Shree Venkatesh Films

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Shree Venkatesh Films Pvt.Ltd
Type Media and Entertainment Company
Founded 1996
Headquarters Kolkata, West bengal, India
Key people Shrikant Mohta
Mahendra Soni
Website venkateshfilms.com

Shree Venkatesh Films is a media and entertainment company headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal. Apart from producing and distributing Bengali films, SVF has distributed Bollywood and Hollywood films in eastern India. The other divisions of the company include Exhibition, TV Production, Digital Cinema, Music, Home Video and IPR syndication. SVF has been in Anandabazar Patrika's powerlist for two years 2008[1] & 2010.

Background[edit]

Shree Venkatesh Films (SVF) was started in 1996 by Shrikant Mohta and Mahendra Soni, who transformed it into one of the biggest media and entertainment houses in Eastern India.

In the Filmed Entertainment space, SVF has following divisions: Production, Distribution, Exhibition, Digital Cinema and Music and Online Store.

Film production[edit]

Shree Venkatesh Films Pvt Ltd is one of the biggest integrated Production house in Eastern India. Till date it has produced around 59 films including National Award winning films like Memories in March[2] Chokher Bali[3][4] and Raincoat,[5] blockbusters like Sasur Bari Zindabad, Sathi, Minister Phatakesto,[6] Champion, Jackpot, Chirodini Tumi Je Amar, Poran Jai Joliya Re, Josh and Awara etc., critically acclaimed films like Autograph, Iti Mrinalini, Memories in March, Baishe Srabon, Prem Amar, Hemlock Society, Royal Bengal Rahashya and much awaited films like Chitrangada-The Crowning Wish, .[7][8]

Digital cinema[edit]

In January 2008, Shree Venkatesh Films entered into a partnership with industry leaders Real Image Media Technologies Pvt. Ltd.[9][10] to exclusively bring their Qube Digital Cinema(TM) technology to Eastern India.[11]

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This initiative introduced a Digital cinematic experience for audiences in West Bengal for the first time on a larger scale catering to Category B and Category C towns as well.

Digital Cinema is a revolutionary change in the way movies are distributed, delivered, and projected in cinema halls with high quality, high definition, powerful and flexible Digital Cinema system. Digital prints can be distributed via physical media such as external Hard Drives and/or Satellite instead of conventional 35mm film reels. With the mission of digitizing all the theatres in Eastern India, V-Digital has successfully installed Digital projection of cinema onto the theatres.[12] This has not only improved the quality of cinema projection but is also leased a new life to the almost dead, defunct and discarded cinema halls. Today, V-Digital has achieved ‘digitization’ of over 200 cinema halls across West Bengal, making it one of the fastest rollouts of Digital Cinema anywhere in India.

Distribution[edit]

The Distribution wing of the company has released over 125 Hindi films in Eastern India in addition to its home productions. Blockbuster Bollywood films like Bombay, Khamoshi, Josh, Company, Devdas, Baghban, Munna Bhai MBBS, Hungama, Khakee, Tere Naam, Bhoot, Murder, Waqt, Black to the popular films like Shaitan, Dabangg, Dil to Baccha Hain Ji and latest films like Gangs Of Wasseypur, Cocktail etc. features amongst its releases. Hollywood hits like Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Rio, Black Swan, The King's Speech and much awaited films like Twilight-Breaking Dawn Part 1 and Abraham Lincoln-The Vampire Hunter. Housing its own Editing Studio and an Exhibition unit with over 200 theatres under its wings, including all the three multiplexes in the city is another step forward to boost Production and Distribution activities.

Television[edit]

In the television space, SVF has co-promoted Media Worldwide Pvt. Ltd[13] and its four leading channels: Music India, Sangeet Bangla, Sangeet Bhojpuri and Music India UK.[14] The company has also been producing prime-time shows for Star Jalsha,[15] ETV Bangla, Rupashi Bangla and Mahua Bangla, Sanada TV including shows like Maa[16] (the highest TRP show in West Bengal), Behula, Durga, Bandhan, I Laugh You, Sindur Khela, Janmantar, Mrs Singha Roy, Bisharjan, Sangsar Sukher Hoy Ramanir Guney and Bodhu Kon Alo Laglo Chokhe.

