Vishesh Films

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Vishesh Films – বিশেষ ফিল্মস্
Industry Motion pictures
Founded in 1986 named after Vishesh Bhatt son of Mukesh Bhatt.
Headquarters Mumbai, India
Key people
Mahesh Bhatt (Creative Consultant)
Mukesh Bhatt (Chairman & Managing Director)
Products Motion pictures
Owner Mahesh Bhatt
Mukesh Bhatt
Website VisheshFilms.Com

Vishesh Films is an Indian film producing company owned by brothers, Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt. Mahesh is also a member of the advisory board of U.S. nonprofit TeachAIDS. Vishesh Films is one of the most successful Indian film production houses. The production company is named after Vishesh Bhatt, the son of Mukesh Bhatt.

Mahesh Bhatt and early Vishesh Films[edit]

In 1987 Mahesh Bhatt turned producer when he set up his own banner, "Vishesh Films", with his brother Mukesh Bhatt. He went on to become one of the most recognised directors of the Indian film industry in the coming decade, giving both serious productions – like Daddy (1989), launching his daughter Pooja Bhatt as a movie actress, and Swayam (1991) — as well as commercial romantic hits like Awaargi (1990), Aashiqui (1990) and Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin (1991), in which he cast Pooja with actor Aamir Khan. He next directed Sadak (1991) which remains his highest grossing work to date either directed or produced under his Vishesh Films. He won critical acclaim for Sir (1993), which saw Pooja Bhatt acting with Naseeruddin Shah along with the hit Gumraah and Criminal (1994). In 1994 he won the National Film Award - Special Jury Award for Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993).

In 1995 he moved to television, then a newly opening medium in India. He made two TV series in 1995: the English language A Mouthful of Sky written by Ashok Banker and the popular Hindi language serial Swabhimaan scripted by writer Shobha De. He directed another TV series, Kabhie Kabhie, in 1997 which was written by Anurag Kashyap.

Following this, he directed dramas like Dastak (1996), the debut film of Miss Universe 1994-turned-actress Sushmita Sen, and Tamanna (1997), and tried his hand at comedy with Duplicate in 1998. Zakhm (1998) was returned to the censor board because of right-wing pressure critical of its references to the Mumbai riots of 1993.

His last film as director was Kartoos (1999). Thereafter, Bhatt retired a director and took to screenwriting, churning out stories and screenplays for over twenty films, many of which were box-office successes, like Dushman, Raaz, Murder (2004), Gangster (2006), Woh Lamhe (2006), Murder 2(2011), Jism 2(2012) and Murder 3(2013)

Recent Phase[edit]

Vishesh Films is known for producing small budget commercially successful films. They produced thrillers like Raaz, Jism, Murder and Gangster all of which were major commercial successes. They further produced Zeher, Awarapan and Jannat. While the first two were moderate successes, the latter emerged a Super Hit. They den began producing quasi sequels and have given the maximum number of franchises to Indian Cinema. First of them was Raaz – The Mystery Continues which was a hit movie venture. Then came Murder 2 which did phenomenal business and was eventually declared a 'blockbuster'. It was followed by Jannat 2 and Jism 2, which were commercial successes. They produced Raaz 3 which made more than INR 100 million on its' opening day and was a 'Super Hit'. It was followed by Murder 3 which was a profitable venture . Their latest release was Aashiqui 2 which created history by earning more than INR 1 billion and was declared a 'blockbuster'. It emerged as the best trending film of the century after 3 Idiots.

Films Distributed under Vishesh Films[edit]

Filmography[edit]

The following is a list of films produced under the banner Vishesh Films India PVT. LTD. of Mahesh Bhatt & Mukesh Bhatt

Timeline 1986-2000[edit]

Release date Title CBFC rating Director Writer Composer Lyricist Cast
1988 May 20 Kabzaa Mahesh Bhatt Salim Khan Rajesh Roshan Amrita Singh

