from Filmfare gave the film stars and noted that, "Though indulgent in parts, Ek Villain packs in a punch Copy of a Korean film or not, it’s ‘good’ paisa vasool entertainment Make it your weekend watch" Meena Iyer of The Times of India gave the film Stars, stating that "You cannot fault the scale of Ek Villain or berate its lead star cast But you wish you could celebrate this thriller like you did Suri's last movie outing Aashiqui 2 The film made on the budget of ₹35 crore US$55 million went on to collect ₹10505 crore US$16 million from India and grossed ₹135 crore US$21 million approx with a distributor share of ₹4975 crore US$78 million itself in India The film was declared "Super Hit" by Boxoffice India

The Other films that are in pipeline unscheduled for release includes Badtameez Dil and Milan Talkies Balaji Motion Pictures doesn't ranks in the top five film production companies in India anymore Also The Company will not produce any movie unless Half Girlfriend shows growth as the Production Company have beem Losing Money because Films produced in 2016 didn't worked well

Film production

Year Title Directors Cast Genre Notes
2001 Kyo Kii Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta David Dhawan Govinda, Sushmita Sen, Rambha Comedy
2003 Kucch To Hai Anurag Basu &
Anil V Kumar
Tusshar Kapoor, Esha Deol,
Natassha, Yash Tonk
2004 Krishna Cottage Santram Verma Sohail Khan, Isha Koppikar,
Natassha, Rati Agnihotri
2005 Kyaa Kool Hai Hum Sangeeth Sivan Tusshar Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh,
Isha Koppikar, Neha Dhupia
2005 Koi Aap Sa Partho Mitra Aftab Shivdasani, Natassha,
Dipannita Sharma, Himanshu Malik
2007 Shootout at Lokhandwala Apoorva Lakhia Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty,
Vivek Oberoi, Arbaaz Khan, Amrita Singh,
Tusshar Kapoor, Rohit Roy
Crime Winner:
  • Stardust Standout Performance of The Year
  • AXN Action Award for Best Action film
  • AXN Action Award for Best Action Sequence
2008 Mission Istanbul Apoorva Lakhia Vivek Oberoi, Shriya Saran, Suniel Shetty Crime Co-produced with Sunil Shetty
2008 C Kkompany Sachin Yardi Tusshar Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Rajpal Yadav, Raima Sen Comedy
2008 EMI – Liya Hai Toh Chukana Parega Saurabh Kabra Arjun Rampal, Sanjay Dutt, Urmila Matondkar,
Malaika Arora Khan, Aashish Chaudhary, Neha Oberoi
Social Co-produced with Sunil Shetty
2010 Love Sex aur Dhokha Dibakar Banerjee Anshuman Jha, Nushrat Bharucha, Sandeep Bose, Rajkummar Rao Found footage Winner:
  • Stardust Award for Best Film
2010 Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Milan Luthria Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut, Prachi Desai Gangster Nominated:
  • Apsara Award for Best Film
2011 Taryanche Bait Kiran Yadnyopavit Vinay Apte, Sachin Khedekar,
Ashwini Giri, Ashmita Joglekar
Drama Marathi Film,
  • Screen Award for Best Film
  • Pune International Film Festival-Best Film
2011 Shor in the City Raj Nidimoru &
Krishna DK
Sendhil Ramamurthy, Tusshar Kapoor, Nikhil Dwivedi Drama Selected at:
  • Pusan International Film Festival
  • Dubai International Film Festival
2011 Ragini MMS Pawan Kripalani Rajkummar Rao, Kainaz Motivala Horror
Thriller FLOP
Co-produced with Amit Kapoor & Sidhartha M Jain
  • Best Searchlight Film
2011 The Dirty Picture Milan Luthria Vidya Balan, Emraan Hashmi, Tusshar Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah Biographic Nominated:
  • Filmfare Award for Best Film
  • IIFA Award for Best Movie
  • Star Guild Award for Best Film
  • Global Film Honour for Best Movie Popular
  • People's Choice Awards India for Favorite Ensemble Cast


  • Screen Award for Best Film
  • BIG Star Most Entertaining Film
  • National Media Network Film And TV Awards-Best Entertaining Film
  • Stardust Award for Film of the Year
  • Zee Cine Award for Best FilmCritics
  • Global Film Honour for Best Movie Jury
  • ETC Bollywood Business Award for Box Office Surprise of the Year
  • Bhaskar Bollywood Award for Film of The Year
2012 Kyaa Super Kool Hai Hum Sachin Yardi Tusshar Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh, Neha Sharma Comedy
2013 Ek Thi Daayan Kannan Iyer Emraan Hashmi, Konkana Sen Sharma, Huma Qureshi, Kalki Koechlin Thriller Co-produced with VB Pictures