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Film
2011 National Award Best English Film Memories in March
Big Bangla Movie Award Best Film Autograph
Zee TV Banglar Gourab Movie Awards Best Film Autograph
11th Telecine Awards Best Film Autograph
2009 Anandalok Awards Best Film Challenge
2008 Anandalok Awards Best Film Chirodini Tumi Je Amar
2007 Anandalok Awards Best Film Minister Phatakesto
2006 Anandalok Awards Best Film Subho Dristi
Etv Bangla Film Awards Best Film Refugee
2005 Bali International Film Festival 2nd Best Film Chokher Bali
2004 National Award Best Hindi Film Raincoat
Apsara Film Producers Award Best Film Chokher Bali
2003 National Award Best Bengali Film Chokher Bali
Saraswati People’s Choice award Best Film Chokher Bali

Filmography[edit]

Year Release Date Film Director(s) Cast Note
2014 April 11 Chirodini Tumi Je Amar 2 Soumik Chatterjee Arjun Chakrabarty, Urmila Mahanta, Riddhi Sen, Bihu, Enka Saha, Kharaj Mukherjee Remake of 2012 Tamil film Vazhakku Enn 18/9
February 14 Obhishopto Nighty Birsa Dasgupta Paoli Dam, Indraneil Sengupta, Jisshu Sengupta, Parambrata Chatterjee, Tanusree Chakraborty, Rahul Banerjee, Neel Mukherjee, Bhaswar Chattopadhyay, Biswanath Basu, Locket Chatterjee, Priyanka Sarkar, Laboni Sarkar, Jojo, Tanima Sen, June Malia Based on the story of a cursed nightie
January 31 Bangali Babu English Mem Rabi Kinagi Soham Chakraborty, Mimi Chakraborty Remake of 2012 Punjabi film Jatt & Juliet
2013 December 20 Chander Pahar Kamaleshwar Mukherjee Dev,Gérard Rudolf,Martin Cito Otto Based on a story written by Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay
October 11 Mishawr Rawhoshyo Srijit Mukherji Prosenjit Chatterjee, Aryan Bhowmik, Indraneil Sengupta, Rajit Kapur Based on novel of same name Sunil Ganguly
September 6 Satyanweshi Rituparno Ghosh Sujoy Ghosh, Anindya Chatterjee, Arpita Pal, Sibaji Bandyopadhyay, Indraneil Sengupta Based on the Byomkesh Bakshi story Chorabali
August 9 Proloy Raj Chakraborty Parambrata Chatterjee, Mimi, Paran Bandhyopadyay, Saswata Chaterjee, Rudranil Ghosh Based on true incident of Barun Biswas
June 14 Meghe Dhaka Tara Kamaleshwar Mukherjee Saswata Chatterjee, Ananya Chatterjee, Abir Chatterjee Based on a story written by director Kamaleshwar Mukherjee
April 26 Rocky Sujit Mondal Mahaakshay Chakraborty, Pooja Bose, Mithun Chakraborty Remake of 2011 Telugu film Oosaravelli
April 12 Goynar Baksho Aparna Sen Moushumi Chatterjee, Konkona Sen Sharma, Srabanti Chatterjee, Saswata Chatterjee, Ranjit Mullick Based on a story written by Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay
February 15 Loveria Raja Chanda Soham Chakraborty, Pooja Bose, Rajatava Dutta, Tulika Bose, Samidh Mukherjee, Supriyo Dutta Remake of 2009 Telugu film Bumper Offer
2012 December 28 Bojhena Shey Bojhena Raj Chakraborty Soham Chakraborty, Mimi Chakraborty, Abir Chatterjee, Payel Sarkar Remake of 2011 Tamil film Engaeyum Eppothum