Raj Babbar

Sanjay Dutt

1990 July 5 Jurm Rajesh Roshan Indeevar

Payam Sayeedi

Meenakshi Sheshadri

Sangeeta Bijlani Vinod Khanna

July 23 Aashiqui Akash Khurana

Robin Bhatt

Nadeem-Shravan Sameer Anu Agarwal

Deepak Tijori Rahul Roy

1991 July 3 Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin Robin Bhatt

Sharad Joshi

Nadeem-Shravan Faiz Anwar Aamir Khan

Anupam Kher Pooja Bhatt Tiku Talsania

December 3 Sadak Robin Bhatt Nadeem-Shravan Pooja Bhatt

Sanjay Dutt

1992 September 18 Junoon Robin Bhatt Nadeem-Shravan Avinash Wadhawan

Pooja Bhatt Rahul Roy

1993 Jaanam Vikram Bhatt Anu Malik Paresh Rawal

Pooja Bhatt Rahul Roy

July 9 Sir Mahesh Bhatt Jay Dixit Anu Malik Atul Agnihotri

Naseeruddin Shah Pooja Bhatt

December 17 Tadipaar Mahesh Bhatt Nadeem-Shravan Anupam Kher

Gulshan Grover Juhi Chawla Mithun Chakraborty Pooja Bhatt

1994 August 19 Naaraaz Mahesh Bhatt Jay Dixit Anu Malik Dev Kohli

Maya Govind Qateel Shifai Rahat Indori Zameer Qazmi

Atul Agnihotri

Gulshan Grover Mithun Chakraborty Pooja Bhatt Sonali Bendre

1995 March 17 Naajayaz Mahesh Bhatt Jay Dixit Anu Malik Ajay Devgn

Juhi Chawla Naseeruddin Shah

July 21 Criminal Mahesh Bhatt M. M. Keeravani Manisha Koirala

Nagarjuna Akkineni Ramya Krishnan

1996 June 28 Fareb Vikram Bhatt Iqbal Durrani Jatin Lalit Faraaz Khan

Milind Gunaji Suman Ranganathan

November 29 Dastak Mahesh Bhatt Vikram Bhatt Rajesh Roshan Bhavna Datta

Manoj Bajpai Mukul Dev Sharad Kapoor Sushmita Sen Tiku Talsania Vishwajeet Pradhan

1998 May 29 Dushman Tanuja Chandra Sachin Bhowmick Aadesh Shrivastava

Uttam Singh

Ashutosh Rana

Kajol Sanjay Dutt

June 19 Ghulam Vikram Bhatt Jatin-Lalit Anjum Rajabali Indeevar, Nitin Raikwar, Sameer, Vinod Mahendra Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji, Deepak Tijori, Sharat Saxena
Pooja Bhatt
1999 September 3 Sangharsh Tanuja Chandra Girish Dhamija

Mahesh Bhatt

Jatin-Lalit Akshay Kumar

Ashutosh Rana Preity Zinta

Timeline 2001-Current[edit]

Release date Title CBFC rating Director Writer Composer Lyricist Cast
2001 February 2 Kasoor Vikram Bhatt Girish Dhamija

Mahesh Bhatt

Nadeem-Shravan Sameer Aftab Shivdasani

Apurva Agnihotri Ashutosh Rana Divya Dutta Irrfan Khan Lisa Ray

November 16 Yeh Zindagi Ka Safar Tanuja Chandra Mahesh Bhatt Daboo Malik

Sajid-Wajid

Ameesha Patel

Gulshan Grover Jimmy Shergill Nafisa Ali

2002 February 2 Raaz Vikram Bhatt Girish Dhamija

Mahesh Bhatt

Nadeem-Shravan Sameer Ashutosh Rana

Bipasha Basu Dino Morea Malini Sharma

September 16 Gunaah Amol Shetge Mahesh Bhatt Anand Raj Anand

Sajid-Wajid

Bipasha Basu

Dino Morea Irrfan Khan

2003 July 4 Saaya Anurag Basu Amol Shetge Anu Malik

M. M. Keeravani

John Abraham

Mahima Chaudhry Tara Sharma

August 15 Footpath Vikram Bhatt Mahesh Bhatt Himesh Reshammiya

Nadeem-Shravan

Sameer Aftab Shivdasani

Bipasha Basu Emraan Hashmi Rahul Dev

September 18 Jism Amit Saxena Mahesh Bhatt M. M. Keeravani Neelesh Misra

Sayeed Quadri

Bipasha Basu

Gulshan Grover John Abraham

October 24 Inteha Vikram Bhatt Mahesh Bhatt Anu Malik Ashmit Patel

Nauheed Cyrusi Vidya Malvade

2004 January 30 Paap Pooja Bhatt Mahesh Bhatt Anu Malik

Faizi Music Mushrooms

John Abraham

Udita Goswami Gulshan Grover

April 2 Murder Anurag Basu Anurag Basu Anu Malik Rahat Indori

Sayeed Quadri

Ashmit Patel

Emraan Hashmi Mallika Sherawat

2005 Film Star Tanuja Chandra Mahima Chaudhry

Priyanshu Chatterjee Vasundhara Das

March 25 Zeher Mohit Suri Mahesh Bhatt Anu Malik

Roop Kumar Rathod

Sayeed Quadri Emraan Hashmi

Sameer Kochhar Shamita Shetty Udita Goswami jimit jayswal

May 20 Nazar Soni Razdan Mahesh Bhatt Anu Malik Aly Khan

Ashmit Patel Meera Rupak Mann

December 9 Kalyug Mohit Suri Mohit Suri Anu Malik Sayeed Quadri Amrita Singh

Emraan Hashmi Kunal Khemu

2006 February 17 Aisa Kyun Hota Hai Ajay Kanchan Amit

Gopi Bhalla Rati Agnihotri

April 28 Gangster Anurag Basu Mahesh Bhatt Pritam Mayur Puri

Neelesh Misra Sayeed Quadri

Emraan Hashmi

Kangna Ranaut Shiney Ahuja

July 21 The Killer Hasnain Hydrabadwala

Raksha Mistry

Sajid-Wajid Sayeed Quadri Emraan Hashmi

Irfan Khan Nisha Kothari

September 29 Woh Lamhe Mohit Suri Mahesh Bhatt Pritam Sayeed Quadri Kangna Ranaut