The movie failed on the box office

2013 Shootout at Wadala Sanjay Gupta Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Kangana Ranaut, Manoj Bajpayee, Tusshar Kapoor Gangster
Prequel to Shootout at Lokhandwala
Co-produced with Sanjay Gupta
2013 Lootera Vikramaditya Motwane Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha Romance Co-produced with Phantom Films
2013 Once Upon a Time In Mumbaai Dobara Milan Luthria Akshay Kumar, Imran Khan, Sonakshi Sinha Crime
Sequel to Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai
2014 Shaadi Ke Side Effects Saket Chaudhary Farhan Akhtar, Vidya Balan Romcom Sequel to Pyaar Ke Side Effects
Co-Produced with Pritish Nandy Communications
2014 Ragini MMS 2 Bhushan Patel Sunny Leone Horror
Sequel to Ragini MMS
2014 Main Tera Hero David Dhawan Varun Dhawan, Ileana D'Cruz, Nargis Fakhri Romance
2014 Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi Aman Sachdeva Siddharth Gupta, Simran Kaur Mundi Comedy,
Co-Produced with Bejoy Nambiar
2014 Ek Villain — There's one in every love story Mohit Suri Riteish Deshmukh, Sidharth Malhotra, Shraddha Kapoor Romance
2016 Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 Umesh Ghadge Tusshar Kapoor , Aftab Shivdasani, Mandana Karimi Adult Comedy
2016 Azhar Tony D'Souza Emraan Hashmi, Nargis Fakhri, Prachi Desai, Lara Dutta Biopic Co-Produced with Sony Pictures Networks
2016 Udta Punjab Abhishek Chaubey Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Diljit Dosanjh Romance
Co-Produced with Phantom Films
2016 Great Grand Masti Indra Kumar Vivek Oberoi, Ritesh Deshmukh, Aftab Shivdasani, Urvashi Rautela Adult Comedy
2016 A Flying Jatt Remo D'souza Tiger Shroff, Jacqueline Fernandez superhero action Romance, Dance
2017 Half Girlfriend Mohit Suri Arjun Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor Romance
2017 Super Singh Anurag Singh Diljit Dosanjh & Sonam Bajwa Superhero, Action, Romance, Drama

Upcoming films

Year Title Directors Cast Genre Notes
2018 Vishwaroopam II Kamal Hassan Kamal Hassan, Rahul Bose, Pooja Kumar Spy, Thriller Co-Produced with Aascar Films,
2016 XXX Ken Ghosh Kyra Dutt, Aparnaa Bajpai, Aparna Sharma, Pryanca Talukdar Horror Thriller Filming
2018 Veere Di Wedding Shashanka Ghosh Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor Co-Production with Anil Kapoor Films,
2018 Kedarnath Abhishek Kapoor Sushant Singh Rajput, Sara Ali Khan Co-Production with KriArj Entertainment

Film distribution

Year Film Director Notes
2008 Bhool Bhulaiyaa Priyadarshan
2008 Sarkar Raj Ram Gopal Varma
2013 Vishwaroop Kamal Haasan
2017 Lipstick Under My Burkha Alankrita Shrivastava

Awards & ceremonies

  • The Global Indian Film and Television Honours


  1. ^ "Box Office Report of 2001" 
  2. ^ "Kya Kool grossess Rs 215 crores" Archived from the original on 30 June 2012 
  3. ^ "Kya Kool in 3 Top hits of 2005" Archived from the original on 30 April 2013 
  4. ^ "Shoot Out is the biggest hit of Balaji till date" 
  5. ^ "Box Office report of Shootout At Lokhandwala" 
  6. ^ "Mission Istanbul fails at Box Office" 
  7. ^ "Balaji acquires Priyadarshan's Bhool Bhulaiyaa" 
  8. ^ "Balaji acquires Ram Gopal's Sarkar Raj" 
  9. ^ "Ekta to produce up a different film" Archived from the original on 13 May 2013 
  10. ^ "LSD a rare to see hit film" 
  11. ^ "Once Upon a Time is Superhit" Archived from the original on 7 August 2010 
  12. ^ "Ekta's next in Marathi" Archived from the original on 2013-01-17 
  13. ^ "Ekta's Taryanche Bait takes Extraordinary opening" 
  14. ^ "Ekta's marathi venture bags top accolades" 
  15. ^ "Lifetime Box-office collection of Shor in the City" 
  16. ^ "Review:Shor in the City is a terrific Film" Archived from the original on 21 September 2012 
  17. ^ "Sunny Leone signed for Ragini MMS 2" Archived from the original on 15 July 2012 
  18. ^ Review:Shootout At Wadala- The Times of India
  19. ^ Lootera is a terrific gem - Taran Adarsh
  20. ^ Lootera is an absolute masterpiece - Raja Sen
  21. ^ Lootera is Lovesaga of yore - Meena Iyer, The Times of India
  22. ^ Lifetime collections and Economics of Lootera
  23. ^ Once Upon Ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara: Another film to hit the jackpot
  24. ^ Anupama Chopra's review: Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobaara!
  25. ^ a b c Box office collextions Jan to April 2014 Archived 8 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  26. ^ Ragini MMS 2 is one of the major commercial success of 2014
  27. ^ Main Tera Hero is the masala entertainer of 2014 - Taran Adarsh
  28. ^ Ek Villian is stylish and a sure-shot winner - Taran Adarsh
  29. ^ Ek Villian is first for Balaji to enter 100 crore club
  30. ^ Ek Villian makes 4975 crore share for its distributors
  31. ^ "Balaji ranks one of the top 5 Film companies of India" 
  32. ^ "Multiplexes may take a hit as studios go slow" 
  33. ^ "Kareena Kapoor Khan to start shooting for Veere Di Wedding in August"

External links

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