Excel Entertainment

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This article is about the Indian film studio. For the American media conglomerate, see Excel Entertainment Group.
Excel Entertainment
Type Private Limited
Industry Feature films, Television commercials
Founded 1999
Headquarters Mumbai, India
Key people Ritesh Sidhwani
Farhan Akhtar
Website Official Website

Excel Entertainment is an Indian film studio based in Mumbai. It was created by Farhan Akhtar, and Ritesh Sidhwani in 1999. The two have gone on to create several films under Excel's banner.

Personalities[edit]

Farhan Akhtar[edit]

Main article: Farhan Akhtar

Faran Akhtar is the son of very well known scripwriter, poet and lyricist, Javed Akhtar and renowned screenplay writer, Honey Irani. He is also the grandson of Urdu poet, Jan Nisar Akhtar. His stepmother is actress Shabana Azmi.

Ritesh Sidhwani[edit]

Main article: Ritesh Sidhwani

At first he was a key role in his family's business, Marlex, India's largest home appliance company.

Feature films[edit]

Year Film Director Cast Notes
2001 Dil Chahta Hai Farhan Akhtar Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Preity Zinta, Sonali Kulkarni, Dimple Kapadia Filmfare Award - Best Film (critics)
National Film Awards - Best Regional Film
2004 Lakshya Farhan Akhtar Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta
2006 Don Farhan Akhtar Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Arjun Rampal, Kareena Kapoor, Isha Koppikar
2006 Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. Reema Kagti Shabana Azmi, Boman Irani, Kay Kay Menon, Raima Sen Ensemble cast
2007 Positive Farhan Akhtar Arjun Mathur, Shabana Azmi, Boman Irani Short film
2008 Rock On!! Abhishek Kapoor Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal, Purab Kohli, Luke Kenny
2009 Luck by Chance Zoya Akhtar Farhan Akhtar, Konkona Sen Sharma, Rishi Kapoor, Isha Sharvani, Juhi Chawla Filmfare Award for Best Debut Director
2010 Karthik Calling Karthik Vijay Lalwani Farhan Akhtar, Deepika Padukone
2011 Game Abhinay Deo Abhishek Bachchan, Sarah-Jane Dias, Boman Irani, Anupam Kher, Kangna Ranaut
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara Zoya Akhtar Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol, Katrina Kaif, Kalki Koechlin
Don 2 Farhan Akhtar Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Boman Irani, Om Puri, Kunal Kapoor
2012 Talaash Reema Kagti Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor Khan
2013 Fukrey Mrighdeep Singh Lamba Pulkit Samrat, Varun Sharma, Manjot Singh, Ali Fazal, Richa Chadda, Priya Anand, Vishakha Singh
2015 Bangistan Karan Anshuman Riteish Deshmukh, Pulkit Samrat Post-production
Dil Dhadakne Do Zoya Akhtar Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Anushka Sharma, Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah Filming
Raees Rahul Dholakia Shahrukh Khan, Farhan Akhtar Pre-production
2016 Don 3 Farhan Akhtar Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra Expected

TV Commercials[edit]

Excel has produced a number of commercials for Slice, and for Finolex in India.

Crew working under Excel Entertainment[edit]

Directors[edit]

The following directors work under the Excel Entertainment Films banner:

Music Directors[edit]

The trio of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have scored music for all the films by Excel Entertainment Films, except for Reema Kagti's films and Farhan Akhtar's short film Positive. They are listed below:

External links[edit]