Shiney Ahuja

2007 June 29 Awarapan Mohit Suri Shagufta Rafique Pritam Asif Ali Baig

Annie Khalid Sayeed Quadri

Emraan Hashmi

Mrinalini Sharma Shriya Saran

August 31 Dhokha Pooja Bhatt Shagufta Rafique M. M. Keeravani Ashutosh Rana

Aushima Sawhney Muzammil Ibrahim Tulip Joshi

December 28 Showbiz Raju Khan Shagufta Rafique Lalit Pandit Gulshan Grover

Mrinalini Sharma Sushant Singh

2008 May 16 Jannat Kunal Deshmukh Vishesh Bhatt Pritam Kamran Ahmed

Neelesh Misra Sayeed Quadri

Emraan Hashmi

Javed Sheikh Sonal Chauhan Sameer Kochhar Vishal Malhotra

2009 Suicide Bomber Anurag Basu
January 23 Raaz – The Mystery Continues Mohit Suri Shagufta Rafique Gourov Dasgupta

Pranay M Rijia Raju Singh Sharib Sabri Toshi Sabri

Kumaar

Sayeed Quadri

Adhyayan Suman

Emraan Hashmi Kangana Ranaut

July 17 Jashnn Hasnain Hyderabadwala

Raksha Mistry

Nouman Javaid

Sandesh Shandilya Sharib Sabri Toshi Sabri

Kumaar

Neelesh Misra Nouman Javaid

Adhyayan Suman

Anjana Sukhani Humayun Saeed Shahana Goswami

November 13 Tum Mile Kunal Deshmukh Pritam Kumaar

Sayeed Quadri

Emraan Hashmi

Soha Ali Khan

2010 October 8 Crook Mohit Suri Ankur Tewari Pritam Kumaar Arjan Bajwa

Emraan Hashmi Neha Sharma

2011 July 8 Murder 2 Mohit Suri Mahesh Bhatt

Shagufta Rafique

Harshit Saxena

Mithoon Sangeet Haldipur Siddharth Haldipur

Kumaar

Mithoon Sayeed Quadri

Emraan Hashmi

Jacqueline Fernandez Prashant Narayanan Sudhanshu Pandey

2012 March 30 Blood Money Vishal Mahadkar Upendra Sidhye Jeet Ganguly

Pranay M Rijia Sangeet Haldipur Siddharth Haldipur

Kumaar

Sayeed Quadri

Amrita Puri

Kunal Khemu

May 4 Jannat 2 Kunal Deshmukh Shagufta Rafique Pritam Sayeed Quadri Emraan Hashmi

Esha Gupta Randeep Hooda

August 3 Jism 2 Pooja Bhatt Mahesh Bhatt Arko Pravo Mukherjee Arunoday Singh

Randeep Hooda Sunny Leone

September 7 Raaz 3 Vikram Bhatt Shagufta Rafique Jeet Ganguly

Mithoon Rashid

Bipasha Basu

Emraan Hashmi Esha Gupta

2013 February 15 Murder 3 Vishesh Bhatt Mahesh Bhatt Pritam

Roxen (band)

Sayeed Quadri Randeep Hooda

Aditi Rao Hydari Sara Loren

May 10 Aashiqui 2 Mohit Suri Shagufta Rafique Jeet Ganguly

Mithoon Ankit Tiwari

Aditya Roy Kapoor

Shraddha Kapoor

2014 May 30 CityLights Hansal Mehta Jeet Ganguly Patraleka
Rajkummar Rao

Top grossing films[edit]

Rank Name Year Domestic Gross Starring
1 Aashiqui 2 2013 INR854.0 million (US$13 million) Aditya Roy Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor
2 Raaz 3 2012 INR729.0 million (US$11 million) Emraan Hashmi, Esha Gupta, Bipasha Basu
3 Murder 2 2011 INR500.3 million (US$7.9 million) Emraan Hashmi, Jacqueline Fernandez
4 Jannat 2 2012 INR420 million (US$6.6 million) Emraan Hashmi, Esha Gupta, Randeep Hooda
5 Jism 2 2012 INR349.7 million (US$5.5 million) Sunny Leone, Randeep Hooda, Arunoday Singh

References[edit]

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