Aamir Khan Productions

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Aamir Khan Productions
Type Private Limited Company
Industry Motion picture
Founded 2001
Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Key people Aamir Khan
Kiran Rao
Mansoor Khan
Products Film production
Film Distribution
Website www.akpfilms.com

Aamir Khan Productions is an Indian motion picture production and distribution company, based in Mumbai. The company was founded in 2001 by actor Aamir Khan and started with the production of Lagaan.

B. Shrinivas Rao is the Executive Producer for Aamir Khan Productions and Khan's wife, Kiran Rao also serves as a producer; she was the Associate Producer for both Taare Zameen Par and Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na.[1]

History[edit]

An Indian man wearing a black dress shirt.
Aamir khan Founder of Aamir Khan Productions

Aamir Khan Productions (AKP) was set up in 1999 by Hindi film actor Aamir Khan with the purpose of producing the film Lagaan. He decided to produce Lagaan after the script was not purchased by any other studio. B. Shrinivas Rao also joined Aamir Khan Productions as the Line Producer on Lagaan. The movie was released in 2001, starring Khan as the lead actor. The film was both a major critical and commercial success, and was nominated for the 74th Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category. It was eventually chosen and nominated in that category along with four other foreign films but lost to No Man's Land. The film won many major awards at several award functions such as Filmfare and IIFA.

B. Shrinivas Rao later served as the Executive Producer on Khan's directorial debut Taare Zameen Par and became the Executive Producer for the production company, supervising all of its productions. Khan also starred in Taare Zameen Par, sharing the screen with the debut of child actor Darsheel Safary and Tisca Chopra. The film was initially conceived of and developed by the husband and wife team, Amole Gupte and Deepa Bhatia. It tells the story of a young child who suffers in school until a teacher identifies him as dyslexic. The movie was critically acclaimed,[2] And one of the biggest hits of 2008. Taare Zameen Par won the 2008 Filmfare Best Movie Award as well as a number of other Filmfare and Star Screen Awards. It was declared tax free by the Government of Delhi.[3] Khan's wife, Kiran Rao also worked as the Associate Producer for Taare Zameen Par.

The third film produced by the company is Abbas Tyrewala's Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, which was released in July 2008. It marked the debut of Aamir Khan and Mansoor Khan's nephew Imran Khan and it was co-produced by Ritesh Sidhwani. The movie critically acclaimed and a major commercial success,.[4]

The fourth offering from AKP was Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries), a low budget art house film written and directed by Khan's wife, Kiran Rao. It focuses on four characters (one of them played by Khan) from different walks of life in the city of Mumbai. It was critically acclaimed and successful in art house circuits.

The next film produced by the production company was Anusha Rizvi's Peepli Live. The film released on 13 August 2010 having a very low budget starring Omkar Das Manikpuri, Raghubir Yadav, Shalini Vatsa, Malaika Shenoy, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Naseeruddin Shah. It is a satire based on the suicides committed by the Indian farmers due to bad conditions of theirs financial status. Peepli Live had its Melbourne premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival MIFF 2010 on 6 August 2010 at the Regent Theatre, Melbourne. I t was a commercial cruces despite 'A' rating due to strong language.

In 2011, the English (partly Hindi) Delhi Belly was released, and was a departure from the "clean, family entertainment" tag of Aamir Khan Productions. It was a sleeper hit and immensely popular with urban Indian youth though it was criticized for strong language.

Films produced[edit]

Year Film Director Release Date Verdict Other notes
2001 Lagaan Ashutosh Gowariker 15 June 2001 Hit[5] Filmfare Best Movie Award Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film - Nominated
2006 Rang De Basanti Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra 26 January 2006 Hit Filmfare Best Movie Award
2007 Taare Zameen Par Aamir Khan 21 December 2007 Super Hit[6] Filmfare Best Movie Award
2008 Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na Abbas Tyrewala 4 July 2008 Super Hit[7] Nominated-Filmfare Best Movie Award
2010 Peepli Live Anusha Rizvi 13 August 2010 Hit[7] Nominated-Filmfare Best Movie Award
2011 Dhobi Ghat Kiran Rao 21 January 2011 Semi Hit
2011 Delhi Belly Abhinay Deo 1 July 2011 Super Hit Nominated-Filmfare Best Movie Award
2012 Talaash Reema Kagti 30 November 2012 Semi Hit
2014 P.K. Rajkumar Hirani 2014

TV shows produced[edit]

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Year Show Channel Airing Dates
2012 Satyamev Jayate Star India, DD National (DD1) 6 May 2012 (started),

29 July 2012 (ended)

2014 Satyamev Jayate Star India, DD National (DD1) 2 March 2014 (started),

30 March 2014 (ended)

2014 Satyamev Jayate Star India, DD National (DD1) 5th Oct 2014 (started)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us". Aamir Khan Productions Private Limited. Archived from the original on 24 January 2010. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Taare Zameen Par, Chak De top directors' pick in 2007". Economic Times. 29 December 2007. Archived from the original on 21 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 
  3. ^ IndiaFM News Bureau (27 December 2007). "Taare Zameen Par becomes Tax Free". IndiaFM. Archived from the original on 24 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 
  4. ^ Box Office Top 5 :Midweek: 'Singh Is Kinng' has mind-boggling weekend!
  5. ^ "Boxofficeindia.com". Boxofficeindia.com. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  6. ^ "Boxofficeindia.com". Boxofficeindia.com. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  7. ^ a b "Boxofficeindia.com". Boxofficeindia.com. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 

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