December 21 Jekhane Bhooter Bhoy Sandip Ray Abir Chatterjee, Bhaswar Chatterjee, Paran Bandyopadhyay, Saswata Chatterjee, Dwijen Bandopadhyay, Biswajit Chakraborty
December 7 Bapi Bari Jaa Abhijit Guha, Sudeshna Roychowdhury Arjun Chakrabarty, Mimi Chakraborty, Shalmi Barman, Anindya Chatterjee
October 19 Challenge 2 Raja Chanda Dev, Pooja Bose, Tapas Paul, Ashish Vidyarthi, Kharaj Mukherjee Remake of 2011 Telugu film Dookudu
August 31 Chitrangada Rituparno Ghosh Rituparno Ghosh, Jishu Sengupta, Anjan Dutt, Raima Sen, Deepankar De
July 13 Awara Ravi Kinnagi Jeet, Sayantika Banerjee, Mukul Dev, Ashish Vidyarthi Remake of 2008 Telugu film Krishna
June 22 Hemlock Society Srijit Mukherji Parambrata Chatterjee, Koel Mallick, Soumitra Chatterjee, Dipankar De, Roopa Ganguly
May 25 Jaaneman Raja Chanda Soham Chakraborty, Koel Mallick, Ashish Vidyarthi Remake of 2010 Tamil film Paiyaa
April 13 Le Halua Le Raja Chanda Mithun Chakraborty, Hiran Chatterjee, Payel Sarkar, Soham Chakraborty Remake of 1984 Malayalam film Poochakkoru Mookkuthi
January 20 100% Love Rabi Kinagi Jeet, Koel Mallick, Supriyo Dutta, Sujoy Ghosh Remake of 2007 Telugu film Aadavari Matalaku Arthale Verule
2011 December 23 Royal Bengal Rohosso Sandip Ray Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, Saheb Bhattacharya, Bibhu Bhattacharya, Dr. Basudeb Mukherjee, Bhaswar Chatterjee
November 4 Romeo Sujit Mondal Dev, Subhashree Ganguly, Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, Laboni Sarkar, Parthasarathi Deb, Koushik Banerjee Remake of 2009 Telugu film Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam
September 30 Faande Poriya Boga Kaande Re Soumik Chatterjee Soham Chakraborty, Srabanti Chatterjee, Dipankar Dey, Shantilal Mukhopadhyay, Bharat Kaul Remake of 2010 Telugu film Maryada Ramanna
Baishe Srabon Srijit Mukherjee Prosenjit Chatterjee, Parambrata Chatterjee, Raima Sen, Abir Chatterjee, Gautam Ghose
August 12 Ami Shubhash Bolchi Mahesh Manjrekar Mithun Chakraborty, Saheb Bhattacharya, Laboni Sarkar, Barkha Bisht Sengupta, Anindya Banerjee Remake of 2009 Marathi film Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy
July 29 Iti Mrinalini Aparna Sen Konkona Sen Sharma, Aparna Sen, Rajat Kapoor, Priyanshu Chatterjee, Kaushik Sen, Srijit Mukherji, Ananya Chatterjee
April 1 Memories in March Sanjoy Nag Deepti Naval, Rituparno Ghosh, Raima Sen
March 4 Chalo Paltai Haranath Chakraborty Prosenjit Chatterjee
2010 December 24 Shedin Dekha Hoyechilo Sujit Mondal Dev, Srabanti Chatterjee, Tapas Paul, Premjit Remake of 2008 Telugu film Parugu
October 14 Dui Prithibi Raj Chakraborty Jeet, Dev, Koel Mallick, Barkha Bisht Sengupta Remake of 2008 Telugu film Gamyam
Autograph Srijit Mukherjee Prosenjit Chatterjee, Nandana Sen, Indraneil Sengupta
July 30 Josh Ravi Kinnagi Jeet, Srabanti Malakar, Puneet Issar, Tapas Paul, Laboni Sarkar Remake of 2005 Telugu film Bhadra
April 30 Amanush Rajib Biswas Soham Chakraborty, Srabanti Chatterjee, Rehaan Roy, Nagesh Remake of 2003 Tamil film Kaadhal Kondein
2009 October 9 Prem Aamar Raj Chakraborty Soham Chakraborty, Payal Sarkar, Biswajit Chakraborty, Labani Sarkar, Tathoi, Parthasarathi Deb Remake of 2004 Tamil film 7G Rainbow Colony
July 24 Poran Jaye Jolia Re Ravi Kinagi Dev, Subhashree Ganguly, Rahul Chatterjee, Tota Roy Chowdhury Based on 2007 Hindi film Namastey London
May 29 Saat Paake Bandha Sujit Mondal Jeet, Koel Mallick, Ranjit Mullick, Subhashish Mukherjee, Laboni Sirkar, Locket Chatterjee
March 20 Challenge Raj Chakraborty Dev, Subhashree Ganguly, Biswajit Chakraborty, Labani Sarkar, Rajatava Dutta, Supriyo Dutta, Abhimanyu Mukherjee Remake of 2005 Telugu film Bunny
January 23 Jackpot Kaushik Ganguly Hiran Chatterjee, Koel Mallick, Rahul Banerjee, Sohini Paul, Biswajit Chakraborty
2008 August 15 Chirodini Tumi Je Amar Raj Chakraborty Rahul Banerjee, Priyanka Sarkar, Tamal Roy Chowdhury, Geeta Dey, Sujit Dutta, Rudranil Ghosh Remake of 2004 Tamil film Kaadhal
July 11 Love Riingo Banerjee Jisshu Sengupta, Koel Mallick Based on Erich Segal's English novel Love Story
April 11 Premer Kahini Ravi Kinagi Dev, Koyel Mullick, Jisshu Sengupta, Ranjit Mullick Remake of 2006 Kannada film Mungaru Male
2007 July I Love You Ravi Kinagi Dev, Payel Sarkar Remake of 2005 Telugu film Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana
June 8 Minister Fatakeshto Swapan Saha Mithun Chakraborty, Debasree Roy, Koel Mallick
2006  – MLA Fatakeshto Swapan Saha Mithun Chakraborty, Soumitra Chatterjee, Debashree Roy, Rajatava Dutta, Koel Mallick
 – Kranti Riingo Banerjee Jeet, Swastika Mukherjee
 – Refugee Haranath Chakraborty Prasenjit, Rambha
2005 July 29 Yuddho Ravi Kinagi Mithun Chakraborty, Deboshree Roy, Jeet, Koyel Mullick
November 4 Shubhodrishti Prabhat Roy Jeet, Koyel Mallick
2004 December 17 Bandhan Ravi Kinagi Jeet, Koyel Mullick, Victor Banerjee
December Raincoat Rituparno Ghosh Ajay Devgan, Aishwarya Rai, Annu Kapoor Based on O. Henry's English short story The Gift of the Magi
2003 August 9 Choker Bali Rituparno Ghosh Aishwarya Rai, Prasenjit Chatterjee, Raima Sen, Tota Roy Chowdhury Based on Rabindranath Tagore's Bengali novel of the same name
April 15 Champion Ravi Kinagi Jeet, Shrabonti Malakar Inspired by 1992 Hindi film Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar
2002 June 14 Sathi Haranath Chakraborty Jeet, Priyanka Trivedi, Ranjit Mullick Remake of 1999 Tamil film Thulladha Manamum Thullum
2001  – Pratibad Haranath Chakraborty  –
 – Dada Thakur Haranath Chakraborty  –
2000  – Sasur Bari Zindabad Haranath Chakraborty  –
1999  – Gariber Raja Robin Hood Dilbar Jahan Jahntu  –
 – Shatrudanso Dilbar Jahan Jahntu  –
 – Tumi Eley Tai Swapan Saha  –
1998  – Ajab Gayer Ajab Katha Tapan Sinha  –
 – Nag Nagini Swapan Saha  –
 – Rankshetra Swapan Saha  –
1997  – Mayer Bandhan Swapan Saha  –
1996  – Sakhi Tumi Kar Swapan Saha  –
 – Bhai Amar Bhai  –  –

References[edit]

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